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by bigredmed1
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1906
Views: 155663

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Well, the entire streetcar for Omaha idea has been talked about and shelved, talked about and shelved then talked about and shelved again for the past 15 years. Study after study after study after study has been completed.. Then the idea shelved.. I’m not optimistic streetcars will happen for Omaha...
by bigredmed1
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1906
Views: 155663

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Unless they figure out some way to limit voting on it, to those in the vicinity of the line itself, as was done in KC... it will never come to fruition. Ask every voter in the city of Omaha to approve it... it fails. I wonder if they could do a special TIF district for it, like the one they made he...
by bigredmed1
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1906
Views: 155663

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

:( :( Unless they figure out some way to limit voting on it, to those in the vicinity of the line itself, as was done in KC... it will never come to fruition. Ask every voter in the city of Omaha to approve it... it fails. You could do this if you also limited the taxes or other financial support.
by bigredmed1
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 411
Views: 11344

Re: Nebraska License Plates

I'd restore the county numbers for Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy Counties. You know, I agree with this.. I kind of miss the county numbers, based on population rank, from the old days... Ciao..LiO...Peace Didn't they do away with the 1 and 2 numbers due to the number of plates falling short of the n...
by bigredmed1
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Tax Reform & Effect on Omaha
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Tax Reform & Effect on Omaha

These bonds have allowed some developers to get rich at the expense of the workers in society who never really benefit from the development. Either the projects are for poor people and the workers don't qualify because they have more than three digits of net assets. Or, they are for the hipsters who...
by bigredmed1
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Aksarben Village
Replies: 1864
Views: 260110

Re: Official: Aksarben Village

I just noticed Kiewit has 42,000+ sqft in what was the Gordman bldg. what is that all about? A few months ago the division that was in the Blackstone was displaced due to a watermain break, caused structural damage, so they split them up to Ak Village and the rest at the business park in the old We...
by bigredmed1
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 255
Views: 21743

Re: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)

I heard a rumor last weekend I absolutely hate and many on here will too. I hope to God it isn't true. Rumor is Mutual of Omaha is relocating its headquarters here. Not just the bank. Everything. Depression/anger commence. I don’t really believe they would bail on midtown after investing so much in...
by bigredmed1
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 459

Re: Nebraska Football 2018

Now for recruiting, I haven't heard Terry Wilson's name mentioned anywhere yet, but they are going after Tennessee commit, Adrian Martinez, a four-star, dual-threat quarterback from Fresno, California. I still think Tanner Lee is going to transfer to a team more suited for his skill set, I wouldn't...
by bigredmed1
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Mahoney State Park
Replies: 21
Views: 948

Re: Mahoney State Park

So Brian, owner of the Salty Dog, and his chef posted a photo of Mahoney State Park and said “Here we come Nebraska”. So i’m Guessing may he he is going to run the restaurant in the lodge? THe restaurant has been empty for a while. I was at an all day meeting out there about two weeks ago and the n...
by bigredmed1
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 490
Views: 9638

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Presser at Noon today, in about 35 minutes, officially introducing Scott Frost as NU head football coach.. The long road back to relevance begins today :thumb: ... Ciao..LiO...Peace I wish we could all agree that this guy gets 4 years to get a system running, then two years to make a dent in the co...
by bigredmed1
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 490
Views: 9638

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

:what: h Presser at Noon today, in about 35 minutes, officially introducing Scott Frost as NU head football coach.. The long road back to relevance begins today :thumb: ... Ciao..LiO...Peace I wish we could all agree that this guy gets 4 years to get a system running, then two years to make a dent i...
by bigredmed1
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103350

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Of course by definition, we were already an 'international' airport. I do like the idea of being Eppley International -Airfield- though. :) No strong opinion either way from me. But I do kinda like the idea of being so confident in ourselves that we can be understated with Eppley Airfield. That is ...
by bigredmed1
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 339
Views: 35646

