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2020-08-08 11:46:44 AM  
The epitome of a farking cracker ass cracker failing upwards. He was a terrible SoS who exposed millions of taxpayer's data on more than one occasion, ran a shiatty business and defaulted on personally backed loans that he tried to hide to said business. Truly, the GOP of today distilled into one money laundering vote suppressing self dealing shiatweasel. He appeared at the CLOSING (guess why?) of a longtime bbq joint yesterday without a farking mask, natch. When the goddamn Alabama lunch lady and Mississippi Statue Farker can bring themselves to have a mandatory mask order while you are SUING mayors to prevent one, you've risen to the top of the toady standings.
 
2020-08-08 12:35:31 PM  
Its like Brownback all over again. 

Not learning from mistakes is the point.
 
2020-08-08 1:39:40 PM  
So when does this become criminal negligence?
 
2020-08-08 1:41:47 PM  

Fart_Machine: So when does this become criminal negligence?


It can't be negligence if it's intentional.
 
2020-08-08 1:43:09 PM  
From a guy who by all logical accounts should have lost the election in the first place. Just more evidence of the GOP and the democracy-killing, scumbag traitors.
 
2020-08-08 1:44:14 PM  
This is the kind of competent corrupt authoritarian we need to be on guard for.
 
2020-08-08 1:51:35 PM  
Learning from mistakes is so hard for conservatives.  They would prefer to just burn the house they are in down rather than reconsider their decisions.
 
2020-08-08 1:51:55 PM  

Paul Baumer: The epitome of a farking cracker ass cracker failing upwards. He was a terrible SoS who exposed millions of taxpayer's data on more than one occasion, ran a shiatty business and defaulted on personally backed loans that he tried to hide to said business. Truly, the GOP of today distilled into one money laundering vote suppressing self dealing shiatweasel. He appeared at the CLOSING (guess why?) of a longtime bbq joint yesterday without a farking mask, natch. When the goddamn Alabama lunch lady and Mississippi Statue Farker can bring themselves to have a mandatory mask order while you are SUING mayors to prevent one, you've risen to the top of the toady standings.

Wadded Beef: From a guy who by all logical accounts should have lost the election in the first place. Just more evidence of the GOP and the democracy-killing, scumbag traitors.

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2020-08-08 1:52:18 PM  
Fark Georgia. It is a sh*thole now with all the racists and Mama's Boys acting all wannabe tough guy Nazi until they get to Mama's house, it is however quite sadly comical in a way when you see it, then it's all all "yes ma'am, I'm your little precious snowflake, truly disturbing. Or their family is all hateful Nazi wannabes.

Any, Kemp is a dick Republiderp.
 
2020-08-08 1:57:35 PM  
He competent in two areas: Kissing Trump's ass and suppressing votes.
 
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2020-08-08 1:58:27 PM  

mrwknd: Fark Georgia. It is a sh*thole now with all the racists and Mama's Boys acting all wannabe tough guy Nazi until they get to Mama's house, it is however quite sadly comical in a way when you see it, then it's all all "yes ma'am, I'm your little precious snowflake, truly disturbing. Or their family is all hateful Nazi wannabes.

Any, Kemp is a dick Republiderp.



Fark Georgia?  Ok, even though the majority are against this, and are only not represented because of voter suppression, let's go ahead and burn down the plantation and fields while the slaves are still trapped, instead of trying to rescue the slaves and drive off the overseers and slavemasters.

People living in Georgia are still trying to overturn this minority power-grab over the majority, but they also have to contend with the "burn the whole thing down because working or fighting hard and long has never been my thing and I hate you for doing that too!" crowd.
 
2020-08-08 2:00:51 PM  
I don't see a leader.  I see a toady of a corrupt system who leveraged his position to illicitly obtain power under the guise of a legitimate election over which he and his subordinates held sway.
 
2020-08-08 2:01:31 PM  

J45Picker: He competent in two areas: Kissing Trump's ass and suppressing votes.


Well, apparently, that's enough.
 
2020-08-08 2:02:06 PM  
When someone says "Gawd!" all you should hear is "hatred!"
 
2020-08-08 2:03:14 PM  
These men are from Georgia:

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2020-08-08 2:03:51 PM  
He stole that election fair and square, dammit!
 
2020-08-08 2:04:26 PM  
You can tell a man to say something stupid
and he will say something stupid
or you can teach a man how to be stupid
and he'll be stupid for the rest of his life
 
2020-08-08 2:04:30 PM  
Authoritarians like to say authoritarianism is good because they get things done and preserve public order.  The actual history of authoritarian government shows they are terrifically incompetent at everything except suppressing dissent.  (No, Mussolini did not make the trains run on time.)
 
