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Grimes: Ukraine isn't worth life of single U.S. soldier

you really should try some history classes. UGA has this OLLI program and folks our age can get some free classes. Check it out.

posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 - 18:40

Today's editorial cartoon

But unfortunately, they neither challenge the government, nor bid defiance to its laws. Instead, they simply bought it and its representatives, and wrote the laws in their favor.

Maybe I'm splitting hairs, but their is a reason our "government" does not fight back.

posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 - 18:34

Today's editorial cartoon

ouch

posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 - 05:46

Georgia has the fastest-growing solar industry

yet the German people support the policies that drive their high electric prices by 84%

They want decentralized power production. They want guaranteed pricing on production and return of investment (like we do with the new nuclear plants in Georgia).

http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2013/10/27/berlins-balloonin...

http://www.dw.de/survey-finds-germans-want-shift-to-renewables/a-17167037

posted @ Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:10

Georgia GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves

to be perfectly clear, there is NO dispute on how CO2 acts as a greenhouse gas. None. That science is clear, repeatable, verifiable. Broun knows this. He assumes you are too stupid or science illiterate to know yourself.

you can argue its not affecting climate, or (cough) its not man-made, or there's nothing we can do about it, or its not worth doing what needs to be done...but you can't say it isn't a greenhouse gas.

and any doctor knows a surgical mask over a cow's butt would not prevent gas escaping. A clever comment by another pol who thinks his voters are way too stupid to get how ludicrous a comment it is.

These are profound public statements that those who would represent the far right believe that those on the far right are profoundly ignorant.

posted @ Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 08:54

Man charged with exposing self outside Athens bank

my dad said it would make you go blind...I said, 'uh, dad, I'm over here'.

posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 09:50

Conant: Just pass the IOUs along to the kids

"Reagan proved that deficits don't matter" - Dick Cheney

posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 17:28

NeSmith: Easter egg hunt turns youngster into Republican

how'd he get to 1st grade if he skipped what he was supposed to learn in kindergarten?

posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 17:22

Today's editorial cartoon

I wonder how much opinions are affected by daily doses of this kind of bs?

The cartoon is false. Incorrect. What some would call a 'lie'.

A moment's fact-checking would show you that.

try this to get a running average of polls...http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

and this, from Gallup, to get perspective...

"In context of presidential job approval ratings in March of their sixth year in office, President Obama ranks above George W. Bush and Richard Nixon, but below Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Dwight Eisenhower." "...http://www.gallup.com/video/168479/march-sixth-year-office-obama-below-average-job-approval.aspx

posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 17:20

Sargent: Who pays the most on Tax Day?

yay, another heritage Foundation screed saying the wealthy work harder and are more productive than you.

that if they weren't taxed so much, then gosh they would work even harder!

that taxes are a disincentive to work.

Cry me a river.

posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:33

Jones: Watching political ads can be fun

@barryhollander: one of my daughters is a teacher and taught her students the word 'archaic' with "my dad is so archaic he still uses a landline telephone".

...course how else would I get Broun's ads?

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:52

Jones: Watching political ads can be fun

people still watch broadcast TV? I remember AM radio when I was a kid. Maybe they should put ads on 8 track.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:13

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

to be clear, Zuckerberg bought Whatsapp for its 450 million users, all potential consumers.

U2B, when the bankers of Wall Street crashed the economy...who exactly was it that shared the misery? Perhaps spend less time looking for ancient quotes and more LOOKING at the reality in front of your nose.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:06

Today's editorial cartoon

can't you tell the difference between 'information' and pure speculation?

you also fail to mention the rancher's situation goes back 15 years. Well before any solar farms in Nevada. Nor do you mention how ranging cattle would not affect such a solar farm. In other words, you take unrelated events and TRY to make a connection. A common enough hate-radio technique. They rely on simple minds to keep the chain going.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:47

Pitts: Campaign financing is 'clear and present danger' to America

which does not equate to true or accurate. Simply a congressman with a partisan rant.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:55

Pitts: Campaign financing is 'clear and present danger' to America

Lords and serfs.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 06:53

Farmer: Hydrogen holds promise as energy source

thanks for saying it so well.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 06:52

Charen: Emerging integrity in liberal commentary

you first. When you acknowledge there is nothing more moral or family oriented or religious or concern for the middle class on the right than the left...then maybe we will acknowledge that liberals can shout as much hyperbole and BS as the right.

there is a new approach based upon research that the worst thing you can call a liberal is a hypocrite and so con writers are pushing that...while the right doesn't care if you note their hypocrisy.

But she's right - there is a growing demand from all sides that our elected leaders focus on solutions, not sound-bytes. Unfortunately, they get elected by sound-bytes and remain elected by sound-bytes. Until voters can differentiate what a sound-byte is and analyze the actual walk...then we will continue to merely demand without action.

For instance - this column is one long sound-byte.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 09:46

Economists fret as young adults seem unwilling to fly the coop

wow, living with your folks so you can save money to buy a wedding in Hawaii. No one in my family can relate to this. Or actually anything in the article.

it's probably more a lifestyle choice than economy. Live with the folks so you can have a smart-phone, nicer car, fashion clothes, concerts/nightlife, and starbucks.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 09:29

Social issues fade in GOP campaigns

republicans think business creates demand. Then blame the poor for the economy.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 09:16

Social issues fade in GOP campaigns

cut and run quitters. Cowards without convictions. Which way is the wind blowing today?

problem with this strategy, is voters associate repubs with the rich getting richer and some of that grease supposedly trickling down to the middle class someday in the distant future when the sun burns out.

Once you realize you've been conned by a con, it's hard to fall for it again.

Simply look at ANY! of the republican economic strategies of the last 40 years and tell us how they worked for ya.

the rich get the tax breaks, and we get bupkis.

the corps get breaks, subsidies, massive bonuses...and send the jobs overseas for .10 cents/hr. labor

regulations are thrown to the curb and the middle class pays to clean up the mess.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 09:14

Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US

but republicans have repeatedly, openly, on record said the real purpose is to limit the voter turnout. Until there's an article, then it's all about fraud.

they have repeatedly, openly, on record stated they have the distinct agenda to limit the vote. They have distinct strategies to do it. All this is on record of real people saying this in public...and then the SAME people turn around and tell you it's about fraud and the bloggers go to town repeating it.

Astounding!

you cannot claim to love this country and then try to limit the vote - those are two distinctly opposing positions!

Simple- if fraud were the concern - there would be NO electronic voting that has no hard copy record.

DUH!

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:17

Family saved at sea asks critics to hold judgment

I had to look it up on their original blog - there, they use the word "cruising", not cursing.

as in 'modern cruising family'

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:09

NeSmith: Trip to Jacksonville had nothing to do with football

article, "NeSmith: Bring back the draft - now"

November 15, 2013

http://onlineathens.com/opinion/2013-11-15/nesmith-bring-back-draft-now

Still curious to hear the rest of the story.

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 09:50

UGA profs' pay ranks last among peers

shouldn't this be filtered within the context of cost of living of those other areas? If it were, UGA profs would rank much higher as the cost of living around Athens is much lower than California, Maryland, Florida...

Just saying, that would give a far more accurate picture than just taking a single stat out of context.

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 09:39

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