Morning Reads for Jan. 28

For those of you who enjoy WREK, a large part of that is due to Ed Martin. He died recently. I remember when I started listening to good radio and WREK, while good, was often not on the air. He changed that and you can still hear him on several station IDs. RIP.

“Hold On, Hold On” by Neko Case. 

Majority Leader Cowsert with DominiqueSpeaker David Ralston and Dominique

Tuesday was Atlanta Hawks Day at the Capitol, as State Representatives and Senators recognized Atlanta’s winningest team ever. Dominique Wilkins was the star attraction though, as he presented signed basketballs to House Speaker David Ralston (left) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert (right). Photos: Jon Richards

  1. Book two of the series of graphic novels describing Cong. Lewis time in the civil rights movement is a “must read”: Washington Post, Associated Press and A.V. Club.
  2. More tax dollars going toward Braves Stadium… and we’re just getting started.
  3. Cylcorama continues 150th Civil War anniversary festivities. 
  4. The holidays cost UPS $200m
  5. GA-based Rock-Tenn merging to form a $16b packaging company. 
  6. Legalizing it could put around $100m in Georgia’s coffers either through tax revenues or criminal justice savings.
  7. Grovetown hopes its criminals don’t want to look pretty in pink. 
  8. Kennesaw State is the pride of Georgia at the moment. 

11 comments

        • Ed says:

          Which is sad because the new evidence (as in: the *actual* evidence) is looking like the NFL straight made up the Deflategate. Kraft wouldn’t have challenged the League to show its evidence if he didn’t know they were in the clear.

  1. saltycracker says:

    Germany has been the lead in loaning money to Greece for pensioners and bureaucrats that make significantly more than theirs. Now Greece is going to demand they renegotiate, write off some and continue to loan as austerity and paying taxes are not options.

    It’s all Greek to most but not to our bureaucrats (we have printing presses).

    • xdog says:

      Greece’s new finance minister was teaching in Texas not long ago. He seems like an interesting guy but I don’t know if anyone is up to dealing with 25 percent unemployment and threats of default.

      Here’s good profile from the Telegraph.

      • Harry says:

        The EU made a mistake admitting dysfunctional Greece in about 1999. They were warned by the German conservatives but the socialists insisted on it. Now north Europe pays and pays some more to support lazy Greece, and you can be sure the other Club Med countries will pursue the same stunt. Hopefully, now after $300 billion has been wasted common sense prevails and they kick Greece to the curb but more likely the unproductive will continue to drag on the more productive until there is some hard political leadership or war. That’s how it goes.

      • saltycracker says:

        Interesting report on the finance guy.

        “Europe in its infinite wisdom decided to deal with this bankruptcy by loading the largest loan in human history on the weakest of shoulders, the Greek taxpayer,” he said.”

        Doesn’t that sound just like Sen. Tom Graves defense on the Motel loan – “you should not have loaned us the money when you knew we couldn’t repay it.”

  2. Teri says:

    I’m leaning in favor of decriminalizing marijuana, but not legalizing it. This piece (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/01/26/381566448/pediatricians-say-dont-lock-up-teenagers-for-using-marijuana) articulates why: “The pediatricians’ stance is that marijuana use among young people is a public health issue rather than a criminal justice issue, and it should be treated as such.”

    Also, one of the best things about listening to Neko Case songs is that you also get to listen to Kelly Hogan songs.

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