“Governor Bush has a proven conservative track record, as Governor he cut taxes, reduced the size and scope of government and created 1.3 million private sector jobs. Finally, when he left the Governor’s office, he left the state of Florida with an $8 billion dollar rainy day fund surplus. This is the leadership we need in Washington DC,” said State Senator Brandon Beach (R-North Fulton).
“Governor Bush has a proven track record of bringing people together to get results without compromising his conservative principles. Gov. Bush has tremendous experience as a successful Governor of Florida and I am confident he is the leader our country needs,” said State Senator Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga).
Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise
State Senator Brandon Beach (SD-21)
State Senator John Kennedy (SD-18)
State Senator Jeff Mullis (SD-53)
State Senator John Wilkinson (SD-50)
State Representative Matt Dollar (HD-45)
State Representative Joe Wilkinson (HD-52)
Sandy Springs City Councilman Ken Dishman
Ed Lindsey, former State Representative and Majority Whip
Lt. Gov Casey Cagle
Attorney General Sam Olens
Penny is a 12-year old female Terrier mix who weighs 25 pounds who came to the because her owner died and the rest of the family either couldn’t or wouldn’t take her in. Penny doesn’t seem to be a whit concerned about it though – in fact whenever we see her out with volunteers she seems to be having the time of her life. She has the energy and attitude of a puppy, and loves to play with anyone, human or canine. It’s hard to believe that Penny’s 12 years old, although little dogs like her often live quite a bit longer than that.
Her owner’s family reported that she was an outside dog, but she seems housebroken here – she never messes in her run. They also said she is good with dogs and cats, something that we can’t confirm, although we can say that she happily plays with other dogs through the chainlink between pens, and seems very relaxed around them. The only thing about Penny that could use improvement is her weight – she’s a little chunky. Given her good energy level and love of walking and play, she will melt those few pounds off quickly. Penny is pure delight!
Queen greets everyone with a smile and a tail wag. She’s a happy, bouncy girl who enjoys being with you and wants to play. Queen is such a joyful pup that she sometimes forgets her manners and jumps up on you. She’s still a young dog, however, and can learn what’s appropriate behavior. She loves treats and already knows how to sit, so treats could be a good motivator for helping her keep her paws on the ground. Queen’s former owner stated that Queen is house trained and good with kids. She’s never lived with other animals, but she was friendly with Jolie in the adjacent interaction pen and wanted to play. If you’re looking for a happy pup who loves people and wants to play, come meet Queen!
Louise and sister Thelma were surrendered to the shelter with no regrets from their familyThe only information they left was that they are good with dogs and like riding in the car. In the two days they have been here so far, we found out other things they like too – people, treats, toys, and getting lots of lovin’. They are adorable, happy pups and lots of fun to be around. Louise is a little shorter and stockier than Thelma, and a cuddly, kissy girl. Thelma is a little taller and lankier, and just a tiny bit shy, but she gets over it very quickly. At one year old the sisters are still quite puppy-like and love to run and play. With a little reminding they sit nicely for treats, and seem to be very smart and willing to learn. These girls deserve a home that can appreciate just how wonderful they are.
Yvonne Craig, who played Bat Girl in the original 1960s Batman series has died.
As with many characters on the show, she had to play two roles. By day, she was librarian Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham City police Commissioner James Gordon. But in times of need, she transformed into the caped crusader fighting crime alongside Batman and Robin. She even had a purple motorcycle with white lace trim.
Star Trek fans will remember Craig’s work, too. She played Marta, the green-skinned Orion slave girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk in Season 3.
Minnie Martin, who was the first African-American woman elected to the Valdosta Board of Education and first woman elected to the Lowndes County Commission died Tuesday evening at the age of 73.
The Constitution won her way into Americans’ hearts in 1812, when she defeated the British Guerriere off Nova Scotia in an exchange of broadsides. The spirit of the Constitution crew was noted by the Guerriere’s commander, James Dacres, who boarded the Constitution to present his sword in surrender.
”I will not take your sword, Sir,” the captain of the Constitution, Isaac Hull, replied. ”But I will trouble you for your hat.”
In the battle, a sailor — whether British or American is disputed by historians — is said to have cried out, ”Huzzah, her sides are made of iron!” as he watched an English cannonball bounce off the side of the Constitution. It was the birth of her nickname.
Part of the ship’s secret lay in the wood used in the design by Joshua Humphreys. He picked live oak, from St. Simons Island, Ga. The wood has proved so strong and resistant to rot that the original hull is intact, said Anne Grimes Rand, curator of the Constitution Museum in Charlestown, Mass.
“We’re going to work hard to earn the support of Georgians in the March 1 primary. It’s the second largest state in the primary, it’s our neighbor to our north, we’re going to be working hard,” Bush said.
According to the Federal Elections Commission website, people from Georgia have donated more than $300,000 to Bush so far. The maximum contribution allowed is $2,700.
But getting money might not be the only reason Bush is making a stop in Atlanta, especially if you believe the old saying, “All publicity is good publicity.” The former Florida governor might be looking for publicity because a look at the latest Real Clear Politics average polls show that he’s behind with 10.7 percent to Republican front runner Donald Trump’s 22 percent.
This is pretty cool – Fox5Atlanta posted the video of the entire scrum Jeb! held on the way out of the Varsity.
