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  • Gay Teacher Uses Creative Legal Tactic Against The School That Fired Him

    07/13/2014 6:51:56 AM PDT · by Salman · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 9, 2014 | Erin Fuchs
    ... Music teacher Flint Dollar has filed a lawsuit claiming Macon, Georgia, Catholic school Mount de Sales Academy discriminated against him based on gender, NPR reports. Dollar can't sue the school for bias against him based on sexual orientation because federal law does not bar such discrimination — and neither does the state of Georgia. Dollar's lawyer, Charles Cox, argues Dollar can use Title VII of the Civil Rights Act — which forbids discrimination based on gender — to sue the school because he was essentially penalized for not conforming to gender stereotypes. ...
  • Undocumented Children Escorted by Feds to Meet Families

    07/10/2014 11:59:56 AM PDT · by Cecily · 30 replies
    Fox 5 News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jaclyn Schultz
    ATLANTA, Ga. - A handful of undocumented children, among the thousands held in federal facilities around the country, were flown to Atlanta to reunite with their families at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Wednesday. The teenagers were escorted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with several other children from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, to reunite with their loved ones. Federal Health and Human Services workers are trying to link some of the thousands of undocumented children flooding into the country, with relatives legally here, ICE officials say.
  • Whistleblower alleges VA benefit application purge

    07/07/2014 4:55:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | June 29, 2014
    Federal investigators are probing a whistleblower's allegations that applications for veterans seeking health care benefits may have been improperly purged from the VA's Health Eligibility Center in suburban Atlanta. Eligibility Center program specialist Scott Davis .. that health benefit applications for more than 10,000 veterans may have been improperly purged from ... Davis said the VA placed him on paid administrative leave after he filed the complaints
  • Police: Dad sent nude photos while boy sat in car

    07/03/2014 12:52:33 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 52 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 7/3/14 | Kate Brumback
    MARIETTA, GA. — A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday. Cobb County Police Detective Phil Stoddard testified at a hearing that evidence showed Justin Ross Harris was practically leading a double life and should not be granted bond. Stoddard described the evidence police have suggesting Harris, who is charged with murder, killed his 22-month-old son Cooper intentionally. Harris and his wife had two...
  • Inside the Courtroom

    07/03/2014 11:30:23 AM PDT · by Cecily · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 3, 2014 | Christian Boone
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Christian Boone is in the courtroom for a hearing for Justin Ross Harris, who is accused of killing his 22-month-old son by leaving him inside an SUV.
  • Vietnam veteran fabricated heroic acts during trial

    06/29/2014 2:08:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Augusta (GA) Chronicle ^ | 6/28/2014 | Sandy Hodson
    In pleading the case of Charles Chavous in April, defense attorney Scott Con­nell detailed his heroic acts during the Vietnam War in an attempt to convince Judge Mi­chael N. Annis that Cha­vous was deserving of leniency.But Chavous’ deeds of heroism weren’t true.Chavous, 63, was in the Marines and was in combat during his one-year tour of duty in 1970. But there was no Navy Cross, no Distinguished Service Cross, no five Purple Hearts, and no escape from a North Vietnamese prison camp, according to records The Au­­gusta Chronicle obtained from the National Ar­chives. Chavous pleaded guilty April 3 to hindering...
  • Dad Who Left Son in Hot Car Charged With Murder and Child Cruelty

    06/26/2014 5:52:51 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | June 26, 2014 | Staff
    A Georgia man has been charged in the death of his 22-month-old son after he left the boy in a hot car for seven hours. Justin Ross Harris told police that he forgot to drop his son off at daycare before going to work. However, investigators say they have evidence that indicates Harris is lying. Sources tell FOX 5 Atlanta that someone used his work computer to search how long it would take for an animal to die in a car.
  • Lightning strike blows man out of his shoes, and he took pictures to prove it

