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Bayh: Gary to be 'national model'
The Northwest Indiana Times ^ | 08/13/2009 | Bowdeya Tweh

Posted on 08/13/2009 4:46:46 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier

Gary is expected to be the Obama administration's "national model" for urban revitalization, according to U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has established a "Gary Project" that will seek to address issues of urban decay and foster economic development in the city, including demolition of vacant properties, according to Bayh, D-Ind.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boondoggle; gary; indiana; napl; obama; stimulus
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Appears the Zero is going to put his eggs into the Gary basket. Cannot wait for the indictments to start after all the money goes missing.

Wait, no one knows where the money is going now, so it won't matter.

Guess it is just payback for stealing the election in Indiana.

1 posted on 08/13/2009 4:46:46 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier
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To: Earthdweller

For Indiana Ping list


2 posted on 08/13/2009 4:48:30 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: southlake_hoosier

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3 posted on 08/13/2009 4:50:08 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Gary has been a bottomless pit of federal monies for DECADES already. And all it has done is make the city POORER!


4 posted on 08/13/2009 4:50:47 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Central planning didn’t work in the USSR and it won’t work here.


5 posted on 08/13/2009 4:51:00 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Isn’nt the definition of insanity doing the same things...over and over again.....expecting different results....maybe the Housing an Urban Development screwballs think they’ve got their mental models properly “tuned” for this round of “waste the taxpayers money” game...


6 posted on 08/13/2009 4:53:25 AM PDT by mo
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To: southlake_hoosier

Make Gary an enterprise zone with zero personal and business taxes and it might work. Run it with ACORNonomics and it will remain a hell-hole.


7 posted on 08/13/2009 4:54:32 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: southlake_hoosier

When the whole borrow/print and spend house of cards collapses, it’ll be cities like Gary that’ll be the first to see what’s euphamistically called the ‘breakdown in civility’ when the River of Goodies dries up...

In that sense, yes, Gary will probably be a ‘model’ for the rest of Urban America.....


8 posted on 08/13/2009 4:55:21 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Say, Mr Citizen, we’re from the Urban Renewal Project. About that house you own there...


9 posted on 08/13/2009 4:55:56 AM PDT by loungeSerf (Truth-In-Legislation Amendment)
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To: southlake_hoosier
Gary, Indiana
10 posted on 08/13/2009 4:56:34 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: southlake_hoosier
Click here for my take.

Cheers!

11 posted on 08/13/2009 5:00:53 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: southlake_hoosier
"Gary is expected to be the Obama administration's "national model" for urban revitalization, according to U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh."

Just what the nation needs, another mortgage/guarantied bogus long term investment scam. All the crooks are in place and Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac to launch yet another massive theft conspiracy for us to pay for.

We have to do something to get rid of these crooks in the WH; FBI CIA? Isn't there ANYONE honest left in these places that can bring this Usurper down and put a stop to these traitors sending this nation into massive debt that will take a thousand years to pay?

12 posted on 08/13/2009 5:02:01 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: southlake_hoosier

13 posted on 08/13/2009 5:03:07 AM PDT by NotSoModerate (Report dissenters to snitch@whitehouse.gov for a $4,500 tax credit)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Armpit of the world.


14 posted on 08/13/2009 5:04:33 AM PDT by jennyjenny ( "The Harpoon")
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To: southlake_hoosier

15 posted on 08/13/2009 5:05:00 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: southlake_hoosier

My sweetie is an educator based in Chicago.

Last year, part of his “territory” (when he worked for a private provider of tutorial services) was Gary, Indiana.
Keep in mind, he used to be a far leftwing nutjob that I have successfully converted to the “right” side. He had Bill Ayers as a professor in college and unfortunately, he worked with Father Pflager on community volunteer projects. (He now teaches in a private Catholic school on the southside of Chicago. Happier in his job that at any point in his career.)

One evening he walked in a room of educators, in preparation for a meeting. He said nothing, merely organizing documents, as these folks DEEPLY resented the involvement of private providers into their little fiefdom, via NCLB. So he was basically a fly on the wall.

He couldn’t wait until he got home to call me. He called me the second he got on the interstate, via cellphone:

“Sweetie.....these people are NUTS. The words I heard in that room were Reverend Wright...squared! No wonder these kids are so f*cked up!”

