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  • Smoking Sucks! 6 States That Need to Change Their Tobacco Laws

    08/25/2016 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Drango · 31 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | Aug 21 '16 | Megan Elliott
    By now, there’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that smoking is dangerous both to smokers and those around them, though that doesn’t stop 40 million American adults from lighting up almost every day. Banning cigarettes outright might encourage people to kick the habit, but a blanket prohibition on smoking seems unlikely to happen any time soon. Rather than focusing on banning cigarettes themselves, states (along with cities and the federal government) have passed various tobacco laws making it more difficult for people to smoke. They’ve raised taxes on tobacco, banned smoking in many public and private spaces, and required warning...
  • CNN's Charles Blow: Trump 'Bigotry' Is 'Urinating on' Blacks, 'Telling Them to Dance in the Rain'

    08/24/2016 1:57:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 24, 2016 2:30 PM | Brad Wilmouth
    CNN's Charles Blow: Trump 'Bigotry' Is 'Urinating on' Blacks, 'Telling to Dance in the Rain' By Brad Wilmouth | August 24, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT Appearing as a panel member on Wednesday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow ranted about Donald Trump's recent appeals to black voters as being "the most horrible type of bigotry," as he hyperbolically asserted that "It is the kind of bigotry that says, 'I will knock you down while I pretend to pick you up.' It says that 'I am not talking to you, I'm talking to...
  • The terrifying moment a woman bystander is caught in the crossfire of terrifying machine gun [tr]

    08/24/2016 10:02:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Staff
    A woman was shot in the shoulder at an Atlanta gas station on Sunday night as two men opened fire at each other with machine guns. The terrifying incident occurred at the Texaco gas station on Lee Street in Jonesboro around 8.30pm.
  • Carter says presidential candidates are 'quite unpopular'

    08/22/2016 8:33:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 22, 2016 7:13 PM EDT | Adrian Sainz
    Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that both major presidential candidates are “quite unpopular,” but he knows who’s more qualified and he’s voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. The 91-year-old Carter spoke with The Associated Press on the site of a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Memphis. Carter, considered a worldwide ambassador for Habitat for Humanity, said he doesn’t like to advocate for particular issues because he works equally with Republicans, Democrats and people of many religious beliefs in his role with the home building charity. But he did say that “everybody knows that I’m a Democrat, and...
  • Georgia Conservatives and Tea Party Members Must Not Be Fooled by CAIR

    08/21/2016 1:09:24 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 21 Aug 16 | Christopher W. Holton
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been tied to HAMAS, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. CAIR has also been named a terrorist organization itself by US ally the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the fact that it is a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, the granddaddy of all modern Sunni Jihadist organizations. Now, CAIR is conducting “outreach” to conservative groups and a major Tea Party organization in the state of Georgia. In view of this development, we thought it important to detail CAIR’s disturbing history, members, officers and ties ahead of more of its “outreach” efforts in...
  • Georgia now a battleground state.

    08/18/2016 2:04:33 PM PDT · by wyowolf · 217 replies
    ATLANTA - A new poll conducted for FOX 5 shows Georgia has become a battleground state in the race for President, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied. The FOX 5 poll conducted by Opinion Savvy shows Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump tied at 43 percent.
  • Are we watching the demise of the Solid South?

    08/17/2016 1:06:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Election Projection ^ | August 17, 2016 | Scott Elliott
    Over the last 30 years or so, one aspect of presidential elections has been pretty consistent. The GOP nominee usually doesn’t have to break a sweat to carry the southern states. From 1980 through 2004, with two notable exceptions – Jimmy Carter’s home state of Georgia in 1980 and a few states during southern-boy Bill Clinton’s two runs – Republicans enjoyed complete dominance in the swath of states from Virginia to Texas That may be changing. This year’s battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is unusual to say the least. Not in my lifetime have two candidates with unfavorables...
  • Woman, 67, charged with shooting teen in Macon

    08/16/2016 12:08:59 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/15/2016 | Wayne Crenshaw
    A 67-year-old woman was charged Sunday in connection with a shooting that seriously wounded a teenager. Delores Gibson-Council was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting a 14-year-old male Saturday night. She is being held in the Bibb County jail and bond has not been set.The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. in the 3400 block of Flamingo Drive, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office release. According to the release, Gibson-Council stated that she was traveling on Flamingo Drive when she encountered a group of juveniles in the roadway. She said she blew her horn, and the victim came...
  • LGBTQQIAA Students Get Their Own School In Georgia

