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13
Sep

Perdue and Kingston on GAGOP Unity in November

From an Op-Ed published in the Savannah Morning News:

Competing head-to-head in the Georgia Republican primary for the United States Senate in 2014 we got to know each other well. During a long year of primary and runoff campaigning, each of us pledged to support the eventual nominee.

We honored that pledge and put our differences aside. Our differences were nothing compared to our differences with the Democrats who wanted another seat in the United States Senate to push President Barack Obama’s progressive agenda.

Together, we put the people of Georgia above personal politics because we knew what was at stake in 2014 if Republicans did not win control of the Senate. Even more is at stake for the entire country if we do not win the White House this November.

Trump is our only chance to shake up the status quo in Washington. Trump is our only chance to stop excessive spending and over regulation sucking the very life out of our free enterprise system. Trump is our only chance to restore American leadership around the world with a strong foreign policy.

Trump has tapped into a growing movement of disenfranchised Americans. His powerful message has motivated more people to get involved in the political process and he has helped increase Republican primary turnout by over 60 percent. He is listening to all of us and he has already proven he is ready to do things differently in Washington.

It is time to truly change the direction of our country and make America great again.

13
Sep

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for September 13, 2016

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A three-month old puppy who is being trained as a service dog was stolen from Canine Assistants. Dorie was taken from the Canine Assistants Farm September 2, 2016 in Milton, GA, and has not been seen since. Who ever took her also took her service dog vest, harness and leash. Her vest is green and has a Canine Assistants patch.

Dorie is not microchipped yet and is intact.

Follow Dorie’s FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/BringDorieHome/

The reward for her return is now up to $3500.

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toby

Toby is a 2-month old male mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from the Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, GA.

tucker

Tucker is a 2-year old, 75-pound male Labrador Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix who is available for adoption from the Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, GA.

meredith

Meredith is a 7-year old female Beagle mix who is available for adoption from Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.

melody

Melody is a 10-12 week old female Black and Tan Coonhound puppy who is available for adoption from Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.

She is very friendly and affectionate and gets along with the other dogs, kids and so far with the cat.

13
Sep

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for September 13, 2016

The Second Continental Congress opened in Philadelphia on September 13, 1775; Georgia was represented by Archibald Bulloch, Lyman Hall,  John Houstoun, and John Zubly.

On September 13, 1788, the Confederation Congress voted to implement the Constitution and authorized states to elect Senators and Representatives and called the first Presidential election, with selection of presidential electors in the states to be held on January 7, 1789, and February 4, 1789 as the day electors would cast their ballots.

The first two women to enter the Georgia General Assembly, Viola Ross Napier of Bibb County and Atlanta Constitution reporter Bessie Kempton of Fulton County, were elected on September 13, 1922.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich held a Town Hall meeting at Kennesaw State University to promote the Trump-Pence ticket. From the Marietta Daily Journal,Continue Reading..

12
Sep

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for September 12, 2016

James Oglethorpe arrived at Augusta on September 12, 1739, 277 years ago today.

French troops arrived near Savannah to prepare for a siege against British forces there on September 12, 1779.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

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Join Newt Gingrich at a Town Hall Meeting for Donald J. Trump today at noon at Kennesaw State University.Continue Reading..

12
Sep

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for September 12, 2016

scout

Scout is a playful female Lab mix puppy who is available for adoption from Bosley’s Place in Atlanta, GA. Scout and her 9 siblings came into the rescue at 3 days old with their mom.

ralphie

Ralphie is a young male Plott Hound mix puppy who is available for adoption from Bosley’s Place in Atlanta, GA. He is up-to-date on his shots and gets along with kids and other dogs.

stallion

Stallion is a playful and friendly male Labrador Retriever puppy who is available for adoption from Bosley’s Place in Atlanta, GA. Stallion is the brother of Scout.

bailey

Bailey is a 9.5 year old Labrador/Shepherd mix male who is available for adoption in Atlanta, GA. He is trained, healthy, and up-to-date on his vaccinations but does not like children and needs a new home.

