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  • Eduard Shevardnadze, Former Georgian President, Dies At 86

    07/07/2014 11:33:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | July 07, 2014 | BILL CHAPPELL
    Former Soviet minister and Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze, who is credited with helping end the Cold War, died Monday after a long illness, his spokeswoman tells the media. To remind you of the former leader's career, NPR's Corey Flintoff has this report for our Newscast unit: "White-haired and dapper, Eduard Shevardnadze was the face of Soviet foreign policy during the era when President Mikhail Gorbachev was attempting to liberalize the Communist bloc. "He was admired by counterparts in the West — but many Russians came to blame him, along with Gorbachev, for the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. "Shevardnadze...
  • Georgian ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze dies at 86

    07/07/2014 2:24:10 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 July 2014 | BBC
    Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze has died aged 86, media reports say. Mr Shevardnadze became foreign minister of the Soviet Union in 1985. In 1992, he was appointed head of state of the newly independent republic of Georgia. He led the country out of instability and civil war but in November 2003 was toppled in the "Rose Revolution" sparked by opposition allegations of irregularities in parliamentary polls.
  • Whistleblower alleges VA benefit application purge in Georgia (10,000 booted)

    07/02/2014 1:47:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Online Athens ^ | 6/30/14
    ATLANTA | Federal investigators are probing a whistleblower's allegations that applications for veterans seeking health care benefits may have been improperly purged from the VA's Health Eligibility Center in suburban Atlanta. Eligibility Center program specialist Scott Davis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that health benefit applications for more than 10,000 veterans may have been improperly purged from the Health Eligibility Center's national data system in DeKalb County. The center doesn't process all applications, but helps manage the national enrollment computer system and offers enrollment guidance for VA hospitals across the country.
  • Couple Charged With Locking Son in Room for Two Years

    06/28/2014 4:11:08 PM PDT · by SouthernClaire · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 28 June 2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    ... State child services workers got a tip June 17 and found the boy in a dark room with only a mattress, a box spring and a plastic jar apparently used as a toilet, Gwinnett County police said in a statement. The boy had been in the room, without toys or books and without going to school for most of two years, and a lock was put on the outside of the door in January 2013, police said. Investigators found no signs of malnourishment or abuse to the 13-year-old or his nine siblings, who were not confined, according to police....
  • Defying Russia, Ukraine Signs E.U. Trade Pact

    06/28/2014 8:56:07 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | June 27, 2014 | ANDREW HIGGINS and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    Dealing a defiant blow to the Kremlin, President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine signed a long-delayed trade pact with Europe on Friday that Moscow had bitterly opposed. He then declared he would like his country to one day become a full member of the European Union. In so doing, Ukraine’s new leader, a billionaire confectionary magnate, has in effect raised a risky bet on the West that has cost his country hundreds of lives and the loss of the Crimean peninsula to Russia and has set off a low-level civil war in its eastern border region. By signing the trade...
  • Dad Who Left Son in Hot Car Charged With Murder and Child Cruelty

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

    06/27/2014 12:05:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    European Council ^ | 6-27-2014 | European Council
    Signing ceremony of the Association Agreements with Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine EU leaders sign Association Agreements with the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Iurie Leanca, and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The political part of the agreement with Ukraine was signed in March.
  • Putin plans to reinforce terrorists to strike decisive blow - Saakashvili

    06/24/2014 3:27:19 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 24.06.2014 10:55 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, June 24 /Ukrinform/. Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has said he believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly declares a truce to reinforce militants in eastern Ukraine to strike a decisive blow.
  • Radio Host Threatens to Call Police, Claim 'Shots Fired' in Hopes of Getting Open-Carry Killed

    06/23/2014 12:32:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 21, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    <p>Liberal radio host Mike Malloy is reacting to broadened firearm carry rights in Georgia and open carry demonstrations around the county by promising to cause a public panic, perhaps resulting in the death of the person lawfully--and openly--carrying a firearm, if he sees such an individual.</p>
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

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

    06/17/2014 3:56:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Mississippi Now ^ | Jun 17, 2014 | Jun 17, 2014
    Long ago, Bryant Collins learned the value of choosing the right path. "I've been in a lot of bad situations," he admitted. But this past Friday, Collins found, on the side of Highway 72 in Georgia, a chance to save a life. A baby girl had crawled through the woods, 300 yards from home. "I had seen something out of the corner of my eye, and I thought it was a baby," Collins recalled. "I just stopped and, when I got out, there was a baby...almost in the highway." After calling 911, Collins stayed with the baby for two hours...
  • Congressional Committee Just Voted to Kill the A-10—And Endanger Troops’ Lives

