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Re: “DeKalb NAACP calls transportation tax 'racist'

The shoulder on GA400 which was suppose to be for emergency vehicles and buses is being converted into a peak usage general traffic lane. Haven't we already been though this a couple of times before? Get funds for a new shoulder for safety and transit, convert it to general usage, get funds for a new shoulder for safety and transit, convert it...


Anyone who thinks any pavement laid down for transit won't be turned into a general traffic lane is just fooling themselves.

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Posted by Centennian on 04/18/2012 at 10:08 PM

Re: “DeKalb NAACP calls transportation tax 'racist'

Pretty much everything about TSPLOST is unfair. And many of the areas that it is most unfair to have large black populations. But I don't see that it is inherently racist. It's about picking winners and losers and in this case, it's the same old road builders and suburban governments that are the winners and everybody else who are the losers. Now the original divide certainly had its origins in racism but also in good ol' boy cronyism and greed. This is just a continuation of the same old same old. Doubt those who architected this entire TSPLOST mess even had race on their minds. They were just trying keep the increasingly unstable machine that has been churning up north Georgia for decades going. They're cogs, always have been cogs, and always will be cogs. There are no thinkers, no grand planners, just lobbyist fueled robots. The sprawl machine has grown way beyond its partially racist originated past and is pretty much on auto-pilot.

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Posted by Centennian on 04/18/2012 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Tale of two mayors

"cue, Reed sock puppets..."

Cue, pointless ad hominem attack because just like John's article, you've got nothing of substance to say.

Sounds like another case of "my side didn't win so I'll just throw random mud until my ego stops hurting". Yeah, that's really going to move the city forward. But it's true, some men just watch the world burn.

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Posted by Centennian on 04/18/2012 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Tale of two mayors

Wait, he's taking credit for Franklin's accomplishments? Sounds like the GOP line of Obama taking credit for Bush's accomplishments. John you showed not one ounce of evidence for anything you're saying. This is nothing but a rant about how you personally don't like Reed. Why is that? And how did Franklin suddenly become a CL darling? You all tried to throw everything at her from the day CL endorsed Robb Pitts over her because in the words of CL, Franklin will be Bill Campbell Part II. I know it was really hard to see her with approval ratings over 90% after that endorsement miscue. So you needed to save face and boy did you all really get her during her second term. Every crime north of I-20 was suddenly proof of a city she lost control of and every action of her adult children worthy of breathless article.

How about simply making a break from the mistakes of the past instead of coming up with flimsier and flimsier justifications to continue this pointless narrative? Some days Creative Loafing reads more like the dialog of a group of thirteen year olds whining about not being one of the popular kids. Robb Pitts is not the mayor and never will be. Get over it. Neither Franklin nor Reed are Bill Campbell as much as you really wish that to be true. Get off the GOP tactics crack pipe and join the rest of us in the real world. There is much in this city that could be improved. So much that you could have articles to fill CL for decades. But instead we get the same old repeated garbage that boils down to nothing more than “he’s a poopypants”.

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Posted by Centennian on 04/18/2012 at 3:19 PM

Re: “First Slice 4/18/12: 'Food deserts' might not be an actual thing

Interesting comments. I have to wonder, if five people were shot in Midtown would we be mostly focused on food deserts or would everyone be screaming "Crime wave!" and declaring it to be the end times? But yeah I get it, crime in poor minority neighborhoods doesn't count, at least not as much as it does in middle and upper class neighborhoods. I was going to make the obvious race card comment about a criminal act in a minority majority area being only worth 3/5th the outrage than that in yuppiville but let's face it, it's more like 0.00035 than 3/5th. Keep this thread in mind next time someone gets their wallet stolen in Midtown and you want to use it as proof of an out of control city.

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Posted by Centennian on 04/18/2012 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Pets dumb enough to think they can vote declare allegiance to Newt

Well his wife claims the dog liked it all the other times it was strapped to the roof and it only had digestive problems on that day due to a bad turkey sandwich. Gee, wonder why some people think the Romneys are out of touch.

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Posted by Centennian on 04/17/2012 at 11:15 PM

Re: “First Slice 4/17/12: Double-check which post offices are open late tonight for last-minute tax filing

Or most readers took care of filing their tax return weeks or months ago.

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Posted by Centennian on 04/17/2012 at 11:12 PM

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