Saturday, September 1, 2012
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A new catchphrase is trending after Clint Eastwood spoke to an invisible Obama during the Republican National Convention: it's called "Eastwooding." Photos of people speaking to empty chairs started popping up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and a Twitter account, @InvisibleObama, sprung up almost instantly. With quips like, "I'm on the other side of you, Ryan," "Oh no my invisible self didn't!" and "Global warming's invisible too? Oh it's on now," the account had over 20,000 followers by the time Eastwood's speech was done. ------------ On a more serious note, the U.S. hasn't been the only country experiencing intense drought conditions. The World Bank announced that global food prices rose 10 percent in July, while foods like maize…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Next to the presidential and vice presidential nominees, Ann Romney and Gov. Chris Christie's speeches were the most anticipated at the Republican National Convention.
Almost no speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. was more hyped than the one of Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. It generated almost as much excitement among party favorites as her husband's acceptance speech, which is set to take place on the last day of the RNC. Another much anticipated speech was the one given by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Now that both speeches are over, did they live up to expectations? Ann Romney was reported to be nervous about using the teleprompter for the first time, but not much else. She was expected to show the more human side of her husband - to dispel much of the talk about him being unapproachable. Christie, on the other hand, was expected to be his usual …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Republican National Convention begins, and a Lilburn resident and delegate is ready for all the week's activities.
TAMPA, FL — Gloria DiMaggio Tow couldn't wait to get inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday and check out the festivities surrounding the Republican National Convention. The Lilburn resident and Gwinnett County Republican Party member said she's been involved in politics since age 10 and is attending her 10th convention, but she's particularly fired up about this year's election. "It's the most important in my 65 years," Tow said. Tow and a handful of other Georgia delegates were hustling through downtown Tampa to get to the RNC venue for the start of Tuesday's events, cutting through parking lots and around chain-link fences set up for security. They had skipped the opening day Monday after the schedule was abbreviated due to the …
Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson is a member of the Georgia Delegation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. He is sharing his experiences with Patch in Gwinnett County.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
From Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe): Tuesday's Theme - "We Built It" We are a nation made great by the extraordinary aspirations of ordinary men and women who summoned the inner drive, discipline and persistent effort to achieve their dreams within a free enterprise system that enabled them to do so. America's entrepreneurs ask not for guarantees of success, but only for the chance to try; by seeking merely the opportunity to apply our God-given talents in single-minded devotion to our goals, we have earned every right to demand that government does not impede our path. Across the nation, Republican governors have summoned the courage to return to the principles that allow entrepreneurs to create jobs: limiting spending, reducing…
Monday, August 27, 2012
A Lilburn woman will be a delegate this week at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
The Republican National Covention opens today, Aug. 27., and one Lilburn woman will be among those representing the state. Gloria Tow, whose civic engagement has included the Lilburn Woman's Club, is one of nine Gwinnett County residents who will be attending the convention as a delegate in Tampa, Fla. Tow also is listed as a current member of the executive committee at the Gwinnett County Republican Party. The other Gwinnett County residents are: Heather Alvarez of Grayson, Bettye Chambers of Buford, Melanie Crozier of Braselton, Debbie Dooley of Dacula, Kathy Hildebrand of Snellville, Jason and Julianne Thompson of Suwanee and Joan Zellner of Burford. There are 76 delegates representing the state. Georgia's delegation is one of five …