Monthly Archives: May 2009

Forsyth Republican Chair: Homosexuality a Congenital Condition?

Oh my! Some fascinating tidbits sent to me by a reader at the CDC who questions the statistics, as cited in Forsyth Republican Party Chairman Ethan Underwood’s letter to the editor of the Forsyth News: #### The problem is, homosexuality is a dangerous lifestyle.    Several studies over the last 15 years conclude the life expectancy for homosexual men and […]

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Georgia to Benefit from Federal Stimulus Money

(APN) ATLANTA — Soon after President Barack Obama took the oath of office, US Congress passed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), sweeping legislation designed to stimulate a deeply troubled economy. Obama on February 17, 2009, signed into law legislation designed to help working families, encourage energy efficiency, assist law enforcement, improve transportation, bolster education, and expand […]

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Norwood: Not Supporting Franklin’s Property Tax Increase

The following email was received from Mayoral candidate, Councilwoman Mary Norwood, opposing Mayor Shirley Franklin’s proposed property tax increase.  (A call placed to State Sen. Kasim Reed’s spokeswoman was not immediately returned.) ### A new budget has been proposed for the City of Atlanta that will raise your taxes. For the last seven years I have sat on the Atlanta […]

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Some US Senate Dems Fail to Support Foreclosure Bill

Next time the DSCC asks you for a contribution, remember that 14 Democrats failed to support the Helping Families Save their Homes Act (Durbin amendment).  Oh look, and newly fashioned Democrat Specter voted no.  Lieberman and Sanders voted yea.  All Republicans voted nay.  3 absent including Kennedy; also Minnesota lacking a US Senator.  Bill failed 45-51. Max Baucus (D-MT) Michael […]

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Reed Tells APN He’s Undecided on Property Tax

“Raising taxes on already hard-pressed Atlanta taxpayers must always be our last resort,” State Sen. Kasim Reed said in a statement issued to Atlanta Progressive News. “I will review the mayor’s budget proposal in detail prior to making any judgment. I have repeatedly made it clear that ending the furloughs for police officers and fire fighters must be our number […]

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