Ed, who normally does the Wednesday Morning Reads, is off today. So, you know, they probably won’t be as awesome as usual.
Let us start by wishing a Happy Birthday to Peach Pundit contributor Jon Richards. I’m sure he’s currently out sledding or building a snowman, but I’m sure he’ll check your well wishes when he comes inside for some hot chocolate.
The only story you folks probably care about today is that Cobb County approved the Braves Stadium MOA last night. Stefan has some analysis of the deal. And Atlanta and Fulton County aren’t giving up. Cue Blutarsky.
A judge is ordering a new election down in Macon as voters were voting in wrong races due to a computer error. It’s a good thing for the Secretary of State that people only care about stadium battles.
A different judge wants Fulton County to explain why they aren’t in contempt over their constantly miserable jail. At least they’re not screwing up an election.
I have no words for this one. DeKalb County’s juror questionnaire lists “slave” as an occupation choice….and may have for the last 13 years? WTF?
And Buzz will likely cover this one later, but it appears the movement to allow for new municipal school districts is gaining momentum. Dunwoody is leading the charge.
GQ – which does not exactly share Human Events editorial slant – has listed President Barack Obama among 2013’s least influential people.
The IRS, always a festive bunch this time of year, is looking at changing the campaign rules for political non-profits. Experts say “that’s so gosh darn cute of them.”
Swing State Ohio is swinging away from Obama. So he likely won’t win re-election there.
And the other stuff:
UGA Quarterback Aaron Murray had ACL surgery yesterday, officially ending his college football career. As ESPN notes, it wasn’t supposed to end this way. He is and always will be a damn good dawg.
UGA of course, faces Georgia Tech Saturday for some clean old fashioned hate. What better time to bring up a Georgia Tech student searching Craigslist for someone that can teach him how to kiss. After all, he was finally about to meet his online girlfriend of 5 years. That’s so Tech…
Four Winds restaurant outside of Columbus will be serving free meals on Thanksgiving. They’re the “home of the Ranger Burger”. It’s no Ann’s Snack Bar, but a very good burger nonetheless. And a nice gesture.
Speaking of Ann’s Snack Bar, Ann is back behind the counter after about a year of illness. The burgers are still awesome and her smile is even better. She’s happy to be back.
Just down the street, there is sadness that Ria Pell will not be returning to her namesake restaurant Ria’s Bluebird Cafe. She died unexpectedly over the weekend. The restaurant plans to reopen on Tuesday.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah. Y’all get out there and celebrate, be safe on the roads and don’t annoy the relatives. But if you must….fight about Israel.
Happy Holidays. Morning Reads will resume on Friday.