Don’t Stare. The B-1 Sorties. Goodbye Bobby Dodd.
It has been thirty-eight years since it last happened. As children, some of our smarter teachers took us outside and helped us experience this in a safe way as we wondered how we were seeing the Moon in broad daylight. On August 21 millions of people across the United States will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. The event where the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun shimmers in the darkened sky. The eclipse swipes a path from the Pacific Northwest and sweeps southeast all the way to South Carolina. For the northern Atlanta area, there may be a very short window somewhere around 2:35pm (I am sure our spot-on weather forecasters will update us as we get closer to August 21). It will be a very quick peek as the shadow of the moon passes quickly at 1,800 miles per hour, twice the speed of sound. Richie, as discussed, try not to observe this using your binoculars.
The moron North Korean ‘leader’, a.k.a. Kim Jong Un, is at it again with his launching of two ICBM’s last week. I may be overthinking this but you would think that Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis has had about enough. Yes, he has been told to stand down and let détente run it’s course, but something tells me that our SeCDef is ready to move forward with eliminating North Korea’s ability to even launch a bottle rocket. He directed two U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers to fly over the North Korean peninsula….maybe as a warning or probably as a pre-emptive training run for what B-1’s will do to the North Korean landscape. The B-1 carries the largest payload of guided munitions of any bomber, handles like a fighter jet, and has the ability to fly at Mach 2, twice the speed of sound. The B-1’s advanced radar systems can track moving vehicles (think missile transport vehicles) and carries an incredible payload of 82 conventional bombs or 24 joint direct attack munitions, allowing the bombs to attack a specific target like a nuclear power plant. Is it time to make this happen?
From one of America’s oldest sports stadiums to one of newest. Yes, it is time for Atlanta United to move on the new Mercedes Benz stadium after going 6-2-1 at Bobby Dodd stadium. Kudos to the Atlanta United staff, who had to pivot quickly when the Mercedes Benz stadium delays were announced. Their efforts led to sellouts at all games and a loud and vociferous atmosphere that all us hope can be replicated at their new digs. Let’s not forget Mr. Arthur Blank, who had the foresight to invest in a Major League Soccer franchise and just as importantly hire Darren Eales, who has used his experience and skill set to manage through the dynamics of starting a new franchise. Unite and Conquer Atlanta United!
Adios and Have a Funday Sunday…..only four days until the first NFL preseason game!!