"Why can't we all just get along...?posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 21:50
That Republicans fight the registration of minority voters so much is the telling factor of how much they care about them.posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:59
@scarborj: " Seems you grew up and were indoctrinated to believe as you do now."
I was raised conservative - socially, religiously, politically.
But if education should teach anything, it is to seek for truth wherever it may be found.
And when you begin to see the lies of politics, society and religion, if you aren't afraid to see what and who is behind those lies, they will lead you to more lies and more lies.
Then, if you aren't afraid to look and see, you want to know who and what is behind those lies.
At that point, if you accept what you've found is not what you were told was truth, you've thrown off the childhood chains of your past.
How 'bout you?posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 14:15
The whitewash was what we were taught.posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:32
[quote][b]scarborj[/b] - @dahreese:
Spoken like a "true" liberal!
Proud to be liberated from the indoctrination I was told was "truth."
Once you grow up and work your way out of it, politically, religiously,, socially, you can't go back, nor do you want to.
Then you're an adult, living your own life instead of the one Society prescribed/prescribes for you .
"Narrow is the gate and few there are who find it."posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:43
@scarborj: " It's my opinion that this is the liberals fault who are, and are trying, to rewrite history continuously. The political correctness of the left has truly ruined America.
"It's my opinion that only going back to the basics of education taught in the 40's and 50's will we ever regain the confidence in our America again. Yes, America has its faults and I'm sure most Americans realize this, one being the past slavery of people."
I took the same history you did only to learn as an adult that I was lied to.
As to slavery, in the 40s and 50s there was a form of slavery called "segregation' and I was raised and supposed to believe that "they don't have any better schools because they don't pay any taxes, and they can't get any better jobs because they don't have any education."
The wrong doings of this country, known for may years outside of this country, have come to light, and now Americans are learning the truth about their country and its corrupt leaders in government and corporations, political party aside.
It's worse than you ever thought - the "Patriot Acts" an attempt to tighten the noose around the American people as much, or less, to combat terrorism.
As to this being a "Christian nation" or even founded on "Christian" ideas is a myth.
It certainly didn't stop this "Christian nation" from stealing the lands of the American Indians - politicians, business nor ordinary people.
The "whitewash" is the attempt (and successful with conservatives) to keep those lies alive and ongoing.posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 18:32
@TeeWee: Give me a little credit; You know and I know that water is only a small part of what is used as torture - by the U.S. as well as other torturers.
And I doubt very seriously you'd want to undergo water torture with folks whom you know meant 'business' with you and who cared a little as possible if you died from it.
I've seen reports/interviews with our own military 'torturers who've said you'd not want to undergo that.posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 17:04
"What exactly is the Federal Reserve Bank hiding?
"It must be something pretty spectacular, considering how hard Fed bureaucrats and Democratic politicians are working to keep the nation’s central bank shrouded in secrecy by rejecting Congress’ calls for an independent audit."
This is the usual, typical crap of the Augusta Chronicle; blame Democrats, Obama, anything but blame the right-wing, or Republicans.
Or to do its honest homework on most all of its intentionally slanted right wing editorials.
Let us remember that the following 'gentlemen of wealth' created the "Creature from Jekyll Island". The Federal Reserve, which is a private banking system, not a federal institution.
Paul Warburg (Republican)
Nelson Aldrich (Republican)
Frank A. Vanderlip (Republican)
Benjamin Strong (Republican)
J.P. Morgan (Republican)
Henry P. Davidson (Republican)
Charles D. Norton (Republican)
"Let's have a peek" indeed.
Let's close this monster and put its "authority' to issue and control the supply of dollars under the United StatesTreasury Department.posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:30
Most likely a major law firm will hire him and if not that some university law school.
Politics seem to work that way.
Financially he's not in the top one percent, but he's protected their shady doings enough that he's "One of our own."
