If you can’t defend the indefensible, run and hide

From Lori Geary and our friends at WSB, an update on the Chip Rogers scandal:

– Jay Bookman

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King of Planet Kolob

February 4th, 2013
1:55 pm

Jm

February 4th, 2013
1:57 pm

getalife

February 4th, 2013
1:57 pm

Finally, a nice juicy scandal.

Mick

February 4th, 2013
1:58 pm

It’s crazy I tells ya…

Granny Godzilla

February 4th, 2013
2:01 pm

That guy repesents a newly discovered species.

georgianus senatoraholis chickencrapper

or is that too strong?

vinny

February 4th, 2013
2:02 pm

Obama likes to shoot skeet, but states that he doesn’t care for the flavor of them. He’s also concerned with the dwindling skeet population and plans to put out a presidential directive that forbids hunting and/or capturing of skeet.

Union

February 4th, 2013
2:05 pm

im thinking he learned it from bob menendez..

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 4th, 2013
2:06 pm

Run Heath Run.

Mike

February 4th, 2013
2:09 pm

Keep the pressure on. This whole deal is rotten.

Kitty

February 4th, 2013
2:10 pm

Amazing how Rogers and Deal actually think no one else will see this is the good ol’ boy network in action that the rest of the country makes so much fun of. Corruption is alive and well in Georgia. Big surprise with Deal in the governor chair. All of you who voted for this dude should be ashamed of yourselves. Of course, you really didn’t have any good choice if you are a right wing nut did you? They are all crazy in this place. I call it Mayberry on speed for a good reason.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 4th, 2013
2:12 pm

Hmmm… Heath do have some interesting positions on taxes:

Taxation

Limited taxation is necessary to fund government. The level of taxation should be at the lowest level possible to fund the necessary and constitutional obligations of government. Taxation should be applied fairly and equally. Tax laws should not choose winners and losers.

As a Georgia State Senator, I believe that we must not raise taxes. The State, Federal and Local governments must live within their means, just as we have to do in our own homes.
We must also recognize that in a growing economy, revenues increase without any increase in tax rates. We need a disciplined method of reserving an appropriate amount of revenue during good times and returning the excess to the taxpayers in proportion to the amount paid.

And the part about rewarding his friends with tax monies and the ignoring voters, where was that part? Maybe its in this part:

Personal Responsibility and Moral Values


While I believe there are many well intended proposals introduced each year, the fact is that we can’t legislate personal responsibility and morals. As a nation and state, we have adopted laws against all sorts of irresponsible and immoral activities in an effort to create what we individually believe is the perfect environment for us to live in. However, we observe that over time the tendency is for people to become dependent upon the government for all our safety and well-being. Recall that the Declaration of Independence refers to Liberty as the second “unalienable Right”. Liberty is defined as “the positive enjoyment of various social, political or economic rights and privileges”. Liberty is worth defending. We need to increase personal responsibility and cultivate positive moral values….

Reducing Dependency on Welfare

I was proud to have voted for legislation this past legislative session that requires those receiving welfare benefits to undergo drug testing. I believe we should continue to shrink the size of government and reduce welfare programs. Every government program like welfare should be strictly temporary and those on welfare should be pushed to get back to work as soon as possible.

BuckeyeInGa

February 4th, 2013
2:15 pm

this will go viral…

Progressive, Liberal, Lefty

February 4th, 2013
2:19 pm

That’s funny. President Obama likes skeet. Reminds me of when Dubya was running for president and stated that he expected to carry West Consin AND East Consin. The difference is, Dubya was serious.

straitroad

February 4th, 2013
2:19 pm

I thought this was going to be about Senator Menendez. Jay, you are no different from conservative mouthpieces that only criticize liberals. Any number of people could write your blog on any given day as long as it had an extreme liberal tone and none of your regulars would know the difference.

Native Atlantan

February 4th, 2013
2:20 pm

Wow Vinny….focus much?

Jerome Horwitz

February 4th, 2013
2:22 pm

Then why are you here straitroad. Nobody forced you to read.

Good thing the Senator had his iPad. That way could play games for 45 minutes.

Adam

February 4th, 2013
2:22 pm

straitroad: Jay, you are no different from conservative mouthpieces that only criticize liberals. Any number of people could write your blog on any given day as long as it had an extreme liberal tone and none of your regulars would know the difference.

