Tuesday, March 15, 2011


A 13-year-old boy in Ohio has come up with a brilliant venture, Man-Cans. The kid sells man-scented candles ... such scents as freshly mowed grass, sawdust, fresh leather baseball mitt, and, OF COURSE, bacon. Why didn't I think of this? Well, actually, I had. I just don't know how to add scent to wax. When the kid makes a Troyburger-scented candle, he'll be getting some cash from me. Hmm, I think I just got a whiff of an idea for Sunday's column.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oh great ... the late night talk shows should have fun with this

Apparently the "birther" folks are STILL at it. Unfortunately and embarrassingly, now in my home state. A bill in the General Assembly would make people prove their citizenship in order to appear on the ballot. Obviously, this is targeted at President Obama, whose birth certificate has been revealed, again, verified by the Republican governor of Hawaii AND his birth announcement was printed in both Hawaiian newspapers. In other words, he was obviously born in Africa.

Well, that what this blazing moron in the General Assembly believes. Along with apparently 93 other idiots at the State Capitol. If the bill passes, Gov. Deal, who has dabbled in a little birther movement dealings when not swinging unethical business deals, will no doubt sign it. So make that 94 other idiots at the Capitol. And counting.

Somehow, I just can't see both Honolulu papers printing Obama's birth announcement the week he was born as some big cover-up for a kid born in Africa just in case he someday decided to run for president in the United States. Doesn't pass the common sense test. Not that common sense is necessarily a requirement to serve in Georgia's General Assembly.

If you want to oppose Obama on bailouts, stimulus plans, gays in the military, illegal immigration or whatever else, fine. But drop the silly birther mess. You're embarrassing yourself, and, more importantly, you're embarrassing me as a Georgian.

Please go easy on us, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Dave Letterman, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien. We know not what we do.

Here are the birth announcements, confirmed by the Star-Bulletin and Advertiser in Honolulu, followed by his official birth certificates.