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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 […]

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 […]







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