BRT? HAHAHA....don't these jackasses realize that you're ADDING more vehicles to the roads?
Has anyone seen this about the BRT component being removed from the MOU right before the vote?
“No, absolutely not,” [Cobb County Chairman Tim] Lee said. “We’re not going to use [rail], we’re going to use bus rapid transit, if we do, it will be BRT.”
Kandi, I am a 64 year old woman with children. This stuff your mother is doing is wrong and is seemingly on the brink of insanity, (real talk) (keeping it 100) what ever you young people say today. If you don't put a stop to this you will be as your mother, alone, and trying to run Riley's life. Kandi stop the madness and stop it now, it is not even entertaining to watch your mother in action. It is sad and pitiful.
"anyone have a good precedent or novel idea that could work in the Ted graveyard?"
Lets build a 14 story building made out of solid marble, with no winders so cant nobody see whats a'goin on inside.
Then across the street from that, lets haul in a great big trailer home and stick it up on cinder blocks so cant nobody see the drainage ditch underneath it. The official State of Georgia Department of Driver Services can use the trailer as an office! They can help all their fellow Atlantans with their friendly services, such as printing drivers licences and stuff.
Then next to that, lets build a bright green Holiday Inn Express, with free continental breakfast in the mornin time.
Oh wait, all that stuff is already there. Along with an Olympic torch that got there somehow.
Kandi I would hate for you to lose Todd because you won't step up to your mom. I love you girl but you are being a coward! Like you've said your mom has acted this way in every relationship you've had! How can you expect Todd to be 100 for you when you can't be 100 for him with your mom. Yes your mom loves you but she also loves to play you and you have to stop letting her do that! Truth be told she is concerned about her cut of your finances and if you don't see that please go get some visine & take another look! Instead of worrying about your bank account when is she going to worry about your heart? Check momma- she needs it & Todd deserves it! ~ Real Talk!!!
You are still not looking at the bigger picture. Heard of Ellis Arnall? He is a former Georgia Governor and is probably THE MOST progressive governor that Georgia has ever voted in office for its whole history.
And our state unfortunately, only held onto him for ONE term.
So in light of that fact, it's really not so hard to figure out that most other people who want a decent long-term career in Georgia politics, will tow the moderate/center-to-right line. That is why the Democratic party in this state is in the condition that it's in.
The day when average Georgia voters (i.e. white people) are able to get over their fear and angst for all things progressive, then we will see a different picture.
I don't know what else to say to you, if you can't see where I am coming from with my logic.
"The reason there is no enthusiasm for GA Dems is that they stand for nothing. They do not argue for the public interest on any major issue. They are the other party for billionaire special interests."
Which party is in power can make substantive differences in people's lives. In Virginia the Gopers wanted to require women to have hands-on vaginal exams by the government before having abortions. Here in Georgia, hundreds of thousands of folks will be denied access to basic healthcare because the Gopers will not accept the Medicaid expansion.
However, I agree with much of what you wrote which is why I tend to vote Green in the local elections and Dem in the state and federal elections. That way I provide support for grassroots, long-term change while also trying to keep the country from going batshit crazy in the short-term.
Puerto Ricans get most of the same "safety net" protections that the 50 states do even though they do not vote or pay federal taxes. One irony is that, because our idiot governor will not accept the Medicaid expansion while the wise Puerto Ricans are accepting it, Georgia will have much less of a safety net than Puerto Rico!
Fuck Cobb County, Fuck the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, Fuck Joe Dendy, Fuck the Cobb Galleria, Fuck the Cumberland Improvement District, Fuck Liberty Media, Fuck Mike Plant, Fuck Terry McGuirk, Fuck John Schuerholz, Fuck Earl Ehrhart, Fuck Kasim Reed, Fuck the Atlanta City Council, Fuck the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Fuck Invest Atlanta, Fuck the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority.
the problem with puerto rico is that it's in limbo between being an independent entity and a part of the US, and that gives the people in washington, and us also, a reason to look the other way. i would reckon that most US citizens don't even know puerto rico is part of the united states.
i know a lot of the folks in puerto rico don't want to pay the extra taxes, but if they were a US state, i don't think things would've gotten anywhere near this far. they need the support of the rest of the US economy to function properly or they'll become another haiti, not another detroit. i don't think anyone would support a bailout of puerto rico unless they became a state, but it's almost like trying to convince a loved one that you're always there to help, but they'd rather be homeless than take your help.
