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Comment Archives: Stories: News & Views: Golden Sleaze Awards

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

I completely understand the criticisms here-saying that this article was biased because only criticizing Republican legislators and barely commenting on the Dems. It kind of looks that way. I attended a lot of meeting this session, and I have criticisms of both sides. Here's some truth: the only bills that really get a significant amount of attention or discussion are the Republican ones. And, in reality, one side really does deserve this much criticism. The Republicans refuse to even consider logical arguments about important issues. Stacey Abrams offered logical and important arguments (based in truth, statistics and evidence) on the issues she believed in, and none of them were even close to effective. I could fault the Dems for their defeatest attitudes, and their giving up on Medicaid proposals. I could fault them for their failure to create grass-roots campaigns to mobilize students and teachers and minorities and the poor and all of the other people who are affected by these laws so they could have some power behind their advocacy strategies. I could fault them for not trying new strategies for advocacy when the old ones wouldn't work. But the truth is, the Dems feel like they're fighting a losing battle because the Republicans are stuck like glue to their agenda, regardless of who it hurts. Democrats are one-track-minded in their won ways, but the bills Republican legislators in the state of Georgia put forth specifically hurt or deliberately disregard minorities and the poor, and help the rich get richer. Period. I read the bills, and I'm telling you, these things are true. Oh, and also, Republican legislators use their power to steamroll Democratic bills and make them disappear (side note). Just thought I would add this comment. I welcome any criticism (HA :))

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Posted by INEEDAJOB on 03/24/2016 at 11:17 PM

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

I completely understand the criticisms here-saying that this article was biased because only criticizing Republican legislators and barely commenting on the Dems. It kind of looks that way. I attended a lot of meeting this session, and I have criticisms of both sides. Here's some truth: the only bills that really get a significant amount of attention or discussion are the Republican ones. And, in reality, one side really does deserve this much criticism. The Republicans refuse to even consider logical arguments about important issues. Stacey Abrams offered logical and important arguments (based in truth, statistics and evidence) on the issues she believed in, and none of them were even close to effective. I could fault the Dems for their defeatest attitudes, and their giving up on Medicaid proposals. I could fault them for their failure to create grass-roots campaigns to mobilize students and teachers and minorities and the poor and all of the other people who are affected by these laws so they could have some power behind their advocacy strategies. I could fault them for not trying new strategies for advocacy when the old ones wouldn't work. But the truth is, the Dems feel like they're fighting a losing battle because the Republicans are stuck like glue to their agenda, regardless of who it hurts. Democrats are one-track-minded in their won ways, but the bills Republican legislators in the state of Georgia put forth specifically hurt or deliberately disregard minorities and the poor, and help the rich get richer. Period. I read the bills, and I'm telling you, these things are true. Oh, and also, Republican legislators use their power to steamroll Democratic bills and make them disappear (side note). just thought I would add this comment. I welcome any criticism (HA :))

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Posted by madjaye622 on 03/24/2016 at 11:12 PM

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

THE "ROCK OUT WITH YOUR GLOCK OUT" AWARD
Reps. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, and Mandi Ballinger, R-Canton

“They always seem to omit that from their Second ”
_____________________________________________________________________

Isn't that a violation of the 14th Amendment... "equal protection under the law" ?

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Posted by lwc_30326 on 03/23/2016 at 2:31 PM

Re: “The few, the proud, the Arnies

MrMateo makes quite a good argument. I am, as is MrMateo, part of the thinning hair, receding hairline and balding crowd, the THRHB community and I know I would be very upset if any lawmaker tried to deny my rights to at least try and join the ranks of the follically "normal" through prayer and "balding conversion therapy."

Sure, I have spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars in therapy trying to understand what would make me, a male that once had an incredible full head of hair, choose to join the ranks of the follically challenged when society shuns and discriminates against us in so many ways, I am talking to you ladies, and though I may never understand my choice it is my god given right to leave this heathen community and seek a full and normal head of hair.

Why would someone knowingly deny me the help I want to get away from it and, of course, from people like MrMateo?

P.S. I apologize for this brazen cry for help but if the entire Creative Loafing community will just pray for me and my hairline I know that my head and scalp will hear your prayers and one day return to its natural and normal state in the image of the middle aged white mans hair God, ie George Clooney.

