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Mar. 31, 2013  -- HAPPY  EASTER

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Watch the BIBLE on the History
Channel running all day Easter

Series Finale Easter Sunday at 8/7c

Speakers on for music

Mar. 30, 2013

The Beat Goes on. . .
Behind the scenes: Beverly Hall's tenure
at Atlanta school

'The art of war' at Atlanta Public Schools


▪ From scandal at APS to suspicious scores nationwide

▪ Who's who in the APS indictments


Editor's Comments:  Many thanks to Mike Bowers, a former Georgia attorney general and one of the special investigators appointed by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue in 2010 who started this road to prosecution. Thanks also to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard for his active role in this long process.  Atlanta's new Superintendent Erroll Davis said the district was focused on nurturing an ethical environment, providing quality education and supporting the employees who were not implicated.

Left: The men who ran the investigation,: Robert E. Wilson, Michael Bowers and Richard Hyde

Read more:


New York Times: Ex-Schools Chief in Atlanta Is Indicted in Testing Scandal
News of Atlanta cheating by teachers and administrators has spread across the nation!

Mar. 29, 2013

▪ The Evans Report

Next step: Eliminate Georgia’s income tax
by  Randy Evans

With Georgia’s 2013 General Assembly winding up, Georgians can be thankful that the legislature has again guided Georgia through some tough economic times. Balancing budgets (as Georgia must do under its Constitution) during tough economic times is no easy task. This is especially true as unfunded federal mandates take full effect, including no less than the Affordable Care Act. Read more


  The Evans Report -- From the Atlanta Business Chronicle 


Mar. 29, 2013

Sine didn't Die, it got killed - GaPundit for March 29, 2013
Read more by Todd Rehm <>


2013 Legislative Update Sine Die
by Rep. Buzz  Brockway - State House District 102


What survived, what sank 
   By Aaron Gould Sheinin and Kristina Torres - AJC

Mar. 25, 2013

            Georgia Gold Dome Shenanigans

                       The final days of 2013 session

The Dustin Inman Society
Secure American Borders - Enforce American laws
March 25, 2013

Dear Georgia Patriots

There is another important matter pending in the Georgia Capitol in these closing days of session. That is HB475.

HB 475 originated in Republican Governor Deal's office. The pressure on the Senate to pass HB 475 is coming from Governor Deal's office.

What would HB 475 do if it became law? It would allow foreign nationals from countries chosen by the Governor - appointed Commissioner of Department of Drivers Services to be issued a valid Georgia Drivers License without ever taking any part of the Ga Drivers License tests that Georgians must take.  And pass.

This exam exemption would include the  knowledge test, the driving ability test and as far as we can see the vision test.  It also includes the ENGLISH LANGUAGE ROAD SIGN COMPREHENSION TEST.

It is important to know that we have been trying for years to change the fact that a Georgia DDS offers the knowledge(book) exam in 10 languages in addition to English. Apparently that is not enough incentive for the business community to bring in more foreign workers. Now the goal is to skip all drivers license testing for foreigners chosen as worthy by an appointed official.  Think about it: what if crazy,angry leftist Jerry Gonzalez is someday in charge of Ga DDS?


Please tell the Governor we want everyone to take the same drivers license test that Georgians must take in Georgia. NO to HB 475. This will be remembered at re-election time.


D.A. King

The Dustin Inman Society

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No unemployment benefits for seasonal workers under bill approved by Senate
By Aaron Gould Sheinin and Kristina Torres -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  Read more

▪ Senate approves ban on abortion in state employee insurance plans
   Jim Galloway – AJC – March 25, 2013
For weeks, the anti-abortion activists in the Legislature have been quiet, biding their time. This afternoon, with the session nearly down to its last 48 hours, they struck, approving a ban on abortion coverage in insurance plans offered to state employees. Read more
From my AJC colleague Kristina Torres:


Zeroing in on ethics reform in the Legislature
   Jim Galloway - AJC
     “A cap that’s not a cap, and a ban that’s not a ban,” Ralston said, summarizing the Senate’s effort.

