guilty, guilty, guilty, GUILTY

The men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery are not the only ones facing prison time for…murder. Former Georgia District Attorney Jackie Johnson was arrested for her role in delaying justice for the Black man, who was chased and killed while running through a mostly white neighborhood near Brunswick, Georgia.

According to a grand jury indictment, Johnson violated her oath by “showing favor and affection” to Gregory McMichael and “failing to treat Arbery and his family fairly and with dignity.” It also said she obstructed police by “directing that Travis McMichael should not be placed under arrest.” Johnson also lost her reelection bid last November because of the Arbery case.

It took more than two months after Arbery’s killing for arrests to be made. His family and supporters have called for Johnson to be penalized for what she did.

Georgia appears to be becoming a state with political folks noticing that “injustice” really is a different word from “justice”.

Meet The Joro Spider

The Joro spider has striking red and yellow markings. It can weave golden, orb-like webs that stretch as much as 10 feet long. And the spider, native to Asia, has made its way to American shores and is currently invading Georgia.

Americans living in the counties surrounding Atlanta in the north of the state have reported a shocking proliferation of these brightly colored spiders. Their golden webs drape across mailboxes, block off porches, and glimmer along power lines.

So, what is the Joro spider? Is it dangerous? And how will it impact the ecosystem in the United States?…

…The most defining characteristic of the Joro spider is its web. An “orb weaver” spider, they spin highly symmetrical and circular webs. These webs are tough to miss: bright golden and up to ten feet wide, they glimmer and glint under the sun…

Though the Joro spider is venomous, it won’t bite humans unless it feels threatened. Even then, the bite of a Joro spider isn’t fatal — though it can be very painful…

Although the spiders are only found in the southern United States at present, other Americans might catch a glimpse of their golden webs soon. Females are currently laying thousands of eggs. And when spring comes, the wind will pick them up and spread the Joro spider even farther next season.

Something to look forward to, eh?

American South: racist voters still elect Racist Scum

Georgia’s governor signed ‘Jim Crow’ voting bill
under painting of a slave plantation

The Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch created a Twitter thread about a painting of a Georgia plantation that is hanging behind Kemp in the photograph. Writing about the history of the Callaway plantation in Wilkes county, Georgia, Bunch said the place depicted “thrived because of the back-breaking labor of more than 100 slaves who were held in cruel human bondage”.

While Georgia’s Bigot-in-Chief signed the bill into law, a Black woman who is a member of the state legislature knocked on the entrance to the locked door ceremony…demanding to witness this travesty…the governor had her arrested.

State Rep. Park Cannon…arrested after she attempted
to knock on the door of Gov. Brian Kemp’s office

What passes for “Law and Order” in a state run by corrupt bigots. Republican, Democrat or Independent, policies and practices like these should be shoveled back into the outhouse dungpile that is our racist history.

Solution to police violence

I really like TWITTER. Facebook and others of that ilk bore me to tears. The 1 or 2-liner concept at TWITTER fits into my perception of general online commentary.

Anyway, this will probably get me my first-ever ban from TWITTER; but, damn it, it’s how I feel about gun-happy cops. Give ’em the same amount of running start these children had – and let the kids shoot at criminal bastards who think shooting at unarmed children has anything to do with Protect and Serve.

Hand these pigs’ guns over to the children they fired upon.

Georgia’s Moron-in-Chief orders cities to halt mask mandate

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Thursday sued to stop Atlanta from enforcing some of its coronavirus-related rules, including its mandate to wear a face covering in public, even as the state experiences a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.

The lawsuit alleges that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) lacked the authority to implement a mask requirement and that she must obey Kemp’s executive orders, including one signed Wednesday that explicitly bans municipalities from enacting their own face-covering ordinances.

Kemp’s lawsuit also asks the court to bat down Bottoms’s July 10 order that the city return to Phase 1 of reopening, which requires that people return to sheltering at home and that restaurants close their dining rooms.

The Moron-in-Chief, Governor Kemp, has made it clear enough that even protective measures that he knows are worthwhile shouldn’t be forced upon prospective voters – oops!, he means “freedom-loving Georgians”.

Georgia politicians shut down abortion rights. Netflix will answer by shutting down production.

Click to enlargeJoeff Davis

❝ Netflix has become the first major Hollywood company to take a stand against Georgia’s recent passage of a strict abortion law, with chief content officer Ted Sarandos saying Tuesday that the streaming giant would “rethink our entire investment in Georgia” if legislation known as the “heartbeat bill” became state law…

“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Sarandos said in a statement. “It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there — while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to. Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia…”

❝ The bill’s passage earlier this month comes as Georgia has become a vital production hub for the film and TV industries. The region known “Y’allywood” is responsible for more than 92,100 jobs and nearly $4.6 billion in total wages in the state, according to the MPAA. State officials said that for the fiscal year ending June 30 film and TV production generated $2.7 billion in direct spending.

Boycotts are a time-honored tool against racism in the Confederacy and across the United States. The tactic is overdue IMHO against bible-thumping bigots who would impede women’s rights. They deserve the same opportunity to feel the hurt where they care the most. In their wallets.