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Georgia's jobless rate rises to 8.1 percent

But...but...Gubner Deal has brought so many jobs to Georgia. Problem is, other governors have brought more to their state than our "pro business" gubner. Georgia, one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, highest poverty rate, unhealthiest states to live in, pathetic to mediocre in education and with the most corrupt state government in the nation. Of course, all of these things have been blamed on someone else at one time or another. Deal doesn't take credit for anything bad. Thank you Gubner Deal for all the prosperity you've brought to the state... I hope we survive the next four years if you win.

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:29

Investigator lays out case of 25 voter-registration forgeries, speculates there could be many more

28 out of 85,000=.03%. I wonder what the rate is if folks register through their local registrars? Doesn't seem like a crime wave here.

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:06

Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

Every day Congress "scrutinizes" is a day stronger for these terrorist thugs.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:51

Police arrest gun-toting alleged Athens gang member at Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals game

Ghetto terrorist...put him away.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:49

Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forum

I love the comparison with Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter was governor in the 1970's, that's 40 years ago. Jason Carter needs to find out what Deal's dad was doing 40 years ago and blame that on him. I can't vote for Deal. He has proven over and over his administration is all about backdoor deals, looking out for the powerful and stonewalling when questioned about anything. He loves to blame others for actions he is ultimately responsible for. Deal is unethical and it's amazing the church crowd loves someone who just because he belongs to the right party. Time for trust to be restored in our state government and the governor's mansion is a good place to start. We've had 12 years of republican governors putting the interests of friends, business associates and lobbyists above the interests of the citizens of Georgia. We're ranked at or near the bottom in the nation in so many categories. It's time to make a change because we can't go much lower.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:46

Schools' emergency plans good, county official says

We had an emergency situation at my school a couple of years ago. Biggest hindrance to first responders...parents who were called by their children on cellphones. The police could not get into the building in a timely manner and once there the police did not know who was a parent or a perpetrator.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:36

Strict dress code nets 200 detentions at NY school

It's a shame when a school has to take drastic measures because parents have neglected to do their job. This is how policies that overreach are put into place when all it takes is a small correction at home. 90% are girls, says a lot about their home life.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:53

Column: Just give Todd Gurley the ball

Richt will coach the Heisman right out of Todd Gurley's hands. A poor defensive secondary covering the middle and poor play calling down the stretch lost this game. Time to lick our wounds, heal up and move on. Go Dawgs!

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 08:33

South Carolina upsets Georgia, 38-35

UGA is a really good team, but not a championship team. We showed very little pass defense and when presented with a first and goal on the 4 yard line to win the game we end up with negative yards. Then we miss the field goal. We are already having to depend on other team's wins and losses to move us along. Championship teams don't do that. They create their own opportunities for success. The norm in Athens has become someone else creating our success for us. We do not "finish the drill".

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:29

Hill: Changing young people's eating habits worth the effort for disease prevention

Unless it is proposed by Michelle Obama, then it becomes a bad thing...for some reason.

posted @ Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:31

Today's editorial cartoon

It is time to "unleash hell" in this band of murderers. Allow the U.S. military to formulate a plan under Obama's framework.

posted @ Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:29

Clarke school board adopts resolution critical of teacher evaluation plan

@ArtTeacher: Remember...this is Georgia and "union" is a bad thing here. I agree with you but if you've noticed in the past so many comments have been made about how the teacher's unions in Georgia helped destroy our education system, although there are no teacher's unions in Georgia. To the average Georgian, unions are the worst thing on earth even though they could benefit from having them. Look at the states at the top in education. Most have teacher's unions. I taught for 6 years in Illinois and our state government was not allowed to use my job as a political pawn like they do here. I was allowed to be a teacher there because teachers decided what went on in the classroom and not someone in an office who failed as a teacher or a politician seeking votes.

posted @ Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:22

Hiltzik: Despite business grousing, Obama good on economy

Damn socialism!

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 08:06

The Editor's Desk: Sept. 11 isn't day for political manuevering

It is a race to appear more "patriotic" than your opponent. I'm sure all of them were so patriotic that they served in the military to protect our freedoms.

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 08:04

Jones: Election-year politics may bring reform to state ethics commission

Take control of the Ethics Commission away from our corrupt politicians. It should be part of the state justice system and hire investigators. Political appointees should not decide the fate of their friends. Ethics in Georgia government is a joke. The people have demanded more from the gubner and state legislature yet they have intentionally failed us over and over.

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 08:01

Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

Things that don't mix:
Oil and water
Georgia government and ethics.

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 07:53

Hawks CEO cancels meeting with civil rights leaders

Of course he was offended. He wouldn't be on TV if he wasn't.

posted @ Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 07:54

Trip to initial college football playoff could be lucrative for Georgia staff

Just like all the other college employees!

posted @ Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 07:53

Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

A Deal spokesperson says calling attention to Deal's ethical missteps is a "diversion". No, it's reality. Deal sets his own rules and stonewalls anyone who questions him on it. Time for the people to speak and send this gubner packing.

posted @ Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 07:39

Purcell: 'Helicopter' parents in flight now over colleges

Kids no longer have any "real life" experiences. Parents shield them from anything where there is a remote chance of harm, they get medals for participating in everything, and they have been allowed to exist in a virtual world on a computer screen. I saw a quote yesterday, "technology has given us everything we would ever want and taken away everything we would ever need". Too many kids are living examples. They don't know how to deal with people, starting with themselves.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 07:45

Puckett: More coverage of videographer's arrest needed

Was this a political rally or a Bubba convention?

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 07:31

Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

"As a practical matter, I don't really see the time that it would take to really get this out and have a full debate and discuss all the issues," said Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Pretty much sums up the attitude of the House. The most dangerous terrorist group since 9/11 has threatened to attack the U.S. and the House doesn't have time to deal with it. They will follow their usual M.O., the President will deal with this problem and they will have time to complain and whine.

Time to be impractical, make time to discuss and debate, and look out for the American people.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 07:18

Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

I like the photo...five of the most useless people on the planet in one place. What are the chances of that happening anywhere other than Washington D.C. ?

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 07:13

Go back to drawing board on grading teachers, Lanoue tells lawmakers

Again...lawmakers do not need to go back to the drawing board on this one. A panel of active teachers, the people who actually get the work done should be given the task of designing an evaluation system. If teachers were allowed input they would devise a system that would work, make sense and not cost a fortune. Teachers know the reality of the classroom and how they can affect learning.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 07:05

Coleman: Shoplfiting arrest seemed heavy-handed

The cops caught a thief. They did their job. Good job!

posted @ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 07:40

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