Morning Reads for Friday, March 29, 2013

– The story of the Traveling Camera.
Bob Barr announced for Rep. Phil Gringrey’s still warm seat.
– Get ready for traffic HELL.
– Hello? Is this thing on? Five ideas for ethics improvement behavior modification (Hey! Look! Squirrel!) that will surely be ignored because they actually make sense.
More maneuvering in the DeKalb grand jury case.
Indictments could come any second now in the APS cheating scandal.
– Want to know the amount of federal spending in your zip code? There’s an app for that.

– Both Georgia Senators voted to defund Obamacare, then fund Obamacare. How very Kerryish of them. One’s already a lame duck; makes you wonder about the other one.
Food stamp enrollment rises… unexpectedly.
– There’s a creepy uncle vibe to Mark Sanford these days. Our neighbor the east deserves better.
– Somebody needs to go back to charm school.

Random Everywhere:
Baseball is almost here. Which means that football is on the horizon.
– Spamhaus is not a sandwich shop. It’s a tech company, and here’s why you need to know about them.
– Gentleman, how to answer a very important question.


    • xdog says:

      So if Gainesville voters agree to allow marijuana cultivation and sale, their views would supersede state law, and anyone thinking otherwise is ‘liberal’. I see.

      Appropriate that the column you cited is call ‘Hot Air’. They do show a nice touch by having a writer named ‘Ham’ talk about food.

      • Noway says:

        I would love to see local farmers be able to sell whole milk di-rectly from the cow to anyone who’d like to buy it. It’s been done that way for 1000’s of years, no reason for it not to continue, pasteurization be damned. Same for orange juice. Fresh squeezed into bottles for sale. I lived in Colombia for four years. They did orange juice this way. People flocked to the grocery stores to buy it this way. Pure deliciousness!!! Same with cow’s milk. To hell with state “standards.”

        • Ellynn says:

          Buy a share in a cow. You own a cow, you can have un pasteurized milk. There are a few local dairies north of Atlanta that have co-op cows. Just keep in mind what you get from a cow tastes a bit different then out of a jug. I know many a ‘foodie’ who can’t stand fresh milk once they have some.

          • Noway says:

            Didn’t know that existed, Ellynn. They might not like it but it’s good to be able to have that option! Thanks!!

      • Harry says:

        The issue is, whether individual freedom means that one can choose to produce and consume locally-grown food without government regulation.

        • Ed says:

          This is one instance where the government is probably the least-effective player in determining what you can eat.

        • xdog says:

          ftr, every weekend of the growing season I buy fruit and vegetables that are free of the tyranny of government inspection. I draw the line at milk, however, since you can’t wash it. I don’t have a problem with anyone who wants to drink raw milk of unknown provenance as long as they don’t give it to kids and they don’t whine if e coli or listeria jumps on them.

  1. Tyler says:

    My good friend and colleague, and Peach Pundit front page poster Nathan is running for GAGOP 14th District First Vice Chairman. Y’all show him some love!

  2. Noway says:

    The guy’s answer to his wife’s “trap” question was pure genius! She knows it’s pure BS but it was so good she’ll have no reply!!

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