[quote][b]crissy9323[/b] - She is nuttier than a fruitcake.
Let's suppose she is.
That's something nobody would chose to be.
So, does society have any responsibility for her because of her condition?posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:33
I'll take freedom. You can have your liberation.
That's a deal.
Once the moment of enlightenment occurs, the action is somewhere else.posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 20:03
@CharlesB: "Americans are being controlled and being played off against each other."
It's always been that way, but it takes a little living and willingness to question your social, political and religious upbringing to understand that.
Once you understand that, you can't go back to living in your conservative, stuck, staid ways.
And you won't want to.
You're liberated - liberal.
Once the moment of enlightenment occurs, the action is somewhere else.posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 18:21
Eventually, we will regret deepening the river channel.
On the incoming tide, more salt water will infiltrate the marshes destroying shore bird habitat, the crustaceans they eat, and affecting the drinking water in the deep aquifers.
Most of the "jobs that will be "created" by deepening the channel already exist.
And who, the taxpayer, or the shipping industry pays for the continued removal of sediment in the channel? (I'm not clear on that).
Eventually, Georgians will rue the day.
And those politicians and corporations responsible for damages will be long gone and will say "It's not our problem."posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 08:01
The cartoon is more onto truth than one might think.
Fortunately, some of our military personnel realized that before the Iraq invasion (and that it was Saddam keeping the peace over many of those nations)
Unfortunately, Donald Rumsfeld had different ideas.
"A full year before the invasion if Iraq, the State Department had launched an ambitious project called "Future of Iraq," which was aimed at finding ways to establish security and begin the transition to democracy after Saddam was gone. Large teams of experts, including more than two hundred Iraqis representing almost every ethnic and political group in the country, produced thirteen volumes of recommendations about how to rebuild everything from the country's oil industry to its cranial justice system. They brought their recommendations to the Pentagon, along with a list of seventy-five Arab- speaking specialists who were ready to go to Iraq as soon as Saddam was gone. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld summarily rejected them and their ideas.'
Thus we have what we have today.posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 22:07
@TeeWee: Spssst. Do you mean 'vigilant', not 'virulent?'posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 21:55
@swimdawg68: I did reply to this - a rather lengthy reply, but it seems to have gotten lost in e-space, somewhere.
If I can locate it, I will post it..posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 21:33
@swimdawg68: "Sadly, a person like you defines a lack of an effort to continue to learn as one who happens to disagree with your left wing point of view on many subjects."
Bless your mom. She was way ahead of you.
Leaving the discussion of money in any way shape, form or fashion completely out of it, what is your view of the difference between being conservative and being liberal?posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 09:46
And may I add, when we get to the point of praising and rewarding academics as we do athletics, we just might see a great improvement in academics.
The changes we want and need in education are not going to happen over a one or two year period and some fancy new program every time the teachers turn around.
Such improvements in academic and discipline will take years.posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 09:00
No classroom experience, but they're going to solve the problem looking at a study someone has done.
This is what the study will say;
There are too many minority students being punished vs white students, especially black males.
Punishments are harder on minority students vs white students, especially black males.
Too many minorities are being suspended vs white students, especially black males.
The study will not say too many minorities vs white students, especially black males are continually repeat offenders.
I speak from personal experience and teachers being told to stop writing up so many misbehaving students, and, from discipline records being re-written by school administrators, and, being totally destroyed from the official records.
Nor are all minorities vs white students, especially black males, or the majority of them, discipline problems.
Please understand that I am not speaking against minority students, especially black males.
Rather, I am speaking for the support of teachers.
I want to see these political people get into the classroom and show teachers 'how it's done.'
"President Barack Obama is sending three White House aides, and Gov. Jay Nixon said he will attend."
Political posturing and nothing but.
"Rev. Al Sharpton is also expected to speak."
A racist if there ever was one.posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 08:23
They should do as I do. Finish school, get a job, work hard and be self-supportive. You should quit worrying about my grammar and worry about your idiotcy when it comes to more important things.
Actually, I don't care about your grammar nor do I disagree with getting a job and being self-supporting. Nor is finishing school necessarily a mark of being educated.
Your posts, however, show a lack of effort to continue learning; rather instead show a disdain for re-learning anything you've ever been taught (and I was taught the same things) that was wrong.
Nor are you the only conservative posting on here with that mind set.
I don't think its my idiocy you have to worry about.posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 19:02
@theold33; " Get an education... learn to speak properly."
They should follow your example...?
