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The Editor's Desk: No 'thuggery' in gaming electoral system

".. anyone who did not vote in the primary can vote in the runoff, and can choose whichever party’s ballot they want to vote."

".. anyone who did not vote in the primary can vote in the runoff, and can choose whichever party’s ballot they want to vote."

This has been a part of Georgia politics for a long time. I recall quite a few republicans on these blogs bragging about voting in the democratic primaries of the past, with a hah hah in your face attitude.

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 09:12

Former UGA employee, undergrad charged with stealing hundreds of textbooks for re-sale

...but charging $280 for a required textbook is 'free market'.

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 09:04

NYPD: Modified duty for officers in fatal arrest

@dahreese: probably more like that more people have cell phones with good video.

posted @ Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:07

Allen: Problem at southern border too complex for slogans

nor is it a new problem. Politicians been using every election cycle of the last 35 years.

posted @ Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:05

Today's editorial cartoon

what was it the establishment called the locals here when they rallied against an Athens bio-terror lab? Remember how officials tried to sell it as 100% safe and then some?

...like they do with nuclear, fracking, pipelines, etc.

...least they draw the line on raw milk and protect the public from that!

posted @ Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 08:55

Rep. Paul Broun to host grants and small business workshop

wait...Broun's hosting a 'how to get money out of the federal govt' workshop?

I thought he was adamantly opposed to this exact thing.

posted @ Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 08:50

dePeterse: Dreams of dancing waltz will come true

a friend once told me, "learn to waltz, and you can have any woman you want"...so I did, and I did. It was the waltz at the monthly contra dances that got me my wife.

but Vienna? Heck with that, go to Cajun country. Trust me on that.

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:51

No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

and it ain't like a mystery she's going to run. Duh.

I swear, the media creates news that isn't there. Will she? Will she? Let's ask some talking heads. Let's get a panel of experts to weigh the odds. Let's get some in-depth analysis on the probability....nah, let's just run stories about her not saying the obvious.

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:41

No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

a politician playing coy on if they're running...and folks act like it's new? Or news?

then teewee lies about being a Hillary supporter, then lies about her health...while complaining about politicians lying. jeez.

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 07:02

Stossel: Limit highway funding to highways

compare this nonsense with the facts before your eyes.

In 1982 Madison County was dirt roads. Now, it's not.

The last federal gas tax hike was 1993, and not indexed for inflation. i.e. there is actually less money.

Stoessel lives in the big city. Does he even have a clue the condition of roads and bridges across the land?

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 06:46

What Others Say: Obamacare-insured numbers overstated (The Augusta Chronicle)

the usual basket of "ifs".

and the usual amnesia that the "Obamacare individual mandate"...is the Heritage Foundation's individual mandate ...which conservatives thought was a great idea until Obama ('we will allow no victories to him') implemented the conservative idea.

Last year we had 2 insurers in Georgia thanks to our state govt... Now more are trying to enter the Georgia market. Let the competition begin and we will see the lowering premiums other states are enjoying.

The Augusta Chronic continues to work against their readers.

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 06:39

Today's editorial cartoon

who the heck is Palin?

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 08:03

Gefter: Physics classes may be just the place for rebellious teens

brilliant. So true.

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 21:16

Massachusetts Sen. Warren hits road for Democrats

blah blah blah...

Hey, try going to a 3rd world country where you CAN'T drink the water...then come back and whine about the EPA.

(psst...all the German polls says they prefer the renewable energy even with the higher rates...go figure...I think it's called...civilization)

posted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 06:50

Kingston is best choice for Senate

it is highly interesting to cite 'his record of bipartisanship' as a plus when talking to liberal leaning Athens...a record he will sternly deny if running against Nunn.

also interesting to have an unsigned editorial. I assume it's not Jim,but rather those mysterious handlers in the background that quash topics they don't want debated.

Businessman, or career congressman?

posted @ Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 08:54

Besecker: Learn details of 10th District candidates' positions

I find him to be a very scary non-Christian man. Fortunately if elected he would have no power, being mocked more than Broun. Both candidates will simply vote the party line and make the party noise. But one might have some sanity. I say 'might' because I know nothing of the other guy. ...well, except he couldn't be worse.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 14:16

Besecker: Learn details of 10th District candidates' positions

Hice is on record as saying Muslims don't deserve 1st amendment Constitutional rights because they are not a (his) religion.

Is there anything scarier than a politician claiming to defend the Constitution and then openly stating he will not?

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:01

Sheriff, feds: Rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable

talk about picking and choosing...to quote an oft used conservative slogan, "what part of illegal don't you understand?"

This has nothing to do with gun rights or 2nd amendment. There were NO militias involved.

can't say "what part of illegal don't they understand" to one group, and then support an armed mob not only breaking the law themselves, but there in support of another breaking the law.

posted @ Monday, July 7, 2014 - 07:10

dePeterse: Americans continue to search out deeper meaning of freedom

A+

posted @ Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 08:58

Turley: Obamacare facing another serious legal challenge

I would think if people lost the subsidy in the 34 states that refused to establish exchanges (for the purpose of snubbing the president)...that the people would know and acknowledge directly the party that led to it.

particularly with the age of the internet and their being able to see those states that did establish exchanges do so well.

posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 07:09

Georgia to delay action on welfare drug testing

Seriously, LEARN from other states that have DONE this.

Nothing was gained. NOTHING!

Our legislators KNOW this...it is simply noise to appeal to idiots who then wallow in it. They milked it for the points...and will now 'delay' it for the time being.

Guess they're still milking it with "we would do this worthless testing, but those darn feds won't let us" schtick.

...and folks still get frothy with this 'ignore the facts in front of our nose and drug test the poor'. Sheesh.

Here's an idea for Atlanta - try actual welfare reform. You know - work. Your job. Do your job. Quit the useless gimmicks and make a difference in the problem.

We could get actual legislators in office to do their job...if we stop giving them points for pulling our chain.

posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 07:00

Hiltzik: Question after Hobby Lobby decision: What next?

being a deeply religious man, can I stop paying for wars?

posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 07:49

What Others Say: Hobby Lobby ruling is First Amendment victory (The Augusta Chronicle)

all my life I've had to pay for wars and weapons I am morally opposed to. Wars and weapons the Augusta Chronicle cheers.

the poor poor hobby lobby, whose investment portfolio includes manufacturers of these very contraceptives...have found a neat loophole to save a nickel. Which is only right, being a corporation whose sole responsibility is increasing profit - which if that were a person, would be called 'psychopath'.

don't for one moment imply these are people of faith.

posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 07:49

The Editor's Desk: Credit where some credit is due

I like the part about North Dakota being a wonderful place to live.

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 11:08

Charen: Hobby Lobby ruling upholds religious freedom

meanwhile, Hobby Lobby invests in companies that MAKE contraceptives. Apparently their religion is cash.

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 09:42

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