2020-08-08 2:05:12 PM  

Snapper Carr: I don't see a leader.  I see a toady of a corrupt system who leveraged his position to illicitly obtain power under the guise of a legitimate election over which he and his subordinates held sway.


Having visited Atlanta, I think Georgia is worth saving. It's a shame the city is stuck in such a derp state though. Similar situation with Nola except Atlanta is a relatively well run city.
 
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2020-08-08 2:06:22 PM  

DVD: mrwknd: Fark Georgia. It is a sh*thole now with all the racists and Mama's Boys acting all wannabe tough guy Nazi until they get to Mama's house, it is however quite sadly comical in a way when you see it, then it's all all "yes ma'am, I'm your little precious snowflake, truly disturbing. Or their family is all hateful Nazi wannabes.

Any, Kemp is a dick Republiderp.


Fark Georgia?  Ok, even though the majority are against this, and are only not represented because of voter suppression, let's go ahead and burn down the plantation and fields while the slaves are still trapped, instead of trying to rescue the slaves and drive off the overseers and slavemasters.

People living in Georgia are still trying to overturn this minority power-grab over the majority, but they also have to contend with the "burn the whole thing down because working or fighting hard and long has never been my thing and I hate you for doing that too!" crowd.


We're trying to change it from within cause you can't change it from outside the state. Lots of good Democrats in the state trying to overcome voter suppression.  Republicans keep doing bad things for the people and making the case for change.
 
2020-08-08 2:07:08 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Authoritarians like to say authoritarianism is good because they get things done and preserve public order.  The actual history of authoritarian government shows they are terrifically incompetent at everything except suppressing dissent.  (No, Mussolini did not make the trains run on time.)


Now, now, now. Don't go spouting facts, wisdom, intellect, and reality. What matters is crushing your imagined enemies.

/until you have actual enemies
 
2020-08-08 2:09:18 PM  
I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.
 
2020-08-08 2:11:39 PM  

DVD: mrwknd: Fark Georgia. It is a sh*thole now with all the racists and Mama's Boys acting all wannabe tough guy Nazi until they get to Mama's house, it is however quite sadly comical in a way when you see it, then it's all all "yes ma'am, I'm your little precious snowflake, truly disturbing. Or their family is all hateful Nazi wannabes.

Any, Kemp is a dick Republiderp.


Fark Georgia?  Ok, even though the majority are against this, and are only not represented because of voter suppression, let's go ahead and burn down the plantation and fields while the slaves are still trapped, instead of trying to rescue the slaves and drive off the overseers and slavemasters.

People living in Georgia are still trying to overturn this minority power-grab over the majority, but they also have to contend with the "burn the whole thing down because working or fighting hard and long has never been my thing and I hate you for doing that too!" crowd.


Recall election?
 
2020-08-08 2:11:54 PM  
Speaking as a Georgia resident:
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2020-08-08 2:14:03 PM  
I wouldn't say that he "refused" to learn a thing.
I'd say he's incapable of learning a thing.
 
2020-08-08 2:14:15 PM  

TheGreenMonkey: I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.


Once upon a time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Wyche Fowler and Max Cleland were US Senators, Athens-Atlanta had a music scene that was the envy of the country.

I was there, Gandalf.
 
2020-08-08 2:16:30 PM  

mrwknd: Fark Georgia. It is a sh*thole now with all the racists and Mama's Boys acting all wannabe tough guy Nazi until they get to Mama's house, it is however quite sadly comical in a way when you see it, then it's all all "yes ma'am, I'm your little precious snowflake, truly disturbing. Or their family is all hateful Nazi wannabes.

Any, Kemp is a dick Republiderp.


What the fark are you even talking about? Have you ever been here lately?

The metro Atlanta population is like 6 times as high as it was when I was a kid (or more) and growing constantly, and the backwoods/mountain/middle of nowhere population has been steadily declining. There's huge swaths of blue across the political landscape and a *giant* one around Atlanta. Newt Gingrich's House seat(which was later Tom Price's) is now filled literally by Black Lives Matter in the form of Jordan Davis's mother. That's exactly the opposite trend of whatever the hell you just said.
 
2020-08-08 2:17:45 PM  

Paul Baumer: TheGreenMonkey: I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.

Once upon a time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Wyche Fowler and Max Cleland were US Senators, Athens-Atlanta had a music scene that was the envy of the country.

I was there, Gandalf.


Didn't Soul Miner's Daughter come out of there? Athens had a great music scene in the 90's.
 