Re: The Omaha World Herald

Don't know if the OWH has an agenda but it sure looks like you might. I'd like to know why the World Herald felt it necessary to print an AP story, supposedly heartwarming, regarding the cleanup workers at the site of the keystone xl oil pipeline spill who took a break from cleaning up 1/4th of a t...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 339
Views: 35646

Re: The Omaha World Herald

Don't know if the OWH has an agenda but it sure looks like you might. I'd like to know why the World Herald felt it necessary to print an AP story, supposedly heartwarming, regarding the cleanup workers at the site of the keystone xl oil pipeline spill who took a break from cleaning up 1/4th of a t...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Restaurants Hot Seat
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: Restaurants Hot Seat

We went with a group and everyone's meals were served family style, which was a complete disaster. A dozen or so people ordered, and out came a platter -- ONE platter -- containing ALL the chicken that EVERYONE ordered. I've never seen such a ridiculous thing in my life. Sides can be shared family ...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Restaurants Hot Seat
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: Restaurants Hot Seat

I wasnt very impressed with the taste of the food, but the amount of food for your buck was very good. Been there once, and wont go again... Basically the same sense I and my wife had of the place. Lots of food, lots of cost, so-so quality. Frankly, it's good chicken, but no better than I can get e...
by bigredmed1
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 490
Views: 9638

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Omababe wrote:So? Where are all of Nebraska's so-called fiscal conservatives and budget hawks when it comes to the magnitude and duration of these severance payments?

Right here. As I posted earlier, the entirety of the NU administration that signed off on Riley's extension should be fired for cause.
by bigredmed1
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Begging on Street Corners
Replies: 61
Views: 5577

Re: Begging on Street Corners

Saw several out today despite the law. Not sure what is going on.
by bigredmed1
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 490
Views: 9638

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

And so another bad coaching recruit turns into a 7 figure budget hole for NU. How many times do we have to go through this? Got to say that everyone who signed off on his contract extension (and you know it wasn't just Eichorst) needs to go.
by bigredmed1
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Top Golf Omaha (Westroads Area)
Replies: 80
Views: 8923

Re: Top Golf Omaha (Westroads Area)

The only initial business 'in the district' will be TopGolf itself. Any new business which chooses to go into the designated area (between 680 and 102nd Street), would knowingly be doing so with the understanding that they we would be subject to the occupation tax as well. We don't even know how mu...
by bigredmed1
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Top Golf Omaha (Westroads Area)
Replies: 80
Views: 8923

Re: Top Golf Omaha (Westroads Area)

The fundamental problem with an occupation tax district is that it won't affect just the people using the golf place but all the people using the businesses in the district. Depending on the borders it could be the whole Westroads. They can't run this business with their own revenue. They want to ta...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

We went Friday night. Not quite sure what I was expecting, but it was fun. I would go again if they come back Omaha in the future. From what the USOC said, it seems likely that we would be in a good spot to get the trials again. From what the rep from the World Curling Federation said, we are now b...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Ponca Tribe Casino -- Carter Lake
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Ponca Tribe Casino -- Carter Lake

Potentially big legal decision allowing a casino in Carter Lake. Mentions of 2000 slot machines and 50 tables along with a 150 room hotel. I haven't done a ton of digging, but it looks like it may be planned for the empty lot next to the new Casey's. The lot next to Casey's is owned by the Omaha tr...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 670
Views: 70528

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

debradomayer wrote:Charles Manson, infamous alumni of short tenure at Boystown, 83. May he forever burn in heck

The ultimate punishment for him is to be forgotten. Let us speak his name no more.
by bigredmed1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

Both men's and women's matches went to third games and both were close till final ends. The organizers liked the event. The rep for World Curling Federation commented about an International Championship here in the future and the USOC talked about coming back for future trials.
by bigredmed1
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 417
Views: 67259

