@ Mark from Atlanta
I was speechless when you identified Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity etc. as your sources to bolster your argument.
LMAO! That's the funniest thing I've heard lately.
And how would they know? And for that matter, how would you know? You ran off at the keyboard before you put your brain in gear.
I'll take your word for it, since I don't listen to them.
But I'll remind you of this the next time you try to rub another poster's nose in the mud for quoting Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity etc.
"The GA Dome has been used by hundreds of sporting organizations, concert promoters, event promoters, religious groups, etc....basically anyone with enough juice can rent it out. How is that anything like the Cheetah?"
The answer is in the question.
(me Lewis, you Martin)
The die was cast in 2010 when the hotel tax was re-dedicated to the Falcons with nothing for the Braves. Why didn't the Mayor intervene with his old Gold Dome buddies then? The question that no journo will ask. ("Arthur Blank is on the board of the AJC's parent company," as the disclaimer goes.)
It takes practice, using proper site alignment and trigger control for accuracy. These hoods hold their plastic Glocks sideways and just fire away.
I could easily hit someone in the head from 50 feet plus with my Sig Sauer P229. Practice at the range is a must however.
It takes an intelligent person to properly maintain and accurately shoot a firearm. I guess that's the real reason Mark got rid of his all those years ago.
Had narrowed the field (for Georgia DipShit of the Year) to Jason Spencer or Hans Utz. But then there's Duriya Farooqui's iPad...
"You would think that the gun manufacturers would make the firearms idiot proof, but I guess that would cut into half their sales."
* rimshot *
"you seemed to have replaced it with an equally unrealistic view of the world wherein Tea People and Duck Dynastics are somehow more "authentic" than everyone else."
Hmm...no I was leftward when young and rightward when older...nothing odd or unrealistic there...and I've still never seen an episode of Duck Dynasty except for a few scenes while channel surfing. I'd rather watch paint dry. Nor do I belong to any Tea Party group. I only met some of those folks when I did video work for them, just like I've done video work for the DNC. I do defend them from misinformed attacks on these pages and I do agree with some of the rhetoric, but "more authentic?" *shrugs* Also Purple Haze was mediocre...Windowpane...THAT was the shit!
""That's just nuts." Mark and others, suggest we use this blanket response to Oy from now on. A stadium whose profits go to a private company and that will charge a hefty ticket price for admission is no more of a public amenity than Cheetah or the Ritz-Carlton."
Go right ahead. I've been called nuts by greater guys than you, cityzen of Utopialand. And you ARE nuts if you think a towns sports franchise is the same as a strip club or a hotel. True they are both incorporated businesses so I guess that's enough, right? The GA Dome has been used by hundreds of sporting organizations, concert promoters, event promoters, religious groups, etc....basically anyone with enough juice can rent it out. How is that anything like the Cheetah? Oh yeah...they're both incorporated businesses, so...just the same.
There's a conclusion...jump on it!
I have met Don Balfour and he does come off as a little arrogant which I can't stand in anyone but if this can happen to him then what hope is there for us regular citizens. The Attorney General's office spent over a million dollars prosecuting this case. It is obvious someone got to Sam Olens and had him prosecute Balfour promising Olens it was his next step toward running for governor. Olens has never prosecuted a case in his life so why in the world did he get elected as the state's chief prosecutor? It took the Democratic candidate, Ken Hodges, who lost to Olens in the state's AG race to spank Olens and bring embarassment to the entire AG's office. Olens should resign in shame and reimburse the state for this misuse of power.
"I could have wrapped all of this up in "We're leaving" and "Good-bye." I agree with the Mayor - we have more important things to do with the money."
Except this clearly isn't what Kasim wanted; you don't have 600 emails on how best to do damage control, if you're completely happy with how something turns out.
You DO however, have 600 emails worth of damage control if your boss has his head so far up Arthur Blank's @ss he didn't see this coming...
"That's just nuts." Mark and others, suggest we use this blanket response to Oy from now on.
A stadium whose profits go to a private company and that will charge a hefty ticket price for admission is no more of a public amenity than Cheetah or the Ritz-Carlton.
"I didn't watch baseball, football or basketball for nearly a decade because it was from 'The Man' and I was sure it would all be replaced with Frisbee and Earth Ball."
