Category: Politics

Morning Reads for Friday, March 27, 2020

What would Lewis Grizzard, the patron saint of GeorgiaPol, have to say about The Present Pestilence?  I couldn’t find any notable quotes, so leave what you think would be a good Lewis-ism in the comments.  RIP Bill Bartholomay. Life at our house. Free KK donuts on Monday to healthcare workers!  Mary Norwood urging GOPers to

Nine Percent of State Senate Now Tested Positive for COVID-19

With the news that Senator Lester Jackson tested positive for coronavirus, an alarming nine percent of the State Senate has tested positive for the disease. That would be Senators Jackson and Nikema Williams (9.6% of the Democratic caucus) with their Republican colleagues Bruce Thompson, Kay Kirkpatrick and Brandon Beach (8.3% of the Republican caucus). Congressman

#GA Elementary and Secondary Schools Closed for In-Person Instruction for Another Month

For Immediate Release Thursday, March 26, 2020 Kemp Closes K-12 Public Schools Through April 24 Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. Students may return to school on Monday, April 27, 2020. “I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard

Morning Reads – Thursday, March 26, 2020

Aye! Corona If this isn’t enough to make you stay home, nothing will be. But it could still be worse – like getting charged with attempted murder. Rural America watching from the sidelines. But the market continues you to evolve...sort o Of America and sacrifice: Is the country ready to step up? Mobile phone industry

CNBC: Nick Ayers Tasked To “Reopen The Economy”

What is shut down must eventually be re-opened. CNBC reports this evening, Former Vice President Pence Chief of Staff and Georgia political operative Nick Ayers has been tasked with figuring that out. CNBC’s Kayla Tausche reports that Ayers is “something of a backchannel between the White House, Capitol Hill, and Corporate America” and among other

Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 24

Good morning! It’s official: the 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games are postponed until 2021. The Georgia tax filing deadline was postponed to July 15, 2020 (the same date as the federal filing deadline). Rome is one of many cities in Georgia that issued a shelter-in-place order. Floyd County will likely follow suit. The Farm

A Change of Heart

Now is not the time for grandstanding and "political correctness" from either party. We are past the days of Republican and Democrat and Independents. This virus doesn't care if you are white, black, Hispanic, Asian, male, female, or gender neutral. It's just looking for body to lay claim to.