Real Life in the Real South

By: Harriette on January 27, 2006 - 3:23pm - Add new comment

What if you are an American citizen?

What if you are just any American citizen wanting to live independently and responsibly raising and growing food for your family?

What if you own, say, a flock of 12 chickens?

What if the government mandated you report to them about your chickens?

What if you had to tell them:

Your name, your address, your Global Positioning System Coordinate as well as the latitude and longitude for your address?

How many chickens you own, where and how you acquired them and your purpose for owning them?

How they are housed?

How they are managed?

By: Harriette on January 23, 2006 - 7:31pm - Add new comment

Why did the chicken cross the road?

So its owner would have to file a report to the government and tell them why.

Under the USDA’s proposed mandatory NAIS program any American owning an animal other than a cat or a dog would have to that very thing.

What’s NAIS, you ask?

It’s the National Animal Identification System – better known as the government’s attempts to GPS the animals owned by American

By: Harriette on January 21, 2006 - 2:02pm - Add new comment

Think emiment domain isn't for real? Check out this article at and think again.

How would you react if the government decided that your land and your home would better serve "the community" as something other than your home and then they sought to seize it?

Harriette K. Jacobs
South of the Gnat Line

By: Harriette on January 15, 2006 - 8:21pm - Add new comment

Aren't we proud of this "well intentioned" school project?

Y'all will be relieved to know that the teacher will unlikely suffer from any disciplinary action.

Is it any wonder that ABC's 20/20 felt led to air its show this past Friday night, "Stupid in America"?

Heavens to Mergatroid...

Harriette Jacobs
South of the Gnat Line

By: Harriette on December 27, 2005 - 11:25pm - Add new comment

Happy New Year 2006.

By: Harriette on December 14, 2005 - 4:05pm - Add new comment

If you go looking, you'll find it - about as much negative as you can stand for a Wednesday. And I just had to go looking:

First, among my many favorite news making headlines, start here.

Then, try here or even here.

But I must admit, this one is really low, even for Atlanta.

By: Harriette on December 10, 2005 - 12:50pm - Add new comment

With all the recent oil hype and gas prices roller coastering, we've been inundated with the latest trend of "hybrid" vehicles throughout the media world.

Just when you think you've heard it all...

I was watching the Saturday morning edition of NBC's Today Show this morning. It was the usual mix of Christmas and Holiday "how to do it all", when my ears perked up upon hearing the anchor mention something about the latest trend in this year's pet giving: "Hybrid Dogs".

By: Harriette on November 27, 2005 - 8:04pm - Add new comment

Here's an interesting read from the New York Times; never underestimate the power of the green, even at the expense of an athlete's true educational future. Just what does this say about the hidden agenda of some colleges?

Harriette Jacobs
South of the Gnat Line

By: Harriette on November 15, 2005 - 11:54am - Add new comment

I thought that would get your attention.

So did Berkley High.

It seems they have a new club this year and have included the details in their school to home email newsletter:

" e-mail from Berkeley High. The news was contained in the Student Daily Bulletin.

.... having sex?

By: Harriette on November 7, 2005 - 10:25am - Add new comment

Here is yet another article published in "The Washington Post" about everything except "academics" that continues to go on in public schools:

The article leads with this opening statement:

"Perhaps the most shocking thing about students having sex in a high school auditorium was that other students didn't find it very shocking at all."....

Where are the school administrators and teachers who are paid to tea

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