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  • ‘I was tossed out of the tribe’: climate scientist Judith Curry interviewed

    11/26/2015 7:06:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 11/26/15 | David Rose
    It is safe to predict that when 20,000 world leaders, officials, green activists and hangers-on convene in Paris next week for the 21st United Nations climate conference, one person you will not see much quotedis Professor Judith Curry. This is a pity. Her record of peer-reviewed publication in the best climate-science journals is second to none, and in America she has become a public intellectual. But on this side of the Atlantic, apparently, she is too ‘challenging’. What is troubling about her pariah status is that her trenchant critique of the supposed consensus on global warming is not derived from...
  • GSU NAACP lists 'demands' (GA Southern)

    11/22/2015 5:20:18 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 12 replies
    GSU NAACP lists 'demands' Students ‘walk out’ over diversity issues GSU NAACP lists 'demands' BY Al Hackle 912-489-9454 With a gathering at the Russell Union billed as a walkout Tuesday and further actions today, African-American students are drawing attention to what they see as evidences of racism at Georgia Southern University and serving university officials with a list of demands. Among those demands, instead of calling for a university president to be fired, as happened recently at the University of Missouri, the NAACP student chapter is demanding that interim GSU President Jean Bartels be hired as Georgia Southern’s continuing...
  • FBI: Officials taking report about ISIS threat seriously at Philips Arena

    11/21/2015 11:22:45 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    wsbtv ^ | Nov. 21, 2015 | No Attribution
    News that they are taking seriously a report about an ISIS threat at a WWE Survivor Series event in Atlanta on Sunday.
  • Georgia College Student Criticizes Black Lives Matter, Becomes Victim Of Witch Hunt

    11/19/2015 8:06:20 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/2015
    One young student at Georgia Southern University (GSU) is learning the consequences for publicly criticizing the racially-charged protests at the University of Missouri after being fired from her job and having a number of her fellow classmates demand her expulsion. Emily Faz, a senior at the public university, shared a November 14 Washington Times article on Monday that reported on how some Mizzou protesters and Black Lives Matter activists were upset that the Paris attacks were stealing the media spotlight. Faz wrote above the link, “I swear if I see this B.S. at Southern I will make you regret even...
  • Georgia Inmate Marcus Ray Johnson Denied Beer as Last Meal

    11/18/2015 1:06:30 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/18/2015 | Tracy Connor
    A Georgia death-row inmate scheduled for execution on Thursday requested a six-pack of beer as his last meal and was turned down, prison officials said. As a result, Marcus Ray Johnson will be given the regular meal: baked fish, cheese grits, beans, cole slaw, cookies and fruit punch. "His request was declined as alcohol is a contraband item," the Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement.
  • Refugees headed to 180 towns, but avoid D.C. and other expensive cities

    11/17/2015 10:18:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    As President Obama presses communities to accept Syrian refugees, his current hometown of Washington, D.C., is likely to be spared much of the pain. There are about 180 communities across the U.S. that welcome refugees, but some of the more obvious cities, including San Francisco, New York and, yes, Washington, aren't high on the list because they are just too darn expensive for the refugees. Instead, the top major cities are places such as Atlanta, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Boston, the State Department says. And there are a host of medium-sized cities as well: Boise, Idaho, Nashville, Tennessee,...
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • U.S. Supreme Court is asked to hear lesbian adoption case

    11/16/2015 4:47:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/15 | Robert Barnes
    An Alabama lesbian mother is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling by the state’s highest court that it will not recognize her adoption of three children in neighboring Georgia.The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that Georgia courts violated their own state laws in granting the adoptions of the children she shared with her former partner and will not order custody or even visitation with the children. Lawyers for V.L., as the woman is identified in court papers, say the decision violates the Constitution’s Full Faith and Credit Clause, which requires that states respect court judgments, including adoption orders,...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Trump: Paris Attacks ‘Much Different’ If France Had More Guns

    11/14/2015 3:32:56 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies ^ | Ted Johnson
    Donald Trump, speaking at a rally on Saturday in Beaumont, Texas, suggested that fewer people would have been killed had more civilians been armed. "When you look at Paris, toughest gun laws in the world, nobody had guns but the bad guys," he said. "Nobody had guns. And they were just shooting them one by one, and then they broke in and had a big shootout and ultimately killed the terrorists. And I will tell you what--you can say what you want, if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry, it would have...
  • Woman Victor Hill is charged with shooting wants job with his office

    11/12/2015 5:26:25 AM PST · by simpson96 · 2 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11/11/2015 | David Markiewicz
    The woman Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is charged with shooting in a Lawrenceville-area model home in May has applied for a job with his office, Channel 2 Action News reported Wednesday.Hill is scheduled to go before a Gwinnett County grand jury Thursday for the shooting of Gwenevere McCord, a friend. He was charged with a misdemeanor in what McCord's father called a "freak accident."Hill's attorney Mike Puglise told Channel 2 that McCord had recently completed an employment application with the office, "as any other citizen would be entitled to do." Gwenevere McCord (Credit: Georgia Multiple Listing Service website)Puglise said...
  • Teen runner disqualified from state meet -- Was it the Bible verse?

