Morning Reads for Friday, October 10, 2014

– Another rehash of the “lively” Perry debate. The debate held in Perry. Not anything about the governor of Texas.
CNN Reporter shocked at lack of Ebola screening at HJIA. No worries here, whatever the government decides to do will be just as effective as the TSA.
– A little wonky, but there’s a Georgia connection.
– Yeah, that’s a relic, alright.
– September revenues continue upward trend.

I don’t want to talk about it.

– While you were distracted by the Ebola news, a once-eradicated disease returns in Pakistan.
– While you were distracted by the ISIS/ISIL/IS news, Yemen was overrun.
– While you were distracted with the Ferguson news, elementary schools in Rhode Island are on high-alert due to beheading threats.
– While you were distracted with…well, pooh… none of this is a surprise.

Random Everywhere:
Atlanta’s skyline through the decades.
– The Wolowizard!
– Use this new phrase at your next cocktail party and amaze all your friends: “Shared Hivemind of the Progressive Collective.”



    • Charlie says:

      I haven’t had time to read much about this. If Gurley did it, rules are rules, no matter how many others **cough, Johnny Football; cough** get away with it.

      That said, if the facts are as they say in this article, this doesn’t smell right.

      Let the investigation take its course. But right now, we very well could have someone that wants Gurley out setting him up. Or, we could have yet another knucklehead kid thinking he can game a system. Or both.

      I don’t know, so I’ll get on with my life and support the team that’s on the field while the people who do know/are supposed to know figure it out.

  1. BriscoeDarlin says:

    Nobody has the right to tell someone when they can make a living. Nobody. Gurley fills the stands for UGA. If he wants to sign a helmet or a photo for cash, so be it. So, it’s ok for UGA to make money on selling his number and jersey? Righhhhht…..It’s things like this that need to unionize all of the athletes.

    • xdog says:

      The recent O’Bannon decision takes effect in 2016 and allows players to be compensated for use of their images. It will also require ‘full cost of scholarship’ payments. Either sum would easily exceed the $400 cited in the Gurley suspension.

      Unfortunately, it’s 2014. Adios Todd and good luck.

        • xdog says:

          Scholarship athletes are currently compensated for tuition and books, some meals, and partial lodging expenses. FCoS payments will cover tuition, fees, room, board, books, personal expenses and travel home. The amount will vary from school to school.

      • MattMD says:

        It’s also deferred compensation as in after they leave school, so this wouldn’t have any relevance in 2016.

  2. xdog says:

    Jan Hooks is dead. She was one inspired comic actress. She was Decatur born, played around town, headlined with Bill Tush and Bonnie and Terry Turner in some truly loony bits on early TBS–bedpans on heads, anyone?–before moving on to SNL and Hollywood.

    “I didn’t evolve from you.”

    • Jon Lester says:

      I’ve said before, the GOP needs to decide that the state is not the best agent of change needed in the culture. Otherwise, someone would know how to write good legislation that would hold up in court.

    • Michael Silver says:

      Huck is a huckster.

      If you did a blind test of his record as governor of Arkansas versus Bill Clinton’s, you’d come away thinking former Pres. Clinton was the conservative governor. Huck pushes the Christian agenda because his record was quite progressive.

      • Harry says:

        I know Huck is no fiscal conservative, but what he said is true concerning the fact that we fundamental Christians have a litmus test on the issues of life and family. They are linchpins in our overall concerns about overall societal morality or lack thereof. If the GOP goes limp then maybe they will find a way to win, although I doubt it. Maybe the Christian mission then is to reach out another way. Of course based on the biblical historical record, I have no doubt that godly people will be subjugated more and more to attempted repression by Satanic forces – either in my lifetime or subsequent.

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