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John Watson, Resident Scorpion…

Bill Simon, Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Beware of the Scorpion That Cannot Change Its Natural Instinct Are you familiar with the fable known as The Frog and The Scorpion? Here is a short version of the story: “A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its […]

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 […]

Trump 2016 Strikes Emory University…Again!

PV, Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Rumors have it that the precious little snowflakes who inhabit the campus of Emory University are no longer feeling the idyllic beatitude they signed-up to experience…nay, apparently, a cloud of pallor has wafted over the campus and invaded their safe spaces. Here, forthwith, is a copy of the emailed letter sent out on November 21 […]

Will The Next Ga Attorney General Be A Chia Pet?

PV, Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Rumors have it that Governor Nathan Deal is planning on replacing Attorney General Sam Olens with current Georgia Economic Development Department Commissioner Chris Carr whenever Sam Olens quits as AG to take-on the job as the new Kennesaw State University President. Stories in the news have been floating for about a month in various newsy-oriented […]

Sandy Springs: The Barbarians Inside The Gate-Part 2

Bill Simon, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Rusty Paul – Barbarian Numero Uno As I now have to frequent Sandy Springs way more often than usual, I find myself having to be detoured all around the $220+ million money pit that is to become City Center. At the center of this pit is erected a crane. At one time, at the top […]

Georgia Primary: Questions to Ponder…

PV, Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

1) Does the Georgia-registered, Independent Committee called the ‘Georgia Chamber Political Affairs Council, Inc‘, whose chairman is Phillip Wilheit, file anything with the IRS that lists its detailed expenditures? 2) Why does an already established political consulting firm (i.e., The Stoneridge Group, LLC…”SRG”) start a new company in 2014 called Quick Response Communications, LLC in […]

Biggest SOB In Cobb County?

Bill Simon, Monday, March 21st, 2016

Introduction Imagine the following conversation occurring in the female inmate section of the Cobb County Jail…in present time period: Inmate 1: “So, what are you gals in for?” Inmate 2: “I didn’t do anything wrong.” Inmate 3: “I got caught with less than an ounce of weed.” Inmate 4: “I got arrested for using a […]

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 […]

Why Does Georgia Remain At The TOP For Corruption?

Bill Simon, Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Is Three Times Going To Magically Be The Charm for Georgia Opponents of Free Speech? Now we know why kids today tend to be rather disobedient of laws and established rules of an orderly society: Because Georgia’s state legislators continue to demonstrate how utterly clueless they are on the simple concepts of Free Speech (as […]

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 […]

J Max Davis and His Political Pay-Off Financiers

PV, Monday, July 13th, 2015

Rumors have it that the primary contributors to the J Max Davis Campaign for State House 80 are nothing but political insiders vying to grab onto Davis’s coattails so he will continue to feed their hunger for MORE government and MORE Backroom business deals granted to those who got business from the City of Brookhaven […]

Dark Secrets in the Halls of the City of Brookhaven

PV, Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

City of Brookhaven’s Secret Motto: “We treat our employees just like they are our indentured servants.” Rumors have it that tomorrow night’s Brookhaven City Council Townhall meeting is going to be akin to being a political campaign love fest for current Mayor Jerry Max (“J Max”) Davis’s launch for his campaign for State House District 80, […]







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