Collins urges Windstream to provide increased access to rural broadband

Press Release, State & National
Windstream

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Austin Scott (R-Ga.), and Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) today sent a letter to Windstream underscoring the importance of providing increased access to broadband – particularly in rural areas – in the midst of COVID-19.

“As representatives of thousands of Windstream customers, we write today regarding the impact coronavirus has had on broadband access in rural communities throughout Georgia,” they wrote. “In the past, we have written to you regarding the inadequate internet service our constituents are receiving despite your company’s acceptance of federal dollars to expand access. While we know Windstream has upgraded some areas that are more populated and less rural, many of our constituents continue to struggle with poor broadband speeds.”

For years, Windstream customers across Georgia have consistently struggled to gain access to reliable broadband speeds. Congress has taken significant steps toward expanding rural broadband infrastructure in recent years, including securing federal funding to providers in rural areas. However, some carriers – like Windstream – have failed to provide adequate broadband speeds to consumers despite collecting taxpayer dollars. As this pandemic is forcing more and more Georgians to rely on the internet, access to reliable broadband is more critical than ever before.

“Due to the coronavirus outbreak, thousands of Georgians are being forced to work, learn, and recreate from home. This undoubtedly has increased the strain on the networks your consumers depend upon. Over the past several years, we have heard complaints of a network that is overburdened and cannot keep up during peak use. Even though we have been calling for increased internet access in rural areas for years, this moment in time shows that Windstream has yet to meet the mark.”

Read the full letter here.

Absolute Dysfunction and Eggs!

Opinion

Absolute Dysfunction and Eggs!
Let’s see if we can figure this one out. Three hundred people, including at least three Americans, were murdered and five hundred injured, in separate Islamic attacks against two Christian churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) on Easter Sunday. If you didn’t know that, I recommend you should urgently reevaluate your news gathering habits. The phony Mueller business is over at last. Let it go!

The mainstream media, the propaganda arm of the Progressive Left, don’t want to share these ugly stories of Muslims murdering Christians with you lest you become Islamaphobic in the process. No, not al all! Islam is the religion of peace, isn’t it?

The MSM is motivated to flood the airways with Progressive drivel. For example, while Sri Lanka burns, Elizabeth, the phony Indian, Warren, in her feckless attempt to charge up her flagging presidential campaign, doesn’t even mention the deadly Islamic Easter attack in Sri Lanka, but wants to turn Americans into pot heads. She says “Pot” can be an economic boon to the poor, destitute denizens of neighborhoods that prosperity forgot; that vast throng of poor, uneducated, inept, unqualified unemployable creatures who have not shared in the spoils of Capitalism. Let’s give them money.

Pocahontas is not alone. The wannabe Mexican fool Señor “Beto” O’Rourke, thinks he was gifted with the looks, charm and erudition of JFK, while the former mayor of South Bend, Ind, Greg what’s his name, hyped by a media love fest, has gone off the rails himself defending Socialism as a panacea for America’s problems. AOC demonstrates, every time she opens her mouth, why the cost of her education was money misspent. These people are all the same, identical, leaderless and ignorant, like a carton of eggs.

I put a carton of a dozen fresh eggs in my fridge yesterday, added three eggs on top from the previous carton and, Lo!, fifteen white eggs that look exactly the same, like the Democrat contenders for President. They all sound the same, say the same things, each one out shouting the others to be heard about the same things…nothing! Can I refer to the Democrats as “eggs” now? Would it be understood? Will anyone understand “eggs” as a metaphor for sameness?

Not even a dozen intelligent eggs can possibly do what Donald Trump has done to Make America Great Again, but they all want the same things for Americans, open borders to allow immigration, including invading Muslims, free education, free healthcare, free housing, and monthly salaries whether they have a job or not. The Democrats promise of a socialist utopia remains as big a scam as Mueller’s investigation was. America is not a Socialist country!

This Democrat hysteria over demands for results already provided, on a two year investigation already concluded, is a direct reflection of the dysfunction that the leaderless and inept Democrat party has become. If they were real eggs, they should be scrambled by now. As a political observer, I’m not sure I any longer know how best to describe the Democrat party, as fragile eggs or as further evidence the inmates are running the institution.

The Democrats, now in tatters, are passing through the five stages of Trump: grief, anger, bargaining, depression and soon, we hope, acceptance. This is seen in the House of Representatives, in the context that the House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, is no longer captain of her ship, but is trying to tut-tut over a primary class of ignorant children, em, I mean eggs!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!

Social Engineering America to Death

Opinion

Social Engineering America to Death

Social engineering schemes, such as the Progressive followers of Saul Alinsky (Democrats), keep applying by following his Rules for Radicals, constitute the deliberate and illegal attempt to change our society and our culture to meet societal norms that lay far outside the guidelines of the US Constitution. Indeed, Progressives firmly believe America is the center of all the world’s evils and the US Constitution that supports it, stands as an impediment to world social justice and must be done away with, one amendment at at time, if necessary.

Case in point, the constant progressive attack against the 2nd Amendment. It is the one defense Americans possess that can prevent the radical takeover of America. We also see a vigorous attack on our 1st Amendment rights coming from several fronts. Look at the first line”: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” That’s it, yet Progressives scream government(s) cannot recognize prayer, posting of the Ten Commandments or support Christian based activities because of some non-existent “Separation of Church and State” nonsense that’s not in there. As often as I have read that sentence, I’m still unable to lay my finger on any word that prohibits government from supporting or participating in any religious activity, not monetarily of course, but morally. Yet the “Left” persists on insisting that the ‘separation of church and state’ is a point of law not to be violated and we believe ‘em!

