Category Archives: Politics

Georgia Politics Getting off to a Fun Start

The 2013 Georgia legislative session is on and things are happening. However those things have been overshadowed by the announcement that two term US Senator Saxby Chambliss will decline to run for reelection in 2014. This means that what was … Continue reading

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Times I’m Depressed to be surrounded by “Conservatives”

There are times when I just don’t understand conservative thought. I fully acknowledge that I am in the liberal camp when it comes to social issues, but I respect that there is room for disagreement on those1. I also have … Continue reading

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Did Romney Swiftboat Himself?

Governor Romney is being blasted in the media for the leaked video of him describing a demographic that he’s choosing not to campaign for. Whether you feel that this is right or wrong, we should acknowledge the reality that yes, … Continue reading

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Healthcare Day of Days

Today is a significant day for our Country. That might seem hyperbolic, but it’s not. Think about it. What happens today, when the Supreme Court announces its ruling (about 1.5 hours from now) will have an effect on our healthcare, … Continue reading

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Presidential Politics: Georgia Edition

With the Iowa Caucuses coming up soon1 there’s all sorts of fun going on in the Republican political arena. Mitt is being bulldozed by Palin and Donald “the hair” Trump decided he’s not running for president on a birther platform … Continue reading

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Errant Hypocrisy Makes Bill Sad

Today on the Political Insider: Cain: The role of Muslims in American society is for them to be allowed to practice their religion freely, which is part of our First Amendment. The role of Muslims in America is not to … Continue reading

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Georgia Legislature: Bicycle Bills

There are currently three bills related to bicycles going through the Georgia Legislature: HB 71 – Sidewalks House Bill 71 does two things: It provides for the requirement that vehicles yield to bicycles as well as pedestrians on sidewalks. It … Continue reading

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Georgia Legislature: Sunday Sales of Alcohol

In Georgia you can buy a beer on Sunday at a restaurant1, but not at a store. Senate Bill 10 of the 2011 legislative session may fix that. The word is that this year, this bill has a good chance … Continue reading

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Georgia Legislative Session 2011

I’ve been paying more and more attention to Georgia politics over the last few years. Partly because it directly affects my job, but also because it’s interesting in an OH MY GOD kind of way. I expect that is the … Continue reading

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Atlanta Metro Area Accessibility

We who live and work in the Atlanta metropolitan region had an object lesson in what happens when a major snowstorm hits a southern city: shutdown. You might assume that this has implications for accessibility. You would be right. The … Continue reading

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