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Athens to become home to increasing number of refugees

I applaud people leaving their homeland and coming to America after going through the legal process of immigration. The caveat is that they also must want to become hard working members of our "melting pot". We already have too many that do not support the American way of life, at least not what it was when we were growing into a world leader nation.
I cannot help but wonder however, how will the influx of these families impact the current high level of unemployment, the already struggling school system, and the increasing cost of operating the county government?

posted @ Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11:52

Dems seek political edge in contraception ruling

@sgdog1: I'll go you one better. I think all female employees should quit their jobs and work for another company. I'm sure they will find better pay, better benefits, better work conditions and not have to stay home on Sundays.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:25

Feds to scrutinize Georgia's Medicaid backlog

Where was the fed investigation a decade ago when there were backlogs for care in the VA?
The arrogance and priority of this government is so obvious it hurts.

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 09:05

Athens restaurant robbed, manager pistol whipped and forced into freezer

What a great opportunity for Clark County to show it's tax paying law abiding citizens and business owners that they are going to take control of the streets by burying these guys so far under the jail that they never see light again.
Someone has to make the first move to re-establish a country of laws.

posted @ Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:46

Taking their business elsewhere: Best Buy latest to leave Clarke for Oconee

The one thing that I never understood about the South's development planners was that they never seemed to learn from all of the mistakes the northern cities/suburbs made in their development.
There isn't one issue that a planner must take into consideration that the north hasn't screwed up at least one time in every city and suburb in existence.
The attitude should be that if the north did it then we need to look at it closer and change it.

posted @ Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:38

Athens man crashes while DUI, leaves the scene to report his car stolen

Poor tree!

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:18

Athens man tries to stab eye of child’s mother

In addition to the human tragedy of the suffering that the baby is destined for how about the monetary cost to the tax payer. I say this not believing that the man paid for the support of the baby or it's mother.
But I could be wrong.
How about sending him to Chicago where he probably would get shot in a brief matter of time?

posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 08:52

Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

A terribly worded and biased headline.
The SCOTUS ruling is so very narrow that it threatens no one's control over their own body.
At some point in time we the people must realize that we are being played for fools by the political parties and the press. We have lost our ability to think calmly and clearly.
Hobby Lobby has, as part of their health care plan, offered 16 methods of birth control. They do not pay for four that are "abortionates". They do not forbid any of their employees from using any legal means to end a pregnancy.
If it wasn't for a poorly written bill that was voted into law by people that didn't know what was in the bill, institutions and people probably wouldn't have had to sue to protect their rights.
I wonder how HL employees would react to having to go to work on Sundays? Would they quit to get another job because they disagree with that company policy?

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:17

Whistleblower alleges VA benefit application purge in Georgia

Gee I wonder if this anything to do with me waiting 28 months for a minor change to my file?
The VA in Atlanta performed exceptionally fast when processing my initial claim and won my admiration however since then I have submitted the same data twice and still have not heard a word other than that my claim is late and it is being processed.
If the status of my insignificant issue (in my opinion) is any indication of what veteran's in more desperate straits have to deal with then we truly have an absolutely immoral system of governance in place.
The people in D.C. have created these wounded and have ignored them for decades.
The President has recently committed more troops to Iraq without a finely tuned support system in place. Can someone how a person could do that?

posted @ Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 14:27

Man douses grandfather’s SUV with lighter fluid in Athens

damn Connecticut yankee.

posted @ Friday, June 27, 2014 - 07:30

Back to Iraq: Obama sending military advisers

@Ben Had: Ben please come back to current day America.
If a mistake was made in invading Iraq so be it. The President was elected to "fundamentally change America" and to the world's detriment he has succeeded to a certain extent.
In the President's own words he claims to have removed all of our troops from Iraq in 2011 (because the country was secure and the military was trained thereby a successful operation) but that he couldn't leave a "residual force" (around 10,000) in Iraq because the Iraqi President wouldn't sign the necessary paperwork. HUH?
Heres another lie: I will not put boots on the ground in Iraq but I am willing to send up to 300 advisers to Iraq. Ben I assure you that being an adviser in a hostile environment is having your "boots on the ground".
When less than 600 boots return from Iraq how long will the owners be abused by the federal government, the VA, before receiving care?

posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 11:21

UGA student arrested for driving away while his Jaguar was being booted

Will mommy also go on the job interview with him? How about the first performance review?
I wonder how many times mommy called a professor about her son's grades?
Trash has no color or geographical boundaries.

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 06:59

Family fights cops after knives nixed at fun park

Garl darn European Americans. Trash has no state or racial boundaries.

posted @ Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 08:16

US seizes Benghazi suspect in deadly Libya attack

@marshalld: Celebrate the capture of this man. Watch the legal wrangling that will last about three plus years (my guess). And continue to wonder how this man was in the public as recently as a year ago and still not captured until yesterday.

posted @ Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 08:11

More US troops to Iraq; special forces considered

What an immoral group we have running our country. These same people who are willing to send more American service personnel into harms way are the same group that has allowed the VA to spiral into the disaster it is today.
How can anyone create wounded soldiers and then not do anything to help them when they return to this once great country?

posted @ Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:30

Woman barred from Athens Regional for having sex

Oh lucky St. Mary's.

posted @ Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 09:00

Florida sheriff's office arrests wrong woman twice

@TeeWee: Absolutely!!! I hope she becomes a very rich woman.

posted @ Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 12:49

Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt

The mantra of Washington: "We don't know the costs yet. We'll figure that out on the back end."

posted @ Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 11:47

Third alleged gang member arrested for Athens home invasion

How did these guys find the time to go to school and have a job while committing all those crimes? They must be terrific time managers!
Why why don't we swap these gentlemen for 4 American servicemen still stuck in Afghanistan?

posted @ Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 11:37

What a wonderful experience for these young people to have. I hope they came away with the knowledge that without men and women willing to sacrifice their lives for their country they wouldn't have the freedom to travel to foreign lands to see the world.

posted @ Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 13:13

Dempsey: Army may still pursue desertion charges

sorry for the misspellings. I have my yankee hat on at this moment.

posted @ Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 12:12

Dempsey: Army may still pursue desertion charges

@mpd0.59: Generals are politically savvy and no how to turn a phrase. reread the general's statement and note that he did not say that he supported the actions taken but only said it was best and last opportunity. Not the right opportunity.
Israel releasing any of their prisoners has nothing to do with this trade. If you feel that they set a good example to follow then you must feel comfortable with all of their actions in the region.
The sacrilegious use of the credo "no one left behind" in this case is shameful. Our President has agreed to leave 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan until 2016, 2 full years before being forced to resolve the Bergdahl issue. (I am glad that he is home and with his family soon).
Mr. Obama has put an extra level of danger on the backs of all of our service people around the globe.

posted @ Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 12:11

Man acting suspiciously outside Athens convenience store was an armed felon

I guess its too late to swap him for Sgt. Bergdahl.

posted @ Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:58

Freed soldier's parents say they're proud of son

I can't wait to have the meaning of the father's statement about helping the Afghan people regardless of cost made public.

posted @ Monday, June 2, 2014 - 09:11

Seattle City Council panel OKs $15 minimum wage

Is a minimum wage law legal? Can the government dictate how much a private enterprise must pay it's employees? I can see state and federal governments enforcing a minimum wage for their own employees but not those that aren't.
Will tax payers have the opportunity to vote on salary increases in the government sector?

posted @ Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 15:55

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