The greatest day (after my birthday) is tomorrow. When one loves America as much as I do,  this is when everybody gets on Ed’s level (patriotism-wise at least).

Pete tells Weatherman Bob how we feel about the forecast.

Waylon Jennings gets you in the spirit, and Merle Haggard sings my thoughts on America. 


  1. penguin says:

    Re: human trafficking law. Common law says that when a law is designed to protect a particular class of people (for example human trafficking or stat rape victims) the protected class CANNOT be ccharged complicit in any way for said crime. However, there is no such thing as federal common law so might as well codify it, because well, despite the fact that no prosecutor or judge would ever let this happen, congress has nothing better to do. On the other hand, child services don’t really have the resources to go around seeking more kids to help. This law will certainly address that problem. Congressional model on sex crimes is; let’s do stuff that makes for good talking points but fail to address any actual problems. (Plus create more with repro regs but that’s another issue) Regards, Dr. Penguin.

  2. Noway says:

    Been out of the county for the last month. Has PP talked about the utter destruction of Paula Dean?
    Does ANYBODY deserve what has happened to her?

  3. sockpuppet says:

    I have no idea why the AJC puts all its Morris Brown news behind their paywall, which is particularly frustrating considering that no alternative sources for this news exists that I can find because – let’s face it – virtually no one cares about MBC. Which, of course, calls into question their decision to put it behind their paywall, as it isn’t as if the tactic is making them any money. Ah well …

  4. sockpuppet says:


    It is convenient to use places like Detroit (and Chicago and D.C.) as fodder for gun control, but that ignores the real issue, which is that in those areas the locals (both the leaders and the citizens who follow their leaders) have decided that law enforcement is illegitimate because crime is the result of poverty, racism, alienation, marginalization etc. instead of the desire of individuals to become criminals. A good example of this: a (white) politician in Illinois, Mark Kirk wanted to deal with the homicide crisis in Chicago by arresting gang members en masse based on the utterly sound logic that being a member of a criminal gang makes you a criminal by virtue of your willing affiliation. This isn’t guilt by association, mind you, because you wouldn’t be arresting people simply for being friends and neighbors of gang members. This would have been arresting people for being members of an organization whose sole purpose for existing is to commit crime. Basically, it would be taking the same position in law enforcement towards gangs that our military and foreign policy has against terrorist groups (despite the fact that most terrorist groups do in fact have the political and social service arms that street gangs to not have). What was the response to this very good idea? Kirk got racially attacked and slurred by Bobby Rush. Make that former Black Panther Bobby Rush. So of course, when you elect leaders like Bobby Rush, who believes that people in jail for murder and for selling drugs to pregnant women are political prisoners created by our race/class system, then yeah you are going to have a crime problem. And that is why gun control won’t do squat. So long as a large criminal class exists because of the lack of political will to oppose them (the reason for this mess isn’t poverty … if anything poverty rates were much higher in the 1950s in these communities but the crime rates were much lower) the criminals will always obtain guns and use them.

    • Will Durant says:

      It took them 7 months to get the radio show set up because of Chip’s special requirement for headphones that only allow sound to transfer through the tin foil.

      And since I’m an optimist we are now down to 17 months until he “retires”.

    • Dave Bearse says:

      Thanks for the link which includes the IRP itself.

      Coal is on the order of one-quarter of freight tonnage statewide, thus Plan implementation will have a significant effect on Georgia freight rail network. For example, the CSXT Camak-Milledgeville branch is currently sustained by Plant Branch coal—off the cuff I’d estimate 90% of tonnage on the line is Plant Branch coal in and emptys out. I anticipate that CSXT will lease the line to a short line railroad within a couple of years after Plant Branch closing, or perhaps sell it. Abandonment is in the picture ten years out as track infrastructure deteriorates (say 15 years after Plant Branch closing) if there’s not enough business to sustain a short line railroad.

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