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Al Roker calls out GOP Georgia Governor over poor planning for weather

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The Today Show‘s weatherman, Al Roker, was in rare form when he called out Georgia’s governor and Atlanta’s mayor over poor

“Here’s the problem. 

They could be prepared. 

The mayor and governor got on TV yesterday and said ‘Oh this wasn’t expected.’ and that’s not true.  We were talking about this Monday that this was going to happen. 

They took a gamble.  They did NOT pre-treat the roads. 

I do not think they wanted to spend the money and do what they needed to and then everybody started going home around noon and by around 1:30 I-285, I-75,  I-85 was a parking lot and this was poor planning on the mayor’s part and the governor’s part.  Pure and simple. 

They were warned about it. 

They should have been prepared for it, and people are still suffering.  The roads are still gridlocked. 

It’s a shame, it really is.”

http://ruthless-politics.com/al-roker-calls-gop-georgia-governor-poor-planning-weather/

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Question of the Day: Do these ‘Redneck Goobers’ have even enough sense to slow-down in the ‘snow and ice’?

Answer: SEE PHOTO!

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January 30, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(2 of 2) – It took awhile, but Dylan was right – “The Times They Are A-Changin'”

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Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin

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You Tube:

‘In Performance at the White House’

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December 23, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

(1 of 2) Georgia – the next state to turn BLUE

Via: Washington Post

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They are Senate contender Michelle Nunn, an executive who is also the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, and gubernatorial hopeful Jason Carter, a third-term state senator who is a grandson of former president Jimmy Carter.

Nunn and Carter face tough odds, given that Georgia has not elected a non-incumbent Democrat to any statewide office since the waning years of the last century. But recent demographic shifts suggest a new electoral equation could be forming — and probably more quickly than in much-talked-about Texas.

The face of the state is being changed by an influx of African Americans and Latinos. Although whites accounted for 71 percent of Georgians who voted in the 2004 elections, that share had dropped by nearly 10 percentage points in 2012.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michelle-nunn-jason-carter-hope-to-rechart-the-course-of-georgia-politics/2013/12/21/a2611bfc-5e9b-11e3-be07-006c776266ed_story.html

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2016 – I can hear it now:

CNN – ‘We are now reporting, the 16 Georgia Electoral Votes, will go to Hillary Rodham Clinton.’

Oh, Happy Days!

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December 23, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rob Woodall (R-GA) – ‘GOP Moran of the Day’

Via: NPR

Members of Congress are often criticized for what they do — or rather, what they don’t do.

But what about what they say and, more specifically, how they say it? It turns out that the sophistication of congressional speech-making is on the decline, according to the open government group the Sunlight Foundation.

Since 2005, the average grade level at which members of Congress speak has fallen by almost a full grade.

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Georgia Republican Rep. Rob Woodall (see photo) registers the second-lowest grade level: 8.01.

An example of Woodall’s speech: “What do they say about socialism, Mr. Speaker? It’s a great plan until you run out of other people’s money. Guess what? We’ve run out of other people’s money. I just want to show you a chart.”

That’s five sentences, an average of about 7.5 words per sentence.

My mother will probably be embarrassed to hear this news,” Woodall says, “but I’m glad to know I’m not obfuscating our challenges with words that are too complicated.”

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Woodall is part of the large freshman class that came into Congress in 2010 — many of them backed by the Tea Party movement.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/05/21/153024432/sophomoric-members-of-congress-talk-like-10th-graders-analysis-shows?ft=1&f=1001

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May 22, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Atlanta – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘Always Something Interesting’

“Auto parts shop. Atlanta, Georgia.”

– By Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration.

– March, 1936

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See more Atlanta images, HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/260

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May 20, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Is The Jack-Booted Government Arresting All These Nice White Supremacists?

Via: Wonkette

Hello, it is called “freedom to assemble” and “freedom of association” and “freedom of speech” and “freedom to try to manufacture ricin” and it is IN THE CONSTITUTION, SHEEPLE.

