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Archive for December, 2013

Leave it To Timmy – Episode 1

PV, Saturday, December 28th, 2013

In case you missed the broadcast on WSB-TV last evening regarding the Braves’ stadium financing issue, here is a link to that broadcast: Curveball thrown on the Braves’ financing issue. Now…to those of you who live beyond Cobb County, and this matter appears to be too localized for you, it really isn’t…because, conceivably, the same […]

Is Cobb County Legal Counsel Deborah Dance Smarter Than A Federal District Judge?

PV, Friday, December 27th, 2013

Rumors have it that the Cobb County Commission is operating under the assumption that they have the sole power and the authority to create a Special District out of thin air, assess a tax on that district, and collect it…all without getting permission from any other entity, whether it is the voters, or the Georgia […]

The ‘Bad Faith’ Braves

Bill Simon, Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Imagine, Ladies & Gentlemen, for a moment that you met this wonderful person whom you know from the moment you saw them that that person was who you wanted to be with for the rest of your life (or, at least 33 years of the rest of your life). You went on a whirlwind courtship […]

Cobb-Braves Issue: Trojan horses will be identified, and burned on sight

PV, Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Rumors have it that the folks over at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, political consultants with the Cobb Chamber (and other interested parties), along with a PR firm involved in “promoting” the wholesale confiscation of Cobb County taxpayer wealth for the sole purpose of the Atlanta Braves’ benefit, have been going around Cobb County and the […]

HB 318 of the 2013 Session: Unconstitutional, but who cares, right?

Bill Simon, Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Just an update to the story on Sunday, the Bill# passed that did establish the multi-million dollar, taxpayer funded, unconstitutional “venture capital fund” was HB 318. Here is a link to the Bill: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20132014/135871.pdf Here are the State Representatives who voted for, against, or who were excused or did not vote on this unconstitutional bill:  http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/vote.aspx?VoteID=11103 […]

Georgia State Senate Sez: “We LOVE to violate the Ga Constitution, and rape and pillage the taxpayers.”

Bill Simon, Sunday, December 8th, 2013

There’s a little bitty story in this week’s edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle that caught my eye. For the 2nd legislative session in a row (the first being in 2012), there was an attempt to pass a bill and fund a taxpayer-seeded “venture capital fund.” I recall arguing against this in 2012, but thanks […]

Meet the ‘Olens-BOR’ Crime Family

Bill Simon, Saturday, December 7th, 2013

INTRODUCTION Have you ever stopped to think why it is that in the State of Georgia, there really isn’t any headline-making mass of “organized crime” taking place? By “organized crime,” I mean the stories you hear about coming out of New York City and Chicago, et al. involving all kinds of crimes, drugs, prostitution, payoffs […]







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