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Why Cowboys' Fans Are Laughing All The Way To Giants' Fans Banks

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Are you ready for some.. free-money? With 15 minutes until the NFL season opens this evening, we thought this little gem from Bloomberg was perfect to stoke the fires of Giants-Cowboys fanatic antagonism. That’s because the 80,000-seat Cowboys Stadium was built partly using tax-free borrowing. The resulting subsidy comes out of the pockets of every American taxpayer, including Giants' fans. The money doesn’t go directly to the Cowboys’ billionaire owner Jerry Jones. Rather, it lowers the cost of financing, giving his team the highest revenue in the NFL and making it the league’s most-valuable franchise. "It’s part of the corruption of the federal tax system, subsidizing activity that the private sector can finance on its own." This is not just the Cowboys but such tax-free public borrowing 'municipal' debt helped build structures used by 64 major-league teams, including baseball, hockey and basketball. As Bloomberg concludes, “You come back to this thin line of, ‘What is a legitimate municipal government undertaking?’ If the owner can get away with the public putting up part of the money, he’s going to do it.”

...of course there are legitimate uses of taxpayer funds... (cue gratuitous Cowboys cheerleader image)

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Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:49 | 2766345 The Alarmist
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It's in the Constitution ... somewhere between the "Necessary and Proper" clause and the "Good & Plenty" clause.

I mean ... check her out man! It's the American way!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:00 | 2766389 Confused
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This is a subset of "Necessary and Proper"


Called bread and circus. 

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:33 | 2766643 smlbizman
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how 'bout dem cowboys.....

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:57 | 2766704 Flocking swans
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I took em' +4

so far so good...

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 23:25 | 2766900 Ag Tex
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That is my favorite cheer.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 00:12 | 2766985 redpill
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Flexibility is a virtue.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 01:35 | 2767104 MisterMousePotato
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There are a lot of people on this forum who say things to the effect of America can't do anything right. I have photographic proof that that is not (entirely) true.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 04:54 | 2767322 Dr Benway
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Not a single reverse cowgirl joke? Must be rectified


The joke ingredients are: cowboys, reverse cowgirls, brokeback mountain, broke, mounted, financial markets

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 20:27 | 2770009 mjcOH1
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Be thankful this wasn't a story about the Detroit Lions getting a bailout....

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:27 | 2766915 Ag Tex
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Cowboys Stadium nosebleed seats $150-$500.  Descent seats cost $500+ per ticket.  In order to get a close up of my favorite cheer, with the aid of binoculars, will be looking at spending $2,000+ for two tickets. 


Pre-game dinner and concessions for two $100-$200.


Parking $50-$70.


I'm staying home.


Fri, 09/07/2012 - 00:36 | 2770596 MisterMousePotato
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You cannot be serious!?! Understand, I have no interest in sports; in fact, I haven't even owned a television since 1984, so there's a lot about popular culture (especially sports) that I really know little if anything about, but I simply cannot imagine that a ticket to an NFL game costs $150 and up. Are you serious? And fifty bucks for parking!?!

That can't be right. Playoff games? Superbowl? Not just a regular game?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 07:33 | 2767225 Sudden Debt
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to bad their cheerleader has so much  fattrims... aren't those supposed to be skinney?

If that would be my wife, I'd tell here to go easy on the food for a while.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:33 | 2766645 JLee2027
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I came here for the photo, not the article.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 22:41 | 2766813 Whatta
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she had me at her crouch crotch.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 22:51 | 2766835 Sisyphus
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Camel toe, beaches!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 23:17 | 2766879 TwoShortPlanks
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What I'd do to her would make a Goat puke!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 01:48 | 2767132 A Nanny Moose
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There was an article?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:06 | 2766406 AbelCatalyst
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Finally an image on ZH that provides a clear entry point!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:28 | 2766475 Ray1968
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I found that picture really easy to masturbate to.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:47 | 2766672 Taint Boil
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I would pick peanuts out of ____ with my teeth just to lick her _______.




Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:49 | 2766348 runlevel
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whoa how did you edit me out of that pic??? i was laying down and was quite comfortable.. 

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:20 | 2766607 ihedgemyhedges
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DAMNIT THAT'S A PIC OF MY GIRLFRIEND!!! I SHOULD TELL HER TO SUE ZH FOR USING IT ON HERE!!!! But I would likely end up as part of the trial then my wife would find out.......

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:52 | 2766355 Spastica Rex
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Don't they have something called "squat toilets" in Japan?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:05 | 2766399 machineh
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Yes ... and they're unisex!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:54 | 2766356 SgtSchultz
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The pic makes it too difficult to read the text, not that I am complaining.  I say long live plenty of gratuitous images!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:28 | 2766478 roadsnbridges
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Oh yeah!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:57 | 2766357 nmewn
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I only came here to read the article ;-)


Still reading...


Confirmed...there's some growth there.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:53 | 2766359 Benjamin Glutton
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the palm palms are definitely fake,imo.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:53 | 2766360 Father Lucifer
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Go Giants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:53 | 2766364 dexter_morgan
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Never got past the photo......

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 23:07 | 2766863 prains
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I'm not sure that is an actual dance move

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 02:56 | 2767227 Sudden Debt
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Yes it is. It's called the 10 dollar lapdance move

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:54 | 2766366 Yen Cross
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 Fuk the "Cowpies and that Jackass (Jerry Jones), that they rode in on!  Americas Team < puking...

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:02 | 2766367 fonzannoon
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OT but I found a video that I think Best illustrates the fed reserve board steering the economy. Ben is obviously the bald guy driving. Bottom Video


Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:23 | 2766618 Bunga Bunga
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I don't care about the guys, but I can't stop watching it in slow motion:


Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:57 | 2766669 Pure Evil
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Thank god she had some implants to help break her fall.

Next time a little more bouncy and a little less side-to-side rocky.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:55 | 2766372 singsing
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Dallas Does Taxpayer!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:32 | 2766644 duo
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Like the people (dozens of families) that had their houses condemed and given 50 cents on the dollar so their houses could be bulldozed and made into extra parking for Jerryworld?  Nothing like using eminent domain to take private property and give it to another private citizen.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:46 | 2766673 Pure Evil
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Obviously, those were the same people that voted for Obama expecting hope and change.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:57 | 2766373 Seorse Gorog fr...
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Funny contrast to the Gina Rinehart article/comments!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:01 | 2766391 AssFire
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Shut up you guys. I'll bet her daddy loves her.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:33 | 2766489 SgtSchultz
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Among others.........

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:07 | 2766408 loveyajimbo
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Fug the Giants and their milquetoast zit-faced queer Eli.  Hey, tyler, can we get a closeup of that sweeeeeet gash?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:17 | 2766443 Tsar Pointless
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So we've now heard from the four-year-old contingent of ZH.

Fellow adults, it's our turn.

Mixing private money with public funds. Hmm. Now what do we call that, boys and girls?

That's right. It's fascism.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:48 | 2766679 Pure Evil
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And, now that we've heard from the three-year-old contingent, anyone ready to go full infantile?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 04:04 | 2767294 StychoKiller
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I named my wife's boobs Binky and Mrs. Nesbitt


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:43 | 2767679 sessinpo
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And I named them... whoops, not suppose to let you know about that.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:50 | 2766687 sosoome
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Public Private Partnerships, loved by both parties, gotta go. They'll squeal like piglets, but we have to claim our guaranteed republican form of government.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:15 | 2766433 brettd
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In Nashville, the Mayor promised they'd bring a Super Bowl to the new stadium they funded for Bud Adams...who got it for free and doesn't even live in the state!  

Anyone for a Trip to Nashville in February?  

Cheerleaders in hot pants and down parkas?



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