Morning Reads for Friday, September 21, 2012

September 21, 2012 8:26 am

by Obi's Sister · 19 comments

– Over 600 agencies in city and county governments across the state face losing millions of dollars in state aid for running afoul of Georgia’s immigration law.
Top fifty GA PACS
– More fun with numbers. Here’s scorecards on logistics for each county.
Callaway Gardens sells 2,560 acres of pristine real estate to Brad Smith, of Resource Real Estate Partners. He plans to preserve the land for private hunting. Good move all around!
SACS invites itself back to DeKalb County schools.
More trouble for DeKalb’s Fulton election office.
– This morning finds Tiger Woods and Justin Rose tied for the lead at East Lake in the PGA Championship.
– How to make your commute suck less.

– Obama’s Busy, Busy Day.
– CongressCritters are returning home, in the earliest departure since the 1960’s. Lock up the silverware.
Halloween is just around the corner.
– It must be the lobbyist’s ghetto.
– Fast & Furious….“nonproficient buffoons” and stonewalling by the WH. I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you!
Rumors swirl that there are secret negotiations for the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman.
Tim Pawlenty takes the reins of Financial Services Roundtable, one of K Street’s poshest jobs. Good work, if you can get it.
– Are Libertarians putting Debate Club above all else, even their own relevancy?
Tim Tebow in Vogue. Really.

– Direct your attention to item #1. Nothing could be finer than an Auburn 0-2 start… (the continuing link to ESPN is broken at the moment. Evidently the check from Auburn AA to ESPN cleared… oops… ahem… collegial politics ensued.) Developing…

Random Everywhere:
Teh Awesome.
– Yet another awesome video.
– Guess who is trashing Obama campaign signs in Austin, TX?
The Montana Project.

UPDATE: Miscellaneous snafus fixed. No coffee in the office this morning.

Calypso September 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

“- More trouble for DeKalb’s election office.”

I think you mean Fulton’s election office.

oscardagrch September 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

The first link sends you to golf results….I guess we know what you were looking at this morning :-)

greencracker September 21, 2012 at 9:43 am

“Over 600 agencies in city and county governments across the state face losing millions of dollars in state aid for running afoul of Georgia’s immigration law”

The state’s not going to have to send cash down to cities and counties? #EasyBudgetWritingYear #SaveMillions

Charlie September 21, 2012 at 9:53 am

They’ve been doing that for 20 years and they still keep getting reelected.

saltycracker September 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

Agencies cut off for violations: Move on, nothing to see….just a journalist selling papers over a sabre rattling to appear responsible……..When we begin to enforce the laws let us know………

Bob Loblaw September 21, 2012 at 10:59 am


ACCG & GMA are going to HOWL about how stringent and overbearing the state is. All supporters of “local control” are going get hell from their local elected officials. This may be a catalyst for reform in carrying out the intention of the statutes. Alabama Sheriffs are openly not enforcing some parts of their immigration law. Local governments are going to fight back.

saltycracker September 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm

There are just too many benefiting on all sides from exploiting illegals to get too optimistic. It might be easier to legalize and tax marijuana or even overhaul the tax codes.

Max Power September 21, 2012 at 9:54 am

“– Are Libertarians putting Debate Club above all else, even their own relevancy?”

No they are not because they realize despite all the Republicans complaining that Obama is Karl Marx reincarnated, Jimmy Carter part II, and the anti-Christ, Romney and Ryan are no better when you consider the things that libertarians consider really important. You can tell all you need to know about the author from this line, “I really respect former Libertarian VP candidate Wayne Allen Root for taking a strong and principled stand against Barack Obama without compromising his own principles. ” Wayne Allen Root’s only principle has been do whatever is necessary to promote Wayne Allen Root.

Libertarians should stand firm against both parties until they change.

Three Jack September 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

Agreed Max. WAR is a self promotor, not a principled Libertarian.

This is THE year to vote for the LP candidate, Gary Johnston. If not now, when? There has never been a more opportune time to make the equally deficient major political parties understand folks are tired of their combined failures. Romney, Obama…there is little to no difference once you get past speaking ability. Both have promised to continue failed fiscal policies, failed redistribution programs and failed foreign policy. They are promising failure, striving for mediocrity and hoping voters will once again ignorantly follow one of them simply because they have a ‘R’ or ‘D’ behind their names on the ballot.

Calypso September 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

Gary Johnson

Three Jack September 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

yea, him too. Since I’m the only poster yet to clamor for the return of ‘edit/modify’, I now join the fray.

Bob Loblaw September 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm

At least Wayne Allen Root embraces his success as an NFL handicapper. He always had a knack for it. So, he made a career out of it.

Chris Huttman September 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

Has anyone seen this laughable poll?

Apparently in Georgia, only 7% of a 40% non-white state would choose Obama as their preferred dinner companion – and in what could be an electorate that is nearly 1/3 african american, Obama is only getting 35%.

griftdrift September 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

Second time this week we’ve had the pirate picture.

Second time this week it was still taken in 2009

AMB September 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

If you have to attack the president by making up lies-the sheik story, timing of the Libya attacks, a frickin pirate picture-then you don’t have much to attack the president on.

Spacey G September 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

Tiger Woods in town? Locking. Daughter. Up. Now.

Scott65 September 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

Roll Tide!!

chamblee54 September 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Some are calling the POTUS wannabe Money Boo Boo.

Harry September 21, 2012 at 11:23 pm

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