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  • Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer says he will be signed in next 10 days

    10/31/2017 12:23:45 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 144 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/31/17 | JuliaKate E. Culpepper
    In an appearance on The Adam Carolla Show on Tuesday, Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos said he expects the quarterback to be signed within the next 10 days. "I think within the next 10 days somebody will sign him," Geragos said. "I think somebody's gonna sign him. I think the NFL has to come to their senses, and realize every day that goes by just proves the collusion case even more." Kaepernick, a second-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, is one of the most accomplished free-agent quarterbacks on the market after leading the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl...
  • Chick-fil-A isn’t just the most popular fast-food chain in Georgia, it dominates the US

    10/20/2017 1:53:13 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 74 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/20/17 | Fiza Pirani
    Customers all over the nation flock to Chick-fil-A to indulge in the Georgia-based franchise’s perfectly seasoned, breaded chicken sandwiches, crispy waffle fries, hand-spun milkshakes or other popular menu items. And, according to a new ranking from Foursquare and Business Insider on the most popular fast-food chain in each state, Chick-fil-A obliterates most of its competition. Analysts examined which restaurant chains are most-visited in each state by dividing the total number of visits by the number of locations in the state. Chick-fil-A took home top honors in all but 12 places.
  • School ends Civil War dress up day weeks after child was called a ‘slave’; mom wants more done

    10/19/2017 6:15:15 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/19/17 | Ellen Eldridge
    Davis said her stomach dropped when he told her how one of her son’s friends, a white child, said he was dressed as a plantation owner during the Sept. 22 activity. When her son, who is black, asked why he would dress that way, the friend said, “We had to dress up so I’m a plantation owner and you’re my slave.” Since then, Davis has asked first and foremost that the school agree not to host “a dress up activity that is oppressive,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. But officials had refused to say they’d stop until Thursday afternoon, when...
  • Teacher who told students to remove Trump shirt resigns

    10/18/2017 5:07:07 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 37 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/18/17 | Ellen Eldridge
    She was put on administrative leave in September, shortly after a video of her request that two students wearing “Make America Great Again” T-shirts turn them inside out, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. She said she was motivated to ask the students to remove the slogan because it had been used by neo nazis during the violent Charlottesville rally. Orletsky released a statement Wednesday, saying she is fearful for her life. “After attacks on my character and threats on my life, I have made the decision to resign from my teaching position at River Ridge High School,” Orletsky said. “While...
  • Report: Roy Moore Received Undisclosed Salary from Charity [National Review Attacks Judge Moore]

    10/11/2017 4:45:35 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 27 replies
    National Review (Corner) ^ | 10/11/17 | Theodore Kupfer
    According to a report from the Washington Post, Roy Moore, the Republican senatorial candidate from Alabama, collected a yearly salary of $180,000 from the Foundation for Moral Law. The reports also shows that the charity failed to disclose the full compensation arrangement in its tax filings. It’s a bad story for Moore, whose judiciousness was already in question.
  • Milo Yiannopoulos marries mystery man in Hawaii

    10/01/2017 6:34:48 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 51 replies
    Page Six ^ | 10/1/17 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    On Saturday, Milo Yiannopoulos married a mystery man at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the big island of Hawaii. While details on the ceremony and on the lucky man, with whom Yiannopoulos tied the knot, are scarce, Yiannopoulos’ Instagram page is populated with few wedding photos. Carefully edited snaps show Yiannopoulos, 32, and his groom exchanging vows. His husband’s back is to the camera, but the back of his white tuxedo jacket reads “Blind for love.”
  • Steep bonds for 3 suspects in violent riot on Georgia Tech campus

