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  • 'I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic State

    07/28/2015 5:49:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 7/28/15 | RUSS BYNUM
    A Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad" before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to the judge, "I am an American." Leon Nathan Davis III of Augusta was sentenced to 15 years, the maximum punishment allowed. A pale, bearded man with a Southern accent, the 38-year-old Davis pleaded guilty in May to seeking to help a known terrorist organization. He was arrested at the Atlanta airport last October trying to board a flight to Turkey. Davis later said his plan was to...
  • Ted Cruz Coastal Georgia Town Hall

    07/27/2015 11:32:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Friday, August 7at 5:30pm in EDT Next WeekCoastal Georgia Center305 Fahm St, Savannah, Georgia 31401On August 7th, US Senator Ted Cruz will become the first of hopefully many 2016 presidential candidates to visit Coastal Georgia. If you're one of the many Republicans who have yet to choose a candidate to support in 2016, please come hear Senator Cruz speak and answer audience questions. Join Jack Kingston, Chatham County GOP, Savannah Republican Women, Savannah Young Republicans, and other local leaders as we welcome Ted Cruz to Savannah. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis, so get there early! Light refreshments...
  • Berry Forest home invasion victim prayed; 4 charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault...

    07/26/2015 9:57:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Rome News-Tribune ^ | July 24, 2015 | Doug Walker and Kristina Wilder
    The victim of a home invasion near Stonebridge Golf Club prayed as he lay trussed on the floor by his wife. That’s when one of his captors said he believed in Jesus too “and if you shut up nobody will get hurt.” On Thursday the couple were recovering from bruises on their wrists and ankles — and four people from the Atlanta metro area were in jail, facing a slew of felony charges. According to reports from the Rome Police Department and Floyd County Jail: The four suspects were arrested in Chattooga County shortly after the Wednesday night attack, after...
  • In rural Georgia, there’s a junkyard of Classic Cars

    07/25/2015 10:24:14 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    KLFY News ^ | 7-20-15 | AP story
    Nestled in a north Georgia forest, over 4,000 classic cars decorate 32 acres that have been turned into a junkyard museum. Owner Walter Dean Lewis’ parents started the business in 1931 as a general store that also sold auto parts. Lewis grew the collection, which had just 40 cars in the ’70s, over time. “The only thing I ever knew was cars and trucks,” Lewis says. “I like to say I work for tomorrow, always thinking about the future. Someday they would be valuable.” Lewis stopped selling parts about six years ago, soon after realizing he could sustain the business...
  • Required to Apply for Permits to Park on Their Own Driveway

    07/24/2015 9:08:24 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 52 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 24, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Once our homes were our castles. Now they are the government’s. Not even the most trivial details of how we make use of our own property escapes bureaucratic regulation in the name of the environment. For example: Cobb County [Georgia] is telling a Kennesaw family to apply for permission to park their kids’ cars in their own driveway. The Oviedo family got a notice of violation for having four cars in the driveway. The family has relatives visiting and two kids home from college. … They got a visit Friday from code enforcement, acting on an anonymous complaint. The neighborhood...
  • Louisiana theater shooter ID'ed as ex-Columbus candidate, political activist Rusty Houser

    07/24/2015 9:43:42 AM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    Columbus Ledger-Inquirer ^ | 7/24/2015 | STEPHANIE PEDERSEN
    The man alleged to have shot up a movie theater in Lafayette, La., has been identified as John Russel "Rusty" Houser, a former political candidate and activist here in Columbus. Columbus police confirm that federal authorities have contacted them about tracking Houser's background. Houser is the son of the late Rembert Houser, a longtime city tax commissioner. Rusty Houser had a history here of political activism, fighting taxes and at one point running for office. [....] According to the Associated Press, 2008 court records show Houser's family sought protective orders because he "exhibited extreme erratic behavior and has made ominous...
  • TED CRUZ in Columbus GA (. . .)Saturday, 8/8/15 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM

