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April 20, 2014

Happy Easter 2014

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 ►Run, Ben, Run -- Dr. Ben Carson for President ◄

Ben Carson for President

The Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon has big ideas for America. Read more

Thanks to John Eidson for the card below. Two sided cards are being distributed to primarily low information voters who have never heard of Dr. Ben Carson


 April 17, 2014


Former GA State GOP Chair Sue Everhart endorses

Conservative Ashley Bell for State School Superintendent


Former three-term Georgia Republican Party Chairwoman, Sue Everhart came out with a strong endorsement of Republican Ashley Bell and had harsh words for his critics.
Sue Everhart, the popular former Georgia Republican Party Chairwoman endorsed Republican Ashley Bell for State School Superintendent.  Everhart said, “Ashley Bell is a constitutional conservative Republican who has worked tirelessly for this state and for the Republican Party.  His work as a Charter School Chair in Hall County sets the standard for Charter Schools in Georgia.  I enthusiastically give my wholehearted endorsement to Ashley Bell and I ask Georgia Republicans to do the same. ” 

Read much more of this endorsement -- visit his website



   April 15, 2014

Georgia GOPers Spar Over Whether You Need A College Degree To Be Senator -
(I say NOT required! What do you think?)

Karen Handel participates in the Cobb County Republican Women's Candidate Forum on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

   Great news!


I am honored to have the support of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in my campaign and specifically my efforts to secure our borders. Governor Brewer and I agree that addressing border security is the critical first step in fixing the problem of illegal immigration. SHARE and sign the petition today if you will stand with us!





  April 15, 2014

Dear Patriot,
Today, Tea Party Patriots filed a lawsuit in the District of Columbia against the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Treasury. The suit aims to force the release of documents pertaining to the IRS’ proposed burdensome regulations on 501c4 organizations. Tea Party Patriots believes in transparency and the rule of law across all levels of the federal government. The American people have the right to know why the IRS is trying to impose stricter regulations on non-profit groups, and the process by which it does so. See the full press release below. -
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In Liberty,

Tea Party Patriots National Support Team

April 15, 2014


Tax Day = ObamaCare Day





Known As The “Centerpiece” Of ObamaCare – The Unpopular Individual Mandate Will Be Borne By The Middle-Class.


ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate Will Fine Americans “$95 Or 1 Percent Of The Person’s Income” While Growing “Significantly Larger” In The Following Years. “The fines for individuals are relatively small this year — $95 or 1 percent of the person’s income, whichever is greater — but they’ll still have strong symbolic importance. They’ll grow significantly larger in 2016.” (Brett Norman and David Nather, “Obama Administration Delays Part Of Employer Mandate Again,” Politico, 2/10/14)
Read complete article at


The Tax Man


The Tax Man Cometh!


Two things are certain -- death and taxes!


Simple and easy tax form below

April 14, 2014
Dr. Ben Carson at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans

I wanted to invite you to attend the upcoming Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans from May 29-31.

The Republican Leadership Conference is the biggest annual gathering of southern conservatives. As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to select your top pick for President in 2016 in the annual RLC straw poll. The winner of this straw poll is widely reported by the national media.

In addition to having Dr. Carson win the straw poll, we also want to ensure that a large and enthusiastic crowd is “clamoring” for Ben Carson for President at the conference.  Read more

Vernon Robinson

▪ White House wanted Ben Carson to apologize for ‘offending’ Obama -


(The Blaze) – Dr. Ben Carson became a household name last year after he delivered a blistering critique of the Obama administration at the National Prayer Breakfast — all right in front of the president. Now, he’s revealing what happened immediately afterward (besides being audited by the IRS): He got a call from organizers asking him to apologize to President Barack Obama for offending him.


In an excerpt of Carson’s soon-to-be-published book obtained by the Daily Caller, the retired neurosurgeon recalls how organizers implored him to issue a mea culpa.


“He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of the president, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him. I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn’t think that such a call was warranted.”  Read more


April 14, 2014
Heaven knows we need a Rx for America!

 National ads for Ben Carson for President will be running on the Sean Hannity talk radio program during the month of April.  See dates below and sign up to help if you are so inclined.  It would be so wonderful to have a brilliant conservative MD as President of our country. He already has a plan to replace Obamacare!

National Draft Ben Carson for President

Bettye --

Without you, it wouldn’t have been possible.

You might remember that a few weeks ago, we mentioned that we would be running national ads on the Sean Hannity talk radio program during the month of April. As a supporter, we asked you to pitch in to help us pay for the ads.

I’m ecstatic to announce that with your generous support, the ads are now up and running every weekday of this month (except for Good Friday where we decided not to air).

We know that without your prayers, support, and financial contributions, we would never have been able to reach this 12 million strong national radio audience!

I’d like to invite you to listen in and hear that ads that YOU made possible. They will be playing at the following times this week:

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From the bottom of my heart, again: thank you!

