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Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US

Our President railed against legitimate attempts to have a just and fair election process while on stage with the man that perpetrated one of the most heinous race based frauds in the country. Al Sharpton's immoral actions in the Tawana Brawley case ruined many innocent lives. I include the life of Tawana Brawley herself as one of the victims. To this day Rev. Rascist has yet to apologize to the American people for setting back race relations in our country.
I wish the President was strong enough to stand up for what he purports to support.
The situation in Crimea will be the next opportunity for failure, the scope of which will accelerate the decline of America.

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:10

Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

What a concept in today's world, taking responsibility for bad, horrific acts committed by members of your organization. Many of our politicians, business leaders and common citizens could learn something from this move.
Of course additional praise must be put off until actions are taken to support the words.

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:03

Disorderly conduct charged at Waffle House

Was Taiwan made in......never mind.

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:51

Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

@nowheregirl: exactly. The only reason I opened this article was to read the comments. yours is one of them. thanks.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 19:49

Fallen Rangers posthumously awarded Bronze Star at Fort Benning

God bless and peace and comfort to your families.
Thank you for your service to an undeserving nation.

posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 13:29

Georgia misses food stamp backlog deadline

How about the Feds clearing up the VA claims backlog? Oh I forgot, those people only put their lives on the line for their country.

posted @ Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 12:03

Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

@dahreese: You hit the nail on the head.
The VA provides statistics that indicate that all is getting better as far as processing back logged claims. Officially a claim is considered backlogged when it is older than 125 days. They never detail the number of claims that are over a year, two and even three years old.
But the cuts in care continue. How do the people in DC., the ones that send these men and women into harms way sleep at night knowing that they do not support them when they come home?
why can't the processing of claims take as long as it does to process a food stamp request? How about the length of time it takes to train one of our citizens for military service? Basic training is 8 weeks long.
As you can tell my anger at the lack of care for our veterans makes it difficult for me to make sense.
What can be done?

posted @ Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:44

Athens teen caught with drugs in underwear

@Joe Johnson: Yet.

posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:57

Former Athens medical worker under investigation

How can a business not realize that fraudulent orders in the name of an employee were being placed for 6+ years? The lack of auditing amazes me!

posted @ Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:47

What if the missing Malaysia plane is never found?

I don't have a theory of what happened to the plane but I do find it hard to believe that in this world of spy satelites, eavesdropping capabilities and intelligence gathering that a 777 airplane can just disappear.
Somebody knows something.

posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:10

Athens man seeks protective order against bat-wielding ex

Did he end the relationship before or after his girl friend had their child? Not that it ,means anything other than indicate the continuing downward spiral in America.

posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:04

Police seek man who walks like a penguin in Oakwood heist

The Penguin robbed Aardvark ? can't be.

posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 09:58

Series of threats in Hull precede arrest of man injured in rollover wreck

@OCCountry: Thank you!

posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 09:56

Angered when turned away by dealer, Athens man allegedly lashes out at girlfriend

Since it is unlikely that the dealer pays to read the paper I think the police should make certain the dealer learns of his customer's loyalty.

posted @ Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:34

VIDEO: Wrestler who lost title hugs opponent's sick dad

A terrific kid! Thanks for restoring some of my faith in the USA.

posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 09:58

Man assaults Athens woman and children the same day he's paroled from prison

@mike59: thanks Mike! Means a lot to me coming from a fellow right thinker.

posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 11:27

Man assaults Athens woman and children the same day he's paroled from prison

Why, and I'm serious about this, is this mammal alive? Why hasn't his community seen fit to thin the herd of Darwinian rejects?

posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 16:20

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' couple plead guilty to fraud in New Jersey

Watching this show, which I confess I did for 15 minutes was like watching the "Goodfellas" movie.
Now That I posted this I need someone to start my car every morning.

posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 16:15

Paper by UGA ecologists wins inaugural award from Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Why would a conservationist group still publish hard copy papers?

posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 14:50

Obama warns Russia over military moves in Crimea

The effect of President Obama's lack of skills in international and domestic matters will surface first on the foreign stage because of the obvious amount of players on scene. The damage done to us domestically will only begin to surface after the number of believers begin to dwindle.
The big question on the table is which theater is going to bring us down.
Any one that believes the soviet ship in Cuba, the aggression in Ukraine and the harboring of Snowden are not connected in some ideological manner really should go on a Kool Aid free diet immediately.

posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 11:56

Hagel says US military must shrink to face new era

@Ben Had: Couldn't agree with you more about re-evaluating our priorities. We should no longer fund programs that are meant to meant to pump government money to increase employment.
Our military has morphed into a more acceptable form of welfare for congressional districts.
No one in DC cares about the lowly citizen soldiers.
We are reaping everything that we have sown.

posted @ Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:20

Hagel says US military must shrink to face new era

@johng: Your naiveté surprises me.
Your statement says that only republican politicians see gains in their districts from military spending. This of course is ridiculous.
Develop a list a Democratic politicians that want: military equipment (planes, uniforms, tanks, radios, etc.) manufacturing cut from their territory: to close military bases in their region: move VA hospitals to other locations.
Let me save you the trouble....you won't be able to create a long list.
the problem in my opinion is that the average military member does not have a lobbyist working to preserve pay and benefits. Therefore it is an easy target or our corrupt officials.

posted @ Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:13

Clarke needs more African-American teachers, says NAACP

I'm pretty sure that the practice of proportional hiring for jobs is not a practice the NAACP should want to start.
Demanding the best of all citizens should be everyone's focus,

posted @ Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 14:40

Final suspect arrested in UGA dorm armed robbery

If they wanted to go to college so badly all they had to do was to keep up their grades and apply for a HOPE scholarship.
Now they are going to get another kind of education but still paid for by the citizens of Georgia.

posted @ Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:08

Music death suspect compared self to rape victim

Not to convict this person of murder was a travesty of justice.
He should be sentenced to 60 years without possibility of parole and save the cost of retrying him on the murder charge.

posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 13:22

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