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   August 31, 2011
▪ Herman Cain on Greta's Show - August 31, 2011
Herman says. .   Democrats who have been thrashing Conservatives and The Tea Party Movement that "I've had all I can stand and I can't stands no more!" as he told Greta that "The Democrats have no results to run on, they have no plans that are working. The president doesn't have any plans that are working; he's broken a lot of promises. All they have left, Greta, is name-calling to try and intimidate those that might associate with the Tea Party. ... They have taken the race card to a new low."

Why Herman Cain is no GA Bulldog
August 31, 2011 - AJC - J Galloway

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain visits the state Senate on the final day of the Legislature’s special session

Read complete article

. . . A CNN reporter also asked Cain about recent comments by U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., who said that some members of Congress affiliated with the tea party consider African-Americans to be “second-class citizens” and wouldn’t mind seeing them “hanging from a tree.”

Cain’s response was sharp.

“Those remarks are disgraceful. Those remarks are a distraction. Those kinds of remarks are intended to discourage citizens from speaking their voice through the tea party movement,” Cain said. “If there were racism in the tea party movement, I would be one of the first people to recognize it. I grew up in Georgia before the Civil Rights movement, during the Civil Rights movement, after the Civil Rights movement.

“I would know racism if I saw it. I have not seen it, nor have I experienced it in the tea party movement,” Cain said.

Webmaster's comment -- Herman Cain is an example of a TRUE conservative black man of the highest character and ability. He is the extreme opposite of Obama.


    August 29, 2011
▪ GA GOP Fish Fry Video from Herman Cain who was in Israel

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GA Cain Train!

Herman congratulates Sue Everhart,
GA GOP Chairman and the GA Republican Party for doing such a great job. "I am behind you 100%"

Click on video
to view

Heritage Action for America

Legislative Scorecard
With each vote cast in Congress, freedom either advances or recedes. Heritage Action’s new legislative scorecard allows Americans to see whether their Members of Congress are fighting for freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society. The scorecard is comprehensive, covering the full spectrum of conservatism, and includes legislative action on issues both large and small. Heritage Action's legislative scorecard isn't graded on a curve – it is tough and we don't apologize. After all, we are conservatives, not tenured university professors.

Click on SCORE Card below, then click on your state to see how your members of Congress are rated.  I am so proud to report that my Congressman Tom Graves is currently rated the highest in our GA delegation.

Herman ventured to Israel this week on an historic journey. He and his wife, Gloria, enjoyed visiting the many historical sights, and they found the trip to be quite spiritually refreshing.  Not only that, but he had wonderful opportunities to meet with various Israeli leaders and appreciated the opportunities to learn more about the nation of Israel. The trip has served as an opportunity for Mr. Cain to see first-hand the situation in Israel and to personally assess the issues facing that country.  He strongly supports Israeli-American relations, and a President Cain would defend our friend and ally, Israel.  Click here to watch Mr. Cain’s interview with Fox and Friends, live from Jerusalem.
   August 27, 2011   E-News

            Georgia Straw Poll Vote Totals:

           Herman Cain Wins In A Squeaker
                             over Ron Paul

     Posted by: Bill Knowles - August 27, 2011

As reported yesterday,Texas Congressman Ron Paul made a stronger than expected run to grab the first official straw poll held at the Georgia Republican Fish Fry this afternoon.  Herman Cain held off the challenge as he narrowly won by 3 votes over the Libertarian minded Paul.  The official numbers are:

Herman Cain- 232
Ron Paul-229
Rick Perry-180
Newt Gingrich-162
Mitt Romney-51
Michelle Bachmann-29
Rick Satnorum-4
Jon Huntsman-3
Thad McCotter-1
Buddy Roemer-0
Gary Johnson-0

I think it was interesting that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich did not over take Texas Governor Rick Perry, though he was there and addressed not only the full crowd but the party State Committee before the actual event.  I joked to one person that I really feel he would have won the whole thing if he hadn't made a speech.  It was brutal to say the least.  (I really like Newt alot and agree with most of his platform.  Just say it with feeling Mr. Speaker!  And in half the time!) 

