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Augusta VA won't let carolers sing religious songs

I think it's time that all choirs who want to sing religious songs in government venues learn some Jewish religious songs, Hindu religious songs, Muslim religious songs, Buddhist songs, etc.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 12:56

Madison County's 'Grandpa Will' takes kids on Polar Express

Bless you Mr. Mauldin for helping so many children learn to read and love books. In our school, the brown birds were the slow group and I was a brown bird. I still remember the humiliation. Funny how things turn out. I'm the only one in that class to earn advanced degrees and I ended up working with books my whole life.

posted @ Monday, December 23, 2013 - 09:16

Athens cop kicks in door to save assault victim

@Joe Johnson: I was actually trying to give him a break as it means "death to cops" in France. But I doubt he is Hispanic or French.

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 17:39

Athens cop kicks in door to save assault victim

@Bishop59: This is what the three dots mean:
The dots represent that you have earned your keep in your gang. The three dots would represent the 13 of the southern gangs and the same for the northern gangs with four dots : for 14.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_tattoo

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 17:20

UGA student's death ruled suicide

@Stinky_Dawg_Luvin: People in clinical depression are not logical. Ask anyone who has been there or family of the clinically depressed. It is a PAINFUL, dark place. One is not just sad. He/she is in deep agony and pain that won't go away. Professional help sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.

posted @ Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 21:20

CBS: Lara Logan, producer ordered to take leave

I've never understood why 60 Minutes hired and continued to use Lara Logan. She is such an obvious fake and puts on an overly-sympathetic tone when interviewing her guests. She is/was such a transparent panderer.

posted @ Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:11

13-year-old cross-dresser's bad behavior reported to Athens police

@truth: OMG, what kind of world do you live in? You really think that kid reads the Banner-Herald or any newspaper? Do you actually think the media should filter stories and toss out those that might offend someone? Most all news is to some degree "sensational" just due to the nature of "news."

posted @ Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 16:34

Athenian new chairman of Georgia GOP

“We will take the war to the liberal Democrats.”

Once again the Republicans miss an opportunity to say anything relevant to the needs of our country. All they seem interested in is being adversarial toward the Democrats. They waste all their time and energy on blocking every idea the Democrats have, but they know neither how to offer their own solutions nor how to compromise. As I've said before on here, I'm an Independent and have voted both ways. I voted for Bush 43 for his first term. But I'm growing weary with the deadlock the Republicans continue to cause. PROPOSE SOMETHING POSITIVE, or compromise, or sit down and shut up.

posted @ Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 08:48

Mark Sanford redeems career, heading to Congress

@Pfunk: Absolutely true. But you should care if he is a liar or not. Of if he uses public funds for his pleasure.

posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 13:25

Mark Sanford redeems career, heading to Congress

@nationalchamp1988: Think about it, National Champ. The Democrats never espoused FAMILY VALUES every other breath and then did stuff like Sanford. It's not so much the deeds but the HYPOCRISY that is in debate here. He is obviously a panderer. Kinda sad that so many people have fallen for his "grace" statements. Kinda sad the Rs have no one better to offer up as a public servant and now the whole state is going to be represented by a liar, a cheat, and a panderer. What a joke. And, no, I'm not a Dem. I'm an independent and have voted both ways depending on whom I thought was the better candidate and I certainly would never have voted for Sanford. What an embarrassment for the State of South Carolina
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posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:57

Athens police arrest DUI suspect after trail of damage

Eeeewweee!! I wish I knew the name of the bar where he works because I wouldn't want to drink out of a glass he has been around.

posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 17:58

Flu shot did poor job against worst bug in seniors

@mpd0.59: I'm not normally a conspiracy suspicious person but I'm old enough to remember the swine flu vaccine debacle. And I'm not saying this year's vaccine gave anyone flu. I'm just saying I can't find stats that you are any better off if you do or if you don't. I want to know, in each demographic, what percent of the people ended up with flu even after the vaccine compared with the percentage of people who didn't get the vaccine. I'm saying that stat is necessary to know if the CDC is being open an above board. I do feel that one of the big players in our national and world economy is the pharmaceutical business. And they are big enough to create fear in the world.

