Morning Reads 1/2/13

January 2, 2013 6:46 am

by Ron Daniels · 17 comments

UGA breaks bowl drought, records, and Bo Pelini’s heart.

How Georgia’s Congressmen voted on the “fiscal cliff postponement bill.”

Georgia’s best stocks in 2012.

Six deaths on Georgia roads over the holiday weekend.

The birth rate is falling; just let some snow fall, it’ll shoot back up.

More on Georgia targeting “pill mills” in the next legislative session. Hopefully anything passed by the General Assembly will not only serve as clamp down on what you can get here, but also provide the resources to help these folks with their addiction. Otherwise, they will find another State and drive there.

Our economic salvation is at hand: Goats.

“Roads? Where we are going, we don’t need roads.” We need bear tunnels.

And for your musical selection, and primarily because a friend on Facebook posted about it, Kool and the Gang.

greencracker January 2, 2013 at 8:11 am

Didnt we pass a law a few years ago to make it illegal to purposely kill a bear with a car? Like, don’t lure bears into the road to kill them? If you got people so eager to kill a bear they’ll do that, is it not true that we’ll probably have some hunters hanging out at the entrances to these bear tunnels?

Bob Loblaw January 2, 2013 at 12:34 pm

No. The law was that if you hit a bear with a car and it dies, that you can keep the bear.

Ed January 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Who would get out of their car to make sure the bear is dead?

Bob Loblaw January 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm

If you hit a bear, you’ll likely have to get out of the car because, well, um, you hit a bear. Bears are heavy and often times damage the car to the extent that it needs to be towed.

greencracker January 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm

O yea, now I remember … and the argument against it was that if you let people keep the bear, they will lure cubs into the road and hit them.

I am not aware of any cases of that … but what I don’t know could fill the ocean.

Bob Loblaw January 2, 2013 at 6:40 pm

No doubt. I don’t think a bear would stand in the way of a car if they saw it coming. There have been accidents involving bears, but “disposal” of a bear to the mountain folk that also hunt them seems like an awful waste of meat. Hence, the law.

mpierce January 2, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Illinois had a new road kill bill that went into just affect, although there:

You do have to have a license and the animal must be in season with fur.

The Last Democrat in Georgia January 2, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Woo-hoo! I’m moving to Illinois! (No, I’m not, just kidding)

saltycracker January 2, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Fear the vulture:

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Visitors to parts of Everglades National Park are getting tarps and bungee cords to make their vehicles less delectable to vultures.

Migrating vultures have developed a habit of ripping off windshield wipers, sunroof seals, and other rubber and vinyl vehicle parts. Visitors to the park’s Homestead and Flamingo entrances are loaned “anti-vulture kits” to protect their vehicles.

Ed January 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

ACC, baby.

Curious what people’s resolutions are?

Mine:
1) Love America more (impossible)
B ) Be less awesome (probably unattainable)
III) Stop biting my nails (likely the most challenging of the three)

elfiii January 2, 2013 at 11:35 am

Well, at least the Dawgs won.

Three Jack January 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

GOPer tax increases hitting Georgians today:

Title Tax, aka GADA lobbyists win — http://www.ajc.com/news/news/new-one-time-car-tax-raises-cost-of-private-sales/nTkJc/

This follows the internet tax in October. Coupled with the federal payroll & income tax increases, citizens are once again being forced to provide more revenue to governments that are not able to properly balance their budgets.

Bob Loblaw January 2, 2013 at 6:41 pm

GADA has fought this fight before the invention of the fuel injection system to replace carburetors. At some point, this was going to happen. The “birthday tax” is gone, now! What a trade.

saltycracker January 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Now here is a way to guarantee global warming.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Al-Jazeera, the Pan-Arab news channel that has struggled to win space on American cable television, is negotiating to buy Al Gore’s Current TV and with it, access to 60 million U.S. homes, according to a person familiar with the matter.

saltycracker January 2, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Done deal:

The former vice president confirmed the sale Wednesday, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shares Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.”

Harry January 2, 2013 at 8:29 pm
Harry January 3, 2013 at 12:04 am

I wonder if any in the Occupy Wall Street movement realize how badly they have been played by Obama and the Democrats. In spite of all the talk of taxing the rich, the effective techniques by which super rich individuals and corporations avoid paying taxes are still in place. The dividend rate stays at 15%, cap gains rate only rises to 20%, and all the global tax minimization tools are still in place. Warren Buffet is happy. What a country!

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