Morning Reads for Friday, June 1, 2012

June 1, 2012 8:28 am

by Obi's Sister · 8 comments

Here:
This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Orly plane crash that took the lives of 106 prominent Atlantans. WSB Radio takes a look back.

Don’t write that GA Democratic Party obit just yet…

If you’re not overloaded with traffic charts and statistics, here’s more from the ARC.

Last one out of the Gwinnett Commissioner chambers turn the light out, please.

SkyNet in Georgia? It’s only a matter of time…

There:
Nanny Bloomberg is at it again. Don’t laugh – it could happen here.

Cylons. War robots and ethics (there’s a Georgia Tech connection).

Who knew Rahm Emmanuel had so much influence?

Bubba’s heading to Wisconsin, to insert himself into the “Recall Walker” fight.

Random Everywhere:
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

More Birther idiocy.

Mark Bradley, Prognosticator.

Freddie Freeman’s new glasses hit the mark.

Students (18 and younger) get in free at the GA Renaissance Fair this weekend.

saltycracker June 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Atlanta congestion:
Reads like businesses need to wise up and move to the ‘burbs or build better roads.
Wages are not rising faster than living costs in the big metro counties nor is the quality of life becoming more acceptable to many. This translates into longer commutes.

I drove thru Atlanta twice this week at rush hour and the HOV lanes were ok.
But the five lanes of driver only vehicles were not doing so well.

Also experienced the airport domestic & international terminals.
I bought into the AJC article about gitches for no Marta or people mover and found it to be a bit of hyperbole. If you have to go between the terminals via 12 pass. jitney bus, it takes 15 min. @ way around the loop road.

True, the main terminal is where the rental cars, some ground transportation and Marta are. But the cost/value ratio to build Marta or a people mover between them is probably not there, yet.

It was a bit confusing for those using both terminals and getting around, so some aids are needed.

You can drive to, pick up or drop off passengers and park at either terminal. The terminals are fairly friendly to cars and doing more to accomodate them. Cars are the ground transportation of choice in the U.S. and particularly Atlanta. Our small govt divisions, businesses, shopping, recreation and homes are too scattered (we hate smart land use planning) to spend billions interconnecting any but select high density points. The more we fight it, the more miserable we’ll be. The airport knows this and Ike did too.

The Last Democrat in Georgia June 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

“Cars are the ground transportation of choice in the U.S. and particularly Atlanta.”

Then why doesn’t our state government act like it and finally bring our road network into the 21st Century?

saltycracker June 1, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Excellent – Drive thru and get your gold star.

The Last Democrat in Georgia June 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm

“Is Georgia’s Democratic Party Dying?”

Newsflash: Georgia’s Democrat Party is NOT dying!

…Georgia’s Democrat Party is dead.

saltycracker June 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm

They are not dead, they have been assimilated and walk amongst us.

Calypso June 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm

It’s not dead, it’s just resting.

SallyForth June 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm

and resting, and resting…..

Calypso June 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Norwegian Blue…lovely bird.

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