Friday, May 30, 2008

A Legend Retires

On a cool fall night in 1994, I paid a scalper's price to witness my high school football team win a state championship.

In the three deep crowd on the chain link fence, I noticed a man with cameras standing among the students, the scouts and the alumni.

I'd seen him many times before. From my place on the field. From the crowd in the stands. Decades passed and there was always that man with those cameras twined all around his body - standing right there.

October 1971: Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, Fla. John Lennon releases “Imagine.” “Jesus Christ Superstar” premieres in New York City. President Nixon nominates William Rehnquist and Lewis Powell to the Supreme Court.

And John Mercer joins the staff of The Moultrie Observer.

Fresh out of the Air Force, where he developed reconnaisance photographs, Mercer took the job as the newspaper’s photographer, and he’s happily retained that title ever since.

Today is his last day of full-time employment here. He has worked for the newspaper for almost one-third of its 114 years.

Real newspapermen are rare these days. Read the whole thing. It's worth it.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

In Which I Hate On Everyone

The downfall of embracing Zen ways is at times the plain awful can be pushed back as a minor irritant and eventually pushed away as not mattering at all.

It's been a while since I've been pissed. So pardon me as I carve the block.

Scott McLellan - To my conservative brothers and sisters. It seems you've decided to take the tact that former prevaricator-in-prime is simply cashing in on the "Bush hate". Well, hate is a strong word but given approximately 70% of the country currently can't stand the sonuvabitch, I only have one word of advice - let the market rule.

To my liberal brothers and sisters. It seems instead of chortling "I told you so" for finally having hard core testimony about the nefarious imcompetence of your primary target, you choose to scream about McLellan being a liar a few years ago. A press secretary obfuscating? Next you'll tell me poker players bluff. Grow up and enjoy the victory. You don't get them that often.

Unions - I like unions. I especially like the fact they require certain standards for employees in certain industries which could result in my untimely departure from this world. Like keeping airplanes in the sky. Like loaded guns on movie sets. Like sign printing for political campaigns. Wait a minute. Scratch that last one.

Look, I know Democrats have to cater to organized labor but is complaining about signs not having a union label really keeping your eye on the ball? In a state that's notoriously anti-union? In a state where your victories have been few and far between lately? Really?

Voter ID - Just because the Supreme Court gives you standing doesn't mean you have a case. Memo to DPG: Karen Handel is right. Stop wasting money on this snipe hunt and move on to better things. Like voter registration and driving old people to the polls. I could be wrong but I'm betting this would be a far more effective method to break that old 45% barrier.

Barack Obama - 57 states? Confusing Buchenwald with Auschwitz? And do I even need to say Rachel Ray? This is the continuous crap feed which almost caused me to stop writing? Then, I think to myself, if this is the best the right wing noise machine can gin up, why the hell should anybody worry?

And now that the spleen has found its vent, its time for a karmic band-aid of love.

Tommy Irvin - I doubt Commissioner Irvin would recognize me but if I told him my mama's name and where we lived, he'd probably ask how the cotton fared last year. Get well soon, Tommy. There's far too few of us south Georgia boys left up here.

The hate will return tomorrow and continue daily until further notice.

First The Explanation

Amani: 'Whatcha been up to?"

Griftdrift: "Just working the craft".

Amani: "How's that going?"

Griftdrift: "Not that good".

Many days I'm jealous of Jim Galloway and Thomas Wheatley. Deep in my lizard brain I know there are days when they also struggle, but the surface cortex, where the whining centers are located, wonders what it must be like to spend the day surrounded by other writers. Of course it is fantasy but it can be difficult to get past the image of bourbon soaked, smoked filled bullpens where somebody yells, "My god! Did you hear what Glenn Richardson's done now?"

I've been contacted by several people asking why I don't blog as much lately. When your in the depths of a whine binge, the mind roils around every conceivable excuse.

I've been travelling a lot lately. This is a fact but when I sat in my wifi-enabled hotel room not wanting to write about my latest poker adventure (something I know entertains my readers) something else must be amiss.

Everybody's got everything covered. Due to changes in my little business ventures, I've turned into a vampire. By the time I wake up each morning, the old guard and the new guard have covered everything under the sun. They do it well too and I feel I have nothing to add. I know there are certain readers who do not read every blog in Georgia and only come to my place to catch the latest news, but I can't force myself to be a simple repeater.

