She deserves every minute. One reason some people are so against programs like medicaid is because of the fraudulent behavior of people like this scum.posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 15:35
Enjoyed this game and all the previous home games. These young women can be proud of the work they did this year. Want to wish Khaalidah the best of luck in whatever she does after graduation. She will succeed in life!posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 13:11
This is sad. Sympathy to all who knew and loved Ranger.posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 13:07
I am all for this. I try to watch how much sugar is in products and would like to know which products have added sugar. Also, I have thought for a long time that the serving size listed was unrealistic. As someone who does read most labels, I applaud this.
Will those people who really need to watch calories pay any attention? We can hope. You only have to look around you to realize that far too many of Americans are oversized.
I am puzzled about this. I have a family member teaching in Oconee county and she is expected to make up 40 hours, I think. She can do this by documenting time after school that she uses to work on things that will help the students. She already works 2 or more hours every day after school lets out, trying to keep up with the work load, so this won't be difficult for her. But, my question is, do other government workers have to make up time lost? What about UGA faculty and staff? What about city hall workers? Why is it that the teachers and school employees must make it up? Do those working in the school system's central office have to make up time? Is this being handled fairly or is it once again a case of calling on the teachers to go above and beyond what others are asked to do?posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 09:20
I think this makes the state of Georgia look like it is made up of a bunch of backward looking jerks. It has been shown over and over again that the confederate flag has become a symbol of racism and discord. This may be unfair and unfortunate but it is a fact. Therefore, why should the state want to display this symbol on its license plate?
And also, unfair or not, if I see this plate on a car, I will immediately think "redneck"…not "honorable descendent of a confederate veteran." It is a pity that a design has become that negative to much of the country, but it has.
Well said! I find it entirely comfortable to believe in God and to accept science. They are not mutually exclusive.
It is so amazing to me that people still believe that the Bible is the literal word of God or was ever intended to be the REAL explanation of creation in 2014. This is despite the knowledge that we now have to who wrote the Bible and who chose what would be included in it. I know that a lot of people are home schooling their children with religious answers to scientific questions and I am sad for the children who will eventually face the reality of science and not know what to do with it.
Anyway, thanks for your very artful reply.
Started to read this with interest but when I saw the source of information was Fox news, I immediately changed my mind about the validity of what was said. No one will ever impress me by stating anything they learned came from Fox.posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 13:39
What you say is absolutely true, but it would apply to any kind of health insurance so is not limited to the ACA. At least with the ACA those who could not get insurance due to previous illnesses or conditions can now obtain it. Paying for it in the face of adversity will be no different than paying for it with any insurance.posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 13:35
Thank you Nancy for posting this example of how the ACA is working for those with pre-existing conditions. Of course there are many who want the bill to fail or be repealed but there are many more out there who are benefiting from it.posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 13:32
Thank you for this article as I now feel I understand the farm bill a little better. It seems like a fair bill, each side getting some things and losing some things.posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 13:25
Generally speaking that is true, but they're all not sweet little angels. Especially when one tells you that he is going to find out where you live and is going to burn your house down.
The way you include this, it sounds as if the reporter in this story made that remark! If he did, I certainly did not hear it and I watched the replay several times. I think you need to make it clear that you were not quoting him. The reporter looked totally stunned when this thug of a politician came back to threaten him! Grimm should be sanctioned, at the least. Disgusting behavior.posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 15:06
Sounds like the judge has a lot more sense than the jury! I have been on those juries where the people think that because the defendant is a business they have unlimited pockets and they can "sock it to them". While Equifax was surely at fault, I think the woman has been fairly compensated.posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 15:00
This letter brought a smile to my face on this wintry morning. I doubt that Broun can understand satire, it does take a higher level of intelligence, after all, but the rest of us can enjoy it.posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:09
Oh…I am still here! (Although I don't think I have figured out how to activate my enrollment to the online of the future…) I think I have common sense. (in comparison, anyway).
I find the state of Arizona downright frightening. (along with Texas). I had a lot of admiration for McCain until he ran for president and turned so far right, and it took me awhile to start to pay any attention to him again. But lately he has made more sense than most republicans. He is actually being castigated for working on bipartisan resolutions!
It is as if trying to work together and get something done in a bipartisan way is a betrayal of the republican party. I worry about the future of our government if the crazies get too much power, they have no vision for the betterment of the country.
Broun is being totally insensitive, irresponsible and downright stupid. But then, nothing new in all of that, is there? Will be hoping for his defeat and his ride off into the sunset of oblivion.posted @ Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 14:19
I cannot argue with your premise that human greed is the basis for the problem or that it has become too politicized. As long as each of us thinks only of our own comfort and ease of living, we will not do anything. One of these days it will be too late for action or regret.
I really have little sympathy for the human race, we are doing it to ourselves. I am sad for other species who live on this planet with us and will be victims of our greed.
Actually many people dispute that the earth is warming. You see it every time we have extra cold temps come our way! I think we are closer and closer to a consensus about CO2 as well. It has risen much more rapidly since we started burning fossil fuels. I am not a scientist but I have seen many graphs that show that rising temps and CO2 are closely linked and now CO2 is at its highest point since records have been kept.
[quote][b]Eschaton V2.0[/b] -
Utterly false. There is no such consensus.
Actually over 95% of climatologists accept that the earth is warming.
In addition, based on data from ice core drilling in the antarctic, the C02 levels are higher than they have been in the past 800,000 years. FACTS.
>There is a bit of a difference between "thousands" of degrees and "millions" of degrees. . .
Your are right….just like there is a big difference between Dr. Farmer's scientific credentials and knowledge and yours! He did not obtain his science information from Fox News!posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 14:36
The children are not to blame but they don't have a chance if they are raised by her. I was sickened by this story when she gave birth to 8 children and I am sure the situation has just gotten worse.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 21:08
I am already a print subscriber but I am dismayed to learn that the rates for the print newspaper are going up. I have not received any postcard about this. I already have hesitated to pay the yearly subscription fee (which is slightly over $180 a year, if I remember correctly). I don't find the ABH to contain much news unless one is interested in sports of all kinds but it has been nice to read some of the columnists and to recognize some of the names of people who write letters to the editor. With rates going up, I will seriously have to consider buying a different paper at the grocery store a couple of times a week. I have been a newspaper reader (with my morning coffee) for over 45 years but the time may be approaching when that is a luxury I can no longer afford.
Why should this man have brought his gun into a movie theater? Because it was legal for him to do so? Without the gun, they could have had a popcorn battle, or a shouting match. They might have been removed from the theater but no one would have died. The shooter was not "threatened" although it seems that may be his excuse and in Florida it might work. Just because we have crazy laws that say you can carry a gun almost anywhere does not mean you need to do so. This country is headed in the wrong direction in many areas and all this nonsense about the "all holy second amendment" is one of our biggest downfalls. Common sense has left the building!posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 13:33
How nice it is to see that those who can appreciate science and who actually use their heads to think are out today, giving appropriate - and + to people. Maybe our numbers are growing and we will be in the majority eventually…although probably never in Georgia. Scientists are almost entirely in agreement on this issue but the public does not want to believe it. I understand that, it is scary!posted @ Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 18:32
I donated, but not quite $50. Love of animals knows no politics!posted @ Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 17:37
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