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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 […]

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 […]

DeKalb County: Home of The John Boehner Republicans

Bill Simon, Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Prelude Just so no one will accuse me of being a heartless bastard, yes, I am aware Dick Williams broke his hip recently, had surgery to repair it, and is working on getting mended. His wife, Rebecca Chase Williams, currently mayor of Brookhaven, recently withdrew from her mayoral race, stating that the reason is primarily […]

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 […]

Special Report: Refugee Resettlement in Georgia

Bill Simon, Thursday, November 20th, 2014

[Note: The following is a reprint from an emailed newsletter I sent back on February 20, 2014, but that article never got republished to the Political Vine website.] “Follow the money.” — attributed to “Deep Throat,” the inside source in the Watergate scandal. “No matter what they say it’s about, it’s always about money.” — […]

Nancy Jester: Endorsed by the ‘New Power PAC of Georgia’

Bill Simon, Sunday, October 19th, 2014

So, according to the Website for Nancy Jester, Candidate for DeKalb County Commission District 1, she has now been endorsed by the New Power PAC of Georgia. Here is a snapshot of her front page with the NPPofGA logo near the bottom (http://www.politicalvine.com/dekalb/NJesterNPPGa.jpg) Those words at the top of the logo of the NPP endorsement […]

Terror at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm: Gasp! Someone is recording the speeches!

Bill Simon, Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Introduction If you are not “up” on the bullshit that happened over the weekend on August 23rd at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in Dawson County, where someone was thrown-out and subsequently arrested for videotaping speeches, these are the links for you to read to get-up to speed very quickly so you can follow along with the […]

Buddy Carter: The Epitome of Absolute Stupidity

Bill Simon, Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

When Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show, he often bantered with the audience when making observations about the weather or traffic or whatever, and he would make a statement like “The Santa Monica Freeway was so backed-up today driving to the studio…” and the audience would respond with “How backed-up was it?” I just happened […]

HD 80: Double-Dipping Mike (Jacobs)?

Bill Simon, Sunday, March 30th, 2014

SPECIAL MEMO TO: State Rep. Mike Jacobs From: Bill Simon Re: Just a few…ethics law violations to discuss Mike, Did you know that my first major was Psychology? Spent a year taking a bunch of psychology and other liberal art courses until I decided “Screw this, I’m going for something way more fun: Mechanical Engineering […]

HB 1033: Mr. (Sam) Moore Goes to Atlanta

Bill Simon, Monday, February 24th, 2014

“No matter what they say it’s about, it’s always about money.” — Bill O’Neil, American Businessman Two movies come to mind to set the mood here to describe all the nonsense from the House GOP folks, the state GOP chairman, and the various and sundry useful idiots acting out their roles: Mr. Smith Goes To […]

RICO Violations by Corrupt Georgia Government Enterprises

Bill Simon, Friday, January 24th, 2014

Prelude Over in DeKalb County, in the indictment process of former county CEO Burrell Ellis, some intriguing developments have made their way to the public eye via this article. What is of significance to this post is the following statement made by Don Geary, DeKalb County‚Äôs former chief assistant district attorney, in response to the […]

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 […]







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