Noel Holston, writing from Athens, GA, the home of the University of Georgia, says:
Between the commemorative magazines at grocery checkouts evoking “Camelot” and the early-bird TV specials – JFK: The Smoking Gun, Killing Kennedy and Capturing Oswald, to name just three– it’s hard to miss the fact that the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is fast approaching. By midnight on November 22, there will have been more than 20 newly produced assassination specials, including a History Channel offering that promises to be “definitive.”
For those of us at the Peabody Awards and the Peabody Awards Collection, it’s tempting to yawn and say, “Been there, archived that.” The collection, housing most everything ever entered in the Peabody competition, includes more than 100 videos related to Kennedy, his administration and/or the assassination. This includes news reports, documentaries and movies, as well as retrospectives produced for the 10th, 25th and 35th anniversaries of that day of infamy.
Georgia’s best beer in one man’s opinion, Terrapin Golden Ale, which is brewed in Athens, home of the University of Georgia.
Atlanta to secede from Georgia? Decatur and Athens going with it?
Some bad-loser Georgians have been signing a petition saying they want to secede from the United States now that Barack Obama has been re-elected. (Apparently, they don’t remember how badly the state’s earlier effort to secede went.) But some Atlantans are now offering an alternative petition. They say they want to stay in the United States and secede from Georgia if it leaves the union.
You can find the Atlanta petition here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-city-atlanta-leave-withdraw-state-georgia-and-remain-part-united-states/Dldp5hKT
The text of the petition reads like this:
The City of Atlanta continues to suffer deprivations of economic, civil, religious, and political freedoms imposed upon it by Georgians (who are hostile to Atlanta).
In the event that Georgia is successful in its effort to secede from the Union, we the people of Atlanta wish to remain in the United States. We love our country. We are dedicated to it. And we are committed to preserving its rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers.
We would also like to annex Athens, Georgia, Decatur, Georgia and the parts of Macon, Georgia made famous by the Allman Brothers.
About 150 Occupy Athens protesters marched through downtown Athens, with a spokesman saying the march was intended to show the group’s strength and give newcomers an opportunity to join the movement.
Darn it. I think some of us are still under an injunction against demonstrating in Athens. What’s the statute of limitations on such things anyway?
Atlanta has widest income gap between rich and poor of all the major U.S. cities, the U.S. Census reported on Wednesday. New Orleans ranked second, followed by the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C. …
Rounding out the list of 10 big cities with the largest gaps between high and low income are Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Gainesville, all in Florida; Athens, Ga.; New York; Dallas; and Baton Rouge, La.
Cities in the South seem to have more than their share of inequality, don’t they? Maybe, this kind of thing happens when you’re pro-business, anti-union workers?