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Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health.
And just to get you really riled up:
See what I mean? So who’s up for a couple of Margs or a trough of wine?
Gov. Nathan Deal won’t take sides in the controversy over some Wilcox County teens’ efforts to integrate their prom.
By email, his spokesman, Brian Robinson, said Deal would have no response to a liberal group’s call for state officials, including the governor to speak out.
He wrote, “This is a leftist front group for the state Democratic party and we’re not going to lend a hand to their silly publicity stunt.”
Better Georgia asked Deal and others “to publicly support the students of Wilcox County who are fighting to end a ‘separate-but-equal’ high school prom.”
Senator Cleland in Crawford, Texas in 2004. Mr. Cleland was attempting to deliver a letter to George W. Bush asking that attack ads on John Kerry’s Vietnam service be stopped.)
A new report by Public Policy Polling tells us that Georgia Democrats might have a real shot at making the Senate race competitive next year. The potential candidates include 5 Republicans (Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, Karen Handel, Jack Kingston and Tom Price) and 3 Democrats (John Barrow, Jason Carter, and Max Cleland):
Cleland is the only person in the whole bunch who has more than 50% statewide name recognition, with 48% of voters rating him favorably to 29% with an unfavorable view.
If Cleland could be coaxed into the race he would start out with a lead over every Republican we tested him against. He’s up 1 against Price, 3 against Kingston, 5 against Gingrey, and 7 against Broun and Handel.
Rep. Paul Broun is the guy who said evolution, embryology and Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell.”
In 2002, Saxby Chambliss (who is retiring) ran this ad juxtaposing Max Cleland, a triple amputee and Vietnam war veteran, to a picture of Osama Bin Laden. It worked. Chambliss won Cleland’s seat and the GOP took control of the Senate:
Upon urging from Karl Rove and the Bush administration who viewed the Democratic party of Georgia as vulnerable, Chambliss ran for the Senate in 2002, facing freshman Democratic incumbent Max Cleland. Chambliss’s political career would have likely ended if he hadn’t run for the Senate…
A toast to a Cleland Comeback. Cheers!
Democratic Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, Kasim Reed, who needs to check his facts:
“Both President Bush and President Obama have kept this country safe.”
Did anyone feel safe on September 11, 2001? Me neither.
Let’s ask the thousands who were killed that day if they felt safe. Oh that’s right. We can’t.
How about all those embassy attacks on Bush’s watch?
Did the families and friends of our troops feel safe during the fraudulent war in Iraq that BushCo lied us into?
Did America feel safe opening their mail after the anthrax attacks?
How safe did we feel when Bush, Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, and the rest of their little gang used fear tactic after fear tactic to scare an entire country into submission? Shock Doctrine, anyone?
Did their use of torture (an illegal practice that doesn’t work) soothe you to sleep at night?
Come to think of it, did any of us feel safe and secure when so many people lost their jobs after BushCo started a major recession?
Here is the entire segment:
A 69-year-old war veteran in Gwinnett County, Georgia was arrested and charged with murder after allegedly shooting a 22-year-old Cuban immigrant to death. The group of friends was going ice skating and trying to pick up another friend, but entered the shooter’s driveway by mistake.
Their GPS screwed up the directions and they ended up at the wrong address.
The shooter, who reportedly used a .22 caliber pistol, was a former missionary.
The “former missionary” never made any effort to ask questions or speak to the people in the car, he simply started shooting, according to one of the passengers.
Second Amendment remedies strike again.
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