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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:31 AM
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In Georgia, Republics still control the state house
These idiots want to use their time as elected officials to rename highways as a way to repudiate any honors that the McKinney's have earned. This is what it means to be Republic.

Bill targets elder McKinney
Would strip his name from section of I-285


By JAMES SALZER
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 12/28/06

http://www.ajc.com/services/content/metro/stories/2006/...

Rep. Rich Golick (R-Smyrna), Gov. Sonny Perdue's floor leader in the House, has prefiled a bill taking away part of the designation of I-285 as the James E. "Billy" McKinney Highway."

McKinney, a former longtime state lawmaker, is the father of U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, who lost her re-election bid over the summer.

Republicans have also filed legislation to switch Cynthia McKinney Parkway in DeKalb County back to its original name - Memorial Drive.

State lawmakers passed legislation in 2000 designating I-285 in Fulton County beginning at exit 10A/B at Interstate 20 northward into Cobb County to exit 20 at I-75/Cobb Parkway as the James E. "Billy" McKinney Highway.


"I've got nothing against Billy McKinney," he said. "I don't even know Mr. McKinney. "I just thought it was the proper time and proper way to honor a man who has served the Smyrna, Vinings and Cumberland areas for over 30 years."

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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:33 AM
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1. petty
Spiteful, mean, and small.

Vituperative.

Just a few of the words that come to mind.



Cher
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:40 AM
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2. why are you surprized at this?
This state breeds petty, spiteful, vindictive people. And considering the effort they made to get Cynthia out of office - I'm not surprized with this latest *gesture*.
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