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Re: “Holding Serve

The Richmond mayor should serve contingent on fulfilling an ultimatum. You lower homicides and virtually end them or you're out and unfit to serve. This stuff keeps happening and the mayor sits there as a chair warmer whining and complaining to whomever will listen. Richmond's power brokers especially on Main St have the power to produce competent leaders who will act to make Richmond a safe city for all. But what do they do? Come to work and leave back to the 'burbs. And its business as usual. Richmond must be the only city in the state (the nation?) that has no gentrification. Developers are too busy moving westward into Goochland and beyond. Bring in the bulldozers, demolish problem areas--all of them--then rebuild so new blood with discretionary spending power and the will to make what once was bad better. There's no reason TV nightly news must be peppered with homicides that happen daily and if something happens all the time it's not news. It's status quo. City dwellers have the power to make their vote count--not SSDD. If that's why you vote then stay home. And lock the doors and pull the shades. A massive clean up is way over due for Richmond. Power brokers need to go beyond feel good news and get their hoity toity behinds out where they can and will make a difference. A real difference. Recall Levar Stoney and start over. And do it right this time. And stop wasting tax dollars by changing that which is not broken and is doing a fine job as is, has done a fine job for what seems like forever. Dedicate one block of the Boulevard to Ashe and leave the rest alone. This is the way you lead, make it happen, and have accountability to the people.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 02/19/2019 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Why We Need a Baseball Museum

Let's stay with the Diamond. Where it is. There's your museum. Free and unencumbered and that's another way of saying it won't cost you any wasted tax dollars. Guardians of the public money need to be satisfied with what they already have.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 02/19/2019 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Holding Serve

You're talking pretend leaders who are a disgrace to the city. Stoney is a joke and any other reputable government would have him gone in sixty seconds. Pull that levar and get him out of there. Stop pretending like nothings wrong. I'm "disappointed" he's out stayed his welcome. An responsible government needs adult leaders.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 02/19/2019 at 4:40 PM

Re: “INTERVIEW: Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis talks about focusing on emotion

Skimmed the article. Did I miss it? Probably not. But raw emotion is what Branford's known for. Real raw. As in his happening on the scene after Johnny Carson to get the job with Johnny's successor, Jay Leno. And left in a hissy fit. Forget that "family" and "time with daughter" that made the media. Branford's temperament suggests he doesn't play well with others. As in "The job of musical director I found out later was just to kiss the a-- of the host, and I aint no a--kisser, said Marsalis, one of the worlds premier saxophonists, said in Wednesdays Indianapolis Star and News. And if that wasn't enough, "Then it became, `Oh, hes surly. He hates his boss, Marsalis said. Did he? "Oh, I despised him, Marsalis said. But we all loved Jay and not that dog who replaced him. As far as we're all concerned, the only Jimmy out there is "a short crowbar used by a burglar to force open a window or door." An you don't, you never, "fall on" it.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 02/14/2019 at 3:52 PM

Re: “The Road to Richmond

Not a few out there will claim Exit 78. The Boulevard. Always been The Boulevard. Ever since anyone can remember. And still will be. Regardless of whomever's name gets attached to accommodate or otherwise appease those always asking for more. Always. And where will we continue to meet? The Boulevard. Still the Boulevard. Can't change that.
Whether it's Stadium, BBQ, or badly missing Foreign Car Workshop who made the most foolish move in the history of Richmond. So if you have a car, a real car like a Ferrari, you must traipse into the wilds of hinterland as they bide their time before it's all over. But then there's, if you keep going, CVS. And memories of Bill's. Oh, gawd. Did I say The Boulevard? Yes, I did. The Boulevard. Nothing to cry over. Just a travel zone to get to where you're going. The Boulevard of Dreams. Not Broken, as in James Dean, but Dreams. Dreams of food. Dreams of wanting to get my car fixed. Dreams of good BBQ. Yum.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 02/14/2019 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Richmond Catholic diocese publishes list of 42 clergy with "credible" abuse allegations

This stuff keeps coming non-stop. Like a wave from the ocean. And like the ocean, we have a choice to frequent such places or abstain. And unlike the ocean, you don't see any bikinis there. Which could stop this stuff and these people dead in their tracks. But no, girls, don't waste your beauty and splendor on them. Back to the ocean. With salt air and sun that heals. Like the rest of us. But the fright-mongers don't want you to know the sun heals. Big time.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 02/14/2019 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Mark Herring, who's second in line for Virginia governor, admits dressing in blackface at college party

With Tommy the latest to join "the club," what does this tell you? The media is searching like a wild eyed dog for the next one. Will it be you? Does anyone care? Maybe we can establish or otherwise erect a "Wailing Wall" down at the State Capitol for those who have nothing better to do but moan and groan over this. Mark was at UVA. They do this stuff there. Although that ever present never flinching Larry Sabato has gone overboard with his "I favor automatic expulsion for any student engaging in this disgraceful conduct. The only thing disgraceful is those using others caught in the spotlight for their own political gain. Until they too get caught. Remember it was Tommy who called for Ralph to step down. Now, he's in it with the rest of them. For those of you who saw VP's front page today there's (Portsmouth Del.) Louise Lucas hanging her head (for the camera) leaning up against a car. Dressed green for next month's St Patty's day. Was this really necessary Virginian Pilot? I mean it is what it is. And was WAAAAAY back then. And as we all know, boys will be boys. Time to allow Virginia's Leaders to Lead. And stop the yellow journalism.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 02/07/2019 at 4:43 PM

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