Category: Miscellaneous

Isakson Proposes Legislation to Expand Ft. Frederica, Kennesaw Mt. and Ocmulgee Mounds Parks

Apparently, Thursday was “Expand Georgia’s National Parks Day” in Senator Isakson’s office. He reintroduced legislation to protect and expand the parks of Fort Frederica, Kennesaw Mountain and the Ocmulgee Mounds. The legislative effort included Senator David Perdue and a bi-partisan coterie of Georgia’s congressional delegation introducing the same legislation in the House of Representatives. The Fort

More Stadiums

Credit to political commentator Robert Patillo, who likely knows far more about sports than I, for reminding us that we have had NINE professional sports team stadiums with very few national titles. Fulton County Stadium + Georgia Dome + Mercedes Benz = No Titles Omni + Phillips Arena + State Farm Arena = No Titles Fulton

Jamie Dupree Finds A New Voice

Those of you who listen to WSB in Atlanta may remember newscasts with Washington updates from Jamie Dupree.  Jamie lost his voice in the spring of 2016 due to a medical condition called “Tongue Protrusion Dystonia”.  The condition leaves, as he explains in this blog entry from last December, him with a strained, strangled voice. 

From ’06 to ’18–Georgia’s Vastly Different Political Landscape

Twelve years is a long time in politics but just how long? In 2006 both Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls called for a special session of the legislature to write a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in Georgia. Now both candidates are telling voters they are the most progressive and committed to equality. One example of how

The Army’s Future Possibly Coming to Atlanta

Atlanta is one of 15 finalists for the Army’s new “Future Command”. Part of a broader modernization effort from the military, the Future Command will focus specifically on how “the Army researches, develops, and procures new equipment.” The Army announced that the Future Command must be a city with access to academia and business expertise. Which