a surprise christmas gift for myself. i can't wait to see what it is!
Weird Al CD
"getting a real job WOULD explain ol' fife's pseudo absence since early june (assuming that we are all pretending that he's not checking in from time to time as "leery negro"). "
bump because jesus christ something is wrong with your brain
Because we all have to endure that brief, uncomfortable period of time where nobody's drunk yet.
We show up with plastic shopping bags and Tupperware containers to get all the leftovers.
I take unflattering photos of them and post all over social media.
Probably because of the language barrier but I don't really know because i'm not sure what they're saying most of the time
Because I have uncontrollable eye-roll syndrome.
yup. all of the masks at the dinner table make eating turkey and mashed potatoes a little awkward but watching football games after dinner is still cool.
They get all huffy because I know that they're all really eric pheiffer hiding masks of my mom, dad, uncles, cousins, and grandparents and I'm not afraid to call them out on it because clearly eric is out to get me in me real life the same way he is on this website and I'm too unstupid to not notice.
They're jealous of both my success and impressive goatee.
They generally get jealous of my Gorgeous looks.
a lacrosse stadium w/ pony rides.
I would build a Community Riding Center for disadvantaged children and young people:
"At Ebony Horse Club we use horses to improve the education, life skills, and aspirations of disadvantaged young people growing up in Brixton, South London. We teach riding and horse care, take groups to outdoor events in and outside of London, and mentor children experiencing significant challenges in their everyday lives. Learning to ride takes a lot of courage, patience, and determination and it allows children to discover inner strengths they never knew they had and even more importantly, improves their self-confidence."
The space where Turner Field sits would be a perfect location. They are already talking about putting a race track there, so how about a horse riding community center instead?
People would see it on the drive in from the airport and it would be great P.R. for Atlanta as a global city (in addition to helping disadvantaged youth). Seriously, win-win all around.
I think that the big winner here could be GA State. They may finally have a location to build their stadium.
Oy, You know very well that 40,000 kids mired in poverty and attending APS's crappy schools did nothing to deserve their fate. Did every homeless vet deserve his? There, but for the grace of god, go I.
What Cobb does for the poor is desert the city and refuse to contribute. And yes, Cobb's capacity to help is higher than the city's. A few high-rollers in Buckhead don't make up for a couple of hundred thousand very low-income residents.
The tyranny we actually face is of a politics run by and for the billionaires - the Kochs, Blanks and Malones.
"Shucking off all responsibility for the local unfortunate is what's twisted."
You know what they do and don't do in Cobb for the downscale? As for the "unfortunate" term, I've spent quite a bit of time among them and it is easily understood that a tiny fraction of the downtrodden are there by actions other than their own.
"Cobb's population is ~50% larger than the city's and it's average income is considerably higher."
Sounds like Atlanta is a suburb of Cobb. I say again, despite the population number and income, no way there is more wealth in Cobb than Atlanta proper. Think of all those fat cats in Buckhead and NW of there. If I AM wrong, then it is logical that the Braves would move there and A-Town was lucky to have them for so long.
"rational government of the public square would make life better for almost everyone"
That is tyranny. You want tyranny of the committee to control what everyone else does, to make them conform to your idea of what is good and proper. Is there no room for freedom in your idea of freedom?
"The issue is a concentration of poverty in the city, Clayton and Dekalb which threatens to screw up the entire region's development when Cobb abuses its advantage to erode the central city."
You need to relax. Utopia is not attainable. Communities compete for sports teams. It has always been so and, in the great scheme of life, it is no big deal
"You have a seriously twisted sense of what's going on here. Isn't it the poor, poor, pitiful poor who are the freeloaders?"
Shucking off all responsibility for the local unfortunate is what's twisted.
"No way Cobb has greater aggregate wealth than Atlanta."
Cobb's population is ~50% larger than the city's and it's average income is considerably higher. You do the math.
"You see yourself as a counter cultural anti-establishmentarian, I betcha, and here you are arguing for statism and central control. "
You lose your bet and yes I believe rational government of the public square would make life better for almost everyone.
"I'll agree that there are too many petty fiefdoms in metro Atlanta and Georgia, but central control from Atlanta isn't the answer. Havn't we just spent weeks bitching about Atlanta city government?"
Who said anything about central control from Atlanta? A metro government would be elected by all eligibles among the 5mm residents. Burb voters would dominate, but they'd be paying their fair share of public services for all. The fundamental issue is not Atlanta city govt, which is certainly no worse and arguably a great deal more transparent than the cronies running Cobb and Gwinnett. The issue is a concentration of poverty in the city, Clayton and Dekalb which threatens to screw up the entire region's development when Cobb abuses its advantage to erode the central city.
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