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Old 05-09-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Originally Posted by DTL3000 View Post
From what I saw, either the folks who cleaned up the mess mobilized on a scale not seen since the invasion of Normandy or the original poster is full of it and exaggerating.

I am quick to call out the same exact thing in these threads but I don't think it's warranted in this case. The area is back to normal and that is fairly impressive considering the turnout.
I'm with you on this. It seems unlikely that things got messed up real bad to the point that it warranted acting like the neighborhood got ruined during the course of a single event. Since I didn't go to Sweet Auburn this year nor did I take time out of my day to go down there to see for myself, I found this picture on Flickr instead:


Flickr: sunflowering's Photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/omgitsgabby/ - broken link)

As you can sort of make out, the street is as clean as it normally would be. No extra grime or dirt or anything. Granted there was a lot of mess left over after the festivities because as you can also see, the District was packed to the hilt. When there are massive throngs of people crammed in to a small place, there is sure to be tons of trash left over. In other words, any mess left hanging around this morning shouldn't be cause for any sort of alarm given how many people where there. Talking about how many people were there, here some more pictures to give a good idea of how crowded it was:



Flickr: sunflowering's Photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/omgitsgabby/ - broken link)

http://projects.ajc.com/photos/image...may-2011/7107/



http://projects.accessatlanta.com/ga...n-fest-050811/




Last edited by waronxmas; 05-09-2011 at 08:21 PM..
 
Old 05-09-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Oh give me a break. Why don't you just pull the card? Well, you already did anyway, because everyone knows what you mean.
No such thing exists.

For those not aware, he's talking about the mythical "race card" that some how absolves the accuser of any responsibility for using any sort of negative stereotypes to form their opinion. It's a crafty bit of word play that actually turns around a valid complaint about a perceived bias based off of the prejudices of the accuser to make it seem the target of those accusations is being "reactionary" and/or not using sound judgement to shape their argument against the observations of said accuser. Plus, it's just not socially acceptable or cool to be an out and out bigot in 2011.

Any who, glad I made you squirm.
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