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  • Local activists arrested for shutting down Buckhead intersection ... (Atlanta)

    12/21/2014 1:54:07 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 28 replies
    Creative Loafing ^ | 12/20/2014 | Max Blau
    On the weekend before Christmas, last-minute shoppers descended upon Buckhead to pick up last-minute gifts for their friends and family. And protesters, who in recent weeks have taken to Atlanta's streets over the non-indictments of police officers responsible for the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., decided to stage one of their most disruptive demonstrations yet by shutting down a major intersection near two of Atlanta's biggest shopping centers. Atlanta Police this afternoon arrested more than a dozen protesters who blocked traffic for more than 90 minutes at Peachtree and Lenox roads...
  • GA:"We is teenagers, don't shoot me"

    11/21/2014 9:04:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Has the use of the word "teenager" by the old media given criminal teens a sense of immunity?   You see it again and again. Trayvon Martin is constantly referred to as a teenager, as though that somehow absolved him of his crimes. Most male children, who are brought up in intact families, do not become predatory creatures in their teens.   But for those who do not have strong, moral, male role models in their lives, especially if this is the default position in their community, predation is a common role. In a home invasion in Georgia, the homeowner grabbed...
  • GA:Successful Disarm by Homeowner

    11/16/2014 4:13:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jabari Sadler demonstrates the disarm.  You can see the bullet hole in the door. In a home invasion in Atlanta, a father protected his wife and children with a successful disarm of one of the invaders. Multiple people were on separate floors of the three level home when the four invaders broke the door down.  It appears that only one home invader had a gun.  He was left guarding the family on a lower floor while the three other invaders rushed upstairs and gathered TVs, phones, and other valuables. The grandmother was hiding under a bed on the third...
  • Elbert Guillory needs a speaking slot at the 2016 GOP Convention (Vanity)

    11/03/2014 6:12:30 AM PST · by Din Maker · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 3, 2014 | Din Maker
    I'm sure most of you have seen the ad(s) made by LA State Senator Elbert Guillory. The ad(s) are geared to the Black Communities in LA, NC and GA, telling them, more or less: "The Democrats and Limousine Liberals are keeping you on the plantation and do nothing for you until they need your votes." The NC ad, for example ends with: "It's time to send Kay Hagan home." If you've not seen the ad, just click on YouTube above. Now, to my main point: And this is NOT "Identity Politics", it's just smart politics. I think the RNC needs...
  • Michelle Nunn’s Hopes in Georgia Are Fading in Final Stretch

    11/03/2014 1:36:14 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/02/2014 | Nate Cohn
    One of the few bits of bad news for Republicans over the last couple of months was the Georgia Senate race, where the Democrat, Michelle Nunn, pulled into a tie with the Republican, David Perdue, after a 2005 deposition was revealed in which Mr. Perdue said that he was proud of his record of outsourcing. But most polls over the last week or so show Mr. Perdue retaking a lead, with Ms. Nunn now trailing by about two or three percentage points. Mr. Perdue’s gains come from white voters. He now leads Ms. Nunn by about 40 percentage points among...
  • Poll: Perdue surges ahead of Nunn [women driving surge]; Deal leads Carter

    10/30/2014 2:51:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 29, 2014 | Carla Caldwell
    Republican David Perdue h as surged ahead of Democrat Michelle Nunn in the race to fill the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, according to the latest poll by SurveyUSA conducted for Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. With less than a week to go before the election, Perdue has 48 percent of the vote. Nunn has 45 percent. In a SurveyUSA poll last week, Nunn held 46 percent of the vote and Perdue had 44 percent. Libertarian Senate candidate Amanda Swafford polled at 3 percent. Five percent of voters are undecided. Perdue's gain is credited...
  • GA: Fight or Die

