Morning Reads for Thursday, May 2

Last night we joined Congressman Rob Woodall and a lovely group from District 7
at Hometown BBQ in Lawrenceville. Congressman Woodall let all of us down when he expressed his
favoritism for PeachPundit 05.01.13mustard-based sauce. Charlie is still not over it and plans to primary Woodall for his next term. You can listen to the podcast here. Please do. It took Buzz a lot of wires to make it happen. To the right, you’ll see our jail house lineup. Apparently I missed the blue shirt memo.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

  • More irresponsibility leads to the tragic shooting and consequential death of a two-year old by her 5-year old brother.
  • File it under ‘What the…??’- Obama heads to Mexico to share his immigration reform plans.
  • After another failed rally by Georgians to grow their own food, Michelle Obama plans a closed-to-the-press signing for her book on how wonderful it is to have your own garden.
  • The Justice Department is already appealing the ‘Plan B’ decision.
  • A CNN Poll says only 4/10 Americans are willing to trade civil liberties for safety…and my liberty drum beats on.

Sweet Tea

  • You’re never too young to start dressing risque.
  • You don’t have to be dead to be declared dead. You just have to wander around the southeast for 11 years.
  • It’s still too soon to have your science fair project be about explosives.
  • Think before you take the free-falling vending machine goodies. Some people get fired for that.
  • In response to Ed’s dismay of Georgia State’s ‘least academic, least sexy’ classification yesterday, does that really matter when they’re still ranked number so highly for sugar babies?

Today is also the National Day of Prayer.

23 comments

  1. BJ Van Gundy says:

    Didn’t see where the photo credit was listed so here:

    Photo Credit: BJ Van Gundy

  2. Ed says:

    “File it under ‘What the…??’- Obama heads to Mexico to share his immigration reform plans.”

    I’ll bite… why the WTF designation?

    “In response to Ed’s dismay of Georgia State’s ‘least academic, least sexy’ classification yesterday, does that really matter when they’re still ranked number so highly for sugar babies?”

    Ladies…..

    • Jessica S. says:

      Because the illegals who the legislation applies to is already here.

      And, really Ed? Mike told me about you…

      • Ed says:

        Yes but for one, the trip is about far more than illegal immigration. Two, immigration levels from Mexico to the U.S. are the lowest in nearly 60 years (I think there was a net loss of immigrants last year, IIRC). And third, you would kind of want Mexico’s help in stemming immigration of Mexicans and creating a secure border in my opinion, but hey, YMMV on the last one.

  3. Dave Bearse says:

    Maybe I missed it, but I anticipated a post about former Gov Perdue refusing to accept the Atlanta Chamber’s blue ribbon whitewash of the APS test cheating conspiracy. I’ve often disparaged Perdue as a do-nothing, but he deserves accolades on this count.

    • Stefan says:

      Do you have a link? I should point out that refusing to accept something is just another type of do-nothing, but I digress.

          • Dave Bearse says:

            An indication that it would be a toilet paper (not a blue ribbon) Commission more focused on protecting Hall’s and APS a$$e$ was there at the get-go when the Commission decided to evaluate allegations of cheating at certain APS schools against the district, and not schools statewide.

            Here’s a link to column with some info about the scale of APS cheating relative to the state as a whole when the issue was first breaking: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/12/education/12georgia.html?_r=0

            237 of ~2,300 (~90%) of Georgia public schools are APS, yet 3/4 of all Georgia schools (21 of 27) with the very highest statistically improbable changes from wrong to right answers were APS.

            Comparing the worst APS to APS collectively, instead of schools statewide, was like deciding to investigate the worst Enron energy trading practices by comparing them to only Enron as a whole, and not the industry as a whole.

            The Chamber / Commission was smart enough to know they had lowered the bar. The piece de resistance was them being mum when Hall said the Commission’s report indicating there was cheating based on the low bar vindicated APS.

            Perdue deserves credit for not covering up the stink that was present after the toilet paper Commission finished its work, when Perdue may have been able to do so.

  4. Noway says:

    Did you all know that according to Jay Carney, the White House mouthpiece, that Benghazi was “a long time ago…” Seven months is a long time? Really, Jay? I used to semi respect the guy. I thought he was politically savvy, on McLaughlin Group and others. Now I just see him as a political hack. What is the administration scared of?

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