Cain wins first statewide Republican straw poll in Perry

-  - Macon Telegraph - August 27, 2011
   August 21 - 26, 2011     

GOP Launches ‘Obama Debt
  Watch’ Campaign


Check out the new GOP website where you can make your liberal friends aware of Obama’s debt total.


August 26, 2011
RNC chairman Reince Priebus sounds
 off on President Obama's leadership in the economic crisis on Fox Nation.
 Click on video at left to view.

Click above video to view

▪ RNC Celebrates the 91st Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment

Dear Members,

91 years ago today, the 19th Amendment was ratified to the United States Constitution guaranteeing women a precious right that was hard earned and long overdue - the right to vote.

We’d like to invite you to click on this link and enjoy this video by the Republican National Committee commemorating the ratification of the 19th amendment. I’d like to thank our past Co-Chairs as well as many of our National Committeewomen and women State Party Chairs for bringing the voices of these suffragettes to life in this video.

And please, feel free to post it on your facebook, twitter, and share with your contacts.

Thank you.

Sharon Day - RNC Co-Chairman

RNC Celebrates the 91st Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment
Is there a doctor in the House???  

We need
some in the GA House

One is running for the 43rd House District in Cobb County, Georgia, in a special election on September 20, 2011 --  
Geraldine Wade MD.
This is the seat formerly held by Rep. Bobby Franklin who passed away recently. 

From MDJ: "Dr. Wade, 57, a native of New Jersey, has a 25-year career in healthcare. She earned her medical degree from Emory School of Medicine, is certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, and served as medical director of KennMed Family and Urgent Care in Marietta before working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. She is presently a self-employed consultant on the topic of healthcare information technology. Wade said she is troubled that there are no physicians presently serving in the Georgia House, a place that needs a doctor’s perspective to handle such things as “Obamacare and socialized medicine.”  Dr. Wade later learned there is one physician from Savannah area (Dr. Ben Watson) in the House.  We need more!

Please keep an eye on this most impressive candidate! 
Joe Dendy, Chairman of the Cobb GOP, plans a candidate forum soon which will include all candidates running for this position.
Read more about this candidate on her website: and on

Bettye Chambers, Webmaster for VRG

Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:22 PM

 **VICTORY UPDATE** T-SPLOST -  Atlanta Tea Party Patriots
Looks like those of us opposing the T-SPLOST won the first round.  Now we can get geared up for January when the General Assembly goes into regular session and again addresses the T-SPLOST vote.  Read more


Transportation sales tax effort implodes  (T-SPLOST)
 August 24, 2011, by jgalloway - AJC

Gov. Nathan Deal’s push to move the date of next year’s transportation sales tax vote imploded late Wednesday. Attached to the end of a notice that Deal had signed House and Senate redistricting plans:

The governor today reached a joint decision with House and Senate leadership to suspend further consideration of legislation to move the date for T-SPLOST. Read more

August 23, 2011


David Pennington, Mayor of  Dalton, on T-SPLOST Tax. Transportation sales tax could be historic for wrong reason, Dalton mayor says
 He was on radio today -- WDUN in Gainesville with Al Gainey.  He also made the AJC today: "The proposed transportation bill could be the largest tax increase in Georgia history." Read more in AJC

Tea Party Patriots of GA

We have gone into high gear organizing the opposition to T-SPLOST. We are in the process of bringing up a web site dedicated to defeating the T-SPLOST in the metro Atlanta area and it can be used by other regions as well..   Read more

Former Cobb County Commission Chairman Bill Byrne opposes T-SPLOST

Rockdale County GOP Call to Action - T-SPLOST -
Call your GA Senators and Representatives
Don Williamson, Chairman-Rockdale GOP
A Black Caucus member on shifting the sales tax vote
1:51 pm August 23, 2011, by jgalloway

Thinking Right with Jim Wooten

My nits with the transportation sales tax vote
    August 18, 2011, by jwooten - AJC

Herman Cain Unveils His Plans to Get More Americans Working
on Neil Cavoto show
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The Speech That Rocked Iowa! - read more on line

Herman Cain's Ames Straw Poll Speech  -

The Speech That Rocked Iowa! - read more on line

On Saturday, August 13, 2011, after 1,800 miles and nearly 20 stops across the state of Iowa in just five days, the "Common Sense Solutions" bus tour made its stop in Ames, the home of the legendary straw poll on the beautiful campus of Iowa State University.

