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NeSmith: The best way to say final good-byes

Sometimes it is so easy in today's world for us to lose the beauty of the simplicity of life...we are born, we live, and we die. We are fortunate to be around people who love us for parts of our lives. I had a similar experience with the death of my mother and I think she would not have wanted it any other way. She slipped away while in the arms of her baby, at peace with her God and the world. It is an experience I feel privileged to share with my mom at the end of her life. Thank you for your article. It made me sad. It made me smile.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:48

What Others Say: TSA vs. checkpoint chuckleheads (Chicago Tribune)

If you forget you have a gun with you, maybe you should not be allowed to have a gun? I know we all forget things but this thing has the potential to cause death.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:39

Georgia state super joins opposition to AP History framework

It would be interesting to see if local college professors know what is actually being taught and tested. It is all about the college credit. How much input do real professors give into the material instead of professional curriculum and test writers who haven't been in the classroom in soooooo long and in some cases, never.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:07

Zimdars: GOP hits the ground stumbling

@swimdawg68: I know the old glass house thing but I liked your rebuttal much better than your reply to the article. You raised valid points and gave your opinion more credibility. I've come to distrust both sides of the aisle. We have no statesmen, only professional politicians. Even though I did not agree with everything he did I do believe Reagan was our last statesman. He was clear on his policies, did not believe obstructionism was a way to govern and made you feel good about being an American. Keep up the good fight and offer the facts we have come to expect from you. The mudslinging was not characteristic of you, without the facts. Hang in there!

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:31

Lynch breaks silence, discusses his image

So he finally gave a normal interview. Reporters should snub this prima dona and refuse to publish or air his stupidity.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 07:41

Zimdars: GOP hits the ground stumbling

Kill the messenger! Far left loons are just as valid as far right loons. What in the message was not true? Write a rebuttal.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 07:36

Obama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-all

Bad idea. It will help save lives and Congress isn't into that. The vote will be "NO".

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 07:26

MLK children work to settle dispute over Bible, Nobel prize

These are the King children. It's not about the Bible or the Nobel Prize. It's all about the money from these articles. Useless bunch of folks here.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 07:21

Watkinsville moviegoer splashed with soft drink; suspect remains unidentified

This is news?

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 16:57

Deal scolds mayors for not using accountability courts

Accountability and Governor Deal...two things I never thought I would see in the same sentence.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:39

Teachers need less testing, record-keeping, more time to teach, says state school superintendent

Is this a revelation? Is this news? We are so lucky to have a state superintendent who knows teachers need to be allowed to teach. Now, convince the gubner, our legislators, district superintendents and principals. Convince the people who make the decisions to spend over a hundred million dollars on a new standardized test. This guy just scored a few points with a few teachers, nothing will change because the education machine needs to keep on churning. As for Tony Price touting the tough IB model...he has to, his wife brought it here.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:35

Cowsert: Proposed state budget focuses on education, health, public safety

Folks...Gubner Deal had to find the money from somewhere that he used in tax incentives to lure businesses here. Bus drivers and cafeteria workers are the victims this time. Those who tout the jobs he is bringing to Georgia need to remember we have the highest unemployment and more people living in poverty than any state. Evidently Deal's way of becoming the "Number One State for Doing Business" doesn't work as unemployment would not be so high if this were true. Our Gubner has forced the most vulnerable to finance the success of the most profitable. Take from the poor and give to the rich. What a great governor.

posted @ Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:57

School bus drivers could lose health insurance in state plan

@OCCountry: I agree that a compromise would be better but it seems we live in an all or nothing world.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 18:13

School bus drivers could lose health insurance in state plan

@snarkydude: The Atlanta TV news reported the cut is part of Deal's budget. When it was eliminated from the budget it then became "from the governor's office". In order to be in his budget the Governor had to be OK with it.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 18:10

NeSmith: A story in every life

I traveled back to Virginia to see my old high school (single A) play for the state championship. First time back in 20 years. It turned out to be one of the biggest blessing I've had in years. It was great to see so many old friends and talk with them. I need to do a better job at staying in touch. These people helped make our lives what we are today and we just don't realize how much of a blessing they were in our lives.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 09:12

Editorial cartoon for Jan. 24

All about the ratings...this will be resolved by the investigation being inconclusive or a low level person will take the fall...right after the Super Bowl is played. This mess, real or not, will boost viewership and that is what it's all about. Follow the money.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 09:07

Georgia deputy says Bible study prompted firing

Again...another person violating the terms of their employment and falling on the "freedom of religion" defense. It seems anyone who would have set up a Bible study for former inmates, many of whom will become inmates once again, would have asked first. Even Jesus said "Give unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and give unto God the things that are Gods". The deputy worked for "Caesar" or the government...follow their rules about anything related to work. In the deputy's defense and the fire chief's in Atlanta...couldn't there have been a compromise in both cases? Couldn't they have been told to either stop or resign? Did this go straight to firing the moment his superiors found out?

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 09:03

Georgia lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

Deal caved in to the religious right on the manufacture of marijuana here in Georgia. It's comforting to know their religion helps decide what is available to people with medical needs in Georgia. When will our state move on to the 21st century. It's good these folks are getting what they need, even if the bill is not perfect.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 08:44

Warrant: UGA students set up deadly drug deal, brought gun

@mpd0.59: Probably in a panic, afraid and did not know what to do.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 08:39

Estrich: 'Money primary' under way in 2016 presidential race

Our founders never intended for our elections to morph into auctions.

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 - 08:21

Georgia unemployment rate falls to 6.9 percent

Still the highest in the nation. Maybe our "Gubner" hasn't done much of a job of bringing jobs to Georgia. Obviously we are "open for business" but other states must be more primed for business. Highest unemployment, 3rd highest drop out rate, more children in poverty, poor transportation, education underfunded for the past 11 years. Why would a business come here?

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 - 08:16

MLK estate drops lawsuit against King Center over licensing

I'm sure that Dr. King never dreamed that his own children would one day be freeloaders living off of his legacy and refusing to hold down real jobs. How can such a money hungry group of misfits come from such great and wonderful people? Dr. King had a vision, his children refuse to live with that vision. Dr. King was concerned with the good of mankind while his children are only concerned with their own finances. He would be ashamed.

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 - 08:10

School bus drivers could lose health insurance in state plan

@RoyBoy: Nathan Deal cares only about the corporate citizens of our state. He's one of the politicians who will criticize the President for class division on issues yet will do everything in his power to make sure those at the bottom stay at the bottom. He just told us the "state of the state is strong" yet moves like this tell us otherwise. He lied, a skill he brought with him to the governor's office. He has balanced the budget on the backs of teachers for years and finally had to pay up so now he has to find a new group of victims. It is obvious this governor is not concerned about the citizens of Georgia. He knows he only has to keep the very rich and powerful happy while he, family members and very wealthy friends reap the rewards. He is pathetic.

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 - 08:02

School bus drivers could lose health insurance in state plan

Pathetic.

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 22:11

Georgia gets poor grades in anti-smoking fight

Anyone surprised?

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 22:09

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