The First Shot Will Be Fired Soon

This has the potential for high comedy.

The Georgia General Assembly officially fired the first salvo in a revived 190-year-old border dispute with the state of Tennessee. Tennessee fired back with harsh words.

Both houses of the Georgia Legislature passed resolutions to pursue a claim that the south side of the river —- at least —- belongs to Georgia.

Tennessee lawmakers called their Georgia counterparts bad names.


  1. ksuowls81 says:

    I think the funniest thing about that article was the Republican Senators breaking out in song. Especially a song that Woody Guthrie wrote with very strong socialist ties.

  2. StevePerkins says:

    The Pledge of Allegiance was written in the turn of the 20th Century by a socialist (Francis Bellamy), to promote Federal solidarity over the states-rights culture of the day. Religious reference to God wasn’t inserted until the 1950’s, during the Cold War with the atheist USSR.

    The Confederate bars-n-stars was a battlefield flag, that never flew over the Georgia capital. It was incorporated into the state flag during desegregation, as a thumb-nosing gesture at the Feds. The current state flag, which the “heritage” crowd hated, actually WAS our state flag during the Civil War.

    I could go on and on… but basically, “conservatives” usually are WOEFULLY ignorant about the actual heritage that they’re “conserving”.

  3. Bill Simon says:

    Here’s something to ponder: Let’s say Georgia fights and is granted the 1-mile piece of land, and gets access to the Tennessee River.

    Someone should go tap the minds of some civil engineers for confirmation of this, BUT, unless Governor Perdue thinks a human “bucket-brigade” can be assembled to transfer water from the Tennessee River to where it is needed in Georgia, it will take on the order of 20+ years before one drop of that river makes it to a household in Atlanta.

    You still have a problem of a drought now.

    I admire Shafer for what he’s doing, as well as the legal researchers who have helped him and the senate get to this point…but, all this effort is ONLY good for 20 some odd years from now.

    You cannot simply hook-up a hosepipe to the river and gain all the right-of-ways you need to to transfer/re-direct that water down south.

    Again, WHAT is the state doing about getting potable water to us in the 12 months?

  4. drjay says:

    i admit i can be a bit of a nitpicker–but especially if your goal is to berate and belittle–you should probably know that the current flag was not the flag of our state during the war between the states–it is, basically but not exactly, in incarnation of the sta flag that flew from the end of reconstruction until 1956–the ga flag before that was a blue background w/ the ga seal in the center–the red, white, red bars is an homage to one of the “official” flags of the confederacy –of which i believe there were 3.. the other stuff about the woody guthrie song and all is mildy amusing…

  5. Jace Walden says:


    I will be firing the first shot today.

    As many of you know, I live right on the Tennessee Line. In fact, my family even owns property in Tennessee. I’m thinking I may take a drive over there with my .45, my boonie hat, and my mustache and “accidently” fire about 8 rounds into the neighbor’s (who lives in TN) F-150!

    All in the name of Georgia!

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