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Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

In other news, the administration has announced that the Taliban aren't "terrorists". They do a lot of terroristic things, but they aren't terrorists, according to Obama.

Still think this guy really isn't a Muslim, or a Muslim sympathizer?

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 15:48

Elderly Athens woman unhurt as Bentley drives off ledge, lands upside down on car

Driving Miss Daisy?

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 15:44

Oglethorpe County woman charged with exploiting elderly Danielsville man

The neck tattoo is very classy. I wonder if the old guy paid for that, too.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 15:41

Today's editorial cartoon

@cyou299: Same reason people listen to Joe Biden.....

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 13:11

Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

"Declaring an end to "mindless austerity"....."

Boy, I like that one. The guy who has doubled our national debt, and increased the debt more than all past presidents combined, is declaring an end to "mindless austerity"? Why doesn't he declare and end to "mindless spending"?

We're so far in debt we'll never see our way out, and we increase the debt load on our children's generation daily, and this guy wants to start the band playing "Happy Days Are Here Again"?

More and more, Obama reminds me of the old Soviet leaders who would make claims of how well they were doing, yet the people of the country were starving. I don't think anyone believes this man except the few (and dwindling) party faithful and the media whose job it is to support him.

Unemployment isn't down. We've just quit counting many of the people who are out of work. It's inconvenient to count those long-term unemployed. Household incomes are down approximately $3000 from when he took office, and show no signs of recovery. The national debt is up. The Fed has kept the stock market lively, but that only helps that evil 1% the Dems raise hell about (and that group includes many of their donors and cronies).

This man has fewer people from the private sector in his administration than anyh other president in recent memory. He and his staff do not have the first clue about what's going on in middle-class America. His domestic policies have only helped keep people down and dependent. (Of course, that is the goal of the left.) The only people benefiting from the Obama regime are the elitists. (Consider that as Obama was proposing to tax 529 college savings accounts, he was also trying to grandfather in those like him. He and Michelle have around $250K socked away for their kids. Think he was proposing to tax that? Riiiiight.).

We've had enough of euro-socialist domestic policies, and pro-Muslim foreign policies. I hope whoever is elected next time will reverse the trend of tearing America down. We've had enough "hope and change" to last a lifetime.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:29

Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

@mpd0.59: Remember that it didn't help? (In fact, none of his programs have done much at all.)

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:16

Intoxicated man frightens girlfriend and roommates at apartment

@crackerjack: One word answer: "liability". If his blood alcohol level was too high, he could die, and they don't want him dying in the jail. Then, they'd have old "one call, that's all" suing the hell out of the county, and the suit would probably be successful.

One other thing......anyone who is a diabetic can tell you, low blood sugar symptoms mimic drunkenness. If you've had a little to drink and smell like booze, yet have a drop in blood sugar, you could easily be mistaken for a drunk. If blood sugar drops far enough, you're a goner. I personally have had times that I would not have passed the field sobriety tests they give, yet I do not drink.

All in all, probably not a bad policy. It protects the individual, and keeps the county out of unnecessary litigation.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:13

Foundry VIP launch showcases venue's promise

So, it was kinda-sorta, you know. maybe a little bit, like, you know, okay and such? Is it just me, or was this article a back-handed compliment?

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:59

Georgia state super joins opposition to AP History framework

In 1960, Nikita Kruschev said "we will take you over without firing a shot". Damn if they aren't trying their hardest.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:26

Obama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-all

@marshalld: I agree that it's a bad idea. Given the government's (and particularly THIS administration's) penchant for surveillance of even the smallest aspect of our lives, I'm not sure I would want the government having a database of medical testing or genetic profiles of anyone. If this is a good idea, it will come from the medical community, NOT the government. Just exactly how much more government do we need in our lives.

Besides, given the magnitude of the failure of Obama's foray into medical insurance, do you REALLY think the administration can get this right, or will it be another Obamacare disaster.

You will notice that any time the government wants more access to your information, your life and your habits, it's always framed as "necessary for security", "for the children", or "to save lives". (See the article in today's paper about red light cameras as an example), I wouldn't trust this man and his administration as far as I could throw them. If they think something is good or necessary, they have an ulterior motive. Name ONE social program of the Democrats that has accomplished it's goal of eliminating a condition, or meeting a need and solving a problem.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:24

George Zimmerman assault care dropped; ex-girlfriend recants

Do you think throwing a wine bottle is worthy of an assault charge? So, now his ex-girlfriend "recants". How about charges against her for filing a false police report in the first place?

Zimmerman has suffered enough. If I was him, I'd change my name, and move to Alaska or someplace where they didn't know how Trayvon Martin was.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:28

Improper right turns are danger to schoolchildren at Barnett Shoals-Gaines School intersection

Oracle is correct. There are no crossing guards at this intersection. Maybe they need some. Plus......I live over there, and I don't see a tremendous number of children walking to the schools down the block. Cedar Shoals and Gaines School, yes. Barnett Shoals and Gaines School, no.

