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  • 'Millionaire' Blockbuster Author dies in Crash

    03/01/2015 5:14:12 PM PST · by Cecily · 32 replies
    The author of a blockbuster book series on the habits of millionaires was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon near his home in Marietta, according to his family and Cobb County police. Thomas J. Stanley, who was 71, used research to smash the stereotype that being wealthy meant looking wealthy. On the contrary, his works said: Self-made millionaires — the real deal, not the wannabes — are much more likely to be frugal and spurn spending for show. As for the people showing off the bling? “It’s the neurotic middle-class,” he said in a 1991 interview with the Atlanta...
  • Georgia Judge Jails Muslim Woman For Wearing Headscarf To Court [DOJ Investigation Follows]

    03/01/2015 9:37:47 AM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | March 1, 2015 | Daniel Nasaw
    Georgia Judge Jails Muslim Woman For Wearing Headscarf To Court • Two women barred from entering courtroom in recent days Daniel Nasaw in Washington A city judge in Georgia has in the past eight days barred two Muslim women wearing Islamic headscarves from entering his courtroom, jailing one, and prompting an inquiry from the civil rights office at the US department of justice. Judge Keith Rollins of Douglasville, Georgia, yesterday ordered Lisa Valentine, 41, to jail after she refused to remove her scarf before entering the courtroom, citing rules governing appropriate dress. Last week, Sabreen Abdulrahmaan was forced to leave...
  • Democratic Congressman: We Need Food Stamps Because So Many Fathers Are In Jail

    02/28/2015 10:04:40 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/25/15 | Patrick Howley
    Democratic Georgia Rep. David Scott said that food stamps are necessary because of America’s “policy” of imprisoning families. “First of all, the situation regarding employment and jobs, poverty, all of that. All of that has been structured into our economic, social policy over the last quarter-century,” Scott said at Wednesday’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing to review the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), talking about the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs before turning to the incarceration issue. “Our policy of sending so many of our young eligible fathers to prison. Millions,” Scott said. “Our prison population went from 300,000 in...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • LT passes pre-Ranger; 6 women now set for Ranger School

    02/26/2015 11:07:36 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    Army Times ^ | 2-25-15 | Michelle Tan
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  • Thomas County Narcotics Commander Arrested (Georgia)

    02/26/2015 3:36:45 AM PST · by Ken H · 2 replies
    WCTV ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Alicia Turner
    THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- The Thomasville narcotics division director found himself on the other side of the law following a DUI arrest Sunday night. Commander Kevin Lee is a 20 year law enforcement veteran. He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and failure to maintain lanes. The Thomas County Sheriffs Office says Lee has been placed on suspension without pay while they determine what action will be taken.
  • Ahead of winter storm, Georgia delays woman's execution

    02/25/2015 12:16:25 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 71 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 2/25/15 | KATE BRUMBACK
    ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia on Wednesday delayed the execution of its only female death row inmate, ahead of a winter storm forecast to hit many areas with several inches of snow. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, had been scheduled for execution at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. The execution has been reset for Monday, according to a Department of Corrections statement.
  • Crew treated after ejecting from S.C.-based Marine jet

    02/23/2015 11:30:22 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    Sun Journal ^ | 2-23-15 | Drew Wilson
    The two-person crew of a Marine Corps jet is safe after a crash Sunday near Statenville, Ga. The F/A-18 Hornet was with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 224 based out of Beaufort, S.C., and was part of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point, according to Michael Barton, deputy director of the public affairs office at Cherry Point. The pilot, Maj. Rick Nicka and the weapons officer, 1st Lt. Robert Reynolds, ejected from the jet and were treated for minor injuries at South Georgia Medical Center 19 miles away in Valdosta, Ga., according to a release. Barton said the plane...
  • WATCH: Black middle schooler slams Barack Obama in epic YouTube speech

    02/22/2015 11:06:30 AM PST · by PaulZe · 35 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 02/22/2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    President Obama may enjoy the approval of 84% of blacks, but don’t count CJ Pearson among them. Pearson, a 12-year-old middle school student in Georgia, has more informed opinions than many adults. The student posted a YouTube video yesterday in which he seeks to “applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama.”
  • WATCH: Black middle schooler slams Barack Obama in epic YouTube speech

