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Do you agree with the decision to move Major League Baseball from Atlanta to Den   The Pleasure Seeking You: Entertainment & Sports

Started 4/6/21 by Showtalk; 3369 views.
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From: Showtalk 

4/6/21

And I have a typo even after reading it over.  In the last people just dealt with things they didn't like, but now it seems like everything is an issue and everything must cause businesses to react.  The sad thing is the Black players with multimillion dollar contracts who pushed for this, just cost close to $200,000 million in jobs and income to the region by leaving.  All the small businesses that cater to the games will be lost. Who do they think owns those businesses?

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

4/6/21

I guess it depends, yes at the bottom end of the rung you'll have people hurt by this, but perhaps they understand and even approve? I don't know but it seems to me it's republicans complaining about this, I don't hear much complaining from anyone else. Sometimes you need to do hard things to push back against an agenda that will ultimately silence a large chunk of people by race.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

4/7/21

It cost Atlanta, it's citizens and corporations $100 Million in losses due to the move...

Major League Baseball is moving its All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to a recently passed voting reform law in Georgia, ESPN reports.

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Last month, Major League Baseball Players Association President Tony Clark said that his union members wanted to relocate the game after Georgia passed the voter reform bill.

“Players are very much aware” of the Georgia voting bill, Clark told the Boston Globe. “As it relates to the All-Star Game, we have not had a conversation with the league on that issue – if there is an opportunity to, we would look forward to having that conversation.”

There had been reports that MLB might choose to use the Atlanta-based All-Star Game as a platform for social justice in response to the voter reform bill. However, apparently, those plans changed.

Notably, MLB’s decision to move the game flies in the face of the advice given by 2018 failed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who advised against relocating the game due to the economic damage it could do to “voters of color.”

MLB has not yet said where this year’s All-Star Game will take place.

But what I find most interesting is:

MLB requires photo ID to pick up tickets from Will Call, but boycotts Georgia for voter ID law

The league did not respond to multiple requests for an explanation of its photo ID policy for ticket retrieval.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/mlb-photo-id-tickets-georgia-voter-law

FWIW

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

4/7/21

WALTER784 said:

But what I find most interesting is: MLB requires photo ID to pick up tickets from Will Call, but boycotts Georgia for voter ID law The league did not respond to multiple requests for an explanation of its photo ID policy for ticket retrieval. https://www.foxnews.com/us/mlb-photo-id-tickets-georgia-voter-law

False equivalency, a sports ticket to a major league event can be hundreds of dollars, you don't want people claiming tickets that aren't their's, voting on the other hand is a free activity, you're not paying for a chad.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

4/7/21

The_Rock (JABRONI256) said...

False equivalency, a sports ticket to a major league event can be hundreds of dollars, you don't want people claiming tickets that aren't their's, voting on the other hand is a free activity, you're not paying for a chad.

Nope... your false equivalency is a false equivalency.

An ID is an ID is an ID and is required for many things.

A photo ID is required for the following:
1. To purchase alcohol
2. To purchase cigarettes
3. To open a bank account
4. To apply for food stamps
5. To get welfare
6. To get Medicaid/Social Security
7. To receive unemployment
8. To rent or buy a house
9. To drive, buy or rent a car
10. To get on an airplane
11. To get married
12. To purchase a gun
13. To adopt a pet
14. To rent a hotel room
15. To apply for a hunting license
16. To apply for a fishing license
17. To buy a cell phone
18. To enter a casino
19. To pick up a subscription
20. To hold a rally or protest
21. To give blood donations
22. To buy an "M" rated video game
23. To buy nail polish at CVS
24. To purchase certain cold medicines
25. To enter State and Federal buildings
26. To pick up MLB tickets

So why shouldn't an ID be required to vote?

Just one good reason would be fine!

FWIW

 

  • Edited April 7, 2021 11:58 am  by  WALTER784
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From: Showtalk 

4/7/21

I saw an interview series and the Atlanta Black community is quite upset about it.  It’s very easy for us to say it no big deal.  It’s not so easy for those losing income to agree with it. In fact, they are quite angry.

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4/7/21

Colorado has more restrictive voting laws than Atlanta.  They aren’t taking about that.

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4/7/21

Sheer hypocrisy since Colorado requires voter IDs. This is a manufactured, fake crisis that hurts people.

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4/7/21

It’s also required to vote in Denver where they moved the games.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

4/7/21

Showtalk said...

Colorado has more restrictive voting laws than Atlanta.  They aren’t taking about that.

Yep... and not only that, but Atlanta is predominantly Black where as Colorado is predominantly White... so go figure.

This whole woke thing backfired on the Democrats big time...

And now they have to eat the crow Joe talked about!

FWIW

  • Edited April 7, 2021 1:08 pm  by  WALTER784
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