Stealing cigars had nothing to do with the Brown case, except that the police used it to make Brown look like a thug. The officer who stopped Brown did not know about the convenience store robbery.posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:55
Here's another one: despite the conservative obsession with the Second Amendment, don't own a pellet gun, and if you do, don't sit in a park with a pellet gun, and if you do, don't be Black while you are sitting in a park with a pellet gun... because you have only two seconds.posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:23
[quote][b]swimdawg68[/b] - @Georgia Boy: Everybody with a monocle of brainpower knows NPR is the "Pravda" of the democrat party. I would argue Fox News viewers are far more informed than those that would listen to NPR or MSNBC. Those viewers and listeners are all part of the "uninformed voter" society.
You can argue that, but you would be wrong, according to the research. Your comment about NPR shows that you have a right-wing conservative mind set. You look for validation, not truth and facts.posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:13
[quote][b]swimdawg68[/b] - @Georgia Boy: Thank you for proving my point. "Truth and facts are alien to most liberals". Given the facts of the case, I could care less what color Brown was, if I had been that police officer, I would have taken the same action he did. The Grand Jury also came to that conclusion. By the way, just to help you with a few facts, 3 members of the Grand Jury were black.
My remark had nothing to do with the Brown case, it was directed at your generalization that truth and facts are alien to liberals.posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:11
I disagree with marshaled. Interrogation experts say that torture does not get you quality information, especially when it isn't certain that the prisoner actually knows anything. You must get to know the prisoner and get him to trust you personally. Torture is good at making people feel good when all they want is vengeance. If we are a great nation we do not want to become like our enemies.
Like my Mama said, you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 08:49
@swimdawg68: Research has shown that Fox News watchers have more misconceptions and are less knowledgeable than listeners of NPR. That is a fact and it is the truth.posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 08:36
So, the conservatives seem to be advocating execution by police. We can dispense with a judicial system.
Also, Carter forgot to include "don't be Black" as a way to avoid confrontation with the police.posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 08:25
@AbidingDude: Where do you get your news, Rush Limbaugh? Google Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann and check their skin color.posted @ Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:21
I wouldn't say the recent election was a rejection of liberalism or of Democrats because the number of people who voted for Republican candidates represents a very small part of the electorate and was far less than the number of people who voted for Barack Obama. It seems the election was decided by very conservative white voters because everybody else staid home.
Exit polls show that a majority of people want minimum wages raised and health care reform, among other "liberal" ideas, yet they voted for people who oppose those things. However a number of races are very tight, which does not indicate that the winner gets a mandate. The winners just gets a few years to shoot themselves in the foot before the next election.
Schram forgets that Americans also rejected Republican policies eight years ago. If the Republicans can't learned how to control their worst impulses they will find themselves in trouble in 2016.posted @ Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 10:30
Amazing! Purcell wrote an article that didn't blame President Obama for America's problems.posted @ Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:02
So, McKee believes the government takes 100%. This is just another hyperbolic by the irrationally conservative cartoonist at the Augusta Chronicle.posted @ Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 08:53
Purcell starts with economic freedom then begins talking about personal iberty, which is an poorly defined and open-ended word that isn't addressed by the Prosperity Index. Indeed, the Legatum Institute doesn't define economic freedom, so we don't know exactly what they are talking about. Is it possible that the loss of freedom Purcell is bemoaning is due to the increased power of Wall Street, corporations, the very wealthy, and the results of the Citizens United case? We don't know, but Purcell came up with some biased conclusions anyway. It is interesting that the countries he says have greater economic freedom also have greater government control over the business environment and greater social benefits (like universal healthcare), things that conservatives like Purcell loathe. How many times have you heard a conservative pundit point to France and say, "We don't want to be like France, with all their government overreach, socialism, and labor unions!"
If President Barack Obama can single handed take away American citizens' liberty and freedom, he is indeed a very powerful man.
Purcell is a crank.posted @ Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 09:09
Towery, like the loyal Republican operative that he is, did not list one of Obama's significant failings,
He failed to be born 100% White…
and that matters to the Republicans who cast 52% of votes in the 2014 elections.posted @ Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:58
Of course a member of a "non-partisan" conservative tank is opposed to using the military to help with a health emergency that benefits Black people. It takes personnel away from the important tasks of invading Oil rich Muslim countries so we can bring them democracy.posted @ Monday, November 3, 2014 - 09:55
When you see the byline is the Augusta Chronicle you know that you are in for a bunch of horse manure and half-baked opinion.posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 17:42
Ah, yes , I remember the "full measured" response to the non existence WMDs in Iraq that lead up to this hysteria.posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 17:38
"I would like to point out that 352 bills are sitting on Reid’s desk, awaiting action. "
However, if Reid was to bring the bills to the floor Conservatives would complain that government can't solve all our problems, too intrusive, Big Government, not needed, ad nauseum.posted @ Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 09:33
It is understandable that people whose income depends upon massive military spending would call for more massive military spending. The US military budget already accounts for 40% of the world's military spending.posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 08:11
I'm glad Purcell is holding Obama to the same standards to which he held GW Bush.
Regarding Obama's divisiveness. Yeah, how dare Obama be Black while holding the presidency. The nerve of the guy!posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 08:07
Old Cal didn't have much to say when the Bush/Cheney administration were 'splainin it away and assigning blame back when they messed up.
Old Cal is a senile hypocrite who panders to the Black President Haters.posted @ Friday, October 3, 2014 - 15:08
Well, folks, she looks like a keeper to me.posted @ Friday, October 3, 2014 - 15:06
Testing doesn't teach people how to read.
This is interesting, Obama is personally responsible for fixing all the problems of the world, but conservatives gave George W. Bush a pass on that one.
Also, the Augusta Chronicle, by their hatred of Obama, has become irrelevant. This cartoon plays on the conservative myth that Obama is on vacation all the time even though he has taken fewer days off than his predecessors.
Way to go, Chronicle, spreading misinformation instead of real news.posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 08:51
At first I thought Towery was being funny, then I realized he is serious. He really had to stretch to connect these two events.
It is called false equivalence.posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 07:43
Firstly, this scholarship fund is a way to get taxpayers to subsidize private and religious education. Many individuals donate to a scholarship fund, then alert the private school so that their child can receive the scholarship. This is a common scam played by private schools, especially private religious schools.
Secondly, people can provide scholarships regardless of the tax break if they so desire.
Yes the program is popular, among those who send their children to private school. Not popular among those who send their children to public schools.
Klein implies that the only way to receive a satisfactory education is to leave public school and attend a private school. I believe he is among those who wish for the privatization of education.posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10:47
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more