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  • CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Bowe Bergdahl's Desertion: Isn't Captivity 'Punishment Enough'?

    03/26/2015 10:17:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 25, 2015 | 5:42 PM EDT | Matthew Balan
    CNN's Brooke Baldwin slanted towards the sympathizers of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, just minutes after the U.S. Army announced that the former captive would be charged with desertion. Baldwin asked special forces veteran Scott Mann, "You have those who...on the opposite end, [are] vilifying him. Again, this is someone who was held...for five years by terrorists. Is that not – this is what some say – is that not punishment enough?" [video below] Moments earlier, the anchor turned to Reuters correspondent David Rohde, who was held by the same Taliban-affiliated terrorist group that had captured Sgt. Bergdahl....
  • FBI: Man who built bomb, left it at Roswell park wanted to be ‘patriot’

    03/26/2015 9:57:56 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 20 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 23, 2015 | Alexis Stevens
    A 67-year-old Roswell man claimed he was only trying to be a “patriot” when he planted a bomb at a local park, according to a federal complaint against him. Michael C. Sibley, 67, was arrested Saturday for allegedly leaving an explosive device at Vickory Creek Park in November, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “The defendant allegedly placed a bag containing what appeared to be pipe bombs in Vickery Creek Park,” Horn said in an emailed statement. “This arrest should reassure the community that serious crimes like this will be investigated thoroughly and all leads followed to identify the perpetrator.” A...
  • Baker wants Israel excluded from regional conference

    12/06/2006 12:43:40 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 220 replies · 3,412+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | December 5, 2006
    The White House has been examining a proposal by James Baker to launch a Middle East peace effort without Israel. The peace effort would begin with a U.S.-organized conference, dubbed Madrid-2, and contain such U.S. adversaries as Iran and Syria. Officials said Madrid-2 would be promoted as a forum to discuss Iraq's future, but actually focus on Arab demands for Israel to withdraw from territories captured in the 1967 war. They said Israel would not be invited to the conference. “As Baker sees this, the conference would provide a unique opportunity for the United States to strike a deal without...
  • Baker panel's mention of Palestinian "right of return" raises eyebrows

    12/06/2006 1:00:35 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 246 replies · 4,919+ views
    AFP ^ | December 6, 2006
    A reference to Palestinians' "right of return" in the report issued by the high-level Iraq Study Group broke a diplomatic taboo which sparked immediate concern in Israel and surprise among Middle East policy experts. The reference was buried deep inside a 160-page report that urged US President George W. Bush to renew efforts to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks as part of a region-wide bid to end the chaos in Iraq. "This report is worrisome for Israel particularly because, for the first time, it mentions the question of the 'right of return' for the Palestinian refugees of 1948," said a senior...
  • Parents of Man killed by Smyrna Police Call for FBI Investigation

    03/25/2015 8:03:50 AM PDT · by Cecily · 16 replies
    Smyrna police Wednesday had not yet identified the man shot and killed by officers at a Vinings tire store Tuesday and had not asked the GBI to investigate the shooting. While police have not released the man’s name, his parents came to the scene of the fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon, identified the dead man as Nicholas Taft Thomas and called for the FBI to look into the incident. Felecia Thomas told Channel 2 Action News that her son loved cars and his family. “My son was a lovable guy,” she said. “He would do anything for anybody. He just had...
  • Brunch patrons fight back against #BlackBrunch protesters in suburban Atlanta and Minneapolis

    03/23/2015 7:44:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 23, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Some sort of tipping point seems to have been reached, with Sunday morning brunch patrons no longer willing to sit passively as noisy protesters attempt to guilt-trip them about being white, or having the disposable income to go out for a nice brunch, or something (in my view, mostly anger about being such losers). Gateway Pundit reports on the pushback in Atlanta and Minneapolis eateries yesterday. In Atlanta: Black Brunch protesters invaded several Decatur, Georgia restaurants on Sunday. Protesters report two establishments called police, with managers from Sweet Melissa’s trying unsuccessfully to throw them out.
  • East Georgia Mayor Attempting To Abuse Her Authority, Caught On Bodycam

    03/22/2015 7:31:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    Gordon, GA – A citizens group in an East Georgia town that wants the removal of their mayor has posted a video showing a confrontation between the mayor and a police officer making a DUI arrest. The group “Concerned Citizens of Gordon, Ga.” posted the video on their Facebook page, showing the exchange between Gordon Mayor Mary Ann Whipple-Lue and the officer. The group says they obtained the video recorded on Monday night, March 16, by a body camera on the officer through an Open Records request. The arrest took place in front of the mayor’s property. Read more at...
  • White Guys Win Again. Was This College Catalog Cover a Loser?