LOL

There was a time when he would have thought I was nuts. heh


16 posted on 08/13/2009 5:10:14 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: southlake_hoosier
I moved out of IN about 18 mths ago.....Gary is known as the hole, the pit, Don't go to Gary, you might not come out alive kind of place.....what miracle took place in the 18 mths I have been gone ?

If it is such a great place maybe he and Susan should spend their summers there.

17 posted on 08/13/2009 5:10:31 AM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: jennyjenny

Birthplace of the late and most popular pedophile in the world.


18 posted on 08/13/2009 5:12:20 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Obama--POtuS.)
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To: Daisyjane69

“Sweetie.....these people are NUTS. The words I heard in that room were Reverend Wright...squared! No wonder these kids are so f*cked up!”

The wife teaches in an inner-city school that has been over-run by Black Panther-connected teachers. Even the black female principal is afraid of them. And the LAST thing they care about is teaching kids!!!


19 posted on 08/13/2009 5:14:10 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: NotSoModerate

Interesting picture. Where is it from?

Looks like a re-creation of an English Iron-Age village?


20 posted on 08/13/2009 5:20:10 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: southlake_hoosier
What’s his definition of “urban revitalization?” Taking a wreaking ball and knocking what’s left of a proud city down to disperse the “underprivledged population” into better environs, or throwing so much good money at bad that its enough to make one want to projectile vomit.
21 posted on 08/13/2009 5:22:19 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: squarebarb

Yep, it’s a recreation of an iron-age village in Wales.


22 posted on 08/13/2009 5:24:56 AM PDT by NotSoModerate (Report dissenters to snitch@whitehouse.gov for a $4,500 tax credit)
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To: southlake_hoosier

LOL...Gary already IS a national model for democratic urban policies.


23 posted on 08/13/2009 5:29:46 AM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: jennyjenny

Really it’s a bit lower on the anatomy.


24 posted on 08/13/2009 5:31:00 AM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: southlake_hoosier

YES!! Wait til the people see what a FAILURE trying to get Gary CIVILIZED! Watch out for a Potemkin Village thingy, though.


25 posted on 08/13/2009 5:34:22 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Those who are not familiar with Gary,it makes Detroit look loke an all-white gated community.


26 posted on 08/13/2009 5:38:23 AM PDT by pistolpetestoys (Outside of a dog a book is a mans best friend;inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: tcrlaf

Not sure if your wife’s school is public or private.

His school is private and Catholic. So far, they are hanging on to that. Uniforms, dicipline, the Rosary...it’s okay. His compatriots at the school fall into two categories: idealistic white 22 year olds from college and veteran African American teachers (he is Indian-American). Ironically enough, his teaching partner is a next door neighbor of Obama in Hyde Park, who was a high school classmate of Michelle. Btw, she speaks highly of M. Obama. (fair disclosure and all that)

But this partner teacher sounds like a piece of work. LOL She warns my sweetie about where to park his car, how to avoid being robbed, etc, railing about the n-words in the neighborhood. What to do on sunny days or on rainy days to stay safe in this neighborhood. She is fond of him and doesn’t want him to meet the fate of the beloved male gym teacher last year: He was murdered in the parking lot of the school.

:(


27 posted on 08/13/2009 5:40:23 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Should be given to Illinois


28 posted on 08/13/2009 5:44:27 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Job 19:25 As for me, I know my Redeemer lives.)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Gary? Indiana? How else do clean up a cesspool other than fill it with dirt?


29 posted on 08/13/2009 5:49:31 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Gery makes Detroit look like Camelot.


30 posted on 08/13/2009 5:52:13 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: raybbr
I never like NW Indiana that much. Use to have family that lived there. I drove through there on July 4 weekend. One subdivision in Merrillville off of Taft is Brookwood. Use to be a very nice place in its day. Grandmother lived on the other side of the rail tracks.

When I was unemployed there was an opportunity to move there for a job but that would been a large step down from living in nice Colorado.
31 posted on 08/13/2009 5:55:31 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Daisyjane69
(He now teaches in a private Catholic school on the southside of Chicago. Happier in his job that at any point in his career.)

Can you tell me which school? I went to a Catholic School on the south side. If you don't want to reveal it on the board you can freep-mail me.

32 posted on 08/13/2009 5:59:25 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Nothing wrong with Gary that leveling and covering with salt wouldn’t fix.

