Top stories in 2008

What are your top stories in 2008?

I think we would have to include:

1. Creative Loafing’s financial issues
2. Challenges to the Speaker
3. Obama making Georgia competitive
4. Karen Handel v. Jim Powell
5. Water Issues
6. The continuing disintegration of Fulton County via mass incorporation

According to our internal traffic stats, here are the top viewed posts this past year at Peach Pundit:

(1) Bigfoot found in Georgia

(2) Tennessee v. Georgia: Water rights not football

(3) Creative Loafing’s difficulties / Ken Edelstein getting fired

(4) Gas shortages in and around Atlanta

(5) Clayton County Schools System losing accreditation

(6) The 50 most beautiful people in Georgia

(7) Soulja MARTA girl’s video and subsequent arrested

(8) Herman Cain goes full time on the radio after Chris Krok leaves WSB [actually a 2007 story that continued to get traffic in January and February]

(9) All things Gena Evans

(10) The demise of Vernon “Snuggles” Jones’s political career.

Now what are your stories of interest?

UPDATE: Ruby reminds me of something. Truth be told, this is our most trafficked story of 2008, followed by this one. Numbers one through ten in the list above are actually three through twelve. The reason I did not include the other two is because all the traffic was internal jumping around — not people coming from elsewhere into Peach Pundit for stories.


  1. In my opinion, the biggest news story of the year was Erick Erickson’s outrageous revocation of Grayson “SpaceyG” Daughters’ front-page posting rights.

    Erickson’s oppressive action was the most shocking affront to women’s rights since Susan B. Anthony’s 1872 arrest for voting, or the time Amber Rhea accidentally banned herself from her own blog.

    Peach Pundit without Grayson’s thoughtful, articulate, progressive prose is like Hannity without the charismatic, in-your-face liberalism of Alan Colmes by his side: doomed to failure.

  2. My top story for 2008 is the March 14 Atlanta Tornado. Second was Obama defeating McCain at 11pm on November 4, 2008. Third was the deaths of Tim Russert and Tony Snow.

  3. Don’t lie, Sarah Doyle is your top story.

    Why her. She does not deserve any honorable mention from me. She is arrogant and speaks out of her hind quarters. I prefer George Wallace and Lester Maddox to her.

  4. Rusty says:

    Now that Andisheh has some spare time, it appears we’ll all be treated to his insightful personal commentary about all the people who have said something critical about one of his articles.

    Keep nursin’ that glass jaw bud.

  5. I wasn’t. I was speaking of their deaths being a big news story because the news people lost two very talented and hard working people. I never knew them, so I couldn’t have done anything.

  6. GOPeach says:

    I know it will shock you that I am the TOP STORY in 2008!

    Seriously … I can PROVE it!

    1) Pick your Favorite number between 1-9

    2) Multiply by 3 then

    3) Add 3, then again Multiply by 3

    4) You’ll get a 2 or 3 digit number….

    5) Add the digits together

    Now Scroll down ……

    Now with that number see who your who TOP PERSON in 2008 is from the list below :

    1. Obama

    2. McCain

    3. Huckabee

    4. Hillary

    5. Romney

    6. Palin

    7. Saxby

    8. Ron Paul

    9. GOPeach

    10. Erick

    I know I have that effect on people….just deal with it…. 🙂

    Oh… and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  7. Icarus says:

    Take a look at my photo. It’s a cartoon character.

    My entire existance is based on pretense.

    And, for the moment anyway, some high powered medication that has kept me asleep far more than awake thus far this year.

  8. Take a look at my photo. It’s a cartoon character.

    If we should look at your photo, then that gives us every right to take a look at my eyebrows. My eyebrows are the kind of thing that you would see at a Car Wash.

  9. Romegaguy says:

    I would think the top story of 2008 has to be the thread that dared to dream and the Tanalach Media’s killing of the dream

  10. jsm says:

    What about Saxby “I could win this with my eyes closed” Chambliss’ horrible campaign and the resulting runoff?

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