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Posted by Carl R White on 03/21/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

Its a given that state level politics in any state is going to always and often get silly but, hey, what is so bad about the rocket bill?
I am pretty sure they will not be sending rockets up in Buckhead or anyone's neighborhood and people will still be able to sue regardless of this bill if anything happens as lawyers would just make the case that what happened was gross negligence.
I assume everyone understands that states do compete to get different industries to come to their states and its never going to be perfect for everyone.
This one just seems like a reach.
Does not seem like the feature this year is as well researched as past years.

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Posted by Carl R White on 03/21/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

CL, no mention of Renee Unterman? She stalled both the rape kit and medical marijuana bills due to some sort of personal vendetta.
I would think those two items combined are as important to your readership as are LGBT related bills...and her opposition seemed as or more egregious.

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 03/19/2016 at 8:40 PM

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

This comments section is starting to look as shitty as those at ajc.com

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Posted by ormehood on 03/19/2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “The few, the proud, the Arnies

"The widely rejected treatment — the American Psychological Association has called it ineffective — has only caused problems for young LGBT people."

The American Psychological Association also published the infamous Rind study. So you know how much weight they hold in rational circles.

Look: The fact of the matter is there are and will be children who do not want to be part of the LGBTQW crowd. Why would someone knowingly deny them the help they want to get away from it?

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Posted by MrMateo on 03/18/2016 at 9:09 AM

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

So...why is Creative Loafing so afraid of Christians?

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Posted by MrMateo on 03/17/2016 at 8:50 PM

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

I suspect it wouldn't take much work for find the fatest black, or for that matter the thinnest vegan liberal politicians who have done something equally as stupid, but that doesn't fit the CL narrative.

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Posted by Jvoice on 03/17/2016 at 6:22 PM

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

TLDR II: A publication that pays attention identifies the fattest, whitest public servants in Georgia, all of whom are terrible at serving the public.

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Posted by NadVertising on 03/17/2016 at 4:25 PM

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

@Brandon Taj Hanick Yes, I noticed the thinly veiled attempts at unbiased journalism. I did read it. TLDR: means that you are providing a summarized version for the next person. Maybe next time you should try knowing something about the Internet before commenting on other peoples' comments.

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Posted by WhatASurprise on 03/17/2016 at 10:42 AM

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

@WhatASurprise "It also fueled chatter over whether Abrams, the House's most powerful Democrat, was focusing more on her own goals rather than the party's. Ask yourself: What did Dems in the lower chamber stand for this year? And what did they accomplish?"

You should probably try reading next time -- even if it seems too long for you.

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Posted by Brandon Taj Hanick on 03/17/2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

TLDR: A far-left liberal magazine decries a bunch of Republican reps while trying to find a way to turn every proposed bill into an anti-LGBT agenda.

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Posted by WhatASurprise on 03/17/2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Creative Loafing’s 2015 Golden Sleaze Awards

Haha - all of the republicans are white males and the dems are black women.

and Earl, this isn't a "them vs. us" situation. Government should be for the good of the people. not just for the good of your party and your personal views.

I just wish I could pick & choose who to support with my taxes.......I feel like you should write that into OUR religious freedom bill.

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Posted by doobies on 04/10/2015 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing’s 2015 Golden Sleaze Awards

How I wish more voters knew how to read.

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Posted by Carole Mellin on 04/04/2015 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing’s 2015 Golden Sleaze Awards

I was curious what kind of shithole Tyler Harper represented so I googled Ocilla, GA. The first image that came up: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/UL-iGfwJQBc/hqdefaul…

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 04/02/2015 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing’s 2015 Golden Sleaze Awards

Rep. Ehrhart has been long known as Representative Airhead. He never fails to live up to the moniker.

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Posted by georgiahack on 04/02/2015 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing’s 2015 Golden Sleaze Awards

Mr. Ehrhart:
Oh, the irony!

“When you ooze along that rope out there, and you threaten members of this House to take their names off legislation by threatening service to their districts or other thuggish tactics – that’s just going too far,” Ehrhart said from the House well.

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Posted by America, eff yeah! on 04/02/2015 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Creative Loafing’s 2015 Golden Sleaze Awards

Josh McKoon is one of the dumbest people I've ever seen play a role in government, from the county level on up. I haven't seen him on the right side of a single issue this legislative session. The main thing wrong with Georgia is the voters who live in these districts.

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Posted by Truth on 04/02/2015 at 2:19 PM

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