Rumors have it.. HB 125 - UPDATE Alert!...03-25-2013 - Political Vine
Something Nefarious in HB 125
Shenanigans in the State Senate on HB 125? Say it ain't so!  - Political Vine
   On illegal immigration
PV Commentary on HB 125 (and the true 'bigger-picture' issue)  
Governor Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and a slew of legislators are listening TOO much to the whispers in their ears of lobbyists from ACCG (Association of County Commissioners of Georgia), GMA (Georgia Municipal Association), the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Ga Economic Devel. Department, and the lobbyists who represent the various contractor associations in Georgia.
What are these folks listening to in these whispers? How it is more important that "Georgia creates jobs" than it is to have Georgia adhere to what is right and wrong in the illegal immigration issue
Be sure to read ALL of this one.

Gambling initiatives, Deal policy at odds?
   Bills would bring more money; opponents say they bring more crime.

    By Greg Bluestein

 Gov. Nathan Deal is navigating tricky terrain as he balances the need for new lottery revenue with his party’s traditional opposition to gambling initiatives.

The governor has etched out a policy opposing the expansion of gambling, a stance he’s used to silence pushes for casinolike developments in Georgia. Yet in recent months, he’s supported two other efforts that appear to clash with his long-stated opposition.

The first allowed Internet sales of some lottery tickets. The second involves pending legislation that could clear the way for more coin-operated gambling machines across Georgia.

Both could mean millions of dollars in new revenue to the Georgia Lottery and the education programs it supports. But both have also elicited howls of criticism from opponents who fear they will spur more crime and other social ills. Read entire article


Mar. 23, 2013
 Gambling in Georgia
Are You Ready for State-Sponsored
Pari-Mutuel Gambling?
(Horse racing)

  Radio Commentary, WMVV 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Good morning, Jim.  Representative Harry Geisinger pre-filed H.R. 1 and H.B. 4 on November 15th.  H.R. 1 is a proposed constitutional amendment to authorize pari-mutuel betting, which is the system of betting at horse tracks.  Those betting on the winning horse share the total stakes, but the management keeps a percentage of the take.


As a proposed constitutional amendment, H.R. 1 requires two-thirds vote in both House and Senate and, if passed, would be a referendum for voters to decide on the 2014 ballot.  If the constitutional amendment is adopted by a majority of voters, H.B. 4 would be enacted to govern and regulate horse racing pari-mutuel betting in Georgia.  So, this is what would happen. Read more

Mar. 22, 2013 - E-News

▪ Oppositi
on to HB 487 in Georgia

A new group called Stop Predatory Gambling Georgia
has set itself up to provide some last-minute opposition to
HB 487, now h
eaded for a House-Senate conference committee. The measure would give the Georgia Lottery Commission licensing authority over video lottery terminals in Georgia. Opponents say this amounts to the legalization of video poker.

Could video poker save Georgia's HOPE Scholarship?

   In case you missed this one back in November. . .
▪ Key senator backs horse-racing referendum. -- Senator Jack Murphy of Cumming, GA

  By Aaron Gould Sheinin  - AJC - Read article

Senator Murphy is the chairman of Regulated Industries, signed the Majority Report saying this would be good for Georgia and voted yes to HB 487.  This was Nov. 27, 2012


Has our Georgia Legislature gone absolutely crazy about gambling?  and they use the lame excuse that it is all good for the HOPE!  Bull, it is good for their pocket books. - BC

▪ Home Schoolers:  H.B. 283 Looks Better Now
Click here to read commentry by by Sue ella Deadwyler

A first reading of H.B. 283 introduced February 11th by Representative Brooks Coleman alarmed families who home school their children.  Especially worrisome was Section 23 (c) (2) requiring parents to report to the local school superintendent a home-schooled child suspected of having a disability.  Also, that same section deleted the law that says enrollment records and reports will not be used for other purposes.  But that has been changed!


Good news!  House and Senate committees re-wrote H.B. 283 Section 23 (c)(2), removed the new requirements and reverted back to current law.  However, they deleted “or for verification of attendance by the Department of Public Safety for the purposes set forth in subsection (a.1) of Code Section 40-5-22,” that’s now in the law. Read more


Second Anniversary of Obamacare

▪ GA Congressman Price Statement on Second Anniversary of the President’s Health Care
  Law (Obamacare)

Washington, D.C.– House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement ahead of the second anniversary of the president’s health care law.  “Over the course of the past two years, the American people have learned more about the president’s health care law and the empty promises he and Democrats in Washington made while they worked behind closed doors to force this law through Congress,” said Chairman Price.  “We were told that individuals would see their premiums go down and that folks could keep the coverage they had.  These empty promises are turning into broken promises, and right now the American people are stuck with a law shamelessly built on budget gimmicks, expanded Washington power, and higher taxes that will take health care choices away from Americans.  Read more

▪ The Obamacare Second Anniversary: No Gift for Women
   Heritage Foundation _ March 20, 2013 Read more

 ▪ Dr. Carson Comes to Georgia! 
Have you seen the Movie: Gifted Hands, the life story of Dr. Carson?  It is awesome!

