How did I end up here?

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?

What $400 mil would buy

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

Arizona determined to become nation’s most back-assward state

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.

Thank Allah for the First Amendment

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

We’re a laughingstock!

The Economist informs the world of the year’s stupidest legislation, the so-called “birther bill” passed by Georgia Republicans.  

ATL’s worst owners accommodate nation’s worst pro sports fans

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

Gulf Coast oil spill redux

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

Another anti-gay activist caught frying up the corndog

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