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

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Jan 30, 2013

Why Scouts are rethinking 
   'gay' policy
     by Art Moore  of WND

  Activists shamed corporate donors that 
  tout diversity, tolerance


The Boy Scouts of America’s apparent decision to reverse a century-old policy to bar homosexuals from its ranks coincides with a sudden drop in major corporate funding that began last summer after a gay-rights blogger for the Huffington Post published a collaborative report that named the donors and chastised them for violating their own policy of not discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.

At the same time, two prominent board members – including an adviser to the Obama White House – were carrying out a vow to change the policy from within. Read much more

▪ Should the Boy Scouts allow openly gay members? Click here to vote
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While this is definitely not a funny topic, there are some pretty good cartoons around . . .

 
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



▪ Massive number of U.S. cities abandon Bible
  
byJoe Kovacs – WND – January 30, 2013

 Find out which places have most (and least) respect for Scripture

 In times of trouble, many people often wonder, “Oh, God. Where are you when I need you most?”

But with the nation facing drastic financial and social challenges in recent years, a new study ranking American support for the Holy Bible reveals an astounding 91 out 96 U.S. cities –
a whopping 95 percent – are not “Bible-minded.”

The study by the California-based Barna Group on behalf of the American Bible Society is based on 42,855 nationwide interviews, and defines “Bible-minded” people as individuals who typically read the Bible each week and who strongly assert Scripture is accurate in the principles it teaches.

Authors of the report say the definition captures action and attitude – those who both engage and esteem the Christian Scriptures, reflecting an overall openness or resistance to the Bible in the country’s largest markets.

While you may put your trust in the Bible, a study has been done ranking the top 96 American cities when it comes to their support for Scripture.

You'll be stunned by the results (or maybe you won't in this day and age).
See where your city ranks.  Read entire article.


(Editor's comment: This information is not surprising. See what happens when liberalism takes over so many school systems.  God, discipline, morals and patriotism are taken out of the public schools. Heaven help this country.)



▪ Paul Broun Announces Candidacy for US Senate…

January 29, 2013 20:28 pm by Mike Hassinger · Peach Pundit - read post

Confirmed: In Gwinnett County at a meeting for CHARGE (a Republican-leaning ethics and Good government group) Paul Broun made an unscheduled appearance. Featured at the event was potential US Senate candidate Karen Handel (who had been scheduled to speak). Broun’s wife apparently announced to the crowd her husband’s intention to run for the US Senate in Georgia.  Announced out of the race:  Former Governor Sonny Perdue, House Speaker David Ralston, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain.
 

On-line poll at GA Pundit  http://gapundit.com/



Jan. 29, 2013   
                             Illegal Immigration Reform
 


Senator Rubio Makes His Case on Rush Limbaugh Radio Show
   BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
It was very obvious that Rush was VERY impressed with Rubio and his remarks.

   From NewsMax.com
Marco Rubio: Let's Look Beyond President Obama

 Florida Sen. Marco Rubio — sounding more and more like a 2016 presidential contender every day — says the GOP must govern the nation looking beyond Barack Obama's Administration. "I just want to remind everybody Obama’s not going to be president forever,’’ Rubio told Rush Limbaugh on Limbaugh’s syndicated radio show Tuesday. “As long as these next four years may seem, he won’t be president forever. We’ll have another president one day and we have to write laws with that in mind as well.’’

The Sunshine State’s junior senator said convincing Americans that less government, as the Republican Party wants, is better than more government, which Democrats continue to push, is a tough challenge.  Read more

 

Obama calls for citizenship for illegal's
   WND.com   by Taylor Rose

 WASHINGTON – In the wake of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” announcement on immigration reform yesterday, President Barack Obama traveled to Las Vegas today to deliver his proposals on immigration reform.

“I am here because most Americans agree that it is time to fix a system that has been broken for way too long,” he said. He added it is time to tackle immigration reform, for immigration strengthens “our economy and our country’s future.”  Read more


Erick Erickson  of Red State and WSB radio moving from CNN to Fox News!
  
Moving On By Erick Erickson (Diary)  |  January 29th, 2013
Read more  

His announcement on his radio show on Tuesday afternoon was quite a joyous occasion and a surprise to many.  Congratulations, Erick.  You will fit in well at Fox News. - VRG editor


Conservative Sentinels Stand Guard for Freedom
 
A service of Heritage Action for America

Today we announced 29 Members of Congress — six Senators and 23 Representatives — achieved Sentinel status in the 112th Congress by scoring a 90% or higher on our comprehensive legislative scorecard. >> See the Sentinels.

