"beltline kroger"? nope. that's definitely the murder kroger.
someone's new to the area and isn't familiar with the local colloquialisms, i take it.
no need to have the entire discussion again, however. the info you need is here:
Cityzen, name me one SUBSTANTIVE reason for Carter to make a comment, that either helps him or hurts Deal. Courage is not substantive. Many folks with courage lose.
Carter may not be your cup of tea, but I would rather have him than Deal or any of his brethren. I think you throw out a lot of babies with your bathwater.
"Oh, my sides. How they ache from laughing at this!"
Are you questioning the veracity of my audacious declaration? Cuz it DID happen. You may not have noticed if you consume news from outlets on only one side of the political spectrum.
Emma Goldman wasn't "progressive" enough for some of CL's demographic.
No one is concerned about the 28.5% of the kids who don't graduate? That is a dismal number, however, great compared to the APS stats...
Wonder what it be if we took the dysfunctional school systems out of the equation, Atlanta, DeKalb, Clayton (all school systems embroiled in scandals)?
Thomas - is there any word on what, if anything, the BeltLine is planning in terms of extending Elizabeth and Dallas Streets across the Eastside Trail? I recognize that there are so many elements and moving parts to the BeltLine's progress and long-term plans that it's impossible to shed light on every detail, but the idea of creating additional street connections across the BeltLine in areas where there currently are none seems like it would seriously inhibit progress in a meaningful way.
I am sensitive to the fact that connecting across Dekalb and through the Krog Street tunnel will be challenging and expensive, but figuring out a way to connect the trail across existing roads where there is no existing right of way for the trail is a completely different scenario than figuring out ways to connect existing roads across the trail when no road connection currently exists. Its mystifying that a project of this magnitude that is so focused on pedestrians, connectivity and alternate forms of mobility would then provide more routes for cars like the ones proposed across Elizabeth and Dallas. The Eastside Trail is a 2 mile sanctuary away from cars, so it would be more than a little disheartening to see new roads built across this segment that would interrupt the flow of the trail and the ability for bikes and pedestrians to move easily without interruption through this segment.
The BeltLine is never going to be remembered as a project that created so many smart new road connections - it's a parks, trails and transit project, plain and simple - but with some $73 M of the phase one budget earmarked for "streetscapes" (more than half the amount set aside for trails and more than all of the amount set aside for affordable housing) I'd be very curious to see a) why so much money is being allocated to streetscapes, and b) how this streetscape money is going to be spent.
I'm a huge supporter of the BeltLine in general - I just hope that we don't fall into the same trap that Atlanta has been stuck in for decades where we bend over backwards trying to make things easier for cars at the direct expense of the pedestrian.
The change in antibiotics for livestock would be great, but the loophole for animal producers and requesting voluntary label changes by big pharma leave room for concern / doubt. It'd be interesting to see a follow-up report on this in a few months to a year, etc, including which companies have voluntarily complied, a tally of the lobbying money spent by the relevant companies, how antibiotic use has changed by category/application, etc.
oy: Are you questioning the accuracy of cityzen suggesting that Jason Carter not progressive enough?
"He caught unmerciful hell from the right over spending"
Oh, my sides. How they ache from laughing at this!
Deal will skate. You heard it here first.
"Thank goodness the FDA is doing something about this problem!"
Cosign...ditto...hell yeah, etc.
"Also I just don't Obama being capable of going after Deal. He is simply too afraid of conservatives."
Now that's just weird, J. First, why would the president "go after" a governor? Ever...for any reason? The Justice Dept. is spozed to be independent and impartial and any president that overtly went after a governor would be the story instead of the target,. And..."afraid of conservatives?'" Is that why he enrages them on a daily basis?
"And if Carter can't offer anything but calculating PR-driven mush or silence (and on the evidence to date he can't) he's a waste of space."
Always fun to watch the far left castigate the left.
"Where were these Tea Party idiots when Bush was...."
You obviously weren't paying attention during the Dubya years. He caught unmerciful hell from the right over spending, although there was no Tea Party movement per se.
"The wealthy won't pay their fare share"
Not true. The top pays way out of proportion while the bottom and the lower middle pay hardly anything. It's easy to find the numbers.
"In 5 years this stadium will show itself for what it is; An ill thought out, no impact studies, rushed through county approval, over budget and impossible to get to a game because of putting the darn thing smack dab in the middle of Hollywood and Vine."
Will you post a mea culpa in five years if you are proven wrong?
QM, True. The Dems seem to act as a farm team for the Repugs, don't they? Kasim is probably considering when to switch affiliation, just as Nathan and Sonny before him.
PR 101 is not leadership, is it? And if Carter can't offer anything but calculating PR-driven mush or silence (and on the evidence to date he can't) he's a waste of space. In case it's not obvious, this harsh criticism is an (almost certainly futile) attempt to provoke a sudden onset of courage among those atop the Dem party. Nothing to lose. If they can't find their cojones, nobody but a few hacks will support them.
@Wesley: It is called BeltLine Kroger.
Please see http://www.SaveTheTed.org
@Cityzen PR 101. No need to comment on a story that writes itself.
Making a comment has no upside. Staying silent is the best thing. If Deal implodes and is found to have committed wrongdoing then no one will remember a comment you made when it all started, but if for some reason the crook isn't found to have done anything that can be proved wrong, then the comment can come back and bite you. Let the GOP primary folks tear him apart first, stay above the fray, and only dirty your hands when its your turn.
Glad the feds are involved. Does it even matter though? Even if Deal is found guilty of tampering GA retardlicans will simply re-elect him. Good luck Georgia.
Joe: By "stakeholders," might they mean the people who hold the stake as they drive it through your heart?
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