They should not do as you do, but do as you say....posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 16:38
@theold33: " If blacks want to stop racial profiling. Quit robbing and stealing."
Is that one sentence or two?posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 16:35
And strong arm robbery and assaulting police officers. What a bunch of liberal bull crap. If blacks want to stop racial profiling. Quit robbing and stealing. Get an education, pull your pants up, learn to speak properly. And listen to people like Ben Carson instead of Al Sharpton.
I'd be careful on that "get an education" if I were you.posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 08:50
"The perception of young men of color, particularly African-American men, is a problematic combination of trepidation and mistrust. Young black males are not only racially profiled by police, they are genuinely feared in our society...."
Let's be honest, Ms. Johnson, those same feared young black males are just as feared in black society.
Nor are all young black males feared in either white or black society.
And thank you for this; "There still are many unanswered questions regarding the shooting of Brown, and as the investigation continues, we also need to hear Officer Wilson’s side of the story."
It seems our major media, and our Department of Justice, have slobbered all over themselves to get at this officer.posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 22:11
@Used2baFreeCountry: "Rising above despair by flashing handsigns of the Bloods?"
One expects those kinds of comments from you.posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 22:03
We do not chose the circumstances of our birth; our parents, our race, our religion, our socio-economic standard of birth.
We do not chose to be born.
Nor can we always 'make the best of it.'posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 13:45
@nancy30683: "I recall a recent article in the ABH recounting Gov. Deal sending a letter to the President expressing his outrage over the Federal Government sending illegals into the state without his knowledge."
While all you folks are 'recalling' this, please keep in mind that some states and some cities and some hospitals are dumping their/our mentally ill in the same ways.posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 13:36
@the bobster: You will notice that two conservatives have voted against your idea of returning this land to 'native Americans' but they support Israel stealing the land of the Palestinians.posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 13:30
@scarborj: "Origin of Left & Right... I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the "right" and Liberals are called the "left".
By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible: Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV) - "
The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen. It surely can't get any simpler than that."
I've got to hand this one to you!
Thanks for a laugh!
Reminds me of my first year college roommate who intended, and did, become a minister (and 'Lord', I hope he doesn't read this) and said in his first sermon, "I'd rather be narrow minded and right, than broad minded and wrong."
When will some 'Christians' learn that they are not 'all right' and when will southern Baptist learn that they will not be the only ones in their 'heaven?'
@Used2baFreeCountry: "If I bother to respond at all, I refer them to articles about studies that show conservatives are actually happier and more content than liberals."
Ignorance is bliss.posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 13:11
This seems to be another case of sensationalism in the same vein as was the Trayvon Martin episode and of course the major media, and some not so major, have blown it out of proportion.
Including Rev. Jackson, racial agitator, Al Sharpton, and (alas) Eric Holder (from the Department of "Justice"?).
Turns out in the Martin/Zimmerman case that both the shooter and the victim were sleaze and both could have walked away.
This case is different and was from its beginning.
The reported eye wound received by officer Wilson 'seems' to have been a myth (I suppose according to which news media can be trusted?).
But the fact is that Michael Brown was/had resisted being arrested and fought with officer Darren Wilson.
When he turned back towards officer Wilson to face him, was Michael Brown going to surrender, or fight again?
Nor is it unfair to ask the question that if Michael Brown had been shot by a black police officer would the media be so interested; would the politicians and agitators and the DOJ have been so interested; and would the riots have occurred?posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 13:01
@Ben Had: You're wasting your time. He doesn't want to learn anything.posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:27
@Snarkydude; "Maps prior to 1947 may have called the region "Palestine". Now, part of it is called "Israel", and has been called that for 67 years. Very few of the people alive now were alive in 1947, so how long are they going to continue to pick at a wound?"
I had to laugh at this; it's ok for the Zionist to take away the Palestinian's land, but it's not ok for the U/S. government to take away your money.
"I've gotten most of my information by living through history."
That's not saying much. You'd get a lot more if you'd READ some history. Don't be so CHEAP. Buy and READ "Overthrow" by Stephen Kinzer and "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins.
As to WW II, you don't understand that, either.
We continued to bomb Japan even after both atomic bombs were dropped.
It was a racist thing.
"I bet your niece and nephew really LOVE your opinions on the subject."
Feel free to ask them.
You wouldn't believe that a large number of Jews do not support Israel, would you. Or that some of the Jews living in Israel do not support the Zionist who are leading the takeover of Palestinian land.posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:22
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