@GaltMeister: " There are always jobs out there. Can one swallow their pride and accept a job that is "beneath" them?"
And that job for you is...?
"those people who made intellectual and wise decisions on what they want in life, The self supporting, the honest and hard worker who sacrificed personal wants and instant gratification to be self-sufficient. Those who chose not to blame other people and groups on personal failures in life and rose above that instead of feeling sorry for themselves."
"Did I cover everything?"
You would like to think you covered everything.
“If you should rise from Nowhere up to Somewhere,
From being No one up to being Someone,
Be sure to keep repeating to yourself
You owe it to an arbitrary god
Whose mercy to you rather than to others
Won’t bear to critical examination.
Stay unassuming. If for lack of license
To wear the uniform of who you are,
You should be tempted to make up for it
In a subordinating look or tone,
Beware of coming too much to the surface
And using for apparel what was meant
To be the curtain of the inmost soul.”
Anyone noticing a slower download in internet service from AT&T?posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 14:27
@snarkydude: "IF your darling Clinton had given a damn about the poor, who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of Democratic policy, he would have vetoed repealing a law that FDR PUT IN PLACE AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION TO PREVENT JUST EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED FROM HAPPENING AGAIN."
In my post above, I did not exclude Bill Clinton.
But, you did, as usual, try to rewrite the scenario, via leaving out the 'damned' role played by Republicans led by Phil Graham.
Banks have never been FORCED to make loans to unworthy credit borrowers.
What they did, and you damned well know it, was, along with unscrupulous real estate agents, tell them they could afford the loans. (Those little real estate books at Kroger tell the same thing).
An honest real estate agent 'qualifies' his customers before he ever takes them to see a piece of property. Otherwise, he's wasting his gas and time and his profits showing properties he knows his customers can't afford when he could be using that time to sell to a qualified buyer.
Let's don't go around again on this phony route of banks being "forced" to make loans to unqualified buyers.
You need to get some new tunes.
And those same lending institutions you claim were 'forced' to make unqualified loans, have been well exposed in their poor record keeping even forcing people out of their homes who had kept up their payments. (You do? remember that)?
That's 'business ethics' for you.
No, no, no.
Your Republicans, who just love to protect the top one percent (and you aren't included) are just as much to blame.
And your Republicans, the party of the RICH will be the ones to block any initiatives to restore anything like Glass-Steagall.posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 13:55
@snarkydude: " The recession was caused in large part by banks being forced to make risky loans to comply with the provisions and government prodding under the Community Reinvestment Act."
BS! No one forced banks to make risky loans.
" so your darling Bill Clinton got the Glass-Stegall act repealed...."
In 1999, Democrats led by President Bill Clinton and Republicans led by Sen. Phil Gramm joined forces to repeal Glass-Steagall at the behest of the big banks.
If your going to tell it, Snarky, tell it right.
This ain't used cars, you know.posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 21:54
If he wants those Washington ethics folks to get off his back, Broun needs to come on home run for governor of Georgia (ahem!).
The Georgia Republican party would welcome him with open arms.posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 21:31
[quote][b]oldwarrior[/b] - If ole Rosie had a couple of chilli dogs, one wonders how long into her ride back to Plains she had to stop and "hit the can"?
You're speaking from wiping hand experience.posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 16:37
[quote][b]sgdog1[/b] - He should be able to beat the crook.
That he's a crook doesn't enter the minds of his supporters on here.
Yet, these are the same commenters who rail and rant against any minority who gets caught.
I suppose if you wear a tie, that's different?posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 16:34
@snarkydude: "Tell me MORE about those rich, evil conservatives who "get all they can, and can all they get".
You mean the climate change deniers; the ones who ship jobs out to third world countries and leave Americans in the lurch unable to find work and care for their families; the CEOs who stood on the balconies of Wall Street sipping champagne and making fun of protestors; those who fought against health care for Americans who can't afford it; those ignorant enough to think/claim they're 'self-made?'
They are all god's chosen, right?posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 13:25
@Kwijibo Junior: Ole Millard is more clear in his article than you are in your response.
Elucidate and give us the brilliance of your 'superior' thinking.
And as you do so, keep in mind that the topics are who should be responsible for raising taxes and the best way to go about it, not where to cut spending or to increase spending.posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:08
@snarkydude: "Exactly.....and who benefited from this program? That "1%" that the Democrats keep yelling about...those evil rich people."
