The Tea Party continues to be a topic of conversation. Wiht Rand Paul winning the CPAC straw poll it will continue. Atlanta Stadium comes up for a vote today. Todd Rehm on the Georgia Legislature. What will be the unexpected issue be? And for fun, Sugar Hill (and other cities around the country with "sugar" in them) is offered $4.7 million to change the name of its town to SugarDaddies.com.
The Ga GOP race for Chairman is heating up and the speaker list is being revealed. What does the grassroots think? Then, the Governor strikes back at the NAACP that, frankly, insulted him. No other way to put it. The Ryan Budget is interesting on many levels. And, should UPS and FedEx be responsible for the contents of what they ship? If so, should the Post Office be included?
Today is Crossover Day Under the Gold Dome. Tim and I will pick winners and losers in this battle and then we can check our record tomorrow. Then, we'll talk the DeKalb County School Board resignation and what that means going forward. And a big day for the Feds. Votes and Committee meetings on the Sequester and on the Continuing Resolution and Mr. Paul goes to Washington and for geeks like me, I loved it. And what's happening with the Papal Conclave.
It's almost Crossover Day in the Georgia General Assembly, we'll talk to Sen. David Shafer. There's still a lot of misinformation on Georgia Power and the cost overruns at Plant Vogtle. Who's right? FAMU hazing folks had their charges changed in the beating death of Mr. Champion. What does this mean and what is the culture? Finally for fun, why are we not sleeping? Dr. Michael Thorpy did a study of the most sleepless cities. Savannah in the top 10...must be all the ghosts. I think Athens and Gainesville ought to be there, too.
Today is the final day before the sequester. Rep. Tom Price and Sen. Marco Rubio collaborate on a solution, they say there are 45 billion in "unspent" allocations that would off set all the cuts. AG Sam Olens on Section 5 and the SCOTUS. Catholics around the world will say farewell to the Pope--last day for the Pope Emeritas. And for fun -- Titanic II?
Gov. Deal acted on the DeKalb County Schools issue, but it's not the only consolidation that's happening. And the Ethics bill was finally voted on in the House. We'll check in with new State Rep. Timothy Barr. Sequestration is ticking down and we're not sure where the Congress stands. My guess is they will let it roll. And a Dalton man is running across the country to raise awareness on Alzheimer's Disease.
How will the Sequester effect Georgia? Daytona 500 made history in a couple of ways. Danica Patrick at the pole position and a horrific crash. Will the PC'ers try to change NASCAR? DeKalb Schools will hear from the Governor today. Already heard from Judge Story on Friday. And I watched a little of the Oscars. Disappointed the 5 Bonds didn't show, but wasn't Shirley Bassi great!
There are 3 big things happening on our radar today. First the Andrea Sniderman case. She's the one who hired out to have her husband killed, allegedly. Then juxtapose that with the Oscar Pistorius case, which is falling apart for the prosecution. Why do these high profile cases look so difficult. Then, Tim and I are going to have some fun with the Braves and their upcoming season. Finally, Rep. Emory Dunahoo will check in with us on Ethics on the Republican side and we'll have Sen. Lester Jackson later in the program to rebut. And it's Oscar weekend, not Pistorius, but Academy Awards.
I've had, shall we say, a challenge over the last two days on the blog. Technology is great, but when there's a glitch and I can't fix typos, that's a problem. It's all good now and thank you to our listeners and colleagues for helping me out. Now to the 3 BIG THINGS you need to know today: Mike Adams is honored and looks back at his tenure at UGA and looks ahead. Rep. Alan Powell talks about how to avoid a two front water war. And things heat up in the sequestration debate. For fun, we'll look at the possibility of a future Olympics in Atlanta.
It's US Senate musical chairs since the announcement by Sen. Saxby Chambliss that he's not seeking re-election. The one indicator that this seat is in play from a Democrat perspective is the President is coming again in May to Atlanta. Keep watching. Tim and I had some interesting conversations with potential candidates this weekend. There are two executions scheduled in Georgia this month and the libs and the international press are already talking about it. And, leave it to Rep. David Scott to complicate things. He wants to have congressional hearings on the Triumph Cruise Ship Debacle. Is this really the role of Congress.