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  • Man Turns Tables on Attempted Carjacking: 'You Messed Up Big Time'

    05/25/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | May 22, 2015 | Emily Shapiro
    Hashim Fannin refuses to play the victim role. When a would-be carjacker hopped into his car in Atlanta earlier this month, Fannin took action. The suspect, later identified as 61-year-old Edgar Horn, slid into Fannin's passenger seat in an Atlanta parking lot and told Fannin "You know what this is," Fannin recalled to ABC News. But Fannin pulled out a gun himself. "By the time he sits down, you know, I've drawn down on him," Fannin said. "At that point, his whole demeanor changes. And now suddenly, you're sorry." "In so many words, I asked him to get out of the...
  • Valdosta State Student Who Stomped US Flag Wants To Kill All White People

    05/24/2015 8:38:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Chuck Ross
    Eric Sheppard, the Valdosta State University student who was confronted last month by an Air Force veteran after he stomped on the American flag, has issued a violent 4,700-word anti-white rant in which he threatened to “annihilate those who come after me.” Sheppard is wanted by police after they found a gun in his backpack days after the flag-stomping demonstration. In his lengthy letter, submitted to The Valdosta Daily Times this week, Sheppard said he will not surrender and will use violence if necessary. The flag incident made national news after Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran and former Playboy...
  • Armed Man Stops Carjacker – Holds Him at Gunpoint till Police Arrive – Cops Offer Thanks

    05/23/2015 7:42:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/22/15 | Tim Brown
    A would be carjacker was stopped by an armed citizen in Atlanta and held at gunpoint until police arrived. Edgar Horn, 61, allegedly slipped into the passenger's seat of his car as he pulled into a Family Dollar on Marietta Boulevard. "You know what this is," Horn allegedly told Fannin. That's when Fannin pulled out his gun and told Horn to get out of his car. Apparently Horn thought he could just leave, but Fannin wasn't having any of that.
  • Ga. man holds would-be carjacker at gunpoint until cops arrive: ‘You woke up stupid this morning’

    05/22/2015 12:20:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Georgia man says he has no regrets after he turned the tables on a would-be carjacker and held him on the ground at gunpoint until police arrived. Hashim Fannin said he was pulling into a parking spot at the Family Dollar in northwest Atlanta earlier this month when Edgar Horn, 61, slid into the passenger seat after Mr. Fannin’s doors automatically unlocked, a local ABC affiliate reported. “He told me, ‘You know what this is,’ ” Mr. Fannin recalled. Thats’ when he pulled out his gun on the suspect. “I asked him to get out the car, probably not...
  • Man holds suspected carjacker at gunpoint until police arrive [w/video]

    05/22/2015 12:18:17 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | May 22, 2015 | Rachel Stockman
    ATLANTA — An East Point man held a would-be carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to Atlanta police. -snip- “You were not trying to rob me,” Fannin said to the man on cellphone video of the incident. “Do you just get into random people's cars ... you thought I was your friend … you thought I was your friend ... so you woke up stupid this morning?”
  • Mom Arrested, Shackled Over Son's Unexcused School Absences

    05/22/2015 5:25:17 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 75 replies
    insider.foxnews.com ^ | May 21, 2015
    A Georgia mother and substitute teacher says she was arrested and placed in shackles because of her son's unexcused absences. Julie Giles reportedly wrote on Facebook that a warrant had been issued for her arrest after her son tallied 12 unexcused absences from school. The total is six more than the Screven County school district allows. Giles argued that her son's doctor re-issued a note for three of the absences, meaning she would be arrested over a total of three absences. Giles said she was briefly placed in ankle shackles, with police saying it was normal procedure. She was released...
  • Blanket ban on Gay Leaders must be Abandoned, Robert Gates tells Boys Scouts in Atlanta

    05/21/2015 4:02:14 PM PDT · by Cecily · 76 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    An unexpected thunderclap, from the Associated Press: NEW YORK— The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. In a speech in Atlanta to the Scouts’ national annual meeting, Gates referred to recent moves by Scout councils in New York City and elsewhere to defy the ban. “The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained,” he said. Gates said no change in the policy would be...
  • Ted on the Trail: Georgia Crowd Shouts "We Want Cruz!"

