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Nunn, Perdue square off in first Senate debate

This race has national implications, so why wouldn't outsiders that fear, with good reason, republican control of the Senate want to contribute?

She may not win this time around, but changing demographics and the burnt bridges are like a time bomb for republicans in this state and many others.
Tick Tock Tick Tock.

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 07:13

Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq

Perry? Yawn.

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 07:04

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

I have wondered where these guys get their nonsensical talking points from. Then I saw this on facebook today: Insightful or inciteful?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGF_33OC4CI

posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:14

Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting

@OCCountry: Agreed. No reason to drag his deceased mother thru the mud.

posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:05

Future of Elbert County hospital in some doubt

A result of Republicans playing politics with the ACA. Maybe the good folks of Elbert county will see the light and vote in favor of their wallets and not social issues.
Republicans refusing to expand Medicaid is just asinine.

posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:37

US trying to verify video of American's killing

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Take any point you wish, and tell me where I'm wrong. Don't tell me I'm "ignorant" or "small minded", just show me where I'm incorrect....if you can.[/quote]

You refer to them as Muslim terrorist, Islamic terrorist. I refer to them as Arabs.
Their fellow countrymen probably refer to them as freedom fighters. Although we don't occupy Iraq anymore, we still control it. They don't like that, and I don't blame them. Try to put yourself in their shoes for one minute, and see things from their perspective. Just try. What gives us the right to control their part of the world? 9-11?
The leaders of the resistance has natural resources in their scope too. Religion is just an easy way to incorporate the loyalty of the people. Poor folks don't willingly die for Oil and riches for their leaders, but they do willingly die for their religion.
Examples:
GHWB - " Saddam is the DEVIL in the sand". GWB - "Axis of EVIL - Islamic Terrorist".
Why not Arab Terrorist?

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 18:10

US trying to verify video of American's killing

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - 1. both are belief systems that want (or wanted) world domination.
2. both use very brutal tactics to accomplish their goals
3. both hate the Jewish people
4. both have (or had) leaders with no respect for human life
5. both believe (or believed) that you must convert to their way of thinking, be enslaved, or killed.
6. both are responsible for the deaths of thousands (millions) of innocent people.[/quote]

With the exception of #3 (in recent decades) this list could also be used to describe the USA. Think about it.

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 17:04

Following journalist's beheading, another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - You can make all the excuses you want. Had the world not had a demand for oil, and without Western culture, the Arabs would still be living as they did 200 yeras ago. Without oil, what have they accomplished? Without Western culture, would they have any commerce, other than basic needs?[/quote]

So, they are better off now? They can thank us later, I guess.

@dahreese: I appreciate your thoughtful insight. How refreshing. These guys really don't have a mind of their own, even the one that professes to have an IQ of 158 (OC).
Snarky is clueless. For some strange reason, he and the others cannot see that US imperialism and interference is the root cause of our problems in the world. Only small minds filled with propaganda would make comments comparing Islam to the Nazis. Very small minds.
Governments and the business interest that control them depend on ignorance of the masses for support, and religious folks provide a solid foundation for that support.

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 13:41

US trying to verify video of American's killing

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - You can view the ignorance of some of these "Christians" as they post here.[/quote]

Amen.

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:35

Following journalist's beheading, another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - You can dance around it all you want, but Islam is at war with us[/quote]

We invaded their countries, and long before that manipulated their governments to suit our liking and secure access to their Oil. I don't recall seeing any Arab tanks rolling thru the streets around here, do you?

All of you that want to make this about religion are just as ignorant as those over there are. Religion is a tool of war, and both sides are happy that most don't understand that.

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:32

Alleged dealer fights with Athens cops while eating weed

No insurance? Do what ever is called for.
Weed? Legalize it!

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:18

US trying to verify video of American's killing

@OCCountry: Complete BS! We need to leave the Middle Easterners alone. If BP and Exxon want access to their Oil, let them use mercenaries to secure it at their expense, not ours.
The US has absolutely no business in the Middle East.

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - As a country we once understood that war was horrible but necessary to bring an end to the likes of Hitler and Imperial Japan. These days our leaders are weak and have no will to defeat our enemies.[/quote]

Um, which countries are the Arabs trying to invade? I believe what we are seeing is a Civil War in the making, that has taken 70 years to come to fruition. We killed the Dictator that had kept it from happening before this.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 22:34

Carter, Hunt blast deal over jobs report

@snarkydude: You touch on some valid points, but why do you fixate on the negatives and not positives?

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - If you want IT people, you locate where IT people are.[/quote]

Why can't that be GA?

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - The Hope is the biggest con job of the 20th century.[/quote]

Really? People with a college degree on average earn 66% more than those with just a high school education. They earn more, they pay more in taxes. A nice little return on the taxpayer's investment.

