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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 […]

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 […]

Coca Cola, Inc. Disagrees With Your God-Granted Right of Free Will

Bill Simon, Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Prelude The Merriam-Webster Dictionary  provides three meanings for the word(s) “discriminate” and/or “discrimination.”  They are: 1) the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people. 2) the ability to recognize the difference between things that are of good quality and those that are not. 3) the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.” — […]

Who is Paying George Chidi to Hound Tom Owens?

Bill Simon, Sunday, October 19th, 2014

I think this is a valid question to ask. Because, according to DeKalb County Superior Court records, Mr. Chidi has had a FiFa Lien filed against his home as of August 1, 2014 for non-payment of what appears to be a Capital One Bank credit card balance outstanding of $5390.81. So, whether Mr. Chidi claims […]

Todd Rehm gives lessons on how to be Mark Rountree

PV, Monday, March 17th, 2014

Rumors have it that over the weekend at an event in which Nancy Jester, candidate for State School Superintendent was appearing, Jester’s paid political consultant (i.e., Todd Rehm) decided he would channel Mark Rountree in an encounter with political activist Joe Newton. PV ‘Splains Things: In order to understand Saturday’s situation, you have to know […]

T-SPLOST, Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce & RICO?

PV, Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Rumors have it that the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of Chamber President Sam “APS cheating scandal? What APS cheating scandal?” Williams, has transformed itself into quite the little racketeering operation to reward “good legislators” who openly support T-SPLOST, and encourage punishment of the “bad legislators” who oppose T-SPLOST by the Chamber’s […]

Memo to MAVEN

PV, Friday, May 11th, 2012

A few overdue “things” we feel the need to address with you: 1) Don’t promise things you cannot (or will not deliver): In a Facebook chat between PV Editor Bill Simon and whoever the person is handling Facebook chat, a conversation ensued around February 24 and February 28th, 2012 whereby the MAVEN-person offered to Simon […]

You’re a nobody in politics until ‘Bluto’ has named you…

PV, Friday, May 11th, 2012

Rumors have it that there is a developing “list” out there of pro-TSPLOST candidates running for political office that PV’s taking a keen interest in. Why? Because, if you’re running as a “Republican” and you are for a “tax hike,” no matter what you claim, you are not a “conservative.” AND…since we have this trivial […]

Addendum: AG, Board of Regents & HB 397

PV, Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

To: Mr. Sam Olens, Attorney General So, Mr. Olens, we’re kinda, sorta puzzled about what it is you think your role is as Attorney General of Georgia, and how you actually promulgate your duties in real life: 1) You bring forth new legislation that causes news organizations up and down this state to swoon and […]







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