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A new city was born after last year’s referendum in the Peach State and it will elect its first mayor and city council this coming March. Since before the War Between the States, the area roughly 15 miles east of Atlanta has been known as Tucker. It was developed by a Scottish entrepreneur who settled there after fighting in the Indian wars in the West.

Now, 200 years later comes an entrepreneur from the West, Kansas to be specific, to Tucker with that same entrepreneurial spirit, who is running for a seat on the first city council for the new City of Tucker, Georgia.

Susan Wood, after starring in high school sports, matriculating at Kansas State University including serving on the Student Senate, and working in the real estate industry in Atlanta, found her way to Tucker during the depths of the post-2008 Housing Bust to manage and later become a partner/owner of the Comeback Bar & Grill. First named Barlows, it took over where even a Taco Mac (the famously successful Atlanta chain) had failed. Flanigans and other Tucker staples failed.

But thanks to Wood’s meticulous attention to product and the needs and wants of her customers and employees, Comeback weathered the economic storms. Now she wants to bring that same frugality and attention to service to the first city government in her adopted home of Tucker, specifically, District 2, Post 2.

Her platform is to first do no harm to the existing business environment in Tucker by raising taxes or other costs of doing business via regulation and fees. Her vision is for Tucker to be the best environment for business in DeKalb County, Atlanta Metro and the state of Georgia.

We think her lack of prior political experience, especially in this political year, should be an asset as she brings a fresh approach from the private sector where she and others struggled to make ends meet while creating jobs. She has succeeded with her conservative approach to business and we think her enthusiasm and history of success could convince voters to elect her to look after their interests in the new city government.

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

southeast-auto-manufacturingFort Sumter was not hurled by Union soldiers serving under Major Robert Anderson across Charleston Harbor into inchoate cannon balls still in the cannons of Citadel-manned troops under the command of Confederate Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard located at Forts Johnson and Moultrie on James and Sullivan’s Islands, respectively, in South Carolina.

No, the War Between the States begun at 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861 was initiated by Southern aggression, despite the appellation for the Civil War preferred by Lost Causers as, the War of Northern Aggression.

But the war that has been waged against the eleven states that seceded and several other south of the Mason-Dixon line at least since five minutes after its native son, yet still a Democrat, Bill Clinton evacuated the White House just after High Noon on January 20, 2001, has been one born of Northern and West Coast aggression. What on God’s Green Earth is this South Carolina Gamecock presently roosted atop Stone Mountain of Georgia talking about?

The latest battle in the Yankees’ aka Liberal Democrats’ unrelenting attack against Southern voters refusing to give them electoral votes for Obamacare, higher energy and food prices and appeasement of Islamist terrorists was initiated by the Washington Post in the wee hours of October 7, 2014 with the following salvo, i.e. Why the South is the worst place to live in the U.S. – in 10 charts.

In his treasonous diatribe, a Wonkblog spy operating as Roberto A. Ferdman (notice the lack of creativity in the creation of aliases?) constructs ten supposed Southern strawmen and proceeds to destroy them with exaggerations, false assumptions, hasty generalizations, false dichotomies, post hoc and ad hoc non-arguments, reverse burdens of proof, non sequiturs and begged questions. Continue reading

Contrary to the tunnel vision one-note wonders of sports talk media, it wasn’t the Marcus Lattimores and/or Jadeveon Clowneys that defeated their SEC rival Georgia the last three years and their in-state arch rival Clemson for the last four years. No, it was The USC, founded 1801, Fighting Gamecocks.

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That’s right, not the Bush Heisman-forfeiting, perennially-on-probation, 1880-founded prophylactic-Southern Cal Trojan brand of whippersnappers that gave us The Juice (before he retired from The Bills to take up murder in L.A.). Rather, it was the Steve Spurrier-coached Palmetto State variety that has gone 11-2 the past two seasons despite annual injuries to the now NFL draft-departed Lattimore; and who also defeated their Tar Heel border-rivals in last week’s season opener despite a mostly sickening performance from their gastronomically-challenged Clowney that Dawgs Coach Mark Richt declared the best football player on Planet Earth (no apologies to Adrian Peterson or J.J. Watt).

Who knew that my Carolina Gamecocks had, not just another defensive end, but at least nine other players who could tackle Research Triangles despite the tar on their heels? Continue reading

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that crime in America is down, but too many in state and federal governments wouldn’t know a crime if billy club-wielding New Black Panthers intimidated white voters outside of a polling booth on election days. But just let an election registrar ask a black person for a photo ID before they vote for sheriff and the “return of Jim Crow” is at hand, according to a former President of the United States and faux civil rights “leaders.”

Moreover, the current President of the United States has even deemed the police as criminals when they questioned a man trying to jimmy his way into a Harvard professor’s house. Only a “Beer Summit” at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue got Barack Obama’s mind right about such crime-identification stupidity.

Into this milieu comes the just released FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report which finds Metro Atlanta crime rates generally down in the first six months of 2011 as compared to the first half of 2010.

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“Chaos” born of the rule of law?

The view from Stone Mountain of Georgia

To hear the wailing of “Big Agriculture” on the shortage of peach-picking hands in the Peach State, all was peachy in Georgia before Governor Nathan Deal signed its Arizona-style, illegal immigration-enforcement law last month.

Political Insider wailing from the state’s newspaper of record suggest that heretofore cautiously conservative Republicans lost their traditional fear of “chaos” and  “disregard[ed]… the economic effects of the law” they passed last April on a mostly party-line vote.

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The post-Vernal Equinox view of all things legal, political and sporting from Stone Mountain of Georgia, co-starring Cockstradamus from The Azores…

First, sporting antidotes to the Obama Recession at War

John Calipari, Kentucky’s junior college-transfer genius, prevailed over Ohio State upperclassmen in the defining game of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  Clearly, the Wildcats will prevail in the Final Four, but will it be Arizona or Kentucky? Cockstradamus says…Arizona. (We picked the Buckeyes three months ago, and on our bracket, to win the national championship, before this loss.)

As a card-carrying member of the dead-tree media and USC alumnus, I have tri-annually received the Fighting Gamecocks’ baseball, football and men’s basketball media guides for the past two decades. I now hold in my hands memorialized proof of the end of the 1801 Chicken Curse.

For the first time, a media guide celebrates the previous year’s National Championship won by a Fighting Gamecock’s team.  South Carolina defeated UCLA in last year’s College World Series. This weekend the now 4th-ranked Gamecocks lead the current #1-ranked Florida Gators, 1-0 in a crucial early-season 3-game SEC series.

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