September 9, 2016 6:43 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, September 9, 2016 Morning Reads for Friday, September 9, 2016 By Ginny Morning Reads 7 Comments The Lady Chablis passed away yesterday. Tech’s getting another dorm! Eeeeew. Six Flags is getting another vomit-inducing ride! Goats for hire. Really. Russians behaving badly. But who’s got the toilet paper? Name-calling isn’t presidential. Too big to fail. But giving bucks to Clinton is ok. Point. Counterpoint. Not The Onion. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny 7 Comments gcp Good Dale Russell/Fox Five report on State Senator Butch Miller and how his Gainesville car dealership benefited from free use of state owned property. Nothing illegal here but it sure doesn’t look right and it looks worse when Miller won’t do an interview with Russell. http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/i-team/203738319-story September 9, 2016 8:19 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker The Canton Police Department has released a brochure outlining the process, procedures and responsibilities of motorists and officers. (English and Spanish) A new legal defense, comprehension, might be in the making……why not just require everyone to watch the Chis Rock you tube on how not to get your ass kicked. 😎 At the end of the day, It’s a good effort by many police departments. September 9, 2016 9:11 AM Log in to Reply xdog Hector Olivera, former Cuban defector, ex-Dodgers and ex-Braves prospect, failed third-baseman and left-fielder, and current sunk cost, was found guilty yesterday of misdemeanor domestic assault and will do 10 days. He’s out of a job at the moment but for consolation can look forward to $47M over the next four years. Damn, the streets here really are paved with gold. http://www.baseballamerica.com/majors/hector-olivera-found-guilty-assault/#5AU09Amscd7KhM0R.97 September 9, 2016 9:13 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn The new ride at Six flags is not really a thrill ride. I was on the same ride at Six Flags Great America in Chicago this summer. It’s in a nice air conditioned black box set up, the car never goes over 10 mph, it on a nice horizontal track and it involves lots of laser guns. No twists, no turns, no drops. so spinning. Very family friendly (and boring). September 9, 2016 10:05 AM Log in to Reply rickday In 2005, when we signed our first lease, we knew the day would come when those old buildings on Spring would come down. For 10 years, we had some interesting events, and we met many interesting people. The journey started out as a fight with the city over parking spaces, and it is ending with a bureaucratic shakedown from a city not satisfied with the tens of thousands of dollars in fees, permits and inspections, tens of thousands to bring an old building into arbitrary compliance and thousands of dollars paid cops to act as “security”, in order to avoid being hassled (yes, buying a cop for $30 an hour in ATL will get you some protection if you skirt an ordinance in the music club industry). Sales and liquor tax, utilities taxes, etc. Today, they want five grand more as a parting gift. My attorney will be in contact and correct your mistake, as always. Your mistakes have already cost us thousands to correct, in legal representation. Soon, our dance will be over, Herr Mayor. moving on… Selig Enterprises was and is the best landlord a ‘mom n pop’ company could ever hope for, even if they are the worse at building sterile glass boxes in West Midtown (I’m looking at you, North Marietta Corridor Atlantic Station!). I thank Steve Selig for believing in and enabling what we were doing there (he enabled a lot), Jim Saine for his everything as my landlord, and Reggie Osbourne for being the best property manager a company would want. For the tens of thousands of citizens who enjoyed the nightlife at QUAD and meetings, weddings and raves at Spring4th Center from 2005-2015, my family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts because a big building is just a shell without a big family to make it a home. Love long, and prosper spiritually. Like Bernie Sanders, that place is history, but its dream lives on through the actions and lives of others. And I will never do “legally permitted” business in the City of Atlanta ever again. Not as long as APD is in charge of permitting. Fix that thing, it’s broken. September 9, 2016 10:24 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker I’d be surprised if you didn’t have a long list of issues with the fire Marshall bureaucracy. Threatening to go over their heads will get you really screwed. September 9, 2016 12:00 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus I would have named it “Roy Orbitrim”, and redid the song as ” Ohh, Prickly Lettuce”. https://www.orbitrim.com/?gclid=CjwKEAjwu8m-BRDM8KTcjdj8qy0SJACdjSZpnj9uNoC6uRDrvtF0sh7ThqrcK0Tl8wKtDOFEgn_mDhoCjgnw_wcB I’m no marketing genius though. September 9, 2016 9:43 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.