    10/26/2014 8:06:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When confronted by an armed criminal, common advice for an armed citizen has been to evaluate the threat.   If complying with the criminal, such as giving them money, a cell phone, or other items, is evaluated as low risk, it may be best to comply.   The evaluation is often stated something like this:  Does it appear that your assailant is going to seriously harm or kill you, or do you believe that they will simply leave? If you believe that they are going to kill you in any case, then pick your best chance of resistance and...
  • Obama to Atlanta Radio Station: A Michelle Nunn Win Means We Keep the Senate and Keep Passing My

    10/23/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    National review Online ^ | October 23, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    President Obama just directly linked himself to another red-state Democrat Senate candidate. Calling in to Atlanta’s V-103 radio station on Thursday, the president said a Michelle Nunn victory in Georgia “means that Democrats keep control of the Senate” and could continue moving forward with his agenda.
  • FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing

    06/04/2003 6:47:53 AM PDT · by HatSteel · 69 replies · 1,549+ views
    FAS.org ^ | Federation of American Scientists
    FAS | Nuke | Guide | Iraq | CW |||| Index | Search | Join FAS Chemical Weapons Programs Iraq started research into the production of chemical weapons agents in the 1970s and started batch production of agents in the early 1980s. At that stage, production was heavily reliant on the import of precursor chemicals from foreign suppliers. In 1982, early in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqis used riot control agents to repel Iranian attacks. They progressed to the use of CW agents in mid-1983 with mustard, and in March 1984 with tabun (the first use ever of a nerve...
  • U.S. faces sixth case of Ebola as latest American falls ill

    10/04/2014 12:17:28 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 3, 2014 | Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has seen six cases of the Ebola virus in recent weeks affecting five Americans and a Liberian. Two of the cases surfaced this week, raising concerns about wider spread of the disease, which has killed at least 3,439 people in the current outbreak in West Africa.All of the Americans contracted the disease while in West Africa and were diagnosed there before returning home for treatment. The Liberian fell ill and tested positive during a visit to Dallas.Below are details on the six U.S. cases so far
  • Egypt trying to reposition itself as bastion of stability

    09/12/2014 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Ahram ^ | Thursday 11 Sep 2014 | Dina Ezzat
    Next week, when President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrives in New York at the head of the Egyptian delegation to the UN General Assembly he will likely seek to put an end to questions of his legitimacy as head of state. He will also, according to the same diplomatic argument, be ending the “diplomatic isolation” that “some countries” – the reference is always made to Qatar and Turkey – have tried to impose on Egypt. This said, Cairo officials, including the head of the state himself, are aware that when all is said and done, ”the return of Egypt,” as would be...
  • GA: Store Owner Proud of Armed Employee

    08/29/2014 10:03:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Suspect in five crimes In Georgia, on Sunday, 24 August, a criminal attempted to rob the Shell Food Mart at about 4 a.m.  It did not turn out as expected.   The clerk pulled out his own gun and chased the robber from the store.   The suspect (perhaps accidentally) fired his gun as he ran off.  From wjcl.com: Surveillance video shows the suspect approach the counter, pull out a hand gun, and start waving it around. Patel then reaches under the counter and pulls out his own gun. The suspect ran and Patel is seen on video chasing him out...
  • GA: 73-Year-Old Woman Shoots Burglar: Serves Police Treats

    08/23/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Suspect Jaime Lewis When you are an elderly woman, you are likely to have more leeway in how you interact with criminals.  It is partly a matter of being more vulnerable; and partly a matter of the statistics reinforcing the stereotype that women are less aggressive than men.  In Georgia, a 73-Year-Old woman shot an intruder through her bedroom door, after he had broken into the house.  The woman heard the doorbell ring a little before 10 pm, but did not answer.  She saw a truck parked in the middle of an intersection, and called 911.   From ajc.com:...
  • Nunn won't commit to voting for Harry Reid

    08/23/2014 7:09:12 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn won't commit to voting for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) if she wins her Senate race. "I look forward to changing the composition in the leadership of the Senate. The way that we’re going to change Washington is to bring more people to recognize — to have the humility to recognize — that there are good ideas on both sides of the aisle," Nunn told reporters following a forum with her opponent, businessman David Perdue (R). "I will vote for the Democratic leader that I think best represents our capacity to get things done and...
  • Athens, GA mayor attempting to put brakes on proposed resettlement of (more?) refugees