What the 1st amendment does state, unequivocally, is that Government shall not establish an official state church, a reaction to the religious turmoil that plunged Great Britain into bloody conflict for generations. That will become a mute point of course, when adherents of Islam start rising as elected government officials to the point they will, by their sheer numbers alone, out number and out vote non-muslims (infidels) and replace the Constitution with Sharia Law.

Free speech is also under attack, not so subtly, by the media, Facebook and Twitter crowd simply by not posting conservative opinions. The radical take over of many colleges and universities forbid Conservative speakers on campus. They will assault conservative students dispensing Trump hats, etc., and are encouraged by school administrations to do so. The Radicals have so scared college administrations with the threat of violence, most officials, if not already radicalized, dare not complain. If Conservatives assemble peaceably, they are attacked by radical goon squads (antifa’s, BLM) and even made to look like the conservatives started it.

Presently, Congressional Democrats adamantly refuse to protect our borders from invasion by the hoards of peons from Mexico and Central America, schooled to ask for ‘asylum.’ Suborning this invasion is to support social engineering designed to increase Progressives voter rolls. Now, the southern invasion is overwhelming the CBP’s efforts to stem the tide, another Alinsky rule, they will soon overwhelm our financial ability to support ‘em as well. Asylum requests should only be heard at US Embassy’s and Consulates, not at borders.

Why do we need to accept them? Because Democrats insisted “it was the thing to do, it’s who we are,” drawing on our sympathies as Americans who are always ready to help the poor and destitute, while they gun down, rape and murder our own citizens. That day, I believe, is soon coming to an end. We cannot afford to support other countries citizens. That doesn’t matter to Democrats. They’ll simply say take the funds from Defense and, you’re racist if you don’t! Trump will not do that, but he’ll take the funds from those countries we are already supporting.

Our banking laws are a hinderance to the control of unwanted foreign populations demanding to stay here because they’re already here. All foreigners here should be required to establish American banking accounts. No money sent abroad without an American bank account.

For example, If an American retires to Mexico, the retiree(s) cannot continue to maintain their American bank accounts. They must open a Mexican bank account. Why don’t we do that? Why can we not forbid the telegraphing of cash money orders via Wester Union to foreign countries, without going first through American Banks? Control the money and you control the population.

If we stopped financial support to them when they do get here, the monetary draw to come would cease. Those already here illegally, should be advised they have three months to sell their property, keep the receipts and return to their home countries or, the American government will do it for them and keep the proceeds to help defray the cost of their evacuation.

Finally, I want to know by what measure illegals are entitled to my Social Security money, my medicare benefits and our tax money for their education and housing. That was a Progressive Democrat idea, because “we’re good people and mean well.” Turn off the money spigot at all levels and the invasion(s) will cease. We owe these people nothing!

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!

Trumps Fearful Hold on Democrats

Opinion

Trumps Fearful Hold on Democrats

Some rabid Trump haters may be realizing the fake Russian collusion business is going nowhere. Not all of course, but painful as it might be, some know it’s time to pivot. Their guide still lies with Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicles recommendation to overwhelm the system(s) to the breaking point such as we are seeing at our southern border. So look for Illegal emigration to rise as the next hot topic along side health care, for the poor & indigent including the disease ridden illegals now infecting America with illness thought to be long gone.

Congress is still burdened with its dimwitted politicos like Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff, auntie Maxine, et. al., in the Democrat leadership. They are still blowing smoke about the failure of the Special Counsels to indite Donald Trump. Could the Mueller report still be fertile ground to be plowed for new accusations? Nope, ain’t gonna happen! They’ve got to look elsewhere and believe me, they will. Unlike Republicans, they never give up or roll over to the inevitable truth.

The Mueller Report did us a good turn. It revealed, regardless of the MSM’s ignoring it almost totally, that there was indeed criminal collusion, a conspiracy to commit treason. By lying to Congress, lying to Federal investigators and obstruction of justice rising to the level of Treason, a hanging offense, the conspirators created false evidence and narratives of the supposed criminality by Donald Trump. They provided false testimony to obtain warrants (FISA), to stop the Trump threat and protect the real criminality of their kindred spirits, Obama, the Clintons and the elite bureaucrats of the Federal Intelligence and law enforcement community.

When search warrants are requested by investigators, including FISA Warrants, our 4th amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizures “requires” that truthful probable cause, supported by evidence and oath or affirmation, must exist. That oath, given to a judge or magistrate, if knowingly false, constitutes a crime. But Judges can’t always know that and, In Trump’s case FBI’s oaths were believed because they were the FBI, armed with the highest of reputations. For Trump, the FBI investigation fell under the ruse of a counter-Intelligence inquiry. That does not negate the crimes of false swearing they conspired to commit in obtaining their warrants. There can be no possible other course of action here. If Mueller was honest and truthful, then the FBI and their coconspirators in the DoJ, lied to him as well.

What Mueller’s report has done was to destroy Americans faith in our system of federal justice, another point in Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals to take down existing governments. It revealed that a wicked self-serving elite bureaucracy, a “Deep State,” was no longer just a rumor of the tinfoil hat crowd, but is in fact a very real danger to our American representative form of government. Mueller revealed clearly to what depths the Deep State elites will go to protect their elite inner kingdom. They are dedicated to protecting their own because if they don’t they could all hang. The Progressives will (almost) endure any pain, seek any measure of possible influence ore commit any crime, including murder, to stay in power. Watch for the rats to leave the sinking Progressive ship. Brennan has already started with hi “I didn’t know,” nonsense.

