Morning Reads 4/15/2013

Good Morning! Happy Tax Day! And it’s a Monday. Geez Louise.

Well it could be worse, you could have gotten a hold of some Manda Meat. Reminds me of this time I ate so many boiled peanuts that I like to got sick.

Governor Deal won’t accept Better Georgia’s invitation to endorse a integrated prom in Wilcox County. I imagine Governor Deal wouldn’t endorse a sandwich he’d already eaten half of if Better Georgia asked him to endorse it. This begs the question, why should anybody be endorsing something that should have been done years ago? What weight would Governor Deal’s endorsement have? Absolutely zero; just like Better Georgia’s endorsement. We aren’t talking about a candidate or a nominee. We’re talking about an integrated prom. No body’s endorsement is going to mean a thing to anyone in Wilcox County. These endorsements–or lack thereof–are nothing but political posturing. Mostly from a bunch of folks who’ve never even been to Abbeville, Rochelle, or Pitts. That said, they need to get things in order in Wilcox; regardless of who does or doesn’t endorse the integrated prom.

47 folks locked up in Georgia’s largest child porn investigation.

Woman works to preserve native plants around Georgia.

Surprise: State with largest number of bank failures also leads with homeowners who are up-side down on their mortgages. Meanwhile, the General Assembly does nothing to crack down on megabanks like State Bank who are essentially profiteering off of federally guaranteed asset purchases.

File this one under the first casualty of Tenn/Ga war. Okay, not really. But it’s pretty good propaganda. I’ve recently dealt with my Grandparents battle over the same issue in terms of who would pay. And here they thought the government would one day take care of them . . .

Ticked off with what you paid in taxes? Adopt a “vote out taxes” mindset, or so some suggest.

I sell propane vehicles and propane accessories.

A retrospective on Jack Connell.

And a retrospective on George McArthur.

One that flew under the radar on Friday, Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments in a case where a juvenile was sentenced to life without parole. Lawyers argued that since the Supreme Court of the US ruled you could not sentence a juvenile to death, a sentence of life without parole was essentially a death sentence and must be overturned.

This is the only song apropos for today.

9 comments

  1. sockpuppet says:

    Electric cars not ready for prime time:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/business/project_syndicate/2013/04/electric_cars_they_re_expensive_inconvenient_and_not_even_good_for_the_environment.html

    I do understand the theory behind electric cars. Better to have to build 1 extra power plant to power 250,000 electric cars than to have 250,000 individual internal combustion engines. But alas, since the technology is so far away, better to to put government subsidies behind already viable ideas (i.e. solar cells on buildings and solar power in general, windmills, ethanol, biomass) and let the electric car people continue to work to improve battery and engine design as well as lighter – but still safe on collision impact! – materials.

    Ultimately, the main problem is that the government doesn’t dedicate nearly as much money towards R&D as we did during the Cold War. And this is a bipartisan problem. Democrats want to dedicate every penny that they can towards social spending, and Republicans don’t seem to be willing to acknowledge how many commercial and industrial products came as a result of government research programs.

  2. 1) Attention George: Pitbull resounds to JayZ re: Cuba with mad props for freedom and the U.S.

    2) Re: propane cars. Once again Hank Hill is proven right. What a great American.

    Pitbull, JayZ, and Hank Hill in the same comment. Shouldn’t I win some sort of award?

  3. Noway says:

    “So I went back to where I played it from, but I went two yards further back and I took, tried to take two yards off the shot of what I felt I hit.
    And that should land me short of the flag and not have it either hit the flag or skip over the back. I felt that that was going to be the right decision to take off four right there. And I did. It worked out perfectly.”

    I wonder if Tiger slept at all last night? The Augusta “committee” didn’t have the gonads to disqualify an admitted cheat. Said he changed his lie to make it easier to achieve his goal.

    Once again…..”And I did. It worked out perfectly.”

    Tig changed his lie to gain an advantage. He should have done the honorable thing and withdrawn.

    The funny thing about this episode is that Tiger is better than anyone out there. He’ll win more majors and I believe, will pass Jack.

    Ability-wise, he is in a class by himself. He IS the baddest golf-ass on the planet.

    However, he could have done the right thing and won more brownie points than God. The Adam Scott win would have been a mere footnote to the actions of a statesman.

    The quote he made above will be on his tombstone.

  4. sockpuppet says:

    Would have been so cool had the tea party held their rally to coincide with the Orange Crush spring break party in Tybee Island. Oh well, another missed opportunity …

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