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The JFX massively subsidized white flight from Baltimore (really???)
The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 22, 2011 | Paul R. Schlitz

Posted on 12/23/2011 11:20:27 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wouldn't wax rhapsodic about the half centennial of the Jones Falls Expressway ("City's six-lane Main Street at 50," Dec. 16). It was the evacuation route for white flight at a time when the strictures of Jim Crow were in retreat under the Warren Court.

How else to explain that the planned "transit line" down the center of the road was never built? Coupled with the dismantling of commuter rail and streetcars around the same time, the JFX could guarantee in and out privileges to white suburbanites but left urban blacks without cars with no way out.

The irony is that the JFX half centennial observations are coming at a time when The Sun gets floridly paranoid letters deriding PlanMaryland as a socialist plot engendered by Saul Alinsky (who has been dead for almost 40 years) and his sycophantic minions in the O'Malley and Obama administrations.

Yet you may rest assured that the expense, dislocation and construction of the JFX was a bombastically socialistic venture whose effects dwarf Plan Maryland at its most sinister.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: baltimore; jfx; jonesfallsexpressway; martinomally; obama; planmaryland; socialism; whiteflight

1 posted on 12/23/2011 11:20:31 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


2 posted on 12/23/2011 11:21:57 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What’s the percentage of “Yo’s” in Baltimore now?


3 posted on 12/23/2011 11:24:40 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Pretty much all of them except a little pocket around Fells Point and Canton. (Charming little oases of gentrification in an otherwise seething, fungating, metastatic mass.)


4 posted on 12/23/2011 11:27:48 AM PST by SargeK
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yeah, it’s all the white people’s fault.

Face it Baltimore Sun, the blacks that wanted out worked and got out. I lived with them in Frederick County.


5 posted on 12/23/2011 11:29:00 AM PST by struggle
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If I lived in Baltimore I’d get out if I had to take a dirt road.


6 posted on 12/23/2011 11:32:12 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: struggle

Yep....and to the MSMers and pols, they’re always victims, never perps. Same ol song and dance for about 4 decades.


7 posted on 12/23/2011 11:36:15 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: SargeK

Thanks. I figured the percentage of taxpayers was pretty low.


8 posted on 12/23/2011 11:39:31 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

People do vote with their feet.


9 posted on 12/23/2011 11:40:52 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They’re not even making Natty Boh there any more.


10 posted on 12/23/2011 11:42:42 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Scotsman will be Free

L50 U50 Fz VT FFE

(Was 13E30, 13B40, 13Z50)

Merry Christmas!


11 posted on 12/23/2011 11:49:30 AM PST by SargeK
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
half centennial of the Jones Falls Expressway

Jubilee is a perfectly good word:

the completion of 50 years of existence, activity, or the like, or its celebration: Our college will celebrate its jubilee next year.

12 posted on 12/23/2011 11:52:34 AM PST by Graybeard58 (No Obama, No Romney, No Paul, No Huntsman. We can do better than that!)
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To: SargeK

Cannon cocker, eh? Merry Christmas to you too.


13 posted on 12/23/2011 11:55:39 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"... How else to explain that the planned "transit line" down the center of the road was never built? Coupled with the dismantling of commuter rail and streetcars around the same time, the JFX could guarantee in and out privileges to white suburbanites but left urban blacks without cars with no way out."

Not building or preserving underutilized and unneeded public transportation be racist, yo.

14 posted on 12/23/2011 11:57:03 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yep, but they got revenge decades later.
The public financed light rail moved hundreds of section 8 (rental) welfare cases out of the Baltimore city to northern Baltimore county where they brought crime and decay with them.

It showed me how you don’t want public transportation near your home unless you are absolutely stranded nor own a house near any apartments. They charge you taxes to ruin your neighborhood.


15 posted on 12/23/2011 11:59:56 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...
Sorry for interrupting, but the thread brought this to mind...

Old, Old, Baltimore joke.

Q. What's the shortest route from Israel to Africa?

A. Park Heights Avenue...

Cheers!

...oh, and Merry Christmas!

