Hey, sorry we took an unannounced day off yesterday. You know how it is with work and all.
Anyway, just a few things to note (or "Note" with a capital n, if you're one of those little snots at ABC News.)
Safe As Houses hits the nail on the head, as far as multi-use pathways go. (You know, they're wider than sidewalks, got room for bikes, Athens should love 'em). Anyhoo, Jmac has been all over this one, like Britney Spears at the WalMart Back to School Sale.
Speaking of Jmac, in the same post, he explores an interesting angle on LPDS (and no, we will not shut up already about that. You've got less than a month, deal with it), that, frankly, we wish we would have picked up on. We'll send you over there to read it, but here's a hint. It involves States McCarter and Harry Sims.
And speaking of La Puerta Del Sol, you should know that there are going to be not one, but two informational meetings coming up this weekend. Both are going to be at Pollo Criollo (try the empanadas, they're delish!). One is today (Friday) at 5:30 p.m., the other is Sunday at 2 p.m. Rumor has it that following the second meeting, the LPDS crew is going to round up some volunteers and take it to the streets over on the east side.
One other piece of LPDS news, or really, it's more like analysis. We'd like to extend a laurel (and hearty handshake) to District 1 Commissioner Charles Carter. Charles never really says much about things like LPDS, but in the meeting Tuesday, he stood up (figuratively) and gave ol' States what fer as far as McCarter's sketchy polling methods. We approve so highly, that we're going to refrain from calling him Foghorn Leghorn for at least a week.
Finally, Georgia Democrats probably won't be challenging the new congressional districts in court, sez the ABH. John Lewis is less than thrilled about that, but as far as political money goes, every dollar we spend on a lawsuit is a dollar that we can't spend on winning races.
Of course the new districts are really going to screw local politico John Barrow. Of course, he wasn't going to win anyway. More on that at some nebulous later date.