Today’s Senate Ethics Committee Meeting

From what I have heard, the press has been removed from the committee room where the Senate Ethics Committee is meeting and state troopers are guarding the door.

46 comments

  1. sunkawakan says:

    Not surprising. I doubt we’ll know much today, or tomorrow, or the next day. And I still find it amusing that Albers is a member of the ethics committee.

  2. Charlie says:

    “…and state troopers are guarding the door.”

    Those men don’t get paid enough to protect us from them.

    Can we start a collection for overtime to keep them in there longer?

  3. Jimmie says:

    What are they hiding? Where is the transparency? Do the right thing and no one has to worry about the Press.

    • Calypso says:

      I laughed so hard I think I peed in my pants.

      All the while these yahoos are peeing on our heads and telling us it’s raining.

    • Dave Bearse says:

      The transparency is that lobbyists and legislators simply need amend reports or return money when caught.

      $18,000 European vacation for family and staff. Amend the report.
      $5,000 golf outing. Amend the report.
      Thousands in per diem and mileage. Amend the report for only those instances where someone other than the culprit provides documentation.

  4. bowersville says:

    We need a Huey P. Long to step out from the crowd and clean this mess up. If not a Huey Long, we need a modern version of America’s 60’s Mayor, big city boss Richard Daley.

  5. SallyForth says:

    Hey! I know this is off-topic, but can somebody help a sista out? Somewhere in all the crud I receive, I saw a list of names by congressional district for all the people elected so far to go to the Republican and the Democratic National Conventions. Can anybody please hit me with a “reply” and point me to the right place for this info?

  6. debbie0040 says:

    They were guarding the door and the windows that faced the hallway had paper taped up so no one could see inside the room.. They just ended the meeting and refused to comment on what went on or what happens next. I left at 2:15 but someone just called me.

    We are going to write letters to Sam Olens and Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and ask for an investigation if it becomes clear they are not going to do anything.

    When I went through the security checkpoint, there was a Georgia Capitol Policemen that asked me what was going on in room 307 because he was supposed to help guard the room to keep people from getting disruptive. I just laughed and told him that we had no plans on being disruptive and thought it was funny that Senators thought they needed to be protected from the tea party. There were other groups there as well and press. There were other law enforcement in the hall way. We were allowed to come inside the room for a few minutes then were asked to leave when they went into executive session.. We quitely and politely left when asked to.

      • debbie0040 says:

        There were two tea party activists that came all the way from Murray County to be there.

        I would like to know that since the Senators refused to comment if that means they found Sen Balfour not guilty of wrong-doing or if it is a sign they did and are waiting to see if they can reach some sort of agreement with him or are referring it out to the AG…

    • sunkawakan says:

      “…paper taped up so no one could see inside the room”

      Really? They’re afraid of lip-readers? I’d love for the “Bad Lip Reading” folks to get a video of their session.

      Or were they physically abusing someone?

  7. Howard Roark says:

    One of the smartest guys I know just told me “They better hang Blafour for all to see.”

  8. foray1 says:

    I hear that they voted to continue investigating the complaint.

    Also hear that Chip Rogers was making late night phone calls to committee members in an attempt to hold up all ethics business. Doesn’t want to set a precedent.

    • chiprogers21 says:

      As an elected official, especially a conservative one, I am accustomed to inaccurate statements being written about me. It comes with the job.

      I have spoken to not a single member about this issue. I understand you wish to publish your comments with identifying yourself. However, please provide for me just one person who claims I spoke to them about this issue.

      Politics makes for philosophical opponents, but surely it does not have to stoop to this level.

      • Calypso says:

        “Politics makes for philosophical opponents, but surely it does not have to stoop to this level.”

        We can assume you’re speaking of Balfour and his misdeeds, correct?

      • CCFRG says:

        Chip- nice of you to play the victim.

        If you are not trying to pull the wool over the voters eyes why don’t you call a meeting of the Senate Committee on Assignments and remove Senator Balfour as Chairman of the Rules Committee.

        Or is theft by deception not a fire able offense in the Senate?

      • sunkawakan says:

        Chip, why so sensitive if you are “…accustomed to inaccurate statements…”?

        • foray1 says:

          Why is Chip so sensitive you ask?

          Maybe because when his ethical issues are made public and put before the Senate Ethics committee he will make Balfour look like an angel.

  9. Three Jack says:

    Only in politics do we let the crooks police the crooks…and then get pissed when the policing crooks lock out the people who elected them to be crooks.

    • SallyForth says:

      Yep, don’t you just love the Republican good old boys who make up science and pass “good Christian laws” for government encroachment in other people’s lives , while they corruptly slime their way around the Capitol halls figuring who and how they can crook next?

      • seekingtounderstand says:

        How to be sure if TSPLOST money will be spent where they claim it would……… just check to see what good old boys or his kin owns land on TSPLOST project list. If a study was done as to GA History of insider and connected land owners ties to DOT money it would be very confirming to may my joke.

  10. Jimmie says:

    How did they go to Executive Session? You would think it would be a matter of public record. The poster above said it best. The crooks policing the crooks.

  11. saltycracker says:

    Apply numbered ointments on your elected, generously….

    Gandhi’s Seven Dangers To Human Virtue

    1 – Wealth Without Work
    2 – Pleasure Without Conscience
    3 – Knowledge Without Character
    4 – Business Without Ethics
    5 – Science Without Humanity
    6 – Religion Without Sacrifice
    7 – Politics Without Principle

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