Americans worried about our country's future should sleep better at night knowing a dedicated group of lawmakers are fighting for freedom every day in Washington. We congratulate these Sentinels who stood guard, vigilantly protecting our freedoms during the 112th Congress. Not only did they advance the conservative cause, but they also held back the incessant tide of tax increases, out-of-control spending, and harmful policies that breed dependency on government. In Washington, this is no easy task, which makes these Members all the more commendable.

Our country requires bold leadership and principled action. These Sentinels represent the tip of the spear in Washington, but they are not alone. All across the country citizen Sentinels are acting as America's firewall for freedom.

With each vote cast, freedom either advances or recedes, and citizen and congressional Sentinels are crucial to ensuring a prosperous and safe America.
>> See the Congressional Sentinels from the 112th Congress.

Thank you for standing with us to support strong conservatives and hold Congress accountable.
         Michael A. Needham, Chief Executive Officer - Heritage Action for America

     Senate Sentinels
  Jim DeMint (R-SC) 99%
  Mike Lee (R-UT) 99%
  Rand Paul (R-KY) 96%
  Marco Rubio (R-FL) 96%
  Ron Johnson (R-WI) 94%
  Orrin Hatch (R-UT) 91%
  House Sentinels from GA:
 
   Tom Graves (R-GA) 97%
   Paul Broun (R-GA) 96%

Jan. 28, 2013
  Runaway Slave - Movie on DVD.
A New Underground Railroad

If you have not yet seen the movie, Runaway Slave, be sure to get it and watch.  It was one of the most moving films that I have seen in a long time.  I purchased it from Amazon.com. However, it is available through Walmart, Christian Book Store and a number of other outlets.  It is well worth the $12.95.  Just wish that every county Republican Party in the country would watch it.  A long list of wonderful black conservatives were interviewed including Herman Cain, Thomas Sowell, Dr. Alveda King, Allen West, Jessie Lee Peterson, Star Parker, Deneen Borelli, Mason Weaver, David Webb,  Marvin Rogers. and many others.
Click here to read more and view trailer
 

GaPundit.com Poll: Sonny Perdue leads the field for 2014 U.S. Senate race to replace Saxby Chambliss -  Karen Handel comes in second. 
Read more -- Jan. 28
With support from 24 percent of past Republican Primary voters, former two-term Governor Sonny Perdue leads among the serious potential candidates who have not foreclosed the possibility of running for the Republican nomination for United State Senate in 2014 following the announcement by Senator Saxby Chambliss that he will not seek reelection  Posted on January 28, 2013 7:45 AM by Todd Rehm

Names dropped from list on Jan. 20:

Morning Bell: It’s School Choice Week
Rachel Sheffield - January 28, 2013 at 8:34 am - Heritage Foundation

The third annual National School Choice Week is officially underway. Once again, school choice advocates—including parents, teachers, schoolchildren and administrators, and many others—will come together to promote educational choice, with more than 3,600 events taking place nationwide.  School choice is something to celebrate, because it gives families the power to choose the best schools for their children—helping children to improve educational outcomes and increasing overall parental satisfaction.  Click here to read more and learn whySchool Choice benefits students.

Wonderful Words of Wisdom. . . .

  Al Sharpton: ‘People do not have the right to unregulated rights in this country’
   Posted on January 28, 2013 by Conservative Byte

Following a public policy meeting of African-American leaders, National Urban League president Marc Morial and National Action Network president Al Sharpton called for a new national assault weapons ban, saying the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution should be regulated.
“The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are not absolute."  
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Jan. 27, 2013

▪ Rand Paul: Obama covering up dark Benghazi secret?


While the mainstream media continue to ignore the disaster at Benghazi, Libya, and the Obama administration's role in it, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is now speaking out. In an interview with WND, Paul says he suspects Benghazi was used for this devious purpose, and the president is now in cover-up mode. 
Read the latest now on WND.com.
 

Jan. 26, 2013

Chambliss retirement sparks scramble for U.S. Senate seat
By Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced Friday that he will not run for re-election, ditching a dysfunctional Washington and unleashing a tidal wave of contenders for his coveted job. Chambliss, 69, will serve out his second full 6-year term, which ends in 2014. It will make an even 20 years in Washington — he arrived as a U.S. representative from Georgia during the 1994 House Republican wave and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002. Chambliss determined that was enough.

“I’m going to have a life after this,” Chambliss told supporters on a conference call. “Sitting on a back porch drinking whiskey with some of y’all is exciting to think about.” . . .

Frenzy of contenders -- Though some prominent Republicans had been positioning themselves to run against Chambliss, his announced departure prompted a flurry of activity in both parties for those considering the newly open seat.. Click here to read long list
 



Military leaders lift ban on women in combat roles
 
Published January 24, 2013  --  FoxNews.com
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    Jan. 24, 2013


 RNC Winter Board Meeting in Charlotte, NC
 

Jindal: GOP must stop being 'stupid party'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called on the Republican Party to "stop being the stupid party" on Thursday as GOP leaders promised fundamental changes to help stave off future losses. In the keynote address at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting, Jindal said the GOP doesn't need to change its values but "might need to change just about everything else we are doing."