Prove it.

Here, this ought to help you get started: http://www.wordpress.com

Put your money where your mouth is, chicken.

Aquagirl

February 4th, 2013
2:24 pm

LOL…you know Jay has poked a nerve when the cons go all “..but…but…_____!”

I hope the good Senator has room behind that printer for all our flummoxed cons.

arnold

February 4th, 2013
2:24 pm

straitroad, Kyle is waiting for you. :-)

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

February 4th, 2013
2:24 pm

I bet Senator heath will put out another email complaining about how those damn liberals got into Georgia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Kh7nLplWo

Palin fan

February 4th, 2013
2:25 pm

Just more pathetic badgering got-cha journalism from the lamestream media.

You have no shame in going after conservatives, but godforbid you do something about run-away sky-roketing spending by the tax and spend liberal elite

straitroad

February 4th, 2013
2:26 pm

Adam

February 4th, 2013
2:22 pm

Adam, enough with the name calling. I think Jay is a big boy and can defend himself. Besides, you’re going to have to accomplish something for your opinion to have any influence with most outside of this blog.

ATL Tiger

February 4th, 2013
2:26 pm

meh, $150k is peanuts compared to how much money is wasted each year in State and Federal tax dollars

besides, there is only 1 show worth watching on PBS anyways

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

February 4th, 2013
2:26 pm

I bet Georgia’s GOP is really hating that Georgians have learned to read… :lol:

Granny Godzilla

February 4th, 2013
2:27 pm

birthers and tenthers and SKEETERS?

Adam

February 4th, 2013
2:28 pm

Besides, you’re going to have to accomplish something for your opinion to have any influence with most outside of this blog.

So then, you admit that “Any number of people could write your blog on any given day as long as it had an extreme liberal tone” is a false statement? Since, you know, there has to also be some sort of accomplishment behind it?

straitroad

February 4th, 2013
2:28 pm

Wow, Jay I must admit that you do have a loyal group of followers that monitor your blog for dissent. I suppose this counts for something.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 4th, 2013
2:29 pm

Granny, don’t forget the Red Dawners….. Oz seems to be filing up. I just don’t know if the one brain can be shared by them all.

Adam

February 4th, 2013
2:29 pm

straitroad: Love it or leave it, buddy

Granny Godzilla

February 4th, 2013
2:29 pm

and “gotcha-ers” too….

Paul

February 4th, 2013
2:30 pm

Where’s 0311 when you need him to sound “RETREAT!!!”

_________________________________

Gametime. How many words can you think of that mean COWARD?

straitroad

February 4th, 2013
2:30 pm

Adam: love or leave what?

Joe Hussein Mama

February 4th, 2013
2:30 pm

SKEET SKEET SKEET

curious

February 4th, 2013
2:30 pm

What does Chip Rogers have to say about all this.

Most folks would be so embarrassed, they would resign.

Granny Godzilla

February 4th, 2013
2:30 pm

…..

Did something happen to AmVet?

indigo

February 4th, 2013
2:31 pm

This is Georgia politics as usual.

It will not change in the foreseeable future.

I don’t like it, but I’m unable to move to another State.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 4th, 2013
2:31 pm

straitrodie, you dissented? All I see is a snipe (perhaps that is why the other skeet deflection) and not a comment on the subject. So you support the Rogers maneuver by Deal and the $150,000 salary?

Granny Godzilla

February 4th, 2013
2:31 pm

bowling skeet skeet bowling and 4 mansions.

Adam

February 4th, 2013
2:31 pm

straitroad: love the blog or leave the blog. It makes as much sense as insisting people love America or leave America, don’t you think?

Or do you think? At all?

If you want something other than this from some of the blog posters you’re going to have to come up with more than just “Jay you liberal hack” as though it means something.

Adam

February 4th, 2013
2:32 pm

“I put that skeet on everything!”

getalife

February 4th, 2013
2:33 pm

Lets recap.

Our President said he enjoyed skeet shooting .

The unhinged cons screamed you lie.

Our President proved it in a picture.

Punked, if you will.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 4th, 2013
2:34 pm

Adam — ““I put that skeet on everything!”