    08/16/2016 10:19:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 84 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/16/16 | Peter Hasson
    A private school in Atlanta, Georgia dedicated to serving as a safe space for LGBTQQIAA students has officially started holding classes, CBS News reports. Pride School Atlanta is open to students ages 5-18, the school’s website states. The school’s stated mission “is to provide LGBTQQIAA* students, families and educators a safe, fun and rigorous learning environment free of homophobia and transphobia — a place that honors their identities so they can be themselves, find themselves, and find friends and mentors who can help them navigate the
  • Suspect in Georgia police officer killing captured

    08/15/2016 12:15:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    WALB, ABC/NBC News 10, Albany GA ^ | Monday, August 15th 2016, 7:11 am EDT | WALB News Team
    Officials confirm the man wanted for fatally shooting a Georgia police officer is in custody. Royheem Delshawn Deeds, 24, was captured in north Florida overnight. He was booked into the Nassau County Jail just before 3 a.m., according to an inmate search with the Nassau County Sheriff's Office. Deeds was wanted for murder in the shooting death of 31-year-old Officer Tim Smith in Eastman on Saturday, the GBI released in a statement Sunday. …
  • Authorities: Man accused of killing Georgia police officer arrested

    08/15/2016 9:22:40 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/15/2016 | Staff
    <p>MCRAE, Ga. — Authorities in south Georgia say a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer has been arrested.</p> <p>The Telfair County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on its website that 24-year-old Royheem Delshawn Deeds was in custody. The website of the Nassau County Sheriff's Office in Florida says Deeds was booked into jail just before 3 a.m. Monday.</p>
  • Georgia officer shot dead while responding to call

    08/14/2016 6:06:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2016 | By Eliott C. McLaughlin and Khushbu Shah
    (CNN) — State police have named a suspect -- 24-year-old Royheem Deeds -- in the shooting death of a central Georgia police officer. They said Deeds is considered armed and dangerous. About 9:30 p.m. Saturday, officer Tim Smith responded to a Dodge County 911 call reporting a suspicious person at an intersection in Eastman, a town of 5,000 about an hour's drive southeast of Macon.
  • Breitbart/Gravis Poll: Virtual Tie in Georgia, Trump 45% to Clinton 44%

    08/12/2016 12:43:37 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 33 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 08/12/2016 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, holds a 1-point lead over Democrat Hillary R. Clinton in Georgia, according to a Breitbart/Gravis poll conducted Aug. 4 through Aug. 8 of 1,604 registered voters in that state. “Trump is in a precarious position,” said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Marketing, the Florida-based firm that executed the poll for Breitbart News. The New York City developer leads the former first lady 45 percent to 44 percent in the poll, he said. The poll was conducted using automated phone calls with online responses and carries a 2.5 percent margin of...
  • Georgia’s GOP Governor Helps Illegals By Giving Them Drivers’ Licenses

    08/11/2016 3:04:49 AM PDT · by Dacula · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-10-16 | D A King
    Officials in the Republican-controlled state of Georgia have quietly agreed to provide drivers’ licenses to a group of illegals who have already lost court pleas against deportation. The plaintiffs, most of whom are unnamed in court documents, are due for deportation but are appealing to the courts for permission to stay. Pending any final legal decision — which could be years away — the illegals can now use their Georgia drivers licenses and ID cards ...
  • Three arrested in attack on Lone Oak woman

    08/10/2016 5:40:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 59 replies
    Newnan Times-Herald ^ | 8/9/2016 | Clay Neely
    Three men – two of them residents of Grantville – have been arrested for the attack last week that sent 83-year-old Dorothy Dow to Grady Hospital’s burn unit.The Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office announced the three arrests on Tuesday night just after 9 p.m.Senior fights for life after home invasion​An elderly woman is fighting for her life after a violent home-invasion robbery.​Sheriff vows to arrest attackers who beat, burned, robbed elderly womanUpdate on Dot Dow case Arrested were Justin Peirce Grady, 38, and Cortavious Deshun Heard, 18, of Grantville; and Shanquavious Keontrell Cameron, 17, of Hogansville.Grady and Heard, former employees at...
  • Is Georgia Becoming A Battleground State?

