The Falcons stadium transaction is not even a done deal.
Chad, We here could learn a lot from how Berlin deals with history. They are very upfront about it in monument after monument after museum after museum. These dissect how the Nazis rose to power, how they subverted democracy, what cruelties they wrought and what disaster they brought on Germany. Georgia's treatment of slavery, the Civil War, Jim Crow and continuing racial disharmony are largely the opposite of this. There are plenty of reasons for the difference, but keeping Tom Watson's statue around does not contribute to historical understanding - except if he's in a park focused on discredited heroes like the one in Berlin (or is it another former communist capital?)
OK, so if it had not been for the two stadium fiascoes this year, the administration's record would have been strong. And Atlanta's caving to the NFL and being shafted by the Braves is sadly in line with how it goes down in every city in the US. Can't be blamed on the COO.
Ms Farooqi has been smart and competent as COO and has worked all hours in a pressure cooker of a job. I'd say for that we owe her a slightly more gracious sendoff than we commenters have mustered so far.
@ Roger in ATL
"The Dems never attacked Bain & Company or Romney's affiliation with them."
Total rubbish. They started with Bain Capital and then expanded it to Bain & Co. because the founders of Bain Capital came from Bain & Co. The Dems love the tactic of guilt by association.
" Please explain no global temperature increase for the past 17 years."
Once again you demonstrate that there are those the Right who CAN think. However, according to NASA, the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the NAOA your data is off - it is not 17 years, but about 9 years. Let me offer two possible explanations for the leveling off:
1. Since the 9 years of the leveling off of temperatures corresponds almost exactly with the global slowdown in economic activity there could very possibly be a link between decreased fossil fuel usage (releases CO2) and a pause in climate change. It is CO2's role in capturing the sun's heat that causes the greenhouse effect. Contrary to popular opinion this effect is a good thing because it keeps out planet relatively warm even at night, but because of the fossil-fuel driven industrial revolution too much CO2 is causing us to capture too much of the sun's heat. So, as soon as the global economy heats up again (pardon the pun!) the planet will continue heating up.
2. There has been a decrease in solar activity which can account for a decrease in temperatures since the sun is the Earth's only heating system. Ultimately a long-term decrease in solar activity could prevent drastic climate change, but according to this article - don't count on it!
-135 in Antarctica recently. Climate change caused by man is a scam..
1. Close out your computer immediately.
2. Go to the library and check out a good dictionary.
3. Look up "weather" and "climate."
4. Note the difference.
This is how it works when you have a corporate kiss ass in the Mayor's office. These people DO NOT work for us, they work for the corporations who pad their pockets.
"The fix is in" and has been for years. Wasn't anyone wondering why the bridge on Hwy 41 in Vinings needed to be widened to 8 lanes? Work began 2 years ago to prepare for Braves Stadium traffic. Who owned the land this monster will be built upon? Oh yeah, it's really hard to find out the names of member of a Real Estate Partnership. It would take a real investigation to find that out. Don't forget the storm drainage LAKE that is in the middle of the land now. I'm sure there is an infrastructure plan for pouring that water somewhere...like into the dip in Hwy 41 where it goes to 4 lanes under I-285. Tony Soprano must be getting a good laugh.
Here's the truth:
-135 in Antarctica recently. Climate change caused by man is a scam.
Ah, interesting. Thanks.
What this means is that Randy Evans wins Best #GAPOL Spin Doc of 2013. Hands down.
Bain & Company is also the #1 place to work in 2013, according to Forbes. A list Atlanta City Hall did not make. Ever.
They attacked Romney because he ran Bain Capital which was in the business of buying companies, stripping them of assets, loading them up with debt, cutting jobs, and reselling them at a profit. Bain & Company is a strategy consulting firm that is no different from McKinsey and BCG. The Dems never attacked Bain & Company or Romney's affiliation with them.
….the U.S. Department of Justice is supposed "independent" and "impartial" in THEORY, I meant to say…man, I wish clatl had a longer timespan for correcting these postings.
@J to the G, I would agree with you the U.S. Department of Justice is supposed "independent" and "impartial" in practice…but the reality shows us a complete 180 degree opposite situation these days.
During the Bush Administration in December 2006, 7 U.S. attorneys were dismissed in a historically unprecedented fashion.
It was alleged that these U.S. attorneys were fired because they wouldn't play ball inasfar as holding back on investigating Republican politicians...and going balls-to-the-wall on going after Democratic politicians.
And that was just the tip of the iceberg of all the stink that came with George Dubya and his DOJ.
Maybe there was time when the U.S. Department of Justice had some sort of thin veneer of being above the petty politics of the day.
But that Pollyannaish view died on January 20, 2001, I'd say.
The independence of the DOJ probably died earlier, but the politicization of darn near everything in America definitely went into the extreme during the last Presidential administration.
Anyone who thinks otherwise, definitely must be on a "high" that I can never hope to achieve.
From what I've seen as a Democratic State Committee Member, there is enough infighting in our state’s Democratic Party. We don't need to besmirch any Democratic Candidate that has not stepped forward to condemn a Republican governor that as a politician has had a cloud of crap over him for years. Rather, we should be consolidating the Democratic voters. Or do y’all prefer Republican control in the state of Georgia?
"It is is disappointing and disengenuous that the Governor actually came out and said it is being moved because of steps. The statue has been there since the 1930s. It should stay. We should not commit historical revisionism."
There is absolutely no reason why we should continue to honor racists and anti-semites with statues just because those were the values of the times. You ended your comment with "those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it.". A more appropriate quote would be "those who do not learn from the past are doomed."
stupid question, but wouldn't it just be cheaper for the whole world to invest in dikes surrounding the ice caps?
@ Mark from Atlanta
"Man's influence has accelerated the process and that will not give enough time for adaptation."
Please explain no global temperature increase for the past 17 years.
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