Just can’t help cracking up over and over about the idea of “Two Dope Boyz in a Cadillac” being carved on Stone Mountain. But that’s probably because I’ve always thought the mountain itself was a bit absurd–the giant piece of granite outcropping that’s just sort of there like a divine practical joke–and the carving on the side even more so. If not an Outkast carving, maybe the most appropriate image should be of another Atlanta-based rapper, Ludacris.
Here are some midday news/views treats, mostly not from the Dirty South:
* In least surprising vote ever, Senate Republicans reject amendment to No Child Left Behind reauthorization that would create climate change education program.
* Al Gore very unhappy with Barack Obama for allowing exploratory oil and gas drilling in the Arctic.
* At National Journal, Nora Caplan-Bricker examines the bro-centric nature of Rand Paul’s base of support.
* Germany’s central role in crushing Greece in debt conflict bringing back some unpleasant Teutonic stereotypes.
* At the Plum Line, Paul Waldman argues that Scott Walker’s gratuitious support for the old right-wing chestnut of drug testing food stamp recipients shows him as too overtly mean to become president.
And in non-political news:
* As always, Steve Spurrier the unrivalled star of SEC Media Days.
As we break for lunch, here’s more from Denise Lasalle, probably her biggest hit: “Trapped By a Thing Called Love.”