For America,

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You want to see something better than Burma Shave signs? View all

These are Northbound on I-95 (88 miles south of
DC ). The federal government is now petitioning to have these signs removed, or Virginia will be denied additional monies for interstate highways.

The State of Virginia replied, they will secede from the Union rather than be intimidated. These are a matter of free speech paid for by a private citizen. It seems the Obama government uses intimidation and ignores the first amendment when they want to silence someone.

These signs are priceless.
Bravo for the man who created them. Bravo for the state of Virginia!


April 13, 2014

These States Are Rebelling Against Barack Obama -- good for them!
Conservative Tribune

Numerous states have grown tired of the terrible overreach by the massive leviathan that is the federal government.  States are beginning to fight back by reclaiming their sovereignty and state’s rights under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution.

The states are fighting back on multiple fronts by nullifying federal laws within their borders, including gun control, Obamacare, and NSA spying.

Several states have also submitted applications calling for a Convention of States for the purpose of proposing new amendments to the Constitution, designed to reign in the federal government and return it to it’s original boundaries. Read more

Webmaster's question of the day: What is the last name of Michelle Nunn's husband Ron?  On her campaign website it says:  "She lives in Georgia with her husband, Ron, and two children, Vinson and Elizabeth."  Did they all adopt Nunn as their last name?

April 14, 2014

Nunn Stays Mum on Tax Day

As Georgia families spend countless hours and millions of dollars today filing their taxes, Michelle Nunn has been pretty much mum when it comes to her stance on taxes.  Since she refuses to let Georgia voters know where she stands when it comes to the federal tax rate and the mess that is our federal tax code, let’s look at the facts.

 Michelle Nunn is a Democrat, and Democrats Want to Raise Taxes

I know she’s doing her best to keep this a secret, but Michelle Nunn is a member of the Democratic Party.  She has only ever voted in Democratic primaries.  She has donated money to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John, Kerry, and Mary Landrieu.  And she’s running for the US Senate on the Democratic ticket.

The Democratic Party supports raising taxes to pay for more government spending.  For example, President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal includes $1 trillion in new taxes.  Yep, you read that right.  That is trillion with a T.  And let’s not forget the mother of all tax increases: Obamacare.  The Democratic Party overwhelmingly supports this terrible law that is hurting Georgia families and Georgia businesses.  Michelle Nunn herself supports the law and some of her largest donors, like liberal super PAC EMILY’s List and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), are big-time backers of the law. 

Michelle Nunn Takes Money from People Who Want to Raise Taxes

A quick glance at Michelle Nunn’s donor list will let you know that most of her biggest donors support the Obama agenda of increasing taxes on American small businesses and family farmers.  In addition to EMILY’s List and Harry Reid, billionaire Warren Buffet, who famously came out in favor of higher taxes in 2012 donated $5,200 from his own personal bank account.  Sure, that might be chump change for Buffet, but it’s the maximum amount an individual can donate.

 Michelle Nunn Thinks Tax Increases Should Be “On the Table”

The only time she has discussed taxes, Michelle Nunn has stated that revenues should be “on the table” to reduce the deficit.  Revenues, by the way, is what Democrats call tax hikes in the hopes that it sounds nicer.  In other words, Nunn wants to raise your taxes to pay for more government spending.  She can try to claim that she wants revenue-neutral tax reform – but at the end of the day she still wants that tax reform to include tax increases.

While she desperately tries to hide where she stands on the issue of taxes like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, it’s clear Michelle Nunn is nothing more than a true blue liberal Democrat, who will be a rubber stamp for the Obama agenda of increasing taxes and increasing federal spending if she’s elected to the Senate.  So this Tax Day as you are writing that check to Uncle Sam, think about how much higher it would be next year if Democrats like Michelle Nunn had their way.


Leslie Shedd  - Communications Director - GA Victory - 404-623-1402 @leslieshedd

    April 13, 2014

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“The Holy City and Palm Sunday”
Speakers on for music.


May you have a blessed Holy Week!

Bettye Chambers




TV Ad "Integrity"  is up for Karen Handel, candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia

Click on video at left

“You know her background, you know her record, the conservative who has walked the walk cutting budgets,” Palin says of Handel in the ad.



  April 13, 2014
  Sebelius Resigns (or is kicked out) as HHS Secretary. The cartoonist will have a field day with this one.  Could this be part of the war on women ?  Read more at Heritage


 April 12, 2014

Sean Hannity endorses Jack Kingston

Remember when Hannity came to Georgia in 2006 and  hosted a big fundraiser for Ralph Reed who was running against Casey Cagle for Lt. Governor. He also endorsed Reed. We know how that one turned out!
Kingston may have made a mistake by soliciting an endorsement from Hannity. It is surprising that Fox News would allow one of its stars to openly endorse a candidate prior to the primary.

Support a conservative leader for US Senate!



  April 11, 2014
  GM Recall Problems-- after it became Obama Motors
 -- my grandson has a Cobalt :- (

Recalls are not unique to GM -- just ask Toyota!



 April 10, 2014
  ▪ Why Tax Day Is a Somber Reminder that Our Economic Freedom Is Slipping Away

  Tax day is less than a week away. To many Americans, this means surrendering a portion of their paycheck to a government that does not spend it wisely.But that’s not the only problem with high taxes: they’re increasingly eroding our freedom. According to The Heritage Foundation’s 2014 Index of Economic Freedom the United States is the only country in the world whose economic freedom has declined for the past seven years. Much of the blame can be placed on big government and the high taxes that fund it.
Read more at Heritage

Cartoonist Rick McKee nails this one




  LTPP - Tax Day Rally

Lie of the Year


Mar. 18, 2014
Today, our campaign released a new radio ad "Real Leader". Please take a look and SHARE with your friends if you agree Karen Handel is the leader that will fight for Georgia!


Good news for the Karen Handel campaign!

ShePac Endorsement

"I am excited to announce that SHE PAC has endorsed my campaign for U.S. Senate! I am honored by their support and faith that I am a strong conservative that can bring real results to Washington!Thank you for your support!"

Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund Endorses Karen Handel for U.S. Senate in Georgia. Read more

Sue Everhart, immediate past Chairman of the GA GOP, endorses Handel

Conservative Grassroots Leader Julianne Thompson Endorses Karen Handel for United States Senate

▪ Many elected officials across the state have endorsed Handel. View list

▪ Many Grassroots Conservatives across the state have shown their support for Handel by voting her the winner in straw polls at recent U.S. Senate debates in Gwinnett, NW Georgia, Gainesville and Macon

        ▪  Macon debate straw poll: Handel: 39%, Perdue: 31%, Gingrey: 15%, 
  Kingston: 10% and Broun: 4%.
▪ Gainesville debate straw poll: Handel: 129, Kingston: 97, Broun : 76,
  Perdue: 47, Grayson: 24, and Gingrey: 21.
▪ Gwinnett County GOP straw poll: Handel: 30.9%, Broun: 27.7%, 
  Kingston: 26.6%, Perdue: 9.6%, Grayson: 2.1%.

▪ NW Georgia Forum straw poll: Handel: 72%, Grayson: 17%, Broun: 8%  Gardner: 3%, Kingston: 0

I agree! Karen is the leader that will fight for Georgia! She is also the best one to defeat Michelle Nunn in November. -- Bettye Chambers, VRG Editor

  Mar. 17, 2014

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Speakers on for music.
Hope you have a very special
day on Monday, March 17, 2014!
Don't forget to wear GREEN!



        Mar. 17, 2014

Karen Handel received an endorsement from the Susan B Anthony List a couple of weeks ago.  It was the first of their endorsements in a U.S. Senate race for the national pro-life group.  As has now become customary, one of Georgia’s pro-life leaders is declaring his objection.


Dan Becker has grown quite accustomed in asserting that he alone speaks for Georgia’s pro-life community.  And with this assertion he seeks to assert power.  By controlling a decree of who is and who is not “pro-life” Becker and his Georgia Right to Life organization have long attempted to manipulate campaigns in order to help elect candidates that will answer to him and his organization.  Read more on Peach Pundit

VRG comments:
Erick Erickson addressed this issue at length on his Monday radio show. He had MUCH to say about Dan Becker's calling Karen "barren" and then saying that he did not say that. However, Erick played a tape of Becker saying this to a reporter  Eric said that Karen has always made it clear that she is definitely pro-life. She and her husband tried for ten years to have a baby and were unsuccessful. However, that is not PURE enough to please Becker. Eric says (and I agree) that Georgia needs a new pro-life organization since GRTL has become an embarrassment under the leadership of Mr. Becker. Hope I can find a recording of all Eric had to say since it was priceless! Eric agrees with me that Karen would be the best candidate to go up against liberal pro-abortionist Michelle Nunn in November. Karen Handel will make a great Senator and will represent us well. -- Bettye Chambers


    Mar. 17, 2014

    GA HB 707 In Trouble!! 


The GA House of Representatives passed a bill that bans the state from participating in significant portions of ObamaCare. BUT. . . looked what happened when it got to the GA Senate!

Media Advisory:  Meet Tomorrow, March 18, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Georgia State Capitol.

HB 707 is a bill to prohibit the implementation of the (un)Affordable Care Act by any local municipality, State Agency or Political subdivision of the State of GA.  Why in the world would the Senate Rules Committee decide to table the bill??? We can only imagine what powerful people and groups are behind this.  Tomorrow we shall learn who the Republican Benedict Arnolds are in the GA Senate.   Read more at





Bettye Chambers
Buford, GA


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Monday, March 17, 2014

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Rep. Jason Spencer to Hold Press Conference to Address Status of House Bill 707 in the Senate

ATLANTA – State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) will host a press conference TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Georgia State Capitol to discuss the status of HB 707 after the Senate Rules Committee’s recent decision to table the bill. 

