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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 […]

SB-127 (aka, “Georgia Republican Politicians Are At it Again”)

Bill Simon, Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

SB 127 (aka “Incumbent Protection Act” AND “Our Attempt to Destroy PV’s Right To Free Speech”) I have to say, you folks in the State Legislature are a trip.  Really.  While there are other organizations and people ‘communicating’ (can’t say “lobbying” can we?) with some of you right now on SB-127 to implore you to […]

The Road to Hell (in Georgia) – Part 4

Bill Simon, Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

“Implied Consent” Deemed to be contrary to the Fourth Amendment by Unanimous Ga Supreme Court  A little bit of news this past weekend is a unanimous decision by the Ga Supreme Court that concluded that Georgia’s OCGA § 40-5-55 (“implied consent” to a bodily fluid extraction by law enforcement) was unconstitutional as it relates to the […]

The Road to Hell (in Georgia) – Part 1

Bill Simon, Monday, March 23rd, 2015

SB-94 on The House Floor Today: More than meets the eye Today, SB-94 will be on the House Floor for a vote.  Under the Agenda, it is listed as concerning only “Criminal Procedure; require a procedure for enhancing witness identification accuracy.” However, that is not all this bill contains.  This bill has been modified in the […]

SB-85: The Crony Capitalist’s Dream

Bill Simon, Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Prelude Did you know that in the State of Georgia, there is no state law requiring anyone who is either running for office, or who is a sitting elected official (state legislator, Governor, AG, county commissioner, mayor, city council members, etc.) OR even an appointee to a commission or board (…or development authority or CID […]

Cobb County Republican Party-Same Sh*t, Different Year

Bill Simon, Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Are you Rose Wing? If you live in Cobb County…if you are a Republican…and if you are a delegate headed to the Cobb County Republican Convention this Saturday, you will be one of only two types of people: Either you are a person who thinks everything that I will present below regarding Rose Wing, candidate […]

Revisit No-Knock Search Warrants

Bill Simon, Sunday, March 8th, 2015

To re-cap what was discussed in Part 1 of this series of ‘Legislative Boxers’ ( (if you missed the previous edition,it is here), this is the essence of the basic logical thought process for legislation as defined by how HB-1 has wended its way thru the 2015 Legislature:  “Legalizing the use of X in these specific cases will […]

When “X” causes harm already, how will legalizing MORE of “X” help?

Bill Simon, Friday, March 6th, 2015

Legislative Boxers How are the following bills interrelated? HB-1, HB-56, HB-196, SB-45, SB-98, SB-99, SB-159 One bill deals with cannabis oil…three bills deal with judges making prejudicial remarks during a trial…and three bills deal with no-knock search warrants. In any other environment, these 7 bills might appear to involve completely independent subject matter.  However, from […]







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