    11/11/2015 1:18:31 PM PST · by servo1969 · 50 replies ^ | 11-11-2015 | Todd Starnes
    Was a high school cross country runner disqualified from a state championship meet because there was a Bible verse embroidered on his headband? Georgia Congressman Douglas Collins seems to think so. "Religious expression being squashed right here in the Ninth District," the Republican lawmaker tweeted. "This is outrageous." Collins was referring an incident that occurred on Nov. 7th at the Georgia 5-A cross country state championship. Third place winner John Green was stripped of his victory just moments after crossing the finish line. The West Forsyth High School runner was disqualified because of a headband he was wearing - a...
  • Christian Belief Cost Kelvin Cochran His Job

    11/11/2015 10:26:44 AM PST · by Brilliant · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/10/2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Kelvin Cochran...was born into a poor family in Shreveport... that became even poorer after his father walked out and left his mother to raise six children... Mr. Cochran aspired to be a firefighter... and he eventually was appointed Shreveport's first black fire chief... In 2008 he became the fire chief of Atlanta... But a year ago, Mr. Cochran was suspended... Mr. Cochran's fireable offense... was publishing a book in violation of the city's ethics code... The reality... is that Mr. Cochran no longer has his $172,000-a-year job because of what's in the book. The suit accuses the city of firing...
  • Chick-fil-A restaurant honors veterans with ‘Missing Man Table’

    11/11/2015 5:46:14 AM PST · by cincinnati65 · 37 replies ^ | 11/11/15 | Tribune Media Wire
    A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Georgia is honoring veterans and active-duty service members with a “Missing Man Table.”Store manager Alex Korchan told WSB-TV the table features a folded American flag, a place setting for the veteran, and a letter titled “Missing Man Table.” The letter is similar to notes left on other “Missing Man” tables.
  • Atlanta sits on 6,000 confiscated guns — and won’t sell them

    11/08/2015 1:55:24 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Somewhere in Atlanta, in a room controlled by the city’s police force, is a cache of 6,000 or so guns that have been plucked off the streets over the last three years. Yes, that’s “6,” followed by three zeros. Or 2,000 a year, which works out to just under six every day. In years past, the city would have turned most of this hardware into scrap metal.Gun stock image pistol illustration icon trigger shoot Source: Veer But in 2012, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law S.B. 350, which required local governments to make an effort to return firearms to “innocent...
  • [Video] Atlanta Police Illegally Stockpiling Confiscated Guns?

    11/06/2015 9:40:20 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 11/6/2015 | Unknown
    Atlanta Police Illegally Stockpiling Confiscated Guns? .
  • The Untimely American Death of a Man Named Joe

    11/05/2015 8:30:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 5, 2015 | Matt Towery
    MARIETTA, Ga. -- Because it is syndicated, by nature this column attempts to connect with a diverse national readership. And while the subject of this "untimely death" is about a very specific community and their loss, it meets that "national test." After all, what's more American than a man named Joe? Wherever you live, someday your time on Earth will come to an end as the endless cycle of life continues its march through time. But imagine if you were still relatively young and had children in high school or college. Imagine that you were in the prime of your...
  • The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes

    11/04/2015 2:06:05 PM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 11/04/15
    The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes That time 80 members of the National Guard unfurled an American flag on the turf during an Atlanta Falcons football game? You paid for that. That on-field swearing-in ceremony for soldiers at a New York Mets game? You pairs for that, too. That's because the Department of Defense paid at least $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams for military tributes over the last few years, according to a new report by U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R), both of Arizona. The document shows...
  • EXCLUSIVE POLL: Georgia wants Trump as president

