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Old 02-23-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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Exactly. Until someone proves Speaker Ralston has broken the law, I'm fine with his job performance as Speaker of the House and do not think his law practice activities should taint his leadership under the Gold Dome.

He hasn't broken the law because the law was written so that people like him can get away with his actions. So ridiculous. We have laws out there that punish people who commit non-violent "crimes (like having cannabis/other drugs that are being used medicinally in other countries" and then this man gets to have his clients who have committed violent crimes against people not face court/trial and/or get their cases dismissed.



The police have been able for the longest to illegally seize people's property hold on let me find the article but just because something is legal doesn't make it right and doesn't make the people who carry out the actions right.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...rbg-timbs.html
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:50 PM
 
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He hasn't broken the law because the law was written so that people like him can get away with his actions. So ridiculous. We have laws out there that punish people who commit non-violent "crimes (like having cannabis/other drugs that are being used medicinally in other countries" and then this man gets to have his clients who have committed violent crimes against people not face court/trial and/or get their cases dismissed.



The police have been able for the longest to illegally seize people's property hold on let me find the article but just because something is legal doesn't make it right and doesn't make the people who carry out the actions right.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...rbg-timbs.html
The law was not only written so that people like Ralston can get away with their actions.

David Ralston was actually one of the people who wrote the current law that he now appears to take full advantage of as Speaker...
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Now, the AJC has learned how the law came about that Ralston has been invoking to create case delays: He helped write it.

For a century, elected lawmakers who make their living as attorneys could only cite the law to delay court while the General Assembly was in session and for three weeks after. But in 2006, lawmakers in the House and Senate passed Senate Bill 503, which expanded the privilege to cover any time a lawmaker’s “presence elsewhere is required.”
Ralston helped write the law allowing him to delay criminal cases...
Most lawmakers mum on revelations of AJC/Channel 2 investigation
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:32 PM
 
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The law was not only written so that people like Ralston can get away with their actions.

David Ralston was actually one of the people who wrote the current law that he now appears to take full advantage of as Speaker...


Ralston helped write the law allowing him to delay criminal cases...
Most lawmakers mum on revelations of AJC/Channel 2 investigation
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

I like learning new things but B2R, I wish I didn't read that. I wish I could write laws that would benefit me.


Actually no I don't because no one should have such power. There should always be checks and balances and laws written to benefit the masses.
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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I like learning new things but B2R, I wish I didn't read that. I wish I could write laws that would benefit me.


Actually no I don't because no one should have such power. There should always be checks and balances and laws written to benefit the masses.
Writing laws to one's benefit is one of the "perks" of being a legislator

One of the "perks" of being a legislator is being able to write laws to one's benefit... Which, unfortunately, is something that happens at all levels of government from Congress to state legislatures to city councils to county commissioners. It is also something that is nowhere near as uncommon as it should be.

David Ralston's particular case of writing a law to his advantage and then taking advantage of that law is attracting much attention because he is currently arguably the second-most powerful political figure in the state of Georgia as the roughly decade-long tenured Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.

But make no mistake that this type of situation is not necessarily all that uncommon in government and politics.
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:23 PM
 
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Founding principal of Mill Creek High School and retired U.S. Army soldier Jim Markham passed away on Saturday at age 76.

Markham was the principal of Mill Creek High School when it opened in 2004 and served in the job until retiring from the position in 2012.

Mill Creek High School, which is located in Hoschton and is part of the Gwinnett County Public Schools' system (which has the largest student enrollment of any school system in the state of Georgia which has just under 180,000 students), is notable because it has the largest student enrollment of any public school in the state of Georgia with more than 3,700 students.

Back in the late 2000's, Mill Creek High School had as many as 4,200 students before nearby Mountain View High School opened to relieve Mill Creek High School's student population in 2009.

Mill Creek HS is also recognized as having one of the most competitive athletic programs in the prep sports hotbed that is Gwinnett County and in the state of Georgia, with the Mill Creek Hawks football program having won two region championships and made the state playoffs in 8 of its 15 seasons of existence.

Markham joined the Gwinnett County Public Schools system in 1991 where he served as an assistant principal and an assistant football coach at Parkview High School until 1994 when he became principal at Berkmar High School where he served until 2003 before becoming the founding principal at Mill Creek High School.

Before joining GCPS in 1991, Markham served as head football coach and taught in Dawson County in North Georgia. Markham is also reported to have been recognized as a teacher of the year at schools in Arizona and Florida, a Florida 5A tennis coach of the year, a region baseball coach of the year and a North Georgia counselor and advocate of the year.

Before Markham was an educator he served in the Army, doing two tours of duty in Vietnam in the late 1960’s.

Founding Mill Creek principal Jim Markham dies after cancer battle (Gwinnett Daily Post)
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Writing laws to one's benefit is one of the "perks" of being a legislator

One of the "perks" of being a legislator is being able to write laws to one's benefit... Which, unfortunately, is something that happens at all levels of government from Congress to state legislatures to city councils to county commissioners. It is also something that is nowhere near as uncommon as it should be.