    06/13/2014 11:08:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 13, 2014 | Winslow Wheeler & Pierre Sprey
    On June 10, the House Appropriations Committee made clear the way many on Capitol Hill view national defense. By a raised-hands vote of 13 to 23, the Committee rejected an amendment from Congressman Jack Kingston—a Georgia Republican—to redirect $339 million from operation and maintenance funds, deemed excess, to retain 234 A-10 close air support aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory. Even though the committee found $1.6 billion to increase the Obama Administration’s budget to buy hardware, it could not find a penny to retain one of the most extraordinarily effective weapons in the U.S. arsenal—and one of the cheapest...
  • GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates

    06/09/2014 2:29:09 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 39 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 9, 2014 3:32 AM (ET) | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand. He wasn't seeking romance. He was seeking voters. As the minority engagement director for the Georgia Republican Party, Smith is helping to lead an effort to recruit African-American voters in pivotal states, a priority for a heavily white party staring with uncertainty at a country that is fast becoming more brown.
  • Wife chased her husband out of a restaurant and shot him dead in the street before killing herself..

    06/07/2014 9:54:15 AM PDT · by traumer · 130 replies
    A woman reportedly shot dead her husband in front of a packed suburban Atlanta supermarket before then turning the gun on herself. Paula Strange, 54, is said by police to have shot dead 52-year-old husband Bruce Strange at a Marietta, Georgia Kroger just after 5.30 p.m., authorities said. It happened only minutes after an argument over dinner at a nearby restaurant, a source told MailOnline. The Kennesaw, Georgia couple was eating at a Mo’s Southwest Grill in the same shopping plaza where the shooting occurred less than half an hour before they were both dead, a person who answered the...
  • Sheriff Wants Your Prayers; Target of Warrant Could Be Charged For Injuries to Toddler

    06/02/2014 9:40:48 AM PDT · by Altariel · 93 replies
    Reason.com ^ | May 30, 2014 | Ed Krayewski
    CNN has updates on the story of the Georgia SWAT team that threw a flash bang while executing a no-knock warrant that severely burned a nineteen-month-old baby. Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell says the deputies involved are "devastated" and that they've been called "baby killers" and received threats. "All I can say is pray for the baby, his family and for us," the sheriff told CNN. Terrell has insisted his officers and those of the local police department did nothing wrong and blamed the target of the warrant (not found at the house that was invaded) on the attack on...
  • Signs Banning Open Carry not Popular

    06/02/2014 6:30:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Open Carry Walk in Eureka Springs Montgomery County is a rural county just Southeast of the center of Georgia.  The population of the county is under 10,000 people, so I was a little surprised to come across this account of a deputy accosting a person openly carrying a holstered pistol at the local Walmart.  From opencarry.org, SFCRetired relates:  A fun evening at Wal Mart on Atlanta Highway. When I walked in the door, the young deputy sheriff crooked his finger at me in a "Come here" gesture. That got my blood pressure easing up immediately as I am most...
  • Griffin [GA] officer shot and killed at Waffle House

    05/31/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 167 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 31, 2014 | Greg Bluestein, Rodney Thrash
    A 43-year-old Griffin police officer and father of seven was shot and killed outside of a Waffle House early this morning while working an off-duty security job in full uniform, authorities said. Three suspects are in custody after the shooting death of Officer Kevin Jordan, an ex-Marine who had been with the Griffin Police Department for four years and often worked security at the restaurant on weekend nights, police spokesman Mike Richardson said. The altercation began when two men and a woman who allegedly caused a disturbance at a Waffle House on U.S. 19 were asked to leave the restaurant...
  • Toddler Critically Injured During Police Raid

    05/30/2014 7:48:51 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 102 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 05/30/2014 | CBS news
    A 19-month-old toddler was critically injured after a police flash bang was tossed into his bed during a police raid at a Habersham County home on Wednesday. “It’s my baby. He’s my only baby. He didn’t deserve any of this,” said Alecia Phonesavanh, the mother of the child. “It landed in his playpen and exploded right in his face,” said Phonesavanh. The child is now being treated at Grady hospital and has a 50 percent chance of survival.
  • Child burned by distraction device during raid (Follow up)