I became addicted to real reporting. Recently, I was interviewed by a grad student about new media. And if she's reading this I haven't forgotten about the release - I'll send it soon. She asked me what it was like to break a story and I told her it was like suddenly finding the pot of gold at the end of a treasure hunt. It's intoxicating. And addictive.

Soon, I wasn't satisfied with simple commentary. I had to find real stories about real people and tell them in practically real time. Fortunately for me, a few months ago a tip came my way about a potentially explosive story. After weeks of hunting, interviewing and researching I concluded either it wasn't a story or it was a story that was beyond simple ability. For the first time I felt despair. Failure is a terrible low after the highs of previous success.

But ultimately I realized the reason I wasn't writing was I felt awash in the negativity. I believed a Presidential election, especially one this important, would be a writer's dream. Instead, as the usual oil slick of awfulness began spreading across the land, I concluded it was only a vapor.

After writing six months about such obvious injustice as Genarlow Wilson, can one really get worked up about Barack Obama saying he visited 57 states?

This wasn't passion. This wasn't even parsing. This was nonsense.

But as it has in the past, last night poker taught me a lesson. Every poker player goes through a bad stretch. I call it swimming through the cold water. When you are in the ocean, through the vagaries of currents and thermoclines, you will suddenly find yourself in shocking cold water. You can't swim backwards. You can't stay there. You can only move forward and find the warm water again.

Poker also taught me something else. After a particularly hard turn at the tables, sometimes the negative can become your friend. Sometimes you must perform mental judo and flip the negative back on the blackness from which it comes.

Sometimes you have to embrace the hate.

My Morning Wooten

Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
If true — and we’ll have to wait for a more balanced historical accounting that includes first-hand accounts of the actual participants in decision-making to know whether Bush serving future generations, as I believe, or settling an old score for his dad, as the loopy-left believes — the news is hardly indictable.

Or as many reasonable people believed and McClellan is confirming, Bush used fear to forward a radical change in American foreign policy by mirroring the philosophy of the Project For A New American Century. An shift so naive in its absolutes many of us non-loopy folks said at the time it would be stupid and tragic. Do you really think we have to wait that long to be proved right? Hell, do we have to wait at all?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My Morning Wooten

Can you spot the logical fallacy?

Cheap rent is a form of public money given to a preferred group. You take their money, you invite their rules — and their meddling. The solution for the Scouts is to sever all ties with government, to either buy the headquarters or negotiate for the city to buy out its interest in the building and to relocate.

If Philadelphia is successful in punishing the Boy Scouts, it will be a sad day for community and for groups like the Scouts that have a reasonable basis for enacting and maintaining the membership qualifications they do.

Is it really so hard to understand that if you receive a government subsidy you cannot discriminate? Really? In 2008?

Editorial Note: I normally don't comment on commenters. In fact I have criticized others for doing so, but here I'm going to make an exception here. Notice the first commenter jbmlaw, who obsessively tends to be the first commenter on all of Jim's pieces, rolls out the tired "predator" meme. Way to tee it up Jim.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hurricane Preparedness Week

June 1st is the beginning of the hurricane season and this is Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Georgians don't normally think about hurricanes but we are way overdue for a hit.

Make sure you check out the Palm Beach Post's storm watch page. It's the best coverage on the net.

Libertarian Convention Coverage

Most don't know Denver is the host of two political conventions.

Last week, our good friend Jason Pye attended the Libertarian Party National Convention. Check his extensive coverage of the all things political and bizarre.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Henry T. Elrod
Alma, Ga.

Elrod was born on 27 September 1905, in Turner County, Georgia. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in December 1927, and was appointed a Marine second lieutenant in February 1931. He attended the University of Georgia and Yale University prior to his entry into the Marine Corps.

On December 4, 1941, Captain Elrod flew to Wake Island with twelve aircraft, twelve pilots, and the ground crew of Major Paul Putnam's VMF-211 fighter squadron. Hostilities in the air over Wake Island commenced on December 8, 1941. On 12 December, he single-handedly attacked a flight of 22 enemy planes and shot down two. He executed several low-altitude bombing and strafing runs on enemy ships; during one of these attacks, he became the first man to sink a warship, the Japanese destroyer Kisaragi, with small caliber bombs delivered from a fighter aircraft.