    08/21/2014 12:33:43 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 7 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Ann Corcoran
    Another “pocket of resistance?” LOL! I can see “Welcoming America” scurrying to Athens at this very minute! In July we reported on a plan by US State Department contractor—International Rescue Committee (IRC)—to open an office and begin resettling Congolese refugees to Athens, GA. Now comes news (hat tip: Joanne) that the Democratic mayor, Nancy Denson, is throwing cold water on the scheme by asking the IRC to “present a formal refugee integration plan.” That is exactly what every town or city faced with this crisis (yes, a crisis when a refugee contractor comes to your town!) should do—demand a plan...
  • GA: Teen Mother Fights Home Invaders

    08/09/2014 6:53:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Kayla Walker's Residence In Georgia, a teenage mother fought back against two home invaders. She managed to fight her way to a shotgun, and that persuaded them to retreat. Her attempt to fire was met with a very loud "click" as the firing pin connected with an empty chamber. From wnem.com: "But by the time I got in here, they was coming in and I was pushing them back out as hard as I could," she said. Walker said she immediately pushed the man out of the house, but another man behind him pushed them both back inside, knocking...
  • Georgia Runoff: Republicans Pick Senate and House Nominees Tuesday

    07/21/2014 6:04:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Emily Cahn
    Georgia Republicans will pick their nominee for Senate in a runoff Tuesday, ending Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn’s nine-week wait for an opponent in the open-seat contest. The Senate contest has reverberated around the Peach State, creating three open-seat House races with GOP runoffs that will also be decided Tuesday. In the statewide race, many Republicans said Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., has a small edge over former Dollar General and Reebok CEO David Perdue. Both of whom have spent millions on the anticipated low-turnout contest, and polls close at 7 p.m. In May, Perdue came in first in a seven-candidate Republican...
  • PCA General Assembly Adopts Expression of Support for Sanctity of Life and Marriage

    06/22/2014 3:35:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 6-22-14 | Staff
    Be it resolved that the Presbyterian Church in America expresses its gratitude to the Lord for sustaining by His grace ministers of the gospel, chaplains, and Christians serving in the public sphere who are experiencing ostracism, penalties, and persecution for taking a Biblically faithful sand for the sanctity of human life and declining to participate in the cultural redefinition of marriage.
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 58 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • GA: Restaurant Changes Mind, Welcomes Gun Carriers

    05/21/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a scenario that has recurred all over the nation, a restaurant in Georgia briefly put up a "NO GUNS" sign, became educated, and took it down.  This is the usual course of events that has occurred as antiquated gun laws have been reformed.   Georgia recently passed  a bill that reformed one of the last laws in the nation that forbid armed citizens from eating in restaurants that also serve alcohol.  Louisiana passed a similar reform shortly after, becoming the 50th state in the nation to have this freedom.   From wrdw.com in Augusta, Georgia: "I come up and see...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (South & Midwest)

    05/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 80 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST (NORTHEAST, WEST, AND CALIFORNIA are in separate threads and updates are coming, see links below) This is an update of previous threads. There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Georgia:...
  • Seven Candidates Vie for the 10th in Monroe Debate

    05/13/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    archconuga.com ^ | Colin Daniels
    In a field that already has six candidates — Lt. Colonel Stephen Simpson, businessman Mike Collins, pastor Jody Hice, state Rep. Donna Sheldon and Brian Slowinski —, attendees of the Monroe 10th Congressional debate on Tuesday were introduced to a seventh: former U.S. Marine Mitchell Swan, who only recently entered a race that the others have been in for months. There wasn’t even standing room left for those who arrived late. Jody Hice, who hails from the area, held a barbeque behind the event’s location for his supporters. Politics and barbeque are an undeniably popular pairing in the Peach State,...
  • GA:Carrollton to Settle Gun Ban Lawsuit

