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Kingston remains hopeful following defeat

Goodbye and good riddance! I'm sure your constituents are happy to be rid of you. I know we were when Broun lost his bid. Now we in the 10th have to deal with Jody Hice. (Deep sigh). We can do better than these idiots, people!

posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 07:16

Kingston remains hopeful following defeat

Goodbye and good riddance! I'm sure your constituents are happy to be rid of you. I know we were when Broun lost his bid. Now we in the 10th have to deal with Jody Hice. (Deep sigh). We can do better than these idiots, people!

posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 07:16

Kingston remains hopeful following defeat

Goodbye and good riddance! I'm sure your constituents are happy to be rid of you. I know we were when Broun lost his bid. Now we in the 10th have to deal with Jody Hice. (Deep sigh). We can do better than these idiots, people!

posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 07:16

Republican Jody Hice overtakes Mike Collins for 10th Congressional District nomination

God help us. Deliver us from Jody Hice. Another obstructionist, brain dead, do-nothing "Constitutionalist" who doesn't know what's in the Constitution.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 06:57

Westneat: Pledges make Congress dysfunctional

What brains?

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 13:07

Ga. considers exemptions to school food standards

Leave it to our doofus lawmakers!! Our state is close to the bottom in health of our citizens, and, in addition to not wanting the poor to have access to affordable care, the a**holes want to set a bad example by letting schools have loopholes to the heathy guidelines. How freakin' much do you have to hate the Obama's to justify destroying the health of your kids? They should get the soft drink machines and snack machines out of the schools as well. Take a look at the kids! They are fat, flabby, and stupid.

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 12:50

What Others Say: Obamacare-insured numbers overstated (The Augusta Chronicle)

And yet, in the real world, the business world, it appears to be working. So, reading any one hack's data could be wrong in either direction. The healthcare providers are lining up, asking to be included in the exchanges here in GA. This is causing premiums to go down (as promised by the Obama Administration and predicted by the healthcare industry). Also, the conservative hucksters who said the young people wouldn't stand for being forced to get healthcare coverage, are telling pollsters that they're happy with the ACA. In talking to real people--as opposed to "selected" individuals on Fox News--I find most folks are happy with Obamacare. I was talking to one woman whose premiums on the exchange, for better coverage and lower deductible, was $400 a month. Her old policy was $700 a month. She is not subsidized. She is paying her own way. When are you Right Wingers going to learn to stop listening to the hate filled, fear mongering idiots in the Republican Party, whether it is Karl Rove on election night insisting his boy was winning--when everyone else said Romney was NOT--to Cheney telling us that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the people (whom we proceeded to blow up) would greet us as liberators. How stupid do you have to be?

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:21

House passes highway bill as deadline looms

Notice how quickly they glossed over "...allowing employers to defer payments to their pension plans." The Republicans, so good at voodoo economics, decided to let corporations underfund their pension plans, so they won't have to raise the gas tax in an election year. The Repugs say that this will make companies look more profitable on paper. Thus, they will pay more taxes which will make up for the shortfall. The problems with this is that corporations are moving off shore to avoid taxes altogether. Then, down the road when our economy hits another bump, these underfunded pensions will default. Then, these corporations weasel out of their obligations and the Pension Guaranty Corporation, which is almost bankrupt will pay pensioners pennies on the dollar. The solution is so simple. Raise the gas taxes 15 cents, and drop the corporate tax to 15%. Corporations will repatriate their earnings and we will be able to repair our failing roads and bridges. It will never happen because we elect spineless, gutless, stupid "representatives".

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 18:29

Conant: No place for gimmicks in dealing with federal budget

@snarkydude: Notice how, in all the articles about this funding , they quickly they gloss over how they figured out how to get money from the pensions. Corporations, for years have lobbied Congress to let the underfund their pensions. Now, good old Rethugs have figured out how to do it. They are going to let corporations underfund their plan, thus making them look more profitable on paper. They will pay more taxes on this paper profit . Two huge problems with Republican voodoo bookkeeping. One, corporations are moving business offshore to avoid paying taxes, so, we will not make up this shortfall that way. The other BIG problem? When these underfunded pensions default the next bump in the economic road. We the People will bail out the Pension Guaranty Corporation, and, still, retirees will get pennies on the dollar. This is no F****** way to run a country! and you and your ilk need to get your heads out of your behinds.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 18:10

