Children’s takes on Georgia’s young fatties and their families

Responding to the state of Georgia’s childhood obesity epidemic, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has launched its Stop Childhood Obesity campaign. It notes Georgia has the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the country and nearly 40 percent of children in the state are either overweight or obese, “indicating that nearly 1 million children are […]

Georgia could eliminate all funding to fight domestic violence

If there weren’t enough reasons for me to loathe the policies of our governor Nathan Deal, here’s one more. In his proposed budget, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is planning to cut all state funding for domestic violence shelters. Officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have raised questions about the proposal from […]

>Marietta, Ga. Republican introduces bill that requires law enforcement to investigate miscarriages

>The Daily Kos and The Raw Story have stories about a bill introduced by Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta) that would define abortions as “prenatal murder” and require law enforcement officials to investigate miscarriages. Here’s the text of HB 1. From The Raw Story: Franklin’s bill would classify the removal of a fetus from […]

>Virginia declares April Confederate History Month

>I want to thank What Tami Said for alerting me to this. So, Virginia has paid homage to the Old South by declaring April as Confederate History Month. You can read Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell’s official proclamation here. As you recall, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue issued a similar proclamation last April declaring it Confederate History Month […]

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