117 comments

  1. polisavvy says:

    I want to thank all you guys who have worked so hard to bring us information about all the candidates. I know it had to be very hard work keeping up with all of them. I appreciate the discussions that have come from what all you guys have done. Very informative. Thanks again and keep up the good work!! πŸ™‚

    • ZazaPachulia says:

      Geez, polisavvy…. Is somebody lobbying for front page posting status or something? Man, I haven’t seen brown-nosing like that since Nathan Deal sent a staffer and a bottle of 30 year old single malt to Casey Cagle’s office to ‘iron out’ out with the old salvage business contract…

      • Provocateur says:

        How do you know it wasn’t a 30-year old staffer Deal sent to Cagle who could “iron” things out without the scotch?

      • polisavvy says:

        Lobbying for absolutely nothing. Just letting them know that I appreciate what they have made available for all of us. If y’all want to think it’s sucking up or brown nosing, go ahead. I meant nothing by it but to say a simple thanks.

        • Chris says:

          Your access level to post has been upgraded. Remember, no more than one anti-handel post per day to make it look like we’re non biased, but the post must be anti-deal, anti-ox, or anti-grtl in some way.

          The address where the sekret Handel Cabal performs the gay weddings while hiring illegal mexicans to abort babies will come to you via email.

          • polisavvy says:

            Hysterical post, Chris. Trust me, Ox is officially nonplus so there will be no posts about him. In a few days we’ll be down to just one GOP gubernatorial candidate (thank God). As far as GRTL goes, well I don’t agree with everything they stand for at all, but I don’t bash them.

            I’ll be checking my email for the sekret Handel message. I feel so honored. πŸ˜‰

          • polisavvy says:

            I know. πŸ˜‰ We both have a tendency to give each other a hard time on occasions; but, at least I think we’re relatively civil to one another, right?

                    • Lady Thinker says:

                      Meeeeeeeeeee toooooooooooo!!! And I know poli can go that fast because I’ve seen it AND heard it!!!!!! And it ain’t pretty. But then I guess she can say the same about me, as we can be that way when we need to be.

                    • B Balz says:

                      Part of wearing ‘big girl panties’ is knowing when to keep your powder dry and NOT reduce yourself to impulsive and childish name calling. Ad hominem arguments are cheesy, ineffectual artifices of debate.

                      Hate to burst the PP love fest, but when LT showed us her colors recently, I was dismayed.

                      Polisavvy not to be lumped in with that rant.

      • polisavvy says:

        One day, when we meet (and I hope we all get to meet someday), you’ll see that I don’t suck up to a damn soul. I just think that it doesn’t hurt to say a simple thanks every now and again. That’s all.

        • Ambernappe says:

          Polisavvy,
          I have appreciated ALL of your posts and do hope to meet you. By the way, StreetGrace is the group dedicated to elimination the sex trafficking of children and I hope to meet you in that effort. I feel that I have encountered aq possible friend in the political efforts and it was gracious of you to offer a thanks to others. I thank all of you also. Maybe you too, Jace.

            • Ambernappe says:

              JK,
              Without “specificity” I appreciate your humor. Have you ever heard of a “gift” being more appropriately being referred to as a “curse”. That would be my afiliation with the “mother tongue”. By now, you are probably aware that some characteristics other than physical are transmitted genetically. My “curse” is that I can pick up the New York Times and be “drawn” to almost any spelling error in the paper. It came from my father. Besides, what is wrong with spelling correctly? I do not remember correcting any other errors – who would have the time?

              • John Konop says:

                Ambernappe,

                I have dyslexia and you can read it the first time and it looks right and than the next time it looks different. I can only speak for myself but it is frustrating. The key to life is being able to not take yourself to seriously. And from your post it seems you get it! πŸ™‚

              • polisavvy says:

                I notice typos right off the bat, too. It was a habit established when I worked in the legal field. I just choose not to correct others. Some people don’t appreciate it.

              • Jace Walden says:

                Ambernappe,

                There’s nothing wrong with spelling correctly and using proper grammar. I try my best to use it on here. And I usually proofread my own stuff pretty thoroughly. But stuff gets by. We’re human, we err. Most of the people who write on here are smarter than the average bear, and I would bet that most of them notice their own spelling errors before you even point them out. Kind of like you’re pouring salt on an already open wound. I mean, it’s a blog. We type fast, we get in a hurry. And sometimes we say “Your,” when we really mean “You’re.” I’m not mad at you or anything like that. And I don’t have a problem with you. The only reason I called you out on a separate thread was because I didn’t want to have to address the issue in every thread in which it had occurred (would have taken all day). πŸ˜‰

                Looking back though, calling you out on the front page was over the top on my part, and I do apologize for that. But you don’t have to worry about getting banned or anything.

