I had a great ride last night, but the discovery that yet another street on which I drive has had speed humps and stops signs installed has angered me. I am a driver who obeys the laws, and am now being constantly punished by the Government. I am tired of this oppression of motorists’ freedoms and am seriously contemplating getting the fuck out of here. My handful of friends, ITP Estate, and the work I have put into creating WLF, is what is keeping me in Atlanta.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was WAIST. Thought that I had it in two again, but picked the incorrect first letter.

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27 Responses to 2023-03-29

  1. David says:

    Wordle in 2. I won’t share my start word because it matched 3 letters in the correct positions snd a 4th letter in the wrong place. I haven’t had a Wordle in 2 in a wbile but it did cap a highly productive day. I haven’t had one of those in a while either.

  2. steve says:

    Wordle in 3, starting with SATIN. Nice work, David!

    I borrowed one of my cable testers from the office to take home and diagnose my problems in the man cave at home. As I suspected, the cable has been eaten by the armidillo! MF! THIS. MEANS. WAR!

    Debbie is wanting to do some trail work so she can ride over to Bear Creek, so the tractor got PM’d ;ast night and the bush hog is now attached. I told her to stay out of the soft spots, lest she has to do the walk of shame.

    Work will now interrupt the weekend as I have to come in Sunday morning to repair a switch that’s giving us attitude. Oh well.


  3. Though it’s going to be a chilly, and painful (thanks to last night’s effort as well as the return of one of my genetically deficient dermatological problems), I am about to gather my things to do a forty mile Silver Comet ride.

  4. Barb says:

    regarding stop signs, speed humps, other stupid things to slow down traffic – just get used to it. People all drive like crazy fuckers, and its the only way the govt can do anything about it. I’ve been following a City of Marietta where people are not happy about the speeds, but at hte same time don’t want the shit installed to slow cars down. Its pretty entertaining the debate. No one has a good answer.
    My parent’s little residential street has a stop sign now where there never was one before, because people drive way too fast. It isn’t really even a cut thru to anywhere. (and yes, I blow thru it most of the time, because I can’t get used to it being there)

    • David says:

      I agree. The city is about to put two more stop signs on my daily commute to/from my kids school. It just is, nothing to be mad about.

  5. Barb says:

    New mattress is awesome!
    (well, almost anything is awesome compared to the old shit in this house)
    Got a Hybrid one, its a little lighter than all memory foam, I think I like it. My mom says it is too tall, she needs a step stool to get into bed, I tell her it isn’t her bed.
    I got an 16″ frame, then the 14″ mattress. Ours at home is pretty high, so it is the same to me.

    What to do today??? (besides work of course). I think my allergies are different here, Nothing is really blooming yet, but I feel crappy. I think I’ll run to CVS & get something, in case it is a cold coming on. Or, it could be a reaction to all the dust I’ve kicked up rearranging & changing these bedrooms around 😉

  6. steve says:

    All that traffic calming work is a real advantage when you’re on your bike, just sayin’

    • HamWithCam says:

      I agree with you Steve.

      – Allow developers to build four-story apartment/condo buildings on literally every available corner.

      – Significantly more people equals significantly more cars and more traffic.

      – Decrease the capacity of existing roads by ($$ wasting) “traffic calming”. Witness the “planters” on Dekalb Avenue, “bikes lanes” (now only 2 x traffic lanes, so narrow busses have trouble) on Church Street, and newly implemented “mini-traffic circles” (at former 2 x way Stops, with “what the heck do I do?!” 4 x Yield signs) on North Decatur Road west of Emory.

      – More traffic delays, longer commutes, etc.


      Disclaimer: More cars (electric or not), and more roads are not the answer. More public transportation, rapid rail, etc, and making bicycles (and walking) more practical are steps in the right direction.

      73 de JG/HamWithCam

      • Jenka says:

        I drive through the new “traffic circle” at Oakdale and N. Decatur twice a day on my way to and from work, and I can tell you that there is zero change in how people drive through it. People on N. Decatur continue on without stopping and people on Oakdale wait for a break in traffic to dash across. The lack of thought that went into this before implementation ASTOUNDS me.

    • Is it? Speed humps affect cyclists too.

  7. HamWithCam says:

    Paulie Penned Previously:
    “I am a driver who obeys the laws, and am now being constantly punished by the Government. I am tired of this oppression of motorists’ freedoms…”

    Hold that thought.

    Now think “Gun Control…”.
    (Criminals, by very definition, are not going to obey “common sense gun laws”.)

    Me: “We now return to your regularly scheduled programming…”
    Media: “But we have to do… something!”

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    “And since you asked…”
    Here are my suggestions for stopping gun violence.

    1) Eliminate all guns. No exceptions. Whatever you have to do. This would include all private ownership (except for nonfunctional guns in collections), and all guns used for hunting, shooting sports…and Police. Only the military would have guns. Guns are indiscriminate, without regard to intention. As long as there are guns, there will be gun violence. Impact to the 1,000’s of gun and ammunition makers, accessory suppliers and firearms dealers, related jobs and the economy would be collateral damage. Moot.

    2) Eliminate underlying violence.
    Fundamental cultural change has to occur. 1) Eliminate government assistance, and entitlement programs, 2) mandatory military service for all adults, no exceptions, 3) legalize drugs, 4) institute harsh no-tolerance penalties for any violent crimes (guns, knives, etc), 5) increase penalties for all felony crimes, violent crimes get death, non-violent crimes get lifetime military service.

    No guns, no gun violence.
    (Oh, and eliminate all PACs and institute single-term limits for all politicians…..)

    • Barb says:

      That very last line is the most important (& will never happen, but we can still hope)

      • HamWithCam says:

        Amen Barb!
        (“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” H. L. Mencken)

        73 de JG/HamWithCam

  8. Jenka says:

    Guess what happens when you build 50,000 new apartments within a 3 mile radius but don’t update the infrastructure? You deal with the massive influx of traffic with bullshit stop signs and speed bumps. It’s like putting a bandaid over a gushing artery. Fucking Atlanta. A real city would have, I don’t know, public transit?!

    Did any of you watch The Wire? Well, we went to Murphy’s for Date Night (TM) last night and sat at the bar as we usually do. The person sitting next to us was Sonja Sohn, otherwise known as Kima from The Wire. OMG!

  9. steve says:

    Random thoughts on how to get term limits – anyone currently elected will be there under the current “no limit” rules. Once that person resigns, loses the election or otherwise is out, the term limit is in effect. The currently elected folk will never vote for term limits without something like that. And the limit would be 2 terms as senator (12 years) and 6 terms as a congress person (also 12 years). The thought of giving the persident 3 terms to make everbody equal also comes to mind.

  10. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 4 starting with RAISE.

    We’ve got to get the money out of politics. Candidates have to get x number of supporters on petition and then they can access government election funds for a set amount. No tv buys, each candidate gets an equal amount of air time to campaign. No more buying elections, term limits and do away with the pension system for retired office holders. Then they can actually work on issues rather than dialing for dollars to get reelected.

    When I worked in public affairs and managed a PAC, the trading votes for donations wasn’t the least bit subtle.

  11. Am way behind. Currently getting a Mexican lunch after having a beer at Skint Chestnut. Tammy and I rode 45 miles, and she kicked my fucking ass. I could not keep up on the return to the cars.

    • steve says:

      But you got that ass out there. Goal accomplished.

      I might be able to do that distance on the Comet, but not on roads- I don’t think.

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