    02/22/2015 9:40:40 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 18 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/22/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    President Obama may enjoy the approval of 84% of blacks, but don’t count CJ Pearson among them. Pearson, a 12-year-old middle school student in Georgia, has more informed opinions than many adults. The student posted a YouTube video yesterday in which he seeks to “applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama.”
  • Former Atlanta fire chief Cochran files federal lawsuit against city, mayor

    02/19/2015 8:49:47 PM PST · by barmag25 · 2 replies
    CBS 46 ^ | 2/18/15 | Vanzetta Evans
    ATLANTA (CBS46) - Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed. Cochran was reportedly fired after handing out a book he wrote to his employees. The book had what Reed called "disturbing sentiments about the LGBT community." At first, Reed suspended Cochran for 30 days and the chief was to undergo sensitivity training. The former chief believes he was fired because of his Christian faith and beliefs.
  • Former Atlanta Fire Chief Sues City, Claiming He Was Fired for Christian Faith

    02/19/2015 2:50:06 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 19, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    <[p> The former fire chief of Atlanta, Georgia, is suing the city and its mayor, claiming he was dismissed from his job because of his Christian faith. Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of Kelvin Cochran, a highly regarded fire offical whose troubles began when some fire department employees complained about a book he was allegedly distributing on the job. Cochran had written the book, "Who Told You That You Were Naked?" which briefly discusses "Biblical sexual morality," according to an ADF press release. Cochran, who is a deacon in a Protestant church, wrote the book during his...
  • Dinner to die for: Only woman on Georgia’s death row makes HUGE last meal request of two Whoppers…

    02/19/2015 12:45:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:57 EST, 19 February 2015 | David McCormack
    Georgia’s only female death row inmate has submitted a rather lengthy list for her last meal ahead of her execution later this month. Kelly Renée Gissendaner, 46, will become the first woman to be executed in seven decades in the state when she receives a lethal injection on February 25. She requested a last meal of cornbread with a side of buttermilk; two Burger King Whoppers with cheese; two large orders of fries; cherry vanilla ice cream; popcorn; a salad with boiled eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, carrots, cheese and Newman’s Own buttermilk dressing; and lemonade. […] (Gissendaner) was convicted...
  • Former Atlanta fire chief files federal lawsuit against Reed

    02/19/2015 12:39:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 2/18/15 | Katie Leslie
    Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Mayor Kasim Reed and the city, saying he was fired last month because of his religion. Attorneys with faith-based nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom are representing Cochran in the federal case, which was filed Wednesday.
  • Atlanta Gay School Organizers Hope To Segregate Gay (pre-kindergarten) Students Into Gay Ghetto

    02/18/2015 11:44:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 18, 2015 | Eric Owens
    In Atlanta, Ga., a small and dedicated group of organizers is busily creating the city’s first and only private school especially for gay — or lesbian, or bisexual or transgender — kids as young as pre-kindergarten. [Snip] “I want a place where queer and trans families can bring their kids and not have to worry about being the token lesbian family or the token gay family,” Christian Zsilavetz, a chief founder, said, according to Pink News. Zsilavetz explained that he believes Atlanta needs a school where gay students are segregated from the general student population because too many children are...
  • 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers deploying to Europe amid US effort to deter Russian aggression

    02/18/2015 4:42:04 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 11 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | February 17, 2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>FORT STEWART, Georgia — The U.S. Army is sending more than 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers to Europe to help assure American allies in the region and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine.</p> <p>Officials at the southeast Georgia Army post said Tuesday that soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division will deploy next month.</p>
  • State-Led Push to Force Constitutional Convention Gains Steam With High-Profile Republican Support

    02/14/2015 11:21:12 AM PST · by Publius · 215 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 February 2015
    A state-level campaign to rein in the federal government by calling an unprecedented convention to amend the U.S. Constitution is gaining steam, picking up support from two high-profile Republicans as more states explore the idea. Coburn, a legendary government-waste watchdog, announced this week that he has joined the effort by becoming a senior adviser for the group Convention of States Action, which wants states, not just Congress, to pass constitutional amendments. Article V of the Constitution states amendments can be ratified either by Congress or by states if two-thirds of them petition Congress to call a convention. Then, any amendment...
  • Unlike Mexico, Georgia is Issuing Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants (Disgusting)

