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Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

[quote][b]christian-mom[/b] - We can't endure another 4 years of him ruining this country... [/quote]
Are you being sarcastic, or are you a low information voter? If the latter, be informed he's already in the midst of his second term and can't run for a third per the Constitution. Please don't vote in 2016.

posted @ Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 09:54

US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thaw

The problem is once again with some Congressional leaders, who want to prevent the opening of the embassy by blocking funding for it and refusing to approve the appointment of anyone as ambassador. Basically, obstructionism as usual. Interestingly, some of the same folks, who were critical of the President for not yet approving the Keystone Pipeline Extension and the resulting, mostly temporary, jobs it would create, are now opposed to opening a Cuban embassy and the resulting U.S. business opportunities and, mostly permanent, jobs it would help promote.

posted @ Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 09:24

N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack

Of course, we don't tolerate that kind of behavior in our country...

posted @ Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 08:52

Police: Man was locking, not stealing from cars

"Let no good deed go unpunished."

posted @ Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 08:07

Athens earned numerous top 10 honors in 2014

Austin, Texas, Jr.

posted @ Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 08:04

Sunday auction marks the end for downtown Athens clothier

What percent does Fred own of downtown Athens now?

posted @ Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 07:57

In 2014, US economy began shaky, finished strong

Thanks, Barack. If the Tea Party Republicans can refrain from shutting down our gubbermint - again - , we should have another couple of good years. And U.S. businesses are chomping at the bit to get into the Cuban market, however Congress will have to lift the embargo on most exports to that country. Will it be the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or Rubio and Cruz calling the shots in the Republican controlled Congress?

posted @ Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 11:06

N. Korea compares Obama to monkey in hacking row

So the North Koreans hate Obama as much as the Tea Party does.

posted @ Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 08:44

More protests sparked after shooting near Ferguson

After Killing of 2 Officers, a Reversal in Attitudes to Police of Some Demonstrators and Officials
The New York Times
By Nikita Stewart

Just how dramatic the turnabout has been in New York could be measured by a scene that unfolded this week at City Hall. There were no Council members blocking traffic. There were no choruses of “I can’t breathe.” And there were no mayoral meetings with protesters.

Instead, there was unstinting praise for the police from the Council speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, who earlier this month had asked her colleagues to repeat “I can’t breathe” 11 times, for the number of times Mr. Garner said those words before he died in the encounter with the police.

“We are here to send a simple and direct message: that we unequivocally support, appreciate and value our police officers, that we condemn any and all violence against them, that we must end hateful and divisive rhetoric which seeks to demonize officers and their work,” Ms. Mark-Viverito, flanked by fellow Council members, said at a news conference.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/after-killing-of-2-officers-a-reversal-...

posted @ Friday, December 26, 2014 - 09:20

OL coach Friend joining Bobo, Lilly will call plays in bowl

Maybe it's just me, but I always thought it was better form for a coach, who was leaving on good terms, to finish out the season with his old team. I'm a believer in "riding home with the person who brought you to the dance" instead of "cut and run." The team would also have the opportunity to give him a nice send off victory. But I understand the desire to get off to a running start in a new job.

posted @ Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 10:38

Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

At least the local politicians are on the right page, if not the reactionary protesters.

posted @ Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 10:30

Athens area unemployment rate drops to 5%

Georgia no longer has the worst unemployment rate in the nation..

Gee, thanks, Gov. Deal, you've finally gotten Georgia off the bottom of the barrel. I guess that's why Republican voters re-elected you.

posted @ Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 10:03

Ga. theater to screen film that led to Sony hack

And you can top off your movie experience with a unique foodie experience at the Majestic Diner adjacent to the Plaza.

posted @ Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 10:21

Ga. theater to screen film that led to Sony hack

Review: "The Interview" dives into geopolitics
By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer
December 24, 2014, 9:10 AM

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/review-the-interview-deserves-to-be-seen/

posted @ Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 10:17

VIDEO: Officer in Missouri shot, killed man who pulled gun

So whatever happened with "Hands Up. Don't Shoot."?

posted @ Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:43

NY police union leader well known for his bite

Where happened to all the usual anti-union rhetoric from conservatives?

posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 22:55

Supreme Court ruling may affect many Georgians using Obamacare

The Republicans have nothing realistic to offer in place of the ACA.

posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 22:44

Sony announces limited release for 'The Interview'

I hope CIne can get it here, so I don't have to drive to Atlanta. First Amendment advocates should be big supporters of this movie.

posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 22:25

NY Mayor: No protests until after officer funerals

[quote][b]scarborj[/b] - There is a procedure one can go through if they have a problem with the way an officer or officers are doing their jobs...they need to use it [/quote]
The protesters claim the procedure is broken/biased.
[quote] and stop all the rioting, looting, and downright thuggery! [/quote]
You're conflagrating the protesters with the hoodlums.
[quote] The Governor should declare Marshall Law and put a stop to this farce!!! Lock up anyone who doesn't comply! [/quote]
Lock up these folks, too? There's an orderly procedure known as the ballot box.


posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 11:58

Georgia's Bobo is Colorado State's new head coach

[quote][b]mike59[/b] - run run pass kick [/quote]
run for first down
run for first down
pass for touchdown
kick extra point

posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 11:39

Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

Hooray for the U.S.A. Good job Barack, Ben, and Janet. We no longer have the Fed propping up the economy with bond buybacks. It's time to start gradually raising interest rates. Now if we can just keep Ted Cruz from shutting down the gubbermint.

posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 11:17

US economy grew at fast 5 pct. annual rate in Q3

As Republicans like to say, "I hold President Obama's leadership directly responsible for these turn of events."

posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 11:09

NY Mayor: No protests until after officer funerals

Profile of a cop killing
By Julia Dahl
CBS News
December 22, 2014, 1:53 PM

According to the Los Angeles Times, the handgun Brinsley used in the two Brooklyn police homicides was purchased in 1996 at a pawn shop in Atlanta. How and when it fell into Brinsley's hands is still under investigation.
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According to Dr. Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, Brinsley's criminal history would have prohibited him from legally obtaining a firearm. But Georgia, he says, "lacks what I consider to be the minimum standards for preventing diversions of guns to prohibited owners."

Specifically, Webster points to the fact that under Georgia law, whoever purchased the gun in 1996 would have little or no obligation to check whether the person he or she transferred it to was legally prohibited from owning a firearm.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/profile-of-a-cop-killing/

posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 09:53

Two cars damaged in north Athens

"Hell hath no fury..."

posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 09:26

Former cellmate defrauds Athens woman

Reminds me of a stock broker I once had, but he did it all legally.

posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 09:25

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