So what’cha up to this weekend?

I know that some of the BFD faithful have lit off to NOLA for ElectionPalooza, their friends can follow the debauchery and tall tales via Twitter, Facebook and likely a few texts. Someday I hope to join in the fun, hum maybe 2012.

Tomorrow morning ( Saturday) I’ll be attending the Cobb County Democratic Parties’ monthly saturday breakfast. No telling who will show up and just how cranky everyone will be. But I’ll haul my butt out of bed anyway to attend.

What: Cobb County Democratic Party monthly breakfast

When: Every second saturday ( except December)  November’s breakfast held Saturday 11-13

Time: 9:00 am -10:30 ish

Where: Piccadilly Cafeteria, 536 Cobb Parkway in Marietta just south of US HWY 41 and the South 120 Loop.

Given that the weather is looking quite delightful,  maybe a trip up to Cleveland GA to the Corn Maze would be fun.

As most of you know, I’m not a huge fan of nature and the outdoors, but Georgia has many amazing State Parks, I’d recommend a trip to FDR’s Little White House.

Our 32n’d President was an amazing man, I’ve often drawn strength from his triumph and struggles. Speeches he gave in the 30’s resonate today. Think things are bad now…just imagine what Georgia was like during the 30’s!

Here is an excerpt from the now-famous Madison Square Garden address of October 31, 1936.

““We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace — business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. … Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me. And I welcome their hatred!”

I’m not at all interested in “W” new book, but I’d certainly read just about any book about FDR or Eleanor Roosevelt!

Enjoy the weekend!


15 Responses to Weekend Open Thread

  1. JMPrince says:

    Geez, if you liked that, you’ll love this. Because no one mentions medieval Florentine economics anymore:
    “The “Current Housing Recession is Rivaling the Great Depression’s Real Estate Downturn [and] Will Easily Eclipse It In the Coming Months”

    This quoting directly a Zillow RE report here:

    It’s there if you look for it, and yes ATL is prominently featured here too. JMP

  2. JMPrince says:

    “At the Root of the Crisis We Find the Largest Financial Swindle in World History”, Where “Counterfeit” Mortgages Were “Laundered” by the Banks: by James (Jamie) K. Galbraith

    Really required reading. JMP

  3. JMP says:

    On immigration (as with health care) the Canadians just do it better somehow:
    “Defying Trend, Canada Lures More Migrants”

  4. JMP says:

    Thanks Trevor, I’ll be trying to make the Cobb breakfast. As for the Bartow meeting, it’s usually that mad little man ranting on about economics and ever doting on his hopeless candidates. Endlessly. But you’re always welcome to join us.

    I know nothing about any ‘election palooza’ in NOLA, but y’all need to know where to put the decon station down there too.

    On slightly less happier but more predictable notes; Notable Obits suitable for the age too:

    [Via the Indy]: “Henryk Gorecki: Modernist composer who enjoyed crossover success with the million-selling ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'”


  5. Trevor Southerland says:

    See ya in Marietta tomorrow morning.

    Bartow County Dems are Monday night at the IHOP in Cartersville, 7 pm. I probably won’t be able to make it, but despite being a Cobb County resident the Bartow meeting is closer to my house.

  6. griftdrift says:

    The had the phone booth reserved….then a 4th person showed up

  7. Jules says:

    Thanks Grift! I owe you a beer for that!

    @JenB, it’s surprisingly difficult to find a breakfast place that will agree to accommodate 3 or 75, be centrally located in the county, allow microphones & amplification, endless speeches and oh it can’t cost more than $8.00.

    • Jen B. says:

      One day, I will come to this monthly breakfast mtg. But so far, I have been unable to drag myself out of bed before 9am on a Saturday.

    • Stefan says:

      that’s silly. I reject your assumption that it needs to be a breakfast place. Just make it an early lunch and make it bbq. done.

      • Jules says:

        @Stefan, well it’s a firm tradition… tried to start a couple happy hours and no one showed up much for those. Sigh.

  8. griftdrift says:

    Yes…….and Jules

  9. Jen B. says:

    Piccadilly Cafeteria – Is Cobb Dems full of old people?