Category: Politics

Dekalb Gets Confederate History Right

What’s the proper context for Lost Cause storytelling? That it’s an erroneous re-casting of history. Earlier this week, the Dekalb County properly placed the Decatur Confederate memorial in history. The obelisk, heavy in Lost Cause tripe, deserves no official and unchecked memorialization in front of a seat of government. However, to remove this monument, and

Morning Reads for Friday, September 20, 2019

And who said middle-schoolers were awkward?  Congrats! So where are the fried twinkies?  If a non-Earth volcano blows, do we hear it?   Skeptical.  Hope I’m wrong.  Pass the popcorn.  Activists. Shmactivists.   Cowgirls of the ’40’s. Posted without (the usual snarky) comment.  This headline wins the Internetz this week.   Partly right.  That’s like being partly pregnant. 

Week 4 – 2019 College Pick’em

It is time to make your picks for Week 4 of the GeorgiaPOL 2019 College Pick’em challenge. The current top 5 after week 3 are (can you notice a trend in some of their names?): UGA Law Dawg – 121 Kavorca – 119 HarperCB – 118 Undercover Dawg – 115 Blessed Bulldog – 109

Speaker Ralston to Run for Re-Election

Speaker David Ralston took to Facebook this morning to publicly announce his re-election campaign for 2020. Speaker Ralston has served in the Georgia House since January 13, 2003 and Speaker of the House since January 11, 2010. From Ralston’s Facebook page: “Working together, we have achieved so much to keep Georgia winning: fully funding public

Morning Reads – Thursday, September 19, 2019

Peaches What is the deal with clerks? #AnotherOneBitesTheDust But also the judge and the Dragon Con guy…. School district maneuvers workaround on school prayer. More leeway for nurse practitioners is a talking point once again. Some Georgia hospitals subject to new regulations despite incomplete regulations. Officials disciplined at Georgia VA facility with all the negative

Sen. Isakson Honored by Georgia Chamber

From a press release from the Georgia Chamber: Today, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce proudly presented U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson with its Business Champion Award while surrounded by members of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation and other business leaders during the annual D.C. Fly-In in Washington. The Georgia Chamber’s Business Champion Award is presented to elected officials

Chattooga Democratic Sheriff Leaves Party

All On Georgia Chattooga posted earlier today on Facebook that Chattooga County Democratic Sheriff Mark Schrader tendered his resignation to the Chattooga County Democratic Party this week. This comes on the heels of Chattooga County Magistrate Court Judge Tracy Maddux announcing that he would not run for reelection as a Democrat. According to All On

Morning Reads for Wednesday, September 18

Georgia Visit Habersham and Rabun to drive through Georgia’s most scenic highway AG Carr joined the OxyContin lawsuit Sunbelt urban growth is the best longterm trend in American politics for Democrats. (Yes, I know the other one, but it’s simply not true) Meria Carstarphen was a firefighter, but “the fire’s out” Sunday Service in Atlanta!

Gov. Kemp Accepting U.S. Senate Applications

Gov. Brian Kemp is encouraging “all qualified Georgians who want to serve in the U.S. Senate to submit their applications online.” Gov. Kemp will appoint an interim replacement for Sen. Johnny Isakson after Isakson officially resigns his seat. An election will be held in November, 2020 to elect someone to finish the rest of Sen. Isakson’s