Well, OF COURSE Republicans are going to do nothing to try to improve public education.
That would interfere with their ongoing efforts to tear down public education and outsource it to unregulated private schools.
The Republican Governor of Maine is pushing for a relaxation of child labor laws.
Republicans in Wisconsin are advocating a seven-day workweek.
Time to politically kick Republicans to the damn curb; all over America.
May the ass-whoopin' be done with real feelin'!posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:38
[quote][b]oldsouthdude[/b] - Did they check with Ted Turner to see if he would be willing to add the land to his empire before allowing it to be opened to the public? Ted has closed big sections of the Soque to the public so that he could use it as his own play domain. The State Legislature passed a law for his benefit to allow him to shut the public out. Money talks.
If not for the US Forest Service, the Republicans and yellow dog Democrats in the GA Legislature would have given Ted the whole damn Soque watershed...
Which is why we simply must beat the crap out of the damn Republicans...posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 10:28
If you have something worth that much, store it in an area covered by insurance...Heck, you don't even have to buy your own insurance.
Hopefully, the friend had homeowners or renters insurance. If not...duh...posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 10:25
I'll go with the NYT editorial: A way to close the deficit is to get US corporations to start paying taxes. Are the GOP lackeys in there right now going to do that? Nope. They're going to hold their constituents by their health care until they are voted out of office.
Obama was very smart with the state level Medicare expansion being regulated by state governors. He knew that GOP governors were such corporate lackeys that they would politically destroy themselves rather than expand Medicare.posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 14:19
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - I would love to be the meat in an Amy Adams - Jennifer Lawrence sandwich.
Not the quiche; not the seitan...the MEAT!
Indeed, a unifying call.posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 12:05
*slices up quiche* (I mean, we ARE liberals)
Oooooookay, now for the latest in Progressive reality TV...the Republican Party tearing itself apart....Go git 'em, Matt Towery...Sic 'em.....
It's fun time, y'all...posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 09:52
If you are going to carry pot in your car, make sure all the car's lights work.
Because cops are trained to be predatory, revenue collecting jerks.
Especially traffic cops. Predatory, nit picking jerks.posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 11:14
The ONLY thing keeping up this right to bear arms crap is one stupid decision by a stupid right wing Supreme Court in 2008...the height of conservative idiocy in America.
The duty of the left is to return America to the US vs. Cruikshank days wherein this right was not recognized.posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 12:18
[quote][b]bukowski[/b] - what if he killed someone with the "accidental" discharge? would "sorry" cover the damage?
Well, you know, sheet happens.
That's what conservatives say to cover up the chaos generated by their dysfunctional social values...gun mayhem, reproductive mayhem...sheet happens.
Bullsheet.posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 11:43
[quote][b]emanon[/b] - Fatz should sue him. He damaged their property and scared away their customers. I'm surprised he wasn't charged with criminal negligence or something.
Fatz should bar him, and put up "NO GUNS ALLOWED" signs in all its restaurants.posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 09:47
[quote][b]1DIVA4U2B[/b] - I carry mine everywhere I go, but I have 3 safety that is available for my 9 mil
with the laser on it. I TRUST NOBODY! GOD ONLY!! To many people out here want to commit crimes Everywhere! No certain place is safe , NOT even in the house of the Lord! This young buck have NO clue about carrying a gun, he probably doesn't even know how to operate it properly. Now that may make him an Idiot!
Yet another person who needs to not have a gun. Totes.posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 09:24
[quote][b]Green[/b] - Only cowards and idiots carry guns, especially to a restaurant. Some, like this boy, are both. He needs to man up and grow a pair.
Has to be repeated. Dangerous idiots with guns.posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 09:20
[quote][b]grove600[/b] - it's called a safety for a reason. And a holster is better than loose in your pocket....the same pocket with your loose cash.
And @Green: Even morons have Constitutional rights.
There's nothing wrong with carrying a weapon, especially to a restaurant, or the mall, or anywhere that criminals intent on harm are allowed to roam freely. And why are they allowed to roam freely among law abiding citizens you ask? It's called "probation". Get rid of all the known violent criminals and maybe more of us would feel less inclined for a need to exercise our Constitutional rights. [/quote]
We just need to pass laws to ensure that these idiots leave their damn guns at home.
American conservative idiocy with handguns just needs to be crushed.
Get the guns OUT of the hands of the stupid rednecks. Freaking now.
The constitutional right to carry a gun is a dangerous myth that needs to be crushed.
