Merely Excellent Morning Reads

Georgia’s leading cultural ambassador, Honey Boo Boo, released her first book yesterday. It is called: “How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide on How to Redneckognize the Honey Boo Boo in You”. (Methinks she didn’t come up with the title on her own.)

Jesus Left Chicago by ZZ Top. 


  1. penguin says:

    That dogs stopping recidivism link is heartwarming. A wonderful person must have directed it you you. Brilliant (purposeful?) juxtaposition to the warren hill story though. While this state might still murder in the guise of an inconsistent, inexistent, and unadvisable retributive criminal justice system… The dog story is a flicker of hope for a system geared towards rehabilitation.

    • Ed says:

      “A wonderful person must have directed it you you.”

      Yeah, because its not like I couldn’t have also heard it on the radio.

  2. Noway says:

    The next Hollywood blockbuster: Warren Hill, agent 070, license to kill! “The name’s, Hill. Warren Hill.” Replace the Walther with a nail studded piece of wood!! It should do every bit as much at the box office as The Lone Ranger!

    • xdog says:

      They’re covering all the bases in the tp operating manual up there in Cherokee. Nothing like getting bombed out of a position that only an idiot would occupy but tpers specialize in petulant exercises in resistance and enjoy ignoring answers, which plays well with their sense of aggrievement and use of anger as a motivating life force. That they are routinely offensively incompetent is no surprise.

  3. Dave Bearse says:

    What’s changed from 2004 is that Virginia is no longer a southern state in national elections. Dems need not be concerned about any southern states other than FL to win the presidency, while the GOP requires a sweep to have a chance.

    On another subject, Don Balfour’s campaign contributions plummeted 98.5% to $2k for the first six months of 2013. The $673k in his campaign account ought to be good for at least a half dozen election cycles though. Atlanta Unfiltered has details:

    • xdog says:

      What’s the over on when the AG finally comes clean on his Balfour investigation? After the 2014 elections? Never?

      • Dave Bearse says:

        Balfour’s GOP Senate colleagues seem satisfied, and as long as Balfour’s constituents don’t care, it’s a matter likely to be quietly disposed of, when I don’t know but as long as it takes. FWIW the Transparency Commission has yet to dispose of complaints concerning Deal’s first gubernatorial campaign.

  4. sockpuppet says:

    It stinks that Nathan Deal won’t get behind the solar initiative. Yes, solar would raise prices, but how many jobs have our low electricity bills brought us? How many would raising electricity prices cost us?

    The point of renewable and alternative energy is not “helping the environment” or “stopping global warming.” The point is creating jobs. Unless you are an oil, coal or natural gas state then you have an interest in generating as much power as you can. Is a %15 increase in electric bills worth creating 100,000 jobs? Of course. Windmills, solar arrays, ethanol, biodiesel, whatever will create jobs in Georgia instead of having all the jobs go to Texas, Oklahoma, South Dakota and – since they’re about to start fracking soon – North Carolina.

    • Dave Bearse says:

      “[H]ow many jobs have our low electricity bills brought us? How many would raising electricity prices cost us?”

      We’d already have the answers to those questions if we had a General Assembly that didn’t cast aside fiscal evaluation and determining results at the behest of special interests.

      We’d know how many jobs were lost to higher rates if the General Assembly hadn’t cast aside evaluation and determining results when it overrode the PSC in taking control of Vogtle financing, and exempted manufacturer’s from a rate increase.

      We’d know how many jobs would be created by lower rates if the General Assembly hadn’t cast aside evaluation and determining results when it in essence it cut rates for manufacturers with a tax exemption on energy.

      Representation dining at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at lobbyist’s expense feels no need to ask “Where’s the beef?”

    • Sorry to dissapoint you, but solar doesn’t always raise prices. The proposal by Commissioner McDonald (that was amended) included stipulations that there has to be a bidding process (just like the Advanced Solar Initiative) and that bids would only be accepted from those whose cost fell under the (amended version inserts “levelized” here) avoided costs. Sure, there are certain groups who want you to think that solar is costlier. It certainly can be. That doesn’t mean it always is.

      Just as one example, and maybe this is a bad comparison, but BMWs can be cheaper than Fords. That doesn’t mean that they always are… just that they can be. (Compare the price on a fully loaded F350 DRW or F650 to say a BMW 1 or 3 series.)

      • saltycracker says:

        You hauling hay in your BMW ? 🙂
        Solar is improving efficiencies at a fast pace but don’t underestimate a clever utility staying ahead.
        CCWSA used to charge little for a second meter for yard sprinklers while basing sewer and street lights off house water. They now charge $1,700 for a separate yard meter.

        • Heh, actually, I don’t drive a Beemer. Just serves as a good example. I could have said Volvo or Mercedes or Lexus. Personally, I’d really like to have one of the brand new F350 duallys loaded… they’re just not in my budget. Instead my wife drives our 2003 F350 dually for hauling hay. I drive an Excursion.

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