    07/22/2015 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 3 replies
    Muscogee County GOP ^ | 7/22/2015 | Muscogee County GOP
    TED CRUZ in Columbus GA Muscogee County Republican Party Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) Columbus, GA RSVP Ticket will also include 1 Country's BBQ Buffet Ticket. Presidential Candidate and current US Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz will be in Columbus on Aug. 8. 2105. A buffet dinner provided by Country's Bar-B-Q to all RSVP Ticket Holders. So order your tickets today, as there is limited availability. RSVP Ticket requests inquiries can be directed to muscogeegop@gmail.com. The Ticket price will be $20.00. Don't miss this chance to see one of the top tier Republican Candidates...
  • From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

    07/22/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7-22-15 | Jason Snead
    Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth. It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of Georgia to the urban centers of New York. The Heritage Foundation has documented nearly 250 cases where nefarious citizens, officials, candidates and campaign operatives conspired to commit vote fraud, compromising the integrity of our elections to achieve their ideological goals. That list is just a tiny sampling of voter fraud, and it keeps growing. In May, the Heritage Foundation highlighted several recent cases. Here are some of the egregious new additions to the voter fraud...
  • County threatens to fine family for having ‘too many cars in driveway’(Video At Link)

    07/22/2015 5:39:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 07/21/15 | Jim Strickland
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Cobb County is telling a Kennesaw family to apply for permission to park their kids' cars in their own driveway. The Oviedo family got a notice of violation for having four cars in the driveway. The family has relatives visiting and two kids home from college. "I am angry. I am beyond angry. I don't see how the government can tell me whose cars I can park in my own driveway," said Kim Oviedo. They got a visit Friday from code enforcement, acting on an anonymous complaint. The neighborhood is zoned an Open Space Community. A...
  • Marine slain in Chattanooga rampage to be memorialized in Georgia

    07/21/2015 2:27:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 7/21/15 | Rich McKay
    Thousands of mourners are expected on Tuesday night at a memorial service for Marine Lance Cpl. Squire K. “Skip” Wells, one of the five U.S. servicemen slain last week in Tennessee. Wells, 21, a reservist, was the youngest victim of an attack being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. He is the first to be honored individually at a memorial service. Fresh out of boot camp, Wells was remembered as a marching band nerd, who had recently returned from a trip to Disney World in Florida with his mother Cathy Wells, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta.
  • Experts warn Floridians to steer clear of armadillos to avoid leprosy exposure

    07/21/2015 2:07:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.actionnewsjax.com ^ | 07-21-2015 | By Amanda Warford
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Leprosy cases in Florida are higher than normal and experts are blaming armadillos. Nine cases have been reported across Florida so far this year. On average, the state only sees 10 cases for the entire year. Action News spoke to a trapper who said he takes extra precautions because of this danger. Armadillos are very common all over Florida, and most of them live in the woods. But others could live near your home, and we learned that puts you and your family at risk. “We catch more armadillos than we do any other species,” said wildlife...
  • NAACP still pushing to sandblast Confederate leaders from Stone Mountain

    07/20/2015 7:21:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Once the Confederate Battle Flag came down on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol complex, the Left had won their great victory and everyone could go home and get on with their lives, right? (I’ll pause for a moment so everyone can finish laughing.) Of course not. Nothing is ever truly going to be enough, and the NAACP has been on a push for more than a week with a larger target in mind. A much, much larger target. They would like the 90 by 190 foot sculpture at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia sandblasted from the face of...
  • Ga. man who shot robber: 'I just did what I had to do'

    07/18/2015 8:38:49 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    ledger-enquirer.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | AP story
    SYCAMORE, GA. — Authorities say a man who attempted to rob a southwest Georgia gas station with a gun is hospitalized after a customer shot him twice. WALB-TV reports http://bit.ly/1StIKvt
  • [GA] Hiram residents hold watch at recruitment center [Armed citizen guards]

