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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 […]

The Origination of SB 72 (aka “Police Dogs are Human Beings”)

Bill Simon, Monday, February 9th, 2015

Prelude Now, just, for a moment, picture the scenario we have in this state with regards to our public school education system: We still rank somewhere in the bottom 10-percentile (46th, 47th, 48th, 49th or 50th) where we have been for, likely, at least 50 years. Every budget year, we hear cries and lobbying for […]

The State Senate of Georgia: Overdosing on the Stupid Pills

Bill Simon, Friday, February 6th, 2015

Rumors have it that the Georgia State Senate is set to pass a bill that will turnover thousands of years of societal and legal precedent in this country (if not, perhaps, the entire world and/or universe) that will officially award “person” status to the species of animal known as the canine. State Senator Jeff Mullis […]

Pumpkin Gate: The Dawsonville Saga Continues

Bill Simon, Monday, September 1st, 2014

Prelude According to the DawsonNews.com website, Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Wooten has been “cleared” of any wrongdoing in his arrest of Nydia Tisdale on August 23rd at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm (and also the secret location of The Clint Bearden Official Training Camp for Former Law Partners of David Ralston on How To Batter Women), located in […]

HB290: State House Members Want To Kill Businesses

Bill Simon, Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE MEMO TO the following Ga State Reps: (1) Dempsey, Katie 13th HD (RS)* (2) Benton, Tommy 31st (RS)* (3) Clark, Valerie 101st (RS)* (4) Brockway, Buzz 102nd (RS)* (5) Kaiser, Margaret 59th (DS)* (6) Powell, Jay 171st (RS)* CC: Governor Nathan Deal CC: Ga Economic Development Department CC: Everyone Else From: Bill Simon, […]

HB 318 of the 2013 Session: Unconstitutional, but who cares, right?

Bill Simon, Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Just an update to the story on Sunday, the Bill# passed that did establish the multi-million dollar, taxpayer funded, unconstitutional “venture capital fund” was HB 318. Here is a link to the Bill: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20132014/135871.pdf Here are the State Representatives who voted for, against, or who were excused or did not vote on this unconstitutional bill:  http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/vote.aspx?VoteID=11103 […]

Georgia State Senate Sez: “We LOVE to violate the Ga Constitution, and rape and pillage the taxpayers.”

Bill Simon, Sunday, December 8th, 2013

There’s a little bitty story in this week’s edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle that caught my eye. For the 2nd legislative session in a row (the first being in 2012), there was an attempt to pass a bill and fund a taxpayer-seeded “venture capital fund.” I recall arguing against this in 2012, but thanks […]

Senator Jason Carter (D): Stupid is as Stupid proposes…

PV, Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

So, according to today’s Political Insider over at the AJC, Jim Galloway reports on what the agenda will be for the Senate Democrats. The most striking one to PV is Senator Jason Carter’s proposal to reduce the GPA eligibility requirement from a 3.0 GPA down to a 2.0 GPA in order to be granted a […]

2013 State Senate Passes $100 Gift Ban on Themselves. Crickets Heard Chirping in the State House

PV, Monday, January 14th, 2013

Georgia State Senate Passes Resolution to Limit Lobbyist Gifts ATLANTA (January 14, 2013) – The Georgia State Senate boldly passed a resolution on the first day of the 2013 legislative session that will amend the Senate Rules and cap gifts from any registered lobbyist or group of registered lobbyists at $100 per item, event or […]


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