    06/24/2014 6:25:12 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 Denver ^ | 10:07 pm, June 23, 2014 | David Mitchell,
    ATLANTA, Ga. — An Atlanta man is lucky to be alive after lightning went right through his foot, actually blowing him out of his shoes. [....] His kids think he’s pretty cool.
  • Chick-Fil-A Shocked The World Again When It Closed For A Valiant Reason You’d Never Guess

    06/19/2014 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    People either love Chick-Fil-A or hate it ever since the company’s president, Dan Cathy, espoused his religious beliefs regarding same-sex marriage. But love-it-or-hate-it, Chick-Fil-A seems to consistently go well-above the call of duty for good, upstanding Americans and the communities surrounding each restaurant. The town of Griffin, Georgia was mourning the loss of Police Officer Kevin Jordan who was killed in the line of duty. According to Mad World News, Jordan was shot five times in the back while trying to make an arrest at a local Waffle House. He was an Army veteran, a dedicated member of the police...
  • Mother banned from child's elementary agrees to settlement (Vet in GA)

    06/18/2014 2:18:22 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    WRDW-TV ^ | 06/18/2014 | WRDW
    A settlement agreement was reached in May after a parent was being banned from her child's elementary school for a Facebook picture of her Georgia Weapons Carry License. In October of 2013, Mount was given a criminal trespass warning and said the police told her the principal was afraid of her.
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • GOOD NEWS: Latest Polls on Senate Races (Primaries and General)

    06/12/2014 7:51:14 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 67 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 12, 2014 | Staff: Real Clear Politics
    Go to the link to see the latest Polling on Senate Races. Basically it's mostly good news for Conservatives. In KY, Grimes is leading McConnell 49 -46. In GA, Kingston is up 11 on Perdue. They both are handily defeating Nunn. Ernst is up on Braley in Iowa by 1 in one poll and up by 6 in another. And, of course Chris McDaniel is up on Cochran. Check it out. It's pretty good news for our team.
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Dave Brat On What His Shocking Win Means For The GOP

    06/10/2014 9:20:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/11/2014 | Hannity
    Jun. 10, 2014 - 5:07 - Brat reacts to 'political earthquake'
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • Kingston Atop Perdue in GOP Runoff for US Senate and Right to Face Nunn in November;

    06/06/2014 2:48:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Survey USA ^ | June 5, 2014
    6 weeks to the 07/22/14 Georgia Republican Primary, Jack Kingston is 11 points ahead of fellow Republican David Perdue in the battle for the Republican nomination, and the right to face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the 11/04/14 general election, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WXIA-TV, the Gannett owned station in Atlanta. Today it's Kingston 52%, Perdue 41%. Encouraging for Perdue is that among seniors, who are the most reliable voters, the contest is tied, 47% to 47%. Encouraging for Kingston is that he is above 50% among men, whites, independents, conservatives, middle and upper income voters, more educated...
  • Forsyth County GA Courthouse Shooting

    06/06/2014 1:42:37 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 43 replies
    A well armed & armored defendant drove to the Forsyth County GA Courthouse, ignited a smoke grenade, and started shooting (injuring one deputy). He didn't last long. SWAT showed up within 40 seconds.
  • GPS in teddy bear leads Athens police to thief

    06/06/2014 5:30:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    OnLine Athens ^ | 6-5-14 | Joe Johnson
    A GPS device hidden inside a teddy bear on Tuesday led police to a thief. Athens-Clarke County police said that Mid-Atlantic Clothing Recycling had recently been experiencing thefts of clothing from its collection bin at Georgia Square Mall. To combat the thefts, a company manager concealed a GPS device inside a teddy bear and he placed it in a bag of clothing that was then tossed into the collection bin, according to police. At about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, the manager called police to report that the teddy bear was on the move, headed toward Timothy Road. An officer in the...
  • Georgia cop shot in back, killed at Waffle House after suspects used racial slurs, brother says