2020-08-08 2:19:08 PM  
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2020-08-08 2:19:53 PM  

Lsherm: Paul Baumer: TheGreenMonkey: I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.

Once upon a time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Wyche Fowler and Max Cleland were US Senators, Athens-Atlanta had a music scene that was the envy of the country.

I was there, Gandalf.

Didn't Soul Miner's Daughter come out of there? Athens had a great music scene in the 90's.


And the B-52s came out of Athens in the 70s.
 
2020-08-08 2:21:39 PM  
From the article: But if Kemp's concerns lie with the safety of the state's children and the importance of getting them back in the classroom, why didn't he do more to stop the spread of the virus? Why, instead, did he prioritize sending low-wage workers back to their jobs in bars, restaurants, nail salons, and gyms?

To kill Black people.
 
2020-08-08 2:21:45 PM  

bughunter: Lsherm: Paul Baumer: TheGreenMonkey: I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.

Once upon a time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Wyche Fowler and Max Cleland were US Senators, Athens-Atlanta had a music scene that was the envy of the country.

I was there, Gandalf.

Didn't Soul Miner's Daughter come out of there? Athens had a great music scene in the 90's.

And the B-52s came out of Athens in the 70s.


Pylon, REM, Gualdalcanal Diary, Georgia Satellites, and a lot more.
 
2020-08-08 2:25:37 PM  

Paul Baumer: bughunter: Lsherm: Paul Baumer: TheGreenMonkey: I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.

Once upon a time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Wyche Fowler and Max Cleland were US Senators, Athens-Atlanta had a music scene that was the envy of the country.

I was there, Gandalf.

Didn't Soul Miner's Daughter come out of there? Athens had a great music scene in the 90's.

And the B-52s came out of Athens in the 70s.

Pylon, REM, Gualdalcanal Diary, Georgia Satellites, and a lot more.


Yeah, I grew up in the Augusta/Aiken area, but at that age my favorite bands were the Monkees and the Mouseketeers.

/I left before Athens was cool
 
2020-08-08 2:29:34 PM  
DVD

mrwknd: Fark Georgia. It is a sh*thole now with all the racists and Mama's Boys acting all wannabe tough guy Nazi until they get to Mama's house, it is however quite sadly comical in a way when you see it, then it's all all "yes ma'am, I'm your little precious snowflake, truly disturbing. Or their family is all hateful Nazi wannabes.

Any, Kemp is a dick Republiderp.


Fark Georgia?  Ok, even though the majority are against this, and are only not represented because of voter suppression, let's go ahead and burn down the plantation and fields while the slaves are still trapped, instead of trying to rescue the slaves and drive off the overseers and slavemasters.

People living in Georgia are still trying to overturn this minority power-grab over the majority, but they also have to contend with the "burn the whole thing down because working or fighting hard and long has never been my thing and I hate you for doing that too!" crowd.


I live in Georgia, a goddamned Yankee, just can't seem to get out yet. Met many great people, most are like family. But, there are far too many farkheads that really do believe that their racism is not racism, they're clueless. I've met too many teachers that believe the Sun goes around the Earth and that the Earth does not tilt on it's axis, these are certified teachers in all grade levels, and I've met many teachers quit and move out of State and others that just took early retirement because of the bullsh*t and funding cuts. Georgia is a 3rd world State for the US, yes, it is very much worth changing to Blue, but the majority here are actually too damn stupid to vote for their best interest, and they think Jesus is watching them vote.

Stop the coup vote Blue.
 
2020-08-08 2:31:54 PM  
Desantis is going to be sad when he sees this article.
 
2020-08-08 2:35:58 PM  
January - Asymptomatic transmission is confirmed

April - Brian Kemp: I was not aware asymptomatic people could transmit the virus

Well Brian, you should have taken that opportunity in April, and reflected inward thinking "Maybe I shouldn't be the one deciding this life and death shiat for the people of my state."
 
2020-08-08 2:36:51 PM  
I remember early on how surprised he seemed about how you could catch it. I figured Georgia was really farked then, sad to see I was right.
 
2020-08-08 2:43:08 PM  
I remember when Georgia had a leader who was outstanding in his field.
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2020-08-08 2:45:53 PM  
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mrwknd: Fark Georgia. It is a sh*thole now with all the racists and Mama's Boys acting all wannabe tough guy Nazi until they get to Mama's house, it is however quite sadly comical in a way when you see it, then it's all all "yes ma'am, I'm your little precious snowflake, truly disturbing. Or their family is all hateful Nazi wannabes.

Any, Kemp is a dick Republiderp.

What the fark are you even talking about? Have you ever been here lately?

