if Obama walked on water, you'd declare he couldn't swim.posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:25
tax breaks for the wealthy and outsourcing of jobs are 2 of the biggest causes of our debt.
yeah, we trust Perdue will continue more of the same.
(is Obama running again?)posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:20
@Kwijibo Junior: yes, like predicting the weather. We can make models and reasonable predictions...and they are often off. But when we see a hurricane off the coast moving this way...we can't say with certainty if or where or how bad it might hit...but we know it's a hurricane and plan for it...even if we don't know with certainty if the predictions are 100% accurate.posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:44
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hmm...half the electorate could be a factor in the elections !!!!
Why hasn't the media covered this? Do republicans know it yet?posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:05
"Never in my wildest dreams as a kid growing up did I think I would be running from lava,"
...quicksand, yes. Lava, no. Fortunately, it moves as slowly as a 1950's movie monster. Just watch out for tree roots as you run away.posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 06:58
"We may be fearful, we may have the facts wrong, but we are legion."
Great writing.posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 06:49
a person who has no science intelligence whatsoever passes on something they heard on Fox- a quote by another old white man with no science degree either. Amazing.
Along with the usual blather about Al Gore making 'millions'...say, as opposed to those who own Fox, making billions.
We can SHOW you how CO2 acts as a greenhouse gas - a FACT that has been known a 100 years. We can SHOW you the measurements of rising CO2 in the air, in the oceans. YOU can SEE with your own eyes the melting glaciers and ice caps, the thermometer in your yard, the extreme droughts around the world.
...but, no, 'I heard a journalist on Fox and he said...'posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 06:43
one year and quits...who would vote for such?posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 07:30
weird swimdawg, the author had debt/deficit correct.
" Since 1976, the federal debt has increased 341 percent under 20 years of GOP presidents and 127 percent under 18 years of Democratic presidents."
if you looked further, much of "Obama's" debt is the direct result of Bush's tax breaks for the wealthy and 2 wars.
republicans are counting on people not paying attention.posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 07:19
"...the state having the highest unemployment rate in the nation and for average family incomes being below pre-recession levels..."
Oh, so it's because we're economically growing? Whew! What's that smell?posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 09:16
I would perceive 'inherent reluctance' as a good thing.posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:34
out of an abundance of caution, let's invade Iraq. They might have WMD's.
out of an abundance of caution that rising CO2 levels might destroy the world as we know it let's...wait, never mind.
out of abundance of caution, let's allow any nut to carry a gun anywhere.posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 09:01
the author confuses his point with the now daily Obama bashing. He does touch on it there in the middle - the public has lost faith in both parties that consider them (the public) as a mindless obstacle to power.
we can't have leaders, as long as we let the mass media frame any and every election in the stupidest of sound-byte branding.
"Most American voters are pragmatic. They want solutions, not rigid ideas. They want effective implementation, not blame shifting. "
...if only.posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:48
@Kwijibo Junior: there have been many cases...as reported by medical experts, largely the result of cultural superstitions in the effected countries. Real papers are actually reporting on the facts of ebola. Instead of publishing talking head bs about it.
all these 'scandals' get 24/7 press...until multiple investigations reveal there is no scandal...but the sheer repetition...now, several pieces a week in the 'opinion' page...all they have to do is refer to the 'scandals' as if...as if there was ever some validity. Weak minds assume there must have been validity. But when pressed, nothing.
things that used to be not-scandals..like 13 embassy attacks...now, scandal. Birth certificates? Now the same tea party is going to run a guy they KNOW is foreign born. Sheesh!
but always the same..'when the facts come out you'll see'... or, 'if they weren't hiding such and such you'd see'.
thing is...there is this pattern. Intelligent people can grasp pattern recognition. Others just accept the repetition of the lies and think the pattern points to Obama being the 'most scandaled' president ever.
even when they told you straight out in advance 6 years ago they were going to do this...posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:13
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trouble with being an incumbent...it's hard to say what you're 'going' to do...when we can see what you did. Rather, didn't.posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:05
seems several times a week the paper runs these smear blogs. Same bleating of lies. Same listing of current 'scandals' that never pan out further than the mere repetition.
whatever happened to editorials and opinions? Was there once a vision to educate and elucidate in the press? Or is that just my imagination, a forged false memory?posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:03
yeah, 'triumph of spin'.posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 07:16
Nurses. Health care workers dealing directly with an infected patient. Not 'you'.
They have reason to be scared. Not you, the general public, the American people.posted @ Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 12:02
isn't there a more substantive fear that could be peddled? This one is so weak it makes the paper look desperate.
here's some ideas...you have a higher chance of fracking coming to your backyard. An accidental overdose of tylenol from the medicine cabinet. Lightning striking your bike. Palin becoming senator. The Waltons buying Georgia.
catching ebola reminds me of old 50's horror movies...the only way that slow monster is going to catch you, is if you trip over that tree root.posted @ Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 07:07
amenposted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 06:15
I wish there had been the same controversy when Pepsi brand got the right to install a bank of junk food machines in the cafeteria in exchange for...an electronic scoreboard on the football field.posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 06:08
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