Perdue to taxpayers: Go Fish to Hell

I want my taxpayer funded fishing lodge, and I don’t care what kind of budget problems we have!

From the AJC:

Amid state employee furloughs and calls for massive spending cuts, work is set to begin this week on the $23 million Go Fish Center down the road from Gov. Sonny Perdue’s home in Houston County.

Department of Natural Resources officials said Perdue signed the contract to get the project moving earlier this month. That was two months after he told state agencies to cut spending 6 percent to make up for a projected $1.6 billion budget shortfall.

Republicans in this state better hurry up and disavow that liberal lard-butt Governor we have, Pronto! The voters have rendered their judgment on Big Spending, Big Government Republicans by putting them out in the street with the other trash. This country is about to elect the biggest socialist since FDR, thanks to President Bush destroying the GOP’s image. If Sonny’s fishing while Georgia burns image is allowed to spread to the Georgia GOP then by 2013 we might very well be saying Governor Cynthia McKinney.

PS, when did it go from $19 Million to $23 Million


  1. gt7348b says:

    And with actions like this, you still approve of the Republican leadership in this state according to your previous post? Until this year with the $2.5 million no-bid contract to McKinsey that’s given us “Investing in Tommorrow’s Transportation Today” Go-Fish represents almost the entirety of the governor’s transportation agenda. The Republicans have been given a chance to run Georgia and they’ve blown it.

    BTW – C-TRAN’s (Clayton County’s bus system) motto is “Tomorrow’s Transportation Today” so I’m not sure that IT3 was such as wise choice for naming when you invite comparisons with Clayton County in the current environment.

  2. Chris says:

    I said I approve of the job the General Assembly is doing. That doesn’t mean my approval is unconditional, nor absolute.

    Sonny is the black spot on the state GOP’s record. And if the General Assembly doesn’t do something about him, that support will not remain.

  3. DoubleDawg3 says:

    Wait…why all the outrage? I mean, with all the people losing their jobs in Georgia, they’ve got to do something with all their free time…Go Fish! Sarcasm fully intended.

  4. Dave Bearse says:


    You’re forgetting about Sonny’s “Fast Forward” road building program. It was to build during six years of Sonny’s tenure 18 years worth of economic development roads in the boondocks (i.e. widen to four lanes roads that have about as much traffic as neighborhood street in metro Atlanta) by commiting future federal funds —and folks wonder why there’s a budget crisis at GDOT.


    Care to provide the top half dozen or so General Assembly accomplishments since 2004?

  5. Rick Day says:

    :::sits back with a look of smug amusement, having predicted this eventual fiasco in 2004::::


    they care not for you.

  6. atlantaman says:

    “…you also don’t have this money being pumped into local economies.” The standard response to every big government pork spending project.

  7. ButlerTReynolds says:

    “This country is about to elect the biggest socialist since FDR.”

    I think what you meant to say is that this country is about to elect the biggest socialist since George W. Bush.

  8. johnmartinforafreegeorgia says:

    While the Georgia’s economy began to tank, Sonny traveled the world.

    That’s what Sonny Did.

    While Georgians were waiting in line for gas, Sonny traveled the world, and blamed the people.

    That’s what Sonny Did.

    While Georgia’s agencies were cutting 6% of their budgets, Sonny builds a new dock for himself on taxpayers backs.

    That’s what Sonny Did.

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