DINGDINGDINGDING

We have a winnah! :D

N-GA

February 4th, 2013
2:35 pm

It would seem that “straitroad” thinks it’s just fine to use taxpayer/state monies to pay off a politician. At a salary of $150K ($200K when benefits are included), this is certainly a felony. Was the GPB job posted for internal applicants? Were all hiring policies followed? Is Chip trying to qualify for a lifetime pension by staying in state government service? I guess “straitroad” just wants all this swept under the carpet. The less people talk about it, the sooner everyone forgets.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 4th, 2013
2:35 pm

Okay, I’m out for a steering committee meeting. Y’all dig up some nice juicy gossip on Mr. Rogers’ Scandalhood while I’m gone, k? :D

getalife

February 4th, 2013
2:35 pm

It is very obvious our President owns the gop in his second term.

The new Chief of staff is a fighter.

straitroad

February 4th, 2013
2:35 pm

Adam, calm down and don’t worry. I’ll be gone soon enough. I only visit here occasionally between projects. You’ll find that people tend to stop listening when you resort to childish name calling. I’m not saying I’ve never done it, but I try not to and think it’s counter productive. Where in any of my posts did I write “Jay you liberal hack”?

Adam

February 4th, 2013
2:38 pm

straitroad: “Jay you liberal hack” is a paraphrased proxy for any statement that avoids the topic in order to attack the author instead.

And you can relax too, as I really only appear here under similar circumstances – between projects/work of some kind.

Thomas Heyward Jr

February 4th, 2013
2:38 pm

I saw no one “run”.
.
It never helps to lie, no matter how important the issue.
.
Progs will never understand this…………………….. I guess.
.
See Global warming, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Anti-Gun issues, etc……………………………

bman.

February 4th, 2013
2:39 pm

fire him today, and shut down GPB tomorrow. It’s a win-win thing

getalife

February 4th, 2013
2:40 pm

bman.

Why shut down GPB?

Doggone/GA

February 4th, 2013
2:41 pm

“I’ll be gone soon enough. I only visit here occasionally between projects”

Well, don’t let us hold you up from something important

Thulsa Doom

February 4th, 2013
2:41 pm

“Make his ass quit”-Nick Saban. Respect Saban!

bman.

February 4th, 2013
2:42 pm

“Why shut down GPB?”

Of, I don’t know. Why not?

St Simons - he-ne-ha

February 4th, 2013
2:43 pm

‘Life is jank out there for a con these days, daddy…’

What did my teenager mean when she said that?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 4th, 2013
2:43 pm

Heywood: I saw no one “run”.

Would it help you if we got you a guide dog? Did the flash from that drone attack on the Wisconsin wedding injure you?

Taxi Smith

February 4th, 2013
2:45 pm

I like the programming on PBS and GPB and I have supported them through private gifts and through taxation. I am outraged that Georgia politics has now caused and allowed this idiot Rogers to be placed on the payroll at GPB. I’ll pay my taxes, but no more personal gifts from me. You may as well end your fundraising marathons GPB! I’m done. Idiots!

the dog

February 4th, 2013
2:46 pm

heywood-would you say his suit is navy or dark blue?

Cordo-Roy

February 4th, 2013
2:48 pm

The level of discourse here is about equal to the height of a flea. Good grief.

bman.

February 4th, 2013
2:48 pm

Taxi .. .. what do you watch on GPB? I didn’t even know it existed

getalife

February 4th, 2013
2:49 pm

Jank:

“adj- broken; unnecessarily redundant, superfluous, or meaningless; stupid or ridiculously moronic; bootleg or of questionable quality”

She is informed.

Buzz Belle

February 4th, 2013
2:50 pm

I am proud to say I contributed to help these fine folks at Better Georgia. I got the email that is in this video and sent it onto Bryan and he responded quickly. I decided to get back into politics a little with my support on the local level and getting rid of Chip was on the agenda. Thank you Bryan Long and Better Georgia. Keep up the good work!

Erwin's cat

February 4th, 2013
2:51 pm

“you people” wouldn’t understand…..you’re being conned and annoying…

Doggone/GA

February 4th, 2013
2:51 pm

“The level of discourse here is about equal to the height of a flea. Good grief”

and you’ve just lowered it

Ronald Reagan Parkway

February 4th, 2013
2:51 pm

Is this one of the reasons the new ethics bill will maintain restriction on public complaints? Where there is smoke, there is fire!

