Georgia Governor Calls Up National Guard,

| July 7, 2020


Governor Brian Kemp (R-Ga)

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday declared a state of emergency and activated as many as 1,000 National Guard members.

Kemp, a Republican, said the executive order follows “weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta.”

The governor’s statement says more than 30 Georgians were wounded by gunfire over the extended holiday weekend, including five people who died.

…Declares State Of Emergency Due To Violence

By: STEPHEN FOWLER

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops after a spate of shootings and protests in Atlanta over the weekend. Five people died, including an 8-year-old girl, and at least 30 people were injured. The Republican governor issued an executive order Monday that would send the National Guard to protect the state Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion and the Department of Public Safety’s headquarters, where close to 100 demonstrators set fire to part of the building early Sunday morning.

In the order, Kemp slammed Atlanta officials who “have failed to quell ongoing violence” over an especially turbulent few months that have seen the resignation of the police chief, increased sickouts of officers and two officers charged in connection with the killing of a Black man by law enforcement.

“Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda,” Kemp said. “Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot and left for dead. … Enough with the tough talk — we must protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.”

Far past time, but at least done. Hope this breaks the ice for for other fence sitting Republican Governors.

Read the rest of the article here: NPR.org

Category: ANTIFA, BLM, National Guard

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  1. SSG Kane says:

    My only issue with this, and it’s more as a PSYOP guy than anything else, is that BLM/antifa want a Kent State moment.

    This has the potential to give it to them.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Prone to agree with you SSG Kane. I think the sleeze media wants the same thing. Had a group of “Black Militia” (their words) gather at Stone Mountain, headline reading “Black Militia confronts White Supremists at …” No confrontation at at, dudes just strutting around with their ARs acting Billy Boy Bad Azz. Usually as a rule, weapons are not allowed on State Park Property…period. Nothing was done about this. That, in addition to the crap in Atlanta kinda forced the Guv to do something. He had offered Guard troops to her disshoner the Mayor, among other cities, and they refused the help. Now they have no choice.

      Kinda odd, that out here in the puckerbrush, all of the demonstrations have been truly peaceful, no burning, looting, destruction of War Memorials or private property. Maybe we need to build a Target…or a Wendy’s.

      My main man locally here that owns the hardware store is GANG, Engineers. They’ve been on Federal Orders since the Chinese Bug FIRST hit, mainly doing cleanings of nursing homes, disbursing masks, supplies and such. Not sure how this change is going to affect them. That mission was supposed to end this past week.

      • TDG says:

        It seems to depend on which Georgia State Park one is visiting.

        https://gastateparks.org/ParkRules

        Weapons
        Bows and arrows, explosives, fireworks, slingshots, fishing spears or any device that discharges projectiles by any means is prohibited. Firearms must be unloaded, cased and stored, unless a person possesses a valid weapons-carry license for a firearm that is valid in Georgia. A person possessing a valid weapon-carry license to carry a firearm valid in this state may carry such firearm on Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, except on sites where carrying such firearm is prohibited by federal law. Firearms except those that are unloaded, cased and stored are not permitted on sites that are leased, federal Army Corps of Engineers property, including:

        Red Top Mountain
        Seminole
        George T. Bagby
        Don Carter
        Florence Marina
        Tugaloo
        Hart
        Bobby Brown
        Richard B. Russell
        Elijah Clark
        Mistletoe

    • Anonymous says:

      Leftists gonna leftist… people are expendable for the greater good, you know.

    • penguinman000 says:

      And then they will feed the NG member to the wolves. They already skipped due process for officers Rolfe and Brosnan. They will try their best to do it again when something happens with the NG.

      Who needs facts when you have a narrative?

      • Anonymous says:

        A “narrative,” as explained by Animal House:
        “Will it work?” –Flounder
        “It’s gotta work better than the truth.” –Otter

  2. Comm Center Rat says:

    “Enough with the tough talk” Governor Kemp says “we must protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.”

    So he’s sending the 1,000 Nasty Guard troops to protect the State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, and Department of Public Safety headquarters. I’m sure CNN will oblige will lots of dramatic coverage.

    Kemp’s action doesn’t protect “all Georgians” or even most residents of Atlanta. What about the Karens of Buckhead who might experience delay, inconvenience, or unpleasantness while picking up a latte or driving to the country club?

    • David says:

      The Karen’s… as opposed to the TYrones and Lasqueeshas…lay off the racist terms altogether, huh? If it is a term only applied to one racial group, think a little.

