You might think the most dangerous time in Georgia would be March 14-18, a time that's officially designated Severe Weather Awareness Week by the National Weather Service. It's a time when we have to look out for tornadoes, lightning and flash flooding. However, we would submit that there is another phenomenon that makes this week even more dangerous even though the skies above are clear. Friday marks the end of the 40-day session of the Georgia General Assembly and over the next two days there is no more dangerous time to be a Georgia resident.
Ridiculous legislation thought dead can be miraculously resurrected, attached to another sure-to-pass bill without anyone the wiser. Behind every nook and cranny under the Gold Dome lawmakers are huddled with each other and with lobbyists pushing various agendas. It's not a pretty sight and the spectacle could go well into the night.
And like a fast moving thunderstorm, we won't realize its ravages until first light. For these new laws, at least, the governor still can pull out his veto pen after the thunderous roar of sine die has quieted down.