▪ Dr. Benjamin Carson will be at Fulton County Republican Party on April 25, 2013

CPAC 2013 - President Obama's Prayer Breakfast Club (feat. Dr. Ben Carson and Eric Metaxas)

Dr. Benjamin Carson will join the Fulton County Republican Party for a special reception and dinner on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at the WestinHotel in Buckhead.  Read more at GA Pundit.

"Dr. Carson has certainly awakened many minds recently," said Roger Bonds, chairman of the Fulton County Republican Party. "Although he is an independent, we feel Dr. Carson represents the absolute core of our Republican values. It is our goal to spread that message through Dr. Carson's participation in our Spring Reception."

"Nothing tells the story of Republican values better than a grounded, successful, self-made, spiritual man who is an independent thinker and not ashamed of his success. And through that success, he created a wonderful foundation through which he can give back to the community," said Bonds.

"We are truly delighted to have him join us for dinner and provide the opportunity for others to learn more about his life story and philosophies."  Contact Fulton County Republican Party.

  Mar. 21, 2013
South Carolina Congressional Race --
Sanford advances to runoff,
Elizabeth Colbert Busch wins Democratic nomination in South Carolina
Washington Post-- Posted by Sean Sullivan
Former governor Mark Sanford took a step closer to returning to elected office Tuesday, advancing to a Republican runoff in South Carolina’s 1st District special election. With all votes tallied, Sanford led the field of 16 with 37 percent of the vote, a strong showing considering the crowded contest. Former Charleston county councilor Curtis Bostic narrowly won the second spot in the runoff, edging out state Sen. Larry Grooms by fewer than 500 votes, a margin slim enough to trigger a mandatory recount. Grooms strategist Hogan Gidley said late Tuesday the state senator was not planning to concede to Bostic.
Below: Cartoonist Rick McKee's thoughts on former
Governor Sanford

Sanford will face the second place finisher in an April 2 runoff election, since no candidate received at least 50 percent of the vote Tuesday. In the Democratic race, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert, easily captured the nomination against perennial candidate Ben Frasier.

The vacancy in the heavily Republican district was triggered by GOP former congressman Tim Scott’s departure for the Senate earlier this year. After Sen. Jim DeMint (R) abruptly announced his resignation from the Senate, Gov. Nikki Haley (R) appointed Scott as his replacement.

Sanford, a onetime rising national Republican star, who some even viewed as a budding presidential candidate, fell from grace in 2009 after disappearing for nearly a week and admitting to an extramarital affair. He is now engaged to the woman, María Belén Chapur   Read more

Mar. 21, 2013  -

FreedomWorks  - Action Day on Tax Day in Washington, DC

On April 15, 2013 - Tax Day - conservative activists from across the country will be coming to DC for a Day of Action. We’ll be launching an ambitious legislative agenda that has the support of conservative lawmakers from across America: The New Fair Deal.

Click here to RSVP for the Action Day on Tax Day in Washington, DC

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Conservative rockstars like Reps. Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pompeo, Tom Price, and Fox News Commentator Deneen Borelli will be there!  You won’t want to miss this opportunity stand up for Liberty. So make sure to RSVP now and be a part of history.

For too long establishment politicians have ignored the grassroots. They’ve showered their special interest friends with special favors. Be there for the Action Day on Tax Day to tell Congress that this behavior will not stand. Let’s tell them that in 2013 we demand action!

Join us at the Capitol on Tax Day and take a stand for Freedom.

▪ Political Correctness Run Awry

Massachusetts principal calls off Honors Night because it could be 'devastating' to students who missed mark -
Fox News - Read more

Video: Parents angered after school cancels Honors Night

The list is endless.  When I was teaching in DeKalb County, Georgia I saw PC on display constantly.


