Adoptable Georgia Dogs for October 7, 1941


These five sweet Black Lab puppies are so close to freedom they can taste it. They’ve got foster and transportation to an out-of-state rescue lined up, but need donations to cover their second vetting and shots. Click here to visit their Facebook page and make your pledge to save the little bundles of fur. Once the needed total is raised, you’ll be notified by that Facebook page (and probably GaPundit) to redeem your pledge via online donation.

All of the following dogs are on the euthanasia list at Barrow County Animal Shelter for tomorrow morning. They must have rescue paperwork in hand at the shelter by 4 PM today to be saved.


Inmate number 153, called “Della” is a friendly young female mix, about 2-3 years old and weighing 37 pounds. She is on the euthanasia list at Barrow County Animal Shelter and needs rescue paperwork in hand at the shelter by 4 PM today. She is sweet and friendly and appears to get along well with kids.


Little Libby is still a baby – 6-8 months old and friendly, full-of-kisses and smaller than she appears.


Olivia is also a baby, just 4-6 months old and weighing in at under 19 pounds. She is very sweet.


Zoe is a young hound mix female, around 1-3 years old and weighing 40 pounds. She’s very sweet and the volunteers just love her. She may be able to be fostered if you’re willing to give her a place to stay but are uncertain about your ability to keep her in the long term.


Tiramisu is 3-5 years old and weighs 57 pounds. She is velvety soft, just stunning, precious and friendly.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for October 7, 2014

King George, III issued the Proclamation of 1763 on October 7, 1763.

With respect to Georgia’s official boundaries, the proclamation expanded Georgia’s southern boundary by giving the colony all lands between the Altamaha and St. Marys rivers. Previously, the Altamaha had served as Georgia’s southern boundary.

So, the impact of the Proclamation of 1763 was to set Georgia’s official southern boundary as the St. Marys River from its mouth to the headwaters, then north to the Altamaha River, then north to the headwaters of that river, and then westward to the Mississippi River. Georgia’s northern boundary was the Savannah River from its mouth to its headwaters.


Patriot militia defeated Loyalists at the Battle of King’s Mountain in North Carolina, near the South Carolina border on October 7, 1780. (more…)

RNC: Principles for American Renewal

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From The Republican National Committee

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Principles for American Renewal

Republicans have fresh ideas and bottom-up, sensible solutions to our country’s problems. But we must make our case to the American people: that a Republican Senate Majority is critical to renewing American principles and getting our country on the right track.

Here are the Republican Party’s Principles for American Renewal

  • Constitution: Our Constitution should be preserved, valued and honored.
  • Economy: We need to start growing America’s economy instead of Washington’s economy so that working Americans see better wages and more opportunity.
  • Budget/Debt: We need to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, make government more efficient, and leave the next generation with opportunity, not debt.
  • HealthcareWe need to start over with real healthcare reform that puts patients and their doctors in charge, not unelected bureaucrats in Washington.
  • Veterans: Our veterans have earned our respect and gratitude, and no veteran should have to wait in line for months or years just to see a doctor.
  • Security: Keeping America safe and strong requires a strong military, growing the economy, energy independence, and secure borders.
  • Education: Every child should have an equal opportunity to get a great education; no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing school.
  • Poverty: The best anti-poverty program is a strong family and a good job, so our focus should be on getting people out of poverty by lifting up all people and helping them find work.
  • Values: Our country should value the traditions of family, life, religious liberty, and hard work.
  • Energy: We should make America energy independent by encouraging investment in domestic energy, lowering prices, and creating jobs at home.
  • Immigration: We need an immigration system that secures our borders, upholds the law, and boosts our economy.







GA GOP: Jason Carter: Fact Check

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From Georgia Republican Party 

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Jason Carter: Fact Check 

Question: Why did liberal Democrat Jason Carter vote for three of Governor Nathan Deal’s budgets but voted against this year’s budget that added half a billion dollars in education funding?

Carter Said:

“Here’s the way the budgeting process works in Atlanta. And this is why I believe it is broken. The budget passes unanimously every year, so the idea that all of the sudden it’s strange that I voted for the budgets is, the folks who know, know that that’s a hollow attack.” PTA Advocacy Day, October 2, 2014

He also said:

“You gotta have a budget. But I led that task force on education, and I went out there and sat with teachers and educators in rural Georgia, and saw the impact of the cuts. And after you’ve done that, after you’ve talked to people I could not justify voting for that budget ever again.” AJC, September 16, 2014

But let’s look at the facts: (more…)

Gov. Nathan Deal: Endorsed by Karen Handel

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From Governor Nathan Deal

Handel endorses Deal for re-election

Former secretary of state says governor has ‘earned’ second term

Deal Karen

Speaking at a Women for Deal rally today at the state Capitol, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel endorsed Gov. Nathan Deal for re-election, citing his strong record of accomplishments and the need for his future leadership.

