Advertising in the rights of way of state roads and placing signs on private property without the owner’s approval were prohibited in the first Georgia law regulating outdoor advertising, which was signed by Governor Richard Russell on August 27, 1931. Over the years, both practices would become enshrined in Peach State political strategy.
Dickey Betts: In 1969, I was playing guitar in several rock bands that toured central Florida. Whenever I’d have trouble finding a place to stay, my friend Kenny Harwick would let me crash at his garage apartment for a few days in Sarasota. One day he asked me how I was doing with my music and said, “I bet you’re just tryin’ to make a livin’ and doin’ the best you can.”
Then one day in 1972, I was sitting in the kitchen of what we called the Big House in Macon, Ga.—where everyone in the band lived—and decided to finish the lyrics.
My inspiration was Hank Williams’s “Ramblin’ Man,” from 1951. His song and mine are completely different but I liked his mournful, minor-chord feel.
Except for Kenny’s line, the rest of the lyrics were autobiographical.
The WSJ article is worth reading in its entirety if you’re a fan of the Allmans.
On August 23, 1784, four counties is western North Carolina declared themselves the State of Franklin, setting up its own Constitution and treaties with local Indian tribes. In 1788, they rejoined North Carolina but would eventually become part of a new state, Tennessee.
Chewy is a lab/basset hound mix who is about one- and one-half years old. He is very sweet and playful who gets along with other dogs. chewy is current on his vaccines, been neutered and started on his monthly heartworm prevention. He would love to find his forever home.
The late Mrs. GaPundit referred to our hound Dolly as a “Couchhound,” so this depicts the hound in its natural habitat. BTW, Dolly inspired the legislation that named “the Adoptable Dog” as the Official State Dog of Georgia. The celebrity has not gone to her head.
Ruby is a hound/beagle mix who is about one & a half years old. She is current on her vaccines, been spayed and started on her monthly heartworm prevention. Ruby loves to take rides and well the other dogs. Ruby would love to find her forever home with lots of room to run and play.
Roscoe is a terrier/beagle mix who is about one and a half years old. He is current on his vaccines, been neutered and started on his monthly heartworm prevention. He does well with other dogs and wouldlove to fnd his forever home.
Dax is a loving and happy little fella looking for his forever home! He’s pretty new to the rescue and we’re still learning about him, but he’s an absolute love so far. Dax is HW+, but is undergoing treatment and is available for adoption while completing the treatment plan. He is around 5 years old, neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped.
Cute puppy alert! Beatrice is around 5 months old and is learning about the world. She likes exploring the yard (there’s so much to see!), taking naps (it’s exhausting being this cute), and playing with her siblings (who doesn’t love a party?). Based on her current size, we anticipate Beatrice will be UNDER 30 lbs when fully grown.
Mac is one of 9 hound mix puppies that were not being fed by the owners. They agreed to surrender them to us so we could see they were fed and taken care of properly. All of them came in terrified but now have transformed into happy, healthy and friendly pups. Mac is very loving and playful. He enjoys romping around the yard with his siblings and is ready for a family of his own. He is crate trained and working on house training. Mac is neutered, current on vaccines and microchipped. He would do best with a young female playmate along with a family who likes adventures outdoors. A fenced yard is necessary to adopt Mac. (No underground fences.)
Nolan Ryan recorded his 5000th career strikeout against Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A’s on August 22, 1989.
Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections
State Senator Clint Dixon (R-Gwinnett) said he’ll file a complaint against Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis when the Prosecuting Attorneys Qualifications Commission gets underway, according to the AJC.Continue Reading..
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.
The first of the Lincoln-Douglass series of seven debates was held in Ottawa, Illinois, on August 21, 1858, pitting Democrat Stephen Douglass against Republican Abraham for the United States Senate seat held by Douglass. Expansion of slavery in the United States was the topic for the debates.
On August 18, 1862, Confederate Major General of Cavalry J.E.B. Stuart was nearly captured, losing his distinctive hat and cloak and written copies of Lee’s orders near Verdiersville, Virginia.
On August 21, 1907, Georgia Governor Hoke Smith signed legislation to place a Constitutional Amendment designed to disenfranchise African-Americans by requiring passage of a literacy test to vote. A number of exceptions allowed local officials to exempt white voters whom they wished to allow to vote; one exemption was for anyone descended from a U.S. or Confederate wartime veteran – the so-called “grandfather clause.”
Recently, Bush put a series of “Jeb No Filter” videos on YouTube and some say it’s a way to bring up his popularity.
“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.
While the instinct behind “Jeb No Filter” may have been good, it would take Donald Trump to show what No Filter really means.
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Separation of Powers
I’d hoped to avoid talking about the Trump trial much, as the mainstream media is in overdrive on that. But two items sparked my interest because of the ramifications for our Constitutional order and the separation of powers.Continue Reading..