Governing


And finally the hammer dropped on the gay-slur-guy:

Chambliss: “The office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms has concluded its investigation, and I responded to that report immediately with the removal of a member of my staff. I commend the Sergeant at Arms, Terrance Gainer, and his staff for their very thorough and professional work.

“I have called Mr. Jervis, the blog’s author, and apologized to him personally, and I am sorry for the hurt this incident has caused. Regardless of one’s position on issues and policies, such comments are simply unacceptable, are not befitting those who work in the U.S. Senate, and I will not tolerate them from my staff.”

The owner of the blog Joe.My.God who initially discovered the slur had this to say:

“(Saxby) said, ‘There’s been a lot of criticism about why it’s taken so long to bring this to a resolution. But this is something that’s going to dramatically affect someone’s life, and we had to make sure we got it exactly right.’”

Saxby Chambliss has been openly hostile to LGBT issues and he drug his feet on this investigation. But in the end, he did what was right, apologized for bone-headed staff, and corrected the problem.

Props to Saxby. Wish he could be level-headed more often.

The President took an oath to defend the Constitution. Looks like that is what he’s doing.

Most Americans don’t want a mosque near ground zero, but what are your options? If the local zoning board okays the project, what’s a President to do?

If you’re cool with a church or a synagogue there, you have to be cool with a mosque there as well- or you’re a hypocrite.

Whether President Obama – or anyone – thinks it’s a good idea or a bad idea to build the mosque right there is irrelevant. That has absolutely no bearing on whether they have the right to build it right there.

Icarus has several lengthy statements on the bank failure crisis in Georgia in the comment section on this Peach Pundit post.

If you wanna get a dose of politics wrapped up in policy, check it out.

New Congressman Tom Graves and Krazy Congressman Paul Broun have something in common.

They both voted to protect perverts who senselessly kill small animals for sexual thrills.

Graves and Broun voted against House Resolution 5566 which would ban the sale and distribution of “crush videos”.  These videos show women crushing small animals to death with high heels, or their own bare feet, for men to masturbate to.

Seriously. These videos exist, people.

The new legislation makes the interstate sale of such videos a crime subject to fines and imprisonment of up to five years. The resolution passed overwhelmingly. In fact, only three congressmen voted against the legislation- Ron Paul, and both of North Georgia’s Congressmen (Graves & Broun).

According to CBS News:

Crush videos appeal to a sexual fetish by showing women crushing to death small animals with their bare feet or wearing high heels.

” The bill (Broun) voted against would protect small, defenseless animals from sexual deviants. Broun, Jr. sided with the deviants on this vote, yet further proof that he is an utter embarrassment,” said Broun’s opponent Russell Edwards.

No word on Lee Hawkins’ opinion, but he’s in a run-off with Graves in three weeks. Let’s see if he runs with it.

And Graves and Broun? You are both an utter embarrassment to our nation. Each of you should be checked for mental health- or a soul.

Over $250K spent THIS year on Government Employees! Where is your outrage?!?!

From Congress.org:

To:
Sen. Saxby Chambliss
Sen. Johnny Isakson

June 25, 2010

How could you not pass this bill?

There are at least thousands suffering due to job loss and now loss of UI benefits. From my perspective~ I am a single(divorced, married for 20 years) mother who has no avenue in which to pay my bills including keep my tiny little home unless these benefits are extended. Also, I just applied for a loan modification. I understand that there are those that are not doing there due diligence but there are those of us that really need this temporary compensation and work harder then ever looking for employment! The work market has just started to move and is now opening up. Please reconsider this bill or offer me a job. I have always been one of the greatest assets to any company I have worked for. Please, my and my child’s continuance DEPEND ON THIS!

I have raised one son that served in our military for 8 years and is now in law enforcement! I have and am doing my part to raise contributing citizens to society. How about making BP pay those of us on UI to help clean up the mess in the gulf? A win, win? What do you propose I do with all of my accounts and bills I owe, I now cannot pay? How do you propose I live, eat, and help others? I thought the toughest thing I would ever have to do was to fight and beat cancer with a 10% chance of survival, then send my son off to war while going through a divorce, now this? I am here to say SOMETHING MUST BE DONE AND QUICKLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please help!

Pendergrass , GA

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