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March 20, 2013

ROOT: Setting the record straight

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — As for the “other” stadium, that is something completely different. The domed downtown stadium is just in the proposal phase right now and it is being completely financed by a group of rich guys that want to build the ultimate mancave. NO tax dollars will go into any aspect of the proposed new domed stadium. The Bills, Erie County and the NFL have absolutely no desire to build a new stadium in Buffalo and, as far as those entities are concerned, the new stadium proposal has nothing to do with the NFL or The Ralph. And it will not be a waterfront stadium filled with snow because, unless they collapse, dome stadiums do not fill with snow.

THE STATEMENT ON FACEBOOK: “Barack Obama should be impeached and every unconstitutional law on the books should be repealed. The congressional representatives who voted for those unconstitutional laws should all be arrested. Share if you agree.”

The correct answer: If you share this, then you should be ashamed of yourself. Barack Obama did not invent unconstitutional laws and he is certainly not the only president ever accused of creating questionable legislation. Repealing every unconstitutional law on the books would mean going back a lot further than the beginning of the Obama administration, which means that it may be difficult rounding up the congressional representatives who voted for those laws as well.

By the way, when people complain about the unconstitutional nature of something the president does, they are usually referring to things that the president did without the approval of congress. So, there’s that too.

THE STATEMENTS ON FACEBOOK: “Looks like the Sabres fired the wrong guy” and “The Sabres new coach is terrible too.”

The correct answer: Firing Lindy Ruff was an important first step in the rebuilding of the Sabres’ franchise. Interim head coach Ron Rolston was brought in from Rochester to finish out the season while the team looks for a new, permanent head coach. The team is still playing Lindy’s system, which would be obvious to anyone who watches the games.

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