You Know She Deserves It!
Random thoughts from all over during a busy Augusta summer, and we start off with the current “trial of the century”: I don’t know if Casey Anthony did it or not and, aside from sympathy for her late daughter, I don’t really care. But I will say this: Any parent who has a small child go missing from the home, and does not contact the police immediately, deserves the death penalty. Bring her to me, and no, I won’t need to do the deed myself. I will just turn her over to five random Southern moms off the street, and in 30 seconds she will be dusting Satan’s doorpost. What utter and complete trash; good riddance to bad garbage! Keith Olbermann apparently put the Knob Hill Homeowners Association on his “Worst People in the World” list. Somehow, the aforementioned Casey Anthony, Momar Qadafi, Jared Lee Loughner and genital herpes have not made Olbermann’s list, but Knob Hill, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh have. Lucky bastards. While I am loving the large crowds showing up to support the many great events Global Spectrum has booked into the James Brown Arena, how about getting some noteworthy older acts into the Bell Auditorium? Olivia Newton John, Art Garfunkel and America sold the place out (with some help from the symphony), and I just saw a packed Chastain Park host my old buddies The Monkees. Wish I could have seen them here. C’mon guys… I am old… I love my music… and I have money to spend! When I was a teenager, I used to fantasize how cool it would be to be a pool boy for a bunch of good looking, sophisticated women. Now at 46, I am the pool boy. Oddly, all the beautiful women around my pool (my beautiful wife and her beautiful friends) want me to do is clean the pool, kill a few wasps, cut the grass, serve them drinks and leave. I don’t think they understood the fantasy. Or maybe they do. No idea how the “development plans” for the proposed downtown Augusta stadium are going, but I will go out on a limb and say right now that if the Ripkin Group comes back with anything other than a plan that has them footing 80 percent of the cost or more, the proposal will be as dead as Ty Cobb. Speaking of the stadium, the people who keep pushing the Regency Mall site as a possible alternative for the stadium project are delusional if they think such a thing would “bring back” that neighborhood. The area around Regency Mall was an armpit before, during and after the mall’s glory days. In my opinion, the site is only desirable as a light industrial complex, and that is all it will ever be. Given the political realities of the day, I won’t say that six votes will be impossible to come by if the commission ever gets a chance to vote for such a thing. But if they do, they need to rename the GreenJackets the Zombies, because the entity will be Augusta’s own walking dead. TBonz died on Gordon Highway, yet Harvest Table and King Buffet thrive. There ‘ya go. It didn’t take long for the Army Corps of Engineers to screw up the levels at Lake Thurmond once Commanding Colonel Ed Kertis was transferred out in May of 2010. Col. Kertis single handedly reversed the caveman thought process that was in place to manage the lake release schedule, and, in a matter of months, had the lake at near full pool for the first time in many years. Beyond that, it was clear his “heavy rain plug the drain” philosophy was exactly what was needed, and not the slug slow movement by committee process that the Corps had in place for decades. Apparently, Kertis was able to work wonders with his approach, but could never convince his superiors to change the fatally flawed rule book so that common sense would prevail whenever the clouds opened up. Some of you local lefties who know President Obama, do us all a favor and have him appoint Kertis the national Reservoir Czar. He needs to do something right for a change; here is his big chance!You Might Also Like:
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