After enjoying more than 4,500 pieces of Godfather's Pizza, listening to the soulful tunes of Governor Huckabee and Herman Cain and enjoying a speech or two, our supporters gathered inside the Coliseum to listen to Herman give what was touted by many as the best speech of all the candidates that day.

In his address, Herman discussed the crises facing our great nation, his incredible vision, his compelling life story and the defense of American Exceptionalism.
 Check out the video

Young Republicans internal strife ends up in court
   By Chris Joyner  - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Redistricting Update
August 22, 2011

GOP redistricting plan would tighten grip on congressional delegation
GA Congressional District Map in case you missed it.  Hope this is the final one, but it could change.
View new maps
GOP redistricting plan would tighten grip on congressional delegation.

Toons of the Times - August 2011

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 Hurricane Irene

 Gadafi - Facebook

Obama Bus Tour

GA Redistricting

Rise of the Planet
of the AARPS

Dear Voter


   August 14, 2011  -- E-News

Click here to vote in the AFA poll

Pawlenty Out -- Perry In!

Pawlenty Quits Race After Poor Iowa Showing 
Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 08:49 AM -
   NewsMax -
Wonder where the GA Pawlenty team will go now?  Perhaps the Gingrich campaign will take them since our Governor appears to still be the GA Leader for Newt.


 Bachmann Wins! 

owa Straw Poll

Nine Participants and Write Ins


Rep. Michele Bachmann wins the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll with 28.55 percent of the vote, with Rep. Ron Paul following in second place with 27.65 percent and former Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty finishing third with 13.57 percent. Santorum came in 4th and Herman Cain came
in 5th. 

Total Votes - 16,892

  1. Michele Bachmann -
2. Ron Paul -               
3. Tim Pawlenty -        
4. Rick Santorum -      
5. Herman Cain -         
 6. Rick Perry (write in)  - 
 7. Mitt Romney -
 8. Newt Gingrich -
 9. John Huntsman -
10.Thaddeus McCotter -

Bachmann took 4,823 votes out of 16,892 votes cast, just ahead of Paul's 4,671. Pawlenty, who essentially went all in on the straw poll in an attempt to change the narrative of his struggling campaign, got just 2,293 votes, less than half of his fellow Minnesota lawmaker. 

In fourth place was Rick Santorum with 1,657 votes, followed by Herman Cain with 1,456 votes. Write-in candidate Rick Perry, who formally entered the race today, got 718 votes, good enough for sixth. Despite being a write-in candidate, he beat out Mitt Romney with 567 votes, Newt Gingrich 385, Jon Huntsman with 68 votes and Thaddeus McCotter with 35 votes. 

Herman Cain, Mike Huckabee Sing At Ames (VIDEO)

...Herman Cain has announced the following: "Cain will join Governor Mike Huckabee at noon at the Friends of Herman Cain tent to share their musical talents with straw poll attendees"...
Click video below  (Apology from webmaster: I hate to link you to the liberal HuffingtonPost, but that was the only place I could find this video as of Sunday afternoon. ;- )


Huckabee and Cain — a musical match-up at Ames, IA

Musical Stylings Of Huckabee And Cain

Voters put corn kernels into jars of their favorite Republican presidential candidates on the first day of the Iowa State Fair August 11, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Texas Gov. Perry Enters Presidential Race


Sent to us by Linda Herren, GA National Committeewoman to RNC
Read more news from RNC on Linda's website
- click here

