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  • Governor Declares State of Emergency, Authorizes 1,000 National Guard Troops To Atlanta

    07/06/2020 1:48:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    WSB TV ^ | 07/06/20 | WSB Staff
    ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and authorizing the call up of up to 1,000 National Guard troops in Georgia. The troops will be deployed as needed to protect state buildings, including the state capitol, the Georgia Department of Public Safety headquarters, the governor’s mansion and the Georgia World Congress Center. The goal, according to the governor’s office, is to free up state troopers from those locations so they can help patrol the streets of Atlanta. “Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are...
  • Dr. Fauci Is Wrong Again: Coronavirus Cases Drop to New Lows After Georgia Opens the State and Lifts Lockdown Orders -UPDATE

    05/10/2020 7:47:21 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 107 replies
    Thegatewaypundit ^ | May 9 2020 | Jim Hoft
    In late April Dr. Tony Fauci made it clear he opposed the decision by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to lift the lockdown orders in his state. “If I were advising the governor, I would tell him he should be careful. Going ahead and leapfrogging into phases where you should not be … I would advise him not to do that.” But Dr. Fauci was wrong again. In fact, it starting to look like this guy is NEVER right about anything? It must be nice having a government job and not have to worry about getting fired! Fauci and the critics...
  • As part of Kemp’s order, Georgia teens can get driver’s license without road test

    05/01/2020 11:47:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Athens Online ^ | April 30, 2020 | Lee Shearer
    New Georgia drivers can get a driver’s license without passing a road test — at least for the next two weeks. In a little-noticed portion of Gov. Brian Kemp’s April 23 executive order allowing certain businesses to re-open, Kemp also ordered the state Department of Driver Services to suspend a requirement that teens and other new drivers must pass a road skills test before getting a new or upgraded license. The exemption continues for the duration of Kemp’s state of emergency declaration, originally due to expire May 13 but recently extended to June 12.
  • Internal GOP poll points to troubling signs for Georgia Republicans

    05/01/2020 5:30:17 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 46 replies
    AJC ^ | May 01, 2020 | Greg Bluestein
    An internal poll conducted for the Georgia House GOP Caucus points to troubling signs for Republican leaders: President Donald Trump is deadlocked with Joe Biden and voters aren’t giving the White House, Gov. Brian Kemp or the Legislature high marks for the coronavirus response. The poll also suggests trouble for U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, showing the former financial executive with 11% of the vote and essentially tied with Democrats Matt Lieberman and Raphael Warnock. U.S. Rep. Doug Collins leads the November field with 29% of the vote, and outdoes Loeffler among Republicans by a 62-18 margin. ... -Voters are evenly...
  • Trump bashes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp again over opening state

    04/23/2020 8:26:58 PM PDT · by rintintin · 77 replies ^ | April 23, 2020 | By Bob Fredericks
    President Trump on Thursday ripped Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for his plan to reopen many of his state’s businesses on Friday, declaring, “I am not happy about Brian Kemp.” “I want the states to open more than he does. But I do not like at this early stage. I wasn’t happy with it, or with Brian Kemp,” Trump said of the Republican governor at the daily briefing of the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House. The president initially supported Kemp’s move, but lashed out at him at Wednesday’s briefing over his reopening of such businesses as hair salons and...
  • Here's an example of a restaurant adapting...

    04/27/2020 1:20:49 PM PDT · by Conserv · 45 replies
    me, from driving around town.
    The Ole Times Buffet in my hometown of Warner Robins, Georgia(home of Jake Fromm) is converting to cafeteria style. Had a sign out front... Opening May 27th, cafeteria style. Smart to adapt. Even smarter if they stay all you can eat. Wonder if the Chinese Buffets will also do the same.
  • Trump Kicks Kemp Even Harder