posted @ Friday, February 22, 2013 - 19:26

Flu shot did poor job against worst bug in seniors

OK. In order to be a valid statistic, they need to compare it to people (same age) who didn't get the flu shot. I would bet that a larger percentage of people who got the vaccine ended up getting the flu than people who did not get the vaccine. I cannot find stats on that.

posted @ Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 18:41

Broun does well in poll of GOP Senate field

@mcdawg: Oh, no. I can't believe they censored out the word "[filtered word]" meaning "human" in your context. But I vote for australopithecine--especially as it refers to the brain.

posted @ Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 09:58

Broun does well in poll of GOP Senate field

@RightWingExtremist: I'm sure he has experience with a checkbook writing all those alimony and child support checks. He's kinda free-wheeling with his own money so why should I think he'd be any different with our tax money.

posted @ Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 01:15

Broun does well in poll of GOP Senate field

@Ross: But Pelosi is smart enough to know that evolution has been proved by scientists all over the world. I just don't know how anyone can trust Broun since he obviously panders. Who knows what group can get his support on crazy issues. He has no rank or respect in Congress. The R's are scared of him and what he (among others) is doing to destroy what was once a vital, sane, respected party--one whose members not so long ago believed in doing what was right for the nation rather than what is right for the party.

posted @ Friday, February 15, 2013 - 20:31

Broun does well in poll of GOP Senate field

This poll is lies straight from the pit of hell.

posted @ Friday, February 15, 2013 - 19:20

Legislator makes dubious claim on guns

It's crazy when people begin to use false email stats aimed at the wingnuts as valid stats. Go to the FBI site to get the correct info. This legislator is a wingnut and it's an embarrassment to our state that people like this get elected. He doesn't even know where to find the facts. He gets all his info from biased talk shows and emails. I think you should be able to pass an IQ test before running for office.

posted @ Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 09:30

Broun backs automatic spending cuts

[quote][b]friendlyfire[/b] - The budget cuts aren't really cuts. They are only refusing to allow the budgets to increase.

This isn't true. Every person who works for the government has been told to prepare for furloughs. Furloughs mean more foreclosures and the worse crash of the housing market that we have ever seen. Across the board cuts will be the death knell to our struggling economy and will be devastating to everyone--not just government workers.

posted @ Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 19:07

Congressman Broun announces bid for Senate

I can remember when I would often vote for a Republican if I thought he was the best candidate. But it's been about 25 years since that has happened. Oh wait. Isn't that how long Rush's entertainment show has turned the GOP into a bunch of brainwashed paranoids. Then along came the Tea Party that made a bad problem worse. The GOP hasn't proffered many viable, functioning, sane candidates in a long time. So many of the GOP candidates and elected officials just pander to the wing nuts. That's really sad because it limits our choices and it's sad to see the Grand Old Party die by its own hands. They say they stand for family values but they worship at the feet of Rush with his drug habit and multiple marriages--likewise Broun with this multiple marriages. That doesn't necessarily make him a bad person but it makes him a hypocrite along with all of the people who vote for him. Wake up GOP guys. Fix your party before it's too late.

posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 23:53

Athens legend Bucky Redwine dies

I loved Bucky. I first met him in 1967 and discovered that day that you will never have go guess where you stand with him or how he felt on an issue. He was an amazing man. I've never met anyone else like him. My sympathy to his family and friends.

posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 10:02

Athens man disrupts church services and coffee shop

Our mental health system is the pits.

posted @ Monday, February 4, 2013 - 20:03

Historic Westville may move to urban area in Ga.

Gracious. I've heard of it but vaguely. Thought it was on the grounds of Westfield Academy in Perry. But looking on a map, I don't see a much more isolated area of the state unless it's Billy's Island in the Okefenokee. It definitely should be moved to a more urban area if supporters can raise the money. Macon would be even more accessible.

posted @ Monday, February 4, 2013 - 12:19

3 found dead in car died of asphyxia, strangling

"Ligature strangulation—Strangulation without suspension using some form of cord-like object called a garrote."

posted @ Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 17:46

Business limits rifle sales, Oconee Co. sheriff plans boycott

@Abbesays: But more incidents of mass murder are done with semi-automatic or automatic rifles.

posted @ Friday, January 4, 2013 - 18:05

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