This week in Peach Pundit radio you’ll be treated to the insight (ok, rants) of Mike Hassinger, Stefan Turkheimer, and me.
What are we going to rant about?
Donald Trump sucked up much of this week’s political oxygen by suggesting that we should have a religious test for those allowed into our country. As usual, once the firestorm was started he walked back his statement. But it’s a pattern, and many of us this week have said enough. Trump doesn’t speak for me as a Republican. The primary will say whether he speaks for the party.
Not to be outdone for outlandish statements to get a headline, the President of the Georgia Federation of Teachers decided the best way to throw cold water on the flourishing charter school movement was to compare it to murder. Hilarity did not ensue.
What else happened? Well, Donald Trump successfully managed to keep anyone from talking about the President’s Oval Office address where he suggested that a secret list maintained by the government that isn’t subject to due process should determine who has guns. Or that one Democratic candidate for President says guns should be confiscated via executive order. Is this election really going to be a choice between which constitutional rights are invalidated in the name of safety?
Other topics up for grabs? The Atlanta Metro Chamber laid out their priorities at their annual meeting/luncheon yesterday. In: Transit: Out: RFRA without a clear non-discrimination clause. Speaker Ralston is not amused with the Department of Revenue and their interpretation of Craft Brewery rules. Dean’s BBQ in Jonesboro says they’ve reached the end of a long and tasty road. The $1.1 Billion dollar GA 400/I-285 interchange redesign was apparently picked up by GDOT at a Black Friday sale. Allen Peake says let’s grow medical marijuana here. The Governor still says no.
That’s a potential preview. Actual show at noon on 640AM WGST may vary. Tune in on your radio or listen live here.