    07/18/2015 5:57:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    WAGA ^ | 7/17/15
    The morning after a deadly attack on two military centers in Chattanooga, residents in Hiram are standing watch outside the local recruiting office with their personal firearms. It is their unique way of honoring the fallen Marines and they said to protect the lives of those who serve in the military. "I teared up. I think any human being would be touched by what happened yesterday. Any U.S. citizen that has a heart and a soul to hear what had happened," said Crystal Tewellow, who organized the watch. Recruiting offices are designated as being "gun-free zones" which means officers working...
  • 22-year-old college student blows her $90,000 college fund and blames her parents

    07/17/2015 3:40:21 AM PDT · by redreno · 63 replies
    http://finance.yahoo.com ^ | 07/16/2015 | By Mandi Woodruff
    The woman, a 22-year-old college junior named Kim, who did not give her last name on air and was allowed to use a voice disguiser to even further shield her identity, came to the three hosts with a confession: in just short three years she had managed to blow through a $90,000 college fund left to her by her grandparents. Kim has one year left of school and no way to cover her remaining $20,000 tuition balance. The show’s hosts try to give Kim the benefit of the doubt. She’s come to them (for some untold reason — perhaps a...
  • 22-year-old college student blows her $90,000 college fund and blames her parents

    07/16/2015 9:16:47 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 59 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 07-16-2015 | By Mandi Woodruff
    Atlanta radio program “The Bert Show” had a guest on this week who has managed to incite the rage of just about every millennial in the state of Georgia (and beyond, the show is syndicated in 11 states). The woman, a 22-year-old college junior named Kim, who did not give her last name on air and was allowed to use a voice disguiser to even further shield her identity, came to the three hosts with a confession: in just short three years she had managed to blow through a $90,000 college fund left to her by her grandparents. Kim has...
  • Georgia governor orders Planned Parenthood review

    07/16/2015 10:39:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wjcl.com ^ | 07/16/2015 | wjcl
    ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered state health officials to review how Planned Parenthood clinics handle fetal organs. Deal's order on Thursday follows an anti-abortion group's release of a video showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the disposal of body parts from aborted fetuses. Group officials say the video proves the organization is breaking federal law against selling human fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood has said it only helps women legally donate fetal tissue to research firms, not sell it commercially.
  • Atlanta NAACP Proposes Sand Blasting Stone Mountain to Remove Davis, Lee, Jackson

    07/15/2015 1:21:05 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 7-15-2015 | Trey Sanchez
    The Atlanta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has proposed that the sculpture of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee, and General "Stonewall" Jackson be sand blasted off the side of Stone Mountain in Georgia. Chapter leader Richard Rose is telling local news outlets, "Those guys need to go." They can be sand-blasted off, or somebody could carefully remove a slab of that and auction it off to the highest bidder. All of this recognition of Confederate generals is upholding the white supremacy on which the Confederacy was founded and the war was...
  • Sandblasting the Confederate faces off Stone Mountain? Yeah, right.

    07/15/2015 11:44:43 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    AJC ^ | July 14, 2015 | Greg Bluestein and Daniel Malloy
    It would take a monster of a sandblaster, and raise some highly uncomfortable questions about the selective editing of history, but the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP has called for the removal of the giant carving that depicts three leaders of the Confederate States of America on Stone Mountain. “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy paid for and maintained with the taxes of all its citizens,” reads the chapter’s release. “NAACP Atlanta chapter is calling for the immediate removal of all Confederate Memorial Monuments maintained by the state...
  • Atlanta NAACP chapter calls for removal of massive Confederate sculpture in public park

    07/14/2015 3:24:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 166 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/14/2015
    A sculpture in Georgia larger than a football field – depicting Civil War luminaries Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson – has become the latest target in the push to purge the South of signs of the Confederacy. The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP called Monday for the elimination of all symbols of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park, whose marquee attraction is the 90-foot-high, 190-foot-wide sculpture carved deep into the mountain. "Those guys need to go,” chapter leader Richard Rose told WSB-TV, referring to Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America, and the...
  • Atlanta NAACP Says “They Can Sand Blast Lee, Jefferson Davis, And Jackson” Off Stone Mountain

