Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Couple of things

- Wow. This is the endorsement of all endorsements. Namely, vote for Paul Broun because he's not Jim Whitehead, he's from our neck of the woods and he'll probably only be there for a year anyway. Not that I disagree with any of these things, though I'd suggest in a race of two GOP extremes that Whitehead, sadly, is closer to the mainstream than Broun. I don't plan to vote for either, so there's that.

- The watering ban here in town just got tougher.

- Related to the drought, it's worth noting we're 17 inches below our expected rainfall level dating to last year. And nothing short of some well-timed tropical storms will relieve that, which is weird to wish for in its own right.

- Well now, isn't this just perfect? So, it's going to cost twice as much to close the Naval Supply School than we thought ... which means we might not save any money at all ... which means Congress may rethinking this thing ... which means we may not get a medical school in Athens-Clarke County ... which means we wouldn't get a welcome payment for local non-profits to start expanding and/or supplying much needed services to those in need in our community. I'm glad to see that the boys at BRAC thought everything through back in 2005.

- Strategic Vision has a poll that surveys the political landscape in Georgia, and the good news is that Barack Obama is neck-and-neck with Hillary Clinton in the state poll of Democratic presidential candidates. The Republicans are all about some Fred Thompson because they're wearing their 'I heart Ronald Reagan' T-shirts.

- Isn't this a dumb story? I mean, of course Tiger Woods is taking some time off to be with his newborn child. Anyone who would dare criticize him would be an idiot (as if there's anything to criticize anyway).

- Speaking of athletics, why don't you go vote for former Georgia swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce for ESPN's Female Athlete of the Year?

- Billy thinks he's found the 'Worst Band in the Universe' ... which is a bold statement.


Blogger hillary said...

Also, he's quite wrong (Billy is). I can think of plenty of worse bands in Athens alone.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Oconee Democrat said...

Mouser is better than Whitehead

8:55 AM  
Blogger Mike-El said...

Mouser punched my truck. I threatened to sic The Minutemen (minus D. Boon, RIP) on them.

Obama's going to win our primary and, if he's the nominee, he'll put Georgia in play for the general. Bank on it. He'll at least make the R's spend some resources down here.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Jmac said...

I don't disagree Mike - about either Mouser or Obama. He makes a lot of red states more viable I think. The key is South Carolina. He needs to pick up a win there to get a boost and make it to Georgia.

Picking up a win in either Iowa or New Hampshire is big for him too. I haven't seen polls from there as of late.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Stopthe BS said...

Yeah, that has got to be about the most left handed endorsement (said by a left handed one) in history.

I think if I was Paul, I'd consider it a mixed blessing.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BO is getting trounced in the national polls, FWIW, which is probably not much. He's looking very much Not Ready for Prime Time, at least now.

Anybody hear the debate this morning?

12:50 PM  

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