Conant: No place for gimmicks in dealing with federal budget

@snarkydude: Notice how, in all the articles about this funding , they quickly they gloss over how they figured out how to get money from the pensions. Corporations, for years have lobbied Congress to let the underfund their pensions. Now, good old Rethugs have figured out how to do it. They are going to let corporations underfund their plans, thus making them look more profitable on paper. Supposedly, they will pay more taxes on this paper profit . Two huge problems with Republican voodoo bookkeeping. One, corporations are moving business offshore to avoid paying taxes, so, we will not make up this shortfall that way. The other BIG problem? When these underfunded pensions default the next bump in the economic road. We the People will bail out the Pension Guaranty Corporation, and, still, retirees will get pennies on the dollar. This is no F****** way to run a country! and you and your ilk need to get your heads out of your behinds.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 18:10

Charen: No place for president's petty politics in border crisis

Mona, what has the Democrats done to invite a " flood" of immigrants? The laws, as created by our brilliant Congressmen and women caused this to happen. A Republican majority Congress passed it, a Republican president signed it. And you are correct, no one thought about the unintended consequences, such as how to pay for this mess. God forbid they pass a tax, or cut another program their ding-bat constituents want. Yet now all of you are tossing rocks at Obama as he tries to fix yet another Republican disaster. You all make me want to puke!

posted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 19:38

Kingston, Perdue blast each other over ethics, Savannah port

Michelle will make a good alternative.

posted @ Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 23:05

Tant: Time for loud voices in America

Great piece, Ed! I demonstrated against the Vietnam war when I was a student at UGA in 1969-1971. Many students across the country fought against the war and in the war and many suffered and 60,000 American men and women died and it was ended with an ignoble surrender-- the only way it could have ended for us. When I came back to UGA as a 52 year old "alternative" student when Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld were gunning for war with Iraq, I was appalled at the apathy displayed by the students. The studly studs screeched the loudest about going to war. They were like Cheney, who weaseled out of service and Bush who experienced Vietnam as a frat party. I was shouted down by the little boys, they were convinced that we would beat the Iraqis to the ground in a week or two-- after all, that's what Bush and Company were promising. No one gave a damn if there was to be massive slaughter of innocent Iraqis, after all there was no such thing as an innocent Muslim. I was so sad because these wet-behind-the-ears snots had nothing to lose. They didn't have to fear being drafted. Wealthy and pampered, their biggest worry was losing cell service or not getting laid. Here we are 10 years into two unwinnable wars and it seems like no one gives a damn. The Cons tell us that the losers of society, the welfare state, brought the Roman Empire down. Not true, it was the cost in treasure and the loss of good men who died fighting endless wars that ultimately destroyed that empire, as it will ours.

posted @ Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 17:53

Besecker: Learn details of 10th District candidates' positions

Mr.Besecker, raising the Debt Limit allows the US Treasury to pay our past obligations. It does not give Congress the permission to add more debt, and your fundamental lack of knowledge about how this works is why it is scary that you can vote. When we don't pay our debts, the world looks at us as deadbeats. It causes rating agencies to downgrade our debt, so that the interest rates our government pays on our debt is higher. It causes massive stock market loses, which in turn causes businesses to stop spending. The ripple effect is massive. It's like you and your creditors. If you pay your bills on time, don't have more debt than you have in income, then you get the "good" rate. If you are always late, have too much debt, then you get the 21% credit card. We do NOT have more debt than we can pay. Do we have too much? Maybe, though I believe that our debt load as a percentage of our GDP is lower than it was when Bush left office. Now, do you want to lower the debt? Raise the taxes. Bush was told by his first two Treasury Secretaries that his tax cuts were slashing the revenue to the bone and would result in massive deficits. He fired them. Every economist worth their salt predicted that these tax cuts along with two unfunded wars, and Medicare Part D would bring us to our knees. And these predictions have been proven to be correct. Instead of voting for another idiot like Hice who will cause another market correction and great harm to "the full faith and credit of the US", vote for the man who is willing to compromise and really get us out of this mess. Broun was my representative, and he was a joke. No one in DC took his rants seriously because he is an ignorant doofus. Please, please don't elect another doofus!

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 06:58

Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

H-m-m--m....accept $25 million from the people we vilify as our enemy...or $50,000 from the group that has a vested interest in keeping us stupid, who are also our enemy, but we are too stupid to realize? Wonder how much of the money will actually trickle down to the students and how much will disappear into the United Negro College Fund Administrators bank accounts? If the Union was really interested in educating black kids, why would they pull their money? Even though it is a tiny crumb every dollar helps. What a bunch of idiots!

