Morning Reads for Alfred Hitchcock Day (March 12)

Happy Alfred Hitchcock Day! Film School Rejects has 13 suggestions for how to celebrate the Master of Suspense.

It feels good to be a temporary escapee from volunteer commitment jail, and after this, I should have two more weeks of confinement until my sentence ends. 🙂

Pat Conroy

  • Congratulations to Georgia State, which won the Sun Belt Conference Basketball Championship and will be participating in March Madness. Similarly, for those filling out brackets, ESPN has analysis on how likely each of the 68 teams participating is to win it all.
  • Congratulations to the UGA Women’s Track and Field team for winning their first natty.
  • New fracking regulations were sent to Governor Deal on Friday. He also signed the mid-year budget.
  • Vogtle construction continues.
  • Muscogee County Sheriff Dana Tompkins talked with the Ledger-Enquirer about inmates with mental health issues after the paper posted a video of a 2016 tasing incident online
  • Not unrelatedly, the GBI is investigating an inmate suicide in Twiggs County.

Alice Walker

  • President Trump’s plan to curb gun violence in schools evolved over the weekend.
  • West Virginia students are back to school today.
  • China has abolished presidential term limits.

Flannery O’Connor

  • A woman in a bikini and a spooked horse ride into a bar…

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

North Korea.

The situation requires diplomacy, but we’re bringing diminished capacity. Scientists, not sycophants.

The hope is that the blustering instability will result in a meeting that produces progress where different Clinton, Bush and Obama efforts failed.

I’m also hoping one of my Mega-Millions tickets comes in.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Not so fast. Yalls Savior and Jesus Personified, Jimmy Carter, has praised the idea of a meet! So maybe a tiny bit of respect is in order.
https://www.ajc.com/news/jimmy-carter-north-korea-good-going-talking-them/GZLGoyTs9ufLbgJkCw9IyN/

Will Durant
Will Durant

Hitchcock once said that he was in the business of giving his audience pleasure. As in the pleasure one feels upon awakening and realizing it was only a nightmare. The Augusta Chronicle article linked is doing a commendable job of parroting Georgia Power and the PSC’s snow job that the 13 15 17 20 23 25 Billion dollar nightmare is over. They mention in this election year that ratepayers will receive three $25 rebates due to a $139 million dollar “savings”, due to Federal tax credits (FREE MONEY!), with no mention of the approved graduated increases in subsequent years starting… Read more »

chamblee54
chamblee54

35 people were killed by police in the United States last week. https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/killed-by-police-march-11/

Noway2016
Noway2016

Trump backing awat from raising age for long gun purchases. Good job! This Leader Ain’t no Lemming. Not one law abiding citizen should have their ability to buy a gun at the already lawful age. Not one…
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2018-03-12/trump-backs-off-push-for-raising-assault-rifle-purchase-age

Benevolus
Benevolus

Speaking of lemmings…

Noway2016
Noway2016

And the hilarity and mental disease continues to metastasize!! LMAO!
https://ntknetwork.com/clinton-white-women-voted-for-trump-because-their-husbands-told-them-to/

augusta52
augusta52

Mark Fox must have known he was a goner after UGA lost the SEC tournament…wonder where he goes now, and how much money he gets paid for the remaining two years of his contract?

Will Durant
Will Durant

Richt’s buyout was $4.1 million so that sounds about right as UGA football is at least 4 times the industry that is UGA basketball. Wish I could get paid to not coach.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Ova”, normally the plural of ovum. However, in this instance, well, it means “over.” As in this “collusion delusion” being finished. Or more simply, yalls side is screwed. Ouch!
https://apnews.com/dc7c4ec1be104801aefd46313fadb01b/Draft-GOP-report:-No-coordination-between-Trump-and-Russia

bethebalance
bethebalance

Partisan one-note cheerleader desperately needing validation abandons moderation and risks all on arrogant rendition of premature and incomplete analysis.