Just nine days to go, folks, which means that Scott Nagel now has to raise an average of $18,333.33 per day.
Hmmm...Now, he says there are "about" 50 pledges so far, for a total of "about" $70,000. Nagel's been at this fundraising thing for several months, but to make the math easy, let's say he's been at it for 3 months, or "about" 90 days.
That works out to a donation "about" every other day, which, if that pattern holds, hmmm...That's over $36,000 every other day he'll need to raise, or "about" that much, anyway.
Meanwhile, the Lincoln Theater is STILL FOR SALE, along with Scott Nagel's blarney and BS. When you think about the millions and millions of dollars that have been wasted and pilfered in Port Angeles over, say, the last decade, $235,000 is really just a drop in the bucket. But the fact remains that all that money has been wasted and pilfered, leaving none for causes like this.
Nathan West's Boardwalk and Beach combo? Yes! Glenn Cutler's titanic Turd Tank on the shoreline? Of course! Half a million bucks for Jim McEntire to play with at the EDC? You can bet he'll get it eventually. Fifty thousand bucks a year for year after year to keep Barb Frederick employed? Sure! Dizzying amounts of debt to pay for projects that are - at best - highly questionable? Why not?
But a drop in the bucket to do something concrete to help revitalize downtown? Oops! It really is a drought, because the well is dry...