How far has the rot of judicial favoritism spread? How about to Obama’s Chicago where an unknown actor in a silly TV soap opera, Jussie Smollett, desperate for notoriety and following right on the heels of the Mueller report serve as an example? Our system of justice can no longer survive leftist favoritism in addressing crimes simply because “they meant well” or didn’t like the candidate(s). So, here’s the real headline: Attention Democrats, the Mueller report is complete and the results are in. “Donald Trump’s your daddy!”

Remember, freedoms the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, let’s go get ‘em!

Collapse?

Opinion

Collapse?
Swish! And as quick as that, the entire collusion picture turned on a dime and the Democrats are in panic mode looking for life boats to save themselves from their sinking ship. Of course, always keep in mind that with Democrats the inevitable never happens, the unexpected always does. So beware! The first inditements against the Obama-Clinton cabal has been launched against Obama’s White House counsel, Greg Craig. It appears he didn’t register as an agent for a foreign government, the Russian backed Ukrainian government, and lied about it! Oh, bother. It’s those silly little things that ‘elites’ fail to do that gets them into trouble? Isn’t it?

It started when Attorney General Barr was asked a direct question by a Democrat Senator on the Senate Intelligence Committee, publicly, that opened the door through which Conservatives are flowing to seize control of the fallacious collusion farce recently concluded by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. The Senate Democrats tried to force AG Barr to admit that he, Barr, at Trumps insistence, forced Mueller to end the Trump-Russia investigation prematurely before Mueller could find the certain evidence of Trumps collusion. No! Barr said that he and Mueller agreed that nothing was found that showed Trump or any of his associates, colluded with the Ruskies but, that many other questions on procedural issues concerning the FISA Warrants by the FBI, had to be investigated.

The senator then asked: “Do you mean there was spying going on?” Barr: “Yes, I believe spying (on Trumps campaign) did occur and it’s a big deal.” Barr correctly denied the agent corps of the FBI was involved, only the embedded Deep State intellectual elites who launched their treasonous Coup against Trump to save the Obama/Clinton empire and themselves, because Clinton didn’t win. Not the answer they Left was looking for, or their media collaborators either.

Immediately, an outraged Chuckie Schumer, in an attempt to stem the bleeding, demanded that Barr retract that damning statement at once, as a mere ‘conspiracy theory’ rumor. There’s the pot calling the kettle black! It’s too late! I suspect Barr had already set in motion the round up of the Obama-Clinton’s cattle herd of deep state criminals, starting with Obama’s White House Counsel Greg Craig. Then came Julien Assange, GRU Spy handler. The collapse coming!

At the same time the clueless Chair of the House Finance Committee, the elderly Democrat auntie Maxine Waters, always ready at a moment to be odd, thinking she exercised some superiority after crossing swords with Treasury Secty. Steve Mnuchin the day before, chose this scene to pose a question directly to several subpoenaed Wall Street bank CEO’s, that revealed her complete incompetence and lack of preparation, by asking them just what they were going to do to help alleviate the high and growing costs of college loans.Well, Nothing, because….!

Their answers were simple: they got out of the student loan business ten years and more ago, student loans being assumed by Obama’s government. The silence was deafening and immediately turned her committee into a Midway minstrel show showing the lowest depth of justifiable silliness to which a Democrat House committee can descend when led by an incompetent. While we may weep with joy at confirmation of their well earned reputations as stupid fools, let’s not take our eyes of those other three noisy Nimrods of intellectual acumen, Adam Schiff, Chairmen of the House Intelligence committee, Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the Judiciary committee, and not to be left out, Elijah Cummings of the Oversight committee.

The curtain is coming down but we cannot be complacent. Trump will not forget and we shouldn’t either. His end goal will be to bring down and totally destroy, Barak Obama. Bet on it!

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!

DIVERSIONARY TACTICS

Opinion

In a wartime situation, a general might create a diversion on one side of the battlefield in order to
perform a flanking movement on the enemy and take advantage of the element of surprise.
In Desert Storm, General Norman Schwarzkopf employed a series of deceptions in his battle
plans.

He used many tactics to fool the Iraqi army. He would create publicized military maneuvers and
release “news” to the press to throw a smoke screen as to his true intentions for his next attack.
In this way, he practiced deception and attacked at a completely different area, confusing his
enemies.

The Florida election voter recount is an example of very devious sleight of hand with nefarious
intentions. It would seem that the 2000 Presidential election was once again upon us.

Oh wait, maybe it is, Brenda Snipes is still in charge of the election process. Wouldn’t you think
that she would have been canned for that 2000 boondoggle and if not, then destroying the ballots
in the 2016 election for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The total incompetence and or alleged
corruption of Brenda Snipes is well known. She and her team have defied recent court orders
nonchalantly with a blatant disregard for law as in previous instances.

The Governor’s race and the Senate race recount antics are a diversionary tactic to camouflage
the Democrats real need to change the voting results of the Department of Agriculture
Commissioner.

Why would such a big deal be made over a relatively minor position you might ask?
It is well known that the Democratic agenda is to one day abolish the 2 nd amendment and
disarm the populace.

Obama made it very clear that he was for gun control and expected to have prevented the people
from defending themselves by the end of his terms. Hillary was to carry on this desire and finish
the 2nd amendment off when she won the election they tried to rig in her favor.