    03/20/2015 6:25:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution Blog ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jessica Roy
    A reader sent me a copy of the cover of the new University of North Georgia continuing education catalog asked with this question, “Are they crazy?” It’s a valid question given the awkwardness of the image and its pairing with a headline that asks, “Why follow when you can lead?” The illustration features two exultant white men — dressed like missionaries for some reason — well ahead of a woman in heels wearing what looks to be an ensemble from “Dynasty” and a black male in more casual attire who appears to be struggling to finish the race. I thought...
  • Hours after budget rollouts, Politico declares GOP impasse, “cataclysmic” consequences

    03/20/2015 7:39:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    hot air ^ | March 19, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The Republican-led House passed budget resolutions every year since taking control in the 2010 midterms, while Senate Democrats under Harry Reid refused to pass any at all for four years. After less than 24 hours, though, a Republican “failure” to come up with an agreement between the House and the Senate is not just “cataclysmic” already, but proof that the GOP can’t handle the “basic functions of governing.” Republicans handled it for four years while Democrats failed to perform the basic function of legislating, but somehow that didn’t get seen as “cataclysmic” for them at Politico. Maybe Politico’s analysts could...
  • Boehner plans to sideline House conservatives in budget battle

    03/20/2015 7:07:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/20/15 | r moran
    Speaker John Boehner has made plans to bypass House conservatives and ram through two items opposed by the right. He will try and pass a budget deal, using a parliamentary manuever to speed passage. He is also planning a vote on the so-called Medicare "doc fix" he negotiated with Nancy Pelosi last week. Politico: If they’re able to clear the two measures, a battered leadership will go into the Easter recess with some pep in its step, as it tries to extend highway funding, begin work on annual appropriations bills and raise the debt ceiling. Not to mention, passing a...
  • Fiscal Conservatives Buck Leadership, Send Tighter Budget to Floor

    03/19/2015 9:42:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 3/19/15 | Emma Dumain
    House fiscal conservatives took the upper hand — for the moment — Thursday in their struggle with Republican defense hawks for control of the GOP’s 2016 budget proposal. After 24 hours of uncertainty and stops and starts, the House Budget Committee voted along party lines, 22-13, to send a leaner spending plan to the House floor for a vote. GOP leadership had pressured Budget Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga., all week to find enough votes on his panel to boost the plan’s funding for the Overseas Contingency Operations account. Without that additional defense spending, many House Republicans said they wouldn’t support...
  • Closing Arguments Begin in Test Cheating Trial of 12 Atlanta Educators

    03/17/2015 11:59:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nytimes ^ | March 16, 2015 | ALAN BLINDER
    ATLANTA — After more than five years of controversy and five months of testimony, a prosecutor used seven words on Monday to recap the accusations against the dozen Atlanta educators seated in a courtroom here. “They cheated,” the prosecutor, John E. Floyd, told the jurors in Fulton County Superior Court. “They lied. And they stole.” Mr. Floyd’s scornful summary came near the start of what will be days of closing arguments centered on whether significant increases in standardized test scores in Atlanta’s public schools came about because of endemic cheating and what prosecutors say was criminal misconduct that included racketeering....
  • Elderly couple complains after traffic stop turns into drug interrogation [Georgia]

    03/13/2015 8:13:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 90 replies
    CBS46.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Adam Murphy and Rodney Harris
    A routine traffic stop turned into a drug interrogation for an elderly couple in Walton County. CBS46 began investigating the incident when the couple passing through Georgia complained that a deputy crossed the line. Charles Tharp, 69, never expected that his family vacation would end the way it did. He and his wife had just visited their grandchild in Texas and were headed back home to North Carolina when a Walton County Sheriff's deputy stopped them. “It just seemed a little unusual because we're not speeding and we're always careful drivers,” said Charles Tharp. Tharp and his wife were told...
  • GA Senate approves resolution to change AP history exam(removal of biased history)

