1. Chris says:

    Troops on their way to the Tennessee county line were seen marching through Gwinnett on their way to Hall County.

    Gwinnett Chairman Bannister has called on the Congress to provide emergency funding to help Gwinnett deal with the flood of refugees fleeing south out of Hall County.

    If any of your loved ones are in Hall, or have evacuated, you can contact the Red Cross for information about their whereabouts and condition.

  2. Tommy_a2b says:

    I am sitting here watching the troops march North. Many citizens are grabbing their hunting rifles and joining in. Wait I see the troops marching by a chicken plant and Mexicans are running for the hills. They must think the troops are coming for them.

  3. Chris says:

    You should issue a proclamation that any illegal immigrant who takes up arms on behalf of the county will get recognized as a citizen. You’ll beat the federal state troops back easily.

  4. Mike Hauncho says:

    Can we get a countdown clock to put on the front page of Peachpundit to show when Richardson’s time as Speaker will be up? I figure he will be out at the beginning of next session.

  5. Icarus says:

    Thanks Julio.

    We’re having a problem today with the difference between censure and censor. What Julio did could be considered censure. What Erick will do when the above posts (rightfully) disappear will be censor.

  6. Demonbeck says:

    Sin, sir

    I am confused, Icarus. Can you tell which category it’s in, sir?

    Wait for it…

  7. rugby fan says:

    Sin, sir

    I am confused, Icarus. Can you tell which category it’s in, sir?”

    This is why we need Demonbeck around here more often.

    And unlike Icarus, he doesn’t insult my poetry.

  8. IndyInjun says:

    “Since you’re” confused Rugby, ask Peach about censure.

    “Since Her” lack of censor is now an issue here.

    We seem to be getting more than 2 “cents, sure.”

    “Cents or” pesos don’t bring these days much cheer,

    But then my “sense or” timing is not the best.

    “Sense’ you’re” asking for, not my foolishness.

  9. fishtail says:

    I know from a confidential insider source that Charlie Bannister has secured a promise from the Bush Administration that earmarked funding will be coming to Gwinett County for a “Voter Registration Reachout Pogram” to assist these new Hispanic Gwinett County residents in learning about the American electoral system. Ain’t America great!

  10. Had Enough says:

    Athens Banner Herald
    Speaker simply can’t lead House effectively
    | | Story updated at 10:23 PM on Wednesday, February 6, 2008
    If the Republicans in the Georgia legislature had hoped to bring an end to good ol’ boy politics in favor of a more businesslike approach to governing the state now that they’re in charge, they certainly threw a stumbling block in front of themselves when they elected state Rep. Glenn Richardson, R-Hiram, as speaker of the House three years ago.
    As the first Republican to hold the post in more than 130 years, Richardson has wasted no time in establishing cronyism, with a healthy dollop of intimidation on top, as his modus operandi in the speaker’s chair.
    The latest example of the speaker’s “leadership” style was on display last week, as he began exacting revenge against GOP House colleagues who dared to counter his wishes in connection with elections to the Department of Transportation board. Richardson unceremoniously stripped them of committee leadership posts and, in one case, banished a recalcitrant legislator from a Capitol office to a legislative office building across the street.
    Never mind, of course, that the legislators targeted by the speaker had cast principled ballots in the election, opting to retain Forsyth County developer Mike Evans, the incumbent DOT board chairman, instead of backing Richardson’s candidate, former state Rep. Stacey Reece. Two years ago, while he was serving in the House, the ethically challenged Reece saw nothing wrong with having lobbyists hosting an engagement party for him and his betrothed.
    Evans, of course, had committed the cardinal sin – in Richardson’s eyes, anyway – of backing Gena Abraham, an accomplished professional engineer with considerable experience in state government, to head the DOT. Richardson’s choice to head the state’s transportation agency had been state Rep. Vance Smith, R-Pine Mountain, chair of the House Transportation Committee. Abraham was the board’s eventual choice for the post of DOT commissioner.
    Of course, there’s nothing wrong with being a strong advocate, as Richardson was in connection with the DOT board and commissioner posts. There is, however, something wrong with exacting the small-minded revenge that Richardson exacted, in that it served to show there may be no level to which Richardson will not stoop when things fail to break his way. And vindictiveness is not leadership; it’s not even an acceptable tool for exercising leadership.
    In remarks on the House floor Tuesday, state Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, the legislator thrown out of his office for defying Richardson, called the events of recent days “a low point and dark day in the history of the House,” and added, “This is the time and this is the place to put principle over politics … (I)t’s time to lead, Mr. Speaker.”
    Sadly, Richardson has shown he simply isn’t capable of real leadership. And if he remains in the speaker’s chair in next year’s legislative session, his House colleagues also will have shown that they can’t exercise any leadership, either.

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