    07/14/2015 11:09:04 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 103 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 7/13/15 | Maria Boynton
    The Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP is calling for the removal of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park. Local chapter president Richard Rose says, “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy, paid for and maintained, with the taxes of all its citizens.” According to Rose, “all of this recognition of Confederate generals is upholding the white supremacy on which the Confederacy was founded and the war was fought.” He goes on to say, “all of this should have ended in 1865 when Lee surrendered to Appomattox.” He’s referring to,...
  • Scott Jurek Celebrates a New Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Speed Record

    07/14/2015 7:30:50 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 13, 2015 | Kit Fox
    From the top of a mountain in Maine, he swigged champagne and recounted the historic trek. By noon Sunday, 50 people had reached the summit of Mount Katahdin. They hiked a trail through the woods, up boulders, and across a windy ridge to camp out on jagged rocks overlooking the lake-dotted Baxter State Park in central Maine. They waited to see ultramarathoning history. They all had the same question. Where is Scott Jurek? At 2:03 p.m. ET, they got their answer. He was clutching a faded wooden sign, his cheek brushing the engraved letters that read, “KATAHDIN, Northern Terminus of...
  • Woman adopts terminally ill dog, brings joy into his last days with hospice bucket list

    07/09/2015 7:32:03 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 110 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2015 | Amy Graff
    The story of a Georgia woman adopting a terminally ill dog and bringing joy into his life with a hospice bucket list is touching hearts across the Internet.
  • Coca-Cola removes their logo from cans for Ramadan

    07/08/2015 4:36:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Fox 28 ^ | 7/7/15 | Faran Fronczak
    Coca-Cola is taking its name off some of its beverages to make a point. The company plans to remove its name from cans in the Middle East for Ramadan. The soft drink giant's Middle East branch made the change as part of a campaign to combat prejudice....
  • Atlanta Fire Chief Fired For ‘Anti-Gay’ Views ‘Absolutely’ Wants His Job Back

    07/06/2015 7:28:46 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    After being fired for writing what’s been described as an “anti-gay” book, former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran says he “absolutely” wants his job back. “In the United States of America, Americans should not have to choose between keeping your job and living out your faith,” Cochran told The Daily Signal in an exclusive interview. “And that’s the position the city of Atlanta actually has taken—that I have to have a choice to live out my faith or to keep my job.” Cochran was fired in January 2015 for publishing a men’s devotional book for a Baptist church group. In...
  • Dad Banned From Dentist Exam Room Rushes In Anyways. (child is 5, VIDEO)

    07/06/2015 7:31:59 AM PDT · by GailA · 49 replies
    IJReview ^ | Prudence Hill
    But after a parent in Georgia discovered his daughter strapped in to the chair for a dental visit, many are questioning the dentists’s decision to use physical restraints on the little girl. As WSB-TV reports, James Crow had taken his five-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, to the dentist to have a front tooth removed when he made the disturbing discovery.
  • July 4 crowds ignore call to boycott Georgia park over Confederate flag

    07/05/2015 3:58:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    Rueters ^ | 7/5/2015
    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (Reuters) - Fourth of July holidaymakers ignored a call to boycott Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, known as the "Confederate Rushmore," over its display of the contentious Confederate flag. Hundreds of people had staked out spots at the 3,200-acre (1,295-hectare) privately run park by noon on Saturday for nighttime laser and fireworks shows. They shrugged off heavy rain on the park's busiest day of the year as well as the boycott call. Democratic state Representative LaDawn Blackett Jones this week urged people to stay away from the park 10 miles (16 km) east of Atlanta because it flies...
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • Senator Ted Cruz to visit Woodstock

    07/03/2015 9:03:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Canton-Sixes Patch ^ | July 3, 2015 | GARY PARKES
    2016 Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz will sign his new book, A Time for Truth, at FoxTale Book Shoppe on Friday, July 3, 10am If you would like to meet Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, there is no better opportunity as he visits Cherokee County on his book tour on Friday, July 3, 10:00AM. This is a ticketed event at $30 which covers you and a guest AND includes a 1st edition copy of Cruz’ book, A Time for Truth (Cruz will sign all books purchased at FoxTale.)“Liberals love to hate Ted Cruz. The outspoken Texas Senator has a knack for getting...
  • Organized mob (of no particular race, according to media) ransacks a Walmart...(trunc title)

