Author: Nathan

Speaker David Ralston Issues Statement Regarding Federal Shutdown

We received a note from Georgia House Speaker David Ralston’s office concerning the federal government shutdown after the Senate failed to adopt a Continuing Resolution last night. “I’m disappointed and disturbed that Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and their liberal colleagues have chosen to shutdown our federal government. They’ve irresponsibly sacrificed the well-being of children on

Republican Primary Challenger Presents Fundraising Opportunity For Speaker David Ralston

FetchYourNews has an article about yet another Republican challenger to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston.  Speaker Ralston, you may remember, handily defeated Sam Snider in 2014 by a 30-point margin and again in 2016 by a larger 32-point margin. Margaret Willliamson intends to challenge the Speaker in the 2018 primary election.  In a statement, she

Few Republicans Circle The Wagons On Trump’s Alleged Colorful Commentary

Did President Donald Trump use colorful language to call or allude that some Caribbean, Central American, and African nations are undesirable places to live and posed the question on why we should let more of them in?  There are conflicting stories.  Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin lays out the controversial comments to the Chicago Tribune. 

Welcome To The 2018 Legislative Session

Monday starts the 2018 legislative session.  It’s a monumental session for multiple reasons, but the biggest one is that it’s Governor Nathan Deal’s final legislative session.  That means political posturing by Republicans in both chambers who look to aim for higher office as Governor Deal’s departure from the house in West Paces creates vacancies in

A 2017 Festivus For The Rest Of Us

The tradition of Festivus starts with the airing of grievances. To quote Frank Costanza: “I’ve got a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re going to hear about them.” We are quickly approaching the close of 2017, so let’s gather around the aluminum Festivus pole and air our grievances and prepare for the

AT&T And Georgia Power Partner To Deliver Broadband Access Over Power Lines

AT&T announced today that they have selected Georgia to be its testbed for delivering gigabit broadband access over power lines (BPL). The technology could make great strides in reaching underserved areas that have limited or no broadband access, like rural areas. From the AJC article: AT&T said its Project AirGig could someday deliver “gigabit” speeds

Net Neutrality: Why I’m More Concerned About Google And Facebook Than My Internet Provider

If you read the news articles around social media, we are being driven to the dark ages with the FCC’s decision to roll back an Obama-era decision to classify broadband providers as common carriers.  The click-bait articles tend to make it sound like Internet Service Providers are rubbing their grubby little hands together to nickel-and-dime