No more excuses

Atlanta has some of the worst surface streets in the nation (along with its unsynchronized traffic lights), creating an urban clusterfuck with few peers. If city leaders are ever going to fix them, now’s the time. Don’t hold your breath. Under the new law, the Georgia Department of Transportation will receive at least $2 billion. … Continue reading No more excuses

Contesting a myth

The funny fat guy stereotype is being challenged by SNL’s resident fat guy, Bobby Moynihan, who is neither a talented mimic or funny. He’s so lame he can’t win a battle of wits with Victoria Jackson, or someone who sounds like her.

Won’t someone please think about the helpless little brats?

Atlanta City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd, who is co-sponsoring a ban on smoking in public parks, said she was swayed to push the legislation after noticing “widespread smoking” during the Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park, among other locales. “I’m amazed that people will smoke around children and not think twice about it.” I’m amazed that parents … Continue reading Won’t someone please think about the helpless little brats?

Missing Bob Dole

Nice article in GQ on 88-year-old Bob Dole, one of my favorites. I appreciated his biting humor — at a reunion of former presidents  Carter, Ford and Nixon,  Dole dubbed them “See no evil, hear no evil and evil” — along with his openness to compromise. All that is anathema to today’s Tea Party Republicans, … Continue reading Missing Bob Dole

Onward Christian robots

The Republican Party of Texas seeks a ban on critical thinking. You can’t make this stuff up. We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose … Continue reading Onward Christian robots