i’d gladly give them baxley

Nearly one-third of Georgians who identify with the party of Lincoln say they favor secession from the U.S. Just a tad ironic. Not that I’m opposed. Hell, I’d give them a majority of state property if they opted to leave peacefully (the rest of us would keep Atlanta, the mountains and the coast. New Georgia would get Waycross and Dublin. I’d even throw in Stone Mountain). They could add Sarah Palin, W. and Sonny to the big rock if they wanted. Hell, they could re-elect Sonny and the do-nothing Republican legislature. No transportation issues to worry about in the new Georgia, certain…

hampton’s homecoming

via Rowland’s Office Oft-injured former Brave Mike Hampton said he was “saddened and confused” by the reaction he received from Braves fans Friday night at Turner Field. “I gave my heart to this team, to the fans, to the city,” said Hampton, soaking in ice from the neck down. “No one works harder than me.” Hampton pointed out that he flew from Houston to Atlanta at great risk to his health. “I could’ve caught the swine flu, but I wanted to come back to Turner Field. I thought the fans would be glad to see me,” he said. The veteran southpaw doubts…

remembering my 7th boss

You never forget your first boss, but my 7th really stands out. He was an Iranian immigrant badly miscast in food services. For most who worked at the Pine Isle resort on Lake Lanier in the summer of ’93, Reza was a terror. I was among the frightened during my first few weeks, but the intimidation waned the more Reza cursed. He knew the slang, and someone must’ve told him that profanity was an effective motivator — when properly used. Reza didn’t have a clue. Ex: “The Chris, you fuck stupid!” Perhaps, but how would he know? Reza eased up on me…