Here are the questions he was asked:
1. Is Donald Trump making it increasingly difficult to attract Hispanic voters in this election?
2. Where are you on birthright citizenship?
3. How do you get your message out when Donald Trump is overshadowing all of the candidates?
4. When you hear a Republican candidate talk about deporting some 12 million people, how do you respond to that?
Bush:“I’ve writen a book about it, I have a plan on how you secure the border. We need to create a path to earn legal status, that’s the thoughtful way of dealing with this. What Mr. Trump has proposed will cost hundreds of billions of dollars, will disrupt communities, isn’t feasible, isn’t practical. It appeals to people’s legitimate anger that they feel like Barack Obama hasn’t been fulfilling his duties of enfocing the law. But we need now plans and solutions to fix these things. This immigration issue has been part of the political landscape for years and years. It’s time to fix it and I know how to do it.”
5. [something, something message going] and his numbers keep going up and yours are not.
Bush:“Man, it’s a long haul, brother. We’ve got a long way to go. Y’all come back here next month and you ask me the same question and I think the context will be different.”
6. What do you say to those who say we don’t need another Bush White House?
7. There’s a lot of Republicans here in Georgia who [loathe?] Common Core. What do you say to those folks?
8. Georgians are going to get to vote next year on whether or not the state should have the power to take over failing schools.
Bush: “I respect Governor Deal’s position on this. I think it’s the right thing. We should have very little tolerance for failure because we know what the result will be. Instead of going to college or instead of being able to get a job with purpose, kids are going to be drifting, they’re not going to be able to get a job. And so we should have no tolerance for the kind of abject failure that occasionally takes place. The soft bigotry of low expectations is one of the great dangers in America today. If we just keep lowering expectations down, and where kids languish with horrific learning results, we see what happens. Just look a Ferguson. Look at Baltimore. Look at the places where there’s such despair and what you’ll find is education outcomes are far, far below where kids live in intact families, and they’re doing fine. And I just don’t believe America’s going to work well unless every child has their God-given ability to rise up through a quality education.”
“The one here in Georgia was for the state to take over and try something different. Have high-performing charter schools be implemented. In Florida – this out to be state-by-state – we created the largest voucher programs in the country to give parents in failing schools choices that otherwise they would never have. We graded schools A, B, C, D, and F. Everybody knows that an F is not as good as an A, and we rewarded schools that showed improvement, and we had no tolerance for failing schools. That’s what we need is just a sense of urgency about this. The political arguments about education need to be put aside and we need to recognize that if you’re getting a result of a third of your kids truly being college or career ready, that is a disaster for this country. And while that’s not a federal issue, that’s a national crisis. And that’s why I’m passionate about this.”
9. Do you think this email controversy will bring Hillary Clinton down?
10. Do you get a sense that Democrats are getting itchy about whether Hillary Clinton is going to remain as strong as she has been?
So the tally is four questions about Donald Trump or something he said, two questions about Hillary Clinton, one Bush Dynasty, one Common Core, one Opportunity School District question.
And some guy asked, “Are you Batman, Governor Bush?”
Back to the Georgia politics side, in addition to traveling with Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, who previously endorsed Jeb Bush, we also saw Georgia Senate Rules Committee Chairman Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman John Wilkinson (R-Toccoa). Sen. Wilkinson told me both have signed up to endorse Bush in the Republican primary.
Senator Butch Miller (R-Gainesville) asked Gov. Bush for a photo with two of his constituents. Miller told me he has not endorsed Bush “yet.”Continue Reading..
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with (above) Georgia Senate Rules Chair Jeff Mullis and Senate Agriculture Committee Chair John Wilkinson. Below, with Senator Butch Miller and two of Sen. Miller’s constituents from Gainesville.
The Army has yet to identify the two women, who are both graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Ralph Puckett, 90, a member of the Ranger Hall of Fame who says he has “that Ranger tab tattooed on my heart,” told the Ledger-Enquirer in 2014 he’d had numerous conversations with non-commissioned officers in Fort Benning’s 75th Ranger Regiment about the possibility of women joining their ranks.
“Everyone,” Puckett said, “individually answered, ‘Sir, it’s OK with me, if they maintain standards.’”
Col. David G. Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade based at Fort Benning, has been the officer charged with overseeing the first class to include women. He says he’s insisted throughout the process that the difficult standards not be lowered in any way to make it easier for women to pass the course.
“All the women did the exact same thing as their male counterparts,” Fivecoat said during the Florida swamp phase.
The two women slated for Friday’s Ranger graduation were among 400 soldiers, including 20 women, selected to start Ranger School on April 19. It was the first Ranger class in Army history to include female candidates.
“I see these women have a lot of courage — and these two specifically. It is impressive. You don’t want to be a subjective person. You want to be as objective as possible and be open-minded. My views have changed.”
“The bottom line is the two that are here, they made it here,” Lemma said. “They proved in Darby and proved in the mountains they have the physical tools to make it this far. Their peers have accepted them because they passed peers.
“It is not just other guys — it’s me,” Lemma said Thursday at Camp Rudder in the Florida swamps, as two women work their way through the final phase of Ranger School. “I questioned it, too. I questioned the process as well. How wouldn’t you? Years of Ranger School going back to the 1950s, and we are finally getting females through.
“If you are a male and you are tabbed, you are probably going to question it. A lot of guys, with politics, you have to say the right thing. The bottom line is almost every guy questions it.”
But after Lemma questioned it, he said he turned the question on himself.
“You got to ask yourself why you are saying, ‘I don’t think females should be in Ranger School,’” Lemma said. ” …Is it a pride thing? Do you feel that tab you have earned is less masculine now because females are now equal to you?
“If that is the case, then that is you. You’ve got to look at yourself. Obviously, you are not comfortable with who you are. You feel intimidated. I think you have to question why you feel that way.”