Someone who can grow a great school system (charter, public, whatever) in the graveyard of The Ted would have to go first there. You can't sustain any community, "mixed use" or otherwise, for very long without the anchor of (family-oriented) sustainability afforded by excellent, affordable schools. One thing the 'burbs have shown us. I think the Drew Charter School (East Lake area) model is what so many are hoping will work for the longterm. The only way to do that is to support whatever and whoever it takes to make a great school system to function as the heart of a planned community. And that's long, hard work with no get-rich-quick motivators built-in, of course. So it's longterm end game work few Georgians seem the least bit willing to do. (Myself included.) Certainly not when there's more immediate, shiny stuff to go for, such as speculative "sports corridors" along I-75.
You're wrong, SpaceyG. The reason there is no enthusiasm for GA Dems is that they stand for nothing. They do not argue for the public interest on any major issue. They are the other party for billionaire special interests. Not a useful strategy for the people for whom government is supposed to be.
Oh come the f on. To reiterate JF Williams a bit... there are no genuine progressives in Georgia, and everyone knows that. To call Jason Carter a fence-sitter is just stating the obvious, with a little theatrical e-posturing afforded to those who have nothing to lose but time wasted pounding a keyboard/chest. Jason Carter has to actually DO stuff in Georgia. Such as (try to at the very least) win election(s). As a D Ga. pol, he's already stuck his neck out more than pretty much anyone who doesn't identify as a suburban Republican. He doesn't need "friends" to chop it off for him. As there is absolutely no one or nothing to replace it with, were you to chop that head off for your noble cause. Not that I'm aware of. Got any other Ga. D pol who's thrown a hat in the ring as some great true progressive savior for Ga? No, I didn't think so.
This "in-town is better" mantra has been playing-out for decades in the metro area - - with Creative Loafing doing their best to perpetuate. For the most part, it is simply miles traveled. Buying/living in some of those old struggling close-in suburbs is actually much more "edgy" than overpaying in a gentrified hipster in-town neighborhood.
In case people haven't heard, the U.S. Postal Service is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 7- "To establish Post Offices and Post Roads".
Funny though, that the Corporatist Republicans who agressively profess their love for the U.S. Constitution, would so easily ignore this fact.
Also to note, I really despise how these far-right think-tanks and their complicit enablers in the American Corporate Media have so totally retarded the conversation in this country…that it leads to articles like this...that don't tell the whole story.
Come on now, Mr. Henry.
You and the rest of the folks at Creative Loafing are not...and should not...be like those hacks in the rest of the corporate media.
Don't be like those tabloid yellow journalists...who unfortunately, have abrogated their responsibility to informing the American public a lifetime ago.
You are better than this.
Really you don't think it is at all relevant that some native residents have been selling their lots for 10-20x what their previous appraisals were?
Would you have the lots stay appraised at 15K even if they are selling or 500K each eventually?
I am suggesting something optional, IF they want to maintain the lower appraisals then they cannot sell. They can maintain the option to sell to whomever but then their appraisals reflect market value. Or does the concept escape you?
Good riddance. The city and its taxpayers are still on the hook for this economic white elephant. It was basically a c. 1960 stadium with more skyboxes, even as Baltimore, Cleveland and other cities built better designed old/new stadiums that offered something to fans.
Cobb gets an anchor for the Cumberland area that will use up valuable land--eat up tax revenue rather than produce a lot of it and create even more headaches for the area. Not said but obvious is the idea that mostly white fans help an area with increasingly non-white shoppers or draw entertainment venues for white folks. Traditional downtown or neighborhood stadiums like Fenway, Wrigley or newer stadiums like the one in Cleveland draw entertainment venues but outlying ones usually don't. Give the Braves 15 years in this location and everyone will want the stadium back in Atlanta---the merchants will find that game day traffic has chased away customers, office workers will be ick of extra traffic on weekday game nights during rush hour and the economic benefits will not have materialized. By then, Atlanta will have yet another mayor happy to shower money on a team owner and drive people out of a marginal but possibly quite functional neighborhood.
I don't know about the merits of the congressionally mandated postal pension funding; but, I think at a point that is rapidly approaching I'm going to be wishing Congress had actually funded the Social Security trust fund like it was supposed to, rather than using it as a general slush fund all these years.
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