    07/03/2015 8:11:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    The fragile bonds of civilization that keep society peaceful and orderly are fraying in the face of mobs organized online. Last Sunday, an organized mob of about 4 dozen people attacked a Walmart in Macon, Georgia, intentionally doing damage to displays and merchandise and dragging a man out of motorized cart and throwing him to the floor. The Macon Telegraph reports: The vandals, said to number between 40 and 50, sprinted down the store’s main aisle about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, “destroying merchandise displays and items,” a sheriff’s deputy’s report of the incident noted. Floors in parts of the store were...
  • [Macon, GA] Catholic School Teacher Fired for Same-Sex Marriage Files Federal Lawsuit

    07/03/2015 6:09:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    A Catholic school in Macon, Ga., is facing a federal discrimination lawsuit from a former teacher whose employment was terminated in 2014 after the school found that he would be legally marrying his same-sex partner. “The argument being made in this suit—that a Catholic school’s commitment to upholding Catholic teaching on marriage is discriminatory toward homosexual employees—is a grave threat to Catholic education,” said Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. “A Catholic school exists for the very purpose of teaching the faith and forming young people for God,” he continued. “The implication is that our religion itself, rooted...
  • 5 Things to Know About Georgia's New Beer Law

    07/01/2015 5:25:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Michelle Baruchman
    As of July 1, a handful of new Georgia laws will go into effect. One of these includes the passage of a new beer law. Here are five things you should know about it: 1. Senate Bill 63, dubbed the “Beer Jobs Bill” by its sponsor, state Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Smyrna), goes into effect July 1. 2. The new law allows crafter breweries to charge for a tour and offer beer as a free souvenir, up to the limits, depending on how much someone pays. Those limits are 36 ounces of beer, which can be consumed on site, and up...
  • Ted Cruz coming to Augusta for book signing

    07/01/2015 4:07:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    WFXG.com ^ | Jun 25, 2015 6:23 AM PDT | Katy Solt
    <p>Senator Ted Cruz will be coming to Augusta for a book signing.</p> <p>Senator Cruz will be at the Barnes and Noble at the Augusta Mall Sunday, July 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He will be signing copies of his new book "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America".</p>
  • GAY TEACHER FILES FEDERAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    07/01/2015 1:46:00 PM PDT · by bkopto · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | Susan Berry
    Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage last Friday, a gay teacher who formerly served as band director at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia has filed a federal lawsuit against the Catholic school claiming discrimination because of his sexual orientation. Flint Dollar, who is represented by attorney Charles E. Cox, Jr., says he signed a contract with the school on May 1, 2014 and announced to school officials he would be marrying his gay partner the following October without any objection from them, reports The Telegraph. He was fired three weeks later. However, a 13WMAZ News report...
  • Teen Leads Mob In Ransacking Of Georgia Walmart [VIDEO IS IN!]

    07/01/2015 10:19:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    www.thesmokinggun.com ^ | 06-30-2015 | Staff
    JUNE 30--Led by a teenage boy throwing gang signs, a mob of vandals descended on a Walmart store in Georgia early Sunday and trashed the business in a reported attempt to “see how much damage they could cause,” police allege. During the 1:45 AM ransacking of the Walmart in Macon, rioters pulled a patron from an electric wheelchair and dragged him to the floor, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office report. As seen below, a Walmart surveillance camera recorded the vandals racing through store aisles. Investigators say that a “crowd of 40-50 individuals consisting of black males and females”...
  • Andrew Young weighs in on the Confederate flag debate

    ATLANTA - An international civil rights icon and former Atlanta mayor weighs in on the debate the entire country is talking about. FOX 5's Morse Diggs sat down with Ambassador Andrew Young to get his take on the Confederate flag and his answer might surprise you. He said some people fighting against the flag are more worried about treating the symptoms than treating the illness. Also he is not advocating a tax on the flag. The former two-term mayor suggested people focus more on the substance of the problems and issues of today and not on a symbol. He said...
  • Report: Macon Wal-Mart mob wanted to see how much damage it could do

