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Greenstein: Mark Emmert defends NCAA's unpopular rules

Nice pay for NCAA management. No pay for their workers...the athletes.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:33

Dupuy: Let's politicize Ebola

BOTH parties politicize anything that will win votes.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:56

Dorminy, Freechild: People's Pledge will keep secret money out of politics

Good idea, along with term limits.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:54

Broun working through political action group on Ebola petition

Today, even fighting a virus is decided by party affiliation. This is what is wrong with our government.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:44

Gov. Deal assembles state Ebola assessment team

I feel safe now. I hope Ebola doesn't come in an ice storm.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:39

Deal, Carter, Hunt clash in debate

A crook, a rookie and a guy who has no chance at all had a debate. Who won...no one. Who lost...citizens of Georgia.

posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:03

Georgia Gov. Deal forming Ebola response team

The Ebola virus must have promised a campaign contribution.

posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 07:58

Polman: 'Dark money' driving politics to new lows

Our government was taken out of the hands of citizens long ago and purchased by corporations long ago. Our "elected" government exists to exercise the will of very powerful and wealthy individuals, usually without any disclosure at all. It's a shame we've gone from a "government for the people" to a "government for sale".

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 08:18

Man indicted for trying to take gun from Athens cop during fight

Not the face of a genius. Does this fool know he could have been killed?

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 08:08

Carter, Poythress, Cleland blast Deal's National Guard appointees

Failed bankers appointed to the Georgia Banking Commission, non-military people appointed to run the state arm of the military...next they will be making crooks into governors. Oh, we did.

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 08:06

Christie campaigns for Deal, makes connections for possible presidential run

"I think my opponent has been able to get away with some things".....like:
1. Not fully explain the role his staff played in an ethics scandal that cost taxpayers over $3 million. He should at least said "thank you".
2. Blame "Snowmageddon" on everyone but the man ultimately responsible...himself.
3. Explain the ethics violations in Congress that were so severe he resigned and came back to Georgia to have the investigation stopped.
4. Explain why state unemployment is the highest in the nation...maybe he's not working as hard as other governors at bringing in those new jobs.
5. Explain why it's OK to under fund schools for 4 years and blame their failure on everyone else...especially teachers.
6. Explain why last year Blue Cross and Blue Shield was the only choice given to 650,000 state workers and retirees...right before his campaign received $1 million channeled through the Republican Party from Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Seems like our gubner is adept at staying just ahead of accountability and able to "get away with some things". Time to dump this dirty deal.

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 08:02

Basu: Congress is threat to U.S. national security

Don't the folks at this conference benefit financially from Congress giving them massive amounts of money for the businesses they represent? Might have been a biased view presented here. President Eisenhower warned us to keep a close eye on the military-industrial complex that could take over if we are not careful.

posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 09:06

Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

@mpd0.59: They've each been pregnant several times and should be able to tell women what to do. They want to make the choice for you.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:25

Madison Co. school board votes to modify Christian monument at high school

Public school. It makes sense. Some may not like it but would they like verses from the Quran on the monument?

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:22

Harvard junior who took mom to Mexico can return

Didn't he actually return home when he took her to Mexico?

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 07:24

Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

I love it when people who "want to keep government out of the lives of people" actually want to impose government into the lives of people. They believe the "best government is the least government" yet want government involved in a woman's sex life and imposing motherhood on her.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 07:21

Turkish strikes on Kurds complicate anti-IS fight

Let's just assume everyone in the Middle East is, or has been a terrorist at one time or another. Let's also assume they might become one tomorrow. And, this includes EVERYONE. These people have been killing each other for centuries. They want the world to believe it's over religion, which it's not. It's over hate...they hate each other. The U.S. and other nations living in the present have tried to intervene for decades and we are right back where we started. They hate the "West". Time for the "West" to get out of their lands and let them fight it out and get it over with. As a nation the United States has tried to create a place of acceptance and a better way of life. Time to go back to these principles and work on making our own nation better and stop trying to achieve it somewhere else. We have always been a nation with an eye on a future with promise. Why be so invested in nations that want to live in the past?

