Beware of people peddling Bibles door-to-door around metro Atlanta. Their business might not be salvation. It might be home invasion.
President Barack Obama, Pumski to his wife, Barack to his inner-circle, Barry to his grade school chums, and, probably, "black Barry" to some of his early classmates that didn't know him all that well but needed to clarify which Barry they were talking about, that man, still uses a BlackBerry. And there is a reason he can't switch to an iPhone and it has nothing to do with a draconian contract signed way back when, maybe sometime around the turn of the century when the majority of United States voters elected Al Gore to be our 43rd presidnent.
Following the decision of the U.N Security Council on Thursday, French President Francois Hollande announced "immediate" military action in the Central African Republic to help quell a massive uptick in the level of violence in the notoriously chaotic nation. French and African troops are expected to be deployed within a matter of days.
The new baby gorilla at Zoo Atlanta has an amazing set of hair that is "one part Don King, one part 1980s weatherman, one part magic."
What started out as a routine traffic stop for allegedly having illegally tinted windows, ended up with the Brookhaven police netting over 60 pounds of marijuana, more than $2,200 in cash, and a handgun. Is it an early Christmas miracle or a buzzer-beating Hanukkah gift for the Brookhaven Police Department?
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a massive fire to engulf Peachtree Bikes in Buckhead. Eyewitnesses reported explosions when the blaze was first spotted, but the exact cause has yet to be determined.
Fast food workers, union activists, and local politicians protested the low wages and working conditions for fast food workers in Atlanta this morning outside of a Krystal in southeast Atlanta. Today's protest is part of a wave of similar actions that have swept the nation over the past year as fast food workers call for the right to unionize, improved benefits, and a living wage of up to $15 per hour.
In a surprising move, a new report shows that at least 29 of America's largest corporations are charting their financial futures based on the notion that a carbon tax will become an inevitable part of doing business. The tax is one of many proposals to help combat the rising threats associated with global warming. ExxonMobil, Walmart, Chevron, and BP are all included in the group. In a less surprising development, Koch Industries is not included in the group and is accelerating its campaign against the concepts of a carbon tax, global warming, and the Earth being round.
John Rocker, the infamous former Braves pitcher, has finally unleashed his opinion about the relocation of the team. For the man who is mainly remembered for his 1999 tirade about the diverse residents of New York, his piece about the Ted is a pretty staid retread about crime and maximizing return on investment.
Cinnabon, the infamous Atlanta-based calorie bomb purveyor, has finally unleashed a vodka based on its signature treat.
The United States Senate, the infamous 100 member legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of our country, voted to eliminate the use of the filibuster against presidential nominees. Pushed along by the Democratic majority, the measure passed 52 to 48.
Marijuana, the infamous recreational drug that was legalized in Colorado in 2012, was the target of several raids made Thursday morning by "the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, the Denver Police Department and state and local law enforcement." This comes after the Justice Department had announced it would respect the rights of states to regulate marijuana.
Joseph Kony, the infamous Ugandan warlord who inspired the Kony 2012 upheaval, might be willing to surrender. You did it Facebook sharers! You did it retweeters! Slacktivists of the world, unite and takeover. Never forget: It only takes five fingers to make a
The Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to Atlantan C.T. Vivian for his lifetime commitment to civil rights and universal equality. Vivian rubbed elbows with an interesting mix of fellow recipients including Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey, and former President Bill Clinton.
Something is rotten in the neighborhood of Capitol View. That something is coming from a shuttered battery factory that mysteriously had all of its windows opened this week.
Who needs the Braves when you can have the Eiffel Tower, the Great Pyramids, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa to occupy Turner Field?
Suspended by Gov. Nathan Deal and facing an 18-count indictment including charges of theft by taking and making false statements, Don Balfour, R-Snellville, the longest serving state Senate Republican, will not step down.
The citizens of Vine City and English Ave affected by the construction of the new Falcons stadium want a profit-sharing agreement with the city that is legally binding. With $45 million already promised, but not legally guaranteed, and the fate of future revenue still unclear, the citizens want to know exactly how the money will be used. After the city and the Falcons failed to deliver on a variety of promises made when the Georgia Dome was constructed, citizens of the surrounding area are making it clear, as seen in the video above, that they won't get fooled again.
Cobb County County Chairman Tim Lee predicted that at the board's Nov. 26 meeting, all of Cobb's commissioners will march in lockstep and unanimously vote in favor of the 30-year "memorandum of understanding" regarding the construction of the new stadium. Cobb County über alles!
The Coalition for the Abolition of Marijuana Prohibition (CAMP) received approval from the city for use of Candler Park on April 20, 2014, for its Great Atlanta Pot Festival. But the group's national coordinator, Paul D. Cornwell II, also wants use of the park on April 19. Unfortunately, the Friends of Candler Park claims to already have been approved to use the park on April 19 for its annual Movie Night series. Cornwell disputes the legitimacy of the approval that would have been issued by the Mayor's Office of Special Events. CAMP is now threatening litigation. We know the grass is always greener on the other side, but if CAMP can't get the park on April 19, maybe it should check on the availability of April 21 on the off chance that someone who wants to attend the Great Atlanta Pot Festival totally spaces and shows up a day late?
With all other problems facing our country being completely solved and their own records of governance being astoundingly impeccable, a group of House Republicans are trying to impeach U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. HOLD-ER THEY'RE COMIN'!
