Your morning jolt: Sign up for state lawmaker’s emails, get $50 off your next shotgun

Blog for Democracy has caught state Rep. Sean Jerguson, R-Woodstock, a gun store owner, using his campaign mailing list to offer red-tag bargains to his constituents.

Premium shotguns for $50 to $100 off, for instance. From BfD:

[C]onviently included in the footer [of the e-mailed ad] is a link to Rep. Jerguson’s campaign website. …. So, it would appear that constituents who sign up for campaign communications from Sean also will also receive business communications from his company.

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Just in time for the July 31 referendum on the transportation sales tax, another tea party group has decided to purge its leadership.

From Jon Gillooly and the Marietta Daily Journal:

The Marietta-based Georgia Tea Party had a lively meeting Thursday night as its leadership explained to an audience of about 60 why they decided to remove three people from the group’s nine-member board.

The meeting kicked off with the board’s chairman, J.D. Van Brink of Acworth, explaining that the board met Sunday and removed members Field Searcy, Bill Hutson and Sue Stanton.

“For quite some time, the board had been split on the future direction of the organization, with two thirds wanting to stay true to the Georgia Tea Party’s founding principles and one third wanting to go in a different direction,” Van Brink said. “The decision of the majority of the board was to save the Georgia Tea Party from eventual but certain destruction.”

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Citizens for Transportation Mobility, the group pushing the July 31 vote for the transportation sales tax in metro Atlanta, is out with a new mailer that’s not just elaborate, but looks expensive, too.

This front page opens at the middle:

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Here’s the inside:

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Voters are referred to the group’s new website, UntieAtlanta.com.

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The AJC’s Politifact Georgia today takes a look at U.S. Rep. Tom Graves’ declaration that “the federal government owns tens of thousands of properties that are vacant or underused.”

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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65 comments Add your comment

Shar

April 20th, 2012
9:34 am

I’ve already gotten 4 robocalls from these pro-transportation referendum groups. With so much money out there to be snatched and so many connected people with their sticky fingers reaching for it, I anticipate a flood of invasive mail, email and calls -to say nothing of broadcast media – as the vote draws nearer.

It won’t do a thing to change my no vote. Atlanta desperately needs transit, but not the projects that made the list. Too bad.

Jon

April 20th, 2012
9:36 am

Somebody ask Graves about his vacant or underused property…

Aquagirl

April 20th, 2012
9:45 am

The full story on the Tea Party meltdown is pure comedy gold. This is what happens when you try to build a coalition of people who say no to everything. They end up saying no to each other.

UGA 1999

April 20th, 2012
9:46 am

Great idea. Barack Obama the best gun salesman in history!

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
9:50 am

I’ll probably still vote for it, mainly because enough conservatives oppose it that it seems worthy.

MiltonMan

April 20th, 2012
9:54 am

I signed up using my 4 different email accounts – almost ready to cash in for a free shotgun! Man I love this country!

My no vote for T-SPLOST is still a no vote. Politicians in this state are addicted to money: (1) 400 toll paid for but the clowns still collect the 50 cents; (2) I’m already paying a cent tax penalty for MARTA because I live in dumpy Fulton County.

Popshot

April 20th, 2012
9:56 am

I was asked, but couldn’t come up with an easy answer…what exactly has the President done against gunownership?

George P. Burdell

April 20th, 2012
10:05 am

Enter your comments here

double

April 20th, 2012
10:06 am

Gun store owners,Newt’s book sale just shows enterprising people.With only their interest,not the peoples at heart.

double

April 20th, 2012
10:10 am

More than one robocall from same person-lost vote,and if incumbent lost also.

DannyX

April 20th, 2012
10:12 am

Love this quote from the blog for democracy link.

“Jerguson’s Hi Caliber LLC is fortunate, as one of the top recipients of stimulus dollars in Cherokee county via the Small Business Administration, with an award of $755,000. Nice bit of “wealth redistribution,” I suppose.”

Republicans sure hate the stimulus!

sheepdawg

April 20th, 2012
10:19 am

666- see your spewing lies again dude. Our President has done nothing to impede your redneck lilly white NRA buddies from buying all the guns and ammo they want. Absolutely no initiatives to limit weapons at all, but the truth matters not to those of your ilk. Aloha

Road Scholar

April 20th, 2012
10:41 am

Popshot: When he was elected, the paranoid conserves spread the rumor that President Obama would not only halt gun sales, esp the automatic weapons, and that he would highly restrict ammunition sales.

Wrong….again!

Another reason for birth control!