"We've got to stop being the stupid party. It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults," he said. "We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. I'm here to say we've had enough of that." Be sure to read the entire speech which is well articulated.

Editor's comment:  I agree 100% with Governor Jindal since I have personally witnessed offensive and bizarre comments from members of the RNC.  When Republicans constantly trash each other, it really hurts our party.  No wonder we lost the presidential election!  For 11 years I have been doing a number of Republican web sites and finally gave up some of the sites due to this constant barrage of offensive comments with Republicans bad mouthing each other. - BC

▪ Protesters plan demonstrations for RNC meeting in Charlotte (Protestors are Republicans)
by By Tenikka Smith - WSOCTV.com
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/grassroots-republicans-plan-protest-republican-nat/nT3j4/

Gov. McCrory hosts reception as RNC leaders meet in NC
The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

The Republican National Committee is holding its winter meetings in the North Carolina city where Democrats re-nominated Barack Obama for president four months ago.

The RNC expects about 250 people to attend meetings that are to get under way Wednesday in Charlotte and run through Friday at a downtown hotel. Most of the work will be business meetings and training sessions. GOP leaders also will elect their four top leaders Friday. Chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) is running again.

Former Charlotte mayor and new Gov. Pat McCrory will host a welcoming reception Wednesday evening at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — a potential 2016 presidential hopeful — is the featured speaker at a Thursday night dinner.

Attending from Georgia include GA GOP Chairman Sue Everhart,. GA National Committeeman Randy Evans and GA National Committeewoman Linda Herren.

Also attending was Ashley Bell from Gainesville, Georgia  who was appointed to the Growth & Opportunity Project. He was the lead sponsor of the "Celebrating Diversity of the RNC" reception to help kick off the project Co-chaired by RNC Members Glenn MCall (SC) and Zori Fonelldas (PR)


 


Jan. 23, 2013

Clinton Shouts: ‘What Difference Would It Make?’  at Congressional Benghazi hearing on 1/23/13

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked about ascertaining whether the Benghazi terror attack was the result of a protest by Senator Ron Johnson. “What difference would it make?” Clinton shouted, seemingly losing her cool

View video.:

 


▪ Candidate Throws His Weight Around… Caption Contest - FUNNY!
  January 23, 2013  -  Peach Pundit  -
  Click here to watch the video -- 
by Mike Hassinger · 60 comments




Another great Inauguration Cartoon -- "Obama's Second Term Vision"


Jan. 22, 2013

Obama Seeks to Reverse Reaganism and Destroy the GOP
Rush Limbaugh – Jan. 22, 2013 - Read entire transcript
"I have never, ever seen such an open and admitted-to association between a political party and a so-called news media that exists for one reason, and that is to eliminate, wipe out, and pulverize everything I believe in. That's never happened, at least not in my lifetime." -Rush

"Everybody's afraid.  That's why the Republicans are doing what they're doing and certain conservative media is saying what they're saying.  Everybody's scared to death of Obama.  I've never had this happen in my lifetime.  I've never been alive where there is a genuine, visceral fear of action by government against individuals." -Rush
 

Morning Bell: Obama’s Second Inaugural Address, Translated
Heritage.org – Morning Bell - Amy Payne- January 22, 2013 at 8:56 am

Members of Congress—who are about to debate raising the debt ceiling tomorrow—should have paid attention yesterday. The President was very clear that he sees no urgency about reducing the debt and cutting the deficit. In fact, in his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama was honest about his intentions to grow government in order to remake our country along his progressive vision.

To sell his agenda, the President borrowed imagery and terminology from America’s first principles. But he twisted the American founding idea of “We the people” into the liberal “It takes a village.” His rhetoric on the issues only thinly disguised his true meaning. Let’s translate some of his key points.
Read entire article

 

CBS Newsman: Obama must 'pulverize' GOP
News reporters are no longer even PRETENDING to be objective journalists anymore.

 Just look at what this top "newsman" at CBS News is directing Barack Obama to do.  And are the Republicans going to fight back, or just sit in silence as usual?  Read the latest now on WND.com.
 