Mick

February 4th, 2013
2:51 pm

doom

I was monitoring those super bowl commercials for reverse racism, I thought most of them stunk, period.
Beyonce’s halftime show had some great effects but other than her strutting around like a two dollar hoe – I thought it was boring. I know I’m probably in the minority on that…

St Simons - he-ne-ha

February 4th, 2013
2:52 pm

“Why shut down GPB?”

yeah, didn’t that documentary with Ned Beatty & Burt Reynolds
win an Oscar or something? I mean, there’s value…

DannyX

February 4th, 2013
2:53 pm

stands for decibels

February 4th, 2013
2:54 pm

His office needs a bigger printer.

getalife

February 4th, 2013
2:54 pm

bman,

“Why not?”

Jank much?

DownInAlbany

February 4th, 2013
2:55 pm

Even though I don’t like what’s going on with Rogers and GPB, I guess it’s legal, right? Unethical? Yes, I’ll agree to that. I don’t guess, though, that we’ll see any of you screaming about Robert Menendez, huh? Does it have anything to do with the “D-NJ” after his name?

Buzz Belle

February 4th, 2013
2:55 pm

Granny – I believe JamVet was on FNM. I don’t post as often as some of you but if you can, you might want to reach out to him. I thoroughly enjoy his thoughts. Read through the first page on FNM and you will see.

barking frog

February 4th, 2013
2:58 pm

!50,000. is not much when you must share it with your benefactor.

fedup

February 4th, 2013
2:59 pm

“You have no shame in going after conservatives, but godforbid you do something about run-away sky-roketing spending by the tax and spend liberal elite.” Well atleast that will create jobs. All the cons do is line their own pocket.

Erwin's cat

February 4th, 2013
3:03 pm

Adam —“I put that skeet on everything!”

Ha! :D

Erwin's cat

February 4th, 2013
3:03 pm

Adam —“I put that skeet on everything!”

Ha! :D

getalife

February 4th, 2013
3:03 pm

No bill to ban guns.

2nd amendment won.

Universal back ground checks will pass.

Brosephus™

February 4th, 2013
3:03 pm

Boy, who would have ever thought that the easiest way to make a politician shut up was to simply ask him a few questions in front of a camera.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

————————–

“I put that skeet on everything!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMADkYIz4jg

Granny Godzilla

February 4th, 2013
3:04 pm

Thanks Buzz Belle…..

I enjoy him as well.

Matti

February 4th, 2013
3:05 pm

YAY!!! I love to see journalists actually doing their jobs! FYI, y’all, the Capitol is open for you to come watch these crooks in action. Also, it’s fun to wander around and look at the art, natural, and historical stuff. Your tax money pays for all this, so don’t be shy. Take MARTA to the 5-Points station, and then hop on the East line to the Ga State station, and it’s about a block up the street. Outside the chambers, there are cute children and little slips of paper. Write down your designated croo– er, I mean, representative’s name, and ask him or her to come out to speak with you. Hand it to one of the cute children and wait! It’s that easy. (Or, if you really want to be horrified, just lurk around and listen to the lobbyists whisper.) It’s FUN!

St Simons - he-ne-ha

February 4th, 2013
3:09 pm

Bill Heath makes Nathan Deal look like Pericles.

DannyX

February 4th, 2013
3:09 pm

If you can’t defend the indefensible, run and scream Menendez.

Lori Geary: Can we ask you some questions about the email?

Senator Bill Heath: Menendez!

moonbat betty

February 4th, 2013
3:09 pm

Attn

Public Service Announcement:

If you are on fire: Drop, Roll and Cover.

DO NOT run and hide.

Thank you.

curious

February 4th, 2013
3:11 pm

What’s Menendez accused of?

