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  • Emory looking to establish regular POC-only social events

    10/21/2016 7:40:31 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 24 replies
    Campus Reform via Drudge ^ | 10/20/16 | Anthony Gockowski
    Emory University’s Campus Life Department will soon host what it hopes will become a regular social hour, but invitations will only be extended to students and staff “of color.” DeLa Sweeney, Emory’s interim director for Multicultural Programs, sent an email to staff at the school’s Campus Life Department, inviting them to attend an upcoming social “for students, alumni, faculty, and Emory Campus Life staff of color” only. “This event is intended to serve as an opportunity for people of color at Emory to connect with one another and strengthen relationships within and across various communities, identities, and positions in the...
  • Paulding voting early in same numbers as state's second-largest county

    10/21/2016 5:18:50 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies ^ | 18 Oct 2016 | Tom Spigolon
    More than 3,100 Paulding Countians have used their opportunity to vote early in this year's presidential election. A total of 1,575 Paulding voters cast ballots Tuesday at the county's sole early voting location at the Watson Government Building in Dallas. That total almost matched Monday's total of 1,574 voters, said election supervisor Deidre Holden. Monday's voter numbers also nearly matched the turnout in the state’s second-largest county, Gwinnett, in the number who cast ballots on the first day of the three-week early voting period before the Nov. 8 election. Gwinnett County's first-day count was 1,580 voters, said county spokesperson Joe...
  • US state of Georgia prepares to execute cop killer

    10/19/2016 1:53:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 19 October 2016 | By Afp
    The southern US state of Georgia was preparing Wednesday to execute a man convicted of killing a police officer, after the state parole board denied a request for clemency. Gregory Lawler, 63, was set to die by lethal injection at 7 pm (2300 GMT) at a prison in Jackson, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) outside Atlanta, prison authorities said. According to court documents, Lawler during a domestic dispute in 1997 opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on two officers at his home, killing one and seriously wounding the other.
  • DNC apologizes after campaign bus dumps raw sewage

    10/19/2016 3:41:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2016 5:38 AM EDT
    The Democratic National Committee has apologized after one of its campaign buses was spotted dumping raw sewage along a road outside Atlanta. News outlets report a Lawrenceville auto shop employee alerted police Tuesday morning after witnessing the sewage getting dumped into a storm drain. The bus, which bears the slogan “Forward Together” and features the likenesses of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine, was in town for an early voting event. …
  • Police: DNC bus seen dumping sewage near storm drain

    10/18/2016 4:42:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 75 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 10.18.16 | Travis Mauer
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Police in Lawrenceville have released photos investigators say show a bus chartered by the Democratic National Committee dumping human waste into a storm drain. It happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at 455 Grayson Highway, near where people were waiting in line for early voting in Gwinnett County. According to a police report obtained by FOX 5 News, witnesses at the nearby O'Reilly Auto Parts saw the bus pulled up near a storm drain, someone got out, and opened the sewage drain. The report goes on to state that a large amount of "drying toilet paper" and a...
  • DNC bus dumps raw sewage in Gwinnett County, calls it 'honest mistake' (Clinton Tour Bus)

    10/18/2016 4:15:11 PM PDT · by GilGil · 50 replies
    WSB-TV 2 ^ | 10/18/2016 | Tony Thomas
    WINNETT COUNTY, Ga - Authorities are investigating whether a Democratic Party campaign bus illegally dumped raw sewage in Gwinnett County Tuesday morning. According to the police report, authorities were called to the O’Reilly Auto Parts on Grayson Highway after reports that an RV was dumping its sewage into a storm drain. A store employee told police that he watched an RV affiliated with the Democratic National Committee stop in the turn lane of Grayson Highway in front of the store. The employee says he watched someone get out of the RV and open the sewage drain. Raw sewage then spilled...
  • Hillary Bus Caught Illegally Dumping Poop in Street

    10/18/2016 4:02:41 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 59 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/18/2016 | WND Staff
    It looks like properly disposing of No. 2 is not Hillary Clinton’s No. 1 priority. A Clinton campaign “Forward Together” bus has been caught dumping foul-smelling human waste into the street and down a storm drain in Lawrenceville, Georgia, according to several reports. “Police say when they arrived on the scene, toilet paper was scattered everywhere and there was a foul smell,” reported Atlanta’s WGCL-TV 46.
  • Clinton Campaign Bus Dumps Human Waste on Small-Town Georgia Road

