Even the most progressive have to be curious about the scandals at this time.
Did the IRS target conservative groups when they requested tax exempt status?
Is it legal to target a conservative group or individual for audits just because of their politics?
Should the IRS target groups or individuals for their color, gender, sexual orientation?
What if it was YOU who was a target of the IRS and were asking questions about what you read or what you prayed about?
My point is this is an over reach of the US Government in the lives of its citizens. We citizens have a chance to correct these types of problems in tax collecting once and for all but will we? Do away with the most hated agency in our government. The IRS needs ABOLISHED because we have seen how they destroy Companies and individuals lives because of the IRS tremendous power over every US Citizen. Replace the present Tax with a tax on everyone regardless of their status. Everyone pays taxes and no one is exempt. With this simple tax we would have full participation in the system. If we do not do something this type of scandal will be in our future again and again as long as we have the IRS. If you buy something you pay taxes. The only way not to pay is to not buy anything.posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 16:54
Well I am real sorry to see the twins go but she has enough money to buy her some replacements that won't be subject to cancer. Good Luck to Jolie and to all who face the same type of decisions to make in their lives. I just hope that I will have the courage to do what she did if I had the same thing happen to me.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 21:48
[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - @nancy30683: 1- it wasn't swept under a rug...simply repeating 'cover-up', does not make it so. All agree mistakes were made. the rest is fabricated drama propped up solely by repetition.
2- I looked back through the article and the responses...and could not find anyone blaming Bush for anything...Just yet another example of throwing out baseless memes as if they formed or contributed to a coherent argument.
now there is some commentary on how the 13 embassy attacks that did happen during Bush's time did not get the same (or any for that matter) scrutiny or continuous cries for investigation...or actually any comment from the right whatsoever except 'yeah, these things happen'. That's not Bush's fault - that's ya'll's fault for playing along with the talking heads. [/quote]
In those 13 embassy attacks during the Bush Administration have an American Ambassador and 3 other Patriotic Americans Killed without a response? What happened in Benghazi is a failure of our Government not supporting our fighting men and women who are in harms way no matter where they are. Lets find out the facts and let the chips fall where they will. All administrations are not immune to making mistakes however some administrations have a very hard time of admitting that mistake. Our leaders are Human Beings and none are perfect all the time. Even great military men such as General Custer made a mistake that cost not only his life but others. The difference is we know about the mistake and on this situation in Benghazi we don't.posted @ Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 11:39
I'm happy these people are Free however I have some concerns that all may not be as it seems.
Waiting for the rest of facts to be uncovered.
posted @ Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 11:02
@Ben Had: Racist in Georgia? You could have knocked me over with a feather.
Haven't you figured out that racist are everywhere not just in Georgia? And haven't you figured out that you just might be a racist because of your assumptions about this cross burning?posted @ Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 10:20
Lesson here is don't buy what you can't see or feel. Crocodile Dundee taught all of us better than that. You always check out a vehicle before you buy it. Why not in this case. I think maybe this guy was just testing the waters and found he didn't like the activity that was required in the relationship so he broke it off. Better to have a broken heart than to have something else broken (bank account, health, etc).posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 14:47
Rick Alpaugh of Alpaugh Sub Zero Heat and Air came to my house today and repaired by AC unit. He is not only a Great AC Man but a Great Neighbor in the community. Somehow he was able to corner these criminals at Ingles parking lot and kept them there by telling them not to move that we need to figure this out to delay some more until police arrived. The words he used to subdue the people gave them a brain freeze so they did not move until police arrive. Thanks to Rick Alpaugh for his integrity and coolness under pressure. He never backed off until the police arrived on scene.
Great Job!!posted @ Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 17:42
I think this was a setup by these two women in order to get money out of this B&B. This is an example of people using a law to advance their agenda and enrich themselves.posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 16:59
"@E.J.: The male nature is arrogant and selfish. Also violent and aggressive. Those males who suppress their primal natures successfully escape my condemnation. Those who don't, cause the world so much misery and grief. Unfortunately, the latter are far more numerous"
This act by these young boys is CRIMINAL. Please don't blame the MALE species for this behavior. The problems are a human condition not just the Male condition. For anyone to blame just the "Male" in the crimes of passion is one sided. I am a male and believe my role is to lead, support my family which has females in it. I don't take pictures of brutal acts and post them on social media networks. To say that the Male Nature is arrogant, selfish, violent and aggressive is just wrong. One thing that is the same is both species have butt holes and all are full of crap.
I don't know why you are a man hater but we all have been wrong from time to time. How do you know that the Male nature is arrogant, selfish, violent and aggressive? Were you a Male in a previous life?posted @ Monday, April 15, 2013 - 15:28
Wife, Sister-in law, Brother in law and myself went to Byron in March this year to see Dukes of Hazard cast of actors and see some vintage cars and trucks. Lots of people there. We managed to get a picture with John Schneider and had on autographed. Lots of good music and people.