This part, you got right.
And, yes, the Clintons have done very well by Goldman Sachs.
The rest is hot air.
But, don't you just love it...? The Republicans/conservatives whine and wail about folks on the bottom being too lazy to work and always expect the government to bail them out, while at the same time standing at the government trough drooling as the Fed saves them from the Wall Street collapse - get all they can, and can all they get.
Still sittin' on it!
And, don'cha just love this?
37 out of 42 Goldman Sachs lobbyists in 2013-2014 have previously held government jobs."
The above said, this nation can't, for logistical reasons, just open the gates to the world and say, "Y'all come!"
This mess was caused by "American corporations" (Wall Street) looking for cheaper labor and increased profits at the expense of the welfare of this nation - the same corporations that have sent their manufacturing into third world countries for the same reasons.posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 13:11
And don't let the fence hit y'all in the ass on your way out.
The fence must have hit both of you in the head.
Your ignorance, and your prejudice/racism is showing - not that any of the three is a surprise.
This isn't your country.
It's stolen goods passed down to you from your ancestors who stole it from native Americans.
There are lots of native American languages still spoken, and written.
When are either of you going to start learning to speak and write a single one of them?posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 13:04
@cyou299: "republicans are counting on people not paying attention."
I hate to say it, but they do a better job of that than the democrats do of making people pay attention.
If you want to see a real propaganda opinion paper, look at the opinion section of the Augusta Chronicle - Oh, my God !!!!!posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:52
@RoyBoy and cyou299; swimdawg isn't going to see your facts and will not admit it if he does.
The disaster of GWB is too far back for him to remember.
swimdag still believes in the "trickle down economy"; a "free market"; everybody has an equal chance to become a member of the top one percent, including him (if he'd just have worked a 'little harder?').
Elementary school did a great job of making an "American" out of him.posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:48
Not much depth of thinking when Republicans/conservatives can't discuss issues and only point to Obama as a reason not to vote for Carter.
Deal shadiness has shown that he is not worth a second term as Georgia's governor.
Wasn't worth a first term, for that matter.
Returns from Washington a tainted man, is tainted while he is governor and is worth a second term?
Those are some strange values/reasons to vote for him.posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 13:49
Republican - the party of serving and protecting the top one percent.posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 08:27
"Perdue argued that he created jobs in the United States by finding affordable suppliers."
Say, what...?posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 08:21
This just in; Jeb Bush 'Moving Forward' On 2016 Decision, According To His Son."
When, if ever, will Americans realize that the Bush family is a political machine in and of itself - serving to promote people like themselves, not Americans and American values?
This country needs a third Bush (especially after the disaster of the 43rd)?
Other than Dick Cheney, if there is a family that has enriched itself at the expense of the lives of the U.S. military, this is the family.posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 15:06
[quote][b]scarborj[/b] - Oh, please.....Carters are as Carters have done....absolutely nothing to warrant my vote!
You just remember that when Nathan Deal starts digging into TRS and using you retirement funds for his good ole buddies to risk on the stock market.
Or, are you even aware of that?posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 14:41
@Scarbroj. Without invoking Democrats and Carter, and Obama,, can you tell us on what merits anyone should vote for Deal?posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:06
"Deal says his performance merits re-election."
That's not saying anything.
If you watch closely, Republicans can't defend Deal's scandals and yet want to re-elect him.posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:27
[quote][b]theold33[/b] - This is what political correctness and liberalism have done to the court system. This killer should have been shot on sight.
I suppose the Constitution is too liberal for you.posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 21:10
"As the son of two school teachers and being married to one, I know how hard their job is and the long hours involved."
That isn't stopping him from reaching into their retirement funds to gamble their retirements on high risk investments.
Every state that has tried that has lost employees retirement money.posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 16:59
My, how history repeats itself.
Years ago, in Jefferson, Ga., I met a candidate for governor who wanted my vote.
I asked him what he was going to do for public education.
He asked, "Are you a teacher?" and I replied, "Yes."
He said, "I'm going to appoint a blue ribbon committee to study the problem."
His name was...
Burt Lance.posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 16:53
@ponsoldt: Unfortunately, more and more of the media are being bought out and owned by big money conservatives (Although you'd have a hard time selling that to conservative voters) and liberals (and, unknowingly, conservatives, too) are allowing their voices to be drowned out.
One day, conservatives will rue their behavior, but they do not see that now.posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 16:28
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