    02/10/2015 10:40:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Josh McKoon
    The state of Georgia is issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. After years of explaining this fact to astonished Georgians all over the state, I have still not grown accustomed to the shock and outrage they so vocally express. “But Georgia is governed by Republicans! – what is this, California?” is the most common reply that is printable here. They seem to become even angrier when someone correctly points out that illegal aliens cannot obtain a driver’s license in Mexico. For those readers who are wondering – no, this bewildering assault on our driver’s license integrity is not a result...
  • States rise up against Washington

    02/10/2015 4:32:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    State legislators around the country have introduced more than 200 bills aiming to nullify regulations and laws coming out of Washington, D.C., as they look to rein in the federal government. The legislative onslaught, which includes bills targeting federal restrictions on firearms, experimental treatments and hemp, reflects growing discord between the states and Washington, state officials say. “You have a choice,” said Kentucky state Rep. Diane St. Onge (R). “To sit back and not do anything or say anything and let overregulation continue — or you have the alternative choice to speak up about it and say, ‘We know what...
  • Teacher Gets Raw Deal

    02/10/2015 6:45:05 AM PST · by JoseCanUSee · 5 replies
    The Tifton Gazette ^ | 2/2/15 | Latasha Ford
    Kelly Tucker, who has been employed with the Tift County School System for 25 years, responded to a post on Facebook by Kirsten Underwood of WTIF and WFFM concerning some protesters, who were holding a sign that read "Black Lives Matter" in reference to the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Mo., at the parade during the Hometown Holidays Christmas Celebration on Dec. 6.
  • 7 people shot, 5 dead in Georgia shooting

    02/07/2015 4:13:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2015
    DEVELOPING: A gunman shot seven people Saturday, killing five of them, in a subdivision west of Atlanta, Georgia. [Snip] Daniel said five people were killed, including several children.
  • Vote Fraud in Georgia

    02/06/2015 3:43:29 PM PST · by spintreebob · 8 replies
    The mother of a mentally disabled man allegedly beaten at a Gordon facility that cared for disabled adults has filed suit seeking punitive damages. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Betty Gill in Bibb County Superior Court, claims that her son, Joseph Allen Cason Jr., also was taken to vote in the 2013 Gordon city election, although he lived in another county. Employees, while acting in their scope of employment, allegedly took Cason and other residents to the polls to vote for the sister of the facility’s owner, who was running for mayor, according to the suit.
  • Top Black Dems to skip Netanyahu speech

    02/06/2015 12:57:03 PM PST · by yoe · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are lining up to skip a coming speech by the prime minister of Israel. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the CBC, said they won't attend Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech before Congress to protest Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to invite the prime minister without first consulting President Obama and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. Butterfield said that move marked an "unprecedented overreach of the Speaker’s authority" that "goes beyond the traditions of his office." "It is baffling that Speaker Boehner, who...
  • Georgia man accused of murdering five people taken into custody, sheriff says

    02/02/2015 6:07:05 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    Murder suspect Thomas Jesse Lee, who allegedly killed his wife and four others in Georgia, was taken into custody in Tupelo, Miss., Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff announced Monday on the department's official Facebook page. Officials launched a nationwide manhunt Monday for a 26-year-old Georgia man suspected of murdering five people, including his wife and other family members, whose bodies were discovered in their suburban home Saturday evening. Thomas J. Lee, of Troup County, is wanted for the murders of four family members and a family friend. The bodies were found Saturday night but authorities believe the deaths occurred Wednesday,...
  • Happening Now: Motorists Advised to Avoid Downtown Atlanta

    02/02/2015 12:23:54 PM PST · by Cecily · 61 replies
    UPDATE: Motorists being advised to avoid downtown Atlanta. A suspicious package found at the 14th Street bridge forced police to close the Downtown Connector shortly before 2 p.m. An hour later, it remained closed, forcing massive traffic backups on Atlanta interstates. Dozens of drivers were stuck in place in both directions on I-75 and I-85, and others were advised to avoid the area. That is leading to backups on many cross streets through the city.
  • Is Scott Walker the Republican’s Jimmy Carter?

