Archive for June, 2013

Rep. Bonner voted against 2006 renewal of Voting Rights Act

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 28, 2013

Editor’s note: I live in Georgia, but I’m from Alabama. I married a beautiful Alabama gal, and graduated from the University of Alabama in 2005. I have roots there and care about its future. The University of Alabama System’s new lobbyist, Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, was one of only two Alabama congressman to vote against […]

Georgia Tech grad’s idea for the world’s first “International Quarantine Facility”

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2013

This is just fascinating. “Portmanteau” is an homage to famous architect, and homegrown talent, John C. Portman. Dragon*Con attendees will know his work well. He designed the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. It’s the one with that soaring interior that you gawk at drunkenly at 2 a.m. Portman’s fingerprints can be found all over Atlanta. This was […]

Sign ratings

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2013

You hang them, I rank them. I have a degree in signology.

Sangria time

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 22, 2013

Living it up at Raging Burrito. Took this one at Leon’s last night. Patriots on Ponce.  

Mighty beautiful day in Decatur.

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 22, 2013

Mighty fine, mighty fine.

Gonna Be Ugly When This Hits Al.com

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 22, 2013

No dice

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 21, 2013

Editor’s note: I live in Georgia, but I’m from Alabama. I married a beautiful Alabama gal, and graduated from the University of Alabama in 2005. I have roots there and care about its future. I frankly can’t decide what’s more embarrassing for Mobile, Ala.: A convicted felon, Stephen Nodine, considering a run for Rep. Jo […]

re:loom project news

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 20, 2013

A few weeks ago I told you about a Decatur, Ga. nonprofit called re:loom. re:loom helps adults transition out of homelessness by giving them full time jobs with benefits, like vacation and health insurance. It’s a project developed by the nonprofit Initiative for Affordable Housing. Proceeds from sales of re:loom products go back into the […]

Off-the-grid living: your guide

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 19, 2013

Americans aren’t really into sharing things with the government. Most of our time is spent avoiding things like red tape, taxes and the draft. So how did we feel when a British newspaper told us Uncle Sam makes a habit of perusing our phone records? With our typical measured restraint, devoid of any hyperbole or […]

Twain’s offers all of the above

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 18, 2013

There are important places in Decatur where the unimportant gather. Twain’s exists for this reason. It’s my little chapel Church Street. I can walk there in 15 minutes and ride my bike there in 7. The patio has wooden lattice overhead and vines grow thick there in the summer. The menu items are homage to […]

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