    06/30/2015 6:10:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    www.macon.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | By JOE KOVAC JR.
    Surveillance video of a wee-hours ruckus at a Macon Wal-Mart on Sunday shows a teenager race inside flashing gang signs ahead of a mob of four dozen or so people who burst in and smashed merchandise. The commotion, which caused an estimated $2,000 in damage, appears to have been planned. Some in the crowd also snatched a man, apparently a shopper at the Zebulon Road store, from a motorized shopping cart and dragged him to the floor, Bibb County sheriff’s officials said Monday. The vandals, said to number between 40 and 50, sprinted down the store’s main aisle about 1:50...
  • CBS News: Authorities: Anti-vaccine doctor dead in apparent suicide [Isaiah 26]

    06/27/2015 11:29:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    WJTV12 ^ | 6/27/2015 | Erin Burt
    CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. — Authorities say Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, who published research based on the medically disproved claim that vaccines cause autism, has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina. The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release issued this week that Bradstreet died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Bradstreet, who was from Braselton, Georgia, was found in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on June 19. His body was found by a fisherman. The sheriff’s department said Tuesday that a handgun was also pulled from the...
  • Dixie Outfitters in Southeast Georgia gets a surge in sales as big retailers drop rebel flags

    06/24/2015 4:47:17 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Florida Times Union ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Terry Dickson
    ODUM--States from Alabama to South Carolina and retailers from Amazon to Walmart are folding their Confederate flags in the wake of the June 17 deaths of nine worshipers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. But Dewey Barber is sticking with the image on the T-shirts and vehicle tags his workers turn out at Dixie Outfitters in Odum, and that kept everyone busy filling a surge in orders and fielding calls Tuesday. “It is good for business,’’ said Barber, owner of the company he founded in 1997 with three people. “We’ve seen a surge in orders.” Civil rights groups have long...
  • Atlanta Man Holds Attempted Carjacking Suspect at Gunpoint Until Police Arrive!

    06/22/2015 6:21:33 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 15 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6aVw-BNpXM ^ | May 22, 2015 | RedsilverJ Facebook copied by TeamWakeEmUP
    Amateur on-site video. Not news footage. This man has it right as he is the first responder when a man tries to carjack him. Great onsite video. Not a news feed story.
  • The Confederate Battle Flag

    06/22/2015 4:25:24 PM PDT · by iowamark · 116 replies
    RedState ^ | June 22nd, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    The Bible tells me to love my neighbor. I have a number of black friends and I do not know any of them who would feel comfortable coming into my house if I were flying the Confederate battle flag. So I donÂ’t. In fact, in my life, the people I can think of who proudly fly the Confederate battle flag outside their homes are people in whose yards, let alone houses, I would not feel comfortable. I think if a Christian is to love his neighbor, he cannot fly a flag that so many of his neighbors associate with the...
  • Prison labor helps U.S. solar company manufacture at home ( Suniva & Goldman Sachs )

    06/10/2015 11:58:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10 , 2015 | Nichola Groom
    One of the largest companies to manufacture solar panels in the United States uses a surprising resource to keep costs low and compete against producers from China: prison labor. Suniva Inc, a Georgia-based solar cell and panel maker that is backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, farms out a small portion of its manufacturing to federal inmates as part of a longstanding government program intended to prepare them for life after prison. Suniva does not actively publicize its work with the prisons, saying it prefers to talk about its in-house factories in Georgia and Michigan, which handle most of its...
  • Sen. Johnny Isakson says he has Parkinson’s disease

    06/10/2015 9:05:41 AM PDT · by HOYA97 · 7 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 6/10/2015
    Sen. Johnny Isakson has announced he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Isakson says he was first diagnosed with the disease in 2013, and is still in the early stages of the disease. According to Isakson, he revealed his diagnosis with his family and staff only months before telling the public.
  • Army refuses to provide Honor Guard for church's July 4th celebration