9
Sep

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for September 9, 2016

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Rooky is an 11-month old Terrier mix boy who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services.

Rooky is one smart cookie! This easy going boy knows how to sit, shake, lay down, roll over, and walks wonderfully on a leash! If you are looking for a young pup that already knows the basics and eager to learn more, Rooky is your dude. His adoption includes his neuter, microchip, vaccinations, and more! Meet him at LifeLine’s DeKalb Animal Services or for more information email [email protected]

peggy

Peggy is a 10-year old female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services.

Even though her face has a touch of gray, Peggy doesn’t mind one bit. This lively senior girl still has plenty of pep in her step. She loves making new friends just as much as she enjoys relaxing on a bed three times her size. Her adoption includes her spay, microchip, vaccinations, and more! Come meet her at LifeLine’s DeKalb Animal Services or email [email protected] for more information.

daffodil

Daffodil is a 6-month old female Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services.

Daffodil is all love! This five month old puppy can’t wait to zoom around your yard, have a big comfy bed, and have a family to cuddle up to at night. She is patiently waiting for you at LifeLine’s DeKalb Animal Services! Her adoption includes her spay, microchip, vaccinations, and more! Come meet her at LifeLine’s DeKalb Animal Services or email [email protected] for more information.

 

 

 

9
Sep

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for September 9, 2016

Georgia and American History

Photo courtesy of the city of Marietta.

Photo courtesy of the city of Marietta.

The Continental Congress renamed their new nation the United States of America, from the previously used “United Colonies” on September 9, 1776.

An American fleet of nine ships under the command of Captain Oliver Hazard Perry routed a British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813.

After the battle, Perry sent a famous dispatch to U.S. General William Henry Harrison that read, “We have met the enemy, and they are ours.” The Battle of Lake Erie forced the British to abandon Detroit, ensuring U.S. control over Lake Erie and the territorial northwest.

Years later, Pogo, Georgia’s Official State Possum, would paraphrase Perry’s dispatch.

Pogo Enemy

And eventually, Pogo’s statement that, “We have met the enemy and he is us” would become the official slogan of the Georgia Republican Party.

On September 9, 1933, WSB Radio in Atlanta was upgraded to broadcasting via 50,000 watt transmitter. The first broadcast included Will Rogers and a letter from President Roosevelt.

On September 9, 1939, an audience at the Fox Theater in Riverside, California watched a preview of Gone With the Wind.

The first actual computer bug was identified on September 9, 1947, when Grace Hopper removed a moth from an electrical relay in the Harvard Mark II computer. Hopper received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Yale in 1934 and attained the rank of Rear Admiral, Lower Half in the United Stated Navy. USS Hopper (DDG-70) was named after her.

The Union Army began evacuating civilians from Atlanta via Lovejoy’s Station on September 11, 1864.

Georgia-born Ty Cobb took his last at-bat on September 11, 1928.

On September 9, 1954, Marvin Griffin won the Democratic Primary election over Melvin Thompson.

Elvis Presley first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 9, 1956.

On September 10, 1991, Senate confirmation hearings began for Georgia-born Clarence Thomas, who was appointed by President George H.W. Bush (41) to the United States Supreme Court.

Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit was released as a single on September 10, 1991.

On September 10, 2002, the Atlanta Braves clinched an eleventh straight division title without playing, as a loss by the Philadelphia Phillies assured the Braves the title.

Today, Queen Elizabeth II extends her reign as the longest-serving monarch in British history, surpassing the record set by her great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

Happy 74th birthday to former Congressman John Linder. Linder served in the State House from 1974-1980 and 1982-90. In 1990 he ran unsuccessfully for Congress against incumbent Democrat Ben Jones; in 1992, after redistricting, Linder was elected to Congress from the 7th District and served until his retirement after the 2010 election.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

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Newt Gingrich will hold a Town Hall for the Trump-Pence campaign on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Kennesaw State University’s Carmichael Student Center in the University Rooms, located at 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144. The event begins at Noon. Click here for free tickets.Continue Reading..

