@Emperor1972: You still don't get it, huh?
1. Those are your assertions. If you want them to have any credibility, then it's up to you to offer up sources to back your claims.
2. Your assertions are completely pointless. The election of Obama was over a year ago and this will undoubtedly be his last term. I don't care how much you hate him.
3. Criticism is easy. Scoring cheap political points is easy. I'm looking for viable solutions.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 14:12
@Emperor1972: You just can't seem to get it through your thick skull. You can criticize Obama, Reid, and Pelozi all you want. I DON'T CARE! I base my votes on who I feel is the best of the choices given at the time, regardless of their political affiliation or the political affiliation of their predecessor. I tune out the political rhetoric and instead look for viable solutions and facts that can be independently verified. Why are these such hard concepts for you to grasp?posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 13:15
@Emperor1972: Unlike you, I don't base my opinion on partisan political rhetoric. Criticism is very easy. What I want are viable solutions and in this case, the GOP has nothing. You're a mindless partisan pawn of the GOP. It's voters like you that are a big part of the problem.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 11:58
@Emperor1972: The number of sources backing those facts up are nearly endless.
Can you cite any independent sources that dispute them?posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 11:27
@Emperor1972: "a system that has long been the envy of the world." Anyone that envies the US health care system is a complete fool.
"...the world's richest country spends more of its money on health care while getting less than almost every other nation in return."posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 10:51
@Emperor1972: Why don't you cite independent sources that back up your assertions for a change? "hired a wife's stooge". Really?posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 10:16
@Emperor1972: What's truly disturbing is that people like you have apparently lost the ability to think for yourself and instead blindly buy into and regurgitate partisan political rhetoric as is clearly illustrated by this and your previous posts!
I don't care what political party is in power. I just want politicians that will do what's best for the American public.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 09:35
@Skata: "Romney Care is a STATE plan, not federal law." So? What exactly is your point? The bottom line is that it works!
BTW, I'm not a Democrat. I'm an independent. Unlike you and many others here, I don't blindly buy into any party's political rhetoric. The US has the most expensive health care system on the planet. Yet our result ranks forty something. Clearly we need to make a dramatic change.
Having said that, if the GOP succeeds in making the ACA fail, then the only other viable option seems to be a single payer system. Those that oppose the ACA have offered no viable alternatives that will reduce costs and improve our outcome while getting us some where close to universal health care.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 09:26
As an independent voter, I find it very disturbing that the GOP is working so hard to try to make the ACA fail. After all, it's based on Romney Care so it's really a Republican idea and Romney care has about about a 65% approval rating. The current GOP is clearly more interested in gaining political power rather than doing what's best for the American people.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 09:00
I find it very disturbing that some people are more interested in scoring political points with the dysfunctional ACA website rather pointing out and solving the real source of the problem. Government contracting is a mess, especially when it comes to complex IT projects! The companies that get these contracts are not experts in programming or writing code. They are experts in getting government contracts. They are experts in making a lot of money by gaming the system. They're also very large companies with a lot of political clout, thus the same flawed system continues...posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 08:47
@Emperor1972: I rarely have time to comment here simply because:
1. I work very hard for a living and also have a life outside of work, which is obviously not the case for you.
2. Attempting to have intelligent, adult conversation with a mindless, brainwashed, dupe like you would be about as fruitful as banging one's head against a wall.
But to respond more directly to your query, you are clearly misinterpreting my negs. Just because I'm critical of your comments and your conduct, does not mean that I'm a defender of Obama. Duh! Perhaps someday you will learn how to critically think for yourself, rather than selectively parroting things you read and hear. In the meantime, you would be wise to get off the internet and go do something productive with your time for a change. Maybe then you will get a life!posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 19:45
Whether in the primary or general election and regardless of political affiliation, I will vote for the candidate who can defeat and will stand up to those Tea Party idiots.posted @ Monday, November 11, 2013 - 08:19
@Farmer GA: I would be interested to hear your opinion on farm subsidies.posted @ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 11:45
It just seems all to easy to criticize. Afterall, this is an extremely complex and difficult situation. But those criticisms all ring hollow when you don't have any viable solutions to offer.posted @ Friday, September 13, 2013 - 11:11
Mr. Kay - please site an independant source to back up this dubious claim "Before it even goes into effect, it is already costing us billions of dollars and countless full-time jobs."
