“Political Arsonists” (AKA: bloggers) Take Note. You’ve Made Governor Deal Mad

November 5, 2012 11:38 am

by Ed · 39 comments

Governor Deal is really mad at bloggers and journalits “political arsonists” who would be doing, among other things. highlighting potentially questionable appointments by the Guvnur. I’m sure he’d prefer it if you all just looked the other way with regards to that sort of stuff.

And what exactly are “political arsonists?”

Deal explains:

“They go out and say these things. They start a little fire over here, they go over here and start another little fire over here, and when the fire goes out on its own causes – which, you know, the tinder for political fires is the truth.

“When there’s not enough truth to sustain the fire, and it goes out, they then say, ‘well, see, we told you we were right. If we hadn’t done what we did, that fire would still be with you.’ Well no, not necessarily. I believe that you have a responsibility to make informed and good judgment calls. It should not be a political arena in which we make judgment calls without knowing where all the facts are.”

Galloway has more here.

I guess Deal doesn’t want anyone to look at what’s going on in his administration and if we keep it up, he’s just going to go home and bite his pillow. So stop it you political arsonists.

AMB November 5, 2012 at 11:49 am

Dog. Hit. Yelp.

Assemble into sentence of your choice.

Lawton Sack (Go Jackets!) November 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Our neighbor’s dog, Yelp, was hit by a baseball thrown by an unruly and young cardinal. The cardinal got away with it, though, as it was covered under the infield fly rule.

Too soon?

girl with a gun November 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

So, is he keep a list?

saltycracker November 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Galloway:
” So drop those matches, you pyromaniacs. I’m looking at you, Charlie Harper.”

Spacey G November 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Galloway must think he’s risen above the fray. With a halo and all. Classic Jesus complex.

novicegirl November 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm

LOL, Galloway was starting fires back when they used flint and steel.

Baker November 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Or he’s not being as critical as he should be?

Spacey G November 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Yep, could be he’s not much more than a big green toadie.

Charlie November 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I think you’re missing a bit of humor thrown in there.

Spacey G November 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Apparently so.

Baker November 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Sometimes I miss the snark.

When talk of the new stadium came up, Galloway could not have been more dismissive of those of us pissed about it. Basically, he said this has been decided, so why even bother talking about it? My feeling is he usually just likes to talk about drama rather than what’s actually happening. He’s like a political gossip column rather than analysis.

Bridget November 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

BURNNN. Baker with his own matches ;)

Baker November 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm

You think he’s just been at it so long he’s tired of fighting and so he goes for the chuckle rather than the ‘Good G-d this is horrible so get angry’?

Baker November 5, 2012 at 10:10 pm

There’s only so much anger to go around so you have to pick your spots?

Baker November 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

You think the appointment thing was what pushed it over the top?

How about the land deal?

How about tax shenanigans?

How about a new Falcons stadium?

Don Balfour?

Robin Wheeler November 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

His EPD and DNR appointments? Does he think we are scared of him? Shirley, he’s not serious?

Calypso November 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

…and stop calling me Shirley.

cheapseats November 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

Those 2 were stinkers but don’t forget DOT, Lottery, State Climatologist, DOR, and…. there’s a few more that I can’t bring into my caffeine-depleted mind right now so, feel free to add your favorites here.

What I am pretty sure of is that Deal hasn’t appointed anybody with serious bona-fides to anything so far and it’s not likely to get better.

Baker November 6, 2012 at 9:37 am

I don’t necessarily think all of the appointees are seriously unqualified, but clearly there is patronage. And to some degree I’m fine with that. If a friend of mine is capable, but at some point it really begins to look untoward and we’ve hit that point and gone past when you bring in the land deals and the Ethics stuff.

Andre November 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I guess this means more lawsuits against bloggers are in our future.

Spacey G November 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

ROFL-ed! Well Andre, you’re always the parakeet in THAT coal mine!

girl with a gun November 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I would like to say that although some of the comments on the link above are very good, none of them were by me…..So there. But I do agree….Not me though. :)

Obi's Sister November 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Bwahahaha. Patriots must be lurking about in Gov. Deal’s dreams.

“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams

‘Nuf said.

SallyForth November 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm

“All that is needed for the triumph of evil is for enough good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke

We’re just out here tryin’ to do something.

Harry November 6, 2012 at 12:01 am

“When things get serious, you have to lie.” -Mario Draghi

fishtail November 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Political Arsonists are really not big a threat…look at all that was done to Sonny Perdue, the crook that got away….he’s laughing all he way to the bank….www.perduepartners.com

Baker November 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Unfortunately, you’re dead on.

fishtail November 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Political Arsonists are really not big a threat…look at all that was done to Sonny Perdue, the crook that got away….he’s laughing all the way to the bank….www.perduepartners.com

Baker November 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Dead on both times.

fishtail November 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Duplicate…sorry

saltycracker November 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Some things are worth repeating

Ed November 5, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Whatever man, I, once again, make an A++++ movie reference and no one appreciates it.

analogkid November 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I appreciated it. (Ed’s movie reference for those that missed it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De6AkndwRpM)

Calypso November 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

Never having seen the movie, I was unable to make the connection. Thanks analogkid for the link. Funny.

analogkid November 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Highly recommended. It’s not as good as Spinal Tap or Best in Show (also fake-documentaries featuring Christopher Guest), but it’s a quality effort.

Calypso November 6, 2012 at 8:04 am

You mad, bro?

Dave Bearse November 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

It’s not truth that sustains a fire, it’s the ADD of the Georgia electorate ignoring it that causes it to go out.

The Last Democrat in Georgia November 6, 2012 at 7:08 pm

““Political Arsonists” (AKA: bloggers) Take Note. You’ve Made Governor Deal Mad”

Well, that’s too bad…Not that Governor Deal is mad, but that Charlie and the crew appear to be running low on gasoline and matches, so I brought a few truckloads of both, enough to blow the place sky-high and light up the midnight sky as if it were high noon.

bbeforec November 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Georgia’s george bush, or in other words the worst governor Georgia has ever had.

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