    04/24/2020 1:28:32 PM PDT · by Codeflier · 58 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/23/2020 | Alan Judd
    President Donald Trump delivered a blistering rebuke Thursday of Gov. Brian Kemp, hours before Georgia takes a tentative first step into a world dramatically altered by a global pandemic. Trump amplified his criticism from Wednesday of Kemp’s decision to let businesses resume operations, beginning Friday, after being shuttered to curb the new coronavirus. Trump’s condemnation of Kemp — during a nationally televised White House briefing — was all the more remarkable because he long had been considered the governor’s most important political patron.“I told him very distinctly, ‘You do what you think is best,’” Trump said, relating a telephone call...
  • Georgia governor charges forward with reopening businesses despite Trump's opposition

    04/23/2020 11:12:07 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23 2020 | Nick Givas
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Twitter Thursday that the state would be allowing certain businesses to reopen for limited operation, in light of encouraging data concerning the novel coronavirus. Kemp, a Republican, made the announcement despite vocal opposition from President Trump, who said he disagreed with the decision but "at the same time he must do what he thinks is right." "For weeks now, my team has worked closely with the Trump Administration and our federal counterparts to mitigate the impact of #coronavirus in Georgia. Our decisions and direction are informed by data and public health recommendations," he began.
  • The Jolt: Race enters the pandemic picture in Atlanta

    04/23/2020 8:52:07 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 28 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/23/20 | Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein, Tia Mitchell
    The evening was already surreal, what with President Donald Trump throwing Brian Kemp under the bus and disavowing the governor’s plans to begin allowing small businesses to open doors closed by the pandemic. “Would I do that? No,” Trump had said from the White House. “I want to protect people’s lives. But I’m going to let him make his decision. But I told him I totally disagree.” Back in Atlanta,at 10 p.m., with her 9-year-old daughter looking over her shoulder, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms received a text on her phone: “[N-word], just shut up and RE-OPEN ATLANTA!” Seven minutes later,...
  • Trump: 'I disagree strongly' with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp

    04/23/2020 3:35:13 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 22 APR 2020 | Sonam Sheth
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he disagrees "strongly" with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to reopen some businesses in his state beginning this week. "I told the governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, that I disagree strongly with his decision to open certain facilities which are in violation of the Phase 1 guidelines for the incredible people of Georgia," Trump said, referring to preliminary guidance the White House issued on reopening the country in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Governor Kemp Seeks Return to Normalcy, Becomes Public Enemy #1

    04/22/2020 1:24:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Rush ^ | April 22, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So, I spent considerable time on yesterday’s program describing why there’s no reason we cannot return to a new normal. I spent considerable time on this program. In fact, I went and checked, my website, I wanted to see the way I spoke, how it appeared in print, how it looked. It was awesome, folks. It’s worth reconsulting at, both if you missed the program yesterday or if you heard it but haven’t yet been to the website. You don’t have to be a subscriber. It’s on the free side. You’ll be able to see the monologue...
  • Georgia Senate pick Kelly Loeffler's full introductory comments

    12/04/2019 8:14:56 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 102 replies
    AJC ^ | 12/4/2019 | Kelly Loeffler
    Kelly Loeffler intends to portray herself as strong supporter of President Donald Trump, a critic of the “impeachment circus” and an outspoken opponent of abortion rights when she’s introduced Wednesday as Georgia’s next U.S. senator. In prepared remarks obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the financial executive will introduce herself to Georgia voters as an outsider who will fight the “socialist gang” in Washington bent on defeating the president.
  • Report: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to Defy Trump, Appoint Establishment-Backed Kelly Loeffler to Senate

    11/29/2019 6:40:29 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 145 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 29, 2019 | SEAN MORAN
    Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp will likely tap business executive Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate despite strong criticism from his conservative base over Loffler’s affiliation with Planned Parenthood, Stacey Abrams, and establishment Republicans, according to a report released Friday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that Kemp plans to tap business executive Loeffler next week as he will attempt to appeal to Georgia suburban women despite the conservative opposition to Loeffler. Kemp’s potential nomination of Loeffler will defy President Donald Trump, prominent conservative organizations, and Georgia’s conservative base that helped Kemp get elected to the governor’s office. Breitbart News has...
  • Alyssa Milano calls for 'sex strike' in response to Georgia's anti-abortion law (tr)

