Odds and ends

NYRI won’t stay dead.

Phil posts on gay marriage. He thinks some Democrats are batting for the other team.

Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation is trying to get the Syracuse Common Council to adopt a Resolution of Respect for and Reconciliation with the Onondaga Nation.

The location of Mordor having already been discovered, here are the Mines of Moria (and another view).

Cougars confirmed by DEC in the Adirondacks?

I didn’t know that Waterloo is the birthplace of Memorial Day. (Heck, I didn’t even know that Waterloo was more than just Waterloo Outlets…)

SyracuseB4 on enclosed shopping malls. I drove by the Great Wall of Congel the other day and felt like the future was finally coming into the present. That is, the future boondoggle many of us imagined years ago is playing out before our very eyes. A gargantuan tax-free edifice with no tenants, and the consumption-killing “crash” we all felt in our bones was coming, is finally here. It was supposed to be better than Dubai, remember?

Here’s what’s happening in Dubai these days. (Another article in the Independent is even more revealing.)

Back home, a sign of the times (via Capitol Confidential):

2 Replies to “Odds and ends”

  1. how about that mall. green planning, or what?

    re: your comments on the great gray wall:

    last saturday, my son played at alliance bank stadium, and nora and i stopped at the market beforehand. remember the old blarney about how they’d be intertwined attractions? it’s a nightmare to get from one to the other. to walk it would be an awful experience, and it’s not much fun by car. beating a dead horse does no one any good, but as the years go on it becomes it is easy to be more and more incredulous that millions of public dollars were invested in this whole mall-market-stadium complex that is hopelessly disconnected, and – except for the market itself – stunningly impersonal. all you can do is laugh, out of despair.

    green planning? are you kidding me?
    sean

  2. Cougars in the adirondacks — individually rangers have seen them, but no official recognition yet… I saw what I thought was a large tan cat in Tupper Lake on a wooded trail near the raquette river. It was coming my way so I took off the other direction, so I would not swear that it was a cougar.

    There has been speculation about wolves moving down from Canada, but no confirmation. I heard that dna tests were done on a “coyote” and it was found to be genetically a wolf.

    The DEC does not want to officially recognize these sightings as some action might be needed. They are so understaffed and the situation is just getting worse.

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