▪ RNC Chairman Priebus Statement on the ObamaCare Ruling by the 11th
  Circuit Court of Appeals.
complete statement

Betsy McCaughey: Court Ruling 'Slams the Brakes' on Obamacare  -
   Friday, 12 Aug 2011 06:59 PM - By David A. Patten

Appeals court strikes health insurance requirement - AJC - August 12, 2011

Obamacare’s threat goes beyond the individual mandate
   August 12, 2011, by Kyle Wingfield - AJC

Legislative & Congressional Redistricting: from GA GOP

As the Georgia General Assembly prepares for Monday’s special legislative session on August 15 to address redistricting, the Joint Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office has released the first drafts of Georgia’s proposed state House and Senate districts.

Click here to view the proposed maps on the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office website. These maps are a far cry from the outrageous results when the Georgia Democrats were in charge of the process in 2001. For a reference, we have gladly provided copies of the Democrats' maps as well.

Maps released as lawmakers learn their fate - AJC - August 12, 2011
House and Senate committees simultaneously released proposals to for how 180 House and 56 Senate districts should be redrawn during a a special legislative session that begins Monday. Every district in the state must be redrawn every 10 years following the Census to reflect shifting population. Lawmakers return to Atlanta next week to consider and approve new maps for the House, Senate and for the U.S. House. Proposed congressional maps, which will include Georgia’s new 14th district, have yet to be released.  Read more

Iowa Debate - August 11, 2011

ELECTION 2012 - World Net Daily - August 12, 2011
Savage says,

'Cain is able' -
read more

Iowa - Who Won ‘GOP Round 2′ ? - the great debate on Aug.11

One writer's opinion. Read more: Who Won ‘GOP Round 2′? | Godfather Politics

Rush Limbaugh: GOP Debate: Fox News Got Show They Wanted - It was scripted for conflict. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen)
 "Why did Fox want these people to tear up each other? Because they want approval from the mainstream media, because that's what mainstream media would do." -Rush
"People are beginning to realize government is not where to turn when faced with consequences such as those we're in now. Government must get out of the way. I hope Obama has taught people that." -Rush
Debate Jolts Republican Race to Life  - Wall Street Journal - August 12, 2011
G.O.P. Candidates Jockey for Advantage in Iowa - Straw Poll
   on Saturday, Aug 13


Fascinating map of religious percentages by state that I thought you would enjoy.  Click on the following and see the different religions by state and elsewhere by holding cursor over a state.

Here is an extremely interesting map that illustrates the religious demographics of each of the fifty states.  I found this article to be of considerable interest!  The map is highly educational, and, as one studies the religious diversities that occur from state to state and region to region, it helps one to understand at least some of our nations political demographics.  Surprising to me is the unclassified percentage of people who are either atheist, agnostic or without religious belief.  Even so, more than 80% of all Americans identify with some form of religious faith, and they are predominantly Christian even though classified in several different groupings.  Enjoy!

Forwarded by Judi Quigley

SEAL Team 6 — The Movie? - Investor's Business Daily
Politics: The president's Hollywood friends are planning an exploitation flick to hype his role in the Bin Laden raid to debut three weeks before the 2012 election. What does the Federal Election Commission think of this?  . . . The movie about the raid is set to premiere, Dowd writes, "as Obamaland was hoping, on Oct. 12, 2012 — perfectly timed to give a home-stretch boost to a campaign that has grown tougher."  Read more

Steve Bridges - Obama Impersonator

Steve Bridges is the guy who imitated George Bush on the Jay Leno Show. He has now started imitating Obama and REALLY does it well. The Administration has tried to put a stop to Bridges' act because Obama has made it known that he is deeply offended. So please do your part to keep the Pretender-In-Chief "deeply offended" by passing this around... there might also be some educational content.