    11/02/2015 9:56:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    NBC/ ^ | Nov 02, 2015 6:17 PM
    ATLANTA (NBC) - One year out from the presidential general election and four months to Super Tuesday, Georgia voters are leaning towards Donald Trump as their candidate of choice. In an exclusive scientific poll commissioned by 11Alive News and conducted by SurveyUSA, Donald Trump would win the Republican primary with 35% of the vote. Ben Carson is his closest competitor with 28% of likely Republican voters. Marco Rubio pulled in 12%. Five other Republican candidates were in the single digits. When likely Republican voters were asked what they would do if Trump does win the Republican nomination, 74% said they...
  • Quantitative Easing and GOP Fear

    11/01/2015 4:18:26 PM PST · by celmak · 41 replies ^ | 10/30/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is Bill in Warner Robins, Georgia. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello. CALLER: Rush, quantitative easing and the threat of stopping it or tapering off, I think, is the reason why Republicans are afraid to have a government shutdown. I think either explicitly or tacitly, the Republicans have been told that the Fed would stop quantitative easing, 'cause it's the quickest and most direct way to go ahead and illustrate the impact of the federal government on the citizenry if you have the stock market takes a major hit. That's the only reason why I...
  • Georgia becomes 'border state' for violent illegal immigrants

    11/01/2015 1:36:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    WSB-TV2 ^ | October 30, 2015 | Aaron Diamant
    [Aaron] Diamant spent months analyzing millions of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removal records for fiscal years 2003 through 2013. The information was released under the Freedom of Information Act.Of the 386,485 unauthorized immigrants removed from the United States in 2013, 222,972 of them - 60% - had at least prior removal. 42,116 of the total unauthorized immigrants removed that year had been convicted of an aggravated felony. Of those felons, 27,159 had been removed before. That's 64%.Among the aggravated felons who had been removed at least once before were 281 killers, 178 kidnappers, 1149 sex criminals and thousands convicted...
  • Georgia Man, 39, Arrested Following Sausage Biscuit Rage Incident At Waffle House

    10/27/2015 1:05:06 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 67 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 10/27/2015 | staff
    Incensed that the price of sausage biscuits at Waffle House had increased by 50 cents, a Georgia man shattered the eaterys door, according to cops who busted the diner Sunday morning.Police say that Mitchell Feinberg, 39, became upset when, upon being presented his check, he discovered that the price of biscuits had been raised to $1.50.After throwing his bill to the floor of the eatery in Brookhaven, an Atlanta suburb, Feinberg stormed out of the Waffle House. Cops allege that Feinberg punched the door as he exited, shattering the glass.Pictured below, Feinberg was subsequently tackled by officers outside Waffle House....
  • Gun-waving kill cops and white people activist thought a black woman judge..

    10/26/2015 10:21:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 10/26/15 | Steve Berman
    ...would let her off easy WRONG! A Georgia #BlackLivesMatter activist, who posted video threats against police, didnt get any special treatment just because her judge was also a black woman. Clayton County Magistrate Judge Wanda Dallas didnt buy Latausha Nedds argument that she was just exercising her First Amendment rights by waving a gun and a machete at the camera in her videos, and calling for blacks to take police officers guns, take over a police station, and kill white people. Dallas slapped Nedd with $70,000 bail, and declared that charges of criminal solicitation and terroristic threats should go forward....
  • A Plan to Honor Martin Luther King at a Southern Civil War Symbol [Already in Trouble]

    10/24/2015 11:48:22 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2015 | RICHARD FAUSSET
    The idea is suffused with a simple poetry: A bell would be placed atop Stone Mountain, the massive granite outcropping east of Atlanta invoked by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his I Have a Dream speech one of the places from which, as Dr. King imagined it, a nation no longer divided by racism might let freedom ring. But this Freedom Bell proposal, unveiled this month by a state government authority as a tribute to the civil rights leader, has become mired in complications and controversy, the latest skirmish over Southern symbols prompted by the racially...
  • Jimmy Carter: A Five-Nation Plan to End the Syrian Crisis

    10/24/2015 8:55:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 10/23/2015 | jimmy carter
    I HAVE known Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, since he was a college student in London, and have spent many hours negotiating with him since he has been in office. This has often been at the request of the United States government during those many times when our ambassadors have been withdrawn from Damascus because of diplomatic disputes. Bashar and his father, Hafez, had a policy of not speaking to anyone at the American Embassy during those periods of estrangement, but they would talk to me.
  • Jimmy Carter Offers Help for Russias Bombing Campaign in Syria

