is the Republican Majority Leader of the Georgia State Senate, and Treasurer of ALEC (previously 1 2)
. On October 11th he hosted a four-hour briefing for his fellow senators, regarding Obama's mind-control techniques which are forcing the US into a United Nations-led Communist dictatorship in which suburbanites are forcibly relocated to cities
. The theory is based on Agenda 21
, the non-binding 1992 UN treaty on sustainable development. Rogers narrowly failed to pass a resolution
against Agenda 21, but other states have done so, and Alabama has even forbidden its implementation in law
In the US, the conservative movement’s latest rallying cry against abortion
claims pro-choice groups are conducting a systematic eugenics
campaign to turn African Americans into an "endangered species
." The idea is finding renewed traction and condemnation in Black communities.
Several bloggers at RHRealityCheck are offering counter
. [more inside]
This thing ain't over yet!
Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss
of Georgia has failed to reach 50% of the vote, thereby triggering an automatic runoff election
on December 2nd, between him and Democratic challenger Jim Martin
, who received 47% of the vote. This gives the Democrats a rare opportunity to concentrate all their efforts over the next month on a state in the heart of the South.
Can we expect President-elect Obama and Jim Martin to launch a concentrated campaign across the state of Georgia, hoping to do what they did in Indiana, and turn a traditionally Republican state
blue again? Yes, I suspect, we can
Now that Kosovo has declared independence, will Abkhazia follow?
The Abkhazian "autonomy" within Georgia already has its own president and parliament, as well as an independent army that has managed to expel Georgian presence by 1993. They've even got their own flag. The only thing missing? Official recognition from the UN. [more inside]
NewsFilter: Restoring faith in the electoral process (a little bit at a time):
"An upbeat Reed told a crowd of a few dozen cheering supporters that, although his candidacy had ended, his conservative message will live on." [CNN]
Ralph Reed loses the election for Georgia lieutenant governor (56% to 44% at the writing of this bit). Apparently a few people in Georgia read GQ
. Or maybe MetaFilter
. Or the news, too, I suppose.
talking loud, voting on nothing.
georgia's new governor
is following through on his campaign promise to "let the people speak" regarding the design of our state flag. the flag was last redesigned in 2001
to put to rest a substantial amount of controversy revolving around the inclusion of a confederate battle flag
this opportunity to voice an opinion will be offered to the populace next spring in the form of a non-binding referendum. and while the results will not result in an official decision either way, the mayor of atlanta
has said she will take a strong stance in the matter by "purposely not [voting] either way on the ballot questions
is doing nothing an effective means of protest? sounds more like a kid on a playground declaring themselves "switzerland
" in the middle of a fight.
Today, Georgia becomes the first state in the US to have standardized, state-wide electronic voting
. Not wanting to be "the next Florida", Georgia spent nearly $60M to go from paper punch cards to touch screens. What's in store, fame or infamy
? After using the computer myself and hearing raves from all the sweet old ladies, I'll bet on the former.
Georgia Republicans Attempt to Derail Democratic Primary
"Overzealous staffers" signed affidavits of identity for candidates in eight Senate seats to pose as primary opponents to more established Democratic candidates. Dirty pool or legitimate tactic?