2nd amendment followers did not acquiesce to their desires, in fact, most went out and bought
several more firearms and more ammunition.

The Department of Agriculture is where the process is started to apply for open carry and
concealed carry of firearms.

The department that owns the PROCESS has the power to slow walk anyone’s application.
It is reminiscent of the IRS scandal with non-profit organizations during the previous Democratic
administration.

On November 8, 2018, Democrat Nikki Fried trailed Republican Matt Caldwell by more than
four thousand votes. By end of day she was leading by two thousand, nine hundred and fourteen
votes. 

Fried has called for emergency donations and expects to lead the race to victory.
Has anyone heard anything about this particular race on the news?

While the public is focused on Scott and DeSantis, the crooked Snipes team is working its wiles
on the Commissioner’s race for a Democratic win.

The people of Florida made their desires well known by the way they cast their votes on
November 6, 2018.

Why is it so hard for the Democratic Party to accept the will of the people and try to gain power
and position by ANY MEANS NECESSARY?

The races will be decided for Scott and DeSantis the way the people wanted. While the election
committee grinds and dances, Nikki Fried will have been pushed up. Who knows if it is for real
or if the race has now been contrived?

The Criminal Party

Opinion

The Democrat party has made winning elections an art form. Their speculation knows no bounds,
abides by no rules, except their own, and would not consider for a second, capitulating to the
inevitable until all votes are counted including those from unknown precincts that suddenly were
found in the trunk of a car or stacked on the shelves in someone’s office. They were never
reported loss but, now they are found. Imagine than, an amazing grace.

In Georgia, the extreme radical left wing socialist Democrat candidate for governor, Stacy
Abrams, came up short in the general election vote count, even for the number required for a
run-off so, in typical Democrat fashion her minions filed a law suit in the US District Court for
Middle Georgia, to allow absentee ballots from Dougherty County to be counted, so long as they
were postmarked on or before Nov. 6 or received by last Friday.

Well, guess what Federal Judge is charged with supervising the suit. It’s Leslie Abrams, an
Obama appointee and, Oh, Joy! the sister of candidate Stacy Abrams. Should one anticipate a
possible conflict of interest here? Will she be asked to recuse herself? Democrats, like Chuckie
Schumer will insist, with a straight face, that Leslie Abrams is an honest duly appointed Judge
whose integrity can not be questioned, etc. & etc.

Democrats, through shenanigans like Abrams is pulling, simply will not concede an election until
the Supreme Court of the US makes a final decision. In the meantime, a trove, of Democrat-leaning
provisional ballots, 1,811 to be exact, were discovered in Fulton County Georgia, that, if
believed, could yield results in her favor even though the “trove” is filled with duplicates, wrong
names and wrong signatures. 42% of those provisional ballots were in fact rejected.

Florida is another case in point. Three counties there, Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, are
officially deemed corrupt almost beyond repair. Post-election Florida faces a statewide recount
for both the Governor and Senate races. Protesters have assembled at the core site of the
storm raging over both races and that is the long suspected of election criminality, Broward
Election Supervisor, Brenda Snipes.

Snipes held a Press Conference and didn’t show up. Brenda Snipes, is a wicked elderly lady
with straight white hair, and dedicated to socialisms advancement. She reminds me of an
African version of Disney’s witch in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ In any event, she has
a history of losing, misplacing or burning ballots if the outcome doesn’t agree with the needs of
the Democrat Party. Snipes’s lawyers was asked “how the voters of Florida can expect to have
any confidence in the integrity of the election process in Broward County when Brenda Snipes
“was found by a judge to have destroyed ballots in the race between Tin Canova and Debbie
Wasserman-Schultz?”

A follow up question was how to explain it was ‘transparent’ to have a woman who’s been found
to have destroyed ballots overseeing an election? Those ballots, it was claimed, had been
counted and weren’t relevant to this election. Brenda Snipes has a well documented history of
destroying ballots and breaking the law, yet, she remains in her sincere, rising from the swamp
muck every two or four years to ensure her party’s victory.

A reckoning has to come. Republicans are starting to fight back, for what little good it might do if
the system is rigged, but it’s a start. The fascists are on the move. What’s next, more violence?
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get’m! (12Nov18)

Economic Miracles and a Tin-Pot Ego

Opinion

Seeing Obama back on the campaign trail and listening to his whining orotund nonsense about
“his” economy whilst calling President Trump a “Tin-Pot Dictator,” requires at least a one page
response from this observer. So, here it is: First, Obama’s legacy is fugacious.

Obama, as an individual, could never amount to anything that would even remotely resemble a
leader let alone a “tin-pot dictator” except perhaps for his jug ears. He’s too arrogant! After he
assumed the Presidency in 2009, he complained that he had inherited “the worse economy in
his lifetime” from George W. Bush. What he didn’t mention was that during the final two years of
the Bush Presidency, both houses of Congress were in Democrat hands led by Nancy Pelosi
and Harry Reid and it was they and they alone (Democrats) who were responsible for the
economic disaster that Obama blamed on Bush and gifted to Trump eight long failed years later.

In denial, it was Obama’s contention that Trump needed a “magic wand” to accomplish all the
things he promised. That Trumps promises couldn’t be kept because America simply doesn’t
manufacture any more and that tax cuts would not draw business back to American shores.

For eight years, this incompetent president misled us with how his marxist economy would
flourish, jobs would rise, affordable healthcare would cover all and, when it didn’t, his excuses
were how the many left-over challenges he faced were almost too difficult to overcome.

