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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Fran Millar Should Resign Immediately

PV, Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Paul Maner Press Release For Immediate Release Revelations in Recent DeKalb Corruption Report Prompt call for State Senator Fran Millar’s Resignation “The corruption report by former Georgia Attorney General Michael Bowers clearly demonstrates DeKalb County’s government is “Rotten to the Core.” The report, prepared by Bowers and his investigating partner, Richard Hyde, reveal a government […]

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 […]

Paul Maner Announces Candidacy for GA State Senate District 40

PV, Thursday, July 9th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/28/2015 CONTACT: Friends for Paul Maner, Inc. (404) 797-8080 info@paulmaner.com www.paulmaner.com Paul Maner Announces Candidacy for GA State Senate District 40 Long-time Atlanta resident Paul Maner has announced he will be seeking the Republican nomination in the upcoming 2016 state election cycle. Running as a conservative Republican, Paul Maner promises to bring […]

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 […]







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