Morning Reads 5 August 2013

Happy Monday everyone. Just remember only 24 days till SEC football starts again. For those of you of the UGA persuasion only 26 days till you hopefully beat Clemson.
Here’s what’s going on.


Highway lanes are not the only transportation addition needed in Georgia.
Victor Hill‘s corruption trial starts today.
So about that nuclear plant
You mean, you want Universities to actually use what we have instead of just building more buildings?
Remember that DeKalb School Board shenanigans from a little bit ago? Well a judge has officially upheld the Governor’s actions.


Please do, this shutdown will not be good for anyone.
Seems like a good idea to me.
Those embassy closures? Yeah just a little bit longer.
Saxby Chambliss talks about the chatter behind them.
No big surprise, Robert Mugabe is still president in Zimbabwe.
Well, at least Berlusconi was convicted for something.

Everything Else

Looks like Johnny Football might be in some hot water.
Hamburgers of Science
The 12th Doctor has been revealed.



  1. pettifogger says:

    Manziel is acting like a clown, but if he sits it will be ridiculous. Especially when the team TAMU threatens in the SEC West had a blatantly similar case over the last two years involving autographs, but the NCAA didn’t even take a look.

  2. Matt Stout says:

    When Saxby discusses the chatter, towards the end I had to laugh out loud at the South Georgia drawl that was misunderstood apparently by the news reporter.

    “That’s the program that allows us to listen in overseas. Not on a domestic soul, but overseas.”

    • KingRichard says:

      So angry at Saxby Chambliss – hope he does a Townhall this month would love to voice my displeasure at this Senator standing for absolutely nothing.

  3. Noway says:

    I was hoping for a few more specifics on what was up in the Middle East, not just generalities.

        • Ellynn says:

          I can give you specifics if you want. Think of this as Madlibs for Bad Guys,

          Hey terrorists, we heard you are going to (verb) a (building/ship/port/train/canel/pipeline/ect…) in (Middle East or North African place name), and we know this because of a (any type of spy gadget known or unknown). Of course telling you about this will mean you will also know about our (noun) and our (personal CIA like pronoun), but what’s a few lost assets as compaired to (random common American name)’s need to know.

          • Ellynn says:

            This is just to carry us over until we have the congressional investigation on whatever this is some time in the future, which will tell us even less then we think we know now.


  4. saltycracker says:

    Rail crossings:
    Love the emotional articles to evoke overkill on solving something.
    does the author think every street intersection needs a light too ?
    is there a traffic flow number determining critical locations not served ?
    Are the roads at the crossings of concern U.S., state, county, city, private, maintained or paved ?
    How many of @ of these are unmarked ?
    Is the Feds $8 mil used to install 32 or so @ year ?

    • saltycracker says:

      Got curious about the example in the article- – train video showed car on Grant Smith road running the stop sign- they obviously didn’t see the sign or hear or see an Amtrak train…..

  5. saltycracker says:

    College buildings: we didn’t send bucks to arts and sciences to have some unwashed business major allowed to enter hallowed territory…..NO BS’ers ! 🙂

  6. saltycracker says:

    Shutdown: end all the nonsense and limit spending to a % of GDP, then fight over where to spend it…

    • KingRichard says:

      Wow! You think we can live without some Government for an extended period of time? We do it every weekend…send them packing…how much government do we need? As little as possible…

    • Noway says:

      I hope he wins a million bucks!! That prosecutor engaged in criminal behavior in the case herself. What an absolute pig!

    • pettifogger says:

      Three things:

      1) No, anyone could not make that mistake, contrary to the article. That said, I’m sure the intention there is good.

      2) A lot of these cases involve people who go to work after getting out of a routine, which makes me wonder how often kids are left in the car all day (and end up fine) during fall/winter/spring.

      3) Agree on pets, but please don’t bust the window or call the cops when it is 77 degrees, cloudy and my windows are cracked while I run into Kroger to pick up paper towels. Contrary to what good intentioned but alarmist pet websites say, my car will not rise to 154 degrees within 6 minutes under those conditions.

  7. Scott65 says:

    The new Dr looks like an interesting pick…nobody can replace Matt Smith though. He does, however, have that fun kinda crazy look to him. I thought that as the Dr. regenerates each time he gets younger…I was wrong on that front it seems. For all you non-whovians…This references the next Dr for the Dr Who series…cant wait till November when the 50th anniversary special airs ( with David Tennant…Dr #10 somehow involved in the plot)…and of course the Xmas special. (BBC America)

  8. John Vestal says:

    The new “Voice of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets” has been selected. Brandon Gaudin comes to The Flats from Butler University and will take over football and basketball play-by-play duties, replacing 18-year Tech icon Wes Durham …who left to take a TV gig with the soon-to-be-launched FoxSports1.

    • Three Jack says:

      ‘The Swarm’ has a mouthpiece, did either of Tech’s remaining fans notice the last guy quit?

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