    10/20/2015 3:03:27 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 20, 2015
    Former President Jimmy Carter said recently that he provided maps of Islamic State positions in Syria to the Russian embassy in Washington, a move apparently at odds with the Obama administrations official policy of not cooperating with Russia in the Syrian war. Carter said on Sunday in Georgia that he knows Russian President Vladimir Putin fairly well because they have a common interest in fly fishing. When he met with Putin in April along with other global leaders to discuss the crises in Syria and Ukraine, the Russian president gave him an email address so the two could discuss his...
  • State Rep. Jason Spencer endorses Ted Cruz for President

    10/20/2015 6:08:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    GaPundit ^ | October 19, 2015 | Todd Rehm
    Today, State Rep. Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) sent out the following by email:Dear Friends,Today, I am officially endorsing U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx) for the presidency of the United States, and I ask all liberty loving conservatives to stand behind him.It is time for conservatives to unite behind a true conservative that can win. That conservative is Sen. Ted Cruz.Senator Cruz stands for the very principles that our country was founded upon. I am impressed with his loyalty and conviction, as well as his superb intellectual and linguistic command to communicate the conservative message.He has fought for those principles and led...
  • Congressman continues push for females' Ranger School records

    10/16/2015 1:44:33 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | October 14, 2015 | Chuck Williams
    An Oklahoma congressman has sent a second letter to the Secretary of the Army demanding access to Ranger School records for the classes that have involved female soldiers. Republican Rep. Steve Russell, an infantry battalion commander who is Ranger qualified, has continued his quest as a third woman prepares to graduate from the Armys most demanding combat leadership school Friday at Fort Benning. In a second letter to Secretary John McHugh dated Oct. 7, Russell said he is concerned that some of the documentation he has requested has been destroyed. I was somewhat puzzled by the Army officials informing me...
  • Atlanta Radio Host Admits To Recycling Trump Interview, Says Hes Suspended (Steve McCoy)

    10/16/2015 5:04:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies ^ | Andrew Kaczynski
    An Atlanta radio host who told listeners that he had interviewed Donald Trump this week has admitted that he repackaged an old interview, and been suspended from the air. Steve McCoy, a morning radio host at Atlanta station News Radio 106.7, originally told BuzzFeed News and his listeners on Tuesday when the interview aired that the it occurred on Monday, and as a precondition for the interview, he couldnt ask Trump about his policies. On Wednesday, a lawyer for the Trump campaign denied the interview took place, and told BuzzFeed News that McCoy admitted to them that he had repackaged...
  • Confederate flag supporters indicted under Georgia terrorism law

    10/14/2015 6:49:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/15
    A Georgia grand jury formally charged 15 members of a group supporting the Confederate flag on terror charges following a July confrontation with a black family who was celebrating a childs birthday, according to an indictment released Monday. Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner said members of the Respect the Flag group violated the states Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and made terroristic threats when their caravan of vehicles bearing the rebel flag drove past a neighborhood party. We do want to say that we respect the rights of all citizens to exercise their First Amendment right, but were...
  • Ben Carson: Welfare Perpetuates Poverty, Buys Votes

    10/12/2015 1:55:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson used a Sunday campaign stop in Georgia to accuse politicians of using poverty to bolster their voting constituencies. In his eyes, open-ended welfare has not only perpetuated poverty, its sustained a loyal voting bloc for certain politicians.False compassion is patting them on the head and saying, You cant take care of yourself and Im going to give you food stamps, a housing subsidy and free health care,' Carson said according to the Gainesville Times. And all the things you need so you can stay dependent and vote for me.His criticism of welfare is not new....
  • Confederate Flag Supporters Indicted in Clash With Black Partygoers['anti-street gang ordinance']

    10/12/2015 11:44:09 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Richard Fausset
    In an unusual legal maneuver, the district attorney in this suburb of Atlanta has won indictments against 15 supporters of the Confederate battle flag, accusing them of violating the states anti-street gang ordinance during a confrontation with black partygoers in July, the district attorney said on Monday. Prosecutors say that members of the group, which calls itself Respect the Flag, threatened a group of African-Americans participating in an outdoor party on July 25. A cellphone video of part of the episode shows several white men driving away from the party in a convoy of pickup trucks with the Confederate battle...
  • Pasadena's Eric Walsh loses Georgia job offer after controversial [antihomosexual] sermons

    05/17/2014 7:34:36 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 24 replies
    LA times ^ | May 8, 2014 | Frank Shyong
    Georgia health officials on Friday retracted a job offer made to Pasadena's former public health director, who had come under fire for controversial remarks he made on homosexuality and evolution. Dr. Eric Walsh, a Seventh-day Adventist preacher, interviewed for the position about two weeks ago and had received an offer letter with a start date of mid-June. But Walsh never mentioned that he had recently been placed on leave from his job in Pasadena because of controversial sermons he gave on homosexuality and evolution, Georgia officials said. The sermons were discovered during a background check that happens as the last...
  • Trump's GA press conference: Did some networks edit-out first few minutes? (Video @ source)