    03/12/2015 11:07:10 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 5 replies
    AP/via WDEF news 12 ^ | 3/11/15 | AP
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) — The state Senate has passed a resolution demanding that the New York-based College Board redo its most recent revision of the Advancement Placement U.S. History exam.</p> <p>Republican Sen. William Ligon Jr. of Brunswick has said the test is biased to the left and should be changed, or the state should not use it. Lawmakers in at least three other states have expressed similar views.</p>
  • ‘Game The system’? Nonprofits, Including Farrakhan-Tied Group, Enjoy Windfall From Farm Subsidies

    03/09/2014 5:13:21 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-9-2014 | Emily Boyd Walker
    'Game The system’? Nonprofits, Including Farrakhan-Tied Group, Enjoy Windfall From Farm Subsidies Published March 09, 2014 FoxNews.com, Emily Boyd Walker Several nonprofits that have little to do with farming or are in poor standing with their local governments have been receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in farm subsidies over the past decade, federal records show. They include an Islamic charity tied to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a Midwestern group devoted to waterfowl habitat, and a major conservation group with few farms to its name. The group tied to Farrakhan, called the Three Year Economic Saving Program, has...
  • White Cop Shoots, Kills Naked, Unarmed Black Man Near ATL (Video)

    03/10/2015 10:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    EURWeb ^ | March 10, 2015 | Staff
    *A white, Atlanta-area police officer shot and killed a naked and unarmed African-American man who was said to be acting erratically in his apartment complex and possibly suffering from a mental illness, reports Reuters. This becomes third African-American man to be shot dead by police since last Friday, who either was or seemed unarmed. In Monday’s shooting, a Dekalb County police officer responded to a caller who said a man was “acting deranged, knocking on doors, and crawling around on the ground naked,” on Monday around 1 p.m. local time, county police chief Cedric Alexander told reporters. The officer confronted...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 March 2015

    03/08/2015 5:20:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 90 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 8th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Lewis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson, Missouri;...
  • House freshmen Republicans vow to press conservative demands

    03/06/2015 5:02:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 3/6/15 | David Lawder and Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bruised but undeterred, some of the far-right Republicans who picked a fight in Congress and lost this week over funding the U.S. domestic security agency say they're just getting started. The views of a handful of first-term conservatives who spoke with Reuters after the Department of Homeland Security battle suggest more conflict among Republicans lies ahead. At the core of these House of Representatives members' defiance is a conviction that their duty as lawmakers lies first with constituents and the Constitution, while House Speaker John Boehner's agenda comes further down the list. For Boehner, who was stunningly...
  • New arrest in Sumter Co. double murder

    03/05/2015 10:05:54 PM PST · by diverteach · 26 replies
    WALB ABC News ^ | 3/4/2015 | WALB Newsteam
    AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Investigators arrested a 5th person Wednesday in the double-murder of a Sumter County mother and son. Officers arrested Demetrious Hubbard and charged him with murder in the case. Hubbard's arrest comes after four other suspects were denied bond in a first appearance Wednesday afternoon. Ruhemmeion King is also charged murder. Investigators said he shot Dallas and Bonnie Freeman several times, before setting their house on fire Friday. The three other men arrested, Reginald Mathis, Brandon Prince, and Qwinterrious Dodson were charged with theft by receiving stolen property. Mathis and Dodson were also charged with possession of...
  • Gunman kills veteran police detective in Fulton County, GA (Article and Video)

    03/04/2015 9:13:55 PM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 4, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    A gunman ambushed cops and killed a veteran detective early Wednesday during a door-to-door shooting spree in an Atlanta-area suburb, police said. Det. Terence Avery Green, a 22-year veteran Fulton County officer, died in a shootout with the suspect, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Police said the suspect was possibly drunk when he started terrorizing the Cedar Grove neighborhood near Fairburn, Ga., early Wednesday. He carried a long barrel gun and banged on doors. Then, he fired into some of the homes, police said. Fulton County cops responded to the scene around 1:30 a.m., and the man opened fire on...
  • (61) Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Iran Lobby says 61 will boycott!)

