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  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • A sudden, Sunday tug-of-war for evangelical voters in Georgia (Cruz vs. Huckabee)

    07/03/2015 10:54:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    Suddenly, a Georgia church has become the site of a serious tug-of-war for evangelical voters between Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee. On Sunday evening, both candidates will appear at Rock Springs Church in Milner, Ga., pastored by the Rev. Benny Tate, one of Georgia’s higher-profile Southern Baptist preachers. Cruz was already on our radar as an attendee at the 5 p.m. event. The Huckabee campaign announced this afternoon that the former governor of Arkansas would make the event as well. The July 5 event, an Independence Day picnic, also features Jep Robertson of “Duck Dynasty,” and music...
  • Senator Ted Cruz to visit Woodstock

    07/03/2015 9:03:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Canton-Sixes Patch ^ | July 3, 2015 | GARY PARKES
    2016 Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz will sign his new book, A Time for Truth, at FoxTale Book Shoppe on Friday, July 3, 10am If you would like to meet Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, there is no better opportunity as he visits Cherokee County on his book tour on Friday, July 3, 10:00AM. This is a ticketed event at $30 which covers you and a guest AND includes a 1st edition copy of Cruz’ book, A Time for Truth (Cruz will sign all books purchased at FoxTale.)“Liberals love to hate Ted Cruz. The outspoken Texas Senator has a knack for getting...
  • Organized mob (of no particular race, according to media) ransacks a Walmart...(trunc title)

    07/03/2015 8:11:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    The fragile bonds of civilization that keep society peaceful and orderly are fraying in the face of mobs organized online. Last Sunday, an organized mob of about 4 dozen people attacked a Walmart in Macon, Georgia, intentionally doing damage to displays and merchandise and dragging a man out of motorized cart and throwing him to the floor. The Macon Telegraph reports: The vandals, said to number between 40 and 50, sprinted down the store’s main aisle about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, “destroying merchandise displays and items,” a sheriff’s deputy’s report of the incident noted. Floors in parts of the store were...
  • [Macon, GA] Catholic School Teacher Fired for Same-Sex Marriage Files Federal Lawsuit

    07/03/2015 6:09:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    A Catholic school in Macon, Ga., is facing a federal discrimination lawsuit from a former teacher whose employment was terminated in 2014 after the school found that he would be legally marrying his same-sex partner. “The argument being made in this suit—that a Catholic school’s commitment to upholding Catholic teaching on marriage is discriminatory toward homosexual employees—is a grave threat to Catholic education,” said Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. “A Catholic school exists for the very purpose of teaching the faith and forming young people for God,” he continued. “The implication is that our religion itself, rooted...
  • A Video Featuring Snoop Dogg Has Caused Uproar Among a Religious Group in India

    07/03/2015 6:28:17 AM PDT · by odds · 4 replies
    TIME ^ | 5.008 AM ET | Time Staff
    Members of the Parsi Zoroastrian community in Calcutta have filed a petition in a local high court against the music video for the song “King” by Amitis featuring Snoop Dogg, calling it blasphemous and disrespectful toward their faith, the Times of India reports. Zoroastrianism is a millennia-old faith with roots in ancient Persia and a flourishing community in India; its scripture emphasizes the sanctity of nature and the duality of existence. Amitis is an Iranian-born singer who now lives in Atlanta; “King” appears to be her entrance into the realm of Western pop. Snoop Dogg is Snoop Dogg — in...
  • Tesla, Nissan Take Financial Hits as States Remove EV Subsidies

    07/02/2015 1:19:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 2, 2015 | Paul Chesser
    It’s been six years sinceelectric vehiclemanufacturers enjoyed their windfall from U.S. taxpayers via the stimulus, but the thirst for subsidies, and pain from financial losses, have not waned. The pursuit of government goodiescontinues apace forTesla Motors, even more vigorously after the Los Angeles Timesreported last month that CEO Elon Musk depends on more than $4.9 billion in corporate welfare for his companies, which also include SolarCity and SpaceX. Tesla’s quest may more accurately be portrayed as preservation of the golden goose that is California’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) credit scheme. The Golden State requires the six largest auto manufacturers to...
  • Ted Cruz coming to Augusta for book signing

    07/01/2015 4:07:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    WFXG.com ^ | Jun 25, 2015 6:23 AM PDT | Katy Solt
    <p>Senator Ted Cruz will be coming to Augusta for a book signing.</p> <p>Senator Cruz will be at the Barnes and Noble at the Augusta Mall Sunday, July 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He will be signing copies of his new book "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America".</p>
  • Teen Leads Mob In Ransacking Of Georgia Walmart [VIDEO IS IN!]

