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Santa’s sleigh loaded with guns

10:06 am Nov. 30, 2017

It’s a question Santa often ponders on rooftops throughout America: Will an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle fit down this chimney?

The jolly fat man will be asking himself that more than usual this year.

CNN tells us Black Friday was the biggest day on record for FBI background checks, which loosely track nationwide gun sales. On the shopping day after Thanksgiving the FBI reported 203,000 background checks. The previous record of 185,000 was on Black Friday 2016, which

Recipe for Thanksgiving grief includes politics

10:31 am Nov. 22, 2017

If you wake up on Black Friday and there’s still relatives in the house, it’s time to get folks moving.

Scheduling an early morning fire drill works, but even your Auburn cousin who’s devoted most of his brain to recalling every play of a certain recent football game has figured that one out.

Less obvious, but equally effective, is to discuss politics as often and eagerly as possible. Not only does it

New street names pave over history

9:42 am Nov. 16, 2017

It’s not easy running one of the biggest cities in the U.S.

Or is it?

Atlanta City Council has solved the issues that plague most big cities.

Atlanta has all the police officers promised and people feel safe in all areas of town.
Residents are billed properly for the excellent city services they joyfully receive.
The highly-profitable Streetcar project has turned downtown Atlanta into a cultural Mecca.
Government corruption is non-existent.

Yet, one issue remains before Atlantans

DeKalb voters approve half a billion in vague promises

5:16 pm Nov. 8, 2017

Our ancestors loved liberty and hated taxes.

In 1773, they stormed the docks and cast crates of tea into Boston Harbor to protest taxation without representation.

I’d have gotten along with those guys. If I had a time machine I’d undoubtedly drop in and introduce the “high five” and “fist bump” a few centuries early.

Tuesday, DeKalb County voters tossed more than half a billion dollars in additional sales tax revenue at politicians