When all the U.S. aircraft had been destroyed by hostile fire, he organized remaining troops into a beach defense unit which repulsed repeated Japanese attacks. On December 23, 1941, Captain Elrod was mortally wounded while protecting his men who were carrying ammunition to a gun emplacement.

He was posthumously promoted to Major on November 8, 1946, and his widow was presented with the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the defense of Wake Island

Friday, May 23, 2008

My Morning Wooten: Semi-Aggreance Edition

The planets must be in a weird alignment. Jim and I are agreeing this morning. But not everything.
Georgia’s rushing to execute its murderers, you say. Would the “rush” apply to Jack Alderman, who murdered his wife in Savannah in 1974 —- 34 years ago —- or to Curtis Osborne, who murdered two people in Spalding County in 1990, 18 years ago? Stays were lifted on both.
Bloody Jim is back.
Public Service Commissioner Bobby Baker finally wins all challenges to residency. His wife has a house in DeKalb; he has a condo in Athens, in the PSC district he represents. He spends most of his time in Atlanta. Duh. That’s where his job is. Requiring PSC members to live in districts is one of the dumber laws the Legislature has imposed. It should be repealed promptly.
Have to agree on this one. You could argue residency is important for the legislature, but the PSC? Really?
The state has no business licensing home inspectors. Gov. Sonny Perdue was right to veto that bill. In his view, and mine, the marketplace and voluntary associations are perfectly capable of “regulating” those who inspect the homes for prospective buyers. In fact, the state should be looking for every opportunity to get out of the licensing business. Mostly, licensing is a way to keep out potential competitors. License physicians. Republicans should be deregulating, not piling on.
Yep. A brief anecdote. About two years ago my family needed a real estate appraisal. We hired a family friend who promised one in six weeks. Six months later, still with no appraisal and under the threat of lawsuit, the appraiser returned our deposit. We then found another appraiser who produced the report in four days for 1/4 of the price. Lesson learned? We should have shopped around.
Whatever happened to the Great Speckled Bird newspaper? It died. All the young hippies went into academia or politics and/or into being old hippies.
A surprisingly non-judgmental analysis of the long dead leftist publication. But I'm not going to let you off that easy, Jim. Even when you use the lash lightly. Given many of the hippies who hawked the paper learned a quick harsh lesson in capitalism (sellling papers=money to eat), I'm willing to bet you quite a few entrepeneurs and business owners emerged from that bunch.
I’d probably have to read the book to find out why 78-year-old Barbara Walters wants us to know that she once had an affair with a politician. It never occurred to me to inquire. Or care. People, especially those in sports and entertainment, are all the time telling us more than we want to know about their personal lives. Stop. Quit. Or else I go before the Tribunal of Right Wingers to get a cease-and-desist order.
Step back, Jim. The market works in more ways that one. I wouldn't read that dreck but plenty of people do. Until the market changes, you and I will have to continue the onerous task of simply walking by these tripe buckets. Awful to have to resist that urge but that's the way it goes.
Barack Obama is determined to control not only his campaign but the campaign he will authorize to be waged against him. He tells Tennessee Republicans his wife’s comment that “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country” is off-limits. “If they [Republicans] think that they are going to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful, because I find unacceptable the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family.” Bill’s fair game. So’s Michelle. If they make campaign speeches, they’re fair game. Spouses. Children. Parents. Pets. Sacred cows. All.
A candidate trying to control the message on both sides? Say it ain't so! Oh, and I don't want to pay the archive fee at the AJC, so Jim can you tell me how you handled criticism of Nancy back in the 80s?
No crisis here, at least with the state’s system for testing middle school students. Failure rates ran as high as 80 percent. The levelheaded observation of Herb Garrett, director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association, charts the course: “Anytime you have that level of failure statewide, you’ve got to go back and re-examine the test and re-examine everything associated with the test.” Take a sip of water, a deep breath and go on living. Matching curriculum, instruction, testing and higher standards is a work in progress
Pretty much everybody agrees something is seriously screwed up with this test.
Good news. Somewhat, anyway. Syria and Israel resume direct talks. Syria wants the Golan Heights. Surrendering it invites disaster.
Wait? Someone's talking to the enemy? Yet, no cries of appeasement? Something certainly can't be right here.
Thank you, Lynn Westmoreland of Grantville, Nathan Deal of Gainesville, Paul Broun of Athens, John Linder of Duluth and Tom Price of Roswell, who cast a fiscal conservative vote to sustain the president’s veto of the $307 billion farm bill. “At a time when net farm income is projected to increase by more than $28 billion in one year, the American taxpayer should not be forced to subsidize a group of farmers who have adjusted gross incomes of up to $1.5 million” per year, said the president. He lost. We did too.
As the owner of a small sliver of farmland in south Georgia, all I can say here comment.