Thomas

February 4th, 2013
3:12 pm

Bottom line is I have never met a person named Chip (or Jesse for that matter) that I liked or trusted. Folks with those names should not be allowed to hold any office.

indigo

February 4th, 2013
3:12 pm

Thomas Hewyard Jr. – 2:38

You have two choices:

1. Believe those who are experts on global warming.

2. Continue to ignore the mounting evidence and just hope it goes away.

http://www.issues.org/25.3/p_hahn.html

barking frog

February 4th, 2013
3:13 pm

Matti
been there, done that and you are correct. everyone should observe
the legislature in action. you should take a couple of kids and make
the rep sponsor them as pages then they get to take the notes in and
usually the rep pays them five bucks. always amused me to watch them pay.

larry

February 4th, 2013
3:13 pm

What do you expect from a man who is financing the sale of his son-in-laws business to the porn and pawn king of California?

And what do you expect from a man who will not pay his debts, blaming the bank for lending him the money in the first place?

Rogers and Deal. Two peas in a pod.

Health is just trying to protect his own. Wonder what he’s going to get out of this?

larry

February 4th, 2013
3:17 pm

And besides , Rogers isnt the first person that has gone from the legislature to a nice cushy state job.

Little over a year and half ago, our state rep. got a nice cushy job with the Ga Dept. of Community Affairs. I wonder if Deal had anything to do with that?

too little time

February 4th, 2013
3:17 pm

LOL…you know Jay has poked a nerve when the cons go all “..but…but…_____!”

What an idiot. I don’t see ANY “con” that has attempted to justify this. I suspect that most “cons” were caught off guard as anyone else. “Cons”, in general, would rather GPB were shutdown than to spend an additional $150,000 (of state money and viewer donations) on Chip Roger’s salary.

It is merely evidence that the good-ol-boy network is working just as hard in the last 10 years as it did for the Democrats for the previous 100 years. It wasn’t right when the Democrats did it, it isn’t right now. But you know what? If a Democrat were to get elected governor in this state, I have no doubt whatsoever that the Democrat equivalent of Chip Rogers will get sent to GPB, and that Aquagirl will have no problem with it.

Redcoat

February 4th, 2013
3:17 pm

They are all crooks………

curious

February 4th, 2013
3:19 pm

““Cons”, in general, would rather GPB were shutdown than to spend an additional $150,000 (of state money and viewer donations) on Chip Roger’s salary.”

When will book burning start up?

MiltonMan

February 4th, 2013
3:20 pm

“I bet Georgia’s GOP is really hating that Georgians have learned to read…”

We just assumed that the libs here at by-products of the APS & they have someone else read the news to them.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 4th, 2013
3:21 pm

Well, you’re not going to see me hollering about this Chip Rogers thing because there might be a worse skunk they need to get rid of in the future the Lord sees that everything happens for the best.

Anyhow, like I’ve said before, I owe old Chip alot for saving me from getting jumped by thugs and having a chip planted in my brain. My thoughts probly wouldn’t be as valuable if somebody else was running my thinking.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

Erwin's cat

February 4th, 2013
3:22 pm

indigo – Continue to ignore the mounting evidence and just hope it goes away.

yeah…it’s supposed to 65F this week

Erwin's cat

February 4th, 2013
3:24 pm

besides what good is a dome with a retractable roof w/o pleasant football weather?

Brosephus™

February 4th, 2013
3:25 pm

It is merely evidence that the good-ol-boy network is working just as hard in the last 10 years as it did for the Democrats for the previous 100 years. It wasn’t right when the Democrats did it, it isn’t right now.

Given the fact that most of the current Republicans are former Democrats, I’d say that it’s merely evidence that the good old boy network is still in full effect under a different party banner.

Redcoat

February 4th, 2013
3:26 pm

Why are Liberals on this blog always insulting Georgian citizens….just learned to read?

Matti

February 4th, 2013
3:26 pm

barking frog,

I especially like looking at the stuffed dead animals in the glass cases, some of which are extinct now. Even dead and stuffed, they’re more genuine than the lying posers who occupy the Senate chamber.

alittlecommonsense

February 4th, 2013
3:26 pm

“I don’t see ANY “con” that has attempted to justify this”

Yep, that’s the difference. If it were Democrat cronyism, the libs here would be falling all over themselves justifying it. At least most of us in the right can look at a pile of poop and say it stinks. Even if the poop has a R behind it’s name.

Cheesy Grits is gone but not forgotten

February 4th, 2013
3:29 pm

Universal back ground checks will pass.

The NRA opposes Universal Background Checks.

Even though the majority of gun owners support them

Wonder why that is ?.