Re: “Third fatal shooting of 2019

Ya know,, Savannah has one of the BEST relationships between white and black folk in the entire country.....
That being said,,,, even tho we have a very small percentage of *N1663Rs*,, vs GREAT black folk,, (even good black fold don't want to raise their kids by N1663Rs),, the liberal media (D) refuses to acknowledge that we get along GREAT together...
The lamestream Media (D) continues to spew the bogus propaganda that there is some great hatred between black & white here in the *Deep South*,, mainly because it fuels their Fake News agenda that the yankee northeast likes to perpetuate.
And it is DISGUSTING ! ! !

And they will cancel this post out of simple BS due to the word "N1663R"...
It is the NEW libT ard censorship mantra to eliminate ANYTHING they don't agree with ! ! !

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Posted by mort.leith@afuzion.com on 01/16/2019 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Early Branch releases first EP, plots for the future

Just listened! Their music is so good

Posted by SilverStorm on 01/10/2019 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Saving the Seaboard, and political news

They came and measured the signs in my windows a couple weeks ago in Starland.

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Posted by Greg Lard on 01/10/2019 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Santa’s Pantry: Helping Savannah children who need food

Remarkable. When I was a kid we might get a couple of orange slices or a half
a bowl of oatmeal at breakfast and take a baloney sandwich to school in a brown paper bag. You could buy a half-pint of milk for lunch if you had the money back then, or forget it. Now the concern seems to be that they can't lay out this bountiful banquet for these folks at certain times. And the schools are still some of the worst in the country. Bon appetit!

Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 01/10/2019 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Review: Draft Day

Lol, all the lonely boys out here trying to make Esperanto a thing. Lonely, lonely boys.

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Posted by LOLsperanto on 01/08/2019 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Is 2019 the year Savannah makes a stand?

So true. This new regime is trying to blackmail us into voting for the fire fee. The surplus they had given to them, they wasted. The surplus came even while we had a full fire department. Obviously, the fee was not necessary had the budget been properly used.

Posted by Bettyann Lund Talley on 01/04/2019 at 10:40 PM

Re: “18 for '18: The Year in Review

Re: the weed section. You can protest that you do not approve any searches or seizures without a warrant. Hopefully you will have your own camera running. If the cops search anyway, a good lawyer can likely get any such "evidence" thrown out.

Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 01/03/2019 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Is 2019 the year Savannah makes a stand?

It is so true about selling the sizzle rather than the charm of Savannah. More and
more, Savannah is becoming a venue, not a historic city with a story to tell.

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Posted by Marty Barnes on 01/02/2019 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: A city in search of affordable housing

@ Malinda. Agreed. The city hall gang gets kickbacks, bribes, and "gifts" from the "developers" who then also agree to hire their family and friends, and residents be damned.

Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 01/02/2019 at 5:42 PM

Re: “New Year’s Resolutions: A wishful rant for Savannah

Get real. The power-brokers behind the scenes at city hall pull all the strings and make all the decisions well in advance of when those rubes and geeks on city clowncil ever meet. Things here are decided by political appointee. It's been that way for the past 60 years or so. You're a "journalist?" Dig into it and report the real story.

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Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 01/02/2019 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Reconstruction Era National Monument still a work in progress

As I understand it, Sherman issued his famous "Order No. 15" providing for "40 acres and a mule," not at the Green-Meldrim Mansion, but at the 2nd African Baptist Church on Houston St. at State St. Stanton had been sent here after the Yankee press went wild upon learning that (Yankee) General Jeff Davis had left the ex-slaves following his army on the far side of Ebenezer Creek after he cut loose the army engineers' bridge, stopping them from following his army.

Stanton and Sherman appeared at the church and Sherman issued his order, later nullified by Congress or at least never put into practice anywhere.

The tone of this article seems to be that Reconstruction was fun and games. Actually it was misery and suffering for everyone in the south, black and white.

