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Citizen Newsletter #315 Henry Citizen (hccitizen@hccitizen.net) hc.citizen@hccitizen.org; Wednesday, December 28, 2011 6:28 PM

The Citizen Newsletter

Issue # 315

December 29, 2011

The Conservative Voice of Henry County


Contact The Citizen at hc.citizen@hccitizen.org

www.scribd.com/Henry_Citizen View or download at www.scribd.com/Henry_Citizen In This Edition Henry Restaurant Scores Citizens Person of the Year 1st Annual Geranium Drop Chicago Politics Person of the Year Nomination Henrys 2012 Elections Vetting the Candidates Dear Mr. Obama More from the Mailbag YOUR VOICE Montanans Launch Recall I-75/I-575 Toll Project Canceled Do you have a story to tell? Become a Citizen contributor. Submit your opinions, commentaries and articles to HC.CITIZEN@HCCITIZEN.ORG

Henry County Restaurant Scores


Monroe Roark will resume reporting the restaurant scores the first week of 2012. They will be aired on his SCB-TV newscast and also on his new Facebook page. If you want to see them on Facebook, click on the link below and "like" his page. Thank you for your time. Monroe Roark http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Monroe-Roark/210229375727902? notif_t=page_new_likes

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The Citizen's Person of the Year Acclamation! This acclamation will


mimic" Time Magazine's annual "Person of the Year!" Everyone can nominate someone; but the Citizen's Editorial committee would have the final say. Some of the criteria for nominees would be: 1.) Must be a resident of Henry County. 2.) Must have contributed to some noteworthy accomplishment that indirectly/directly benefits Henry County. The Citizen will accept nominations until January 20th. The person receiving the most convincing commendations will be announced as the Citizens Person of The Year 2011. Please submit a profile and description of your nominees accomplishments, actions and specifically how he/she has brought about positive, significant benefit to our County. The Citizen will feature and profile a person who "for betterment of Henry County has done the most to influence the events of the year."

1st Annual Geranium Drop


When: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Where: City of McDonough Square

**** Monroe Roark has created a new


Facebook page to help viewers of his SCB newscast stay more informed. This is a second page under his real name, separate from his personal page. Using this new page he will have the potential to link to video segments and get feedback from the community. Also, Monroe is planning to begin reporting RESTAURANT SCORES again in 2012. Go "like" his page and you can get this information every week.

You are invited to attend the 1st Annual, Geranium Drop 2012 on the Square of McDonough December 31, 2011!
*Festivities begin at 8:30 with opening remarks by Mayor Billy Copeland. *Followed by live entertainment. *At 11:55 gather to watch the pot of geraniums drop, ringing in the New Year! *Non-Profit vendors will be around the Square selling refreshments and various items. *Be sure to visit local restaurants on the Square & purchase the Geranium Gulp Cup for drinks specials! *Photo Booth by Julie Hunter, $1 Resolution Time Capsule & Masquerade Ball @ The Seasons Bistro.

Come, party, say good-bye to 2011 and hello to the New Year, 2012!
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Live Music on Square. Buy your Geranium Gulp for $5 from any participating restaurant and get drink specials all night. Pot of Geraniums dropping from hook & ladder truck at midnight to ring in 2012. Seasons Bistro Masquerade Party. Doors Open @ 8 $25 live music and appetizers.

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You have to understand "the world according to Chicago"


Chicago is a completely different country when it comes to politics, with a different set of morals and language. There are three rules and a Prime Directive. RULE #1. No matter what you see, hear, or do -- you don't know anybody & you know nothing! RULE #2. If you capture something on tape or camera -- it reveals nothing! RULE #3. If you know what everybody knows in Chicago -- you still know nothing. The PRIME DIRECTIVE ...No matter what the vote, Democrats win the election. Remember Jimmy Hoffa? He knew too much. Where is he now? Don't ask.

For the Henry County Citizen of the Year I would like to nominate Dr. Mike Moon for the following
reasons..... 1. Dr. Moon has done more to try and bring civility to the dialogue of politics than any of published writers here in Henry 2. Dr. Moon has given much to try and bring the differing factions in Henry County to the table of reasoning. 3. Dr. Moon has set the example for community and the importance of personal involvement. 4. Dr. Moon despite all his physical ailments is tireless in his quest for bettering the world we live in.