With Trump’s first round of tax cuts, his economic miracle bounded onto the political stage.
Americans suddenly found more money in their pockets, bigger paychecks, and more job
opportunities. Housing booms started and, while the economy is leveling off a bit at 3.5% GDP,
Obama, now a feckless Progressive has-been, is trying to stick his finger in the hole to plug the
“Red” leak pouring out over his shoes by Trump’s draining the swamp.

Barak bragged to a mega-crowd of almost two thousand cheering losers in Los Vegas: ”When
you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it.” Well, Barak
It’s not really that hard to remember who started it. His name is Donald J. Trump.

Obama can’t say which of his policies were responsible for Trump’s record low unemployment
numbers. He can’t explain how his “Unaffordable Health Care Act” increased taxes not only on
the rich but on anyone else too, or how he even remotely thought he had reduced poverty. Free
breakfasts and lunches to poor kids is not a plan to reduce poverty. Jobs are!

Actually, Obama’s schemes started falling apart at the 2010 election, continuing in 2012, then
2014 and, finally, when 2016 came and his heir apparent, Hillary, the Criminal, couldn’t close the
deal for Democrats, the whole Progressive shebang went nuts and are still raving mad!

Nothing is mentioned to remind voters about Obama’s foreign policy fiasco’s, the destruction of
Libya, the murder Gadaffie, the “Red Line,” the unholy cash payment to Iran’s mullah’s, the
murders in Behghazi, the Fast and Furious gun running deal to Mexican cartels, etc., etc., & etc.
Obama was a disastrous president for America and Trump is righting the ship of state.

With the next elections only days off, it’s more important now than ever to solidify Republican
seats if Trump’s economy is to flourish. The threat of a Democratic Blue Wave while real is
waning but we can’t take chances. It’s a jungle out there so, beware of Democrats. Remember,
freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go out there and VOTE! (25Oct18)

ECHOES OF THE PAST

Opinion

The United States has only seen the face of war one time. That time was during the Civil
War and was mostly in the Southern states from 1861 to 1865. It was an ugly time of brother
against brother and the first time total war was practiced on the civilian population by General
William T. Sherman.

In this the US has been blessed, but Europe, of course cannot say the same.

I watched the movie The Monument Men at last. I had resisted watching it in the past as I abhor
George Clooney and Matt Damon for their high handed, self righteous politics. However, since it
was in the $3.74 bin at the local big box store, I relented.

I came away with two points of concern.

Number one was how the face of war came very close to destroying all that was beautiful in the
arts and historical artifacts. If it had not been for a small, dedicated team that searched for,
recovered, protected and returned the precious works that had been stolen by the Hitler regime,
imagine how intellectually poor the world would be.

Hitler was planning on being the victor of the Second World War. He was so sure that he sent his
minions out to collect and store all of the arts he enjoyed as inventory for his plan for the great
Hitler Museum.

As he fancied himself a great artist, he knew exactly the pieces he desired. Many were in the
Louvre, many were in private collections, such as the Rothschild’s. None of that mattered as he
had them stolen from wherever they resided.

Those artists whose work he didn’t care for were pulled from any and all sources and burned.
Contemporary artists like Picasso were beneath his high opinion, therefore no one else was
allowed to like or enjoy them either.

How very coincidental.

Hitler was a censor and an oppressor, and those were the least of his bad qualities.

No one dared to stand up to him allowing him to cause untold destruction and misery.
Number two is that the US is facing the same kind of potential travesty of freedom of expression,
and it cannot happen.

By allowing social media outlets like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to
censor who is free to put out information and who is not, the US and the world are at the
beginning of a real issue of freedom and the American way of life. If the media giants don’t like
or approve of opinions and facts, they are no different than the burner of books and arts of the
Third Reich. It isn’t necessary to agree with ideas and concepts, neither must they be true and
proven. Whoever posts them has the RIGHT to say what they please and those who see or hear
have the right to believe or ignore them.

This censorship is likened to Hitler’s defiance of the Treaty of Versailles. It was step one and the
new social media censorship is at step one.

This cannot be permitted. The First Amendment is protection against censorship.

Another disturbing movie The Book Thief, brought to life what happens if step one is breached
and permitted to thrive. This true story of an adopted German girl named Liesel whose family
were caught in the terrible time of Hitler and the Third Reich is heart wrenching in its tragedy.
Her family was hiding a Jew in their basement, and had been for quite a while. He was the son of
the man who had saved her father’s life during the First World War.

They were frightened to death when German soldiers came into town and were inspecting
basements in people’s homes. The people under Hitler had no personal rights, they could not
disallow the soldier from entering. They managed to hide the young man and escape detection,
but it was a nerve wracking affair.

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution guards against unlawful search and seizures, while
setting guidelines for search warrants and other ways to legally enter a home.
That wasn’t the only time absolute law ran into Liesel’s family.

A man who had lived in the village his whole life was drug from his business one day, beaten
and taken away by the Gestapo.

He was charged with being a Jew because of his surname. His name was spelled with one letter
less than a typical Jewish name that sounded the same. He kept yelling that he was a German and
he was not a Jew. The whole village stood around to watch.

No one protested at all because of their fear.

The only one to come forward was Liesel’s father. He vouched for the man and earned a head
injury from the Gestapo. They took his name as they left the area. As his wife tended his wound,
he cried because he was terrified that his actions would cause them all to be taken away to the
death camps.

Seems history is doomed to repeat itself. We are seeing a small example of guilty by accusation
in the news today concerning the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court, but this example
is not the only one. Someone casts out an accusation sans proof, of course, and the media circus
and the Soros paid protesters are running to the gallows, screaming for blood.