    08/07/2016 5:32:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies
    538 ^ | AUG 5, 2016 | Harry Enten
    Hillary Clinton is riding high in the polls. How high? A poll released by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday found Clinton leading Trump in Georgia, 41 percent to 38 percent. That follows other Georgia polls published this week also showing a close race in the Peach State. A Democratic presidential nominee hasn’t carried Georgia since 1992. So how big a deal is it that Clinton could win Georgia?
  • Busted! Crooked Media Plays With Polling Numbers To Pretend Georgia Is Hillary Country

    08/05/2016 3:00:21 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/5/16 | Jim Hoft
    Another day – another blatant example of the media manipulating polls to discourage Trump voters. Reuters was caught red-handed changing poll results to erase a Trump lead last week. Now the Atlanta Journal Constitution does the same pretending that Hillary is going to win Georgia. Polling firms contact registered voters. The number of voters who answer the phone and agree to the survey are put into a number called the “unweighted base.” The polling firm then applies their own “formula” based on who they think is going to vote. In the example below, 278 Republicans in Georgia answered the phone...
  • Poll: Clinton leads Trump in red state Georgia

    08/05/2016 1:16:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | David Wright
    Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in a surprising new poll of Georgia, edging the Republican nominee 44% to 40% among registered voters in the deep red state. The Atlanta Journal Constitution poll, released Friday, showed Clinton with a 4-point lead over Trump, excluding third-party candidates. The Democratic nominee retains an advantage, 41% to 38%, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein included in the survey. Johnson pulls 11% support, while Stein garners 2%.
  • AJC poll: Hillary Clinton has slim lead over Donald Trump in Georgia

    08/05/2016 5:22:45 AM PDT · by Tau Food · 67 replies
    Democrat Hillary Clinton has built a slim lead over Donald Trump in Georgia after one of the worst weeks of the Republican’s campaign, and the Libertarian presidential ticket cracked double-digits, according to a new Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll. The poll released Friday shows Clinton at 44 percent and Trump at 40 percent, within the poll’s margin of error. It is the latest showing a close race between the two candidates in Georgia, a state that has voted for the GOP nominee since 1996.
  • Electoral College Elector Vows Not To Vote For Trump (in Georgia)

    08/03/2016 5:03:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/03/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Georgia is one of 21 states that does not require its electors on the Electoral College to abide by the popular vote results in the states, and Georgia elector Baoky Vu is pledging not to give his vote to Republican nominee Donald Trump. Vu is a longtime GOP activist who released a statement Wednesday that said, “This is the Republican Party of Lincoln and Reagan and Romney and Ryan, not the Party of Donald Trump.”
  • Police sergeant fired for having a Confederate flag in front of her house

    08/03/2016 1:38:47 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2016 | Sarah Larimer
    The complaint came in July, from a man who said he drove by a Georgia home and spotted the flag flying out front. It was a Confederate flag, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, and a Roswell Police Department officer lived at the home. “It is very difficult to explain to my daughter that we should trust our police,” the man wrote in an email, according to the newspaper. “But in the same sentiment if I were to ever be pulled over or some situation where my family needs the police to protect and serve, my first thought/fear is that it may...
  • Tight Republican race for Missouri governor attracting high voter turnout

    08/02/2016 4:49:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    KMOV ^ | August 2, 2016 | Timothy Godfrey
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - The tight Republican race for governor will become a little clearer after today as voters head to the polls for Missouri’s primary elections. Some are calling this the tightest Republican governor race in the state in two decades. All four candidates have spent a combined $22 million campaigning. But even after all of the work, the race does not appear to have a clear-cut leader. The candidates include businessman John Brunner, Navy Seal and non-profit CEO Eric Greitens, former Speaker of the House Catherine Hanaway, and current Liuetenant Governor Peter Kinder. All four candidates have...
  • Obama in Atlanta MONDAY

    07/31/2016 12:30:59 PM PDT · by Broker · 18 replies
    AJC (Atlanta Journal & Constipation) ^ | July 31, 20016 | Greg Bluestein
    The only public event on his schedule is an address to the 95th National Convention of Disabled American Veterans at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. A White House official said the speech will discuss “how we can ensure our veterans receive the benefits they have earned, as well as continue expanding opportunities for our service members, veterans, and their families.” Behind closed doors, Obama will attend an afternoon fundraiser held at the home of business executive Andy Prozes, the former CEO of LexisNexis Group, and Laura Heery, an architect and strategist. (A cool $33,400 to the Clinton campaign gets...
  • Islam protest at GA capitol today 4-18-16 [live thread]