There is no quick solution to the problems facing poor folks concerning a lack of interest in education, but I have seen inner city kids from the worst possible places achieve greatness when given the proper assistance. We would be better off investing in these kids when they are 2 years old rather than paying for them to sit in prison when they're 20. The judicial and prison system profiteers like things just the way they are now, and enjoy our ranking as the state with the 5th highest prison population in the country that has highest rate of incarceration in the world!
Now, what did you say was the biggest con job of the 20 century?

I will be voting for Dems this November, and I'm going to contribute a little cash to both of these campaigns in the mean time.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 18:44

Gas prices fall another penny in Georgia

[quote][b]theold33[/b] -
The only thing Obama has lowered is peoples faith in this country.
[/quote]

How so?

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 17:03

Gas prices fall another penny in Georgia

Thank you, Obama, for lowering the price of gas.
I'm sure all the repubs that ignorantly blamed him for rising prices will give me a + on this comment.
thanks in advance.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:59

Carter, Hunt blast deal over jobs report

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - Please explain to me how "investing" in education will reduce unemployment, if there are no companies to hire these educated people once they get out of school.[/quote]

From US NEWS

Over the next several years, 55 million jobs will become available, researchers at Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce found in a study. The majority of those jobs will require some sort of education and training after high school, but without major changes to the nation's postsecondary education system – which includes community colleges, four-year institutions and technical and career schools – there will not be enough workers to fill those positions, the report says.

Overall employment is expected to increase by about 24 million to 164.6 million in 2020. The other 31 million positions will open up due to baby boomers retiring, the report says.

And of the nearly 165 million jobs, 65 percent will require some sort of postsecondary education or training, up from 59 percent in 2010. In industries like information technology and government, 80 percent of the jobs will require more than a high school diploma.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:51

Carter, Hunt blast deal over jobs report

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Please explain to me how "investing" in education will reduce unemployment, if there are no companies to hire these educated people once they get out of school.[/quote]

Companies will locate to areas that have an educated population. I do recall it costing Ga jobs in the past, don't you?

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Let's ask Mr. Carter how well the Democratic party did in education during the 139-plus years it held the state house.[/quote]

I believe the Hope Scholarship was the idea of a Democrat Gov: Zell Miller.
(Repubs do seem to have a problem with history, and facts)

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Let's consider this "rebate" idea. WHY do businesses hire people? Some on here (Ben Had) seem to think that they have some social responsibility to hire people they don't need, and pay them more than is necessary. He thinks the "forced results" of collective bargaining make for a profitable business environment.[/quote]

Raise the minimum wage and demand will follow. Don't bother with the inflation BS, I don't go up on prices every time I give someone a raise. "Forced results" are the reason there was ever a Middle Class in this country. (again, history)

The rest of your comment is not worth responding to.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:42

No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - I maybe a redneck, but I have multiple degrees, went to law school, and have an IQ of 158. [/quote]

Those Facebook IQ test aren't supposed to be taken so seriously.

If I had made this boisterous comment, well, crucified may not be a strong enough word to describe the backlash.

(hey, I do believe you, no reason not to)

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:53

Carter, Hunt blast deal over jobs report

Tax cut incentives for businesses equals higher profits, not necessarily higher employment numbers. We have proof of that, don't we? Investing in education will decrease the unemployment number and increase tax revenues in the long run.
I like the rebate idea that Hunt is pushing, and the way he plans to pay for it. If his and Carter's ideas were combined we would have a winner.
There was a time when businesses balanced the needs of the community with the needs of share holders; the forced results of collective bargaining that repubs have convinced poor folks is evil. Now, it's just capitalism run a muck.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 08:06

GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries

The Perdue vs Nunn TV ads:

Nunn ad - "Perdue has bankrupt companies, and sent jobs to Mexico and China all while making millions."

Perdue ad - "Obama."

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:43

Barrow County woman jailed after 12 pounds of opium seized at her home

12 lbs of Opium? Wow!

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:36

Defiant Gov. Perry rejects 'outrageous' indictment

[quote][b]theold33[/b] - He wasn't going to be the next nominee for president anyway. Chris Christie will be.
[/quote]

The repubs do not have a viable presidential candidate, including Christie.

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:18

Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

@FanaticalModerate: Well said.

posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 07:40

Texas' Perry charged with coercion for veto threat

I do hope this doesn't stop him from running in 2016. The debates just won't be the same without him onstage. I'd love to see him and Ted Cruz battle it out for the bottom rung.

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 09:32

'Do-nothing Senate' is problem in Washington, Collins says

What they ^^^ said.

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:13

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