GA General Assembly to Consider Bills Freezing Home Assessments

From the AJC (thanks, peachpundit!):

Two bills to freeze or limit home assessment increases in hopes of holding down property taxes have been pre-filed for the upcoming General Assembly session.

Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta) pre-filed a proposal backed by House Speaker Glenn Richardson (R-Hiram) and House Majority Leader Jerry Keen (R-St. Simons Island) to cap possible property assessment increases at 3 percent or the rate of inflation. A similar bill passed the state Senate last year.

Rep. Kevin Levitas (D-Atlanta), pre-filed a bill to effectively freeze assessments at the price the homeowner paid for their home.

Some kind of assessment freeze or cap is likely to win approval during the 2009 General Assembly session after years of lawmaker complaints about rising property taxes.

Well, considering that the General Assembly went to great lengths last year to try to get rid of all ad valorem taxes and even attempt to get the income tax reduced/eliminated in favor of higher sales taxes, they’re going to have to do something or lose a lot of credibility here in the State.


NRA Executive VP Wayne LaPierre Rallying for Saxby

From our friends:

Come celebrate your Second Amendment Rights with
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss
& NRA Executive Vice President
Wayne LaPierre! 

NRA Rally

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter
Georgia Building
401 Larry Walker Parkway
Perry, GA 31069

PLEASE RSVP TO and indicate “NRA Rally” or call (678) 589-4888

Berg’s Washington Times Weekly Edition Ad in Subscribers’ Mailboxes Tomorrow

Philip Berg’s site,, is currently reporting that their full-page ad has been sent today to be included in today’s paper, due in subscribers’ mailboxes tomorrow, Tuesday, November 18.

Berg’s copy of the ad shows at this link, along with the front cover of the paper.


Donofrio v. Wells: Emergency Stay Application Officially Renewed

This afternoon, Mr. Leo Donofrio (Donofrio v. Wells) reports that he has officially renewed his Application for Emergency Stay to Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. He’s also going to be interviewed on the radio over the next two nights…

Continue reading Donofrio v. Wells: Emergency Stay Application Officially Renewed Ad to Appear in Washington Times Weekly Edition

Another push for advertising asking Obama to answer for his eligibility is in the works (thanks,, this one from the Faith 2 Action organization (see the PDF document here).

There is also a rallying cry for citizens to call their Representative(s) and Senators concerning the eligibility issue. In theory, at least one Representative and one Senator are required to challenge a Presidential candidate’s eligibility when Congress meets in joint session on January 9, 2009 to officially tally the Electoral College votes; here are the respective links to find yours:

Apparently, ladies and gentlemen, word is going to get out about this in the mainstream media, one way or the other.

-Phil Alternative Plan for Open Letter to Obama

We The People Foundation reports today that their Open Letter to Mr. Obama could still be published if they don’t raise $90,000 this week (to date, they’re at $20,818.01):

Absent a dramatic increase in the level of donations during the next few days, it will be necessary to publish the ad in a regional edition of USA TODAY, or in a major newspaper other than USA TODAY.   

We will proceed accordingly.

All donations received by the WTP Foundation since October 31, 2008 are being used for the publication of the Open Letter.