Top stories in 2008

December 31, 2008 13:10 pm

by Erick · 30 comments

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.

rugby fan December 31, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Don’t forget the thread of dreams!

How many times did it crash the server?

http://www.peachpundit.com/2008/01/11/huckabee-has-won-his-last-primary/

Icarus December 31, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Additions/Subtractions of front page posters not on the list?

I’m underwhelmed.

Icarus December 31, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Wait, wait, wait.

Handel v. Powell is number 4,

but no Keith Gross?

Erick December 31, 2008 at 1:38 pm

Rugby, I need to update to make note of that.

Icarus December 31, 2008 at 1:43 pm

That’s better.

I’ve still got 9,000 marbles to go, and I’m not afraid to use them.

Andisheh Nouraee December 31, 2008 at 1:58 pm

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.

Erick December 31, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Paging Andy: I think some feminist somewhere took over your PP account.

Taft Republican December 31, 2008 at 2:00 pm

What about that thread accusing the GA GOP of major intrigue at the state convention? Weren’t they dreaming then?

Icarus December 31, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Andy,

1) See the predictions post, and

2) Any updates on your, um, status?

North Ga Indy December 31, 2008 at 3:05 pm

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.

rugby fan December 31, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Jeff:

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

North Ga Indy December 31, 2008 at 3:14 pm

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.

rugby fan December 31, 2008 at 3:18 pm

“I prefer George Wallace and Lester Maddox to her.”

And there it is.

North Ga Indy December 31, 2008 at 3:19 pm

There what is Rugby?

Rusty December 31, 2008 at 4:07 pm

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.

boyreporter December 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Rugby’s right, and you know what “it” is, North.

Icarus December 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Magic Jeff,

How were you involved in the deaths of Tim russert and Tony snow

North Ga Indy December 31, 2008 at 4:52 pm

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.

thomaswheatley December 31, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Awww, shucks. Thanks, guys. Happy New Year.

GOPeach December 31, 2008 at 9:03 pm

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!

Tea Party January 2, 2009 at 9:39 am

At the risk of pretense, this summarizes 2008’s biggest stories in song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWiXy55OHyY

Icarus January 2, 2009 at 10:09 am

“At the risk of pretense,…”

Seriously, do you think that even slows the rest of us down?

Game Fan January 3, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Why don’t you quit with all the pretense you JACKASS! :)

Icarus January 3, 2009 at 3:52 pm

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.

North Ga Indy January 3, 2009 at 4:35 pm

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.

Game Fan January 3, 2009 at 6:09 pm

May bad
I was calling Tea Party a Jackass. :(

Romegaguy January 4, 2009 at 8:08 pm

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

Icarus January 4, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I would think so too, Rome. I would think so too.

jsm January 5, 2009 at 10:32 am

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

North Ga Indy January 5, 2009 at 10:50 am

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

Which thread was that?

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