Morning Reads 12/14/11 – The “Culture” Edition

This is perhaps the most bizarre morning read you ever read. Blame Todd.

A new study shows that over 45,000 children are homeless in our fair state.

A young girl from North Georgia, who had been abducted and slain earlier this month, was buried in Puerto Rico.

Eight people have been charged by the Feds for running a prostitution ring in Atlanta. One wonders if these folks could put a wig on a pig and get her a gig.

Georgia’s Headstart program may be in trouble–an audit reveals the program didn’t conduct proper background checks on employees among other potential problems.

A Georgia Cop has been charged with . . . . fleeing from a cop!

In Rochelle, schools met and discussed leaving the GHSA. Class 1A public schools can’t compete with Class 1A private schools, or so it is being argued.

Macon’s Mayor and City Council were sworn in last night. Mayor Reichert begins his second term in office, after having won a hotly contested primary against Robert Brown, C. Jack Ellis, and Paul Bronson.

They may be downsizing, but Robins Air Force Base has received “excellent” safety rating.

Georgians don’t care that Mitt Romney was a successful business man. Wait, I thought he said he was unemployed?

Callaway Gardens is a beautiful place. Especially during Christmas. Guess what, now the whole world will know.

There’s still time to register for the Reindeer Run in Savannah! Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s got to make it to town!

Lewis Grizzard was afraid of email. But that’s not stopping his books from being made into e-books. I’ll be sure to download them on my iPad.

The U.S. House of Representatives has “okay”‘d the the payroll tax cut.

The Postal Service is granting Congress a stay of execution. The folks who deliver our mail have agreed to not close anymore facilities until May 15, in hopes that Congress can find a way to fix them. Help me, Ron Swanson. You’re my only hope.

Georgia is “Newt Country.” And yes, I just referenced a Lester Maddox sign.

The last F-22 Raptor rolled out of the Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta. I am told Ludacris was not there to serenade the “rolling out.”

This is Federal Regulation we could all love. Keep those commercials DOWN.

Georgia’s Latino population is shifting, possibly because of our new immigration law. Who would have thought?

Congratulations Georgia Tech. I bet this really sticks in Nick Saban’s craw. (Merry Christmas, Buzz?)

And because all of you need culture, what’s the deal with this restaurant? Don’t forget your daily dose of music, I recommend this.


  1. AMB says:

    57th Fighter Squadron is a wonderful restaurant and it is located right beside the PDK runways. Check out their Facebook page and their Wall of Heroes.

  2. John Konop says:

    I thought this was the story of the day!!!!!!! BTW I do think Erick is being overly harsh on Romney.

    Erick Erickson gives Jon Huntsman second look

    …..The conservative figure also praised Huntsman’s economic policies, which has also received kind billing in the Wall Street journal. “Jon Huntsman [came] up with the best economic plan of all the candidates,” Erickson’s post reads.

    The blogger’s potential change-of-heart stems from his belief that Romney’s probable nomination win and general election downfall will hurt conservatism considerably.

    “Mitt Romney will be the nominee because the other candidates, right now, are a pretty pathetic lot,” wrote Erickson, noting Perry’s troubles with the base on immigration policy; Gingrich’s prior marital problems; and Cain’s poor handling of sexual harassment allegations.

    Obama enjoys incumbency advantages and decent polling swing states, writes Erickson.

    “Mitt Romney, on the other hand, is a man devoid of any principles other than getting himself elected. As much as the American public does not like Barack Obama, they loath a man so fueled with ambition that he will say or do anything to get himself elected. Mitt Romney is that man,” says Erickson.

    Erickson argues that conservatism is already dying, that Washington, D.C. conservatives frequently violate their principles to “get invited to cocktail parties and avoid awkward encounters,” but that Romney’s probable nomination win – “without conservative help” – would add another blow to the creed…..

    Read more:

    • Three Jack says:

      interesting change of heart from ‘why i will not support jon huntsman, ever’ column written by erick only a few months back (5/9/11) —

      from the column — The reason I will never, ever support Jon Huntman is simple: While serving as the United States Ambassador to China, our greatest strategic adversary, Jon Huntsman began plotting to run against the President of the United States. This calls into question his loyalty not just to the President of the United States, but also his loyalty to his country over his own naked ambition.

      it’s one thing to be undecided as many of us are, but to reverse course on a ‘never, ever’ pledge is a serious flip-flop which must make those erick chastises for flip-flopping question his credibility on the matter.

  3. saltycracker says:

    Homelessness is a multiple fix with one of the first steps being an educational system that demands clear concise speaking, reading and writing abilities. Ones personal dialect and attitude is not going to get it in the real world.

    Or we can just continue to enable and throw charity at it and watch it grow.

    • benevolus says:

      Those abilities are hard to teach in school unless the parents are supportive. But we dare not tell parents how to raise their own children.

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