Morning Reads for Wednesday, November 2nd

November 2, 2011 7:00 am

by Jason · 9 comments

“Capitalism should not be condemned, since we haven’t had capitalism.” – Ron Paul

Here in Georgia…
– Atlanta Public Schools received some good news yesterday as SACS took the system off probation.
Four of America’s most broke cities are in Georgia.
– Kyle Wingfield offers his two cents on Herman Cain’s bad week.
– Occupy Atlanta will be back at Woodruff Park this weekend. In other news, I’ll probably never watch V for Vendetta again after all of the “remember, remember the 5th of November” references I read on their website yesterday.
– Atlanta police will be using a mobile tower to watchtower to “deter” crime. This is going to have the same effect as cameras. It’ll shift crime to other areas, not stop it.

National stories of interest…
– The high-speed rail project in California has seen costs triple, from $43 billion to $100 billion, and the completion date pushed back to 2033. Are politicians in Georgia paying attention?
– Noted skeptic Michael Shermer just isn’t enamored with Occupy Wall Street.
– Obama Republicans(!) are going back to the GOP fold for 2012.
– Maybe putting Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ticket isn’t such a bad idea.
– Shikha Dalmia debunks the myth of growing income inequality.

A few that I like…
South Park will do Occupy Wall Street tonight. Expect both sides to be roasted.
– The Georgia running backs, including Isaiah Crowell, were suspended yesterday, allegedly due to drug test results. And Richard Samuel is out for the rest of the season. Meet your starter for Saturday’s game against New Mexico State.
– Economists explain the NBA lockout.

View from Brookhaven November 2, 2011 at 8:36 am

The front of the USA Today sports page has a story about struggling sports HOFs.

That Nascar museum that went to Charlotte lost $1.42 mil. in Year 1 as attendance was basically 1/3 of projections.


Charlie November 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

The General Assembly needs a device that will administer an electric shock to any member who attempts to drop a bill proposing any more hall of fames.

Cassandra November 2, 2011 at 11:36 am

Dang, I was going to suggest you for the Most Influential Political Blogger in the new Journalism HoF in Dunwoody….

saltycracker November 2, 2011 at 11:47 am

They can also use the electric shock on forecasters for usage of all multi-million/billion dollar public financed projects. Just to insure a reality check.

John Konop November 2, 2011 at 11:51 am

How about a HOF of bad ideas? No shortage of material!

Charlie November 2, 2011 at 11:58 am

We call that Peach Pundit, at no cost to the taxpayer.

John Konop November 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm


Bridget November 2, 2011 at 8:57 am

Cobb County has had a mobile Skywatch Tower for a while. I would assume they have trending data on it’s effectiveness.

benevolus November 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Columbus police have them too. I have it on good authority that they use them during those School of the Americas protests. :-)

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