Bishop was turned into the shelter on 1/28 because they had a new baby. But they did say he is good with kids. Poor Bishop was so distraught when his owner walked away, he was scratching the floor and door to try to get his attention to please not leave him. It was such a sad scene, it had 2 of our staff members in tear and needless to say they have seen and heard everything.
Bishop is 10 years old, his ID is 581861, he is in run 828 and he weighs 80 lbs. Bishop is a really sweet boy, and can’t imagine why his whole world has been turned upside down. Please, please, please consider adopting this older boy, he has lots of love left to give some lucky person.
This beautiful pet and many others need a forever, loving home and are available for adoption from the Cobb County Animal Shelter.1060 Al Bishop Drive Marietta, Georgia 30008, call (770) 499-4136 for more information. Our Shelter hours for Adoptions are: Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., CLOSED Mondays and Holidays.
Electoral vote counting is the oldest activity of the national government and among the oldest questions of constitutional law. It was Congress’s first task when a quorum appeared in the nation’s new legislature on April 6, 1789. It has happened every four years since then. Yet, electoral vote counting remains one of the least understood aspects of our constitutional order.
The Electoral Count Act of 1887 (ECA) lies at the heart of this confusion. In enacting the ECA, Congress drew on lessons learned from its twenty-five previous electoral counts; it sorted through innumerable proposals floated before and after the disastrous presidential election of 1876; and it thrashed out the ECA’s specific provisions over fourteen years of sustained debate. Still, the law invites misinterpretation. The ECA is turgid and repetitious. Its central provisions seem contradictory. Many of its substantive rules are set out in a single sentence that is 275 words long. Proponents of the law admitted it was “not perfect.” Contemporary commentators were less charitable. John Burgess, a leading political scientist in the late nineteenth century, pronounced the law unwise, incomplete, premised on contradictory principles, and expressed in language that was “very confused, almost unintelligible.” At least he thought the law was constitutional; others did not.
Over the nearly 120 years since the ECA’s adoption, the criticisms faded, only to be renewed whenever there was a close presidential election. Our ability to misunderstand the ECA has grown over time. During the 2000 presidential election dispute, politicians, lawyers, commentators, and Supreme Court justices seemed prone to misstate or misinterpret the provisions of the law, even those provisions which were clear to the generation that wrote them. The Supreme Court, for example, mistakenly believed that the Supreme Court of Florida’s erroneous construction of its election code would deny Florida’s electors the ECA’s “safe harbor” protection; Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s hasty submission of his state’s Certificate of Ascertainment was untimely under the Act; and Democratic members of Congress framed their objections to accepting Florida’s electoral vote on the wrong grounds. Even Al Gore, the presidential candidate contesting the election’s outcome, misread the federal deadline for seating Florida’s electors.
Only the United States Congress could so obfuscate a matter as seemingly simple as counting that its Act remained undecipherable for more than one hundred years.
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
President Woodrow Wilson died on February 3, 1924 in Washington, DC. Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia (pronounced Stan-ton) and spent most of his youth to age 14 in Augusta, Georgia. Wilson started practicing law in Atlanta, Georgia in 1882, leaving the next year to pursue a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University. His wife, Ellen Louise Axson, was from Savannah, and they married in Rome, Ga in 1885.
Those of us in the Peach State, where Secretary of State Brian Kemp coined the concept of a Southern Super Tuesday he dubbed “SEC Primary,” have seen much of Ted Cruz since his bus tour that began in Savannah before the RedState Gathering in Atlanta and continued afterwards to head south toward Newnan and Columbus ,Georgia before heading West through Alabama and much of the rest of the SEC states.
He was also back in Georgia in December with wife Heidi and their two girls as part of a fly-around. In the meantime, he’s piled up significant endorsements and built the best grassroots presidential campaign I’ve seen in twenty years of Republican politics here.
What Iowa offered Cruz, more valuable than the one-delegate lead he now enjoys over Donald J. Trump and Marco Rubio, was much needed proof. Proof that Trump can be beaten despite a stranglehold on the mainstream media’s attention, and that the rules of politics still apply to the same extent that the law of gravity does.
Many of the Cruz campaign’s trips across the South began in South Carolina, where voters go to the polls in 18 days, and where the electorate is likely to be closer to that of Iowa than of New Hampshire. Trump too has spent time in the Palmetto State, typically in-and-out, drawing huge crowds. Since at least August of last year, it’s been clear the Cruz campaign sees the bloc of Southern states that vote on March 1 as a firewall and has invested in boots on the ground in those states.
The lesson Cruz can draw from Iowa is to continue building-out and refining the ground game that landed him the top slot in Iowa, while Trump may be trying to figure out how to effectively build a get out the vote machine starting months later than his rival.
Some analysts see David Perdue’s “outsider” victory in the 2014 Georgia Senate race as the beginning of a trend that will be fully manifested in Trump’s campaign. Perdue himself sees the link. But having seen the 2014 Senate race up close in Georgia, I draw a different conclusion. For all the airtime afforded Perdue by his campaign warchest, and the outsider dynamics of his campaign, it remained a nearly-flawless integration of television advertising and new media with a relentless and well-organized ground component that was required for Perdue to eke out a runoff margin of less than two percentage points.