▪ Multiculturalism – Political correctness gone awry ?  By d13thecolonel

. . . In the United States, we tried a variety of “cultural” changes. Affirmative Action, desegregation, school busing, racial and ethnic quotas in hiring and education, the dumbing down of society so “everyone of ethnic/cultural background” can succeed, forced housing, etc. None of these programs had great success and some were flat out dismal failures and created a wider chasm between cultures in America. America was once known as the great melting pot of the world. Immigrants came from all over the world to seek the freedoms and the lifestyles of America….to be part of something great and wonderful. But there is one major difference to the immigration of the past and that of today. Those that immigrated to America at the turn of the 20th century did not come here to form their own country… they came here and assimilated and learned our language and learned our laws and conformed and accepted America as it was. America accepted them with open arms. They took a pledge to America and its people and its culture. Immigrants were not required to forget their own culture and customs but it was required to integrate them into ours and become one of us….an American and abide by our laws and respect OUR culture and OUR land. Then political correctness became the new plague that is destroying America today. Multiculturalism is actually a bastard child of political correctness. Europe has been trying the social engineering (multiculturalism) experiment for some time and now, one by one, they are seeing the result. England has denounced it. Spain has denounced it. France has denounced it. Germany has denounced it. What is the primary reason? The failure to adopt the host country as their own. The failure to fit into society and learn its language.  Read more

Mar. 20, 2013

▪ Dr. Ben Carson Responds to Rush Limbaugh (after Rush's many positive responses to his speeches)

click on video at left to view

click here to read Rush's transcript

March 20, 2013 -- TAX Time 2013

Taxes: Who Pays What

Who Pays What in
income Tax

After constantly being told that millionaires and billionaires don’t pay their fair share of taxes, most   
     Americans are quite surprised to learn that:

  • The top 1% of income earners pay 39.9% of all federal income taxes

  • The top 10% of income earners pay 70.8% of all federal income taxes

  • The top 50% of income earners pay 97% of all federal income taxes

  • The bottom 50% of income earners pay only 3% of all federal income taxes.

    Source: Internal Revenue Service
    Federal individual income Tax Data, 2006 (updated July 2008)

    Sent by John Eidson of Cobb County


The taxman cometh: What homeowners and renters should know

  Tax tips from CFP Jerry Lynch





By The United West On March 19, 2013



View many more Obama Visits Israel Cartoons


Four years and still no leader ???

Does Satan in History Channel’s ‘Bible’ Miniseries Look Like President Obama?

Mar. 16, 2013  -- CPAC 2013

VIDEO: Dr. Ben Carson’s Speech at CPAC 2013 – ‘Economics Is Not Brain Surgery’    
   Fox News Insider –
March 16, 2013

Outspoken critic of ObamaCare, Dr. Ben Carson, addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference this morning, detailing why he felt he had to speak out against the new health care law.

Carson made headlines for criticizing ObamaCare in front of President Obama during his keynote address at the Annual National Prayer Breakfast. Some said his remarks were inappropriate at a non-political event, while conservatives hailed him for voicing their concerns with the new law.  Read more


CPAC 2013: Palin takes aim at Obama, Bloomberg and Rove - watch video
   Washington Times – March 16, 2013  - By Seth McLaughlin

CPAC 2013: Youth-favorite Rand Paul chastises 'stale and moss-covered' GOP

  Washington Times‎ - 1 day ago

   CPAC 2013 News & Headlines | Yahoo! News -- Live CPAC - Saturday, March 16.
  All the speakers, key moments and analysis from CPAC 2013.
Saturday night  keynote speech from Ted Cruz.
FULL SPEECH: Cruz Urges Conservatives to Keep Fighting at CPAC, 'Liberty Is Under Assault from Every Direction'  Click on video below:

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll: what does it mean? (+video) click here
  Marco Rubio comes in a close second.

Mar. 15, 2013

A Conservative New Pope is Elected! GREAT news! Boy Angel
Drive-Bys Shocked to Learn Pope Francis is Catholic -
Read transcript
   Rush Limbaugh -- March 14, 2013

'Go and Repair My House,' Heard the Saint of Assisi
  There is a power in the new pope's humility.
   Wall Street Journal by Peggy Noonan – March 15, 2013 - read article


Mar. 14, 2013


Candidate for Georgia Republican Party 1st Vice Chairman

Click on video to view and listen to his speech at the Bartow GOP

Biographical Info


*Chairman, Georgia Black Republican Council
* Graduate Republican Leadership for Georgia (Class Vice President)
* Former Georgia Army National Guard
* Former Fulton County police officer (10+ year
* Featured in Runaway Slave Documentary
* Alternate Delegate to 2008 Republican National Convention
* Eagle Scout Award and Life Member of Eagle Scout Association
*Deacon, Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral
* Graduate RNC Campaign Management School
* Immediate Past Political Director, Georgia Young Republicans
* Featured in several television, radio, and news articles
   (CNN, 11Alive, BBC News, etc.)