Why is the government illegally arresting all these various white supremacists just because they are trying to start a race war?

Because Barack Obama wants your guns, that is why. RISE UP! (Please don’t rise up.)

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Let us document the law enforcement atrocities.

Law enforcement officials in central Florida have been rounding up members of a white supremacist group who were allegedly training with weapons at a rural Osceola County compound. The training was reportedly in preparation for a coming “race war.” [Also: ricin.]

In Alaska on Monday, a 12-member jury was selected in the trial of three militia members who are accused of planning to kill judges and police, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

In Georgia on Tuesday, two militia members who had allegedly planned to attack government workers and buildings attended a pretrial hearing after two of their alleged conspirators agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors, according to the Associated Press.

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Oh noez they are going to arrest all these brave Nazi patriots and send them to the FEMA Camps, on the FEMA Trains, just for trying to start a race war and insurrection against the Mud People/Brown Hordes of Amerikkka!

Be afraid, America. Next, will they come for YOU?

http://wonkette.com/472103/why-is-the-jack-booted-government-arresting-all-these-nice-white-supremacists#more-472103

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May 10, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Judy Manning (R-GA) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Think Progress

One obstacle that Mitt Romney may face as he asks for the support of Republican primary voters is bigotry against the Mormon faith.

A Marietta Daily Journal story published yesterday demonstrates the bigotry that Romney may have to overcome. The Journal quotes Republican state Rep. Judy Manning saying that she’s scared of Romney’s Mormon faith. But at least he’s “better than a Muslim” (a not so subtle reference to President Obama, perhaps?) :

“I think Mitt Romney is a nice man, but I’m afraid of his Mormon faith,” Manning said. “It’s better than a Muslim. Of course, every time you look at the TV these days you find an ad on there telling us how normal they are. So why do they have to put ads on the TV just to convince us that they’re normal if they are normal … If the Mormon faith adhered to a past philosophy of pluralism, multi-wives, that doesn’t follow the Christian faith of one man and one woman, and that concerns me.”

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/01/05/398857/georgia-state-repafraid-mormon/

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January 6, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Gingrich, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Week”

“If, theoretically, you did get rid of all the Mexicans, YOU’D BE HUNGRY in a WEEK,” Marks said. “All your vegetables had a Mexican hand on it. All your fruit, and three-quarters of your meat.”

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Via: Tennessean

“New immigration laws could hit farmers, drive up food prices’

Inside a spartan shed thick with the smell of moist tobacco, temporary laborers from the Mexican state of Nayarit deftly stripped a truckload of the plant’s broad leaves from its hardened stalks.

A foreman, Pedro Peña, handed racks of dark air-cured tobacco down to another worker, Lupe Villegas, who loaded each one onto one of two sets of chain drives. As the racks went along the drive, teams of eight workers laid the stalks bare and sorted the tobacco into three grades, all in less than a minute. A final worker removed the exposed stems and loaded them into a V-shaped crib.

Without these 19 men, most of whom have been coming back every fall for a decade, George Marks could not bring in the three varieties of tobacco he farms, he says. The same is true of dairy cows, which he also raises on his Montgomery County farm, and a host of other crops grown in Tennessee — peaches, tomatoes, gourds, apples.

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Last year, more than 2,300 H-2A workers were hired on approximately 150 sites in Tennessee.

But farm workers have abandoned Georgia and Alabama in droves this fall, forcing farmers to abandon their crops for lack of enough hands in the fields. Economists in the two states estimate their economies lost at least $115 million as a result. (and yes, the losses will be passed on to the consumer: YOU!)

