29 October 2011

i'm a sucker for color

the chattahoochee is gorgeous this time of year, especially the color and the light --- plus it was nice and cool (mid-50s)

28 October 2011

they're ba-a-a-ck

filming more scenes for "the three stooges" I think --- arevees and cops all over
a big tent for the crew to hang out and eat

update: cousin robert ensures me that it is not three stooges

27 October 2011

the police state reaction

and while we're at it, check out this missive from one of the 1%, all of whom are not greedy assholes

26 October 2011

not good

but at least they didn't tear gas them like they did in oakland --- vincent fort was among those arrested

24 October 2011

occupy atlanner!

woodruff park this afternoon
occupy somewhere else

23 October 2011

panorama of atlantic city, 1910

click here for a wonderfully detailed large-scale image --- one of shorpy's best


cnn crawler line: "gop lawmakers blast obama on iraq" --- why? because he's ending the war when the mission really is accomplished? And because that's what he's been saying he would do all along? --- what is the matter with those people?

"vigilante hackers"

go get 'em, anonymous ---- not just for document leaks anymore 

Just below the surface of the internet sits a network of hidden websites home to some of the worst stuff imaginable. Now hackers are going after pedophiles hiding in the so-called dark net.

20 October 2011


a national historic landmark, built in 1845, and a purty amazing pile of brick --- there have always been people with too much money that nevertheless created some wonderful architecture

prepping for recreating the marbelized finish on the columns led to all sorts of repairs --- it's quite a piece of work keeping the place in the grand state or repair that everybody expects

among its more remarkable features is a beautifully preserved privy, with entrances on two sides and two adult seats and one child's seat in each side ---

an observation

Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires. John Steinbeck

quik trip

atlanta to new orleans, then a drive up i-10 to baton rouge and u.s. 61, "the blues highway," to natchez --- unfortunately the historic road had suffered the same fate as u.s.19: four-laned to death
it's always impressive to see the river, here from the bluffs at natchez, with vidalia across the river in louisiana
and one can get down to the water's edge at st. francisville, which is one of the finest little towns you'll ever see, in spite of what they've done to the highway

"powers and principalities"

her voice is as irritating as her appearance, which is a sort of whorish laura bush look, but it's some good stuff if you can stand it

19 October 2011

hoisted by their own petard

from our state rep's legislative report:

The negative economic impact of Georgia's newly enacted immigration enforcement law on the state's farmers is estimated at $391 million, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Georgia's Center for Agribusiness Development.
 The study, commissioned by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, attributed the damage to crop losses caused by labor shortages in the harvest and packing process. Media reports have revealed crops rotting in the fields or being plowed under because Georgia farmers could not hire enough migrant workers to pick the fruits and vegetables.

Total crop losses since the law was passed earlier this year are estimated at $75 million. The UGA study noted, "Calculated on an annual basis, the Spring 2011 berry and vegetable production resulted in an additional $106.5 million lost in other goods and services in Georgia's economy, putting the combined impact at about $181.5 million. Assuming the grower responses in the study are representative of all growers for the seven crops analyzed, the total yearly economic impact would be approximately $391 million, and the job loss would be about 3,260 on a statewide basis."

The association's executive director, Charlie Hall, said, "Georgia is the poster child for what can happen when mandatory e-verify and enforcement legislation is passed without an adequate guest worker program.

17 October 2011

changing light, changing air

it was 85 today --- but lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s toward the end of the week --- it will be a lot quieter around here when the fda's compressors aren't running non-stop

16 October 2011

14 October 2011

13 October 2011

the view

 an unsettled sunset tonight


12 October 2011

give 'em hell, harry

“Republicans think that if the economy improves, it might help President Obama,” Mr. Reid said. “So they root for the economy to fail and oppose every effort to improve it.”
it may not be a conscious plot, but it certainly is in their political interest for the economy to remain in the doldrums --- they don't care, because they don't have to

11 October 2011

art in odd places

the dog-walking yard at the airport has a couple of really great junk-art dogs

and escorpiĆ³n has a very arty ceiling, in addition to the excellent giant metal bug at the front door

09 October 2011

p'tree parade

we've come a long way when there's a contingent of gay atlanta police in the parade --- it's now the city's largest parade of the year ---

guinness was tuckered out after it was all over

08 October 2011

fall light

a great sunset this evening, long and constantly changing ----

dykes on tenth

06 October 2011

a view of the hinterlands

all that pavement, which d.o.t. styles "developmental highway," was here built apparently to serve three main industries: cotton and peanut farming, timber, and auto body shops