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“Chaos” born of the rule of law?

The view from Stone Mountain of Georgia

To hear the wailing of “Big Agriculture” on the shortage of peach-picking hands in the Peach State, all was peachy in Georgia before Governor Nathan Deal signed its Arizona-style, illegal immigration-enforcement law last month.

Political Insider wailing from the state’s newspaper of record suggest that heretofore cautiously conservative Republicans lost their traditional fear of “chaos” and  “disregard[ed]… the economic effects of the law” they passed last April on a mostly party-line vote.

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The post-Vernal Equinox view of all things legal, political and sporting from Stone Mountain of Georgia, co-starring Cockstradamus from The Azores…

First, sporting antidotes to the Obama Recession at War

John Calipari, Kentucky’s junior college-transfer genius, prevailed over Ohio State upperclassmen in the defining game of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  Clearly, the Wildcats will prevail in the Final Four, but will it be Arizona or Kentucky? Cockstradamus says…Arizona. (We picked the Buckeyes three months ago, and on our bracket, to win the national championship, before this loss.)

As a card-carrying member of the dead-tree media and USC alumnus, I have tri-annually received the Fighting Gamecocks’ baseball, football and men’s basketball media guides for the past two decades. I now hold in my hands memorialized proof of the end of the 1801 Chicken Curse.

For the first time, a media guide celebrates the previous year’s National Championship won by a Fighting Gamecock’s team.  South Carolina defeated UCLA in last year’s College World Series. This weekend the now 4th-ranked Gamecocks lead the current #1-ranked Florida Gators, 1-0 in a crucial early-season 3-game SEC series.

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