    09/20/2017 2:12:03 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 10 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/20/17 | Alexis Stevens
    The three people arrested during a protest on the Georgia Tech campus were all granted bond Wednesday. *** But attorney Don Samuel said Wilson, a 2013 graduate of The Paideia School, is a lifelong Atlanta resident and Georgia State University student and was exercising his right to protest and isn’t guilty. Wilson did not know Schultz, Samuel said. Wilson, charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault against a police officer, and three misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass, allegedly hit an officer and knocked him to the ground, causing a concussion, according to his arrest warrants. He also allegedly spray-painted...
  • GBI: Georgia Tech student called 911 before shooting

    09/18/2017 2:09:44 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 41 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/18/17 | Christian Boone
    UPDATE: Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz called 911 before being shot by campus police, the GBI reports. Schultz called 911 alerting them “of a suspicious person on campus. In the call, Shultz describes the person as a white male, with long blonde hair, white T-shirt and blue jeans who is possibly intoxicated, holding a knife and possibly armed with a gun on his hip,” the GBI said in a statement. *** Three suicide notes were located in Schultz’s dorm room. Two years ago, Schultz attempted suicide using a belt, the 21-year-old engineering student’s mother told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Schultz was...
  • Ga. Tech student shot by officer, killed on campus

    09/17/2017 9:58:04 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 129 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/17/17 | Ellen Eldridge and Stephanie Lamm
    An engineering student from Gwinnett County was fatally shot by a police officer on Georgia Tech’s campus Saturday night. The GBI is investigating the incident in which the student, who has been identified by Georgia Tech spokesman Lance Wallace as 21-year-old Scout Schultz of Lilburn, was allegedly barefoot and carrying a knife. The student’s legal name was Scott Shultz, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. At least two students shared cellphone video showing the tense interaction between Schultz and Georgia Tech police officers, Channel 2 Action News reported. Schultz yells at police to shoot and officers respond, “Drop the knife! Drop...
  • Trump breaks with previous presidents in response to natural disasters

    08/30/2017 11:38:22 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 62 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/30/17 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Every president, going back to George H. W. Bush, has had to handle a natural disaster during his term. For the aforementioned Bush, it was Hurricane Andrew. For his son, President George W. Bush, it was Hurricane Katrina. Bill Clinton faced the devastation of deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, and Barack Obama experienced Superstorm Sandy. One thing all these leaders had in common was their response to the victims — from reassuring messages of hope to comforting hugs. Focus on the victims of Hurricane Harvey, according to the Washington Post, was missing from President Donald Trump’s visit to Texas on Tuesday.
  • Opinion: The abandonment of a president [cheering it on]

    08/27/2017 11:12:26 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 50 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/27/17 | Jay Bookman
    This is pretty extraordinary, as the startled reaction from Chris Wallace demonstrates. In an interview aired Sunday morning on Fox, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson draws a sharp distinction between the values of the American people and the American government on one hand, and the values expressed by his boss, President Trump, on the other hand. *** “This administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we can to heal the deep divisions that exist in our communities,” Cohn said, acknowledging the difficulty it has caused for him and others at top...
  • Trailblazing transgender midshipman navigates an uncertain path in wake of Trump's tweet

    07/30/2017 1:28:40 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 96 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/30/17 | Maia Silber (WaPost)
    On Wednesday, a few hours after President Donald Trump announced, via Twitter, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military, U.S. Naval Academy midshipman Regan Kibby drove to a nearby gym. In the locker room, he opened his bag and pulled out a T-shirt emblazoned with the word "Navy" and the academy's mascot, Bill the Goat. Then he started to cry. "I might not be able to say that anymore," Kibby, 19, says. "I might not be able to claim 'Navy.' "
  • One month later, Jon Ossoff has harsh words for Donald Trump

    07/25/2017 1:15:44 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 60 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/25/17 | Jim Galloway
    We have not heard much from Jon Ossoff since last month, when the results in the Sixth District contest put an end to that noisy campaign. But last week, the Democrat attended a Georgia Voice fete to pick up a “best politician” award, bestowed by the newspaper’s LGBT audience. As noted at the Project Q website, Ossoff kind of implied that me might not be done with politics: “The LGBT community will be able to count on me as an ally every day – whether as a candidate for office or as a private citizen,” Ossoff told a crowd of...
  • A final tally: Ossoff raised nearly $30M in 6th District race