    04/18/2016 5:14:20 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 29 replies
    As noted here there is an unpermitted armed anti-islam protest planned for the Georgia capitol today. Please post updates & info here.
  • Officer fired for having a Confederate Flag in her yard

    07/30/2016 7:11:12 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/2016 | Trent Baker
    Roswell Police Department out of Georgia terminated a long time officer after an investigation showed she flew a Confederate flag in the front yard of her home, and was “possibly” parking her patrol car close to it.
  • Missouri Poll: Trump 47% Clinton 37%; Trump close to +20% lead with men over Clinton

    07/28/2016 12:49:19 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    SurveyUSA ^ | July 26, 2016
    SurveyUSA pollsters: "Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #23077 ... In the 11/08/16 General Election Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton 47% to 37% today, in interviews completed during and after the Republican National Convention and before the beginning of the Democratic National Convention. Trump leads, as expected, among men. But Trump also leads Clinton, though narrowly, among all state of Missouri women. When just suburban women are examined, Clinton is 8 points atop Trump. In the Bootheel, Trump leads 3:1. In the Ozarks, Trump leads by more than 2:1. In Northern MO, Trump leads by almost 2:1. Only in greater Kansas...
  • Democrat Rep. Refers to Jews as “Termites” (This from A Democrat trough slurper)

    07/28/2016 6:39:32 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 7/26/2016 | Staff
    House Rep. Hank Johnson (D – GA), already famous for once worrying that too many soldiers on Guam could “capsize” the island and lead to thousands of deaths, is back in the news with another idiotic proclamation. This time, Johnson is under fire for his comments on Jewish settlers in Israel. “There has been a steady, almost like termites can get into a residence and eat before you know that you’ve been eaten up and you fall in on yourself, there has been settlement activity that has marched forward with impunity and at an ever increasing rate to the...
  • Congressman: Jewish Settlers Are Like Termites

    07/25/2016 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/25/16 | Adam Kredo
    A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites on Monday while speaking at an event sponsored by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state. Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) launched into a tirade against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians, comparing Jewish people who live in disputed territories to “termites” that destroy homes. Johnson also compared Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a remark that drew vocal agreement from those in the room. “There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get...
  • Medicaid - Georgia

    07/23/2016 1:27:35 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 3 replies
    Georgia Public Policy Foundation ^ | 7-22-2016 | Benita Dodd
    Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually in Georgia on uncompensated care for the uninsured. The uninsured may not have coverage but they do get sick; one way or another, we all pay for their care in a way that is terribly inefficient. • Money should follow people. It is important to support the institutions and providers that make up Georgia’s safety net, but solutions should be people-centered, not institutioncentered. • Innovation requires flexibility and choices. Micromanaging every last detail is a recipe for the status quo. The accompanying table shows the most recent data on the average enrollment...
  • Exposed: Years-long effort to blame Israel for U.S. police shootings of blacks

    07/18/2016 8:49:40 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 18 July 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    At group calling itself Atlanta is Ready (#ATLisREADY), aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement, recently issued a set of demands to the Mayor of Atlanta, including: We demand a termination to APD’s involvement in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) program, that trains our officers in Apartheid Israel The Mayor rejected the demand, finding that counter-terrorism training benefits the Atlanta Police Department’s ability to protect Americans: You could chalk this incident up to just some isolated ploy by local activists, but that would be a mistake. Rather, there has been a multi-year effort by left-wing and Islamist anti-Israel,...
  • Trump Campaign Focusing on 17 States in General Election

    07/13/2016 8:18:16 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 21 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | July 6, 2016
    Donald Trump's political director, Jim Murphy, told House members that the campaign would focus on 17 states this fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. Included are 12 states Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012 (145 electoral votes) and five states Mitt Romney won in 2012. Not in the list are extreme longshots like California and New York, states Trump has previously indicated would be competitive for him.
  • 'Dear black people, I'm sorry - but I wouldn't change places with you': Teen unleashes [tr]