Have a good holiday weekend everyone.


Mulligan's Bar Owner Interviewed

That bar owner looks awfully familiar

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Pruning We Will Go

While some are sadly hanging it up, I've decided to give it one more whirl.

I think I've still got things to say and by god I'm going to say them.

To begin the renewal process, I'm pruning the Georgia blogroll and the Georgia Voices. If you haven't written anything since March 1st, I'm taking you off. If you fall into that category but plan to restart soon, drop me an email and I will keep you on.



Live Apartment Fire has a list of old rules vs. new rules for local newscasts, but I think this one applies (or should apply) to old media vs. new media.
Old rule: Be good storytellers / New rule: more stories, less telling

The rest are pretty good too. Check 'em out.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hamilton Jordan

Hamilton Jordan

Matt Towery:

"I understand that in the past few decades we have become such a polarized nation that it is impossible to extol the virtues of someone associated with a former Democratic president, particularly an active and often colorful former president such as Jimmy Carter, without immediately upsetting the most partisan of readers. Well, get over it. Hamilton Jordan taught a lot of lessons."

Obama In The Crosshairs

Another example of the left making the race all about race?

Apparently not.
The above provocative cover of the, to this point relatively unknown, weekly "The Roswell Beacon" has furfulled a few feathers.

But since they own/lease a printing press, they must be part of the liberal media conspiracy, no? Well, given their editorial page seems be nothing but Michelle Malkin retreads, I'm guessng not.

As to the cover itself, it is certainly provocative but I find myself having a hard time getting too lathered up about it. Frankly, the blaring head of "White Fright" is much more questionable than the picture of Obama framed by a high-powered scope.

It would be an interesting to hold a discussion about the process of creation here and to their credit some from Kos made that attempt. But with Beacon editor John Fredricks already stating his paper will not be influenced by "liberal blogger thuggery", I guess that's just a bit too much to ask these days.

The Little Blogger Fruforal

About the little local blogger fruforal. I'm gonna let Travis speak for me on this one.
But these things aside, let me drop a little knowledge on the blogosphere: Professionalism means not whining like a little baby when you don't get the big gig. Someone has to stay at the office and make the cop calls. Someone has to read the local county budget. Someone has to sit through that 3 hour appropriations meeting.Welcome to journalism...It ain't always fun.

Yep. That's about right.

More On The Impending Race War

Rush Limbaugh today:
"To you superdelegates, I feel your pain. You're afraid of the riots if you deny a black man the nomination"

Yep. Definitely the left making it all about race.

He also took time to mention McGovern.

The betting window is now open for wagers on McGovern mentions on Sean Hannity. The over/under is set at 8.

My Morning Wooten

A sure cure for the lost mojo is Jim Wooten.
Barack Obama’s now within a hundred delegates of securing the Democratic Party nomination to fulfill the legacy of George McGovern, Michael Dukakis, John Kerry and Al Gore.
Is there any Democrat outside of Joe Lieberman that Jim and his ilk wouldn't compare to George McGovern. Save your brain cycles. The answer is no.
John McCain’s spokesman Tucker Bounds set it up: “This election is fundamentally about who Americans can trust to secure peace and prosperity for the next generation of Americans. Without a doubt, Barack Obama is a talented political orator, but his naive plans for unconditional summits with rogue leaders and support for big tax hikes on hardworking families expose his bad judgment that Americans can ill-afford in our next president.
First of all, I don't remember any mention of meeting foreign leaders of questionable reputation with no conditions. I do remember him being asked if he would meet with certain foreign leaders and responding, yes.

