[quote][b]Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs...[/b][/quote]
The first choice, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, unexpectedly became unavailable.
posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 19:45
[quote][b]THX1138[/b] - You two right wingers are aware that Obama doesn't control the IRS aren't you?
Wrong. The agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury. It's Executive Branch, Obama's the Chief Executive.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 19:33
The political structure in Mexico discourages investment there. Payoffs, drug lords, poor or non-existent roads, water and sewer systems, inadequate housing, schools.
Mexico could be ripe for the sort of company towns that sprung up here a hundred and thirty years ago, though. The sort of capitalist, benevolent despotism that built mill towns up and down the East coast of America could address all of Mexico's present shortcomings.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 08:04
"On September 27, 2012, US federal authorities stated Nakoula was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly violating terms of his probation. Prosecutors stated that some of the violations included making false statements regarding his role in the film..." -- Wikipediaposted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:23
“We will make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted.”
– Hillary Clinton, Sept. 14, 2012 . . . .
posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 09:51
Shapely bottle. Where have I seen that shape before...
posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 08:13
Obama's original Benghazi scapegoat, YouTube "Innocence of Muslims" poster Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, has been sitting in jail ever since Obama declared that the Nakoula video caused last September's 9/11 Islamic terrorism.
Now Obama has given up on claiming that Nakoula's YouTube posting killed the US ambassador, his aide and their two defenders. Now it's time to let the fifth victim of 9/11/2012, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, go free.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 07:31
Nothing new here. President Nixon's administration used I.R.S. audits to punish groups on their "enemies" list 40 years ago.
Nixon appointees organized a political cover-up, like the one Obama people created after the Benghazi massacre, too.
Nope, nothing new here.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 07:17
50 years ago, a single-shot "zip gun" could be made with a block of wood, a drill, a couple of staples and the antenna broken off of someone's car. Cost? In today's money, maybe a buck.posted @ Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 20:57
[quote][b]Zeb[/b] - All those poor, unfortunate children are being denied a decent education just because some parent thinks they can teach better than a pro. Kids need the school experience in order to develop the social skills needed to get by in this world.
Ha ha ha! Yeah, right!posted @ Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 07:51
Phone companies already have "kill switch" capability. To test it, ust forget to pay your bill...posted @ Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 07:46
Take his sorry remains to the big Callaway farm in Washington Ga and throw him in a hog pen.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 16:54
@Jerry NeSmith: What does a shooting in a private home have to do with your (false) claim that "most mass shootings occur where guns are allowed"? Regardless, I reject your foundational belief, that we should all be kept by your kind, neutralized for easy handling, stripped of weapons to use against you and too dumbed down, intellectually and emotionally, by our upbringing in government day-orphanages, to know or care.
No, thank you. I'm not ready for a Democrat lobodomy just yet. I'll stay free and responsible, own my successes with a smile and carry my shortcomings on my shoulders 'til I die.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 16:11
[quote][b]johng[/b] That is just too funny. You provide a link to an article on Ann Coulter's website to support your position... Hilarious.
Never stop laughing. Because if you do, even for a moment, then someone might ask you to think about something. And you know that never goes well for you...posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 13:03
@Jerry NeSmith: Media Matters is an organ of political pimp George Soros. That it's unabashed propaganda is evident in this bold lie, excerpted from the article you linked to:
[quote]"Most Recent Mass Shootings Have Occurred Where Guns Are Allowed"[/quote]
Untrue. All the recent US mass shootings were in "gun free" zones. The elementary school, the theater, even the military base prohibit carrying sidearms.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 10:42
[quote][b]helligater69[/b] You can't visit the place just because you can't carry there?
Good point. Daytrip!posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 09:10
"Bipartisan," as used in the liberal media, is code for pro-Democrat.
Worse, the only "common ground" that Democrat and Republican politicians share is their craving for big contributions. Big contributions flow from big government spending. And, the dumber and more useless the big spending program is, the more generous the contributions are.
If reading about politicians embracing across the aisle, skipping into each other's arms, singing "Kumbaya" and coalescing to solve their common problems--if that doesn't make your butt cheeks tighten around your wallet then you haven't been studying Congress very well, or very long.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 08:24
[quote][b]"John Lott’s “study” claiming higher gun ownership means lower crime has never been replicated."[/b][/quote]
John Lott's research has been peer-reviewed no less than 29 times.