    05/30/2014 5:26:33 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 43 replies
    www.accessnorthga.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Rob Moore
    CLARKESVILLE - Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell now is talking about the high-risk warrant service that resulted in burns to a 2-year-old child early Wednesday. The child was burned when narcotics agents, assisted by members of the Habersham Special Response Team, used a distraction device as they entered a home at 182 Lakeview Heights Circle outside Cornelia. "We had prior information on it," Terrell said of the circumstances of the home and its occupants. "The individual had been involved in an altercation with another male involving a possible AK-47 [rifle] several months ago, and he was arrested on some weapons...
  • Toddler critically injured by ‘flash bang’ during police search

    05/29/2014 5:26:52 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 145 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Alexis Stevens
    A 19-month-old boy critically injured when a police device was tossed into his bed has a 50 percent chance of surviving, his parents said today. But a northeast Georgia sheriff defends the officers’ actions, calling it a tragic accident. “The last thing you want is law enforcement to injure someone innocent,” Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “There was no malicious act performed. It was a terrible accident that was never supposed to happen.” Hours after a confidential informant said he bought methamphetamine from Wanis Thometheva at a Habersham County home late Tuesday, officers returned to the...
  • Georgia Governor: Carter (D) 48%, Deal (R) 41%

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

    05/27/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 39 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 5/25/14 | Craig Schneider
    Atlanta: An 18-year-old who had graduated from high school hours earlier drowned in Lake Allatoona this weekend while playing a game in which people launch someone off a dock in a shopping cart, authorities said. Chance Werner, of Euharlee, was playing the game with other teens and an adult at Dock D at the Holiday Harbor Marina in Bartow County just before midnight on Saturday. Witnesses said he had just graduated from high school on Saturday, authorities said.
  • Georgia Senate: Nunn (D) Holds Slight Edge Over GOP Finalists

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

  • Primary Live Thread (AR,GA,ID,KY,OR,PA)

    05/20/2014 3:26:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 466 replies
    It was suggested that one be started so I'll take the lead!
  • One hospitalized after collision with Varnell police car

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

    05/21/2014 2:43:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 21 ,2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    David Scott’s not the only Democrat in revolt either. Rep. John Barrow also called for Shinseki to go today, and the left’s favorite cable news network devoted the better part of a segment to explaining that underfunding, the all-purpose scapegoat whenever liberals are in a political jam, doesn’t explain why veterans are being shafted. The White House is in trouble. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dUf4S1_xQE
  • Georgia 2014 Primary Election Results. Full List.

    05/21/2014 6:39:08 AM PDT · by Noamie · 20 replies
    State of Georgia ^ | May 21, 2014 | GA SOS
    Full listing of Georgia 2014 Primary Election results.
  • Governor Palin to Georgia Voters: ‘Please turnout’ for Karen Handel Tomorrow

    05/20/2014 10:36:18 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | 05-19-2014 | Sarah Palin
    Georgia is ready to come through for the sake of liberty and help restore American exceptionalism! Tomorrow, Republicans in Georgia have the opportunity to send a strong message to Washington by voting for Karen Handel for U.S. Senate. Conservatives across Georgia are rallying behind Karen’s campaign. There is a reason the good old boys are ganging up on Karen – she threatens their status quo. They know that she will shake it up in Washington. Change scares them, and that is why they’ve tossed everything including the kitchen sink her way. In Washington she will bring positive conservative change just...
  • Perdue, Kingston to Face off in Ga. Senate Runoff

    05/20/2014 9:02:36 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2014
    U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue have advanced to a Republican runoff in Georgia's hotly contested Senate race, Perdue had more than 30 percent of the vote to Kingston's nearly 26 percent. Kingston drawing on his establishment support and the backing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to fight off the "outsider" campaign of Perdue, the cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue. Neither has the support of the state's tea party crowd, which saw its best hope fade with former Secretary of State Karen Handel.
  • Chris Matthews: Republican Primary Runoff Is So No 'Black Guy' Will Win

    05/20/2014 7:03:56 PM PDT · by absentee · 28 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/20/14 | Caleb Howe
    [video] On Hardball today, Chris Matthews offered up a theory on why Republicans have runoffs in close elections in the South. Discussing the Georgia primary, Matthews was noting that it was likely no one candidate would take more than fifty percent of the vote, and had this to say: By the way, the reason they have these runoffs? Is to make sure no black guy ever won a nomination down there. For the record, the five Republicans Matthews is talking about - David Perdue, Jack Kingston, Karen Handel, Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey - are all white. No one in...
  • Periodic table joke may cost teen her seat at graduation

