Are you planning to inquire how the prosecution did such a poor and unsatisfactory job?
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And again: If I hadn't been identified by other people who read this blurb *and* if this blurb had been correctly reported by Lauren, I would not be here. None of us would.
Every so often someone with narcissistic personality disorder shows up on the CL message boards.
Doria, this explains you:
You aren't benefiting from album sales. You benefit from attention.
Anyone remember Zanna Don't? That psychopath who kept posting. Doria and her could be besties.
Thank GOD for clearing up all this nonsense, Doria. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF, LAUREN!!! How dare CL post an article that doesn't name any names or implicate anyone of anything! I knew it was some second-rate acoustic-queer from the second I saw that picture that vaguely resembled a human with a guitar floating in front of it!
Thanks again, Doria, for letting us know that this blurb was about you, and THANKS AGAIN for keeping us updated.
Hey Thomas, do we really have to go over this again? The shape of the earth is surely not in dispute. Nor is the value of 27 years of Atlanta hotel-motel tax going to the Falcons under this year's deal. About $500mm at the time, a bit less today because interest rates are up. Never $200mm, unless you predict the end of the world around 2030.
And the jobs impact of losing a 10-game per year team - if stiffing Arthur would have lost it - is a measly couple hundred of minimum wage jobs on year-round equivalent basis, and that includes the hotel and restaurant impact. Losing the Braves will result in about 8 times the loss of these min-wage jobs. Still nowhere near enough to warrant throwing any city (or Cobb County) money at them.
Finally, state laws are not immutable. Don't overlook that they can and often are changed.
But yes, your main point is right: the billionaire lobby speaks much louder to pols than all the rest of us put together. And in this year's local election we people took a small step to put the pols on notice. The big money crowd championed several go-along incumbents but we kicked them out.
I am sad to see a woman being threatened and harrased by a stalker made into entertainment. Ms. Roberts is the victim here. Even if she was upset and confused, she deserves respect and protection from the law enforcement authorities.
Violence against women is not a subject for entertainment. We should be working to stop this problem at it's source, not discouraging wmen from reporting it. Tooo many lives have already been lost.
To the people who, despite my every effort to explain this, think that I'm benefiting somehow:
What *exactly* do you think I'm getting out of this? I'm curious.
CD sales? Do you think after 20 years as an indie artist (and at the age of 42) I'm sitting here rubbing my hands together thinking, "Oh yeah, this is my big break! My iTunes sales are gonna go through the roof! Merry Christmas to me and Beyonce!"
Or, do you think people are buying "sympathy sandwiches" at my shop? Even if they were, do you know what the margins are in the food industry?
Do you think it's for general sympathy? Well, I've been dealing with the internet as a public person for a long time and I can tell you for every 10 sympathetic people there are 2-3 trolls just waiting to anonymously tell you what a sh*t of a human being you are. I mean, approximately. I don't have hard data for that.
So, if I open myself up to garner sympathy, I already know what else I open myself up to because, well, I'm an adult. But, wait, you know this...so.
You can't see me but I'm laughing at the thought of all of this.
Like, laughing out loud.
Here's the thing: I'm a relatively popular working class independent musician and activist who owns a relatively popular small business with her wife in East Atlanta and we are doing okay for ourselves, you know? It's cool.
The only thing we exploit is ourselves.
We've both had jobs since we were kids.
We work hard.
We show up every single day.
We do our job.
We go home and watch TV and hang with our dogs.
But, when you are a working class *anything* and you don't have trust funds, rich uncles or investors, your reputation is your social currency so we protect it.
This is an okay thing to do, I'm entitled to that and is fairly simple and straightforward stuff so I'm not sure where the disconnect is happening for you.
Also, this: Google is your friend.
Literally, half of my entire life is on line. Go for it. You will see nothing on any of my multiple social media pages about this until Tuesday. You will also find that this is pretty much how I handle things. Meaning, I don't let people crap on me when I don't deserve it, I'm action oriented and when I'm wrong I say so.
Again, fairly simple and straightforward stuff.
So, I will say this one last time as simply as possible unless, of course, you find it necessary to find (imo) unmitigated fault with it again and make anonymous comments:
If I hadn't been identified by other people who read this blurb *and* if this blurb had been correctly reported by Lauren, I would not be here. None of us would.
To Robert Nebel:
In Georgia?! Sh'yeah, right; maybe in another decade when it takes assholes in Cobb and Gwinnett two hours+ to drive to their jobs in their SUVs, we may see a real improvement in transit.
Please don't vote for this ignorant douchebag.
"Cobb, a mammoth county that suffers both from an inferiority complex and an inflated ego..."
Quote of the year right there.
i'm still waiting to hear from the 30-year-old norcross man with a blotchy, red face to find out if his police report was reported to his liking.
if that guy thinks his psychotic break down/ongoing mental illness doesn't make him look crazy and attention-starved enough, i hope he knows to identify himself by posting multiple times on the CL website so he can engender some additional sympathy and attention.
and don't forget to write about it (a lot!) on FB!
My kid goes to a public elementary school with over 90% free lunch.
You know what?
There are kids assigned to throw away trash and wipe down the tables after every lunch period.
You think the East Cobb kids get this kind of work detail?
Wow. What could be worse than being harassed by a stalker? Perhaps adding to the victim's distress by having the crime "reported" on inaccurately, with a crude caricature to accompany the piece, followed by blame-the-victim trolls in the comments section. And when you respond as the strong, intelligent, articulate woman you are, and try to set the record straight, you are criticized for that as well.
Creative Loafing, it is extremely disturbing that you published this at all. Anyone who is familiar with Doria Roberts and the East Atlanta business district would know to whom you refer.
And to those who would ridicule Ms. Roberts for 1) going to the police when she is being harassed; and 2) speaking out in a pointed and articulate way when a wildly inaccurate report appears in the local rag -- well, I hope you all never have to experience the distress and anxiety of being stalked. Most of you can't even hold a candle to Ms. Roberts' talent, intelligence, and strength of character. I assume your negative comments toward her stem from your own fears and inadequacies, but that's something you should deal with without projecting it onto a stalking victim. Shame on you.
Goodness. The disdain for poor people is just sad. Everyone wants there to be poor people so we can have cheap housecleaning, cheap handymen, cheap food but then they are looked down upon like they are choosing to be poor. It's disgusting really. The sad part is that this was becoming Dr. King's mission when he was killed a half century ago and now the attitudes toward the poor have gotten worse.
While I feel that we are festooned with too many autos, strip malls, lack of east-west connections, I am still optimistic that the metro has the ability to turn things around. It just takes bold leadership & and an involved public that desires change.
Note to people: don't have kids if your poor. End of Story. As a single person, I don't want to subsidize your poor choices in life. Thanks for listening.
"Using 19 criteria Arthur D. Little assessed the mobility maturity and performance of 84 cities worldwide."
What is that criteria?
and mop the floor with tears! amirite, kingston?
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