    05/18/2015 3:28:32 PM PDT · by Isara · 37 replies
    HOUSTON, Texas – On Friday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke at the Georgia Republican Party’s State Convention where he elicited cheers and chants from the delegates in attendance. Some excerpts from the press appear below:Cobb County Examiner: Ted Cruz invests time at Georgia GOP convention “Cruz was surrounded by admirers late Saturday afternoon once delegates discovered his staff room on the second floor of the Classic Center in Athens, where the state’s GOP convention was being held. A line formed and a crowd gathered to shake his hand, ask him about issues and pose with him for a photo.”Atlanta...
  • Tim Cook on meeting George Wallace as teen: 'It felt wrong, like I was selling a piece of my soul'

    05/17/2015 9:36:42 PM PDT · by boycott · 60 replies
    AL.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Crystal Bonvillian
    Apple CEO and Alabama native Tim Cook had some choice words on Sunday about meeting former Alabama Gov. George Wallace when he was a teenager. Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, spoke of Wallace during a commencement address he gave at George Washington University. According to Business Insider, the Robertsdale native told the graduating class an anecdote about visiting Washington, D.C., as a 16-year-old who had won an essay contest at school. Before leaving for D.C., Cook had the chance to go to Montgomery and meet Wallace, who was notorious for his opposition to racial...
  • 'Does it count as a police chase?': MSNBC under fire for tweet mocking moment cop was DRAGGED...

    05/17/2015 7:42:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/15 | Belinda Robinson
    'Does it count as a police chase?': MSNBC under fire for insensitive tweet mocking moment cop was DRAGGED along The news organization MSNBC landed in hot water over a provocative tweet it posted which appeared to mock a police officer who was dragged along the street by a suspect. The tweet with a video embedded in it, created a firestorm from commenters on social media and news sites. It read: 'Does it count as a police chase if you drag the cop along for the ride?' But shortly after a backlash ensued online on Saturday, the network hastily removed it...
  • Ronald Reagan doesn’t live here anymore: Why it’s high time liberals stop tiptoeing around race

    05/17/2015 2:22:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | May 16, 2015 | Elias Isquith, staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics.
    http://media.salon.com/2015/05/hillary_warren_de_blasio.jpgEarlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a gaggle of bored reporters and some boldfaced names in the progressive movement, unveiled a “Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality.” Much like the media event that accompanied its unveiling, the agenda is supposed to be understood as a kind of 21st-century, liberal version of the storied “Contract with America,” the PR stunt that, as legend (erroneously) has it, rocketed Newt Gingrich and the Republican Party to power after the 1994 midterm elections. As my colleague Joan Walsh reported on Thursday, this backward-looking attempt to lay out a...
  • Ted Cruz Was Fearless Yesterday

    05/16/2015 9:16:29 AM PDT · by VinL · 64 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/16/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Last night in Georgia, Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% spoke to the delegates at the Georgia Republican Convention. Regular readers of RedState know that the Speaker of the House in Georgia, collaborating with gay rights activists, left-wing Democrats, and big business, scuttled a state version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Action in exchange for Democrat votes on a billion dollar tax increase. If conservatives wanted RFRA passed in Georgia, the Speaker demanded they gut the legislation with “anti-discrimination” language that would actually expand protected classes in Georgia for the left. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% spoke last night and he called B.S....
  • MY ENDORSEMENT FOR PRESIDENT (Chuck Norris Endorses Gingrich!!)

    01/20/2012 1:44:43 PM PST · by C19fan · 122 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 20, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Our republic as America’s founders created it is under assault from extremists outside our country and anti-constitutionalists inside our country. Combined with the flailing American economy and global markets, Western civilization remains on the brink, as experts and all the GOP presidential candidates agree. ....................................................... For my wife, Gena, and I, we sincerely believe former Speaker Newt Gingrich is the answer to most of those questions and deserves our endorsement and vote.
  • Army veteran arrested after smashing window, saving dog from hot car

    05/12/2015 11:52:36 AM PDT · by dware · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05.12.2015 | AP via Fox News
    ATHENS, Ga. – A Georgia man who saved a dog from a hot Mustang has been arrested for smashing a window to free the animal. Multiple news outlets report that Michael Hammons of Athens was charged with criminal trespassing after freeing a small Pomeranian mix in distress from a hot car outside a store. Witnesses say that while a group of shoppers waited for police to arrive to free the dog, the Army veteran smashed the window.
  • Cobb police shoot man who pulled gun on officers

