I think the Fairlie-Poplar District in Downtown Atlanta has some great people watching. College students, homeless people playing chess, teachers, lost tourists and local corporate and hourly workers makes for an interesting mosaic of the city.
Man! Scott Henry AND Besha Rodell! I am seriously disappoint.
After having your read your weekly column since your debut several weeks ago, I thought it was my turn to speak up and share my thoughts:
I think you have had a really great opportunity to branch out from under the sex columnist shadow and really discuss important and timely, newsworthy topics, i.e. the Susan G. Komen + Planned Parenthood debacle or Foster Friess, Santorum's fundraiser or adviser (I forget his title) *joking* that women should put an aspirin between their legs in lieu of us fighting for our right to getting adequate health care coverage for birth control. Timely stuff that matters to woman, as a woman, and you choose to talk about a furry convention, one that's not even happening for another 2 weeks.
Week after week, it's missed opportunity. Important things that happen to women and sex, or hell, people who have sex and they all deserve editorial discussion in Atlanta's ONE decent indie newspaper. It's a total waste of an opportunity.
Now with regards to this particular article about something that hasn't even happened yet, an event that you have not yet attended (at least not in recent times) and which indicates to me a lack of the possibility of true insight, but really, who cares about furries? Since when has being a furry been so counterculture that it merited an entire column in a weekly rag? It's not 1997. And they're not new.
And on the possibility that they're misunderstood, I'll give you that. But on what grounds? That my lack of understanding -- just as an example -- which I might express through pointing and laughter and throw in some "What the fucks?" for good measure means that I was probably bullied as a kid? Where does that sort of thought process or logic even come from?
Chris, somebody (two somebodies) obviously give a shit as they are suing the restaurant. Whether you care or not is irrelevant. The quality of this resaturant is also irrelevant.
Maxa, obviously the two black patrons that are involved in this lawsuit are claiming that they were discriminated against because of their skin color (but also because their gender, though I don't know if that is in the lawsuit as well). The employees accusations about their manager's racist policies CORROBORATE the patrons accusations of racial discrimnation.
$85???? You've got to be kidding me. IF I were to spend that kind of money for a glorified outdoor concert with some hasbeens (yes, I went there), I'd better be able to get my drank on too.
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