    10/18/2016 3:17:47 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    The Democratic National Committee is in deep “doo doo” after an unfortunate pit stop Tuesday morning in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A DNC bus emblazoned with Hillary Clinton insignia spewed raw sewage and human feces all over the road after the bus inexplicably stopped in front of an auto parts store and literally let it rip. A hazmat team soon declared the scene a biohazard.
  • Preacher's stepdaughter handing out church literature killed in hit-and-run

    10/11/2016 4:40:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/11/16
    A Georgia preacher’s teenage stepdaughter who was handing out literature from her church was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver who was under the influence of prescription drugs, authorities said. Sixteen-year-old Caelyn Olds was walking with a woman on Saturday in Fayetteville when a pickup truck struck them without stopping, local news organization reported.
  • House Bill Protects Members of 17 Failed Obamacare CO-OPs from Uninsured Penalty

    10/09/2016 12:18:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 7, 2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The House of Representatives has passed a bill to protect more than 800,000 former members of 17 failed Obamacare CO-OPs from having to pay a penalty for being uninsured when they file their 2016 tax returns. The CO-OP Consumer Protection Act (H.R.954), which passed last week on a 258-165 vote, would “amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the individual mandate certain individuals who had coverage under a terminated qualified health plan funded by the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program.” Some of the failed non-profit CO-OPs - which American Action Forum president Douglas Holtz-Eakin called...
  • 'Hell is about to burst forth onto our earth': People panic after dozens of Waffle Houses shut [tr]

    10/08/2016 2:36:24 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 7 October 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Hurricane Matthew has been called a 'once-in-a-lifetime' storm in which evacuation is a matter of 'life or death'. But it was only when Waffle House announced it was closing 25 locations that many Americans decided the storm must be really bad. The beloved 24-hour restaurant chain is famous for staying open during natural disasters, so much so that even a 'Waffle House Index' was created. FEMA unofficially uses the index, color-coded much like country's terrorism threat advisory scale, to gauge how severely a place was hit by a natural disaster.

    US National Weather Service Jacksonville The storm poses an imminent threat of tropical storm and/or hurricane conditions to SOME PORTION of the Warning area. Heed the advice of Local officials. Be careful about rumors, erroneous social media posts and unwarranted speculation. Major Hurricane Matthew Briefing Situation Overview ...THIS IS NOW A WORST CASE STORM SURGE SCENARIO... Catastrophic Damage is Anticipated for Coastal Areas. Major Hurricane Matthew is still expected to move DANGEROUSLY CLOSE the Florida First Coast and Southeast Georgia Coast Friday through Friday night into Saturday with catastrophic impacts expected along and near the coast. A major hurricane...
  • Hurricane Matthew Live Thread II

    10/06/2016 4:10:09 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,516 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | October 6 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, with iminent and sustained impacts to U.S. mainland. Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency for all of Florida and disaster operations are activated. More than 1.5 million Floridians reside in current evacuation zones. Governor Scott has spoken with utilities across the state to ensure utilities are pre-positioned and there are no unmet needs. Multiple coastal hospitals have been evacuated. Meanwhile, feckless President Barack Hussein Obama is personally monitoring the progress of the storm. Cone of Death Historic Archive LoopMash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC...
  • Intensity update: Headed back to Category 4?

    10/06/2016 3:53:10 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies ^ | Oct 6, 2016
    Officially, Matthew’s top sustained winds were at 115 mph as of the 11 pm EDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. This makes Matthew a low-end Category 3 storm. Matthew’s efforts to reorganize and reintensify on Wednesday afternoon and evening were been a mixed bag. Hurricane Hunters found Matthew’s eyewall partially open at times, and the top surface winds had yet to rebound significantly. On the other hand, the convective core of showers and thunderstorms surrounding Matthew’s center has intensified and expanded, and Matthew’s central pressure began dropping late Wednesday night, a sign that the enhanced convection may be helping...
  • New Reuters Polling: TRUMP Up 7 in Iowa, 2 in Colorado, 13 in Georgia

    10/05/2016 6:31:29 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 123 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 5, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Republican Donald Trump is now leading Hillary Clinton by 7 points in Iowa and 2 points in Colorado – two formerly blue states. Trump is also up 13 points in Georgia. Trump leads unpopular Hillary Clinton by 2 points in the Reuters national poll.
  • Reuters State Polls (Trump UP in AZ, CO, IA AND GA!)