    05/11/2015 4:18:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | May 11, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Cobb County police are investigating how a loud music complaint led to an officer-involved shooting in unincorporated Marietta. According to investigators, police were called to the Hill Crest Plaza Mobile Home Park on Atlanta Road on a noise complaint around 1:30 a.m. Monday When officers arrived, they asked Brian Ohlman, 37, to turn down his music. After refusing their orders, police say he pulled out a gun and began shooting at the officers. “The male refused to turn the music down and then produced a handgun and started firing at officers at which time the officers...
  • Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors

    05/09/2015 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Brent Scher
    A new blog post written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) may appear to be an attempt to align with Hillary Clinton, but it takes direct aim at multiple Clinton Foundation donors. Warren’s post, “I agree with Hillary Clinton,” details her concerns with a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that she says “would let foreign companies challenge American laws outside of American courts.” “The Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision isn’t a one-time, hypothetical problem—we’ve seen it in past trade agreements,” Warren wrote. Three of the five companies Warren uses as examples of companies that have abused similar...
  • WATCH LIVE: Plane crash shuts down I-285 in both directions

    05/08/2015 7:40:25 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 37 replies
    My Fox Atlanta ^ | May 08, 2015 | Katie Muse
    FOX 5 News has confirmed Interstate 285 has been shut down due to a plane crash in DeKalb County. All lanes of I-285 eastbound and westbound are shut at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. This is causing heavy traffic delays and motorists are urged to avoid the area and take alternate routes. The plane is described as a Piper PA-32, according to the FAA. The FAA also says the plane crashed about a mile from DeKalb-Peac
  • Ga. Woman Jailed, Banned From Facebook After 'Death to White Cops' Post

    05/05/2015 11:14:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    PoliceOne ^ | David Markiewicz
    Ebony Dickens, posting under the name of Tiffany Milan, called Monday for "death to all white cops nationwide"The 33-year-old East Point woman who was locked up in city jail after she allegedly said on Facebook that she wanted to kill 15 white police officers has been given a $10,000 bond and banned from social media, Channel 2 Action News reported Wednesday afternoon. Ebony Dickens, posting under the name of Tiffany Milan, called Monday for "death to all white cops nationwide." Ebony Dickens made this post under the name of Tiffany Milan Monday. (Facebook Image) The post read: "I thought about...
  • Barney Frank says he’s the reason Sam Nunn never became secretary of state

    05/04/2015 9:57:26 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 13 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 5/3/15 | Jim Galloway
    Former Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, the first openly gay member of Congress, said ‘twas he who sank Sam Nunn’s chance of becoming secretary of state under President Bill Clinton. The 1996 move, Frank said, was a pivotal display of gay-and-lesbian clout on the presidential scene. Your daily jolt on politics from the AJC's Political insider blogFrank made the remarks during an interview with Bill Nigut on GPB’s “Two-Way Street,” broadcast over the weekend. The congressman is making the rounds, plugging his autobiography: “Frank: My Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same Sex Marriage.” ***** Frank reserved particular ire...
  • Teacher Forced to Resign After Calling Pro-Abortion President Barack Obama a “Baby Killer”

    05/03/2015 6:50:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | May 1, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In Georgia, veteran middle school teacher Nancy Perry has been forced to resign after telling her students that President Barack Obama is a baby killer. The schools superintendent, Chuck Ledbetter, said Perry will retire at the end of the school year. He said, “On behalf of the School District, we want to apologize to the student and to his parents. It is not the place of teachers to attempt to persuade students about religious or political beliefs.’ According to the Daily Mail, a 12-year-old boy brought the complaint against the teacher to his father, Jimmie Scott. Then Scott met with...
  • Isakson tries to reassure GOP on trade bill (Fast Track authority)

