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jbrown84
02-25-2006, 12:39 PM
I am curious as to why you might think I was joking, and how having a Wal-Mart there affect this board?

What quality city has a Walmart Supercenter in their CBD? What I meant was that if a Walmart was built down there, everything we have been working for on this site (most of us at least) towards a better, urban city would basically be lost. That would be the end of the world as far as I am concerned. Who knows what historic buildings they would have to tear down to make room for their massive big-box and surface parking lot? There are Walmarts all over the city. We don't need any more and we most definitely don't need one in the CBD of downtown.

Maybe we could bulldoze Myriad Gardens and put a Walmart there.

Patrick
02-25-2006, 02:14 PM
Maybe we could bulldoze Myriad Gardens and put a Walmart there.

Don't give anyone around here any ideas. :wink:

Oki_Man5
02-25-2006, 08:36 PM
I went to Wal-Mart today when wife and I went to the city. (Yep! Still married, Daisy LOL)

I got my week's supply of Sam's Cola (50 cents for two liters---got 10 bottles); I hope it lasts all week, but I have some stock left from past weeks. The MWC store stopped carrying my type chewing gum tho.

I did not run onto any slime nor any poop at the Midwest City store, nor did I run onto anyone that was unpleasant that I noticed.

Yes! The parking lot was full, but there just happened to be a nice spot right where my wife ordered me to park.

Maybe a drawback was the children selling cookies or whatever at the exit door outside; my wife is a school teacher, and she knows all the kids in this area, so we make those type purchases from neighborhood kids. I thought Wal-Mart had banned solicitors; truthfully, I feel that at any store's door is the wrong place for that type selling. Too, I know how dangerous it is nowadays for kids to go door to door, so I do not have a thought on how that should be handled.

:backtotop It was a pleasant experience, and I am so looking forward to the two Super Centers to be finished out in the Mid-Del area. I just wish they would build one of them farther east and a Home Depot too.

jbrown84
02-25-2006, 10:57 PM
I'm sure it's possible to have a "pleasant" suburban experience at Walmart, and to save a couple cents, but that doesn't mean that Walmart is right for downtown or even right for America. I'm not convinced.

Oki_Man5
02-26-2006, 05:13 AM
And there are those of us who do not feel that downtown is right for America.

Maybe downtown belongs in Pre-Reagan era Russia, pre-9/11 Iraq? pre-1945 Germany or Italy? but not in my neighborhood.

It would go really well with Bass Pro and Sonic Hq and Harkins to have Wal-Mart build on stilts over the canal---The big box could shade the boat riders in summer, and in winter, there could be glass enclosures that would make the area usable year round, and we owe it all to an Arkansawyer.

And just a short hop up the stairs, and one could enjoy a fine shopping experience. Just watch them drool over the sales taxes that might be generated.

Patrick
02-26-2006, 03:29 PM
And there are those of us who do not feel that downtown is right for America.

Maybe downtown belongs in Pre-Reagan era Russia, pre-9/11 Iraq? pre-1945 Germany or Italy? but not in my neighborhood.

It would go really well with Bass Pro and Sonic Hq and Harkins to have Wal-Mart build on stilts over the canal---The big box could shade the boat riders in summer, and in winter, there could be glass enclosures that would make the area usable year round, and we owe it all to an Arkansawyer.

And just a short hop up the stairs, and one could enjoy a fine shopping experience. Just watch them drool over the sales taxes that might be generated.

I think Randy Hogan likes your idea. If he were to land a SuperCenter right next to Harkins, he'd probably be voted citizen of the year, and crowned mayor of Bricktown. Who cares that it's downtown. It's making the city money, right? The bottom line....that's all that matters.

Oki_Man5
02-26-2006, 04:57 PM
Actually, No! Money for any city is not my thing---My thing is the less money they have, the less chance they will be able to mess me around.

I just like keeping these guys on their toes concerning putting a Wal-Mart down there; I spent a couple days trying to figure out what the CBD is, and I am not sure but I came up with Central Business District; is that correct, and if so, where is the CBD?

jbrown84
02-26-2006, 05:35 PM
The CBD would be the area with the big tall buildings. There is a map on downtownokc.com.

Patrick
02-26-2006, 06:21 PM
Tell you what....let's take all the money away from the city. Then let's watch our roads, sewers, parks, and everything else completely disintegrate.

Oki_Man5
02-26-2006, 07:26 PM
Remember, I live in the country, and I am very happy out here; I like it even better when there are no code enforcement cars prowling around wayy out here.

jbrown84
02-27-2006, 12:40 AM
I can't figure this guy out, Patrick. Can you? This is OklahomaCityTalk. If you're not even in favor of cities... Oh, I give up.

Oki_Man5
02-27-2006, 04:52 AM
Remember Hitler, 1939---nobody opposed him, and look what it brought upon the world.

So JB, You think my thoughts should be censored, so you will be able to spew your support for city without any rebuttals?

Patrick
02-27-2006, 09:59 AM
You think we support the city in every way? Ha! Maybe you need to check out the thread on Randy Hogan! We're not for every city organization. In fact, most of us on here are appalled with the way OCURA operates. Add the airport distrust to that list as well.

