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Brilliant, baffling moments at the Grammys

A hip hop group winning best rap! That's baffling!

posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 19:53

Snow, ice predicted to fall on Athens area Tuesday

Wasn't it near 60 degrees today? Weird!

posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 19:49

Should A Banned Poster Be Allowed A Last Post?

A "ban" of misfits! Get it? A ban, not band. I am here all day folks. Nah, I'll go away! Sad

posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 19:38

Armed felon reaches for gun during Athens traffic stop

Why the paranoia of someone taking away your gun or guns? Who is saying they are going to take away guns? Did the police say that to this felon and say they are going to take everyone's gone away now? I am confused as to why every time a story that involves a gun certain people get scared and say their guns will be confiscated. Mine aren't! Oh well!

La la land must be nice!

posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 19:35

Athens Banner-Herald introduces All-Access Membership

@Chris White: Sorry to inundate you. I did check out the roll out but have some further questions. If I overlooked anything please forgive me.

I am posting this here just in case others may have the same questions.

So, those of us who already have weekly or weekend subscriptions, nothing will change, correct? Because I think my current subscription is cheaper, but I would have to check.

Also, to get online service for those of us who already have home delivery and for those who want online service, will we have to create new screen names? What happens to the current/old screen names? Will they be deleted? Like, can I take UsedTobaFreeCountry screen name and start posting liberal comments?

Finally, question of security. Since I will be signing up for online and home delivery, you will have my full name and credit card info, plus my screen name, combined. Are y'all handling the security of your readers or is a third party going to have that task? I am not sure how that is handled now. Plus, what's going to happen to the "ban hammer" since subscribers will be paying for online content, Will they just not be able to post? And what happens if you lapse a payment or quit service, do you lose your screen name?


P.S. Word of advice, please stop with the multiple articles on the same topic. It would be easier to just update the one story instead of having multiple articles. And could we get more community/local stories? It just seems politics, sports and national headlines dominate the paper. I would like to see more, "It's too hot to fish" and more Nick Coltrain, Andre Galant and others.

posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 20:24

30K sign petition demanding UGA stop training Obamacare navigators

The conservative groups helping in the petition drive are hoping to get 34,000 signatures by year end so they can present it to state lawmakers in January in hopes they’ll sponsor a constitutional amendment invalidating the federal health reform law. They’re aiming for that number because it matches what would be required in most of the states that allow “public initiative” drives to put proposals on the ballot, a procedure not available in Georgia

Lord have mercy?!?! Attorney General has done what already? State amendment or US Constitutional amendment? Because the Supreme Court has already been down that road. And... a public initiative not available in Georgia would mean? Waste of time.

Go Dawgs! Pay attention to the ball, not the play.

posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 04:48

Harrop: A dry-eyed look at Obamacare

@Philo Publius: In theory, there is no such thing as a Constitutional Republic. It doesn't make sense. The Constitution determines HOW our republican form of government is governed. So, a Constitutional Republic determines how we elect-democratically- representatives-republic. It is like asking me what type of car I drive and I respond that I drive a 350 motor. A 350 Motor what? The motor is what drives the car, but the Chevy SS is the car that I drive. The motor can be changed is the key. The Constitution is our governance but we elect people to govern us. Perfect example is your last paragraph, you have to elect people to create that change and please keep in mind that the Constitution is amendable. The Constitution has changed 27 times. So saying "revisionist" is not applicable. Also, keep in mind that the Courts have also interpreted the Constitution countless times (McCulloch vs Maryland is a prime example). So, a Constitutional Republic doesn't make sense. We elect people to govern us through elections. Those we elect make laws that change our lives. If we don't like how our lives are being governed, the Constitution gives us ways to elect someone else in two years or get rid of them via a legal process. Furthermore, the Constitution MAY not have mentioned any variation of democracy but the first Article spells out how we democratically elect our representatives. If not, Congress would just elect the president, there wouldn't be a need for a General Election or a process to elect representatives. Plus, the Preamble wouldn't make sense. Even from a Federalist perspective and a State's perspective, we live in a democratic republic. The Constitution just determines HOW we elect representatives. But, I am sure the Federalist Papers and many other publications from the minds of our founding fathers would spell out that we live in a democratic republic. But I digress, I just feel sorry for those who gave you a positive, that's high school civics. I'll go back into hiding and let y'all have at it.

