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A Fundraising Analysis of the Georgia Governor’s Race

Bill Simon, Monday, July 24th, 2017

I have started blogging on the website AllOnGeorgia.com, and here is my debut article analyzing the June 30 campaign disclosures of the 7 candidates vying for the 2018 Primary and General Election slots: http://allonpolitics.allongeorgia.com/2018-georgia-governors-race-fundraising-analysis/ I will still keep blogging and issuing Special Alerts via my PV e-mailed newsletter as that is still needed for the […]

John Watson, Resident Scorpion…

Bill Simon, Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Beware of the Scorpion That Cannot Change Its Natural Instinct Are you familiar with the fable known as The Frog and The Scorpion? Here is a short version of the story: “A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its […]

Will The Real Kay Kirkpatrick Haltom Please Stand Up?

Bill Simon, Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

PRELUDE Did you know that when someone in Georgia refers to the process of “registering to vote,” what you are really doing is applying to the State of Georgia for them to grant you a Voter ID Card? I conclude that by examining the explicit wording of this law, OCGA 21-2-417.1. Voter identification card. Because […]

Regarding State Senator Brandon Beach (aka “Casino Beach”)

Bill Simon, Thursday, March 30th, 2017

On February 27, 2017, a Political Vine (alternatively referred to as “Vine” or “PV”) article was issued regarding the vigorous legislative promotion of casino gambling legislation by Senator Brandon Beach and others. PV compared the “campaign contributions” by out-of-state casino interests to be equivalent to the noun “bribes,” in which that definition was based on […]

Trump 2016 Strikes Emory University…Again!

PV, Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Rumors have it that the precious little snowflakes who inhabit the campus of Emory University are no longer feeling the idyllic beatitude they signed-up to experience…nay, apparently, a cloud of pallor has wafted over the campus and invaded their safe spaces. Here, forthwith, is a copy of the emailed letter sent out on November 21 […]

Will The Next Ga Attorney General Be A Chia Pet?

PV, Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Rumors have it that Governor Nathan Deal is planning on replacing Attorney General Sam Olens with current Georgia Economic Development Department Commissioner Chris Carr whenever Sam Olens quits as AG to take-on the job as the new Kennesaw State University President. Stories in the news have been floating for about a month in various newsy-oriented […]

How much of a slimebag lawyer is AG Sam Olens?

politicalvine, Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Sam Olens tries to silence opposition by having him disbarred “Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens conceded in pleadings filed in federal court that there was never any basis for his request to have a duly licensed attorney barred from practicing in Georgia or pursuing claims against the Attorney General. “In July of 2016, Georgia Attorney […]

Sandy Springs: The Barbarians Inside The Gate-Part 1

Bill Simon, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Prelude If you are a fan of Chinese food, you might be familiar with the little table game played upon reading the fortune contained in a fortune cookie. The ‘game’ is that whatever the fortune says, you add a statement at the end of it that says either “…in your own mind.” or “…in bed.” […]

Sandy Springs: The Barbarians Inside The Gate-Part 2

Bill Simon, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Rusty Paul – Barbarian Numero Uno As I now have to frequent Sandy Springs way more often than usual, I find myself having to be detoured all around the $220+ million money pit that is to become City Center. At the center of this pit is erected a crane. At one time, at the top […]

Sandy Springs: The Barbarians Inside The Gate-Part 3

Bill Simon, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Chris Burnett – The Barbarian Banker Chris Burnett was the top vote-getter in the $100,000 Wendell Willard Special Election held on May 24th, gathering 40% of a field of five contestants to fill the position vacated by Graham McDonald. The 2nd top vote-getter was Joe Houseman. Two of the other candidates quickly endorsed Houseman for […]

Georgia Primary: Questions to Ponder…

PV, Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

1) Does the Georgia-registered, Independent Committee called the ‘Georgia Chamber Political Affairs Council, Inc‘, whose chairman is Phillip Wilheit, file anything with the IRS that lists its detailed expenditures? 2) Why does an already established political consulting firm (i.e., The Stoneridge Group, LLC…”SRG”) start a new company in 2014 called Quick Response Communications, LLC in […]

Biggest SOB In Cobb County?

Bill Simon, Monday, March 21st, 2016

Introduction Imagine the following conversation occurring in the female inmate section of the Cobb County Jail…in present time period: Inmate 1: “So, what are you gals in for?” Inmate 2: “I didn’t do anything wrong.” Inmate 3: “I got caught with less than an ounce of weed.” Inmate 4: “I got arrested for using a […]







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