    10/05/2016 4:30:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10/05/2016 | Donald Trump Twitter
  • Hurricane Matthew

    10/01/2016 7:00:34 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 760 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 1 October 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, and we await the long anticipated sharp turn northward. Jamaica is completing final storm preparations. All interests in the Eastern U.S. and Bahamas should be carefully watching the track of Mighty Matthew. Ripped straight from the NHC Discussion page: Matthew remains south of a low-to mid-level ridge over the western Atlantic. The dynamical models forecast this ridge to weaken over the next 72 hours as a mid- to upper-level trough develops over the Gulf of Mexico. This evolution should cause Matthew to turn northwestward after 24 hours and northward by 48-72...
  • This was the Worst Imaginable Death for a Child.' Justin Ross Harris left his 22-month-old Son ....

    10/03/2016 3:34:31 PM PDT · by Cecily · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 3, 2016 | Robin Rayne Nelson
    Justin Ross Harris simply forgot his son was in the car. That's what defense attorney Maddox Kilgore hopes jurors will believe as they weigh the evidence in the first-degree murder case against Harris, with trial proceedings that begin today in the coastal Georgia town of Brunswick. Harris, 35, is on trial for the first-degree murder of his son, who died from hyperthermia while locked inside the family SUV in June 2014 in Marietta, Georgia. The high profile case looked like a tragic accident. But investigators subsequently said they found Harris had researched child deaths inside vehicles before his son perished....
  • Hurricane MATTHEW [Chart Moving Westward]

    10/03/2016 2:09:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies ^ | 03 October 2016 5:PM EST | Staff
  • Facebook post ignites bathroom debate on Ga. campus

    09/30/2016 9:02:34 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 9 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/30/16 | Chris Joyner
    Earlier this month, a Trump-supporting student at the University of West Georgia took umbrage at a sign declaring a bathroom on campus to be “liberated” from the “gender binary.” He tore the paper sign off, but first he had a buddy take photos of him doing it so he could post it on Facebook later . That earned junior Lans Carcioppolo a visit from college administrators, but he is unapologetic.
  • Walmart apologizes for refusing to make police officer’s cake

    09/26/2016 5:58:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/26/2016 | Elizabeth Koh
    Walmart is apologizing for refusing to make a police officer’s retirement cake last week after an employee told the cop’s daughter that her “thin blue line” cake design might be considered racist.The police officer’s daughter, who has remained anonymous, told radio host Todd Starnes that she went to a Walmart in McDonough, Georgia on Thursday to ask for a cake with the American flag in black and white with a blue stripe added in.But one of the employees at the bakery balked at the common police officer emblem, telling the woman “the design could be perceived as racist and nobody...
  • GBI: Jackson police officer terminated after lying about being shot

    09/25/2016 9:04:29 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 14 replies
    CBS 46 ^ | 9/25/16 | Karyn Greet
    ATLANTA (CBS46) - A Jackson Police Department officer who allegedly lied about being shot by an unidentified suspect she described as a black male has been terminated from her position.
  • This Tiny Georgia Town Received More Syrian Refugees Than LA And NYC Combined

    09/24/2016 8:25:43 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Peter Hansson
    Stone Mountain, Georgia — a city with just over 6,000 residents and a poverty rate well above the national average — has resettled more Syrian refugees than Los Angeles and New York City combined.
  • Australian shot dead by robbers in US praised as hero by wife (Savannah, Georgia)

    09/24/2016 1:27:25 AM PDT · by seacapn · 45 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | Saturday 24 September 2016 04.35 BST | Australian Associated Press
    Australian art gallery owner Kevin Reid has been praised as a hero by his wife after he moved her out of danger moments before masked robbers fatally shot him dead on a US street. Kari Graham-Reid told how she was on an after-dinner stroll with her “wonderful” husband near their home in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday night when three men suddenly appeared from the shadows... Local police described one of the suspects as a black male wearing a light coloured bandanna over his face. The other two suspects were described as black males. “There hasn’t been an arrest in the...
  • Video shows woman shooting at burglars during Gwinnett home invasion

    09/23/2016 5:55:38 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 32 replies
    WSB ^ | 9/23/2016
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police are hoping someone can help identify two home invaders. They were caught on camera as a woman in the house shot at them. "She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property," Cpl. Deon Washington with the Gwinnett County Police Department told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr. Surveillance video from inside the home shows the Gwinnett County woman rush from her bedroom and then unloads all her bullets on the three men who kicked in her front door. The woman is a local restaurant manager who was staying in a housemate's Spring Drive home for...
  • HUGE Georgia Poll! Trump winning 'Big League' (Trump 47%, Hillary 40%)

    09/23/2016 12:29:10 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 31 replies
    HUGE Georgia Poll! Trump winning 'Big League': Trump 47% Hillary 40%
  • Three Atlanta Protests Planned in Reaction to Charlotte, Tulsa Shootings