8
Sep

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for September 8, 2016

Charmin is a two-year old Terrier mix female who is available for adoption from Lifeline Animal Services DeKalb County Shelter.

Charmin may be small, but she is full of love for her new family. This 20 pound pocket-sized gal hops onto you lap the first chance she gets. She loves to zoom around the yard, but is just as content napping on the couch.

Her $10 adoption fee includes her spay, microchip, vaccinations, and more!

Addie is a two-year old Terrier mix girl who is available for adoption from Lifeline Animal Services DeKalb County Shelter.

Addie is one of a kind. This goofy two year old loves to play. She will bounce around adorably until she is all tuckered out. Even though she enjoys play time, she knows when to settle down and loves a comfy bed to relax on. She loves to cuddle and will give kisses any chance she gets. She gets along great with other dogs and may not mind sharing her home with a canine companion. New things can be a little scary to Addie, like camera flashes or loud noises, but she recovers quickly and is right back by your side before you know it. She has an old scar on her back foot, but it doesn’t seem to bother her at all! Addie would love to join your family.

Krystal is a seven-year old female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Lifeline Animal Services DeKalb County Shelter.

When you sit down with Krystal, she instantly melts into your lap. This girl has a love for people like no other. She was an absolute dream for her nail trim. She just relaxed and enjoyed her pedicure. If you are looking for a laid back cuddle bug, Krystal is your girl. Her adoption includes her spay, microchip, vaccinations, and more! Come meet her at LifeLine’s DeKalb Animal Services or email [email protected] for more information.

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8
Sep

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for September 8, 2016

The Georgia General Assembly appropriated $1 million for construction of a new State Capitol on September 8, 1883.

The Fulton County Courthouse was dedicated on September 8, 1914.

President Gerald Ford pardoned former President Richard Nixon on September 8, 1974 for“all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed or taken part in during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974.”

On September 8, 1966, viewers of the Star Trek debut first heard the monologue opening, “Space, the final frontier…”

On Sept. 8, one of the most enduring franchises in TV and movie history celebrates its 50th birthday. Star Trek debuted on NBC in 1966, developed by Roddenberry, a former Los Angeles cop who wanted to make a TV series which could sneak past the rampant escapism of most programs back then.

At a time when scripted TV rarely dealt directly with the turbulence of the times, Star Trek set its social messages against a space opera backdrop. Swashbuckling Captain Kirk ran the Enterprise, backed by cerebral first officer Mr. Spock and emotional Southern medical officer Dr. Leonard McCoy.

On the surface, the show’s plots dealt with exotic alien worlds in a future where space travel was commonplace. But Roddenberry and his writers slipped in subtle messages.

One classic story pointed out the absurdity of racism by depicting a war among members of an alien race, where one faction was colored black on the left side of their face and body and white on the right. The other faction had the colors reversed.

And as the end of state-sanctioned segregation rattled America, Roddenberry featured TV’s first interracial kiss: Aliens forced Captain Kirk to smooch his African American communications officer Lt. Uhura.

Beginning Friday with a concert on the Marietta Square, 9/11 Field of Flags will honor those who died on 9/11/2016.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Millennials may be more conservative than commonly thought, according to a research paper published recently.Continue Reading..

7
Sep

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for September 7, 2016

LorettaAHS

Loretta is a 4-month old female Coonhound mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society’s Howell Mill Road Campus in Atlanta, GA.

DekeAHS

Deke is a 2-month old male Coonhound mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society’s Howell Mill Road Campus in Atlanta, GA.

RoxyAHS

Roxy is a 3-month old female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society’s Howell Mill Road Campus in Atlanta, GA.