Mar. 14, 2013

Douglas County’s GOP Blocks GA Black Republican Chair from being a County
  Delegate By: Jake (Diary)  | 

This story comes to us courtesy of Erick Erickson's old stomping grounds at Peach Pundit. Apparently, 1st Vice Chair of the Douglas County Republican Part Michael McNeely, who is also the Chairman of the Georgia Black Republican Council, has been blocked from being a delegate to the county’s GOP Convention by county GOP Board Member Jack Gamel. Peach Pundit links to this post from Constant Contact, where Bryan Tolar, 3rd Vice Chairman of the DCGOP, tells us:

At the Mirror Lake precinct table today, Douglas County GOP Board Member Jack Gamel led an effort to refuse Michael McNeely (a strong conservative and 1st Vice-Chair of the Douglas County GOP) a precinct delegate spot. There were 15 delegate slots available and only five people present, yet Jack insisted in his action. Jack’s petty old white man politics targeted one of the rising African American stars of Georgia and National GOP leaders. By a 3-2 vote, Jack’s efforts were successful.
Read the rest of the story on

Mar. 12, 2013

Public Schools
The daunting pitfalls in Deal’s DeKalb intervention


The 63 interviewed for the DeKalb County school board
 by By Jim Galloway – AJC – Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Below is the list of 63 candidates -- out of some 400 -- who were interviewed for the six vacancies on the DeKalb County Board of Education by the panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal. District numbers include the at-large posts for which candidates would be eligible. The governor is set to pick six from this list on Wednesday -- and we're told that the list below has already been pared to a dozen or so:
Read complete list of 63.


Deal set to announce 6 DeKalb school board members on Wednesday
 By Greg Bluestein- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - March 12, 2013

Gov. Nathan Deal’s aides raced to narrow finalists for six vacant DeKalb school board seats on Tuesday as legislation spurred by the crisis got an important stamp of approval in the statehouse.The governor plans to name the six replacements Wednesday, about a week after a nominating panel began poring through more than 400 applicants. Deal will choose from a list of 63 semi-finalists that includes former lawmakers, education experts and community leaders.

. . . “I’m very encouraged by the names I saw. And I think everyone will be encouraged when they see the qualifications that the individuals that have been interviewed bring to the table,” Deal said. “It’s a commentary on the citizens of DeKalb County that we’ve had so many very qualified people.”

The governor faced criticism from some who say he overreached when he used a 2011 law to oust the six members. Participants from the NAACP and other groups blasted him after a closed-door meeting Monday for urging them to “find some good black people to run” when they accused him of disenfranchising minority voters.

Deal fired back on Tuesday, saying the leaders used the 90-minute meeting to focus on racial issues rather than the district’s accreditation crisis. He said he told them that the DeKalb students he met were more interested in their academic future than whether the governor overstepped his authority  “Their response to that was, ‘These were just children,’ ” the governor said. “My response was that was, ‘These were children who were concerned about whether they were going to lose their scholarships to Vanderbilt and Stanford.’ ”  Read more

Mar. 10, 2013
The daunting pitfalls in Deal’s DeKalb intervention
 By Greg Bluestein -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – March 10, 2013

Moments before Gov. Nathan Deal announced one of the most difficult decisions since taking office, he hurriedly huddled with DeKalb lawmakers and warned them what was coming. The path he took to get there will help define his time in the governor’s mansion.

As Deal wrestled with the decision to suspend two-thirds of DeKalb’s school board, he met with the county’s divided delegation, ordered his staff to hash out a compromise that could avert a legal fight and, when that failed, listened to Superintendent Michael Thurmond’s last-ditch attempt to change his mind.

With this week’s order by a federal judge allowing Deal’s intervention to go forward, the decision’s ripple effects could echo far beyond DeKalb.  Read more

March 9, 2013 -- County Convention Day in Georgia

Hall County Republican Party Convention - March 9, 2013
Elks Lodge in Gainesville
Read more about the Georgia Republican Party convention process.
Click to view photo page

Mar 9, 2013

Revised Ga. tax break axes governor's direct role

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Revisions to a 2011 tax break aimed at boosting Georgia tourism are closer to becoming law after legislators made a big change by removing the governor's direct role in awarding the incentives.