    06/01/2014 11:46:57 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 73 replies
    GRIFFIN, Ga. -- A 43-year-old Griffin police officer was shot and killed while off-duty early Saturday morning and the man who police say fired the gun is in critical but stable condition after being shot by the officer's brother. Officer Kevin Jordan was working an overnight security shift in uniform at a Waffle House restaurant in Griffin when two men and a woman caused a disturbance around 2:30 a.m., Griffin Police Lt. Mike Richardson said. Jordan escorted them to the parking lot, when the woman identified as Chantell Mixon began physically fighting with him.
  • Georgia Governor: Carter (D) 48%, Deal (R) 41%

    05/29/2014 10:38:45 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 33 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 05-26-2014 | Scott Rasmussen
    Incumbent Republican Nathan Deal trails Democratic challenger Jason Carter by seven points in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the Georgia gubernatorial race. A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Georgia Voters finds Carter with 48% support to Deal’s 41%. Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race, while seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • Pro-gun grandson follows in Jimmy Carter's footsteps, sort of

    05/29/2014 9:08:36 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 8 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 29 May, 2014 | Alistair Bell
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - While a Bush and a Clinton consider whether to run for the White House in 2016, in Georgia another U.S. presidential surname from decades past is already on a ballot. Blessed with his forebear's famous smile and mellow manner, state Senator Jason Carter is trying to emulate grandfather Jimmy in November by winning election as governor. Unlike the former president, who has moved further to the left with age, Jason, 38, is carving out room on the right as he campaigns as a Democrat against an incumbent in a conservative state. Polls show a tight race. In...
  • Karen Handel to endorse Jack Kingston in Georgia Senate race

    05/28/2014 3:14:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel said late Tuesday she will endorse Rep. Jack Kingston’s Senate bid. Handel’s endorsement will come at a Kingston event at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The Savannah Republican hopes that the tea party forces that helped Handel finish third in last week’s runoff could shift their allegiances to his camp. Kingston faces businessman David Perdue, the top vote-getter in the GOP primary, in a July 22 runoff that will be the longest - and likely costliest – in state history. Handel’s endorsement should come as little surprise to close watchers of this rollicking race....
  • Karen Handel to endorse Kingston for US Senate (GA)

    05/28/2014 9:06:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    ATLANTA — For all the wrangling between the tea party and establishment conservatives in this midterm election year, key players from both sides are closing ranks behind one candidate in Georgia’s Republican Senate primary runoff. Tea party favorite Karen Handel will announce Wednesday that she’s backing U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston over businessman David Perdue in a July 22 runoff, Kingston’s campaign confirmed to The Associated Press. It comes the same day that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an establishment titan that spent almost $1 million supporting Kingston in the initial primary campaign, announced another statewide ad buy for Kingston. The...
  • Georgia Senate: Nunn (D) Holds Slight Edge Over GOP Finalists

    05/24/2014 11:19:19 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 23, 2014
    Georgia Republicans won’t have a specific nominee for a couple more months, but the final two contenders are running slightly behind Democrat Michelle Nunn in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the U.S. Senate race in Georgia. A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Georgia Voters finds Nunn leading Congressman Jack Kingston 47% to 41%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, while nine percent (9%) are undecided. In a matchup with businessman David Perdue, Nunn earns 45% support to her GOP rival’s 42%. Seven percent (7%) favor another candidate in this contest, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • SenateRaces, RINO Hunting live return thread

  • One hospitalized after collision with Varnell police car

    05/23/2014 3:33:53 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 4 replies
    A two-vehicle wreck involving a Varnell police officer Wednesday evening resulted in one man being airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. The wreck happened in front of North Whitfield Middle School on Cleveland Highway and involved a Varnell patrol car driven by an officer identified by officials as Patrick Hayes and a Jeep Cherokee, according to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) public information office. The driver of the Cherokee, David Gambrell, was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. No further information was available late Thursday. Varnell Police Chief Lyle Grant said both vehicles were...
  • The World Pierces In

    05/23/2014 5:26:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    In 1540, Hernando de Soto marched through Middle Georgia not far from where this column originates. Just down river from where I am in Macon, Georgia, de Soto performed the first baptism in North America on the banks of the Ocmulgee River. That river cuts a lazy path through Macon and Middle Georgia. The Ocmulgee Indian natives, over time, migrated out of the area under force from the new natives, the Americans. Those new natives lived a quiet existence where rarely, like de Soto marching through, the outside world pierced in. When Sherman marched through in the Civil War,...
  • Tea Party Continues Winning (Really!)

