Paul Anderson, known for years as the “Strongest Man in the World” for his weightlifting feats, died on August 15, 1994 in Vidalia, Georgia. Anderson was born in 1932 in Toccoa, Georgia. He won an Olympic gold medal in the sport of weightlifting in 1956.
The testimony came after a four-year investigation into Clinton and his wife Hillary’s alleged involvement in several scandals, including accusations of sexual harassment, potentially illegal real-estate deals and suspected “cronyism” involved in the firing of White House travel-agency personnel. The independent prosecutor, Kenneth Starr, then uncovered an affair between Clinton and a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky. When questioned about the affair, Clinton denied it, which led Starr to charge the president with perjury and obstruction of justice, which in turn prompted his testimony on August 17.
Former Governor and United States Senator Zell Miller endorsed Democrat Michell Nunn for United States Senate in this TV spot:
“I’m going to be voting for Nathan for re-election as governor,” said Miller, noting that the Republican had been saddled with serious economic problems when he took office in 2011.
“I respect the manner in which he’s conducted himself addressing those problems,” Miller said. Specifically, Miller cited Deal’s effort to shore up the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship program – which Miller established.
I’m serious when I say that I don’t understand Governor Miller’s endorsement of Michelle Nunn. He says in the ad, “I’m so angry about what’s going on in Washington, partisanship over patriotism – they can’t stop themselves.” It has become clear during her campaign that Michelle Nunn is entirely a creation of the Insider/Consultant class of the Democratic Party, which Miller famously called, “A National Party No More.”
Reminds me of the 1990 election, the first I ever voted in. Sam Nunn was uncontested for United States Senate, and I left the space blank. For Governor, I voted for Johnny Isakson.
Speaking of Johnny Isakson, the American Chemistry Council thinks that Perdue and Isakson would make a swell team in the United States Senate.
Congratulations to Republican Senate Nominee David Perdue. After a long Primary, now is the time for Georgians to rally behind him, win this seat in November, and fire Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader. Onwards to victory.
Also jumping into the fray via my mailbox yesterday, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action.
I’m 100% certain the following doesn’t constitute an endorsement, but here it is:
Carter on the defensive over education
Increasingly on the defensive over his lack of leadership on his hallmark issue, education, the dynamic duo of California kids over at the Carter campaign released his “plan,” if it can be called that. Via Greg Bluestein at the AJC:
“You see it throughout the government. Everyone knows that it’s there,” said Carter, an Atlanta state senator, after a tour of a DeKalb high school. “We have not done a true top-to-bottom review in years and years and years. And the current administration is not looking for answers into how to make the government more efficient.”
“There’s a giant amount of waste out their still that we can take from non-education budgets and move them over to education, or the other types of investments that we all know we need for our economy and our future like transportation,” said Carter.
That’s the kind of lightweight and light-on-substance pablum you’d expect from a rookie candidate for Georgia General Assembly, not a credible candidate for Governor. Here are a couple of suggestions for Senator Carter on how to find all that waste that he hasn’t bothered looking for or hasn’t identified in his four years in the State Senate.
1. Costco Cards for every school District!
At just $50 for each school district, and an extra for the State Department of Education, we’re talking just $8,000 for discounts on toilet paper, Michelle Obama-approved “healthy snacks,” and printer paper that will surely total millions of dollars without raising taxes.
2. Turn down for what? Turn the heating and air conditioning down for massive savings.
Gary Black welcomes you to attend our volunteer meet and greet for sign and material distribution and of course, Lane Orchards’ famous peach ice cream! Gary will also welcome special guest, David Perdue for U.S. Senate. We hope to see you there!
Please join The Georgia Association of College Republicans and Governor Nathan Deal for The 4th Annual Braves Game With The Governor. Pre-Game Events from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Game Begins at 7:00 pm Confirmed Special Guests Include: Governor Deal David Perdue Attorney General Sam Olens Secretary of State Brian Kemp Invited Guests: Lieutenant Governor – Casey Cagle Commissioner of Agriculture – Gary W. Black Speaker of the House David Ralston And others. Student Tickets $15.00 Student Tickets and Parking Pass $25.00…
Chatham County Republican Party – Republicans in the Park with the Savannah Sand Gnats Chatham GOP event at the Sand Gnats Game. This will be a Republican Rally for all ages with Elected Officials, CCRP and other Republican organizations throughout the area in attendance. We will be inviting a crowd! Congressman – Elect Buddy Carter will attend You must buy your ticket at: savannahgop.com Contact: Nick Blosser 912.308.5056 [email protected]
The Atlanta Chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition A Meet and Greet with Governor Nathan Deal. RSVP is Requested Please RSVP by calling Lynne Schultz at 770-438-0376 or email her at [email protected]
Sheriff Neil Warren has been a law enforcement professional in Cobb County for over thirty five years. He was elected to his first four year term as Sheriff in November of 2004 and was sworn in as the 42nd Sheriff of Cobb County January 1, 2004. He was re-elected to another four year term in 2008 and 2012. He currently serves on the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association Legislative Committee and was appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to the Public Safety…
Last night, when I spoke to The Georgia Tea Party on “Seven Things I Learned from the 2014 Primary Elections, I mentioned that many days there is a theme to the dog selection. Some days, like yesterday, it’s explicit, with Black Dogs. Other days, it’s more subtle. Today’s theme was chosen by Mrs. GaPundit, who helped with the dog selection, but I don’t think she realized there’s a theme.
