C-SPAN 2009 Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership:
I thought Oconee Countians were better than this.posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:19
[quote][b]Anson D. Panz[/b] - What could possibly go wrong?
The will of the people being heard?
I blame it all on Eve.posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:04
... said the Republican Labor Commissioner.posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:52
Biden is a good hearted man, but he makes too many verbal gaffs. Therefore...
posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:46
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 policyposted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:25
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
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
It's highly unethical not to participate.posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:56
[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.
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?
[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. - Wikipediaposted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:38
I haven't been out to Comer in a while.posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:25
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
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
@yeti:posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:19
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
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
Our condolences to BC/BS of GA.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:49
[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.
[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
“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, Switzerlandposted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:07
[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.
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
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more