Showing posts from August 31, 2008

Travis Marshall should not be on the Planning Commission if he is suing the county

Elected officials have the right to sue their local government. That much being said, I think that the Oconee County Government would do themselves a favor if they were to appoint some other people to the Planning Commission. Mr. Marshall was appointed to the Planning Commission and I think it is long past time for some new blood on the Oconee County advisory committee with the most power.

More proof the local economy is in the tank

Here is a post from a realtor I do not know about how home sales have slowed even here in Oconee County, Georgia. Time for some new leadership and direction locally? I think so

Help Obama in Oconee County, Georgia

Here is an opportunity to help call some voters in Oconee County. Bring your cell phone. This is happening Sunday.

Minutes for last night's meeting

Minutes are pasted in below. Thanks for Myrna for taking notes for me since I ended up having to chair the meeting, too! And thanks to her, as usual, for her editing skills.HerbMinutesOconeeCounty Democratic Committee meetingSeptember 4, 2008OconeeCounty Courthouse, Watkinsville, GeorgiaCommittee members present: Bill Yarbrough (4-2), Vice-Chair; Herb West (5-1), Secretary; Violet Dawe (1-1), Treasurer; Tony Glenn (1-2); Ann Stoneburner (1-3); Dan Matthews (2-2); Sarajane Love (2-3); Rita Bennett (3-2); Vicky Moody (4-1); Myrna Adams West (5-2); Robert Wyatt (6-1); Committee members absent (excused): Becky Vaughn (5-3), Chair; Jonathan Veit (2-1), Vice-Chair; Diana Jeffreys (6-2); Pat Adams (6-3).Committee members absent (unexcused): Linda Elkins (3-1).Others: Pat Priest, Vi Wilmot, Chanda Hubert, Michael Day, Rama Rickard, Erika Ferrari-Chumbley; OCHS Young Dems Jenna Lancaster, Nate Eve, Mitchell Wolfe.Although Vice-Chair Bill Yarbrough was present and prepared to chair the …

Walter v. Bishop round 2

Once again, I wish to correct my earlier post where I misidentified Luke Bishop's job in insurance when in fact he is a developer in the family business. Here is a link to the Oconee Enterprise article on the lone non-partisan municipal race.

Local 'regular guy' Bobby Saxon runs for Congress - News

Prescription for Dr. Broun: new pair of flip-flops

Broun flip-flopping on debates?

ATHENS, GA – When interviewed by Esquire magazine in July 2007 Paul Broun, Jr. said, “This just shows the disdain he has for people… He won't even face the people whose vote he seeks," in response to Senator Jim Whitehead skipping debates.

Since challenging Paul Broun, Jr. to debate him in every county of the 10th District, challenger Bobby Saxon has met with a passionate response from the people, and complete silence from Broun himself.

Only a year ago, during his first campaign for Congress, Paul Broun was a passionate supporter of debate. He openly mocked his opponent, Jim Whitehead, for not debating him, even going so far as to allow a bobble head doll to be used as Whitehead's stand-in.

“Is Paul Broun continuing his flip-flopping ways? He is happy to take either side of an issue if he thinks it will get him elected. He's flip-flopped on veteran support, earmarks, spending, and I-3. A year ago he was for debates, is he against them n…

Postponement of Hearing

Subject: Postponement of Hearing

Dear Friends,
The developer of the proposed Epps Bridge Centre
asked the Oconee County Board of Commissioners
to postpone action on its rezone request until Oct. 7
so he can talk more about design issues with the planning staff.
The Board voted unanimously to cancel the scheduled public hearing
and table action on the rezone for the $76 million strip mall proposed for
vacant land between Lowe's and Loop 10 on Epps Bridge Parkway,
behind the current McDonald's and Starbucks.
The half dozen or so persons who planned to ask questions
during the public hearing were not given advance notice of the
requested postponement.
The hearing had been confirmed at the BOC agenda-setting
meeting last Tuesday and included in the agenda
released by Chairman Melvin Davis' office late last week.
For details, go to my blog, at
Lee -- Lee Becker Blog: Web: http://lbbe…

Bobby Saxon talks at Cine' last night

Several Oconee County Democratic Committee members including, from left in the foreground, Steve Holzman, Robert Wyatt and Ann Stoneburner listen to Bobby speak while munching on some free pizza and watching the documentary "Gonzo" at Cine' on Labor Day. More photos up at Spotted here.

Obama watch party at Elaine Cress and Carl McGrath's house

Subject: Obama watch party
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 06:02:09 -0400

Hi All,It was a pleasure having you in our home.  I hope you'll actively work toward electing Senator Obama our next President.  I am attaching the jpg of our picture.  Please forward to those I have missed (some I couldn't read the email address).Enjoy the labor day!ElaineObama for PresidentElaine Cress

Palin Almost Recalled As Mayor

The blogosphere may have forced the hand of Governor Palin on this one and many others soon to come.
About Sarah Palin
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

McCain's dangerous choice

Yesterday was John McCain's 72nd birthday. If elected, he'd be the oldest president ever inaugurated. And after months of slamming Barack Obama for "inexperience," here's who John McCain has chosen to be one heartbeat away from the presidency: a right-wing religious conservative with no foreign policy experience, who until recently was mayor of a town of 9,000 people.Huh?Who is Sarah Palin? Here's some basic background:
She was elected Alaska's governor a little over a year and a half ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage. She has no foreign policy experience.1
Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.2
She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000. 3
Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.4
She's doesn't think humans are the cause of climate change.5
She's solidly in line with John McCain's "Big Oil first&quo…