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Florida law would turn its publicly funded ballparks and stadiums into homeless shelters
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Posted on 01/25/2012 12:10:14 PM PST by nuconvert

Could the new Marlins ballpark or the Tampa Bay Rays' Tropicana Field serve as a homeless shelter for the 270 or so nights a year that they're not used for baseball?

If two Florida lawmakers have their way, they might. As reported by the Miami Herald, state legislators have unearthed an obscure law that has not been enforced since it was adopted in 1988. It states that any ballpark or stadium that receives taxpayer money shall serve as a homeless shelter on the dates that it is not in use.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fl; homeless; sports

1 posted on 01/25/2012 12:10:19 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Good use for the facilities.


2 posted on 01/25/2012 12:12:59 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: nuconvert

It’s the sign of the times.

We are officially in World Depression II (WDII).


3 posted on 01/25/2012 12:14:32 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: MrEdd

I agree. Lots of bathroom and shower facilities, food preparation, trash collection, security. Sound good.


4 posted on 01/25/2012 12:15:44 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: MrEdd

Who wants to pay for picking up trash and mopping up poo after the skid row winos have occupied the place?


5 posted on 01/25/2012 12:17:54 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nuconvert
Welcome to the New Orleans Superdome...

... let's get ready to rumble!
6 posted on 01/25/2012 12:23:14 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: nuconvert

take a look at the Wisconsin state Capitol to see how this works out.


7 posted on 01/25/2012 12:29:56 PM PST by bigbob
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To: evets

Uhhh, that’s the Houston Astrodome.


8 posted on 01/25/2012 12:32:07 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
Oops... I meant to post this:

9 posted on 01/25/2012 12:42:14 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: MrEdd

This will be good. Good luck getting the occupiers out on game days.

Second thought: how obscure can a 1988 law be? 1888 (set your flux capacitor accordingly), I could understand, but seriously?


10 posted on 01/25/2012 12:49:25 PM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: nuconvert

What ever happened to the flop houses of yesteryear?


11 posted on 01/25/2012 12:51:01 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: nuconvert

I’m in favor of this! What could possible go wrong? /s


12 posted on 01/25/2012 12:55:47 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't mind you hitting me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi.)
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To: Veggie Todd

I think Congressional offices should be homeless shelters when they are out of town.


13 posted on 01/25/2012 12:57:31 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: nuconvert

Sounds like an accident looking for a place to happen.


14 posted on 01/25/2012 1:00:26 PM PST by Venturer
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To: nuconvert; All
Good use for the facilities. After all didn't we convert Orange Bowl Stadium into a tent city during Jimmy Carter's day to house homeless refugees?

And didn't Tony Montoyo get a fresh new start on life in one of those tent cities.


15 posted on 01/25/2012 1:13:10 PM PST by drpix
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To: drpix

“I kill a Communist for fun, but for a Green Card, I’m gonna carve him up real nice.”


16 posted on 01/25/2012 1:14:40 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: drpix

The guy on the left (Rocky Echevarria), will always to me be the guy from "¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.?"

My High School Spanish Class actually went to a taping of one of their shows at the WPBT studios.

17 posted on 01/25/2012 1:17:38 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

Can’t remember how Rocky’s character in Scarface woundup in the end.


18 posted on 01/25/2012 1:31:40 PM PST by drpix
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To: nuconvert

Remember when the Dems made the number of homeless and issue in one of the Reagan campaigns?

Why isn’t the GOP going after the increase in the number of homeless under this communist’s administration?

http://www.democracynow.org/2004/6/11/reagan_and_the_homeless_epidemic_in


19 posted on 01/25/2012 1:37:51 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: dfwgator

The super-chaperona episode was the one I remember most.


20 posted on 01/25/2012 1:38:06 PM PST by Armando Guerra
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To: Armando Guerra

The brunette friend of the sister, was muy caliente.

But of course, the non-Spanish speaking gringa, had to be portrayed as a ditz.

Still, I thought it was a pretty funny show.


21 posted on 01/25/2012 1:40:00 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: nuconvert
This is so brilliant I can't describe it. /sarcasm

So you're going to have the spectacle of police herding out masses of homeless a couple of nights a week, with all its attendant sob stories and uproar? Puh-lease.

22 posted on 01/25/2012 2:11:14 PM PST by LS
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To: nuconvert

No bailouts for Americans...Force them into parks and stadiums.


23 posted on 01/25/2012 2:18:20 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: nuconvert

Finally, something that makes sense.


24 posted on 01/25/2012 2:18:55 PM PST by PrepareToLeave (Arrows of the Almighty @ Amazon.com)
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To: nuconvert
Could the new Marlins ballpark or the Tampa Bay Rays' Tropicana Field serve as a homeless shelter for the 270 or so nights a year that they're not used for baseball?

If they put the homeless in those two ballparks (last season the Marlins had about 90% empty seats... and the Rays (except when the Yankees or Red Sox come to town) is empty, too... the homeless could stay for the games and the highlights will have people in the seats...(non paying of course...but ESPN viewers would know... it would look like its popular....Same with RAY JAY (the Bucs).

25 posted on 01/25/2012 2:27:41 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Reagan69
"Why isn’t the GOP going after the increase in the number of homeless under this communist’s administration?"



Bush's Fault!

26 posted on 01/25/2012 2:29:11 PM PST by haywoodwebb (The "Manchurian Candidate" Will Fall!! - - You Betcha!)
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To: ExCTCitizen
Could the new Marlins ballpark or the Tampa Bay Rays' Tropicana Field serve as a homeless shelter for the 270 or so nights a year that they're not used for baseball?

Heck the Rays could bring in the homeless during the games, it's not as if anybody shows up to their games anyway.

27 posted on 01/25/2012 2:29:53 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

True...the Trop is a domed stadium with the charm of a run down slum. I think they’ll move to Tampa.


28 posted on 01/25/2012 6:04:53 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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