I read several news reports recently about a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and the Imperial College in London that says while women are still expected to live longer than men, the gap is closing.
I received a press release last week from the Secular Coalition for America, a group of "atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans" announcing plans to establish a chapter in Georgia to lobby state lawmakers.. Among the things they don't like in our state are the annual Clergy Day
For a guy more uptight than a bullfrog in boiling water, State Sen. Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) can be a hoot. Exhibit: the revelation of his past as Will "The Winner" Rogers.
You and I both know that Georgia doesn’t need a guy who rates beaches for a living at a university in Florida that none of us have ever heard of telling us that somebody else’s beaches are nicer than ours. We know better.
I write to applaud you for having made it through another year in Georgia's public schools. Good for you.
Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Metropolitan Pooler, called me this week. That was a historic occasion. Maybe not man-landing on-the-moon historic, but pretty close to it. Skeeter rarely ever calls. I think it is because he thinks he knows everything.
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Just when my life seemed to have lost all meaning, up jumps our Ambassador to Outer Space, Cynthia McKinney, who has announced her intentions to run for Congress as a member of the Green Party this fall in Georgia's 4th District. This is quite a comedown for Miss Moonbeam.
While May 1 is designated Law Day in the United States, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, chief judge of the U.S. Southern District of Georgia, says we Americans should remember that every day is a day of law in this country.
Dear Governor, I know you have been waiting to hear how I think you are handling things these days, but I wanted to give you time to get the legislators out of town and to be sure all the silverware is accounted for.
Those of you who regularly check this space know this, but to the newcomers out there: I am a whiner. Like Goldilocks, I whine when the porridge is too hot. I whine when the porridge is too cold. But unlike Goldilocks, I whine even when the glop is just right.
Sometimes I just close my eyes and think of headlines I would like to see.
Junior says there is groundswell for a consensus candidate that will unite all of the middle-of-the-road Americans who are equally turned off by liberal weenies and right-wing whackos.
"Members of the Legislature, my name is Figby and I have been asked by House Speaker Dennis Ralston -- he is the gentleman over in the corner eating the Twinkie -- along with Senators Tommie Williams and Chip Rogers to discuss some potential campaign issues this fall.
I don't have a problem with charter schools. But you have to wonder about all the enthusiasm from legislators to promote them lately. A look at Florida's charter schools may shed light.
Wilkinson called after my column advocating limits on lobbying expenditures to say that he believes the current laws are working just fine. A member of the General Assembly since 2001, Wilkinson has served as chairman of the House Ethics Committee for the past eight.
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