Tag Archives: Atlanta

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Casey and Ryan Dawson

They’re gone now, but, before they left, I had an opportunity to talk with Casey and Ryan Dawson about their decision to pack up, leave Ypsilanti, and recreate themselves on the west coast. What follows is their official exit interview. MARK: How soon after I had you both on the Saturday Six Pack as guests […]

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Maybe Donald Trump isn’t Hitler, but I think he’s got potential

[The above public art piece showed up in Atlanta this past December, shortly after Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”] For the most part, I try not to suggest that anyone – even those whom I truly despise – are, “like Hitler.” As tempting as it might […]

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Building bridges between the people of Ypsilanti and the police, vomiting cheese sticks, southern transplants, the music of Modern Lady Fitness and Blake Elliott, and ‘Two Gays and a Jew’ …on episode 17 of The Saturday Six Pack

There was a lot to like about this last episode of the Saturday Six Pack, which began with an original composition by Modern Lady Fitness that included more obscure, inside references than Glass Onion. [They not only sang about Brigid’s fancy lady parts, which, for some reason, are often a topic of conversation on the […]

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Seeing in the Boston bombing though the filter of preexisting prejudice

I wasn’t going to comment on yesterday’s deadly Boston Marathon bombing until more of the facts were known, but, as I’m sitting here tonight, reading the analysis of folks like Alex Jones, who thinks that it was an inside job perpetrated by the government, and Fox News contributor Erik Rush, who thinks that it’s clearly […]

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Bill Ayers: “The road to the massive cheating scandal in Atlanta runs right through the White House”

Continuing our recent conversation on the misguided work of education reform advocate Michelle “we can test our way to better schools” Rhee, I thought that I’d share this comment, which was sent out yesterday by our friend Bill Ayers in response to news that 27 former educators in the Atlanta public school system had reported […]

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