JV & MA @ Politico say Hillary has no chance of winning, and quotes members of her staff as confidentially saying she has at most a 10% chance. But, rather than bowing gracefully, she seems determined to play every dirty trick in the book to win, further damaging the future Democratic candidate, who has big enough troubles of his own making.
The AJC provides the details of how Gary Hilton overpowered Meredith Emerson and some of what transpired over those three days during which he kept her in captivity. It's very disturbing,
This blogger has no dog in this fight, and will just enjoy the game and hope to win some bucks with his "Stupidbowl" blocks (which require absolutely no knowledge of football.
Judging from HR-1034, who'd be surprised if the GA House passes some resolution about the quality of officiating in the Super Bowl.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle has heard Atlanta has the inside track for the College Football Hall of Fame, which is not getting the desired attendance in South Bend. Duh!
Long before there was a Super Bowl, there were Westerns. The Impolitic does a great job of summarizing them.
Residential Ga Power customers can purchase 100-kilowatt-hour blocks of
Green Energy for $4.50 per block, which is added to their monthly
electricity bill. The majority of the electricity Georgia Power purchases for
the program comes from a methane gas landfill facility in DeKalb
County, southeast of Atlanta.
A GA bill (SB 71) stipulating
that special option tax elections may only be held on primaries and
general election dates easily passed the Senate in the 2007 session. It
got hung up in the House in the closing days. The bill can be
reconsidered this session. [MK|AJC|2008FEB03] Decatur & DeKalb are guilty of scheduling bond/SPLOST votes away from general elections.
While many public and private pools are trying to get variances to fill and top off their pools this summer, the Avondale Pool is all set. It dug a 140-foot deep well down into a known acquifer, and will have plenty of water (unless well usage is restricted).
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The Democrats (inlcuding the Young DeKalb Dems] are gathering at the Amsterdam Bar to view the election results. [Kos]
Governor Romney will be at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring
Street, Atlanta at 12:00 Noon Monday. [Georgians for Romney]
Fifty members of the Georgia Legislature endorsed Gov. Mitt Romney for President at a media event
this week. “We tend to know what the people want, and very clearly from
that press conference it was a strong statement,” Georgia Speaker Pro Temp Mark Burkhalter Burkhalter said. “We
need an economy President, and if you vote against tax cuts (as McCain
did) you voted for a tax increase as far as I’m concerned.”
How many more Americans will watch the Super Bowl tonight as compared to the election results at 11PM Tuesday night?
If you didn't take advantage of early voting this past week, get out and vote Tuesday.
Writing in Tucker Today, State Rep. Mike Jacobson has some issues with the $11-14M funding for a performing arts center to be located on a former dairy farm on Rainbow Drive south of I-20.
The proposal for incorporation of Dunwoody includes Perimeter Mall. At the review of the DeKalb budget Thursday night, Dr Mike Bell said he didn't feel this was appropriate, and it would have a negative impact on DeKalb Co. tax income.
Tucker is also kicking around the idea of incorporation. To justify incorporation, it would need to include North Lake Mall.
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Ch. 2 TV news is reporting a shooting at the Popeyes at the corner of Braircliff and Clairmont this AM. Apparently, an employee was approached by a gunman as he carried out the trash. The manager approached the gunman and was shot. UPDATE: 12/30 report by AJC
The Menu for Hope program raised over $90K [for the UN World Food Programme] this year ($29K higher than last year). While that will not buy all that many expensive meals in upscale ATL restaurants, it will help many farmers in Africa and hungry people around the world. Dancing Goats in Decatur offered a prize, as Decatur Metro noted.
edibleATLANTA is under new ownership. The web page is blank as of this posting.
TW@CL thinks he has proof from NORAD that Santa bypassed ATL, but actually it was just misinformation so the terrorists couldn't track the sleigh.
Decatur Metro found an interesting AJC article about the shopkeeper at Pambili African Arts & Gifts in Decatur, Sipo Mzimela, which this blogger missed this AM.