Would love to see Smokey and the Bandit Burt Reynolds and Sally Fields at the next Dukes of Hazard Reunion.
Note: We didn't see any fights or arguments. All visitors were very respectful of each other. Cleaned up after ourselves etc. We heard no foul language or distasteful acts from anyone. Just so everyone will know yes all races and genders were represented at the event. We were really please and the cost was very reasonable.posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 22:38
President in his recent campaign for re-election said he would not cut benefits to seniors. If he cuts SS payments then he lied to the very people who voted for him. I say it is time to stop subsidizing other countries and pay attention to the citizens who have already paid their share of taxes over the years of employment. Take care of seniors in this country even if it means letting some foreign countries go without Jets, ammo etc. Most people in this country live from paycheck to paycheck and if the job (paycheck) stops then they will be in desperate need right away. Rich folks don't have to worry about money but to the poor and middle class it is a big worry. What is your priority? What would you do? Ask yourself the question. No need to answer the question on this forum if you prefer not to. Humans are born and then we die. When we are very young we need someone who will take care of us. When we get very old we need someone who will take care of us. Promises made should be a promise kept.posted @ Friday, April 5, 2013 - 11:05
This is a waste of time and money so what is the motivation for this investigation? How many investigations over 67 years have citizens brought this up but have found nothing to change the findings in the original investigation. Will investigations continue until they miraculously find "hidden" evidence of who did this 67 years ago. With the way people believe anything told them by media and "Silver tongued devils" we will have the person or persons identified and convicted in record time while we have murders everyday that go unsolved in this country. Unless you are one of the "Gifted" ones who knows all we will just have to live with this mystery. White Guilt is the goal for something that happened so long ago in order to seek reparations for a race of people. What else would the motivation be? I say let this go and get busy solving todays murders before the evidence disappears. Fight crime today and live your life today.posted @ Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:30
@Ben Had: The way I see it: You can either be a Rooster or a Hen. Either way you are still a chicken if you are not willing to fight for your survival.posted @ Monday, April 1, 2013 - 11:42
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] -
But, I thought if you carry a gun (McLelland said he carried a gun everywhere, even to walk his dog) you are invincible.
"Happiness is a warm Gun"
You are blaming the Victims for being murdered because they were armed. Would they still be alive if they were not armed? Hell No. The only thing responsible for this is not the gun but the shooter. I suggest you arm yourself and become a defender of your rights and not stay a victim waiting to be murdered by someone wanting you automobile, money or maybe just your sandwich. Open your eyes Ben because if you give up your rights what good are you to a free people. Just another day in the life of cowards who wants someone else to protect him. People who don't resist the Bullies will always be afraid of the Bullies in our societies. .posted @ Monday, April 1, 2013 - 10:10
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - If you are on a hit list there is no amount of self protection that will save you. When somebody is out to get you you're gonna get got not matter how careful you are.
I agree with your statement. Just ask the Obama Administration. The enemy is always armed even it the victim isn't. Would the victim have been any safer if he had not been armed? Being armed and at least having a chance to stay alive is better than not being armed and not having a chance at all.posted @ Monday, April 1, 2013 - 09:50
@TrollKiller: This was not a KKK flag. It was A Confederate battle flag. Not the same thing. They will remove the Flag Display because of concerns raised by Citizens. I wish President Obama and VP Biden were that easy to be moved out of office because they offend me and a lot of other Citizens. TrollKiller you are not a Killer just a Troll. That Battle Flag meant a lot to the Confederate states just like the American Flag means a lot to the people who fought and died in places like Vietnam. The Confederate Battle Flag deserves respect just like the American Flag because Americans fought and died for the right to fly the Flags.1st Amendments rights are for everyone and not just for the ones who happen to not like the position taken on a symbol of American History.posted @ Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 10:26
Read Tewise's comment above yours. Tewise has full comprehension of this psychhological syndrome. It's a whole lot more complicated than wanting to be with an exciting guy. It has more to do with her lack of self-esteem coupled with who-knows-what abusive baggage she grew up with. She needs to sort it all out and that takes time and help that costs money. Project Safe can help for free. I wish her the courage to step out of her life into a strong future. It's not easy, but is very much doable.
Why are people in power trying to convince women to resist being abused but don't want them to be armed and stop the abuse forever? Why should a woman have to go into hiding or fear for her life because some POS will abuse her over and over again. I have seen women in my life who can very much take care of themselves while at the same time be loving and gentle to people who respect them. I give this advice to women who are abused. Buy a gun and get training on how to use it when needed. Buying the gun and training will give you a sense of power and confidence that you are responsible for your safety and will show the world a strong willed adult who will take care of business before she allows an abuser to abuse her.posted @ Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 07:24
And you're claiming to be a Christian?
That's, perhaps, the most ignorant comment I've ever read on these forums and I've read plenty.