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111127/NEWS0201/311150089/New-immigration-laws-could-hit-farmers-drive-up-food-prices

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November 29, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking News – More Deadbeat Granddads Failing To Make Birthday Payments

ATHENS, GA – At 7:34 p.m. on Monday, two Athens County deputy sheriffs forcibly entered Room 3B of the Sunwood Assisted Living complex, and, after waking him up, took Georgia’s No. 1 deadbeat granddad into custody—79-year-old Roy Ehrengruber, who owes over $480 in grandchild birthday-card money.

According to figures from the Department Of Child And Family Services, Ehrengruber is part of a growing problem: 58 percent of all septuagenarians with grandchildren willfully neglect or underestimate their moral obligation to provide small, cash-only birthday stipends.

According to DCFS administrator Mike Leavitt, millions of American children go dangerously undergifted as a result.

“We see it over and over: In the first five to seven years of grandchild support, these men generally make well-timed and generous payments,” Leavitt said. “Eventually, however, they start arriving later and later, sometimes several months late, and even occasionally addressed to the wrong child. Over the years, the cards contain less and less money, until they stop coming at all.”

The report indicated that deadbeat granddads nationwide owe a collective $23 million in dollar bills and quarters. This figure does not include the extra amount of outstanding silver dollars that need to be recouped, which officials estimate at just over $425,000.

Without adequate support from their grandfathers, the burden of children’s birthday spending money is unfairly placed on parents, aunts and uncles, and even the kids themselves,” Leavitt said.

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Via: The Onion – ‘America’s Finest News Source’

http://www.theonion.com/articles/more-deadbeat-granddads-failing-to-make-birthday-p,2042/

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November 23, 2011 Posted by | Breaking News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Geezers Charged With Terror Plot Inspired By Fox News ‘Expert’

Via: Wonkette

The Year of Rage is moving along nicely: The four elderly Georgia men arrested for their alleged plot to kill a bunch of federal employees and simultaneously attack a half-dozen cities with poison and some other Rage Batman stuff were all inspired by a Fox News personality’s insanely inspirational novel about killing all the evil gubmint peoples.

One interesting thing about mass worldwide insurrections is that all points on the ideological spectrum are eventually represented, which is exactly what we’re seeing in the three-year era (so far) that future alien historians will refer to as “The End of These Goddamned People.”

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ABC News reports today:

Four senior citizens will appear in front of a federal judge in Georgia today after telling undercover informants about plans to attack federal buildings with explosives and a biological toxin.

The men named in the charging documents, Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, Ga., and Toccoa, Ga., residents Dan Roberts, 67, Ray H. Adams, 65, and Samuel J. Crump, 68, were all members of a fringe militia organization, according to investigators.

They called themselves “the covert group,” and met several times throughout the year to discuss killing federal employees with rifles, explosives and ricin, a dangerous toxin that can be extracted from castor bean seeds using acetone and lye.

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The four geezers, all reportedly retired from government agencies or contractors including the U.S. Navy, the USDA and the Centers for Disease Control, allegedly dreamed up their terror spree as a “bucket list,” meaning a list of fun things to do in the last years of life.

But what inspired the apparently well-behaved Southern Old Folk?

Oh, some shitty book about people killing their government leaders, the standard paperback “patriot fiction” that also inspired Timothy McVeigh. But this time, the “paperback” was an “online novel.” So, futuristic?

Fox News reported on the arrests too, with a wink and a nod, but the Fox News announcers decided not to mention that the author of the terror fiction is a constant presence on Fox News, where he serves as an “expert” to talk about how Obama is a criminal.

But Fox’s report neglected to mention the allegedly inspirational novel’s author, who is no stranger to Fox viewers. Indeed, the author, Mike Vanderboegh, has been mainstreamed by the network, which has repeatedly featured him as an expert on the ATF’s failed Operation Fast and Furious. Fox has identified Vanderboegh as an “online journalist” and an “authority on the Fast and Furious investigation,” and has consistently failed to acknowledge his extremist views, actions, and affiliations.

http://wonkette.com/455618/old-southern-guys-charged-with-terror-plot-inspired-by-fox-news#more-455618

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November 3, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment