Thanks to Tom Mielke for making the statement that had to be made: you clowns want a baseball stadium? Then you clowns pay for it. Pay for ALL of it.
Pay for the dirt you're going to build it on; pay for the structure, pay for the maintenance, pay for the infrastructure... pay for it all, and leave the taxpayers alone. And if you have "alternate plans," then feel free to get off your greedy asses and use them.
Unfortunately, the two democrats on the commission, Steve "The Liar" Stuart and Marc "Turncoat" Boldt, voted to continue on with this rip off.
The idea that in this economy, the people of this county should be taxed without asking them to enrich a bunch of millionaires from Yakima is simply beyond any construct of common sense.
There is no excuse. There is no explanation. There is no reason. These dillwads threaten to take their show down the road?
Then swell. Don't let the door hit you in your collective asses on the way out.