    05/11/2019 6:55:54 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 133 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Taking a cue from the literature of ancient Greece, actress and political activist Alyssa Milano called for a "sex strike" Friday in response to the "heartbeat" bill that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed into law. [snip] "Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy," Milano tweeted. "JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back. I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on."
  • Hollywood Slow To React To Georgia “Heartbeat Bill” Signing, But Some Vow To Boycott State (tr)

    05/09/2019 5:43:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 9, 2019 | Patrick Hipes, Bruce Haring
    Hollywood has bee slow in reacting against Georgia’s Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act, legislation known as the “heartbeat bill” that prohibits most abortions in the state once doctors can detect a fetus’ heartbeat. Signed into law this week, the bill – now one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws – was earlier heavily criticized by many In Hollywood, whose interest In the state stems from the extensive film and TV industry presence thanks to Georgia’s production tax credits. Avengers: Endgame and the long-running TV series The Walking Dead are among the productions that have shot in the state....
  • Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs bill protecting Confederate monuments, other memorials

    04/27/2019 11:17:01 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | April 26, 2019 | Tyler Jett
    CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Next door to a plantation built by slaves, Gov. Brian Kemp defended Georgia's Confederate monuments as educational resources while he signed a bill to further protect them Friday. "It is true that there are monuments in our history that do not reflect our values," he said, during a ceremony in front of Gordon Lee High School. "We cannot erase them from our history. We must learn from them. These monuments and markers remind us of how far we've come not only as a state but as a country." Sponsored this year by state Sen. Jeff Mullis, the...
  • What will be on Brian Kemp’s agenda for health care?

    11/27/2018 2:46:25 PM PST · by spintreebob · 7 replies
    Georgia Health News ^ | 11/27/18 | Andy Miller
    Brian Kemp’s election as governor likely means that full-fledged Medicaid expansion will remain off the table in Georgia, at least for a while. Republican Kemp, who will take office in January, opposed Medicaid expansion during the campaign, while Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams strongly supported it. Gov. Nathan Deal and his fellow Republicans who control the Georgia General Assembly have resisted expansion since it became an option for states several years ago. But there may be other health care ideas coming under a Kemp administration that can bring coverage to more Georgians. And those ideas come under the general heading of...
  • Stacey Abrams Refuses To Call Brian Kemp The ‘Legitimate’ Governor-Elect Of Georgia

    11/18/2018 1:11:49 PM PST · by ColdOne · 62 replies ^ | 11/18/18 | Virginia Kruta
    Throughout the course of the interview, Tapper pressed Abrams several times on the issue — and she repeatedly refused to use the word “legitimate.” “Sherrod Brown says the election was stolen. Do you agree that it was stolen and do you think that Brian Kemp is not the legitimate governor-elect of Georgia?” Tapper asked. (RELATED: Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Admits She’ll Lose But Doesn’t Concede The Race) “The law, as it stands, says that he received an adequate number of votes to become the governor of Georgia,” Abrams began. “And I acknowledge the law as it stands. I am...
  • Abrams throws temper tantrum in loss to Kemp

    11/16/2018 2:21:49 PM PST · by ealgeone · 73 replies
    wsb radio | 11-16-2018 | ealgeone
    Abrams "concedes" she has lost the governor's election in Georgia. She said she won't call it a concession speech in a royal temper tantrum.
  • Abrams Campaign Manager Touts Support From Rather, Scarborough

    11/15/2018 7:13:07 PM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 15, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on MSNBC Thursday morning to defend Democrat Stacey Abrams’ refusal to concede the race for governor in Georgia and hurl accusations of voter suppression against Republican Brian Kemp, Abrams campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo touted support from disgraced former CBS News anchor Dan Rather and MSNBC’s own Joe Scarborough. . . "GROH-WARGO: And that is a very clear effort really exposing these issues. Because here’s the deal, whatever happens with our campaign, we’ve got to fix the system here in Georgia."