Gov. Deal acted on the DeKalb County Schools issue, but it's not the only consolidation that's happening. And the Ethics bill was finally voted on in the House. We'll check in with new State Rep. Timothy Barr. Sequestration is ticking down and we're not sure where the Congress stands. My guess is they will let it roll. And a Dalton man is running across the country to raise awareness on Alzheimer's Disease.
How will the Sequester effect Georgia? Daytona 500 made history in a couple of ways. Danica Patrick at the pole position and a horrific crash. Will the PC'ers try to change NASCAR? DeKalb Schools will hear from the Governor today. Already heard from Judge Story on Friday. And I watched a little of the Oscars. Disappointed the 5 Bonds didn't show, but wasn't Shirley Bassi great!
There are 3 big things happening on our radar today. First the Andrea Sniderman case. She's the one who hired out to have her husband killed, allegedly. Then juxtapose that with the Oscar Pistorius case, which is falling apart for the prosecution. Why do these high profile cases look so difficult. Then, Tim and I are going to have some fun with the Braves and their upcoming season. Finally, Rep. Emory Dunahoo will check in with us on Ethics on the Republican side and we'll have Sen. Lester Jackson later in the program to rebut. And it's Oscar weekend, not Pistorius, but Academy Awards.
I've had, shall we say, a challenge over the last two days on the blog. Technology is great, but when there's a glitch and I can't fix typos, that's a problem. It's all good now and thank you to our listeners and colleagues for helping me out. Now to the 3 BIG THINGS you need to know today: Mike Adams is honored and looks back at his tenure at UGA and looks ahead. Rep. Alan Powell talks about how to avoid a two front water war. And things heat up in the sequestration debate. For fun, we'll look at the possibility of a future Olympics in Atlanta.
It's US Senate musical chairs since the announcement by Sen. Saxby Chambliss that he's not seeking re-election. The one indicator that this seat is in play from a Democrat perspective is the President is coming again in May to Atlanta. Keep watching. Tim and I had some interesting conversations with potential candidates this weekend. There are two executions scheduled in Georgia this month and the libs and the international press are already talking about it. And, leave it to Rep. David Scott to complicate things. He wants to have congressional hearings on the Triumph Cruise Ship Debacle. Is this really the role of Congress.
The GAGOP Dust Up in Douglas County is settled. For the SOTU (State of the Union), will it be economy talk or gun talk? And the Georgia Legislature, Milton County anyone? And with a great January revenue report, will this be a better 2013? Finally, we'll update you on the Papal resignation. Where does a Pope go to retire?
Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has found a new home in working ithe RNC on outreach to Blacks in Georgia. Sen. Saxby Chambliss shines as the Vice Chair of the Intelligence Committee in the CIA Hearings for John Brennen. Finally, Dekalb County has had three superintendents in 3 years in its school system. Maybe it's the search committee. And more posturing in the 10th, former Congressman Mac Collins may get in and whispers on Rep. Tom Price and his run for Senate. And for fun, a dress code at the Grammys?
Senator Saxby Chambliss announced his retirement Friday and that begins the race to see who replaces him. Rep. John Barrow wants non-partisan redistricting, I wonder why? Pres. Obama and Hillary Clinton sit down for an interview on Sunday. What does it mean? And I spent some time at the Bulldog 100--Best Bulldog Businesses.
Paul Broun came out strongly against the Debt Ceiling and Lynn Westmoreland has an explanation as to why this deal is a good one. I've reached out to all the members and we'll talk about it. Then, Phil Mickleson states the obvious. If he has to continue paying 63% of his income to live in California, he might be considering a move. He gets a backlash from the likes of blogging college professors on his work ethic and then preemptively apologizes. Should he have done that? No! He's worked hard to be one of 125 exempt tour players. He practices every day, probably since he was 12 years old and he travels every week from January to November. It's a great way to make a living but it's hard staying at the top. Phil, we'll take you in Georgia and we've got great golf courses. Maybe the legislature will get ...
As a kid who went to years of Falcons games with my dad (because no one else would go with him), I am so pumped about this game. I am a much bigger college football fan, but I love the Falcons. What are your fondest memories of the Falcons? Then the Governor gives his State of the State address and gets one of the biggest and most controversial issues off the table--the Hospital Bed Tax or the Provider Fee, depending on what side you are on. DC Republicans take their winter retreat and try to find a path back out of the wilderness as DC prepares for a lackluster inaugural. Low Key is the word of the weekend. Did you watch Lance Armstrong, I didn't. I'm just sorry I ever spent any time on this guy and I think it will be too good for him to lose everything. He's ...