Even the owners want out of the Plant Vogtle Boondoggle

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Here’s the latest on the Plant Vogtle disaster from the AJC: The survival of those two new nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle just got more complicated. The electrical membership coop run by the city of Jacksonville, Fla., wants out of the deal. Here’s why that matters: Earlier this month, we got the news that the cost of the two reactors had gone up by $2.3 billion – only a few months after the state Public Service Commission approved the lower amount. The full price of the Vogtle upgrade is now $27 billion, double what was originally estimated and five years behind schedule. The increase requires investors in the project to re-affirm their decision to move forward by Sept. 30. Georgia…

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Randolph County: Complaints of vote buying, early tabulation in Mike Malone-supervised election

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman The local Board of Elections has come under fire for its plan to shut down 7 of 9 polling places in majority-black Randolph County in Southwest Georgia, infamous for its history of voter suppression and racial discrimination. I found this while working on an upcoming post. In the meantime, here’s background coverage Download pdf  Board of Elections Transcript of Greene County-Mike Malone Case From Minutes of Georgia Board of Elections meeting September 20th, 2017 Complaints of vote buying and early tabulation during 2015, Special Election, Greene County Georgia; Elections Supervisor Mike Morgan. Link to transcript: https://bit.ly/2OWzd5p Note: The record reflects that SoS Brian Kemp was not in attendance at the time this case was called, heard, and decided. Malone makes no…

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Georgia fiction: Read a sample of the award-winning Brambleman

BRAMBLEMAN A Novel by Jonathan Grant Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Popular Fiction Print and eBoook versions available wherever books are sold KINDLE edition only $6.99! Download the Prologue and Chapter One of Brambleman to read at your leisure. PLOT DESCRIPTION: Down-and-out Atlanta writer Charlie Sherman has no idea what madness awaits him when a mysterious stranger convinces him to finish a dead man’s book about a horrific crime that’s gone unpunished for decades. What Charlie inherits is an unwieldy manuscript about the mob-driven expulsion of more than 1,000 blacks from Forsyth County, Georgia in 1912. During the course of his work, Charlie uncovers a terrible secret involving a Forsyth County land grab. Due to its proximity to Atlanta, the stolen farm…

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Georgia GOP candidate commits blasphemy by vowing to fight poverty

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle said in private conversation that he wanted to cut Georgia’s poverty rate in half. Apparently, conservatives think this is a bad thing, and runoff rival Brian Kemp’s allies are using a secret recording to smear him. Seriously. For the record, he is talking about decreasing poverty through economic growth and doesn’t mention new social programs. He actually sounded human and not horrible when he was talking about it, but the Kempites smell blood. (Former State Sen. Hunter Hill, who placed third in the GOP primary, has endorsed Kemp.) Here’s the covert audio, Here’s Cagle’s reaction, along with the piece 25% of Georgia’s kids live in poverty. 40 counties have 40% child poverty rates. I will NOT apologize for…

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Mueller drops indictment naming 12 Russian military intelligence officers in conspiracy against U.S.

On the eve of Trump’s visit to Putin, Mueller drops a conspiracy indictment against a dozen Russian military officers (aka witches) for doing what they did in 2016. “Congressional candidate” mentioned, and someone who may be Roger Stone Read it: https://bit.ly/2ustufe Read more from Politico "…on or about July 27, 2016, the Conspirators attempted after hours to spearphish for the first time email accounts at a domain … used by Clinton's personal office." https://t.co/CVxOTdX6Vn Here's what Trump said on July 27, 2016. (h/t @KenDilanianNBC) pic.twitter.com/rVWc3jybpK — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 13, 2018 DNC: "This is not a witch hunt and it is certainly not a joke … It's long past time for him and his allies in the Republican Party to stop…

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Sen. David Perdue gets owned on Twitter

Again, actually. Or usually. Because David Perdue is bad at twitter, which is to be expected, since his message stinks. Sure, it’s probably some clueless staff member pumping out the swamp bilge we’ve come to expect from the junior senator from Georgia’s account. They’re often horrible, hypocritical and sycophantic to President Trump, because, after all Perdue is POTUS’s favorite senator, and you’ve got to be excruciatingly bad to earn that title. Usually Perdue’s tweets are hard ratio’d  because people really, really don’t like him and his tweets are stupid. While Sen. Johnny Isakson has earned a great deal of goodwill from people in his home state (he’s actually held town halls recently and takes live questions from voters in his tele-Town Halls),…

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