Friday, July 06, 2007

Couple of things

- I agree Dan DeLameter, though I've heard that when Jim Whitehead served on the Columbia County Commission he was equally as critical of Augusta-Richmond County because he wanted to turn out his home base of Columbia County and, well, he doesn't like people who don't share his narrow-minded worldview. The fact that such an intolerant charlatan will more than likely be elected to Congress to represent me is kinda depressing.

- A-freakin'-men J.T.!

- In the wake of the public comment vote, I think David Lynn got a bad rap.

- There's a lot more in the poll numbers than merely saying Congress is unpopular, particularly so soon after an election. Approval ratings about a president or a governor are overwhelmingly reflective of the individual, while approval ratings concerning a legislative body more often than not gauge views of the institution ... and folks, as of late, are rarely happy with Congress regardless of who's in control. A more accurate gauge would be this poll by Opinion Research which show that 57 percent of those polled would rather have Democrats in charge of Congress, revealing that though they may be unhappy with their current job performance - and I've got plenty of criticisms too - they prefer them rather than the other guys.

- On a related note, last night's rerun of The Simpsons was the one where Krusty runs for Congress, and it featured one of my favorite bits which was their take on Fox News.

- Presumably because it involved some sort of taxation, Peach Pundit doesn't care for the new hotel-motel tax in Oconee County. Of course, considering that county is growing like gangbusters, it's going to need the necessary revenue to accommodate such growth (though I think putting it toward a marketing campaign is a little weird).

- Last night I bought a six-pack of Miller Chill, the new Corona knockoff from Miller Brewing. I was intrigued, but no more as it's absolutely terrible.

- Apparently when you have lots of free time on your hands, you can recreate famous moments in Georgia football history on your X-Box. Someone has given us last year's Georgia Tech game and the 2001 Tennessee game.


Blogger Mike-El said...

I hope that my Peach Pundit comments about the Oconee County Commission are seen (by fellow progressive travellers, anyway) as the piss-takes they're intended to be. I actually kinda love seeing those white-flighters having to pass a tax on anything.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Jmac said...

Part of the problem with Peach Pundit's criticism/analysis of politics in Athens-Clarke County, Oconee County and other surrounding areas is that they don't have much connection to this area (aside from Jeff, and he, from what I can gather, focuses on national politics more than anything else).

They've got Atlanta and state politics nailed, and because of Erick they're all over Macon. But there's a lot of backstory I think they miss on other communities, particularly ours and Oconee County, simply because they're, well, not here.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Mike-El said...

Their conviction that every class at UGA is taught by either Rosie O'Donnell or Tommy Chong cracks me up. In my four years, the most outspoken ideologue I ever encountered was a free-trading, supply-siding Economics professor who tore into Democrats in every lecture.

The "Michael Stipe as behind-the-scenes political kingmaker/puppetmaster" theory is a hoot, too.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Jmac said...

Tommy Chong. Wow.

But, yes, agreed ... particularly on the UGA thing. The only professor I ever had who openly espoused his personal political beliefs was a conservative political science professor, and it didn't bother me all that much because it encouraged discussion and freedom-of-thought.

1:58 PM  

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