    05/03/2014 6:28:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    GeorgiaCarry.org  has  been suing the city of Carrollton, Georgia for nearly a year.  The City banned the carry of firearms on a miles long walking trail that circles the city.  The  trail has about 6 miles completed out of 16 planned miles. Now that Governor Deal has signed HB 60 into law, the city has lost even the pretence of a defense for its ordinance, no. 70-77. HB 60 made the Georgia strong preemption law stronger.  Here is a discussion of the preemption change at GeorgiaCarry.org: MORE PREEMPTION OF LOCAL GUN RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY: House Bill 60 restricts...
  • Diploma burning planned in protest against ban on undocumented students at UGA

    04/26/2014 8:13:10 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    Online Athens ^ | April 26, 2014 | ANDRE GALLANT
    Undocumented immigrant students will gather at noon Monday at the University of Georgia Arch to protest a ban that bars them from the state’s top-tier universities. Demonstrators plan to burn high school diplomas and march to the office of UGA President Jere Morehead and demand that he make a statement in support of reversing the 2010 State Board of Regents policy that keeps undocumented immigrants out of institutions like UGA, said Eduardo Samaniego of the Georgia Dreamers Alliance, one of the groups organizing Monday’s protest. Samaniego said protestors want to speak directly to Morehead and will commit “civil disobedience” in...
  • GA: Governor Deal Signs Modest Gun Reform Bill

    04/26/2014 9:51:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Deal signed Georgia's modest gun law reform today, 23 April, 2014.  Gun law reform has been stalled in Georgia for several years, leading to the measure that makes several modest changes in Georgia's law.   None of the changes are particularly radical.   All, with one possible  exception, have been adopted in other states before this law was passed.  From FoxNews.com: The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows...
  • Senate hopeful hits her stride [Karen Handel-GA]

    04/23/2014 4:58:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jessica Taylor
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. — In the crowded Georgia GOP Senate primary, Karen Handel could be hitting her stride at just the right time. The former Georgia secretary of State’s underfunded campaign has struggled to break out of the seven-way race, but a recent slight against her lack of a college degree from her top opponent has given her a new and salient opening. Boosted by an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and missteps from her male opponents, Handel may have hit a sweet spot with less than a month to go before the May 20 primary to succeed retiring...
  • Gun Gripes Episode 85: Final Farewell (Barry Elliot of Iraqveteran8888 has passed) (video only)

    04/15/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Earnest 'Barry' Elliot 3/11/1955 - 4/12/2014
  • These Are America’s 10 Most Dangerous Small Cities

    03/31/2014 6:27:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 96 replies
    http://www.movoto.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Randy Nelson
    If you’re hoping to escape from big city crime, look elsewhere. These places actually defy the stereotype of smaller cities being safer. When you see small towns on TV and in movies, they’re almost always idyllic places where the American dream is thriving and neighbors all know each other. That, and unless you’re watching a whodunnit, no one’s ever the victim of a crime. In reality, small cities are surprisingly similar to all the others, meaning that there are good ones and bad. While the Movoto Real Estate Blog has been writing lately about America’s safest places, we thought we’d...
  • GA:Gun Reform Bill Passes Legislature, Next to Governor

    03/22/2014 8:15:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    HB60, as the bill finally came to be know after a tortuous trip through the Georgia Legislature, finally passed the house today 112 to 58, and now awaits action from Governor Deal.  The Governor has this to say, on his reelection website: "As governor, Deal has signed every pro-gun rights bill to reach his desk."   He makes the promise that he will continue to do the same.  From georgieacarry.org, he has these options: A) He may sign the bill and it becomes law on July 1, 2014 B) He may veto the bill and send it back to the...
  • And For Georgia Readers (Gun Mufflers,hunting)

