Thursday, June 21, 2007

Kudos for Pesky

Have y'all been reading Chris Davis's stories on the Networx debacle? If not, you are dead to me.

Start here and here then cruise over here and read the articles that he has posted on the blog. (For those of you who are easily confused, remember his work for the Flyer is separate from his work on his personal blog.)

His work in tracking down what is going on with public funds in this deal has just been outstanding, and I am looking forward to seeing where this leads. Already it has led to some of the City Council members asking the MLGW board to postpone the impending sale, and they agreed. Hopefully, MLGW and the Council will look into some of what is going on before they agree to sell.

I had a long talk with Chris tonight, and his enthusiasm for this story is contagious. There is something about watching one of my friends use his talent in a way that helps make the place we live better that makes me even prouder to be a friend of his. (That and his ability to sing a country song that will make your mama weep).

Stay tuned, because I have a feeling that there is more to come on this issue.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Quick Note From Selmer

To everyone who emailed, called, and texted me concerned about whether or not I had family injured in the wreck in Selmer, thanks. I was actually back in Selmer that day and I had a lot of family members right there at the scene. Luckily, it doesn't seem like any of them were hurt. I do have people that I went to church with growing up and played baseball with that were. Information is still a bit hard to come by, even if you were there. Thanks again.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Type Topless and They Will Watch...

Now, I'm rarely one to defend Mayor Herenton, but let me say a few things.

1. Damn. That man is good at what he does. That press conference and this whole storyline is EXACTLY what he needs to be reelected. The "white Man" is trying to destroy this "strong black man" and you need to stop this from happening. That is exactly the storyline he needs to be writing.

2. What is up with the television screen still saying the waitress was a stripper? Truthiness and all, I suppose.

3. Okay. That's it. Let's just tie up Rich Fields and toss him in Olive Branch somewhere. Seriously, can that guy not STFU for five minutes?

Monday, June 11, 2007

God Bless Capitalism…,1426,MCA_1497_5579868,00.html

This little town called Eureka Springs in Arkansas is going start registering and performing ceremonies for gay couples and unmarried couples. It won’t really have any of the legal benefits of marriage, but it’s still a step in the right direction. Of course, it’s mostly just a ploy by the little town to make some money, but still. The idea of Arkansas as a gay marriage destination is causing me much amusement.

Technology and me were having our differences yesterday so I’m off to do something that doesn’t involve broken copy machines, copy card machines, or email programs that freeze up every time you push send. It’s probably better for my blood pressure.

Friday, June 01, 2007

I Go Out of Town...

And they ban public smoking in Tennessee?

And Peete resigns?

And the Grizzlies even manage to blow a draft?

And our Panda gets knocked up?

Geeze... How long was I gone? As promised, however, I am back, and ready to blog. Just as soon as I get off work and get unpacked and stuff.

Congratulations to Jeannie Richardson for her victory in the District 89 Democratic primary. I am friends with Kevin Gallagher, and he would have been a great State Representative. I do not know Jeannie well (although I expect I'll have to remedy that soon,) but her background is impressive. The two candidates were both right on the issues and both would have represented us well. It was nice to have to choose between the greater of two goods instead of the lesser of two evils when I voted.