    05/22/2014 6:31:05 AM PDT · by Moseley · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Yes, you heard that right. The tea party is (still) winning, even during and after this year’s 2014 Republican primary season. The tea party is not a political party. It never has been. The tea party never set as its goal defeating every single incumbent Republican officeholder. The fact that the tea party has taken the scalps of about 50 House Democrats in the 2010 election and several giants in the Republican establishment during 2010 and 2012 is a bonus. That is far in excess of what the tea party movement ever expected to accomplish. The tea party movement was...
  • Dems Begin to Call for Shinseki to Go: ‘We Don’t Have Time!’

    05/21/2014 4:52:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Two Democratic congressmen became the first members of their party to call for Veterans Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation shortly after President Obama’s meeting with the embattled department head. While speaking on the House floor about a bill he co-sponsored to make it easier to fire VA officials, Representative David Scott of Georgia offered a passionate plea to address the problem and called for Shinseki’s ouster. SNIP Meanwhile, Scott’s fellow Georgian John Barrow also said Shinseki should no longer hold his position since he and the rest of the administration have “fallen short in providing the kind of care our...
  • Kingston, Hice, and Loudermilk

    05/21/2014 3:57:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    I had hoped that Karen Handel would be able to get into the runoff for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. She is a dear friend and was a great candidate. Though underfunded, she tirelessly built momentum in the final few weeks of the campaign. But Phil Gingrey was able to get enough support out of the metro-Atlanta portion of his district that it, among other things, held Karen back. She and Steve are dear friends and I wish the very best for them. Into the runoff, I will support my friend Jack Kingston. Jack is with us a thousand percent...
  • Georgia 2014 Primary Election Results. Full List.

    05/21/2014 6:39:08 AM PDT · by Noamie · 20 replies
    State of Georgia ^ | May 21, 2014 | GA SOS
    Full listing of Georgia 2014 Primary Election results.
  • Georgia Senate runoff: Nasty, brutish — and long

    05/21/2014 6:00:03 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/21/2014 | Manu Raju
    Republicans in Washington got the result they wanted in Georgia: Two candidates viewed as the strongest contenders to keep a Senate seat central to the fight for the majority. But the runoff between Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue will be nasty, brutish – and long. As in the lengthiest in the state’s political history — a nine-week intra-party slugfest at a critical moment in the battle for control of the Senate. The “good part” of a longer contest is that it allows campaigns to restock their respective war chests for the runoff, said Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, a...
  • Primary Live Thread (AR,GA,ID,KY,OR,PA)

    05/20/2014 3:26:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 466 replies
    It was suggested that one be started so I'll take the lead!
  • The Anti-Amnesty Pledge: a Promising Sign the Republican Party Is Changing from the Bottom Up

    05/20/2014 6:08:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | Laura Ingraham
    For years people such as Mark Krikorian, Senator Jeff Sessions, and the editors at National Review have argued that Republicans need to do more to reach out to working-class Americans. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) recently issued a new candidates’ pledge that advances that goal. The pledge binds candidates to oppose any legislation that would grant more work permits or expand the already large number of new immigrants and temporary workers into the U.S. In Georgia, all four top-tier GOP Senate candidates (Representative Paul Broun, Karen Handel, Representative Jack Kingston, and David Perdue) have signed the FAIR pledge.
  • Bob Barr Seeks Comeback Bid in Georgia GOP House Primary

    05/19/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    News Max ^ | May 19 2014 | John Gizzi
    Former Rep. Bob Barr is attempting to return to Congress after a 12-year hiatus with his bid Tuesday in the Republican primary for an open House seat in Georgia. Best known as one of the House managers in the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton in 1998, Barr, 65, is considered likely to be one of the top two vote-getters in the primary for the seat of outgoing Rep. Phil Gingrey, who is stepping down to run for the Senate. Barr and one of the other three leading GOP contenders in suburban Atlanta's 11th Congressional District would then meet in a...
  • The Rundown on the Georgia Runoff (primary tomorrow!)