    01/29/2015 5:09:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | January 29, 2015 | Lincoln Mitchell
    The 2016 Republican nominating season is beginning to move to the next level as events like last weekend’s Iowa Freedom Summit give candidates more opportunities to interact with primary voters in early states. Although Jeb Bush’s announcement late last year that he will explore a candidacy has shaken up the race, the Republicans can hardly be described as closing ranks around the former Florida governor. It remains likely that the Republican primary field will be large, and by most measures, strong, leading to a genuinely competitive primary. Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is the kind of candidate who can easily...
  • Nevada and Tennessee Make It 26 States Suing To Stop Obama's Amnesty

    01/27/2015 6:48:36 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday that both Nevada and Tennessee have joined the Lone Star state's challenge of President Obama's executive amnesty, bringing the total number of states fighting Obama's unilateral immigration policies to 26. “Texas is proud to lead a coalition that now includes a majority of the United States standing up against the President’s rogue actions,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “The momentum against the President's lawlessness continues to build with Tennessee and Nevada joining the effort to protect our states from the economic and public safety implications of illegal amnesty. As President...
  • Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

    01/27/2015 5:44:42 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | AP
    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago. A potential seller drew him to a small farming town in southern Georgia where authorities found the couple's SUV on Monday. Nearby, they discovered the body of Runion, 69, and his 66-year-old wife, June, authorities said. Both had been shot in the head. Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns, 28, of McRae, was accused Tuesday of killing the Runions, a couple from Marietta, Georgia,...
  • Sheriff: Bodies of Cobb Co. couple believed to have been found

    01/26/2015 1:46:16 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 125 replies
    myfoxatlanta.com ^ | January 26, 2015
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities said they have found two bodies believed to be those of a missing Cobb County couple after a long search Monday. During a press conference late Monday afternoon, Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said the bodies of a man and woman matching their description were found a short ways away from the car belonging to the couple. They said that car was found submerged in a lake. "My heart goes out to the Runion family. We've done everything we possibly could do to get this family found, get their parents found, unfortunately it's a sad...
  • Former Representative Newt Gingrich (R-GA) at the Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/25/2015 5:59:17 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 1/24/2015 | NATHANHURST
    Former Speaker of the House Representative Newt Gingrich (R-GA) delivers remarks at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines. He focuses on national security issues and foreign relations.
  • Bomb threats reported on two flights landing at Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta

    01/24/2015 1:57:46 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/2014 | Mia De Graaf
    Bomb threats have been reported on two flights that recently landed at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. NORAD fighter jets were deployed to escort Delta flight 1156 and Southwest flight 2492 to the Atlanta, Georgia, airport, the FAA confirmed. The Delta flight came from Portland, the Southwest flight flew in from Milwaukee.
  • Atlanta Fire Chief Fired After Calling Gays 'Vile' Claims Religious Bias

    01/24/2015 12:01:47 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 24, 2015 | JENNY JARVIE
    Atlanta Fire Chief Fired After Calling Gays 'Vile' Claims Religious Bias By JENNY JARVIE The former Atlanta fire chief, who was dismissed by the city’s mayor this month after writing a book in which he said homosexuality is “vile,” has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the city in a case that is testing the issue of religious expression in the workplace and mobilizing Christian conservatives to his defense. Kelvin Cochran, the ousted chief and a deacon of Elizabeth Baptist Church in southwest Atlanta, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accusing the city of violating Title VII...
  • Outnumbered National Guardsman takes down 4 armed robbers at Sonic(trunc)

    01/22/2015 5:56:22 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    BIZPAC ^ | 01/21/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Georgia man sitting in a drive-thru at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant was confronted Sunday by a small gang of armed men who demanded his hard earned money, WSB-TV reported.
  • Georgia State [University] to allow co-ed dorm rooms

    01/21/2015 5:31:00 AM PST · by madprof98 · 9 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/20/15 | Janel Davis
    Georgia State University students will have the option of selecting roommates of a different gender in the fall. The school plans to begin offering that housing option in all of its residence halls. Students wanting this type of housing arrangement have to notify housing officials of their preference when applying for housing assignments. . . . Georgia State’s move to offer the new housing option comes after requests by siblings, opposite-sex friends and LGBT students wanting to live together, college officials said
  • Ex-Atlanta fire chief: God prepared me for this storm [Fired for being a follower of Christ]

    01/19/2015 1:33:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/19/15 | Christian Boone
    Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who has emerged as a symbol to religious supporters convinced his beliefs got him fired, said his recent travails are “God-inflicted.” “I’ve come to realize that God has been preparing me for this storm my entire life,” he said Sunday morning at Elizabeth Baptist Church, where he’s a deacon. “He’s not done with me yet.”
  • Was Atlanta's Fire Chief Fired Over His Faith?

