They were mostly Greek and Italian immigrants that were called ''WOPS'.(Without Papers) They were Irish, and signs were posted that said "No Irish Allowed". They were African slaves who gained their freedom mostly through the political process that resulted in the13th Amendment----(This list could go 'On and On') We are rightfully proud to be the "world's melting pot". The purpose is simply to say that most, if not all were rated. But, after a little tweaking & acclimation, we were all Americans.
The nationality that arrived here first, and from where, is still up for debate.
Maybe we should ask the Native American people to decide the current issue.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The current 'rating' of immigrants stems from the fact that they are here because of an acceleration of our unsustainable social programs. This "unsustainable acceleration" can be traced to LBJ's presidency.
Eliminate the "Give-Away" programs and the illegal immigration problem will fix itself.
--"We have a budget that is wildly out of balance"--[/quote]
At your kitchen table----At City Hall--At the State Capitol---And--At Washington----------
A budget cannot exist until legitimate projected revenue (expected income) for twelve months equals "legitimate" projected expenditures for that same period of time.
Legitimate projections of revenue & expenditures must be based on the real history of each line item on the revenue & expenditure side of your financial statement. At your kitchen table that would be your checkbook and bank statement.
Our federal government has no budget. But what is really pitiful is that every one of the five hundred plus members of Congress know what a budget is. And they have known for years that no federal budget exists.
My uncle had a hundred or so acres of peaches during the war. German prisoners of war were provided for the labor intensive peach operation. I'm just wondering what my uncle would have done to get all those peaches picked if this decision had been made in '41.posted @ Friday, February 1, 2013 - 00:24
Obviously, Mr. Edwards ideal government is one whose role is mitigating the troubles of life. "We the people" need to fix "Mr. Edwards ideal government" the same way we fixed our cat.posted @ Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 09:25
News reports from reliable sources say 80% of illegal immigrants are Latin Americans.
I've lived in Georgia all my 65 years.
I was over forty before I ever saw a Latin American person in Georgia.
Now, and for several years, I see them everywhere--every day.
Obviously (To me), the issue is not 'They are here illegally, and--What are we to do about it?
The issue should be---Why are they here?, and---What have we done that created a market for them being here?
I believe most of us know--But where is the traditional American will and morality required to fix the problem(?
Very little investigation of "their actions" necessary for the forgiving of their 'success'.
Move over God--You've parked your derriere in Jim's seat again.
"tout compredende c'est tout pardonner"
Ed--Your last four words: "a revolution of values" is an excellent 'wrap'.
However, the problem is that the last fifty years have defined that "revolution of values". I fully expect a wreck of our republic will be the consequence of the recent tremendous acceleration of that "revolution".
"When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride
He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside.
But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male."
EDUCATION---The entire affair we call 'Georgia Legislature' is corrupt.
The show now playing (Jim and Dick's subject) is just that.
Political influence--when boiled down--will always amount to:
"Money talks and BS walks"
There is not an inkling of reason to hope for any meaningful change.
Some of us need "Reasonable Gun Control". But, hopefully most God fearing responsible Americans don't need it. I need "control" simply because I can no longer 'draw a bead' without resting the barrel on something steady.posted @ Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11:54
Acceleration toward hell for these United States can be clearly traced to the culmination of Reverend King's life. I'll never accept any notion that his legacy resembles --in any way-- the lack of opportunities available in America today.posted @ Monday, January 21, 2013 - 09:12
Bein' a conservative, and "just a man"--I'm just glad you didn't shoot him.
'The Ten Commandments', written in stone by God's own hand--twice--are available. And we all know to "Love thy neighbor as thy self". But I can't say I've met anyone lately who can claim strict compliance with either.
Imperfect as the document may be, and imperfect as us [filtered word] sapiens are-----(ridiculous to edit [filtered word] sapiens)
--I spec' our Constitution is several car-lengths ahead of Mr. Seidman's illusions.
Shooting at liberal politicians & "drug crazed bad guys" sounds interesting.
But since they already out number us and they breed like flies--- I'm afraid the novelty of it would soon wear out.
"begin with hope"
---------------'OUR' FUEL TAX MONEY-----------------
I'm hoping these 233 legislators and Governor Deal understand that nine out of the twelve 'Regions' in Georgia rejected T-SPLOST.
75% of our legislature represent citizens who overwhelmingly rejected T-SPLOST.
I'm hoping these 37 "freshmen" and all of the legislature will realize that 75% of Georgia is counting on them to abolish all penalties that are a part of this failed legislation we called T-SPLOST.
--FOR INSTANCE: A 30% COST TO CITY & COUNTY GOVERNMENTS FOR ROAD AND STREET MAINTENANCE WILL BE DEVASTATING TO LOCAL BUDGETS ---AND WILL RESULT IN PROPERTY TAX INCREASES----
There is enough firepower available here to defend my home. But if any of you know the best product available for cleaning up the mess when "liberal politicians come for my guns" I'd be interested.posted @ Friday, January 11, 2013 - 22:29
[quote][b]harrumph[/b] - The federal agent[/quote]
Seein' as how there are about 400 million of us--- And at least that many firearms in the possession of citizens willing to defend your rights---
---I'd say "The federal agent" is not in an enviable position.
"We the people" possess the right to own firearms for the sole purpose of being equipped to shoot any agent of the government bent on compromising this "right" or any other "right" guaranteed by our Constitution.posted @ Friday, January 11, 2013 - 09:06
You folks make me tired--
---Suffice to say that Johnny's continuing kowtow posture (fiscal cliff vote) toward democrats will lead to whatever he is being preceeded by "former".
And congress will continue to fail. I believe the primary reason for failure is that our congress does not know their Constitutional duties & responsibilities.
The wretched result will "fundamentally change America".
Just trying to relate to the heading : "defined, defied culture"
Ed prob'ly had nothin' to do with the "heading".
Suffice to say "we have been "BLESSED".
--------Henry David Thoreau-------
Finally, an informative column on our government absent any assertion that we are somehow suppose to be a 'democracy'.
'PRAISE THE LORD' and Thank You Mr. Justice!
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Rep. Regina Quick, R-Athens, was one of two local delegates to score less than an "A+" in the Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative score card. She and I played phone tag Monday when I was reporting the story and I wasn't able to get her comments in a timely fashion. Instead, she sent over this statement Wednesday morning and she did not mince her words. (Links and italicized portions are my own; otherwise, it's as she wrote it.) Dear Friends: read more
The committee opted Tuesday night to put off deciding on the ordinance until, at the earliest, its next meeting. Of note: The Athens-Clarke County attorney highlighted that the proposed times are, in essence, placeholders for the commission to change or keep as it pleases. Full text of the Use of Public Right-of-Ways ordinance draft is below. read more