It is no better than the time of Hitler. Someone is accused without any concrete evidence, and
they are guilty. Maybe they are aren’t (yet) sent to a death camp, but even if cleared from the
charges, the residual taint is a long time fading.

The time to stand up is now. The time to put a stop to this is today. Mob rule is testing us. They
are hoping we will be soft and complacent. Good Americans MUST NOT let this pass as
acceptable.

Free thinking people such as Susan Collins are now persecuted and receiving death threats for
DARING to study the facts and draw her own conclusions. Those such as Joe Manchin who
stood up to the Democratic Party’s mandate that NO ONE was to vote for any Supreme Court
pick by President Trump are also in the line of fire by the Soros financed mob of spastic crazies
whose shame has NO bounds.

The first line of defense can be formed on November 6th, 2018. Everyone must vote for the
protection of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Those who want “socialism” or worse, sharia
law must be stopped in November!

Remember, Socialism is just the training bra of Communism.

It gets the populace used to the tight restriction building up to the total loss of personal freedoms
and wealth in favor of the “State.”

Everyone has a stake in this game. If one allows for a faction to be persecuted and say nothing,
who will be there to protest when it turns on the same one who said nothing?

Make a mark today, be sure to vote and do not be silent!

FYN Interviews Rebbeca Yardley on Georgia’s 2018 Sine Die – Last Day of Legislative Session

Politics, State & National

It’s Sine Die day, that means it’s the last day of the 2018 Legislative Session! Interviews First Vice Chairman of Georgia Congress 9th District GOP Rebecca Yardley on the experience and what to expect from the Georgia Capitol today!

 

Short Takes – Coming Up, the SOTU

Opinion

Tonight, President Trump will give his first State of the Union speech. It should be a doozy. I
expect it to be a complete success because every speech Trump has made has been a signal
success, except to the Marxists acolytes of the media and the Democrat party.
The Democrat party is in disarray. As things are now going, with the departures of many “deep
state” congressmen and senators of both parties, plus the coming departures of many of the
higher echelons of the FBI and the DoJ, complicit in the pro-Hillary, anti-Trump cabal, reflects
that another of Trumps campaign promises is being fulfilled, draining the “Swamp.”
He will not mention these tawdry issues in his speech because the President is focused on
success. He will remind people of his successes with the growing economy, the reduction of the
regulation state, the collapse of Obamacare, the leveling of free trade policies and the legislative
horror that is illegal immigration being reconstructed on his terms. He will focus also on the
necessity of refunding the military to face off against the Islamic forces that endanger America.
This SOTU speech could actually be rather short because the media have already told us
what’s wrong with the present state of the Union claiming that it’s Trumps fault, but they can’t
argue against the growing success that really is Trumps fault. The media continues to deny that
the Democrats and Obama specifically, had any responsibility for the economic success
America is now experiencing.
Trump’s been in office one year and the economy shot off like a rocket. The incompetent,
feckless Obama stepped up and attempted to claim credit for it and was all but was laughed off
the stage. He’s as silly as Hillary and her “Never Ending Story,” who showed up to cheers at the
sad Grammy awards ceremony to continue her screed that she was cheated out of the
Presidency. She’s the gift that keeps on giving. The Grammys turned out to be a far left wing
televised Hollywood political rally to continue the assault on Donald Trump.
The left, under the leadership of the high ranking theologians of the church of Progressive
policy, Schumer, Durbin, Feinstein and Pelosi, are reeling in confusion wondering what’s
slapped them in the face. It was Trump and the SOTU speech should add fuel to the fire that is
consuming them.
I believe the President will be polite to the Democrats inviting them to help him solve the
immigration problem. Democrats will call, as they always do, for “comprehensive bipartisan
legislation” to help those “Dreamer” children remain here and become citizens. Trump will offer
the hand of agreement and they will refuse it. Schumer has already lost that battle but the
deranged far left will badger him into committing another error in calculation.
Trump is anything but stupid. He understands the power of words, maybe not how to use them
himself, but how others use them. “Comprehensive” is a word Trump knows simply means
capitulation to Democrat demands for amnesty. He will not going there.
Finally, the FISA memo may have been released by today. Trump will ignore it. He’s already
made his case against allegations of collusion and, the Mueller Investigation, apart from being
cluttered up with Hillary acolytes, is becoming a bore to the public. Time is on Trumps side. He’s
making America great again.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em.

Short Takes – Transportation Woes

Opinion

Transportation Woes

Leave it to the media to anathematize Trump and Conservatism using any issues that flies by.

The media has become so unscrewed by their hatred of President Trump that, like the NFL, they don’t really see or understand what they are continuing to do to themselves, further tarnish their credibility and diminish their brand name. Now it’s private airplane flights by Tom Price, H&HS Secretary, doing his job that they are attacking. I don’t care.

That Sec. Price used, or had to use, a private conveyance to do his job is a symptom of a problem, not the problem. He asked for and received permission to book his flights so I don’t understand the media’s outrage. The media didn’t express outrage when our Royal Princess, Nancy Pelosi demanded and got, befitting her elitist station, a large Air Force plane to convey her back and forth non-stop to San Francisco every week when she was House Speaker. The media didn’t go berserk when Attorney General Loretta Lynch secretly booked a private plane for her flight to Arizona where incidentally, she accidentally met former president Bill Clinton, also there in his private airplane, to discuss golf and grandchildren. By the way, she doesn’t play golf and has no grandchildren.

