Morning Reads for Thursday, December 6

December 6, 2012 6:58 am

by Bridget Cantrell · 18 comments

So… I got in from a “sales dinner” with five women at 1:23am this morning.  It wasn’t quite like this, but I am in fact tired this morning.  Our third day of meetings starts at 7:45am.  Morning reads will be brief, so drop some links in the comments because I know there’s more out there to discuss today.

Georgia

  • Cherokee County is playing musical chairs. No link – scroll through the posts (and comments) to catch up.  The runoff is Jan 8th.  Buh, how much will the holidays stink for those consultants?
  • PP’s very own Rep. Buzz Brockway has a Tumblr account.
  • Safety first: Fulton County Commissioners rejected a proposal to replace more than 1,300 faulty locks on cell doors.

Inter/national

Whatevs

 

Ed is Amazing December 6, 2012 at 7:22 am

So apparently the Fulton County jail has “malfunctioning locks.”

WTF.

Bob Loblaw December 6, 2012 at 8:38 am

Been like this for a while, Ed.

Fulton County deserves to meltdown. If the Commission can’t fund locks that work for its jail, its basic responsibility of its constitutional officers can’t be met.

Emma Darnell ought to be ashamed to walk out of her house. No votes for jail locks because she wants to spend the money on handouts to a senior center?

Ed is Amazing December 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

And then the bill’s sponsor was three hours(!) late and missed the vote.

Andre December 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

I believe it is past time for Commissioner Tom Lowe to face opposition in the Republican primary.

Those who observe the Fulton County Commission know that Lowe is an embarrassment. Lowe is not doing his job. He regularly misses meetings, and the meetings he does attend, he sleeps through.

The folks who live in Lowe’s district don’t have to worry about him interfering in local issues due to the fact that all those decisions are now made by the local city councils. Still, Lowe needs to go.

Baker December 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

Someone should perhaps mention the problems Mr. Lowe causes to Rep. Jan Jones and the rest of the “Milton County” delegation. It’s not all Queen Emma’s demagoguing that is screwing up that commission.

Bob Loblaw December 6, 2012 at 9:24 am

It shouldn’t take a tie-breaking vote to put locks that work in the County Jail. It’s one of the most basic things a county has to do. It’s not like Fulton is Mayberry, either. Otis may let himself in and out of the clink, but these guys in Fulton aren’t Otis.

Regardless of whether or not Lowe shows, sleeps or even votes, there should be four votes to have locks on jail cells. This is the kind of stuff that makes Milton County a possibility. Georgia suffers the consequences when Fulton doesn’t lock up its bad guys. Georgia, then, may just have to act to make sure Fulton at least does the basics.

Buzz Brockway December 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

It must be a slow news day for me to make the Morning Reads. Thanks for the shout out Bridget.

Bob Loblaw December 6, 2012 at 8:39 am

It’s a slow Bridget day.

Ed is Amazing December 6, 2012 at 7:27 am

“1:23am this morning”

I’m glad it wasn’t 1:23am in the afternoon.

Because that would be weird.

Ed is Amazing December 6, 2012 at 7:29 am

Welcome to yesterday’s MRs, Buzz.

Buzz Brockway December 6, 2012 at 7:32 am

Up next is an appearance on “Dancing With The Stars.”

Ed is Amazing December 6, 2012 at 8:35 am

BTW Buzz, I’m expecting a review of “The Pied Piper” like yesterday.

Buzz Brockway December 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Actually it was pretty good and the kids loved it.

Rationallogic December 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

Emma Darnell: “I wish I lived in a world where dollars did not matter” – spoken like a true ‘progessive’

Ed is Amazing December 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

LiLo IS APPARENTLY TWEAKING ON ADDERALL IN THE POKEY!

#stopthepresses

David Staples December 6, 2012 at 11:44 am
AMB December 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Very little coverage and only of the naughty bits.

Spacey G December 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Buzz’s Tumblr has a photo of a Gov. Deal event with Deal’s nemesis (Common Cause Georgia dude) in the foreground. Cute!

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