More importantly, given the unbridled success of the foreign policy success of the last eight years, Jim, before you continue caterwauls of appeasement, please explain why we should trust your way as better.
What he neglected to say is that four members of the U.S. Supreme Court are likely to retire over the next eight years. And since Democrats control both the House and the Senate, a left-lock on the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court should be enough to complete the march to the welfare state.
Based on decisions such as the recent Indiana voter id ruling, the court is as balanced as it ever is. So the only common sense conclusion is Jim's real desire is a right wing super-majority creating a star chamber to rubber stamp his myopic vision of "original intent".

As far as the court's affect on the welfare state? For those playing Wooten Non-Sequiter Bingo, O-42!
“White voters played a decisive role in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lopsided victory Tuesday in Kentucky’s Democratic presidential primary. Barack Obama got the victory in more liberal Oregon, where race and the hard-edged rivalry between the two embattled candidates was muted...[followed by three paragraphs about how race played out in various primaries]...The left is determined to make this election a referendum on white racism. But the fact is that a majority of this country has not and will not now elect a president who runs as far to the left as Barack Obama.
I don't really have to say anything do I?
It is essentially over. Obama will be the Democratic nominee. The party has what it has, a candidate who in Kentucky failed to win the votes in a Democratic primary of all age groups and incomes, the college-educated and those who aren’t, and those who described themselves as liberal,moderate and conservative.
Have you ever been to Kentucky? Before you fall prey to the conflation it represents the entire country, I suggest gentle reader you research the demographic breakdown in other primaries - even good ol' Georgia.

In the meantime, prepare yourself to hear the name McGovern a lot over the next six months. Its only just begun.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Pretty Cool

Looks like Amani is becoming an NPR regular.

Take a listen to him, Shawn Williams and Shaun King discuss the NAACP new President, gay marriage and immigration policy in the city of L.A.

Pretty cool.

Of course you have to listen to it online because here in Atlanta, instead of the show News & Notes, we receive audio morphine over the airways.

Pretty uncool.

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Set Up

Why is District 80 so compelling?

To those outside the perimeter and outside the inner circles. the answer probably is, "it ain't".

But for those in the know, the upcoming battle for the 80th is not so much Hatfield/McCoys as it is the DiMeras and the Bradys.

Take a sitting aisle jumper, a scorned party seething from betrayal, a stranger riding into town with thoughts of righteous revenge, put them in a district which is a demographer's wet dream and you boil a cauldron of trouble to the frothing point.

Only four years ago Rep. Mike Jacobs was the darling of the Democratic Party. Fresh out of law school and with strong backing from the state party, he won the 80th with 51% of the vote. In a district trending Democrat, two years later he won re-election by an astounding 66%.

Then, in 2007, Jacobs began doing strange things. He voted for Democratic scourge Glenn Richardson for Speaker of the House. He voted for payday lending and against the children of Peachcare.

The cinch was finally firmly clasped to the barrel in June of that year when he officially announced his switch to the Republican party. A mere three years after his first victory, he left his party, his youtful supporters and arguably a piece of his reputation in a choking cloud of dust.

The battle cry of vengeance sprang from the lips of practically every person who previously pounded the pavement from Toco Hills to Dunwoody.

Despite this passion and a full year to prepare, still no experienced Democrat living in the 80th stepped forward to challenge the betrayer.

Enter Keith Gross.

Georgia law requires those qualifying for the House of Representatives to be 21 years of age, have lived in Georgia for two years and in the district for one year. First glance at Gross' picture might call into question his ability to pass the first threshold, but it is the second and third which have caused consternation in the Democratic camp.

Residency challenges are not rare but also rarely worth a mention. They are hardly ever successful and usually only a subtle poke at the inexperienced and the unknown. However, in the case of Gross there exists enough flotsam and jetsam (a restaurant in Maryland, a car registered in Florida) in the water to spark curiousity.

Gross responded in detail to the criticism but will it matter?

As with all things politic the most important question is sometimes the most overlooked. Why? Why would a two-term incumbent, even one who recently switched parties, even on who is in a "competitive" district, even acknowledge the existence of a challenger who conventional wisdom purports doesn't have a hoot in hell chance of victory?

Two possibilities.

Jacobs' camp thinks the charge can stick. Gross' recent travels are certainly odd and though you would think the most basic vetting of where a candidate actually lays his head at night would be a fait accompli, we are talking Democrats.