The dysfunctional but Progressively obedient media fended off complaints when Obama flew to Hawaii aboard his presidential yacht, a huge fuel consuming 747 costing millions, several times a year not to mention all the other pleasure and campaign flights he took in it. The eight year bill for his highness’s pleasure must have been stupendous but nobody in the media was outraged. Clearly, to do so would have been racist. For Tom Price, it’s “white privilege.”

We haven’t heard one word about the private travel expenses of Obama’s many Czar’s, Department Secretaries, administrators and etc. during the eight years of gracious living they all enjoyed but, one Trump official doing his job, using the most expedient method to do so, and the Leftist media goes completely berserk.

For the media their problem remains. They can sling all the offal their dirty little hands can hold against the wall but nothing sticks because nobody believes ‘em anymore. In fact, nobody really cares because American’s voted in Donald Trump as President and no attack against him, coming from the media’s organs of Leftist propaganda, even from the rear against his appointees, is going to change that.

Every department in the Federal Govt. has a Transportation office. It’s sole reason to exist is to find the least expensive mode of transportation for government officials needing do their job in the most expeditious manner possible. Mostly, almost exclusively in fact, US Commercial Carriers are used for that purpose. Abroad, foreign carriers are authorized as needed.

In order to get that authorization for government travel, temporary duty (TDY) orders have to be cut authorizing the expense, including overnight accommodations. If the overnight is spent on a military installation, including Aircraft Carriers at sea, it still costs money and must be budgeted for. Nothing is free and nobody gets a free ride. It only has to be justified.

Travel expenses are all budgeted a year or more in advance and usually causes no problems. Upon completion of the travel, the official traveler submits a detailed expense voucher, with receipts as necessary, detailing the travel and the expense involved. In the case of Tom Price, some aide is responsible for this task. I used the term TDY, and that’s military jargon so I don’t know exactly how H&HS does it, but, there are only so many dollars budgeted per year for travel and it must be accounted for. The Mean Stream Media doesn’t report those little details. I have no clue how the Obama administration and Hillary did it, but I suspect like everything else they touch, some skullduggery was involved. It’s just a job. The media should get over it.

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, Go get ‘em! (29Sept17)

Short Take – How Near Does Anarchy Loom?

Opinion

Will the General Assembly reverse the 2018 GDOT carve-out on E-Verify for contractor bids?

Politics, State & National

Written by D.A. King

**note this article ran in Insider Advantage.

In last year’s legislative session Republican state Senator Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) introduced legislation that gutted the process intended to ensure that the Georgia Department of Transportation hires contractors that are using a legal workforce. In the haste and bedlam of 2018’s Sine Die, Senate Bill 445 sailed through both the House and Senate.

It is notable that SB 445 went through the Senate Transportation Committee, as Senators Brandon Beach, Butch Miller, Frank Ginn and Mike Dugan were bill signers, in that order. All are transportation committee members — with Beach as chairman.

On SB 445, Chairman Beach made it clear in his committee that “it’s a DOT bill” (professional transcription here. – two-minute archived committee video here).

Now that the cat is out of the bag on this caper- and we have a new governor — one “important issue” for the 2019 session should be to see if lawmakers will reinstate the bidding system for GDOT that all other public employers and their contractors are still supposed to follow.

We recognize many readers will view this as a dry topic – the only folks who may have a concern are those who don’t want their taxes used to pay illegal aliens on GDOT projects.

After mandates were put into place in the Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act of 2006 (SB 529) to require all public employers and contractors to use E-Verify, adjustments were made in HB2 of 2009 to deal with the obvious problem that some public contractors were bidding on – and winning – contracts with bids that were based on the cost of black market labor before they swore on an affidavit that they were using E-Verify. This allowed contractors to hire a crew for a job that could not be verified as eligible to work using the E-Verify system, which can only be used for newly hired employees after receiving authorization from the feds to use the online system.

The 2009 solution to this chicanery was to change the law so that bids are not considered unless and until the E-Verify affidavit is presented.

In his quick presentation of the measure, Sen. Gooch told the committee the changes to the GDOT bid rules were being proposed to make life easier for contractors.

“Section 3… makes clear that the deadline for a bidder to supply their signed notarized e-verify affidavit is prior to contract award as opposed to the bid submission. This has caused a problem with some of the contractors that submitted their e-verify affidavits but they didn’t reach to the department either by mail or by other means of delivery in time for the bid, um, deadlines and therefore they were disqualified from bidding on the work. Now essentially requires ’em to submit those E-Verifies prior to the contracts being awarded” said Gooch (emphasis mine).

It is hard to accept that this is a constructive or plausible reason to make changes to the GDOT bidding system, as the existing law is clear that bids and E-Verify affidavits may be submitted electronically. If a contract bidder is indeed an E-Verify user, he can easily send that documentation along with his bid from his computer.

This writer asked GDOT for comment on this curious scenario.  One of the questions asked for verification that SB 445 was in fact a GDOT bill, as Chairman Beach told the committee. That question went unanswered.

This is not the first adventure in state law on E-Verify, bids, and contractors for GDOT.

CBS Atlanta 46 TV News did a series of stories on GDOT’s violations of the bidding/E-Verify law in 2010 that illustrated the lack of concern for the hard-fought mandate designed to make Georgia unwelcoming to illegal employers and illegal labor – and to safeguard taxpayer dollars. We have archived some of those reports:

* “Activist: GDOT Is Breaking State’s Immigration Law – Violation May Make It Easier For Contractors To Hire Illegal Immigrants. Here.