Nor should we for get that little worm, Alberto Gonzales who gave the 'all clear' for the use of illegal torture during the GWB administration, and, like Holder, did nothing to prosecute wrong doers on Wall Street.posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:01
What we have here is quality of life issues for the majority vs. the making of another dollar for the few.
For example, regarding the recycling of water from 'waste' centers, the testing of that recycled water down stream still shows medications that have entered 'fresh' water via urine.
And more and more people are buying foods grown without pesticides and milk without hormones. So much so that the agri-business is slowly getting into the act.
In time, "both houses" will cave in to political pressure and support better environmental regulations.posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 09:25
Holder will not be missed by America...no more than his predecessor (the little worm) Alberto Gonzales, who helped give us the wide latitude of interpretation of the so-called "Patriot Acts" and torture.
Holder failed to prosecute Wall Street corruption.
John Mitchel's legacy is mentioned above.
But be a whistle blower on government or corporate corruption and you're a target of the Justice Department; a public enemy.
Now to watch and see which big high priced law firm hires him, or which university grabs him to teach law.
" If you weren't lacking in the self-esteem department, you wouldn't constantly demean others and hold yourself up as someone of much higher education and intellect."
You're welcome to what you've achieved and earned and I don't want it or need it.
It's not my higher education nor my intellect, but that your "life experience" has not taught you that "life experience" is not enough.
Holding a sign is better than criticizing those who do.posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 16:17
Not to excuse the behavior of "the suspect, 19-year-old UGA student Ariel Omar Arias."
"[We], however, are [now living] under a different set of circumstances."
We jump up and down and talk about freedom, but that's now only a dream.
Think about it.posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:30
As I recall you're the one of the two of us who's always screaming about somebody trying to take your money and give it to the poor.
Ever think maybe you esteem yourself a little too highly?posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 19:06
@snarkydude: "The people responsible for that "middle class" were the factory owners and merchants who supplied those goods and services, and the advertising people who created the demand."
And your 'owners and merchants' wouldn't have been anything then and will be nothing today without the sweat of labor - supplied by the middle and lower classes.
Time is coming when your 'owners and merchants' will have to fight their own damned wars and not count on the middle and lower classes to do it for them.
Your 'life experience' hasn't taught you that - yet.posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 17:56
[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - @dahreese: Your Democratic president, Lyndon Johnson, got us into that "unnecessary war" in a big way, based on a total fabrication. Over 50,000 Americans and an untold number of civilians lost their lives because Johnson cooked up a story about an attack."
>Actually, that false 'attack' was perpetuated onto Johnson by McNamara; not to excuse Johnson's ongoing participation when he later learned the truth of that incident.
>Johnson, like Obama, inherited an already started war.
"I find that a little different than the war in Iraq, which was based on the very real threat of chemical weapons, which had been used in the past by Saddam, and which had the full authorization of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, before it was initiated."
Why do you continue to buy this gas stuff and this creation of nuclear weapons stuff? It's been proven false time and time again. Saddam did not have the ability to bring gas warfare into this country in any shape, form or fashion, nor a 'smoking bomb.' That he used gas against the Kurds in particular in his on country is fact - sold to him by the U.S.
The U.S. did not want the Kurds to succeed because Saddam was controlling the balance of power in our favor among Iraq, Iran, Syria and a few other countries there. Had some of his generals overthrown him would have been acceptable to the U.S.
>Now your switching horses;
There's no difference between being a "talker" and an activist. I've already told you that in my opinion, activists do not solve problems, they create them. How many "activists", Tant included, have ever created a job for someone, based on the production of a profit from the sale of goods or services? "
>Leave it to a conservative to think that the only way to be an activist is in the financial field.
"The people who actually solve our problems are the people who put their boots on the ground... Have you created a job or a scholarship lately?
>I have not created a job or scholarship lately.
>I did at one time, however, have my "boots on the ground" serving in the USAF. I volunteered.
>How 'bout you?
