“Nearly Fifty-Percent of Us Voted for you in the Last Election”

Perhaps you’ve been in Macon and seen the car. Or perhaps you saw the “What’s the Deal?” segment on Newscentral by Reporter Chace Ambrose. Or maybe you have seen those zany guys and gals running around the state from charity event to charity event.

But this is all likely first impression – and that’s okay. Here we are on the Friday before Halloween, and no one on this website has talked about the things that go bump in the night. How do all these string tie together? The answer is the Honorable Robert Reichert, Mayor of Macon.

A few weeks ago, Mayor Reichert issued a proclamation. What did he proclaim? Perhaps the most exciting thing he could. He proclaimed October 31st, 2010 as Georgia Ghostbusters Day in Macon. And the citizens of Macon rejoiced. In other news, it has been discovered that proton packs do not work on alligators – so the Athens folk may be out of luck.

Consider this your weekend open thread. And an important reminder to everyone, be safe this weekend and drive carefully.


          • polisavvy says:

            Gotcha. Do you believe that everything going on around us right now is a coincidence or a planned attack of some sort? Just curious what you think about all the planes being searched and the suspicious packages found in Baltimore and San Francisco.

            • Jeff says:

              I haven’t been paying it too much attention, though what I’ve heard reminds me of the basic plot line of Dale Brown’s “Storming Heaven” – much in the same way that 9/11 was taken almost exactly (with some extra targets thrown in) from the final pages of Tom Clancy’s “Debt of Honor”.

              In Storming Heaven, a terrorist begins to use cargo planes as bombers to bomb airports. See why it sounds familiar to the reports today?

              IIRC, the guy’s ultimate goal there was – where else – the Capitol and/or White House, and he was basically working his way across the US bombing airports with his cargo planes at will.

              Looks like our planning guys in the various CT agencies need to start reading more fiction, and planning appropriately. If an author can think of it, you can rest assured some terrorist out there has also thought of it.

              • polisavvy says:

                I kind of go back to ’04 when Osama released his video the week before the election. I’m not one who believes in coincidences. It appears as though something is up, though. Thanks for the books suggestions — I am an avid reader and will try to find these two. I am intrigued with all of this. And you are right that the terrorists appear to be a step ahead of us — they are alerting us that they are still there/here.

                • Jeff says:

                  Also in the vein of political action:

                  I just discovered Vince Flynn after the tweeter for @booksamillion recommended him. I’m reading through Term Limits right now, and it is pretty good.

                  The basic idea? Various congressmen get assassinated – “term limited” – and the people responsible send in a letter demanding some of the same reforms we still fight for in real life (Balanced Budget Amendment among them). POTUS is a crook though, and winds up getting more Congressmen killed. One Congressman – a former Recon Marine – and a FBI Special Agent are working independently to figure out exactly what is going on and how to stop it.

                  I’m about 2/3 in, and it is pretty dang good.

  1. chefdavid says:

    With all the fuss in the legislature this year over 4-h
    the cuts are slowly coming in. We have learned in Dade that we will loose our extension agent. We have a very active 4-h program without the leardership of an extension agent the program will suffer. http://georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu/?public=viewStory&pk_id=3948
    If your in a small county get ready for some virtual pig raising. Maybe we can send the kids to farmville on our rural broadband. Oh wait I can only get a 5mb connection. I have been suprised the GOV candidates haven’t addressed this with all the talks about cows on the campaign circles.

  2. Erick Likes Puppies says:

    Can I request that this OPEN THREAD be restricted in topic to the following things germane to the initial post?

    Harold Ramis
    Rick Moranis
    Dr. Peter Venkman (NOT Bill Murray)
    Ray Parker, Jr.

    Thanks in advance.

  3. Since this is an open thread, does anyone believe this law to still be useful? Any particular reason it’s still on the books?

    § 16-11-42. Refusal to relinquish telephone party line in case of emergency; false request on party line as to emergency; warning printed in telephone books

    (a) A person is guilty of a misdemeanor when he fails to relinquish a telephone party line consisting of subscriber line telephone circuit with two or more main telephone stations connected therewith, each having a distinctive ring or telephone number, after he has been requested to do so to permit another to place a call in an emergency, in which property or human life is in jeopardy and the prompt summoning of aid is essential, to a fire or police department or for medical aid or ambulance service, if the party line at the time of the request is not being used for any such other emergency call. Any person who shall request the use of the party line by falsely stating that the same is needed for any of such purposes, knowing the statement to be false, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

    (b) In every telephone directory distributed to the general public in this state, in which is listed the call numbers of any telephones located within this state, except such as are distributed solely for business advertising purposes, commonly known as classified telephone directories, there shall be printed in type not smaller than the smallest type appearing on the same page, a notice setting forth the substance of subsection (a) of this Code section preceded by the word “warning” printed in boldface type.

    • analogkid says:

      My guess is that it’s still on the books because party lines still exist. They were grandfathered eons ago, but there are probably a few still out there.

  4. I want to congratulate my fellow Peach Pundit poster, former classmate, and all around good guy, even if he is a Libertarian, Steve Perkins for passing the Georgia Bar Exam!

  5. Doug Grammer says:

    I want to congratulate my fellow Peach Pundit poster, good friend, and all around good guy, even if he is a candidate for state house, Jason Shepherd for passing the Georgia Bar Exam!

      • TPNoGa says:

        Sorry Charlie.

        I have to be honest, I wouldn’t have been that upset if we had lost. I actually like Coach Richt and want him to succeed. He’s a good guy.

        It was a great and fun game to watch, it was a shame either team had to lose.

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