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.
Unfortunately, many gun-owners see their weapons as part of themselves. I don't know how this happened; it's a real psychological wonder - the love of guns. They have but one purpose and that is to give their owners the right to call you names because they can shoot you. It's a cult who's motto is: "You're an idiot." I know; I have a FB page for banning assault weapons and mostly I get hate mail. But they claim to be a peaceful lot!
"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.
Could FreshLoafers start a petition urging that City Council restore Utz's lost pay in next year's budget? Almost all of us here believe he should not be penalized for caring or for retaining a sense of humor under stress. (Doublephantom at 10.45: 30-0) Anyone who has never exhibited a flash of anger on finding out he/she has been led down the garden path is welcome to dissent.
Ohhhh he did a Jerky Boys prank on Facebook with Money Gram ...ooohh really awesome!
He also did a great job playing someone from the "trap" acting ignorant. Might as well dress up in black-face Ben.
I know Mark I was being sarcastic. Poverty sucks.
Yall and yall bickering. I can't believe 3 people disliked that Metric song and then nobody liked it. Seriously people? Look yourself and the mirror and reevaluate please!
Crackers was actually the name of the long-time Atlanta minor league baseball franchise that played its games at Ponce Field 1901-1965.
I would imagine Utaz was making that alliterative reference.
Sadly I fear Vox does not - which speaks volumes.
Or perhaps he is running for political office and thus refuses to admit he made a mistake.
But you do see the difference in the word "shithole", which is simply prejorative and is not specifically directed toward a historically persecuted group of people, and "faggot" and "ape", which are, yes?
Yea Vox, read and understand what MikeInATL said. Hopefully you just didn't think that through in your attempt to say the anti OTP phrase is as bad ad when OTP people trash the City.
I mean Shitholes is so generic its obviously not even a stereotype of OTPers.
Anyway the appropriate analogy to Smyrna Shitholes would be more like.
1. Decatur Douchebags,
2. Fulton F*ckfaces,
3. Dekalb Dicks,
4. Sandy Springs Sluts
5. Buckhead Bitches
6. Atlanta Assholes
7 Peachtree Pedophiles
So if these terms were used by Gwinnett Officials if their Minor League baseball team left Gwinnett for these other places I think people would get the point. Well ok maybe Decatur Douchbags does hit a little close to home ...... Doh! just kidding my Decatur friends.
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