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Old 04-13-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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Look how long it took America to get a black president????? For years people thought there ws never going to be a president other than them being white in skin color.... so if Atlanta having a black mayor for 30 more years then there is nothing wrong with that. As long as he or she is getting the job done it does not matter
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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Exactly. I could care less if we could just get a mayor in office who could clean up city government and stop wasting tax dollars.

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Look how long it took America to get a black president????? For years people thought there ws never going to be a president other than them being white in skin color.... so if Atlanta having a black mayor for 30 more years then there is nothing wrong with that. As long as he or she is getting the job done it does not matter
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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This state is still hijacked by a conservative "bubba" agenda that defies logic.
Here we go...I knew someone would get around to some kind of shot at "conservatives" somewhere in the thread. What exactly is a "bubba" agenda anyway? How does the supposed "bubba agenda" of the state have anything at all to do with electing a Mayor in Atlanta? Are all the "bubbas" just a bunch of racists who won't vote for a black man? Is that the point?

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Also, the general socialization of the people in this city aside from somewhat hesitant acts of temporary politeness isn't much better.
WTF does that even mean?
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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When people learn to stop seperating themselves so easily over small differences, i.e. starting a new county or city at the drop of a dime, only then can I be convinced that the election of a white mayor is start of "brand day" as some on here to wanna think.

Just sayin' I guess...
You got my vote! Find a mayor to unite the metro and stop cutting it up into pie pieces.
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:51 PM
 
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Atlanta and progressive in the same breath is a tricky matter. The city consists of three people : Out of touch with the national norms/odd whites, angry blacks and then the more normal transplants. Nobody cares nor is willing to spend the energy to fix Atlanta except the transplant. If Atlanta ever elects a competent this or that, it's the transplants vote which bears responsiblity.

All of us locally grown up here secretly know the rules. Thanks to the transplants we have the option to live in the city now. But that was not our doing and this race issue is very complicated. Atlanta is a racial drama queen city, and very unique in a bad way really.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The jury is still out on the transplants as far as I'm concerned. All I've seen so far is more slicing & dicing of Atlanta and more selfish hoarding of resources.

Seems like the transplants are merely adapting to the local norms. Can't help but notice all of these still relatively segregated communities in Atlanta metro. But I could be wrong, though.

I guess all we can do is wait and see.

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Atlanta and progressive in the same breath is a tricky matter. The city consists of three people : Out of touch with the national norms/odd whites, angry blacks and then the more normal transplants. Nobody cares nor is willing to spend the energy to fix Atlanta except the transplant. If Atlanta ever elects a competent this or that, it's the transplants vote which bears responsiblity.

All of us locally grown up here secretly know the rules. Thanks to the transplants we have the option to live in the city now. But that was not our doing and this race issue is very complicated. Atlanta is a racial drama queen city, and very unique in a bad way really.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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Here we go...I knew someone would get around to some kind of shot at "conservatives" somewhere in the thread. What exactly is a "bubba" agenda anyway? How does the supposed "bubba agenda" of the state have anything at all to do with electing a Mayor in Atlanta? Are all the "bubbas" just a bunch of racists who won't vote for a black man? Is that the point?



WTF does that even mean?
Fishing is more important than schools? The financially strapped state has money to spend on suing the federal government over the health reform bill?

While driving home from work today I heard an interview with the chairman of the senate(?) appropriations committee, who said it wouldn't be a problem if refusal to pass the hospital tax increase forces medicaid reimbursements to be reduced to unsustainably low levels, because the federal health reform bill will come to the rescue, as it provides increases in medicaid reimbursements. Apparently the federal health reform is anathema except when it provides a convenient excuse for refusing to exercise fiscal responsibility at the state level.

Possibly it's insulting to Bubbas to associate them with our state politicians.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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Would "conservative" Georgia ever elect a non-white governor?
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Would "conservative" Georgia ever elect a non-white governor?
Herman Cain: T*H*E New Voice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O91GDWGPU
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Nice.

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Fishing is more important than schools? The financially strapped state has money to spend on suing the federal government over the health reform bill?

While driving home from work today I heard an interview with the chairman of the senate(?) appropriations committee, who said it wouldn't be a problem if refusal to pass the hospital tax increase forces medicaid reimbursements to be reduced to unsustainably low levels, because the federal health reform bill will come to the rescue, as it provides increases in medicaid reimbursements. Apparently the federal health reform is anathema except when it provides a convenient excuse for refusing to exercise fiscal responsibility at the state level.

Possibly it's insulting to Bubbas to associate them with our state politicians.
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