Saturday, December 18, 2004

More Boobs, Less Balls? is reporting that one of the primary opponents (and sources of funding) against the proposed new baseball stadium in SE Washington DC is the owner of several gay nightclubs, adult theaters, and a gay porn shop. Is the sex industry trying to desperately hold on to their last bastion in DC? "The sex industry funded part of a campaign that opposes the construction of a new baseball stadium on the Anacostia waterfront. Opponents of a publicly financed baseball stadium spent roughly $50,000, trying to sway public opinion.
In one method used to get their message out, opponents used an automated phone line. " Siegel says he's staying in the background because he doesn't want to cloud the issue of baseball with sex. "No D.C. Taxes For Baseball" tells WTOP it wasn't trying to deceive anyone with its message. The group accepted money from Siegel's legal businesses to make its point. Other members of "No D.C. Taxes For Baseball" include the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and the Statehood Green Party. "

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