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When life begins because of rape, it is something that God intended to happen.

This is not for men (males) to decide...

posted @ Friday, October 26, 2012 - 12:27

Clements: Vote 'no' on Amendment 1

PRIVATE SCHOOL DEMISE...

If your kids go to private schools, get ready to watch your tuition sky rocket if the charter amendment passes.

With better quality charter schools emerging, who needs to spend $13,000/year on a private school -- on top of the school taxes they pay?!

Vote "NO" on this amendment if you think private schools have a place in our society... That means everyone with kids at Athens Christian, Prince Avenue Baptist, Athens Academy, etc.

Vote "YES" if you want to see the end of private schools as we know them...

posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 06:29

The Editor's Desk: Charter amendment push is 'family' affair

PRIVATE SCHOOL DEMISE...

If your kids go to private schools, get ready to watch your tuition sky rocket if the charter amendment passes.

With better quality charter schools emerging, who needs to spend $13,000/year on a private school -- on top of the school taxes they pay?!

Vote "NO" on this amendment if you think private schools have a place in our society...

Vote "YES" if you want to see the end of private schools as we know them...

posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 06:28

Scout files name 2 in Georgia who got convicted

It's not just male perpetrators, either...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/iowa-teacher-admits-sex-acts-stude...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/14/irene-khan-teacher-sex-with-stu...

And the Texas woman gets 5 years...

Jeez...

posted @ Monday, October 22, 2012 - 08:01

Hynes: Broun is exemplary representative

Oh, and the Bible says:

Leviticus
20:9 -- "If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death."
20:10 -- "If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death."
20:13 -- "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death."
Deuteronomy 22:20-1 -- "If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the girl’s virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done a disgraceful thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house."

Sounds like radical Muslim talk, but if the Bible is the law of the land, as Broun claims, let's get out our knives and guns, fellers!!!!!

Exodus 35:2
For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it must be put to death.

posted @ Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 05:35

Hynes: Broun is exemplary representative

Paul Broun is a cloun... and an embarrassment to Congress... Friends out-of-state mock him...

posted @ Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 05:32

Insults incite big fight among customers at Oconee IHOP

how-DEEEE! The iHOP saloon in the good old wild outback of Oconee County... What a hoot... Reminds me of why I live in Athens!

posted @ Monday, October 15, 2012 - 18:49

Linbeck: FairTax would ensure American competitiveness

Mr. Linbeck "ted a baaaad ting," in the words of Tweetie Bird, when he said: "the FairTax would have generated $171 billion more in revenue in 2009, and $267 billion more in 2010, than the current federal income tax system." Up to now FareTax (that's how it should be spelled) say it is "revenue neutral" and would not increase taxes. This quoted study proves them liars.

This tax idea will never pass and is propagated by people with mini minds also focused on the President's birth certificate. And if it DID pass, the economy would be troubled in several ways:

1. Growing black market to avoid all taxes...
2. Reduced manufacturing as people buy used to save the 30% tax...
3. More money to Mexico as the remaining illegals have 100% to send home, since no Social Security and Medicare taxes are being withheld...

But it's fun for you old geezers to bat around -- and fun for us to watch!

posted @ Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 07:59

Romney settles it: health care mandate is a tax

What a bunch of dorks... Obamacare has given businesses and our economy some CERTAINTY that will help stabilize things and help bring us out of the "W" near-depression. The Repubes want to keep saying "NO!" and repeal it, throwing us back into uncertainty and recession. Guess where the smart people are going to place their vote this fall?

Also, there is no "mandate." Avoiding healthcare insurance is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Change your withholding exemptions so you owe tax on April 15th when filing...
2. Check the box on new form 1040 that says "I have no health insurance"...
3. "Suffer" the $1500 (max) penalty, but DO NOT PAY IT...

The IRS cannot come after you for that. It's in Obamacare. You get off with NO insurance and NO penalty -- hence, NO MANDATE!

President Obama has the most brilliant minds working with him. Maybe some white guys have a hard time accepting that fact!!!

posted @ Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 17:55

Perry asks judge to order he be put on Va. ballot

Gov. Perry was quoted by reliable sources, saying "Waaaah! Waaaaaaah!"

