Morning Reads for Friday, April 26, 2013

“Distractions.” Trip Tomlinson, husband of Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson, resigns his Housing Authority seat.
UPS fined $4 million for cargo aircraft maintenance infractions.
– Pentagon to decide by this summer on Ft. Benning’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.
– Aren’t you glad HE isn’t Atlanta’s mayor?

– The Blame Game begins…
– Another Sequester Jester Gesture: Flood Gauges to shut down starting next month.
ObamaCare for thee, but not for we.
– More TV not worth watching.
– Quick! We need legislation to ban remote-control toys!
– Honestly, Washington wants to tax anything that moves.

Random Everywhere:
Time-lapse video of the George W. Bush Library.
– Three years of sun activity in three minutes.
– Looking for a new web host? readers can get a year of Dreamhost for $20. Deets here.


  1. Ghost of William F Buckley says:

    Tempest in Tea Pot Dome?

    Seems Brethren @ PP Daily unearthed a rather catchy “Muse” tune on a video produced by the GOP 14th District (Party Central- Gainesville GA):

    To me, that’s the only tune “Muse” made that is worth listening to, but I digress.

    The video messaging was ‘On-Target,’ but a bit smarmy at the very end. I love the Reagan “If we lose freedom here…” quote much better than the beautiful, but off-putting (to some) religious messages. Reagan quote here ought to be “THE” GOP message:

    Centennial Strategies purportedly did not like the video, per PP Daily:

    “Amateur Video Draws Sharp Response From Consultants. An amateur video produced by a District GOP drew a rather harsh response from Centennial Strategies, a “Republican consulting and lobbying firm based in Atlanta, GA.” “​This video a perfect example of lack of professionalism in GOP grassrooots. Time for a new generation,” said the Consultants. Wow. When the Daily clicked the link to see what all the fuss was about exactly two people had seen the video – most likely the producer and the outraged consultants.” Call a wahhhhh-bulance, quickly – I have shoes older than the combined age of Centennials Strategists….

    In a tangential story, 2014 will be Dan Becker’s ‘The Stand,’ according to Jim Galloway:

    Go for it, Mr. Becker ~ I predict ‘the new, improved GOP’ may delineate your views on abortion from personhood in a ways you do not like…. Personhood creates too many unintended, legitimate consequences for a wide range of voters – Basically running against the Party desire to reduce ‘Tent Shrink.” You will suffer ignominy in da feet, Dan

  2. saltycracker says:

    Four Cherokee County School District high schools have been named to the list of top U.S. high schools published by the Washington Post.

    The “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list ranks schools based on factors including the percentage of graduating seniors who take Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Only 9 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools earned placement on the 2013 list.

    Creekview High, Etowah High, Sequoyah High and Woodstock High all were named to the list.

  3. mpierce says:

    113 Georgia schools making the list. Congrats to those schools for challenging their students.

    4 schools making the Top 200:
    GSMST – 10
    South Forsyth – 158
    Walton – 167
    John S. Davidson Fine Arts – 176

    Note: Only counts how many AP tests taken, NOT how well students did on those tests. Charter and magnet schools with SAT >= 2000 or ACT >= 29.3 not included in list as they don’t have enough average students.

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