Overheard on the bus to the Xcel Energy Center, 2:30 p.m:
A middle-aged couple, members of the Georgia delegation, discuss the news that Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter Bristol is pregnant.
Her: “I guess it’s not so bad if the guy is 17. It’s not like he’s older, right?”
Him: “I wouldn’t know. I abstained until Read More
The satirist Ambrose Bierce memorably described war as God’s way of teaching geography. And so when Russian tanks rolled first into the disputed territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia over the weekend and then into Georgia proper, it marked the first time many Americans had heard anything at all about the people, places and politics Read More
Bill Lynch, one of New York’s most powerful black Democratic political consultants (and Hillary Clinton supporter), thinks that Georgia, where Barack Obama is favored, could break for Clinton.
"I think Georgia might surprise," said Lynch during a conversation today. "I think the polls are not accurate as it related to Georgia. The reason I’m Read More
New Hampshire native Alan Natkiel, 31, will open Georgia’s East Side Barbecue at 192 Orchard Street in mid-May. Mr. Natkiel signed the lease on the Lower East Side space a few days ago, according to Misrahi Realty.
Georgia’s East Side Barbecue will serve “classic Southern food like barbecue, hamburgers and hot dogs,” according to Mr. Read More
Steve Kornacki sends in this dark take on the progress of the House’s Iraq War resolution:
As even many House members have pointed out, there is a certain sham quality to the four-day Iraq War debate now underway in the people’s House.
All 434 members (there is now a vacancy, with Tuesday’s death of Read More
If you don’t like the hefty plans for Atlantic Yards, you probably don’t like eminent domain. And if you live in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon or South Carolina, you voted yesterday to limit it. (Too bad Brooklyn isn’t in Georgia.) Read More
The New New Jersey [Luxist]
Backlash to Mayor Bloomberg’s national war on ilegal gun dealers has surfaced in Georgia, where Former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr filed a lawsuit against the mayor today arguing that his crackdown was “careless, willful and clearly illegal.”
Supporters of Mr. Barr’s have suggested the lawsuoit it is about the second amendment, Bloomberg has long Read More
One sign that Arthur Dove: Watercolors, on display at Alexandre Gallery, is a museum-quality exhibition is the fact that the curators have included artifacts: In a pair of vitrines containing objects from the artist’s studio are tubes of paint, jars filled with pigment, brushes, oil-stained pages from an old treatise on color and even Crayola Read More
Maybe Rudy Giuliani just really likes the former Christian Coalition boy-wonder Ralph Reed, finds him the kind of affable guy with whom he can share a cold beer and a chat about “values.” Or maybe he had 2008 in mind when he endorsed Reed’s bid for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia earlier today.
“You can count Read More
In October of 2003, when he was still just an overpaid action hero and a Kennedy-by-marriage, gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger was called to the mat over charges of sexual harassment that allegedly occurred over a 15-year period. No fewer than 16 women who’d known him as a bodybuilder and an actor came forward with stories Read More