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Re: “Hologram of George Floyd Unveiled in Richmond

Author Brandon Jarvis is apparently referring to white flight some of which that got us into this mess when he refers to Lee Circle as Peters circle. What Richmond is now calling "leadership" resulted in turning the city into a War Zone with burning any and everything in sight, $100,000 damage to VCU, and a new black police chief peering at them safely from a window at police headquarters. The good people of Monument Ave do not take well to ghetorizing the history of Robert E Lee nor will any inference to making this a revisionist history be accepted by intelligent minds. I recall years ago when a group of VCU students residing in the 900 block of Grove Ave decided to secede and christen their block as a new nation called it The Grove Ave Republic. Lasted about as long as it took them to graduate or find some other place to haunt. If another week occurs as we have recently experienced, I would welcome Trump sending in US troops to restore order and return the city to a civility we never thought would end. This call should have come from northside resident US Senator Tim Kaine who has been remarkably silent on the destruction of his own home city. This is also a call to affect what we're calling "demonstrators" where it hits them most--cuts in welfare programs--and diverting funds to restoring damages done and cleaning up defacement of public property so that it may return as a tourist destination. This is the city's economy. It brings in money. Money to pay for things to support a sub culture that refuses to support itself.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 07/29/2020 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Best Bike Shop

Surprised not to see Conte's listed here. As an avid biker, I have known Charles of the founding family for years when he ran the West End store. That was before Charles relocated to the West Coast with his wife's family to begin Reborn taking his encyclopedic bicycle knowledge with him. Lucky are West Coast cyclists who can now tap into Charles' encyclopedic knowledge and contacts to get the best of the best. Like others in the industry, Charles states there's a five to eight month wait for bicycle products and parts due to the pandemic changing peoples' lives and getting them back on bicycles again or even for the first time. No better exercise. So surprised you can't find Kenda tires now--the standard in the industry--as everyone wants these on their bikes to replace long standing dry rotted ones that now are the new ride and Kenda, like other brands, can't keep up with demand. No better exercise ever than cycling. I recall a VCU grad student tell me why she rode, what it did to her as one of riding's greatest benefits, but I can't print the word she used, although a good word, but they won't print it here. My orthopedist is also hooked on cycling as the main ingredient while telling me not to run. That runners make his best return patients which no one wants.

Posted by 1Ronald on 07/28/2020 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Best Local Greek Restaurant

My go to for a small 10-inch pizza with shrimp and basil was always Crazy Greek on Staples Mill before Greg sold the name and retired. Now, Greg's back as Greek Taverna and I just gotta go by and get that pizza with shrimp again. So good and Greg's using his same original recipes that made his restaurant the greatest.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 07/28/2020 at 3:20 PM

Re: “OPINION: What Are American Values?

The author confuses change with what is American and apple pie. We're seeing no impulse control and the result of wanting it now from those used to getting something for nothing all their lives. This is not maturity, not adulthood, but a drowning in the welfare state the author claims we shouldn't fear. Mob Rule is those who've been on the take so long it's unfathomable (to them) that the word "no" will define a fed up electorate and any notion their whims are over. Not enough that the nation must deal with an ever increasing severity of COVID-19, we now have FLOYD-19 as an excuse for anarchy begging for meaningful jail time. Multiple studies conclude the American public want the statues to remain and we're past due in stopping this mess. the hill.com (yes, THAT Hill) reports "A majority of voters said they believe statues of Confederate figures should remain standing despite nationwide calls to remove them from public spaces, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released Tuesday to The Hill. Fifty-eight percent of respondents said the statues should remain, while 42 percent said they should be removed. Seventy-one percent of respondents in the survey said local governments should block groups from physically destroying the statues. Another 29 percent said the local authorities should prevent the groups from damaging the statues." I will also add a mandatory jailing of political figures from misuse and abuse of power causing the tear downs. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to predict November sentiment and who will end on top. Locally, we have a state Governor working overtime to kill the Democratic Party with multiple ethnics rushing in to claim their personal stake in the 2021 state contest. Going, going, gone.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 07/24/2020 at 7:49 PM

Re: “REMEMBRANCE: William A. “Bill” Royall Jr. (1946-2020)

Sorry I missed it. That's $2 million that was squandered on Rumors of War--a ghetto Jeb Stuart--bequeathed by Bill and the lady who came along at the right time. Just think what you can do with $2 million? Some of Richmond's movers and shakers have recently sold or are selling their high end homes for slightly under that. A good chunk of change by any means. It's this sort of "news of the day" that keeps others drop-mouthed and perplexed as to what, in god's name, is coming next? For those refined in the world of sculpture, and I too have some bronze statues of nude women in my home, it can only get worse rather than better in the name of public consumption by those who otherwise would have you convinced they're the cognoscenti in artistic depiction of not so real life.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 07/10/2020 at 3:10 PM

Re: “REMEMBRANCE: William A. “Bill” Royall Jr. (1946-2020)

Yes, kazoo. The mark of a Loser is to copy works of others. Not sure what Bill and the lady who came along at the right time were thinking. Maybe they weren't. Anyway when you head up a museum and that means they placed you in charge, you can do anything you want. And it becomes The Emperor's New Clothes all over again. No one dare speak a word of disdain as if blinded by the glitter and thrill of public acceptance that is accepatance by others. Certainly more than one discouraging word, some of which unprintable, would be in order when it happened, even before it happened, to keep this pox off of museum grounds. But it is what it is and will remain until clearer heads prevail and get it gone from there. What kind of dollar figure was wasted on Rumors of War--a ghetto Jeb Stuart? Are we keeping that all secret from the Richmond folks? More than one of us would like to know. Philanthropy has many faces. Some good. Some bad.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 07/10/2020 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Summertime Gladness

While many of us don't identify as "pescatarian" there's a YAAAAY to the seafood part. Leaving those burgers for special occasions and a dog when you feel like it. And who can pass up a Southern dog? Every now and then. And tacos. You never get enough tacos nor can have too many spots offering them. As long as they're, and this is the kicker in offering tacos, "CRUNCHY." When you bite into one you want to hear it, feel it. Yes. Also good to see pesto pizza in the offering. Hopefully with shrimp as an option. Used to work at a government facility where the cafe offered pizza with pesto as a base, with ample grated cheese sprinkled on top, saving the best for last. A large dollop of red pizza sauce square in the middle so every slice has some of that delectable red sauce on the end. MMMMMMMM-good.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 07/07/2020 at 1:29 PM

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