 “I’m supporting Governor Deal because there is far too much at stake in this election for Georgia,” said Handel. “There’s just too much at stake to let the past take priority over the future of our state. Governor Deal has done a good job and, as a result, has earned my support for a second term as governor of this great state.”

Handel pointed out that, under Gov. Deal, Georgia has created nearly 300,000 private sector jobs and is ranked No. 1 by three different entities as the best place to do business.

“Governor Deal brings the experience, maturity and track record to ensure that Georgia continues to be a great place to live and work and raise a family,” Handel said. “In the next four years, I know he’ll continue to keep taxes low, (more…)

Buddy Carter Congress: To Fee Or Not To Fee

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From Buddy Carter – Congress 

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To Fee Or Not To Fee

 Last week, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) approved allocating up to $3 million for maintenance of the shipping channel to the Port of Brunswick marking the second straight year GPA has had to supplement federal funds for this project.

     While the decision by the GPA board to dedicate funds for maintaining the waterway to the nation’s second busiest seaport in terms of shipping automobiles was certainly the right one, it is said to have been made with some reluctance.

     That’s because the Port of Brunswick receives back from the federal government only a portion of the fees that it generates for the maintenance of the shipping channel through the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT).

     The HMT, a tax (or fee as it is referred to as in the law), was created by the Water Resource Act of 1986 and (more…)

Gov. Nathan Deal: PolyTech Fibers to Create 114 Jobs in Murray County

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From Governor Nathan Deal

Deal Leadership

Deal: PolyTech Fibers to create 114 jobs in Murray County

Georgia-based business to open its first manufacturing facility in Chatsworth, investing $12 million

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that PolyTech Fibers LLC, a Georgia-based polyester fiber manufacturer, will create 114 jobs and invest more than $12 million into its first manufacturing facility over the next three years in Murray County.

“PolyTech Fibers is an excellent addition to our state’s manufacturing sector, an industry that employs more than 360,000 Georgians,” said Deal. “Our No. 1 business climate, which includes a top-ranked technical workforce and solid logistics system, makes Georgia an ideal location for this company. I am confident that our state will continue to foster growth in manufacturing firms across Georgia.”

The new 80,000-square-foot facility will be located at 2017 Highway 411 North in Chatsworth. With this new facility, the company plans to manufacture and distribute several kinds of regenerated/recycled polyester staple fibers for the automotive industry, as well as the filter sector, nonwoven sector and commercial/residential and high-end furnishing fillers. The jobs created will be in the areas of textile manufacturing and extrusion. Hiring will be done through TiDra staffing. (more…)

The Marietta Daily Journal – Rep Price speaks about Ebola election to Cobb GOP

MARIETTA — A day after an Ebola scare at the Cobb County jail, U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Roswell told about 135 of his fellow Republicans the U.S. needs to be “transparent” about the virus.

He spoke about Ebola at the Cobb GOP’s monthly breakfast at its Roswell Street headquarters Saturday morning.

“This is real. The disease is real. The challenge to the world is real. But some of the ideas about how to combat this are naive and not helpful,” Price said. “I don’t believe that stopping flights from western Africa is a reasonable plan. The world is very small.”

Price said Saturday flights into the U.S. need to be monitored with “real interviews” to determine if anyone has been exposed to the virus.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Rep Price speaks about Ebola election to Cobb GOP.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for October 6, 2014

The first Mennonites arrived in America on October 6, 1683 aboard the Concord.

Cy Young threw his last professional baseball game as a member of the Boston Braves on October 6, 1911.

On October 6, 1953, WTVM-TV began broadcasting in  Columbus, Georgia.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience held its first rehearsal on October 6, 1966.

The second Presidential debate between Republican incumbent Gerald Ford and Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter took place on October 6, 1976. During the debate, Ford said, there was “no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe”.

Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to visit the White House on October 6, 1979. Carter’s notes from the meeting are at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta.

The last four B-52 bombers stationed at Robins Air Force Base in Warner-Robins left the base for the last time on October 6, 1983.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Today is the last day to register to vote in the November 4th General Election.

How to Register to Vote:

1. Click this link, print and fill out the state voter registration application and mail it today, or deliver in person to your local voter registration office. If it were me, I’d deliver it in person today.

2. Click here if you have a valid Georgia Driver’s License and register to vote online.

3. You can register to vote in-person at Georgia Department of Driver Services when you apply for a Georgia Driver’s License or renew your license.

4. Download the Georgia Votes app from the Apple iTunes Store to your iPhone and you can register to vote with a valid Georgia Driver’s License. There is also a version for Android you can download and use to register with a valid Georgia Driver’s License.

Hillary Clinton comes to town

On August 19th, I wrote:

The 2014 United States Senate election in Georgia is not about Michelle Nunn or even about control of the United States Senate: it’s about Hillary Clinton.

I’d be willing to bet we’ll see [Clinton] in Georgia this year in support of Michelle Nunn, unless Nunn’s political consultants tell her it would be a political liability.

And now we know that she’ll be coming to Georgia to aid her fellow Democrat Michelle Nunn. From Politico: (more…)