Here are couple of items from this morning’s Daily (subscribe here) that may be of interest and worthy of discussion.
Atlanta America’s Most Redneck City? Some outfit called “Movoto” says Atlanta is America’s Most Redneck City, beating out Kansas City for the honor. According to the report, “Atlanta has 81 shops that repair riding lawn mowers; 55 gun and ammo stores; 34 boot stores; 14 taxidermy shops; five Walmart locations; one country radio station in the city proper, and one NASCAR track.” If Atlanta Motor Speedway is really in Atlanta then we have more than one country radio station. Yankees. What do they know? There are 533 cities in Georgia who will be happy to dispute those findings.
We’ve Got Broadband, Right Here In River City: And that starts with “B” and that rhymes with “T” and that stands for TOTALLY AWESOME for the city of Stockbridge, which approved a deal that will provide “more Internet capacity than any other network in the Southeast.” For $15 million, we sure hope so.
Grassroots Wars. The Georgia Tea Party Patriots sent an email to their followers saying they will be announcing a statewide grassroots organization in cooperation with national conservative groups that will “rival Obama’s Organizing for America.” A press conference is scheduled for Friday at 2:00 PM in front of the Classic Center in Athens. On the other side, Better Georgia is hiring “community activists” via craigslist.com. You can make between $1200 and $2500 per month “having real conversations with citizens about the many issues they deal with every day and what they expect from their politics. The ultimate aim of this work is to find ways that we can include these individuals as part of a more visible and long-term grassroots movement for progressive change.”