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Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

C-SPAN 2009 Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership:

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:36

Mother, daughter argue over 87 cents

I thought Oconee Countians were better than this.

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:19

Thousands using new Georgia online voter registration

[quote][b]Anson D. Panz[/b] - What could possibly go wrong?
[/quote]
The will of the people being heard?

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:06

Fed survey shows inflation of 1.9%

I blame it all on Eve.

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:04

Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent

... said the Republican Labor Commissioner.

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:52

Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

Biden is a good hearted man, but he makes too many verbal gaffs. Therefore...

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:46

Atlanta Braves change policy on guns in stadium

The state legislature recently passed a bill establishing your right to carry a firearm into a bar or a nightclub. It's not up to the owner anymore. So after the ball game, you can head over to one of those establishments, kick back a few, and argue with fans of the opposing team, knowing full well you're safer. However, be aware that carrying a firearm into a church is at the pastor's discretion, and if he won't allow it, you're putting your life at greater risk and should probably boycott the church until he changes the policy

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:25

New SAT: What will those questions look like?

Now they change it. I could have been accepted to Harvard, Yale, or Stanford decades ago. On second thought, maybe not.

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:18

National active wear chain to open location in Athens' Bottleworks

And they say ACC gubbermint is unfriendly to new businesses?? Instead of extending them good luck and anticipating the best, the naysayers, pessimists, and out-of-towners are the ones who are the most unfriendly, as if they wanted them to fail. We heard these same voices when the Classic Center was an idea before the reality. Donald Trump was right about entrepreneurship.

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:11

Gov. Deal to skip televised debate

It's highly unethical not to participate.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:56

Mayor says Prince Avenue study has become 'political football'

[quote][b]ponsoldt[/b] - i'd love to see a "swarm of outraged citizens" show up at commission meetings--and be able to ask them questions about their priorities for promoting our community--as well as where they live and shop.
[/quote]
I have a few questions:
1. Have you attended any commission or commitee meetings in which public input was solicited. If so, what issues did you speak out on?
2. Have you asked questions and/or made your opinions known to your commissioner? Who is your commissioner, what were those issues, and how would would you describe his/her responses?

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 13:03

Mayor says Prince Avenue study has become 'political football'

[quote][b]nancy30683[/b] - Neighborhood issue or not, this type of self centered thinking is part of an overall problem facing many in ACC. ... I would wager, however, that most citizens, when voting for a candidate, do so based on what he/she envisions as best for ALL citizens, and ALL neighborhoods. At least I hope so. [/quote]
I believe you just exemplified social liberalism:

Social liberalism seeks to balance individual liberty and social justice. Like classical liberalism, it endorses a market economy and the expansion of civil and political rights and liberties, but differs in that it believes the legitimate role of the government includes addressing economic and social issues such as poverty, health care and education. Under social liberalism, the good of the community is viewed as harmonious with the freedom of the individual. - Wikipedia

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:38

Comer woman praises Jesus, asks about ‘boob job’

I haven't been out to Comer in a while.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:25

Georgia judge asked to stop new Vidalia onion rule

There's a free market solution, just like the one that circumvents high frequency traders (HFTs) from front running stock transactions on major exchanges. An investment banker created an alternative exchange, where HFT's advantage was neurtalized and the playing field levelled for all traders. The free market solution for the Vidalia farmers is to create an association whose members abide by strict guidelines, trademark a brand name like "Vidalia Growers Assoc", advertise their philosphy and pledge to quality, and create a logo and stickers to put on their product, such as "Genuine Product of Vidalia Growers Assoc." There is no need for gubbermint intervention.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:21

National active wear chain to open location in Athens' Bottleworks

If these stores are opening, how business unfriendly can ACC be? Perhaps ACC is just not as favorable for big box retailers as OC seems to be.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:53

Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:26

Georgia judge asked to stop new Vidalia onion rule

@yeti:

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:19

At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

Marathon runners Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher are actually best friends and train with each other. Shalane is a native Bostonian.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 08:59

US Airways pornographic tweet sets Twitter on fire

Think of the most lewd, embarrassing, shocking and offensive pornographic photo, one you'd never want another person to know you've looked at.

Oh, come on. While it was highly inappropriate in a public forum, it wasn't like it was a picture of an old man molesting one of his children. Let's just say it was a picture of a toy plane going where it usually doesn't go. Half of you are going to try to find anyway.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 17:03

Georgia alters state employee health insurance program

Our condolences to BC/BS of GA.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:49

Grimes: More equitable tax structure would make America a better place

[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - I am not Catholic, but from what little I know of his two predecessors, I like them a lot better. [/quote]
They evidently tolerated pomp and circumstance, child molestation, and extravagant spending more than Pope Francis.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:24

Grimes: More equitable tax structure would make America a better place

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - @sweept: DING! DING! DING! And we have a WINNER!!!!!
I would go along with an "equitable tax structure" IF it was based on a flat tax for EVERY taxpayer, regardless of income, with NO deductions. [/quote]
From a Fox News interview during the 2008 campaign...

As far as I know, Ryan never detailed what deductions he would eliminate in conjunction with cutting tax rates. I think he later said he would let a Congressional committee work it out. Right, and the check's in the mail.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:21

Grimes: More equitable tax structure would make America a better place

@Used2baFreeCountry:

“I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it."

“The growth of equality demands something more than economic growth, even though it presupposes it. It demands first of all 'a transcendent vision of the person'.”

“It also calls for decisions, mechanisms and processes directed to a better distribution of wealth, the creation of sources of employment, and an integral promotion of the poor which goes beyond a simple welfare mentality.”

- Pope Francis at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:07

Grimes: More equitable tax structure would make America a better place

[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - We have not had an actual conservative president since Reagan. . . [/quote]
Be careful what you get nostalgic over. Reagan was a spender and a debtor.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 15:51

Georgia judge asked to stop new Vidalia onion rule

What does the Tea Party think about a Republican bureaucrat telling famers how to run their own business?

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:53

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