Jan. 21. 2013
 MLK was so different from Obama

History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered  
   -
National Geographic Video  view

King, Obama, and Truth
  Weekly Standard - Jan 21, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON   
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What Martin Luther King called evil, Barack Obama
  
calls good
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Read more
   By Clenard Childress – RenewAmerica.com
 

  Above: The Best Memorial Ever

               Right: If I had a hammer

 

Mark Levin’s Inaugural Day Message— Fight!
   Breitbart.com by Ben Shapiro 21 Jan 2013,

As President Barack Obama prepares for his inauguration, Breitbart News sat down with radio talk show host Mark Levin, the bestselling author of the blockbusters Liberty and Tyranny, Ameritopia, Men in Black, and Rescuing Sprite. Levin painted a stark picture of the reality facing the country – the rise of tyranny – but he also offered hope in one word: “fight.”

“I don’t think Obama knows exactly what he’s going to go for in his second term,” Levin said, "as he will look for opportunities to exploit as events unfold.  I am sure they've drawn up a partial a list, and we already know that it includes, but is not limited to, gun control; attacks on the First Amendment such as religious liberty; amnesty for illegal aliens; union expansion; institutionalizing Obamacare; institutionalizing voter corruption; de-industrialization via the EPA; destroying the capitalist-based economy via tax increases, smothering regulations, massive deficit spending, and endless borrowing; and hollowing out our military; etc.  This will effect all of us. It will do extreme damage to the nation in many respects. I think Obama sees himself as correcting historic wrongs in this country, as delivering the fruits of the labor of other people to people who he believes have historically been put upon. I think there’s a lot of perverse thinking that goes on in his mind, radical left-wing thinking. He was indoctrinated with Marx and Alinksy propaganda.  You not only see it in his agenda but in his words -- class warfare; degrading successful people unless, of course, they help finance his elections, causes, and organizations; pretending to speak for the so-called middle class when, in fact, he is destroying their jobs, savings, and future.  Obama's war on our society is intended to be an onslaught in which the system is overwhelmed.”  Read entire article

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/21/mark-levin-inaugural-day-message
 
Jan. 20, 2013

NEW FSM POLL: Inauguration - Obama's Big Day
by THE EDITORS January 20, 2013
Are you going to watch the Inaugural ceremonies?
Click here to take the poll. - Be sure to view the results.

 
Swearin' Up a Storm - Obama's 2nd Inauguration  (click on thumbnails to enlarge


Approximately 500,000 attended
Obama's second inauguration -
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Above: : Obama Dreams of Mt. Rushmore - January 21, 2013
 

above cartoon by . Luojie is the cartoonist for the English-language China Daily. His cartoons are syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.


US President Barack Obama is kissed by First Lady Michelle Obama during his inauguration reception at the National Building Museum January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama took the oath of office to begin his second term at a simple ceremony stripped of the hope and historic promise that greeted his inauguration four years ago.

<< Sorry, I could not resist passing this one along since I knew everyone on this mail list would love it  ;- )  BC
 


Inauguration Posters Liken Obama To Jesus
   By Todd Starnes - Fox News

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Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.”

The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, “Prophecy Fulfilled.” Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘flash of lightning,” the poster notes, referencing a passage in in the Old Testament book of Judges. Hussein, they allege, is a Biblical word meaning “good and handsome.”  Read more
 


▪ Obama Could Not Pass a Background Check to Purchase a Gun or for Employment
MinuteMenPress.com
20 January 2013  

 President Barack Obama could not pass a background check if he was applying for a gun permit or a job. Why has this man been allowed to remain in office or take the oath for a second time? During the 2008 campaign, it was known that:

His official, long form birth records were SEALED.His Occidental College records were SEALED.
His Columbia College records were SEALED. His Harvard College records were SEALED.
His College thesis – SEALED. His Harvard Law Review articles – SEALED.
His Indonesian adoption records – SEALED. His passport file – SEALED. His medical records – Unavailable
His baptism records – Unavailable His papers from his service in the Illinois legislature – Unavailable
His Illinois State Bar Association records – Unavailable

 

PATRIOT VOICES
Despotism in America
Exclusive: Rick Santorum lists President Obama's constitutional violations
Rick Santorum, a Republican, is a former congressman and senator from Pennsylvania. In 2012 he ran as a candidate for the Republican nomination for president. He is co-founder of Patriot Voices and author of "American Patriots: Answering the Call to Freedom."

President Obama’s announcement last week on his plans to make sweeping changes to our nation’s gun laws by presidential executive order is yet another example of his continual disregard for the United States Constitution and the separation of powers it set forth to protect the American people from government by fiat.

 Putting aside for a moment the misdirected emphasis on gun ownership, as opposed to mental illness and cultural glorification of violence to curb gun crime, President Obama’s actions represent another attempt to circumvent Congress – a Congress elected by the people but controlled by Republicans – to establish public policy that supports his liberal agenda. Read much more



 
 
Jan. 18, 2013

Bye Bye Boortz
by Charlie · 18 comments - Peach Pundit

About the time this column is submitted for its daily deadline, Neal Boortz will be starting his final show on WSB radio and its syndicated affiliates. A fixture of Georgia media for the past four decades, Boortz helped create the genre that is today’s talk radio format and has become an integral part of how many in our state follow politics and other matters of contemporary news.

