Let Me Sum Up
Only $150,000 for a semi-private club membership? The line starts here! Plus:Star Trek!
Nothing new really plucking my cherries this morning, so let’s sum up a couple of news stories we’ve previously summed up here at Let Me Sum Up.
First, the Dallas City Council yesterday did agree to conditionally support allowing the city manager to proceed with negotiations involving the Trinity Forest Golf Course. Recaps can be found by Rudy Bush of the Dallas Morning Newshere and Joe Tone of the Dallas Observerhere. The highlights, in no particular order:
The city confirmed entry fees would be $150,000-plus, which is what I told you yesterday is the about the same amount they pay at Dallas National and would be needed to support the most likely cost structure. As also noted, I’m not sure where that pool of members lives. As a North Dallas former pro tweeted (in a sarcastic font) at me last night: “I’m sure they will line up to pay that for semi-private club.”
Councilwoman Angela Hunt asked some of the same questions found in yesterday’s column, including “Where’s the feasibility study?” (every new course, public or private, conducts one) and “What is the model?” She cited Harbor Shores, asking is that the model, or is it something else? Answers were promised.
At FrontBurner, Bradford Pearson posted the presentation the council saw that promoted the plan. It was as detailed as one of my daughter’s high school PowerPoint presentations. Actually, less so; she would have had to cite her sources. As a commenter said: “Where are the details? The hard facts to support that PowerPoint presentation?” Don’t hold your breath, BenS.
My absolute favorite part was near the end of Bush’s recap:
He can’t help but believe it! Not “our models suggest” or “the best minds tell us” or even “Santa promised me!” No, he can’t help but believe it because, you know … go development!
LMSU also mentioned the other day that Dick Armey left FreedomWorks in a huff. Last night, he went on Fox Business News to tell his side of the story: that he left in a huff.
Armey didn’t get into reports that it was about an unethical book deal the president of the organization had conducted, or his supahsweet $8 million buyout, but he did complain that he was fed up with the way GOP leadership had treated the Tea Party, just as we figured. From Todd J. Gillman’s blog post, we learn that Dick Armey said of the GOP House Speaker John Boehner:
I’m hesitant to weigh in on this DMN series showing problems with how this Texas cancer-fighting institute gives money to suspect folks, because it’s complicated and gives me tired head. But if you’ve been following along, developments continue to develop.
The Dallas County Medical Society will “pull the plug early next year on its Project Access Dallas, a popular program that matches uninsured county residents with doctors willing to provide them low-cost medical care.” It’s going away because local hospitals couldn’t figure out how to share the Medicaid funding that paid for it, and the hospitals said it’s not like we’re a Christian society, so Jesus won’t care.
The Star Trekteaser trailer is out! You can totally watch it in Dallas! That’s kinda local.
Evan Grant says the Rangers may trade Michael Young? Who will I yell at?
It means she's danced for mediocrity RT @bryandolgin: Zack Greinke's wife is a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader...if that means anything.— Jeff Wade (@SkinWade) December 6, 2012
Just two high-powered media stars, flirting on Twitter.
@brendancbs11 I love the sneakers you were rocking with the suit during this morning's Wayans Brothers interview. Love that look.— Hawkeye KSCS DJ (@HawkeyeOnAir) December 6, 2012