On this day in 2001, Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system outside “ours” (the two planets orbiting a star in the Big Dipper). Also on this day in 1997, the U.S. Justice Department decided not to prosecute FBI officials in connection with the deadly 1992 Ruby Ridge siege in Idaho and the alleged cover up. I’m old enough to remember both of these events, so I’m feeling old.
- The BBQ tour is stopping in the 6th District on Monday the 19th– it’s sure to be a Grand Ol Party time. (See what I did there?)
- Bibb County Dems still clawing each others’ eyes out over election board positions.
- If you have to say it….Board of Regents looking to increase efficiency and “focus on students”.
- Creative Loafing says Georgia’s HomeSAFE program is not on track for 2017 requirements and has “too much red tape”. We’re truly shocked. Flabbergasted. A top-down federal program with too much bureaucracy? ::gasp::
- Every time Cobb Board of Commissioners Chairman Tim Lee says “Transportation”, folks start shining their ‘NO’ cards.
- While ordinary Americans still can’t visit, Obama invites the ’72 Miami Dolphins to the White House for a party.
- Newt Gingrich wants us to have a little Hope. ‘Cause we all love that word.
- Whippishhhhhh. Kevin McCarthy is the official whipping boy for immigration reform.
- Sometimes people say stupid things, like, you can’t have a background in an industry/business and later work for a governmental agency which toes the same or similar industry lines.
- When you’re thinking you’re having a tough day, just be happy you’re not boxed up in a crate on an international cargo ship.
- Troubled teens (or risk takers) are more likely to be successful entrepreneurs, says economist Ross Levine.
- Arrest powers temporarily suspended for over 100 Georgia officers.
- File this under “I wouldn’t do that”: Coca-Cola plans to boost diet soda sales by promoting artificial sweeteners and aspartame.
- Maybe having college kids pay their own way is a good idea after all.
- As the Pentagon changes policy on the SCOTUS decision on DOMA, people go berserk. Around here, we call it “following the directives of law”.