    05/02/2015 5:55:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/2/15 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) sought to assuage conservative concerns about a trade bill that’s a top priority for both President Obama and GOP leaders in his party’s weekly address. Isakson made the case that giving Obama “fast-track” authority on trade wouldn’t be giving too much power to a president that many conservatives believe is guilty of executive overreach. Under fast-track authority, lawmakers aren’t allowed to amend trade deals sent up to Congress. That’s seen as crucial to completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive agreement between the U.S., Japan and 10 other Asian economies. “Congress still has the final say in...
  • Principal says he was fired for leading volunteer prayer meeting (GA)

    05/03/2015 7:17:12 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 87 replies
    myfoxphilly.com ^ | May 2, 2015
    MERIWETHER COUNTY, Ga. -A Meriwether County high school principal claims he was fired after he prayed with a group of students during a volunteer Christian meeting. Dr. Michael Lehr said he just wants the facts to come out and that he's relying on his faith to get him through this. News Radio 106.7's Nathalie Pozo spoke with several students and parents who are outraged this happened to what they call a kind, dedicated, well respected man. Now, the community is rallying behind him. “It is breaking our hearts its breaking our hearts… because it is not supposed to be like...
  • Ex-US president Carter urges Palestinian elections

    05/03/2015 2:12:44 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/2/2015 | AFP via Yahoo! News
    Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Former US president Jimmy Carter on Saturday urged Palestinians to hold elections to end the de facto division of the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Islamist-run Gaza Strip. He was speaking at a joint news conference with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the Palestinian political capital Ramallah in the West Bank. "We hope that sometime we'll see elections all over the Palestinian area and east Jerusalem and Gaza and also in the West Bank," said Carter, a member of the independent Elders Group of global leaders. No election has been held in the occupied territories...
  • Georgia Mom Calls Police On 10-Year-Old Son For Being Disrespectful

    05/02/2015 10:21:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 5/2/15 | Matiss Batarags
    Chiquita Hill, 33, posted photos of her 10-year-old son being "arrested" to Facebook after she called the police because he was being disrespectful. Hill posted the photos with captions describing how she did not want her son to become a thug. "First let me say that I love my children," Hill wrote on Facebook Tuesday. "They are what keeps me going. But ... I’ll be damned if they are disrespectful to me and anyone else." Her son had been acting up at school and disrespecting his teacher, leading the teacher to show up at Hill's house for a parent-teacher conference....
  • Could the Atlantic Hurricane Season Start Early?

    05/01/2015 11:00:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.weather.com ^ | 05/01/2015 | By Jon Erdman
    The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November. However, the atmosphere doesn't always conform to that. Occasionally a storm develops early, and that could happen off the Southeast coast next week. Enlarge Setup For Potential Low The Setup The potential setup for this begins with a leftover, fading frontal boundary over the southwest Atlantic, the Bahamas and Cuba. This is the same frontal boundary that brought a much-needed soaking to South Florida earlier this week and gave Key West its third-heaviest April day of rain on record Wednesday. This old frontal boundary will be revived by an infusion of...
  • Police kill woman who fired at them from inside patrol car (Atlanta)

    Police officers in Atlanta fatally shot a woman who first fired at them while sitting in the back of a patrol car Thursday, authorities said. Two officers were investigating a call about a stolen car Thursday afternoon when they saw a woman sitting inside the vehicle in a parking deck, said Major Darin Schierbaum. He said they took the woman into custody and put her in a patrol car, and that at one point she fired at least two shots at the officers. Schierbaum said the officers returned fire, critically wounding her. She later died at a hospital, he said.
  • DC's "Hardest Working Man" Is Model for GOP Success in 2016

    04/30/2015 4:22:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Matt Towery
    ATLANTA -- The late soul singer James Brown used to call himself the hardest-working man in showbiz. Now another Georgian, a U.S. senator, is proving to be the hardest-working man in his line of work. Many Americans likely don't know the name Johnny Isakson. He's not the type to ever push his name into the limelight. But insiders on Capitol Hill know him, and it's no secret that Georgia's senior senator is everyone's "go-to" person when it comes to producing concrete results and to promoting the conservative agenda in a businesslike and respectable manner. Isakson, who was sworn into office...
  • Senate rejects linking Iran's support for terrorism to nuke deal (Senators voted 45-54)

