23 January 2021

Quick Weekend Check-in: Local News; Updates at TPC; A Moment From Us

Hey friends, 

So what's the 411 w/ all of this local political excitement? Well, glad you asked... 

Let's get to the proverbial elephant in the living room first. 

Madam Coroner 

Just damn... 

You can get some background here if you want, courtesy of that other publication

So, a few things: 

- she's obviously incompetent & unqualified 
- she has no idea what she's doing (why did she run for this?) 
- she's a little rough around the edges 
- but she can do a pretty legit slow jam rap, so there's that. 

She better watch out for a lawsuit, though, if she keeps it up. 

The following, based on my research, does seemed to have happened: 


A Recall process is supposed to begin first of next week

Stay tuned... 


The fire station controversy has been quite the thing. Though already approved & slated for construction contingent upon a bond issuance, the Newton Commissioners for district 2, 3 & 4 decided they wanted to get some stuff, too. 

However, per a public statement last night, BOC3 Commish Alana Sanders has stated that it will get approved after a month regardless of anything else. 

TPC would like to commend Commissioner Sanders for engaging w/ the public like she has. 

So far, so good, Madam Commissioner. Keep up the good work! 


A big week, next week, for the ole publication: 

- Assoc. Editor Kayla La'sure & Yours Truly will be doing our first Collab together -- a TPC Profile Piece of the new Executive Chef over at 5 O'Clock, the one & only George. This guy is the truth & he puts out AMAZING food! 

- Our Editor Emeritus & I are beginning a new point; counterpoint series -- "Where We Stand." Our first one will be: "The Future of the GOP" 

That's all for now, folks. TTYS. 

- MBM 

17 January 2021

Perrin Lovett: Brought to You by the Letter “D”

 Greetings, Piedmontites! The National Affairs may continue after next week, once we know whether it’s a military counter-coup or a police state with years of civil war. You’ll have fun either way! For now, let’s look at your recent runoff election. We’ll do it in a “TL;DR,” Sesame Street-friendly fashion.

D = Democrats

Congratulations to Rev. Warnock, Mr. Ossoff, and especially to Georgia’s next governor, Stacey Abrams. Blue Wave. Etc. Selma Montgomery built a masterful machine and steered it to perfect execution. Kudos, lady.

D = Demographics

Not many will admit it or understand it, and I have no assurance (or concern) that this column will even run as written, but the reason for the “Red” to “Blue” shift has less to do with politics and more to do with the rapidly-evolving demographic composition of the Peach State. Not that most of you will look at it, but the forthcoming Census Report for 2020 should explain everything. 

D = Dominion

While it was undoubtedly on standby for emergency adjustments, I do not think the system was needed due to the above-listed reason(s).

D = Democracy

Our Republic! Muh Constitution! Magic dirt! Newt wrote something utterly stupid for the Washington Times about the excuses. LOL!

D =  Deuteronomy

Positing, for a smooth analogy, David Perdue as a mental child, you have, wisely or unwittingly, traded the rule of woman and child (Isaiah) for the rule of foreigners (Deuteronomy). Say Awoman!

D = Destiny

The future belongs to those who show up for it. The Posterity was and is a no-show.

See also: Denial, Delusion, Decline, Derp, and DAMN!

14 January 2021

Kayla's Corner: What's the Local Buzz

 Hello everyone and welcome back to Kayla's Corner! This week we are covering fun happenings and giving updates on the new local Buzz! 

Speaking of new have you noticed anything new on the Covington Square lately? Axe Town has a small location but has BIG fun! Make sure to check it out & test your axe throwing skills whilst remaining safe. 

While we're on the subject of being safe, look over on the Discover Covington Georgia Facebook page for updates about road and traffic delays throughout Covington due to the recent filming. Currently, the popular Netflix series, Legacies, is being filmed throughout Covington. How exciting! In case you didn't know, Legacies is a spin-off of the very popular TV series The Vampire Diaries (also filmed here). The Covington Square provides a lot of cool locations that have been used in countless television shows & movies & visited by many celebrities over the years. 

