26 February 2013

Tuesday Morning Bites

22 February 2013

20 February 2013

The East Metro Round-up, 2.21.13

Today's menu: a sampling of National, State, and Local:

Julie Borowski hits it out of the park again. This time taking on the asinine push for a $9 minimum wage. Her videos are always smart, insightful, and funny.

How bad is Dekalb Co. right now? It's pretty bad. Line of the article: "D-e-K-a-l-b, a political subdivision in Georgia, pronounced, 'debacle,' as in 'a sudden and ignominious failure, a fiasco.'"

Perrin Lovett, a gentleman and a scholar, not to mention a superb political and legal mind, has a very, very interesting write-up in re Posse Comitatus. Bordering on book length, but a great read.

And another one from United Liberty - "Why We Need to Audit the Fed!"

And...NEWSFLASH: John Boehner and the GOP D.C.establishment suck! (they're part of the problem)

To turn to college football, the Senator has a killer write-up on the situation at the U (And by the way, the NCAA sucks, too!) 

Liberty-themed musical selection: The Animals. "It's my Life!"


19 February 2013

Shorter Hank Johnson: Newton County does not exist

 UPDATE 2.21.13: After hitting Peach Pundit (thanks to Bridget C. for picking it up) this morning, actions were taken pretty quickly it seems. At some point in the afternoon, I got a tweet from a fellow who is apparently Johnson's Congressional Communications Director thanking me for bringing the Newton situation to his attention. And as of at least a few hours ago, Rep. Johnson's page has now included Newton!

The process at work. A beautiful thing...

Original post:

So...for the last few weeks I've called, emailed, and tweeted Hank Johnson's office to tell them they needed to update their district map and information as they were still showing the pre-redistricted 4th.

So naturally I was quite delighted when I saw that the map had finally been updated complete with a new write-up of the 4th. All sorts of historical and interesting info pertaining to Dekalb, Rockdale, and Gwinnett counties and even links to those respective county governments and school systems. Notice anything? If you're not from this area, you might not. Look at the write-up again. Anything missing? Newton County is missing!

At this point, we just don't know if it's incompetence, or maybe Rep. Johnson and his staffers simply don't know that Newton is part of the 4th (which, I suppose, would fall under incompetence). Maybe they're just messing with that white guy that kept sending multiple communications talking about it (if that's the case, I only called, emailed, and tweeted one time each, for a total of 3 times).

Perhaps Rep.Johnson just doesn't like Newton County...maybe he hates Newton County!

Newton Co. would like to have a nice little write-up about its history and local information too, Rep. Johnson. We'd like to be a part of the party. Sure, you'll probably hit your lowest numbers here compared to the rest of the district, but we'd like to be included!

Equality for Newton County!!!