    04/29/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Wednesday blocked a Republican push to tie Iran's support of terrorism to a final deal on the country's nuclear program. Senators voted 45-54 on the amendment from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), which would have required President Obama to certify as part of a diplomatic deal that Iran hasn't carried out or directly supported an act of terror against the United States or a U.S. citizen. Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) and John McCain (Ariz.) voted with Democrats against the amendment....
  • Georgia Woman Arrested For Threatening To shoot White Cops "In The Head"

    04/30/2015 10:09:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 30,2015 | Awr Hawkins
    Georgia Police and federal agents have arrested Ebony Monique Dickens over a Facebook post in which she allegedly proclaimed her plans to shoot “every white cop” she can find.
  • BEN AFFLECK HAS ANOTHER NINE SLAVEHOLDER ANCESTORS FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH (214 slaves total)

    04/27/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015
    Movie star Ben Affleck has another nine slaveholder ancestors from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, according to publicly available Census records and genealogy research conducted by Breitbart News. Last week, Affleck admitted that he successfully pressured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to edit his Georgia slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin Cole, out of an episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” that featured his family history. This brings the number of Affleck’s known slaveholder ancestors to 12, who owned a total of 214 slaves. The relative ease with which Breitbart News was able to find these nine additional slaveholding...
  • Parent co. to print gay wedding invites after franchisee refuses

    04/27/2015 12:14:22 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/27/15 | David Markiewicz
    The young couple wanted really special invitations made up for their wedding, something that looked like a train ticket to fit with the railroad theme of their big day. So bride-to-be Paige Beckwith turned to a Suwanee printer who’d been recommended to her. But the printer rejected the job because of his religious beliefs, the parent company of the printing business said Monday. Beckwith is gay. *** However, a company spokesman at AlphaGraphics confirmed Beckwith’s story. The company also released a statement: “We do not condone discrimination of any kind, and wish to make clear that customers of any race,...
  • STEPHANOPOULOS FLOORED AS GINGRICH, BLOOMBERG EDITORS DETAIL SERIOUSNESS OF ‘CLINTON CASH’

    04/26/2015 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 125 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Written by Matthew Boyle
    The former public face of Bill Clinton’s White House—and current host of ABC News’ This Week—George Stephanopoulos was floored as two prominent journalists and the Republican Speaker of the House from his Clinton days, Newt Gingrich, laid out for him just how bad the “Clinton Cash” book is for his old bosses. During the show’s roundtable panel after Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer appeared on the show for a lengthy interview, Stephanopoulos teamed with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile in an attempt to discredit Schweizer. But it started with Stephanopoulos making a shocking admission: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign wouldn’t send out...
  • Media Issue Devastating Reactions to Hillary’s ’Clinton Cash’ Revelations

    04/26/2015 1:18:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-26 | Breitbart News
    On Sunday, journalists and political analysts across the ideological spectrum blasted Hillary and Bill Clinton’s actions as revealed in the forthcoming bombshell book all of Washington is buzzing about, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.Fresh off the heels of the White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday night, Sunday’s political shows were flooded with commentary on Clinton Cash.Here are some highlights (all emphases added):Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin: The Clinton Cash revelations are “extraordinarily serious,” said Halperin. “Here’s why you know this is serious because any Democrat, almost any Democrat,...
  • A new debate for Georgia Republicans: What’s a party for?

    04/25/2015 12:25:35 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 14 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/26/15 | Jim Galloway
    This midlife identity crisis comes at what may be the zenith of Republican influence in the state, courtesy of a race for state GOP chairman. . . . Incumbent John Padgett, the owner of an ambulance company, is seeking re-election to a two-year term. He faces Alex Johnson, a 30-year-old DeKalb County attorney with libertarian leanings. It is something of a rematch. In a final ballot at the 2013 convention, the young Johnson surprised many by receiving 40 percent of the vote — this at a gathering of delegates whose average age is somewhere south of the Mesozoic Era. *****...
  • Deal Says Georgia To Follow Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

    04/24/2015 1:07:21 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 13 replies
    WABE radio ^ | 4/23/15 | Denis O'Hare
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he will respect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage when it rules. Georgia has a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, but the high court is expected to hear arguments on the issue next week. “Federal constitutional issues trump state constitutional issues, " Deal told "A Closer Look" host Denis O'Hayer. "So we will abide by whatever the Supreme Court rules as an interpretation of the United States Constitution.” On Wednesday, State Attorney General Sam Olens said he'll follow the U.S. Supreme Court's order. Deal also spoke about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,...
  • Women Soldiers Make History in First Gender-Integrated Ranger School

