@barryhollander: I tend to agree with you. It is hard to really know or determine how much of the criticism has a race factor included. Some of the criticism is deserved, as would be for any president, but some of the examples that Mr. Pitts point out are definitely race associated.posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 - 08:19
I wonder if there is not more to this... perhaps they were looking for an excuse to can her and just used this one. I've seen similar things done before.posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 - 08:14
Nice story Myra. Wish this type of thing were done more often (and wish I had though of doing this more when my son was growing up).posted @ Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 11:47
What a contrast with this article talking about the positive work of the EPA with the one about the GOP Senate hopefuls stumbling over each other to brag about working to the EPA.posted @ Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:34
Great newsposted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 08:34
The morons here are those that buy into the Koch Bros. and others who are fighting the science to safeguard fossil fuel profits or just ideology.
I don't think a comparison of the Biblical flood and climate change are the same.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 23:18
"One essential change should be taxing capital gains at the same rate as income earned by the sweat of the brow, which was done until a few years ago."
Agreed. Even Warren Buffet thinks so.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:59
But in the case of our local Congressional campaign for GOP nomination, it is mostly a case of "Frick and Frack". They all sound the same. Why pay for ads that sound like all the others?posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 21:42
Thank you Mr Grimes for pointing out certain issues with our societal structure.
Sorry "Used2B" but it appears he was not advocating for socialism but rather a practical rethinking. Not all is ideological black and white.
Perhaps some who pushed for intensive testing had good intentions but misguided. I would rather be working with a student who knew how to think, rather than someone who plugged and chugged the textbook answer.
Others who pushed for testing were ideologues.posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 22:11
Would be interesting to see a similar comparison of average salaries over the years for the administration. Recall the year that Michael Adams got a $25K raise in about the same year that staff and faculty were putting up with furlough days and negative raises (in terms of higher mandatory contributions to teachers retirement, etc.)posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:22
The role that Dick Cheney had in pushing the U.S. into the war in Iraq and then the subsequent billions of no bid contracts that his former firm Halliburton received has all the trappings of a major scandal.
The cost of $3 trillion does not include all the hidden social costs of lost lives, disrupted families and careers, PTSD, etc. The war for profit in Iraq I believe was a major factor why this country still has trouble recovering from the financial crisis.posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:39
[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - "rule of law" is Old Testament"
"act of love" is New Testament.
Which one represents your Christian values? [/quote]
Obviously the "prominent Christian conservative in Iowa" does not understand it.posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:35
@Jerry NeSmith: Jerry, I guess what I meant was that one commissioner would get the support of another in advance of the meeting to place an item on the agenda. In other words, it takes two to get an item placed, not just one.
just a thought.
@marshalld: Good reply. Not all who live in public housing are "career indigents"; admittedly there are a portion who are.posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 08:16
We are now paying the additional hidden costs of two wars, one unnecessary and one drug out way too long.posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 08:08
[quote][b]drdonna[/b] - However, I think that hypocrisy is part of the human condition, and really cannot be assigned a political party. It rears it's ugly head in every profession, race, creed, nationality, and in both genders. I'm sure it's equally prevalent in the gay and straight communities. Hence the saying,"Do as I say...", which I doubt has much to do with political party affiliation in the US[/quote]
So true. Hypocrisy abounds on the left and right.
When I first saw the headline, I was hoping for a good centrist viewpoint and ideas expressed; the author name is written in smaller type and I did not see this until later when I realized it was from a one-side viewpoint.
@marshalld: Well put.
Allow me to boil this article down to one sentence.
"I got caught, so we will change the rules to help obfuscate the situation more while making it look like we are doing something about it."
Jerry NeSmith forgot to mention the recently mentioned study about long term planning for Atlanta Highway/Wet Broad St. There are a number of issue that need consideration, and not all of them involve raising taxes.
"Ideally, a single commissioner should have that right, although it’s certainly possible that allowing individual commissioners to put an item on an agenda would make meetings too unwieldy. Perhaps some middle ground, like allowing more than one commissioner, but less than seven, to get an item on the agenda, might be workable."
I would think that any commissioner should have the right to bring an item up on the agenda, but perhaps that motion must be 'seconded' by one more commissioner.posted @ Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 08:10
More shell games from our esteemed leadership in state gubberment.posted @ Monday, April 7, 2014 - 21:37
[quote][b]marshalld[/b] - Only losers, the citizens of Georgia will once again elect people who put self above serving.[/quote]
Actually you mean party or ideology. For some it is not about self as they think they are actually defending the 'real' America.
Similar issue go on from the ideological left. Just that (especially around here) the ideologues on the right are so dominant.posted @ Monday, April 7, 2014 - 20:21
There are some issues with the ACA that should be fixed and its implementation has not been the smoothest or best. But we forget the reason for developing this program in the first place, that being the far too many who had limited access to decent healthcare, mostly due to cost. The development of the ACA was an ideological struggle from both ends.
It is a sad commentary today that many work not toward helping refine and correct problems in the ACA but to do anything they can to prevent its implementation. One example being those that worked to pass a bill in our illustrious state legislature with language 'forbidding' UGA from spending money to fund the healthcare navigators that were intending to help people work their way through the process.posted @ Monday, April 7, 2014 - 09:00
The problem is that both viewpoints expressed here are correct to some degree.
Rep. Ryan is correct in that there are some men who have no good role models of what it takes to be a productive successful member of society and make bad choices.
But Pitts is right in that the ideologues on the right will use that mindset to disparage all poor. Case in point being the misguided SC former Lt. Gov. who vocalized a viewpoint that what way too many seem to repeat. Sad thing is that many of those who repeat this viewpoint probably also consider themselves "Bible believing Christians" that focus on parts of the Bible about working for your bread but ignore other parts (such as Matthew chapter 25).posted @ Monday, April 7, 2014 - 08:47
"One from Coweta County shows him saying he would work across the aisle to fix problems with the Dodd-Frank Act that conservatives blame for hindering lending to small businesses. Perdue, trying not to promise more than he can deliver, said he wouldn’t pledge to repeal the law, but that he would find reasonable Democrats to vote with the GOP in changing it. To some conservatives, that sounded like he wasn’t sufficiently committed."
Sufficiently committed to what? Sounds more like commitment to party and cause by not to helping the country and the economy.
Despite the claims of some who post here, ideology (from both sides) is what really is holding this country back from addressing the serious problems we have.posted @ Monday, April 7, 2014 - 08:23
Nice to see Georgia actually trying to do some real economic and social development again.posted @ Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 21:18
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