    05/20/2014 2:36:23 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 86 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/20/2014 | By Sophia Rosenbaum
    A Georgia high school student’s clever use of the periodic table may cost her a seat at graduation. The senior class vice president used the names of elements in her yearbook quote that when abbreviated to their atomic symbol spell out, “Back that ass up.” “When the going gets tough just remember to Barium, Carbon, Potassium, Thorium, Astatine, Arsenic, Sulfur, Uranium, Phosphorus,” Paris Gray wrote. ~snip~ School administrators, however, did not find the mash-up funny. They slapped her with an in-school suspension, barred her from participating in the annual senior walk and may even take away her privilege of speaking...
  • The Georgia Primary’s Biggest Surprise

    05/19/2014 5:03:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kate Nocera
    Karen Handel’s surge in advance of Tuesday’s GOP primary has stunned some Republicans in the state. “I have been underestimated my whole life,” Handel says. ATLANTA — The Republican primary for Georgia’s Senate seat has been long and grueling, pitting seven candidates against one another in an unpredictable race. But before voters even head to the polls on Tuesday, Karen Handel is already acting like a winner. The former Georgia secretary of state has surged in recent weeks despite a significant cash disadvantage, a lack of paid media, and a number of political foes stemming from her brutal 2010 gubernatorial...
  • Sheriff: Body of Shirley Dermond Found in Lake Oconee

    05/16/2014 3:43:06 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 34 replies
    WSB-TV.com ^ | 5-16-2014 | WSB-TV
    PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. — The Putnam County Sheriff confirms to Channel 2 Action News that a body pulled from Lake Oconee late Friday afternoon is that of Shirley Dermond. Dermond disappeared two weeks ago after her husband, Russell Dermond, 88, was found decapitated at the couple’s home on Lake Oconee. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said in his 40 years in law enforcement, he's never seen a case quite like this. “It is unusual for me at this point in the investigation, especially with this many people involved in the investigation, not to have a clear path that we are...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (South & Midwest)

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

    05/15/2014 4:42:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 14, 2014 - 3:15 PM | Penny Starr
    When asked about U.S. foreign policy at an economic summit on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., former Democratic President Bill Clinton said the ongoing unrest between Ukraine and Russia was not good but also not dire, stressing that Russia’s aggression was nothing new. “It’s not the end of the world,” Clinton told PBS anchor Gwen Ifill. “They invaded Georgia, too, and took part of that.” “I don’t agree with this and I think we have to be firm against it, but it’s not the end of the world,” Clinton said. Clinton made his remarks at an event hosted by the Peter...
  • New Renderings Released of Braves Stadium

    05/14/2014 4:52:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    The Atlanta Braves have released new drawings of their planned 41,000-plus seat Cobb County stadium. The images show a stadium with least four decks and a broad sun canopy with gathering places for fans. It also provides a glimpse of the design concepts behind the $400 million mixed-use complex planned to sit around the ballpark. “This is a very early look at how our vision is shaping up and, even though we are still months away from final plans and drawings, we are very pleased with the progress,” said John Schuerholz, president of the Atlanta Braves. “The renderings represent the...
  • Seven Candidates Vie for the 10th in Monroe Debate

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

    05/07/2014 8:28:05 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 5 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 5, 2014 | Michael Carvell
    Georgia State and Penn State have formed a unique partnership in the pursuit of football recruiting. Incoming Penn State James Franklin and his staff will work as guest coaches for the Trent Miles Football Camp at Georgia State on June 10. The arrangement appears a win-win for both programs. Penn State gets to evaluate high school players who would never travel to its camps in Pennsylvania while Georgia State gets exposure to more high-profile recruits than usual.
  • Conservatives are engaging in identity politics — and it's working: Oh, the irony

    05/06/2014 3:51:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | May 6, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    As the GOP seeks to seize control of the U.S. Senate in the midterms, and hopefully takes back the White House in 2016, the party faithful is increasingly turning to female and minority candidates. We conservatives tend to oppose affirmative action in favor of merit, and resent the use of identity politics when employed by the Left. So perhaps encouraging GOP candidates to politicize — either subtly or explicitly — their gender or race seems like a philosophical conundrum. At the same time, it is an entirely rational act of self-preservation. We're seeing hints of it in places like Michigan,...
  • Georgia GOP Senate candidate travels to Bundy ranch

    05/04/2014 3:05:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | May 3, 2014 | Sarah Westwood
    With a little over two weeks to go before Georgia’s Republican Senate primary, the seven candidates vying for retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ seat are canvassing the Peach State at a frantic pace in an attempt to shake as many hands as possible before voters head to the polls. One contender, however, is now thousands of miles away, sacrificing one of the precious few weekends that remain to pay tribute to a protest on the other side of the country. Senate candidate Derrick Grayson, a network engineer and avid YouTube pundit, slipped away Saturday evening to board a plane bound for...
  • The disappearance of America’s will

