Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Couple of things

- I'm all for economic development in our community, but I too am relieved Target is scrapping plans to build on the eastside. I feared the proposed development would be too large, too intrusive on the nearby neighborhoods and create way too much traffic.

- It's good to see a guy with a innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, but this doesn't appear to be too feasible. Laudable, sure. But running a 24-hour cable television network out of Bogart would appear to be an uphill climb.

- Hey, it's (Special) Election Day! Get out and vote today kids.

- Vote for who? Well, let's just say I adhere to Pete McCommons's advice and will opt for the level head over the bobblehead.

- At the risk of reigniting a previous discussion (as well as disagreeing with Texas), I agree with Lee Adams.


Blogger Oconee Democrat said...


8:57 AM  
Blogger Ned said...

I'm going to list a bunch of countries. Which one seems out of place?


What do all of these countries have in common? They are the only countries where you must be 21 to drink.

So much for America being the land of the free.

At least we are better than Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan though. Can't drink at all there.

Don't you love it when our laws line up with moderate Muslim countries? We have MADD to thank for these oppressive laws.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous StoptheBS said...

Well, I became of age in the time when you could drink at 18.

And truthfully, when it was 21 before that alcohol was much more available than it is now (to underage drinkers).

My personal observation is that there isn't a lot of difference in the collective behavior. Statistics don't reveal any difference that can't be explained else wise.

Certainly downtown Athens is much less of a showpiece than it was when the drinking age was 18.

On another note, while I wasn't wild about the location of Tar-shay; I'm always glad to see civilization come to the East Side.

With all the land use planning, I have been amazed for 30+ years how crap has been allowed to pile up on the Atlanta Highway, with little effort to make the east side attractive for development. Any time I hear ACC talk about "planning" I always have the thought in my mind "these are the same people that let the Atlanta Highway develop".

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Chuck said...

I voted for Whitehead today, I just had to stop by here real quick to make the following comment...

JMac: "I'm all for economic development in our community"


3:44 PM  
Blogger Jmac said...

The best part is, I write my own material too.

But, yes, I enjoy how advocating for mixed-use developments, pushing for the development of a regional economic cooperative, encouraging this community to be the trendsetter in alternative fuels, working to bring big-box retailers into the community to renovate vacant spaces and stressing the importance of developing our medical corridor is 'funny.'

If I just say I'll do it all while clear-cutting, will that make you happy?

4:31 PM  
Blogger Xon said...

If I just say I'll do it all while clear-cutting, will that make you happy?

Just make sure you use your friendly local 897!

Director, Clear-Cutter's Labor Union, #897

1:20 PM  

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