Is ‘the Ocho’ over?

In his first meeting with reporters this session, Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, was asked why the Committee on Assignments has been so silent since it was awarded control of the Senate in November.

Message-wise, they’ve been outgunned by the man they meant to sideline – Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

My AJC colleague Chris Quin passed along Rogers answer:

“I have to let each member determine how often they want to do that and what format they want to do that in,” Rogers said. “The Committee on Assignment’s work is done for the most part and already complete. I don’t know that there is going to be a lot more action by the committee.”

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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15 comments Add your comment


January 24th, 2011
3:11 pm

Yay! it finally looks like Emmanuel hammond will be executed for the 1988 Murder of Julie Love. When I was 5 years old when this piece of sh*t murderer was convicted , and I am 27 now…tells you what sort of real justice we have in this country..very little. I take it personal because she was my tumble teacher.

Tomorrow night I will skip the SOTU and drive down to Jackson and stand outside the gate at 7pm and I hope I hear a whimper. If we still used the electric chair I’d hope to see the streetlights dim.

Yankee in Gooberville

January 24th, 2011
3:23 pm

Trisha….focus sweetie…FOCUS on what’s written above and comment appropriately. Stay on topic girl.


January 24th, 2011
4:03 pm

I’m still trying to figure out what the thread has to do with “the ocho.”


January 24th, 2011
4:25 pm

Jim Galloway, must be an extremely slow day today. If you need a good story, why not find out why our state is in such financial straits, while Tennessee is doing great. I realize that they have a 9% sales tax; however, with ESPLOST, SPLOST, LOST, etc. making our sales tax 7% or more and a 6% State income tax, what’s up? And, Tenn is bringing in new businesses left and right. Have we finally reached the “Peter Principle” in our elected officials?


January 24th, 2011
4:56 pm

Rickster, I think there are 8 thug…excuse me, members of the assignment committee. But since they seem irrelevant, who’s counting?

Trisha, if you hear anything get an MP3 file and post it. I’d pay good money for that.


January 24th, 2011
5:13 pm

Yankee, look around..maybe I did Mr. Galloway a favor..dead topic..anyway I always check his blog and today this was on my mind.

Double Zero Eight

January 24th, 2011
7:10 pm

Hope you post a blog about Ralson’s $17,000 trip for him and his family paid by lobbyists
this past Nivember!

Double Zero Eight

January 24th, 2011
7:12 pm

Spelled Ralston incorrectly in prior blog.

Double Zero Eight

January 24th, 2011
7:14 pm

Also spelled November incorrectly in first blog.

Twilight Zone

January 24th, 2011
7:40 pm


Slow news day if you are having to write about Chip Rogers, the Elder Whack-a-doodle of the State Senate. Chip is currently being sued in civil court for mortgage fraud; has a $1.2 Million IRS lien slapped on his assets; and is the proud author of the infamous “Microchip in the Brain” legislation that made Georgia the laughing stock of the nation. Chip Rogers has become as irrelivant as the Democratic Party. He is a political dead man walking and he just isn’t smart enough to realize it. Go talk to Cowsart if you want an intellectual viewpoint.

henry county mom

January 24th, 2011
7:47 pm

Let’s buy beer on Sunday!!!


January 24th, 2011
7:58 pm

The microchip thing was filed in other states. These bozos go on junkets or workshops at taxpayer expense, then return home to introduce all kinds of legislation. It takes a village of idiots to raise taxes.


January 24th, 2011
9:36 pm

ouch “ocho” yep confused me also.As for the speaker he needs only go to Tn.Haslam or Ramsey would advise him.Family could take in the many attractions TN. has to offer.TN. you are singing my song.

Last Man Standing

January 25th, 2011
8:05 am


It’s only been 22 years that taxpayers had to feed, dress, care for his medical/dental needs and guard him. His lawyer was concerned about the source of one of the drugs that will be used to end his miserable life whereas I am only concerned with his death. The drug in question must work as it has been effective every time it has been used prior to this. I believe that executions are far too humane with too many people concerned about the perpetrator and not nearly enough concerned about the victim. It wouldn’t hurt if a few of the sleazebag lawyers accompanied Hammond.

Bob Burger

January 25th, 2011
11:17 am

Trish: I agree:Hammond is an animal, not a person. For him, a circular room with a metal bottom that slowly heats up to frying pan level would be so appropriate! Forget the 8th amendment for animals like him!