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Old 07-01-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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The gay pride stuff is a positive (and progressive) thing, certainly, and MLK was a very strong symbol both in the past and now.

That's a very good indicator that the people of Atlanta are progressive, at least to a certain extent, but the Atlanta City government itself seems to be a lot more regressive. Backwards. Focused inwards, not outwards, not good at long range planning, disorganized, and perhaps even borderline incompetent in a few places, with some admittedly notable exceptions (e.g., Major Reed).

I know the latest stuff related to mass transit is encouraging, and shows that some folks do value regional planning. The beltline is also a very good thing in my book. However, those positive elements are offset by so much negativity that it's sometimes hard to figure out whether the City of Atlanta is moving backwards or forwards in time.
Nothing is ever perfect.

And if bad leadership at the city level made a city unprogressive, then no big city would be progressive.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Nothing is ever perfect.

And if bad leadership at the city level made a city unprogressive, then no big city would be progressive.
Lots of things are perfect.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:59 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Lots of things are perfect.
Hmm, I imagine you would put yourself in that category.
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Nothing in the world of man is perfect, not even the very ground we walk on.

It is pure unbridled human arrogance I believe, to think otherwise.

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Lots of things are perfect.
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Does it really matter?

Let's aim for voting for someone because they can simply do the job right.

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Their will be a white or mixed race mayor in the next 10 years easily.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Does it really matter?

Let's aim for voting for someone because they can simply do the job right.
Thank you - wise advice.
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:35 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I am not so sure that the skin color of a leader has much to do with a place being "progressive.". Isn't being progressive about forward thinking ideas and plans? Like the belt line? Like building new parks? Like being tolerant and welcoming of various lifestyles? I'm just not getting the connection. But, hey, that's just me.
Bingo.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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We need a black Mayor to help fight the Census numbers. Only he will care because he knows that the higher the Census the more the goverment will help! Atlanta does not have to be progressing in that direction some people on this board would like it to be.

~Markesha
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I'm pretty sure there are some matching IP addresses in play here. There just can't be any other explanation.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I am not so sure that the skin color of a leader has much to do with a place being "progressive.". Isn't being progressive about forward thinking ideas and plans? Like the belt line? Like building new parks? Like being tolerant and welcoming of various lifestyles? I'm just not getting the connection. But, hey, that's just me.
Wroongg! The term "progressive" is just a euphamism adopted by liberals because that word had such a taint to it. Also, it has the intention of labelling anyone who not a "progressive" as a "regressive", which, in of itself, sounds as if it could be negative.

Same thing when anti-abortion people started called themselves "pro-life". The other side then adopted the monikor "pro-choice", of course, not "pro-death".

The progressive opposition, currently known as "conservatives" or tea partiers, should consider adopting something like "American Values" or "Capitalists" as an alternative name to the odious "progressives" (which makes me barf)
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