We all know there are many who have had a great impact on Henry County but not all of those impacts have been what was in the best interest of the county... Dr. Moon has made a personal impact on the citizens of the county and is the example of who I want as a neighbor. Respectfully Don Henderson

Henrys 2012 Elections


More from the

Mail Bag

It will be interesting to see how many people come out of the woodwork to run. I have heard comments indicating a political unknown would serve the county better. I have also heard a group of employees have a former employee they are grooming. No name has been shared yet, but rumors have it those who lost their jobs have been collaborating. Two of the larger departments allegedly have pretty strong groups who are rumored to be working toward board changes because of furloughs, no raises and expenditures. I don't hear a lot, but some who share tidbits with me have said there is an arrogance in the admin bldg. One DOT guy said when you walk in the front door of the building you are met with closed doors. I never thought about that image until it was told to me. Next year will be interesting to say the least. Televising the meetings has done what it was intended to do but many think the meetings look staged and it creates suspicion about what goes on behind the scenes.

Vetting the Candidates In politics, the term vetting is thrown around with as much ease as advice on who to bet on in a horse race. The very term race is also applied to the political candidates attempt to get elected; think of the terms presidential race, governor race, senatorial race, and you get the picture. Vetting can actually include scrutiny on the physical health of the candidate, but it also includes significant examination into the background of the candidate to analyze either falsehoods the candidate might utter when running for political office, and to evaluate the potential problems in the past history of the candidate that could be a liability in attempting to win political office.
PAY ATTENTION. The 2012 campaign year will throw a lot of nonsense at voters. An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance that is the motto.

Gail Engelhardt This letter was sent to me to read from a fellow Patriot. I don't know who the original author was or is but I concur with the statements and the sentiment of this letter. How about you?
Dear Mr. Obama, From the time you declared your candidacy for president of the United States and announced under your breath that you are a Christian, many true, Bible-believing Christians immediately had doubts about your muffled profession of faith. After all, for 20 years you drank deeply from the well of Rev. Jeremiah Wright who, in spite of the clerical garb he wears, preaches a Universalist gospel. It is not the true gospel that Jesus proclaimed, which clearly states that He and He alone is the only way to heaven and the Father. That claim was for all people of the earth. The Bible is not ambiguous, Mr. President, as you and some of your Universalist friends believe. Jesus made it clear in John 14:6 that He alone is the way, the truth, and the life. Furthermore, the Bible testifies in Acts 4:12 that there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved except the name of Jesus. That, Mr. Obama, is true Christianity. Be that as it may, millions of Bible-believing Christians gave you the benefit of the doubt and decided to wait and see. After all, in the words of our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, By their fruit you will recognize them (Matt. 7:20). Many in the Evangelical community deliberately refused to judge you by your questionable associates and friends; they wanted to see for themselves. And sadly, Mr. President, you deeply disappointed them. Not only did you use endearing, even fawning, statements and declarations regarding Islam and Muslims, but you deliberately treated the National Day of Prayer underhandedly. While publicly recognizing every Muslim holy day in the past year, you failed to issue an Easter proclamation in 2011. You chose not to mention the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is, after all, the foundational bedrock of your Christian faith and the very reason why our nation celebrates Easter. The limits of time and space do not afford me the luxury of enumerating your many anti-biblical and anti-

Christian executive orders and policies. But I must speak to the bombshell of December 6, 2011. You see. Mr. President, there are persecuted Christians in your home country of Indonesia, as well as in Nigeria. And thanks to your indecisive and failed policies, we have added Egypt to the list. These beleaguered Christians have always looked to the United States for encouragement and affirmation. But when they look to you, they find none. Imagine, Mr. Obama, their dismay that you have not publicly threatened to tie foreign aid which is the taxpayers money, not the governments to stopping the church burnings and the severe persecution and killings of Christians in Egypt. Yet on December 6, your administration did decide to publicly threaten to tie American taxpayer money in the form of foreign aid to the support of gay and lesbian rights. You surely know, Mr. Obama, that as Christians, while we see homosexuality as the Bible sees it a sin, we never hate nor advocate the killing of homosexuals. That is something left to your dear friends in the Muslim world; something they do to both homosexuals and Christians on a regular basis. The White House declared that this announcement marked the first U.S. government strategy to combat human rights abuses against gays and lesbians abroad. This was no great comfort to desperate and persecuted Christians worldwide. One final question, Mr. President. If you are a true Christian, as you claim under your breath, why do you not feel that same passion and commitment toward your brothers and sisters in Christ, who are paying for their faith with their lives? May the Lords hand guide you to all truth. This is my regular prayer for you.

