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.

Where in the world is Cecil Staton?

PV, Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

*** STORY UPDATE 11/22/2017 **** Due to a tweet that is out there in the Twitter-sphere, and that fact that on an intermittent basis, PV receives calls from people who encounter the slimy…crooked…moron named Cecil Staton in their random life, we are updating this article because the GrassrootsFrenzy.com website referenced originally on this post from […]

Paul Maner Announces Candidacy for GA State Senate District 40

PV, Thursday, July 9th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/28/2015 CONTACT: Friends for Paul Maner, Inc. (404) 797-8080 info@paulmaner.com www.paulmaner.com Paul Maner Announces Candidacy for GA State Senate District 40 Long-time Atlanta resident Paul Maner has announced he will be seeking the Republican nomination in the upcoming 2016 state election cycle. Running as a conservative Republican, Paul Maner promises to bring […]

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 […]

Georgia State Senate Sez: “We LOVE to violate the Ga Constitution, and rape and pillage the taxpayers.”

Bill Simon, Sunday, December 8th, 2013

There’s a little bitty story in this week’s edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle that caught my eye. For the 2nd legislative session in a row (the first being in 2012), there was an attempt to pass a bill and fund a taxpayer-seeded “venture capital fund.” I recall arguing against this in 2012, but thanks […]

Georgia SD 28 Run-Off: Duke Blackburn vs Mike Crane

PV, Thursday, December 1st, 2011

According to his Website, Duke Blackburn worked for 20 years in “Georgia government” and retired in 2009. On his Website, he states that he “knows how government works.” In 2006, he threw his support behind Mark Taylor (D) for Governor by not only contributing $250.00 to Taylor’s campaign, but also adorning his front lawn with […]

State Senator Cecil Staton: Time To Resign

Bill Simon, Monday, April 11th, 2011

MEMORANDUM TO: State Senator Cecil Staton CC: “Beth Merkleson” From: Bill Simon, Political Vine RE: Nice, sleazy hit on Casey… Dear Senator Staton, Wanted to let you know that the moment I received this e-mail from a Republican operative on Friday, April 1 at 11:30 AM, and the operative had your name on it as […]

“Republican Turncoats?” DEAD wrong, Erick Erickson.

Bill Simon, Friday, April 1st, 2011

Rumors have it that yesterday, 13 Georgia State Senators “joined” Democrats to attempt to allow a “coup” to revert power back to Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. Nine of these State Senators were called-out by Erick Erickson on the blog known as PeachPundit.com. Erickson listed the following as “Republican turncoats” in his mind: Jim Butterworth, Bill […]


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