30 April 2010
"Maybe we should consider mandating that BP and the other oil companies install automatic shut-off valves where the oil conduit meets the ocean bottom in case one of the platforms collapses."
"Naw. That will cost them too much; and hell, I got $500,000 dollars from them last year."
"Me too! I suppose they can regulate themselves anyway."
"Yeah. It's in their best interest to be safe as possible."
two deadly mine disasters, a glimpse into the amorality of goldman sachs, et. al., and now this have made this past month quite special in demonstrating the total bankruptcy of that entire philosophy --- thnx b.c
Posted by tomitron at 4/30/2010 11:29:00 AM
b.c. got an update from gulf islands: "we're screwed" ---
they are having the most prolific nesting season in years, and all the trucks and vehicles that will be needed to distribute the booms are gonna have to run over their habitat. And that's just the nesting birds.
Posted by tomitron at 4/30/2010 09:39:00 AM
and, from last weekend, what's left of the recently demolished texas stadium, with still no use identified for the land on which it sat
seems like a mighty waste of material and labor unless there is a whole lot of recycling going on
thx for the link, tom
Posted by tomitron at 4/30/2010 09:19:00 AM
29 April 2010
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27 April 2010
Since late last year, Inman Park residents and business owners have been the unlucky victims of a ticketing and booting blitzkrieg, and they've had enough. Residents complain that they've been ticketed by PARKatlanta – the agency outsourced last year to do the city's parking-ticket dirty work – as often as three times a day and as early as 8:30 a.m., when they claim parking enforcement isn't even necessary.it's not just inman park either: i saw them ticketing a car on peachtree place this morning at 8:15 and it was the only car parked on the block ----
Posted by tomitron at 4/27/2010 06:09:00 PM
"Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters —the black protesters — spoke of the need for political revolution, and possibly even armed conflict in the event that laws they didn’t like were enforced by the government? Would these protester — these black protesters with guns — be seen as brave defenders of the Second Amendment, or would they be viewed by most whites as a danger to the republic? What if they were Arab-Americans?"yeah, just imagine . . .
Posted by tomitron at 4/27/2010 12:50:00 PM
26 April 2010
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25 April 2010
21 April 2010
we've all seen the political ads against health insurance reform or climate change legislation or this, that, and the other --- this is where some of them come from --- one of the partners is an old neighbor from inman park and former dem. state sen., now a neighbor here in midtown --- i'm not sure what to make of his participation if tpm is right in their take on it all --- all i know is that someone or something is confusing the issue, just like they did with health care and most everything else of late
Posted by tomitron at 4/21/2010 05:38:00 PM
19 April 2010
a history of institutionalized thievery as told by goldman sachs --- everybody needs to read this --- and remember that the republicans on the sec voted against charging them with fraud ---
Posted by tomitron at 4/19/2010 08:11:00 PM
18 April 2010
17 April 2010
16 April 2010
a manifesto for taking it easy
Slow Blogging is the re-establishment of the machine as the agent of human expression, rather than its whip and container. It’s the voluntary halting of the light-speed hamster wheel dictated in rules of highly effective blogging. It is an imposition of asynchronous temporalities, where we do not type faster to keep up with the computer, where the speed of retrieval does not necessitate the same pace of consumption, where good and bad works are created in their own time.or maybe you just ain't got nuttin' to say
Posted by tomitron at 4/16/2010 08:26:00 PM
15 April 2010
14 April 2010
the constitution was a great newspaper once upon a time and a consistent progressive voice in this benighted region --- it's been a long time coming, but it's a sad day for the city anyway --- the next step will be to cease publication, which can't be far off now --- but, who knows? being stuck in the middle of one of the most-congested parts of the suburbs might do wonders for reporting
Posted by tomitron at 4/14/2010 06:28:00 PM
13 April 2010
O’Hayer: Can MARTA survive another year without a transportation plan that includes some loosening of the restrictions that it faces on how it spends the tax revenue it gets?
Posted by tomitron at 4/13/2010 06:06:00 PM
freaknik (including a twurk-off, the definition of which i am afraid to know ), freaknic (a family-oriented event, it is said), the braves, some robot festival, the dogwood festival at piedmont park, jon bon jovi at lakewood, AND d.o.t. is repaving the downtown connector --- marta should be fairly entertaining throughout
Posted by tomitron at 4/13/2010 05:52:00 PM
11 April 2010
but it wouldn't be so bad if we had more gurl trees --- rhanks, andrew
Posted by tomitron at 4/11/2010 11:04:00 AM
10 April 2010
09 April 2010
great range of architecture from the 1870s to the 1960s --- and they have a school of architecture interested in historic preservation, which is why i was there --- i never sleep good when i'm on the road, but it was kinda nice to lay in bed and watch the sun rise ---
Posted by tomitron at 4/09/2010 03:45:00 PM
07 April 2010
exactly how is this different from, say, german yahoos celebrating the third reich?
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has been receiving significant attention this week for the fact that he has issued recognized April 2010 as Confederate History Month, but didn’t include any mention of slavery in his proclamation. He explained that he didn’t include a reference because slavery wasn’t one of the “most significant” aspects of the conflict between the states. However, McDonnell isn’t the only Southern governor to honor the Confederacy while omitting any mention of slavery — he joins Georgia and Mississippi.
answer: it is no different at all ---
Posted by tomitron at 4/07/2010 08:21:00 PM