To neo-fascist "liberals," the only sin is telling the truth.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 08:01
Thanks!posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 07:42
I haven't kept up with Callaway. Can you give examples of how all that you say is happening is making that happen? What's making it die, specifically?
I began to fear for Callaway Gardens after reading the story about their financial problems and forced land sale. Speculation was that the older style of the facilities was to blame. Since then speculation has moved to blame new family management for not being as urgently attentive as high-end customers have come to demand. And sounder heads blame the downturn of the economy, the timing of which was particularly unfortunate for a business which had just invested heavily in costly improvements.
My "contribution," then, was just the latest empty speculation, albeit one designed to push the Callaway family in a helpful direction.posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 18:34
Charlotte paper sez the new SEC network is to be based there. In Charlotte. North Carolina. "About 100 new jobs will be created for the SEC Network," according to an article in the Charlotte Observer.
WTF? There are no SEC schools in Charlotte. There are no SEC schools in North Carolina. Go figure...posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 10:47
Sad. I always wanted to see Callaway Gardens. I grew up hearing what a beautiful and special Southern oasis it was.
Now Callaway's run by fools, like an old, forgotten government agency, missionless. But Callaway Gardens doesn't get taxes, it has to pay them. Without regard for it's customers a business, unlike a government, shrinks and dies. Callaway Gardens is all but gone already, running on momentum, consuming resources, dieing from the inside out.posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 10:23
[quote][b]kemosabe[/b] - @fixit: Alaska is the second largest state that receives more federal dollars than it pays to the federal government. Number one is Washington D.C. and number three is Virginia. Georgia receives only about one cents more for every dollar it pays...
Wrong, wrong, wrong & wrong. From US Census and IRS data, via The Economist:
posted @ Monday, April 29, 2013 - 07:53
That the U.S.A. is too big to manage is evidenced by everything the Federal government does. The Department of Defense starts wars we can't afford in countries that most of us have never heard of and couldn't even find on a map. Our so-called Border Patrol can't stop even grandmothers from walking in from Mexico. The Border Patrol can't even find illegal Mexicans when they're holding up signs identifying themselves and yelling and chanting slogans for news cameras on the White House lawn. Meanwhile the Carter Departments, Energy and Education, every year reduce both even as their budgets grow.
Feds spend over $1.50 for every dollar they take in. The question isn't if states should secede but which will go first?
Alaska should secede this week. It's wealthy, huge and corrupt D.C. management has only strangled development there. It's population is strong, hard-working, bright and self reliant, everything bureaucrats hate, so clashing with D.C. is inevitable for Alaskans, anyway. Get out now and, if they have more Palin-esque leaders, then the place will boom as a destination for political refugees from the remaining 49 states.posted @ Monday, April 29, 2013 - 03:45
Retire the human air traffic controllers. Make different altitudes "one way", so no planes need worry about collisions. Just to be sure, put a gps on every plane, connected to a ground-based computer. Require flight plans be entered in the computer, virtually "renting" a vector at a prescribed altitude and at a given time. The computer verifies that no two planes "rent" same air space at same time before the flight and, by monitoring gps info, during flight.
If government ran the railroads like they do air traffic, every train today would still have a crew of coal shovelers, even though no engines have burned coal here in fifty years! And they'd each be getting paid a hundred grand a year!
posted @ Monday, April 22, 2013 - 10:53
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Rep. Regina Quick, R-Athens, was one of two local delegates to score less than an "A+" in the Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative score card. She and I played phone tag Monday when I was reporting the story and I wasn't able to get her comments in a timely fashion. Instead, she sent over this statement Wednesday morning and she did not mince her words. (Links and italicized portions are my own; otherwise, it's as she wrote it.) Dear Friends: read more
The committee opted Tuesday night to put off deciding on the ordinance until, at the earliest, its next meeting. Of note: The Athens-Clarke County attorney highlighted that the proposed times are, in essence, placeholders for the commission to change or keep as it pleases. Full text of the Use of Public Right-of-Ways ordinance draft is below. read more