    07/01/2015 10:19:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    www.thesmokinggun.com ^ | 06-30-2015 | Staff
    JUNE 30--Led by a teenage boy throwing gang signs, a mob of vandals descended on a Walmart store in Georgia early Sunday and trashed the business in a reported attempt to “see how much damage they could cause,” police allege. During the 1:45 AM ransacking of the Walmart in Macon, rioters pulled a patron from an electric wheelchair and dragged him to the floor, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office report. As seen below, a Walmart surveillance camera recorded the vandals racing through store aisles. Investigators say that a “crowd of 40-50 individuals consisting of black males and females”...
  • Cruz to sign books at FoxTale (Woodstock, Georgia)

    06/30/2015 9:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cherokee Ledger-News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jessica Lindley
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock on July 3 to promote his new book “A Time for Truth: Reigniting The Promise To America.”Admission is $30 and includes a first edition copy of the book. The book-signing event begins at 10 a.m., and the store, located at 105 E. Main St., will open to the public after the event concludes. “The event ticket includes you and a guest,” said Ellen Ward, co-owner of FoxTale Book Shoppe. “You will have an opportunity to meet Sen. Ted Cruz and get your book signed.” As the son...
  • Andrew Young weighs in on the Confederate flag debate

    ATLANTA - An international civil rights icon and former Atlanta mayor weighs in on the debate the entire country is talking about. FOX 5's Morse Diggs sat down with Ambassador Andrew Young to get his take on the Confederate flag and his answer might surprise you. He said some people fighting against the flag are more worried about treating the symptoms than treating the illness. Also he is not advocating a tax on the flag. The former two-term mayor suggested people focus more on the substance of the problems and issues of today and not on a symbol. He said...
  • Report: Macon Wal-Mart mob wanted to see how much damage it could do

    06/30/2015 6:10:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    www.macon.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | By JOE KOVAC JR.
    Surveillance video of a wee-hours ruckus at a Macon Wal-Mart on Sunday shows a teenager race inside flashing gang signs ahead of a mob of four dozen or so people who burst in and smashed merchandise. The commotion, which caused an estimated $2,000 in damage, appears to have been planned. Some in the crowd also snatched a man, apparently a shopper at the Zebulon Road store, from a motorized shopping cart and dragged him to the floor, Bibb County sheriff’s officials said Monday. The vandals, said to number between 40 and 50, sprinted down the store’s main aisle about 1:50...
  • John Lewis: Take down Georgia’s U.S. Capitol statue of Confederate V.P.

    06/25/2015 7:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 25, 2015 | Daniel Malloy
    As the nation debates the placement of Confederate battle flags, Atlanta Democratic U.S. Rep. and civil rights legend John Lewis said it’s high time to take a look at the statues under the U.S. Capitol dome, starting with one of Georgia’s. “I think it should move, be removed,” Lewis said in an interview Wednesday. “I think there will be other symbols, not just from Georgia but other parts of our country [that are removed]. … It’s the beginning of a movement that will help us move toward the realization that we’re one people, we’re one nation and we have to...
  • Loss of Health Care Subsidies Would Impact South More than Anywhere Else

    06/16/2015 4:16:08 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (Macon) ^ | June 16, 2015 21:23 UTC | Tony Pugh
    WASHINGTON — (...) The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether the subsidies can continue for 6.4 million people in 34 states who use the federal insurance marketplace at HealthCare.gov. (...) More than 4.1 million people, or nearly two out of three who could lose their subsidies in the case this year, live in just 13 Southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2015/06/16/3799971/loss-of-health-care-subsidies.html#storylink=cpy
  • Army refuses to provide Honor Guard for church's July 4th celebration

    06/09/2015 4:22:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    fox news ^ | june 9, 2015 | todd starnes
    For nearly two decades, the U.S. Army has provided an honor guard for an Independence Day celebration at a Baptist church that predates the founding of the nation. But this year – that tradition has come to an end. Officials at Fort Gordon say they will not be able to send an honor guard to a July 5th service at Abilene Baptist Church because it violates a military policy banning any involvement in a religious service.  -snip So what changed? Fort Gordon’s Public Affairs Office pointed me to Army Regulation 360-1 – dated May 2011.  The lengthy regulation states Army participation must...
  • In Georgia, Scott Walker explains how the GOP can win anywhere