“That eleventh hour betrayal effectively killed the bill, but it could still be brought back to life by amendment of companion legislation,” said Rep. Spencer. “Tomorrow, I will identify the Republican Benedict Arnolds, the King George the Third and his myrmidons who ship wrecked my path breaking, patriotic bill (HB 707) to prevent the federal Leviathan from commandeering the machinery of state government or resources to enforce ill-conceived federal health insurance mandates.  A patriot saves his country from his government. HB 707 would have been the first occasion in a century to draw a constitutional line against state complicity in endless federal encroachments.”

HB 707 would prohibit any state agency, department or political subdivision from using resources or spending funds to advocate for the expansion of Medicaid.  The bill would also prohibit the state of Georgia from running an insurance exchange; refuses federal grant money for the purpose of creating or running a state insurance exchange, and ends the University of Georgia Health Navigator Program. Lastly, HB 707 would prohibit the Commissioner of Insurance from investigating or enforcing any alleged violation of federal health insurance requirements mandated by Obamacare. HB 707 passed the House by a vote of 115-59

For more information on HB 707, please click here

WHO:            Rep. Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine)
WHAT:          Press Conference to Address Status of HB 707 in Senate
WHEN:         Tuesday, March 18, 2:30 p.m.            
WHERE:       Georgia State Capitol Rotunda                    







      GA State Representative Jason Spencer
      28 Yachtsmen Court
      Woodbine Georgia 31569
      United States

  Mar. 17, 2014


A coalition including the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will launch a national advertising blitz Sunday targeted at Republicans skeptical about the standards. Spots promoting the Common Core will air on Fox News and other conservative outlets. The campaign — a major ad buy that could last months — aims to undercut dire tea party warnings that the standards amount to a federal power grab, akin to Obamacare. The TV spots and online ads will project a positive tone, featuring teachers praising the Common Core. POLITICO’s Stephanie Simon has more:   (click on complete story!)


Editor's comment: What else can happen to our already "dumbed down" public schools?? I am a retired teacher and saw this coming. Do any of you remember that GREAT educational debacle called the "NEW Math"  back in the sixties?  That was another experimental disaster that was finally dropped. However, there have been many others over the years. I agree this one sounds like a federal power grab akin to Obamacare. Many teachers are so naive and will buy into anything if powerful people and their administrators tell them to do so.


Mar. 16, 2014



  Child welfare pits Unterman vs. Governor Deal

Key senator says she will not give up on efforts to privatize system.

  By Kristina Torres   and Jaime Sarrio

One of the state Senate’s top Republican leaders said Friday that she still plans to pursue a controversial privatization of Georgia’s child welfare system, despite efforts by Gov. Nathan Deal to scuttle it.


   This latest battle by Senate Health and Human Services Chairwoman Renee Unterman, R-Buford, cements a role that has made her a key player at the state Capitol this year. The lone woman in the chamber’s Republican majority — and a 23-year veteran of state and local politics — she sits at the center of a tumultuous 2014 legislative session that wraps up next week.


   Long known for working late hours and weathering upheavals since her days as mayor of Loganville, Unterman now finds herself in conflict with the state’s highest official. Deal announced Thursday a comprehensive review of the state’s child welfare system, a move aimed at delaying an effort he once backed to turn the bulk of the system over to private operators.


 He repeated Friday that he now wants a slower approach. His creation of the Child Welfare Reform Council is tasked with studying the state’s Division of Family and Children Services and reporting back on needed changes. The council is similar to one Deal formed to study the state’s criminal justice system, and it won the Republican governor praise from the child advocacy community for its careful approach.  


   “This is an area that does need the same kind of scrutiny,” Deal said. “Bringing together people who are knowledgeable, people who are interested in the issue, to try to get their ideas and suggestions in the event there needs to be further legislation on the subject.”


  Unterman said she was not fazed. She has been at the center of a frenzied effort this year that has seen an unusual number of different bills chopped up and sewn together in hopes they survive. With the original privatization bill stuck in the House, Unterman in the past week said she has added the privatization bill’s language to three separate bills — House Bills 913, 914 and, notably, 990, which House leaders proposed to effectively block Medicaid expansion in Georgia — and she plans to flood the   House with them. 


Please see Child welfare pits Unterman vs. Deal on Page A1 of Saturday, March 15, 2014 issue of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution In case you missed this one in Saturday's AJC.



GA 2014 Legislative Updates
  by Rep. Buzz Brockway
Republican | Georgia's 102nd District - Gwinnett County
  Week 9

  Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5  |Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 |


WATCHDOG: AJC at the Gold Dome
Nearly $150 million is at stake and we reveal why both big business and back-to-school shoppers are waiting on lawmakers to vote on tax break legislation that actually drains the state’s coffers. Read this story>>

Legislature set to dole out tax breaks
MyAJC Updated: 6:12 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014  |  Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Mar/15, 2014 By Greg Bluestein and James Salzer - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

By the time the General Assembly finishes its session this week, it will have handed out tax breaks worth more than $250 million over the next two years — despite Gov. Nathan Deal’s public admonition to slow the traditional legislative giveaway.

