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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 3

Bill Simon, Thursday, March 26th, 2015

SB-94 (a/k/a “Imagine Democrats in Charge”) Yesterday (March 24) on the House Floor, in discussion of SB-94 between Rep. BJ Pak and Rep. Chuck Efstration, a series of Q&A occurred with Pak asking questions and Efstration responding.  You readers can verify what I am saying by going to the start of the conversation at Time-Mark […]

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-94 & HB-430: Welcome To Georgia, the first Fascist State in America

Bill Simon, Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Last night’s “Legislative Boxers” had, at the end, a discussion on HB-430. Many people wrote me to tell me “That bill didn’t make it before Crossover, so it is dead.” NO, it is not dead. The House Press office responded to a question I had about their Daily Legislative Report issued last night, and this […]

Georgia Republicans: Expanding The State’s Power and Destroying People’s Rights

Bill Simon, Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

After winning reelection for Governor, Lt. Governor, state house seats and state senate seats last November, did the elected members of the Republican Party close their eyes and gleefully clap their hands and think to themselves “Oh-boy!..Oh-boy!..Oh-boy!…Oh-boy! NOW we can triple the size of Georgia government like I always wanted to do!!!”? Because THAT is […]

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 […]

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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