    06/04/2015 11:00:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 4, 2015 | kyle Wingfield
    ".................“I think that argument’s even truer now,” he said. “Almost all of the battleground states are led by Republican governors. … What our argument should be, when going into those states, is: Remember how things were messed up? You not only elected Rick Snyder (in Michigan), Rick Scott (Florida),Susana Martinez (New Mexico), but you re-elected them because they made things better. “Imagine how much better if we could elect a reform-minded Republican like that to be president.” That will require the GOP to win over voters who tend to back Democrats, such as those under age 25. “I’ve got two...
  • GA: Open Carrier Stops Mass Killing

    06/02/2015 10:02:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video of start of shooting In Conyers, Georgia, a citizen, openly carrying a holstered pistol, returned fire at a man who had already killed two people.   The attack appears to be a planned mass shooting.   The attacker was armed with a semiautomatic pistol, which he is seen firing in the video.  When the open carrier, Todd Scott, returned fire, the active shooter stopped the attack, and fled the store.  He returned to the home where he lived with his parents, and shot and wounded them both.   At this point the police arrived at the...
  • How Ty Cobb Was Framed as a Racist

    05/31/2015 2:27:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/31 | Kyle Smith
    The two things everyone knows about Ty Cobb are that he was a phenomenal baseball player and that he was the worst racist ever to play the game. But one of these things is mostly wrong. Cobb, the first player voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the holder of more than 90 records upon his retirement and still the pace-setter with a .366 lifetime batting average, could be rude, but not nearly as nasty as you think. And far from being the most notorious racist in baseball history, he was an early and vocal supporter of integrating the big...
  • Gore, Dean, and Kennedy: Their Speech Instructor!

    06/07/2004 12:11:05 PM PDT · by texson66 · 31 replies · 284+ views
    Self | 7 June 04 | Texson66
    Driving home from work last Friday ( 4 June 04), I heard Sean Hannity playing some of the Democrats' speeches (Gore, Kennedy, and Dean) from the last few months. Sean and Gingrich (his guest) analyzed the false logic in the speeches, but it was the tone, the hatefulness, and pace of the delivery of the speeche that really caught my attention. The longer I listened the more I think they all had taken speech instructions from Hitler!
  • Florida paper backs a Gingrich presidency

    01/29/2012 4:20:47 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 29, 2012 | CNN Political Producer Shawna Shepherd
    Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) - The Tampa Tribune endorsed Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who the newspaper said is an “innovative problem-solver with rock-hard conservative credentials,” over Mitt Romney, whom it called the “safer choice.” Sunday’s endorsement from the city’s second-largest newspaper that leans conservative comes two days before Florida’s primary election in which Romney is favored to win. Despite potential areas of weakness from the former House speaker, the editorial said Gingrich is the best Republican candidate to “take the fight” to President Barack Obama. “Sure, he can be grandiose. His personal life has been, to put it kindly, complicated....
  • Warriors Win over Rockets sets up dream Finals matchup

    05/31/2015 7:55:54 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/28/15 | Ben Golliver
    OAKLAND — What's one more week compared to a 40-year championship drought? What's one more week when it means a shot at the first title in franchise history? The Warriors eliminated the Rockets with a 104–90 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday, advancing to an NBA Finals date with the Cavaliers. This is a matchup worth waiting for, and a little patience will be required. Because both Golden State and Cleveland made quick work of their conference finals foes, the NBA will hit the pause button for a full week before the championship series opens...
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • Fort Benning police searching for possible armed intruders, shots fired

    05/28/2015 3:43:53 PM PDT · by boycott · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | 5-28-15 | Paul Gattis
    Shots are believed to have been fired after as many as six people entered the Fort Benning Army base without authorization on Thursday afternoon. The base is located in Columbus, Georgia, near the Alabama line. Fort Benning police are searching for three to five males who may be armed and are believed to be hiding in the woods on the base, according to a Facebook post from Fort Benning. One person who discharged a firearm has been taken into custody, the Facebook post said. The men entered the base in two vehicles, police said. Weapons were recovered from both vehicles....
  • The Most Important Republican Donor That You Don’t Know Is Married To One You Do

