Great Scott! Do you remember when the Rocky Horror Show was banned by the Mayor of Carrollton from being performed at the city-owned theater? 'It's not easy having a good time! Even smiling makes my face ache!'
The Rocky Horror Show will be performed this weekend at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. 'It's just a jump to the left...' For tickets contact the Townsend Center box office.
For more information, visit 'I Support Rocky Horror Picture Show Being Performed in Carrollton' on Facebook.
Gwynedd Stuart, would you please clarify whether Occupy Atlanta is staying at the Westin Hotel or in the West End neighborhood. Thank you.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
I have been witness to several Occupy Atlanta gatherings, including on Oct. 25th, the night Mayor Reed ordered the Atlanta Police Department to moved in. I have only ever seen peaceful assemblies and marches. I have repeatedly heard at their General Assembly meetings calls for, an instance upon, peaceful, non-violent protests.
I am sadden by, and I disagree with, the City of Atlanta's decision to rule with an iron fist rather than find a way to work with Occupy Atlanta. Which group truly has this city's and this country's best interest at heart?
“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Wow! Congratulations, Lauri! We are extremely fortunate and grateful to have you here in Atlanta.
Voxpopuli: Many of the 'ditch digging' jobs have moved to more exotic places like China. And construction jobs? Well...
I generally found these cards to be in bad taste and I just thought we might want to look at our attitudes. Or, perhaps we are content with the status quo.
Agreed, ry, humor is great way to cope and to find joy. It can also be hurtful. Some of the cards seem OK, others could sting, depending on the person who's receiving it. I sometimes see a mean spiritedness in the way individuals, and certainly our society, deal with people who are struggling. It seems like there is a general attitude in this country that people who are struggling financially should feel ashamed.
I guess it may be more comfortable to make fun of someone than to deal with the fear that this could happen to me. Perhaps a more compassionate society could come out of admitting that this could be me or a loved one, without a job, without health insurance, without a home.
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