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Broke Los Angeles Spent $578 Million On This Extravagant Public School (Talking benches)
businessinsider.com ^ | 9/13/2010 | businessinsider.com

Posted on 09/13/2010 3:22:12 PM PDT by dragnet2

The largest city of the brokest state in America just opened the doors on the $578-million RFK School. Built on the site of the historic Ambassador Hotel, the K-12 facility is now the most expensive public school in the country.

They gave the school a state-of-the-art swimming pool, underground parking, historically recreated sections of the hotel, "talking benches" that describe the site's significance, a teacher's lounge modeled after the famous Coconut Grove Night Club

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TOPICS: Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: lausd; losangeles


1 posted on 09/13/2010 3:22:13 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

....Mexicans have run L.A. into the ground..with more of this to come in other cities....that’s all I need to know.


2 posted on 09/13/2010 3:24:48 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: dragnet2
a teacher's lounge modeled after the famous Coconut Grove Night Club

♫ "Look for the union label ..." ♫

3 posted on 09/13/2010 3:25:01 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: dragnet2

Who cares? It made them feel better...


4 posted on 09/13/2010 3:30:17 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: dragnet2

good gawd.

The teachers lounge looks like a nightclub?

They probably have an elective in how to make porn.


5 posted on 09/13/2010 3:31:04 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: dragnet2

How long before the first graffiti hits?


6 posted on 09/13/2010 3:32:31 PM PDT by Ex-Democrat Dean
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To: dragnet2

Don’t ask me to bail you out, California.


7 posted on 09/13/2010 3:34:53 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Ex-Democrat Dean
talking benches

"I'm telling!"

8 posted on 09/13/2010 3:35:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: dragnet2

They probably defend the extravagance by saying that it was mostly federal funds anyway, not state funds. And those funds were probably earmarked for this pork-barrel project.

I have no idea. Just guessing.


9 posted on 09/13/2010 3:36:16 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: GeronL

>The teachers lounge looks like a nightclub?
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>They probably have an elective in how to make porn.

Well, how else is the public school district supposed to pay for it?
[/sarc][/cynic]


10 posted on 09/13/2010 3:36:51 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: BenLurkin
talking benches

"Nice butt".

11 posted on 09/13/2010 3:37:13 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: dragnet2

Where is the Mexican flag and the 18th Street gang grafitti?


12 posted on 09/13/2010 3:38:09 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder if the benches make editorial comments to those that break wind while sitting on them.....


13 posted on 09/13/2010 3:39:36 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: dragnet2
Transporter room???


14 posted on 09/13/2010 3:39:40 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: OneWingedShark

lol


15 posted on 09/13/2010 3:39:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: dragnet2

This is as bad as the federal courthouse in Chicago where judges demanded and got gold plated faucets, Italian marble, imported paneling, and a boat doc to Lake Michigan. Cost was well over $1 BILLION taxpayer dollars.


16 posted on 09/13/2010 3:45:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: dragnet2

Hey, there’s a fake palm tree on the left.


17 posted on 09/13/2010 3:47:35 PM PDT by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam-ism)
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To: donna

This is ass-hattery at its finest. These feckless moonbat LIBs need to be showed the door OUT! Disgusting! Probably 1/2 the students in LA can’t do anything at grade level except excel at either self-tattooing or burglary. Sheesh!


18 posted on 09/13/2010 3:53:21 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: dragnet2

Doesn’t look like my faculty lounge....but then I’m merely a college professor.


19 posted on 09/13/2010 3:56:30 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: dragnet2
What's with the second picture?

Are all of the students ghosts?

20 posted on 09/13/2010 4:01:37 PM PDT by Bob
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To: dragnet2

$578 million of taxpayer money and it’ll still be Riot in Cell Block C once the LA students arrive.

Los Angeles: stuck on stupid.