    05/27/2015 12:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rosie Gray
    Republican presidential candidates travel far and wide to meet with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, seeking out his generous support. Not as many people talk about the other person in the room — his wife. In the late 1980s, Miriam Ochshorn was living in New York. Already a successful Israeli doctor, she had come to the United States for a fellowship in addiction medicine in 1986. She was divorced, and the mother of two daughters. One day, she got a call from a childhood friend, who was also now living in the United States. The friend, Sara Aronson, had just run...
  • Police investigate shooting death of local security guard

    05/24/2015 4:39:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | May 24, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)EAST POINT, Ga. — East Point police are investigating a suspicious death involving a security guard. They said Antonio Spear, 32, of Atlanta was found several hundred feet from where investigators believe he was shot to death. East Point firefighters worked to remove a white Ford Expedition after it crashed into a fence just before 7 a.m. Sunday. “I heard a big bang. It was like a bomb so I was like, ‘What is that?” Ryeesha Zellner said. Zellner told Channel 2’s Jessica Jaglois she was sitting in her car outside her job when she saw the SUV crash and...
  • Cynthia McKinney: The Government is Using Vaccines to Give Black Kids Autism

    05/24/2015 10:28:34 AM PDT · by rightistight · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/24/15 | Aurelius
    In an interview... former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney contended that vaccines give children autism. Not only that, but she believes that it is knowingly being given to black children by the government despite the fact, she says, that they are more susceptible to getting it. "It’s reminiscent of eugenics," she explained. ...Citing a "whistleblower," Ms. McKinney explained, "The omitted data suggested," she said, "that African American males who received the MMR (that’s mumps, measles and rubella) vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Now, the risk was like 300 percent, I mean it was like, as he...
  • 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...
  • World's Oldest Person, Michigan Woman Turns 116 on Saturday

    05/24/2015 1:19:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    UPI ^ | May 23, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    "You are more likely to the win the lottery than to reach this age," Gerontology Research Group director Robert Young said.Recently crowned as the oldest person in the world, Michigan resident Jeralean Talley turned 116 years old on Saturday. Talley became the world's oldest person last month after the death of Gertrude Weaver, who was also 116. Weaver held the title for less than a week, as she died just five days after Japan's 117-year-old Misao Okawa. Talley is one of three living members of the 19th century club, having been born on May 23, 1899 in Montrose, Ga. In...
  • 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?”
  • 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 carjacking suspect at gunpoint until police arrive (VIDEO)

    05/22/2015 12:47:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    WOKV ^ | 05/21/15 | Rachel Stockman
    ATLANTA — An Atlanta man held a would-be carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to police.
  • Invoking Reagan, Ted Cruz Discusses His Presidential Campaign and the Fight for Religious Liberty

    05/19/2015 1:52:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Peach Pundit ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jon Richards
    Senator Ted Cruz, who appeared in Georgia over the weekend at the Republican state convention in Athens, sees his candidacy for President of the United States as Reaganesque. Comparing the 1980 and 2016 election cycles, he noted the similarity between incumbent Democratic presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. And in an interview late Friday afternoon, he told me how he hopes to win the presidency in 2016. Cruz noted that since World War II, the GOP has only won the presidency when they ran on all three legs of the proverbial Republican Stool. The winning candidate has been a fiscal...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Ted Cruz invests time at Georgia GOP convention

    05/17/2015 5:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Cobb County Examiner ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jim Jess
    Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) invested time Friday at the Georgia Republican State Convention in Athens as he met delegates and delivered two speeches. 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. Cruz is one of a half-dozen declared Republican candidates for president in what is expected to be a crowded...
  • About 600 US and Georgian troops hold joint exercises

    05/17/2015 1:22:09 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | ap
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — About 600 U.S. and Georgian troops are conducting joint exercises aimed at training the armed forces of the former Soviet republic for participation in the NATO Response Force. Col. Michael Foster, commander of the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade, said the exercises are "an absolutely unique opportunity for us" and "the way we are going to be fighting in the future."
  • GA: Governor Deal Signs Gun Reform Law on 12 May

