I note that these ACCG leaders did not list as one of their weaknesses their anti-business attitude and regulations. Seeking the approval of first community activist is a sure recipe and signal of continuing their anti-business philosophy.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 07:30
Myra, after decades of declining national educational performance while per capita spending has soared why should we continue to defer to these so called education experts? Why do you put your faith in these same experts? You want to free teachers to teach what kids need, but you forget that it is the education bureaucracy with its left liberal view of the world that is making that judgement and look where that has gotten us? I am pleased you do acknowledge that there are many problems with Common Core, but the solution is not to turn things over to the education experts.posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 06:47
@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald: Barrow is a carpet bagger who lives in a trailer that he pulls all over Georgia to find a district he can run in where he can get people to,fall for his Nunn-like spin of being a moderate. If he really was a moderate or a conservative he would be an imdependent or a republican. He has no track record of voting against Obama in tight votes. He says one thing but votes another way when his votes are needed by Pelosi. Why would someone who is truly a moderate or conservative stay in a party that has shifted so far left of what dems in the Kennedy era stood for...unless they support the leftist views of Obama?posted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 20:11
She is taking her tactics from those of her master, Lord Obama, that were used to get him elected...talk about one America not a red or blue America, sound like a moderate and not a far leftist, sound reasonable...not extreme...there is no such thing as a conservative or moderate democrats...the Democratic Party is the Leftist Party....what public positions has she taken that are different than Obama's? None. So Jim why are you falling for this charade by Nunn?posted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 19:06
Just what we need...a radical liberal as mayor. Like most leftist, he wants to solve the problem of poverty, but he rails against capitalism and business development in Athens which is needed to generate employment which is the key for people to rise from poverty! Just another example of the total absence of rational thinking by the left. I am sure this comment will go over well in the peoples' republic of Athens.posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 08:04
Creating a culture of entitlement to buy votes in order to stay in power has always been is in the DNA of Democrats...now that the old Democratic Party is now the Leftisit Party...there is 0 probability the Obamaites will reform entitlements except to further expand them.posted @ Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 20:33
@RightIswrong: the last time I was in a pizza joint I was overwhelmed with the choices I had about what to order based on my needs and what I wanted to pay. Image going to a pizza joint or a car dealership and there is only one type and size of pizza or one type car and color you can buy because someone named Obama decided he knew best about what kind of pizza or car you needed.posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 09:12
Inaccurate you say! No he lied be because he is a serial lier. Harrop is dillusional if he thinks people will tolerate being sold a lie that coats them more for services they do not want delivered by fewer doctors who are not the doctors they have had for years.posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 07:13
@whatsthepoint: Amen! Except it is any business that employes people and makes a profit...that they cannot atand. Left to their own motives our Nti-business elects officials will figure out some way to run CAT out of town eventually.posted @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 16:32
Thompson: there is a lesson her for the people's republic of Athens. Why in the world would anyone what to again make such an investment given how Selig was treated by anti-business elected officials and activist?posted @ Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:56
Perhaps we have one too many researchers in the school of public health! We are broke and federal and UGA bureaucrats are spending money on this? NIH needs to be downsized like my bank account is under Obamanomics!posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 14:53
@Jim Thompson: the point you make is correct in that we draw out more than we put in which is the nature of social insurance and the Achilles heel as well. The social insurance system is based on current employees or those self employed paying into a system to finance entitlement payments to those individuals eligible for benefits based on age etc and no longer working. It is a Ponzi scheme and the house has collapsed since we have the largest number of people out of the workforce in our history. Herein lies the failure of socialism and its false promises. Social insurance not only provides disincentives for individuals to plan for their own financial security, but there is no rate of return on the contributions placed in the social security trust fund which by the way is not a lock box so contributions go effectively into the general fund to pay government bills. The engine of employment which creates individual wealth has lost RPM due to Obama"s socialist philosophy which does not promote and incentivize individual accountability and responsibility. Oh well...we are where we are..nu it does not have to be that way. Jim, have a good day.posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 15:59
What do you expect from obamaites? They always want to spend more of people's money. What ever happened to fiscally conservative democrats? Oh...they are extinct.posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 13:40
What a testament to the waste in the Federal budget! And the liberal elite wonders why most tax payers are in revolt!posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 10:03
Liberal Academics with too much time on their hands so they peddle Obamacare. Sounds like there are some positions that UGA can eliminate starting with Sheri Worthy. Why in the world does UGA need a department of housing and consumer economics? Sounds like a waste just like obamaeconomics.posted @ Monday, September 30, 2013 - 17:01
Not all is rosy. Certainly we ned to leverage technology to enhance educational outcomes...but as someone who has young college grads in my workforce...what is the benefit of their expertise with a tablet, smartphone, or twitter if they cannot spell, cannot craft a thoughtful paper, cannot communicate verbally, make change, or actually take up a pen or pencil and write! We now require a hand written paper be submitted as part of the interview process.posted @ Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 06:46
Thompson, as I read the last part of your piece I thought I must be having a stroke or perhaps a senior moment....Thompson talking about journalist becoming serious students of thier craft and creating an understanding of governance! Wow! What an acknowledgement of the superficial journalism of the ABH...but just once a week! Why not twice a week or more to dig deep into the governance of the People's Republic of Athens?posted @ Monday, September 23, 2013 - 18:00
Yes Pitts, America Is crazy! Crazy due to an overdose of liberal
Political Correctness. We are so afraid as a society of your PC crowd that we do not use our common sense to take those with serious metal illness who create a risk off the streets! We are afraid to deal with a terrorist sympathizer on active duty in the Army because he is a, dare we say it, a believer in Islam who is known to be in communications with known terrorists and has exhibited anti-US tendencies. Then we call it workplace violence. We are afraid to deal with an active duty sailor who has mental and behavior problems so we take the PC road and do not separate him with a dishonorable discharge for fear of the cries of racism..them we compound it by law enforcement giving him a pass for the same reasons. Yes Pitts we are crazy but not for the reasons you are peddling. Even your beloved dear leader cannot bear to use the word terror or terrorist...he who claims the war is over...Libya and Kenya...I guess that was work place violence again...that would be the PC thing to say.