    03/18/2014 3:46:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    No Lawyers Only Guns and Money ^ | 14 | John Richardson
    Daniel Defense is supporting efforts to repeal the ban on suppressors for hunting in the state of Georgia. To this end, they have developed a pre-composed email that will be sent to your local Representative and Senator as well as members of the Game, Fish, and Parks Committee. Georgia is currently the number two state in the number of suppressors registered under the National Firearms Act. If Senate Bill 93 is passed, Georgia will become the 32nd that allows suppressors for hunting. The link to the email is here.
  • Poll shows Broun comfortably at front of GOP Senate field

    03/13/2014 10:56:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    onlineathens.com ^ | 3/12/14 | Jim Thompson
    Georgia Republican Congressman Paul Broun, whose 10th District seat includes much of the Athens area, has a considerable lead in the crowded GOP field seeking their party’s nomination to run for the U.S. Senate, according to a recent survey by left-leaning Public Policy Polling. The survey, commissioned by progressive advocacy group Better Georgia, also shows Broun in a dead heat with Michelle Nunn, Democratic frontrunner for her party’s nomination to seek the Senate seat in the November general election. Broun’s numbers in that matchup are better than the rest of the GOP field. With primary balloting a little more than...
  • Burned Georgia Tech Student Dies From Injuries (Iranian Grad Student Was Making Molotov Firebombs)

    03/12/2014 7:39:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Alexis Stevens
    Burned Georgia Tech student dies from injuries The Georgia Tech graduate student burned over 90 percent of his body last month died Thursday, the Institute said. Saamer Akhshabi was burned in a Feb. 4 explosion inside his apartment, where investigators found a suspected Molotov cocktail and several plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene. Akhshabi, 26, was transported in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died early Thursday, Georgia Tech shared with the campus. "We have worked closely with other law enforcement agencies during the investigation of this tragic incident," Robert Connolly, interim police chief for Georgia Tech,...
  • GA:Gun Mufflers for Hunting Passes Senate

    02/27/2014 4:04:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Use of Silencers is encouraged in Europe Photo Courtesy Gun World Gun mufflers, also known as suppressors or silencers, have been approved for hunting in Georgia by the Senate. The bill passed the senate 43-10.  SB 93 will be considered by the house next.  A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 27 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding hunting, so as to authorize the use of suppressors on hunting firearms under certain circumstances; to provide for suspension of hunting privileges for...
  • Cops: Buford man killed outside Hall Co. bar shot in self defense

    02/26/2014 9:43:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    gwinnettdailypost.com ^ | 18 February, 2014 | Tyler Estep
    They offered more insight Monday. #According to Flowery Branch Police Chief David Spillers, Homer resident Dustin Cody Holcombe and a female were walking toward their car that morning when they were “confronted” by Battle. #“Battle was armed with a handgun pointing it at Holcombe and (the female) and talking in a threatening manner,” Spillers said in a news release. “Holcombe retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and stated that in shooting Battle it was his intention to defend himself and (the female).” #Spillers offered no further theories on what might have been said between Battle and Holcombe, or anything else...
  • GA:Gun Reform Passes House 119-56

    02/21/2014 7:48:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, second amendment supporters struggled to push an omnibus gun reform bill in the Georgia legislature.  They struggled.  There were conflicts between groups that claimed similar aims.   The bill stalled and ran out of time in the Senate. This year, a very similar bill, HB 875, has sailed through the house committee and has passed the House by a more than two to one margin.    Here is a list of who voted for or against the bill.  It has been assigned to the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, the same committee it was assigned to last year.  The members of...
  • GA:Woman finds two teens in her home, grabs her gun

    02/14/2014 5:50:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 4 February, 2014 | Alexis Stevens
    When a DeKalb County woman returned home early Tuesday to find two teenagers in her home, she knew she needed to protect herself. She grabbed her gun. The woman, who asked not to be identified, told Channel 2 Action News she walked into her Tucker home as one teen ran out the back door and the other tackled her to the ground.
  • Tea party group backs Broun in Georgia Senate race