    04/24/2015 12:25:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 23, 2015
    A group of women soldiers made history this week after earning a place in the first gender-integrated Ranger Course Assessment at Fort Benning in Georgia. The U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning opened Monday to a class of 19 women and 380 men, according to Stars and Stripes. Over the last four months, 20 women had secured a spot in the course assessment after passing one of four sessions of gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Courses (RTAC). One female soldier chose to withdraw. Only eight women and 184 men successfully completed the first four days of Ranger School, after a...
  • Georgia college cancels classes in advance of pro-flag demo (Valdosta State)

    04/24/2015 12:31:08 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Rick Moran
    A college in Georgia that featured a protest last week where demonstrators trampled on the American flag has canceled classes in advance of what is expected to be a huge pro-flag rally. Valdosta State University students were told that all classes on Friday, April 24 were called off because of a counter demonstration to support the US flag. The protest last week got interesting when an Air Force veteran picked the flag up off the ground and wouldn't give it back to the demonstrators. Police cited her for tresspassing when she wouldn't give up the flag or leave the scene....
  • Valdosta State University (GA) Shuts Down Ahead of (Pro) Flag Protest

    04/24/2015 9:24:47 AM PDT · by fifedom · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 24 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    Protests have been going on all week (after) Air Force veteran Michelle Manhart, was briefly detained during the flag-trampling protest for taking the flag and refusing to return it. Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress told the Valdosta Daily Times that thousands of people who "just want to come down here and support the American flag" are expected to descend on Valdosta State University.
  • Sam Olens and the rapidly changing landscape of gay marriage

    04/23/2015 5:02:26 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 20 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/22/15 | Jim Galloway
    The most curious facet of the debate over gay marriage is its violation of our usual requirement that social change occur at a pace that can only be detected with time-lapse photography. On Wednesday, Attorney General Sam Olens indicated that, should the U.S. Supreme Court rule the way many suspect it will this summer, Georgia’s formal, legal antipathy to same-sex unions will vanish as quickly as the flick of a light switch. *** “There’s a distinction between me defending the law and the order from the Supreme Court. When the Supreme Court rules on an issue, we’re going to follow...
  • 'Emergency situation' at Fort Benning close to resolution, officials say

    04/22/2015 10:40:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    Authorities at Fort Benning, the U.S. Army post in west Georgia, say they're dealing with an ongoing "emergency situation" at the post's Warrior Transition Battalion. Fort Benning officials said Wednesday afternoon on the base's official Facebook account and on Twitter that officials have secured the area and that personnel were safety evacuated as a precaution. Officials at the scene have determined that there is no longer a threat to anyone on base, according to a Facebook post. Base officials said in the social media posts that children in a child development center were safe but were being moved to another...
  • Wesley Clark a Business Success After Military

    09/28/2003 10:31:26 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 511+ views
    Associated Press | September 28, 2003 | DAVID PACE
    WASHINGTON - When two Russian immigrants and their American financial backer needed marketing help for their innovative electric motor, they turned to a merchant banker at one of the nation's largest investment houses - retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark. The meeting at the Washington office of Stephens Inc. in late 2001 proved fortuitous for both Clark, the former supreme commander of NATO, and the principals in WaveCrest Laboratories, at the time a small research and development company in Dulles, Va. "They hit it off pretty much right away," said WaveCrest spokesman Tom McMahon. Clark signed on as a consultant...
  • Carter's Arab Financiers

    12/21/2006 8:52:59 AM PST · by venizelos · 25 replies · 1,781+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2006 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    To understand what feeds former president Jimmy Carter's anti-Israeli frenzy, look at his early links to Arab business. Between 1976-1977, the Carter family peanut business received a bailout in the form of a $4.6 million, "poorly managed" and highly irregular loan from the National Bank of Georgia (NBG). According to a July 29, 1980 Jack Anderson expose in The Washington Post, the bank's biggest borrower was Mr. Carter, and its chairman at that time was Mr. Carter's confidant, and later his director of the Office of Management and Budget, Bert Lance.
  • AF veteran turned model takes flag from demonstrators

