Morning Reads for Feb. 17

The 2016 General Assembly is more than 50% over and Georgia is still here. Barely.

“Gas Station Women” by Phil Ochs. 

  1. Kasim Reed says the Sanders “foolishness” won’t fly in GA. 
  2. Left-leaning economists also not feeling the Bern. 
  3. Could CNN be leaving Atlanta? 
  4. Or is Robin Meade’s 100k commode the bigger story?
  5. Atlanta “doesn’t get” historic preservation. 
  6. Buckhead zip code ATL’s most educated, Pine Log the least educated. 
  7. Could it be David Nahmias who is the strong Georgian to replace Antonin Scalia? 
  8. 250k settlement from Georgia in transgender inmate hormone therapy lawsuit. 
  9. New York Times shows Atlanta’s dining scene some serious love. 

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Calypso
Calypso

Ed, unless I’m reading something wrong, the table shows Talmo the least educated at 21.48% with “at least college education”. Pine Log is shown as the best of the worst at 36.79%. I imagine the folks in Pine Log (at least the literate ones) are up in arms over your slight to them.

Full Disclosure: I live in neither Talmo nor Pine Log.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Got curious too – the city of Talmo is the crown jewel of Jackson Co. with population of 187 or so, 1.7 sq.mi. , and a city staff. The lead story on the city website is concerning two lost goats.

It is a micropolitan statistical area.

Will Hillary make a stop there and promise to look into federal funding for college for city residents and appoint several of her staff to get the goats home ?

Calypso
Calypso

“…two lost goats…”

Did both Bernie and Hillary take a wrong turn on their way there for a fund-raiser?

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Now THAT’s funny! 🙂

John Konop
John Konop

I saw on TV GW Bush and Obama both going after Trump with the same attacks, talk show host, lack of steady hand….This is helping him more than hurting Trump. Hard to argue the steady hand with foreign policy when Bush got us into Iraq, and Obama/ Hillary got us into Libya, and both strategies of promoting democracy in Middle East has been a disaster. This is why the establishment foreign policy position from Bush/Hillary/Rubio attacks at Trump are not working. Also all sides have totally avoided any real plan on entitlments, so yelling at Trump for his plan only… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Speaking of the Trumpster, he’s going to be in ATL this coming Sunday. A friend just sent me the info: https://trumpatlanta.eventbrite.com

gcp
gcp

Reed talks about Burnie’s foolishness? Burnie’s ideas are ridiculous but Reed is the guy that gave us the foolish 98 million dollar streetcar to nowhere and a foolish 50% raise to city council.

Calypso
Calypso

I heard it was either give the council a 50% raise or let them ring the streetcar bell every morning.

gcp
gcp

I heard that when Burnie asked for directions to Morehouse last night, Reed told him to take the streetcar.

chefdavid
chefdavid

Meanwhile our neighbors to the north in Tennessee are working on a bill to make skunks pets.
http://nooga.com/172418/bill-for-skunks-to-be-pets-passes-senate-committee-twitter-responds/

Calypso
Calypso

There’s a legislature joke in here somewhere, but I’m not going to spend the time to noodle-out a good one.

John Konop
John Konop

………8.250k settlement from Georgia in transgender inmate hormone therapy lawsuit. ………

Beyond this being outrageous, as a country we cannot afford to pay for elective procedures like this for Medicare, Medicaid, government workers…..You have the good given right to take Viagra, use a scooter when you can walk, transgender hormone theory…. just not on tax payers dime.