Boortz has become an integral part of many Georgians’ mornings, and as someone whose father believed there was no need for that “FM stuff” while I was growing up, he was certainly part of our routine. When you’ve listened to someone for over 40 years, he may as well be part of the family. Often cranky and belligerent, he fit right in. Read complete article

Listen to Boortz's Final Show. 
It was one of his best, especially the last half hour.
That Day Has Come.  Neal's notes on his final show


click on photo to enlarge -- Neal and his bus
AMF! Adios my friend.

  


“We must take America back, Main Street to Wall Street, cities and states. Washington, D.C., before it’s too late:” View video by Steve Vaus.


 

▪ The Evans Report - January 18, 2013

Georgia legislature: Political maneuverings under the Gold Dome

Randy Evans



▪ Your daily jolt: A state Senate under new management

January 18, 2013,
by jgalloway - AJC

In the minutes surrounding the passage of Senate Bill 24, Gov. Nathan Deal’s solution to the “bed tax” dilemma, the sharp-eyed could – through the door leading to President pro tem David Shafer’s office – spot a giddy state Sen. Jeff Mullis dancing through the anteroom, arms in the air.

That’s how happy the new leaders of the state Senate were on Thursday, following passage of the Hospital Medicaid Financing Program Act. The bill, which now will receive the same railed treatment in the House, solves the sticky problem of legislative approval for a continued levy on hospitals by shoving the issue behind the executive curtain of the state Department of Community Health.  Read more

 

▪ The Union of Georgia Elected Officials?
January 17, 2013, by jgalloway - AJC

At the tail end of Thursday’s state of the state address, Gov. Nathan Deal weighed into the debate over ethics at the state Capitol.

Never mind the dig at the press corps. The governor may have frozen the discussion by declaring that any rules applied to state lawmakers should also apply to every elected official in Georgia.  Read more

 


Jan 13, 2013 Sunday AJC

Georgia Legislature 2013 Guide -  AJC
   Session begins Monday, January 14, 2013
  
Peek behind the scenes
 

Contact members of the GA Legislature
Online -- The General Assembly’s home page www.legis.state.ga.us  links to House and Senate members by name and by district. The directory lists the legislator’s office phone and email. The live video feeds are also available online. Go to www.legis.state.ga.us  and look for the links under “Live Broadcasts” on the left. Many House committee meetings also stream live online. Look for the links at www.house.ga.gov/communications/en-US/VideoBroadcasts.aspx .
Your guide to the Georgia Legislature
  
Legis-speak: A Gold Dome glossary
   ▪ Big issues facing Georgia Legislature
   ▪ A guide to the Legislature
   ▪ Georgians to Legislature: Make job creation top priority
  
Gallery: Who's Who in the Legislature


January 13, 2012: Atlanta Falcons win with field goal with 8 seconds left.

Most exciting game of the season -- a real nail biter to the very end!
http://ajc.stats.com/fb/boxscore.asp?gamecode=20130113001&home=1&vis=26 Falcons beat Seahawks in playoffs 30-28, will host 49ers for NFC championship next weekend.
Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m. ET
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA - TV Schedule: FOX

What a glorious college BCS bowl season and now the Falcons.


Jan. 12,  2013

Hannity foresees states leaving union if federal government continues ‘radicalized,
  abusive’ pattern
- Conservative Byte

On his Friday radio show, conservative talker and Fox News host Sean Hannity warned that the United States may fall apart if tax rates remain high.  “The states are now fighting and battling against their own federal government,” Hannity said. ”Same thing with individuals. If you live in a state like New York, New Jersey, California [or] one of these high-tax states [where] 60-plus cents of every dollar goes to taxes, you’ll say, ‘What the hell am I doing this for?’”  Read more and view video
 


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It's Pirate Time for the GOP
   Peggy Noonan - Updated January 11, 2013

The party needs to be unpredictable and bold—and grab some of Obama's issues.
It's official. Congress is now less popular than cockroaches and colonoscopies, though more popular than the ebola virus and gonorrhea. Really. The numbers came, this week, from a Public Policy Polling survey. The House and Senate have an approval rating of 9% . . .
Now's the time to put a dagger 'tween their teeth, wave a sword, grab a rope and swing aboard the enemy's galleon. Take the president's issues, steal them—they never belonged to him, they're yours. 
Read entire article


Jan. 10, 2013
Georgia National Guard's use of helicopters investigated
Posted: Jan 09, 2013 8:46 PM EST Updated: Jan 09, 2013 10:55 PM EST
By Dale Russell, FOX 5 I-Team reporter -
 


             
Gen. Butterworth, his father and Governor Deal

An internal investigation of the Georgia National Guard's use of Blackhawk helicopters has raised questions of ethics, nepotism and favoritism. 

