Local Real Estate Comments and Ramblings


"Joe The Plumber" small business rally today

The Cobb County McCain campaign is hosting a small business owners "Joe the Plumber" rally today on the Marietta square at 2:30.

I will be there and there is a chance that I will be speaking. So if you are in the area, stop by and say hi!

I would love to see some of my friends from AR there!  I"ll post later and let everybody know how the event goes.




Bob Southard
Broker - Owner  Atlas Realty Service LLC #75911
1% Listing Commissionand BuyerRebates



CALL ME DIRECT: 770-656-9134

Buy a home, Sell a home, in Powder Springs, Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Smyrna, Dallas, Hiram,and Cobb, Paulding, Douglas, North Fulton, South Cherokee, County, Ga. Call me for all of your real estate needs.

Visit my website




Call me for all of your Real Estate needs


Copyright © 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018 By Bob Southard, All Rights Reserved



Comment balloon 15 commentsBob Southard • October 19 2008 10:33AM


That's great, Bob! I wish I lived over there because that would really be something to be at!

Best of luck and I will be looking forward to hearing about how the event goes.

Kind Regards, Nicole Weidauer

The Egerer & Weidauer Team, Keller Williams Realty North Seattle

Posted by Nicole Weidauer (Keller Williams Greater Seattle) almost 12 years ago

Good luck Bob...knock em' dead.

Posted by Tiffany Burke (Group one real estate) almost 12 years ago


Great opportunity for you. Let us know how it goes and wht the event is like. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) almost 12 years ago

Hey bro! Did you know Joe's not even licensed? Man I couldn't beleive it! Then I found out that he doesn't make but 40,000 and never had near the money to buy the business, which turns out is not for sale. Man, I was surprised! Good luck at the rally!

Posted by Stefan Lubinski (Brainstorm Group LLC) almost 12 years ago

Some people don't understand that you don't have to be a licensed plumber to work for a plumbing company, and Joe never said he was in process of buying the company, just that he would someday like to. Let's discredit the messenger so all can forget the message/question.

Posted by John Mulkey, Housing Guru (TheHousingGuru.com) almost 12 years ago

Thanks John.

Stefan -There is a line from a song "The questions are the easy part, the answers raise the doubt"

Redistribution is not a good anwer!


Ill try to post agin tonight and let everybody know how it goes.

Posted by Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton (Atlas Realty Service, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Wish I COULD ATTEND!!!!!!! But alas Georgia is just a tad too far...I heard Joe the Plumber this morning on Fox and he was excellent!  and I will NOT want to share the wealth (though this year, it might be the deficit!!!).

Posted by Rose Robinson (Coldwell Banker Wright Realty) almost 12 years ago

An Obama quote from the New York Times:

"I am convinced that if there were no Fox News, I might be two or three points higher in the polls," Obama told me. "If I were watching Fox News, I wouldn't vote for me, right? Because the way I'm portrayed 24/7 is as a freak! I am the latte-sipping, New York Times-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, politically correct, arrogant liberal. Who wants somebody like that?

While this and his other recent comments about Fox News are concerning, the news media is and should be fair game. But when you add the recent Obama campaign comments and media attacks on "Joe the Plumber" our 1st Amendment right to the freedom of speech is weakened. Joe is not a politician, he's not a celebrity he's just an average Joe like you or me.  Joe didn't really even make a statement, he merely asked a question.

While we are hopefully a very long way off from major news broadcasters being intimidated into silence I have to wonder how many "Joe the Plumbers" will fearfully hesitate or perhaps refrain from exercising their 1st amendment right to the freedom of expression. It is a sad commentary indeed when that same freedom is used as a weapon against itself.

Posted by Scot Fairbairn (Solid Source) almost 12 years ago


Good luck at the rally.  Let us know how it goes.  Regarding the Obama quote above posted by Scot that is the most absolutely incredible thing I've ever seen.  So Fox News is biased and none of the other media outlets are not biased in the other direction? 


Posted by Michelle Chamberlain, Suburban Philadelphia Mortgage Broker (Above All Financial Services -Pennsylvania Mortgage Broker ) almost 12 years ago

yay team, hope the rally wakes people up to the facts

Posted by marianne almost 12 years ago

Good luck Bob, I'm curious to know if you did speak and your topic.  I for one feel back about Joe the Plumber. It's obvious the left media is using him to move the attention away from the facts. Plus, didn't a democratic congressmen or something like that in New York owe about $50K from back taxes and claimed "he forgot"?  I'm going to have to research that one.

Posted by LaNita Cates (REMAX of Joliet) almost 12 years ago

Good luck Bob!! I wished I lived close enough to attend. The Messiah made a stop in Roanoke Friday (about :30 min from my house) I didn't go....I knew I would get upset.

Any other person would of been 14 pts. up by now..what does that tell us? People do NOT like what they see & hear, they are just so afraid & want something new (change) that their willing to take a chance on anyone at this point. Scary..

Hope the rally goes well!  As Realtors, we are all small business owners!

Posted by Diana Lyons almost 12 years ago

LaNita - It was Charlie Rangel.  Apparently he had $75,000 of rental income from a condo in the Dominican Republic that he "forgot" to report. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/11/nyregion/11rangel.html

I dont think it will add up to $50,000 in total taxes but with the taxes and penalties will still be chunk.  Its interesting that according to the article he is on the tax writing committee in Congress.

Scot- Thanks for the great comment and thanks for coming to the event.  It meant a lot to me that you and Rene were there.  Too bad the batteries went dead :-)

Posted by Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton (Atlas Realty Service, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Bob ~ The batteries went dead? What happened? I hope you had a loud speaking voice and the people heard what you had to say.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Nick- It was the batteries in my Vidcam.   The pa system at the event worked fine and folks definitely heard me.  Ill have a summary of the days event posted soon!  thanks

Posted by Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton (Atlas Realty Service, LLC) almost 12 years ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments