Republicans don't want teachers to have adequate pay, union representation, or pensions and they have been successful at accomplishing these goals through the move to public charter schools that have little oversight. Let's watch the nabobs in the Capitol kowtow to the charter school lobbyists when this bill comes forward. They intend to destroy public schools and force the teaching profession into the bottom rungs of the economy.posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 15:00
I completely disagree with Ambrose, the military is no place to promote or celebrate a particular religion. I can bet that there were no displays celebrating Ramadan or Hanukkah.
Ambrose tells us about some isolated incidents and makes it seem as though they are common events. If he is correct in his observations, then this is a terrible country, indeed.posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 10:37
Everybody can find obscure and rare incidences to prove their point. There is no war on Christmas, just hysterical and paranoid right-wing Christians.posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 10:31
Conservatives didn't have much to say about the national debt until after January 2009.posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 10:42
@Used2baFreeCountry: quoting truth-the- vote? A right wing organization devoted to voter suppression and intimidation.posted @ Friday, October 4, 2013 - 06:24
I'm just wondering how Fixit and other conservatives can claim to love a country that they seem to despise so much. They hate everything about the people and government of the US, but claim to be true patriots.posted @ Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 07:47
Any commentator who talks about the seriousness of the debt without addressing unfunded wars and the bloated military budget is not a serious commentator.posted @ Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 09:04
For a moment I thought Michael Reagan was going to get through an entire article without mentioning his father...posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 - 06:50
[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] -
How has he acted as a leader? He wanted to bomb them, but, got spanked by the Russians, the British, and the American People.
Make no mistake, I am glad that the nation has pulled back from this stupidity, but, Obama, in this crisis, has shown himself to be less than a leader.
The fact that Syria's surrendering their chemicals, with Russian involvement, has been discussed for some time now demonstrates that there is more to the story than Obama Haters are willing to admit.
Ole Cal is still playing Cold War politics in the 21st century. It looks like everybody wins in this new development in the Syrian crisis, but Cal is so blinded by his hate for Obama that he can see only the cloud in the silver lining. I think it's time for him to retire and shut up before he really embarrasses himself.posted @ Friday, September 13, 2013 - 06:28
@Save our Republic:
You don't know much about history, do you. The Southern Democrats (the Dixiecrats) filibustered, not the Democratic Party. Why would a party filibuster their own bill? It is a fact that 100% of southern Republican congressmen and 93% of southern Democratic congressmen voted against the Civil Rights Act, Of course the large majority of northern congressmen of both parties voted for the Civil Rights Act.
Tim Scott and Clarence Thomas were invited to the celebration as was every member of congress. Not being invited to speak is not the same thing as not being invited. The Republicans invited to speak declined and not a single Republican member of Congress attended.
All of this Republican revision of history contains the truth that for a century the Republican Party was the champion of Black people, but ignores the party's record of increasing hostility toward minorities since the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
100% of southern Republicans voted against passage of the Civil Rights Act.posted @ Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 07:25
As expected the haters are at it early this morning, people who are too ignorant to understand that the difference between the Trayvon Martn case and the Lane case is not who was shot or who did the shooting, but whether or not there would be an investigation and prosecution. You can bet your behind that the police are all over the Lane case and justice will be done.posted @ Monday, September 2, 2013 - 07:11
[quote][b]woofie11[/b] - BS is right..........................
the friggin president lied about premiums going down.... As far as I'm concerned, he can go to hell..........
and our insurance commissioner lied about there being massive hikes, but you TeaBaggers are fine with that.posted @ Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 06:25
[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] -
I also read much of it. You know what else I have read? The Constitution of the United States. What I did not find in there was any authorization for a law such as this. I have also read many of the writings of the Founders. I saw many warnings about how we should not let the Federal government do many of the things we let them do.
So, I will continue to snap at those who aid and assist those who would trash our nation and shred our Constitution with giant, unconstitutional boondoggles such as the ACA.
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
The Necessary and Proper Clause gives Congress the power "[t]o make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof."posted @ Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 07:48
[quote][b]shovelheadkevin[/b] - Bull!
My mother-in-law was just informed by her primary care Dr. that he will be dropping all MediCare patients by the end of the year due to ObamaCare.
This is a clusterflop that should be repealed and a sensible plan worked out.
The Marxist-in-Chief should be impeached while we're at it.
It will take at least a generation to repair the damage of 8 years of tyranny under PrezBO.
It sounds like the problem is with your mother's doctor, not ObamaCare.
I guess ya'll will have to purchase some of that fantastic private health insurance like all good conservatives believe should happen.posted @ Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 07:34
How dare the ABH print fact based articles about Obamacare while our own representative, Mr. Paul Broun, is working so hard at spreading misinformation and hysteria about the Affordable Health Care Act. Really! How can you campaign effectively if the voters are informed and educated?posted @ Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 07:29
I think Mr. Bowen has been asleep for the past five years if he thinks that the problem is that Obama hasn't tried to work with Congress, or else he only watches Fox News.
And, every time Obama has tried to compromise the Republicans he has come up against a brick wall.posted @ Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 14:16
In usual John Stossel fashion, he cherry picks facts from history to show that Rome failed because of welfare. "Real" students of history know that, while the Roman welfare system was problematic, the major cause of the demise of the empire was the enlarged and powerful military that controlled the government and bankrupted the economy at a time when the borders were being attacked from all sides.
What a mish-mash of observations! Sweden's, and Europe's, problems come from the fact that they have curtailed immigration, but not the influx of refugees from recent wars at a time when the number of jobs available to these refugees has sharply declined. Sweden's recent unrest has nothing to do with Islamic radicals and immigration, as the Augusta Chronicle tries to imply, but is due to high unemployment that forces the refugees to settle together in areas of cheap rent. This happens all over the world where new populations have a limited road to integration.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 07:53
The Tea Party groups should never have been targeted just because of their name, they SHOULD have been targeted simply because they have no purpose other than political.
Once we no longer have a black president they will disappear.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 07:53
First, Hasset's argument is suspect if he thinks people can only be liberal or conservative and nothing in between.
Second, why would an educational establishment invite speakers from a political ideology that is antagonistic towards education and enlightened discourse?
Would we be surprised to learn that religious schools overwhelming invite conservative speakers and very few liberals?
People whose belief system continually discounts facts in forming opinion should not be surprised at being discounted by people to whom facts matter a lot.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 07:49
Murder rates per 100,000
So statistics seem to show that gun control DOES work to prevent deaths, which is the point.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 08:08
No miracle, just science.posted @ Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 07:38
first, the Second Amendment begins with "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State," gun lovers neglect that modifying phrase.
second, you can't kill 20 people in two minutes with a knife.
third, a number of those state constitutions also contained the right of white people to own black people as property and that got changed.posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 08:01
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more