The investigation followed the FOX 5 I-Team's examination of several National Guard trips in expensive Army helicopters. View video to learn more of Major General Jim Butterworth and Governor Deal's role in this. Butterworth is Adjutant General of Georgia National Guard  who was appointed to this position shortly after the Governor was elected.

Senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell says the state had to repay taxpayers for some of the flights.



LAW CENTER WARNS CONGRESS NOT TO CERTIFY 2012 ELECTION

   (Let us pray for this one)

By J.B. Williams - www.NewsWithViews.com

Despite a deafening silence on the part of the government controlled news media, it is no secret that very serious questions concerning Barack Obama’s history persist and that wide-spread election fraud was used by the Democratic Party and the Obama Campaign to secure a second Obama-Biden term.

At least one group seems interested in getting answers to those questions and stopping congress from certifying the 2012 election results until the American people have those answers.

The newly formed North American Law Center is serving members of the US Congress with a notice, demanding that congress stop the fraudulent 2012 election and advising members of congress not to become complicit in the fraud by certifying the tainted outcome of the 2012 election. Read more


 

Woman hiding with kids shoots intruder – Walton County, GA
What would have happened if she did not have a gun??  We all know the answer to that question.
view video with Kerry Kavanaugh   WSBTV 2.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRgF6VTpons  --  Read article

 
▪ Advice from those who have been there... Gun confiscation in Australia
We need to wake up on our Gun Rights. At the end the guy says "Don't Trust Politicians". He is absolutely right! Take a few minutes and watch this video.  it is worth the time investment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=fGaDAThOHhA


Best 1 minute gun commercial EVER from Australia
http://www.youtube.com/embed/vsVCHE7ayPE?rel=0
 

▪ Biden: Obama may take 'executive action' on gun control
David Jackson and Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON--Vice President Biden said Wednesday that President Obama is pondering the use of executive action to tighten gun control. . .   "The president is going to act," Biden said. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the Cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."  Read more

 

▪ Lawmaker Calls For Gun Confiscation
(Daily Caller) In an interview with the Daily Times Herald in Caroll, Iowa, state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer said governments should start confiscating semi-automatic rifles and other firearms. Muhlbauer, a Democrat from the western Iowa town of Manilla, is a cattleman and farmer. The newspaper reported that he owns a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol. Read more

 


Jan. 9, 2013  - Heritage Foundation

▪ Morning Bell: Defying the Obama Administration on Religious Liberty by Amy Payne
Hobby Lobby gained national attention when its leadership announced they would not bow to the Obama Administration’s violation of their religious liberty. Thousands of Americans pledged to shop at the retailer over the weekend to show their appreciation for this stand—a stand that could cost the company up to $1.3 million in fines per day. Read more

 
Jan. 8, 2013

Morning Bell - Heritage Foundation

13 Tax Increases in 2013

The deal that Congress and President Obama struck that finally - but only partially  avoided the fiscal cliff resulted in seven tax increases. Those hikes combined with six tax increases from Obamacare that also began on New Year’s Day. Read More

 


Jan. 7, 2013  - Time Out for Final College Football of the Year


Alabama Beats Notre Dame to Win 2013 BCS National Championship Game

The BCS National Championship felt more like a November cupcake game for Alabama.  In what was supposed to be the biggest college football game of the year, the Crimson Tide absolutely demolished the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and rolled to a 42-14 win on Monday night. Read more and watch video.

Oh well, poor Alabama has to go visit Obama again. ;- )   Still cannot believe that every team I was pulling for this year won their BCS Bowl.
-- VRG Webmaster 


 
Jan. 6, 2013

Obama Outright Lies Again Saying 98% of Americans Will See No Tax Increases…Who Believes This Garbage?
Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, January 5, 2013 on Gateway Pundit  -- click here to view video

 

New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits Patrick Howley Of Daily Caller – Jan. 6, 2012
                    Obama for Life???

Democratic New York Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress Friday to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which places term limits on the U.S. presidency.

The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office.

H.J. Res. 15 proposes “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.”