    04/26/2014 8:00:41 AM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    carolineglick.com ^ | April 18th, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the US’s indifferent response to it. In Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East and beyond, America’s most dangerous foes are engaging in aggression and brinkmanship unseen in decades. As Gordon Chang noted at a symposium in Los Angeles last month hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, since President Barack Obama entered office in 2009, the Chinese have responded to his overtures of goodwill and appeasement with intensified aggression against the US’s Asian allies and against US warships. In 2012, China seized the Scarborough Shoal from the...
  • Cruz Hosts Secret Meeting for House Conservatives (Updated)

    04/30/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | April 30, 2014 | Matt Fuller and Steven T. Dennis
    Updated 6:37 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections. As CQ Roll Call first reported last October, Cruz held a secret meeting with members at Tortilla Coast during the height of the government shutdown drama. Many of these same Republicans are the agitators who aren’t happy with Speaker John A. Boehner. The Texas Republican gathered roughly 10 members of the GOP Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a 90-minute session that included candy bars, crackers and soda....
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • The slaughter of sacred cows continues: Comrade de Blasio backing “animal rights” group up next

    04/30/2014 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The slaughter of Democrat sacred cows continues and writing it off as mere coincidence becomes harder. It started several weeks back with a series of FBI raids; on the Speaker of the Rhode Island Assembly, an openly Gay married bi-racial man. From there in rapid succession there were FBI raids/arrests and/or indictments of the Black mayor of Charlotte North Carolina – bribe taking; a White Illinois State Senator – child pornography; a Black New York State Assemblyman – padding his expense account; a Black female Indiana County treasurer – stealing county funds; a Chinese American California State Senator- gun running...
  • 1 of 6 victims shot at FedEx facility remains critical; dead suspect identified as a baggage handler

    04/29/2014 3:15:36 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 25 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04-29-2014 | Marcus K. Garner
    A 19-year-old baggage handler, who was armed ‘like Rambo,’ opened fire on his co-workers at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw early this morning, injuring six people, before killing himself. The gunman has been identified as Geddy Kramer. Cobb County police say the man walked into the FedEx warehouse on Airport Road and opened fire. Six men and women between the ages of 19 and 52 were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where one of them remains in critical condition. Geddy is reportedly a 2013 graduate of North Cobb High School.
  • E.J. Dionne: The gun supremacists’ folly (Dionne wets his pants)

    04/29/2014 11:03:26 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 27, 2014 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Have we gone stark raving mad? The question is brought to mind by the gun law signed last week in Georgia by Gov. Nathan Deal. You might have thought that since the United States couldn’t possibly have more permissive firearms laws than it does now, nothing more could be done to coddle the gun lobby and tip the balance of our statutes away from law enforcement. Alas, you would be wrong. -snip- Oh yes, and while conservatives claim to hate the centralization of power, this law wipes out a series of local gun regulations. The gun supremacists just don’t trust...
  • Atlanta-area FedEx shooter carried assault rifle, knife, bandolier 'like Rambo'

    04/29/2014 9:56:01 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 47 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | 04-29-2014 | Associated Press
    KENNESAW, Ga. — Police say two people are in critical condition after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, injuring six people in all. Cobb County police Sgt. Dana Pierce also says the suspected gunman worked for FedEx as a package handler. He was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound about an hour after someone called 911 early Tuesday. One employee of the package sorting facility in Kennesaw north of Atlanta said the gunman had an assault rifle, a knife and bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo." The gunman's identity has not been released.
  • Six (or more) wounded in shooting at FED EX Atlanta.

    04/29/2014 4:42:39 AM PDT · by machogirl · 157 replies
    Fox Atlanta ^ | 04-29-14 | Eden Godbee
    Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene of a suspected workplace shooting in Kennesaw. According to reports, the shooting happened at a Fed-Ex facility at 1675 Airport Road. Authorities are searching for the shooter or shooters, at this time. According to crews on the scene, authorities have secured the entire area to safely search and apprehend the suspect or suspects. Officials from Kennestone Hospital say they've received six patients from the shooting. Injuries range from minor to serious. Kennestone is a Level II Trauma Center. A spokesperson from Fed-Ex released a statement saying: "FedEx is aware of the situation....
  • GEORGIA COUNTY CUTS HOURS FOR OVER 100 EMPLOYEES-DUE TO OBAMACARE

    04/28/2014 1:13:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | april 26, 2014
    Savannah, GA CBS affiliate WTOC reported Friday that Chatham County, GA is cutting back on hours due to ObamaCare....