    06/09/2015 4:22:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    fox news ^ | june 9, 2015 | todd starnes
    For nearly two decades, the U.S. Army has provided an honor guard for an Independence Day celebration at a Baptist church that predates the founding of the nation. But this year – that tradition has come to an end. Officials at Fort Gordon say they will not be able to send an honor guard to a July 5th service at Abilene Baptist Church because it violates a military policy banning any involvement in a religious service.  -snip So what changed? Fort Gordon’s Public Affairs Office pointed me to Army Regulation 360-1 – dated May 2011.  The lengthy regulation states Army participation must...
  • Moving Tassels Left

    06/08/2015 7:45:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 7, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Young America’s Foundation has once again compiled an invaluable compendium of this season’s commencement speakers and found, once again, that they overwhelmingly represent one point of view. Moreover, in our review of 127 of the arguably representative speakers they highlight, we note that one-third—41—have discernible political views. By the most expansive definition, one-third of these—10—can be called anything from apolitical to definitively conservative: • Gen. Philip M. Breedlove at the Georgia Institute of Technology, • Former President George W. Bush at Southern Methodist University • Former Secretary of labor , Elaine Chao, retired Admiral Thad Allen, at Georgetown •...
  • Cause of death ruled homicide for man who died in Chatham County Detention Center

    06/05/2015 7:27:59 AM PDT · by Abathar · 14 replies
    WTOC.com ^ | 06/04/2015 | Conny Cooper
    SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The cause of death of a 22-year-old who died at the Chatham County Detention Center has been ruled a homicide, according to the Chatham County coroner. The manner of death was blunt force trauma. Matthew Ajibade, 22, died after he was retrained and placed in an isolation cell after he was combative and injured three CCSO deputies on New Year's day. A female sergeant suffered a concussion and broken nose, and two male deputies suffered injuries consistent with an affray. Ajibade was arrested and booked into the Chatham County Detention Center after he was arrested by...
  • Gore, Dean, and Kennedy: Their Speech Instructor!

    06/07/2004 12:11:05 PM PDT · by texson66 · 31 replies · 284+ views
    Self | 7 June 04 | Texson66
    Driving home from work last Friday ( 4 June 04), I heard Sean Hannity playing some of the Democrats' speeches (Gore, Kennedy, and Dean) from the last few months. Sean and Gingrich (his guest) analyzed the false logic in the speeches, but it was the tone, the hatefulness, and pace of the delivery of the speeche that really caught my attention. The longer I listened the more I think they all had taken speech instructions from Hitler!
  • Florida paper backs a Gingrich presidency

    01/29/2012 4:20:47 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 29, 2012 | CNN Political Producer Shawna Shepherd
    Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) - The Tampa Tribune endorsed Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who the newspaper said is an “innovative problem-solver with rock-hard conservative credentials,” over Mitt Romney, whom it called the “safer choice.” Sunday’s endorsement from the city’s second-largest newspaper that leans conservative comes two days before Florida’s primary election in which Romney is favored to win. Despite potential areas of weakness from the former House speaker, the editorial said Gingrich is the best Republican candidate to “take the fight” to President Barack Obama. “Sure, he can be grandiose. His personal life has been, to put it kindly, complicated....
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • Man Turns Tables on Attempted Carjacking: 'You Messed Up Big Time'

    05/25/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | May 22, 2015 | Emily Shapiro
    Hashim Fannin refuses to play the victim role. When a would-be carjacker hopped into his car in Atlanta earlier this month, Fannin took action. The suspect, later identified as 61-year-old Edgar Horn, slid into Fannin's passenger seat in an Atlanta parking lot and told Fannin "You know what this is," Fannin recalled to ABC News. But Fannin pulled out a gun himself. "By the time he sits down, you know, I've drawn down on him," Fannin said. "At that point, his whole demeanor changes. And now suddenly, you're sorry." "In so many words, I asked him to get out of the...