FanPlex on a bender
Remember Fanplex, the family-friendly miniature golf course in the middle of a rough neighborhood, er, the bustling plaza outside Turner Field. Built for $2.5 million in 2002, (Fanplex) was supposed to attract Atlanta Braves fans who, after forking over $42 for a bag of peanuts and warm beer, wanted to play miniature golf and video…
Georgia, I’m officially embarrassed
I’ve tried to defend my home state but the rednecks make it difficult, particularly now that they appear to be multiplying.
Lester Maddox Republicans
Favorability ratings with Georgia Republicans: Paula Deen 73/11, Martin Luther King Jr. 59/28 — PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) August 7, 2013
Ga. Speaker: Ethics reform a liberal plot
The movement to punish the Legislature for refusing to accept a cap on gifts from lobbyists is a plot by “media elites and liberal special interest groups” to divide the GOP, says Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy David Ralston. ”In times of great majorities like we enjoy now, we must remember that there are those around…
Ga. last in ethics; pols blame the messenger
A new report measuring states on the strength of their laws on public corruption and government openness ranks Georgia last in the nation, a grade state officials dismissed as a biased hit job. The report, released today, scored states on 330 “corruption risk indicators” including open records law, campaign finance rules, and auditing and budgeting…
What the NRA wants, the NRA gets
Guns on college campuses and polling places? No problem. Brought to you by the buffoons in Georgia’s General Assembly.