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Harrop: Education is public investment, not public expense

yeah

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 07:13

Georgia lawmaker outlines plan for shipping medical marijuana

@retiredandhappy: turn on your computer

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 08:59

Cowsert: Proposed state budget focuses on education, health, public safety

I would like to see the lofty words from Atlanta match some actions where Georgia rises from the lowest rungs in education and employment in the nation.

They're always saying they're going to do good things to help...then focus on culture wars instead.

posted @ Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 09:42

Phone scammers fishing for victims in Athens area

maybe a billboard or two would help. Lots of people don't read the paper. Public service radio ads? UGA has alert systems for their mail.

posted @ Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 09:31

Athens couple victims of real estate scam

it is very common with vacation rentals online. Almost got me last summer. Use an established agency you can cross-reference.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:01

Ross: How deep is support for free expression?

I think millions of people of all cultures were marching in solidarity against the extreme of violence and terror...and not in support of the right to be crass or worse, hate-speech.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 10:59

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

as usual, on the wrong side of even their own ideals.

They claim to be standing against the moral decay of our culture...and they do it by representing the most despicable actions of moral decay.

where in the Bible does it say "do unto your neighbor whatever you can get away with so your others neighbors will think you are good"?

Government out of your lives? Unless you're a handy minority we can pass laws against to show how morally superior we think we are. Liberty, freedom? Can you say cognitive disconnect?

They seem to think we don't need govt in building roads, in education, keeping our industries safe, ...BUT we certainly need it for the culture wars.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 10:13

Romney says leaders in both parties failing the nation

'whatever you want to hear, I'm your guy'.

Now Romney's a populist moderate...????

People should care less what you're "going" to do...and focus on what you have DONE!!!

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 20:37

Ponnuru: Republicans don't need to 'show they can govern'

I can see the slogans now..."two bread-bags for every child".

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:12

Ponnuru: Republicans don't need to 'show they can govern'

to do as the author suggests, means they would have to take a stand "for" something rather than just against.

...for instance, they had a good template for a health plan they were 'for'...well, until Obama used it.

It is curious we keep hearing they need to be more 'conservative'...when the great majority of Americans are moderate. Maybe that's part of the problem?

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:03

Hood: An argument for publishing Charlie Hebdo cartoons

a most heinous act by an extreme minority...meanwhile, the daily anti-muslim hate speech by major media of Europe that is fueling lethal attacks against Muslims throughout Europe...gets no mention.

The terror response is totally horrid...but there is a much larger story behind it than 'we were offended'.

not unlike isis beheads people and the world goes nuts...while our ally Saudi Arabia beheads 80 per year... and no mention.

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 08:57

ABH Test Kitchen: Roasted cauliflower with Parmesan herbed bread crumbs

Excellent! More like this please.

Roasting fresh vegetables is remarkably fast, easy, delicious, and so good for you.

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 06:52

Today's editorial cartoon

@jtsim: read the article 1st.

posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 14:12

Today's editorial cartoon

not justification, but perspective, rest of the story...the part most media left out...The significant 10 year rise of hate-speech against the Muslim world by the new right in Europe. When does hate speech exceed free speech?...food for thought from the Christian Science Monitor...

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2015/0118/Were-Charlie-Hebdo-carto...

posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:13

Romney, Clinton offer signs '16 will be about economy

so the new meme is 'the rich got richer, the poor, poorer...in the last 8 years'.

Which was the same the 8 before that, and the 8 before that, and the...Oh, but now it's a democrat thing?

repub governors claiming 'unemployment went down on my watch...' - it went down across the nation on eveyone's watch.

Perry's Texas miracle? More minimum wage jobs created than anywhere else...and he's bragging about that?

Romney, who made billions breaking up companies and shipping jobs overseas...'I feel your pain'.

and Wall St darling Clinton,"Attacking financial reform is risky and wrong. Better for Congress to focus on jobs and wages for middle-class families."...As if, as if these were two opposing ideas...

Intelligent voters will look at what these candidates have ACTUALLY DONE with their time, and not the usual 'what they're gonna, will, might do'.

Even the tea party leaders are noticing the danger of extreme income equality and uncontrolled corp campaign spending.

posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:09

Obama seeking tax increases on wealthy to help middle class

...say, vs. the 'trickle down' policies of the right? ...remind us again when they're going to start trickling.

posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 08:39

Patterson: Faith communities could improve protest movements

@yeti: but the black man has as much right to open carry as the white one. Police don't have a right to shoot anybody, armed or not, without substantial reason - that comes with the job.

but I agree with the gist of the article - people of faith should be leaders in the movement for justice. By definition.

posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:07

Stanford: America faces threat from its own terrorists

danged reality. And Cal was on a roll...

"Thanks to that same publicity machine, I have never known a time in this, my country, when there wasn't a terrorist at the door and ready to attack us just any minute."- dahreese

posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:02

Thomas: U.S. should be leading fight against Islamic extremists

"We should also outlaw all radical groups with ties to terrorism..."

Be careful, you don't want to anger the NRA!

posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:00

New Charlie Hebdo reaches global audience, dismays Muslims

no one 'watches' Fox news...it's designed that way. It's on at the auto parts store, the gym, McDonalds, many restaurants and bars, ...all day long constant little snippets of pretty white people showing dismay, outrage, astonishment...over the latest fear, scandal, attack, or embarrassment.

I don't have cable, and I see it all the time. It's branding. It's why so many think Obamacare is bad, Muslims are bad, the economy is bad, climate change is bunk, pipelines are good, republicans care about the middle class...etc.

They sell fear. Nothing more. And business is good. Next week, next month, next year - will be the same freakin headlines and head shaking outrage over Obama, Dems, liberals, Muslims, Ebola, scandal this, scandal that...all devoid of reality.

posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 10:45

Obama pitching more access to fast Internet

why does the US have the slowest internet in the civilized world?

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 06:44

Principal: Let students hurl canned food at intruders

wasp spray would be more accurate, shoot 25 feet, and will stop an intruder quickly.

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 06:43

Paul Ryan is out, Mitt Romney moves closer to '16 campaign

"... because the nation can't risk electing another Democratic president."

a baseless meme repeated over and over. Devoid of fact or reality.

Compare what happens when we elect a republican president.

Are you...is your country... better off than you were 8 years ago? Heck yeah.

posted @ Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 09:31

Jensen: Tea party conservatives consistent with their values

the problem is they pit arbitrary sides against each other while they serve the corporation. There is nothing consistent about either of these 'false sides' they make up to distract us.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 09:46

Jensen: Tea party conservatives consistent with their values

my insurance is great, and now cheaper - not from subsidies, but from changes to the system. Can't understand how only conservative's health ins got sour, but the rest of us it improved. That's either weird or they live in a different universe.

I have to read the paper to find out what I'm supposedly outraged and not outraged about as well. These guys always get it wrong though. I could care less about anything Palin does. Byrd? He's been a jerk forever.

con talk and tv shows do spend an amazing amount of time framing what they declare is the liberal response. All of it a lie. But boy do they proclaim it 24/7.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 08:43

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