In the Mail Bag


I read the Henry Herald's article this morning surrounding the BoCs recent action to amend their Adult Entertainment Ordinance. While reading it I could not help but to revisit the information found below I shared with you in November. After months and months the board finally modified the above-mentioned ordinance. They exhibited a real concern to fully protect adults from adults. I have formed an opinion that they have more interest in keeping adult from seeing adult without clothes than protecting our teenage girls at risk from the possibility being filmed naked.

Teen Sex McDonough Ga. Stated by an elected official. "This issue has been resolved. As far as hitting the streets-if it does it will have originated from one of our staff. It is my hope that those with whom we work will exercise restraint of their tongues. Staff provides amazing programs for our county to cast them into a negative spotlight over something for which they had no knowledge would be absolutely wrong." Shooting Coach, Businessman, Facing Molestation Charges Stated by an elected official, Thursday, that "______ has no connection with Henry County Government."
Had this episode at the Henry County Recreation Department back in November occurred in one of our Henry County Schools a letter would be sent home to all parents notifying them of a potential threat of exploiting teenage girls. I promise you that the BOE has exhibited that they will face any potential liability to ensure the safety and welfare of all of the children under their care. Not B J Mathis.

YOUR VOICE
"As people get to know more about Ron Paul, who disowns 10 years of his own newsletter, says he didn't really realize what was in it, had no idea what he was making money off of, had no idea that it was racist, anti-Semitic, called for the destruction of Israel, talked about a race war - all of this is a sudden shock to Ron Paul?" he asked. "There will come a morning people won't take him as serious person."

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--Newt Gingrich, 12/27/11 National Journal

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Bare Naked Islam


It isn't Islamophobia when they really ARE trying to kill you

Signature Broadcasting

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Texas Christmas Day massacre of 7 people, including the killer, was a MUSLIM honor killing

Network SBN TV Were all about you! http://sbn.tv/

Truth be told, I quickly discounted my initial reaction that Muslims might be involved because the killer was reported to be in a Santa costume. Stupid me. The Santa who massacred his family on Christmas morning was a Muslim who was enraged that his daughter was dating a non-Muslim. As usual, the media ignored the obvious honor-killing elements of this massacre. Aziz Yazdanpanah had lost control of his family. His wife had left him. His daughter was dating a non-Muslim. And he killed them all. Just as the Ft. Hood Jihadist Massacre was labeled Workplace Violence, the Obama-subservient media are trying to pass off this mass honor killing as Holiday Blues. Online comment: What??? You mean it wasnt a Tea Party Catholic Republican, or a Libertarian Party Jew, or an Independent Non-Affiliated Baptist white guy???? Well, then, this is hardly worth mentioning, is it?

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Bank Of America Dumps $75 Trillion In Derivatives On U.S. Taxpayers With Federal Approval
Bloomberg reports that Bank of America has shifted about $22 trillion worth of derivative obligations from Merrill Lynch and the BAC holding company to the FDIC insured retail deposit division. Along with this information came the revelation that the FDIC insured unit was already stuffed with $53 trillion worth of these potentially toxic obligations, making a total of $75 trillion.

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The Wealth Gap Between Congress and Voters Is Growing


Both The New York Times and The Washington Post have separate reports today about the widening wealth gap between members of Congress and the people they represent. Almost half of all Congresspeople are millionaires and their median net worth has climbed to $913,000, compared to $100,000 for the rest of America households. According to the Post, that number drops to $725,000 when excluding home equity (and adjusting for inflation), but the same median figure for American families is just $20,500. And that gap has only grown wider in recent years.

Monroe Roark has created a new Facebook page to help viewers of his SCB newscast stay more informed. This is a second page under his real name, separate from his personal page.
Using this new page he will have the potential to link to video segments and get feedback from the community. Also, Monroe is planning to begin reporting RESTAURANT SCORES again in 2012. Go "like" his page and you can get this information every week.

Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention. Merry Christmas, US Senate
Ralph Lopez Special to Salem-News.com
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/december252011/ndaa-recall.php

The issue of federal official recall has never reached the federal courts.

