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Stanford: Protecting ourselves from a 1960s world

President Eisenhower warned about the Industrial/Military complex that would rule our economy if allowed. Well, it does.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:26

Robberson: 'Out of an abundance of caution'

Why do anything that makes sense? This is 2014 and everything is about appearing to be on top of things, even if it's not necessary.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:20

Lipson: Bad news for president is worse news for America

We need a leader, not a politician. Sadly, I don't see one emerging from either party. I only see professional politicians who jump on every issue possible to be popular with the people who might vote for them. The folks who appear to be in the pack to run are trained at leading cameramen around and not a country.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:07

Bomb threat targets Athens Walmart

@OCCountry: AMEN!

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:01

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

Cheating is OK if they won national championships. Isn't it?

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:57

HOPE Scholarship a good deal, but not what it once was

My two sons made out like big dogs on Hope. 100% of tuition, fees and some books. Tax on the stupid?....I buy one ticket a week, $1. Is that really that stupid. I'm paying back a tiny part of what we got out of it. Hope is still a great opportunity. Very few states can offer to students what Hope provides and our family really appreciates what was made available. Eight years of college education without Mom and Dad paying tuition! Now, are the folks at the Lottery Commission still getting those big bonus checks? If so, why? Revenues are down so they are not doing their jobs the way they did in the past. I understand revenues would top off at some point but a 30% drop in 2011 seems a bit much.
I know things were really getting tough economically but don't things like lottery sales usually go up during hard times? Seems like someone at the Commission needs to explain why their organization had such a drop in revenues instead of cashing those bonus checks.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:54

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

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