Morning Reads for Friday, August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 6:30 am

by Obi's Sister · 8 comments

Here:
– Emory’s most famous recent residents were released yesterday (and Tuesday).
– Well, the earth may just crack open and swallow us all. Herbstreit, yes you heard it right, Herbstreit favors UGA to win SEC East.
– And it’s about $%#& time, too.
– Slow down folks, Zell’s grandson is a GSP trooper now.
– Read how John Barrow’s (D-GA12) ice bucket challenge may not be all that it seems.
EIGHT DAYS.

There:
Today’s map of the New Middle East. There will be a new one tomorrow.
– The tale of two videos.
– Another day, another NYC bridge security breach.
– Has our President morphed into Sheldon Cooper? That might explain a lot…
Union threatens “Top Chef” stars and crew. (Remind to tell you a story about Hurricane Sandy & Suffolk County on Long Island at the next Roadshow.)

Random Everywhere:
– Wha???? 65 people who might run for Prez in 2016. (Honey! We’re gonna need a bigger dartboard!)
Clintonphobia.
– Pierce Brosnan turned down a chance to be Batman.

Open Thread:

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Harry August 22, 2014 at 8:50 am
Michael Silver August 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

Jason Carter’s Hamas buddies are in the news:

Hamas Executes 18 Suspected Informants By Firing Squad, Public Shooting
http://news.yahoo.com/hamas-executes-18-suspected-informants-firing-squad-public-121800206.html

Such lovely people. Hey, lets recognize them as a legitimate government.

Obi's Sister August 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Forgot the College Football Hall of Fame was opening today. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2147647-behind-the-scenes-of-the-new-college-football-hall-of-fame-in-atlanta

“…with the most remarkable exhibit being an interactive version of John Heisman’s playbook from 1905. ”

Maybe Paul Johnson should buy a ticket and learn something.

saltycracker August 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Re: where’s the love in Fulton ?

From the AJC – judge might toss a some Fulton co folks in jail over travel expenses;

“Now Superior Court Chief Judge Gail Tusan has ordered County Manager Dwight Ferrell and Finance Director Patrick O’Connor to show why they shouldn’t be held in contempt for violating a recent court order to reimburse the judges. She’s threatened to incarcerate them if they don’t.”

So would they be allowed out to testify in the property tax lawsuit against the county ?

http://m.ajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/judge-threatens-to-jail-fulton-officials-over-unpa/ng7Kh/

saltycracker August 22, 2014 at 1:16 pm

(Bit of a twist that the county is asking the judges for accountability and they say, not required and that held up in court) :)

Baker August 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

I know PP is a bunch of establishment corporatists these days but how about Arthur Blank saying what Atlanta’s spending priorities are? My first thought: %#^&*$…YMMV.

http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2014/08/20/arthur-blank-atlantas-greatest-challenge-is-improving-transit-and-public-education

MattMD August 23, 2014 at 4:42 am

Hahaha The University of “Georgia ” is joke and always has been.
we need some coult.

MattMD August 23, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Sorry guys (in the general sense), I had too many martinis before that post. Ketal One is illegally smooth.