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The Real Christmas

By   /  December 16, 2011  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Bill Waller. Mr. Waller is a author and contributor local blog, Southwest Georgia Politics. He enjoys writing, traveling, and researching history. He currently resides in Albany, Georgia.   Christmas is upon us. It seems to creep up about this time every year, doesn’t it? A friend of mine says that he often [...]

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Tragedy, political agendas should be kept separate

By   /  January 25, 2011  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

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Tweet We are all saddened by the recent shooting incident in Tucson, Ariz., that targeted U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The assailant, Jared Lee Loughner, killed six people that day, including federal judge John Roll. The popular media has speculated the reasons why this happened, but few have looked into the person behind the incident. The [...]

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Back to the manger

By   /  December 23, 2010  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

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Tweet Christmas does not seem the same this year as in every other year past.  Does it feel that way to you too? It all started this year when we made our annual drive up to get a blue spruce Christmas tree from the state farmer’s market in Jonesboro. There are two usual blue spruce [...]

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Cut and run on Cutliff

By   /  August 24, 2010  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet May I ask you to loan me some money? You see, I have a business idea and I need $374,000. I know, that is a lot of money, but I’m good for it. A business plan you ask? Sure I have one. You see, there is a swell piece of property that I am going purchase for $95,000. [...]

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Interest heavy in replacing Sanford Bishop

By   /  February 2, 2010  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet It may be one of the coldest winters on record, but things may be about to heat up in Georgia’s Second Congressional District. At least three, possibly four, candidates are running on the Republican side to challenge Rep. Sanford Bishop. Mike Keown entered the race early. He currently serves as a state representative and [...]

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Obama effigy and free speech in Plains Georgia

By   /  January 5, 2010  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet By now most people in southwest Georgia have heard about the incident in Plains, where a doll depicting President Barack Obama was hanged in effigy. I first learned about it yesterday when checking the Drudge Report. By then, it had already made national news. Similar displays were done to President Obama’s predecessor, President George [...]

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Bill Waller’s Top Ten Articles of 2009

By   /  January 4, 2010  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet As an author, I’ve been afforded a unique opportunity to reflect on my body of work with SWGAPolitics.com. Jeff Sexton released my top 10 articles that received the most views. I am somewhat surprised that a few which received loads of comments, did not make the list. However, the ones that generated the most [...]

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No room for acumen with school’s under zero tolerance

By   /  October 22, 2009  /  Bill Waller, News  /   Comments

Tweet By now, most have heard the story of little Zachary Christie, the 6-year-old boy that brought a camping cutlery tool to school. The tool had a spoon, fork, knife, and bottle opener. He had used the tool to eat at home, and decided that it would be a great idea to bring to school [...]

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Why Protest Reform That Would Benefit Us: A Letter To Congressman Bishop

By   /  August 31, 2009  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet In a recent article about the protest at Congressman Sanford Bishop’s office against healthcare reform, Congressman Bishop said, “We have the First Amendment in this country, but I find it curious that people choose to protest healthcare reform that would benefit them.” Congressman, you find it curious because at your town hall meeting in [...]

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Outlook: Sanford Bishop out of touch with his constituents

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-2-Ga) held his final town hall meeting on healthcare reform Thursday at Albany State University. I attended the meeting to hear what our congressman had to say about the bills. Congressman Bishop said that he had not made up his mind yet about the various bills floating around Washington because they [...]

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