I think @mindbender was correct, when he said it was about revenue.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:10

Ambrose: Laxity on Iranian sanctions is dangerous

The current leader of Iran has stated before (and bragged about) using delaying tactics and negotiation as a stalling method while they improve their attempts to develop a nuclear weapon.

"Yes, Iran is a Muslim nation and supports some terrorists"......Really, @dahreese? That's like saying Adolf Hitler stole a pack of gum from the store. These people have stated as their goal the annihilation of Israel. Please tell us at what point in time Netanyahu has committed "war crimes", and list the specific instances where Israel has attacked the Palestinians without first coming under attack FROM the Palestinians. Lots of space here, so go ahead.

Iran is a rogue nation, and should not have a nuclear bomb. Anyone who thinks they are developing their nuclear capability for power generation only is a complete and utter fool.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 17:46

Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

I guess they'll have to "pass it to see what's in it" again. I guess Obama's not content with doubling the national debt in his two terms. Maybe he wants to try to triple it in the last two years.

Tell you identify those cuts to "inefficient programs" and what "tax loopholes" you intend to change, and once that's done and we see how much money has been saved, THEN we'll talk about spending more money. The ONLY thing a Democrat knows how to do is spend government money.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:32

Students will give help, get hands-on experience with new graduation requirement, UGA president tells Rotarians

Excuse me, but this required "volunteerism" has nothing to do with graduating from college. This is just more namby-pamby feel-good nonsense. If I WANT to volunteer for something, I will do so. The ONLY requirement for graduation should be the successful completion of coursework.

If you want to make some statement about the "real world", then require students to do one semester as an intern with a company that specializes in their major area of study. That would give you some "real world, hands on" experience.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:25

White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans

In order to understand what the middle class needs, you have to BE one of the middle class. NONE of these elitists (of either party) have the first clue about how the middle class lives or what it needs.

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 16:42

World leaders mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

When US troops began liberating the death camps, he ordered all Germans from nearby towns be brought in to help with the clean-up, and he ordered American soldiers to "take all the pictures you can, because one day, some SOB will say this never happened". He was right, but I never thought it would be this soon.

The defenders of radical Islam in this country and other countries should be made to tour these camps, and THEN tell us how peaceful Islam is.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 15:47

Today's editorial cartoon

Yeah...I'm just DYING to elect another president who tells me "sometimes you've made enough money", that we need to "spread the wealth", or "you didn't build that". I can't want for another president who thinks we should play kissy-kissy with our enemies, and who is afraid to say that the terrorist attacks are the work of Islamic terrorists. I jump for joy when I think we can elect another person who lies rather than tell the truth, who refuses to take responsibility and throws his staff under the bus, and who aids organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood again and again.

The Republican field contains many contenders. The Democrats offer.......Hillary Clinton? A warmed-over candidate who has never accomplished anything except being married to a guy who was president. (None of her jobs since being First Lady (?) were based on her own achievements. She would not have been Senator had it not been for Bill.) She offers nothing except more of the elitist, nanny-state socialist policies of her predecessor, and she has even less credibility as a chief executive than he did.

For some reason, every twenty years or so, we forget that individual achievement and individual responsibility are the qualities that built America, and we elect a liberal. Liberal policies do not work, unless, of course, your goal is to have an educational system that celebrates and graduates mediocrity, an economic system that punishes achievement, social programs that perpetuate victimization of the population, generational poverty and dependence. If those are your goals, then liberalism has been wildly successful.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:59

Yarbrough: Georgia's juvenile justice system is exemplary effort

Great idea.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:20

What Others Say: Be smart about cancer risk factors (Chicago Tribune)

My sister just underwent a mastectomy. The anomalies did not appear on her last mammogram, which was a little over a year ago, but it had already metastasized outside the breast into the lymph nodes. Her doctors are hopeful, but she will most likely require further treatment. My brother is presently undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer, as is my best friend from high school.

Please......get screened. My appointment is in February.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:15

Man’s sex video unwanted

Must have been a small request.....

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:03

Georgia man who killed a fellow prisoner to be executed today

"intellectually disabled" my ass. He might not be able to get into Georgia Tech, but he damn well knows you're not supposed to kill anybody. This is bullcrap. We've wasted enough money on this worthless piece of grime. Time to execute this guy, and if lethal injection causes too much concern, then go back to frying them.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 09:10

Southern culture, country music good, gun culture, politics, not so nice, says transplanted Northerner at UGA

The road goes both ways.

posted @ Monday, January 26, 2015 - 17:39

60 years ago, Athens entered annals of unexplained UFO sightings

@retiredandhappy: My wife worked at this particular dealership at that time, and said they got calls from all over the US from people who said they saw the same thing. I wonder if they were all drinking from the same bottle of Mad Dog.

posted @ Monday, January 26, 2015 - 15:56

Deal scolds mayors for not using accountability courts

Well, we don't have to worry about that HERE, do we?

posted @ Monday, January 26, 2015 - 13:02

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