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Only I can see my wife nude

By   /  December 3, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

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Tweet I don’t write about national issues that often, for a variety of reasons. Recently, however, one has come up that I decided I wanted to be very frank about. That issue, if you couldn’t guess from the title, is the Transportation “Security” Administration’s recent decision to begin use of backscatter X-ray machines and enhanced [...]

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Lee transparent as mud

By   /  August 12, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Last week, the Lee County Board of Commissioners appointed Al Crace of Roswell, Ga., as the interim county administrator. Per both Crace and Lee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Ed Duffy, this is to be a temporary position lasting roughly five months or so. In other words, he could well be gone before the [...]

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Condoms for first graders?

By   /  June 30, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Condoms are now being made to students as young as first grade in one Massachusetts school. Apparently this story is now getting some play on Fox News (no, I don’t watch that drivel, the headline and link was re-Tweeted by someone in my twitter stream), but I first heard about this story on the [...]

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The cult of Christianity

By   /  April 13, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Christianity was founded roughly 2,000 years ago on the shores of a big lake in the Near East that still exists today – the Sea of Galilee. It has its roots in a small town that still exists today in present-day Israel – Bethlehem. Its foundation was made permanent a city of much strife [...]

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Fear mongering at election time

By   /  April 11, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Republicans or several years now have consistently played the “fear” card when it comes election time. They consistently set up some Democrat – be it Al Gore, Roy Barnes, John Kerry, Mark Taylor, or Barack Obama – as some kind of Big Evil that is out to destroy us all, and then try to [...]

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Proms and Lesbians In the Bible Belt

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet I don’t know if y’all have seen this one, but over the past couple of days a story has come out about a certain high school senior in Mississippi. Seems this student likes to date girls and wants to wear a tux to prom. The problem? The student’s name is Constance rather than Conrad.

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Disclosures: Oxendine funding other politicos’ campaigns

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet I was tipped off that Georgia gubernatorial candidate John Oxendine had contributed to at least one statewide candidate through his PAC, Better Georgia. (Both the PAC and Ox’s State Ethics Commission reports show the same address.) I started looking into this – and was somewhat shocked by what I found. Money is the lifeblood [...]

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Is Lee County Commission Calloway Trip justified?

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Before getting into the meat of this post, I want to thank Lee County Clerk Christi Dockery for being so responsive to my requests and being pro-active in making sure I get all announcements sent to the local media. She, Alan Ours, Bob Alexander, Marshall Wilcox, and the rest of the county staff have [...]

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SWGAPolitics.com Year in Review

By   /  January 8, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Wow. 2009 is over. We saw quite a bit happen during the year. We’ve seen one of the top-three most powerful politicians in the state drop out of the Georgia governor’s race under the auspices of his health, only to have the rumor come out later in the year that it was actually over [...]

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Wanted: Meaningful reform of ethics code

By   /  January 5, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet At the very front of what I’m about to say, let me note that this is just an idea I’ve been thinking about that may or may not work. Based on my own thinking right now, I think it might, and it is certainly a different approach than what we’ve got right now, which [...]

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