What is happening to this once tranquil town?

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In the 1970's and 1980's, my parents had no fear in allowing me to walk unaccompanied to the local movie theater on a Friday evening. Now, in the midst of two carjacking attempts in two day and a SWAT search for the suspects, what has happened to this once peaceful town?
Is it the influx of the social parasites and the antisocial criminals invading Fayetteville for the surrounding counties? Is it the lawless subjects of areas hardest hit by the economy?
It seems to me that these criminals are exploiting Fayette's decency and community to their own advantage. My mother was held hostage in her home for hours today while the SWAT team seached the adjacent neighborhood for these people. Why are residents being punished because a few scumbags are unwilling to work for what they want? It is definately a scary time.

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Submitted by Evil Elvis on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 9:13am.

I've seen the future and he was jaywalking across Highway 54 only twenty feet from a crosswalk.

VS Naipaul once wrote that Africans moved about in a disorganized way that defied explanation, choosing to walk over or through things for no apparent reason rather than following a path. Make of that what you will.

We're quickly becoming Bruthaville.

Get used to gold teeth, 80" rims on crappy cars, hilarious clown pants, grossly oversized white T-shirts and pitbulls.

Thankfully, I don't have a daughter.

Our black apologist blogger friends should be the most concerned by the thuggy uptick of late, as thuggy black dudes tend to rob, rape and kill decent, hard-working blacks above all others. Instead, they'll blather on and on about the badness of generalities and stereotypes and how all black people are not any one particular thing.

In ten years, Davids mom will have transitioned nicely into her destiny as the Grandmother Moses of Peachtree City and give numerous interviews to WSB-TV about how she boldly calls the police on the gangbangers in her hood. She may even tear up on camera when calling on one level of government or another to do something about some lost generation or another. Monica Kaufman may even profile her.

Something like this:



Having both brains and bucks, Diva will participate in white flight. He may not accept it as such, but I don't see him setting up Midnight Basketball any time soon.

The rest of us will be no different than those that moved from Clayton County and remember fondly how great it was twenty years ago.

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 4:26am.

My list of reasons would include:
activist judges
government education
single-parent households
government assistance programs
wimpy zoning decisions - meaning no social engineering
county commissioners smoking pot
lack of commitment to the community by minorities - meaning why is North Fayette represented by a white pot-smoking commissioner?
Section 8 housing - yes even in PTC

and liberalism.
Think it is going to get better under Prezbo?

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Submitted by inomedounou on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 7:52am.

I left Fayette County 5 years ago to persue my interests in another county. When our house was purchased, there were barely any renters in our neighborhood and the HOA was a great thing to have here. Now, almost 5 years later, rental properties here have been accepting Section 8 and allowing the Clayton County overflow to spill into my once peaceful community. Our pool has been vandalized 3 times, loud bass music can be heard at all hours of the day and night, Prezbo( to borrow your term) signs adorn almost half of the rental properties around me. What is a true southern gentleman to do to keep his family safe and away from the government "teet" suckers? We pay our taxes and HOA dues and these recipients are basically recieving a free ride. I saw a bumper sticket that read " Honk, If I am paying your mortgage" Absolutely right. God help us conservatives.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 7:49am.

You missed one - condoning for political reasons

Congreeswoman Maxine Waters re: LA Riots

During the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Waters appeared on television as a commentator. In defense of the people that looted stores and damaged property, Waters said "If you call it a riot it sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason. I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable. So I call it a rebellion.

Vote democrat and you get this.

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Submitted by Fred Garvin on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 7:48am.

The Obamacare Horror Story You Won't Hear

Following the Adams incident, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) blasted Mrs. Obama and Axelrod's grand plan. The group released a statement expressing "grave concerns that the University of Chicago's policy toward emergency patients is dangerously close to 'patient dumping,' a practice made illegal by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)" -- signed by President Reagan, by the way -- "and reflected an effort to 'cherry pick' wealthy patients over poor."

Rewarding political cronies at the expense of the poor while posing as guardians of the downtrodden? Welcome to Obamacare.

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a
happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the
other. -- Ronald Reagan

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