Amazing how the Repubes will knock themselves out gerrymandering and passing voter ID laws in their attempts to suppress people's rights to vote, but when it comes back to bite them in some way like forgetting to read rules that apply to THEM, they go: "Waaaaaaaaaaaah!"

Grow up, Ricky... You messed up.

posted @ Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 08:08

Perry: Abortion allowed if woman's life at risk

Thank you, Gov. Perry, for this -- another Repube-lican hypocritical position. If such a wonderful person such as Ms. Kissling could be the product of a rape, thereby enabling you to pronounce that ALL rapes that produce a child should be absent abortion (unless the mom is dying, of course), please answer this question:

Why not legalize ALL lesbian/gay parenting arrangements that produce such a wonderful child as Ms. Kissling?

Case in point: Zach Wahls...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FSQQK2Vuf9Q

Raised by lesbian parents, he spoke before Congress and gave compelling evidence that lesbian/gay parents can raise children as well as any -- and maybe, BETTER, than some 'normal' parents that are heterosexual.

Watch the video and be moved -- unless you are a cold-hearted Repube-lican.

posted @ Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 08:00

Walmart only option for downtown Athens development

Oh, Oh... a Nordstrom!

posted @ Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 18:46

Walmart only option for downtown Athens development

How about a Whole Foods?!?

posted @ Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 18:44

Walmart only option for downtown Athens development

Umm, no... there is one other unmentioned option: NO big box store on that site!

posted @ Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 18:43

Police arrest 3 burglary suspects

WOW! Near me... It's a good thing they didn't kick in MY back door. I don't call 911...

posted @ Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 22:54

Schiller: What's so awful about the 1 Percent?

PS: Other identified causes of the Great Depression were (1) Unequal distribution of corporate power, (2) Bad banking structure, (3) Foreign balance of payments, and (4) Limited or poor state of economic intelligence. That last one is currently rooted in our pea-brained Tea Partiers and extreme right-wingers who fail to recognize that, like water, money must always be moving -- otherwise, it becomes stagnat and putrid...

posted @ Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 09:29

Schiller: What's so awful about the 1 Percent?

Mr. Schiller is a professor of economics. Now read this: "Despite rising wages overall, income distribution was unequal. Unequal wealth Gaps in income had actually increased... The 1% of the population at the very top of the pyramid had incomes 650% greater than those 11% of Americans at the bottom of the pyramid."

When was this? In the 1920s -- this is recognized as one of the three roots of the Great Depression. The tremendous concentration of wealth in the hands of a few meant that continued economic prosperity was dependent on the high investment and luxury spending of the wealthy. However, both the high spending and high investment of the time, much like today, were susceptible to economic fluctuations; they were much less stable than people's expenses on daily necessities like food, clothing, and shelter. Therefore, when the market crashed and the economy tumbled, both big spending and big investment collapsed, as well.

Read the whole story here: http://us.history.wisc.edu/hist102/lectures/lecture19.html

posted @ Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 09:26

Dupuy: It's not your fault you're in the 99 percent

PS [read the last sentence]:

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)’s 2010 report ... claims that inequality has risen partly due to neoliberal economic policies that have made it difficult to have high rates of economic growth without increasing inequality.

The report looks to the functional distribution of income of a country as an indicator of inequality. The functional distribution of income looks at how income is distributed between wage earners and profit earners: the larger the share of GDP wage earners share, the more equal the situation.

The report notes that a high growth rate contributes to income inequality when a small portion of the population - profit earners – earns the majority of the money. This is common in situations in which a rise economic growth is caused by a specific sector, such as the technological sector.

