We’re not sure if K.C. Cagle understood job creation when he proposed a task force on job creation. The only jobs likely to be created will be the jobs on the task force . Cagle should have called the task force Czars for Jobs. Then, when the Cagle Czars get done wrecking the fragile remnants of the economy, we could take them out and shoot them Russian style.

Odd ideas are floating around the Gold Dome. The Gold Dome. Maybe we should strip the metal off and sell it? Republicans are ready to sell your children and environmental bonds to avoid raising taxes on cigarettes or reversing $1.2 billion in special business tax breaks. (more…)


News flash at the Gainesville Times online edition. Our 9th District Congressman is unhappy with government. Poor man. He is the government! Or that’s what we should expect from a Congressman.

But to give the great man his due, he’s unhappy with being shut out of government by the Democrats in Congress. Seems the GOP minority isn’t ‘calling the shots’ behind closed doors anymore.

The very small irony in Congressman Deal’s moving and emotional statements? He made them at a closed to the public event held today at the Hall County Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you, Nathan Deal. You’ve made it very clear that GOP government will always be done behind closed doors. Just like the GOP handling of the Richardson Affair in Atlanta and the Cheney secret meetings with Enron type CEOs to make energy policy.

So don’t expect the voters to have empathy, Mr. Deal. With your closed door meetings, Tom Oliver’s decision to make a State of Hall County Address for $15 per head and by reservation only, and Sonny Perdue’s efforts to hand pick an ‘appointee’ to Speaker of the House and Secretary of State, who do you expect to feel sorry for you? The voter’s put the GOP out of power.

As for me? You can kiss my grits. So can anyone that enables your closed door government.

Of course, I can’t get him to confirm such a rumor, but the suggestion really doesn’t surprise me.

According to the old guards, O’Neil is actually a pretty good guy.  Even democratic officials can’t say much bad about him.  Of course there is the one piece of unethical legislation that he helped pass.

Outside of the land deal and his cozy relationship with the Governor, O’Neil might make a good speaker.

But that is the problem with O’Neil.  He always seems to be on the winning side.  Now some would just call that luck, but I have never known anyone who actually stood on principle and not face a losing battle once in awhile.

If you had a chance to read O’Neil’s letter (you can find it at Peach Pundit), it reads like a, “Why do they always pick on me?” Charlie Brown cartoon.  Besides the inaccuracies and his creation of the term “immaculate amendment”, the letter is long on length and short on facts.

So why is Mills (aka Linus) backing him?  Simple, Mills likes to win and he has always been that way.  Oh yeah sure, he spent 10 years in the minority whining about spending and taxes and abortion, but in the last seven years what has he done about spending, taxes, or abortion.  Nope, he is a “win at all cost” politician.

Yep, Mills and O’Neil a perfect pair and business as usual at the Gold Dome…