      • Comm Center Rat says:

        When I say “Karens” I specifically mean the upper middle class white women of privilege living in Buckhead. If that’s a racist term in your lexicon then you’re a simp and a cuck.

        • David says:

          “I specifically mean the white women… but it’s not racist.” Yeah, right. No, neither a simp nor cuck, but not a believer that anyone here needs to use Karen or Ken the way other terms like towelhead, jungle bunny, slant, slope, kike, wop, and so on aren’t used. They are racist ant-white terms, and anyone who fails to realize that is a not-too-bright fellow traveler.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Why can it not be an any-color sexist remark?

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Tyrone? Since when is that “racist”, idiotstick?

        Oh, that’s right: you’ve never heard of an incredibly wonderful actor named Tyrone Power, obviously.

        And then there’s a whole long list contemporary MEN with the first name Tyrone. Shall I list them for you????? They come in ALL colors and sizes, too.

        • David says:

          TYrone… accent on the first syllable…a better example might start with the letter n. Oh, and Power was a wonderful actor? Please. Middle of the road swashbuckler akin to Errol Flynn.

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    I could not click on the link.
    The parental controls settings won’t allow NPR.

  4. Slow Joe says:

    I hear Governor Kemp is a never-trumper.

    True or false?

    • AW1Ed says:

      Can’t speak to the Governor, but he has appointed never-Trumper Kelly Loeffler to fill retired U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s vacant US Senate seat. Ask the Gun Bunny for the latest details.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Sorry for the delay in the reply, had to make a trip into the big city to see a Chancre Mechanic. And now Gunsmoke is on so bear with me.

        Short answer Slow Joe is…depends. He took President Trump’s endorsement for the guvenator, once he secured that, the RINO in him came out, ‘specially in re the appointment of KL to the Senate seat. Kemp’s loyalty is to the RNC and himself, and not necessarily in that order. If the dims had of either run someone besides Abrams, or realized how many votes they needed to stuff in the box, he wouldn’t have won. KL is worth north of 1/2 billion USD and she bought that appointment fair and square from the RNC handlers. The citizens and the few politicians that have the welfare of them in mind were pushing Kemp to appoint Rep Doug Collins. He’s a rare breed politician in that he is honest. If she wins the 2020 seat, her true colors will be unfurled and her and her buddy Stacy A will become more of an item.

        I could go on and on, but I won’t right now. Like many other subjects I’ve commented on, this is another case of connect the dots, and follow the money. Kemp will get the nod in 2022 and the RNC will support him, but I doubt if Trump will. Think Mittens Romney lite when you think about Kemp.

        There were several very good R candidates running in the primary, I supported an Army Veteran Hunter Hill. He would’ve done a good job for the state, and indirectly for the country. Typically, as it is all over, the professional monied politicians won. That’s why you can expect KL to win the seat in Nov.

  5. T1B says:

    If only Stacy Abrams hadn’t had the election stolen from her…

  6. Graybeard says:

    IMHO, Gov. Kemp has probably waited to give the (D) tyrants a chance to do the jobs they were elected to do, and given them the rope to hang themselves as the inept moonbats they are – then moved to begin to establish order.

    If played correctly, this could result in turning Atlanta from a (D) run cesspool to a (R) run recovery project.

    YMMV

  7. USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

    THIS IS RAYCISS!

    The governor is a WHITE MAN, undermining the decision of the Mayor of Atlanta of not doing anything about it!

    (Where is Keisha Lance Bottoms, anyway?)

    //sarc off//

  8. OWB says:

    This is how it is supposed to work, right, no matter the political affiliation of the pols involved? Locals have first responsibility. If they can’t handle it, the state steps in. Only after they fail the feds take over.

    Sure, each level offers assistance prior to it being needed. Sure, if the offer is not accepted and the situation clearly needs intervention it can be forced upon the unwilling. As it just was.

    It doesn’t matter what the “outsiders” do, it will not be well received. The spoiled brats doing all the violence will not stop until made to stop. There is no pretty way that will happen. None of us will like it much, but it must be done.

    We are way past the time when words would deescalate the chaos. For that to happen, both sides of the discussion must be willing. The brats are too busy ranting and raving to be bothered with anything other than their self-absorbed way. That attitude is constantly being encouraged by the true believers.

  9. David says:

    TYrone… accent on the first syllable…a better example might start with the letter n, but the admins would object. Oh, and Power was a wonderful actor? Please. Middle of the road swashbuckler akin to Errol Flynn.