Morning Reads – April 30, 2012

Georgia schools are in for big curriculum changes.

On higher education tuition, Kyle Wingfield reminds us that it’s the smoke, not the mirrors, that get you every time.

Senator Saxby Chambliss wants to replace personal income tax and the IRS. He’ll be hearing the black helicopters overhead in 5, 4, 3…

Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd presented an interesting slant to the upcoming TSPLOST vote. While most Georgians feel taxed out, no one wants Atlanta to be bypassed to point where she becomes the next Detroit.

South Georgia town for sale. Really, a whole town.

Tick, tock, tick, tock. Those onions are just about ready…now!

Next steps for Newt.

These Presidential campaign ads are getting pretty funny.

Blogger Superman Don Surber hangs up his cape. And yes, blogger burnout is a real condition.

This weekend’s internet sensation was the falling bear at University of Colorado. Here’s the video. Over at Ace’s place, the photo was captioned “Brought to you by Jägermeister.”

(And added by Charlie a bit late:) Happy Birthday to Theresa Garcia who is probably 21 again today, and to Senator David Shafer who most certainly did not turn 21 again yesterday.

Cheers!

16 comments

  1. Ed says:

    “While most Georgians feel taxed out”

    Eh… I don’t think I’ve ever not gotten a refund from GA on my taxes… honestly I don’t find that sustainable.

  2. saltycracker says:

    Toomsboro, GA – town of 600 in a County of 10,000 on maybe 1,200 acres – for sale – hope it is not incorporated & has no taxing ability –

    Wilkinson Co. must be one of the many sparsely populated Georgia Counties that love to pay taxes for no reason – tradition/identity does not need incorporation.

  3. Ed says:

    BTW, Charlie, Mike, Mark, Obi’s Sister, Buzz, Erick etc…

    Don’t you feel old now that me and Theresa have finally hit the big 2-1 while you guys are like, super old (IE: in your 30s?)

  4. gcp says:

    Why did Chambliss not introduce his Fair Tax Bill when the Republicans controlled the Senate, House and Presidency? Very typical of Chambliss. He knows a Fair Tax won’t go anywhere in a Democrat Senate but he can use it to falsely portray himself as a “conservative” in his next election.

  5. The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

    “Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd presented an interesting slant to the upcoming TSPLOST vote. While most Georgians feel taxed out, no one wants Atlanta to be bypassed to point where she becomes the next Detroit.”

    Hey, that statement is offensive to Detroiters.

    Why is everyone always picking on Detroit anyway? I mean, Detroit’s a great town with affordable housing, if you can find any that has not either been demolished or ceremoniously burnt to the ground by the locals.

    Speaking of demolished housing, some parts of Detroit and other Michigan cities have started to revert back to nature with all of the vacant lots remaining vacant for extended periods of time due to the rapid depopulation of the city.

    Not-to-mention with the really bad schools, the really high crime and an almost non-existent job market, city government finances in the crapper, rampant government corruption and a legendarily historical overdependency on the automobile on roads with potholes that can often grow to become the size of bathtubs, Detroit provides an excellent example of a quality-of-life model that Atlanta can and should aspire to.

    Historical fact: Detroit was the city where the first armed robberies for high-priced for shoes and clothing took place.

    Instead of trying to scare people by saying that Atlanta could become the next Detroit (which would be impossible because of the lack of super-cold weather in the Southeast), maybe we should be asking ourselves “Why can’t Atlanta be more like Detroit?”

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