The metro Atlanta population is like 6 times as high as it was when I was a kid (or more) and growing constantly, and the backwoods/mountain/middle of nowhere population has been steadily declining. There's huge swaths of blue across the political landscape and a *giant* one around Atlanta. Newt Gingrich's House seat(which was later Tom Price's) is now filled literally by Black Lives Matter in the form of Jordan Davis's mother. That's exactly the opposite trend of whatever the hell you just said.



I live in Rome, right next door to the Squidbillies. Sure I want Georgia to be Blue, and Rome is well, Rome and still believes the Old Guard (their parents) it has improved a bit but the Trumpers in the sticks and town like it this way, it usually 70-30 in the red here. Yes there are a good many here Blue just not enough yet. Been here 30 years trying and will continue, but I'm melting and that is not helping, I just said farking asshole loud enough in Kroger to some Trump hat wearing, he turned and said what, I gave him the finger and kept shopping, many of these morons carry and I should not be so loud. 

Every election, is this may be it, and this election is no different, but that much more critical. Georgia may go bankrupt if Trump wins.
 
2020-08-08 2:45:59 PM  

Paul Baumer: bughunter: Lsherm: Paul Baumer: TheGreenMonkey: I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.

Once upon a time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Wyche Fowler and Max Cleland were US Senators, Athens-Atlanta had a music scene that was the envy of the country.

I was there, Gandalf.

Didn't Soul Miner's Daughter come out of there? Athens had a great music scene in the 90's.

And the B-52s came out of Athens in the 70s.

Pylon, REM, Gualdalcanal Diary, Georgia Satellites, and a lot more.


Widespread Panic, Driveby Truckers, etc. It is definitely an impressive list.
 
2020-08-08 2:48:08 PM  

TheGreenMonkey: I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.


Atlanta is pretty good, from my memory
 
2020-08-08 2:48:21 PM  

drizzum: Paul Baumer: bughunter: Lsherm: Paul Baumer: TheGreenMonkey: I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.

Once upon a time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Wyche Fowler and Max Cleland were US Senators, Athens-Atlanta had a music scene that was the envy of the country.

I was there, Gandalf.

Didn't Soul Miner's Daughter come out of there? Athens had a great music scene in the 90's.

And the B-52s came out of Athens in the 70s.

Pylon, REM, Gualdalcanal Diary, Georgia Satellites, and a lot more.

Widespread Panic, Driveby Truckers, etc. It is definitely an impressive list.


Jody Grind, Lost Continentals and humbly I would add my own tenure in Kingsized to any 90s list as well.
 
2020-08-08 2:50:50 PM  

Lsherm: Paul Baumer: TheGreenMonkey: I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.

Once upon a time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Wyche Fowler and Max Cleland were US Senators, Athens-Atlanta had a music scene that was the envy of the country.

I was there, Gandalf.

Didn't Soul Miner's Daughter come out of there? Athens had a great music scene in the 90's.


80s, too. REM and the B52s, not to mention Widespread Panic, all developed in the 80s out of Athens
 
2020-08-08 2:51:12 PM  

RasIanI: TheGreenMonkey: I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.

Atlanta is pretty good, from my memory


I've heard they have a great section for rhythm.
 
2020-08-08 2:52:12 PM  
TheGreenMonkey

I've lived in Georgia for just about 2 years now, and the state is mostly a shiatshow with the corona virus. The county I live in is increasing in cases, and classes start next week at the local university. We are not expecting good results.

And I really, really wish there was a decent music scene here.


Used to have great bands come through Rome, but Rome said no to any local or any band from playing live cover songs without first pay a large fee. Still a few local bands with original music but they killed most of the live music scene.
 
2020-08-08 2:52:56 PM  

bughunter: I remember when Georgia had a leader who was outstanding in his field.
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And had the Allman Brothers as his campaign house band!
 
2020-08-08 2:58:15 PM  
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2020-08-08 3:01:47 PM  

pjbreeze: You can tell a man to say something stupid
and he will say something stupid
or you can teach a man how to be stupid
and he'll be stupid for the rest of his life


The obvious conclusion: when you meet a blithering idiot, set them on fire.
 
2020-08-08 3:17:46 PM  
The bible only says plagues happen, not that we should do anything about them
 
2020-08-08 3:20:24 PM  
At first glance, you might think, "yeah... uniquely stupid." But then, you come to realize that this is Georgia and they elected this turd knowing exactly what they were getting because he had been the Secretary of State long enough to know what brand of underwear he buys, let alone how much he's willing to grovel to get and keep power. They like this sort of thing in Georgia, and he's the epitome of it.
 
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