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Re: “Perdue receives nod from former President George H.W. Bush

From the look on Bush's face it wasn't a very hearty endorsement. Either that or he just eat a handful of prunes.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/15/2014 at 7:32 PM

Re: “ASO lockout 'damaging to everybody'

Romanstein and Hensen know each other well. There are many similarities between the ASO and MO partly because there is a familial overlap.

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Posted by George Curran on 09/15/2014 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

And it's funny that leery is all obsessed about spelling, I vaguely remember some other D bag who used to troll this site and do the same thing....

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Posted by The Truth on 09/15/2014 at 6:45 PM

Re: “First Slice 9/14/14: Bill Clinton visited Reynoldstown, ate a hearty breakfast

actually, word is, he didn't eat anything.

Posted by Curt Morse on 09/15/2014 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

I did not call Marta police.....the woman and children were actually with him. He was dressed in an immaculately clean little NY Yankee pinstripe short and shirt set. He was agitated, walking back and forth calling the woman a MF this, CS whore that. The kids nonchalance said they have seen it all before, the woman was holding her chin up looking like she was ready to get jacked, and take it, like she had many times before.

Welcome to Atlanta

Posted by The Truth on 09/15/2014 at 6:28 PM

Re: “ASO lockout 'damaging to everybody'

Why any management team would want a repeat of the Minnesota Orchestra lockout is entirely beyond me. Are they deliberately copying the Minnesota debacle, or are they too dense to realize the similarities? Atlanta, apply all the pressure you can to get these slippery decision-makers out of power.

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Posted by songofthelark on 09/15/2014 at 6:14 PM

Re: “R.I.P., Zesto Drive-In on Ponce de Leon Avenue

Seriously expecting Cliff Bostock told hold a memorial ceremony. Any details concerning time and date of upcoming service would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Kudzuguy on 09/15/2014 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing is hiring a Digital Editor

"Might I suggest https://adblockplus.org/ ?"

I actually am blocking, but I'm always seeking out things to complain about.

"PLEASE don't use Adblock Plus on sites (like CL) that don't deserve it."

They all deserve it because it's a matter of privacy. I can deal with an annoying popup here and there, but I don't fancy being tracked all over the web. These "marketing" companies that partner with sites like CL are doing more than just serving up ads. They're profiling you and selling that info to anyone who'll buy...insurance companies for instance. So you can't search for "diabetes" or "HIV" or "hypertension" without them knowing. Imagine the implications. And then go to http://www.abine.com/ or http://www.ghostery.com/. And http://torproject.org/ too.

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Posted by leery negro on 09/15/2014 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Proposed ordinance could hurt historic preservation efforts, advocates say

Ignatius-

Read the criteria in the act and tell me what areas in Atlanta are not "eligible": http://www.achp.gov/docs/nhpa%202008-final…

This guidance may help you some (This is where 50 years comes in): http://www.nps.gov/nr/publications/bulleti…

You want to pay the high cost for living in a historic area great, no one is stopping you. But don't force it on the whole city where some of us need a reasonable cost of living and don't mind vacant buildings being demolished, re-purposed as new denser urban homes which bring new neighbors instead of an empty husk.

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Posted by jsvh on 09/15/2014 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing is hiring a Digital Editor

Wheatley you evil bastard.

Posted by leery negro on 09/15/2014 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing is hiring a Digital Editor

Oh snap! Soundbite THAT!

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 09/15/2014 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing is hiring a Digital Editor

@Leery,

I'm writing a grant application requesting cash to hire 24 people who will do nothing but pen Soundbites posts.

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Posted by ThomasWheatley on 09/15/2014 at 4:34 PM

Re: “R.I.P., Zesto Drive-In on Ponce de Leon Avenue

This is very upsetting for me. This Zesto has been my go to hangover treatment facility of choice for more than a decade. I am glad to hear that the new owner is expected to save the building. Can we get that in writing?

Posted by Sparkle666 on 09/15/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Proposed ordinance could hurt historic preservation efforts, advocates say

jsvh, did you actually read the above article?

Here is the definition of 'Historic' from the ordinance (and generally accepted): Any neighborhood which is listed on or is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.

This is not an ambiguous thing. There is a very well documented process for determining eligibility. Being older than 50 years is not the criteria. Hell, there are plenty of younger than 50 properties that have been considered eligible.

And, believe me, if I could just "change the wording" of an ordinance, I wouldn't stop at this one.

The reason you are confused is because you are drinking the developer kool-aid. People sub-divide lots to squeeze more profits from less land. Sorry-not-sorry for not feeling bad that there are some controls on land development.

P.S. I call bullshit on this: "[historic preservation] is more often used to stop someone from rebuilding a 1940s vacant tiny duplex that is in a not-so-good area that is just too expensive to restore."

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Posted by Ignatius J Reilly on 09/15/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing is hiring a Digital Editor

PLEASE don't use Adblock Plus on sites (like CL) that don't deserve it. It takes money out of their pockets, and what you're doing is encouraging them to become clickbait hives like Buzzfeed or HuffPost.

Support sites with minimal clickbait by letting their ads get through!

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Posted by Corker on 09/15/2014 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing is hiring a Digital Editor

"stupid ass newsletter popup"

Might I suggest https://adblockplus.org/ ?

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Posted by J to the G on 09/15/2014 at 4:16 PM

Re: “R.I.P., Zesto Drive-In on Ponce de Leon Avenue

"... ending a 60-year run at its iconic Old Fourth Ward location."

Nope. Ponce de Leon is the northern boundary of the Old Fourth Ward. And Zesto is on the other side of Ponce de Leon.

Also, it's "Zesto", not "Zesto's": http://www.zestoatlanta.com/breaking-news/ .

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Posted by JoeInAtlanta on 09/15/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Proposed ordinance could hurt historic preservation efforts, advocates say

Ignatius - Any neighborhood that is older than 50 years (and what Atlanta neighborhoods are not?) is eligible. If you are worried about neighborhoods that are in the application process then change the wording so it protects any neighborhood that has submitted an application for historic designation. Not the current ambiguous wording.

If you visit many neighborhoods in south Atlanta where I live you will find that many parcels are in need of development. We should not be trying to make things unnecessarily hard for developers in neighborhoods that want development just because you have a grudge.

I know we all envision historic preservation as saving this old mansion where someone famous lived from being turned into gas station, but realize that it is more often used to stop someone from rebuilding a 1940s vacant tiny duplex that is in a not-so-good area that is just too expensive to "restore".

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Posted by jsvh on 09/15/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “On the Atlanta Hawks and the black bogeyman

At the heart of the comments is the lack of respect for minority economic contribution to the Atlanta Hawks business.

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Posted by Corro'll Angie Driskell on 09/15/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing is hiring a Digital Editor

Then I'm gonna accost Wheatley and tickle him until that 'Soundbites' shit is 86ed.

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Posted by leery negro on 09/15/2014 at 3:19 PM

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