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Archive for June, 2006

Open thread….

Bill Simon, Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Whatever’s on your mind…

Tom Price: Begging and Buying Supporters…

Bill Simon, Monday, June 26th, 2006

Rumors have it that the Tom Price Campaign sent an urgent e-mail out last Friday offering ANYONE a free ticket to the Cherokee County GOP picnic held on Saturday if they would agree to put on a Price T-shirt and wear it throughout the event. Reports are that there were about 15-20 folks wearing Price […]

Ralph Reed: Nevermind that if you knew then what you knew today…what did you REALLY know then?

Bill Simon, Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has completed its investigation on the matter of Abramoff, Scanlon, and Ralph Reed and issued a 373-page report on the matter. The main question that must be asked of Ralph Reed is simply this: “Ralph: If you were under the assumption that all the money coming from the Indian […]

Mark Taylor Sues Cathy Cox…(aka “Memories of Mitch?”)

Bill Simon, Monday, June 19th, 2006

Mark Taylor has filed a lawsuit against Cathy Cox, alleging that she is in violation of Georgia’s Open Records Act law.

Lynn Westmoreland Should Try Out For The Role Of “Gomer Pyle” In The Movie Version

Bill Simon, Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Sure as I’m sittin’ here, I witnessed Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-Dumbass) appear on last night’s The Colbert Report and demonstrate exactly why Georgia is at the bottom of the education scale in America, if not the whole world.

Are You Supporting Ralph Reed or On The Fence? Consider This…

Bill Simon, Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Whether you are a diehard supporter or a fence-sitter on the Casey Cagle vs. Ralph Reed race, you should ask yourself the question of WHY are all these folks who worked for Reed in the past now working for or supporting the candidate opposing Ralph? Specifically: Joel McElhannon – General Consultant Jay Williams – Direct […]

Full Disclosure on Tom Price

Bill Simon, Thursday, June 8th, 2006

In the interest of full disclosure to those of you who think everything should be known about the background of a blogger, I am, admittedly, a biased person. I have had a strong bias against Tom Price ever since May 2005 when I read that he was one of 20 weenies who voted against the […]

U.S. Senate Votes 49 to 48 to Defeat Federal Marriage Amendment (aka “Bush’s Plan Blows-Up In His Face”)

Bill Simon, Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Rumors have it that earlier today, the U.S. Senate voted 49 to 48 against The Federal Marriage Amendment (aka “President Bush and the GOP’s Latest Desperate Attempt At Trying To Distract America And Their Base From The non-Conservative Job They’ve Done As Republicans”) Check your local listings for a re-hash of the incessant “You’re a […]

The Saga of A Congressman’s Lie – Part 3

Bill Simon, Monday, June 5th, 2006

You might be amazed at the types of letters I receive from people who hold “sitting congressmen/people” in so much high regard that to speak ill of them is to violate some kind of code of honor in their minds. Well, I have a code of honor to uphold myself. It is the code that […]

The Saga of A Congressman’s Lie – Prequel

Bill Simon, Monday, June 5th, 2006

I realize there may be a missing element in my coverage of Tom Price that demands an explanation as to WHY am I so ticked-off at Congressman Tom Price??? The day upon which I decided Tom Price had no character worth anything to me was the day I read this article in the AJC. The […]

The Saga of A Congressman’s Lie – Interlude (aka “Randy Evans Owes Tom Price A Big Wet Kiss”)

Bill Simon, Sunday, June 4th, 2006

If it wasn’t for this ongoing (and, multi-dimensional in the degree of lying going on) story with 6th District Congressman Tom Price deliberately blowing-off and lying about what his campaign said to whom and when, I would be devoting scads of post space to rip Randy Evans’ latest devotional to his boss, Dennis Hastert, and […]

The Saga of A Congressman’s Lie – Part 2

Bill Simon, Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

Yes, Virginia, there will be a 3rd Part to this Saga, and in some weird fashion, I am Santa Claus. I do not have a long white beard. Nor do I wear a big red suit (I’m allergic to most things red…whether they be red-necks OR just about anyone who graduated from UGA and “decorates” […]


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