That’s how the attendees at the Glynn County Democrats’ Annual Dinner want everyone to think about our state. Georgia is a democratic state. Republican rule is just a blip, the result of Democrats being too generous and thinking the other side ought to have a chance to win.
August 17, 2014
August 16, 2014
In coastal Georgia that’s questionable. Although it is widely understood that there’s a good chance Georgia voters will send Democrats to the U.S. Senate and the Governor’s mansion since they have nominated candidates qualified to hold those posts, political organization on the county level is haphazard, at best. Take the up-coming fish-fry to raise funds for an office that’s independent of an establishment of religion in Glynn. Though the local paper obviously received notice of the event and the scheduled appearance of the Senate candidate, the web site for Glynn County Democrats hasn’t been updated since June. The fish-fry isn’t even entered on their calendar or events page and, though there’s a button for donations everywhere, it leads to pay pall, a commercial enterprise whose interest in client privacy is minimal.
August 15, 2014
Last night there was a peaceful march. A prosecutor in St. Louis has objected to the local police having their authority re-assigned to the highway patrol.
See an explanation below of the larger context involved.
August 14, 2014
August 13, 2014
The American system of self-government, whether referenced as democracy or republic, depending on the linguistic allusion to the Greek or Roman perception of popular rule, relies on citizens uttering complaints and public servants responding by carrying out their designated obligations — obligations spelled out in our authorizing instrument, the Constitution.
August 12, 2014
The mode of the argument was obviously not successful.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2014
Statement by the President on the Passing of Robin Williams
Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.
August 11, 2014
Democrat Jason Carter is collecting pledges that people will go to vote. That’s a laudable enterprise. However, the rationale leaves somewhat to be desired.
I’ve realized for some time that one of the main reasons we institute governments is to counter/prevent abuse, which may be categorized under the heading of “things we don’t like.” What didn’t occur to me in the context of recognizing that some public officials either don’t understand that mission or think nothing of abandoning their obligations to deal with things we don’t like, is that the act of abandoning public obligations serves to invite the vandals to rampage.