A person has all the rights to do whatever they would want to in their own yards. And as far as signs are concerned, it is perfectly fine if they are doing it.
Please let's stop calling the annoying panhandlers "homeless." There are about 20-30 panhandlers downtown. They rotate so makes them seem more numerous. I recommend responding with a loud and firm "no." Do not affirm their status quo by giving them money or by wishing them luck.
There is a small homeless population. They seem more numerous because of the organizations that try to "help" actually keep them congregated by the food hand-out area all day. Little help other than calories. The Atlanta Union Mission has a holistic approach to actually enable life-change from addiction, as well as mental health assistance.
Georgia citizens and visitors deserve to be able to buy local products from the people who make them. So many reasons to improve our laws and no real reason not to. We should all celebrate the progression of these bills with a great, local beer!!!!!
Oy, the subordinate clause is what SCOTUS ignored in Heller (?), the right to have guns is subordinated to the need for a militia.
And if all of you gun guys would read Heller (?) you would see that even the pain in the ass Scalia says that the "right to bear arms" is easily restricted the same as all of the other rights set out in the Bill of Rights.
None of us get to buy Tomahawk missiles and it's a downhill slide on the gun rights front if people decide to enact gun control laws that mean something.
"Keeping these concepts in mind, the column's statement that "there are at least 50 types of citations that will earn you a mandatory [court] appearance" is misleading."
It's not misleading at all. Check your own website, judge. http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=536
How many types of citations do you see there? More than 50.
I understand we're all sensitive when people question our efficiency, but he doesn't even address the real issues raised by the study.
@ Mark from Atlanta
"Ask your buddies Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity etc if union members are leftists.
Btw, why does anyone join a union? For financial reasons."
Those guys are not my buddies and I don't care what they think. I am asking you for your source to prove union members are leftists.
Some people join unions for philosophical reasons.
Now I'll add another challenge for you. You wrote, "...most of those who go and watch them are fat ass suburbanites.." What about the ITP fans? Are they fat asses and suburbanites also?
"multi-millions for public amenities, civic pride and bragging rights; but, not a penny for "little thing[s]" like food and healthcare for those that don't have it?"
Missed this one...so here you go:
Not a penny? Have you checked the figures on public expenditures or the poor, poor, pitiful poor? Higher than ever....and I'm for it...for the truly needy, anyway.
Every city in America has a large part of its central business district (CBD) that is dead after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. In Boston it's the Financial District, in New Orleans it's the "Central Business District," in New York it's Lower Manhattan, and in Philly it's the JFK Blvd/30th St Station area.
Atlanta's CBD stretches all the way from SCAD to the City Jail. Much of it south of Ponce de Leon Ave is dead after the offices close up, but most of Midtown is thriving all day every day. Take a walk down Peachtree St between 14th St and 8th St on a Friday night. While I am not defending the status quo, there are cities that don't even have a "Midtown." Their entire cores are dead all the time.
What Atlanta really needs is more Midtowns, Back Bays, French Quarters, Battery Cities and Society Hills surrounding Downtown. These high density residential areas will feed pedestrians and bicyclists into Downtown in the evenings and on weekends.
"this picture was instead replaced with Black Men"
No problem...black folk get robbed and killed, too, and have every right to defend themselves.
"do yourself a favor and gain some knowledge about the meaning of "well-regulated""
...soon as you gain some knowledge about the meaning of "subordinate clause."
"And used by every Rightwing "Christian" since it was spoken to justify greed."
I've never seen that verse used to justify greed, but you are correct that some phony baloney Christians bend over backwards to justify their greed...and they aren't all rightwingers. Remember Reverend Ike?
Nor do I mention it to imply that we shouldn't help the truly needy...just to remind everyone that there will always be poverty...and that it's existence is no reflection on you or me.
"On another note, Merry Christmas"
Thanks Man! And thank you from the bottom of my non-believing heart for not saying happy holidays...Goddess I hate that! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanuka! Super Solstice!
"Why are Georgia and most other southern states so often at the bottom on quality-of-life"
Screw the lists! You really believe that crap? There is no greater locale than sweet, merciful, bountiful beautiful Georgia!
GA booze wholesalers = crony capitalism.
They are parasites, useless middlemen and just a hair shy of gangsters and their sweetheart treatment by the Gooberlature is outrageous.
"Neither of these stadia will be a public amenity any more than the Cheetah or the Ritz-Carlton is a public amenity."
That's just nuts.
"cityzen, Oy is a true Georgian Republican. Hard labor for school lunches, huge subsidies for the rich. Don't try to find consistency in their values"
Just makin' shit up. None of that is true or a position I hold...but the last but describes lefties perfectly.
"Since you seem to want to deal in generalizations"
It is and I knew it...but as a fervent revolutionary in my yout and a political junkie all my adult life...I say that statement is generally true. Lefties hate sports. I didn't watch baseball, football or basketball for nearly a decade because it was from "The Man" and I was sure it would all be replaced with Frisbee and Earth Ball...and I wasn't even that strident like many of my friends at the time.
"They should have just issued the haiku as their statement and left it at that."
Wow..another one from you I agree with...let's grab a beer and discuss.
"To summarize, these billionaires and their fabulously wealthy corporations need hundreds of millions in taxpayer funds to help them build new stadiums for their also fabulously wealthy, private, for-profit sports teams? "
No...they don't "need" it...they ask and the cities and counties give. They don't have to. The teams and owners would be stupid to not ask. Cities want prestige and pro teams give prestige. I sure as hell wouldn't build one until I tried to get the city to kick in.
GO BRAVES! or...for you frothing haters...GO BRAVES! AND KEEP RIGHT ON GOING!...right outta town....
Well, here we have a unbiased opinion of city's living. I think he nails it.
This place was a definite letdown. Plenty of small plate options and plenty of misses. Too much salt and some dishes were well over-cooked. The grilled octopus was rubbery and the service missed every beat they possibly could have.
Send ole Hans an email, let him know he's doing such a great job, firstname.lastname@example.org
Um, a shithole is a place not a person. Common English expression, people.
Also, the part of Smyrna where the Braves plan to move is a shithole.
Why am I getting the feeling that you live closer to the Perimeter than Downtown in some cushy faux neighborhood, but like to show CL cred by being the protector of all things liberal?
I'm willing to admit I'm at times a d-bag, and like to be a gadfly. But I also can empathize with others not just a similar circle of people that hold the same beliefs I do.
FWIW I hope I'm pretty consistent, I could care less what a persons belief system, race, religion, sexual orientation, dogma, or for all it matters them being a dog person vs. a cat person, as long as it doesn't cause me (or the general public etc.) personal harm. Judge people by their actions. It allows me to be fairly comfortable in my belief system vs. someone who thinks making fun of other communities is funny, but moans and whines if it is directed at their peer group.
(Also willing to admit that your alliteration was better than mine, or lack thereof.)
On a side note, doing a google search for Atlanta, Shithole brings up some interesting/hateful results.
Seventy rounds fired? I'm surprised that Ghetto Gobins can even perform a magazine change.
More good news for MARTA: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/real_ta…
"AMLI purchased about 7 acres in Buckhead at Roxboro and East Paces Ferry roads, [next to the MARTA LENOX Station] Instead, AMLI will develop at least 640 apartment units.
AThe property is considered one of the top development sites in Buckhead because of its location next to Lenox Square and the Lenox MARTA station.
The master plan requires the developer to set the buildings amid parks and a grid-like layout that would promote more walkability.
Architects would likely attempt in their designs some sort of connectivity to Lenox Square and MARTA."
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