Austin Rhodes

Austin Rhodes


Time to Draft the “Kay Allen Law”

Time to Draft the “Kay Allen Law”

It looks like she knew the vagaries of the law enough to get away with it. Either that, or former Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen just got lucky. Phone conversations with local investigators this week, and an email from the District Attorney, confirmed what I already knew: there will be no state or local […]

American Taxpayers: Our Fastest Growing Minority

American Taxpayers: Our Fastest Growing Minority

My Tuesday evening deadline has once again killed my ability to specifically discuss the results of the big contests, but I guarantee you one thing: in these parts the overachievers concentrated their votes with conservative candidates and the folks who have largely accepted a permanent place in society’s charity line stuck with the liberals. I […]

James Brown for Dummies

James Brown for Dummies

We are just six weeks away from the premiere of the amazing new James Brown biopic that through its preview trailers has taken the entertainment world by storm. I will go on record now as predicting major box office success for the picture, as well as Academy Award nominations for several of its top stars. […]

The CSRA’s Summer “To Do” List

The CSRA’s Summer “To Do” List

Any man who has been married for two minutes knows the importance of the infamous “to do” list. As we see the weeks of summer slipping away and the calendar slowly inching its way to July, may I share what I believe is a pretty serious list of things we need to get done before […]

The Past Remains Our Invaluable Prologue

The Past Remains Our Invaluable Prologue

While I have no idea who is writing “The Insider” these days, I am quite confident they know how to get in touch with me. That is why I am a bit perplexed as to why the column would question my motives (without ever expressing an opinion as to what they may be) without either […]

The Right Was Right, the Left Was Wrong

The Right Was Right, the Left Was Wrong

Six years ago, we were presented with an interesting situation that had our old buddy President George W. Bush ready to bust a nut. In June of 2008, roughly five months before President Obama defeated Senator John McCain to become our Commander-In-Chief, the Supreme Court opened the door for Guantanamo Bay terror detainees to have […]

HARDIE – HAR -HAR!

HARDIE – HAR -HAR!

Say what you want about conspiracy theories, scandals, and “October surprises” Augusta style, when all was said and done Hardie Davis has become the most astute and educated man to assume the chief position in Augusta’s consolidated government.  Davis’s amazing 70% plus landslide makes Deke Copenhaver’s big victories pale in comparison (pun intended), and perhaps […]

Helen’s Past in a Plain Brown Envelope

Helen’s Past in a Plain Brown Envelope

It came Monday the 12th. One week and one day before the final Election Day. I have to say “final” Election Day because it seems like Augustans have been voting for over a month. I have maintained for years that my old friend Helen Blocker-Adams is too nice to be in politics. Too nice, too […]