For Democrats, Morning After Blame and Denial

    For Democrats, Morning After Blame and Denial

    Following a tidal wave of Republican victories, Democrats were deeply immersed in a morning after of blame and denial. A host of pollsters, pundits and media know-it-alls had assured anyone who would listen that scientific research strongly indicated election results would send Republicans packing, or at the very least, confine them to quarters. Instead, Democrats were the ones sent packing. In the morning-after Republican euphoria, | Read More »

    Progresssives Demand It- TAKE a Woman to Vote

    Progresssives Demand It- TAKE a Woman to Vote

    I just received a political e-mail from a group of people, mostly women from what I can determine from the message, who appear to be more than a little conflicted. The group calls itself “Better Georgia,” and the authors of the e-mail, Amy Morton and Lauren Benedict, were kind enough to acknowledge that that they know I’m busy. Then they went on to tell me | Read More »

    Nancy Jester Speaks Out About the DeKalb County Commission

    Nancy Jester Speaks Out About the DeKalb County Commission

    Nancy Jester first found a public spotlight focused on her when, as a “mom with a blog and calculator”, she exposed a host of financial irregularities within the DeKalb County School Board. Ultimately, six of nine board members were removed by the governor. Currently, Jester is running for the District 1 County Commission position, and once again she is taking a hard look at the | Read More »

    Jason Carter- One Fell Out of The Peanut Tree

    For reasons that are beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, the race for Georgia’s governor’s seat is said to be as tight as a penny-pincher’s grip on a dollar bill. Incumbent Nathan Deal is being challenged by current state senator Jason Carter. Carter’s biggest asset appears to be that he is the grandson of the nation’s most ineffective president, former peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. As | Read More »

    Michelle Nunn’s Hoodwink Georgia Campaign

    Beginning with her first campaign commercial, Michelle Nunn has been attempting to convince voters she is not a liberal, and perhaps not even a Democrat. Prior to her campaign commercials becoming standard-fare attack pieces that play fast and loose with the facts, the message they contained was clearly focused on hoodwinking Georgians into believing she is politically conservative. Her campaign web site continues that theme. | Read More »

    The Lynching of Paula Deen

    Anybody who thinks that a lynching won’t occur in a courtroom, or in the media has obviously not been following the Paula Deen case. The crime for which Deen is being lynched is using the “N” word a decade or two ago. Without question, Deen was wrong to use a racial slur, but that brings to question why this incident isn’t being treated simply as | Read More »

    GOP-Stuck in The Middle

    While a significant portion of the population is marching to the political left, in many sections of the country, running as a Republican is viewed as a requirement for being elected to political office. Hence the appearance of RINOs- Republicans In Name Only—within the GOP. Although RINOs purport to embrace a conservative view of the role of government, their true beliefs align more closely with | Read More »

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    Divided We Stand, Part 1

    A variety of adjectives are routinely used to describe small town politics. In Snellville, GA, the term “divisive” is frequently used, prompting many people to ask, “Why is the City Council so divided?” Opinions vary considerably, depending on which side of the divide you’re standing. However, I believe a couple of comments made by Kelly Kautz the current mayor,  at the February 11th Council meeting, | Read More »

    Adventures in City Attorney Land- The Revolving Door Claims Another Victim

    Snellville, Georgia, a city in the southern part of Gwinnett County has a population of just under 20,000. During the past few years, Snellville has “put itself on the map” with the number one Farmer’s Market in the state, an outstanding 4th of July celebration, “Snellville Days” and numerous other festivals with free entertainment, and most recently, a new community garden. Yet in spite of | Read More »

    A Wake-Up Call for November

    Within the minds of pollsters and pundits, individuals have no identity; they are simply components of monolithic voting blocks that are typically identified by religion, ethnicity or a combination thereof. Whether analyzing election results or predicting them, the monolith theoreticians ascribe a candidate’s success or failure to “the Catholic vote”, “the Jewish vote”, “the Hispanic vote”, “the black vote”, “the evangelical vote” or any number | Read More »