A Day Of Politics In Georgia

In Georgia, we have smart politicians

It had been rumored for a week and on Tuesday some State House Republicans made it official.

Thirty of them signed onto HR 1886, a House Resolution calling for the impeachment of Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker.

“The Attorney General has an obligation to file suit when requested to do so by the Governor,” said Rep. Mark Hatfield (R-Waycross), who authored the measure and submitted it to the House on Tuesday.

Hatfield and his 29 GOP allies want Baker removed from office because they claim he violated the Georgia Constitution.

Specifically, Article V, Section III which says, “The Attorney General…shall represent the state…when required by the Governor.”

The Georgia State Constitution, Article V, Section III, Paragraph IV clearly states,

Attorney General; duties. The Attorney General shall act as the legal advisor of the executive department, shall represent the state in the Supreme Court in all capital felonies and in all civil and criminal cases in any court when required by the Governor, and shall perform such other duties as shall be required by law.

The state Constitution is quite clear. Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker took his oath of office and has a legal obligation to represent the state of Georgia at the direction of the Governor. He refuses to do so, therefore he is not performing his duties as defined by the state Constitution. It’s really that simple. Of course, legislators will muck it all up because some of them won’t pay attention to the law and they will vote against his impeachment.

Yes, believe it or not, even though we have some very smart politicians, we also have a few really, really, stupid ones…

 

Yes. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) who replaced the nutcase known as Cynthia McKinney actually thinks an island (Guam) could actually tip over. TIP OVER. What a freakin’ moron.

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Exciting News!

I have some rather exciting news to share.

Back in February, after I had posted my family’s experience with the Ivory Gull that was spotted at West Point Lake, I was approached about publishing my story in the quarterly newsletter for the Georgia Ornithological Society.

I was tasked with trimming the article down so it could fit better in the newsletter, and I tell you what. Editing your own work, in the name of space, is much more difficult than I thought it would be. In the end, I was able to trim it enough while keeping the mail feel of the article. Two of my photographs were published as well, one of which was the photo of the gull “praying” against the tree.

To say I am excited is an understatement, but I also feel quite honored. The boys and I haven’t been birding very long, but thanks to the few people we’ve met from the GOS, we are well on our way to being lifelong birders.

Heck, a year ago I couldn’t have told you what a Blue-Winged Teal was, but now I can spot them from quite a distance. Of course, a year ago I didn’t have a good spotting scope either. 😉

Blue-Winged Teal

 
The boys have designed, built, and done all the work to establish a bird sanctuary in our backyard. I will be posting photos and such soon.

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Enough Is Enough

As I said the other night, I was busy with a project.

Last Friday, after an organizational meeting for the Douglas County TEA Party, I began production of a new website for the organization. At 11:00 pm this evening, I put the finishing touches on it, and put it live.

You can view it at www.douglascountyteaparty.com.

I need to acknowledge all of the hard work that the organizers of the Douglas County TEA Party have done. The upcoming TEA Party will be the best one yet, so you might want to keep June 4th free on your calendar.

In a world where most people used to care less about what’s happening in Washington, let alone right outside their own door, I have to thank President Obama, Speaker of the House Nanny State Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Scary Harry Reid for awakening Americans across this great nation. If it wasn’t for their insane economic and political policies, people would still be oblivious to what’s happening around them.

Now that they are awakening it’s our job, as fellow citizens of this country, to educate and inform them. It’s time we all stand up and say “ENOUGH!” It’s time to stop the spending. It’s time to stop increasing the role of the government. It’s time to stop trampling the Constitution. Enough is enough!

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Searching For TEA In Searchlight

I’m working on a quick, but very important, project tonight, so I am going to post Sarah Palin’s speech from Searchlight, Nevada yesterday.

I was born in Las Vegas, and I spent the first 18 years of my life living “just over the hill” from Harry Reid’s hometown.

Tonight, for the first time in over a decade, I wish I was there. I wish I was there for that TEA Party rally.

 

 
Speaking of TEA Parties, did you hear? Something’s brewing in Douglas County, Georgia.

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Lies, Lies, And More Lies

Obama says if we want to repeal ObamaCare, we should go for it. He better be careful. He may just get what he asked for.

During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama made a pledge not to increase taxes on any households earning less than $250,000.

“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increases,” the Illinois senator told a crowd in Dover, N.H. on Sept. 12, 2008. “Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”

He lied.

During his address to the joint session of Congress in February of 2009, he repeated his pledge.

“If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not a single dime,” the president said.

He lied again. How many times has he lied? Let’s count the ways (just with the health care bill).

All legal U.S. residents will be required to purchase health care beginning in 2014. The plan will require a single person to pay 2.5% of their income or $695 if they don’t purchase health care. If you make more than $30,000 you pay the 2.5%, if you make less, you pay $695. Either way, it’s an additional “health care” tax you were not paying before.

Businesses will be required to provide health care to all employees (even part-time) even if their revenues are below $250,000 per year. If the business does not provide the insurance, they will pay a tax of $750 per employee.

My wife runs her own business. I run my own business, together we will be paying much more than we were before this crap from ObamaCare hit the proverbial fan.

The old rules for HSA (health savings accounts) and FSA (flexible spending accounts) will no longer apply. Americans could use pre-tax dollars from those accounts for over the counter medicines. They will not be allowed any longer, which adds additional taxes to their income.

I could go on all day with each of the new taxes. It turns out there are more than a dozen of them, but then again, if you read the bill you already knew that.

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