    07/12/2016 11:21:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2016 | Carly Stern
    A video of a white high school student publicly talking about race has gone viral, but not for the reasons one might expect when they hear the phrase 'privileged white teenager'. In May, 14-year-old Royce Mann participated in a poetry slam at his private school in Atlanta, Georgia and took home the first place prize for the poem he wrote, which he called White Boy Privilege. In it, the eighth grader is brutally honest about the ways in which he better off because he isn't black, Asian-American, Native American, or a woman — and signs off with a call to...
  • Protesters stage sit-in outside Governor's mansion (Georgia)

    07/11/2016 7:33:43 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 14 replies
    wsbtv ^ | 07/11/2016 | Carl Willis
    Protesters have gathered for a fifth night, this time starting in Buckhead at the Lenox Square MARTA station. Channel 2’s Carl Willis is with the protesters who marched through Buckhead. Around 8:30 p.m., police began arresting protesters marching down Peachtree Road. There is no word yet on what they may be charged with. More protesters continued to march on. By About 9:30 p.m. the group had reached the Governor's mansion on West Paces Ferry Road.
  • Protests Continue; Atlanta Police Chief Worries

    07/11/2016 8:47:46 AM PDT · by Cecily · 26 replies
    The unanswered question for Atlanta Police chief George Turner: When will the protests end? As hundreds of demonstrators gathered Sunday for a fourth consecutive night in downtown Atlanta, Turner worried about the impact relentless heat and stress is having on his officers as they work 12 hour shifts trying to keep safe the public and the protesters. “They’ve been in the heat so long we don’t want them to lose their cool,” he said. Turner’s force has been widely praised for its levelheaded response to a massive march Saturday night where some 10,000 people railed against police shootings in far...
  • Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations...

    10/28/2009 4:56:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 56 replies · 1,881+ views
    Detroit.FBI.gov ^ | October 28, 2009 | n/a
    October 28, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations One Subject Fatally Shot During Arrest United States Attorney Terrence Berg, Eastern District of Michigan, Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), Detroit, Michigan, and Police Chief Warren Evans, Detroit Police Department (DPD), Detroit, Michigan announced a federal complaint was unsealed today charging Luqman Ameen Abdullah, a.k.a.Christopher Thomas, and 10 others with conspiracy to commit several federal crimes, including theft from interstate shipments, mail fraud to obtain the proceeds of arson, illegal possession and sale of...
  • Congressman Carter Endorses Donald Trump For President of the United States

    07/09/2016 8:08:51 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 10 replies
    Donald J. Trump campaign site ^ | July 7,2016 | Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA)
    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) released the following statement today formally endorsing Donald J. Trump for President of the United States: "The American people are frustrated with Washington, just as I have been since the first day I arrived here. Led by President Obama and democrats, the past eight years have been nothing short of a disaster. The threats from radical Islamic terrorism are increasing every day, the health care system I worked in for more than thirty years has been destroyed by Obamacare, and America's job creators are constantly under attack. America needs a president who will get...
  • Piedmont Park hanging: What we know

    07/09/2016 8:06:37 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 22 replies
    AJC ^ | July 8, 2016 | Asia Burns
    While authorities said the scene was consistent with a suicide, the case has been referred to the FBI. Officials dispeled rumors the Ku Klux Klan’s involvement. A black man’s body was discovered hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park early Thursday.
  • Black Lives Matter protesters sprayed with tear gas in Phoenix as rally spirals out of control...

    07/09/2016 11:05:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 70 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7/8/2016 | Ollie Gillman and Khaleda Rahman
    Police fired pepper spray at the protesters in Phoenix, who were seen running away and shielding their eyes A white man holding a Donald Trump 'Make America Great Again' placard interrupted the protest on Friday night In Rochester, New York, 74 people were arrested for blocking the street after protesters sat down Thousands of protesters blocked a highway in Atlanta, Georgia, as they marched against police brutality An estimated 5,000 people halted traffic as they demanded justice for black men killed at the hands of police There was a heavy police presence during the protest, with officers on high alert...
  • "I shot him as much as I could" survivor has book out: "Armed Survivor" Free on Kindle

    07/09/2016 8:31:15 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 36 replies
    Amazon ^ | 07-09-16 | Christine Hand-Gonzales
    On May 11, 2011 I received the following email from a friend and fellow Freeper: Here's what our daughter and son in law woke up to this morning - not to mention what the neighbor woke up to.. You shooters in the crowd will be glad to know that this neighbor of R and P - gal living alone - shot and killed the guy with 10 of 11 shots fired from a .22 and was reaching for her .38 when she ran out of bullets in the .22 and the guy left the same way he got in -...
  • Facebook Video: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed: "Dr. King would never take a freeway"

