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Archive for May, 2011

Fayette County’s Anti-RATS’ Effort Is Underway…

PV, Monday, May 23rd, 2011

“Harold Bost, who heads the county’s Issues Tea Party, is organizing opposition to the penny tax across the metro area. “Whenever there is this much money out there for politicians and bureaucrats to play with, I don’t trust them a bit,” Bost said. “We don’t want any part of it.” http://www.ajc.com/news/fayette/fierce-opposition-in-fayette-954543.html

The 2012 R.A.T.S. Vote for Metro-Atlanta Region (aka “RATS”)

Bill Simon, Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

For the 2012 RATS vote, the misinformation war has begun…and, to no surprise to anyone, the misinformation comes from the “pro” side. What is “RATS?” RATS stands for Regional Atlanta Transportation SPLOST. It’s that 1% sales tax addition to 10 metro-Atlanta counties’ existing total sales tax. (If this “RATS” concept sounds familiar, a few months […]

Say What You Want…But Roy Barnes Has More CLASS Than Nathan Deal

PV, Friday, May 20th, 2011

From Jim Galloway’s Political Insider column: When newly re-elected state GOP chairman Sue Everhart arrived home from an out-of-town trip on Wednesday, she found a sizeable bouquet of flowers on her porch. There was a card attached, which read: “I couldn’t beat Nathan Deal, but you did.” It was signed, “Your friend, Roy.” Democrat Roy […]

Follow The Money: Why Nathan Deal “Needs” Tricia Pridemore to Be Chair

PV, Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

SPECIAL MEMORANDUM To: Georgia GOP Convention Delegates & Alternates From: Political Vine RE: Why the Governor is working so hard to elect Tricia Pridemore Chairman Dear Convention Delegates & Alternates, Are you curious as to why Governor Nathan Deal and others who support Tricia Pridemore are so strongly supportive of her…a woman Nathan Deal barely […]

What Next Is Going To Come Out Tricia Pridemore’s Bag of Tricks?

PV, Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Rumor has it that though Sue Everhart‘s name was printed on the program of last week’s “Celebrate Georgia/Governor’s Ball” event, Sue was, in fact, not sent an invitation. This is what PV knows: We know Sue was NOT sent an invitation because she told us that she never received the invite. Had she been invited, […]

The Right to Blog & Related Matters of Free Speech

Bill Simon, Friday, May 6th, 2011

This is a link to an interesting array of facts about the protections afforded bloggers in the “free speech” realm. You might find this of interest, whether you are a blogger or a comment poster or a lawyer who thinks you have the right to either threaten to sue, or actually sue a blogger for […]

Did you know (all) this about Sue Everhart?

PV, Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Did you know this about Sue Everhart? by longtime Georgia grassroots activist Toria Morgan Part 1: As Chairman of the State Party As GaGOP chairman, Sue Everhart held GRASSROOTS TRAINING. In addition to on-going training for the District Chairmen, State Committee Members and County Chairmen, in May of 2010 she held a weekend Republican Round-Up […]

The Right to A Private Ballot

Bill Simon, Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Let’s Clear The Air On This One Issue I’ve received some emails in the past few weeks from some people who claim that Tricia Pridemore is against having a secret (or “private ballot”) held at the State Convention in Macon in the election for state party chair. Since I know differently about this one issue, […]


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