I’ve found myself in some strange places over the years, including: Kate Jackson‘s bed, minus Kate Jackson; An “old-fashioned cross burning” at the home of Howard Stern’s favorite Klansmen, Daniel Carver. Work, not pleasure; On the telephone with Gallagher. Work, not pleasure; Reviewing Partridge Family memorabilia on a picnic table at Road Atlanta with Brian … Continue reading How did I end up here?
Excellent column by the AJC’s Kyle Wingfield detailing what the money earmarked for an unnecessary football stadium could go toward instead: For example, it could go to cutting property taxes. Atlanta takes in $18 million to $20 million in general funds for each mill of property taxes. (A mill equals a dollar of tax for … Continue reading What $400 mil would buy
Watch out, Alabama — Arizona’s gunning for you. Literally. The Arizona State Legislature has passed a bill allowing individuals to carry guns at public events. The bill’s passage comes less than two months after Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot during a public event in Tucson, Arizona.
*Fired NPR exec Ron Schiller’s indulgence of Zionist conspiracies bothers me much more than his putdown of tea partiers. Though I wouldn’t go as far as Wonkette’s Ken Layne … a crumbling nation of fat slobs who ignore their kleptocrat kings and instead point their corn-dog fingers at Scary Mooslims and the “Kenyan president” and … Continue reading Thoughts on the NPR scandal
We all know Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid, but unemployment compensation? The payment of unemployment benefits is almost as high as Social Security in this country. Folks, we are not going to survive as a nation, not the way we’ve been founded, with this kind of sloth and laziness and feeding at the public … Continue reading Morbidly obese gasbag plays the sloth card
Andrew Sullivan underscores the importance of the First Amendment following a British judge’s wrongheaded decision to fine a Muslim extremist for orchestrating a vile protest during an Armistice Day ceremony. The same goes with charges (ultimately dropped) against a preacher in Cumbria inveighing against homosexuality on the sidewalk. Ditto Britain’s banning of Fred Phelps compared … Continue reading Thank Allah for the First Amendment
Forbes lists Arthur Blank’s net worth at $1.3 billion. Taxpayers are being asked to provide $400 million toward a new stadium (to replace one barely two decades old) for Blank’s Falcons. Glad to see Georgia’s General Assembly taking care of one of the state’s five billionaires. The rest of their constitutents can suck it. “Economists … Continue reading Man cannot live on $900 million alone
Something in the stars? Osama bin Laden, James Earl Ray and Sharon Stone were all born March 10.
The Economist informs the world of the year’s stupidest legislation, the so-called “birther bill” passed by Georgia Republicans.
Memo to protesters: Regardless of your cause, you lose me when start chanting “Shame!” Please stop.
Atlanta sports fans, have we no pride? The Lakers are in town tonight, which means you’ll be hearing chants of “MVP” every time Kobe Bryant touches the ball. Saturday night, a large contingent of Knicks fans started such a a chant for Amar’e Stoudemire. Atlanta Spirit, the Hawks’ woeful owners, are magnifying the embarrassment by … Continue reading ATL’s worst owners accommodate nation’s worst pro sports fans
Obama is but a spectator to the events in Libya, waiting, as Christopher Dickey writes, for the inevitable slaughter of scores of civilians to act. Once that happens then Western leaders may actually feel they have enough political cover to get involved. Actually, it would be better from the Obama-Cameron-Sarkozy point of view if hundreds of … Continue reading Gulf Coast oil spill redux
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Rev. Grant Storms, a renowned anti-gay Christian pastor from Louisiana, was arrested last week for masturbating at a public park, in the vicinity of a carousel and playground where children were present. Longtime Atlantans might remember right-wing gadfly Matt Glavin, former head of the Southeastern Legal Foundation until he was arrested for liquidating the inventory. Shocking friend … Continue reading Another anti-gay activist caught frying up the corndog