Morning Reads Recapping a Year of Greatness

So completes yet another year of my Morning Reads–each one elevated every reader to a new level of greatness by coming into contact with me. You’re welcome.

“Thirteen” by Big Star. The older I get the more I appreciate #1 Record. Even though so much is about being an adolescent, you realize how frivolous and serious it was to be young.

  1. For too long the Lust List has been inaccurate. Namely that I haven’t been included. Be on the right side of history and change that.
  2. Be careful with how you recycle in Atlanta.
  3. No, Joe Gebbia, monorails are not a good vision. 
  4. Poor People in the Deep South are On their Own. 
  5. “In Georgia, the state with the sharpest decline, only seven percent of poor families with children in the state receive welfare, compared with 98 percent in 1994.”
  6. South Carolina realizing the high price tag of doing the right thing by deemphasizing the Confederacy. What could this mean for Georgia as we crawl into the 21st century?
  7. How states, including Georgia, with growing numbers of Hispanics are doing all they can to prevent the new majority from taking over. 
  8. Southern Comfort won’t die! 
  9. Seriously, if Atlanta can’t support a place like SoCo, we’re no longer a Southern town.
  10. Charis bookstore, a favorite haunt of PP regulars, selling its L5P home. 
  11. The world’s largest sale of humans took place in Savannah–but you’d never know it. 
  12. In light of our recent wacky weather, get detailed info from 100 weather monitoring stations throughout our great state here. 

11 comments

  1. drjay says:

    good stuff…wow. i was born and raised in savannah and have lived here for most of my life and had never heard of the “weeping time” i’m a little embarrassed, what a powerful story…

  2. saltycracker says:

    Weeping time: good history story and sad failure. The average selling price in today’s dollar of $20,ooo was about half of a non forced sale. Not many Georgians could afford that even without the taxes of today. But today would one buy a slave with all their costs to keep for $40,000 or hire an illegal ?

    Thus endth our lesson on why no immigration/documentation plan is in place.

    • Lea Thrace says:

      Seriously? That’s what you took out of that article? What the hell is wrong with you? You are disgusting!

    • Three Jack says:

      Article is about folks wanting to continue the guilt trip laid on southerners many generations removed from those who participated in slavery. We really don’t need more reminders that us white guys are sentenced to a lifetime of shame for the sins of our predecessors even if the vast majority of our families never owned, bought or used slave labor.

      If we are on the path to remove all symbols of Dixie, then why would these folks want to add more identifying the worst of happenings of the mid 19th century?

      • Dave Bearse says:

        Yeah, it all ended in 1865. The following hundred years of peonage, Jim Crow, and other legal discrimination after slavery was all hunky-dory. Tell that to those of the 1960’s Civil Rights legislation generation yet alive and kicking—not at all “many generations removed”. The death penalty being disproportionately applied to black Americans continues today. Guess they’re getting what they deserve.

        I don’t support removing all symbols of Dixie. Just the glorification of the those and the cause that fought to preserve slavery. Slaveowners fought to preserve their wealth. Non-slaveholders fought to preserve the institution of slavery.

  3. saltycracker says:

    And it appears our knee jerk media gave Uber a black eye before the police figured out it was a drunken lie.

  4. Three Jack says:

    Planning to see The Big Short later today, but here is an interesting story about one of the guys who predicted/played the 2007/2008 economic mess – http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/12/big-short-genius-says-another-crisis-is-coming.html#

    Burry correctly sees many fault lines in our system any of which could cause at least as bad a situation as we went thru a few years back. He also focuses much of the conversation on personal responsibility or the lack thereof in our society today. Lack of personal accountability (no risk) combined with a wide open market full of potential disasters makes for a helluva ride going forward.

    • saltycracker says:

      Thanks – read it twice, forwarded it more, sound investment ideas too….sitting in a folding fishing chair and reading vile personal comments reflects the shallow world of politics here.

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