* “CBS Atlanta Asks If GDOT Contractor Is Hiring Illegal Workers.” CBS Atlanta 46 news video here.

* “GDOT Didn’t Know About The Illegal Immigrant Labor Law.” Here.

* “Federal Document Shows GDOT Contractor Lied On Affidavit
Company Swore To Check Employee’s Legal Status in Federal Database.” Here.

* “GDOT: Worker May Have Been Illegal. The Georgia Department of Transportation said Wednesday that one of its subcontractors may have been in the country illegally. The admission came after a CBS Atlanta investigation…” (No link)

* “GDOT Admits Mistake For Breaking Immigration Law: GDOT Commissioner Dodges Tough Questions About Hiring Illegal Worker.” Here.

IAG will follow up on this later in the legislative session, there is more.

You read it here first.

D.A. King is president of the Dustin Inman Society and proprietor of ImmigrationPoliticsGA.com. He has worked on the law featured above since 2006.

Is Paris Burning?

Opinion

At the recent G-20 conference in Brazil, the European Union nations kept trying to get our
President Trump to reverse his course of taking America out of the Paris climate accords and
sign back on like a good fellow, and do the right thing, help save the planet.

Trump didn’t and he won’t and in fact, he scoffed at the preposterous notion of man-made global
climate change or of imposing onerous taxes on Americans for no logical reason. The whole
scheme is a wealth transfer scam that demands of the wealthy nations of the industrial world to
pony up their ‘fair share’ of financial support for the poorer nations of the world. Mind you,
The United States already has reduced its carbon emissions footprint far below the levels of any
other country in the world, yet we are still held out as the biggest offenders and they wonder
why we won’t comply. I don’t believe Trump is finished yet! Let’s hear from China and India first.

Already the US spends more money on foreign policy matters much of which it seems ends up
in the private bank accounts of petite dictators. It’s not hard to recognize a scam when we see
it. We give them money and they still vote against us in the UN. Their goal, of course, is worldwide
socialism and they expect we should pay for it. We can thank Democrats for that, and
especially that Obama creature. If Democrats are returned to power, we will.

How are silly schemes like the Paris climate accords, where each nation pledges (not promises)
to reduce greenhouse gases get funded? Easy, by each country enforcing compliance through
increased fuel taxes or, really, the taxing of all carbon producing products, i.e.: fossil fuels.

Well, the once popular young President of France, Manny Macron, did just that. He imposed a
carbon tax on motor fuel and set the streets of Paris on fire. At a stroke, he created a massive
civil protest that has turned deadly violent and quickly went viral with citizens setting fires to anything
on the streets of central Paris. “Is Paris Burning?” You bet it is and the Parisians haven’t
had this much fun since the IFF helped drive out the Nazi’s in WW2.

The French riots over the fuel tax have been going on for three weeks now. Why don’t we hear
about it here? Because the Leftist media won’t report on it. These riots have turned deadly and
ABC, NBC, and CNN refuse to mention the cause of the rioting was directly attributable to
Macrons carbon tax They mislead viewers by calling the riots a “simple fuel tax” or, as ABC’s
World News Tonight anchor David Muir, called it, “rising living costs.” ABC gave the story an
informative full twenty-one seconds air time. On NBC’s website it was reported that Macron said
the increased fuel taxes was part of his effort “to combat climate change,”

However, CBS Evening News did reveal the real intentions of Macrons “fuel tax.” Macron was
‘booed’ as he toured the damaged riot areas. Macron had vowed he “wouldn’t back down on his
fuel taxes aimed at cutting carbon emissions,” Well, guess what, he backed down!

I suspect we don’t hear about the French riots because our homegrown Liberals want a carbon
tax like that too, but are now afraid of igniting similar riotous consequences. Democrats must, at
all costs, protect their plans to impose socialism on America. Everybody agrees to clean air and
water. Who can argue against that? But, if imposed, the Climate Agenda will push America’s
middle class into complete penury and the poor will be crushed totally. We wouldn’t even have
enough loose change left in our pockets to buy the ammunition we’ll need to dissuade the
socialist from their evil plans. Embracing carbon taxes is a fools errand. Don’t do it!
Remember, Liberty is the goal, the Constitution is the way, now, go get ‘em! (04Dec18)

Towns County – State Election Results

Election 2018, News

 

 2018 Georgia Election Results for Towns County

A total of 6,166 ballots were cast in Towns County, a voter turnout of 65.69%

The county results are as follows:

 

Governor:

Brian Kemp (R) – 81.67%

Stacey Abrams (D) – 17.35%

Ted Metz (L) – 0.95%

 

Lieutenant Governor:

Geoff Duncan (R) – 81.42%

Sarah Riggs Amico (D) – 18.54%

 

Secretary of State:

Brad  Raffensperger (R) – 79.19%

John Barrow (D) – 19.50%

Smythe DuVal (L) – 1.31%

 

Insurance Commissioner:

Jim Beck (R) – 80.26%

Janice Laws (D) – 18.16%

Donnie Foster (L) – 1.57%

 

State School Superintendent:

Richard Woods (R) – 82.54%

Otha Thornton (D) – 17.46%

 

Agriculture Commissioner:

Gary Black (R) – 81.95%

Fred Swan (D) – 18.01%

 

Labor Commissioner:

Mark Butler (R) – 81.68%

Richard Keatley (D) – 18.31%

 

US House 9 –

Doug Collins (R) – 81.55%

Josh McCall (D) – 18.42%

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