The Georgia Tourism Development Act, which offers hefty tax rebates for building tourist attractions, was signed into law two years ago but remains unavailable to developers. State agencies responsible for implementing the tax break told lawmakers they needed to go back and fix technical problems before the rebates could be offered.

House lawmakers approved the changes 148-19 Thursday. The measure's sponsor, Republican Rep. Ron Stephens of Savannah, said he expects similar support in the Senate, which still must approve the revisions. He emphasized that, unlike many tax incentives, the tourism tax break doesn't give attraction developers any money upfront..  Read more

March 6, 2013

Rand Paul Discusses His Filibuster On The Rush Limbaugh Show
Click here

An Event Can Turn Things Around

Pols, press tweet Rand Paul ‘filiblizzard’

Read more including Tweets on Politico

Click on video at left to view snapshot of his filibuster
View Session on C-Span

Sen. Rand Paul's Epic Filibuster: 12 Hours, 52 Minutes . View on Independent Journal Review

Senator Rand Paul filibustered the nomination of John Brennan for CIA Director over the president’s unclear position on whether or not he had the power to assassinate American citizens without due process rights.

Senator Paul was joined by McConnell, Lee, Cruz, Thune, Gohmert, Moran, Wyden, Toomey, Barrasso, Scott, Chambliss, Cornyn, Rubio, many others. His filibuster lasted an impressive 12 hours and 52 minutes.

The Washington Times reported:

“I will speak today until the president responds and says, ‘No, we won’t kill Americans in cafes. No, we won’t kill you at home at night,’” Mr. Paul said early on in the filibuster, which began at 11:47 a.m. and by early afternoon showed no signs of slowing down.

This old-fashioned filibuster hinges on taking advantage of Senate floor rules that permit a member to speak indefinitely on a subject. Past Senate members have famously read the Bible or other lengthy tomes in order to sustain such a filibuster. Senator Paul today memorably reads a passage from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Mar. 5, 2013

'The Bible' Miniseries Nets the Greatest Ratings Ever Told ...
The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'14.8 million watch first night  -- By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun

The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible."

I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett might be a little over the top: "Today, more people are discussing God's chosen people -- Moses and Abraham -- in one day than ever before," Downey and Burnett are quoted as saying in a History Channel statement.

 Still, you have to be impressed by the numbers.

 Here's the release:  Over two telecasts on premiere night, THE BIBLE averaged 14.8 million viewers, 5 million Adults 18-49 and 5.6 million Adults 25-54. THE BIBLE is the #1 cable entertainment telecast of the year. Leading into the premiere had it best day ever in its history, and THE BIBLE trended as #1 on Twitter with celebrities and influencers tweeting their own personal tune-in messages. Read more and view video: Bill O'Reilly interviews 'Bible' executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett

Mar. 3, 2013  -- E-News
TV tonight: Part one of the mini-series “The Bible” on History Channel

“The Bible” is a series that will cover “Genesis to Revelation” within five two-hour parts, each containing two or three biblical stories told through live action and computer generated imagery. The series will air every Sunday night for the next five weeks on History Channel, with the final part appropriately airing on Easter.

Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett are the Hollywood power couple behind the making of “The Bible.”. Time Magazine has called Burnett one of the world’s most influential people, so the question that begs to be answered is, “why this project?” For a couple who can choose virtually anything to make a film about, why choose the Bible?

As Christians who say they believe the Bible is the “living word of God,” the film Downey and Burnett have made reflects their devotion to their faith. Their goal appears to be a film as evangelical as it is entertaining. Some of the largest churches in the country have embraced the series. They have joined in on the promotion of the film in a variety of ways, and see it as a message that will resonate with “believers and nonbelievers alike.”  Read more in Washington Times.

Webmaster's comment: "We watched Part one tonight and were very impressed!  Looking forward to viewing all of this. The entire series is available on preorder DVD at  It is also on Amazon. Interesting to see all the groups who had commercials -- Wal-Mart, Catholic Church, Christian Mingles, etc."

Mar. 5, 2013
Georgia legislators focusing more on elder abuse - Read more at

By Walter C. Jones

ATLANTA | When 300 retirees from across the state made the early morning bus rides to the Capitol to talk to legislators last week, Bruce Fletcher was among the 35 coming from Augusta.

As a member of the local Alzheimer’s Association board, he wanted to fight the hallway crowds to meet face to face with local lawmakers like Rep. Barbara Sims, R-Augusta, to ask for their support of senior-citizens’ issues this legislative session. They were recognizable by their purple T-shirts and stickers saying “4 Seniors.”   “We think it’s important to be here and let them see us,” Fletcher said.