And a lot cheaper than implementing Obummer’s “model”.


33 posted on 08/13/2009 5:59:32 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: CORedneck

I grew up on the far southeast side of Chicago. About ten minutes from the Indiana border. That area used to be okay but Gary had a bad rep even thirty years ago. It’s a cesspool of humanity. The only way to clean would be to fill it.


34 posted on 08/13/2009 6:01:17 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: NotSoModerate

I think this looks better than it does now. Or at least in some places.


35 posted on 08/13/2009 6:10:24 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Have to admit, some places inside the borders of Gary are still like this. Most are not.


36 posted on 08/13/2009 6:11:58 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: southlake_hoosier; Oldeconomybuyer
"It's the right thing to do," Bayh said...

No it's not. It's precisely the wrong thing to do. The right thing to do was listed in Post #7.

... but he said he and Sims agreed the $24.7 million initially proposed likely would not be enough to remedy Gary's needs.

Heavens no, of course not. And it never will be.

Besides, this is our grand-children's money they are throwing away, not theirs!

37 posted on 08/13/2009 6:33:06 AM PDT by Gritty (Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of emergency - Herbert Hoover)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Gary Mayor Rudy 'Superfly' Clay, Senator Evan Bayh, and Dep Sec of HUD Ron Sims

Mayor Clay bought a Hummer on taxpayer money this year claiming he was entitled and that it saves tax money. Guess he will be getting new rims now.

38 posted on 08/13/2009 6:33:55 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: raybbr
I agree.... fill it up...

I moved from Lake County, IN 7 or 8 years ago, lived in Crown Point then. A few years earlier, there was a drug bust in Gary that nabbed a Gary department head and several associates that were selling drugs out of the City Hall basement. Talk about going a bunch of steps further than the usual Gary graft!

About the only significant commercial activity in Gary are steel mills and some associated ancillary business that support them or purchase from them. Donald Trump had a casino at a marina in Gary but I don't know if that is still in existence. They built a new airport (federal $$$ did I imagine)to try and set it up as a competitor (it was a bust economically) to Midway and O'Hare since the eastern Chicago metro region and outliers like South Bend are quite a haul to the other two airports.

39 posted on 08/13/2009 6:36:46 AM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: Slings and Arrows

NAPL?


40 posted on 08/13/2009 6:46:52 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're definitely in the Rise of the Empire era, but is Obama Valorum or Palpatine?)
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To: RU88

First of all, Gary IS a model of government subsidies, grants, programs for the last 40 years.

Lastly, there is a housing glut (surplus) in this country. NW Indiana is no exception. Why would anyone want to move to Gary when it is much safer and cheaper to live in the surrounding area? Government assisted housing will fail (as it always has) if they try to do it now in Gary. I think the only logical thing for Gary is to reduce its size and have the new undevelopmed area become a park or nature preserve. This decision should be that of the City and Lake County, NOT Washington.


41 posted on 08/13/2009 7:00:25 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: Mr. Silverback; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
Bayh should leave comedy to the professionals.


42 posted on 08/13/2009 7:06:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Like the same people that handled Gary native Michael Jackson?


43 posted on 08/13/2009 7:16:39 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Lake County abuts Crook, er, Cook County, and is nearly as dirty as Hudson County, NJ. Gary itself looks like something from “The Omega Man.”


44 posted on 08/13/2009 7:35:35 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: southlake_hoosier

Indiana is just next to Illinois. How much Chicago corruption has connections there?


45 posted on 08/13/2009 7:51:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: NotSoModerate
MUCH too clean to actually be an Iron Age village! Look at that guy's hands (not to mention he's wearing glasses).

I'm as "back to nature" as the next country girl, but by golly I love my indoor plumbing, internal combustion engines, and modern medicine!

46 posted on 08/13/2009 8:08:53 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: southlake_hoosier

at least Rudy looks the part
that sniveling twit Evan Bayh is the biggest con man (next to Baraq) in the country


47 posted on 08/13/2009 8:15:58 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: southlake_hoosier

So what racket is this Gary guy into? (hehehe)


48 posted on 08/13/2009 8:38:57 AM PDT by dangus (I am JimThompson)
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To: dangus

Probably easier to answer what he is not into.


49 posted on 08/13/2009 9:25:43 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: nascarnation

Lugar is not much better at this point.


50 posted on 08/13/2009 9:27:38 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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