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 07:17

2nd Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

Time for the President to step up and the Feds to step in. This has the potential to get out of control fast if not already. Set up limited centers to treat Ebola. Do not allow Ebola patients to show up at just any hospital for treatment. Severely limit flights from West Africa into the United States. This stuff is real and real serious and we don't need to go at this like amateurs. Time for the best healthcare in the world to be just that.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 07:03

Dupuy: Right-wing has lost on gay marriage

Dems win elections by giving things away....Repubs win elections out of fear. The American people lose elections because very few members of either party care about what they want.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:36

Former UGA QB Aaron Murray offers his two cents on Gurley issue

I just saw where Florida State is investigating their Heisman Winner Jamais Winston for the same thing with the same memorabilia dealer. They said the dealer has 350 consecutively numbered items with Winston's autograph. Of course FSU is not going to sit him out while the investigation is ongoing. So, now Winston has been accused of rape, stolen crab legs, broken team rules by shouting our a sexual slur at a public gathering and is being investigated for receiving financial incentives by selling autographs. Sounds like a good, solid kid here who just needs a second chance, or third, or fourth...or enough for another National Championship or Heisman. We are seeing the difference between a coach and football program with integrity and one who wants to win at all costs. Florida State University should be ashamed and demand control of the athletic department return to the university and taken out of the hands of a misguided coaching staff.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:31

Former UGA QB Aaron Murray offers his two cents on Gurley issue

I just saw where Florida State is investigating their Heisman Winner Jamais Winston for the same thing with the same memorabilia dealer. They said the dealer has 350 consecutively numbered items with Winston's autograph. Of course FSU is not going to sit him out while the investigation is ongoing. So, now Winston has been accused of rape, stolen crab legs, broken team rules by shouting our a sexual slur at a public gathering and is being investigated for receiving financial incentives by selling autographs. Sounds like a good, solid kid here who just needs a second chance, or third, or fourth...or enough for another National Championship or Heisman. We are seeing the difference between a coach and football program with integrity and one who wants to win at all costs. Florida State University should be ashamed and demand control of the athletic department return to the university and taken out of the hands of a misguided coaching staff.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:31

Authorities arrest alleged Athens gang member shot during June home invasion

These thugs should be charged with domestic terrorism due to the fear they impose on local communities. Gangs exist for one reason, money. They make it through dealing in drugs, guns and extortion. They hold entire communities hostage through the violence they bring if anyone steps out of line. Go into any community where gangs thrive and very few people will turn them in, they know better. The current procedure for dealing with gangs does not seem to be working, especially if a community is in denial. Judging from the number of articles on gang activity on a regular basis it is time to take the gloves off and take them out.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:16

Authorities arrest alleged Athens gang member shot during June home invasion

These thugs should be charged with domestic terrorism due to the fear they impose on local communities. Gangs exist for one reason, money. They make it through dealing in drugs, guns and extortion. They hold entire communities hostage through the violence they bring if anyone steps out of line. Go into any community where gangs thrive and very few people will turn them in, they know better. The current procedure for dealing with gangs does not seem to be working, especially if a community is in denial. Judging from the number of articles on gang activity on a regular basis it is time to take the gloves off and take them out.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:16

Thompson: Case closed on same-sex marraige

Ms. Thompson, here in Georgia this case will never be closed. It will not matter what the public wants. All that will matter is what our "representatives" who cannot "Give unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and give unto God the things that are God's" decide what we want. Marriage has two components, religious and legal. The religious part is between the person and God. The legal part is between the person and the law. Until our politicians stop using ignorance and fear to push personal agendas this war will never end. Gay marriage does not threaten my marriage in any way. I feel more threatened by the marriage in the house next door to me (sanctioned by God of course) where the husband gets drunk most weekends and threatens to kill the wife and kids. But again, this is what God ordained. I think not.

posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 - 08:34

Blackmon: School testing regimen is a crippling lunacy

Double post

posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 - 08:27

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