Posts tagged "Georgia"

comedycentral:

Click here to watch Stephen Colbert’s interview with President Jimmy Carter on last night’s Colbert Report.

I’ve gone down to Plains, GA several times to hear President Carter speak at his church. If you’re nearby or just willing to make the trip, I really recommend it. You can view his speaking schedule on his church’s website: http://www.mbcplains.org. You can see the farm President Carter grew up on, go to a local museum, stay at the Plains Inn, and then wake up early to go get in line Sunday morning. President Carter teaches Sunday School, but he always spends a few minutes just talking with the visitors beforehand. And after you sit through the rest of the service (the low point for sure), you can have your photo taken with President Carter and Rosalynn. Pretty cool.

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

If you live in Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, or West Virginia and plan to vote for President Obama in November, this message is to you.

President Obama is not going to carry your state and you are literally wasting your vote.  There’s just zero chance of Obama winning those states, period.  Or at least, the scenario that would have to unfold to end up in an Obama victory would be interesting to read.

There are going to be three names on the presidential ballot in all fifty states, but there’s a good chance that you won’t recognize one of the names.  Gary Johnson is running on the Libertarian ticket. I know everyone always says that a third party candidate can’t win, but I don’t buy it.  I think that if people were honest and voted for the person whose positions most mirrored their own, Johnson would win.  

Do I agree with all of his positions?  No, of course not.  But do I agree with President Obama’s “kill list” or his policy of using drones to kill sometimes innocent civilians?  No.  Do I support his crackdown on medical marijuana facilities supported by local communities across the country? No. He hasn’t closed Gitmo, it took a Biden slip to give us a president who publicly supports equality for LGBT Americans, and he modeled his healthcare reform on the one created by his Republican opponent.  

I voted for Obama in 2008 and up until a few days ago, I planned to vote for him again. But President Obama isn’t going to win Georgia. There’s no way. So, instead I’m casting my vote for Gary Johnson.

Gary Johnson opposes the Patriot Act, is anti-war, and against the invasive searches by the TSA.  He supports legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana.  He supports marriage equality for all Americans.  And he supports a free internet.

If you live in Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, or West Virginia, I encourage you to consider voting for Gary Johnson. I encourage you to tell pollsters that you are considering voting for Gary Johnson. Look him up on the google. 

I didn’t put Nebraska on the list because they don’t distribute their delegates on a winner-take-all formula.  Apart from Nebraska, President Obama doesn’t stand a chance of winning a single delegate in any of those states I listed. With support from disillusioned Democrats in those states and from disillusioned Republicans in those states, Johnson could end up with nearly 150 electoral votes.

I’m no expert by any means. But I’m sick and tired of always having the same two choices. 

What are your thoughts?

lifeofdne:

WE TOOK ACTION today by signing a petition to stop the execution of an innocent man. Troy Davis was convicted of the August 19, 1989, murder of Savannah, Georgia, police officer Mark MacPhail.

No physical evidence have been connected to the crime, Davis was convicted on the basis of…

ryanetics:

“One in three pregnancies end in miscarriage. As a woman who miscarried in the fall of 2009, I cannot tell you how utterly disgusted by the thought that someone would even consider proposing such a bill. Many women after miscarriage already blame themselves, wondering if they had done something wrong that accidentally caused them to lose a very wanted child. This bill would treat every woman as a potential criminal at a time when they are already at their most emotionally vulnerable. But that’s just another day in the war against women for the country’s Republican party.”

Georgia Representative Wants To Investigate All Miscarriages

And it would also discourage women from seeking needed medical attention if they miscarry.

If you’re not getting more and more pissed every day, you’re not paying attention.

(via sarahchristine)

it never ends with those bastards.

It’s so difficult to live in this state sometimes.  

Let’s not leave this bastard’s name out of the story.  His name is Bobby Franklin and this is his website: www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/house/bios/franklinBobby/franklinBobby.htm