    09/23/2016 8:54:43 AM PDT · by Cecily · 24 replies
    CBS46 ^ | September 23, 2016 | Briana Belser
    The Georgia NAACP and Black Lives Matter Atlanta groups have planned protests for Friday and Saturday. According to the Georgia NAACP twitter page, a protest will be held at 6 p.m. Friday on Ivan Allen Blvd. Saturday, the BLM Greater Atlanta group will hold two protest at Lenox MARTA train station and Peachtree station. They are asking protesters to come out from 2 p.m. to midnight wearing all black.
  • This Tiny Georgia Town Received More Syrian Refugees Than LA And NYC Combined

    09/22/2016 7:59:12 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/21/2016 | Peter Hasson
    Stone Mountain, Georgia — a city with just over 6,000 residents and a poverty rate well above the national average — has resettled more Syrian refugees than Los Angeles and New York City combined. Since October 1 (the start of the fiscal year), 72 Syrian refugees have been placed in Stone Mountain, State Department data shows. Los Angeles has resettled just 45 Syrian refugees, while NYC has only resettled nine. Syrians aren’t the only refugees placed in Stone Mountain this year. Since October 1, 299 refugees have been resettled in the Georgia town. That’s roughly five percent of Stone Mountain’s...
  • Quinnipiac State Polls: Trump up 7 in Georgia and Iowa; Clinton up 2 in Colorado and 6 in Virginia

    09/22/2016 12:56:46 PM PDT · by Ravi · 49 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 9/22/16 | quinnipiac
    Colorado: Trump-42, Clinton-44, Johnson-10 Georgia: Trump-47, Clinton-40, Johnson-9 Iowa: Trump-44, Clinton-37, Johnson-10 Virginia: Trump-39, Clinton-45, Johnson-8
  • This U.S. city has more Syrian refugees than New York and LA combined [ Boise, Idaho ]

    09/21/2016 7:12:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 16, 2016 | Rob Hotakainen
    Despite resistance by Idaho’s top political leaders, 118 Syrian refugees have moved to the Gem State since last Oct. 1, all of them settling in Boise, according to new data from the State Department. Compared with larger cities, Boise took in a disproportionate share, accepting more than twice as many refugees as New York, with 9, and Los Angeles, with 45, combined. ... Overall, the United States had admitted 11,469 Syrian refugees as of Sept. 9, ... no state took in more Syrian refugees than California, with 1,300. San Diego accepted more than half of them, or 690, while Sacramento...
  • Alabama pipeline leak: What we know so far about the spill, gas shortages and more

    09/18/2016 5:43:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 55 replies ^ | 9-18-2016 | Dennis Pillion
    On the morning of Sept. 9, an inspector with the Alabama Surface Mining Commission was performing a routine monthly check of an old coal mine in Shelby County when he noticed "a strong odor of gasoline" as well as a sheen on the surface of one of the retention ponds. The gasoline he was smelling came from Colonial Pipeline's Line 1, an underground pipeline three feet in diameter that normally pushes 1.3 million barrels of gasoline per day from refineries in Houston to distribution centers across the Southeast and along the eastern seaboard. That 36-inch line, built in 1963, has...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 September 2016

    09/18/2016 5:02:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 258 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 September 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 18th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine; Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kaine; Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Kaine, Conway; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.THIS WEEK (ABC): Kaine; Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Kaine; Christie.
  • Emerson Poll: Trump Leads Clinton Nationally [tr] [PDF]

    09/16/2016 12:40:01 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 2 replies
    BOSTON, MA – In the first national poll conducted by Emerson College during this general election season, the presidential race is looking like a dead heat, with Donald Trump edging out Hillary Clinton 43% to 41%, well within the poll’s 3.4% margin of error (MOE). Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson holds 9% of the popular vote, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein gets 2%. Eight in 10 (81%) of voters surveyed nationally were aware that Clinton was recently diagnosed with pneumonia, a revelation that appears to be hurting her with some voters. (Additional details are below.)
  • Homeowner kills apparent home invasion suspect in Gwinnett County

    09/16/2016 5:19:09 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 63 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 9/16/16 | Nicole Emmett
    Homeowner kills apparent home invasion suspect in Gwinnett County By Nicole Emmett Gwinnett County police are combing part of a neighborhood after they said a homeowner shot and killed someone breaking into their house. Officers responded to the house in the 3000 block of Spring Drive after the shooting, which they said happened just before 4 a.m. Friday. They said preliminary investigation indicates the homeowner shot someone who was breaking in to the house. The apparent home invasion suspect was dead on the scene, police said. They said multiple people were in the house at the time. They said it...
  • Trump Leads Clinton Nationally and in Four States...(CO +4%, GA +6%, MO +13%, AR +28%, US +2%)