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Have Uber/Lyft caught on much in Omaha? In Chicago that’s mostly all people use to get around when going out on the weekend but here in St. Louis many still expect to drive to nightlife. We use Uber on a weekly basis. If you are going somewhere and there is any chance you'll consume alcohol, there ...
by bigredmed1
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

Tuesday night: Matches seemed faster. The women were on the lane closest to us. They usually have a slower game than last night and I liked the faster pace. Battle of leaders, Team Sinclair took it with a two point margin. The news on the men's side was the steady growth of Team Birr. They toppled T...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 490
Views: 9638

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

the FAKE NEWS are guilty of fueling this problem as well. Please learn what Fake News actually is. I don't want to be the only intelligent old Grandpa in here. :shock: "Fake News" in $mucker's mind appears to be anything that he doesn't want to hear, especially if it doesn't match his pol...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 490
Views: 9638

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Grandpa, as I said, the best thing NU fans could do right now is to plan on not watching the game. Let Fox Sports 1 take a huge ratings hit in this market. They will be having words with the BIG TEN and NU. The other thing is to just not show up for the next game. Don't tell anyone, don't boycott, d...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

If we could get this kind of a thing going, you could have a sport pub crawl. Start at Omaha Gun Club and end at the Curling club. Last night's event was really tight. The women's match went into an extra end. Both the men's matches were within 2 points. Lots of really good finesse shots. If you can...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 490
Views: 9638

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

The best thing that Husker football fans could do in the next two weeks is to not watch the games. A serious drop in TV ratings this week and about 15,000 empty seats in Memorial stadium next week would be a great message to NU to get itself used to the idea that the money printing days are coming t...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Gusto Cuban Cafe - CLOSED
Replies: 14
Views: 1968

Re: Gusto Cuban - CLOSED

Coyote wrote:I saw they had a short notice liquidation sale just a couple weeks ago, never did hear what happened.


We were there two days before it closed. The wait staff said the owners were retiring.
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

Brad wrote:How long did the session go? We have tickets for Friday.


The sessions have lasted about 3 hours.
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

First two days of Round Robin play are in the books. One men's team is 0-3, but every other team has at least one win. Have to say that watching three matches at one time is a thing that needs to be gotten used to, but it makes the games WAY more fun to watch. The TV coverage of this sport centers o...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 50
Views: 3195

Re: 2017 Annexation

Either way Annexation should be a high priority. Why? The amount of land a city controls doesn't correlate to its success or financial prosperity. Yes it does. If Omaha were to let Bennington annex all of west Douglas County outside of Omaha, or let Valley and Waterloo merge and take the trans-Elkh...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 50
Views: 3195

Re: 2017 Annexation

Either way Annexation should be a high priority. Why? The amount of land a city controls doesn't correlate to its success or financial prosperity. Yes it does. If Omaha were to let Bennington annex all of west Douglas County outside of Omaha, or let Valley and Waterloo merge and take the trans-Elkh...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 50
Views: 3195

Re: 2017 Annexation

Either way Annexation should be a high priority. Why? The amount of land a city controls doesn't correlate to its success or financial prosperity. Yes it does. If Omaha were to let Bennington annex all of west Douglas County outside of Omaha, or let Valley and Waterloo merge and take the trans-Elkh...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 50
Views: 3195

Re: 2017 Annexation

Either way Annexation should be a high priority. Why? The amount of land a city controls doesn't correlate to its success or financial prosperity. Yes it does. If Omaha were to let Bennington annex all of west Douglas County outside of Omaha, or let Valley and Waterloo merge and take the trans-Elkh...
by bigredmed1
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 411
Views: 11344

Re: Nebraska License Plates

Keeping my amateur radio plate. $7 a year.
by bigredmed1
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1906
Views: 155663

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

It's interesting to me that Hal Daub didn't add his name. I also notice that many of these companies are development or real estate companies. Naturally they stand to benefit from a light rail in the area. I'm not saying it's bad, I'm just making an observation. I'm beginning to rethink this whole ...

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