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Morning Reads for September 17–They’re Pretty Good

No promises of quality this week, sorry. “Every Mother’s Son” is literally the only palatable song from Lynyrd Skynyrd. Do I have some qualms, quibbles and quandaries with the philosophy, practices and prognostications with this? Yes. Did Creative Loafing generally get it right? Yes.  Atlanta had 10th-largest Metro GDP in 2013, GA’s GDP hit $307.2 billion. #money […]

Kingston Presses for Full Debate on Syrian Aid

In Washington, Congress is preparing for a vote on President Obama’s request for funding to help Syrian rebels fight ISIS. At this stage, it looks like the proposal will be handled as an amendment to the continuing resolution that will fund the government past the end of the September 30th fiscal year. Georgia Congressman Jack […]

Comedian Michael McDonald: 'I love Georgia'

I still remember the high school days when my buddies and I would huddle around a desktop monitor to watch clips of comedian Michael McDonald’s famous Stuart character from “MADtv” before trying — and failing miserably — to mimic his squeaky voice and vacant expression. Show More Summary

On the Atlanta Hawks and the black bogeyman

The email written by Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson wasn't racist, argues Torraine Walker, a writer and Midtown resident. But it says a lot about fear and metro Atlanta. There is a hilarious scene in John Waters’ “Hairspray”...Show More Summary

VIDEO: Small Reactions – “Saint in Robes”

A week after releasing “Saint in Robes,” the lead single off their upcoming first full length, Similar Phantoms, Small Reactions have unveiled the accompanying video...

Dunwoody Economic Development Briefing of 2014

Written Presentation Presentation by Michael Starling - City of Dunwoody Interesting facts that Dunwoody will soon have more square feet of office space than the central business districts of Tampa & Nashville.

WSB/Landmark Releases Third Poll of the Day

Because it’s not enough to have just two. In addition to the Insider Advantage / Fox 5 poll and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll out today, WSB TV has theirs, conducted by Landmark Communications. Here’s their polling, with a margin of error of 2.9%. Jason Carter 47% Nathan Deal 44% Michelle Nunn 46% David Perdue 43% […]

Georgia’s Delegation and the ISIS Debate We Won’t Get

It’s satisfying to live in the world we want. In the world we occupy, President Obama doesn’t believe he needs Congressional authorization to use military force (war, for us laypeople) against ISIS in Syria. In his speech tonight at 9, we’ll likely hear of a bold plan to eradicate the jihadi menace, though the result […]

Midyear Financial Report for the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody

Video CVBD June Balance Sheet.pdf CVBD June Budget Report.pdf At the Sunday Night DHA meeting a member of the community asked me about the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody and I told him I would provide a little background information on the blog. Show More Summary

Morning Reads Without A Clever Title

I spent two days in nerd ground zero (Dragon Con) over the weekend. As was pointed out, it is a judgement-free zone where everyone is accepted and everyone is nice to you. Which got me wondering: maybe in a not-insignificant way, the nerds are superior to us. Seu Jorge and Almaz “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”.  […]

NRCC hits John Barrow for supporting the Obama stimulus bill, and something about monkeys doing blow

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has dropped a new ad in GA-12 in which the House GOP campaign arm mocks Rep. John Barrow’s (D-GA) claim that he’s “passed $100 billion in spending cuts.” The NRCC knocks Barrow, who is running for his sixth term, for voting to support the 2009 stimulus bill, using a […]

Killer Mike gives FOX the business

If you know the contentious history between Fox News hosts and hip-hop artists, you know why I had to post this. Throughout the wide range of media platforms Killer Mike has taken to over the past week and a half, his message urgingShow More Summary

Read Killer Mike op-ed on Ferguson, police militarization and the future of America

If you're unfamiliar with Killer Mike — the outspoken rapper, the community activist, the business owner, the college dropout and guest collegiate speaker, the wise giver of counsel, the card-carrying NRA member, the former drug peddler...Show More Summary

Morning Reads–Summer’s Swansong Edition

Everyone knows that summer is the premier season. Unfortunately, Summer 2014 Edition is coming to a close. Time for a summertime appreciation: “Summertime” by Billy Stewart. A hearty good morn’ to my 4,272,299 fellow ATLiens! Moody’s predicts Atlanta’s sewer rates to stay the same until 2016.  The real numbers that spell doom for Michelle Nunn. […]

Interesting Dunwoody related items to cross my desk.

Tonight - 7 pm Common Core Meeting comes to Dunwoody High School tonight. State Board of Education member Barbara Hampton will host a public hearing on Common Core Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dunwoody High School. The hearing will be the second hosted by state board members, who have been ordered by Gov. Show More Summary

Gary A. Rapp of LR Kimball gives update on City of Dunwoody CAD to CAD Interface project.

Video of presentation. Full Map of Duplicative Intersections in Dunwoody. Update on CAD to CAD Interface by Gary A. Rapp, LR KimballIn July 2014 the city of Dunwoody partnered with LR Kimball (Kimball) to manage the completion of the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) to CAD interface project. Show More Summary

VIDEO PREMIERE: Vito Romeo – “Emily”

Video Rahim may be Atlanta’s foremost local music video director, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t above a little formula now and then...

Fighting Foreclosures and the Avondale 4

The Occupy movement here didn’t quite die a couple of years ago, despite the dysfunction and internecine ideological struggles. It’s not that they didn’t have direction; it’s that they had a thousand directions. A group of like-minded activists picked one – bank foreclosures – then started picking fights. Often, they’ve won. But when they’ve won, […]

Morning Reads: A Reflection

Having posted more than 10 items since my last Morning Reads, one song seems to fit this scenario: “Your Mind is On Vacation” by Mose Allison. Nunn and Carter, two centrist Democrats, may herald a new era of progressivism. 93,000+ parking spaces in downtown Atlanta; the vast majority of which are unused in many parts.  […]

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