    09/15/2016 12:55:23 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 139 replies
    Emerson College ^ | September 15, 2015
    Title: "Trump Leads Clinton Nationally and in Four States Polled; 3 of 4 Senate Incumbents Look Safe; Pneumonia News Hurting Clinton" BOSTON, MA - In the first national poll conducted by Emerson College during this general election season, the presidential race is looking like a dead heat, with Donald Trump edging out Hillary Clinton 43% to 41%, well within the poll’s 3.4% margin of error (MOE). Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson holds 9% of the popular vote, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein gets 2%. ​ Eight in 10 (81%) of voters surveyed nationally were aware that Clinton was recently diagnosed...
  • Fox 5 Georgia Poll (Trump 46.3; Clinton 42.0; Johnson 10.1); Isaakson(R) far ahead in senate race

    09/15/2016 12:10:12 PM PDT · by Ravi · 35 replies
    Fox5 ^ | 9/15/16 | fox 5
  • Armed militia storm council meeting after right-wing anger over Muslim plan for mosque

    09/14/2016 12:55:43 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    Express UK ^ | September 14, 2016 | Oli Smith
    Local armed militia in a small US town forced a council meeting to be cancelled following growing security concerns over their presence. The violent group of right-wing protesters carried guns into a local square to demonstrate against "the presence of Muslims" in the country The meeting, which was expected to lift a ban on new places of worship, was called off amid growing tensions in Newton County, Georgia. Five weeks ago a local Muslim group laid out construction plans for an Islamic cemetery, mosque and school - but it was met with anger from a loud minority of the town.
  • Armed militia storm council meeting after right-wing anger over Muslim plan for mosque

    09/14/2016 11:29:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 109 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 9/14/2016
    PLANS to build a mosque and Islamic school in a small town in America have been thrown into disarray after a gang of angry citizens stormed a meeting with guns. Local armed militia in a small US town forced a council meeting to be cancelled following growing security concerns over their presence. The violent group of right-wing protesters carried guns into a local square to demonstrate against "the presence of Muslims" in the country The meeting, which was expected to lift a ban on new places of worship, was called off amid growing tensions in Newton County, Georgia. Five weeks...
  • Donald Trump Is Our Only Shot To Shake Up Washington

    09/13/2016 2:13:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 13, 2016 | Sen. David Perdue
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by former Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA).Our only shot to shake up Washington We know a thing or two about unity. Competing head-to-head in the Georgia Republican primary for the United States Senate in 2014 we got to know each other well. During a long year of primary and runoff campaigning, each of us pledged to support the eventual nominee. We honored that pledge and put our differences aside. Our differences were nothing compared to our differences with the Democrats who wanted another seat in the United States Senate to push President Barack Obama’s progressive...
  • Appeals Court blocks Kansas, Alabama, Georgia on voter ID rule

    09/10/2016 10:34:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 10, 2016 | Eric Beech and Brendan O'Brien
    A U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday blocked an effort by Alabama, Georgia and Kansas for voters to furnish proof of citizenship when registering at the polls, which opponents say disenfranchises voters, especially minorities. The decision effectively strikes down a rule that requires voters in the three states to provide proof they are United States citizens. Elsewhere, voters only need swear that they are citizens in order to cast a ballot. "With just weeks to go before a critical presidential election, we are grateful to the court of appeals for stopping this thinly veiled discrimination in its tracks," Chris Carson,...
  • Great-grandmother beaten, burned in her home dies weeks after attack (Georgia)

    09/01/2016 9:45:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 101 replies
    WSB TV ^ | August 29, 2016 | Nicole Carr
    MERIWETHER COUNTY, Ga. - An elderly woman who was beaten and burned inside her Meriwether County home has died weeks after the attack, the county's coroner confirmed to Channel 2 Action News. Dorothy Dow, 83, was lying in her bed when three men and a woman kicked in her back door and attacked her in early August, according to police. "These suspects began to demand money from Miss Dow. She pleaded with them that she didn't have any money. They began to brutally beat her,” Sheriff Chuck Smith said. The family said Dow’s right and left arms were broken, and...

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)
  • Smoking Sucks! 6 States That Need to Change Their Tobacco Laws

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

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

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

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

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

    08/18/2016 2:04:33 PM PDT · by wyowolf · 223 replies
    ATLANTA - A new poll conducted for FOX 5 shows Georgia has become a battleground state in the race for President, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied. The FOX 5 poll conducted by Opinion Savvy shows Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump tied at 43 percent.
  • Are we watching the demise of the Solid South?

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