    07/22/2017 7:55:35 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/22/17 | Greg Bluestein
    Democrat Jon Ossoff wound up raising nearly $30 million for his unsuccessful campaign to represent Georgia’s 6th District – by far the most ever raised in a U.S. House contest – and spent almost every last dime of it. Campaign filing reports released this week show Ossoff raised about $6.3 million in the final three weeks of the vote and pumped in another $300,000 of his own money – $50,000 from a contribution and $250,000 in loans – in the last stretch. All told, he raised $29,959,740 and had about $13,000 left. Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of...
  • Atlanta intersection closes as rainbow crosswalks installed

    07/01/2017 1:33:50 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 62 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/1/17 | Jewel Wicker
    The crosswalks are going in permanently at Piedmont and 10th, a hub for the Atlanta LGBTQ community. LGBT Pride Month ended Friday, but Atlanta crews are working this weekend on a project that will symbolize support for the local LGBTQ community year-round. The intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street is closed for the installation of permanent rainbow crosswalks, Channel 2 Action News reported.
  • Jon Ossoff: What Democrats won in Georgia [Delusional]

    06/26/2017 3:04:59 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/26/17 | Jon Ossoff
    On Nov. 9, Americans awakened to a startling reality: In the absence of broad, enduring citizen engagement, the door is left open for darkness to creep in and gain a foothold in our democracy. Amid that awakening, I launched my improbable campaign for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. It grew into something bigger than I could have imagined. *** We paired this economic platform with an unwavering support for a woman’s right to choose, Americans with preexisting conditions, criminal-justice reform, Medicare and Medicaid, voting rights, immigration reform, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, anti-corruption efforts and U.S. leadership to fight climate...
  • A Reality Check about What Handel’s Win Means [NeverTrump]

    06/21/2017 5:21:23 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 64 replies
    National Review (Corner) ^ | 6/21/17 | Jonah Goldberg
    On the other hand, a Handel win is not anywhere near the victory/mandate/endorsement the Trump team will claim it to be. This is a Republican district. The only reason it was close: A lot of Republicans voted for a Democrat. So, the GOP victory on the merits is pretty limited. Spending enough money to scald a wet mule (to borrow a phrase from Haley Barbour) to hold on to a district that Tom Price (Trump’s HHS secretary) and Newt Gingrich held is not a sign of Republican health.
  • AJC poll: Most Georgia 6th voters are very concerned about climate change

    06/13/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 53 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/13/17 | Greg Bluestein
    Two-thirds of voters in Georgia’s 6th District are very concerned or extremely concerned about climate change, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll conducted after Donald Trump’s decision to pull out from the Paris climate agreement. The poll was conducted after President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the 2015 pollution-cutting pact, a move that has sharply divided Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel ahead of the June 20 runoff to represent the suburban Atlanta district. Handel has praised Trump’s decision to abandon the pollution-cutting agreement aimed at slowing climate change, calling it a “very bad deal for America and Americans.”...
  • Hillary Clinton's Wellesley commencement speech 2017: Read the full text

    05/29/2017 1:06:57 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 24 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Friday, May 26, 2017 | Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    Just a minute. I've got to get a lozenge. Thank you. I told the trustees I was sitting with after hearing Paula's speech I didn't think I could get through it. So we'll blame allergy instead of emotion.

    05/28/2017 7:12:08 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 32 replies
    Following news that a white supremacist has been accused of stabbing and killing several men who attempted to stop him from harassing Muslim women on a train, many have called for President Donald Trump to do something about the violence, with the implication being that the suspect is obviously one of his supporters. *** The Council on American-Islamic Relations also joined in on the fun, demanding that Trump denounce “rising bigotry” against Muslims. “President Trump must speak out personally against the rising tide of Islamophobia and other forms of bigotry and racism in our nation that he has provoked through...