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  • Reply to: Robbers pick their beer first, cash 2nd   3 hours 33 min ago

    Hey Cy,
    It is SOOOO you.....however, as I enter my old age, never have I heard of what is described above.
    Toboggan was something we put between our butt and snow and ice to get a thrill. And chapped lips and a runny nose and a cup of hot chocolate from mom when we got home.  How in the freekin' world did such a fun thingie become this monstrosity to be used for these scum? 

  • Reply to: Fayette GOP squabble goes public in pending vote   4 hours 32 min ago

    Oddo and Barlow
    Showed their butts tonight and then got them handed to them

  • Reply to: Council rethinking Fayetteville’s downtown   6 hours 1 min ago

    Millenials don't clean up                                                  but other than that you are right on Husband and Fat....
                                                                                                  It is a planning exercise that is worthwhile if you are  a resume builder like Wismer or a revenue builder like Foley. Jim Strickland did the same thing in PTC over and over again and finally he hit a home run with North Cove - the best thing in town IMHO. However, that is full of baby boomers who have some sense of responsibility - unlke the millenial throw away generation.
                                                          I don't think foreclosure is a valid concern in the downtown Fayetteville plan as I doubt banks will finance this kind of stuff without commitments like leases and presales.   Besides, millenials don't really have any sense of longevity, they rent instead of buy, work at tech jobs that have no future security and sure as heck don't care about the history of where they are renting or squatting or the legacy they leave behind. Yes, I know there are exceptions, but they be in the minority of the millenial generation.                                  

  • Reply to: Robbers pick their beer first, cash 2nd   7 hours 31 min ago

    Hey moe,
    Do you remember toboggans??
    I'm thinking about buying this one.

  • Reply to: Concealed weapon permit: Who’s packing heat here? 1 out of every 6 Fayette adults   7 hours 44 min ago

    When seconds count,.......
    the police are just minutes away. 

  • Reply to: Council rethinking Fayetteville’s downtown   8 hours 48 min ago
    Husband and Father of 2

    Other than the millennial daughter of a COC member, how many millennials do these people think there will be who actually want to live here and travel downtown to work every day.  
    This is is a resume builder, big headache, and future foreclosure enterprise.  But someone will benefit for this great project and move away, leaving the boarded up storefronts for the millennials to clean up.

  • Reply to: Concealed weapon permit: Who’s packing heat here? 1 out of every 6 Fayette adults   9 hours 21 min ago

    Aruelius need to make a correction
    You stated
    "No laws are on the books to stop people from obtaining guns" .
    umm That is not just an erroneous statement I find it to be far beneath your level of displayed intellect, but just in case you actually are unaware there's actually THOUSANDS of Laws in place to stop people from LAWFULLY buying Guns, one biggie is the 1968 Gun Control Act, Then there's the 1934 National Gun Act 1994 Brady Bill, 1911 Sullivan Act , and THEN there's the whole creation of the ATF (BATFE)
    ALL of these laws make it lawful and or illegal for certain citizens to own operate,and carry certain weapons
    BTW The 1968 GCA mentioned above deals with MENTAL ILLNESS ,,ya how gun advocates are always mentioning "just ENFORCE the existing laws"? well THIS is the one most are referring too

  • Reply to: Council rethinking Fayetteville’s downtown   9 hours 35 min ago

    Movie millenials maybe                                                        Brian. Empty nesters, maybe not. Fayetteville has a hospital and a movie studio and The Pavillion. No significant office park or industrial area nor land for either. The employment base has been created and it is what it is. Now if one of those big 3 grows into something larger, then more jobs will be created and housing and restaurants will then be needed. In other words, you don't count restaurant and retail jobs as part of an expanding business environment.They are called service jobs because they serve the residents/job holders who work for businesses such as the hospital or movie studio. The Pavilion got it backwards and that started serving the needs of Clayton and South Fulton. Not a very smooth move - whoever made those decisions back in the '80's.
                                                                                               Industrial and office develop first for businesses to create jobs, residential develops second to house the workers who fill those jobs, lastly commercial comes along to entertain and feed the people in the residences. That sounds so third grade, but it is still true all these years later after cave men emerged and started manufacturing widgets or something.  
                                                                   I love the downtown plan for the plan itself. It will be great when there are actual jobs and people really living there.

  • Reply to: Ramsey will not seek re-election   9 hours 36 min ago

    @mudcat - thank you for sharing the intelligent details on the local politicians. There is a huge push from voting women this year. Most younger women(>30) are leaning Bernie on a national level. Like 80%, from what I've read. And If you are indicating a possible Bernie/Warren out!!!! This could be really fun this fall.........Cheers!

