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Time for a few more Darts and Laurels.
My first Laurel goes to Kentucky's Tourism Development Finance Authority for
their preliminary approval of financial incentives to aid Ed Hart in reopening
Now that the
lease agreement between Hart's group and the Fair Board has finally been
approved, these incentives could be critical to the venture's ultimate success.
And I believe the jobs that will be created and the added tourism benefits the
park will provide make them well worth it.
In the same
vein, my next Laurel goes to the Louisville Slugger Museum, in recognition of
its third consecutive record year of attendance. Ever since opening in 1996,
Slugger Museum has been one of Louisville's most enduring attractions for
tourists and locals alike. And the nearly quarter-million
people who visited this year would seem to indicate it'll still be around for
many more years to come.
a Dart goes to the NRA for its persistent opposition to universal background
checks of gun purchasers. NRA President Wayne LaPierre is correct in saying
that such checks will always be avoided by those who acquire guns illegally.
But following that logic, we should do away with laws against murder and
robbery because there will always be people who will break them.
advocates do have valid points to
make in defending their Second Amendment rights. But this isn't one of them.