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Archive for June, 2007

In Danny Porter’s haste to make political waves, his rowboat gets swamped…

Bill Simon, Monday, June 25th, 2007

Rumors have it that the Republican political consultants in Gwinnett County who hate another Republican political consultant, Bill McKinney, are going to have to keep on hating him with no help from their friendly DA. In a 7-0 decision issued this morning, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that the case filed by Gwinnett District […]

The Politics of Meaning – Part 1008

Bill Simon, Sunday, June 24th, 2007

In the 1990s, the political buzzword the GOP used to label wasteful spending on projects was termed to be “pork.” During this decade (and, since the GOP has run Congress for most of it) the GOP has developed a new term for pork: earmarks. Pork by any other name is still just as full of […]

The Cost Of Rudy’s Involvement in Ralph Reed’s 2006 Campaign Keeps on Growing

Bill Simon, Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

What an interesting story about Rudy’s “patriotism”…that is, trading it for a pandering opportunity to hobnob with Ralph Reed last year: “WASHINGTON – Rudolph Giuliani’s membership on an elite Iraq study panel came to an abrupt end last spring after he failed to show up for a single official meeting of the group, causing the […]

Welcome To The Land of Oz, Mike Jacobs!

Bill Simon, Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Hat tip to PeachPundit.com for the story on State Rep. Mike Jacobs switching to the GOP. While there will be massive gnashing of teeth on the Dem side, perhaps they should stop and think as to why they lose people to the other side. Here’s a link to Mike’s new blog: Mike Jacobs

Georgia Democratic Party Going To Offer a Full-Court Press in 2008?

Bill Simon, Monday, June 18th, 2007

Rumors have it from Andre Walker’s blog that the Georgia Dems are going to be putting-up some pretty serious contenders against some sitting GOP members of Congress. MOST notable names (from my perspective) are Former Governor of Georgia Roy Barnes challenging Phil Gingrey, and Charles Brewer (founder of Mindspring ISP and now a real estate […]

Open Blogging Issue….

Bill Simon, Saturday, June 16th, 2007

I’m opening-up the pod bay doors here for your blogging pleasure….

Illegal Immigrant Joke

Bill Simon, Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

My mailbox is being flooded with mail concerning gas prices and illegal immigrants. To boycott oil companies or not; to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants or not, etc. Since I have become jaded to the various solutions proposed by the Republicans, Democrats, Sierra Club, ACLU, etc. I have elected to solve the problems as they […]


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