    01/16/2015 7:37:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2015 | BY JIM DALY
    By now you've likely heard that Atlanta Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran, was recently fired from his position for publishing a book in which he affirmed a biblically orthodox understanding of human sexuality. Who Told You That You Were Naked book coverThe 162-page book in question, "Who Told You That You Were Naked?" is a Bible study designed for Christian men. According to press reports, Mr. Cochran gave a copy of the book to three individuals within his department, all of whom he knew to be Christian. So, what's the problem? The now former fire chief was initially suspended from his...
  • Notorious Red Exploits King Legacy

    01/16/2015 7:12:42 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 15, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Janel Davis of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a “noted scholar, author and veteran civil rights activist” by the name of Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address January 18 at Kennesaw State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance. This is the same Angela Davis “who supported the imprisonment of Soviet political dissidents (calling them common criminals), cheered on the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and was awarded the International Lenin Peace Prize (formerly the International Stalin Peace Prize) by communist East Germany,” as noted by another paper, the British Telegraph. The differences reflect the abysmal state of...
  • Christians rally to defend fire chief who wrote ‘anti-gay’ book

    01/15/2015 6:30:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/15/15 | Todd Starnes
    Kelvin Cochran is a decorated firefighter. He is also a devout Christian. He’s a deacon at a Baptist church and also teaches Sunday school. By all accounts – he is a decent and honorable man. And now – he is unemployed. Cochran, who served seven years as the chief of the Atlanta Fire Departmant lost his job over a book he wrote about biblical morality titled, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” A small portion of the book contained what critics called homophobic language. .... hundreds of Christians were expected to gather at the Georgia capitol to protest the...
  • Papa John's Pizza stands by employee who shot armed robber in self defense

    01/15/2015 2:47:30 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 85 replies
    fox news ^ | January 15, 2015 | Cristina Corbin
    Papa John's Pizza is standing by a pizza delivery woman who opened fire Sunday on an armed robber in an act of self defense. The employee was making a delivery in Decatur, Ga., Sunday night when a man approached her vehicle, forcing her onto the ground at gunpoint, according to the DeKalb County Police Department. The woman, who had a gun in her pocket, was able to fire at the man while on the ground -- striking the alleged assailant, identified as 24-year-old Donquaz Stevenson, in the face. Stevenson was later found in a neighbor's yard and arrested, according to...
  • Pizza delivery woman may lose job for shooting armed robber

    01/15/2015 1:06:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Out of Dekalb County, Georgia this week, a tense story with a happy ending may turn out to finish on a sour note after all. A woman working delivering pizzas for Papa John’s went out on a delivery run and instead of being met by a hungry customer with cash, found herself facing an armed robber. After forcing her from her vehicle and ordering her onto the ground, the suspect, Donquaz Devon Stevenson, was going to leave with her car and her money. At that point he learned that he probably should have checked things out a bit more...
  • Dems double down on liberal populism, push bolder wealth redistribution

    01/14/2015 12:13:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2015 | S.A. Miller and David Sherfinski
    House Democrats, fresh off massive election losses, say the problem is they didn’t make a bold enough case for tax increases and wealth transfer to the poor. They rectified that Monday with a speech by Rep. Chris Van Hollen proposing tax increases on the wealthy with the money going straight to tax cuts for the poor and middle class. The plan uses tax laws to encourage employee wage increases, reduce tax breaks for Wall Street and slap another fee on financial transactions. The government would dole out $1,000 tax credits for most workers and increase a slew of other tax...
  • Supporters tout “religious liberty” bill, as [left-wing] clergy criticize it

