In the effort to foster some bloggin’ up in ‘dem dere hills, Sleepless in Habersham is now on the blogroll. Also Georgia Liberal has now been changed to Georgia Politico on the sidebar.


Newly elected state rep. Buzz Brockway on Peach Pundit:

I must say, I was disappointed that Deal made no attempt to reassure us that there is nothing else out there. It’s easier to go to bat for someone when you know no other shoes will drop. I hope there’s nothing but we just don’t know.

WIN List Chair Amy Morton on Blog For Democracy:

The real story-the one Deal seeks to distract us from- is that his fiscal track record shows a pattern of poor judgment, irresponsibility and shady dealings.

Former DPG Communications Director Martin Matheny at Beyond The Trestle:

Deal has yet to really own up to his own mistakes. Putting yourself in the corner of everyday Georgians feeling the pinch of tough financial times is easy to do, but it’s not exactly accurate. Most of the Georgians who are feeling that pinch didn’t have the resources to secure millions of dollars in debt;

Our take here at Left on Lanier:

And if you’re one of the folks who ignored every single hint that maybe this guy had some baggage, dismissed all the ethical issues and the tax secrecy, accepted his lame non-responses as fact, and voted for Deal anyway, then you’re getting exactly what you deserve.

Libertarian Jason Pye:

With financial instability to the point of possibly declaring bankruptcy, how can Deal be an effective steward of taxpayer dollars as Governor? That’s a question that we’re going to hear a lot over the next 40+ days.

Tyler at Peach Pundit:

But, given the ethics complaints against Deal, the investigation, etc. I couldn’t help but think that something was bound to come out sooner or later. Well, this massive weight of debt was EXACTLY what I was afraid of as a Republican voter in Georgia. I’m not about to paint Deal as a victim… I am now asking myself the question: “Do we want a candidate managing the finances of our state when he can’t manage his own finances?”.

Peanut Politics:

Electing Nathan Deal as governor is too risky for Georgia when we have problems with our schools, the lack of job creation, high unemployment, tax increases, water issues & more.

…If we missed your blog’s take on the Nathan Deal situation, leave it in the comments and we will add it to the post.

Referencing the jaw-dropping news that Nathan Deal is on the hook for an additional $2.8 million loan that he never disclosed, the Gainesville Times has an accurate story.

And, unlike the news article yesterday, comments are open on this story.

Kudos to the Times, which appears to have pulled its head out of its rear.

Right now you can see the Nathan-Deal-Going-Bankrupt story on the Gainesville Times website.

Comments are closed. No way to leave your opinion on this story, folks.

However, if you’d like to comment on the stories about meth-traffickers, a fatality in Lake Lanier, the Corp of Engineers, or the DOT… go right ahead. Comments are wide open for those barn-burning urgent awesome stories.

Courtesy of the AJC:

The campaign of Nathan Deal says the Republican nominee for governor shed “birther” attorney Orly Taitz as a Facebook friend this morning, within minutes of finding out who she was.

Taitz is the infamous attorney – the term is used loosely — who has persuaded a handful of military personnel, including officers, to resist overseas deployment on the fiction that Obama is a non-citizen and thus ineligible to be president and commander-in-chief.

She’s currently fighting a $20,000 fine imposed last year by a federal judge in Columbus.

On Wednesday, Taitz posted the following on her web site:

If you recall, on my birthday, when I was getting hundreds of birthday greetings on Facebook, my access to my own Facebook page was blocked by Facebook.

I started a new page. Within a few days nearly 300 people signed up as my friends on my new page. More community leaders are joining. Congressman Nathan Deal joined my new page today.

Brian Robinson, spokesman for Deal, said that Taitz requested friendship status with the Deal campaign Facebook page – and was confirmed amid a large batch of other requests. But Robinson said that a campaign worker alerted him to just who Taitz was, and that she was “unfriended” immediately – before a call rolled in from the Insider an hour or so ago.

“We are not friends with her,” Robinson said.

Screenshots that they were indeed friends, however brief, are below. Click each picture to enlarge.

Tired of Alan Colmes milquetoast rebuttals? Weary of Rachel Maddow’s thoughtful but reserved disagreements?

Check out Cenk Uygur on MSNBC as he rips a Republican a new one.

Phil Kent from the GA Gang sez yes!

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