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Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 01/02/2019 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Is 2019 the year Savannah makes a stand?

About one third of Savannah properties pay NO PROPERTY TAX at all. This includes ALL churches, synagogues, and mosques and a tremendous number of SCAD properties. Why are we beleaguered taxpayers picking up that slack????

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Posted by Beth Kinstler on 01/02/2019 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Affordable Housing 101: Part Two

I tried my best to understand all of this because its so important... geesh, thanks for writing it. But you are NOT done. you did not fix it! this is just the beginning!

Posted by Lindsey Grovenstein on 01/02/2019 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Is 2019 the year Savannah makes a stand?

I feel like the fire fee rejection was more grounded in equity concerns than not wanting to support fire services. The way the fee was structured made it inequitable-- because it was coupled with a millage rate decrease that nullified it for higher dollar properties. I think people would be ok with a moderate fee to support fire services, as long as it was equitably distributed.

Lots of folks around here I'm sure don't want a new tax, but taxes can be/are more equitably distributed based on property value or income, than a flat fee per household. So, sorry, tax-haters, but step away from the rhetoric and recognize that our taxes do work for us, and having a narrative where we can't even openly discuss it is probably hurting us in the long run.

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Posted by Alys Spillman on 01/02/2019 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Is 2019 the year Savannah makes a stand?

Doug, that actually took effect the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Posted by Jim Morekis on 01/02/2019 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Is 2019 the year Savannah makes a stand?

Wasnt the change in alcohol sales to 11am on Sunday supposed to happen January 1st?

Posted by Doug Collins on 01/01/2019 at 7:49 PM

Re: “18 for '18: The Year in Review

Enjoyable reading for an out-of-towner who visits a few times a year.....but don't feel you are alone in your frustrations (with City Council and the like....) same situation in my home town.....and State.....anonymous, Cape May, New Jersey

Posted by Jack Riehl on 12/30/2018 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Affordable Housing 101: Part Two

Hi Jason,

I mostly agree with your prescriptions, including a ( perhaps idyllic) clean voucher program (as long as there is source of income protection as you suggest). Vouchers are pretty clearly the most efficient affordable housing method. Of course, realistically we probably need as many tools as we can get politically. Your recommendations also sound like those of Matt Desmond's, so you are in good company. (He also adds need for legal representation for tenants threatened with eviction.)

One caveat, the academic scrutiny of the location-efficient measures like CNT's H+T index and HUD's Location Affordability measures have raised some serious questions about their validity. The concept is sound, but the data is often modeled and speculative. And of course, since places with good transit are likely to have higher land costs (the lower "T" is at least partly capitalized into the land value and so raises the H), favoring transit-friendly places w/vouchers means that we may need to allow housing authorities to pay higher fair market rents in such places (which is happening to some degree) but that may mean that the average voucher becomes more expensive, which rubs up against political constraints (funding).

Good stuff.

Dan

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Posted by Dan Immergluck on 12/29/2018 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: When ‘drunk donkeys’ attack

Ertle directly insulted Mike, for no reason whatsoever. Listen back to her comments. Mike wasn't even committng the "crime" Ertle was calling out, he wasn't just showing the Euro model, wasn't spreading panic. As always, he was saying, anything can happen, be prepared just in case". As it happens he nailed the prediction, including a turn South after landfall that the NHC model didn't show (this doesn't really matter). Mike responded only with being amused, and never said a mean word in return. "What is even more unbelieveable" turned out to be her Facebook page was down for a couple of weeks before everything returned to normal. So hint, in the future you should think before insulting someone on television for no reason.

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Posted by uforgotaboutit on 12/29/2018 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Olde Pink House looks forward to re-opening "as soon as possible" after fire

Competition? Yes. Welcome? Yes! Hope you can re-open ASAP! We are all in the
Same beautiful boat..

Posted by Rob Bazinet on 12/28/2018 at 8:05 PM

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