More likely however is a carpetbagger strategy - make the charge now so you can stick him later. Even if Gross fights off the residency protests, this fall he will face attacks of being a mercenary, a Democratic party shill who rode into town not for the 80th but for revenge and pure political expediency.

Although rarely observed in the wild, the already wooly 80th may witness the gestation of a political meme.

How these horses finish is not known but the degenerate gamblers are placing the smart money on the second scenario.

In these weird early machinations one kernal of truth is discovered - at times the strangest move is actually the most clever. It is a maxim best not forgotten.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Georgia Politics Podcast Episode 17

Enjoy some good conversation on your Sunday afternoon.

Listen to the Georgia Politics Podcast.

The usual gang was there: our gracious host JosephG, Catherine, JenB, Kimberly and moi.

And children. We were only kidding about smoking pot and not wearing your seatbelt. We always wear our seatbelts.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Leaving New Orleans

New Orleans is still a great town and it is almost impossible to have a bad time, but the business did not fare so well this week. So I'm headed to the farm to contemplate next moves. Look for changes around these parts next week.

Friday, May 09, 2008

New Orleans

I've got my suitcase in my hand

Now, ain't that a shame

I'm leavin' here today

Yes, I'm goin' back home to stay

Yes, I'm walkin' to New Orleans

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


My friend Blackjack and I used to see a lot of bands. From the granola grounds of Decatur to the boot stomping of Little Five to places on Trinity long gone, we sampled most everything Atlanta had to offer in the 90s. Now, we're older, grayer, a little tubbier and listening to Sirius and XM because there is so little out there to excite an aging hipster. We are close to needing aural viagra.

Which is why I want to talk to you about Tendaberry.

The great thing about "500 Songs For Kids" at Smiths Old Bar is you get to see 40 or so bands in rapid succession. It is a feast of styles and flavors. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it don't. But it's always fun.

When the young men of Tendaberry hit the opening note of The Jackson Five's "The Love You Save", my tired ears suddenly perked up. My thoughts were instantly of Bad Brains with a dash of Fishbone tossed in. Perusing their webpage I realize I didn't give them enough credit. Their range is impressive and their many influences are evident.

They'll be at Lenny's on the 30th.

I plan to be there.

Will you?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bissinger vs Leitch

You know. Buzz Bissinger wrote a really great book. This does not make him the be-all and end-all of sports writing. His opinions of internet writers on The Bob Costas show are very enlightening.

Deadspin's Will Leitch gets it. In fact if you peruse my run-ins with those who desperately clutch to the term journalist this past year, you will find striking similarity between mine and Leitch's points of view.

Watch the video of there exchange here.

WARNING: It's HBO so adult language abounds.

h/t: Rusty

Promoting this from comments. During a four week stay in Kansas City I became a big fan of sportswriter Jason Whitlock. Read his take on the Bissinger-Leitch dustup. Money quote:

"Bloggers might be inspired by their loathing of traditional media, but they are not the cause of our growing irrelevance. We did that with our refusal to adapt to new technology, our clutching of political correctness and the transparency of our agenda-driven "objective journalism.""

Songs For Kids At Smiths

Once again Smith's Olde Bar is hosting a week long event to benefit the charity Songs For Kids.

Last year, local bands from across the spectrum performed in order Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Rock Songs of All Time. I went to two nights and it was one of the most fun shows I've ever seen.

This year the musicians are performing the 500 Greatest Sing-A-Long Song of All Time. Don't think Kumbaya. Think "The Weight", "Come On Eileen" and "Sister Christian". So head down to Monroe and Piedmont and shout your lungs out for a good cause. You might even see a certain redneck writer lurking near the bar.

Doors open at 6:3o.
Music starts at 6:45 sharp.

Monday, May 05, 2008

White Trash

Blanche has her own list of Stuff White Trash People Like.
Marlboro Reds are for older, crustier White Trash, mostly men.

Can't say I disagree with anything on the list.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Josh Lanier On Saxby Chambliss

Earlier this week we had some Dale Cardwell guerilla video. Now comes Josh Lanier. In case you don't remember, this ad is play on the 2002 Chambliss ad which juxtaposed Senator Max Cleland with Osama Bin Laden.

I got a preview of this last week and thought it was interesting. What say you, gentle readers?