Knock! Knock! Knock!
Don't look now but I think you are beginning to have some impact on the issue of unlimited lobbying expenditures in the legislature.
I have the privilege of being with a group of newspaper publishers at the Georgia Press Association's winter gathering in Atlanta this week. It is one of those times I wish my momma and daddy were still around to see the crowd their little boy is hanging out with these days. Momma would be pleased; Daddy would be surprised.
Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:
My work never ends. Not only do I have to deal with compound verb forms each and every week, the editors insist I throw in some commas along the way for reasons I don't fully understand. I think commas are a nuisance and only serve to get in the way of great thoughts.
I was hoping that for once the Mayans would be right about something and that the world would have ended Dec. 21 as they had said it would. That would have taken care of the fiscal cliff and all the politicians who caused it. A little fire and brimstone would serve them right.
This column was a favorite of my friend, Otis Brumby, Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor Newspapers, who passed away earlier this year. It is dedicated to his memory.
By golly, they did it. The Gainesville Red Elephants can finally lay claim to being state football champions. And it wasn't even close. The Class AAAAA title came via a 49-13 thumping of Ware County this past Saturday at the Georgia Dome. This, after having gotten to the state finals six other times only to come out the bridesmaid.
I called Hall of Fame football coach Vince Dooley this week to get his perspective on UGA's heart-breaking loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game.
Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is catching heat from right-wingnuts for doing exactly what he should be doing: trying to help the federal government find a way out of the financial morass the country is in.
In case you have been busy doing mundane stuff like eking out a living, you may have missed the news that there is a petition going around that would allow Georgia to secede from the union. As of this writing, there have been 24,579 signatures to the petition.
A recent study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Life reveals that for the first time in our history, fewer than half of American adults say they are Protestant (48 percent). This marks the first time in Pew Research Center surveys that the Protestant share of the population has dipped significantly below 50 percent.
I have just received Junior E. Lee's analysis of the recent election. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., and a certified pest control professional.
As imperfect as we may think ourselves to be, this is still the greatest country on earth. The only thing that can change that is our own apathy and lack of appreciation for the freedoms we have.
The charter school amendment will be decided Tuesday. If it doesn't pass, it will be the greatest upset since David conked Goliath with a rock.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.
Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week.
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