(HELENA) - Moving quickly on Christmas Day after the US Senate voted 86 - 14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) which allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial, Montanans have announced the launch of recall campaigns against Senators Max Baucus and Jonathan Tester, who voted for the bill. Montana is ONE OF NINE STATES with provisions that say that the right of recall extends to recalling members of its federal congressional delegation, pursuant to Montana Code 2-16-603, on the grounds of physical or mental lack of fitness, incompetence, violation of oath of office, official misconduct, or conviction of certain felony offenses. Section 2 of Montana Code 2-16-603 reads: "(2) A public officer holding an elective office may be recalled by the qualified electors entitled to vote for the elective officer's successor." The website BALLOTPEDIA.ORG CITES eight other states which allow for the recall of elected federal officials: Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, and Wisconsin. New Jersey's federal recall law was struck down when a NJ state judge ruled that "the federal Constitution does not allow states the power to recall U.S. senators," despite the fact the Constitution explicitly allows, by not disallowing ("prohibited" in the Tenth Amendment,) the states the power to recall US senators and congressmen: "The powers not...prohibited...are reserved to the States...or to the people." - Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Montana residents William Crain and Stewart Rhodes are spearheading the drive. Mr. Crain is an artist. Mr. Rhodes is an attorney, Yale Law School graduate, and the national president of the organization Oath Keepers, who are military and law enforcement officers, both former and active duty, who vow to uphold their Oath to the US Constitution and to disobey illegal orders which constitute attacks on their fellow citizens. Rhodes said: "These politicians from both parties betrayed our trust, and violated the oath they took to defend the Constitution. It's not about the left or right, it's about our Bill of Rights. Without the Bill of Rights, there is no America. It is the Crown Jewel of our Constitution, and the high-water mark of Western Civilization." Rhodes noted that: Rising on the House floor to oppose the bill based on the military detention provisions for Americans, Rep. Tom McClintock said before the House vote: Tyranny.jpg "today, we who have sworn fealty to that Constitution sit to consider a bill that affirms a power contained in no law and that has the full potential to crack the very foundation of American liberty." Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said in opposing the final NDAA: This bill also contains misguided provisions that in the name of fighting terrorism essentially authorize the indefinite imprisonment of American citizens without charges. And in a New York Times op-ed piece by two retired four-star U.S. Marine generals, Charles Krulak and Joseph Hoar, Krulak and Hoar said that "Due process would be a thing of the past."

I-75/575 decision has big impact


By Benita Dodd Guest columnist for the AJC Georgias eleventh-hour cancellation of a toll concession project on managed lanes along I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties is a decision with enormous ramifications. It impacts mobility for one of the regions most congested corridors, the thousands of jobs that would have been created in the process, and future opportunities to attract private investor partners to fund and expedite much-needed infrastructure. The state Department of Transportation calls public-private partnerships a critical element of Georgias plans for sustainable investment in transportation. Now fingers are being pointed in numerous directions over the cancellation of the promising west by northwest corridor, a move that astounded the three companies on the short list to build the billion-dollar project then manage the 60-year toll concession. Whats next? The options are limited, unfortunately. The I-75/575 project was just the beginning. A large part of the plan for improving regional mobility was premised on the private investment in an ambitious, seamless network of toll lanes that would have provided congestion insurance and expedited mass transit. The projects promise is being reinforced by the increasing popularity of the I-85 high-occupancy toll lanes that opened in October. That federally funded demonstration project is already showing success, albeit limited because it is just one lane in each direction. The blow to privatization is harsh: Private companies are expressing their uninterest in a fickle Georgia. The I75/575 project involved international companies, so the damage to the states reputation is global. Innovative public-private partnerships are being explored for adding proposed reservoirs and other water infrastructure, but investors and consultants are increasingly dismissive of Georgia. Thats no surprise. PPP legislation has

been worked and reworked in Georgia since 2003, and all the state has to show for it is a plan to privatize maintenance and advertising at rest areas. The state has missed a huge opportunity to leverage private sector funding and innovation and expedite mobility. The state Transportation Board says it is examining other available options for the delivery of this project. Georgia has spent more than $50 million of taxpayer funds on the project already. The three interested teams spent millions of their own funds preparing. The bureaucratic process of starting over on the corridor will delay congestion relief for nearly 200,000 motorists a day. The state must find funding, which will slow a project that would have been expedited by qualified private investors. One alternative could be to go to a design-build approach in which the state will contract out the project to a company to design and construct the project, then have the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority manage it. That poses several problems. The private investors wanted Georgia to invest $300 million of the estimated $1.045 billion project. There is no state or federal money to fund the entire project, and voters would not stand for a gas-tax increase right before a vote on a regional transportation sales tax. Not only would the states commitment reduce the funding available for other transportation projects, but Georgia also is constitutionally required to balance its budget. Adding this obligation could threaten the states existing stellar AAA bond rating and make it more expensive to borrow. If government commits its taxpayers to this project, watch the chances for the upcoming regional transportation sales tax referendum fade among already jaded voters. Benita Dodd is vice president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

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