Sunday, March 25, 2012

Holocaust Days of Remembrance Proclamation and a discussion of what is a "Garage Sale" are both topics for Dunwoody's Monday Night Meeting.

The Dunwoody City Council added one last minute item to the Monday night agenda and I mistakenly forgot to mention an other important item as there was no attachment in the packet for me to link.

The forgotten item was a proclamation for a National Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust.
During a recent family trip to Washington D.C. I took my 12 year old son to the The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in order to accentuate the topic he had studied in school and it was a quite a learning experience for the both of us.   Then recently during a trip to the Marcus Jewish Community Center we stopped by to visit the Holocaust Memorial Garden and he then understood that what happened 70 years ago in Europe still very deeply affected the families many of whom are now part of the Dunwoody community.

At the start of the meeting there is public comment segment which allows anyone to come to the podium to speak for three minutes and I would welcome anyone from the community to help us never forget.

On April 24, 1979 the first National Civic Commemoration of the Holocaust was held in the Capitol Rotunda, with the following address delivered by President Carter:
Although words do pale, yet we must speak. We must strive to understand. We must teach the lessons of the Holocaust. And most of all, we ourselves must remember. We must learn not only about the vulnerability of life, but of the value of human life. We must remember the terrible price paid for bigotry and hatred and also the terrible price paid for indifference and for silence.... To truly commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, we must harness the outrage of our memories to banish all human oppression from the world. We must recognize that when any fellow human being is stripped of humanity; when any person is turned into an object of repression; tortured or defiled or victimized by terrorism or prejudice or racism, then all human beings are victims, too. The world's failure to recognize the moral truth forty years ago permitted the Holocaust to proceed. Our generation--the generation of survivors--will never permit the lesson to be forgotten.

The last minute agenda addition was a request in response to City Staff investigating and then allowing a garage sale which on the surface looked to be the equivalent of a licensed business (addressed out of a home), having customer contact for sales out of the home which is not allowed per the residential zoning code.

Councilman Nall has asked that a discussion be had on ... "Garage sales as a conduit for a licensed business owner conducting onsite retail sales event within a residential zoning district."


Colleen O'Casey said...

Hey, right-wing Republican Dunwoody city government! Isn't wanting to control our wombs enough for you? Now you want to have a say in what goes on in our garages as well?

Have you all nothing else to do with your time than stick your noses into other people's business? Sheesh! For the most part Dunwoody is nothing but a town of Gladys Kravitz's!

SDOC Publishing Internet Solutions said...

So John....
You knew when you posted the announcement about Emily's garage sale that there were going to be lines crossed about home businesses, etc. In the past you have been very vocal about even the slightest little change in any home business legislation all in the name of "unintended consequences."

This time you caused the greatest "unintended consequences" of all. Ironic as hell considering in the past you've refused to post some neighborhood activities at someone's home because it was "commercial". What was different this time that you didn't tout your usual caution on the subject?

Anonymous said...

Too funny!

Seems like the minority view is always loudest, most obnoxious.

What a silly slam, social conservatives have nothing to do with allowing a business-person to sell their wonderful, yummy product from their garages.

That you fail to realize that the unfairness of subjectively allowing a popular sale, but denying an unpopular sale, is telling.

Don't be a hater, Gladys is watching.

Bob Turner said...

Gee John, it seems as though the slightest perceived misstep you might happen to take, you got SDOC there to rub your face in it.

Reads like a pretty frustrated and petty missive to me. What'd you do to earn this type of wrath?

Colleen O'Casey said...

Funny Max, but two thirds of what you wrote are Rush Limbaugh quotes.

I guess this fatheaded genius has made it easy for the right-wing to go about their daily chores of suppressing the individual liberties of women and minorities by doing all the political thinking for the GOP and providing them with acerbic scripts to repeat.

Adios, Mr. Max Roboto, hoping your ignorance is truly bliss, but do know that I draw the line at being called a s--- or a c---, so make sure you don't cross it, just don't.

Daughter of the Poet said...

Should you encounter temporary disappointments, I pray:

Do not make someone else pay the price for your difficulties and pain.

Do not see in someone else a scapegoat for your difficulties. Only a fanatic does that—not you, for you have learned to reject fanaticism.

You know that fanaticism leads to hatred, and hatred is both destructive and self-destructive.

I speak to you as a teacher and a student— one is both, always.

I also speak to you as a witness. I speak to you, for I do not want my past to become your future.

Elie Wiesel

Anonymous said...

I don't recall speaking to you at all and such language!


John Heneghan said...

Community Yom HaShoah
Holocaust Commemoration
Sunday, April 22 (Rain or Shine)
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)

Free and open to the community

The entire community is invited to a Yom HaShoah Commemoration sponsored by the Atlanta Rabbinical Association and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. The ceremony will feature remarks from Caroline Stoessinger, author of A CENTURY OF WISDOM: lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest living Holocaust survivor. The ceremony will also include the lighting of the torches and a special musical presentation featuring Cantor Daniel Gale from Temple Beth-El, Birmingham, Alabama. The program will take place in the beautiful Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody. Prior to the Yom HaShoah Commemoration, at 2:00 pm, all are invited to a special presentation by Carolyn Stoessinger in the Morris & Rae Frank Theatre at which time she will discuss the release of her new book. For more information about the MJCCA Yom HaShoah Commemoration, please contact Rabbi Brian Glusman,