From all observers, the reception at the Capitol is warm now compared to the recent past, partly due to the graying of the Baby Boom, improved longevity and the rise of women in leadership.

“When I was first in the House years ago, laws were more strict for animal abuse than for elder abuse,” said Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford. “I used to say ‘In Georgia it’s okay to kick your granny but not your dog.’ ”

But the state has since enacted elder-abuse laws, and now Unterman is the Senate sponsor of House Bill 78 to expand the list of crimes for physical, mental and financial abuse and to make some of them felonies. It also adds to the list of professionals required to report symptoms of abuse.
Read more

Mar. 4, 2013

Federal judge upholds suspensions of DeKalb School Board members
by Jennifer French Parker  -- Cross Roads News

Gov. Nathan Deal’s suspension of the six longest-serving members of the DeKalb School Board stands.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story denied the board members’ motion today for a preliminary injunction today and lifted his Feb. 23 temporary restraining order that prevented Deal from replacing them.

"The harm from the loss of accreditation to the school district and the resulting harm to the students in the district are profound," Story wrote. "To permit the board members to continue to serve while their individual claims are resolved risks substantial consequences for the school districts and its students. The Court finds that this risk of harm far outweighs the risks to the board members."

The suspended board members are Sarah Copelin-Wood, District 3; Jesse “Jay” Cunningham, District 5; Donna Edler, District 7; Nancy Jester, District 1; Dr. Pam Speaks, District 8; and Dr. Eugene Walker, District 9.

DeKalb School Board Chairman Dr. Melvin Johnson said he appreciates the judge providing an opinion in a timely manner and pledged his full and complete cooperation with the panel that is picking new board members. Read more

(Good for Governor Deal !!)

Hail Armageddon  
By Charles Krauthammer - Washington Post

The worst-case scenario for us,” a leading anti-budget-cuts lobbyist told The Post, “is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens.”

Think about that. Worst case? That a government drowning in debt should cut back by 2.2 percent — and the country survives. That a government now borrowing 35 cents of every dollar it spends reduces that borrowing by two cents “and nothing bad really happens.” Oh, the humanity!

A normal citizen might think this a good thing. For reactionary liberalism, however, whatever sum our ever-inflating government happens to spend today (now double what Bill Clinton spent in his last year) is the Platonic ideal — the reduction of which, however minuscule, is a national calamity. Or damn well should be. Otherwise, people might get the idea that we can shrink government and live on.

Hence the president’s message. If the “sequestration” — automatic spending cuts — goes into effect, the skies will fall. Plane travel jeopardized, carrier groups beached, teachers furloughed. And a shortage of junk-touching TSA agents.  Read more

Mar. 2, 2013 --
Cartoons of the Day - Sequester Doomsday - click to enlarge



WASHINGTON, DC (AP Mar 02,2013)-
Sources close to the White House have learned that Barack Obama is planning to run for the office of Pope when the College of Cardinals convenes to elect a successor to ailing Benedict XVI at the end of this month. Calling on the promise
of Equality for All, Obama is said to firmly believe that the time has come for a non-Catholic to occupy the Vatican's highest office.

Foreseeing a looming citizenship issue he states that he has discovered an Italian birth certificate that proves he was born in Rome before he was born in Kenya. "That Hawaiian birth certificate never has been worth what I paid for it anyway", he noted. Continuing, he concluded, "And there's no way that a handful of cardinals could be more expensive to buy than 10 million voters in Michigan."

Further questions should be directed to Obama's Papal Campaign Manager, Abdul Azeem Khan.

 Mar. 2, 2013

Have you seen this movie on DVD – Gifted Hands?  It is about Dr. Benjamin Carson who has been making the news big time for the past two weeks after he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast and spoke VERY frankly with BO two seats away. He was on Hannity again Friday night.  He is not shy about saying that the President is doing the wrong things for our country.

I bought it from Amazon but I think it is also now available at Gateway Christian Book store near the Mall of GA.

I watched it after I went to bed last night and was so impressed with it that I insisted that Harvey watch it with me again tonight in the great room on the big TV.  He was also VERY impressed.  The first time I saw it I went through a box of Kleenex.