The election-year tax breaks would benefit noble causes, like food banks; corporate titans, like UPS; the well-heeled, like customers of luxury jet-maker Gulfstream; and the innovative, like video game developers.

The annual parade of special-interest measures makes it harder for Senate leaders to cut or eliminate state income taxes for all Georgians, something that Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Senate President Pro Tem David Shafer, R-Duluth, and others have long campaigned on.

While senators are voting to bestow special tax breaks, they’ve also pushed one constitutional amendment capping state income taxes and filed another that would phase them out. Reconciling those actions is becoming increasingly difficult.

“A big part of it has to be getting rid of these sales tax breaks, treating everybody the same and getting to a flat and fair and transparent system,” said Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, who sponsored a proposed constitutional amendment to phase out the state income tax. “It absolutely makes it more difficult because every time you build in a tax break for special interests, you create a lobby that’s against tax reform.” 
Read entire article


  Mar. 15, 2014
  U.S. Senate Candidate Karen Handel Speaks to Hall GOP

U.S. Senate Candidate Karen Handel spoke to a very interested and concerned group of Republicans at the Hall GOP meeting on Saturday morning March 15, 2014 in Gainesville. She went in depth to explain her plans if elected to the U.S. Senate. She also explained that she would be the best candidate to face the Democrat candidate Michelle Nunn in the General Election next November. She also answered questions from the audience at the end of her presentation. She does indeed have determination and courage. . .

1. Courage to fight corruption and waste
2. Courage to stand up to Obama's Justice Department
3. Courage to stand up to the abortion industry
4. Courage to stand up for term limits for all members of Congress and U.S. Senate
5. Courage to fight to end Obamacare

Hall GOP Chairman Kris Yardley welcomed Karen and introduced her to the enthusiastic audience. See photos below.


Bettye Chambers's photo.

Bettye Chambers's photo.

Bettye Chambers's photo.


Obama Supporter Interviews Herself -
This is a Riot!

This is really good and a definite watch!
 click on video


Mar. 15, 2014
  Tennessee House Votes to Delay Common Core

Editor's comment:  Wish the GA House had enough sense to follow Tennessee's lead on this issue instead of bowing down to the Governor and the Chamber of commerce!

After months of fighting, activists scored a huge victory against Common Core in Tennessee.

This week, the Tennessee State House voted to delay Common Core testing for two years. The bill, which was sponsored by Representative Timothy Hill, passed by an incredible majority: 82-11.

Delaying Common Core is a huge victory for education freedom. These federal top-down standards were developed by special interests. They take control of school curriculum away from parents and local communities.

All over the country, conservative activists are fighting Common Core. They know these federal standards will dumb-down education and put America behind.

If the next generation of Americans is going to succeed, they need education that fits their unique needs. Common Core’s top-down approach fails at helping individual students.

Tennessee is leading the way by delaying Common Core. And it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of passionate advocates for liberty.  Read more at FreedomWorks

   Mar. 11, 2014

Florida Special Election Results: GOP's David Jolly Wins!
by Tony Lee of


A warning to Democrats: David Jolly's victory in the Florida special election is a big sign the upcoming midterms could be painful.


Privately regarded by Republicans as a weak candidate, the former lobbyist Jolly overcame both funding obstacles and a Libertarian party challenger who received five percent of the vote to beat Democrat Alex Sink.


The race was widely considered a referendum on Obamacare, with top political prognosticators calling it a “must win” for Democrats in the weeks leading up to the election.  Read more.

Mar. 10, 2014


CWA of Georgia No Longer Supports SB 167
Concerned Women of America


Press conference information updated 3-11-14

Conference Call Alert: Tuesday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
The House Education Committee today released a potential substitute bill for SB 167 in advance of its upcoming Wednesday committee meeting. Sen. Ligon has indicated to Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Georgia and American Principles in Action (APIA) that he cannot support this House substitute. He would like the opportunity to let all grassroots supporters of SB 167 know his reasons for being unable to support this House version. Sen. Ligon is inviting the entire grassroots team to join him on a conference call hosted by CWA of Georgia and APIA Tuesday evening. Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Conference Dial-in Number: (530) 881-1000
Participant Access Code: 632867#

Action Alert: Phone call needed to OPPOSE SB 167
On Sunday, March 9, an e-mail was sent asking you to make calls to members of the House Education Committee urging them to support SB 167. That was before the gutted version of SB 167 was released. We no longer support this bill and need for you to make calls again. Please call the Governor, the members of the House Education Committee, and your own representatives to ask them to support the stronger Senate version of SB 167, not the weakened House substitute version.

Click here for the House Education Contact information.

