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23
Jan

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for January 23, 2015

Today is Boxer (mix) day at GaPundit.com in honor of several of Dolly’s favorite play buddies who are Boxers. What stands out to me as someone who is not an expert in the breed is that they seem to always want to play and I’ve never seen a Boxer have any problems with other dogs. Of course, any dog is an individual, but that seems to be part of their makeup. Part of what makes them great playmates for Dolly is that they love to run and tussle, and I suspect they’re best for an active family or owner who can ensure they get plenty of play and exercise.

A brief look through the shelters shows me that they look to be a frequent component in randomly-bred dogs that end up in shelters will little hope of being adopted. I also suspect that when Boxer mixes have a broad snout it often leads to their being labeled as “Pit Bulls,” further decreasing their chances of making it out of the shelter alive.

Bingo

I love the look of this dog – she looks sweet and affectionate. Bingo is such a sweet girl! An adult female Boxer mix, she is a little shy at first, but she warms up quickly. She seems like a very calm and gentle dog who would make an absolutely wonderful pet. Bingo is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Shelter in Decatur, Ga.

Roxanne

Roxanne is an adult female Boxer mix who is available for adoption from the DeKalb County Animal Shelter in Decatur, Ga.

Rosie

Rosie is an adult female Boxer mix who is available for adoption from the DeKalb County Animal Shelter in Decatur, GA.

 

22
Jan

VIDEO – Sen. Butch Miller: 2015 Legislative Headlines

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From Senator Butch Miller 

Sen. Butch Miller: 2015 Legislative Headlines

22
Jan

AUDIO – Sen. Bruce Thompson: Georgia Right to Life – March for Life

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Your Ga Pundit correspondent spoke with Senator Bruce Thompson at the Georgia Right to Life 2015 March for Life:

 

22
Jan

AUDIO – Comm. Tim Echols Georgia Right to Life 2015 March for Life

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Your Ga Pundit correspondent spoke with Commissioner Tim Echols at the Georgia Right to Life 2015 March for Life:

22
Jan

AUDIO – Sen. Dean Burke: On Governor Deal’s Respect For GA Taxpayers In The Budget

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Interview Senator Dean Burke 

Your Ga Pundit correspondent spoke with Senator Dean Burke  - a Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – about the major issues in the Georgia state Budget and Governor Deal’s respect for Georgia taxpayers:

22
Jan

AUDIO – Rep. Lee Hawkins: On The State Budget

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Interview Representative Lee Hawkins

Your Ga Pundit correspondent spoke with Representative Lee Hawkins  - a Member of the House Budget Committee – about the major issues in the Georgia state Budget:

22
Jan

AUDIO – Sen. Butch Miller: On Governor Deal’s Budget & Trip To London

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Interview Senator Butch Miller

Your Ga Pundit correspondent spoke with Senator Butch Miller – Senate Floor Leader for Governor Nathan Deal – following Governor Deal’s presentation to the House and Senate Budget Committees regarding Governor Deal’s  state budget and  economic development trip to London:

 

 

22
Jan

Rep. Tom Graves: Announces 2015 ‘County Connection’ Schedule for 14thDistrict

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From Congressman Tom Graves 

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Rep. Tom Graves Announces 2015 ‘County Connection’ Schedule for 14thDistrict

Congressional Staff Will Keep Satellite Office Hours Across District

 Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) announced the 2015 schedule for the 14th Congressional District’s County Connection Program. The County Connection Program stations members of Rep. Graves’ staff in counties across the 14th District in order to provide a personal link to Congress for Georgians who may not be able to visit the permanent district offices in Dalton and Rome.

Speaking of the County Connection Program, Rep. Graves said, “Constituent services is one of the most important aspects of my congressional office. The County Connection Program brings Congress to every county in the 14th District, and gives people who may not live near my permanent offices the ability to meet with my staff at a location closer to their home. Whether it’s an issue with the VA, Social Security, Medicare or any other federal program or agency, my staff will be prepared to help.”

Note: The counties of Floyd and Whitfield do not have County Connection days because they are home to Rep. Graves’ two permanent congressional offices that have full-time staff and are open five days per week.

The full 2015 schedule is available on the website HERE and below:

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22
Jan

GA GOP: Something Worth Celebrating

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From The Georgia Republican Party

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Something Worth Celebrating

 

Georgia Republicans have much to celebrate.

Last year’s midterm elections solidified the Grand Old Party’s dominance in the Peach State.  From re-electing Governor Nathan Deal to sending businessman David Perdue to the U.S. Senate, ousting longtime congressman John Barrow from his perch in Augusta, to holding majorities in the State House and Senate, the “clean sweep” quashed the national narrative that Georgia was going purple and gave conservatives the mandate to lead.

Similarly, the Georgia Republican Party’s Minority Engagement Department has cause for celebration following the November election.  After a year of hard work, our efforts to engage, inspire, and turn out non-typical, like-minded voters, showed real impact at the ballot box.  According to exit polls, 47% of Hispanics and 10% percent of African American voters backed Gov. Deal.  Clearly, the “changing demographics” in Georgia are an opportunity to grow the conservative movement.

But all Georgians – regardless of political affiliation or affinity – have reason to be optimistic and excited about the New Year.

Rapid population growth has quickly transformed our state into a melting pot of cultures, creeds, and colors.  And the desire to find qualified public servants with new perspectives has grown just as quickly.

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22
Jan

Rep. Tom Price: Statement on March for Life

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From Congressman Tom Price 

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Price Statement on March for Life

Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement expressing support for today’s March for Life and applauding passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 7, a bill to prevent taxpayer funding of abortion:

“It is an honor to join with so many Americans all across the country today in showing our support and commitment to defending the sanctity of life. We have an obligation to stand up and be a voice for the innocent and the unborn, to protect that most precious gift. At the very least, Congress must take action to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions. A majority of the American people support such a prohibition, and I was proud to stand with a bipartisan majority of my colleagues in voting today to prevent taxpayer funding of abortions.”