« Recipe for disaster? | Main | Board of Ed: We want $1b more. Crist: from where? »

Miami's Manny to speak at the DNC

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, a Hillary Clinton supporter who had previously declined to endorse Barack Obama, is apparently not persona non grata in the Obama camp.

The Democratic National Committee has announced the mayor, who heads up the U.S. Conference of Mayors, will be among the speakers at the first night of the Democratic convention in Denver.

The night's headliner will be Obama's wife, Michelle Obama. Other speakers that night: former president Jimmy Carter, and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Diaz, who wasn't immediately available for comment, was also invited to the Republican convention and plans to attend ... so stay tuned.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Condoms for Sarah Palin

That guy....... totally corrupt idea of a stadium in his mind. What a loser. No wonder Elian was sent back to Cuba with him as a lawyer

A VERY SERIOUS CONCERN THAT YOU ALL SHOULD HAVE:

Miami and the Dade County School system just this past week are in a major crisis because they have no money and are cutting programs and are in a impasse with shouting matches. And it is all because of budgets and money and whether the school system can continue to operate or not.

And it is under this scenario that the politicians of that city are considering opening up the coffers to give hundreds of millions of dollars so that the Marlins can have a free stadium where no one from Broward or Palm Beach counties will bother to go. IF YOU CARE ABOUT SCHOOLS AND WHETHER THE CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE THE MONEY or it should be GIVEN TO BASEBALL MILLIONAIRES ...... SPEAK UP.

Sell the team to someone who can afford to own a team.

Someone sent me a couple of links to articles that discuss the misconceptions of such use of public funds for building new stadiums for millionaire owners and millionaire players. Take a look at two related articles that SPORTS ILLUSTRATED published recently on this subject and you can see for yourself what has happened recently with similar projects in other cities:

The Links to Sports Illustrated Articles:

http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1140877/index.htm

http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1127640/index.htm

The fallacy that a new stadium helps brings many "good" jobs and better economic prosperity to a community seems to be just that, a big fallacy, because after the initial curiosity and novelty wears off in the part of the public, the few jobs that a new stadium brings are temporary, part time and entry level-minimum wage variety. They are not solid middle class building jobs on which someone can support a family.


Condoms for Sarah Palin

That guy....... totally corrupt idea of a stadium in his mind. What a loser. No wonder Elian was sent back to Cuba with him as a lawyer

A VERY SERIOUS CONCERN THAT YOU ALL SHOULD HAVE:

Miami and the Dade County School system just this past week are in a major crisis because they have no money and are cutting programs and are in a impasse with shouting matches. And it is all because of budgets and money and whether the school system can continue to operate or not.

And it is under this scenario that the politicians of that city are considering opening up the coffers to give hundreds of millions of dollars so that the Marlins can have a free stadium where no one from Broward or Palm Beach counties will bother to go. IF YOU CARE ABOUT SCHOOLS AND WHETHER THE CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE THE MONEY or it should be GIVEN TO BASEBALL MILLIONAIRES ...... SPEAK UP.

Sell the team to someone who can afford to own a team.

Someone sent me a couple of links to articles that discuss the misconceptions of such use of public funds for building new stadiums for millionaire owners and millionaire players. Take a look at two related articles that SPORTS ILLUSTRATED published recently on this subject and you can see for yourself what has happened recently with similar projects in other cities:

The Links to Sports Illustrated Articles:

http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1140877/index.htm

http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1127640/index.htm

The fallacy that a new stadium helps brings many "good" jobs and better economic prosperity to a community seems to be just that, a big fallacy, because after the initial curiosity and novelty wears off in the part of the public, the few jobs that a new stadium brings are temporary, part time and entry level-minimum wage variety. They are not solid middle class building jobs on which someone can support a family.


The comments to this entry are closed.