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Tant: 'Boots on the ground' must put 'feet in the streets'

@swimdawg

@Kwijibo Junior

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

Ga. agency says photo IDs will cost $7.7 million

@cyou299: "so what if it has your picture, if the store owner is still willing to give you cash?"

I agree.

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

Tant: 'Boots on the ground' must put 'feet in the streets'

@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

Grimes: Six years after start of problems, economic doldrums still with us

@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

Bushes figure prominently in Georgia Senate race

@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

Bushes figure prominently in Georgia Senate race

@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.
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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

30-person brawl reported in west Athens

[quote][b]grove600[/b] - Getting a negative is OK, as long as they explain the thing they have issues with. Unless that thing is self evident in the post. [/quote]

Ignorance is self-evident.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 15:34

The Editor's Desk: Long-term data more helpful than short-term argument

Kwijibo Junior is correct.

Most working Americans do not have time to digest news.

They come home, tired, wanting some relaxation, some fun, and they depend on the news media to accurately inform them, especially the mainstream media.

That's unfortunate, because the mainstream media have shown just how willing it is to manipulate the news to fit the agenda of its corporate owners.

As only one classic example, Phil Donahue, a top rated television personality, was fired because he was not following the government and corporate script of promoting the Iraq war.
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Locally speaking, nobody will find this kind of editorial (and in particular, this one) in the Augusta Chronicle.

It will make Deal and Georgia Republicans look bad.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:51

Bushes figure prominently in Georgia Senate race

" Even his son had an administration relatively free of scandals involving personal integrity."

Jumpin' Jesus !!

Free from sexual innuendo, yes.

"Personal integrity?"

Ha, Ha, Ha !!!

The needless shedding of American soldier's blood to boost his own spoiled ego and the lives of innocent Iraqis...I don't think sooooooooo.....

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 13:53

Bushes figure prominently in Georgia Senate race

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Federal investigators for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found that female store managers at Perdue’s Dollar General “were discriminated against” and “generally were paid less” than males under his tenure, according to a Mother Jones story confirmed by Georgia PolitiFact. Dollar General paid a settlement of almost $19 million to 2,100 female employees for not paying them equal wages.
http://time.com/3340709/georgia-senate-race-michelle-nunn-david-perdue/
[/quote]

That means nothing to a conservative Republican.

They think women ought to be subservient anyway.

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:47

What Others Say: Nothing archaic about Constitution (The Augusta Chronicle)

@proftom: The AC's local coverage is very good, but their editorials, day after day, are nothing but far right wing.

If they didn't have Obama and the Democrats to pound on, they'd be lost.

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:27

What Others Say: Nothing archaic about Constitution (The Augusta Chronicle)

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - Our editorials are just as good only when they present a liberal point of view. Maybe the AC doesn't want to print "our" garbage in "their" paper.
[/quote]

I would rather be liberal and open minded than conservative and closed minded.

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:22

Bushes figure prominently in Georgia Senate race

"...my father, whose integrity is unimpeachable, "

Really?

.

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:13

What Others Say: Nothing archaic about Constitution (The Augusta Chronicle)

The editorials in the ABH are just as good, and usually better, than the AC, yet we never see 'our' editorials in 'their' paper.

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 21:38

What Others Say: Georgia's wayward watchdogs (The Times, Gainesville)

The ethics commission needs a new Deal.

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 21:34

The Editor's Desk: Unfairness in ethics probe of Broun

This has a familiar ring....

Sounds like "another ethics committee" that needs investigating.

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 09:52

As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

@mpd0.59: Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, threw out ten years worth of military planning, which included re-establishing the Iraqi infrastructure and economy, which, if implemented would have prevented the major part of today's Middle East carnage.

Our ill informed, uninformed, don't want to be informed conservative commenters on here do not want to talk about that stupidity, but rather want to shift the blame for the current Middle East situation onto Obama.

If you fellows are into reading first hand experience and well researched data, highly recommend "No Good Men Among the Living" by Anand Gopal.

