Atlanta blogs today: Friday the 13th July 13 2007

Jim Marshall and John Barrow voted against the House’s resolution to surrender in Iraq.

— Erick at Peach Pundit on yesterday's House vote to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by April 1, 2008. Marshall and Barrow are two of only 10 Democrats to vote against the bill.

If opposing President Bush's war policy is surrender, I wonder what word he'd choose to describe years of congressional support for White House decisions that have unleashed chaos in Iraq while failing to weaken al-Qaeda or reduce the overall threat of terrorism.


If it were up to me, I’d arrest and prosecute David McDade for a violation of O.C.G.A. 16-12-100, distribution of child pornography. And then guess what? He’d fall under O.C.G.A. 42-1-12 and have to register as a sex offender.

— Audacity criticizes Douglas County prosecutor David McDade's distribution of a video depicting then-17-year-old Genarlow Wilson having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl. On Wednesday, the federal prosecutors' office in Atlanta called the tape child pornography and McDade's distribution of it illegal.


Having's not holding but an open hand . . .

— Atlanta Poets Group celebrates Friday the 13th with a poem by English poet John Clare, who was born on July 13, 1793.