    05/19/2014 7:04:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 5/19/14 | Erick Erickson
    Most political eyes will be focused on Georgia’s Republican primary on Tuesday. With Mitch McConnell a sure thing for re-election at this point (though see if Bevin can break 40%, which I think he can), Georgia is where the great unknown is. In fact, there are only three things known about Georgia’s elections right now. One, the Democrats are not going to win the state in 2014. Look no further than DailyKos for the reason why. Two, David Perdue is going into the runoff. Three, turnout is going to be very low. The only part of the state showing significant...
  • Reid opposes Obama court pick (Michael Boggs)

    05/15/2014 11:45:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2014 5:47 PM EDT | David Espo
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of the Obama administration's staunchest allies in Congress, announced his opposition Thursday to Michael Boggs’ nomination to the federal bench, dealing a strong if not fatal blow to the former Georgia state lawmaker’s confirmation hopes. “Somebody should have looked a little more deeply into his record,” Reid said of Boggs, nominated to the U.S. District Court in Georgia. He faced sharp questioning at a recent confirmation hearing into his past support for state proposals to post information online about doctors who perform abortions and to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Georgia flag....
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (South & Midwest)

    05/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 51 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST (NORTHEAST, WEST, AND CALIFORNIA are in separate threads and updates are coming, see links below) This is an update of previous threads. There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Georgia:...
  • Georgia GOP Senate Primary Could Beg National Concern Over "Turnout Bug"

    05/15/2014 7:00:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Matt Towery
    The national media continue to tout Georgia's soon-to-be-open U.S. Senate seat as one of just a few "swing" states that could end up going Democrat in a year that otherwise seems to look great for the GOP nationally. And the current outlook for the May 20 Georgia contest might tell us a great deal not only about Georgia but about trends that are developing across the nation. In a crowded field, three candidates have emerged, but none of the three fits the "right wing extremist" category that Democrats were hoping to see win the Republican nomination. The Democrats' candidate,...
  • David Perdue Sounds Like a Man Who’d Raise Taxes

    05/14/2014 4:08:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    I told you people he’d go there. You didn’t believe me. But he is a CEO who lives in the private, gated community of a private gated island. They see the world differently. CEO’s make really crappy senators because they feel compelled to cut deals and transcend the rubes of party politics to prove their own statesman like qualities. And David Perdue finally went there — exactly as I told you he would.
  • Seven Candidates Vie for the 10th in Monroe Debate

    05/13/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    archconuga.com ^ | Colin Daniels
    In a field that already has six candidates — Lt. Colonel Stephen Simpson, businessman Mike Collins, pastor Jody Hice, state Rep. Donna Sheldon and Brian Slowinski —, attendees of the Monroe 10th Congressional debate on Tuesday were introduced to a seventh: former U.S. Marine Mitchell Swan, who only recently entered a race that the others have been in for months. There wasn’t even standing room left for those who arrived late. Jody Hice, who hails from the area, held a barbeque behind the event’s location for his supporters. Politics and barbeque are an undeniably popular pairing in the Peach State,...
  • Savannah’s Tourism Leadership Council releases statement on River Street incident

    05/13/2014 5:47:27 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    /wjcl.com ^ | 5/13/2014 | Ashli Lincoln
    As the leading trade organization representing the tourism industry comprised of thousands of employees and hundreds of businesses who call Savannah home, the safety of our visitors and our community is our highest priority. Allegations of an attack on an Atlanta area family visiting River Street were reported to us early Monday morning. Since then we have been in constant communication with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police department as well as business and community leaders throughout the city. Through the review of evidence made available to us, including the police report, the dispatch log, and eye witness statements, many of the...
  • The Chamber’s Uncanny Ultimatum

