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Re: “Religious right nails it to 'Black Jesus'

i agree with JF. the show is not on the level of the first couple of seasons of the boondocks. too many of the jokes are race based, instead of religious based and lack the intellectual satire that we've come to expect from the 1st two seasons of the boondocks. maybe the jokes are too subtle, or just not funny. i expected more of a black "jesus" than a "black" jesus. it's too much, "jesus is BLACK, and he's in the HOOD, and he's PROFANE". LOLOLOL. the humor never comes from him being jesus, it comes from him being black.
it's all played out like a bad chappelle show skit. unless he's satirizing the show itself.
i'll stay tuned though, because the latter episodes have gotten better.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by dblackman on 09/14/2014 at 12:34 AM

Re: “City Hall’s Peachtree-Pine dilemma

@MarkFromAtlanta

No, Mark. I am asking you what your solution is for the PP situation. Taxing the wealthy and trying to change the world economy to socialism isn't going to help PP one bit.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by MrMateo on 09/14/2014 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Recreational marijuana in Georgia? Don’t hold your breath.

'Recreational marijuana in Georgia? Don’t hold your breath. "

Unless you just inhaled marijuana. in that case hold your breath as long as you can. hold that shit in for as long as possible.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by danlanta on 09/14/2014 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Judge to rule soon on Peachtree-Pine shelter

We live in midtown and there was a homeless man who would do yard work for us for several years. He would regularly risk freezing sleeping under a bridge, rather than setting foot inside this shelter.

The task force has proven that it does not know how to manage a shelter, a job which requires cooperation with the city, the neighbors, and the business community (who is going to feed you when you bite everyone's hand?). They are advocates, which was their original job, and as such excel at litigation and filing lawsuits against practically everyone. That is how they have managed to stay open for so long, at the expense of much needed development in the area, and to the detriment of the city and its homeless population. Advocacy is not the same thing as providing care.

When the shelter was first foreclosed about five year ago, and they lost their accreditation due to poor management, Anita Beaty declared defiantly that they will stay there for a long time, and so they have demonstrated that as long as you have enough lawyers to tie things up in court, and have little concern for the surrounding community, you do not need to pay for rent or utilities.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by atlantan109 on 09/14/2014 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Religious right nails it to 'Black Jesus'

Black Jesus is genius! It's way smarter than boondocks. It's dealing with other issues. I also enjoy how it is not focused on race. It's not based on current events it's taking a look at us as individuals and or relationships with each other. Those on the extremes of the religious spectrum may be confused by this brand of satire.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Vatic Pimpernel Slamasaurus on 09/13/2014 at 8:26 PM

Re: “First Slice 9/12/14: Fulton announces early weekend voting in multiple locations

Why not just cut the government waste and corruption and give everyone a tax break? If tax breaks are good for some, why aren't they good for all?

Posted by Brecko77 on 09/13/2014 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Atlanta's creative class pushing for civic innovation

@Orca Do you think this would be a good initiative to propose to the Center? http://entrepreneurialambitions.com/the-entrepreneur-warehouse/ Hopefully you can check it out and let me know.

Posted by Yura P. Bryant on 09/13/2014 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Profile: A. Thomas Stubbs, candidate for judge

This horrible man drained my dead mother's estate by managing to bill the executor for over $47,000.00 in attorney fees. My widowed mother who worked hard her whole life, and watched every penny to save what she could so she could provide for her children did NOT intend to let this dishonest attorney take what she wanted her children to have. My dead mom would be turning over in her grave if she knew this. I am reporting him to the state bar and going to sue.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by anniep. on 09/13/2014 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Atlanta's creative class pushing for civic innovation

I attended the launch of the Center for Civic Innovation last night. It was filled with a diverse crowd of engaged, young, educated, entrepreneurial people who want to use the power of the markets for social and civic change. Imagine the tech start-up scene with social justice and civic betterment at it's core instead of money and profit. It's exciting to be surrounded by people who are engaged with their communities and want to use the free market to help change them for the better.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OrcaMegaFortressofDarkness on 09/13/2014 at 6:36 PM
Posted by Question Man on 09/13/2014 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Religious right nails it to 'Black Jesus'

What happened to quality TV, like Sarah Palins's Alaska.

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Posted by The Truth on 09/13/2014 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Jazz Composer and Saxophonist Scott Draffin

LOVE the Scott Draffin Quartet! Can't wait for the CD release date!

Posted by Roan2go on 09/13/2014 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Scott Draffin Quartet at Churchill Grounds

Great evening of original jazz music!

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Posted by Roan2go on 09/13/2014 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Recreational marijuana in Georgia? Don’t hold your breath.

