Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Bumper Sticker...

spotted in the courthouse parking deck read "Who Would Jesus Bomb?"

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Judge Constance Russell ruled Tuesday that the gay marriage ban passed in 2004 violates the single-subject rule for ballot issues in Georgia, and therefore is unconstitutional (under the Georgia constitution). Sonny will try to get the Supreme Court to hear the appeal soon enough to put a revamped ban on the ballot in November if Judge Russell's ruling is upheld.

UGA's Charles Bullock's quoted assessment that the only group this is good for is the Republicans is right on. It's right in their wheelhouse on two issues: gay marriage and judicial activism. It doesn't matter what the actual merits of Judge Russell's decision was; she will be cast as an activist nullifying the will of the people (which is sometimes, you know, a judge's job...but I won't digress into a fullblown discussion on that right now). If the Supreme Court upholds the ruling, well, they're activists too. The Republicans are probably hoping for the ruling to be upheld, because as on many issues, they don't care about the actual policy. They just want an issue whereby they can get poor cultural conservatives to keep them in power. And if the Court upholds the ruling in time to get another ban on the ballot in November, the R's get to milk both issues (gayness and activism) all over again.

A further sign of where Georgia is as a state on this issue: both Cox and Taylor support the ban (despite Cox's "I actually was for it even while I was against it" misstep).

Monday, May 15, 2006

Sonny did.

The video sensation that's sweeping the nation. Updated link. Well worth your time.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Schrenko, etc.

Not to preclude Chuck from finishing up his busy caseload and coming back to answer gp, but that comment line appears to have petered out for the moment, so let's move on with a few tidbits:

Schrenko will spend eight years in the slammer pursuant to her plea deal.

Athens' economy gets another punch in the junk as Cooper Tire announces that it will be closing the Oneta Street Oliver Rubber plant. This after $12 million in low-interest bonds with tax abatement was approved 2 years ago as incentive to get the plant to stay and in fact expand. 140 local jobs will be lost.

And federal agencies officially passed on the NavySchool property. This means the base is now available to the local development authority, which met this morning at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


I was of the opinion that we had already given this wannabe College Republican too much press on here, and so I didn't really want to comment on the Winders article; but you're right, it's absolutely outrageous. One of the better lines I think is: "But Chuck derails his College Republican revolution by playing not just dirty, but downright dumb."

Monday, May 01, 2006

Terry Holley

From the Georgia Politics Unfiltered blog:

"Also, Charlie Norwood has a Democratic challenger. His name is Terry Holley. I don't know much about Terry Holley except that he's the current Chairman of the 9th Congressional District for the Democratic Party of Georgia."

And that is now all that I know about him. Anyone with more info, please share.