Press Conference Alert: Wednesday, March 12
Please plan to attend the press conference at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 12, to show your opposition to SB 167. At the press conference, CWA of Georgia and American Principles in Action will join Sen. William Ligon to discuss our reasons why we can no longer support SB 167 in the form presented by the House Education Committee.
  Why We Oppose SB 167?  Read more


Mar. 9, 2013
  ▪ Republican Senate Candidates Debate in Macon - Saturday, March 8, 2014

The 7 Republicans running for the U.S. Senate being vacated by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) gathered at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon for a debate.

Candidates Karen Handel, Jack Kingston, Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, David Perdue, Art Gardner, and Derrick Grayson discussed everything from health care to how they would handle Robins Air Force Base with an upcoming BRAC.


After the debate, the Bibb County Republicans announced the results of a straw poll of audience members. Handel won - AGAIN!  Read more


Left; Karen Handel wins the straw poll following the debate in Macon. 
I believe she has won every straw poll so far.

GOP Senate candidates spar in Macon


Last night, zpolitics’ Martha Zoller moderated the 4th in a series of 7 debates hosted around Georgia for the GAGOP in Macon, Georgia. Read article

Mar. 5-8, 2014 ---  E-News

CPAC in Washington, D.C.

Conservative Political Action Conference


  View all videos from CPAC 2014. They are being uploaded as fast as possible. If you missed something, please check back

CPAC to test 26 candidates for president with straw poll on
   Saturday afternoon, March 8,2014.  Read list in Washington Times


Martha Zoller in DC at CPAC

Our Martha Zoller of Gainesville, GA is in D.C. this weekend attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and interviewing politicos for her radio show. Zoller and Tim Bryant, her 1340 WGAU colleague, have had a busy few days. Yesterday, they interviewed Dwayne Carson and Ambassador John Bolton. And they attended a panel on "Healthcare after Obamacare", featuring Georgia Congressman Tom Price.

We will continue posting Martha's CPAC interviews on

Rep. Tom Price talks Healthcare at CPAC

on March 7


 Ken Blackwell joins Rep. Price on a panel discussing,
“Health care after ObamaCare: A Practical Guide”
  Click on video at left


Dinesh D’Souza at CPAC

on March 7 |

Dinesh D’Souza unveiled the full trailer for his movie, “America,” which will be released on July 4 at CPAC today. He is talking with Georgia’s Morning News with Zoller and Bryant.

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▪ Be sure to watch video of D'Souza at CPAC - link is below.

D"Souza to speak at CPAC 2014 Friday Morning - Dinesh D'Souza will speak at CPAC 2014 tomorrow morning (Friday, March 7) at 11:30. . . Click here

▪ The Ten Policy Changes Cruz Thinks Can Transform America

Cruz today advocated "a straightforward and bold, positive agenda" during his speech at CPAC
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1. "Defend the constitution. All of it.”
2. “We need to abolish the IRS. We need to adopt a simple flat tax that is fair [so] that every American can fill out his taxes on a postcard.”
3. “We need to expand energy in this country and create high-paying jobs all over America.”
4. “We need to expand school choice. Every child deserves an opportunity to have an excellent education, regardless of your race, your class, your creed, where you come from – every child deserves a fair chance at the American Dream.”
5. “We need to repeal Dodd-Frank.”
6. “We need to audit the Federal Reserve. Unaccountable power in Washington debasing our currency, driving up the cost of food and gas and the basic stuff of life is hurting Americans who are struggling across this country. And I’ll tell you what else it’s doing: It’s fueling the abuse of power by petro-tyrants like Putin.”
7. “We need to pass a strong balanced budget amendment. We need to stop bankrupting our country.”
8. “We need to repeal every single word of Obamacare.”
9. “We need to stop the lawlessness. This President of the United States is the first President we’ve ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore. He announces just about every day one change after another after another in Obamacare. It is utterly lawless. It is inconsistent with our Constitution, and it ought to trouble everyone – Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians.”
10. “We need to end the corruption. We need to eliminate corporate welfare and crony capitalism. If you come to Washington and serve in Congress, there should be a lifetime ban on lobbying. And we
need to pass a strong constitutional amendment that puts into law term limits.”
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Mar. 6, 2014

First Family Takes Third Vacation This Year at Posh
Ocean Reef Club in Florida Keys

Many thanks to John Eidson for sending this


Mar. 5, 2014
GOP brings forth bill that lets Obama be sued 
   By Cheryl K. Chumley --The Washington Times
Rep. Trey Gowdy, the lead sponsor of the bill,

A new Republican-sponsored bill would open the doors for lawsuits to go forth against the Obama administration, a dramatic measure aimed at curbing the powers of the president when it’s perceived he’s broken federal law.


Called the ENFORCE the Laws Act, the bill is a direct response to Mr. Obama’s ordered delays to certain Obamacare implementations, and to his 2011 executive decision to halt deportation proceedings against illegals who haven’t been charged with crimes, The Hill reported.