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 06:34

Bernard: GOP 10th District candidates problematic

@swimdawg68: I do not regret voting for Obama. I think he has done a exemplary job in absolutely crushing circumstances. I did not vote for George W. Bush because I knew him to be stupid, corrupt and hypocritical. When he ran, that was the first election that I ever voted for a Democrat. I knew what Bush's "handlers" wanted to do, and was terrified and filled with disbelief when he won. All of my worst fears came to pass--and then some. President Obama took over a disaster.Believe me, Bush will go down in history as the worst president. Obama took over a failing country swamped with staggering debt (Bush took over a stable, humming economy) Bush presided over two massive stock market corrections and recessions, the second of which was directly attributable to him. He was told by two Treasury Secretaries to not enact the Bush Tax cuts. He kept firing people til he got Paulson who agreed with everything the moron said. Bush made us a joke in the International Stage. When traveling overseas during his presidency, after he declared war on Iraq, no one wanted to be known as an American. I knew Americans that told people they were Canadian. And yet you people insist Obama give us a bad reputation! I think that, had McCain won, we would be in a Depression. Not to mention, being at war on five fronts (including Mexico!). I just wonder what Romney would have done when confronted with the crap in the Middle East. Since he appeared to be so spineless during the primaries, changing all his views, I would assume he would be puppeted by Cheney and Rove into many wars.

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 06:57

John Wayne heirs sue university over the name Duke

@jtsim: Why are they morons? Surely a consumer would not associate the liquor (featuring John Wayne's picture) with Duke University. I would say the university legal eagles are the morons. Are they going after Duke Mayo next? Many families of celebrities use the celebrity in marketing. Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Elvis, Michael Jackson....Mark Twain?

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 06:33

Hice is so stupid. He purports to be a Constitutionalist, yet is anti-ACLU! Does the idiot not realize the only reason the ACLU exits is to defend the Constitution? We HAVE to do better than an ignorant preacher and a mealy-mouthed, spineless TP wannabe.

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 13:31

Bernard: GOP 10th District candidates problematic

Vote for the Democrat? Just a suggestion. I was a Republican for over 40 years, but could not vote for Dubya the Dumb and "let's build a fish museum in the middle of nowhere " Perdue. I wrote in "Charles Darwin" rather than vote for the idiot Broun. I know a Dem has no chance in hell of winning, but for God's sake, we have to do something here in the 10th! And I am sick and tired of hearing how freedom is a God given right. What BS! Tell anyone that lives in a dictatorship or in a country ruled by the Taliban that God has given them rights. Do you Christians really think that God's power stops at our borders? Cause either he is a weak, hypocritical God that can't take care of anybody but us 'Mericans, or you are all full of BS! Our freedoms were granted by the Constitution, and until the SCOTUS destroys the Constitution, we shall remain free. God ain't got nothin' to do with it.

posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 19:56

63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

@Used2baFreeCountry: you are very dumb. IF you read this article written by the Associated Press, you will see, in the very first sentence, "...women abducted two weeks ago...by Islamist extremist have escaped." So, please tell us again how they stopped using the phrase.

posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 19:23

Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

@Kwijibo Junior: No, can't have it both ways! You cannot use a legal construct to limit your families' personal liabilities, etc. and still claim you are a person with the same civil rights. No, no, no! And this is going to open a huge can of worms. But let's not be hysterical. Hobby Lobby officers 16 of 20 types of birth control coverage. They, wrongly, say the others are abortion aids--which science says they are not. So their employees still have coverage. Also, their employees can still go buy the morning after pill with their own dime. I am pro-choice, and this does appear as one more way for this Taliban Supreme Court to chip away at women's right to choose. Last thought...Scalia, the hypocrite that says this is about religious liberty ruled against Native Americans using peyote in their ceremonies. So, yet again, we see, you only have religious rights if you are a Christian. I want to see the case of a Muslim owned business go to the Supreme Court because they want to make their female employees wear the habib or head scarves. After all, that is their religion. Or, better yet, a Muslim owned business that wants the right of Sharia Law as regards to interest rates in their business. It is going to be interesting. I can't wait to see the POS Scalia tap dance his way out it that one!