          • polisavvy says:

            I need to get going with that, too. I have a certain person that I’d like to speak with to find out what the problems were with the bill when it was presented. I’ll make a phone call tomorrow and then contact StreetGrace with that information.

      • polisavvy says:

        I don’t think I could endure to read it without completely hitting the floor in uncontrollable laughter. Jack’s a total trip!! πŸ™‚

      • ZazaPachulia says:

        Maybe its because English is my second language… (or my alter ego’s second language). Did you know that Georgians (of the former-Soviet Black Sea variety) actually refer to themselves as ‘Kartelians’ and their country is called Sakartvelo in the native tongue? I traveled there pretty extensively earlier this decade. They don’t speak much English and that Georgian language of theirs (called Kartuli) is pretty difficult to pick up. Coolest thing about the language: their word for both “Cheers” and “Hello” is Gamarjoba! which literally translates to ‘Victory!’ How cool is that?
        The people there are extremely hospitable. Americans traveling to Sakartvelo should brace themselves to be treated like celebrities and welcomed into various homes for ‘Supras’ (overwhelming feasts with the ‘Tamada’ (toastmaster) leading the charge and drinking of copious amounts of homemade wine). They’re good Republicans, too. The country’s sole modern four lane highway connects the airport and the city center of the capitol Tbilisi and is named ‘George W. Bush Highway” because W. was a big ally and he actually visited the country — the first for an American president.

        Now you know…

    • Ambernappe says:

      zaza,
      Also, I have been admonished to cease and desist from corrections. Your posts have given me a lot to think about, but have not changed my mind – is this the time to say “lol”?

  2. PegM says:

    Thanks for an open thread where I can vent. I have had it up to my eyeballs with Georgia Right to Life. I am sick of their pompous “my way or the highway” attitude, their insensitivity to other people, and the ridiculous idea that their issue is everybody’s issue. When it comes to voting someone into office their stand on life issues is at the bottom of my list of considerations if I even consider it at all.

    From now on, when a candidate opens a stump speech by saying “I am endorsed by GRTL,” I will think twice before voting for him or her because they have signed their life away to a special interest.

  3. B Balz says:

    Time for Action:

    The practice of birthright citizenship has been all but done away with in the industrial world. According to the New York Times, in June, 2004, Ireland, which was the last country in the European Union to still grant citizenship to anyone born in the country regardless of where the parents come from, overwhelmingly approved a plan to do away with a constitutional provision granting automatic Irish citizenship to any child born in Ireland.

    The United Kingdom, which has struggled with a growing Muslim and Southeast Asian population, ended birthright citizenship in 1981. Due to immigration pressures, it restricted birthright citizenship to requiring that one parent be a legal resident.

    Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) introduced H.R. 1940, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2007, which would eliminate birthright citizenship for the children born to illegal aliens in the United States by limiting the granting of such citizenship to the children of: U.S. citizens or nationals; lawful permanent resident aliens residing in the United States; and aliens performing active service in the armed forces. On April 19, 2007 the bill was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. The bill has only 46 co-sponsors in the U.S. House, listed here.

    No β€œreform” of the immigration system will be complete without the provisions of the Deal bill becoming law. But the media, led by the illegal alien-supporting Washington Post, will fight any such change every step of the way.

    http://www.aim.org/special-report/6-billion-a-year-for-mexican-anchor-babies/

    My comments:

    I have stated that America has a unique opportunity to improve or screw up both immigration and national security. Our southern border neighbors do not like Muslim extremists because they are primitively cruel to women. Add to that, extremists hate Catholics.

    We need to change the economic advantage of coming to America illegally by making work permits, or some such mechanism available. Industry wants cheap labor, you want inexpensive chicken, construction, etc. and we all want to know our Southern brothers ‘have our back.’

    • analogkid says:

      Ending birthright citizenship is, imo, a very good step toward solving the immigration crisis. I didn’t know that Deal authored a bill to do that.

      • Ambernappe says:

        I have read that the US citizen/parent must be of majority age. That is one of the issues with the President’s mother, Stanley Anne Dunham.