    10/12/2015 6:42:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies ^ | Lori Stacey
    If you did not see Donald Trump's pre-rally press conference live in Georgia and have watched a video recording of it, you may have seen Trump starting his conference with a statement about how special that was and then he looked around at various African-American Pastors and other black leaders standing around him. Many have probably only seen this widely-circulated version on YouTube and wondered what exactly Trump was referring to as being so special. According to a recent article by RedStateWatcher, their headline claims that CNN may have been the culprit in cutting-out those first 3 minutes of Trump's...
  • Councilman Tasered in Town Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested

    10/11/2015 11:16:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies ^ | Oct 10 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    ...A male and a female officer tell him repeatedly to put his hands behind his back. When he refuses, they Taser him, causing the councilman to cry out in pain and curse as he falls to the ground.

    10/11/2015 4:46:08 PM PDT · by bkopto · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/2015 | Jerome Hudson
    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s sister-in-law, Naomi King, was carjacked and punched in the face Friday night. No, I wasnt scared, King said according to 11alive. King, an Atlanta native, said she was in route back to her retirement community when she heard a voice demanding that she get out of her car. I said I will not get out of my car. He said I will bust you in your lips,' King said. The man threw a punch at King, hitting her in the face. He gave me a hard lick on my cheek, King said. The carjacker,...
  • Newt Gingrich: Paul Ryan Should Be Very Cautious About Becoming Speaker

    10/11/2015 9:33:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/2015 | Derek Draplin
    Newt Gingrich issued a warning to Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Sunday morning, saying that he should be very cautious when considering running for speaker of the House.Asked by Foxs Chris Wallaceif he thinksRyan should take the job, Gingrich was hesitant to push the Wisconsin congressman towards what many describe as a thankless position. (RELATED:Freedom Caucus Would Look Favorably On Paul Ryan As Speaker)I think Paul should be very cautious, Gingrich told Wallace. He is the most prestigious member of the House on the Republican side. He has the best future, hes still very young.Its easy to get 218 on the first...
  • A monument to MLK will crown Stone Mountain

    10/11/2015 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    On the summit of Stone Mountain, yards away from where Ku Klux Klansmen once burned giant crosses, just above and beyond the behemoth carving of three Confederate heroes, state authorities have agreed to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Specifically, an elevated tower featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyrs 1963 I Have a Dream speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. (snip) Gov. Nathan Deal has green-lighted the projects, and a formal...
  • Cobb Countians sound off on Trumps visit to Georgia

    10/11/2015 4:43:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    Cobb Countians who attended Donald Trumps Saturday campaign stop said they left impressed and inspired by the billionaire presidential hopeful. Lew Stafford of east Cobb, a Cobb Superior Court deputy clerk, said he hasnt decided who to vote for, but hes a fan of Trump. I think we can count on Donald Trump to pick some of the best Supreme Court justices, Stafford said. I think he would do well in negotiating with other countries like Russia. I think he would help keep America safe. I think he would have common sense as far as legislation he pushes. Debra Lieb...
  • Trump Welcomes Herman Cain to Rally, Calls Him 'Mr. 9-9-9'

    10/10/2015 7:20:03 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | October 10, 2015
    Donald Trump met Saturday with Herman Cain -- whom the real estate mogul called "Mr. 9-9-9" -- and a group of African-American pastors on how to better engage African-American voters. After Cain addressed the crowd in Norcross, Georgia, Trump praised the former presidential candidate's "9-9-9" tax proposal from the 2012 campaign. "When he said 9-9-9, I said, 'What the hell is that?' But he had a good thing," Trump told those in attendance, referring to Cain as "Mr. 9-9-9." The 9-9-9 plan would have replaced almost all current taxes and with a 9% income tax, a 9% corporate tax and...
  • Trump: Clinton shouldn't be allowed to run; If Clinton was in GOP, she'd be in jail

    10/10/2015 12:12:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 100 replies
    wplg ^ | October 10, 2015 | Eugene Scott
    CNN - Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't know why Hillary Clinton is even in the race for the White House. "Honestly, she shouldn't be allowed to run," Trump said to cheers at a large campaign rally in Norcross, Georgia. "If that were a Republican that did what she did with the emails they would have been in jail 12 months ago. Clink!" He added, "It's a very unfair system." The leading Republican candidate has repeatedly called the former Secretary of State's email situation... "a criminal problem."
  • LIVE Donald Trump Rally In Norcross Georgia [VIDEO] 10-10-2015