  • Reply to: Shots fired in Wednesday night parking lot robbery at Kedron Village retail center   9 hours 52 min ago

    @ Jessie - I agree with your assessment that there will always be some of the population who ignores the laws. But in the end , these people will be singled out and punished in a court of law. The gangs across the USA will probably not comply, but they would be facing potential double term sentences, if caught. I believe I already agreed with you on a strong deterrent is one of the best solutions. We can't prevent everything, but we can cast a spotlight even brighter on the people who do not comply.  I'm sure any new laws wouldn't hinder "GOOD" people, unless they did not meet the criteria. I'm also confident that there are many more people like yourself, who are very responsible with guns and will also pose a deterrent to the same unlawful people.  -------------------------> Although I am not in the market for a gun, I can appreciate your comments on dealing with the people who do not comply. Good post and I'm glad you took the time to discuss your opinions with me. take care.

  • Reply to: Concealed weapon permit: Who’s packing heat here? 1 out of every 6 Fayette adults   10 hours 7 min ago

    I can't support your Somali comparison, but I do agree that we need to add additional vetting and training to gun aquisition.  Its a good point you bring up though, anyone can buy a weapon and get a concealed weapons permit today. That's right anyone.......... No laws are on the books to stop people from obtaining guns. Currently its a pretty lame process to register a new gun and obtain a permit. I'm sure the concealed weapons permit process is a little more involved, but not by much. ------------------> When will we all decide to increase the responsiblity level and awareness of all gun owners? No one is taking anyone's guns...... ....ignoring this issue will only lead to an increase in gun related crimes/deaths/accidents, as you mentioned. #ResponsibleGunOwnership

  • Reply to: Concealed weapon permit: Who’s packing heat here? 1 out of every 6 Fayette adults   10 hours 20 min ago

    What an absolutely appropriate name to accompany your Hysterics

  • Reply to: Concealed weapon permit: Who’s packing heat here? 1 out of every 6 Fayette adults   10 hours 22 min ago

    Killed or Shot?
    there is the PTC Chief ,,,,,,

  • Reply to: Council rethinking Fayetteville’s downtown   10 hours 23 min ago

    Went to Henry County (have you seen their Traffic Mess?) over Fayette, but hey I hear there's a new Boutique opening in Fayetteville some time in the near future
    Fayetteville needs to figure it out, they are Land Locked from the Interstate \, there's NO rail service, no ports, and no terminals, Fayetteville was built from the Airlines, (Delta & Eastern)  and because of the Liberal Government of Clayton County and now we have ALLOWED Clayton Government into Fayette/Fayetteville.

  • Reply to: Fayette GOP squabble goes public in pending vote   11 hours 1 min ago
    Husband and Father of 2

    I'm a Republican, but have no interest whatsoever in the local party.  It sounds like a bunch of school kids who can't get along in the sandbox.
    I dont know what the problem is, and I don't care.  But get your act together.  It's no wonder the D's (Not Demoncrats, Mr. Barlow) are getting stronger in the county.

  • Reply to: Fayette GOP squabble goes public in pending vote   12 hours 6 min ago
    Husband and Father of 2

    I guess it can now be said he sits in the waffle chair.
    I liked the whining too.  Sounds like my kids when I tell them they have to go to the dentist.

  • Reply to: Council rethinking Fayetteville’s downtown   12 hours 12 min ago
    Husband and Father of 2

    Exactly Mr. Sullivan.  To be blunt, they have this plan _ _ _ backwards.  Smart infrastructure brings careers.  We don't need any more retail or dining jobs.  We need to bring in companys that people can build careers, not jobs.  
    Instead of FOLLOWING the lastest FAD, we need people on the forefront of new ideas.  Not from some Chamber of Commerce.  Real thinkers.

  • Reply to: Concealed weapon permit: Who’s packing heat here? 1 out of every 6 Fayette adults   12 hours 19 min ago

    Gee, how many FC residents with permits have killed anyone in the last 5 years..

  • Reply to: Concealed weapon permit: Who’s packing heat here? 1 out of every 6 Fayette adults   12 hours 22 min ago

    Having so many people carrying guns makes Fayette County = Just Like Somalia!

    Add the magic of alcohol and a video game mentality and watch the death toll climb!