That being said, I don't think you should oppose someone just to oppose them. That's ridiculous. If someone is doing good service for you in the public arena, support them in their efforts.

Oki_Man, sounds like you'd find anything wrong with any government. You like anarchy?

John
02-27-2006, 12:27 PM
Remember Hitler, 1939---nobody opposed him, and look what it brought upon the world.

WalMart=Hitler.

Except Hitler was cleaner than WalMart stores.

jbrown84
02-27-2006, 03:46 PM
WalMart=Hitler.

Except Hitler was cleaner than WalMart stores.

:LolLolLol

Oki_Man, I never said anything about censoring you, I just don't see why you're here.

Jack
02-27-2006, 04:04 PM
Here's a picture I took inside the bathroom at Wal-Mart (Bell Isle). The dude obviously missed the pot. It's laying on the floor in the bathroom. Wal-Mart cleaning crew still hasn't cleaned it up 45 minutes later.

http://dustin.travisbsd.org/pictures/poop.jpg

Patrick
02-27-2006, 04:11 PM
Jack, that's enough of that nonsense.

Oki_Man5
02-27-2006, 05:45 PM
Patrick said: "You like anarchy?"

Actually, No! I am not an anarchist; I believe there is a need and a place for government.

If I lived in the City so to speak where there were house after house after house or apartment ---you get the gist there, surely.

But living out in the boonies where the most likely person I might hurt should I make some type error is myself, I don't think I (or we) need the same level of scrutiny as those who are congregated very close together in a small area.

Yes, tho, I despise seeing the code enforcement car riding by and knowing the driver is just looking to see if I am nailing my barn door shut without first having trekked downtown OKC where I am out of my element, and I just plain out don't want to go down there.

Would it be asking too much for the city to have a different set of rules for rural dwellers? Heaven forbid, then they could not keep their thumb on one. Better yet, why not OKC get its borders sucked in to where the rural people are not in the city? Can you believe that OKC stretches plum out here into Pott County? I guess they need to suck some money out of the people far out, so they can feed their needs in the downtown area.

And why am I here? When something goes unopposed, it has a way to find its way into being ok no matter what, but youall should go back and re-read; youall jumped on Wal-Mart; I like Wal-Mart, so I defend it.

PUGalicious
02-27-2006, 05:54 PM
A picture is worth a thousand words. Nothing captures Jack's typical commentary like the picture he just shared.

Patrick
02-27-2006, 07:43 PM
Would it be asking too much for the city to have a different set of rules for rural dwellers? Heaven forbid, then they could not keep their thumb on one. Better yet, why not OKC get its borders sucked in to where the rural people are not in the city? Can you believe that OKC stretches plum out here into Pott County? I guess they need to suck some money out of the people far out, so they can feed their needs in the downtown area.


I can see it from both sides. The city could deannex a lot of what it currently holds.

Then you have the other side...Tulsa. Tulsa didn't annex much, and now other cities are reaping the tax benefits that Tulsa could be repaing right now. All of the hot development is occurring in areas outside Tulsa city limits.

Oki_Man5
02-27-2006, 07:55 PM
Now, we are talking about Oklahoma City, the capital city; the city where all the tall buildings are as was said a few posts back.

Why in the world would that city need to go from the business district downtown probably about 25 miles east circling around Del City, Midwest City, Choctaw, Harrah, no telling what other small town in there into rural area---I am talking cattle grazing and hay fields and mile after mile of nothing but trees with a few houses scattered here and there---in a strip that might not even be two miles wide at most parts?

Oh! I forgot: Someone said it would be good for builders for the property to be in Oklahoma City city limits, and they could make a lot of money, and nobody spoke up for the people who would eventually buy the property and make their homes out there.

I would venture to say that many people who buy a property out in the far rural area does not even know it is in the Oklahoma City city limits until they have already bought it, and they move in; then, they see the OKC Code Enforcement car pull into their drive, and you know the rest of the story.

Oki_Man5
02-27-2006, 08:11 PM
Karried, did that law get enacted a year or so ago that would require realtors to inform a buyer when a property is in a city limits?

Jack
02-27-2006, 08:13 PM
What's so wrong with the OKC Code Enfrocement Car? At least he's doing his job and keeping codes enforced. It's time hicks out in the country stop smoking their weed and get their acts together maintaining their property. They shouldn't be anymore exempt than city dwellers. Don't like it? Move to Mexico.

Oki_Man5
02-28-2006, 05:16 AM
Jack said: "Don't like it? Move to Mexico"

Oh! Jack, I never thought of that option. It is just like the ones who say if you do not love America, Leave, or if you find fault with those who are in charge, Leave.

Whatever happened to the option of one's trying to Change something one does not like or agree with; Maybe our founding fathers should have left when they did not like the laws the King pressed onto them, and you could now be paying homage to the Queen?

I cannot think of anything more stupid than the suggestion you made unless it is one of its like comments by others who have no insight.

Jack
02-28-2006, 09:37 AM
You already said you didn't find anything wrong with our government. You said you simply opposed it for the hell of it. Can't help people like that. Can't ever make them happy.