Quickie Post

December 7, 2005 at 3:25pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

G’day, all! Sorry I’ve not been posting very often lately. I’ve been programming some backend code for the soon-to-be-opened Events section, and whatever spare time I’ve been left with has been consumed by shopping for a new host for this website. I’ve been dying to comment on a few happenings around Lincoln, though, so here are some quick thoughts, in no particular order:

  • I’m still disappointed that the School Board wants to try to rush a bond issue for a February special election. I’m very concerned about the very real possibility of its failure.
  • Why are certain figures in city government against a new McDonald’s and gas station/convenience store on Capital Parkway, across from Lincoln High? Two words: elitist snobbery.
  • Isn’t it funny how Lincolnites claim to want economic development Downtown, and yet so many Lincolnites are against the sale and renovation of the K Street power plant and/or the McDonald’s and gas station I mentioned above? Curious. Very curious.
  • Mayor Seng attends ribbon cuttings and banquets and light turnings-on (like the Friday lighting of Sunken Gardens). Does she actually do any, y’know, mayor-y things? She is more of a figurehead than a leader. Methinks we should change her title to Queen Seng.
  • Lincoln ranks 9th out of 10 regional cities in terms of restaurants per capita. That seems so hard to believe, considering how many restaurants have opened in the past ten years. Then again, ten years ago we were in pretty sorry shape, restaurant-wise. Remember how giddy Lincolnites were when Applebee’s came to town? I may curse Applebee’s a lot, but I’ll give them credit where credit is due: their Old Cheney location opened the gates to the restaurant variety Lincoln has today.

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Gary December 7, 2005 at 11:11pm

Do people really want to live in the K Street power plant building?  Imagine the amount of road noise from Ninth Street and the elevated Capital Parkway, combined with truck traffic in the Haymarket and train traffic.  No thanks, I wouldn’t pay to live there.

Joshua Wiltshire December 20, 2005 at 9:06pm

I would live there if I could afford to, but I’m the urban hipster kinda guy who would do something just that foolish.

Gary December 22, 2005 at 6:51pm

I would love to live downtown (if I could afford it) too but I don’t think the power plant building would be my first choice.  Guess the noise factor would be prevalent everywhere downtown.  Still, it would be neat to live downtown.

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