I have decided to stop posting comments here. It has been a way of venting my dismay at what is being done to our country. In that regard, it has helped, because when my family talks politics, I am able to restrain myself, because I have usually already gotten it out of my system.
The Athens-Banner is a good newspaper, with some first class talent on the staff. Jim Thompson and Joe Johnson, among others. They do a great job of covering local news. As someone who left the north to retire here, they have helped me learn a lot about this locality.
Like most newspapers, they necessarily depend upon wire services for non-local news. Unfortunately, the AP distorts and omits key information to advance the "progressive" agenda. It is sad that we cannot even count on a major wire news service to at least provide all of the key facts in a non-distorted manner so that we can make up our own minds.
If I change my mind in the future about posting comments, I will have to do so under a new moniker. . .posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:29
When liberals here say that you need to be "educated", what they really mean is that you need to be "indoctrinated."posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:04
The commentary mentions how african-american men are often "unable to flag down a taxi in New York."
I wonder why. Must just be racism, right?posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 23:04
". . . particularly tragic in the death of Brown is that he was attempting to rise above that despair that crushes the lives and dreams of so many young African American men. . ."
Rising above despair by flashing handsigns of the Bloods?posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 21:00
"Race riots were common in America in the early 20th century and white supremacists often were the culprits in the crimes."
Here is a video clip of a white rioter attacking peaceful african-americans with his face during the LA riots:posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 20:51
Obama is a narcissist accustomed to receiving only praise.
Although he has been inundated with adulation for years by a sycophantic media and other swooning liberals, some criticism managed to make it past his staff of "yes" men and has reached him.
He is now coping with it in a peculiar manner, dedicating himself to entertaining himself with the perks of office more than ever, letting Valerie Jarrett run the show as the power behind the throne.posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 19:42
". . . they ordered the victims out of the SUV and to lie on the ground, police said. They kicked the victims repeatedly before driving away."
Why did they do that?posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 18:40
"Ransom committed his first robbery in 2002 and was subsequently given five years of probation as a penalty."
posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 17:19
This AP news article says over and over again that it was the pentagon that swapped the five Taliban leaders for Bergdahl.
That makes you think that the military ordered the swap.
Obama's name is not mentioned until the 8th paragraph.
Once again, you are being misled by the mainstream media in order to protect Obama from the public outrage over this action.
Here are excerpts from the Fox News article linked below:
"Senior military officials had advised President Obama not to make the Taliban-for-Bergdahl trade, a senior Defense official told Fox News. . ."
"The Defense official, in explaining internal military opposition to the exchange, said many in the military considered Bergdahl to be a traitor. . ."posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 20:48
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - I would like someone to ask her why she must leave GA to raise money?[/quote]
She had raised most of her money so far from outside of Georgia, according to the data in June 2014:
She represents Georgians just about as much as Al Gore represented Tennesseans, who also grew up in the DC area because of his senator-father.posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 17:29
You know, the liberals/leftists here sometimes assert that conservatives are full of rage and anger.
If I bother to respond at all, I refer them to articles about studies that show conservatives are actually happier and more content than liberals.
By the same token, a study linked below finds that Christians are happier than atheists:posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 16:48
In this brief video clip, he is referring to the internal memoranda of the Michelle Nunn campaign that was inadvertently released.
It is worth taking a look at, because it is really pretty funny if you think about what it tells you about her.
Can you say. . . phony?posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 16:21
This is one offensive cartoon.
By the way, more than a dozen witnesses confirm the police officer's version of what happened.posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 15:32
I wonder if Michelle Nunn tries to present herself as a Georgia girl in her campaign stops.
Although she was born here, she grew up in the D.C. area.posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 14:55
Hollywood liberals love Michelle Nunn, she is going there to get more of their money on September 9!
Tickets to her Hollywood fundraiser start at just $500 each.posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 14:48
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - the Katrina disaster [/quote]
And then you had that african-american congressman who ordered a national guard vehicle to take him to his house so that he could retrieve something:posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:59
That is just one scandal involving Mary Landrieu. Enter her name and the word "scandal" into a search engine, and you get quite a few hits on others as well. But I guess folks in Louisiana pretty much expect that from their democrat politicians by now, just like folks in Chicago. . .posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:46
Did you know that Michelle Nunn is scheduled for a Hollywood fundraiser on September 9?posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:35
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - That's likely why I'm a JFK Democrat.[/quote]
JFK was nothing like the democrats of today, who have shifted further and further left over time.posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 22:24
"In brief but forceful remarks, Obama said. . ."
If you haven't figured out by now that there is often a huge disconnect between what Obama says and what he actually does, then you are not paying attention.posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 21:55
The Obama administration released details about the operation that should never have been made public, because it may endanger future operations of this nature:posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 21:51
[quote][b]crankyyankee[/b] - As an old white guy I am tired of being blamed for all of the problems in black communities.[/quote]
Understanding liberalism is actually pretty easy, and can be summed up as follows:
black = good
white = badposted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 21:46
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - He could have taken a leadership role and insisted that the gangs, looters and rioters be addressed. [/quote]
But those are his base of core supporters, he dare not alienate them!posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 16:15
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - I guess the President did stop fighting because right after he gave his speech he headed for the golf course. [/quote]
The AP mainstream media article failed to mention that Obama interrupted his golf game today to make the five minute statement for the TV cameras, and then immediately returned to his golf game.
What a guy!
He unselfishly interrupted his golf game today to make the statement for the TV cameras!posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 16:11
The item linked below says that the police officer who encountered Mike Brown had an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.”posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 14:11
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more