Morning Reads for Friday, August 29, 2014

PSA: Traffic trifecta headache ahead! DragonCon, the College Kick Off, a Braves game and I’m sure many other events around town. Plan ahead. Look at that; you made a strategy. It’s not that hard, is it?

PSA II: Order in the galaxy has been restored. College football is back!

– It’s for The Golf, stupid.
Home values in GA creeping up slowly.
– The next Uber? Home grown app for local Atlanta deliveries expanding to Athens.
South Cobb is getting its own brand?
– Once a Dawg, Always a Dawg. Remembering Dan McGill and Cecelia Seiler.

– Pro-Ebola? Campaign mud-slinging reaches new low.
Pakistan gets it’s own ISIL. Marvy.
– The War on Bacon continues.
– When did this happen? The back nine?
– When bailouts are really pay-offs.

Random Everywhere:
– DoubleDawgs get pushed to the back of the ticket line.
– Now that’s funny (sing along).

Open Thread:


  1. Jon Lester says:

    At one point, Dan McGill really did do all of the work that 50 people are employed by UGA to do now, so that’s something to remember the next time the university complains about money.

  2. View from Brookhaven says:

    Best people watching of the year on MARTA.
    The costumes are fun, but I’ll much more enjoy the terrified visitors from AL/WV experiencing public transportation and clutching their purses each time a person of color comes near.
    I’ll be off to the Decatur Book Festival, which should be swell.

  3. saltycracker says:

    One of the largest voucher programs in the US to help poor kids in bad schools stepped on the toes of the edu-cracy – teachers unions, the NAACP, trial lawyers and others are suing:

    Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
    Florida teachers union, others sue voucher program

    TALLAHASSEE — Saying it has reached a “tipping point,” the state’s teacher union along with other groups filed a lawsuit Thursday aimed at ending one of the nation’s largest private school voucher programs.

    The lawsuit filed in Leon County contends that a program that serves 60,000 students primarily from low-income families violates the state’s constitution by creating a parallel education system and by directing tax money to religious institutions. Most of the schools that utilize the vouchers in the nearly $300 million program are religious.

    Those involved in the lawsuit, including the Florida Education Association, the NAACP, and the groups that represent school boards and school association, argued that the program was draining money away from existing public schools and the children that attend them.

  4. Engineer says:

    Don’t forget that there is a NASCAR race in Atlanta this weekend. ~I’m sure traffic will be great around Henry County.~

    I wish I could go to Dragon-con this weekend. I haven’t been in about 3 years, and just my luck this year, several things came up that made me unable to attend.

    • I’ll be dressed as Princess Peach with other friends dressed as the rest of the Mario Bros gang at the DragonCon parade tomorrow. This firmly solidifies my dork status, but it’s just so much fun. Someone will want to keep a photo to spread around when I do finally run for office.

    • Lea Thrace says:

      US80 to Tybee. Hands down. At least with Atlanta Traffic you usually have off highway options to explore. Down in the low country it’s one way in one way out. Ugh.

      Still love my hometown though.

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