Also, make sure to check out some of our local celebrities that will be playing this weekend over at 5 O'clock Sports Bar and Grill in Covington & be your own celebrity on Thursday nights starring in their karaoke fun!!! 

Last but not least don't forget to head over to the ice skating rink at Legion Field to enjoy the last few days as they will be leaving us February 15th! Thank you, Ice Days,  for coming to Covington

That's all for now. Make sure to be safe and wash those hands! 

God Bless, 

Kayla Leasure 

12 January 2021

A Moment from MB: Going Home

As of three days ago I'm proud to report that I am, for the first time in 10 years, a card-carrying, dues-paying member of the Libertarian Party of Georgia as well as the national Libertarian Party

I had to resign both memberships in 2011 when I got actively involved w/ the
Ron Paul
campaign (The GOP mandated it for me to be a delegate to the county, regional & state conventions).
Some of you may remember the East Metro Atlanta Libertarian Party that several were involved w/ from 2005-2011. Look for a Libertarian Party of Newton County very soon. I'll keep you posted.
In Liberty,

08 January 2021

A Letter From The Editor Concerning the Current State of Affairs

 A Few Thoughts

Regarding the hand wringing & anxiety of my friends on the right over the results of the runoff, I really don't think there's much to worry about. There's a guy named Joe Manchin who is US Senator from West Virginia. He's also more conservative than several GOP members of that body. While it may be 50/50 w/ the Veep as a tiebreaker, none of the crazy stuff is gonna happen. Manchin already has said there's no chance of him voting for the $2000 per person after Biden takes office.
To some of my more Democratic & Progressive-leaning friends, there's a lot of broad brush strokes going on out there, and certainly some hypocrisy. And I guess individual responsibility continues to become more & more lost on many in our society.
To me, what is most concerning right now is reading the following current headlines:
- "Google Suspends Parler From Google Play"
- "Facebook Deletes Page for 'Walk Away' Movement"
- "Reddit Bans Pro-Donald Trump Forum"
- "Apple Threatens to Ban Parler"
- "Conservative Journalist Banned from Facebook for Covering Capital Hill Siege"
Now for the folks that know me, you know I'm definitely not a MAGA guy, but as I've always said -- I'm not a Never Trumper, either. I've called Trump out more than I praised him over these last four years.
But people -- what's going on right now is not a good thing, I assure you.
We need to get past the 'what' & delve into the 'why.' 75 million voted for DJT. Millions feel disenfranchised. We can't split into two countries. It'd never work. Plus, I wouldn't want to be in either one of them.
Also, many questions need to get answered about yesterday's events. There needs to be a very thorough & rigorous investigation & analysis of what transpired, who was involved & so on & so forth.
Regardless, this isn't working. We need to figure something out... - MB McCart

04 January 2021

Election Day Part Deux: Electric, Eclectic Boogaloo

By MB McCart, Ed.  

4 January 2021 

In re the two GA Senate runoff elections

Happy New Year, folks. As I write this it looks like we'll have about 22 hours more of these damn political ads. Jeez, what a sh!tshow. Both the Rs & Ds have had enough of it, and especially us GDIs/Independents?Unaffiliated types. 

And the amount of money spent? Damn, just obscene! 

Oh well, it's about to be over soon, thank the Good Lord. 

The REAL Story

The political parties and - most especially - the political consultants & pundits, have made a killing off of these two elections, which was the goal all along; however, it was all much ado about de nada. 

The balance of power had already been decided considering Joe Manchin is a U.S. Senator in the Great State of West Virginia. Even w/ Radical Rafeal & Beta Boy Ossoff winning, there wouldn't be a chance for the green new deal, packing the SCOTUS or anything else. 

I keep wondering if a large number of my fellow American Qualified Electors will ever get tired of being played like fiddles? Eh, probably not, right? 

So my predictions for tomorrow: 

Kelly 51/49 
Ossoff 51/49 

Regardless, thank God it's almost over.