Well, here we have a unbiased opinion of city's living. I think he nails it.
Send ole Hans an email, let him know he's doing such a great job, email@example.com
Um, a shithole is a place not a person. Common English expression, people.
Also, the part of Smyrna where the Braves plan to move is a shithole.
Why am I getting the feeling that you live closer to the Perimeter than Downtown in some cushy faux neighborhood, but like to show CL cred by being the protector of all things liberal?
I'm willing to admit I'm at times a d-bag, and like to be a gadfly. But I also can empathize with others not just a similar circle of people that hold the same beliefs I do.
FWIW I hope I'm pretty consistent, I could care less what a persons belief system, race, religion, sexual orientation, dogma, or for all it matters them being a dog person vs. a cat person, as long as it doesn't cause me (or the general public etc.) personal harm. Judge people by their actions. It allows me to be fairly comfortable in my belief system vs. someone who thinks making fun of other communities is funny, but moans and whines if it is directed at their peer group.
(Also willing to admit that your alliteration was better than mine, or lack thereof.)
On a side note, doing a google search for Atlanta, Shithole brings up some interesting/hateful results.
Seventy rounds fired? I'm surprised that Ghetto Gobins can even perform a magazine change.
More good news for MARTA: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/real_ta…
"AMLI purchased about 7 acres in Buckhead at Roxboro and East Paces Ferry roads, [next to the MARTA LENOX Station] Instead, AMLI will develop at least 640 apartment units.
AThe property is considered one of the top development sites in Buckhead because of its location next to Lenox Square and the Lenox MARTA station.
The master plan requires the developer to set the buildings amid parks and a grid-like layout that would promote more walkability.
Architects would likely attempt in their designs some sort of connectivity to Lenox Square and MARTA."
"What I don't think some people (including you) are willing to admit is how their own biases cloud their perspective."
VOX that is a laughable line coming from the person who just made the grossly inappropriate analogy with a racial and sexual preference slur and still fails to admit it was a poor choice.
But fine sure I'll admit "Smyrna Shitholes" is more amusing in part because they (Cobb) are the victors in this contest to throw tax dollars to a private business and in part because I'm biased against the politicians in Cobb.
Oh and your subsequent analogy sucks. " boarded up projects for welfare recipients" is not alliterative. Not to mention you are changing the context entirely.
"'Smyrna Shitholes' is somehow amusing, but I'm guessing 'Fulton Faggots' or 'Atlanta Apes' wouldn't be." Bottom line, to other than the Duck Dynasty guy or Sarah Palin you should NOT have to guess, your examples should not be amusing.
As to this line
"hypocrisy of yucking it up at one community's expense while being up in arms for another's, is a nauseating part of humanity."
Well you fucked up trying to illustrate that point. Though think you picked a poor instance to try to illustrate that point anyway.
drinking and driving is a douchebag move, wesley.
"70 shell casings were place at the crime scene, but...No injuries were reported"
I wonder where the ATL ranks on Curbed's "Cities with Piss-Poor Marksmanship" list?
no shit? i was heading home around 1:30 last night and all of north avenue was blocked off just east of boulevard by officers, cars and tape stretching all the way across the street.
as i was making a u-turn in the middle of the street, the person in the car with me was like "that's weird, i can't even see the body from here, but you know there's one close by". since i was a few G&Ts into the evening, i didn't stick around to find out.
so what happened to the 3rd guy that was in the car - did he get away by foot or was he not charged?
This is the same guy who tried to show his manliness by calling a gay activist a pansy:
What a maroon.
"We're getting beat up online."
Ooh! Ooh! Was that our cameo?
I could have wrapped all of this up in "We're leaving" and "Good-bye." I agree with the Mayor - we have more important things to do with the money.
I moved from Inman Park to (very) East Cobb County this year (2.5 hour reverse commutes from Alpharetta were starting to take their toll). I've heard intown Atlanta called or characterized as things a lot worse than a shithole in the last few months. Some selected gems:
1. "Oh, you must feel much safer now!" Um, no, not really. It's not all that hard to be safe in a big city if you just pay attention to what's going on and take simple precautions.
2. "Aren't you happy to have your kids in good schools?" Actually, our old Elementary School was, pound for pound and demographics understood, pretty much just as good as the new one.
3. "Inman Park? Isn't that where the hold that degenerate parade?" Yeah, actually (at least) 2 each year.
4. "Don't you miss the restaurants?" Well, yeah. Downtown Roswell is a reasonable facsimile, but I do miss The Wrecking Bar quite a bit.
Every one in (very) East Cobb County is all a twitter about the Braves moving:
Them: "Finally I can go to the Braves game!"
Me: "Why couldn't you go before?"
Them: "Traffic was awful!"
Me: "But you commute to midtown every day anyway."
Them: "Well, but my commute to midtown is safer!"
Um, I get it. These are the same people that think an airport in Paulding County is a good idea because "it'll draw better customer service employees." All these quotes are from next door neighbors, btw.
I do grasp the nuance and difference.
What I don't think some people (including you) are willing to admit is how their own biases cloud their perspective.
If CLs core audience was in Smyrna then I bet the discussion would be entirely different.
My specific point is that it is wrong when a person of authority uses derisive language against a community. But apparently if it is uttered by part of 'our group', the enlightened intelligentsia inside the perimeter, those same standards go out the window.
Let's make it much more simple so the defense mechanisms don't kick as rapidly....What would the reaction be here if an official from Smyrna called downtown nothing but boarded up projects for welfare recipients? (which obviously isn't true, but neither is all of Smyrna a 'shithole' and Cobb all 'crackers').
Personally I think we need to step back, relax and enjoy things said in good humor, but the hypocrisy of yucking it up at one community's expense while being up in arms for another's, is a nauseating part of humanity.
Bread and Circuses...yes, let's focus on a few words written in an internal email!
Anything to draw attention away from the fact that Cobb County is handing over $300 million to a corporation without even a debate, let alone a vote.
The stuck pig squeals the loudest!
Eff Earl Ehrhart! Using one county's tax dollars to bid away a team from a neighbor is really not what public officials are being paid for. What a jerk. His plan is to ease Cobbers' pain at being taken advantage of by their slimy pols by speaking out when they get their feelings hurt by us wicked in-towners.
Misprint for Smyrna IS A shithole.
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