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Re: “Chris Rock wasn't talking about the Atlanta Braves specifically, but...

Actually, the league gets most of its 'black' players from Latin America!

Posted by Eric Lowe on 04/24/2015 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Garner resigns from AFCRA board, Eaves requests investigation into controversial Bottoms' hiring

Max Blau,

I think that CL readers would really benefit from an investigative story into the qualifications of our councilpeople, commissioners, judges, etc. They have degrees and can roll of a list of positions held previously, but I seriously doubt that they'd have this level of decisionmaking power in the private sector.

The get elected by a few thousand people and all of a sudden become experts. Please!

It would be interesting to know who is truly qualified to lord over billions of dollars in public money. I doubt that it's more than a handful.

Bond has already admitted to not understanding basic math and to being ethically challenged. I bet Bottoms isn't far behind. Start with her since she's on the hotseat right now and because her name is pretty high alphabetically. Then just go down the list.

Inquiring minds want to know.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Brecko77 on 04/24/2015 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Quick Bites: Woodfire Grill closing, chef changes at Last Word, and more

I think that Kroger had a Starbucks kiosk when they first opened. Not only does Target have one, but so does Barnes & Noble. I preferred the Caribou that used to be over there. Too many Starbucks I guess.

Posted by ATLOshun on 04/24/2015 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Feds looking into DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May

"There were things done in the past that was loosey-goosey at best. Looking back now, I do understand that it was a different treatment than others had been given,"

As close an admission of guilt as we will hear.

Posted by Burroughston Broch on 04/24/2015 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Garner resigns from AFCRA board, Eaves requests investigation into controversial Bottoms' hiring

6 trumps 3, unless Eaves has photos of Hizzoner in bed with a live boy or a dead girl.

Posted by Burroughston Broch on 04/24/2015 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Chris Rock wasn't talking about the Atlanta Braves specifically, but...

Baseball doesn't fit the Black thug narrative that's why you don't see very many Blacks in the MLB anymore. If it really were about Basketball courts being cheaper to maintain than Baseball fields, then you'd see a whole lot more Latinos in the NBA.

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Rule .303 on 04/24/2015 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Feds looking into DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May

Did you catch this paragraph, inatl?
"A nearly $6,500 check was cut to WRS the following day despite the fact that the county typically requires property owners to pay for repairs before being reimbursed. In most cases, DeKalb requires a minimum of two estimates for repair work stemming from the county's mistakes. And the settlement process doesn't always pay out the full amount of the repairs. But WSB-TV found no such estimates from May."

The special treatment, plus the $4000 payment, warrant investigation.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 04/24/2015 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Reed: Sentencing ex-APS educators to prison time 'was appropriate because children were involved'

Just Kasim Reed taking full advantage of the fact that the majority of ignorant, uninformed people in Atlanta have no idea that in reality Kasim Reed tried to cover up the cheating scandal.

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Posted by Atlanta-Terminus of Ignorance on 04/24/2015 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Chris Rock wasn't talking about the Atlanta Braves specifically, but...

"Cities abandoned those programs to a large extent because basketball courts were cheaper and easier to maintain."
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Other reasons basketball is preferred by schools is that it is slightly less dangerous and it can be played year around.

Personally, I can't play either one anymore, but I prefer watching baseball.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 04/24/2015 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Chris Rock wasn't talking about the Atlanta Braves specifically, but...

Baseball and Chris Rock - not relevant since 1995 or so.

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 04/24/2015 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Chris Rock wasn't talking about the Atlanta Braves specifically, but...

Who cares what Cris Rock says, I sure don't. Maybe Vincent Fort and his cronies have something to say about it but their some of the most racist people in the city and state!

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Dont Care on 04/24/2015 at 5:47 PM
Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 04/24/2015 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Chris Rock wasn't talking about the Atlanta Braves specifically, but...

baseball is dying. it is slightly more exciting than watching a 162 day chess match. Millennials' ADD can't handle that shit.

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Posted by Dickson Poon on 04/24/2015 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Chris Rock wasn't talking about the Atlanta Braves specifically, but...

A lot of this actually has to do with funding for parks and their programmings in the city. Baseball fields are large, require maintenance, and a fair amount of equipment (balls, bats, gloves, catcher's equipment). Cities abandoned those programs to a large extent because basketball courts were cheaper and easier to maintain.

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Posted by Matt Garbett on 04/24/2015 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Chris Rock wasn't talking about the Atlanta Braves specifically, but...

David Justice was black ?!

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Posted by nohyphens on 04/24/2015 at 5:01 PM

Re: “What to do with Howell Mill Road north of the Waterworks?

Honestly I don't know why this is a issue for anyone. When we have concerns in zone 3 that are far worst. If your only concern is water on ridgeway... YOUR DOING GREAT!!!!

Posted by August Jordan on 04/24/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Chris Rock wasn't talking about the Atlanta Braves specifically, but...

So if I say that basketball has become too black, that makes me a racist. But when Chris Rock says a sport has become too white(only because you aren't allowed to celebrate a play) its frowned upon and we should all change. His whole segment is completely 1 sided and chooses to not speak about how the sport is still bringing in new fans daily. If baseball was dying, why are we seeing new stadiums being built each year?

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Posted by honkysbbq on 04/24/2015 at 4:51 PM

Re: “What to do with Howell Mill Road north of the Waterworks?

It's all too little too late unless maybe you're just being born.

Posted by Mark David Eisen on 04/24/2015 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Glenridge Hall faces demolition in the near future

Wow---glad my husband and I are saving/restoring a house in Birmingham that is on the National Register. Built by the father of Margaret Mitchell's closest friend, Mitchell lived in our home's guest house for a time while working for the Birmingham News. The gig in B'ham helped land her the job with the Atlanta Journal. I used to live in Atlanta and drove past Glenridge Hall everyday. Very SAD!

Posted by Janet Coupland McClendon on 04/24/2015 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Crawfish for Cancer uses art to spread the word

coohl graffiti :^)

Posted by nohyphens on 04/24/2015 at 3:10 PM

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