Morning Reads: St. Patrick’s Eve

Georgia News of Note:

HB 1162, the Amendment that would allow voters to give the State authority to approve Charter Schools over the objections of local school boards is supposedly just one Democrat vote away from passage.

The Federal government will throw more money at Georgia’s crappiest schools.

Under a proposal in the Senate, some of those schools would be evaluated by a letter grade.

Women protested a whole host of proposed abortion measures proposed by the House.

Anti-Second Amendment types protested a measure to allow 18-year-olds to carry guns on college campuses, saying that they are not mature enough to handle weapons. Unless they’re in the Army, of course.

National:

Fundamental! Newt Gingrich says there’s “probably” no way he’s dropping out.

Ay caramba! Rick Santorum thinks the people of Richport need to speak English in order to become a state. Que pendejo.

Heavy, man! Mitt Romney deploys New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Illinois.

For Ron Paul, winning isn’t everything. Or anything.

Local:

Cobb County is going to get unused federal housing money intended for Fulton County. Because goddess forbid anyone ever give federal money back.

Hemy Neuman was found guilty yesterday, but the Dunwoody murder trial may not be over yet.

The Gwinnett County School system has $100 million in reserves, and may be forced to furlough teachers.

Cherokee County may yet get a HOST -a sales tax that offsets property taxes.

Where do a million people go on St. Patrick’s Day? Savannah, of course. Well, Croí follain agus gob fliuch to all y’all.

7 comments

  1. elfiii says:

    “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”

    Apparently a hundred million don’t stretch very far anymore.

  2. SallyForth says:

    okay – guess I turn into Patty O’furniture one more time tomorrow. Bottoms up on green beer, everybody. ‘See you at Fado.

  3. NoTeabagging says:

    Read the Santirum link. He must be sharing a bong with Pat Robertson to say such loco things!

    • Calypso says:

      I guess that’s one loop I’ve been out of. When did statehood for Puerto Rico begin rearing its ugly head again?

  4. saltycracker says:

    Savannah St. Paddy’s were…..interesting….but bacchanal, nothing cool about urine in the streets.
    Favorite – Sydney, Aust. 2008 – huge crowds of non-obnoxious groups – music – drinking lots of beer in the park….
    best comment: “that’s a short mini-skirt but the tight green shirt…oh…that’s body paint !”

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