This idiot needed his weapon confiscated by police.posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 09:17
And, in other news, Dairy Queen in Colorado is now featuring a Cheeto Blizzard...in Large size only...posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 11:26
And in corporate news, Frito-Lay and...whomever makes those really yummy little chocolate things...I can't remember...anyway...they're moving their corporate headquarters and all production facilities to Boulder...Colorado's new industrial center...posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 11:13
[quote][b]melquiades[/b] - This article has the seeds of truth: automation and off-shoring are the biggest reasons why labor is now a commodity and therefore laborers are getting less and less. And the education mantra is BS, in this context: why do we need to spend more on education in order to produce workers whose jobs are just one step (right now, anyway) above robots? BTW: there IS an answer to that, I believe, and that is that the purpose of education is to enable people to think and expand their world views so that most effectively achieve happiness and stability...but that's another topic.
This quote is so typical of the right wing/Republican shill:
We also need wealthy Americans to create those jobs.
The MARKET creates jobs, by creating demand. The investor class creates an imaginary and noble job for itself: creating jobs, driving innovation. But that is the most ludicrous of arguments. Imagine a space-invaders pushing a button and eliminating broad groups in society at whim. Kill the workers, pretty big delay while new workers are put in place. Kill the managers, gradual but immediate loss of productivity, as savvy people get put back in charge of complex, evolving processes. Kill the consumer, the shelves grow full of unprofitable products. Kill the investors: system doesn't skip a beat, lawyers get heavy in the action to command that power.
But what's our Republican legacy? The capital gains tax: hey dumb azz Madiosn county construction foreman: you worked weekends and long days to raise your income up, and paid LOTS more in taxes than the computer clicker who thinks he's smart because, in this round GHY did outgain PCVG, by a lot [even though studies have shown that chimpanzees are as good at playing the market as anyone else]. BUT you keep voting with'em because they talk about the things that tick you off, although nothing really changes about those. And the restructuring of the tax code into a less progressive form which is a moral outrage because: people making enormous volumes of money are dpending on MANY MORE roads, educated workers and consumers, legally safeguarded processes and everything else that tax dollars pay for: they are the top of the food chain and get the DERIVATIVES of everything below them....so fair would be paying a MUCH higher percentage.
Yep, we need to take back the truth: it's not the redistribution of wealth we need to achieve it's the REredistribution of wealth.
Damn fine comment. On the money, literally. It's why you got reported.posted @ Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 13:45
[quote][b]Simple Man[/b] - @AF Redux:
Free speech has nothing to do with this. No one has been suspended or punished and no one is suggesting that these commentators shouldn't speak their minds.
Rather, it simply shows how spitefully hateful and political these MSNBC hacks really are. Simply because they don't like the politics of Mitt Rommey, they make fun of his grandson, because of his race! It is a telling look into their values and biases.
That you jump to their defense, defending the indefensible, speaks to your spiteful and biased view as well. [/quote]
MSNBC needs to fire all the racists featured in this column.
Not for exercising free speech, but for using MSNBC's facilities to broadcast blatant racism. For being Beavis and Butthead on a damn news show.
One cannot even credit these creeps with being political hacks. They are just being nasty punks here. The remarks of Robertson are pale in comparison.
We can congratulate these MSNBC hosts for taking MSNBC to a nastier depth of execrable journalism than the FOX network has in my observation ever acheived.
I have never seen peeps on the Left just go completely Westboro. I now have.
Sickening.posted @ Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 11:11
The relationship ends.
If the propensity to assault is there, it always will be.
One assault, and it's not if, but when he or she will assault again.
Two assaults? Um, why was one there for that?!posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 08:07
@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald: If you had your handgun OUT at the mall, I'd call the police on you. Because brandishing is NOT legal conduct.
Gun carriers NEED to be dealt with in a heavy handed manner by the police. Keeps them on their paranoid little toes. I like it. Needs to happen to every yokel carrying a gun in a mall.posted @ Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 14:28
[quote][b]fmrclarketchr[/b] - From the Teachers' Retirement System web page:
Eligibility for Membership
All personnel employed in a permanent status position, not less than half-time, with local boards of education, charter schools, universities and colleges, technical colleges, Board of Regents, county and regional libraries, RESA’s, and certain State of Georgia agencies are required to be members as a condition of employment.
This is the rub. These private charter schools created by Republican public school enemies are designed to subvert the above definition.
How about NO public money to private schools?
The only way to stop this mischief is to shut down all private schools. Now.posted @ Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 12:05
[quote][b]Crusader[/b] - Seems like this cartoon is in contrasted with the terms and agreement rules of the online posting community. Same rules must not applied for the Banner Herald.
Well, no, it is not. The cartoon properly illustrates how stupid some peeps can be with the Bible...posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 10:02
His moral standard...
The conservative moral standard of financial greed...which no longer totally rules in America...That's the rub for Adelson...posted @ Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 10:36
Mashed cauliflower in the mashed potatoes?!!
Aw, hell, yeah, throw some dulse in there, too...
posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 12:54
why can't peeps do like the Beatles tell us to do and just do it in the road?
I mean, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy don't we do it in the road?posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 10:36
Oh, yes, by the way...
Egad. Just E to the Gad.posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 10:32
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more