Atlantic Station is so sterile. Just ghastly. So un-Atlanta, even if so ATL.
Then there are all the places which claim to be in Buckhead which are nowhere near it...
Somehow this make me think of the Taco Bell in "Demolition Man." My sentiments are in line with those of Chuckie on this one. How about "FLIP-OFF Burger" as a moniker instead?
BTW: The total is now 5 Democrats in the GA House who have switched parties since Powell made his announcement.
Yep: 5 in all. That just under 3% of the total seats (2.77% - one more swap will make it an even 3%). That changes the voting game on bills by over a 5.5% spread. That's a lot, when it comes right down to the hard pavement of passing legislation.
Is it more that these politicians have abandoned the Democrats or that the Democratic Party has abandoned them and their constituents? It's something that Democrats should seriously think about, given that there was a time in Georgia when you were either a liberal Democrat, a moderate Democrat, or a conservative Democrat, and if you were none of those then you were deemed nothing at all in state politics.
And in this morning's Atlanta Business Chronicle:
"More House Dems Switch Parties" by Dave Williams
(Atlanta Business Chronicle - Monday, November 22, 2010, 8:42am EST)
"Reps. Ellis Black and Amy Carter, both from Valdosta, announced Monday that they will join the House Republican Caucus."
Shall we watch to see whether more dominos fall? The butter appears to be on the "R" side of the bread this year, and a few pragmatic rural politicians seem to know which side that is. Only 7 more party swaps in that direction, and the Republicans will have a super-majority in the GA House.
"...a successful daily can offer in-depth coverage on a wide range of issues." But only if what it publishes is written at somewhat above an 8th-grade reading level. :-)
@Burroughston: You're late in the game on the bankruptcy story. That's over, and it is well-known that new ownership is in place (given time, karma finally won out). But the point that the movers and shakers had long moved out is well taken; my own observations have likewise been going on much longer than the lives of most CL staff. Your description "the rotten hole in the middle of the doughnut" is the politer, more family-friendly one vs. what I usually hear in that vein. (Not that such care is necessary with CL.)
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