"If there is more than two hundred people living down there who aren't homeless, I'd be shocked beyond belief"
ATL has the third most Apartments in the nation per capita (and the second strongest vending sources for them) and our Condo/Townhome market is stronger than most. Downtown has not been looked over in either arena, I spend quite a bit of marketing time down here in my backyard. Shock the monkey
"It takes time for perceptions to catch up to changing realities"
Apparently. West Mid-town and North are the hotbed areas for constucting new mixed-used buildings now but Downtown is not hurting near as much as this thread makes it seem. Of course it could be better, but in a sprawled city we will always have this
a church can fire their organist for being gay? this blows my mind. that means somewhere in this world there are STRAIGHT male church organists.
What nobody has addressed yet is the changing cultural place of football in American society and how that may effect the future popularity of football.
Football, along with baseball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, basketball, and swimming, used to be a middle-class sport. That is to say, parents with aspirations for their children beyond becoming a professional athlete would allow and encourage their children to play these sports.
Now, with all the evidence coming out about the severe long-term brain damage inflicted on football players....middle class parents simply aren't willing to risk their children's brains for a few years of playing football in school.
I know that the CL commentariat will not approve of my observations that football is leaving the middle class, but I work with a lot of people who have children and not letting your child play football has become a conversation topic over the last year. Because of the brain damage issues, football is not a middle class sport anymore.
Football is about to become a lot more like boxing: only those desperate to escape poverty will be willing to play and take the substantial health risks involved. So in the future, many people going to Blank stadium will be going to watch a game that they would never play themselves because the damage to the individual playing is too severe. But hey it's worth the spectacle. Ancient Rome, anyone?
"This is just crazy."
agreed. but not for the made up reasons that roy barnes would like us to believe.
"I realize it is upsetting when a black man escapes the democrat plantation"
Haha angry white dude trots out this cliched nonsense, and later gets up in arms about black people 'playing the race card.'
"Pansies crying about a stadium."
I guess it's not "crying" when republicans do it, huh. Constantly....every single day.....
It's too bad you don't understand the level of needless waste that will be connected to Blankville, er, the new stadium, at the expense of tax payers. But whatever. By the way, did you "like" your own post both times or just once?
That said, Roy sounds like a lunatic here and isn't doing himself any favors.
'"It's simply not a crime," said Barnes, who's representing Brooks pro bono. "You have to have a specific intent to defraud. There's just no specific intent [here].'
Uh, his "specific intent" is to get a bunch of money and he's defrauding donors.
Maybe Saxby should stick to chicken.
"Your god and savior Obama..." lol, what?
save yourself some time and stop posting. no one bothers to read bullshit comments that start off with that kind of nonsense.
"As if there isn't a Starbucks on nearly every corner."
Starbuck's sucks. Aurora is great. Dude is funny. I laughed.
I know nothing of what I write. My mother cleans up my mess I leave behind.
"However, the Republican leadership in the governor's office and the Georgia General Assembly could have stopped this. "
Could have and should have are two different things. The General Assembly wisely refused to raise the bonding limit for GWCC, meaning the State would invest no money in a new stadium. Of course, if somebody else wants to pay to build an asset that the State owns and collect rents on, they couldn't say no. They did their jobs and got a sweet deal for the State.
It was not the State's job to prevent Mayor Reed and his cronies from doing something stupid, which they did by their own choice. The City got the short end of the deal and can blame no one else.
It is now the voter's job in November to decide if they wish to keep the same crew of spendthrifts in control of City Hall for another four years.
Ancient wiring or dirty grease hood?
On a box of ammunition.
The Falcons were never going to LA. Deal said it and so did Blank. Blank has been an Atlantan since he left NY.
And no, without Hartsfield-Jackson and the Fortune 500 companies headquartered here Atlanta would take major steps back. The Falcons, not so much.
You greatly overestimate the number of jobs related to the Falcons.
As for Oklahoma City and Des Moines, their respective unemployment rates were 4.6 and 6.0 percent in March. Atlanta's was 9.9 percent.
