Ken Edelstein (formerly of Creative Loafing) rants a bit at Atlanta Unsheltered:

The shortest lifespans. The worst crime. The most poorly educated workforce. The nastiest prisons, highest infant mortality and lowest incomes. Now, the South’s politicians are doing everything in their power to ill-prepare the region for the future…

…OK. We admit it, Mr. President. We chose these people to lead us, and there’s no sign that we’re going to stop electing people every bit as reasonable and wise as they are. There is only one conclusion to reach from all this: We Southerners just aren’t competent to run our own affairs. Please, save us; please, send the troops.

Forget those silly tea parties. Georgians need to be having Reconstruction parties.