    03/02/2015 7:01:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    NIAC ^ | March 2, 2015 at 9:24 PM
    Currently, 61 members of Congress have confirmed they will not attend the speech. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — “I am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns,...
  • Execution of only woman on Georgia's death row POSTPONED at the last minute

    03/02/2015 9:03:22 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 March 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans For Dailymail.com
    The execution of the only woman on Georgia's death row has been postponed at the last minute for a second time in less than a week - because the drug used in the lethal injection she was scheduled to receive was 'cloudy'. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, was due to be given an injection of pentobarbital at a prison in Jackson at 7pm on Monday in retribution for plotting the murder of her husband in 1997. But after officials observed the drug to be used in the execution had a 'cloudy' appearance, they postponed her death until a future, unspecified date...
  • Lawmakers may end tax break on jet fuel, to Delta’s dismay

    03/02/2015 5:26:46 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for all airlines buying jet fuel at the world’s busiest airport. A bill filed in the House would cut the exemption at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport. Supportive lawmakers say it would help the state get federal money for aviation improvements throughout the state. They also argue the credit shouldn’t be kept in place forever....
  • 'Millionaire' Blockbuster Author dies in Crash

    03/01/2015 5:14:12 PM PST · by Cecily · 40 replies
    The author of a blockbuster book series on the habits of millionaires was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon near his home in Marietta, according to his family and Cobb County police. Thomas J. Stanley, who was 71, used research to smash the stereotype that being wealthy meant looking wealthy. On the contrary, his works said: Self-made millionaires — the real deal, not the wannabes — are much more likely to be frugal and spurn spending for show. As for the people showing off the bling? “It’s the neurotic middle-class,” he said in a 1991 interview with the Atlanta...
  • Georgia Judge Jails Muslim Woman For Wearing Headscarf To Court [DOJ Investigation Follows]

    03/01/2015 9:37:47 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | March 1, 2015 | Daniel Nasaw
    Georgia Judge Jails Muslim Woman For Wearing Headscarf To Court • Two women barred from entering courtroom in recent days Daniel Nasaw in Washington A city judge in Georgia has in the past eight days barred two Muslim women wearing Islamic headscarves from entering his courtroom, jailing one, and prompting an inquiry from the civil rights office at the US department of justice. Judge Keith Rollins of Douglasville, Georgia, yesterday ordered Lisa Valentine, 41, to jail after she refused to remove her scarf before entering the courtroom, citing rules governing appropriate dress. Last week, Sabreen Abdulrahmaan was forced to leave...
  • Democratic Congressman: We Need Food Stamps Because So Many Fathers Are In Jail

    02/28/2015 10:04:40 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/25/15 | Patrick Howley
    Democratic Georgia Rep. David Scott said that food stamps are necessary because of America’s “policy” of imprisoning families. “First of all, the situation regarding employment and jobs, poverty, all of that. All of that has been structured into our economic, social policy over the last quarter-century,” Scott said at Wednesday’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing to review the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), talking about the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs before turning to the incarceration issue. “Our policy of sending so many of our young eligible fathers to prison. Millions,” Scott said. “Our prison population went from 300,000 in...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • LT passes pre-Ranger; 6 women now set for Ranger School

    02/26/2015 11:07:36 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    Army Times ^ | 2-25-15 | Michelle Tan
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  • Thomas County Narcotics Commander Arrested (Georgia)

    02/26/2015 3:36:45 AM PST · by Ken H · 2 replies
    WCTV ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Alicia Turner
    THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- The Thomasville narcotics division director found himself on the other side of the law following a DUI arrest Sunday night. Commander Kevin Lee is a 20 year law enforcement veteran. He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and failure to maintain lanes. The Thomas County Sheriffs Office says Lee has been placed on suspension without pay while they determine what action will be taken.
  • Ahead of winter storm, Georgia delays woman's execution

    02/25/2015 12:16:25 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 71 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 2/25/15 | KATE BRUMBACK
    ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia on Wednesday delayed the execution of its only female death row inmate, ahead of a winter storm forecast to hit many areas with several inches of snow. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, had been scheduled for execution at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. The execution has been reset for Monday, according to a Department of Corrections statement.
  • Crew treated after ejecting from S.C.-based Marine jet

    02/23/2015 11:30:22 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    Sun Journal ^ | 2-23-15 | Drew Wilson
    The two-person crew of a Marine Corps jet is safe after a crash Sunday near Statenville, Ga. The F/A-18 Hornet was with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 224 based out of Beaufort, S.C., and was part of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point, according to Michael Barton, deputy director of the public affairs office at Cherry Point. The pilot, Maj. Rick Nicka and the weapons officer, 1st Lt. Robert Reynolds, ejected from the jet and were treated for minor injuries at South Georgia Medical Center 19 miles away in Valdosta, Ga., according to a release. Barton said the plane...
  • WATCH: Black middle schooler slams Barack Obama in epic YouTube speech