This author speaks the language and went among the tribes of Afghanistan to get the views of the people there and their first hand experience of the Taliban.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 18:39

As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

@SIGNOFF: "These Islamic nations had better organize and fight these terrorist groups themselves, despite the fact that their own kin are part of these groups."

Most likely these in fights would have been settled after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire had not Western nations interfered with their own double dealings.

England in particular, but not to leave out France and Germany and Russia, either.

The problems today stem, in part, from the drawing of a few lines in the sand by England.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 18:31

Braves' new stadium has a name: SunTrust Park

The name is a good reason for not going.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 18:22

Perdue picks up endorsement of ex-President Bush

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - From Wikipedia...
Early on the morning of January 17, 1991, allied forces launched the first attack, which included more than 4,000 bombing runs by coalition aircraft. This pace would continue for the next four weeks, until a ground invasion was launched on February 24, 1991. Allied forces penetrated Iraqi lines and pushed toward Kuwait City while on the west side of the country, forces were intercepting the retreating Iraqi army. Bush made the decision to stop the offensive after a mere 100 hours. Critics labeled this decision premature, as hundreds of Iraqi forces were able to escape; Bush responded by saying that he wanted to minimize U.S. casualties. Opponents further charged that Bush should have continued the attack, pushing Hussein's army back to Baghdad, then removing him from power.[15] Bush explained that he did not give the order to overthrow the Iraqi government because it would have "incurred incalculable human and political costs....We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq."[83]
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Bush, 41st, understood that.

Bush, 43rd, didn't.

He and his Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, threw out ten years worth of military planning, which included re-establishing the Iraqi infrastructure and economy, which, if implemented would have prevented the major part of today's Middle East carnage.

Our ill informed, uninformed, don't want to be informed conservative commenters on here do not want to talk about that stupidity, but rather want to shift the blame for the current Middle East situation onto Obama.

You don't have to be a blind conservative not to see it, just an ignorant one to deny it.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:10

Perdue picks up endorsement of ex-President Bush

[quote][b]Whynotme[/b] -
I think you mean the other one but when have facts ever gotten in the way.
[/quote]

Thank you.

I stand corrected.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 19:56

Pitts: Two questions on economics and politics

@the old33; "dahreese - They vote Democrat because they are better informed, more patriotic and more intelligent than those who vote Republican.

"That was such an idiotic statement it actually made me laugh."

You can laugh.

I was trying not to single you out.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 17:31

Pitts: Two questions on economics and politics

@theold33: " Btw, you are a prime example of a democrat. A mindless zombie."

Actually, if 'mindless' folks like you would make an attempt to read what I post instead of being so childishly quick to feel like you've been personally singled out for a hit every time I don't agree with you, you'd know I'm no Republican nor Democrat.

Be honest about it, you and most other conservatives on here, unless it's teewee, don't read anything to challenge what you believe - you still cling to the idea that no matter what this nation does, if the other nations don't like it, it's all their fault. You believe in John Wayne and Rambo....

Just where do you get your views, what sources?

Also, I did respond to a post of yours(?) sometime back when I didn't agree with the use (abuse) of the military.

I served in the USAF from 27 Dec, 62 until Dec 15, 66?

I saw the abuse and misuse.

How'bout you

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 17:29

Pitts: Two questions on economics and politics

[quote][b]swimdawg68[/b] - @dahreese: Sounds like you are describing democrats. They personify generally the uninformed voter. Just look into the urban areas and see how they vote. 90% democrat.
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If these folks are so uninformed, why are Republicans working so hard to take them away from Democrats?

To protect them?

This nation is fed up with Republicans and that's sweeping into this state in a big way.

No Deal is a better deal.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 15:42

Pitts: Two questions on economics and politics

[quote][b]theold33[/b] - Why are govt. housing projects the poorest places in the country but 100 percent of the people that live there vote democratic?
[/quote]

They vote Democrat because they are better informed, more patriotic and more intelligent than those who vote Republican.

You are a prime example of a Republican.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 15:10

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