Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’
December 14, 2012 – Is it not enough in this hate filled society of ours that we now have a Democrat from my home state using such an insensitive word as “midget?” What the hell?
Thanks a lot there Congressman Johnson. First you embarrass us with that stupid comment about Guam tipping over. Now you go and hurt the feelings of all our little friends out there. You set one fine example for your home state sir. That was mighty small of you.
Washington Post- The Georgia Democrat used the word — offensive to some, who prefer the term “little people” to describe those with dwarfism, he noted today — in a metaphor about the Michigan labor situation in which he made a point about an unfair matchup. “What happens when you put a giant with a midget in a cage fight?” he asked rhetorically.
Ok, so I gotta know, just what do you get when you drop a midget into a cage with a giant?
Alright, enough of the insensitivity. We should all learn to appreciate the little things in life. Now show some love and go hug a midget. -JRoycroft
Georgia Students for Concealed Carry is hosting our 2012 Fall Kickoff and nobody seems to care. So many adults cry about the liberal spin on college campuses and even though we have no official party association, more “conservatives” or Republicans tend to support 2nd Amendment rights. However, there have been none who seem to be interested in hearing Madison Rising play in Georgia for the first time or supporting USA Shooting, which gave Georgia two bright spots in the 2012 London Olympics, Jamie Gray, assistant CSU Rifle Team coach won a Gold Medal and Jonathan Hall, NCAA Champion and a founding member of CSU Students for Concealed Carry left the games ranked #1 in the US and #27 in the world in 10m Air Rifle, not bad for his first Olympics.
Here is a link to our event page: http://gascc2012fallkickoff.eventbrite.com/
- GA Tech students push for guns on campus (wtvm.com)
- Olympic Gold medalist Jamie Gray comes home to Pennsylvania (pennlive.com)
April 9, 2012 – Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal has a decision to make whether or not to require Georgia welfare recipients be drug tested. The bill is in his hands but he has yet to make the decision.
If Governor Deal signs the bill there will be lawsuits filed by several groups of advocacy bed wetters. These whiny little cry babies claim that drug testing welfare applicants is in violation of the 14th amendment which protects against illegal searches. This is true, however they obviously missed the part of the amendment which also protects against unreasonable seizures. Kinda like when the moochers force me to pay for their lavish lifestyle or that illegitimate nipple sucker some brood mare plopped out at my expense. Yea, in my book that’s an unreasonable seizure of my hard earned cash. Never mind the cost if the little one is born addicted to crack or heroine. Which brings up another issue – How about a law that gives the state the right to take your kid away if you fail the drug test. I’m not a big fan of government getting in my personal life, but I have absolutely no problem supporting our government saving a kid from a filthy drug addict.
So if Governor Nathan Deal has an ounce of courage and cares about the future of children born into welfare, he’ll do the right thing and sign the bill into law.
Oh, and I have no problem at all with the bill including lawmakers having to be drug tested either. -JRoycroft
- Drug-test bill draws legal heat (ajc.com)
- Bill To Drug Test Colorado Welfare Recipients Fails (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Oklahoma May Drug Test Would-Be Politicians (thinkprogress.org)
- Romney Thinks Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients Is ‘An Excellent Idea’ (thinkprogress.org)
- Colorado Welfare Recipient Drug Test Bill Advances (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Drug test for welfare checks. Why is this so complicated? (teapartywit.com)
- Legislator In Favor of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients, Not in Favor of Drug Testing Legislators [Drugs] (jezebel.com)
Here in Georgia we have a local Police Department who’s officers are facing economic hard times like most citizens. I don’t normally support any government union actions, nor do I condone the actions of government employees who create job slow downs in an effort to get a message across that benefits a union cause at the expense of tax payers.
This is different. We are talking about the men and women who would stand in the way of a bullet to save another human life. These are the dedicated men and women of the DeKalb County Police Department.
I will not involve myself in the politics of DeKalb County, but I will however share these officers concerns with my readers. I have friends in the department and will do whatever I can to show my support. Like most police officers, they are under paid and some are forced to work second jobs to make ends meet.
The same situation is occurring in the Atlanta Police Department – their officers have been given the orders to increase traffic citations in an effort not for safety, but for increased revenue for the city.
Meanwhile there are city workers who, for the most part are slackers and rely on city and county governments as job programs. Millions of $ per year could be saved if city and county officials targeted their job cuts at over payed and bloated staffs.
Just like our screwed up federal government, DeKalb county suffers from the disease of a liberal Democrat ruling class supported by class of moocher citizens who vote for the officials who will find new ways to waste taxpayer money.
We are tired of being used, abused, and molested. You and the commissioners have cut our pay and benefits and yet demand more from us. Well Mr. C.E.O., there is no more!
Your days of taking and taking are over. Your days of taxing the general public at gunpoint are over! These revenues should be a bonus for the county at the end of the fiscal year, not relied on to fund the general budget.
To our fellow officers: don’t let the threats scare you. Read your manual and know policy. We do not have a quota. You cannot be forced to issue citations. Citations are at our discretion.
