Thursday, September 19, 2013

First Slice 9/19/13: Best Thursday Ever

Posted By on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Tonight we celebrate the best things in Atlanta. We want you to come to Centennial Olympic Park and enjoy yourself. So does Killer Mike.

We'll let him explain:

Kennesaw is considering a city-wide smoking ban. This idea is so confusing to Mayor Joe Jerkins of neighboring Austell, he has completely blanked on the last couple of decades of world history. In reaction to the proposal, Jenkins said, "I don't think we need to be like Russia, a communist country or something." Damn those pesky health-conscious Commies!

Sen. Rand Paul somehow managed to put down his dog-eared copy of The Fountainhead for a couple hours to make a fairly intelligent assessment of mandatory minimum sentences in the US. Paul compared the war on drugs to the racist policies of the Jim Crow era during a public hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday.

Over in the House, the Republicans blew it once again. Pressured by red states, an orange man waved a white flag.

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