    01/13/2015 6:32:17 PM PST · by madprof98 · 7 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/13/15 | Kristina Torres
    Several hundred people packed the Georgia Capitol’s rotunda Tuesday afternoon in support of former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, a showing that supporters hoped would boost efforts to pass a “religious liberty” law. With lawmakers scattered throughout the crowd, representatives of groups including the Georgia Baptist Convention and the national Family Research Council urged proponents to rally against what they framed as a freedom of speech issue. Cochran, recently fired by Mayor Kasim Reed, lost his job over actions he took related to a self-published religious book that many construed as anti-gay. “I just wanted to come and take a...
  • Vietnam vet suffering from combat stress to be executed for killing deputy, website reports

    01/13/2015 12:31:16 PM PST · by BBell · 87 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/13/15 | Paul Purpura
    A Vietnam war veteran whose attorneys say suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder is scheduled to be executed at a Georgia prison Tuesday night, Military Times reported. The state parole board on Monday declined clemency for Andrew Brannan, after the 66-year-old Army veteran's attorneys argued he was having a flashback when he killed a deputy sheriff 16 years ago.
  • Isakson, Perdue intro Fair Tax Act of 2015

    01/13/2015 12:15:27 PM PST · by Prov1322 · 37 replies
    Hometown Headlines ^ | 01.13.2015 | John Druckenmiller
    Media release:U.S. senators David Perdue, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Tuesday introduced the Fair Tax Act of 2015 to promote freedom, fairness and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax. Perdue, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and an original co-sponsor of the bill, said: “In order for America’s economy to thrive in today’s international economy, we must remain competitive. Instituting the FairTax will level the playing field and make America the best place in the world to do business. The FairTax is smart...
  • I am Kelvin Cochran (but I'm not Charlie Hebdo)

    01/12/2015 5:21:30 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 12 JANUARY 2015 | CAROLYN MOYNIHAN
    Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran was fired last Tuesday by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Cochran has been a firefighter since 1981 and was appointed Atlanta’s fire chief in 2008. In 2009, President Obama appointed him as U. S. Fire Administrator for the United States Fire Administration in Washington, D. C. In 2010 he returned to serve as Atlanta’s fire chief. After 34 years of service he must have done something pretty bad to get fired, so what was it? Did he let someone’s house burn down? Nope. Did he suddenly get incompetent at...
  • Judge could rule in dispute over MLK Bible and Nobel medal

    01/12/2015 12:12:55 PM PST · by shove_it · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 11 Jan 2015 | KATE BRUMBACK
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible hasn’t gone on regular display since President Barack Obama used it while taking his second oath of office two years ago. The public hasn’t seen the slain civil rights icon’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal in recent years, either.</p>
  • City Officials Might Say 'I've Got to Put My Bible Under My Desk and Keep My Mouth Shut'

    01/12/2015 8:39:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/12/2015 | BY BENGE NSENDULUKA
    Ousted Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Chief Kelvin Cochran is exploring legal options after being fired last week for espousing his Christian beliefs on homosexuality in his self-published book and sharing it with employees. The married father of three says that his First Amendment rights were violated when city officials dismissed him as fire chief, one month after he was suspended without pay and forced to undergo sensitivity training. In his 2013 book, Who Told You That You Are Naked?, Cochran openly expressed his beliefs on faith and spirituality and an interal complaint was filed when he distributed copies in the...
  • Suburbs and the New American Poverty

    01/08/2015 12:12:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 7, 2015 | Alana Semuels
    More people with low incomes now live outside of cities, and some areas are ill-equipped to deal with the influx of the poor. NORCROSS, Ga.—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend Drive. Dozens of children file out, carrying their heavy backpacks away from the Wendy’s and the AutoZone, towards the cluster of aging three-story yellow buildings where they live. Some are met by waiting parents, others trek by themselves to the shabby motel rooms, marching past broken-down cars, their tires flat, scattered around...
  • Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith

    01/07/2015 1:27:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/7/15 | Todd Starnes
    Kelvin Cochran was five-years-old when he realized that he wanted to be a firefighter.... God granted Kelvin Cochran the desires of his heart. The little boy in the shotgun shack grew up to become the fire chief of Shreveport. He was named the Atlanta fire chief in 2008 – a position he served until 2009 when was called to serve in the Obama Administration as a fire administrator. In 2010 he returned to Atlanta where he was unanimously confirmed to once again be the city’s fire chief. But now Chief Cochran’s storied career is up in smoke – all because...