people used to call it 'bedford pine' if i'm not mistaken. maybe we can revive that name?
Wow 25k a year. And a $380k yearly salary to boot, my gosh. Gotta call the National Guard, the FBI, the DEA, the ATF, and the CIA on this one…
Vox, I am not even surprised by your tendency to embellish every mishap involving an ITP politician anymore. It's your schtick.
Stay predictable, bud.
Agree with you Mark! Honestly though, I wouldn't allow ANYONE to contribute to any political figure. I don't know how to fix the bribery that is legally ingrained in our system, but I've always thought that perhaps both parties, and even independent ones should all have the same amount of cash in their coffers to do with what they will, and that's it. How they get that money? Don't know. Perhaps party membership dues or something. Thoughts?
I don't know if this too big of a situation, but wouldn't the party at fault be responsible for it, assuming it's an at fault wreck? I mean, one's county and the other is a massive company, so they both have the money to do it I'm sure.
Here's hoping they include trash cans spaced at regular intervals as part of the streetscape improvements. Whenever I'm in South Atlanta, I'm struck by the absolute lack of public trash receptacles on the side of the road. Someone explained to me that the Midtown Business Association pays for the wrought iron trash receptacles I see on Peachtree, not the City of Atlanta. The City of Atlanta won't pay for publicly used trash cans!
Honestly, it never occurred to me that garbage cans were a luxury.
Who's responsible for the demolition? Bringing down a structure of that size will not be cheap. Atlanta taxpayers on the hook for this one?
Even the SoNo Wikipedia page says the name hasn't caught on, it's still ripe for change: "The area was defined and named by Central Atlanta Progress in 2005 in order to better establish an identity for the area and give it a hipper image, although Atlanta natives have never given credence to the name of the neighborhood."
The Great Atlanta Place-naming Debates! I love these things.
I think Westside is winning out over West Midtown (at least in my house it is). But doing away with SoNo? Tricky.
How about Upper Downtown? No. Peachtree-Pines? Too much baggage. Interstate-damaged Deadzone Island? It rolls off the tongue!
Ferdinand pockets 25k or so per year in bonus money directly attributable to his selling of Fulton County mortgages. He made 380k last year! (HIGHEST paid state official).
Oh and he's given himself tax breaks.
Those numbers would make the governor blush.
Insult to injury Fulton County property tax rates went up.
Yeah must be a race thing since Atlanta/Fulton/Dekalb would NEVER have any corruption by visible black officials. (not everything is a conspiracy)
Wonderful memories in that old Hotel..GREAT steaks at Dale's Cellar and some great entertainment at the Domino Lounge.
The real problem here is that individuals, like Ms. Stanford, have been allowed to hijack the appellation of artist without actually producing art. What is displayed here is more like a junior level exhibit at a country historical museum. It's not sculpture: it's aggregation. But the genius is assembling a collection of items centered around a cause certain to establish any objection as being couched in fascist/sexist/homophobic/classist/cisgendered etc. bag of prejudices.
Please,put the display up in the history building, or the student union; the content is valid. But it is not art. It is devoid of craft, aesthetics, sublimity of thought, insight, or invention, all necessary ingredients to be classified as art.
@ Mark from Atlanta
"Billionaire should also not be allowed to buy elected officials."
Like George Soros does?
And yet the good citizens of Georgia saw fit to elect a guy who for years used his congressional office to maintain his lucrative no-bid salvaging business with the state's government.
And unless he does something spectacularly Talmadge-stupid or the minorities actually wake up from their electoral hibernation for the midterms, this guy will be re-elected as Georgia's Commander in Chief.
So stop hating on my brotha Ferdinand. Arthur has plenty of good(bad) company in dirty south corruption.
"Free speech is SO bothersome. let's ban some of it. We don't need any more laws until we trim what we've got to reasonableness."
LOL. Billionaires buying elections is "free speech"? You are way off my friend. We do not need any more laws until we first pass legislation reducing the inordinate influence a few elites have over the lawmaking process.
Dang Oy - what is it about the wealthy that makes you want to tote their water? Masochism? Or do you harbor some fantasy that one day you will join them? Wake up to the real world. They are laughing at you behind closed doors.
Free speech is SO bothersome. let's ban some of it.
We don't need any more laws until we trim what we've got to reasonableness.
"I'm with you on this one, but would expand it. No contributions from unions, PACs, associations, and similar entities. Only contributions from registered voters allowed."
Agreed 100%, with limits on dollar amounts. Billionaire should also not be allowed to buy elected officials.
"Aurthor Ferdinand might as well be the spokesmodel for conflict of interest graft and putting self interest I'm front of those of the citizens he is supposed to help."
Then vote him out. He is an elected official. The State's supposed "local control" Gop stepping in and usurping citizens' right to pick their leaders is UnAmerican. It is interesting how, with all the corrupt local officials in Georgia the State seems to have a fixation on Black-led governments.
“...I'm not legally binded to either one of them; I can't make decisions for either one of [them]”
Many homosexual couples have complained about not having legal authority or even access when a partner is admitted to a hospital, as though being married is the only solution. The lack of access and authority occurs mostly through their own thoughtlessness and negligence.
If people are claiming and exclusive/special relationship, regardless the nature of the relationship, legal or otherwise, both partners should put forth the effort of preparing the legal documents necessary to protect both of their interests: wills, powers-of-attorney, and possibly living wills.
A will allows each person to specify the disposition of all a partner’s property. That protects the surviving partner from disaffected relatives attempting to confiscate the decedent’s personal belongings that were held and used in common.
A general power-of-attorney authorizes partners to speak for each other’s when one is not present.
Lastly, in severe medical situations in which is unable to speak for oneself, a living will informs doctors of ones preferences and specifies who is authorize to speak on a partners behalf when consultations are required. Living wills should be entered into a patient’s medical records and a copy clipped on the patient’s bedside chart, so that everyone on the ward knows that the person speaking for the patient belongs there.
Even couples, who are legally married, regardless of how that’s defined, should have all three of these documents prepared, and updated regularly.
@ leery negro
"Lol o god. How can you be so painfully lame without realizing it?"
He's following your example.
@ Mark from Atlanta
I'm with you on this one, but would expand it. No contributions from unions, PACs, associations, and similar entities. Only contributions from registered voters allowed.
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