Showing posts from August 27, 2006

Most ridiculous non-issue in the Athens mayor race yet

So Tom Chasteen wants to kick everyone out of the bars at precisely 2 am. I guess old Tom has not seen the situation at that hour every night. People need time to sober up or arrange rides if they are too drunk to drive. Forcing them out the door, or suggesting that they do, might force Tom Chasteen out of a runoff election between incumbent Heidi Davison and quasi-Republican non-stealth candidate Charlie Maddox. I wish Andy Rusk would make this race more interesting with a concrete platform of reform and change.

Does anyone know if there were any non-incumbent filings of candidacies in the Watkinsville city council race?

Keith Olbermann in reaction to Rumsfeld's fascism speech

The man who sees absolutes, where all other men see nuances and shades of meaning, is either a prophet, or a quack.

Donald H. Rumsfeld is not a prophet.

Mr. Rumsfeld’s remarkable speech to the American Legion yesterday demands the deep analysis—and the sober contemplation—of every American.

For it did not merely serve to impugn the morality or intelligence -- indeed, the loyalty -- of the majority of Americans who oppose the transient occupants of the highest offices in the land. Worse, still, it credits those same transient occupants -- our employees -- with a total omniscience; a total omniscience which neither common sense, nor this administration’s track record at home or abroad, suggests they deserve.

Dissent and disagreement with government is the life’s blood of human freedom; and not merely because it is the first roadblock against the kind of tyranny the men Mr. Rumsfeld likes to think of as “his” troops still fight, this very evening, in Iraq.

It is also essential. Because just e…

Perdue's hypocrisy, cronyism and corruption shine through again

Perdue invests close to home
Governor appears to ignore his rationale in Florida deal

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 09/02/06

Gov. Sonny Perdue bought about 100 acres next to his Houston County home in 2004 even though he has since expressed reluctance about buying land in Georgia while in office because critics would assail him over potential conflicts of interest.

Perdue said last month that he bought $2 million of Florida land near Disney World in late 2004 after concluding that it wouldn't be a good idea for him to buy land in Georgia because critics would question any political decisions that could be seen as enhancing the value of any land he owned.

Gov. Sonny Perdue paid $2 million for about 20 acres of wooded and swampy land south of Orlando. The land is just outside Reunion Resort & Club, which is still being developed.

"If I bought land within 100 miles of a new road construction, I'd be accused by the other side of influencing that,…

Books for Katrina kids

C'mon folks, we have some books to send to the kids in New Orleans. has a post called "CDF Katrina Project Needs Books" that's worth checking out...

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools Katrina Project partners with community based organizations, service agencies and universities in the Cleveland, Columbia and Jackson, MS areas to provide after-school programming each day public schools are in session for children in families affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Athens area Democratic Party meetup at Borders tomorrow

I can not think of a better way to commemorate the anniversary of Katrina by battling against Republican corruption, cronyism and incompetence. State Representative Bob Smith is already playing the gay card in trying scare up redneck homophobic frenzy and furor against Becky Vaughn.

Instead, go check out her new website or go to this meeting or perhaps the Doug McKillip fundraiser at the Taylor-Grady House 5 to 7 Tuesday evening featuring former Governor Roy Barnes.

Your Organizer, Jacob Cole, sent the following message to the
members of The Athens Democratic Party Meetup Group:

I'd just like to remind everyone that the first meeting of the
Athens Democratic Party Meetup Group is tomorrow, 7:30 PM at
Borders Books & Music on Alps Rd. If you can make it, we'd love
to see you there.
To visit The Athens Democratic Party Meetup Group, go here:

Just a quick aut…