16 posted on 12/23/2011 12:01:52 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
PlanMaryland is a socialist plan similar to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Division for Sustainable Development.
This is in direct conflict with the American concept of private property rights.
BTW, I guess the jerk that wrote this piece never heard of MTA buses and MTA light rail that both run from downtown to the burbs. Bringing the crime with them.
17 posted on 12/23/2011 12:02:49 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
How else to explain that the planned "transit line" down the center of the road was never built?

There's probably a million other possible reasons, you psychotic, leftist, POS.

Meanwhile, yesterday I watch a ghetto rapper holding his crotch walk down a tree lined neighborhood street next to mine. I should have stopped him and given him the authors address.
18 posted on 12/23/2011 12:06:54 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Pffttt!!! The social engineers and their race pimping associates always have something to whine about.


19 posted on 12/23/2011 12:25:56 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“How else to explain that the planned “transit line” down the center of the road was never built?”

Um, hello? “Light rail”?

OK, it’s not in the CENTER of the road, but it parallels right next to it most of the way.

BTW, I highly doubt all those white people left on 83. That would only take them north. They aren’t all in Balto. Co.

Where does this oversensitive self-righteous race pimp live?


20 posted on 12/23/2011 12:35:30 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

The big city Marxists are really mad that whitey got away?

They still want to force everyone to live in cities; they still hate the freedom of people to move out of their socially and economically engineered hell holes. Agenda 21 will fix that.


21 posted on 12/23/2011 12:36:37 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Nobody complained that the Intercounty Connector was out-of-control socialized government spending.”

Nobody? Only in your liberal fantasy world, where most are liberals and conservatives hardly make a dent. Many people (I know them personally) complained about the ICC.


22 posted on 12/23/2011 12:38:21 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The point seems to be that Eric Holder’s people’s slaves escaped via JFX?


23 posted on 12/23/2011 12:40:43 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: SargeK

I know people who attempted to move into Baltimore during OWE’Malley’s reign and would have brought in some needed tax revenue. All were chased out by the rampant crime. Got sick of being robbed and threatened.


24 posted on 12/23/2011 12:53:06 PM PST by Bigg Red (In this Advent season: Prepare ye the way of the Lord.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s a shadow the follows white people wherever they go.

Whites move to get away from crime— a better class of blacks moves for the same reason, and then the ghetto makers follow as sure as day follows night.

Everything they touch turns to crap and then the move starts all over again.Meantime schools that were left empty now close while we pay taxes to open new schools in the new communities which will soon be destroyed. Running room is beginning to run out distance costs money we cannot afford.

So O’Malley and his crooks come up with Plan Maryland, to try to force the running to stop.


25 posted on 12/23/2011 1:15:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“How else to explain that the planned “transit line” down the center of the road was never built?”

It’s lucky for those Jim Crows that negros don’t drive cars. Otherwise, they could have escaped too.


26 posted on 12/23/2011 1:37:40 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: grey_whiskers

“Park Heights Avenue”

Bwahahahhahah! Good one, Grey_Whiskers!


27 posted on 12/23/2011 2:21:44 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Yeah, that's the big, liberal justification for light rail and other such idiocies. The expressways subsidized the rush to the suburbs as if the yokels wouldn't spend another ten minutes driving back to work in the cities.

It's funny that nothing's ever mentioned about compulsory busing. Now, that killed the cities.

28 posted on 12/23/2011 4:17:35 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Really? White flight because of I-83? I used to regularly take N Charles to Timonium, sometimes Falls Rd, and it sure looked like whites were still around. Those neighborhoods near MLK Blvd that starred in The Wire aren’t due to white flight.


29 posted on 12/23/2011 5:49:28 PM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: grey_whiskers; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Q. What's the shortest route from Israel to Africa?
A. Park Heights Avenue...



For some reason, that joke reminds me of this joke:


Obama walks into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder.

"Wow!" says the bartender. "Where'd you get him?"

"Kenya," says the parrot. "They're all over the place over there!"

30 posted on 12/23/2011 9:51:32 PM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The Inner Harbor is nice, but go outside and you take your life in your hands.
Like going to Mexico. The resort area is good but go outside and you might as well shoot yourself.


31 posted on 12/24/2011 1:26:10 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Yorlik803

Tip appreciated.

There aren’t many major cities I’d live in these days, and Baltimore definitely doesn’t make the cut.


32 posted on 12/24/2011 1:32:18 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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