So, we should just go back to being an all white, Christian country? Well, we never have been that.
Your replies shows exactly what is wrong in our society. We are just to hostile toward cultures we don't get along with. And if you watch or read anything at all you already know UK, Mideast, EU countries are having severe problems with Multiculturalism in that they & us are killing one another and the hate is seen in the acts of violence against someone who is of a different culture. People of different cultures who do not get along should be separated. That way they will feel a sense of belonging and can pursue their belief systems and their life goals. To always be in a climate of distrust, hate and fear will always keep us from reaching our full potential. The experiment of mixing cultures has lead to violence between peoples. Some cultures are prong to violence against one another and other cultures. Would it not be common sense to separate them? If you had the choice where would you choose to live and worship? What if someone said I don't like that choice you made and wouldn't allow you to do it?
Some will say we tried that experiment of segregation and it didn't work. Really? Slavery was wrong but the idea of separate but equal was the right path to take. Again some said you can't live your life like that we won't let you and that is when the culture war started. We could have saved a lot of lives if we had just thought that living separate but equal was the right thing to do.
Just my thoughts on
the Violence issue in this country. We can do something about it but we as a people can't admit we made a mistake and correct it. We had rather put rules in place that would restrict all our freedoms and that is what is happening right now. We are all hurting with not only providing for our families but also our identities as a culture. Ask yourself this if you dare. What culture do I identify with and would I like to be able to associate with that culture?
Another thing don't call me ignorant because you don't have an argument. If you will just be honest with yourself and realize not all of us are in a culture of violence and we choice that culture to live in.posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 15:23
I am becoming convinced the Diversity isn't always a good thing. In every country where they have allow multiculturalism are having problems with its population. Some people just don't get along well together which leads us to the problem of gun violence. We restrict gun rights and people still get their hands on them. Schools, Government Buildings, Churches, Airports are Gun Free Zones but people still get injured or killed. Why you say don't we just restrict access to these building and put up metal detectors & Lock students in class rooms and put armed security guards in place. Soon we will have security camera's in all areas of our lives to make sure we are SAFE. It is happening now with Drones and communications. If you say more regulations are the answer to our problems you then become the problem.
We have taken the rules for Living Free and replaced it with rules that take away the rights of Free People. Religion is a way of life for the people and our Government has chosen to restrict our right to practice the Christian Faith in the manner we chose. School is the one place besides a worship center where Ten Commandments should be taught. Is Rules for Living a Peaceful Life such a terrible idea?posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 14:25
[quote][b]ghostwriter[/b] - Time to change the way we vote.
I feel both Political Parties are selling us out. While all the bickering and finger pointing is going they are steeling money from us. These two parties are ruining our country. It is time we change the way we vote. I don't think this change will happen because the people who actually form Public Opinion is the Media Outlets. 533 people make decisions that impact over 300 million citizens and that is not going to change unless Voters change their attitudes about what it really means to live in a Free Country where the citizens make the rules and not the Government. The coming years are going to be painful to live through because we can't expect any help from the Political Parties in power now.posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 13:55
The LEO is old school. I love it. Its about time people with an attitude problem are told in plan language what will happen to them if the attitude doesn't changeposted @ Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 16:29
Yes... Move over and let them pass
Never Happen Dig. This Bulldog won't move over to the slow lane Just so you
Won't be slowed down.
If the driver is running the speed limit would they be ticketed for not moving over for drivers running over the speed limit? For instance driving 70 mph on the Interstate is legal but driving over that is illegal. So are we saying it is ok to break the law and not ok to not break the law?
I usually drive around 75-78 mph on the interstate in the fast lane so if someone comes up behind me running 80-85 mph am I to move over to let them pass? What about tailgating at 70-80 mph? Should we then ticket the driver running 74-mph? We need to think before we start asking for another rule for driving and make sure everyone who pays taxes gets to drive without being ticketed if running the speed limit. If less than the speed limit I think drivers should be in the slow lane.posted @ Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 13:15
"According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, the man was in town visiting his girlfriend on the 200 block of Vine Street when someone broke into his car Sunday between midnight and 5 a.m. Taken were his wallet and two iPods, altogether worth about $400".
Why would he leave his wallet and iPods in the car? Was his car really broken into? Story sounds like a cover up by this guy for trading his wallet and iPods for drugs.posted @ Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 06:27
The President should stay out of this and let the Supreme Court decide the case it has before it. The Supreme Court is fully capable of deciding based on the Constitution. Anything our leaders do to sway the court is not doing justice to anyone. It seems the President and the Executive Branch of our Government wants to decide what is best for all citizens and the Congress and Supreme Court have no say in the matter. The people of California passed Proposition 8 banning gay marriage and now the Supreme Court must decide if the ban is constitutional not the President or this administration. Stay out of it Mr. President.posted @ Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:22
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