    02/22/2015 11:06:30 AM PST · by PaulZe · 35 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 02/22/2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    President Obama may enjoy the approval of 84% of blacks, but don’t count CJ Pearson among them. Pearson, a 12-year-old middle school student in Georgia, has more informed opinions than many adults. The student posted a YouTube video yesterday in which he seeks to “applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama.”
  • WATCH: Black middle schooler slams Barack Obama in epic YouTube speech

    02/22/2015 9:40:40 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 18 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/22/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    President Obama may enjoy the approval of 84% of blacks, but don’t count CJ Pearson among them. Pearson, a 12-year-old middle school student in Georgia, has more informed opinions than many adults. The student posted a YouTube video yesterday in which he seeks to “applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama.”
  • Former Atlanta fire chief Cochran files federal lawsuit against city, mayor

    02/19/2015 8:49:47 PM PST · by barmag25 · 2 replies
    CBS 46 ^ | 2/18/15 | Vanzetta Evans
    ATLANTA (CBS46) - Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed. Cochran was reportedly fired after handing out a book he wrote to his employees. The book had what Reed called "disturbing sentiments about the LGBT community." At first, Reed suspended Cochran for 30 days and the chief was to undergo sensitivity training. The former chief believes he was fired because of his Christian faith and beliefs.
  • Former Atlanta Fire Chief Sues City, Claiming He Was Fired for Christian Faith

    02/19/2015 2:50:06 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 19, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    <[p> The former fire chief of Atlanta, Georgia, is suing the city and its mayor, claiming he was dismissed from his job because of his Christian faith. Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of Kelvin Cochran, a highly regarded fire offical whose troubles began when some fire department employees complained about a book he was allegedly distributing on the job. Cochran had written the book, "Who Told You That You Were Naked?" which briefly discusses "Biblical sexual morality," according to an ADF press release. Cochran, who is a deacon in a Protestant church, wrote the book during his...
  • Dinner to die for: Only woman on Georgia’s death row makes HUGE last meal request of two Whoppers…

    02/19/2015 12:45:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:57 EST, 19 February 2015 | David McCormack
    Georgia’s only female death row inmate has submitted a rather lengthy list for her last meal ahead of her execution later this month. Kelly Renée Gissendaner, 46, will become the first woman to be executed in seven decades in the state when she receives a lethal injection on February 25. She requested a last meal of cornbread with a side of buttermilk; two Burger King Whoppers with cheese; two large orders of fries; cherry vanilla ice cream; popcorn; a salad with boiled eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, carrots, cheese and Newman’s Own buttermilk dressing; and lemonade. […] (Gissendaner) was convicted...
  • Former Atlanta fire chief files federal lawsuit against Reed

    02/19/2015 12:39:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 2/18/15 | Katie Leslie
    Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Mayor Kasim Reed and the city, saying he was fired last month because of his religion. Attorneys with faith-based nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom are representing Cochran in the federal case, which was filed Wednesday.
  • Atlanta Gay School Organizers Hope To Segregate Gay (pre-kindergarten) Students Into Gay Ghetto

    02/18/2015 11:44:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 18, 2015 | Eric Owens
    In Atlanta, Ga., a small and dedicated group of organizers is busily creating the city’s first and only private school especially for gay — or lesbian, or bisexual or transgender — kids as young as pre-kindergarten. [Snip] “I want a place where queer and trans families can bring their kids and not have to worry about being the token lesbian family or the token gay family,” Christian Zsilavetz, a chief founder, said, according to Pink News. Zsilavetz explained that he believes Atlanta needs a school where gay students are segregated from the general student population because too many children are...
  • 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers deploying to Europe amid US effort to deter Russian aggression

    02/18/2015 4:42:04 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 11 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | February 17, 2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>FORT STEWART, Georgia — The U.S. Army is sending more than 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers to Europe to help assure American allies in the region and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine.</p> <p>Officials at the southeast Georgia Army post said Tuesday that soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division will deploy next month.</p>
  • State-Led Push to Force Constitutional Convention Gains Steam With High-Profile Republican Support

