Morning Reads: A Reflection

Having posted more than 10 items since my last Morning Reads, one song seems to fit this scenario: “Your Mind is On Vacation” by Mose Allison.

  1. Nunn and Carter, two centrist Democrats, may herald a new era of progressivism.
  2. 93,000+ parking spaces in downtown Atlanta; the vast majority of which are unused in many parts. 
  3. #smartplanning
  4. Coke investing $5 billion in Africa for sustainable growth.
  5. Another good Lukovich cartoon. 
  6. Insider threatens lawsuit against Reed administration. 
  7. Wall Street Journal looks at the Beltline. 
  8. With a cool $16.1 billion, Ann Cox Chambers is the richest Georgian. 
  9. I sort of question the findings looking at the energy-rich states and how “little” money their wealthiest citizens have.
  10. The world’s most controversial Wal-Mart will not be built. 
  11. One of Atlanta’s best galleries is shutting down. 
  12. Hey, Ed. Don’t you know this is PEACH Pundit, not ATLANTA Pundit?
  13. Free + frequent buses = Athens is fourth-busiest public transportation system in the U.S. 
  14. Such a simple equation…
  15. Which Georgia State, UGA, Tech and Southern players had the best individual season? The results may surprise you.
  16. Cool interview with Freddie Roach. 


  1. greencracker says:

    46 % of people in a survey* said a major concern about going downtown is “Downtown does not feel safe in general?”
    47 % said “It is not safe to park a car Downtown”

    ?! What!? I mean, you might get urine smell in a parking deck elevator … but there’s your incentive to take the stairs.

    *online survey of 400 folks in metro counties for the parking survey, FWIW.

    • Dr. Monica Henson says:

      I work Downtown at the corner of Edgewood & Courtland. I walk everywhere and feel perfectly safe.

  2. Billy Jack says:

    First of all, who the hell knows what Michelle Nunn is? Is there anyone who can confirm that she can indeed speak? Second of all, anyone who uses the phrase “another good Luckovich cartoon” might as well be wearing a “Harry Reid is my homeboy” t-shirt. Good grief.

  3. Rambler14 says:

    Amir Zendehnam passionately supports marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, abortion rights and the Republican Party.

    The 26-year-old aspiring restaurateur and chairman of the party’s West Los Angeles central committee, is one of a raft of ethnically diverse young libertarians who hold seats in L.A. County’s huge GOP apparatus, injecting youthful energy into its operations at a time when the state’s Republican Party is nearly moribund.

  4. seenbetrdayz says:

    I was kind of hoping the first article would explain more in depth about the GA democratic party’s platform should they wish to start a new era of progressivism in this state. But basically that article boiled down to:

    Democrats black, GOP white, blackety black white white black white black.

    If Dems really want to end any beginnings of a political shift in Georgia and turn off most voters, keep harping on race. It was painful to read that article, straining to get any substance out of it.

  5. Jon Lester says:

    The “NRA Democrat” who voted for the “guns everywhere” bill, and the career administrator who thought it would be a good idea to bomb Syria, are who we have to herald a new era of progressivism? I guess you’d have to be an American Prospect reader to make sense of that, which is to say, someone who still believes the Hobby Lobby court ruling was something done against women, as the pop-up ad strongly suggests.

  6. saltycracker says:

    Urban life is so all about cars (1/2 occupancy transportation) and parking places. Take the bus and leave that driving to the suburbanites headed to work or strip centers. 🙂

  7. Ed says:

    A reported $135 million has already been spent on the Tea Party vs Establishment GOP fight this year.

    Imagine if that money went to, oh I don’t know, *anything at all slightly useful* (IE: anything other than that).

    • saltycracker says:

      At least it was donated money. Georgia alone gives the film industry more than that in tax breaks ($141m in 2010)…..but the films clear the more useful test, to some.

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