Doesn't anyone want to comment on the homeless shelter story itself, instead of getting involved in Atlanta street-naming history? This information , although very interesting, has nothing to do with the original story.
Yes, Chris you are right, Kasim ain't "cool" with the national Democrats. He had nothing new or original to bring to the convention, which is what they were looking for. And he wasn't too cool here lately in Atlanta, raising hell about the T-SPLOST with anybody who would listen. He kind of got beat on that one...
Why does this have to turn into a lecture on the evils of "capitalism, racism", etc. Maybe some homeless are mentally ill or victims of circumstances, but most have made bad decisions on their own. I agree it is kind of like the stripper myth of no drugs,no booze, just a poor soul doing it to pay for college... But compassion and helping homeless people is not a bad thing. But I doubt giving them a buck or two is really going to change their life. They have to really want to change.
CL is taking the right point of view on this issue. And don't think it has anything to do with amount of ad money they received by pro T-SPLOST groups. Maybe they actually think it is good idea, overall? If you read the editorial, you will see they agree it is not a perfect solution. Not an easy choice in voting. But better than doing nothing or waiting for a "better" plan.
This film was a great movie, no matter what you think about the rape scene. The scene was not really about backwoods hiilbilly Southerners, though John Boorman used them as a symbol of human depravity. The story was about much more than that, but unfortunately, that scene is what sticks in many minds. A beautifully filmed movie also. Also, Zell Miller is wrong. People don't equate north Georgia mountains with stuff like that. He is just playing politician, trying to protect his "home." ( Guess Zell is still around, don't hear him ranting and raving much lately.) But a very good article by Mr. Holman.
IRS building on Buford Hwy in Chamblee. Least favorite place when have to go there, for obvious reasons.
Hey Mr. Kaplan,
No big deal about our disagreement about what is considered "around Cheshire Bridge". Keep up the work at CL. Hope the magazine/paper makes it. Maybe the future is in the electronic edition? !
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