    04/20/2015 12:20:15 PM PDT · by shove_it · 42 replies
    VALDOSTA -- An Air Force veteran and former Playboy model who was banned from Valdosta State University Friday after taking an American flag from a group of demonstrators is now organizing her own demonstration that she said is to show support for the military and the flag. Michelle Manhart was detained but not arrested by VSU police after she took the flag from a group of protesters. She said she was not planning to take the flag from the protestors, but she had heard about the group's recent campus demonstrations and wanted to take action. "I did not want anything...
  • Climate change group praises Jeb Bush for 'leadership'

    04/19/2015 4:56:55 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 26 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush on Friday in New Hampshire called for the U.S. "to work with the rest of the world to negotiate a way to reduce carbon emissions.” The remarks at a "Politics & Eggs" event brought praise from billionaire Tom Steyer's group NextGen Climate, which has spent millions in recent elections blasting Republicans on climate change. "Jeb Bush demonstrated leadership today on the issue of climate change—distancing himself from the other Republican presidential hopefuls and demonstrating why climate change doesn’t have to be a partisan issue," the group said in an email to reporters. "Today in New Hampshire, Bush expressed...
  • Georgia Slams Brakes on Electric Cars

    04/20/2015 5:25:42 AM PDT · by thackney · 19 replies
    Government Technology ^ | APRIL 14, 2015 | ANDRIA SIMMONS
    Did Georgia just pull the plug on the electric car market? Many people are wondering after state legislators voted to eliminate a tax credit that last year helped catapult metro Atlanta to the highest U.S. market share for plug-in electric vehicles. The same bill will impose a $200 registration fee -- the nation's highest -- on noncommercial EVs. When the governor signs the bill, as expected, Georgia will go from first to worst on its support for the EV market. The electric vehicle tax credit ends June 30; the EV fee starts the next day. Local car dealers say they're...
  • Oldest fortified settlement ever found in North America? Location of Fort Caroline may be in Georgia

    02/22/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by Makana · 71 replies
    Science Daily ^ | February 22, 2014 | Florida State University
    In an announcement likely to rewrite the book on early colonization of the New World, two researchers have proposed a location for the oldest fortified settlement ever found in North America. They believe that the legendary Fort Caroline, a long-sought fort built by the French in 1564, is located near the mouth of the Altamaha River in southeast Georgia.
  • Veteran detained after taking American flag from protesters who were walking on it, report says

    04/19/2015 6:51:46 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    Fox News.com; Valdosta Daily Times ^ | April 19, 2015 | Valdosta Daily Times; unknown
    <p>A military veteran was reportedly detained and charged by Valdosta State University police in Georgia Friday after she took an American flag from a group of protesters who were walking on it.</p>
  • Veteran detained after taking American flag from protesters who were walking on it, report says

    04/19/2015 3:37:52 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 19, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    A military veteran was reportedly detained and charged by Valdosta State University police in Georgia Friday after she took an American flag from a group of protesters who were walking on it. The Valdosta Daily Times reports Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran, said she wanted to take action after hearing about the group’s demonstrations, but did not want to take the flag from them.
  • Medical marijuana is now legal in Georgia

    04/16/2015 8:54:18 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 22 replies
    AJC.com ^ | 04/16/2015 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday that legalizes medical marijuana in Georgia, though tremendous hurdles remain for patients who want to get the drug. House Bill 1, which took effect immediately, makes it legal for people who suffer from cancer, sickle cell disease and other illnesses to possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil if a physician signs off. The state estimates hundreds of thousands of residents could be eligible for the drug, and at least 17 Georgia families have had to temporarily move to places like Colorado where the cannabis oil is legal. The biggest obstacle for those...
  • Prison time for some Atlanta school educators in cheating scandal

    04/14/2015 3:44:20 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | April 14, 2015 | Ashley Fentz
    There was nothing routine about a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Atlanta that wrote the final legal chapter of one of the most massive school cheating scandals in the country. Educators were convicted April 1 of racketeering and other lesser crimes related to inflating test scores of children from struggling schools. One teacher was acquitted.