Morning Reads – 12/15/11 – Two Turtle Doves Edition

Around Georgia:

Whitfield County could be getting a waste-to-oil conversion facility in 2013.  The facility would convert “carpet-derived plastic waste” to synthetic crude oil.  It’s expected to bring about 20 jobs to the area.

Emory Dunahoo, that’s Representative Dunahoo to you, was sworn in by Speaker Pro-Tem Jan Jones yesterday to succeed Rep. James Mills in the 25th House District.

A UGA tutor was caught distributing more than just her knowledge of Italian…

Snellville City Council doesn’t want a crematorium to be built right outside of its city limits.

Shaq was issued a warning in Byron, GA for having car windows with a darker tint than Georgia law allows.


National Stories of Interest:

Could Newt have already peaked in Iowa? Rasmussen has the numbers from Iowa:  Romney – 23%, Gingrich – 20%, Paul – 18%.

This is scary….Club Gitmo could open up its doors for US citizens as its guests.

It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  No, it’s a Chinese aircraft carrier…maybe?

So, speaking of the GOP Presidential nomination, who’s going to watch the debate tonight?


A few I find interesting:

Concerned about embarrassing photos that might show up on Facebook during a Christmas kegger party?  The Norte Photoblocker cooler might be something you can ask Santa to bring you.

A group of US balloon enthusiasts completed the first amateur transatlantic meteorological balloon crossing.

Chattanooga has 1 Gigabit per second Internet speeds via fiber, but geeks over at Caltech have achieved 186 Gigabits per second network speeds.  Put that in your “series of tubes” and smoke it.



  1. Calypso says:

    Regarding whether Newt has peaked in Iowa; I propose that all the GOP contenders, hell put Herman and Pawlenty’s name in there too, should be labeled on a roulette wheel and spun every four weeks to determine that month’s frontrunner. Spin it one more time on Monday November 5, 2012 to determine who runs against Obama the next day.

    • Cassandra says:

      Name the TV show that begot these lyrics:

      “Boy, the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the Hit Parade. Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days! Didn’t need no welfare state. Everybody pulled his weight Gee, our old LaSalle (a car) ran great. Those were the days! And you knew where you were then! Girls were girls and men were men. Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again. People seemed to be content. Fifty dollars paid the rent. Freaks were in a circus tent. Those were the days! Take a little Sunday spin, go to watch the Dodgers win. Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin (five dollar bill). Hair was short and skirts were long. Kate Smith really sold a song. I don’t know just what went wrong! Those Were the Days!”

      • Calypso says:

        All in the Family, sung by Archie and Edith as she played their piano.

        What prompted that question, by the way?

        • Cassandra says:

          Correct. Weird factoid, the original was a Russian song:

          “Those Were the Days” is a song credited to Gene Raskin, who put English lyrics to the Russian song “Dorogoi dlinnoyu” (“Дорогой длинною”, lit. “By the long road”), written by Boris Fomin (1900–1948) with words by the poet Konstantin Podrevskii. It deals with reminiscence upon youth and romantic idealism.

          However, it is best remembered for Mary Hopkin’s 1968 recording, which was a top-ten hit in both the U.S. and the U.K. On most records of the song, Gene Raskin is credited as the writer of the song, even though he just wrote the English lyrics and not the melody.

          Reminiscing about the days when Barry Goldwater and Wm. F. Buckley were considered ‘arch-conservatives’ and how now they would be called moderates is what prompted the odd synapse in my mind.

          I want that GOP back, again, those were the days…..

    • The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

      No discussion required as it’s just a typical day at the Georgia Department of Transportation.

  2. Doug Deal says:

    The twelve days of Christmas are not a countdown to Christmas Day but a countdown to Epiphany, starting from Christmas, so the Two Trutledove Edition would be Boxing (Helena?) Day, the 26th.

  3. The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

    “Snellville City Council doesn’t want a crematorium to be built right outside of its city limits.”

    What is the deal with Snellville and crematories?

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