July 29, 2013: Why Wasn’t Skeeter Skates Included On Azerbaijan Junket?

I read recently in the Atlanta newspapers that our intrepid public servants just keep on going — on trips, that is. Despite a self-congratulatory swipe at ethics reform in the last session, there seems to be nothing stopping the boys and girls of the General Assembly and assorted state bureaucrats from continuing to zip around […]

April 2, 2013: Skeeter Skates Not Impressed With Ethics Reform Legislation

When the phone rang, I knew who was on the other end:  Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter’s Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Greater Metropolitan Pooler.  I can’t tell you exactly why but the phone always sounds a bit harsher when Skeeter calls. One thing about Skeeter Skates.  He gets right to the point.  […]

August 27, 2012: Skeeter Skates Weighs In On The Middle East Situation

I was in the middle of preparing a Power Point presentation for you on why House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) needs a campaign war chest of $356,415.19 to run unopposed for reelection in his district. The neat part was going to be explaining the $1,000 campaign contribution from the American Kennel Club, located in […]

May 14, 2012: Skeeter Skates Finds Out He Has A Lot To Learn About Politics

Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter’s Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Metropolitan Pooler, called me this week.  That was an historic occasion.  Maybe not man-landing on-the-moon historic, but pretty close to it.  Skeeter rarely ever calls.  I think it is because he thinks he knows everything.  Being an industry leader in the tree stump […]

October 3, 2011: Skeeter Skates Doesn’t Care Much for Due Process When Terrorists Are Involved

Everybody needs a guru. Someone you can go to whenever you find yourself stuck on the horns of a moral dilemma. Some climb the mountain tops of Nepal to sit before an old guy wrapped in a bed sheet and listen to him prattle about inner beauty. I am very fortunate. My guru doesn’t live […]

Aug. 11, 2008: The Amazing Skeeter Skates Tells It Like It Is

THE AMAZING SKEETER SKATES TELLS IT LIKE IT IS It never fails. Just let me say one nice thing about the Great State of Georgia and I get letters from people who (a) live in the state, but (b) are originally from a state north of the Mason-Dixon Line that (c) they think is better […]