July 2008

The Ick Rule

July 21, 2008

With my first bite of Raisin Bran on Saturday morning came the Honey Do list tossed to the side of my bowl along with the admonition that “you might wanna finish breakfast before you read that.” I was compelled to look. You would, too. Clean Up Dog Vomit Pick up dead bird in Tristan’s Room […]

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The Trespassing Free-Range Cat

July 13, 2008

If you live in Valdosta you cannot let your cat roam free in your neighborhood without permission of your neighbors. I am not making this up. Here is the law: Animal Ordinance of Valdosta; SECTION 11-6024. CARING FOR ANIMALS It shall be unlawful for any owner or custodian of any cat to allow the cat […]

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What Did You Say?

July 12, 2008

On Monday, the Sonic on West Hill Avenue in Valdosta was robbed at gunpoint. While they are being robbed a customer comes up to the drive through and the employee asks him to call 911. Can you imagine? “I’ll have a diet blueberry fruit slush with some diet strawberry and cherry” (Whispered) “Vir, twood you […]

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On Pond Scum – Pee’ing Gasoline

July 6, 2008

It was a curious place to hold a news conference. I was on the piazza of a meticulously restored whitewashed planter’s house somewhere south of Quitman in Brooks County, Georgia slapping at no-see-ums and sipping on iced lemonade with members of the local press. We had all been drawn there by an invitation of the […]

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Free Speech at VSU Part Two

July 3, 2008

I finally did hear back from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) about VSU’s free speech problems. A copy of their letter to VSU can be read here as well as the reply from VSU. There is also a long, long blog entry at FIRE that details the 1st Amendment problems that still […]

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