Political Vine: The Insider's Source on Georgia Politics

Political Vine: The Insider's Source on Georgia Politics

The Political Vine is the home of political news, satire, rants, and rumors.

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 […]

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 […]

Who is Clint Bearden? He is a Georgia Political Scumbag.

PV, Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Clint Bearden is receiving this distinction of being a scumbag due to his involvement and instigation of the series of events that led-up to the physical attack on Citizen Videographer Nydia Tisdale by Dawson County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Wooten, who may, himself, have not been operating lawfully himself. This is a link to the story […]

David Ralston: “Hire me and I’ll delay your case”

Bill Simon, Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Now, I’m fairly certain there are many “legislator-lawyers” who abuse the invocation of either O.C.G.A. 17-8-26 or O.C.G.A. 9-10-150 to delay calendar calls or trial dates (and, eventually, you others will be unmasked for your abuses of the system). But, for the moment, we’ll just look at one of you: Attorney David Ralston, State House […]

Corruption and Incompetence in the Georgia State House

PV, Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Folks, if you ever wondered how it could be that some legislators tell you one thing at a GOP meeting, and then you learn later how they voted for something that completely contradicted what they said…well, all you got to do is take a read of Representative Sam Moore‘s description of “Corruption as far as […]

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 […]

HB 1033: A Letter to The Georgia Republican Party State Committee

PV, Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

[PV Note: The below letter was emailed from Bill Evelyn to the Georgia GOP State Committee over the weekend. It is being published here with his permission because it seems as though everyone else in the GOP world decided to air their dirty laundry to the public last Friday, and this is a message in […]

From 1998: David Ralston’s Record of Fighting for Child Molestors

PV, Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

[Source for below post: https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21topic/alt.law-enforcement/dYyFpuVBGcQ] GIVE US BACK OUR CHILDREN, & NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR FAMILY COURT JUSTICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Vicki Pierce August 5, 1998 KLEIN ENDORSED BY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY GROUPS FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL After reviewing past records of Republican Attorney General candidates, mothers interested in protecting children from child abuse and sexual exploitation, […]

HB 1033: The Truth Behind Speaker David Ralston’s Ambush

Bill Simon, Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

In order to more fully comprehend the political circus that played-out on Friday, February 21 in the Georgia State House and the news media with HB 1033, we need to look back in time a few years…back to the legislative session of 2009-2010. In February of 2009, State Rep. Wendell Willard, along with State Rep […]

Speaker David Ralston: Defender of Child Molestors

Bill Simon, Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Warning The following Vine does contain subject matter quite unsuitable to anyone under the age of 18…or, anyone who just got into politics and thinks every elected official should be treated as a deity. Two stories must be told before we get to the meat of this edition of the Political Vine. I’m not going […]

House Speaker David Ralston: “Your Money Is Atlanta’s Money”

PV, Friday, October 14th, 2011

Rumors have it that House Speaker David Ralston has officially flown over the Cuckoo’s Nest…and, apparently, is intent on dragging the entire state house with him. PV Provides A Little Background: The oft-discussed T-SPLOST coming-up in 2012 had its beginnings in a vote on HB 277 in April 2010. Bill Evelyn of the State of […]



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