    10/10/2015 12:12:26 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies
    You Tube via OAN ^ | 10-10-2015 | Donald Trump TV via You Tube
    LIVE Donald Trump Rally In Norcross Georgia [VIDEO] 10-10-2015 EVERYONE ►►PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH FRIENDS!! We won't let them do this! -- We will let the people know the truth!!
  • LIVE Donald Trump Georgia Rally in Norcross [More links down thread]

    10/10/2015 9:05:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 116 replies
    You Tube via The New Era ^ | 10-10-2015 | You Tube via The New Era
    LIVE Donald Trump Georgia Rally in Norcross - Donald Trump FULL Speech in Norcross Georgia.
  • Georgia voters throw their peanuts to Trump (Peanut Poll @ Georgia National Fair in Perry)

    10/09/2015 10:31:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Of nearly 460 people who voted, about 38 percent cast a peanut for Trump. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon, came in second with about 24 percent of the peanuts. Nearly all candidates - even Joe Biden, who has not announced whether hell run - found fans at the fair. Lincoln Chafee, the former U.S. senator and governor of Rhode Island, was still looking for his first vote, noted guest announcer Gary Black, the states agriculture commissioner. For that matter, so were Republicans Georgia Pataki and Jim Gilmore. For Democrats, Hillary Clinton ended the day with 64 legumes stacked up in...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump wont be the nominee and Ill pick up most of his voters [Truce over?]

    10/09/2015 8:28:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Politico, skip to 12:00 of the clip below for the key bit. Oh, it’s on. Or is it? Normally, a candidate for president claiming that he’s going to peel away his opponents’ supporters and win the nomination would be so banal that it wouldn’t qualify as news. It’s the ultimate “dog bites man” story. Of course Cruz believes this. If he didn’t, why would he be running? But these aren’t normal circumstances. Cruz is the only Republican in the field who has yet to utter a critical or discouraging syllable about Trump, part of his talk-radio-ish strategy not...
  • POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Trump, Carson making stops in Gwinnett this weekend (Gawja)

    10/07/2015 4:24:57 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    Gwinnett County is set to get a double dose of attention from the two leading Republican candidates for president this weekend. # Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, will be in the county on Saturday to meet with supporters at separate events in Norcross and Lawrenceville. Its a rare opportunity for the county to play host to multiple major candidates for the highest office in the nation on the same day. # Many polls in recent weeks have pegged Trump as the leader in the large Republican field by as many as 10 points, according to Meanwhile, the same...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • History Lesson on the Death Penalty

    10/05/2015 7:38:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 3, 20153 | Cliff Kincaid
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia notes that support for the death penalty has been part of Christian and Catholic tradition in the Old and New Testaments. Whats more, it was morally accepted when the U.S. Constitution was adopted. Scalia recently told a group of students, If the death penalty did not violate the Eighth Amendment when the Eighth Amendment was adopted, it doesnt violate it today. The Supreme Court has formally ruled that the death penalty is not a violation of the Eighth Amendments ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Whats more, in June, the Court in a 5-4 ruling...
  • Anti-Muslim Protests Nationwide:'Global Rally For Humanity' Calls On Demonstrations

    10/01/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | Michael Kaplan
    An anti-Islam group has called on "patriots" to hold demonstrations in front of mosques across the country in October. Responding to the call, protests organized under the name "Global Rally For Humanity" have already been scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 in at least 20 locations, including Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta; Dearborn, Michigan; and Phoenix, Imagine 2050 reported Tuesday. Some of the organizers have encouraged demonstrators to leave their weapons at home, while others have encouraged participants to utilize their right to bear arms, the website said. As this invasion of Muslim colonization continues unchecked on American soil, we can...
  • Veteran critical of female Rangers says he put training brigade personnel in contact with...

    10/01/2015 4:02:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 9/29/15 | Chuck Williams
    A former Army Ranger instructor said on Tuesday that he has been in contact with the office of an Oklahoma congressman who is questioning if the women who passed Ranger School last month got special treatment.Michael Bubba Moore said he talked to an aide in Rep. Steve Russells office about two weeks ago and put the office in contact with people on the ground in the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning. I dont have an agenda. I dont have a goal. I dont have an instinct except for I want the facts to be out there, Moore...