Have you ever considered that your preferred media sources might be reporting inaccurate information?posted @ Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:13
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - When will this ever die out?[/quote]
This scam will continue to proliferate as long as people continue to fall for it. I'm as astonished as you are that people continue to fall for it!posted @ Friday, August 2, 2013 - 14:11
I'm still outraged that Georgia Power customers are being forced to pay for Southern Co.s infastructur (plant Vogtle) in advance. Why would they care about cost over runs if there customers have to foot the bill.posted @ Friday, July 19, 2013 - 12:04
In addition to engine damage, the higher the ethanol content the lesser the fuel economy.posted @ Monday, June 24, 2013 - 12:05
While I agree that the federal funding of transportation/ infrastructure is broken, I don't see any real solutions offered up by Mr. Orski. Furthermore, it seems logical to me that there must be some federal involvement in coordinating interstate projects, etc... The gas tax is clearly inadequate, but incurring a flat toll also seems unfair. Those who use the roads the most and inflict the most wear and tear, should pay the most. A flat toll only covers half of that formula. The weight of the vehicle should also be factored in.posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 10:37
@Ross: FYI - Chicago is not a state.posted @ Monday, May 6, 2013 - 11:09
Considering the rates they charge, they should be worried!posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 11:41
"With the highest corporate tax rate in the world at 35 percent, the United States is at risk of becoming uncompetitive in the international marketplace."
What Peter Rush, CEO of The Kellen Company, conveniently neglects to mention is that due to tax breaks and the ability to claim income in other countries, the corportate tax rate and the amount of corporate tax that is actually paid are very different. In fact, some corporations end up paying no US corporate taxes at all.
Other than that ommision, it's a well written article in which he makes some very good points.posted @ Friday, April 5, 2013 - 11:50
If the Republican party is truly for "individual liberty and limited, constitutional government" and truly believes that "that people make better decisions than government", then Republicans would be pro- choice and pro-gay marriage.posted @ Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 12:09
What I don't understand is why they put the entrance to the plant on Atlanta highway to begin with. I would assume that this plant will have a lot of trucks coming and going. Most of those trucks will probably be coming and going from 316 or 78. The shortest route to the plant entrance from 316 (and visa versa) is now through Bogart which can't really handle large trucks and neither can Atlanta highway. Why didn't they put entrance on 78? From a traffic perspective, that would have made a lot more sense.posted @ Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:25
@athensroadmaster: You're right, but apparently you haven't been by there lately because they just recently installed a traffic light at that intersection. I find it interesting that that dangerous intersection has been badly in need of a traffic light for years, yet it was only installed because of the Catepillar plant.posted @ Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:16
Matt Stinchcomb, a former Georgia offensive lineman who is now a college football in-game analyst for ESPN, was in Atlanta for the SEC?s Good Works team on Thursday and I chatted with him on the phone about Saturday?s Southeastern Conference title game, Georgia?s season, Todd Grantham and Aaron Murray.On No. 3 Auburn and No. 5 Missouri coming out of nowhere this season to earn spots in the Southeastern Conference title game:read more
Summary: Bethlehem Christian running back Mitchell Kamm and offensive lineman/defensive end Austin Schwebel have been selected to play in the GISA All-Star Football Game. Bethlehem Christian running back Mitchell Kamm and offensive lineman/defensive end Austin Schwebel have been selected to play in the GISA All-Star Football Game. Kamm, who rushed for 1,690 yards and 17 touchdowns on 189 carries this season, and Schwebel will play for the North team. The game will be held at Mercer University in Macon at 12 p.m Saturday.