I think the confusion comes from the electoral college, but understand the process. Democratic republic.

posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 22:22

The real story with Obamacare IT woes is out-of-control private contractors

@Fixit: sorry, you were correct.

posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 18:21

Ellis: Tea party wants to take America back ... to the 18th century

@Used2baFreeCountry: there is a difference between Tea Party and Tea Party radicals. Not everyone in the Tea Party are radicals.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 09:50

Deal reached to avoid default and open government

All this for nothing, nothing but theatrics.

posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 16:53

Today's editorial cartoon

[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - Liberal democrats are responsible for policies and programs that have had a devastating impact upon the african-american community over the past fifty years.[/quote]

Hmmm, I beg to differ, but that is an interesting perspective. But, constantly critizing isn't helping either. So, you can add yourself to that list of those who are responsible for devastating the African-American community. And, 'haters' have had a more devastating impact on the African-American community than any policy or program.

And...yes, yes, yes, the Obama administration and the liberal media is out to destroy our freedoms. Just keep telling yourself that while disregarding history and whatever you believe in your mind will come true when you go to sleep and dream.

posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 14:17

Six Flags denies liability in roller coaster death

In the end, Rosa Esparza's family will be justly compensated.

posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 13:20

Town hall set at UGA to discuss Ga. Power rate increase

Hopefully, the chapel will be packed.

posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 13:16

Today's editorial cartoon

@Used2baFreeCountry: I woundn't consider your disposition towards blacks, democrats, and liberals a positive one. You constantly post distracting, deflecting and demeaning posts towards those groups. Perfect example is Al Gore and this cartoon, kind of seems that you have a purpose for these constant posts. So, "hater" seems to be a good description. Oh well, it is still a free country.

posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 13:08

Obama admits intentionally hurting Americans to score political points against his "enemies"

@JGForster: Worthy topics to discuss in detail, individually.

posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 13:04

Obama admits intentionally hurting Americans to score political points against his "enemies"

@melmarino: Obama's behavior has been stellar. He is a true statesman. You should be laughing now, because I am jjoking.

Obama has his faults, there are many, I just wish conservatives would honestly talk about them instead of making up stuff just to have something to talk about. No where does Obama make the statement - or insinuates in the edited video - that he intentionally hurt America to score political points. However, there was a group of republicans who signed an agreement to force a shutdown over Obamacare and a Senator who reneged on a bill to talk for 21 hours that sparked the government shutdown. But oh well. Either way, especially in this case, it would be a great time for republicans or conservatives (or whatever they want to call themselves) to be hollering for "leadership" because the president is surely lacking it during these pressing times.

posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 13:00

Obama admits intentionally hurting Americans to score political points against his "enemies"

@JGForster: What I do believe is that conservatives are out of touch with reality and are immersed in conspiracies and falsehoods. It's amazing how anything President Obama says or does is automatically construed to suit conservative ideals, anti-Obama.

The sad thing is that the callous Obama virus has spread, even to the smart ones. This dangerous virus seems to have mutated and is infecting more people, the "I wanna believe the lies so they must be be true voters" are the most vulnerable since they carry no immunities. The only cure, which has proven to work are vaccinations of common sense, rational thought and a dose of reality. However, republicans have declined the vaccinations because they feel it is government intrusion in their personal decisions.

posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 22:10

Obama admits intentionally hurting Americans to score political points against his "enemies"

Lord have mercy! Construed, framing, propoganda, misleading? And some people always wonder why the so-called "lame stream media" always gets critizied. I wonder why?

C'mon folks. Sanity!

posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 20:05

Good Week For U.S. Default!

#4 is funny.

posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 19:56

28 years in prison for corrupt ex-Detroit mayor

@DawgFan1988: You must have never read any of my post? If you find one without an error I'll give you a cookie! Sick

posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 02:46

Trayvon family lawyer joins outcry over Georgia death

two articles, must be important.

posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 18:39

28 years in prison for corrupt ex-Detroit mayor

28 years is to short.

posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 18:37

Missing organs fuel outcry over Valdosta teen's death

Benjamin Crump? C'mon, really?

Interesting, though!

posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 18:23

Boehner offers debt extension; WH says likely OK

Yay, kick the can down the road so when it is around Thanksgiving- and they are not in session- we will be revisiting this fiasco. Quit being babies and git er done.

posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 18:15

Aaron Carter brings his after party to Athens

He looks infected.

posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 18:06

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