"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,."
Perhaps not "the president" himself, but if we're talking "presidential administration* there *is* some precedent from the state just west of here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Siegelman…
Not that I'm saying this sort of stuff is good (quite the opposite, really), but it's not like it's never happened before...
what happened with the 5 story "transitional housing" complex that was scheduled to be built a block south of this at the corner of moreland and hardee? that seemed like a terrible idea from the jump.
i think it was another project by the reynoldstown revitalization corp, or whoever is in charge of that small, poorly run housing complex located behind the gas station at wylie and moreland.
@get a clue: a lot of the abandoned houses were bought by developers YEARS ago & then left to rot.
And no, not all "improvements" to neighborhoods are created equally. Moreland Ave doesn't deal well with the traffic it has now. So hopefully that's something Greystar addresses.
"Where were these Tea Party idiots when Bush was running the country into the ground like a drunken sailor, invading countries for no reason and spending gazillions on military bullshit?"
You could just as easily replace "Bush" with "Obama" and the sentence would still be true.....The only difference being we are now beginning to understand how widespread spying on US citizens is and that increased drone usage is killing many innocent people. Dwight Eisenhower warned of the military industrial complex. Too bad nobody has listened since Kennedy......
Personally, I'd rather have them keep the abandonned houses there on Moreland its so much cooler and hip with all the graffiti. I mean, who wants an improved neighborhood right?
"Cuz it DID happen."
But it wasn't a dream!! It was a place! And you and you and you...and you were there. But you couldn't have been could you? No, this was a real truly live place! And I remember some of it wasn't very nice, but most of it was beautiful! But just the same all I kept saying to everybody was "I want to go home," and they sent me home! Doesn't anybody believe me??!?!?!
--Courtesy of the magical land of Oz.
Oh Moreland Ave, what hath god wrought?
While I appreciate the use of statues to memorialize or symbolize ideals, events, etc. important to us, as well as the artistic value and pleasant atmosphere they can create, do we really need to place one in this spot right now? Not to be disrespectful to valid suggestions, just given how many different agendas and interest groups currently exist, it's only a matter of time until the conversation devolves into someone wanting to erect a festivus pole made out of coke bottles, a statue of Steve Jobs shaking hands with Lincoln/Carter/Eisenhower/insert founding father, or Alf playing poker with the Allman Brothers and Gandi.
If they REALLY feel the need to erect statues, maybe they could ring the new Liberty Plaza protest area with different statues. That would also foster some interesting conversations...
In all seriousness, how much would these statues cost? Do we perhaps have better options for using our state tax money than picking a single statue to represent the entrance when some group will always find fault with it and complain, regardless of who or what it represents?
I seem to recall citizen concerns about education, transportation, and crime coming up frequently.
I'm not sure why you're complaining about public needs in a blurb about private development, but as long as it's not primarily car-oriented a new mixed-use complex is a good thing. I'd be fine with a Texas doughnut right there.
Cityzen, sounds like you would have Carter riding the wave - news cycle to news cycle. That's not leadership, its shortsighted flailing. Thank goodness for the folks on the right that share that same view - the Teabaggers - they are bringing their party down.
In reality voters don't give a shit about ethics. They say they do, but then vote for politicians they know are corrupt. Most of the time they think everyone is lying and all of the name calling becomes a wash. If the charges are strong enough to stick and actually hurt Deal, then nothing Carter could do or say would make that happen any faster. Besides, that is what you use surrogates for.
My plan is that he run on his platform, one that focuses on the real problems facing Georgia, especially education. Not go from breaking news story to breaking news story, hoping that his voice is heard among all the others scrambling for the microphone at the same time. Chances are slim that anyone will beat Deal, but if we are going to do it we have to be smart and measured. We are not going to beat Deal by going after his ethics. Go after his record on education and healthcare. Issues that women (they are the swing voters btw) and their families care about.
As a side note, I have read all of the stories on this latest development in the ethics commission saga. I know that both of Deal's opponents and the Democratic and Republican parties have put out statements in response. I can't remember what any of them said. What I do remember is that the FBI is involved and that Deal looked like a whiny brat saying "I don't know why this is happening now."
Not that MLK wouldn't deserve the spot, but maybe we should put a statue of Thomas Jefferson (the champion of the separation of church and state) there instead of the ten commandments? All Repubs love protecting the ideals of our founding fathers, right?
Soooooo…any word on when District 1 City Councilwoman Carla Smith's gonna roll up her sleeves and update those Zoning Codes to prevent another 800 Glenwood/Fuqua debacle?
Hey Mr. Wheatley, it would be totally awesome if someone from Creative Loafing made some sort of fourth estate-protecting effort to inquire Carla Smith and Atlanta City Hall about this issue.
'Cuz hey, you CL guys DID recommend her for re-election, am I right?
It would have been nice if a Republican had made this proposal, but I guess hell hasn't frozen over yet.
Gahack, I take showers, not baths, to avoid throwing out babies.
Instead of cowering in hopes nobody will notice he's running, Carter needs to present himself as a strong alternative with better values and better ideas for regular Georgians. This ethics mess is a perfect opportunity to let people know who he is (assuming he knows himself). It's free advertising that he's turning down. Is your plan that he run as the bland Not-Deal? It would take much more than that to beat the Republican, which is a long shot by any standards.
That's right Oy. I recall the right being really upset when Rove bought the 04 election by hurling public money at the geezercare drug benefit.
And boy did they cut off Iraq war spending as soon as mission accomplished in 2003.
"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)?
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