    07/08/2016 8:32:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Mayor Kasim Reed showed up to speak with protesters telling them, "Dr. King would never take a freeway."
  • Breaking news - Atlanta downtown

    07/08/2016 3:40:39 PM PDT · by Dacula · 182 replies
    The roaches are loose in Atlanta.
  • Gunman in stolen vehicle shoots at north Georgia police officer

    07/08/2016 2:17:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Jacksonville.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | ap
    ATLANTA — A man in a passing vehicle accused of opening fire on a police officer on patrol in Georgia will likely be charged with aggravated assault on the officer, authorities said Friday. A suspect was apprehended after a short car chase and is in custody. The shooting happened in Roswell, a city just north of Atlanta, early Friday, just hours after a sniper attack killed five police officers in Dallas, and officers were already on edge, Roswell Det. Zachary Frommer said. Victor Alonzo Majia Nunez, 21, was being questioned by detectives Friday. Police have not released a motive. Asked...
  • Newt Gingrich: White Americans ‘Don’t Understand Being Black in America’

    07/08/2016 9:53:41 AM PDT · by Cecily · 323 replies
    Never let it be said that Newt Gingrich is predictable. As the political world waits to see if the former Georgia congressman and U.S. House speaker gets tapped to be Donald Trump’s running mate, Gingrich teamed up with his former Crossfire partner Van Jones to discuss this week’s shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minnesota. Speaking on Facebook Live, Gingrich was his typically direct self. But, in this age of polarized politics, whether it be of the electoral or racial variety, Gingrich’s comments were also remarkable. Here is the key quote: “It took me a long time, and a number...
  • Jimmy Carter: Israeli-Palestinian conflict a cause of Paris attacks

    01/13/2015 7:59:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    JTA ^ | 01/13/2015
    Former President Jimmy Carter said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was among the factors that led to the deadly attacks last week in Paris. Carter made the assertion Monday night during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. “Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem. And this aggravates people who are affiliated in any way with the Arab people who live in the West Bank and Gaza, what they are doing now — what’s being done to them. So I think that’s part of it,” Carter told Stewart. He called the training in the...
  • Trump takes potential VP running mates for test drives

    07/05/2016 4:47:17 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2016 | Steve Holland
    Republican Donald Trump is using part of this week to try out some of his potential vice presidential running mates as he seeks to make his choice in time for the Republican National Convention July 18-21. Republicans close to the campaign say Trump and his team are considering announcing his running mate pick next week ahead of the convention to try to get maximum media buzz from the move... Trump met privately on Tuesday with one possible vice presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, at Trump Tower in New York. The two were to travel together to a...
  • Newt Gingrich Makes Announcement That Many Have Been Awaiting

    07/06/2016 3:53:37 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 138 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 6, 2016 | Kevin Whitson
    After months of speculation, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has just confirmed he is being vetted to be Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s vice president... Hannity led with a brief discussion of a Drudge Report poll indicating the American people most wanted Gingrich to be selected as the vice president... Hannity then directed a more pointed question at the former House speaker: “Are you being vetted?” “I think they’ve been very clear all along that I’m one of the four or five people that they’re vetting,” Gingrich said. “When do you think that decision will be made? My guess is...
  • Spelman, Morehouse investigate gang-rape allegations posted by anonymous Twitter account

    07/04/2016 9:19:44 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5 | Elahe Izadi
    Two historically black colleges in Atlanta are investigating sexual-assault allegations posted on an anonymous Twitter account that described the rape of a Spelman student by four Morehouse students. The alleged gang rape at a party was detailed in series of tweets posted Monday under the handle @RapedAtSpelman, which self-identified as a freshman at the women’s college.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst makes one list as a possible VP for Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 8:11:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 164 replies
    KYIV.com ^ | 30 Apr 2016
    The Washington Post published an article listing five candidates likely to be considered to be Trump's vice president. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is on that list. Ernst is Iowa's first female U.S. Senator. Ernst was not well known When she ran for the senate seat vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. KWWL-TV caught up with Ernst and asked if she would consider serving as Donald Trump's vice president. "I would say, 'did my mother pay you to say that?', Ernst said. "But, no. I would have to consider it, but I love what I do in the United...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • VP vetting? Trump meets with Sen. Joni Ernst

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