In which we comment briefly on some of the stuff on the editorial pages of the Sunday and Monday editions of the Banana-Herald.
Monday's ABH has a editorial on public access TV coming to ACC. (look for "Late Night With Athens Politics" coming soon! Check your local listings) We deal with that madness here.
Also Monday, someone is pissed about States McCarter dropping out of the mayor's race, but not for the reasons you'd expect. Come to think of it, we agree. More productive things to do? Such as trying to stifle the development of a certain proposed local eatery? 'Cos that doesn't look like its going too well for States either. Also, frequent AP commenter and politico-a-go-go Andy Rusk gets some love.
Last week we snarked at Executive Editor Jason Winders for his views on the living wage. This week, he kind of gets it right in his column about the gay-straight alliance club at Madison County High School. Good for Winders. Our favorite part: "For those of you scoring at home, that's roughly 99 more folks than who turned up to protest the county's SAT average lagging the nation." (Referring to the 100 or so people who showed up to speak out on the issue at a school board meeting)
Putting aside the somewhat suspect organization of the sentence (sorry Jason, but seriously, get an AP Style Guide!), he makes a good point, and one that we wished we would have made.
So, mad props to Jason on this one.
Speaking of ABH editors that are in our good graces, we'd like to extend a laurel (and hearty handshake) to Jim Thompson. Jim's a good guy, and unlike most editors, he'll actually admit when he's wrong. Remember the whole biking to work thing? We do. More props to him today for admitting he dropped the ball on MoveOn.org.
At last, a letter attacking the anti-living wage d-bags.
Finally, Bill Shipp unmasks the secret to the Gubner's success. Hint: if someone asks him, "Workin' hard or hardly workin'?", he answers the latter.
Feed the rumor mill here.