Stay strong,stay united. Let’s show them that 2010 was just a prelude.
According to a scathing 413-page investigative report released Tuesday by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, hundreds of Atlanta public school teachers and principals changed answers on state tests in one of the largest cheating scandals in U.S. history. The investigation revealed that the cheating has been going on for that past 10 years.
A state investigation in Georgia has found that Atlanta teachers and principals erased and corrected mistakes on standardized tests for students, a widespread practice that was covered up by Superintendent Beverly Hall.
More than three quarters of the 56 schools investigated cheated on a 2009 standardized state test, with 178 educators implicated, including 38 principals. Eighty-two teachers confessed to erasing students’ answers and correcting tests. The report says widespread cheating has occurred since at least 2001 and that orders to cheat came from the top.
“Superintendent Beverly Hall and her senior staff knew, or should have known, that cheating and other offenses were occurring,” the report says. Hall retired in June, after serving as the Atlanta Public School System superintendent for 11 years. Hall’s lawyer told the Atlanta Journal Constitution, which originally uncovered testing anomalies in Georgia public schools last year, that the former superintendent “definitely did not know of any widespread cheating.”
In 2009, she won the national Superintendent of the Year award for the gains Atlanta public schools made. Between 2002 and 2009, eighth graders’ reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading test jumped 14 points—more than that of any other urban area. At the time, Hall said Atlanta’s students were “digging out of a deep hole and doing it at a significantly fast rate.”
Governor Deal’s report says Atlanta’s school system didn’t deserve the praise it received. “Many of the accolades, and much of the praise, received by the APS over the last decade were ill-gotten,” the report says. “There was a failure of leadership.”
And who do you suppose is being blamed for this cheating scandal? It’s Bush’s fault! Yeah! Blame Bush for the cheating in Atlanta’s government schools. The ObamaMedia is actually pushing the idea that No Child Left Behind is the reason why educators voluntarily cheated in Atlanta.
Everyone here is pointing the finger at No Child Left Behind, the federal policy that made test scores king , closing schools with low scores, and rewarding schools with high ones. This former superintendent is accused of encouraging the cheating. She received hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonuses tied to improved test scores. I’m personally friends with a good number of teachers in this community who tell me that they’re under tremendous pressure. They say that the same parents who are angry about all the cheating would be even more furious if the schools started reporting lower test scores …
What? … Parents would be even more angry is the schools had reported lower test scores? Are you serious? How about those parents should be more concerned about whether or not their children are actually learning anything in their government schools. Period. End of story.
I predict this massive scandal will not be isolated here in Georgia. This is going spread across the country as government officials nation wide begin to look into their own schools for cheating.
Government schools … The main reason why the dumb masses voted for a Community Organizer to lead our nation into economic disaster. They are the products of government education!
June 15, 2011 - Atlanta, Georgia is known to some of it’s visitors for it’s southern hospitality and thick wooded suburbs. From a distance, it appears to be a beautiful city with a magnificent skyline. It’s residents know it for its crime and gang violence.
Congratulations Atlanta, we are now ranked No. 9 in Leisure Magazines list of Top 10 dirtiest cities.
Not a day goes by that we don’t hear the news stories about innocent persons being shot, robbed, stabbed, car jacked or home invaded. Sure, it comes with being in a big city, but this has got to get under control somehow.
Even I have personally been a victim of burglary. One night, after leaving for a road trip to Oklahoma, my wife realized we had forgotten to take our camera. We were only a few miles from our apartment but we decided to not turn around, so we just kept on going. After driving for about 30 minutes I received a phone call from a police dispatcher informing me that the police had arrested someone inside my apartment. This person had broken into our apartment just minutes after we had driven away. Luckily, a neighbor saw the break-in and called police. The burglar was captured inside my apartment. Had I decided to return to retrieve my camera, I would have encountered this person. At the time when this happened, I was the courtesy officer responsible for the safety of the apartment community. Being a former member of an elite para-military security force, my instinct would have instantly kicked in and this scumbag would have been “DRT” – Dead Right There. The person who was arrested had just been released from prison only a few weeks prior to moving there. It was one of my neighbors. I knew about this persons history but never thought for a minute that I would be their next victim.
My mother was car jacked just 3 miles from her house. A few years later she died from a heart attack after witnessing another crime in front of her house. My son and brother have both been victims of property theft. My wife has been verbally assaulted in a department store by young black thugs.
Lindsay has a concealed carry permit and she knows how and when to use it. There are countless places here where you can get martial arts training and all sorts of personal safety courses. That’s all fine and well, but it won’t protect you from being shot. I am a retired champion full contact kickboxer, and have all the training and expertise to take care of myself and family if need be. However, I cannot stop a bullet nor will I try to defend myself bare handed against a knife attack. That’s why my preferred realistic method of self defense is my Glock 40 cal semi auto. It’s always with me, concealed. It’s a very effective self defense mechanism.
Everywhere you drive around Atlanta, especially on the south side and downtown, you will see countless walls, buildings, and overpasses covered with gang graffiti. This stuff has been here for months and years. It never gets cleaned up. It just keeps getting worse.