21 posted on 09/13/2010 4:04:39 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: dragnet2
IMHO

This is NOT a school. It is a 578-million memorial to Bobby Kennedy. Its very name tells you - “RFK School”. Add to this the talking benches to tell the fifth generation of under educated Californian high school students the importance of their school's name and it becomes very obvious to me what the real purpose of this school is and it ain't edumcation!

The Californian liberal establsihement lost the original memorial to Bobby when the Ambassador Hotel was torn down.
The options left the the Californian liberal establishment were two - actually do their job of educating the LA youth for building this monstrosity of a memorial. Since it was built with “free” money guess which option they chose.

22 posted on 09/13/2010 4:06:48 PM PDT by Nip ("Much less than expected" the new synonym for Obamanomics)
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To: OneWingedShark
>The teachers lounge looks like a nightclub?
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>They probably have an elective in how to make porn.
Well, how else is the public school district supposed to pay for it?
[/sarc][/cynic]


The Teachers Lounge

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Prom


23 posted on 09/13/2010 4:07:22 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: dragnet2
Nothing is too good for the children of Mexico, you know?

Us gringos owe it to them for having taken such wonderful places away from them back in 1846.

24 posted on 09/13/2010 4:10:07 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out!! The Americans are On the March!! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: dragnet2

Hey, maybe we should start a class-action lawsuit if the benches don’t speak every language on the planet?


25 posted on 09/13/2010 4:10:31 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: dragnet2
Don't you yahoos understand, this is sacred Kennedy ground, it has to be made special. Of course, the fact that the LA School System fails to graduate well over 40% is immaterial, this is RFK's death site, have you no empathy? Think of the self esteem that these students will have through the years that they attend this Kennedy Shrine as it deteriorates from maintenance-starving funding and as these eloquent benches die from ignorant vandals. /sarc

Leaving sarcasm aside, how many students will know who R.F.Kennedy was now, let alone in 10 years!

26 posted on 09/13/2010 4:16:37 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: dragnet2

But will there be any fat served in the cafeteria? Michelle is on to that sort of thing.


27 posted on 09/13/2010 4:24:08 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: SES1066
Don't you yahoos understand, this is sacred Kennedy ground, it has to be made special

Got news for ya slick, Cuckoo could have been gang raped and shot at the hotel and the local corrupt government would have still spent tens of millions. I know...You guy in Florida are a little slow


28 posted on 09/13/2010 4:27:28 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: SES1066
A small addendum about R.F.K. - He was the first and only Senator / Presidential Candidate to be honored with the equivalent of a State Funeral with a cast of 10s of thousands ordered to participate. It also had a funeral train that took 8+ hours to travel from NYC to Washington, D.C. [nominally a 2-3 travel even then]. This travel route included police units standing on roofs to prevent anyone from shooting at the casket, a rather remarkable thought.

Looking back on 1968, the multitude of protests and riots, and the murders of Reverend King and Senator Kennedy, it was indeed a horrible year that did much to send America on the wrong path!

29 posted on 09/13/2010 4:37:41 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: dragnet2

I put nothing past the “land of fruit and nuts”! California is the unfortunate offspring of those people who thought that the land of “El Dorado” was real. Being in Florida, while we have some difficulties, we also have no personal state income tax.


30 posted on 09/13/2010 4:44:49 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: SES1066
California is the unfortunate offspring of those people who thought that the land of “El Dorado” was real

No offense, but compared to Florida, it is....BTW, why do people still wear their hair in mullets in Florida? What's up with that?

31 posted on 09/13/2010 4:48:24 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: SES1066

32 posted on 09/13/2010 4:50:27 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2
a teacher's lounge modeled after the famous Coconut Grove Night Club


33 posted on 09/13/2010 6:46:12 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: dragnet2
Well, I haven't seen one of them any time recently but we also have "Miami's South Beach" and the hardbodies that go there ... (I resemble them)
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34 posted on 09/14/2010 4:40:04 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: vetvetdoug

Why did they knock down that Ambassador Hotel in the first place?


35 posted on 09/14/2010 9:44:50 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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