Morning Reads for Thursday, Sept 20

September 20, 2012 7:32 am

by Bridget Cantrell · 30 comments

Gooood morning!  Ain’t no Thursday like a Peach Pundit Thursday.

I pinky swear I’m a US citizen: Online voter registration is now available in Georgia.




girl with a gun September 20, 2012 at 8:00 am
mountainpass September 20, 2012 at 8:34 am

“CBS Atlanta News will work Thursday to find out more about the Fulton County elections chief’s arrest.

According to George Gordon with Alpharetta police, Samuel Westmoreland is serving 10 days in jail for violating the conditions of his probation, but no other specifics were given.

Ed September 20, 2012 at 8:38 am

“VERY presidential, matey.”

Stop it.

griftdrift September 20, 2012 at 9:04 am

How do you check picture ID with a mobile app?

ricstewart September 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

RE: Voting turnout/peer pressure.
I don’t know what it says about me, but wearing the “I’m a Georgia Voter” sticker makes me feel superior to others. Especially on runoffs and judicial races. It has nothing to do with encouraging other people to vote.

Charlie September 20, 2012 at 9:24 am

I naturally feel superior to others and don’t need a sticker to assist with that.

Scott65 September 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Just as long as you dont go doing any superior dancin…

griftdrift September 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

I also greatly admire a piece that purports to tell us something we “don’t know” which does so by heavily excerpting a book published 10 years ago.

saltycracker September 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

Golan Heights: Obama says give it back. It is a strategic position won after being attacked, it is theirs. But while this is a political blog I do approve of the posting of pics of hot chicks.

SallyForth September 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

{the editor took this one back}

SallyForth September 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Damn! Where is Modify/Delete when we REALLY need it?? I’d like to take that one back.

SallyForth September 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Thank you, oh helpful editor. :)

Calypso September 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I read your since censored comment and agreed with it. 😉

saltycracker September 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

Voting by smartphone should be left to American Idol or Dancing with the stars.

Calypso September 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

‘Smart…’, ‘American Idol’, and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ should never be used together in the same sentence.

Ed September 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

That’s a really smart idea Ms. Caly, do you like American Idol or Dancing with the Stars?

benevolus September 21, 2012 at 8:48 am

Apparently you write like a girl.

Calypso September 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Ed just likes trying to bust my chops about something.

bene, isn’t it time you changed your avatar some other clever person/thing? How about someone else from 1950’s TV shows.

Buzz Brockway September 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

Can’t wait for the Hobbit part I of III this December. I’ll be joining a group of my nerdy friends at the midnight showing on December 14th.

NorthGAGOP September 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

In other news. Creative loafing mentioned something about Charlie.

saltycracker September 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

Syndication….when ?

DannyBDolan September 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

Interesting thing about the online voter registration. I tried it this morning for my mother-in-law, who moved just this year. It doesn’t actually enter you into a database right away, it seems. It just creates a PDF of the voter registration form, filling out the fields with the values you enter online. You still have to print the form and deliver it to the voter registration office, in person or by mail, with the same basic proof-of-no-fraud that everyone has always needed to begin with.

So, it doesn’t look to me like this makes fraud any easier than it has been. Not that fraud is altogether impossible, but at least this new app doesn’t make it worse. And, on the up-side, maybe this will cut down on mistakes due to bad handwriting….

David Staples September 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I’d be interested in seeing the studies Deal / spokesman referenced that say Georgia’s coastal wind is “unique” in that existing technologies don’t work. Anyone know where to find them?

Noway September 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Y’all will be glad to know that Obama is considering releasing the ‘Blind Shiek’ to Egypt as a goodwill gesture. He plans to original attack on the World Trade Center and now the Administration is considering releasing this animal? I know that makes me wanna run out right now and vote for our strong leader, Obama.

Lea Thrace September 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Seriously? Did you even research this before you said it? This is how stupid untrue lies get spun into facts. I am thoroughly irked.

Noway September 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Well, Lea, let’s just see if, in the coming days, there is anything to this. I heard it in two media sources, radio, as well as one from the Hill. Is it true? I dearly hope not. I do love your screeching defense of your Dear Leader, though. Very touching! I think I need a tissue.

AMB September 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

It’s a lie. Totally made up to see how far the rumor would travel and who would fall for it. If I weren’t a nice person, this is where I would jump out and yell “sucker!”.

benevolus September 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm
chamblee54 September 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

It’s international book week. The rules: grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don’t mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your status.

saltycracker September 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

More good news for Georgia – we’re getting really fat and can qualify for disability:
(Don’t raise those premiums and enjoy)

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