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A Fundraising Analysis of the Georgia Governor’s Race

Bill Simon, Monday, July 24th, 2017

I have started blogging on the website AllOnGeorgia.com, and here is my debut article analyzing the June 30 campaign disclosures of the 7 candidates vying for the 2018 Primary and General Election slots: http://allonpolitics.allongeorgia.com/2018-georgia-governors-race-fundraising-analysis/ I will still keep blogging and issuing Special Alerts via my PV e-mailed newsletter as that is still needed for the […]

PumpkinGate: The Cover-ups – Part 2

Bill Simon, Friday, October 24th, 2014

Cover-up By Dawson County Sheriff’s Office (“DCSO”) Personnel For nearly the past two months since August 23rd, I have been engaged in filing different Open Records Requests (“ORR”) with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. To those people who are not part of the Georgia GOP Republican establishment (who are, for the most part, good little […]

PumpkinGate: The Cover-ups

Bill Simon, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Prelude There are people involved in the Georgia Republican Party in this state who think that Nydia Tisdale (her first name rhymes with “Lydia”, but begins with the letter “N”) “deserved” the treatment she got on August 23rd, based on the story that is easiest to believe as told by some “witnesses” of the events […]

Nydia Tisdale: More Republican Than David Perdue

Bill Simon, Monday, September 29th, 2014

Since August 23rd, there have been several “claims” by several people who were at the Burt’s Pumpkin Farm event that, essentially, run something like this: “Nydia Tisdale is a plant for the liberal media and she set-up that whole scenario to get grabbed by Tony Wooten and arrested.” Well, that’s quite fascinating for people to […]

When making deals with devils, remember, the only “good” devils are deviled eggs (and Devil’s Food cake)

PV, Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Rumors have it that at a specially-called teleconference meeting scheduled to be held tomorrow afternoon (Friday, September 5 at 4:30 PM) by The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (f/k/a as the State Ethics Commission), the Commission will be entertaining a motion to axe Executive Secretary Holly LaBerge in order to clear the “political […]

Ethics Memo Goes…Boom!

PV, Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Rumors have it that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville has issued a 9-page ruling against the “Ethics Commission” (sic) Executive Secretary Holly LaBerge and Attorney General Sam Olens, fining each of them $10,000. In the story available on the AJC.com Website, they lay it out. One quote will be pulled for the throng […]

Governor Deal’s Cognitive Dissonance in the Treatment of Commoners

PV, Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

AboutForsyth.net has an interesting 26-second bit: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal greets a Democratic tracker at the Roswell Republican Rally on August 2, 2014. GOV. DEAL: Hey, how are you doing? DEM. TRACKER: Good morning, Governor. GOV. DEAL: Very nice to meet you. DEM. TRACKER: Thank you. GOV. DEAL: I hope my people treat you with […]

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 […]

Georgia State Ethics Commission: Something STINKS To High Heaven

PV, Friday, December 9th, 2011

Rumors have it that a multi-agent special investigative squad assembled by the FBI in August 2011 is here in Georgia because of a certain straw that was laid on the camel’s back in June 2011 at the Georgia State Ethics Commission, and broke it. First published by Jim Walls over at Atlanta Unfiltered tonight, Walls […]

Governor Nathan Deal’s Inaugural Address

Bill Simon, Monday, January 10th, 2011

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, Governor Perdue, Members of the General Assembly, Members of our Congressional Delegation, Members of the Judiciary, Members of the Consular Corps, my fellow Georgians: On this second week of the second decade of the 21st Century, my wife Sandra and I enter the service of our native state with excited […]

“Cattle Partnerships, My Boy…THAT’S The Future…”

PV, Friday, October 15th, 2010

Rumors have it that all those tax returns that gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes posted on his Website may not be entirely accurate as to the TRUE nature of Barnes’ tax liability to the federal and state governments. According to a blog post by Gary Scott Holt (published on 10/14/2010), for the years 1981 thru 1998, […]

Roy Barnes: Federal & State Income Tax Evasion?

PV, Thursday, October 14th, 2010

In today’s Savannah Morning News, they reported that on Roy Barnes’ 2009 income tax return, he claimed to have owned a rental home in order to help himself to a depreciation allowance on that rental property. Not so, according to Cobb County Property Tax Records. The county’s records show that his daughter and son-in-law have […]


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