My neighbor, Max Wood, runs for office

    I introduced Max Wood to Liz Cheney at the RedState Gathering this weekend. Max is a real American hero. Appointed by President Bush as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Max packed his bags and left behind his office and family to volunteer in Iraq with the Department of Justice. He helped the Iraqis set up their judicial system. From a press | Read More »

    The 2009 RedState Gathering: My Experience

    Well, like so many others here, I had the fortune of going to the RedState Gathering in Atlanta this weekend. Since I live in Douglasville during the summer, it was but a short trip intown for me, so I drove to both days of the conference. I was very lucky to get there, as I, like many college students, have very little money. I was | Read More »

    Our Naked Emperor: Russia Claims Georgian Mortar Attack

    Something ominous is happening in South Ossetia. Russian officials are claiming that Georgia fired mortars into South Ossetia. Georgia denies any such action and is claiming that Russia is looking for a pretext to justify more aggression. This is story is breaking. According to the AP: In Moscow, the Defense Ministry said in a statement after the reported mortar attack: “In the event of further | Read More »

    Stuart Rothenberg Engages in Lazy Journalism. Picks Up Opponents’ Smears Without Checking Facts.

    Stu Rothenberg, a paragon of Inside the Beltway Conventional Wisdom, really screwed up some very basic facts in his story on Georgia.First of all, in a Republican primary where the clear front runner in the most recent polling is the Insurance Commissioner, John Oxendine, Rothenberg calls Ox and the President Pro Tempore of the Georgia Senate, Eric Johnson, “long shots.”Who does Stu think is the | Read More »

    Does John Barrow Regret Voting for Nancy Pelosi

    John Barrow (D-GA) is in one of those swing districts that in 2010 will be very vulnerable. Barrow, for years, has had trouble balancing his liberal tendencies with his more conservative district. Thus far he has done it successfully. But it has gotten harder and harder to the point where he can’t make up his mind what he regrets.

    Support Citizen Verification

    You will probably recall that the Obama Department of Justice has decided not to pre-clear Georgia’s verification process for voting. Under the process, Georgia’s Secretary of State cross referenced voter registration information to drivers license and social security data to make sure what a person claimed was verifiable to ensure only citizens voted in Georgia. When Georgia ran the test, which the Department of Justice | Read More »

    And you thought DOJ were a bunch of softies

    They can certainly get tough when they want to. The Justice Department has rejected Georgia’s system of using Social Security numbers and driver’s license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens, a process that was a subject of a federal lawsuit in the weeks leading up to November’s election. In a letter released on Monday, the Justice Department said the state’s voter verification program | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Department of Justice shows a shocking disregard for the integrity of our elections

    Last year, two federal courts ordered the State of Georgia to implement a system to verify the citizenship of registered voters. This arose after Karen Handel, Georgia’s Secretary of State, sent letters to 4,771 voter registration applicants whose records at the Georgia Department of Driver Services indicated they were not U.S. citizens. Federal law requires the Secretary of State to make sure the information is | Read More »

    Obama’s Cars

    Podcast Show Notes Obama’s car tax. We now own a car company and are forgiving a $15 billion loan. (Hat Tip: Hot Air.) The Obama budget deficit in perspective.  (Hat Tip: Willisms.) The specter of cowardice. (Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin.) Texas as the promised land and economic powerhouse. Teachers who can’t learn math. Georgia GOP takes a stand. Oklahoma places ten commandments monument. Click here to listen, | Read More »

    Mass rape, murder in Georgi… no, wait, one of the ‘victims’ had a gun.

    So that becomes One dead, one injured in foiled robbery/rape/murder attempt in Georgia. Via Fausta: College Student Shoots, Kills Home Invader …Bailey said he thought it was the end of his life and the lives of the 10 people inside his apartment for a birthday party after two masked men with guns burst in through a patio door. “They just came in and separated the | Read More »

    How I Killed the Obama Resolution

    The Barack Obama resolution came up to City Council’s Ordinances and Resolutions Committee on which I sit. I had threatened to bring 100 amendments to Council to shut things down if the resolution made head way.Well, last week, in an unguarded moment I said something very intemperate regarding Justice David Souter. I should not have said it, but I did. I’m not going to run | Read More »

    The First Few Amendments

    As some of you know, my fellow Council Member Elaine Lucas has submitted legislation to declare Barack Obama a member of Macon’s City Council. Tomorrow in committee we begin discussing the legislation. Below are a few of my amendments:Erickson Amendment to the RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MACON, GEORGIA HONORING PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ON BECOMING THE 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE | Read More »

    Roy Barnes (again)

    I’m very interested in the number of Republican funders in Georgia all of a sudden getting calls from former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes asking if they might support him in 2010. The calls were happening before Cagle dropped out, but seem to have escalated given the number of people telling me about recent calls all of a sudden.And some surprising names at that — ballsy | Read More »

    Georgia’s Habersham County kicks local Tea Party off government property by enforcing laws that do not exist

    Promoted from diaries by Mark Impomeni. From this story in The Northeast Georgian newspaper on April 16, we learn about another Tea Party that crossed swords with local government. Indeed, Habersham County government took issue with the 75 patriots upset over the growth of government…by telling them they had no right to use government property. The first relocation, off [Habersham County] courthouse grounds, came at | Read More »

    Can Tea Parties pay it forward? Yes We Can.

    Middle America, MSMedia, Leftists, democrats and socialists will do their all to downplay the significance of over 770 Tea Parties taking place from sea to shining sea tomorrow. In my mind, there is but one critique worth discussion: What happens on April 16th? Are these Taxed Enough Already parties simply an exercise in venting or, despite the much stressed non-partisan approach, are they not a | Read More »