UGA 1999

April 20th, 2012
10:45 am

Sheepdawg…The FACT is that since Obama has been in office he has continued assault on the second ammendment. Walk into any gum store and ask them when their highest sales of firearms in their history has been. Obama HAS had initiatives to restrict firearms and their capacity.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
10:50 am

@UGA 2+2=5 Reaaaaaaaaaaaaally? He’s assaulted the 2nd amendment.

Please, oh southern one, explain to me where and how he has done this.

As my libertarian friend is fond of saying, “Correlation does not equal causation” so please enlighten me as to how an increase in racism and fear among the sub human portion of the population means Obama is actually doing anything to threaten their right to own guns except of course, being black and being elected.

I am genuinely curious what in your tiny tiny mind constitutes his assault on gun rights. Granted, this is mainly so I can mock it but I would like you to show some actual evidence beyond vague entrails from ruptured goats conjured by Fox…..

DannyX

April 20th, 2012
10:50 am

“Obama HAS had initiatives to restrict firearms and their capacity.”

Would you please name a few.

Buddha

April 20th, 2012
10:50 am

Guns are for wimps!

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
10:52 am

@Buddha – Can you cut guns in half with your mind like the Sphinx?

Can the police teleport?

Do you think the nice criminal sociopath in your closet will listen to reason and leave peacefully?

Yes, I didn’t think so.

Junior Samples

April 20th, 2012
10:53 am

Specifics ‘99?

LakeBabe

April 20th, 2012
10:53 am

Thanks for letting me know about the coupon. I’ve signed up already. Can’t wait to buy an other shotgun.

Buddha

April 20th, 2012
10:55 am

Aaron,

Blogging to yourself is the first step to enlightenment.

UGA 1999

April 20th, 2012
11:00 am

Here you go boys…..http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/white-house/2011/01/obama-push-gun-control-measures/109950

Junior Samples

April 20th, 2012
11:05 am

weak ‘99, he said/she said.
What has he done?
Allowed guns on Amtrak and National Parks.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
11:06 am

@Buddha – What is the sound of one mouth flapping? Neat Koan.

@UGA D.U.M.B. – Let the Mocking commence.

First of all, the Washington Times? You know, owned by the Moonies, worshiped by Beltway Republicans? LOL….Ok, whatever.

Now to the substance of the article:

Blahblahblahblah Obama advisers talking…

OK, so a potential ban on assault weapons. Oooooooooooooooh nooooooooooooooo! Grandpa might not have access to his machine gun!!!!!

If banning machine guns = restrictions on guns in your mind then…well you must be a member of the NRA (Not Rational Association).

Of course this is rather vague…has this hit the house yet? Or is this just thin air? Who knows…

Also note this pro gun activity: “But in 2009, he signed two bills that allowed concealed weapons in national parks and permitted passengers with guns on most Amtrak trains.”

Then it says that he had THOUGHT about banning assault weapons but then didn’t do anything.

Also neither the NRA nor the Brady Bunch are saying anything about this.

So a whole lot of nothing about nothing and the ONE thing of substance in the entire article is that he MIGHT but hasn’t yet and is just THINKING ABOUT banning machine guns.

K.

You are, of course, right in feeling threatened.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
11:08 am

You should take advantage of this coupon UGA 1999…I got an email from my grandpa (the one with the machine gun) that says he saw Obama on YOUR street! In a black helicopter! And he’s going from house to house and taking people’s guns…HIMSELF!

Stefan

April 20th, 2012
11:10 am

paranoia they destroya’

DannyX

April 20th, 2012
11:14 am

“Here you go boys”

Where’s the beef?

UGA 1999

April 20th, 2012
11:38 am

Aaron….Those days may be coming. Listen to his words. I will be ready. .45 9mm AR15. I am ready.

UGA 1999

April 20th, 2012
11:43 am

Have you guys seen the video of Zimmermans head after he was attacked? No way will he be convicted! Thank god for guns!

DannyX

April 20th, 2012
11:49 am

“Thank god for guns!”

I believe that is in the New Republican Bible.

UGA 1999

April 20th, 2012
11:51 am

DannyX…if that is what you want to believe…that is fine. Are you saying that you do not believe in the right to bear arms?

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
11:55 am

@UGA HAHAH – Good. Because when the military does come I’m sure your .45 9mm will do a lot of good on the depleted uranium armor of the M1 Abrams Tank on your driveway.

