147 years later, Alonzo Cushing gets medal -... →
As a Civil War buff I’m embarrassed to say I’m shocked Cushing never had received a Medal of Honor, anyone familiar with his story knows it’s long overdue. In the heat of the largest sustained artillery bombardment in history to that point (the likes would not be seen until at least World War 1) Cushing held his position at the center of the target zone for the Confederate...
Apple Reveals New Service for Authors to Sell... →
This seems like a wonderful opportunity for self-publishers as the digital marketplace opens up even more!
Filmmaker Rollins has interest in buying Thrashers... →
While Mr. Rollins seems to have a lot of passion for hockey in Atlanta and the Thrashers and that passion would be a huge departure from the Atlanta Spirit cabal, I’m a bit leery about a Hollywood producer who I’ve never heard being a legitimate buyer here. I’m not what you would call a big film buff but I know enough to know that when your resume consists solely of “Thorns...
United States Senator Tom Coburn: 2010 Census... →
I have to ask, why exactly did the census workers need handheld computers to begin with? And is there really any excuse to not have “an optimally performing system”? It’s not like the Census is something that just pops up randomly, you have 10 years to prepare for it.
A lesson for Rand Paul: Under Jim Crow, black... →
Here’s AJC editor Cynthia Tucker’s take on the Rand Paul story (looking over her archives and twitter updates, she seems to have a bead on all things Randian- I’ll leave it up to you to figure out if my pun there was intentional or not :)). On the surface I actually agree with a lot of what the noted liberal Tucker says here, as well as with the conservative Bruce Bartlett who...
Rachel Maddow Stings Rand Paul on Civil Rights →
This is an interesting article on the current Rand Paul/Civil Rights Act firestorm. In my opinion this issue has been much overblown and distorted. If anyone actually listens to what Paul said, he simply states that any time the Federal government intervenes in the regulation of purely private enterprise, there are serious questions that need to be addressed on Constitutional grounds. I tend to...
Sarah Palin Speaking Fees Kept Secret to Curtail... →
I still can’t quite figure out how giving speeches in Colorado and Michigan is more productive than finishing out her “lame duck” term as Alaska Governor.
Frank Frazetta 1928-2010 | The Beat →
R.I.P. to one of the true great masters of art.
Georgia gubernatorial candidate is (allegedly) a... →
Courtesy of Jason Pye. The most interesting part of the article to me is where Mr. McBerry says he is “contemplating court action”- I’ve always believed that if someone is truly innocent of a crime, you should go out of your way to prove your innocence. If Mr. McBerry has time to constantly run for office, he should have more than enough time to clear his good name, if his name...