        • analogkid says:

          The Constitution states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

          8 U.S.C. 1401 virtually mirrors that, but expands to include children born outside the country to American citizens, children of members of the armed services, children of Indians and Eskimos, etc.

          I don’t see any reference to majority age.

          Last year, California was trying to set up a Supreme Court challenge on the “subject to the jurisdiction” language, essentially arguing that children of illegal immigrants were not subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S and therefore not citizens. It sounds reasonable, but given that I haven’t heard anything more, I suspect they gave up.

          • B Balz says:

            The point of the Bill was to show our Constitution may need a change. If we changed it for Prohibition, to “protect our way of life’, surely immigration meets that standard.

            BTW, it made the 7PM National news on Tuesday.

            • analogkid says:

              And it made Good Morning America this morning. Their guest was Lou Dobbs who is actually opposed to amending the Constitution for that purpose.

              My whole world has been turned upside down.

                • analogkid says:

                  Yeah, I was never a fan. He’s built a career off the immigration issue, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that he’d oppose steps to fix it.

    • AubieTurtle says:

      Hmmm… here’s a not fully thought out idea: Why not start slowly absorbing Mexico? I know absolutely about their constitution (or if they even have one) but if it is legal for parts of the country to leave, slowly absorb it state by state. Bring the infrastructure up to modern standards, get rid of the graft culture, and get create non-corrupt government institutions. When one state is up to US standards, move on to the next.

      Yeah, I know, we wish we had all of that here but compared to what they have now, we do have all of that here. This would be different than the fringe obsessed idea of the North American Union since it wouldn’t be a merger of equals or power sharing situation like the EU. It would be new states in the United States of America.

      Ok, there are probably thousands of unintended consequences from implementing such an idea, starting with the fact that many (and probably most) Mexicans wouldn’t want to lose their country, but when it comes down to it, as long as Mexico is so much poorer than the US, there are going to be problems… regardless of who or what is at fault for the disparity. Unless it is somehow addressed, it’s going to keep getting to be a bigger and bigger issue. Most ideas that have been put forth to deal with the situation only treat the symptoms and not the underlying cause.

      • We could always just buy it. I was looking through a website with land for sale the other day and came across 95,000 acres for sale for $20 an acre. Yes, you could buy a contiguous piece of land larger than some countries for less than $2M. Absolutely mind boggling.

    • polisavvy says:

      I don’t care who buys it. I just want to be sure that I can attend it to meet some of y’all (some, not so much). Details? Anybody?

      • Icarus says:

        There are “tentative plans”.

        Location is selected and is non-negotiable, so no one needs to start their usual whining about it not being within 500 yards of their house. It’s ITP.

        The date is most likely a Tuesday or Thursday in late August. That should allow a couple of weeks for things to “cool off” a bit.

        • Jim Bob says:

          “cool off” a bit…..Not likely.

          I have a few things that I’d like to say face-to-face to ole’ Icarus…….

            • Jim Bob says:

              No altercation. Just a forum where CHARLIE (that’s for you John) can’t hit the delete button on me….

              • ZazaPachulia says:

                Does it have to be ITP? If we’re going to have a dude named Jim Bob getting up in peoples’ grills and what not, I think the most appropriate venue is just barely OTP in Forest Park… Pink Pony South is spacious (lots of room for throw downs) and it has classy high ceilings… just sayin’

  4. John Konop says:

    I agree, It would send a great message to the world!

    Mayor Bloomberg Delivers Teary-Eyed Defense Of Ground Zero Islamic Center

    …..”We may not always agree with every one of our neighbors. That’s life and it’s part of living in such a diverse and dense city. But we also recognize that part of being a New Yorker is living with your neighbors in mutual respect and tolerance. It was exactly that spirit of openness and acceptance that was attacked on 9/11,” he said.

    “Let us not forget that Muslims were among those murdered on 9/11 and that our Muslim neighbors grieved with us as New Yorkers and as Americans. We would betray our values – and play into our enemies’ hands – if we were to treat Muslims differently than anyone else. In fact, to cave to popular sentiment would be to hand a victory to the terrorists – and we should not stand for that.” ….

