Morning Reads–Delivering Excellence

There are only two more episodes of “Breaking Bad.” Can you believe it? (Five things you missed in the last episode.) If you’re going to Music Midtown, your musical tastes are awful.

“The Streets of Laredo” by Buck Owens. 

News regarding your beloved GSU Panthers!

18 comments

  1. saltycracker says:

    Posting links that redirect to a for a fee/subscribers only web site….shill or on commission ?
    The custom is to put $$ by the link……

  2. Jon Lester says:

    Mother Jones does good work sometimes, but I really hate when someone completely ignorant of the timber industry tries to exploit people who would let everything grow wild and undisturbed, who don’t know that a managed forest is a healthy forest, and who forget that trees are a renewable resource. I think we have more than twice the trees growing in this country than there were 100 years ago.

    As I said in my comment at MJ, this is an entirely separate issue from voter intelligence.

  3. Dave Bearse says:

    Pitiful that a few tens of thousands of dollars in meals and campaign funding is more important to state representatives than the opposition of millions of constituents with respect to billboards. “It was a tough decision” a representative said over a Ruth Chris’ steak, “but I was elected to make the tough decisions”.

  4. Ellynn says:

    I was looking at the school house report. Two points to keep in mind.

    This funding only covers state budgeted funds and property tax collections. It some cases this makes an over funded system look poor (like Gwinnett with one of the largest federal funds and ESPLOST in the state)and an under funded system with no sales tax base (Treutlin, Worth) look ok on paper.

    The second is how they figured the poverty level of a system based on the rate of the federal lunch program participation. Although this does tell you the poverty level of the parents of the student body, it does not tell you the rate of poverty of the total tax payer population. This is were the funding for the state and property tax collection comes from. Example, Emmanuel County has one of the lowest median incomes and property value levels in the state (consistently in the top 10 in each) but it is not even in the top 20 on the reports measure of poverty. Yet Evans County is. Evans has a better income and property value level then Emmanuel and collects more funds.

      • Baker says:

        Maybe. Nobody really knows. I tend to say the $500 mill number to make sure it doesn’t come off as hyperbole. It will definitely get to the 500.

        Funny enough, three out of the 400 are/very recently were seeking taxpayer money for stadiums. And no doubt others on the list won’t be far behind.

        There are 14 NFL owners on the list so surely some of them will want one. Some of those may have already gotten a new one within the last decade.

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