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Archive for March, 2011

One Year Follow-up on the Death of Senator Nancy Shaefer & Bruce Shaefer

PV, Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Introduction It has been one year and one day since Former State Senator Nancy Schaefer and her husband Bruce were found shot to death in their Habersham County home. Now, Garland Favorito has written a report that follows-up the investigation by the GBI into the claimed “murder-suicide” causation of the Schaefers’ deaths. NOTE: Normally, Garland […]

Setting The Record Straighter About Tricia Pridemore-Part 2

PV, Saturday, March 26th, 2011

In the PV article titled Political Astroturf: The Truth About Tricia Pridemore & Justin Tomczak, we brought-up Tricia’s repeated, documented inconsistencies in her “life story” of “grassroots activism” for Republicans. She responded to that with an e-mail claiming to “set the record straight.” In that e-mail, she claimed the following: “Unfortunately, this past weekend my […]

HB 277: Deer Hunter vs. Deer Hunter

PV, Saturday, March 26th, 2011

We received two opposing e-mailed views on the shooting of deer over bait. Without exposing two private individuals with two different viewpoints on this topic, we will refer to them simple as Deer Hunter #1 and Deer Hunter #2 in their authorship of their opinions: Dear PV, From the hunter’s perspective, I would argue that […]

HB 277: Deer Hunting Over Bait – Inhumane on So Many Levels, Part 2

PV, Friday, March 25th, 2011

The Georgia State Senate is set to take-up HB 277 when it reconvenes next week. The following has been submitted to PV for publication. PV just accepts the research as provided, and if the “Pro-HB 277” side objects to anything the Rebuttal side says for reasons that can be backed-up by something other than “Hey, […]

HB 277: Deer Hunting Over Bait – Inhumane on So Many Levels, Part 1

PV, Friday, March 25th, 2011

Rule? What House Rule? We Don’t Care About No Stinkin’ Rules!… Rumors have it that 4 members of the Georgia House recently violated House Rule 171.1 regarding the prohibition of using their elected position for personal financial gain. PV Sez: WHAT? You guys got rules? No way! And, you really expect people to follow them? […]

Setting The Record Straighter About Tricia Pridemore-Part 1

PV, Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

On Mar 22, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Tricia Pridemore sent out an e-mail to “explain” the multiple instances of her lying about her “years” of “grassroots activism.” Her e-mail hasn’t “explained” anything. All it does is point to the possibility of her being more and more of a political sociopath. While she did provide a […]

Political Astroturf: The Truth About Tricia Pridemore & Justin Tomczak

Bill Simon, Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

What is the definition of a “grassroots activist?” I’m certain most of you newbies think you know what being a “grassroots activist” means. Based on the number of newbies who have joined the campaigns of Tricia Pridemore and Justin Tomczak because they say they are the “grassroots candidate,” it is clear that you folks don’t […]

The Whacky World of the 2011 Georgia GOP State Chairman’s Race

PV, Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Introduction Welcome to the inaugural edition of “WTF is Going On In The Georgia State GOP Chairman’s Race???” Truthfully, we thought our opening issue would have a completely different flavor to it. Something…way more sedate than this issue. But, thanks to a few true, bonafide idiots in the Henry County Republican world, we cannot pass-up […]

Sue Everhart’s the One for Building A Long Lasting Grassroots Majority

PV, Friday, March 18th, 2011

From Sue Everhart’s Press Release dated March 18, 2011 In May, Georgia Republicans will gather in Macon to select our leadership for the next two years. Last weekend, the Delegates and Alternates that will determine the Georgia Republican Party’s future were selected during the County Conventions. Our state has been extremely successful in recent years, […]

Georgia HB 476: The Embedded Poison Pill

PV, Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

HB 476 is the mimic of Obama Care at the federal level for Georgians to come under. One of our sharp-eyed readers took a close look at HB 476 and discovered a “poison pill” hidden in it, and notified us. NOTE: “Poison pill”, in this application, means poisonous to Georgians. On Lines 118-120 of HB […]

HB 476, AKA “Georgia Obama Care”

PV, Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

What is HB 476? Basically, it is for the establishment of yet another government “authority” to run your lives. But, the writers and sponsors of this bill wrote it just sweet enough to lull you into thinking this is really a swell idea. HB 476 will set-up a government authority to basically build an insurance […]

State Legislature Votes To Give $12 Million Bailout To Private Morehouse College

PV, Monday, March 7th, 2011

$12 Million in Tax Dollars To Bail-Out A Private College, But No Soup For You! Rumors have it that HB 77 (the Supplemental Budget bill from Appropriations) sailed out of the House Chamber today with overwhelming support…even though it contained quite the odd, last-minute insertion of a line-item that, on any other day, would have […]







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