same reason we read the comics.posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:08
why stop there? Sun Trust high school? Verizon elementary?posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 09:53
fantastic presentation hosted by the Science Cafe. Wow. And Chef Acheson is delightfully funny.posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 08:49
in what remote world is this "..one more win for the middle class.."???
Their running hard with this new meme that suddenly republicans care about the middle class.
But saying it over and over does not come close to making it real. That, would require doing it.
the pipeline has only ever been about profits for big oil. That's 'common sense'.posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 08:46
um...the Constitution CLEARLY delineates which branch controls foreign policy.
glad the paper takes another letter to rip off the same tired series of false memes and soundbytes.
Boehner et. al. would blow the whole thing up for points for his team. America be danged.posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:02
2nd highest unemployment in the nation...I don't know, that doesn't seem to fit this narrative.
education? Reminds one of Orwell's book "Animal Farm". They cut the sugar rations, then added a little back and declared 'we raised the sugar ration!'. Georgia is what, 43rd in spending per student.
Since we're talking all "will" and "gonna"...I'll predict people will be far more interested in what will get done then what we've been daily reading will be talked about.
Show us.posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 06:56
yeahposted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 07:13
@retiredandhappy: turn on your computerposted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 08:59
I would like to see the lofty words from Atlanta match some actions where Georgia rises from the lowest rungs in education and employment in the nation.
They're always saying they're going to do good things to help...then focus on culture wars instead.posted @ Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 09:42
maybe a billboard or two would help. Lots of people don't read the paper. Public service radio ads? UGA has alert systems for their mail.posted @ Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 09:31
it is very common with vacation rentals online. Almost got me last summer. Use an established agency you can cross-reference.posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:01
I think millions of people of all cultures were marching in solidarity against the extreme of violence and terror...and not in support of the right to be crass or worse, hate-speech.posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 10:59
as usual, on the wrong side of even their own ideals.
They claim to be standing against the moral decay of our culture...and they do it by representing the most despicable actions of moral decay.
where in the Bible does it say "do unto your neighbor whatever you can get away with so your others neighbors will think you are good"?
Government out of your lives? Unless you're a handy minority we can pass laws against to show how morally superior we think we are. Liberty, freedom? Can you say cognitive disconnect?
They seem to think we don't need govt in building roads, in education, keeping our industries safe, ...BUT we certainly need it for the culture wars.posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 10:13
'whatever you want to hear, I'm your guy'.
Now Romney's a populist moderate...????
People should care less what you're "going" to do...and focus on what you have DONE!!!posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 20:37
I can see the slogans now..."two bread-bags for every child".posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:12
to do as the author suggests, means they would have to take a stand "for" something rather than just against.
...for instance, they had a good template for a health plan they were 'for'...well, until Obama used it.
It is curious we keep hearing they need to be more 'conservative'...when the great majority of Americans are moderate. Maybe that's part of the problem?posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:03
a most heinous act by an extreme minority...meanwhile, the daily anti-muslim hate speech by major media of Europe that is fueling lethal attacks against Muslims throughout Europe...gets no mention.
The terror response is totally horrid...but there is a much larger story behind it than 'we were offended'.
not unlike isis beheads people and the world goes nuts...while our ally Saudi Arabia beheads 80 per year... and no mention.posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 08:57
Excellent! More like this please.
Roasting fresh vegetables is remarkably fast, easy, delicious, and so good for you.posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 06:52
@jtsim: read the article 1st.posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 14:12
not justification, but perspective, rest of the story...the part most media left out...The significant 10 year rise of hate-speech against the Muslim world by the new right in Europe. When does hate speech exceed free speech?...food for thought from the Christian Science Monitor...posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:13
so the new meme is 'the rich got richer, the poor, poorer...in the last 8 years'.
Which was the same the 8 before that, and the 8 before that, and the...Oh, but now it's a democrat thing?
repub governors claiming 'unemployment went down on my watch...' - it went down across the nation on eveyone's watch.
Perry's Texas miracle? More minimum wage jobs created than anywhere else...and he's bragging about that?
Romney, who made billions breaking up companies and shipping jobs overseas...'I feel your pain'.
and Wall St darling Clinton,"Attacking financial reform is risky and wrong. Better for Congress to focus on jobs and wages for middle-class families."...As if, as if these were two opposing ideas...
Intelligent voters will look at what these candidates have ACTUALLY DONE with their time, and not the usual 'what they're gonna, will, might do'.
Even the tea party leaders are noticing the danger of extreme income equality and uncontrolled corp campaign spending.posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:09
...say, vs. the 'trickle down' policies of the right? ...remind us again when they're going to start trickling.posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 08:39
@yeti: but the black man has as much right to open carry as the white one. Police don't have a right to shoot anybody, armed or not, without substantial reason - that comes with the job.
but I agree with the gist of the article - people of faith should be leaders in the movement for justice. By definition.posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:07
danged reality. And Cal was on a roll...
"Thanks to that same publicity machine, I have never known a time in this, my country, when there wasn't a terrorist at the door and ready to attack us just any minute."- dahreeseposted @ Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:02
"We should also outlaw all radical groups with ties to terrorism..."
Be careful, you don't want to anger the NRA!posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:00
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