Thankfully, it’s over. But only til August.

Will Governor Deal sign us in to a legal quagmire?

Are you headed to the beach with the Young Democrats?

Did your Representative or Senator make the list?

Who knew?


8 Responses to Friday Open Thread

  1. JMPrince says:

    Still too early to be reminded that there’s ‘no room @ the Inn’:

    The KY version. JMP

  2. JMPrince says:

    Visualizing Economics: Top (possible) Marginal Tax Rates, 1916-2010:

    Just about the lowest possible, since oh 1940 or so. JMP

  3. JMPrince says:

    More remote things to argue about:
    Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South:

    “Noted architectural photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) created a systematic record of early American buildings and gardens called the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (CSAS). This collection, created primarily in the 1930s, provides more than 7,100 images showing an estimated 1,700 structures and sites in rural and urban areas of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana, and to a lesser extent Florida, Mississippi, and West Virginia. Johnston’s interest in both vernacular and high style structures resulted in vivid portrayals of the exteriors and interiors of houses, mills, and churches as well as mansions, plantations, and outbuildings.”

    JMP [H/T The Scout]

  4. JMPrince says:

    Not sad Dustin, but merely typical. There’s much more basic work to be done here. JMP

  5. JMPrince says:

    Sen. Jason Carter was also working on it among a few others. But obviously the votes need to be there, bottom line. At the moment? We do not & did not have the votes to stop it (HB 87). So it’ll be in the courts for awhile, working its way through. JMP

    • Dustin@GAPolitico says:

      It’s not so much that they didn’t win as much as it was that they didn’t fight. And that is a broad generalization, I know some individual members did fight. However, the House Caucus took over a month to say anything about it after it was filed. We put something out the day after it was first read. It is sad that a political blog is leading the House Caucus by over a month.

      • Chris says:

        On this bill, not really sure what anyone could have done. Republicans have a huge majority and this is the kind of bill their crazies live for. This is a bill that pays dividends for our party in the future, not now. We were against it, and that will matter. We couldn’t have killed it anyway…the Senate guys tried to at least weaken it with amendments but that was about all you could have hoped for.


    Too bad the House Caucus did almost nothing to fight this bill. Only a handful of Senators and Representatives stood up to actually fight against it. Between us and Russell Edwards with the DPG, this bill got a free ride through Georgia.