August 2008

Let’s Fight About It Again!

August 21, 2008

I have already seen the legal drinking age change twice in my life (in 1972 and 1984) and lived through two sets of “debates” on the issue. Here comes the third debate and I’m hoping I’m cremated and buried next to the drainpipe at the church (I like to swim) before I endure another. Like […]

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New Things You Cannot Do

August 20, 2008

You cannot do that in Valdosta! There is something about being told “you cannot” that creates the urge to do it immediately. With that warning, here are more suggestions for our growing list of 100 Things You Cannot Do in Valdosta. Last week’s posting brought a wealth of suggestions. I’ve included the ones that do […]

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Little Orphan Title Town Trophy

August 15, 2008

Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan – ancient proverb coined by someone unknown, but ancient. The ESPN Title Town trophy has an embarrassment of fathers. The City wants it for the City Hall Lobby. The quasi governmental Valdosta Lowndes County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau wants it for the James H. Rainwater Conference […]

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Throwing Gasoline on the Fire

August 10, 2008

Good Morning class. Open up your economics books to Chapter Four, commodities. Gasoline is a commodity. That means that no one’s gasoline is that much different from anyone else’s gasoline. Yes Bobby, even Chevron with Techron. These are known as marketing additives. These are used by the marketing departments at large oil companies to convince […]

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A Few More Things You Shouldn’t Do in Valdosta

August 3, 2008

The most endless feature of this column is the quest to come up with a list of 100 Things You Cannot Do In Valdosta. The list currently stands at 50 items after a long-overdue pruning to get rid of out of date items, politicians who were hounded out of office, or people who died and […]

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