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NeSmith: Southern 'Top 10' questionnaire

I get stuff sent to me all the time by yankee friends stereotying rednecks and I'm never offended. I've done most of the stuff they poke fun at. I LOVE grits and I HATE fire ants. Y'all come go home with me.

posted @ Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 06:21

Equal pay for equal work. What's not to support?

posted @ Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 05:26

McManus: GOP slowly evolving on climate change

" In a series of studies in 2005 and 2006, researchers at the University of Michigan found that when misinformed people, particularly political partisans, were exposed to corrected facts in news stories, they rarely changed their minds. In fact, they often became even more strongly set in their beliefs."

"http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/#sthash.nkMwQZ3F.dpuf

posted @ Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:02

Towery: The seedy truth about politics, politicians and pundits

Media write and present to their audiences. The audience leans Democrat.

posted @ Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 05:28

Allen: Insidious roots of 'war on women'

Is this woman stating that women aren't bright enough to have control over their own sexual lives?

posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 18:27

Seagraves: An Obamacare success story

I've got the most expensive coverage my company offers costing a lot more than $367 for just the two of us. Went to an ENT recently for a 15 minute treatment for which I was billed over $1000. My share was almost $400. Everyone has co-pays and deductibles.

posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 04:39

Galis: 'Bleeding heart libertarians' lead way on income inequality issues

"...the entire “safety net” should be scrapped in favor of direct cash payments to everybody, the payments to be spent however the recipients wish. "

I disagree. I continue to think that money would go to better use for child care and health care.

If you give cash to me and people in my income bracket, it will not increase the amount of money we are already spending. If you give that cash to my brothers, they'll just buy a better brand of liquor.

I do appreciate your raising the issue, however, and your presentation of alternative views.

posted @ Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 06:51

The Editor's Desk: Cutting through haze of marijuana survey

You can't smoke as much marijuana as you can cigarettes. You'd fall asleep.

posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 04:45

Tant: Slowing madness of reefer prohibition

Hadn't smoked a joint since the 70's until last week. I got injured and was in severe pain. I would have taken anything and dope seemed like the least harmful alternative presented to me at the time. I took two hits and got one hour of no pain. I was eventually given a prescription for Oxycontin, the gateway drug to addiction. I only took it for 24 hours and had to consciously resist it after that.

Point being that marijuana is a whole lot less addicting than stuff we can legally get.

posted @ Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 08:49

Belluz, Hoffman: 'Celebrity medicine' is health challenge

"almost as stupid as listening to Obama for advice on how to improve the health care system in this country."

Been watching Suzanne Sommers, have you?

posted @ Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 05:53

Harrop: Americans do care about income inequality

Might I suggest this recent article (yesterday) that visually displays the data on both income income and taxes over time and supports the argument of unfairness and illogic in growth patterns.

http://www.businessinsider.com/income-and-taxes-in-america-2013-12?op=1

posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 05:25

Harrop: Americans do care about income inequality

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posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 05:23

Today's editorial cartoon

When I shopped on Black Friday a decade ago, I stuck with outlet malls and was in the mall at 3 am when it opened. No crowds, done by 7 am and enjoying a leisurely breakfast.

Now, if someone offered me $300 outright to stand in those lines and fight those crowds, I'd turn them down.

posted @ Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 05:50

Zimdars: What's GOP health care alternative?

@proftom: The third chart shows that Americans self-report the highest level of good health in the world. Compared with other countries, however, we are not really that well. That helps explain some of the disconnect between perception of needing (or not needing) Obamacare and reality.

posted @ Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 08:57

Zimdars: What's GOP health care alternative?

You might want to look at the charts at the link below which shows how poorly the US compares to other industrialized nations and how we are off the charts on how much it costs.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5129166/us-lagging-in-life-expectancy...

posted @ Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 05:59

Today's editorial cartoon

While I appreciate the benefits of living in the United States, I feel no need to declare us to be better than others.

posted @ Monday, November 11, 2013 - 04:45

Pitts: Death rides the subway, and no one sees

@jtsim: Absolutely agree. We have a no cell phone rule at our house and people seem relieved by it.

posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 03:38

Today's editorial cartoon

Daryl Cagle is a master of his profession.

posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 17:29

Today's editorial cartoon

Tie's right in with Matt Towery's claim yesterday that "we are the greatest nation on earth. " Take the blinders off.

posted @ Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 04:57

Today's editorial cartoon

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Need coffee

posted @ Friday, September 27, 2013 - 04:05

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posted @ Friday, September 27, 2013 - 04:04

Republicans believe people are poor because they are lazy and, thus, don't deserve healthcare so the status quo works fine. Democrats believe everyone deserves healthcare but many can't afford it so a single payer health system is the most efficient. Obamacare is the ONLY compromise that has been offered to citizens.

posted @ Friday, September 27, 2013 - 04:04

Today's editorial cartoon

Republicans believe people are poor because they are lazy and, thus, don't deserve healthcare so the status quo works fine. Democrats believe everyone deserves healthcare but many can't afford it so a single payer health system is the most efficient. Obamacare is the ONLY compromise that has been offered to citizens.

posted @ Friday, September 27, 2013 - 04:01

Harrop: Clock running on games with Obamacare

I side with you, Harrop, and look forward to affordable healthcare for those members of my family that have none. I remember a time where we went without healthcare for over a year because the company sponsored one was going to cost us $1000 a month. It would be financially challenging to do so now with my heart condition.

posted @ Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 03:48

I side with you, Harrop, and look forward to affordable healthcare for those members of my family that have none. I remember a time where we went without healthcare for over a year because the company sponsored one was going to cost us $1000 a month. It would be financially challenging to do so now with my heart condition.

posted @ Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 03:48

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