David Ralston's particular case of writing a law to his advantage and then taking advantage of that law is attracting much attention because he is currently arguably the second-most powerful political figure in the state of Georgia as the roughly decade-long tenured Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.

But make no mistake that this type of situation is not necessarily all that uncommon in government and politics.
I am glad to see Speaker Ralston taking note of the many objections and questions regarding the practice.

https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regi...s7RdH2thdHekO/
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:50 PM
 
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Controversial Colquitt County High School football head coach Rush Probst, of mid-2000's MTV reality show "Two-A-Days" fame, has been suspended with pay pending an investigation for unstated reasons.

Back in 2015, Probst was suspended for one year for headbutting a player, but appealed and was allowed to coach during the 2016 season.

Probst has led the Colquitt County Packers football program since 2009 where he has built the rural South Georgia school into a perennial state championship contender and national power, leading the program to two state titles and high national rankings in Georgia's highest classification in 2014 and 2015.

Before being hired at Colquitt County in 2008, Probst was the head coach at Hoover High School outside of Birmingham, Alabama from 1999 to 2007 where he led the Hoover Buccaneers football program to four straight Alabama 6A state titles, five state titles in six years and multiple national rankings before resigning in scandal after admitting to an extramarital affair in which he fathered a child out of wedlock.

Colquitt County High School is located in Moultrie in South Georgia, but competes in a 7A (AAAAAAA) classification that (with the exception of the four schools of Region 1-AAAAAAA in South Georgia) is almost completely dominated by larger metro Atlanta high schools.

Colquitt County High School very frequently competes against metro Atlanta high schools, particularly in football to the point that many football observers often erroneously think that the school is located in and/or is very near metro Atlanta.

Colquitt football coach Propst suspended amid investigation (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Rush Propst suspended from coaching duties (WALB-TV, Albany)
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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Founding principal of Mill Creek High School and retired U.S. Army soldier Jim Markham passed away on Saturday at age 76.

Markham was the principal of Mill Creek High School when it opened in 2004 and served in the job until retiring from the position in 2012.

Mill Creek High School, which is located in Hoschton and is part of the Gwinnett County Public Schools' system (which has the largest student enrollment of any school system in the state of Georgia which has just under 180,000 students), is notable because it has the largest student enrollment of any public school in the state of Georgia with more than 3,700 students.

Back in the late 2000's, Mill Creek High School had as many as 4,200 students before nearby Mountain View High School opened to relieve Mill Creek High School's student population in 2009.

Mill Creek HS is also recognized as having one of the most competitive athletic programs in the prep sports hotbed that is Gwinnett County and in the state of Georgia, with the Mill Creek Hawks football program having won two region championships and made the state playoffs in 8 of its 15 seasons of existence.

Markham joined the Gwinnett County Public Schools system in 1991 where he served as an assistant principal and an assistant football coach at Parkview High School until 1994 when he became principal at Berkmar High School where he served until 2003 before becoming the founding principal at Mill Creek High School.

Before joining GCPS in 1991, Markham served as head football coach and taught in Dawson County in North Georgia. Markham is also reported to have been recognized as a teacher of the year at schools in Arizona and Florida, a Florida 5A tennis coach of the year, a region baseball coach of the year and a North Georgia counselor and advocate of the year.

Before Markham was an educator he served in the Army, doing two tours of duty in Vietnam in the late 1960’s.

Founding Mill Creek principal Jim Markham dies after cancer battle (Gwinnett Daily Post)

That cancer man!!!!
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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Controversial Colquitt County High School football head coach Rush Probst, of mid-2000's MTV reality show "Two-A-Days" fame, has been suspended with pay pending an investigation for unstated reasons.

Back in 2015, Probst was suspended for one year for headbutting a player, but appealed and was allowed to coach during the 2016 season.

Probst has led the Colquitt County Packers football program since 2009 where he has built the rural South Georgia school into a perennial state championship contender and national power, leading the program to two state titles and high national rankings in Georgia's highest classification in 2014 and 2015.

Before being hired at Colquitt County in 2008, Probst was the head coach at Hoover High School outside of Birmingham, Alabama from 1999 to 2007 where he led the Hoover Buccaneers football program to four straight Alabama 6A state titles, five state titles in six years and multiple national rankings before resigning in scandal after admitting to an extramarital affair in which he fathered a child out of wedlock.

Colquitt County High School is located in Moultrie in South Georgia, but competes in a 7A (AAAAAAA) classification that (with the exception of the four schools of Region 1-AAAAAAA in South Georgia) is almost completely dominated by larger metro Atlanta high schools.

Colquitt County High School very frequently competes against metro Atlanta high schools, particularly in football to the point that many football observers often erroneously think that the school is located in and/or is very near metro Atlanta.

Colquitt football coach Propst suspended amid investigation (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Rush Propst suspended from coaching duties (WALB-TV, Albany)
What in tarnation are they saying the man did?
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:16 PM
 
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What in tarnation are they saying the man did?
They're not saying exactly what he was basically suspended for.

They're only saying that it was for "personnel issues" at this time.
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