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 07:27

Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

Really? There aren't enough things undone, so this do- nothing Congress lurches off the tracks again. What a--holes!

posted @ Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 18:23

Allen: Turmoil in Middle East reflects Presidnt Obama's lack of policy

Just like the old Yugoslavia was held together with the iron fist of a dictator (basically), so too Iraq was held together with the iron fist of Saddam. I have laughed my ass off as one by one these dysfunctional Middle Eastern countries have elected the worst of the worst in the first "free, democratic" elections that George W. Bush touted as his "success". Please go back and read and listen to Dubya the Dumb natter about his reasons for invading a sovereign country that had NEVER done a damn thing to us. Remember,please, that it was only when his stupidity was revealed and no WMDs were found, that his "mission" became bringing democracy to the Iraqui people. He took a beautiful city like Baghdad with parks and schools and museums and bombed the crap out of it, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraquis. Now you want to blame Obama for a failed foreign policy??? Blame Cheney, who needs to be slapped for his utter shamelessness as he goes on news shows and says these things about our President while it was his and his cadre of stupid whack jobs that have delivered us to this point. You can have your opinions Conservatives, but YOU CANNOT REWRITE HISTORY! We the people will not let you get away with this. And the headline of this pathetic editorial should be" Turmoil in the Middle East is due to Dick Cheney and George W. Bush's desire to let personal wealth trump intelligence." The French told us why they were not going to join our trumped up war. They told us why and how we would fail, and Dubya the Dumb did it anyway. You neocons make me sick!

posted @ Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 06:32

Man reports car broken into while he exercised at YMCA

What kind of an idiot would take a Tory Burch handbag and a Louis Vitton wallet to the Y? Then leave them in the car?

posted @ Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 16:11

Broyard: Software will improve local anti-poverty efforts

First of, let me say that Community Connection does a fantastic job. I have worked with charities that have interacted with that organization, and you could not ask for a more dedicated group of people. However, I would like to make a few points. Our poverty rate has increased since the One Athens initiative because, as I have observed, there has been no incentives for those living In poverty to work. The more our local organizations have worked to give them access to free programs, the more they have taken. I have watched heroes like Tim Johnson work his tail off on various programs--Whatever It Takes being the most incredible attempt to get kids to go to and stay in school--as I can imagine. Yet, it seems to me, there is a declining interest in the kids he sought to serve as they got older and moved to middle and high school to get an education. I have seen young teens get pregnant and ask for and receive help, from many agencies --again, agencies filled with hard working, well intentioned volunteers and directors-- who then only turned around and got pregnant again, and again and again. One young woman, still in her twenties had five children. All with different fathers, none of whom helped with child support. I was at a community workshop where one organization was getting input from the people in the community, and I had an interesting conversation with a young woman who was a community organizer, a term for someone who tells people where to get free services. She had three kids, and she had learned how to game the system! All three kids had benefited from many programs. This I didn't begrudge, since these kids didn't ask to be born. That was why we volunteers were there, trying to help. But this woman was bragging about getting so many free services that stunned me. One of her kids had just gotten braces, paid for by some service. I guess what galled me is that we had just spent a fortune on braces for our two kids. None of her worthless baby daddies chipped in a dime. Every Christmas, our office spent literally thousands of dollars collecting and giving toys to he Salvation Army. The parents would give us the first names of their kids, and tell us what they wanted and needed. They gave us clothes sizes, colors, etc. We had so much fun tracking down the toys and clothes. The last year we did it, one of our volunteers that had taken the toys to the event where the families could come get the gifts which had been requested was verbally attacked because the woman's son had not received a Play Station! He said he felt like s__t by the time she got finished dressing him down in front of her friends? The next Christmas, we decided not to participate. I have lost heart trying to help fix a system that cannot be fixed by giving people goods and services. Mr. Broyard, improving your software is NOT going to do it! I promise you. We need to get young women into programs that will help them learn that they are better than sperm deposits for men that have not interest in them beyond sex. We need a "Just say NO" program for pre-teen and teen girls. We need cheap and accessible birth control. We need to figure out how to glorify education to young men as well as we glorify basketball and football. We need to keep these men in school and try to get companies into the area that will pay them a living wage. If you ride around the streets of certain areas during the day, all you see are young men wearing the gang uniform of their street hanging out on porches and on corners. You need programs to teach these young men to value themselves enough to wear pants that don't fall off when they run (yes, I HAVE seen that embarrassing thing occur). We have to stop giving and giving without asking the recipients to give back something in return. It's like feeding bears. It makes you feel good to do it, but when you run out of money, as many charities are, the bears are going to eat you.

posted @ Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 07:11

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