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Friday, August 30, 2013

First Slice 8/30/13: Republicans think ruining ObamaCare is hilarious

Greg Best is leaving Holeman & Finch Sept. 7.

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has come right out and told everyone what we pretty much knew was happening with ObamaCare already: Republicans are doing "Everything in our power to be an obstructionist," he giddily revealed. He then went on to detail, according to the AJC's Jay Bookman, the thinking behind specific legislation passed to purposefully complicate the insurance process for Georgians. "If ObamaCare is the looming disaster that he and other Republicans claim it will be, wouldn't it be wiser to simply step back and let it fail on its own lack of merits?" asks Bookman. Sure, but then Hudgens wouldn't get to laugh in our faces.

Yesterday, the IRS announced legally married same-sex couples will get equal treatment when it comes to federal taxes, regardless of the state they live in.

The U.S. is still considering a military strike on Syria. Britain, on the other hand, has opted out.

MARTA's taking a gander at Alpharetta.

Holeman & Finch co-founders Greg Best and Regan Smith are leaving Atlanta's acclaimed cocktail bar/restaurant, Atlanta magazine's Bill Addison reports. No specifics yet on what their new project is. Best's last night behind the bar is Sept. 7.

Like Christmas decorations on sale at Halloween, Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte is back early this year, for all you jerks that drink Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

Maybe there's a few things you want to check out this weekend?

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