[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - @The Eagle:
Your link bears repeating:
I could post a whole series of links to video clips and articles about similar incidents in which packs of "teens" assault defenseless victims for no apparent reason.
Many of those video clips were actually taken by one of the "teens" in the pack, and you often see them smiling and laughing after they finish viciously assaulting the defenseless victims.
Yes you are right...the number and frequency of such articles is ever increasing with no notice by the liberal media and the Athens liberal elite or by Thompson...but yet he gives prominent space to Pitts who stakes the fires of race.posted @ Monday, September 2, 2013 - 13:58
Just another diatribe by Pitts. Using his logic, there will never be case where a black kills a white person where he says it was due to black racism. In his world and the world of the liberal elite, it is impossible for there to be black racism aganist whites. Pitts is a race hustler who continues the double standard. I wonder why it is that some of the liberal elite in Athens always are the ones who use words like hate, race haters in their comments when they describe those who write in to disagree with hustlers like Pitts?
So Pitts and the Athens liberal elite, read the article at this link and tell us what you think :
[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] -
OOOOOH! ANOTHER STINGING REBUKE! When, pray tell, Eagle, have you ever read anything from this 'low-information journalist' on Obamacare, outside the generic introduction to our recent Health Care Reform section?
Eagle, there's a reason I haven't written anything about Obamacare: I don't have anywhere close to a full, or even a reasonably full, understanding of it, so I've opted to keep my mouth shut about it, until such time as I have had time to read and digest a variety of viewpoints and have developed an informed opinion.
Also, Eagle, there's a Mark Twain quote with which you may be familiar that I would recall to your attention: "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt." Of course, the fact that you post here pseudonymously does protect you, doesn't it?
Jim, you now race behind the argument that you are still gathering information about Obamacare before you form an opinion if I catch the gist of your response. Mark Twain is not mush of a defense for someone who by tile should be a serious journalist or is the goal of the ABH to have non-serious journalist. I recall when I challenged you over the weekend you finally acknowledged you did have some small hand in one advocacy article. So what are we to believe? Further, in your high profile role how can you on the one hand say you are still gathering information to make an informed decision, but then you stand by, and through the "approval by the silence procedure" you enable such biased press releases to be printed as objective news?
By now you have had time to read the 2000 plus pages of Obama legislation; the various summary articles describing the details of the 17,000 pages of regulations; the various articles about the Obama waivers given to Democratic groups; the list of new taxes buried in the ACA; the studies by the GAO, CBO, and numerous think tanks; WSJ articles; Investor Business Daily articles; etc.
So Jim, when are you going to share with us your conclusion about Obamacare or are you forever going to be an uniformed journalist?posted @ Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:00
Historic! Absolutely!!! An unmitigated disaster for our economy and the worlds greatest heath care system!!! Obamcare is not about health care...it is about control of indiviudal choice and $ transfer to the government...insurance does not equal the delivery of health care, but Obama will in the process of grabbbing control... ruin the health care delivery system. Why is it you liberal journalist just buy the Obama spin hook, line, and sinker? If it is so great why did Obama exempt Congress from it? Where is the serious investigative jouralism of decades past? Just like we have low information voters we have low information journalist...you and Thompson fit that bill!!!posted @ Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 07:52
[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - I haven't heard ANYONE saying the law is great. I do hear a lot of people saying 'thank God, they finally did something about the health care crisis'.
"Why are so many seeing their employer based coverage, dropped, or the cost increased dramatically? "
this has been the trend for over 30 years...It's about like the deficit in that regard...some folks act like it's just now starting.
A lot of your other questions are quite valid. It would be way cool if Congress took this act as a starting point and worked on it more.
...but as long as pols can get people frothy over it, they can act like people don't want affordable quality health care. [/quote]
Can you please explain your term health care crisis? How can we have a crisis when the US is the haven for people all over the world who come to get treated. They sure do not go to countries suhc as Canada and the UK to name a few who have central government controlled health care. if you wnat to see a crisis go to Canada and see how long the wait is in months to get a medical procedure. You will see a crisis alright...a crisis of no access, fewer doctors, long wait time for care, more restrictive access to procedures and medications, age criteria fro certain procedures....just wait!!!posted @ Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 15:20
@drdonna: You must be a low information voter who just accepts demoncratic press releases as fact. The ABH articles were devoid of all the facts about the Obama health tax plan. I encourage you to do your own research of the scope and details of the 2000+ pages of legislation and the 17,000 pages of regulations to understand how it will impact you. The ABH now has such a void of intellectual capital and curiosity that it merely accepts HHS press releases as fact rather than doing their homework.posted @ Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 07:43
You failed the test of being an objective journalist and gave into your liberal bias to be an organ of propaganda. Your bias in the articles you printed is so transparent that once and for all there can be no illusions about the ABH being a leftist news outlet.posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 - 20:09
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