Thursday, March 29, 2012

Georgia's SB 469 Defeated

ATLANTA, GA - SB 469, an anti-union and anti-protest bill, would had turn nonviolent civil disobedience into a felony punishable by imprisonment for one year and a fine of ten thousand dollars for organizations and one thousand dollars for individuals. It also has provisions intended to weaken unions. The Georgia General Assembly ended sessions and the bill that would had make Martha Burk a criminal was defeated.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Augusta Living Green Day

AUGUSTA, GA – The City of Augusta is pleased to announce that March 31, 2012 will be the first “Augusta Living Green Day” for the city, highlighted by events on the Augusta Common. This family-friendly event will begin at 8:00 a.m. that morning and will continue until 2:00 p.m. that afternoon, rain or shine.

Roundtree: Incarceration Isn't Always The Answer

Monday, March 26, 2012

Richmond's Black Voters Demand Justice

AUGUSTA, GA - Residents of Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia are filing a formal complaint on behalf of African American voters to the Department of Justice. A proposed districts maps alterations reduces the number districts in which minority voters have the ability to elect candidates of choice, according to the document. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Goats to Clean Up Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA - Former Commissioner District 2 Marion Williams talked in the past about using goats to clean up grassy yards. If the city decides it would be worth it financially to keep goats then they could be feasibly used in that way. And would the goats be used only on abandoned or "absentee landlord" property? Can we use them on properties owned by the elderly?

Friday, March 23, 2012

¡Todos Somos Trayvon Martin!

Join us and STAND-UP for Trayvon Martin tonight as we Rally for justice. Gather with us at 5:00 P.M. at the Georgia State Capitol and let Florida Law know we will not tolerate this great injustice.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Will STOCK Act Pass The Smell Test?

The legislation that would ban lawmakers from using inside information to enrich themselves -  is headed to President Obama’s desk after the Senate voted 96-3 to pass the bill today. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), who’s been trying to crack down on congressional insider trading for years, praised Thursday’s vote but said she would continue to push to get the tougher Senate language signed into law.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Attorney Sanders to The RCSO Rescue

Augusta lawyer E. Frederick "Freddie" Sanders, a former sheriff’s deputy who also served as Richmond County police chief from 1983 to 1985, before consolidation will run as a Republican for Sheriff, becoming the fifth candidate running to lead the Augusta Richmond County Sheriff Office.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Criminal Justice and Tax Reforms Moving On

The Georgia House of Representatives voted to approve a wide-ranging package of changes to the state's tax code. Included in HB 386, which emerged from the Special Joint Committee on Georgia Revenue Structure, are the following revisions:

Puerto Rico Must Become Rich Port

Friday, March 16, 2012

Silas For Richmond County Sheriff

AUGUSTA, GA - Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Peebles announced he is running for Richmond County top gun position and Sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Silas did the formal announcement, too, as Richmond County School Safety Lt. Richard Roundtree. Sheriff’s Lt. John Ivey will be running also. UPDATE: Democrat Richard Roundtree will challenge Republican Freddie Sanders November 6, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Black And Suspicious

Heartbreaking tragedy: 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was visiting a relative's house in a Florida gated community when he walked to the store to get candies and iced tea for his little brother. He never made it home. Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a self-styled neighborhood watch leader, who told police he thought Trayvon was "suspicious" in the mostly-white community.  Unbelievable twist: A man named George Zimmerman allegedly admitted to police that he shot Trayvon Martin in the chest. Zimmerman claims he acted in self defense, even though police allegedly told him not to do anything until they arrived -- and despite the fact that Trayvon was unarmed, carrying only a bag of candies when he died. In the two weeks since Zimmerman allegedly killed Trayvon, police have refused to arrest the confessed killer.

Suprema de EE.UU en supremo apuro

La Corte Suprema de Justicia de los Estados Unidos de América se halla en una encrucijada política ante las elecciones generales del 6 de noviembre del 2012. Si falla a favor de los republicanos en su afán por declarar inconstitucional la ley sanitaria Affordable Care Act (ACA) le daría motivos al electorado liberal apático para ir en masas a reelegir al presidente Obama. Si falla en contra de los republicanos los partidarios de Obama tendrán más ganas aún en reelegirlo. La SB 1070 tiene el mismo doble filo.

Monday, March 12, 2012

WAND No Vogtle

WAYNESBORO, GA -  People across the Southeast gathered in Shell Bluff on March 11, the Fukushima disaster anniversary, to stand in solidarity with the community. They came from Augusta, Atlanta and Asheville, N.C., and joined an event that featured speaker Shoji Kihara, a well-known author and anti-nuclear activist from Hiroshima, Japan, a panel of speakers from Shell Bluff, music, poetry and a remembrance vigil.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ten Commandments in the War on Poverty

ATLANTA, GA - Republican legislators are asking georgians to pray more, carry gun, and criminalizing abortion, among other things in order to combat poverty in the state. The latest weapon against hunger, foreclosures and jobless is a new law that will put the Ten Commandments in full view everywhere. If you are Jew or Muslim or Baha'i or Atheist might want to move to a place where is respected freedom of religion, like a country called the United States of America.

Boycott USA Elections 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Augusta Wins Sunny Award

AUGUSTA, GA (Karyn Nixon) – The City of Augusta is pleased to announce that our website,, has won a 2012 Sunny Award.  This award recognizes the best state and local government websites in America that exceed transparency standards.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Democrats Ready For A Comeback

I know all of us are fed up with the Republican debates, the Republican ideas, and the waste of millions of dollars in negative advertising. How about [Rick] Santorum’s latest edict that President [Barack] Obama’s call for a college education is an attack on religion! The other side of the coin is the 180 degree turns by [Mitt] Romney, claiming he is against affordable health care for Americans having instituted this very same thing when he was governor of Massachusetts!

Forcing Climate Change or Slow Killing

Most people discover the reality of chemtrails by initially reading about it on the Internet and then going outside and looking up into the sky. They are shocked to realize that what they had been reading about (and studying photographs of) is also taking place right over their heads.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Fort Gordon’s Impact on the CSRA

The CSRA Alliance serves as a liaison between the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) community and Fort Gordon.  Although the threat of Fort Gordon closing has passed for now, there is still much that can be done to enhance our reputation as a supportive military community.  Creating a positive environment for service members and their families not only contributes to Fort Gordon’s attractiveness for new missions, but encourages these highly skilled military members to remain once they separate from the service.

Did Gaddafi Loot Libya in Any Way?

No man, no matter how loved or hated, can win over 100% of his people.  There is no perfection in this world.  Now that Muammar Gaddafi is dead, some Libyans are euphoric.  But will it be long before they realize that they are still far from what they expected to gain from this revolution, and perhaps look back to the past with some regret?  Only time will tell.  Iraq and Afghanistan are 2 examples of outside interference but the people's lives have not improved over the years.  There is still no peace and stability in these countries.            

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Miscarriage of Transportation Bill

The controversy over access to contraception first sparked by President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act law now in Congress, again. Republicans tried to add an amendment to a highway in the Senate that would allow employers to opt out of a new federal health-care mandate for their employees if they have religious objections. The bill suffered a miscarriage on the Blunt Amendment.