    Any action by ISIS will pale in comparison when you consider Americans kill 30,000 of their country men every year. "Terrorists" have managed less than 20 killings in the US in 2015. Just wait until they discover the 2nd Amendment applies to them too.

  • Reply to: Fayette GOP squabble goes public in pending vote   12 hours 34 min ago

    Yes precedent has been set
    and it continues to reinforce the lack of leadership coming from the county chairman.  He is weak, he is indecisive, he thinks waffling is a sign of leadership.  I am not talking about getting a consensus from the other commissioners or citizens. If he has not learned his chair duties after 14 months on the job, he is showing he just does not care to lead.  Not to mention his whining about being named to the new county transprotation committee.  He said at the last meeting he does not want to be on that board.  10 more months of this.   

  • Reply to: Council rethinking Fayetteville’s downtown   12 hours 37 min ago

    We have visioning! Yep millenials and having a walkable downtown are the solution to all what ails us. Except. Where are these people going to work? Is a millennial going to work in Buckhead put live in Fayetteville which has less easy access to ATL than PTC. While I agree Fayetteville has lower population in the downtown area, it has a population of closed stores to suggest that it cannot support the retail it does have. How does this plan change that. All good growth comes with JOBS and INFRASTRUCTURE. Those we do not have only buzz words.

  • Reply to: Fayette GOP squabble goes public in pending vote   15 hours 6 min ago
    Husband and Father of 2

    No dog in this fight.  I really don't care who obtains this position.  What bothers me is the indiscriminant method that the chair allows last minute items to be considered.
    Please correct me if I am wrong, but there is a time frame that must be met to submit for consideration before a meeting.  The chair in the past, has kept issues from being discussed because information did not meet the time frame.
    This time, its ok to consider a letter even though it did not meet the deadline?  
    The BOC had a letter from the GOP naming someone.  That should have been sufficient for a rubber stamp approval.
    If the GOP has in house issues, they don't need to air their dirty laundry in public.
    Does this set a precedent that if any county resident has an issue with something, we can send a letter at the last minute and this would  be considered on the dias?

  • Reply to: Ramsey will not seek re-election   15 hours 11 min ago

    No chance for a newbie                                                                         Statewide office requires some serious party support and fundraising and a candidate who has never run for office before has a real uphill battle unless he or she self-funds. Not an option for me.
                                                         I've decided to pass on replacing Barlow and will only get involved if there is no other candidate. And even then, I won't be the candidate, just a cheerleader and contributor. Don't think experience, money or party matters at the county level, all you need is an inept opponent and thanks to the NAACP- district voting. In a district of 25,000 there may be 10,000 registered voters, 20% turnout means all you have to do is convince slightly over 1000 people you are saner than the incumbent. It really helps if the incumbent is a traffic waver during rush hour.    Of course 2016 will be a Presidential election with massive turnout, so there may be enough novice voters out there that think waving at traffic is a normal or even desirable activity, so one never knows, do one?
                                                             Heidi Becker, Virginia Gibbs and Debbie Britt need to step up and run against Brown or Barlow depending upon where they live. Kim Learnard should go after Ramsey's seat or Brown's. There is also an opportunity for Mimi Gentillini, Sandra Jungers and Vickie Turner and other female small business owners in 2016. Hillary may not be around at the end, but she has already stimulated the female vote   (so has Trump in a negative way) so the female turnout will be huge in November - local females would be smart to tap into that at the local level - or in other words, a woman voter there to support Hillary or defeat Trump or to vote for VP Forina or Palin or Warren, will be voting locally too and the local female candidates will benefit from that.
                                                         That's my opinion and even though I'm saying the same thing Madeline Albright did - I'm sayin' it nicer and with more class.

  • Reply to: Concealed weapon permit: Who’s packing heat here? 1 out of every 6 Fayette adults   15 hours 35 min ago
    PTC Observer

    Everyone that packs heat should take a course on their obligations on how to use a weapon in self defense and specifically what the laws are surrounding the use of weapons in self defense.

  • Reply to: Council rethinking Fayetteville’s downtown   16 hours 28 min ago
    Husband and Father of 2

    I'm not sure I understand this mellenial fad.  I find some conflicting information on this plan and the report issued recently.
    Other than the mellenials that grew up locally, where else are they going to come from?  Where are all the businesses that will provide careers for these mellenials?
    Based on the property costs, how much will it cost to rent or purchase a mellenial home?
    Seems like there are a lot of communities jumping on this mellenial and mixed use fad and politicians and city planners using this to pad their resumes.

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