"Obama did not take action on Immigration reform simply to anger Republicans, he was addressing a real national problem as best as he could. Republican response has nothing to do with addressing any problem except the problem they have with Obama addressing the problem. This is a very important difference." - Basonposted @ Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:47
Pavlovian conditioning and the repetition of false memes.
the media equates outright lies as opinion on the same ground as reasoned discourse. Very sad.posted @ Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:46
Ga voters declared 'jobs' was their main issue...so they elected the con who openly bragged about making a career off-shoring jobs. Not exactly bright.posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:20
so, will beer brokers (bars) be liable for the actions of players under the influence that results in ineligibility?posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:16
instead of feeding the fear, divisiveness, and partisanship...why not offer suggestions for improving the complex issue?
these con-job writers always fail to mention Reagan's amnesty (which did not destroy or even transform the country) and then Reagan and Bush's use of executive orders to tweak it (which did not even cause a stir, much less cries for impeachment, etc)
he writes like an educated man...with no memory.posted @ Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 06:29
what the heck was that?posted @ Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 06:24
the cartoon, like so many people, confuse science with modeling.
you should try one with all the 'predictions' of what Obama's gonna do.
The science is settled. The results, predictions, models are not. The Pentagon takes this very seriously.posted @ Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 09:13
@Brittanicus: "I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally." - Ronald Reagan, 1984 presidential debate. Live TV.
"Reagan signed Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, the law barring hospitals from turning away patients on grounds of their insurance or citizenship — a preview of Obamacare’s ban on insurance discrimination against individuals with preexisting conditions. Second, Reagan doubled the size of Medicaid over the course of his presidency to pay for all of those new uninsured patients..."
Heritage Foundation, 1989 published document -
"All citizens should be guaranteed universal access to affordable health care"..
"2) Mandate all households to obtain adequate insurance"posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 - 08:31
@marshalld: nailed it.posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 - 08:25
the majority of repubs in Louisiana blame Obama for the poor Katrina response...amazing the power of repeated propaganda.posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 - 08:21
this one has some pictures and a brief video. I really wanted to see a guy run with a large chainsaw in his pants, ...Nonetheless impressive...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2831663/Florida-man-successfully-shoplifts-chainsaw-sticking-power-tool-pants-riding-away-bicycle.htmlposted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 - 07:32
it is insane to still bleat 'Obama wants to destroy the economy'.
Markets are at all time highs, gas is ridiculously low, unemployment wayyy down...what universe do you guys live in?
Global warming and pollution damage the US. The US military is VERY clear on their statements of this FACT. The US military and defense department!!! Not some liberals here. You see that, you read it, you know it to be true...and then...deny it.
Converting our grid to multiple streams of more sustainable energy...would create massive jobs and economy. Instead, you choose to listen to the dinosaurs that own your media sources.posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 08:44
yeah, voted in the guys who hid the true costs of a 12 year unnecessary war. Real smart. The same guys who have physically contorted themselves to hide the true benefits of Obamacare. Brilliant.posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 08:39
phones? Seems if you were worried about waste you'd go after Abrams tanks and F- whatever fighter jets that the military does NOT even want...but are still funded at 300 times what the phones might cost.
yeah, we see your concern.posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 08:31
slingshot 3 times...I would hate to see that question on a math or physics test.
'If a comet passes Pluto traveling at a speed varied by position x, and you want to send a craft to it...1) show the graph of velocity to interception, and 2) give 3 concepts to how would you attain these velocities.
show all work.
hint to freshmen...you usually get 5 or 10 points just for drawing the picture...posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 08:28
oh, just Muslim bashing...I thought you'd all go with 'we're a Christian nation', and 'stop interfering with our right to whine about the war on Christmas'.
ah, the joyous wonderful holidays...what a perfect time to get out the old resentments from the closet and hang them from the boughs. Songs of hate and xenophobia from the loudspeakers. Celebrate the good cheer that can only be found in a common enemy while dreaming of a white Christmas.
(5 day work week in the Old Testament?)posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 08:23
if 97% of civil engineers said, 'that bridge is unsafe to cross...', no one would say
'that 97% figure is false, it isn't that high'
'those civil engineers are making money off scaring us'
' the science is flawed'
'the question is still being debated'
'there is no consensus'
NO! They would say, "I ain't crossing that bridge". BUT...if you make it part of an ideological stance then it does take on that odd cult thing of suspending reason and personal safety.posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 08:15
@swimdawg68: after hearing 24/7 about isis and ebola...Fox and the heads have gone silent. Fear every hour on the hour until the election.
just who are the stupid ones?posted @ Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 08:20
the election is over. Politicians and the media that feeds them has forgotten all about hawking fear.posted @ Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 08:11
state voting methods...http://www.verifiedvoting.org/verifier2014/
states with riskiest voting methods as per accountability...(source MIT Technology Review)...http://www.technologyreview.com/news/506676/the-states-with-the-riskiest-voting-technology/posted @ Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 08:22
Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, Loiusiana - no paper trail. There is NO way to know if votes were counted correctly. Virginia, Kansas, a mix of paper trail and none.
It would be interesting to see if there is a correlation between the results and the polls spread...and the accountability of the voting process of those states.
Seems that free elections would be a non-partisan ideal. Most states are enacting a verified voting legislation. Wonder why it scares Georgian politicians so much.
posted @ Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 08:20
posted @ Monday, November 10, 2014 - 07:28
"Other researchers struggle to find strong evidence of job losses when researching the impact of minimum-wage hikes in the past."
it's called 'benchmarking'...look at what has been done before and its results.
Australia $15/hr min wage (lower for teens)...and a much lower unemployment rate than the US. Or look at US states that have higher wages. There is no correlation, no matter how many times you repeat it.
It should be a conservative and libertarian issue - places like Walmart and McDonalds as examples, see their stock prices and dividends to shareholders rise...as the US taxpayer SUBSIDIZES their labor force. That is the true welfare you should be concerned about.posted @ Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:31
limited government - 'if elected, I promise to do nothing'.posted @ Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 08:19
who ever knew it was so easy? She makes it sound like all a black person has to do is work hard and be responsible and doors will open. Why, must be the same for women too. If you'd only embrace freedom and personal responsibility, police wouldn't bother you, your schools would get funded, and you'd have the (cough) same opportunities as everyone else.
anyone else see her implication...being that so few blacks vote republican...why, they must like being the opposite of her ideal.
(all predicated on the false premise that cons and repubs actually stand for limited govt, personal responsibility, and traditional values - repeating it is easy, talk is cheap...we rarely see the walk though)posted @ Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 08:16
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more