Here’s what’s going on today:
Barrow and Vets agree:
Being a veteran kind of sucks, if you’re sick.
SOS Candidate in town tomorrow:
Talking to the Clarke County Democrats, who are apparently hosting a fundraiser for Cathy Cox. We wonder if there’s one in the works for Mark Taylor as well… Nonetheless, go see Scott Holcomb. If you were running for Secretary of State, he’d come listen to you. (6 pm tomorrow, Clarke County Courthouse)
Just give it up already:
No matter which side you’re on, La Puerta del Sol is a done deal. Opponents and proponents, please, I implore you – no need to keep this stuff stirred up in the papers when we have fraternities to persecute and traffic to calm.
Bars on crack (down):
As we were discussing recently, folks want to blame the “Athens Underage Drankin’ Epidemic” ™ on everyone and everything except – gosh, we don’t know – the underage kids who go out and get boozy. We’re pragmatic, but cracking down on bars and liquor stores is not going to even make a dent in the “problem,” such as it is. Hell, these students were smart enough to get into UGA, we’re guessing they’re smart enough to find someone to buy booze for them too. Today in the ABH, letter writers want to blame the bars (see our recent post on drankin’ for why that’s less than correct), and the ABH itself for decrying underage drinking on the opinions page while showing a grown man, of legal age, drinking champagne on the sports page. How dare they? It’s all your fault, ABH! You’re what’s wrong with our community. Next step, Winders is indicted for Lewis Fish’s death while Jim Thompson turns state’s evidence.
Do with it as you will.