Morning Reads for Friday, 9/14/12

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.Mark Twain

– Budget cuts to close public access to the state’s archives. But we get a big, fancy, new stadium whether we want it not? Brilliant.
Street vendors and the City of Atlanta are fighting again.
– Transportation issues still befuddle leaders.
– How much corruption is there in Gwinnett government? So much that they need to hire an additional investigator. #Jobs!
Goosebumps lovers unite! R. L. Stine, author of the well-known children’s books, will be in Atlanta October 15 at the Marcus Jewish Community Center (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody GA 30338) to sign copies of his new ADULT horror book, RED RAIN: A Novel (Touchstone Hardcover / Simon & Schuster; October 9, 2012; $24.99).

Jimmie Bise remembers Michael Clarke Duncan.
PA voter ID laws and PA Democrats. Hmmm…
No Parasan points us to 50 years of negative campaign ads. The site is in French, but the videos are priceless.
– No whining. It makes things grow.
– You can’t spell JournOList without a big, fat O.
– Isn’t Twitter fun? #ObamaShambles
No halo, but isn’t that the point?
Cabinet member breaks Hatch law. Anyone care to state odds on a hand-slap or the immediate termination we’ve face if we’d been caught?
Who you gonna believe?
Passive is the new pink.
– Gubmint math is hard.

Random Everywhere:
– The next Peach Pundit show may require costumes. #WhatWouldCharlieWear
New strawman species discovered.
Creepy new monkey “discovered.”
– And finally, a final discovery a very special link for some of the commenters around here…


  1. Max Power says:

    The closing of the state archives is a scandal. Cut the staff only open it 3 days a week but by god keep it open.

    • SallyForth says:

      Maybe we could get a loan from President Obama to help us on this? In the midst of the Middle East crisis, he’s at a $40,000 per ticket fundraiser tonight out in California, should have extra jingle to drop off on the way back to D.C. 🙂

      • Harry says:

        The major media is dependent on three things: advertisers, viewers, and government. The advertisers are dependent on viewers and government. The more intelligent have abandoned television and print media, and all that is left for them are the less intelligent Obama class of voters. They have to cater to their audience and to the bureaucrats who regulate them.

        • benevolus says:

          That’s hilarious. For years some conservatives have been complaining about how journalists- the most informed citizens- have a liberal bias, and educators- the most educated citizens- have a liberal bias, and scientists- among the smartest citizens- have a liberal bias. At some point you would think they would get the hint. 🙂

          • Ken says:


            Spending a lot of time in a classroom is not the same as being educated. I’m not saying that teachers are not ‘educated’ but they tend to be educated about education.

  2. Scott65 says:

    I liked the special link…lol…where do you find the time to search these things out? The author, however, needs to re-learn the difference between a metaphor and a simile cause its like drinkin the kool-aid when you’re not (there…I think I covered most of ’em…)

    • Harry says:

      Beyond Obama and Hilary’s missteps in the Islamic world, Russia, China, etc….the overriding issue is that Obama’s economic policies (or lack of) are toxic.

  3. SallyForth says:

    Okay guys, to know for myself exactly what everyone is referencing, I bit the bullet and actually watched that stooopid video on youtube that everybody is talking about. It almost burned my eyeballs out of my head, but made me wonder how anybody could take even one second of it seriously.
    My take: Some ignorant person living in America (thank goodness he doesn’t seem to be an actual American citizen!) figured out how to shoot an ignorant video and upload it to the internet in order to pi** off other ignorant people he knows. Senseless, but definitely not justification for all the rampant violence spreading around the world.

    Fareed Zakaria just said “This is not a centrally organized Al Qaeda-type activity, but rather it is scattered local gihadi forces of people whose religion and government are the same thing.” We have spent hundreds of billions of dollars over the last eleven years in efforts to “give” democracy to people/societies who do not understand nor want our American democracy. They want sharia law and nothing less. As Zakaria said, “This is not really about us – this is about them.”

    The sadness of today and the shock of all the attacks on so many of our Embassies in not only the Middle East, but spreading to other parts of the globe, again make me wonder: Why does our government insist on physical presence in that part of the world, in countries that clearly do not want us there? And why does our government keep shoveling billions of our tax dollars to whoever seems to be in charge (the way they change leaders/government all the time, it’s a moving target) of such countries? Last time I checked, we had a $16 trillion national debt to pay off, primarily to China and Japan, that we really need to get busy paying.

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