The bill is a reintroduction of H.J. Res. 17, which Serrano introduced in Congress in January 2011. It was referred to the House judiciary committee, but did not make it to a floor vote.  Read more


Jan. 4, 2013

The Evans Report
2013 General Assembly: What’s ahead
Premium content from Atlanta Business Chronicle by Randy Evans 
Date: Friday, January 4, 2013
On Jan. 14, the 152nd Session of the Georgia General Assembly will convene in Atlanta. In many respects, the General Assembly will look the same with Republicans Gov. Nathan  Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston and Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones all serving as constants from the 151st Session. Indeed, Republicans have increased their margins in the Georgia House of Representatives (within one vote of a supermajority) and the Georgia Senate (with a supermajority). The most significant change is in the Georgia Senate, where most everything is different. The Georgia Senate has a new president pro tem (Sen. David Shafer), majority leader(Sen. Ronnie Chance), and many new committee chairs. In addition, the balance of power has tilted back in favor of Lt. Gov. Cagle. 
Read much more


Jan 4, 2013  

It's that time of the year for Football Fanatics  . . . .
 
▪ Cotton Bowl 2013 -- What a win by Texas A & M over Oklahoma tonight.  Now we know why Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy.

View The Best Moments of the 2012 College Football Season by Bleacher Report. Watch slide show.

The 2012 college football season is winding down and coming to a close, which means it's time to start taking a look back and appreciating all the great moments we witnessed this year.

This was a season that was filled with exciting highlight-reel plays, rankings-shaking upsets, record-breaking performances, exciting down-to-the-wire games and the type of chill-inducing moments that only a sport like college football can provide.

Here's a look at some of the best moments of the 2012 college football season.

 

Jan 2, 2013 - It's that time of the year for Football Fanatics  . . . .


 

 

 

 

 

Upset of the season at Sugar Bowl - Jan. 2, 2013
Sugar Bowl Trophy below

(21) Louisville 33

(3) Florida 23

BCS National Championship
Notre Dame (12-0) vs Alabama (12-1)
Monday, 01/07/2013, 8:00 p.m. EST
Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
 
Cotton Bowl
Texas A&M (10-2) vs Oklahoma (10-2)
Friday, 01/04/2013, 7:00 p.m. CST
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX
 
Fiesta Bowl
Oregon (11-1) vs Kansas State (11-1)
Thursday, 01/03/2013, 6:30 p.m. MST
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
 
Sugar Bowl
Louisville (10-2) vs Florida (11-1)
Wednesday, 01/02/2013, 1:00 p.m. CST
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Louisville 33
Florida 23
Orange Bowl
Northern Illinois (12-2) vs Florida State (12-2)
Tuesday, 01/01/2013, 8:00 p.m. EST
Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
N. Illinois 10
Florida St. 31
Rose Bowl
Wisconsin (8-6) vs Stanford (12-2)
Tuesday, 01/01/2013, 2:10 p.m. PST
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Wisconsin 14
Stanford 20
Capital One Bowl
Georgia (12-2) vs Nebraska (10-4)
Tuesday, 01/01/2013, 1:00 p.m. EST
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
Georgia 45
Nebraska 31
Gator Bowl
Mississippi State (8-5) vs Northwestern (10-3)
Tuesday, 01/01/2013, 12:00 p.m. EST
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Mississippi St. 20
Northwestern 34
Outback Bowl
South Carolina (11-2) vs Michigan (8-5)
Tuesday, 01/01/2013, 1:00 p.m. EST
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
South Carolina 33
Michigan 28
Chick-Fil-A Bowl
LSU (10-3) vs Clemson (11-2)
Monday, 12/31/2012, 7:30 p.m. EST
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
LSU 24
Clemson 25
 


Jan. 3, 2013

Quote of a Lifetime

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him--- better take a closer look at the American Indian."

~ Henry Ford ~
 

Jan. 3, 2013

 New Motor Vehicle Title Tax Effective March 1, 2013


 

Effective March 1, 2013, House Bill 386 removes the sales tax and the annual ad valorem tax on newly purchased vehicles. It replaces these taxes with a new title tax of 6.5 percent in 2013. Here's what you need to know:

 

Read more about this on Gwinnett Tax Commissioner's website 
 

  • If you purchase a vehicle on or after March 1, 2013, you will pay the new title tax to the tag agent in the county in which you register the vehicle. You pay when you apply for the title and register the vehicle.
  • The new title tax is not due every year but is due each time the vehicle is sold and titled. It applies to dealer sales as well as sales between individuals.
  • The new title tax is based on a percentage (6.5 percent in 2013) of the fair market value of the vehicle, not the sales price, as determined by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
  • You will continue to pay the annual ad valorem tax on vehicle(s) that you currently own.
  • If you purchase a vehicle in Georgia between January 1, 2012, and March 1, 2013, (when the new program begins) you have the option of paying the new title tax instead of the current annual ad valorem tax. You have from March 1, 2013, until December 31, 2013, to opt into the new program. Note: Vehicles purchased out-of-state are not eligible to opt in.
  • All other existing annual vehicle registration requirements, including annual tag renewal fees, decals, and emission tests (if applicable), remain in effect for all vehicle owners.
     
