Tag: Atlanta

For the last episode of 2020, Jack goes shockingly topical, inviting his friend Noah Weinrich, a Georgia native, to discuss and — with some cajoling — predict what will happen in his home state’s upcoming Senate runoff elections.

Atlanta Especially Hot with Leftist and Criminal Violence

 

The mayor of Atlanta, a Democrat as usual, admitted that police morale is down significantly. It is no coincidence that murder is through the roof in Atlanta, as the police correctly judge that the mayor and local prosecutors are against them and with the leftist domestic terrorists and the criminal gangs. Governor Kemp, a Republican from the business wing, has so far done nothing and said nothing except to sign and celebrate a “hate crime” bill that now puts Christians under persecution as bigots if they follow the Bible on sexuality. Hotlanta may burn again, this time from within, thanks again to ineffective local and state leadership.

CBS News reported on Atlanta Mayor Bottoms’ comments over a week ago:

In an interview with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Wednesday, the mayor said that police morale around the country is down.

The Future of Our Cities

 

Buildings on Hamilton Avenue, Detroit.
In 1968, in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, a great many American cities were engulfed by riots. In one such city – Detroit – the mayor, a well-meaning liberal Democrat named Jerome Cavanaugh, made a fateful decision to rein in the police and let the riot burn itself out. To his judgment, the state’s governor – George Romney – deferred, and the riots went on for five full days. “Burn, baby, burn,” they said. And burn it did.

Eighteen years before, Detroit had been the richest city in the United States – with a per capita income exceeding that in every other urban area in the country. By 1968, it was no longer so well situated. But it was prosperous. It was vibrant. The architecture was stunning; the churches, beautiful; the picture palaces, a wonder.

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We haven’t finalized the venue, but it’ll be in midtown Atlanta, Thursday the 18th, at 7:00pm. I will edit this post when the bar/pub/grill is picked. @Stad is coming from out of town, and he will lead the first toast to Justice Kavanaugh. Please join us!   Preview Open

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Stalwart Atlantans are holding another mini-meetup next week: Thursday, September 13, 7pm, at Fado Irish Pub in Midtown. Note that searching for “Fado Irish Pub Atlanta” yields the Buckhead location as the first hit, not the Midtown location. Be sure you head here: 933 Peachtree St, NEAtlanta, GA 30309 Preview Open

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Already posted in the RicochetMeetup group, but brought here for wider distribution: Another month, another Atlanta meetup. Next week has June’s third Thursday, and Bryan and I agree that it’s the NorthEast quadrant’s turn for a convenient location. Ippolito’s in Suwanee was such a nice spot back in February (with @spin and @jpark) that I […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America offer all crazy martinis, starting with the fire that caused a power outage and snarled all air traffic at America’s busiest airport but officials say their emergency plans worked swimmingly. They also react to Sen. Joe Manchin blasting his fellow Democrats and urging Sen. Al Franken to withdraw his resignation. And they sigh over the revelation that Harry Reid and two other senators sneaked $22 million in UFO research dollars into the budget back in 2007. Way to go, Nevada. Way to go.

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Well, sorry to the rest of the country, but up here in Boston there is one thing on our minds. The Pats have won again! The Duck Boats will soon be rolling! It’s a victory so exciting that we can’t remember when we have…er,…felt this good…before??? Ooohhhh yeah! Last November it was! Did you watch the game? Any Patriots haters out there?

Minority Outreach on a Small Scale

 
Downtown Atlanta, circa 1962. Photocredit: Atlanta Time Machine.
Downtown Atlanta, circa 1962. Photo credit: Atlanta Time Machine.

Avik Roy’s return to the comments regarding Republican outreach to minorities has occasioned much discussion about how to do outreach to minorities, whether it is possible, how it would work, and much else along those lines. I don’t have an answer, but let me offer a small scale example that illustrates the problem, courtesy of Clarence Stone’s book, Governing Atlanta. And do keep in mind that everyone in this story is a Democrat.