Whether Iowa has any predictive value for the identity of the eventual nominee remains to be seen, but the road to the GOP nomination goes through the SEC.
DELVIS DUTTON LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 157
(Glennville, GA) – Today, Delvis Dutton announced his intent to run for State House in District 157, serving Tattnall, Evans, and a portion of Wayne counties. The Tattnall County businessman pledged to run a campaign focused on fiscal responsibility, ethical transparency in government, and a return to the founding principles of our state and nation.
“I want to return to Atlanta to not only finish what I started with the Appeal to Heaven movement, but to continue to push for a state government that is transparent and accountable to Georgians.”Continue Reading..
Advanced, in-person voting in Cobb begins Feb. 8 but anyone can request a mail-in ballot at any time.
Georgia is one of seven Southern states — the others being Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia — holding its presidential primaries on March 1, leading many to refer to the contest as the “SEC Primary,” named after the collegiate athletics’ Southeastern Conference.
According to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office, the SEC primary will be the largest group of Southern states in a presidential primary since Super Tuesday in 1992.
“Because of the SEC Primary, candidates are drawn here much earlier to learn about issues important to our state and Georgia citizens, such as our agricultural industry, ports, military installations, and thriving technology and manufacturing industries,” Kemp said in a news release. “It’s important we make sure every Georgian knows about the SEC Primary on March 1, 2016. The larger the voter turnout, the greater the impact Georgia will have in future presidential primaries.”
Advanced voting for Georgia’s presidential primary begins Monday, Feb. 8, at three locations around the county. From Feb. 8 through Feb. 26, voters can cast ballots at three locations around Marietta:♦ The Cobb Board of Elections’ main office at 736 Whitlock Ave., open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday;
♦ The Switzer Central Library at 266 Roswell St., open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; and
♦ The Cobb Senior Wellness Center at 1150 Powder Springs St., open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
On Saturday, Feb. 20, each of these three locations will be open to voters from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During the final week of advanced voting, Feb. 22-26, additional advanced voting locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at four locations around the county:
♦ The East Cobb Government Service Center at 4400 Lower Roswell Road in east Cobb;
♦ The South Cobb Community Center at 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton;
♦ The Boots Ward Recreation Center at 4845 Dallas Highway in Powder Springs; and
♦ NorthStar Church at 3413 Blue Springs Road in Kennesaw.
Former Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston talked with Iowa Congressman Steve King this weekend about Monday night’s Iowa caucuses, Ted Cruz—whose campaign Rep. King chairs, and more about 2016.
JACK KINGSTON: You’ve probably been one of the most active non-presidential candidates campaigning across Iowa this year, supporting of course Ted Cruz, who is being knocked pretty hard here for his ethanol stances. In deciding your support for president, how do you balance what’s best for your home state and constituents, and what’s best for the country as a whole, if those aren’t always the same thing?
STEVE KING: I haven’t found very many conflicts over the years when I thought that I had to make a decision between the interests of the state and the interests of the nation. Most of the time they’re one in the same.
I do know that Ted has been hit pretty hard for his position and opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard, which is a mandate that now says about 14.5 billion gallons of ethanol be blended into the marketplace. He and I begin working with that issue around mid-summer and put together a policy along with Dave Vander Griend, who has built more than half of the ethanol plants in the state of Iowa. That would be at least 20-some, maybe 30-some ethanol plants in the state of Iowa, so he knows more about the industry than anyone else. And so with Dave’s counsel and with leadership and the ability that Ted Cruz has demonstrated, and with some of my input—I’m going to be modest about that part—we put together an ethanol policy that’s good for the state and it’s good for the country.Continue Reading..
(Lawrenceville) Representative Buzz Brockway announced today he would seek reelection to the State House of Representatives. For the past six years Brockway has represented district 102 covering parts of Lawrenceville and Suwanee. “It’s been an honor to represent the people of Lawrenceville and Suwanee in the State House. I’d like to continue to fight for our shared values at the State Capitol for the next two years,” Brockway said.
Buzz Brockway has been named a “Defender of Liberty” by the American Conservative Union, holding a lifetime ACU rating of 97%. Brockway has earned 100% on Legislative scorecards by Americans For Prosperity and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Buzz holds a A average from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and an A+ average from the Georgia Parents Alliance.
“During my time at the State Capitol, I’ve been able to pass bills protecting K-12 student data privacy, make it easier to register to vote, and fight the evil of human trafficking. We’ve accomplished much as a State, but my goal is to see Georgia become the best place in America to live, work, and raise a family,” Brockway said. Continue Reading..
Today’s historical moments below combine to show some of the major influences on Georgia politics and governance since her founding, and how the same conflicts have played out across the world, from Northern Ireland to India, to stages of rock and roll shows.