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Dupuy: Call for truce in hypocrisy wars

@Used2baFreeCountry: I'd like to say I'm offended by your comment but then I'd be a hypocrite. I feel the same way when reading commentaries by the Augusta Chronicle.

posted @ Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 05:27

Dupuy: American Christians aren't being persecuted

@Used2baFreeCountry: Okay then. Because Paul Rand says their is a "'Worldwide War on Christianity" it must be true. Not.

How about putting some words with your links.

posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 06:03

What Others Say: Global warming isn't gravity (The Augusta Chronicle)

I think OnlineAthens posts these editorials to make themselves look good.

NPR ran an interesting story this morning that discussed research that shows that giving people facts often makes them dig in harder to support their belief structure even if they know their beliefs are not supported by facts they believe.

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/04/285580969/when-it-comes-to-vaccines-scienc...

posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 07:50

Allen: Insidious roots of 'war on women'

Apparently this is a theme in her commentary. An earlier piece elicited this response:

"Wow. Not even sure if I should comment on this editorial in today's Fort Worth Star Telegram. It reads like something from the 1950s. But since this is not April Fool's Day, I have to assume that the writer, Cynthia M. Allen means what she says---which is, basically, that men are sex craved by nature and will attempt to force women, who are sexually adverse by nature, into having sex at any cost. And that availability of birth control enables the date rapists to have their way with the lesser, fairer sex."

McCamy Taylor http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/06/1275490/-Men-want-casual-flings...

posted @ Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 07:26

Today's editorial cartoon

@craptastic: Perhaps it would be more valid to quote the CBO report.

“The estimated reduction stems almost entirely from a net decline in the amount of labor that workers choose to supply, rather than from a net drop in businesses’ demand for labor, so it will appear almost entirely as a reduction in labor force participation and in hours worked relative to what would have occurred otherwise rather than as an increase in unemployment (that is, more workers seeking but not finding jobs) or underemployment (such as part-time workers who would prefer to work more hours per week).”

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1013670-congressional-budget-off...

posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 08:00

Today's editorial cartoon

No, that's not what the report says and the paper and the cartoonist both know that.

The report said Obamacare,would reduce the number of hours worked by the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time workers by 2025. That means that workers will decide to reduce their hours, not that employers are reducing the number of jobs.

posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 07:10

Ruffin: Georgia lawyer's Super Bowl ad 'over the top'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2gdPY-88w

I love it. Would make a great series for USA or TNT

posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 07:05

What Others Say: Thoughts on Coke commercial (Anniston Star)

Glen Beck said, if you like the commercial, you are for immigration, if you don't like it, you're racist. Breitbart's public relations crowd said the ad undermined a uniquely American song. Fox News commentator Todd Starnes didn't like hearing foreign languages during the Super Bowl and former tea party congressman Allen Wes didn’t know what those languages were and called it disturbing.

My favorite comment, however, was from conservative blogger Erick Erickson who said, "E Pluribus Unum isn't in English either."

posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 08:11

Today's editorial cartoon

Even as a pseudo woman I could give a lifetime of examples of how this is true.

How about I start with a man being appointed to head the committee on gender discrimination in my department at a major university after a woman had brought suit. No surprise that he found no evidence of discrimination right before all the female faculty quit.

posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 08:21

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

Hard to do the research to measure the effects of marijuana compared to tobacco until marijuana is largely legalized. Recent research shows the biggest risk (COPD) to people who use both.

Regardless, I think this argument is irrelevant to the goal of legalizing pot.

posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 07:05

What Others Say: American economy only 'mostly free' (The Augusta Chronicle)

According to the World Happiness Report 2013 (http://unsdsn.org/files/2013/09/WorldHappinessReport2013_online.pdf), Denmark is the happiest country in the world due largely to its government provided health care program.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 07:01

Reimer: Velveeta shortage: Is it real, or is it a marketing ploy?

I spent a lifetime arguing with friends about not eating (or feeding my kids) junk food. They said I was obsessive and needed to make exceptions.

Fine unless those exceptions occur routinely. Fast foods and dinner out of boxes several times a week in not an exception. Velvetta cheese that gets eaten before it hardens is not an exception.

Just go cold turkey (and add a nice smoked Gouda to it).

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 07:44

Rosenbaum: Is football just a game?

A woman was shot dead on Saturday reportedly for declaring she wasn't an Alabama fan after they lost to Auburn. No doubt some people (and a lot of Georgia fans) take their sports too seriously.

posted @ Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 07:30

What Others Say: 'Selfie' sadly fitting as word of the year (Dallas Morning News)

I'm the family photographer. One of the grandchildren asked where I was during all the family events. I need to learn how to take a selfie.

I have no problem with who took the photo - only with what they photographed.

posted @ Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 07:37

Today's editorial cartoon

Let's get off this
And get on with it
If you wanna change the world
Shut your mouth and start to spin it
Get off this
Get on with it
If you wanna change the world
Shut your mouth and start this minute

Petty little Ayatollah's
Come around to judge and stone ya
All's we're trying to do is make a fortune
Yeah, we ain't got no government loans
And no one sends a check from home
But get this: we're just doin' what we wanna

So, Let's get off this
And get on with it
If you wanna change the world
Shut your mouth and start to spin it
Get off this
Get on with it
If you wanna change the world
Shut your mouth and start this minute

posted @ Monday, November 25, 2013 - 08:01

Today's editorial cartoon

According to Wikipedia, "Friendly fire is an attack by a military force on friendly forces while attempting to attack the enemy, either misidentifying the target as hostile, or due to errors or inaccuracy."

Hmm.

posted @ Monday, November 25, 2013 - 07:13

Taylor: Some perspective on Bulldogs' loss

Sure but overreacting to a ball game helps relieve the stress of dealing with urban violence, natural disasters, not having enough money to pay the bills, etc.

posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 07:00

What Others Say: No shame in being bullied (The Augusta Chronicle)

Hmm, pot calling the kettle black, Augusta Chronicle?

posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 07:20

Funt: Kimmel's TV stunt abusive

Hey, it's real life. Gramma used to eat all my candy on Easter Sunday while I was at church. The difference was that we were told to accept it and not say anything. I can't imagine telling her "I'll get you."

posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 07:35

Harrop: A dry-eyed look at Obamacare

Current US population - 313.9 million (2012).

posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 07:37

What Others Say: Senate right on food stamps (The Dallas Morning News)

So the kids will be collateral damage if food stamps are cut to parents deemed workable by the Federal govt.? Not the kind of society I want to be a part of.

posted @ Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 05:53

Garvin: 'War on Halloween' crosses political divide

The world has always had it's share of crazy, paranoid people but now they get publicity.

posted @ Friday, October 25, 2013 - 06:04

Williford: Critiquing 'Obamacare' controversy

According to my pharmacy statement, my insurance has saved me $2,887 this year. Without my medications, I couldn't work. Without my job, I couldn't afford health care or insurance.

Affordable health care helps level the playing field for employment, getting people off welfare and unemployment support. An employed person is less likely to commit crimes. Can't understand why people don't want that.

posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 06:34

Towery: Let's put the 'United' back in the United States

"We have a president who seems unwilling to declare that we are the greatest nation on earth."

Even if that was true, why is it necessary to declare it? What is the motivation for declaring yourself better than others?

Part of the problem with politics today is that it runs like a pi**ing contest.

posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 06:25

Dupuy: Obamacare isn't politics, it's people

I'm totally with you, Tina. I have family members hoping Obamacare offers them the chance to get affordable healthcare, otherwise they'll do without. They don't have $1000 a month for insurance.

posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 06:15

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