The Koch brothers spent at least $122 million in 2012 in a futile bid to unseat Obama and swing the Senate. Boys, if you want to just piss away money - "Welcome to Koch Field, home of your 2017
Atlanta Braves!" - has a nice ring to it.
Cobb County announced it will finance 45% of the costs associated with the construction of the new Braves stadium. The total project is estimated to cost $672 million.
Gov. Deal pledged an additional $35 million to deepen the Savannah harbor. Although that $35 million adds to the $231 million already set aside by the state, it will take another $380 million from the federal government to see the project all the way through.
A little over 106,000 people have picked health insurance plans since open enrollment began last month. The projected enrollment was 495,000. Is the ACA becoming the Crystal Pepsi of federal programs?
Watson, last seen handily eviscerating humanity's finest minds on "Jeopardy!," will now be available through the Internet for all sorts of projects for companies, academics, and individual software developers. By the way, Watson is now twice as powerful as it was when it first appeared before Trebek. Does that last tidbit reinforce your personal fantasies about boogie boarding for eternity in the holodeck thanks to the Singularity or are you more of the John Connor type?
Four Waffle House customers in Cobb County peppered the establishment of the storied chain with gunfire after members of the party failed to hash out a disagreement. Diners scattered and covered while the incident went down. Area police capped off the evening with a quick arrest of the four suspects as they attempted to flee.
A new renewable energy facility that will create energy from discarded coffee grounds sourced from local Starbucks locations is slated for construction in Augusta.
It is possible that hacktivists might be yet another thing to add to the to-do list of Kathleen "give me a fucking break here, people" Sebelius.
As far as I know, here is a sentence no human has ever uttered, shouted, whispered, exclaimed, typed, or thought since time began: There might be a positive development in the discussion of the limits on Iran's nuclear program. Typing that sentence, I'm like Neil Armstrong at the keys, 2001 theme blaring, the glare off the future Pulitzers already making me squint. No one has EVER said that. Ever. Damn, so this is what Woodward and Bernstein must have felt like?
Baton Bob STOPS FOR NO MAN!
To the surprise of anti-social moles, Y2K bunker dwellers whose ham radios have died, and very few others, state Sen. Jason Carter will challenge Gov. Nathan Deal next year.
The continued reinvention of popular American fare into challenging, unexpected forms hit a new zenith this week when a cheeseburger was repurposed as a flip-flop after a Loganville couple was discovered having sex in a parked car outside of a Waffle House. Ordered to put on clothes by the police, the inspiration for the burger as sandal was born from a heady mix of timeliness and functionality. Look for them everywhere this spring on runways from Milan to Margaritaville.
Economists, rarely known to be off in their predictions over the past century or so, were shocked that the U.S. economy surprisingly exceeded third quarter expectations.
Like so many Americans, AT&T is draining millions from the C.I.A. as well. Maybe somebody forgot to switch to that unlimited talk and text plan?
Darren Braun, the man responsible for a massive five-car collision on the Buford Connector a couple weeks back, has been apprehended in Maryland after he was arrested in an undercover drug operation. An obvious proponent of the YOLO lifestyle, two weeks ago Braun was found passed out in his vehicle in a traffic lane on the Buford Connector. When a HERO worker tried to revive him, a brawl ensued. Braun fled the scene, smashing into multiple cars in the process. Like any of us would, he then decided to hide out in a motel dressed as a woman for a few days while the heat cooled off. Still in drag, he took a bus up north due to a pressing business engagement that apparently went south.
Federal investigators are now looking into the bizarre "gym mat death" of Kendrick Johnson. The Valdosta teen died almost 10 months ago under mysterious circumstances. Local authorities dismissed foul play almost immediately. Objections have been raised by the victim's family and many in the community as several pieces of evidence seem to have been willfully ignored in the initial investigation.
Capt. James Kirk will be the commander of the USS Zumwalt, "the largest destroyer ever built for the Navy, the Zumwalt looks like no other U.S. warship, with an angular profile and clean carbon fiber superstructure that hides antennas and radar masts." Let's hope he enjoys his new wessel. And while Kirk might like his life above the waves, it is safe to say Jean-Luc Picard prefers life under the sea.
A woman in California was ticketed for driving while wearing her Google Glass! Egads. The outrage is nearly universal. A legal defense fund for her has already been set up, seriously. Moonbeam, will you and your goons ever let up?
This week, in yet another blow to all things underground, a massive tunnel that ran under the Mexican border to a San Diego warehouse was shut down. Over 600 yards in length and featuring "electricity, ventilation and an electronic rail system," the tunnel was used to smuggle vast quantities of drugs including the eight tons of marijuana and 325 pounds of cocaine seized by authorities.
Metro Atlanta sex offenders on parole are not allowed to decorate for Halloween or participate in any related activities whatsoever. Starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, area police will be verifying the locations of sex offenders. So on this one day when children typically travel in large groups, often with parental supervision, know that sexual predators are being closely monitored by the police. The other 364 days are a toss-up.
Georgia Hospital Association, the state's largest hospital advocacy group representing 174 hospitals, says the state needs to expand Medicaid under the new healthcare law to combat hospital closures and layoffs. Gov. Deal does not agree.
At least nine people were arrested in Boston after the Red Sox defeated the Cardinals to win the World Series. Unlike the last two times the Sox won, no one died last night as a result of the celebrations.
If you're in Russia, Edward Snowden might be coming to a cubicle near you.
So we now know of at least one American who has found gainful employment but that doesn't completely explain why U.S. jobless claims declined last week.
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