Gaming the System: Guns & Ganja in Georgia

By: Friday March 21, 2014 5:08 pm

The state legislature in Georgia has adjourned failing to pass a well-supported law allowing young sick Georgians to seek relief with cannabis medicines as US citizens in 20 other states are allowed to do.

A bill legalizing heavily restricted sales of cannabis to child patients who suffer from seizure disorders in Georgia landed on the trash pile after elected officials failed to move on the legislation.

Ukraine’s Hissy Fit

By: Saturday December 7, 2013 6:17 pm

The country that used to be the breadbasket of Europe is a new bone of contention between the European Union and Russia. Ukraine, the land of the southern Russians (as Yugoslavia was the land of the southern Slavs), sits on Russia’s Western frontier.

I’m glad Georgia is on someone’s mind

By: Friday August 9, 2013 1:30 am

Because they could use all the brain power they can get. One can almost detect the state as reflective of a regional pattern…and that pattern is a giant boat anchor on human progress.

Georgia Senate Race Starts Off Very Close

By: Tuesday August 6, 2013 1:55 pm

There is some good news for Democrats in what is going to be a very tough Senate election cycle. In the open Georgia Senate race the newly declared Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn starts off the race ahead of or at least tied against the most likely Republican candidates.

GA Sen: Saxby Chambliss to Retire

By: Friday January 25, 2013 12:00 pm

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) will not seek another term. Instead of running again in 2014 Chambliss has decided to retire according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Georgia On My Mind Control

By: Friday November 16, 2012 7:04 am

How are you gonna keep them down on the farm once they have been hyp-mo-tized by The Great and Mysterious Obamaton?

Well you’re not and Tea Party Genius Chip “Chip” Rogers has got the video that proves that you may have left Possum Squat, West Virginia to become an urban layabout sheeple via the Magic of the Delphi technique and now someday you will get a phone call from someone at the UN inviting you to play a game of solitaire and, next thing you know, you’ll wake up and find out that you have had an abortion or, even worse, worked as a community organizer which is communist.

You didn’t know about this?

Georgia Foreclosure Fraud Story Emblematic of Lack of Accountability, Crushing Consequences

By: Monday October 8, 2012 1:35 pm

The financial fraud task force can file civil suits for the next 10 years, and they still won’t understand how this will not satisfy homeowners who had everything they’ve ever worked for taken away from them, and who see no complementary losses on the side of those who caused this tragedy in their lives.

Federal Court Blocks Some of Alabama Immigration Law, but “Papers Please” Here to Stay (For Now)

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 8:45 am

Federal courts have consistently trimmed back attempts by states to write their own immigration laws. The Supreme Court overturned much of the Arizona immigration law in June, and federal judges have done the same to parts of laws in several Southern states. We saw another example of this yeterday, when the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the state of Alabama and its draconian immigration law. However, the precedent set by the Supreme Court on Arizona did hold, and the “papers please” parts of immigration laws in Alabama and Georgia were upheld for the time being.

For Nuclear Power This Summer, It’s Too Darn Hot

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 3:50 pm

Nuclear power was already understood to be dirty, dangerous and absurdly expensive, even without the pressures of climate change. Far from being the answer to growing greenhouse gas emissions, the lifecycle of nuclear power–from mining and milling to transport and disposal–has turned out to be a significant contributor to the problem. And now, the global weirding brought on by that problem has made nuclear even more precarious–more perilous and more pricy–and so an even more pernicious bet.

FDL Movie Night: How to Start a Revolution

By: Monday April 30, 2012 5:00 pm

Noble Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp is a kindly, orchid-growing octogenarian who literally wrote the book on non-violent overthrow of dictatorships. Jailed for nine months in 1953 for protesting the Korean War draft, Sharp went on to write The Politics of Nonviolent Action and twelve other books, including the seminal From Dictatorship to Democracy, a 93-page document that lays out 198 steps to toppling dictators. Available for free download in 40 languages, From Dictatorship to Democracy was written in 1993 to aid the Burmese freedom movement.

How to Start a Revolution delves into Sharp’s influence, from Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Burma, Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan through Egypt and Syria.

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