The past mayors of Atlanta did nothing about the city’s appearance, and apparently the new Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, doesn’t give a damn either. Our city is looking more and more like a ghetto everyday.
We have prisoners here that could be out cleaning the city. They could be out there working their asses off cleaning the piles of litter from the curbs and cleaning up the graffiti. Hell, every time it rains in Atlanta some streets flood because the drains are full of garbage.
What we need in Atlanta are more dead thugs and less innocent crime victims. We need to see more joint news conferences with the mothers of these thugs standing in front of cameras telling us how their dead sons were good boys that just got with the wrong crowd. By the way, most of those “good little boys” have no fathers in the home.
We need more news stories about how that mother who was nearly car-jacked with her baby in the back seat shot and killed the young thug who tried to take it.
We need to return to the days when police were allowed to issue some good old fashioned street justice before the cuffs are put on.
Here’s the real truth behind what is going on in Atlanta right now. This may come as a shock to some of you, and then some of you are going to call me a racist. I don’t give a damn. Atlanta and it’s surrounding suburbs are the victims of a culture of violence being committed by young black thugs, and young Hispanic thugs. It’s just that plain and simple. Mayor Reed needs to acknowledge this fact and attack this problem with a vengeance.
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Red Cross, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to relief efforts
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April 28, 2011 – Yesterday evening we sat glued to the weather channel watching live feed of the tornado as it ripped through Tuscaloosa and Birmingham Alabama. It was obvious that this was going to be one of the worst that Alabama has ever experienced. Over 45 minutes later it is still on the ground leaving behind a path of total devastation.
I live 2 hours east of Birmingham and watched as this massive storm headed towards Georgia. Soon the warnings were being posted in my town and we prepared our utility room in case we needed to take shelter. We waited, at times nervously as we kept an eye on our weather. As the storm grew closer our satellite began to lose reception and we resorted to the internet radio for our reports.
Then the warnings came that a tornado was on the ground traveling 45 mph headed towards Newnan. It was 3.5 miles south of us headed our way. Little Emma and Ava were both sound asleep as we placed them on a mattress inside our utility room. Lindsay stayed inside with them while I stood at the door to our deck, watching and listening.
Reports came in that a tornado touched down 3 miles from us but have not heard of any major damage or injuries. This went on until 2am. The tornado missed us, and the time came when it was safe and clear to get some sleep.
I woke up at 5:30 am to get ready for work. As I drove the 71 miles to my office I listened to the news reports of the massive destruction and dozens of deaths that had occurred through the night in both Alabama and Georgia. On my way home from work the death toll had risen to over 260.
Now we sit glued to the television watching the surreal pictures of what looks like the aftermath of carpet bombing. Who could ever imagine what those people must be going through now. Some families still searching for loved ones.
I’ve been through only one tornado in my life so far. It was back in 1972 when a small F2 passed through Atlanta tearing down an apartment complex and small grocery store. This happened within 1 block of my grandparents house where I was staying. What sticks in my mind most of all was not the destruction left behind, but the smell. The strong scent of pine filled the air from all the pine trees that had been snapped like tooth picks. It was an eery smell mixed with the silence that came after the storm.
Words cannot explain the terror and loss that all of those people are going through tonight. This will no doubt go down as one of the worst tornado seasons in our history.
Michelle Obama Visits An Atlanta School Wednesday For Photo Ops. One Picture Tells A Different Story.
Photo: Brant Sanderlin firstname.lastname@example.org
February 10, 2011 - Yesterday Michelle Obama came to Georgia, visiting a couple of schools to unveil a public service campaign to provide parents and families with information on healthy food and physical activity. She spent some time at Atlanta Government School’s, Burgess-Peterson Academy, where she handed out fresh blueberry snacks to the children while touring the East Atlanta school’s organic garden.
Ok, so that’s all fine and well. I have no problem with our children eating healthy. It would be great if those parents felt the same way and tried a little healthy eating at home for a change. Instead they rely on good old mother government to do it for them. What ever happened to sitting down at the table as a family for dinner each night? Of course if daddy was there it would be a family, but hell that’s a another story now isn’t it?
Hey – did you notice anything about that photograph? Did you look at it real close? Go ahead, look real close at the words under the letters posted on the wall. It looks like they are learning their alphabet, which is good. See the pictures under each letter? Under the Mm is a cute little monkey, and the word mayor. Under the Nn is a picture of a bird’s nest, and what have we here? Why, it’s the words national government. Isn’t it funny how they chose those words instead of something more common. Just an observation.
Government schools. Those little things that filter into your innocent little child’s brain. Indoctrination is so subtle, yet it builds in time throughout the government school teaching process.
Yea, it was really sweet of Michelle Obama showing her care and concern for those poor unfortunate children. Those poor little children, who, without the help of our federal government, would otherwise eat unhealthy. After all, we cannot expect parents to raise their children without mommy government, now can we?
Have you ever wondered who makes sure those little kids get a healthy meal during summer break? Just a thought.