    05/13/2014 2:41:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    RedState ^ | Daniel Horowitz
    Tom Donohue, President of the Chamber of Commerce, made news yesterday when he said that if Republicans fail to pass amnesty they shouldn’t even bother fielding a presidential candidate. The media is reporting Donohue’s statement as an ultimatum to the GOP – pass amnesty or lose our support. However, there is one slight problem that has been overlooked by the media. The Chamber has been dumping large sums of money into candidates who would not be caught dead backing amnesty on the campaign trail. In fact, many of them are running against amnesty. Here is a breakdown of Chamber spending...
  • Handel within striking distance of Perdue in internal poll (primary is May 20th)

    05/13/2014 12:58:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/13/14 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R) has almost pulled even with businessman David Perdue (R), according to an internal poll for Handel's campaign obtained by The Hill. Perdue leads Handel by 22 percent to 20 percent with 18 percent for Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), 11 percent for Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and 7 percent for Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), according to automated poll conducted by Rosetta Stone. The top two vote winners in the May 20 primary will face off in a July 22 runoff, but the new poll shows it's really become a fierce battle between Perdue,...
  • Family brutally attacked Mother’s Day weekend

    05/13/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 143 replies
    Rob Gray and his brother-in-law said they were walking down River Street enjoying the sites with their families when they were confronted by a man. Then, a mob attacked them. “I took a punch to my eye and cracked my orbital,” said Gray. “I was grabbed by the back of my head at a full run and he smashed my head into the car and I hit the ground,” said Jim Thomas. "This was a violent, malicious attack on a family of eight people." Thomas says the attackers went after his wife as well. "There was a man holding her...
  • Liberals Against an Obama Judge

    05/13/2014 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 12,2014 | Patrcia Murphy
    One of President Obama’s most controversial judicial nominees will finally get a hearing Tuesday when the Senate Judiciary Committee considers Michael Boggs for a lifetime appointment to Georgia’s federal bench.
  • Polls show Democrats competitive in Southern Senate Races

    05/12/2014 2:50:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2014
    Democrats in three top southern Senate races are holding their own — and even running ahead in a few cases — against Republicans in a new poll out Monday. A new series of NBC News/Marist polls show Democrats in Arkansas, Kentucky and Georgia are running even or ahead of their GOP opponents.
  • WATCH: Store Owner Confronted by Black Woman Demanding Free Stuff Because of…SLAVERY?

    04/30/2014 8:18:37 PM PDT · by montag813 · 112 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-30-2014 | TRN
    You've got to see this one to believe it. This woman was angry for being charged for water, and goes berserk against two (apparently White African) immigrant owners of a convenience store. She has a long list of grievances and displays a rather unimpressive grasp of arithmetic when it comes to the age of her ex-"slave" grandmother who "just died." Gee, we can't imagine who she voted for in 2012. WARNING: Explicit language used (particularly in last 90 seconds of video).WATCH:
  • In Georgia, Now’s the Time for David Perdue

    05/11/2014 11:32:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2014 | Brandon Howell
    Peach State voters head to the polls on May 20th. Michelle Nunn will inarguably be the Democrats’ nominee for the state’s open Senate seat, made vacant by Saxby Chambliss’s foregoing a bid for a third term. She’s raised gobs of money from national forces, and many regard her as their party’s best shot at a pickup in 2014, albeit one most handicappers say will take serious lightening in a bottle. However long her odds may be, it’s not a race that can be taken lightly, given the deluge of liberal dollars paying for campaign ads attempting to dupe voters into...
  • llegals Visit Capitol Hill, Demand Amnesty Through Executive Orders (Included "Queer Organizer")

    05/10/2014 12:14:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 9, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Six people who are in the United States illegally joined an immigration attorney (Skype image on the wall) to discuss the recommendations made by the group #Not1More that would provide amnesty to millions. To mark May Day last week, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) invited people who are in the country illegally to Capitol Hill where they released a list of executive orders they believe President Barack Obama should put in place, including stopping all deportations and bringing back deportees who have family here. At the event, held in the Canon Office Building, seven people who are part of a “Blue...