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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 […]

The Georgia Gestapo In Action

PV, Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Georgia: Ground Zero for The Rise of The Police State Rumors have it that if you engage in an activity of pointing out the truth about someone who is an elected member of the State Legislature, the elected politician will, if he/she is crooked enough, contact his favorite state law enforcement agency of choice…and get […]

Payola: The Name of the Game for Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

PV, Friday, February 26th, 2016

“No matter what they say it’s about, it’s always about money.” — Bill O’Neil, American Businessman Rumors have it that someone (or several “someones”) in the inner circle of the Governor’s Office has received some kind of payola to get the Governor to do whatever he could to prevent the key element of HB 722 […]

Statement from Donald Trump’s Georgia Co-Chair State Senator Michael Williams

PV, Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Statement from Donald Trump’s Georgia Co-Chair, State Senator Michael Williams on Trump’s Temporary Moratorium of Muslim Immigration December 8, 2015 – “Donald Trump’s call for a temporary moratorium of Muslim immigration into the U.S. has caused an international stir within the media. Many of the reports paint a false narrative and ignore the problem this […]

Refugee Resettlement: Time To Sue The Feds

Bill Simon, Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

PRELUDE At noon yesterday (Monday, November 16), State Senate District 40 Candidate Paul Maner emailed a letter (as well as mailed via the USPS a letter) to Governor Deal, expressing his concern on the resettlement of, not only Syrian refugees, but any other in the refugee resettlement process taking place in Georgia. Coincidentally, sometime on […]

Oh, the Freaking Irony!

Bill Simon, Thursday, November 5th, 2015

There were two news stories I saw yesterday that struck me with such a flash of WTF, that my brain would not let me go to sleep tonight until I got this (very short) Vine out of my system. Story One: This story in the Fulton County Daily Report about people like Zell Miller and […]

Cobb County: Where corruption thrives!

Bill Simon, Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Prelude By the time you get finished reading this, and absorbing the degree and depth of just how corrupt every level of government in Georgia is, here are some questions you might ponder in addition to the ones I posit: 1) For the corporate members who pay who-knows-what in annual membership to the Council for […]

J Max Davis and His Political Pay-Off Financiers

PV, Monday, July 13th, 2015

Rumors have it that the primary contributors to the J Max Davis Campaign for State House 80 are nothing but political insiders vying to grab onto Davis’s coattails so he will continue to feed their hunger for MORE government and MORE Backroom business deals granted to those who got business from the City of Brookhaven […]

J Max Davis & Tom Kurrie: The Joker and his Henchman

politicalvine, Sunday, June 14th, 2015

“Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news. – Author John le Carre (circa 1970s, in reference to the Watergate affair) Time […]

Coca Cola, Inc. Disagrees With Your God-Granted Right of Free Will

Bill Simon, Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Prelude The Merriam-Webster Dictionary  provides three meanings for the word(s) “discriminate” and/or “discrimination.”  They are: 1) the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people. 2) the ability to recognize the difference between things that are of good quality and those that are not. 3) the […]







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