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View Diary: Detroit Emergency Manager Approves Go-Ahead on New $450 Million Sports Arena (247 comments)

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  •  I absolutely love the game of hockey... (6+ / 0-)

    ...and the Red Wings are my second-favorite team, but this is completely ridiculous.

    If state taxpayers are putting money into Detroit, they should invest it in people and businesses that are actually going to live there and build up a working and sustainable community again—not a sports arena for white-flight suburbanites who won't spend a second longer in Detroit than they absolutely have to.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 11:01:57 AM PDT

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