On Thursday, October 9th, this ministry will become the 1st Dispensary authorized in Georgia law. We will be making that Public Announcement after the Georgia Composite Medical Board Meeting at 2 Peachtree Street NE on the 36th floor at 7:30 am in Agenda item: Declaration of Universal Medical Health Care Emergency. This state of Medical Health Care Emergency to be declared by the Established Church of Georgia, Statute of 1758 provides for the registration and licensed ID cards for Patients and their Caregivers. Also as provided by current law, will be the issuance of Plant Tags for Patients and Caregivers. Don't miss 'it' be there!

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Posted by Gregory Karl Davis on 09/13/2014 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Frosted orange at the Varsity

I can cross this one off my "to eat" list. My grandfather was a Varsity fan from way back when Nipsey Russell worked there. Growing up I heard all his Varsity stories & even have a set of vintage Varsity glasses from him. The frosted Orange & fried pies are my favorites.

Posted by brendanspaar on 09/13/2014 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Krispy Kreme Original Glazed® at Krispy Kreme

These are my favorite doughnuts. I grew up eating them & when I pass away I am insisting on having a box in with me just in case Heaven doesn't have Krispy Kreme!

Posted by brendanspaar on 09/13/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “The Ultimate Atlanta Burger Smackdown

This list and article is completely bogus, trying to pick the top burger in a food city like Atlanta is completely subjective to the (alleged) judges. Personally, leaving out places like Burger Joy, The Shed, There Bar just goes to prove my point. I believe a more credible list should go "hood by hood," Best Burger in L5P Vortex, Best Burger Midtown, Highland Tap, Best Burger Brookhaven There Bar, Best Burger West Midtown Bocado ect... I've had the burger at Gen Muir, not bad, but the Bocado burger blows it away (created by same person too), The H&F? Really? It's all circus hype, not that great of a burger at all. Bison burger at There? Hell yes, one of the best. Muss & Turners? Hell yes, one of the best. Kaleidoscope? You better believe it's one of the best. Get the point? There are a lot of excellent burgers in this city, and not necessarily on this list either.

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Brookhead Brian on 09/13/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Deal hints at bringing Louisiana charter schools plan to Georgia

Does Georgia really want to imitate Louisiana's educational plan? Have they looked at where Louisiana ranks in education standings? They're number 48. Here is a link that gives details- http://www.nola.com/education/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/08/louisiana_ranks_near_bottom_in.html

I am a product of Louisiana public education. I am successful in spite of my education, not because of it. There are lawsuits over the Common Core curriculum too. The charter schools in New Orleans are not the success you hope to have.

Before making a change based on the Louisiana model, they need to ask parents of students & talk to teachers. It's a mess.

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Posted by brendanspaar on 09/13/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “The Ultimate Atlanta Burger Smackdown

Yep, we excluded a few things--Illegal Food being the most obvious. Here's my list so far, the final 7 are the ones I have yet to sample. It's clear for me that it's the mix, followed by the bun, followed by cooking temperature. The Hank is beautiful, but the Bocado double stack is a little crispy from the griddle and I've learned to really like that. Note here, IF is far from dead and the okonomiyaki fries are the best side I've ever had. For now, I'm going to pass on Ann's, not sure I could follow the rules or enjoy the glop. For the record, one place I really like, but maybe doesn't have the top burger is Lucky's Burger and Brew in Roswell--it's dog friendly and my burger was excellent. It wouldn't be hard to have the best at home as long as you grind your own mix. I also include some places with more than one store. Farm Burger has all local sourcing and may have the freshest "beefy flavor."

1. Bocado
2. Illegal Food
3. Farm Burger
4. Muss and Turners
5. Holman and Finch
6. General Muir
7. The Albert
8. Grindhouse Killer
9. Yeah Burger
10. Chevy’s/Kirby’s
11. U.S. Café
12. Flip Burger
13. Little’s Food Store
14. Vortex
15. George’s

1. Miller Union – Grass-fed Beef Burger
2. Pinewood – Pinewood Cheeseburger
3. Red-Eyed Mule – Jake’s Sloppy Slaw Burger
4. Moxie – Moxie Burger
5. Argosy – Plancha
6. One Eared Stag – Meatstick
7. Steinbeck’s Ale House – Double-Double

Look, it's FOOD, so we're going to have reasonable differences of opinion, right? My only hard stances are on Vortex--glorified pub burger with a cool atmosphere and lots of tricky add-ons. Awards are mostly history from pre-other choice era. I also think Flip barely makes a burger with all its tricks and their burgers are that flavorful, either.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by gmyrberg on 09/13/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Religious right nails it to 'Black Jesus'

Dislikes by identities likely close in some way or another to the production of Black Jesus and other operations at Adult Swim/TBS.

I am actually honored. Please give me more.

And Black Jesus still sucks.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JF Williams on 09/13/2014 at 3:32 PM

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