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Mar. 6, 2014


Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize among record number of candidates by Scott Greer

ussian President Vladimir Putin will appear on the Nobel committee’s agenda for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, possibly alongside several Russian dissidents.


Putin is one of 278 candidates — a record for the prestigious prize – who have been nominated and the nominees include such notables as Edward Snowden, Pope Francis and the individual formerly known as Bradley Manning.


Putin is believed to have been nominated for his role in averting a Western military strike on Syria and negotiating the agreement with the Bashar al-Assad regime to surrender its arsenal of chemical weapons. Read more

GA Gov. Deal predicts changes coming to Common Core legislation -

AJC – Political Insider by Jim Galloway – March 5, 2014  read article

Editor's commnent:  It is election year, and he knows how unpopular his Common Core is to the majority of voters.



GA 2014 Legislative Updates
  by Rep. Buzz Brockway
Republican | Georgia's 102nd District - Gwinnett County

  Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5  |Week 6 | Week 7

Mar. 4, 2014
Should you have questions or comments about the content of this update, please email Brian Abernathy
Monday, March 3, marked "Crossover Day" at the Georgia State Capitol. On this day, a bill must crossover from the House to the Senate or vice-versa if it is to remain viable this session. Crossover Day typically goes until midnight and involves lots of lobbying, drama, and intensive floor debates. While the Senate finished their work early this year, the House stayed in session until 11:30. Below is a summary of some of the more newsworthy bills and their fate*:
*Please note that vote totals are indicated after the bill number. The first number is the total votes cast in favor of a bill (Y=yea), the second is the total votes cast against a bill (N=nay


House Bills That Passed Crossover Day:

  • HB 702: 138Y - 37N - This bill allows for privately funded monuments containing the Ten Commandments, a portion of the Declaration of Independence, and a portion of the Georgia Constitution to be placed on the grounds of the State Capitol.
  • HB 707: 115Y - 59N - This bill prevents the State Insurance Commissioner from enforcing provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), local and state agencies and governments from spending money attached to the ACA, and prevents the University of Georgia from operating the navigator program that assists people who are seeking coverage under the ACA.
  • HB 766: 163Y - 1N - The "Work Based Learning" Act would permit schools - in collaboration with the Department of Labor and the Technical College System of Georgia - to award secondary credit for approved off campus work to students age 16 and over.
  • HB 772: 107Y - 66N - This bill requires that adult applicants for and recipients of food stamps or benefits under TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) submit to drug testing if a state caseworker from the Department of Family and Children Services determines that there is a "reasonable suspicion" of drug abuse. Eligibility of children under both programs is not affected by this legislation.
  • HB 875: 119Y - 56N - This bill allows land owners/lessees the final decision as to whether properly licensed citizens may carry concealed firearms on their premises, potentially significantly expanding the places a licensed individual could carry a firearm to include churches, bars, and certain government buildings where security is not provided. It also allows for school boards to designate a school employee to be armed.   
  • HB 885: 171Y - 4N - This bill allows for the usage of medical cannabis derivatives for the treatment of patients who suffer from severe seizure disorders and encourages research on additional medical uses of cannabis.
  • HB 886: 164Y - 3N - This bill would require the governing body of Charter Schools to hold a minimum of two public hearings to review their budget before its adoption each year.
  • HB 897: 121Y - 51N - This bill would eliminate obsolete provisions, and update and clarify other provisions relating to elementary and secondary education. It is noteworthy that aspects of this legislation (section 36) would directly impact the approval process for homeschooling.

    View Senate Bills that passed, Bills that did not pass, and Bills that are continuing to fight for implementation:

Cartoons of the time by Rick McKee, our favorite conservative cartoonist

Mar. 3,  2014
Please call the governor, so he will know how you feel.

I've just gotten my hands on a letter from Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun group, MAIG, that's been circulating at the Capitol in Atlanta today.

Let me cut to the chase -- Michael Bloomberg has declared all-out war on Georgia.

First, his anti-gun lobbyist, Andy Pelosi, began operating at the Capitol last year.  Then, Bloomberg opened an office in Norcross, Georgia.

Next, he gave $5,200 to anti-gun Democrat U.S. Senate nominee Michelle Nunn.

And now, he's running anti-gun web videos and TV ads across the state to KILL HB 875, a bill that would expand gun rights in Georgia.

In the coming days, HB 875 will be heard in a Georgia State Senate Committee . . .

Bloomberg's letter urges legislators, the Governor and Lt. Governor to KILL HB 875.

Bloomberg hopes his threat of spending millions of dollars in Georgia in 2014 will intimidate legislators into backing away from their "pro-gun" pledges, and instead force them to either kill pro-gun legislation or support a gun bill watered-down with anti-gun goodies.

That's why it's vital you call Governor Nathan Deal and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle RIGHT NOW!

Insist they only support pro-gun legislation and not cave into Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun demands.

