If It’s Wednesday, Then This Must Be My Introduction!

First of all, I’d like to thank Charlie and Erick, et al., for this opportunity to add my voice to the wild and woolly arena of Georgia politics. I’m one of those rare commodities, a native Georgian. Raised a Democrat, I’m now mostly Republican, but always a conservative first and foremost.

I’ve been at this blogging thing for a while. It started as a hobby, really, just an amusing experiment. The original plan was to write about the Georgia of my youth – memories of places I’d been and how they’d been buried by over-development, neglect or careless zoning. A big issue was how Georgia could still grow and change, but keep that graciousness I remembered. Ranting about bad manners almost always turned to politics. The rants turned into something bigger; almost a calling to do my part to set things right, not only in my own backyard but across this country I love so much.

Obi’s Sister was launched on Pi Day (3/14) in 2006. Last year I also began writing at Potluck, a blog for conservative moms. It’s a warm and sometimes hilarious place.

In my blog’s first anniversary post was a dedication of sorts to the “Obi” behind Obi’s Sister.

It was named in honor of my little brother, the great Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi: Master Jedi, Champion Blue Devils Snare Drummer, Bulldawg to the Bone, PGA Golfer, Footballer, Marathon Runner, Consumer of Mass Quantities of “Do-Do” balls, great brother, friend, husband and father. During many nights in his yard/driveway/kitchen, the discussions we had brought me out of my middle-age induced fog to the realization that we Americans needed to take back America.

Over four years later, that gut feeling hasn’t changed, but the focus is more fine-tuned.

On November 2, fed-up Americans sent a message to Washington, DC and to the many states, including Georgia. It stops here. It stops now. I may be a speck of dust in America’s backyard, but you hear me now, don’t you? If you’re impressed by what average Americans were able to accomplish in the last two years, just wait ’til you see what we do for the next two. We’re just getting started!


  1. Welcome aboard.

    I too am looking forward to seeing the “UGA School Of Engineering” t-shirts on sale at Wal-Mart….right next to the red and black colored “I’m A Tech Reject” shirts. 😉

  2. ricstewart says:

    In keeping with the other new contributors, mind telling us which corner of the state you’re from?

  3. Jeff says:

    Howdy. Welcome aboard. Just remember: Jedi mind tricks work on the legislators, you have to get the light saber out when it comes to the lobbyists. 😀

  4. Rick Day says:

    Star Trek is still better.

    Also, what does your last statement mean?

    If you’re impressed by what average Americans were able to accomplish in the last two years, just wait ’til you see what we do for the next two. We’re just getting started!

    Didn’t the R’s have total control of Georgia for 8, while at the same time selling the idea that convinced a majority of the yayhoos in Red Country that for the past few years, things have actually gotten *gasp* WORSE under the MajikNegro™?

    So cake haver and eater, are we better off than we were 2 years ago, per your statement yes or no? If ObamaMaMa is the source of all things BAD, then he must also be responsible for all things GOOD. Kind of like gOd.

    Your message: it is mixed.

    • Obi's Sister says:

      Star Trek is just different. Like Ghosts of Mars, Babylon 5, Firefly, BattleStar Gallatica, Matrix, Fifth Element, and most anything that Orson Scott Card wrote. Throw in some Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Harry Potter, Cicero and Leonidas.

      The magic, you see, is in the mix. Evidently, you’ve not visited the home place.

      P.S. Sonny doesn’t count, so you might want to adjust your math.

  5. Charlie says:

    I’m just going to point out here from personal experience, Obi’s Sister doesn’t blog during daylight hours.

    But, should you make a comment that deserves a response, check back after dark.

    You’ll enjoy the conversation.

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