Update: Trump backers denounce Deep State conspiracy after rally buses cancelled for nonpayment

UPDATE: Trump supporters denounce Deep State Conspiracy after “Women for America First” DC rally buses (including one from Atlanta) cancelled for nonpayment.  From The Daily Beast: A couple hundred Donald Trump fans rallied outside Congress on Thursday for the “March for Trump,” an event meant to oppose House Democrats’ impeachment investigation. According to organizers, though, there would have been hundreds more people shouting “stop the coup” in Washington’s streets if not for a liberal plot against their buses. That’s because, as would-be rally attendees gathered across the East Coast for the US Coachways buses that the organizer had promised would take them to Washington, those buses never showed. The no-shows provoked a wave of anger, accusations that the “deep state” had colluded to…

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Stand with Lucy vs. Fall for Anything — It’s an impeachment thing

UPDATE: Trump supporters denounce Deep State Conspiracy after “Women for America First” DC rally buses cancelled — for nonpayment. Read story. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Several dozen people with signs lined Glenridge Drive on both sides of the driveway leading to Sixth District Rep. Lucy McBath’s Sandy Springs office Thursday at noon. With a honk, but not paying attention to the signs, I pulled into the lot, and walked up to join the crowd, only to stumble into the Trump camp. Which surprised me, because I had hoped Lucy’s supporters would have the sidewalk to themselves. Atlanta’s MAGA folks–Women for Trump–were supposed to hop on a bus at the Norcross Cracker Barrel for a trip to Washington D.C. to attend the “Women…

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DeKalb ethics referendum: Town hall reveals lack of consensus among legislators

Advance voting is now under way. Check early voting sites and times. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman On Nov. 5, DeKalb County voters will decide one countywide issue: “Shall the Act be approved which revises the Board of Ethics for DeKalb County?” It’s the exact same question they were asked in November 2015. But it’s not the same issue at all. In 2015, DeKalb County voters decided to police corruption more effectively by setting up an independent Board of Ethics with investigatory powers over DeKalb County government officials. Think of it as voting to buy a shiny new police car. Now, they’re being asked to strip off the tires and siphon the gas from the tank, many people are saying. Legislators divided Many…

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Stand with Lucy Thurday, Oct. 17! It’s an impeachment thing

Event: 11;30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 outside Rep. McBath’s Sandy Springs office, 5775 Glenridge Drive. Sponsor: 6th District Task Force. All Lucy McBath supporters welcome. Bring a sign! Sign up here Update: I irritate some Trumpers during the rally face-off By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman About 100 Pro-Trump protesters showed up last week at Rep. Lucy McBath’s district office to call for the end of the impeachment inquiry. The MAGA crowd is angry at McBath for voting to move the the process along. She’s said she’ll make a decision based on the evidence. Meanwhile, evidence of the president’s corruption piles up, with more testimony coming this week that President Trump’s aides see as “problematic.”  There will be more evidence, with or without obstruction.…

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Update on DeKalb town halls in Brookhave and Decatur: The’re back on

DeKalb legislators at Tucker Town Hall; Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver speaking UPDATE: Rep. Matthew Wilson and Sen. Elena Parent have stepped up to host the town halls on the SB7 and the ethics referendum that had been pulled from the calendar by DeKalb legislative leadership following last week’s Tucker town hall (to see why that happened, read below). They will proceed as scheduled: October 15, 2019, 6:30-8 PM, Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur October 21, 2019, 6:30-8 PM, Brookhaven City Hall, 4362 Peachtree Rd NE, Brookhaven Important clarification. The townhalls dates and locations will remain the same: Oct. 15, 6:30pm, Manuel J. Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur. Oct. 21, 6:30–8pm., Brookhaven City Hall, 4362 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven. We thank…

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Did Tucker’s horrible town hall cause DeKalb delegation leaders to nix ethics referendum talks?

DeKalb legislators at Tucker Town Hall; Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver speaking By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman I went to Tuesday night’s legislative town hall in Tucker with the intent of covering Senate Bill 7 and the upcoming DeKalb County referendum it calls for. The meeting went poorly. One participant called it “a horror show.” When I started to put this post together, I intended to briefly mention the meeting, noting its horribleness, then move on to write about the referendum. But then I learned that something strange had happened–something inexcusable and outrageous. So … We need to talk about the town hall About 40 DeKalb County residents showed up for the town hall at Tucker Library. Many came expecting a discussion of November’s…

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