What a fantastic life this man has lived.  It is indeed a rags to riches story.  He is 61 and plans to retire as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in a year or so and just teach a few classes. At age 33, he became famous for his ground-breaking work separating conjoined twins. 
Hope he will consider running for President in 2016!      

▪ Dr. Benjamin Carson: White House Told Me Not to Offend President

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Feb. 28, 2013

White House Tells Bob Woodward: 'You Will Regret Doing This' -

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by Debra Heine  -

In response to
White House to Woodward: You'll 'Regret' Challenging Us:

Here's the interview Bob Woodward gave to Wolf Blitzer on CNN, earlier today. He said "a very senior person" at the White House had warned him that he would "regret doing this" regarding his reporting on Obama's handling of the sequester.

This is absolutely stunning: “It makes me very uncomfortable for the White House to be telling reporters, you are going to ‘regret’ doing something that you believe in,” he added. “It’s Mickey Mouse.”

 He noted that he hoped that this was a strategy or tactic being used by one of the president's aides, but not originating from Obama himself.

Goal posts moved, threat or not (Update — Lanny Davis discloses threats against him)

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The Five Easiest Ways to Get Your Identity Stolen 
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Feb. 28, 2013

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Feb. 26, 2013

Benghazi: Obama Admin Gunrunning To Jihadists
   By Tim Brown – Freedom Outpost

Many have put forward the theory that the Benghazi attacks were nothing more than an international Fast and Furious Operation and that it went South. We have been among them.

Many people have wondered why American forces were being sent to the border of Turkey. It seems quite interesting since during the questioning of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the issue of Turkey and gun running came up.

The interaction between Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Clinton went like this (pick up at the 2:19 mark):

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Feb. 25, 2013

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▪ Georgia House passes historic ethics bill
AJC - Feb. 24, 2013  By Aaron Gould Sheinin

The Georgia House of Representatives on Monday passed historic legislation that would bar lobbyist gifts to individual lawmakers and enact new rules on lobbyist registration. The bill, House Bill 142, passed overwhelmingly, 164-4, and now goes to the Senate.

The bill would still allow lobbyists to pick up the tab for dinners or gifts for entire committees, caucuses or other recognized groups and includes exemptions for lobbyist-funded travel, minus airfare.  Read more

A bill aimed at limiting lobbyists’ influence over Georgia lawmakers passed the state House Monday. The measure is a lobbyist gift ban, but ethics reformers say it has too many loopholes, and would force activists to register as lobbyists.

Limbaugh: Supreme irony for Obamas at Oscars
   'If you want to look for a conspiracy in any of this, you focus on that'

Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh says there was supreme irony and a possible “conspiracy” in having first lady Michelle Obama present the award for best picture Sunday night at the 85th annual Academy Awards.“There was some real irony last night that zipped by and blew by a lot of people,” Limbaugh noted, saying it was the first time in a decade he had watched the entire broadcast from start to finish. “The best picture award last night went to a movie named ‘Argo,’ which was about what? The rescue of embassy personnel under attack in Iran. The wife of the commander in chief who failed to rescue four Americans at an embassy/consulate in Benghazi presented it, and talked about how important it was, and how necessary it is and how great it was and all that.

“This administration FAILED in rescuing Americans under attack, and the wife of the president who failed presented the Oscar to the movie who won the best picture award about a successful rescue of embassy personnel from Iran in 1979, thereby maybe claiming credit.”  Read more


Smile Time --

 The Clock is Ticking and Time is Flying!

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Cartoon of the Week - Hillary "What Difference Does it Make?"

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GA Legislators Look at Plan to Fight Alzheimer’s
   By: Andy Miller Published: Jan 29, 2013

. . . Georgia is one of a few states that have not formed such a plan to deal with the costly disease, which is the most common cause of dementia. An estimated 120,000 Georgians have Alzheimer’s, and the number is expected to keep going up. Georgia has among the highest mortality rates from the condition. Nationally, nearly one of every two people over age 85 has Alzheimer’s, researchers say. Among selected causes of death, Alzheimer’s saw a 66 percent increase between 2000 and 2008. Spending on Alzheimer’s care has soared, now reaching $200 billion a year.

. . . The bill would form a task force to assess the current and future impact of Alzheimer’s in Georgia. It would be charged with developing state plan that could seek to identify effective treatment of Alzheimer’s; improve quality of care; expand supports for patients and their families; enhance public awareness; develop better data; and boost research.

Senate Bill 14, with Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford) as lead sponsor, passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee unanimously Tuesday.  Read complete article



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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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