Marty Dennis 
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Re: “Smaller venues have jitters about proposed RBTL theater

It doesn't require a Ouija board, tarot cards or tea leaves to guess the future of the latest addition to Rochester's long and sorry string of ill-conceived civic "improvement" projects. First, the new theater will be hyped to death by our elected officials and the local media, even though no viable business case will be found. Then, it will be built (going over budget in the process) amid claims of all the Big Broadway productions it will bring to town. Next it will open to great fanfare. And then after a year or so, after a small handful of actual shows are put on, usage of the theater will drop to maybe 30 or 40 days a year, while maintenance costs greatly exceed what its backers claimed they would be. Then finally, after the taxpayers have taken another massive hit, a committee will be appointed to find a new use for the underutilized facility. How about we save time and just throw about $20,000,000 into the river now?

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Posted by Marty Dennis on 05/24/2018 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Feedback 5/16

BARBARA LACKER-WARE - Political philosopher Hannah Arendt once wrote that, "Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing." So it is with attempting to blame all whites for the existence of racism, systemic or otherwise. By blaming the many, you let the few who are actually to blame for institutionalizing and maintaining racism escape from their well-deserved identification and exposure, AND you create such a monumental monolith of mass guilt that the vast majority of the populace see an insurmountable problem and simply throw up their hands.

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Posted by Marty Dennis on 05/16/2018 at 9:49 AM

Re: “A Starbucks grande plan for reducing racism

This is a PR move on Starbucks' part. Nothing more, nothing less. They see an opportunity to bamboozle their pretentious customers and make many bucks doing it. If they thought they could make more money by implementing a Chick fil-A-style policy of discrimination, they would do that instead.

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Posted by Marty Dennis on 05/16/2018 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Call for artists: racist carousel panel to be replaced with a black panther

Steve W - I'm sure the African-American community really appreciates some oblivious white guy telling them what they should and shouldn't be offended by. Maybe next you can lecture women on how THEY should react to gender discrimination.

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Posted by Marty Dennis on 04/19/2018 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Candidates file for Congressional races

Tom Kidera - I find your criticism of Jan confusing. No where did she say that she opposed Barnhart on grounds of gender. So why bring it up? It's a red herring issue.

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Posted by Marty Dennis on 04/14/2018 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Candidates file for Congressional races

Jan and Animule - You two nailed it! Like Demagogue Donny, Barnhart figures that her name recognition and ego are sufficient credentials to run for high political office without having to start at the bottom like Louise and we other mere mortals. You have to wonder how many more times she (and her supporters) will have to get slammed down before she (and they) take the hint. Personally, it looks to me like Morelle in a walk.

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Posted by Marty Dennis on 04/14/2018 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Feedback 3/7

Actually, anyone understanding the evolution of the Second Amendment and the 18th. Century belief by many (NOT including Gen. Washington by the way) that a militia (as opposed to the dreaded "standing army") was the cornerstone in protecting American liberties can see that the clear language of that amendment applies specifically and solely to the right to keep and bear arms within the context of a citizen militia. Sadly, in 2008 a right wing Supreme Court opted to create a here-to-fore non-existent constitutional right of self-protection so as to retroactively justify the private ownership of 300,000,000 firearms. Thus the sacrifice of tens of thousands of Americans annually to the Gods of Guns continues unabated.

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Posted by Marty Dennis on 03/08/2018 at 4:29 PM

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