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Dupuy: How not to talk about wealth inequality

Why would you not use oligarchy? That 50 cent word is part of the 7th grade social studies curriculum in Georgia. I cannot think of another single word that conveys what it takes a Princeton study four lines to describe and use words like "multivariate" in the description. It seems like Ms. Dupuy is saying we cannot possibly understand what she understands.

posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 07:49

What Others Say: Pat yourself on the back, Georgia (Savannah Morning News)

It's great we give so much but it's lame we have a gubner and state legislature that creates the need for so much assistance.

posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 07:42

NCAA president: Don't 'fix' what's right with collegiate athletics

Emmert does not believe student athletes should not unionize but fails to recognize the role the NCAA played to get us to this point. The NCAA has operated from a bully pulpit since television got involved in college athletics. There was lots of money to be made and athletes were exempted with very little say. The NCAA runs college athletics much like coal mine owners did a hundred years ago. The NCAA and lots of cash have created what is college athletics today. It's ironic that an organization for amateurs is governed by an organization that takes in billions of dollars through its members.

posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 07:37

Blog: Grantham's Louisville salary: $975,000

Hahahahahahahaha! Best joke I've heard today. Grantham produced the most under performing defensive teams with the best talent. It really pays to know somebody!

posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 17:34

The Editor's Desk: Will downtown plan simply gather dust?

@jtsim: Your plan was correct except you left out extra sidewalks. We need those due to increased amounts of vomit and students won't have to make it home to pee.
There actually needs to be two downtowns. One next to UGA reserved strictly for students and those who have never left college. The other, in another location, for the citizens of Athens to use. My only problem is I can't decide which one will hold all the "uniqueness".

posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:13

Most area schools improve on state school report cards

@yeti: Yes, and with the new evaluation system our teachers will be held responsible for these things that are clearly beyond the teacher's control.

posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 - 15:21

Georgia releases 2 years of school scores

Remarkable news! This shows how hard the majority of teachers in Georgia work. This came during a time when our state legislature was sending a clear message to Georgia teachers on how bad the legislature thought they were doing (mostly to win votes), funding was cut, pay was decreased due to furlough days, fewer days in the school year, and standards were rolled out, unrolled and rolled out again. Congratulations for a job well done to every classroom teacher in the state!

posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 - 13:16

Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email

Fox...where compassion will get you canned!

posted @ Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 17:34

Ga. GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves

@Mark Farmer: Remember, this is Georgia, we don't mix our politics and facts. Mr. Broun should have chimed in with "lies straight from the pits of hell"!

posted @ Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 17:31

What Others Say: Social Security debt collection should be halted (Newsday)

It seems like this collection thing should go both ways. Recently, I lost a 42 year old family member who paid into Social Security for 24 years. Upon her death, the $250 death benefit was paid and due to her having no dependents or husband everything she paid in was lost to the system.

posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:56

Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

Administrator overreaction to appease parents and higher ups.

posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:46

Gov. Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

@TeeWee: you are not the bar patron I'm worried about. It's the drunk next to you with the gun.

posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:39

Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home

Wonder if a firing range could be added to accommodate my right to carry a gun?

posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:30

Gov. Deal to skip televised debate

Deal is proving what we all know, he answers to no one, and that is the problem.

posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 07:45

Final draft of master plan for downtown Athens accepted

Master Plan for downtown Athens....Student housing, bars, places to throw up and urinate.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 08:33

Georgia has plan to restore dried up fishing lake

Sounds like a money pit. Like MPB0.59 commented...do we have a million bucks for this?

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:36

Unruly man arrested in downtown Athens

The "Crunchy" crowd would give him a medal for being "unique" in public. Remember folks, this is what makes downtown so great!

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:04

Pelosi: Race has role in GOP immigration stance

The U.S. Congress has talked about immigration reform for over a decade yet still can't deliver. There have been too many elections to do anything about this important issue. Our reps have pretty much said they will not touch this because their being re-elected is more important. This is the same style of leadership they had on the Titanic.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 07:59

Social issues fade in GOP campaigns

@Logical: Bravo! You are spot on with the repubs regulating our lives but not corporations. Bottom line, if it does not make money, stick your nose in it. If it makes money, look the other way. The only platform I've seen from the repubs on the state and national level is either repeal or hinder Obamacare with no plan to fix it. They know the people they really represent don't need Obamacare due to their wealth and so have no problem turning a real need for lots of people into a political mess. It is pathetic to think whether I live or die is determined by a fool running for office just trying to win votes.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 07:55

Ripples of Nevada range showdown spreading in West

This man is no small time rancher. The BLM estimates he has used public land to graze up to 1,000 head of cattle each year for 20 years without paying the necessary fees. Other ranchers pay the fee. Mr. Bundy thinks he should not have to pay and wants to pass himself off as a small family rancher. Not a lot of difference between him and what the right loves to call a "welfare queen". He's telling the citizens of the U.S. he will graze his cattle on their land for free and not pay a penny to do it. He will then sell the cattle and pocket the profits...including what he owes in rent to the citizens of the U.S.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 13:04

Change in tag fee law could boost conservation

It is also a classic example of a state legislature, in a desperate attempt to get more money into the general fund, diverted money intended for one use to another. All the while they still advertised the tags as if all the money still went to conservation. Things like this happen when your state legislature is hell bent on "not raising taxes" to cover expenditures. In other segments of the economy this is called "embezzling or stealing". Misleading the public is what our state government does best.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:09

New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

On WSB News yesterday the two Georgia senators blamed the holdup on dredging the Savannah harbor on Burwell. So far repub politicians (Broun) from Georgia have said President Obama was holding it up, House and Senate Committees (Deal) were holding it up and now Burwell (Chamblis and Isaakson) is holding it up. Nothing like making up your facts to fit your political agenda.

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 07:39

More complaints filed in Royston insurance fraud case

Had to let him out on bond...Deal needed to ramp up campaign workers over the weekend?

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 16:46

Gov. Deal backs medical marijuana trials

@Humbucker bob: The state doesn't care if you look out for the welfare of children while addicted to narcotics..if you got them from your doctor. Try to break the addiction on your own and if there is no proof you tried to sell pot...well....you are going to jail. This is Georgia...what do we expect?

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 16:44

Sarah Palin to appear in Senate ad for Karen Handel

I heard a radio ad the other day. Sarah Palin's name was mentioned everytime Karen Handel's was used. I couldn't decide what the ad was for...to make Palin relevant or Handel electable. They should film the ad in Russia...right across the water from Palin's home.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 16:37

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