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Re: “Midtown police commander claims APD brass 'forced' him into retirement after email opposing beat, precinct changes

So by tiptoe's definition of "insubordination", public employees may never notify constituents of an immanent policy change or decision that will have a profound impact on them. I don't want to live in a place where that is called insubordination.

Good to know you are one of the handful of people who could even remotely have intimate knowledge of all the facts here. Way to speak in absolutes.

Posted by Mike83 on 05/04/2011 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Food-truck backlash hits the Internet

Thanks for the links, the Atlantic article was a good one.

Posted by Mike83 on 04/18/2011 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Food-truck backlash hits the Internet

Have any of you people actually eaten the food? It's awesome, and affordable. I just finished some Yumbii burrito for lunch. Whether its food trucks or stands (like El Burro Pollo tastiness), there are no down sides to the street food movement and it's one of the best recent things to happen in Atlanta.

Did anyone see the street food vendors in Midtown the last two Thursdays? Woodruff Arts Center and 10th and Peachtree, two often vacant locations, were packed. Midtown is a real hipsterville I guess. Strange I saw so much business attire and normal fitting pants without ironic t-shirts. I guess the long lines were because the food was so shitty.

I also didn't realize there was a food truck "backlash". Can't you just go to Applebees or some other terrible suburban restaurant?

Posted by Mike83 on 04/16/2011 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Graffiti artists hit with $1 million lawsuit

What BuckPlankchest said.

Posted by Mike83 on 04/03/2011 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Where do you want Beltline transit to go? Here are planners' ideas.

I don't think the operation agency/organization is determined yet, and may actually be MARTA. They are handling the project management and then operation for the Downtown streetcar.

Posted by Mike83 on 02/28/2011 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Fulton County shuts down Poncey-Highland street food vendors

First off, the Department of "Health and Wellness" must be a crack team if they're just now finding out about one of the most popular food stands in the city - that's been open since before summer.

Second, after a cursory glance at the actual food code it looks like El BurroPollo does have to get a permit regardless of property being private, but they don't have to have a "certified manager" at the stand if they don't process foods there. I wouldn't be surprised if an earlier staff member either didn't know the code well enough to interpret it properly, or if they failed to forward Pura Vida to someone who does.

All I can say is, they better stay away from my burritos!

Posted by Mike83 on 02/21/2011 at 2:00 AM

Re: “Lawmaker proposes changes to ye olde bicycle code


I agree that cyclists don't belong on the sidewalk and that that provision is a very bad idea, but I don't believe its constructive or accurate to label them all as rude, etc. I avoid the sidewalk when I ride because I know its the most dangerous place to do so (and, of course, because its illegal), but there are occasions that I will for a block or so (like on the one-way street in which I live) but at a slow and considerate pace. On the other hand, I could use those labels about pedestrians too. I also walk all over the city and half the time people simply refuse to get in a line/over on narrow stretches of sidewalk or when two pairs of people are trying to walk the opposite direction abreast. No, I don't think all people on foot are selfish, but some are.

My only point is that inconsiderate people don't rely on one form of transportation, so blanket accusations aren't really fair.

Posted by Mike83 on 02/01/2011 at 3:30 PM

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