"[Obama] gave away the efforts of the "do-ers" to appease a small portion of his base, the extreme left."
>It was the extreme right that got us unnecessarily into Iraq mess in the first place.
" Now, we will most likely have to go back in and expend more lives to make that area secure again."
>Secure for whom? The Middle East innocents, or the Western oil industry?
>You're switching horses again.
"Activists" gave us Ferguson, MO, and other similar incidents. "Activists" are pretty low on my list.
>Poor activists. Their behavior gave voting rights to women, minorities, wiped out child labor, created the middle class (You are middle class, aren't you?), equal rights for homosexuals, equality for women to serve in the military, the ministry....
You 'life experience' seems to forget that.posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 16:51
@snarkydude: "Ed Tant is a (locally) well-known anti-war hippie held over from the Vietnam era. He would oppose war if the Muslims were camped out on his front porch."
You're blowing steam! (Being polite).
Ed has recognized "radical" Islam in one of his recent columns.
Nor is there anything wrong about being against an unnecessary war; Vietnam being one of them.
The Iraq invasion of GWB being another.
The invasion of Grenada being another.
Ed is not just a talker, he's an activist.posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 17:27
[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - such the opinion of one who doesn't know 'you're' from 'your'. [/quote]
It went over the heads of his "educated" supporters (all those who are giving you minuses) too.
Wonder if they know the difference between its and it's?posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 15:08
[quote][b]cyou299 "they have openly publicly stated that the goal is to suppress the vote. That doesn't disturb you?"
No, it doesn't disturb them.
Republicans have made it clear they do not want minorities and the poor voting because the mostly vote Democrat.
Last week, State Senator Fran Millar attacked Sunday voting at a DeKalb County mall which the senator describes as “dominated by African Americans.”posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 15:05
You both have commented and dodged the question via some rant about $8.00 gas.
In order to stop sending American soldiers into unwinnable wars, would the American people be willing to endure such economic pressure on the oil producing 'states' if in doing so the American people might lose a great deal of the use of their automobiles and, endure other side effects that having less oil might bring to this/our economy?
Or do you both prefer to sit SAFELY at home and let others fight for your $8.00 gas?posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 08:57
@cyou299: "so what if it has your picture, if the store owner is still willing to give you cash?"
Balfour isn't clear to us on how this works if "the store owner is still willing to give you cash."
And just who will the photo I.D. folks be, some political donor to Balfour?posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 08:45
@proftom: "The U.S. should put strong pressure on these countries to stop this flow of support. There might be some pain due to these being oil producing states, but i say that is the only real way to stop these groups."
This is a most interesting thought which brings up (to me, anyway) a question.
In order to stop sending American soldiers into unwinnable wars, would the American people be willing to endure such economic pressure on the oil producing 'states' if in doing so the American people might lose a great deal of the use of their automobiles and, endure other side effects that having less oil might bring to this/our economy?posted @ Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 14:11
@Kwijibo Junior: "And that same top ten percent shoulder 55% of the Federal tax liability. Sounds fair to me."
Meaning they have the money to pay the '55%', therefore they should pay it, or that they should be felt sorry for for having to pay it?posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 09:30
@snarkydude: "There's no question she'll be a rubber stamp for Obama."
Like Deal with the Bushes?posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 18:20
@snarkydude: " Bush did not lose the post-war reconstruction of that country. "
Actually, he did, or at least he didn't stop Rumsfeld for doing it.
General "Zinni, who also appeared Thursday on CNN, blamed Rumsfeld for "throwing away 10 years worth of planning."
"Those plans "had taken into account what we would face in an occupation of Iraq," Zinni said [which included reconstruction of Iraqi public facilities and its economy].
Additionally, you've probably forgotten that five top generals resigned/retired all because of the screw-ups of Bush/Rumsfeld.
If you're really interested in the truth instead of you 'wished it was the truth', it's easy to research on the net.
(But you aren't going to do it, are you)?posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 16:30
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