Call Nathan Deal! >>> 404-656-1776
Call Casey Cagle! >>> 404-656-5030

Right now, Michael Bloomberg is spending BIG money in Georgia to mobilize every anti-gun activist in the state -- hoping to drown out your pro-gun voice.

If you've yet to LIKE GGO on Facebook, please click here to do so right now so you stay up to date on all of the latest developments.

Thank you, in advance, for your activism.

For freedom,

D.R. Leonard

Political Director

P.S. Here is a
link to the anti-gun letter Bloomberg is circulating at the Capitol in Atlanta.

Georgia Gun Owners is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens' organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Constitutionally protected right-to-keep-and-bear-arms through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to anti-gun legislation. Georgia Gun Owners' mailing address is 1635 Old 41 Hwy. NW, Ste. 112-202, Kennesaw, GA 30152. They can be contacted at 678-719-2348. Its web address is

Mar. 2, 2014

'Son of God' Blows Away Expectations With $26M Box Office Weekend

Sunday, 02 Mar 2014 08:46 PM

By Newsmax Wires

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"Son of God," the first major cinematic retelling of the story of Jesus in more than a decade, confounded Hollywood elites, mainstream critics, and industry experts Sunday with a staggering $26.5 million box office take.

 The Fox release, a brainchild of reality TV producer Mark Burnett and his wife, actress Roma Downey, nearly toppled reigning box office heavyweight Liam Neeson, coming in a close second to his adventure film "Non-Stop." That film was No. 1 with a $30 million weekend box office.

 “Son of God” brings to the big screen an epic from the team that created “The Bible” for cable TV’s History Channel. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado plays Jesus as the film covers his birth, teachings, crucifixion, and resurrection.


It marks the first motion picture about Jesus’ life since “The Passion of the Christ” 10 years ago, according to the film’s website. That movie, from director Mel Gibson, generated $612 million in worldwide ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. had predicted $17.5 million in weekend sales for "Son of God." The film's success also revealed the huge divide between the Christian fan base and mainstream movie critics. The film attracted favorable ratings of 22 percent from critics at, while 83 percent of fans like it.


"Christian movies are strong," Ted Baehr, a film critic and publisher of Movieguide, told Newsmax. He that the average Christian film earns about $100 million while a non-Christian movie averages about $7 million. "Hollywood, for many years now, has been shown that movies with Christian faith and values do better at the box office."


Filmed in Morocco and directed by Christopher Spencer, "Son of God" launches from the New Testament Gospel of Mark, telling Jesus' story through key moments in his life and crucifixion and continuing through his resurrection.


Downey stars as Mary, the mother of Jesus, but the cast features relatively unknown actors, including Morgado in the title role.


"This really is a love story — the greatest love story ever told," Downey said as she took to morning television to promote the film.


Morgado, in an appearance on "Kathie Lee & Hoda," described the storyline as "all about love and passion and optimism. It is a political thriller as well. The thing about this movie that I really enjoy is that it is an epic, but it's also a really personal and up-close story."


But playing Christianity's Savior, he added, was daunting."I was in a panic, because I knew the responsibility," Morgado said. "I went to Jerusalem. I felt the importance of the story."



Mar. 1, 2014
    Jay Leno takes on Obama
Photo: After he became a “short timer”, Jay did not feel constrained to stay within the network guidelines of "no Obama criticism and staying politically correct" -- what a breath of fresh air !After he became a “short timer”, Jay did
not feel constrained to stay within the
network guidelines of "no Obama criticism and staying politically correct" -- what a breath of fresh air !

"I was going to start off tonight with an Obama jok...
e, but I don't want to get audited by the IRS."

On NSA surveillance: "We wanted a
president who listens to all Americans -
now we have one."

On a new IRS commissioner: "He's called 'acting commissioner' because he has to
act like the scandal doesn't involve the
White House."

On closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorists: "If he really wants to close it, turn it into a government-funded solar power company. The doors will be shut in a month."

Concerning the Benghazi, Associated Press, and IRS scandals: "Remember in the old days
when President Obama's biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?"

On Obama saying he didn't know about the IRS scandal: "He was too busy not knowing
anything about Benghazi to not know anything about the IRS."
"The White House has a new slogan about Benghazi: Hope and change the subject."

"It's casual Friday, which means that at the White House, they're casually going through everybody's phone calls and records."

"It is not looking good for President Obama. Today his teleprompter took the fifth."

"Fox News has changed its slogan from 'Fair and Balanced' to 'See, I told you so!'"

On Obama's commencement address: "He told the young graduates their future is bright
unless, of course, they want jobs."

On a Chicago man who set a record for riding a Ferris wheel: "The only other way to go
around and around in a circle that many times is to read the official report on Benghazi ."

On White House claims of ignorance on the scandals: "They took 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' out of the Pentagon and moved it into the White House."

now the last, and I think best!--

"These White House scandals are not going away anytime soon. It's gotten so bad that
People in Kenya are now saying Obama's 100 percent American."
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