▪ Quick Summary of the tax law changes by Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC
On January 2, 2013 President Obama signed into law “The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012”
The good news is we now have certainty for the 2012 and 2013 tax law. The bad news is spending cuts have been postponed for at least two more months.  Read more

Hillary Clinton 'will testify about Benghazi consulate security shambles' despite concussion and blood clot   Jan. 3, 2013 By Daily Mail Reporter  Read more
 

 
Jan. 2, 2013

Rep. Tom Price: The U.S. House needs ‘red state’ leadership
3:15 pm January 2, 2013, by jgalloway - AJC

Hours before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tore into House Speaker John Boehner for pulling the plug on Hurricane Sandy aid, a Georgia congressman was getting his licks in from the GOP right.

U.S. Rep. Tom Price was on WMAL in Washington this morning, a conservative talk-radio station aimed at the D.C. elite, to discuss Tuesday’s House vote on the fiscal cliff.

Price voted against the measure and his speaker – as did every GOP member of the House from Georgia. But Price, who becomes vice-chairman of the House Budget Committee in the next Congress, is undoubtedly the most ambitious member of the Georgia delegation. And Boehner is up for re-election tomorrow.  Listen to Price’s interview in full here:


 


Jan. 1, 2013

                                More Fiscal Cliff News
                     

           HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013  (or is it ?)


Jan. 1, 2013

Republican House leaders voice serious concerns over fiscal bill|
Published January 01, 2013 -- FoxNews.com - Click on Video below

Washington –  The fate of the fiscal crisis bill continued to be in doubt Tuesday afternoon as House Republicans leaders joined their rank-and-file in decrying the lack of spending cuts- further clouding the chances for smooth passage with less than two days left before a new Congressional class is sworn in.

Democratic House leaders said Tuesday the time for talk was over and pushed their Republican counterparts for an up or down vote on the legislation passed by the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning. But even as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, R-Calif., called for a compromise, word came that the No. 2 House Republican, Eric Cantor, opposed the bill.

“I do not support it,” Cantor told reporters after a closed-door meeting with fellow Republicans. Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, said sentiment among House Republicans was to amend the bill to incorporate more spending cuts. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., echoed the statement. "I'd be shocked if this does not go back to the Senate" with changes by the House, Bachus said.

But time for the House -- and for Americans -- is running out. Realistically, rejection by the Republican-controlled House means that fiscal talks about have to start all over again when the new Congressional class is seated on Thursday. And that means, Americans will be left paying for the pricey political stalemate. Taxes would jump by $2,400 on average for families with incomes of $50,000 to $75,000, according to a study by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. And because consumers would get less of their paychecks to spend, businesses and jobs would suffer as well.  Read more


▪ Cliffhanger: Cantor Opposes Senate ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal, Boehner Still Uncertain
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 -- Patriot Update

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has publicly voiced his opposition to the Senate “fiscal cliff” deal that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden cut late on New Year’s eve, and which passed early today by an 89-8 vote.

“I do not support the bill,” Cantor told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. Read more

 

 

Happy New Year ?
by Thomas Sowell on TownHall.com  - Jan. 1, 2013

The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back -- and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future.

If there are any awards to be given to anyone for what they did in 2012, one of those rewards should be for prophecy, if only because prophecies that turn out to be right are so rare.

With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal for his column of January 24, 2012 titled: "The GOP Deserves to Lose."

Despite reciting a litany of reasons why President Obama deserved to be booted out of the White House, Stephens said, "Let's just say right now what voters will be saying in November, once Barack Obama has been re-elected: Republicans deserve to lose."

To me, the Republican establishment is the 8th wonder of the world. How they can keep repeating the same mistakes for decades on end is beyond my ability to explain.  Read more


 

 

Click on above graphic to read New Year Message and Prayer for 2013 -- Bettye Chambers, Buford, GA
 

 
   

 

 
 
Dec. 25, 2012

Christians Flock to Bethlehem; Pope Calls for God in Fast-Paced World
Posted on December 25, 2012

Despite the tension and violence that shook the Holy Land this year, Christians from around the world flocked to Manger Square in Bethlehem on Monday to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the ancient West Bank town where he was born.

Others traveled to Vatican City, where Pope Benedict XVI had lit a Christmas peace candle set on the windowsill of his private studio. Pilgrims, tourists and Romans gathered below in St. Peter’s Square for the inauguration Monday evening of a Nativity scene and cheered when the flame was lit. Read more

Christmas Messages
Speakers on for music - click on links below


 
 

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Precinct Mass Meetings, County Conventions,
District Conventions,
State Convention

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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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