Cartoons of the Day - August 2011

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   August 5, 2011


from the


Click here to read the 50 things
to ponder

Birthday Boy Obama Wants $71,600 for Power Dinner

Friday, 05 Aug 2011 05:15 PM - By Martin Gould
The parties just keep coming for birthday-boy Barack Obama. After a Chicago fund-raiser the night before he turned 50 and a White House party on the big ay, a third event is now planned for New York.This time it is high-powered movie mogul Harvey Weinstein who will host the president at his Big Apple home, reports the New York Post.
Obama Wants $71,600 for Power Dinner
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Happy Birthday, Mr. President!   Jennifer Hudson summoned Marilyn Monroe earlier this week, crooning birthday wishes to President Barack Obama.


S&P Downgrades U.S. Credit Rating From AAA - Fox News - August 5, 2011

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's on Friday downgraded the United States' credit rating for the first time in the history of the ratings.

Read more:
fficial-says-sp-reconsidering-us-credit-downgrade/#ixzz1UDGhLRErting agency Standard & Poor's on Friday downgraded the United States' credit rating for the first time in the history of the ratings

The Truth-O-Meter Says:

Ex- APS Superintendent Beverly Hall says recent tests “given under the strictest security possible  - Beverly Hall on Friday, June 24th, 2011 in a mailer


Billboard below would be the perfect slogan for
Presidential Candidate Herman Cain of GA
Billboard by Subway on E. Limestone Road in Athens, AL

  July 4, 2011   E-News

Independence Day 1776 -
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Sneak peek at the new Palin flick by Jim Galloway of AJC - Read more

Celebrating America's Enduring Principles

America was born on July 4, 1776, with the passage of the
Declaration of Independence. Today, as we celebrate our great country 235 years later, we reflect upon its meaning.
Read more.


GA Governor in the News


Associated Press
▪ GA gov drains retirement accounts to pay down debt

By SHANNON McCAFFREY , 07.01.11, 09:19 AM EDT
ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has reduced his debt to $1.3 million after draining his retirement accounts to pay down a loan for his daughter's failed sporting goods venture, the governor's accountant said Thursday. Read more

AJC - June 30, 2011

Deal ditches hiring rules in appointing spokesman's girlfriend

Gov. Nathan Deal's choice to be the state's mental health ombudsman is dating the governor's chief spokesman and was chosen without following procedures outlined in state law, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.

▪ Those Surrounding Governor Deal Are Doing Him Few Favors
July 1, 2011
▪ Deal names ally Pridemore to Georgia World Congress Center board and . . .
Richard W. Riley of Gainesville (father of Deal's chief of staff, Chris Riley) to the Lake Lanier oversight board. Read more

And the beat does on. . .  Nepotism and cronyism reigns in Georgia politics -- and we thought it was just the Democrats who did this ;- ) Is anyone keeping count of he number of people from Hall County and the 9th District who have received appointments by the new Gov.?



Dear friends, 

It was 235 years ago today when our Founding Fathers planted the flag of freedom and defined the character of this country.

Pledging their lives, fortunes and sacred honor, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall and George Walton signed the Declaration of Independence on behalf of Georgia.

It was a courageous proclamation during a most challenging time.  Read entire message

Presidential Finger Pointing

With 14 million Americans looking for work and 44 million on food stamps, there is nothing we need more than jobs.  So what did President Obama offer Americans during his hour long press conference yesterday?  We saw finger pointing.

Read  about Jobs Bills Waiting for Senate Action.  
Read more news from Congressman Tom Graves.

▪ Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census - New York Times  - click here

Browse population growth and decline, changes in racial and ethnic concentrations and patterns of housing development

Just glide your cursor over the map
and it displays every county.

   January 1, 2011

GOP sweep named top Ga. story of 2010

Base bails on Democrats in droves
By Chris Joyner - AJC
Georgia Democrats enter the upcoming 2011 session of the General Assembly reeling from a series of defections and facing an uphill climb toward relevance. The once-dominant party holds 85 of 236 seats in the House and Senate, Democrats’ lowest ebb since Reconstruction. And the number has been slipping. Read entire article


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