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Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:48 PM

Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities

Source: AP

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s Republican governor on Saturday stepped up his attack on Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from the state in response to a sweeping new voting law, saying the move politicized the sport and would hurt minority-owned businesses.

“It’s minority-owned businesses that have been hit harder than most because of an invisible virus by no fault of their own,” Gov. Brian Kemp said. “And these are the same minority businesses that are now being impacted by another decision that is by no fault of their own.”

Kemp spoke along with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, also a Republican, at a seafood and po’boy restaurant miles from the stadium in a suburb north of Atlanta where the game would have been held, though he said he didn’t think the restaurant was minority-owned.

He has previously criticized MLB’s decision. The game will now be played in Denver. Kemp noted at Saturday’s news conference that Denver has a much smaller percentage of African Americans than Atlanta. And he said MLB’s move has injected politics into the “great American pastime.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/business-mlb-race-and-ethnicity-baseball-georgia-ccc1856d5c55b679af9144708517c6d2



Perhaps the governor ought to take a look in the mirror. Hint: The painting.

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Reply Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities (Original post)
SouthBayDem Apr 10 OP
Ocelot II Apr 10 #1
CottonBear Apr 10 #2
PortTack Apr 10 #3
Claire Oh Nette Apr 10 #4
LakeArenal Apr 10 #5
Dan Apr 10 #6
Skittles Apr 11 #26
marble falls Apr 10 #7
rickyhall Apr 10 #8
greatbaldeagle Apr 10 #9
mobeau69 Apr 10 #10
TygrBright Apr 10 #11
idziak4ever1234 Apr 10 #12
SunSeeker Apr 10 #16
Maxheader Apr 10 #13
joetheman Apr 10 #14
SWBTATTReg Apr 10 #15
Ocelot II Apr 10 #17
hay rick Apr 10 #18
Evolve Dammit Apr 10 #19
JohnnyRingo Apr 10 #20
AZLD4Candidate Apr 10 #21
VarryOn Apr 10 #22
twodogsbarking Apr 10 #23
monkeyman1 Apr 11 #24
IronLionZion Apr 11 #25
heckles65 Apr 11 #27
ExTex Apr 11 #28

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:49 PM

1. He's worrying about minorities losing work on account of the All Star game moving,

but he doesn't give a damn about their losing their right to vote.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:50 PM

2. The Braves stadium isn't in Atlanta anymore. NT

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:50 PM

3. It will hurt minorities...your unlawful voter suppression act will hurt them a lot more

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:52 PM

4. it's a one off exhibition

The Braves still play 81 games in the new ballpark, the one moved to the suburbs, so it wasn't in icky downtown. It's not like revenue they depended on year in and year out. The hotels rooms you all were whining about, those were all black owned hotels, were they? Nice try.

He could give two shits about how it affects Black people. He doesn't think they are fully people. That's why he doesn't want them to vote. Because they will fully vote his ass out.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:56 PM

5. Seven racist men know what's hurting minorities.

🙄

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:59 PM

6. I always have to laugh when the GOP

Expresses concerns about hurting minorities. The only concern that the GOP has about minorities is that we are not dying fast enough for them.

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Response to Dan (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 01:18 AM

26. ditto

they sound utterly ridiculous to those of us very aware they don't give a DAMN about POC, they don't even want them VOTING

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:59 PM

7. Canceling the All Star game might hurt minorities, but nowhere as much as losing their votes.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 06:15 PM

8. He doesn't give a damn either way.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 06:33 PM

9. Kemp signs bill to protect Confederate monuments

He doesn't give a damn about minorities. Just pretending he does to try to create drama. If he cared about minorities he wouldn't have signed a bill to protect confederate monuments when he first came into office, he wouldn't have kicked all of those minorities off the voter rolls when he was Secretary of State, and he wouldn't have signed the most recent minority voter defraud bill. I'll be glad when Stacey Abrams kicks his ass out of office and into permanent irrelevance in the next election.

https://times-herald.com/news/2019/05/kemp-signs-bill-to-protect-confederate-monuments

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 06:41 PM

10. So did the dogs and the fire hoses southern man so STFU.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 06:46 PM

11. Tellya what, cracker-boi. Head into any black neighborhood in Atlanta....

...park your pasty ass on a bus bench or some apartment steps, and ask every black person who passes what hurts them more: Losing a summer sporting event, or losing their vote.

Try it, shitweasel.

I dare ya.

disgustedly,
Bright.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 06:54 PM

12. Being a Republican in Georgia is a minority.

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 08:10 PM

16. Good point. nt

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 07:26 PM

13. Wingers are good at talkin out the side of their mouths..



Seriously fubar...

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 07:55 PM

14. There is "hurt" and then there is "hurt. We have been hurt before. NEXT! nt

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 07:57 PM

15. Not very many can afford MLB's expensive tickets. This thing about moving the game out of Georgia

hurting minorities kind of doesn't ring true IMHO, as I'm sure that the tickets to the game are going to be pretty expensive, thus
the wealthiest are going to miss out on the game, especially to a headliner game.

And let me correct the stupid ignorant governor, he and his cronies started this whole thing by passing the restrictive voter legislation, which forced many to speak out against this ridiculous bill.


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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 08:37 PM

17. It isn't the tickets he's "afraid" (ha, ha) minorities are losing out on.

It's the income any city brings in from visitors to these big sports events - hotels, restaurants, concessions, etc., other work performed by people in service jobs. And it's true, that income will be lost. But if he really cared about not hurting minorities he wouldn't be trying to screw them out of their voting rights.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 08:57 PM

18. Heads I win, tails you lose.

Nah, nah, na-nah, nah!

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 09:36 PM

19. And all the rich white men in front of the plantation puicture agreed.....

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 11:09 PM

20. Is he pretending it doesn't bother him?

If it wasn't hurting him as the governor, he'd tell MLB to kiss his ass.
Businesses around Atlanta will remember this when donating for the next election.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 11:11 PM

21. Seven white old white men. . .there is the Republican Party in one picture.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 11:23 PM

22. It's a zero-sum game...

Minorities in Colorado will be better off.

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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 12:04 AM

24. never seen a gov. this damn stupid !! take that back , ron Deathsentense of Florida fit's too !!

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 12:29 AM

25. " stadium in a suburb north of Atlanta"

I've been there. It's like 10 miles away from downtown Atlanta. Truist Park doesn't have adequate public transit. Maybe some of the bars/restaurants nearby are minority owned but people at the games would be staying all over the area, including farther away from Atlanta.

Kemp couldn't find minorities to pose with him in the bill signing photo op? Hmm...

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:16 AM

27. And the boycott of the apartheid regime

undoubtedly hurt black/coloured/Indian South Africans. But they were overwhelmingly in favor of it. Despite the U.S. rightist press, which gave the boycott the same framing as the Georgia governor does this time around.

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