Wednesday, June 19, 2013
It also sounds like "decay" everytime I say it. My wife thought that's what I was saying each time as we discussed the article. (No, no accent. In fact I think I spoke it fairly concisely but I've read it so many times that I think I started saying it a little faster, whereupon it becomes 'decay')
My suggestion (if you don't have anything nice to say...) is THE WALK since people ALSO call this area the K Street Walk, or they used to.
'The Walk' would be great as the area should be just like a wharf or boardwalk down there - but without the coastline.
For most of the 36 years since I was born here that has been called the K Street mall and it will still be called K street no matter what ridiculous rebranding effort you go through. (I'm gagging on "The Kay" over here. I think I got some "kay" on my shirt just now.
You asked a very pertinent question above - 'then how do we get people excited about K street?'
I don't know where anyone got the idea that branding it would help. Especially with this silly name change (which isn't one)
Make it attractive to businesses who will make it attractive to customers. I know how these associations work and you no doubt micro-manage, 'choosing' the type of businesses you would like to see there (by finding ways to deny some and greasing wheels for others) Thus you now have a bunch of hipster nonsense down there and hipsters don't have any money.
Nothing against the hipsters... I hate your style but you prefer it that way.
You want to express yourself in your unique way and that's great. --[it isn't unique btw... if you only knew how much of my style you're copying from my own time in high school / college]
But what's not cool and never works is when associations with too much time and with meddling on the mind try to "cool things up" instead of trying to find ways to keep businesses happy - which draws more businesses and then draws more commerce (as in PEOPLE.)
You can't get there from here. Nothing you try in this vein will work. You have to start at a more fundamental level.
-William: I refer you to our prior conversation concerning the J street Gun Store 'controversy'. I think the comments in that section addressed this related issue.
Certain business associations or concerned persons trying to keep certain types of businesses out of downtown while the overwhelming response here on SacPress was that this sort of diversity is what people actually want - not more decoration, more eateries, more hipster-centric nonsense. I need to be able to walk up and down K street and find every kind of store... gun store (why not?), tobacconist, florist, restaurant, little palm reader / occult bookstore / hole-in-the-wall-stuff, Convenience Store, Theater, Hotel, shoe repair, pet store, clothiers, and on and on. What will attract those 'customers'?
This is merely a kudos article to the protesters, is it not? I'm interested in the meat: how fracking is performed, its potential issues, accident history, general effectiveness record, etc.
What is their problem with it? Why are they protesting?
The article assumes I should just also think it's bad, that I need no details beyond this.
That looks like it was a lot of fun. Where was it advertised. I'm sorry I missed it.
Was it in the Go. See. Do. section?
Rights are something inherent to you which do not infringe upon the rights of others.
There are plenty of regulations regarding mobs and gatherings as we live in a republic not an anarchist democracy.
The constitutional 'right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances' doesn't mean you can do so on your neighbors lawn, nor in the middle of the freeway. It doesn't speculate as to where or how.
While there should not be any fees involved, there should be (and are) rules related to public gatherings.
It is perfectly legitimate to regulate who gathers in 'public' places, and when - specifically as doing so (at times) infringes on the rights of others.
BUT - the language should be unambiguous, the same rules should apply to everyone and if there are existing laws on this subject we do not need new boutique laws for certain circumstances. This is how we end up with tax law 5400 pages long which no one could be expected to follow as no one (even tax lawyers) can understand it.
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