My friend - I hate to be the one to rain on your soft parade, but your trajectory was already set in motion the entire time. It was inevitable that your purple haze-induced idealized view of the world was to come crashing down. The sad part is that you seemed to have replaced it with an equally unrealistic view of the world wherein Tea People and Duck Dynastics are somehow more "authentic" than everyone else. Maybe one day you will wake up to reality: We all basically want the same things out if life - a warm hug and a hot meal followed by a good shit.
"What about the ITP fans? Are they fat asses...?"
I suppose, but Oy and John Schuerholz seem to think there are a lot fewer of them!
"Some people join unions for philosophical reasons."
All people join unions for philosophical reasons - it just so happens that the core of that philosophy is historic materialism (financial). Whether or not that they admit it, that historic materialism is rooted in liberal capitalism or Marxism and they are "leftists" (at least in the eyes of the Right). Were you not required to take a basic political science course in undergrad?
" I am asking you for your source to prove union members are leftists."
I gave you three - the same three that "prove" Obama is a "leftist" (LOL).
"GO BRAVES! AND KEEP RIGHT ON GOING!...right outta town...."
Finally - common ground!
"Seventy rounds fired? I'm surprised that Ghetto Gobins can even perform a magazine change."
Good point. You would think that the gun manufacturers would make the firearms idiot proof, but I guess that would cut into half their sales.
The fallacy of the low crime "per capita" is exactly that it considers the tens of thousands "inhabiting" downtown, during DAYTIME WORKING HOURS. However, what crimes occur after hours, does so at a far greater "per capita" rate, considering the actual nighttime population.....
Plus, we all know that a certain percentage of crimes "somehow" don't end up finding their way into the compilation of statistics.
More diversionary bs by Cobb County officials.... that email did NOT insult residents, it spoke of renaming the Braves, that's all.
And many residents of Cobb are incensed at yet more "good ol' boy" old school politics, sneaking this back room deal through, making a few insiders rich, while greatly increasing the misery factor for the tens of thousands of drivers, who'll be backed up even longer, near 75 & 285, at least an extra 80 days a year!
It's not an "honest debate" over gun rights but simply submission.
Most Americans do not understand the 20,000+ gun laws that we currently enjoy that regulate the right "to not be infringed". Many Americans are expectedly concerned of their 2nd amendment rights being eroded. Examples of the Heller vs. DC decision: D.C. effectively banned a functional firearm in an honest citizen's own HOME! SCOTUS (5/4) ruled rightly that it was unconstitutional. However there are those who still naively argue the decision. The great concern for anyone who respects any of our rights is the fact that 4 judges in convoluted argument reinterpreted the 2nd. There are 3 other "rights of the people" that are mentioned specifically by name in the bill of rights, care to guess which ones?
Other examples are; get caught in D.C. with an empty fired shell casing and be arrested, jailed, go to court then be placed on a life-time firearm ban list. To exercise your second amendment "right" you must pay >$300. McDonald vs. Chicago was the next SCOTUS decision (5/4) that restored rights stolen by those elected to preserve them.
The dishonest methodology employed by gun prohibitionist, condoned by much of main stream media as well as prominent medical journals that disseminate half-truths, statistical puffery and bold face lies utilized to separate people from their rights sincerely question ethics and morals.
The more onerous the gun laws to "regulate" in order to prohibit, restrict and outright ban firearms of honest citizens actually increase crime.
You are not more likely (43 times) to be injured by your own firearm. Armed honest citizens significantly reduce crime, serious injury and death at a cost savings far exceeding the "gun violence" cost numbers that include the Boston bomber as well as other criminals shot in the commission of a felony.
More guns=more crime is a false misconception propagated to separate people from their rights. In the hands of the unscrupulous, ignorance is a powerful tool.
However, make your own informed decisions, preferably with facts rather than emotional outburst: http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp
NAACP is ironically supporting further gun control to reduce black on black crimes. Sadly they forget the purpose and intent of early gun control in the U.S.A.
The racist roots of gun control: http://www.firearmsandliberty.com/cramer.r…
Most "gun violence" numbers being capitalized upon currently consist of a the majority being suicides. Not what most would define as violent crime and then there is the substitution issue.
Scrutinizing further, most of "honest" "gun violence" numbers consist of low income inner city gang and drug activities. Rather than focusing on gang and drugs Mayor Reed, NAACP, MAIG, VPC, Brady as well as other gun prohibitionist march forward on the ban wagon.
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