He is still learning housebreaking but is already crate trained. He doesn’t really know how to give signals yet, so he will need to be kept on a good schedule by his new family to finish up his training.
Jax lives with other dogs and is wonderful with all of them! Since he is still young, his amount of energy can sometimes be annoying to the other dogs. He would do best with another dog that would want to play a lot – or at a dog park where everyone is there to play! He doesn’t quite get that some dogs might not want to play all the time. He could get annoying to the ones that want to take a rest. We have not really seen him with cats, but our guess is that he would want to play and chase them.
Just like with dogs, Jax loves all people too! He will run right up to say hi and will give as many kisses as you can stand. We are teaching him that not everyone is ready for kisses. It’s a hard lesson for him to learn! He does great with kids of all sizes too! He just loves everyone! He doesn’t quite know is own size and might be a bit exuberant for really small kids, but it’s just because he’s so happy to see them and love on them.
Jax would love to be a running partner for someone!
AJ lives with other small dogs and he loves to play with them. One of his favorite things to do is run around in the backyard and play with his puppy friends! When he meets a new dog, he likes to make sure that everyone is still friendly and wants to play and then he is good to go!
AJ has meet people of all sizes and does well with them. At our adoption days, he is happy to be petted and get belly rubs from anyone!
Being close to a year old, AJ still has a little bit of puppy energy but he seems to do well with just some short walks and playtime. He really does love to run and wrestle with the other dogs! The short walks are enough since his little legs have to work twice as hard! Once he has had his playtime, he does like some quiet time too.
I support religious liberty in Georgia. Pray For Chestatee High School. An atheist organization in D.C. is threatening legal action over prayer being conducted with football players and coaches. (more…)
Hall County GOP: Stands for Religious Freedom at Chestatee High
The Hall County Republican Party stands with athletes and coaches at Chestatee High School who choose to pray together and to acknowledge the wisdom of Bible passages as motivation during athletic training.
The founders of our Nation appealed to God for help, at the request of Benjamin Franklin, as they formed the Constitution, which underpins our system of laws. President George Washington, in his proclamation for a national day of “public thanksgiving and prayer” in 1789 stated, “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
Since our founding, Americans have freely and openly called on God for help and protection in their various endeavors. Throughout our history, political leaders and church leaders alike have openly and regularly called on God on behalf of the People, not only during our National Day of Prayer, but also during times of war and crisis.
The Supreme Court recently upheld public prayers in Town of Greece v. Galloway, a ruling which upheld the town’s right to open municipal meetings with prayer. (more…)
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) moved an all-time high of 293,889 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) container units in July.
The GPA surpassed its previous TEU record set in May by 3,453 units. The July TEU performance was up 47,237 TEUs compared to July 2013. Since January, the Port of Savannah has averaged 269,688 TEUs per month.
“Improved confidence among U.S. retailers, newly added port customers, and shifting cargo from U.S. West to East Coast are all fueling the growing cargo volumes at Georgia’s deepwater ports,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz, in a statement. “Savannah has the space to more than double its throughput as more shippers choose East Coast ports to serve the fast-growing Southeastern U.S.”
A former Nelson mayor now vying for a seat on the Nelson City Council was allegedly assaulted while at the Pickens County Board of Elections Office to qualify to run.
According to a police report filed with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, David Leister was filling out the necessary paperwork to qualify to run for the City Council seat on July 30 when he heard someone call him an offensive slur.
“While he was filling out paperwork with the assistance of an employee, he (Leister) heard a voice come from behind him say what sounded like the person saying, ‘Who’s that f—–!’ Albert (Leister) said he knew the voice to be that of the suspect, Mr. William McNiff, whom he has had trouble with in the past while Albert was acting as mayor for the city of Nelson,” the police report states.
McNiff, a member of the Canton Tea Party, ran for a Nelson City Council seat in 2012, but lost. Leister filed a police report with the Nelson Police Department in 2012 after he received threatening phone calls from McNiff.
Carrollton City Schools saw a significant uptick in its enrollment on its first day of school this week, the system’s superintendent said Tuesday.
Dr. Kent Edwards said during the Board of Education meeting that between 150-200 more students showed up for the first day of school on Monday than in 2013, representing what he quantified as a 3.5 percent increase.
Oh, well: televangelist Pat Robertson has apparently changed his mind on the subject of legal marijuana.
Just two years after Robertson said that he thinks the U.S. should “treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” he and his 700 Club network went hard against Colorado’s legalization of the drug this week.
“The little kids are getting high,” Robertson said of the children of Colorado on his Wednesday show. He went on: “Do you want your little 8th grader to be stoned when he goes to school? Well, welcome to Colorado, where pot is legal.”