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(AP News)   Democrats in Congress: "Here, Kansas, have some Federal COVID relief funds." Kansas: "Thanks, we'll use it to tear down this building on the National Register of Historic Places"   (apnews.com) divider line
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1729 clicks; posted to Politics » on 30 Sep 2022 at 8:46 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-30 7:57:49 PM  
14 votes:
It's not the dumbest thing people have spent Covid relief funds on.

Wait, maybe this is the dumbest.

And historic register or not, is this a building that really needs to be saved? It looks like it's seen better days:

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2022-09-30 8:50:59 PM  
13 votes:
Reduce their grants by the same amount for next year.
 
2022-09-30 8:57:44 PM  
9 votes:

Lsherm: It's not the dumbest thing people have spent Covid relief funds on.

Wait, maybe this is the dumbest.

And historic register or not, is this a building that really needs to be saved? It looks like it's seen better days:

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The City of Colorado Springs is planning to spend millions of federal dollars meant for COVID-19 recovery on the city's two publicly owned golf courses, Patty Jewett Golf Course and Valley Hi Golf Course.

Some elected officials tell 13 Investigates this is a responsible financial decision for the city, but others feel that these funds ought to go to more applicable needs.


No, the responsible thing to do is not use public funds for goddamned gold courses, you idiots!
 
2022-09-30 8:51:04 PM  
6 votes:
Fun Fact about the Docket Building: It was used as the place to repaint and store the Governor's lawn furniture while Brownback was still in office. Folks were still working in the building at the time and the fumes were awful.

Yeah, it needs to go, just save the cool little relief above the entrance and that's it.
 
2022-09-30 8:52:41 PM  
6 votes:
So here's the thing about money - it's fungible.  You know what happens when you earmark money for a specific thing that the state already had to spend money on regardless?  The money they were going to have to spend on it gets put somewhere else.

No matter how hard you try to lock it down, in the end the only time you can control how money is spent is when it is for something of which no component was already in a budget, or if you actually take over complete control of funds dispersal and release it on a case-by-case basis at the most granular level.

/Why yes, I've worked for the government, how can you tell?
 
2022-09-30 8:59:17 PM  
3 votes:
Historic or not that is one ugly building.
 
2022-09-30 8:52:23 PM  
1 vote:
Aha, but: "All spending is stimulus."

It's like 2009 all over again.
 
2022-09-30 9:02:14 PM  
1 vote:

Lsherm: It's not the dumbest thing people have spent Covid relief funds on.

Wait, maybe this is the dumbest.

And historic register or not, is this a building that really needs to be saved? It looks like it's seen better days:

[Fark user image image 850x598]


Any result that reduces the existence of brutalist architecture in the world is a positive one.
 
2022-09-30 9:03:14 PM  
1 vote:

Unsung_Hero: So here's the thing about money - it's fungible.  You know what happens when you earmark money for a specific thing that the state already had to spend money on regardless?  The money they were going to have to spend on it gets put somewhere else.

No matter how hard you try to lock it down, in the end the only time you can control how money is spent is when it is for something of which no component was already in a budget, or if you actually take over complete control of funds dispersal and release it on a case-by-case basis at the most granular level.

/Why yes, I've worked for the government, how can you tell?


So what I'm hearing is that instead of using money to pay out grants we need to be using NFTs.
 
2022-09-30 9:08:43 PM  
1 vote:

Lsherm: It's not the dumbest thing people have spent Covid relief funds on.

Wait, maybe this is the dumbest.

And historic register or not, is this a building that really needs to be saved? It looks like it's seen better days:

[Fark user image 850x598]


It's vacant and in need of repair from an age when lead paint and asbestos were a kids best friend. . It's a tear down hazardous waste clean up now.
 
2022-09-30 9:17:41 PM  
1 vote:

GregInIndy: Lsherm: It's not the dumbest thing people have spent Covid relief funds on.

Wait, maybe this is the dumbest.

And historic register or not, is this a building that really needs to be saved? It looks like it's seen better days:

[Fark user image image 850x598]

Any result that reduces the existence of brutalist architecture in the world is a positive one.


Can't disagree with you there.
 
2022-09-30 9:21:14 PM  
1 vote:

GregInIndy: Any result that reduces the existence of brutalist architecture in the world is a positive one.


Part of me wants to keep the better stations of the Montreal Metro and tell our grandchildren that's what brutalism was like.  Except then they'd want to bring it back.
 
2022-09-30 9:24:08 PM  
1 vote:
I worked at Docking 15 years ago and it was a disaster then. They wanted to condemn it years ago but the capitol power plant is in the basement.
 
2022-09-30 9:37:29 PM  
1 vote:
I'm not a fan of the building, but here's a link if anyone cares.  https://abandonedks.com/docking-building/
 
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