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/03/michael-bloomberg-deliver_n_669395.html

  5. Doug Grammer says:

    Seeing how I asked for them and haven’t seen them, these are my suggested rules for Peach Pundit…
    1.) Keep it civil…if you can’t, at least be entertaining.
    2.) No spamming (multiple post in different threads saying the same thing with no real dialog to the issue at hand.)
    3.) No thread jacking (a conversation may slowly drift away from the original topic of the thread if it happens naturally…a post from left field having nothing to do with the topic at hand is a thread jack, unless it’s an open thread)
    4.) No pornography or links to porn, ever…I don’t care what the legislator may be doing.
    5.) Unless otherwise stated in the thread, try to keep it somewhat related to politics and Georgia.
    6.) No links to things that don’t back up your facts or news (related to politics and Georgia,) or you are proving someone wrong on their facts or news (related to politics and Georgia,) unless they are really funny.
    7.) Follow the moderators directions, even when they are wrong.
    8.) It’s an arena of ideas. It’s OK to disagree. When you make silly statements or are wrong on facts, other posters are likely to call you out on them. Be prepared for that. There will be differences of opinion where no one can be proven right or wrong, and be prepared for that as well.
    9.) A moderator should be available at all times via e-mail when things seem to be getting out of hand, and they should return your e-mails with an answer when you ask for their help.
    10.) Enjoy.

    • Chris says:

      The Editorial board has the sole right to out a candidate or elected officials philandering. Don’t post in the comments, send your case to the tip-line.

      • Doug Grammer says:

        But Chris, if only the editorial board can out a candidate or elected official for cheating, aren’t all of us non-FrontPage posters guilty of keeping a cover up going? (pun intended)

  6. fishtail says:

    What is going on with Mark Butler’s campaign for Labor Commissioner? Is he really so bad that we should all vote for Darryl Hicks, the ex-Atlanta Gas PR guy?

    • Icarus says:

      Please, please, please let us get thru one more week of primary runoff hell before we decide which ones of our own we’re going to turn on.

      • polisavvy says:

        Ain’t that the truth? I still want a one week moratorium on pushing any one, single candidate. Don’t mention them, don’t discuss them, just pretend like we aren’t even in the political season. Let’s talk about issues not people. Just a thought.

  7. John Konop says:

    Would we have adopted the endless waste of money on the Nation Building foreign policy if we had a REAL Pay-Go policy and tax payers had a tax increase to pay for the wars and all the endless re-building?

    And what is the TEA PARTY position on paying for the endless re-building?

    • Harry says:

      I agree that we need to get out of the business of nation building, and pay-go should be enforced and not adulterated with false assumptions, but I disagree in that I think the tea party movement is an overall force for good in the body politic; and also keep in mind that the tea party movement is not a top-down monolithic organization, but rather consists of many different subgroupings.

      • B Balz says:

        Enforce the laws, regulations, and policies we currently have? Then what would they do every year?

  8. polisavvy says:

    Would someone answer a question for me? If you didn’t vote in the primary, can you vote in the runoff. I just had someone call me to ask and I don’t know. I told them I’d find out. Anybody?

    • Icarus says:

      Correct. If you didn’t vote at all in the primary, you may vote in the runoff.

      If you voted in the Republican primary, you can only vote in the Republican runoff. (likewise for Democrats).

  9. I’ve mentioned this before some time ago as to at least one reason why I buy local / American made products. If you’re not famliar with the US trade deficit, perhaps you should be. These numbers (the trade balance) are how much extra the US imports versus what it imports. The negative numbers mean we’re importing more than we’re exporting.

    Goods (BOP Basis)
    2008: -$840.3B
    2009: -$517B

    Goods and Services
    2008: -$695.9B
    2009: -$380.7B

    http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/

  10. bowersville says:

    Why all the crickets today in the comment sections of the blog?

    Anything to do with the Jan Jones/Mark Demoss dust up?

    AJC/Political Insider

  11. Progressive Dem says:

    Jan Jones vs. Karen Handel. Now there’s a match. Robo calls to north Fulton supporting Deal while comparing Handel to Obama and calling her out on a gender based campaign. Ouch. That’s going to leave a mark.

    • Ann Walker says:

      I just appreciate Jan helping us avoid such an embarrassing first female governor. GED Handel, are you serious???

      • Ann Walker says:

        Maybe Georgia’s first female governor could actually have completed a single college course and actually be from Georgia (not Maryland).

        • Yeah, Karen, why couldn’t you have chosen to be born in Georgia instead?

          And I trust that you’ll be voting for someone other than Casey Cagle for Lt. Governor in the November election as he also doesn’t have a college degree. Dr. Rhonda Martini (the Libertarian) does though if it’s that important to you.

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