One of Atlanta's best qualities is the failure of people like Wheatley and "sophisticated urbanite"(LOL) to completely rearrange our lives into their utopian urban sh*thole, where we live in shoeboxes that they declare fit for us, and we all takes bikes and "light rail" to our jobs three minutes away. Sorry fellas, but some people want safe neighborhoods, a yard, and some square footage. I am also sorry to let you know that for now, free will still wins out over progressive urban planning. Get over yourselves.
Oh my GOD what a D-bag : "I took to calling OTP "the 5 million," as in, "Atlanta isn't a isolationist conservative backwater. You're thinking of the 5 million." The 420,000 who live in the city proper aren't anything like those folks."
What a comical example of a small-minded elistist. Those suburban folks sans "beards and tats" must be a bunch of jerks who hate diversity and don't "do shit together"?!!? And people wonder why progressives come off as ignorant assholes...
That caption perfectly sums up the unseriousness of the slobbering love affair between in-town-progressive-bike-folks and "light-rail." For a sobering look at the fiction behind the benefits of light rail (especially the oft-cited Portland experience), read pages 4-6 of this paper. http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-an…
Politicians now think it is too much of a burden to explain what they are going to spend the money on, before taxing us more. "It's about our future," "we can't wait." This nonsense would never happen at a private company that operates in the real world, rather than the playpen that is government work/theft.
Transit costs are usually hugely under-estimated. Hopefully there's no taxpayer $$$ thrown at this.
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