Via the AJC: House Bill 60, which passed in the final hours of this year’s legislative session, allows Georgians to legally carry firearms in a wide range of new places, including schools, bars, churches and government buildings. A recent analysis also said it could let felons use the state’s “stand your ground” rules to claim self-defense if […]Read more "Georgia’s insane gun bill becomes law"
I have a bad feeling that Paul Broun is going to come away with the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2014. That may be good news for presumptive Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn, but potentially bad news for Georgia, Democrats think a Broun win could catapult them to an upset, noting how voters in […]Read more "Paul squared spells embarrassment for Georgia"
Actually, Paul Broun would be even worse. Regardless, our next senator is likely to be an embarrassment. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) told colleagues on the House floor on Tuesday that young boys and girls should take classes on traditional gender roles in a marriage because there are some things fathers do “maybe a little bit […]Read more "Our next senator?"
The Economist reports on the moronic conspiracy theories who are driving GOP opposition to the one-cent sales tax for the next ten years to fund transportation projects. It also raises an insane question: are Atlanta’s Democratic mayor, Kasim Reed, and Republican attorney-general, Sam Olens, both agents of the United Nations determined to advance the cause of one-world […]Read more "Ga. a global punchline, thanks to Cobb Republicans"
A new report measuring states on the strength of their laws on public corruption and government openness ranks Georgia last in the nation, a grade state officials dismissed as a biased hit job. The report, released today, scored states on 330 “corruption risk indicators” including open records law, campaign finance rules, and auditing and budgeting […]Read more "Ga. last in ethics; pols blame the messenger"
Guns on college campuses and polling places? No problem. Brought to you by the buffoons in Georgia’s General Assembly.Read more "What the NRA wants, the NRA gets"
A copy of the Ten Commandments could be posted in all Georgia government buildings and schools under a bill passed unanimously Tuesday by House lawmakers. Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, is seeking to expand a 2006 law that already permits the passage from the Old Testament to be displayed in judicial buildings and courthouses when accompanied […]Read more "Thou shalt not waste time w/ symbolic legislation"
Georgia’s worst governor ever? Hard to say, but Sonny Perdue was definitely the worst in my lifetime. It turns out even the most conservative attendance prediction for the Go Fish Georgia Education Center in Perry was too ambitious. The Telegraph of Macon reports the center drew only 15,000 visitors in its first 12 months of […]Read more "Georgia’s greatest scam revisited"
Mississippi, unsurprisingly, is the most conservative, followed by Utah, Wyoming and, drumroll, Alabama.Read more "Georgia surprisingly not among 10 most conservative states"
Having already subsidized a fishing museum in former Gov. H. Dumpty’s backyard the state of Georgia is now helping fund a unnecessary new football stadium for the Falcons and its billionaire owner. This month, [Gov. Nathan] Deal included $15 million in his proposed 2012 budget for the GWCC Authority to purchase the old Herndon Homes […]Read more "State budget finds room for fishing ponds, football stadiums"
So I learned tonight there is a Baconton, GA, located in the southwest corner of the state. The town of 804 was the birthplace of the paper-shell pecan industry. Georgia is also the home of Climax, Cumming, Fruitland, Enigma and Jinks (but no Zoinks).Read more "It came from Georgia"
The question before a three-judge panel for the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta Thursday is whether Georgia’s prohibition on firearms in places of worship conflicts with the promise of religious freedom in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. GeorgiaCarry.org, which brought the initial lawsuit, believes religious institutions, not Georgia law, should […]Read more "In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Gun"
Watching Michael Moore and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello on Bill Maher’s show reminded me how alike the fringes are. Left and right, they share a victim’s mentality, along with an inflated sense of their own importance. The sky is always falling, and they never let facts get in the way of a […]Read more "Hyperbole is what ails America"
No pride in being a Georgian tonight. Troy Davis executed for MacPhail murderRead more "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, sayeth the Lord"
It’s impossible to defend the appointment of a bigot like Phil Kent to the newly created Immigration Enforcement Review Board , and Gov. Nathan Deal, interviewed by 11 Alive’s Doug Richards, doesn’t even try. Asked whether Kent’ views on multiculturalism (he’s called Barack Obama “a dangerous, anti-white multiculturalist” and claims that Obama’s success in attracting support from […]Read more "Crooked governor defends appointment of bigoted plagiarist"