    02/11/2014 5:22:21 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/11/14 | Aaron Blake
    Rep. Paul Broun has landed the first endorsement from a national tea party group in the crowded Georgia GOP Senate primary, with the nascent Madison Project set to back his candidacy Tuesday. In its endorsement, which was shared early with Post Politics, the group says Broun has been the House's fiercest conservative, bar none. "...few come to the ankles of Paul Broun in terms of a proven commitment to constitutional governance," the group will say in a release. "It is not an exaggeration to say that Congressman Paul Broun has sustained the most conservative voting record over the longest period...
  • Feds deny state bids to tighten voter registration

    02/09/2014 7:39:45 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    Administration Propaganda(AP) ^ | 2-9-14 | Roxana Hegeman
    Feds deny requests from 3 states to require proof-of-citizenship on voter registration forms WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Election Assistance Commission found Friday that heightened proof-of-citizenship requirements likely would hinder eligible citizens from voting in federal elections, handing down a ruling that denied requests from Kansas, Arizona and Georgia to modify the registration form for their residents. The decision came just hours before a court-imposed deadline in a lawsuit filed in federal court by Kansas and Arizona that seeks to force the commission to modify state-specific requirements for registering to vote in those states. Georgia, which has a similar...
  • GA: Weapons Law Reform Passes Committee (HB 875)

    02/08/2014 7:27:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Georgia's Public Safety and Homeland Security committee has passed HB 875,  a reform of the state's weapon laws.    The bill has been characterized by wabe.org as removing restrictions on the legal carry of guns in "bars, churches, and some government buildings."   College students who have a permit to carry a weapon, and who violate the ban on carrying on campus, would have the penalty for doing so reduced to a maximum fine of $100.  From wabe.org: The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, said college students have Second Amendment rights, too. However, the bill reforms Georgia weapons law...
  • Judging Jewell - ESPN Films 30 for 30 short [21 minute video link]

    01/30/2014 6:00:29 PM PST · by FlJoePa
    espn ^ | 1-30-14 | n/a
    Video Link - 21 minute video
  • Total chaos: 1-3 inches of snow cripples metro Atlanta

    01/29/2014 5:09:35 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 248 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | 4:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 | Wsbradio.com web staff
    The blizzard of '93 brought more snow than most Atlanta natives had ever seen or will see. The floods of 2009 brought an unexpected rush of water that submerged interstates. The winter storm of 2011 took an entire week away from the city. But the Snow Jam of 2014 might be the single craziest weather day in Atlanta in a generation. 1-to-3 inches of snow, mixed in with an afternoon drive that still hasn't ended has brought Atlanta to its knees again. “There are certain things we don’t have control over and one of those is the weather. This came...
  • Students stranded and parents frustrated after school closures (6+ hour commutes in Atlanta)

    01/28/2014 8:00:26 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 85 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Updated: 7:42 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 | Mark Niesse and Ty Tagami
    Slippery, snowy roads left students stranded in school late Tuesday night as parents waded through paralyzing traffic and buses struggled to arrive, hours after school was dismissed early. Some schools and their employees braced for the possibility that students might have to sleep at school overnight if no one could reach them on slick roads. “We definitely might be pulling an all-nighter here,” said Thomas Algarin, spokesman for Marietta City Schools. “We have been trying to transport students all afternoon, into evening and up to about 30 minutes ago, Cobb school spokesman Jay Dillon said in an e-mail send to...
  • Cantor in a pickle on voting rights

    01/20/2014 3:54:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    The bill also includes a sweetener for Virginians. Under the old provisions shot down by the Supreme Court, the Old Dominion was one of nine states with histories of voter discrimination required to get federal approval before they changed their election procedures. Under the new proposal – which aims to update the formula dictating which states are subject to the extra scrutiny – only four states would be forced to seek such approval. Virginia is not among them. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), a long-time voting rights champion and a lead sponsor of the updated protections, noted Thursday that Rep. Spencer...
  • GA:Atlanta turn in "buy back" has competition from Private Buyers

