Category: Miscellaneous

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

Cong. Bishop Voices “Serious Concerns” with SNAP Reforms

Georgia’s Second Congressional District has the highest number of SNAP recipients in the state–more than 57,000. So it’s especially noteworthy when the district’s representative is alarmed at reforms to the program. Sanford Bishop said in a recently-released statement the proposed Trump administration reforms could “exacerbate” existing woes for needy families (Bishop ever so helpfully noted

Tex Mclver Free on Bail

Two months after a judge set a $750,000 bond for Atlanta attorney and former member of the Georgia Board of Elections, Tex Mclver, the AJC is reporting that the accused raised the 10% needed to walk free until his trial. Mclver is accused of murdering his wife, Dianne, in September of 2016. Mclver maintains it

One Way Tickets Are Cheaper Than Rainbow Crosswalks

The “City of Atlanta” has a message for all of the rainbow crosswalk critics: buy yourself a one-way ticket to Chattanooga or Birmingham. Granted, Chattanooga doesn’t have the scratch to spend on multi-colored pavement paint or a streetcar that no one uses, but, as City of Atlanta pointed out, we do have bridges….over our water.

Two Georgians (John Lewis and RuPaul) Crack Time Magazine World’s Most Influential List

Truly we have achieved peak….something…when Congressman John Lewis and RuPaul are considered 1/50th of the world’s 100 most influential people. Writing in Time, Sen. Cory Booker said of Lewis: In the 1960s, Lewis was one of the “Big Six” civil rights leaders, and today he is the last remaining person alive who spoke at the March on

Sonny Confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture

You can now refer to George Ervin Perdue as Secretary Sonny. Our former governor was confirmed as the 39th Secretary of Agriculture today. With Sonny’s confirmation, Georgia now has more power in the White House than at any time since the Carter Administration, if my memory serves me right. In addition to his lofty governmental