Friday, April 4, 2014

First Slice 4/4/14: Real Americans©: 2, Silver Platters: 0

Posted By on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM


Angels sang as Sarah Palin appeared in Atlanta yesterday to defend Republican Senate candidate Karen Handel. Rival Republican candidate David Perdue recently attempted to belittle Handel by referring to her as the "high school graduate in this race." Palin let the world know that for Handel, "nothing was handed to her on a silver platter." Perdue's campaign released a statement yesterday recounting his own humble origins. Forced to work various manual labor jobs while completing his education, Perdue's camp said, "like most Americans, nothing was handed to him on a silver platter."

A lawsuit has been filed over a controversial state program that offers Ga citizens tax credits to people who fund scholarships to private institutions. Among other complaints, the lawsuit argues that this arrangement allows for religious schools to be indirectly funded by public money.

The Obama administration acknowledged their attempt to create a Twitter-like social media site in Cuba called ZunZuneo from 2008 to 2012. The administration maintains that the project was meant to encourage political discussion and not foment revolution. Either way, ZunZuneo failed to catch on and the program was shuttered. I assume the ZunZuneo programmers then went on to build the earliest version of healthcare.gov.

ICYMI:
Only one development group, led by Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua, is left in the running to build a proposed "entertainment district" near the proposed Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County.

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