Reed probably only floated the casino to make GSU's proposal look more palatable to the residents, who threw a fit about the GSU option.
After six decades of hosting millions of FSU fans, Doak's primary construction material is now technically considered to be dried, compacted urine.
Don't mind the haters, eervin. Their feeble minds just aren't capable of grasping the fine distinction between 1) something that requires 15 exclamation points worth of emphasis and 2) something that requires 15 exclamation points and ALL CAPS.
"I was commenting on the quote in bold that is the topic of the whole 'soundbite' article'"
Okay, I'll play along and step into the vacuum within which you want to operate. So let's break down every thing he said in the "soundbite:"
1. A goodyear blimp will fly over the new stadium.
2. Atlanta's beautiful skyline will be seen.
3. The area to the west will also be seen.
4. That area looks like Baghdad.
5. The foregoing is horrific.
So which of the 5 above items do you so strongly disagree with? Earlier you said your beef is that "it's not about the actual people or their conditions per se, but that it might spoil the TV money shot." Well, he didn't say that.
And I think if you showed this comment to someone who had no idea who Dan Cathy is, they would also think the obvious insinuation is that the juxtaposition of a city that can afford a new stadium but has a neighborhood in such poor condition is shocking.
I read it as, "it's embarrassing that we spent all this on a shiny stadium but we can't do shit about systematic poverty."
You know why I read it that way? Because in the very same article he was quoted as saying: "I have a very deep conviction about what it says about our society; about what it says about our own backyard. This is happening on our watch. We have got to fix it."
Judging by the fact that CL put the word "fix" in quotations, they (and you, presumably) think that "fix" refers to something nefarious, like just moving it away from visibility and into concentration camps for the poor. I'm a LGBT loving liberal with strong opinions about Chik-fil-A's theocratic business practices, but I'm honestly befuddled that you all have interwoven such malice into the comments at hand.
"So it's not about the actual people or their conditions per se, but that it might spoil the TV money shot."
But he didn't say that. You're imputing that intent to him based on your preexisting notions of him.
All y'all are some cynical motherfuckers. This chain and the comments are a nice reminder that the right doesn't have a monopoly on blindly sticking to predisposed views of someone rather than addressing what that person actually said.
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