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Georgia’s insane gun bill becomes law

April 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

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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 [...]

Paul squared spells embarrassment for Georgia

August 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

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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 [...]

Our next senator?

June 19, 2013 // 1 Comment

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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 [...]

Ga. last in ethics; pols blame the messenger

March 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

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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 [...]

Georgia’s greatest scam revisited

February 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

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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 [...]

It came from Georgia

October 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

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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 [...]

Hyperbole is what ails America

September 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

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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. [...]
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