    01/19/2014 9:31:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Atlanta gun turn in event by NAACP and local churches had considerable competition from private buyers, as acknowledged by the wsbtv.com report Gun collectors and enthusiasts, like David Daum, caught the attention of some people before reaching the Turner Field parking lot where the buyback was taking place. "I personally just collect, restore. My personal preference is antique firearms," explained Daum. He said his reason for being out there based on preservation. "Being a collector, especially trying to keep some of the historical firearms from being melted down and destroyed." From the video, it  appears that Mr. Daum...
  • GA:Cheap Gun Opportunity Planned for Atlanta, Personal Account from College Park

    01/13/2014 8:03:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The NAACP in Atlanta is considering organizing a turn in event (buy back) for the city.   Originally, it was to occur on January 16, 2014.   I have been watching, but have not come up with any confirmation for that date.    There appears to be an ongoing discussion of the possibility.   While researching the event, I found these interesting photos of the guns that were purchased by one private buyer at the College Park, GA Turn in (buyback) in February of 2013.  The firearms in the pictures were reportedly  purchased by a by a private buyer for a total of...
  • Police: East Point homeowner shoots, kills intruder

    01/04/2014 5:08:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 31 December, 2013 | Michelle E. Shaw
    An East Point homeowner said he was protecting his home and family when he shot and killed an intruder Tuesday morning, police said. About 9:30 a.m. the homeowner heard “a commotion, retrieved a firearm and went to investigate,” said Lt. Cliff Chandler, spokesman for East Point police. The shooting happened in the 3600 block of Mount Vernon Drive. The suspected would-be burglar was armed with a shovel and had broken through a patio door in an attempt to enter the home, Chandler said. As the prowler entered the dwelling, the homeowner fired one shot, striking the intruder, police said. The...
  • GA:Would-be robbers chased out of store by man with machete

    12/23/2013 8:00:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    walb.com ^ | 8 December, 2013 | Troy Washington
    "One of the suspects asked for money the clerk then reached under the counter and grabbed a large knife." said Detective Ketorie Sales. "It looked like a machete-type knife and the suspect then fired several shots inside of the store, one striking one of the clerks." The men ran out of the store empty-handed with the machete-packing clerk running after them. The store owner says he's fed up and will do what he has to do in order to protect his employees. "I just bought a gun for my employee to shoot the person if it's left up to them,...
  • GA:Hotel clerk fights off armed robber

    12/23/2013 4:16:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    cbsatlanta.com ^ | 10 December, 2013 | Staff
    Atlanta police said the armed robber got away on foot and may be hurt. The clerk, who was able to take a gun from the robber, is OK. There's no word on whether anything was taken during the attempted robbery.
  • Ex-police officer indicted for fraudulent U.S. citizenship

    12/19/2013 12:45:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | Michelle E. Shaw
    A former Jamaican police officer, who was in the United States illegally, managed to obtain citizenship and get a job in the College Park Police Department, federal authorities said. Devon Campbell, 46, of Ellenwood, who also used the name Wilmott Alvin Livingston, has been arraigned on a number of charges, including making false statements on his citizenship and passport applications. Campbell was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on one count of the following crimes: unlawfully procuring citizenship or naturalization, making false statements in a passport application, misusing evidence of citizenship, and using a passport secured by false statements,...
  • Ringgold residents were wary of neighbor who shot teen during burglary

    11/24/2013 7:05:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    timesfreepress.com ^ | 14 November, 2013 | Alex Green
    RINGGOLD, Ga. — It's now more clear how 17-year-old Dalton McConathy wound up dead Monday afternoon, shot, police say, by 69-year-old Fred Steven Youngblood outside Youngblood's Post Oak Road home. McConathy and two others -- a 16-year-old male and 18-year-old Ansley Chrnalogar -- were looking for scrap metal at Youngblood's home, said Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk. It was a fatal mistake. And in spite of that shooting -- or maybe because of it -- Youngblood answered his front door Wednesday afternoon, gun in hand. "You need to leave right now," he told a Times Free Press reporter. (snip) "He's...