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(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...
Just When You Thought it was Safe....

Just When You Thought it was Safe….

…The Gainesville school board just voted for a tax increase (also known as a roll up).  As usual, the bureaucrats are trying to “soft soap” the tax increase by saying it is just a “little” increase.  You will notice it.  You already notice it every day.  Just like the LOST, SPLOST, ELOST, and all the...

The (R)eal (R)epublican Voter Guide – Runoff 2012 [UPDATED Results]

Well in Hall County there are several races to vote on during the Runoff on August 21, 2012.  These races are the 9th Georgia Congressional District, Hall County Sheriff, Hall County Commission Chairman, Hall County Probate Judge, and Hall County Tax Commissioner.  Here are my voter recommendations for the Runoff 2012.  [Voters decided with me...
Ding Dong the TSPLOST is Dead (For Now)

Ding Dong the TSPLOST is Dead (For Now)

Great story in the paper today with all the bureaucrats whining about the funding they “lost” with the landslide defeat of the TSPLOST in the July 31, 2012 primary.  Like all good bureaucrats, every pothole they failed to repair using money already budgeted for the purpose will be blamed on you, the taxpayer and voter,...

Rumor: Hall County Commission Districts Incorrect in Primary

These allegations are in addition to the previously report issues involving voters properly listed in the right district that were simply given the wrong “ballot.”  According to my sources, Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State, is still investigating.

“Proud” Democrats Disrupting Republican Primaries

Look who was voting in the Republican Primary on Friday, August 17, 2012 in Gainesville (in a Prius of course)!  Proof certain that Democrats will continue to interfere in Republican politics until Republicans do something about it. For an example, look what happened to State Rep Doug McKillip (R-Athens) in his recent primary state house...

Collins Send out RoboCalls Against Zoller on Social Issues (audio)

Just got this on my voice mail from the Collins camp.  To go this negative in this way makes me think that the poll numbers are bad for Doug and its now “no holds barred.”  Georgian’s don’t like this kind of negative attack ad, however.  And this is all the audio that I received, so...

Davidson Complaint Just A Political Stunt

I was disappointed to read in The Gainesville Times today a hack story about a bar complaint filed against Hall County Probate Court candidate Book Davidson by some disinherited relatives of a will Brook drafted.  The nature of the complaint is as old as the hills: momma has a will giving her estate to all...

South Hall Republican Club Candidate Forum

About 150 spectators, candidates, reporters, and staff attended the South Hall Republican Club Form on August 14, 2012.  During what might be for most candidates the last public speaking engagement, candidates for the races in the August 21, 2012 Runoff Election sparred with each other.  No race, or candidate, was untouched.  Despite the general civility,...

Georgia 9th Congressional Debate: Who’s the Liar?

The “L” word was used a LOT last night during the debate.  Not the one from the TV show, but the word “liar.”  I think it is an ugly word and should be reserved for extreme situations.  Apparently Doug and Martha both disagree with me.  The video follows.   I really like the format of...

Term Limits (Lite)

Some people want term limits for elected officials; some don’t.  Those that do all realize that it will take a Constitutional Amendment to make the change.  I don’t like the idea of amending the Constitution because there is too much room for political maneuvering.  So I had an idea! What if we just put on...

Tea Party Calls Out Collins Ad Campaign as False [Updated]

If you live in the Georgia 9th Congressional District, then no doubt you have received a negative ad in some form about competitor Martha Zoller sent by the Collins campaign.  Collins, supported by Governor Deal and other district heavy hitters, must be really concerned about his too-close-for-comfort primary finish, because the campaign came out of...