The UNRISD report also states that growth and equity can be “mutually reinforcing” when supported by “well-thought-out economic and social policies”. It explains that reducing poverty through growth is difficult when inequality is rampant; wealth and land tends to concentrate in small groups, which in turn excludes the poor from economic participation. The poor have less disposal income to spend and as a result effective aggregate demand lowers, limiting the size of the domestic market. This in turn makes it harder for a country to industrialize, thereby hindering its development.

posted @ Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 09:15

Dupuy: It's not your fault you're in the 99 percent

The astronomical growth of the top 1%'s wealth is going to kill itself, much like some viruses eventually kill their host. Just 30 years ago the top 1% held ~10% of all wealth in the U.S Now it's almost 1/4th of it. If the lower 99% does not have the money to circulate and perpetuate what is called "the economy" -- it will die. Right now it is just badly sick.

posted @ Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 09:09

Cain will protect American dream

Cain as Prez? I don't think so... Maybe as someone's mayor, Kim. Read about some of his thoughts:

Officially, the United States stopped recognizing Taiwan in 1979. In July, when asked his thoughts on the situation and whether the U.S. ought to shift course and officially recognize the government of Taiwan, Cain incorrectly stated, “I think we already recognize their democratically-elected government.”

In May when asked what he would be prepared to offer Palestinians as part of a deal, Cain responded, “Nothing.” Later, Cain seemed confused when Fox News' Chris Wallace asked:

WALLACE: Where do you stand on the right of return?

CAIN: The right of return? [pause] The right of return?

WALLACE: The Palestinian right of return.

CAIN: That’s something that should be negotiated. That’s something that should be negotiated.

Wallace then helpfully offered Cain a definition of “right of return” — “Palestinian refugees, the people that were kicked out of the land in 1948, should be able to or should have any right to return to Israeli land.”

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On guns, protected at the Federal level by the Second Amendment:

WOLF BLITZER (CNN): How about gun control?

CAIN: I support the 2nd amendment.

B: So what’s the answer on gun control?

C: The answer is I support, strongly support, the 2nd amendment. I don’t support onerous legislation that’s going to restrict people’s rights in order to be able to protect themselves as guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.

B: Should states or local government be allowed to control guns, the gun situation, or should…

C: Yes

B: Yes?

C: Yes.

B: So the answer is yes?

C: The answer is yes, that should be a state’s decision.

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A braggart about reading The Constitution, Cain says "We don’t need to rewrite the Constitution of the United States, we need to reread the Constitution and enforce the Constitution . . . Cause that’s when it says that when any form of government becomes destructive of those ideals, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it. We’ve got some altering and some abolishing to do."

That language about abolishing government? It’s in the third paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. Oops!

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Cain believes that communities have a right to thwart construction of mosques in their neighborhoods...

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Cain said most of the people that are in elected office in Washington DC, they have held public office before, followed by "How's that working for you?"

Hmmm... Cosnider these facts:

The United States of America is the single superpower on the face of this planet.

We have the largest economy in the world.

We have a system that allows all citizens of our country to get an education.

We have a system that harbors freedom of speech.

We have the most powerful military force in the world.

We have a system that allows our citizens to pursue their dreams, and makes all dreams accessible.

Maybe Cain should be Bachmann's Vice Presidential running mate.

posted @ Friday, September 16, 2011 - 03:18

Mayor offers plan to cut seniors' taxes

why the hell are you all talking about social security?!?

posted @ Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 19:04

Mayor offers plan to cut seniors' taxes

no, no, no, no... this vote to cut someone's (senior citizens') taxes is a vote to increase mine.

If this is to pass it should be with this caveat: The seniors opt in under the condition that, while their assessed property value will never increase, it also will never decrease. So, their property taxes will truly be frozen... That means in another real estate market downturn their assessed property vales will stay where they are at. You cannot have it both ways.

But, the best thing to do is vote "NO" on it. After all, we ACC property owners already heavily subsidize the University System who owns 60% of this county and pays NO property tax at all...

posted @ Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 19:02

Tavernier: Broun acted 'like a 2-year-old'

In the famous words of Al Gore in his speech to the 1992 Democratic National Convention: "It's time for him to go..."

posted @ Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 07:20

Mayor: Athens river district still possible

OMG!!! What's going to happen to the tent city people?!?

posted @ Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 06:06

Journal: No more stimulus, Mr. President

This is the same h@gsh!t from Repubes: complain about what our President is trying to do to fix what they started -- but then offer no solutions of their own...

Congratulations. The trillions of dollars in wealth held tight rather than be loaned or spent is like water that's not moving -- it stagnates and causes problems.

In November 2012 it's going to come back to bite them with a dysenteric-like force. We the people have just about had enough.

posted @ Friday, September 2, 2011 - 07:37

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