Holding "Republicans" and the Grand Old Party accountable to standards of low taxes and limited government. Taking one small step to protect the Republican "Brand."
There is ALWAYS Time for the National Anthem

There is ALWAYS Time for the National Anthem

Rule 1:  There is always time for the National Anthem.  Every event should start with a prayer followed by either the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. Corollary 1 to Rule 1:  Everyone should know the words to Star Spangled Banner’s first verse. If you don’t know the words...
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Hall County Votes for Higher Property Taxes (Formerly Steve Gailey: The Only Candidate for Hall County Commission Chair)

UPDATE:  All the no-tax candidates for county commission lost the election on May 24, 2016.  I will post the precinct details as soon as they are available and I have time.  In the meantime, next year when you get your property tax bill and it has gone up, just quietly say to yourself “Paul told...
The Other Hall County State Court Candidate Endorsed by Democrat (Not John Breakfield!)

The Other Hall County State Court Candidate Endorsed by Democrat (Not John Breakfield!)

UPDATE:  John won the election handily on May 24, 2016.  Congratulations to him and his family who all worked so hard during the election.  As I said in the original post, I have no doubt that Judge Breakfield will make us all proud. I found a link today where a Michelle Jones is officially “endorsing”...

Moon Election Complaint Might be Resurected

I just made Eugene Moon (R-Gainesville) aware of some legal research I conducted today as amicus curiae.  Eugene filed a compliant contesting the election he narrowly lost to Billy Powell on July 31, 2012.  You can read my prior piece about the suit here.  A visiting judge dismissed the action on Monday, September 17, 2012...
Times Gives Billy Powell Special Treatment

Times Gives Billy Powell Special Treatment

Yesterday The Gainesville Times had a story about Commissioner Billy Powell’s foreclosure on the office building at 329 Oak Street in Gainesville.  Billy owns a 17,000 square foot building in downtown Gainesville, that he has not paid the mortgage on since January 2012.  The story seemed to be well written and thorough.  One question that...
The Tea Party and Tom Graves and the Continuing Resolution (Wheres Doug?)

The Tea Party and Tom Graves and the Continuing Resolution (Wheres Doug?)

Thursday, the US Congress passed the continuing resolution to keep the government funded for another 6 months.  It was called House Resolution 117.  This isn’t a real budget, its too small to be a real budget.  It is a resolution to keep wasting money at the current rate.  The Tea Party was against the resolution...
HallCo School Board Addresses GOP Forum (video)

HallCo School Board Addresses GOP Forum (video)

The superintendent and two of the Hall County School Board members spoke at the Hall County GOP Conservative forum this morning, September 8, 2012. The quick summary is that they gave a pretty good explanation for their expenses and argued, as I have earlier, that their overall cost per child is lower than most school...
Jody's Party of the [Slutty] People!

Jody’s Party of the [Slutty] People!

Well we all knew that the Democrats really know how to “get down” with all their talk about going broke buying birth control.  In case there is any doubt about what the Democratic Party stands for, take a look at the buttons being worn by the Illinois delegation to the Democratic National Convention today.  (Remember...
Only You can Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (Really)

Only You can Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (Really)

I know that this subject is off topic for my regular political fare, but it is too important to ignore.  We are all worried about the government screwing us, but the danger is closer–and worse–than you can imagine.  You are looking at the danger and maybe shaking its hand every day. 25% of all girls...
Republican Convention Better Live?

Republican Convention Better Live?

I have to admit an almost complete lack of interest in the RNC this year.   No doubt like hockey, soccer and lacrosse, it is a sport you have to see in person to really “get.”  Ironic that the RNC chose enemy controlled territory to hold the Convention.  Another example of Republicans missing the obvious....
And Now the HallCo School Board Raises Taxes Too

And Now the HallCo School Board Raises Taxes Too

The Hall County School Board unanimously agreed to increase your taxes tonight as predicted here earlier.  They raised the millage rate to 18.49 mills, which is an increase of 0.82 mills from the current tax rate.  Translated into English, this means that your property taxes will go up $.82 for each $1,000 of assessed property...
Nobody Said Democrats Weren't Nice--they are Just Wrong

Nobody Said Democrats Weren’t Nice–they are Just Wrong

Having been practicing in Gainesville for a long time, I know one thing for sure:  I’m a minority within a minority–a Republican lawyer.  In Gainesville, almost all of the lawyers are Yellow Dog Democrats (who have to be Blue Dog Democrats because there are no more Democrats to vote for).  Jody Cooley is no exception...
(R)eal (R)epublican Platform [Updated]

(R)eal (R)epublican Platform [Updated]

The Republican “platform” being developed at the National Convention in Tampa as of this writing, is a key part of what defines a candidate as a Republican.  Unfortunately, many candidates and officials just don’t know the platform, or they simply don’t live it.  However, many disparate groups are all there trying to get their word...