And Oklahoma City's population was 591,967 in 2011. Atlanta's was
I hope Blank is paying you well.
O, liberals created the gubament tit, now criticize someone for sucking it, hmmm. Your god and savior Obama sucked the tit all the way to the top.
New Rule, nether side of the abortion debate should be allowed to comment, I am tired of it taking front seat when we have real problems to solve. Birth control is cheap and abundant, use it.
Open minded liberals don't seem quite so open minded on CL, at least read the man's proposals before ranting him down. I realize it is upsetting when a black man escapes the democrat plantation, but take a deep breath.....
Moravian, RonPaulWins, Michael Jamsmith:
Also, how does he "walk the talk" of libertarianism when he has made a career of sucking on the government's tit? (military, marta, contractor to jails)
Moravian, RonPaulWins, Michael Jamsmith:
Still waiting for ya'll to describe how Grayson's economic policy positions are substantually different from the Gop party line.
Just got back from a Board meeting of one of the political organizations that I'm secretary for, but I should reply to the usual assumptions and insults that Eric makes.
"If you don't secure rights at the highest level..."
If you don't even know how to determine what a right is, it doesn't matter what or who is "securing" them. If you want them secured at "the highest level" maybe you're for empowering the UN to "secure rights".
If your idea of rights include the "right" to education, the "right" to food and the "right" to healthcare, all funded by forcing other people to pay the bill, you do need the highest, and most powerful, level of government to force that on everyone. But those aren't inalienable rights that are endowed on us by nature (or the creator, as some see it), that is using force to take from some and give to others, and that is what has been going on for my entire life.
Doing the same things over and over again that have been done more and more for decades, cannot be "the answer" to the problem, but is more likely contributing to the problem.
Grayson's ideology (which is more like constitutional federalism than "libertarianism") never goes anywhere, because the opposite is what's been happening for my entire lifetime. The ideologies that have "gone somewhere" are the pro-government conservatives (like Bush and the neo-cons) and the pro-government liberals (like Obama and most Democrats) but WHERE they have taken us is into the Great Recession, unending wars without merit, unaffordable health care (4 decades of federal intervention & market distortion in that), schools that teach what to think instead of how to think (federal meddling in that for 36 years now), and overlapping agencies and various governmental levels squabbling over pieces of the shrinking budget pie.
It's the pro-government ideologues that need to explain what they've done to our country, the constitutionalists and libertarians haven't been in power in order to be responsible for the mess. If you think Bush was one of these you were only listening to his deceitful speeches instead of looking at his actual policies. And the central bank has more to do with regulating the financial system than any "de-regulation" passed by a "bipartisan" Congress.
If you think I'm a "stoned facebook warrior" and "too intoxicated to notice" I'll let you know that I've NEVER taken drugs, rarely drink, only check FB a couple times a week and hold several local neighborhood positions and organization offices.
I doubt Derrick Grayson fits your stereotype either.
Stop stereotyping and name-calling and lay out some logical arguments to defend the pro-government ideology that's responsible for the mess were in.
Ms. Pfeifer: "ron paul is a racist and his political career is over. you're a fanboy of a dead band. your political aptitude is basically nil and your hero counts on your gullibility to feed his retirement. you are a tool, go fuck yourself"
Ron Paul isn't racist, but you'd already know that if you knew what you were talking about. He didn't write the letters you're inferring. He wants to free all nonviolent drug users and offenders from prisons throughout the U.S., and that includes ALL BLACK, LATINO, ETC., granting them ALL pardons. Sounds "racist" LOL. And Derrick Grayson is a Ron Paul supporter: Derrick Grayson is BLACK. Perhaps research more, or research at all? And Ron Paul's political career is "over" because he RETIRED.
Thank you for not answering any of my questions (your reading comprehension is "spectacular"!)
Derrick Grayson for Senate! Go, TMOT! Freedom is popular!
"On crime in Atlanta is it true or not true that most of the crime is being committed by blacks. No racism just facts."
Most of the crime in Stockholm, Sweden is committed by whites.
Think about it.
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