In the meantime….glad I own stock in gun companies. :) Exploiting the ignorant is a path to riches!

td

April 20th, 2012
11:57 am

Obamacare overturned by the SCOTUS
The US house of Reps stay in the hands of the Republicans and more tea party members are elected.
The US Senate goes to the Republicans
Obama is defeated.
Zimmerman is released at a Stand your ground hearing.

What a great year this is going to be.

UGA 1999

April 20th, 2012
11:58 am

Aaron…you maybe right but atleast I will have some way to defend myself. You can stick with your knifes or whatever. Haha good luck with that. Soon to have a Barrett 50, you know that tank buster.

UGA 1999

April 20th, 2012
11:59 am

Aaron…also I do not have weapons to defend against tanks. It is to defend myself against thugs like Martin.

td

April 20th, 2012
12:01 pm

Forgot a couple more reasons the year is going to be great:

SCOTUS overturns the 9th circuit and gay marriage will be banned again in CA.

SCOYUS overturns 9th circuit and illegal aliens will have to go back to their countries of origin.

Dr. Demento

April 20th, 2012
12:02 pm

I believe they are now manufacturing antipsychotic medications that can help treat paranoia.

td

April 20th, 2012
12:03 pm

UGA 1999

April 20th, 2012
11:58 am

Do not worry because the military hates Obama and we will have a coup before that tank will show up in your driveway.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
12:13 pm

@UGA – Hey I own a gun, but its mainly to protect myself from Southern Lynch Mobs that might form when Obama wins in 2012. I don’t expect it to do anything against the military.

And I own mine to protect myself from thugs like Zimmerman, so we’re even.

@Totally Disgusting – YAY! The SCOTUS will totally deligetimize the court in the eyes of half the country, thus decreasing the time for the inevitable constitutional convention. I look forward to America seeing how Republicans are not rational beings.

And as far as the military and your coup de etat, well you know the last REAL veteran I talked to wasn’t happy, but he wasn’t as upset at Obama so much as the chicken hawks that send them to war but don’t equip them properly and that are more concerned with their toys than protecting our troops.

I don’t think you might like that coup de etat as much as you thing, but if it *DOES* happen, you can bet I’ll be signing up in the army as soon as its legal to go huntin Republicans. :) I don’t advocate violence but if my country thinks it is a good idea to go monster hunting then that might be too tempting to resist….

DannyX

April 20th, 2012
12:15 pm

“It is to defend myself against thugs like Martin.”

Is that what you learn in church? Thou shalt kill. Thou shalt kill unarmed kids you were told not to chase?

God Bless! Thank God for guns!

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
12:16 pm

@DannyX – I do thank God for guns, to defend myself from Satanic Southerners Armed With Guns. :)

td

April 20th, 2012
12:18 pm

Food stamp President for sure

“The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that 45 million people in 2011 received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, a 70% increase from 2007. It said the number of people receiving the benefits, commonly known as food stamps, would continue growing until 2014.”

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/04/19/food-stamp-rolls-to-grow-through-2014-cbo-says/?mod=e2tw

DannyX

April 20th, 2012
12:18 pm

Obama hates guns so much he gave a Georgia Republican $755,000 to expand his gun store!

td

April 20th, 2012
12:20 pm

DannyX

April 20th, 2012
12:15 pm

If you go back to the real translation of the text then it is “Thou shalt not murder”. Pretty big difference.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
12:20 pm

@Totally Disgusting – “Let them eat cake congress for sure” – And in other news today Republicans decided to make the poor eat their own babies. They did pass a vegetable supplement of ketchup to help them accomplish this.

See! I can make stuff up just like Ruprect Merduck.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
12:21 pm

@Totally Disgusting – Fluent in Ancient Hebrew since 445 BC.

td

April 20th, 2012
12:23 pm

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
12:13 pm

If you had any reading comprehension skills then you would understand the meaning of what I said.

td

April 20th, 2012
12:26 pm

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
12:20 pm

We really know how much of a loser you are when you cry for terrorists “rights” at the cost of American lives.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
12:26 pm

@Totally Disgusting – Oh I understand the meaning of what you said, better than you do. The question is, do YOU understand the meaning of what you said.

More importantly, do you understand that I understand that you don’t understand the meaning of what you said.

I do not, however lay any claim to understanding your understanding of my understanding of your understanding.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 20th, 2012
12:28 pm

@Totally Disgusting – And we know how much of a loser you are when you talk about American Lives and then cackle with glee when ‘obamacare’ is shot down by the ‘Supreme Court’.

Or when you say having an objection to torture is ‘crying’

Or when you defend…*snicker* NEWT GINGRICH! AAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH

Totally Dismally truly dumb.