    02/14/2015 11:21:12 AM PST · by Publius · 215 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 February 2015
    A state-level campaign to rein in the federal government by calling an unprecedented convention to amend the U.S. Constitution is gaining steam, picking up support from two high-profile Republicans as more states explore the idea. Coburn, a legendary government-waste watchdog, announced this week that he has joined the effort by becoming a senior adviser for the group Convention of States Action, which wants states, not just Congress, to pass constitutional amendments. Article V of the Constitution states amendments can be ratified either by Congress or by states if two-thirds of them petition Congress to call a convention. Then, any amendment...
  • Unlike Mexico, Georgia is Issuing Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants (Disgusting)

    02/10/2015 10:40:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Josh McKoon
    The state of Georgia is issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. After years of explaining this fact to astonished Georgians all over the state, I have still not grown accustomed to the shock and outrage they so vocally express. “But Georgia is governed by Republicans! – what is this, California?” is the most common reply that is printable here. They seem to become even angrier when someone correctly points out that illegal aliens cannot obtain a driver’s license in Mexico. For those readers who are wondering – no, this bewildering assault on our driver’s license integrity is not a result...
  • States rise up against Washington

    02/10/2015 4:32:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    State legislators around the country have introduced more than 200 bills aiming to nullify regulations and laws coming out of Washington, D.C., as they look to rein in the federal government. The legislative onslaught, which includes bills targeting federal restrictions on firearms, experimental treatments and hemp, reflects growing discord between the states and Washington, state officials say. “You have a choice,” said Kentucky state Rep. Diane St. Onge (R). “To sit back and not do anything or say anything and let overregulation continue — or you have the alternative choice to speak up about it and say, ‘We know what...
  • Teacher Gets Raw Deal

    02/10/2015 6:45:05 AM PST · by JoseCanUSee · 5 replies
    The Tifton Gazette ^ | 2/2/15 | Latasha Ford
    Kelly Tucker, who has been employed with the Tift County School System for 25 years, responded to a post on Facebook by Kirsten Underwood of WTIF and WFFM concerning some protesters, who were holding a sign that read "Black Lives Matter" in reference to the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Mo., at the parade during the Hometown Holidays Christmas Celebration on Dec. 6.
  • 7 people shot, 5 dead in Georgia shooting

    02/07/2015 4:13:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2015
    DEVELOPING: A gunman shot seven people Saturday, killing five of them, in a subdivision west of Atlanta, Georgia. [Snip] Daniel said five people were killed, including several children.
  • Vote Fraud in Georgia

    02/06/2015 3:43:29 PM PST · by spintreebob · 8 replies
    The mother of a mentally disabled man allegedly beaten at a Gordon facility that cared for disabled adults has filed suit seeking punitive damages. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Betty Gill in Bibb County Superior Court, claims that her son, Joseph Allen Cason Jr., also was taken to vote in the 2013 Gordon city election, although he lived in another county. Employees, while acting in their scope of employment, allegedly took Cason and other residents to the polls to vote for the sister of the facility’s owner, who was running for mayor, according to the suit.
  • Top Black Dems to skip Netanyahu speech

    02/06/2015 12:57:03 PM PST · by yoe · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are lining up to skip a coming speech by the prime minister of Israel. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the CBC, said they won't attend Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech before Congress to protest Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to invite the prime minister without first consulting President Obama and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. Butterfield said that move marked an "unprecedented overreach of the Speaker’s authority" that "goes beyond the traditions of his office." "It is baffling that Speaker Boehner, who...
  • Georgia man accused of murdering five people taken into custody, sheriff says

    02/02/2015 6:07:05 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    Murder suspect Thomas Jesse Lee, who allegedly killed his wife and four others in Georgia, was taken into custody in Tupelo, Miss., Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff announced Monday on the department's official Facebook page. Officials launched a nationwide manhunt Monday for a 26-year-old Georgia man suspected of murdering five people, including his wife and other family members, whose bodies were discovered in their suburban home Saturday evening. Thomas J. Lee, of Troup County, is wanted for the murders of four family members and a family friend. The bodies were found Saturday night but authorities believe the deaths occurred Wednesday,...
  • Happening Now: Motorists Advised to Avoid Downtown Atlanta

    02/02/2015 12:23:54 PM PST · by Cecily · 61 replies
    UPDATE: Motorists being advised to avoid downtown Atlanta. A suspicious package found at the 14th Street bridge forced police to close the Downtown Connector shortly before 2 p.m. An hour later, it remained closed, forcing massive traffic backups on Atlanta interstates. Dozens of drivers were stuck in place in both directions on I-75 and I-85, and others were advised to avoid the area. That is leading to backups on many cross streets through the city.