    05/17/2015 6:36:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Deal signed the gun law reform bill, HB 492(pdf), into law on Tuesday the 12th of May, 2015.  The law is one of a multitude of gun law reforms sweeping the nation since President Obama took office.    Some laws, such as the  constitutional carry law passed in Kansas this year, offer sweeping restoration of second amendment rights that have been slowly infringed on over the last century.  Others offer more incremental change. HB 492 is one of the latter.  It cleans up some language from previous bills, and makes some small improvements.  From georgiacarry.org: 1) Clarifies that government...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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....
  • Cruz promises detailed tax plan 'soon'

    05/15/2015 6:57:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    ATHENS, Ga. — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Friday that he will release in the coming weeks details of his promised "simple, flat tax" to replace existing graduated income tax rates. But the Texas senator told the Associated Press that he's still not decided on key details, such as whether a flat tax would also replace payroll taxes and taxes on investment income....
  • Ted Cruz may be about to stoke religious liberty fight at state GOP convention (Tonight in GA)

    05/15/2015 3:09:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 15, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    ATHENS – The fight over religious liberty legislation in Georgia is about to get much hotter. Ted Cruz is almost sure to make it so. At 7 p.m. tonight, the Texas senator will address a dinner gathering of the Georgia GOP here. His remarks will come roughly 15 hours before the convention takes up, as a platform resolution, an endorsement of SB 129, the religious liberty legislation sponsored by state Sen. Josh McKoon. A floor fight is anticipated. What will Cruz say tonight about the issue? He just gave us a preview. Said the senator: “It is sad. It wasn’t...
  • Could SEC Football Strength Be Equaled by 'SEC Presidential Primary' in '16?

    05/14/2015 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Matt Towery
    In recent presidential primary cycles, the influence of Southern states -- with the exception of Florida, whose "Southern status" is perhaps more locational than anything else -- has been minimal. While pundits like to say that GOP presidential nominees have relied heavily on a "red state" electorate based in the South, that same base has had little to say in determining the nominee. After all, neither John McCain nor Mitt Romney had much in common with the region. Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp sensed that voter turnout intensity in the region could be stronger in November 2016 if...
  • Family of Georgia Black Man Found Hanging From Tree Wants Answers

    05/14/2015 2:11:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 11, 2015 | Samantha Allen
    The mother and sisters of Roosevelt Champion III, who was found dead Monday, tell The Daily Beast he was being questioned in the death of a white woman—and doubt he killed himself.GREENSBORO, Ga.—A body hanging from a tree. For the mother of any black man living in the South, it’s an image laden with awful symbolism. “It hurt,” JoAnn Henderson said of learning Monday morning that her son, Roosevelt Champion III, 43, had been found hanged from a tree behind a home on Martin Luther King Drive. “It really hurt.” Henderson and I were standing some hours later in the...
  • Republicans Are Invading Athens This Weekend (Georgia)

    05/13/2015 1:12:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Flagpole Magazine ^ | May 13, 2015 | Blake Aued
    Athens hasn’t seen this many Republicans roll into town since Reconstruction. For the second time in a row, the Georgia Republican Party will hold its biannual convention in our bastion of socialism—specifically, at that taxpayer-funded monument to big government meddling with the private sector, The Classic Center. Seeing as how we’re merely 18 months away from a presidential election, a number of GOP contenders will be on hand (after feting big donors in Atlanta, of course). So far, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to speak at an 8:30 a.m. breakfast Friday; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s speaking slot is...
  • 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...
  • Video shows Mother's Day fight at Georgia Red Lobster, station reports

    05/11/2015 11:56:45 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    A Mother's Day outing at a Georgia Red Lobster Restaurant turned violent when a family was attacked by another group of men entering the eatery, resulting in three people being hospitalized, according to wlox.com. The Columbus Police Department reported that as one family left the restaurant Sunday (May 10) at about 3 p.m., one man who was holding a 14-month-old child was jumped by members of the arriving group.
  • Nine Georgia Cops Fired After Inmate Dies Chained to a Chair

    05/10/2015 12:46:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 10, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Nine Georgia sheriff’s deputies were fired Friday following an investigation into the death of suspect Matthew Ajibade while in police custody. Ajibade, 21, was arrested in Savannah for domestic abuse on January 1. He was tased and chained to a chair in an isolation cell following an altercation with deputies that left three officers injured, one of them with a concussion. When the deputies next checked on Ajibade he was unresponsive. The autopsy was not released, pending possible criminal charges.
  • 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...