Atlanta blogs today October 17 2008
— The final debate between Johnny Mac and "that one" is in our rear-view mirror and Amy at Georgia Women Vote agrees with scores of pundits who think J-Mac came across as a pissed-off old codger.
— And Paula at Blog For Democracy has the best, and funniest, analogy I've yet to see. Plus a cool video to bring it home.
— DownRight makes the observation that conservatives are wondering how Obama is managing to pull ahead or pull close in most of the battleground states. One reason is J-Mac has run a bad campaign. But it's also because the media has a man crush on Obama.
— Duane Moody usually writes about his favorite songs of the week on Fridays, and often includes a YouTube video. He's angry because record labels are making YouTube take a lot of the music videos down, which is wrong-headed greed at work. One report I saw talked about a couple who videoed their three-year-old dancing to a song, and posted a 30-second snippet so their friends and family could check it out. The record label claimed the video violated copyrights. Now that's just dumb.
— Speaking of which, Left On Lanier writes about a "pro-life day of silent solidarity" that was allowed in several local high schools this week. Essentially, if you're against abortion, you don't say a word all day. But what if the teacher calls on you to read your English essay to the class?