Brian Stoddard 
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Re: “A reptilian Newt's forked tongue

Say what you will about Newt or any other politician, but I am sick of people referring to the Republican's 1994 initiative as the "Contract on America". Read thru the actual text, and I defy you to show me something that wouldn't actually make the Federal government better. Just to refresh your memory, here's what it actually said (taken from Wikipedia): * require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply to Congress; * select a major, independent auditing firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse; * cut the number of House committees, and cut committee staff by one-third; * limit the terms of all committee chairs; * ban the casting of proxy votes in committee; * require committee meetings to be open to the public; * require a three-fifths majority vote to pass a tax increase; * implement a zero base-line budgeting process for the annual Federal Budget. * included tax cuts for businesses and individuals, term limits for legislators, social security reform, tort reform, and welfare reform. Now what exactly is your problem with any of that?

Posted by Brian on 02/07/2007 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Secession fever

I understand how Milton would still be responsible for partially funding MARTA, but can someone explain why they would be responsible for Grady? Is Grady a major outstanding debt or is it a yearly expense?

Posted by Brian Stoddard on 01/03/2007 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Redefining Underground

"A first-time club owner, Reese is quick to admit it took her a while to figure out that her downtown location appeals to a predominantly black clientele." That has to be the dumbest statement I've heard in a long time. You have a city where 60% of the intown population is black, a city sometimes referred to as the "black Mecca", a city at the heart of the Dirty South and you can't figure out that your nightclub might want to target the black population? Whoever gave this woman money to open a club needs to call in their loan immediately on the grounds that she is too stupid to be trusted.

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Posted by Brian Stoddard on 12/27/2006 at 4:51 PM

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