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Archive for April, 2006

Wiki Will Be Wicked For 2006 Campaigns

Bill Simon, Friday, April 28th, 2006

PoliticsOnline.com’s weekly issue has as their Top Story this past week’s clash of Georgia’s Democrat Titans: Mark Taylor and Cathy Cox, both candidates for Governor. Here’s their story excerpt: Secretary of State Cathy Cox’s opponent, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor, said campaign manager Morton Brilliant altered an online encyclopedia entry to include a reference to Taylor’s […]

Fulton County DA vs. Fulton County Deputy

politicalvine, Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Rumors have it that in the case of Fulton County DA Paul Howard vs. a Fulton County Deputy who alleges Howard dislocated her shoulder, some evidence appears to exist that the deputy’s shoulder was actually dislocated BEFORE the event with Paul Howard. We have no “smoking gun” here, but a rumor is going around the […]

Brent Brown for Labor Commissioner Reports on His Funds

Bill Simon, Thursday, April 20th, 2006

From Brent’s campaign PR: Brent Brown raised $115,000 through April 12, 2006! With these funds combined with 25 endorsements from Georgia Senators, the Brown for Labor Commissioner campaign has gained tremendous momentum. With fundraising events being held in all parts of Georgia, Brown is well on his way to securing the nomination in the July […]

Retraction on the Internet Guerrilla Post

Bill Simon, Thursday, April 20th, 2006

I’ve received a phone call from Matthew Kramer of Politech.org whereby he informed me that not only was he (nor his company, nor anyone who works for him) not involved in the e-mail complaint scheme to shut-down the Kemp site, but he would never be involved, either directly or indirectly, in such an act. My […]

Call it Internet Guerrilla Warfare At Its Worst…

politicalvine, Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Rumors have it that the Gary Black Campaign for Agriculture Commissioner has launched an attack on the website account for the Brian Kemp Campaign for Agriculture Commissioner, and successfully shut it down for the time being. The attack was in the form of e-mails to Kemp’s Web hosting company claiming that Kemp was sending out […]

There Is A Real Deficit In Congress: It’s Called “Brains.”

PV, Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

(The article below was sent to the Vine anonymously) In Congress, the name on the bill rarely has anything to do with its content. The Deficit Reduction Act is a perfect case in point. While the title makes you think Congress is reducing the deficit, the bill is full of things that actually drive up […]

Karen Handel Has A Plan, Not Sound Bites

Bill Simon, Monday, April 17th, 2006

From today’s press release: Dear Friends, In a few hours I will unveil my extensive plan for elections reform in Georgia . My plan is the first and only comprehensive vision to make our elections more secure and increase confidence. As a valued supporter of my campaign for Secretary of State, I wanted you to […]

Open…Open…Open Thread…

Bill Simon, Thursday, April 13th, 2006

What’s on your mind about politics in Georgia or in the world…

Bill Stephens: Can He Really Be THIS Stupid???

Bill Simon, Monday, April 10th, 2006

In today’s edition of the AJC (April 10, 2006), there is an article in the METRO Section covering the pork that was doled-out from this year’s legislative session. The article is titled “Suburbs take a bigger bite of pork spending.” On Page B3, there is a quote by Senator Bill Stephens on the pork handouts […]

Georgia’s Next Secretary of State – Campaign Disclosures

Bill Simon, Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Rumors have it that the first quarter’s disclosures from the two leading candidates, Karen Handel and Bill Stephens, will show the following: Bill Stephens raised $33,000 and has $142,000 Cash on Hand. Karen Handel raised $177,000 and has $310,000 Cash on Hand. Because this first quarter of 2006 was a legislative quarter, Stephens was hampered […]

Georgia’s Next Secretary of State

Bill Simon, Sunday, April 9th, 2006

These are the responsibilities of Georgia’s Secretary of State’s office: This is a multi-department agency charged with maintaining corporation filings, securities registration, professional licensure of a wide range of disciplines, elections and voter files, and archives of the State of Georgia. Let’s look at the qualifications of the two leading Republicans for Secretary of State, […]

The Daily Show RIPS Cynthia McKinney Up!

Bill Simon, Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Titling the segment “Diary of A Mad Black Woman,” Stewart lampooned the women at least 4 different ways and called her “insane.”



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