Such a sad day for the Guthries and for all of Athens. He was among the finest of humans. <3posted @ Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 13:48
Condolences to his family.
According to this article in Forbes (not exactly a bastion of the left), the rates in the new California exchange are surprisingly low. This would seem to bode well for other states, considering its policies and laws, etc are often the model for other states. It's obvious that most people ACT as though they know exactly what will happen in the future, but the fact is, we don't. Let's see what happens, shall we?posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 19:31
Whoa, this sounds like something from a Coen brothers movie.
Also, why would they make this info available to the general publc? Would that not jeopardize an investigation?
Good grief, he'll keep his salary either way?posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 23:31
Much more info about the charter school commission and who serves on it here: http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/interspire/news/2013/03/31/some-ne...posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 23:24
Taxpayer funds being siphoned to for-profit companies, rather than staying in the public school system. This whole story is infuriating! Isn't this law still being challenged in court, due to the misleading, deceptive wording on the ballot?posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 23:14
WOW, someone at the AP really needs to learn how to use apostrophes! For Pete's sake, IT'S REALLY NOT THAT HARD.posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 23:06
Why are these dogs still breathing? And why is the owner not arrested? This entire story has me disgusted.posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 16:12
@Tewise: What does fried chicken have to do with it?posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 20:42
There are lots of tragedies happening every day. This is not one of them.
Sad? Sure...but really...this time she really was asking for it.
Meth ruins lives. Look at his eyes...completely lifeless and vacant, like there's nothing looking back at you. It's scary.
@James Dean: For better or for worse, every addict gets to choose when his or her rock bottom is. Unfortunately, no one else can do it for them. I hope that this arrest will be his rock bottom, and that he will decide to turn his life around. Your mom did do the right thing...I hope that he will figure that out as well.posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 16:47
These kids didn't have a chance at normalcy. Very sad.posted @ Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 21:23
Stalking and harassment can happen to anyone.posted @ Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 20:17
None of these is a very large sum. I'm glad Walter Jones is investigating our state legislators though! Keep up the good work!posted @ Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 20:15
Wow, how drunk do you have to be for the drunk tank to refuse you?posted @ Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 23:36
I see nothing in this story about anyone "lurking." Headline fail.posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 20:26
She was a special ed teacher, and he was one of her students. She abused him; whether he enjoyed it at the time is irrelevant. This is exactly the sort of abuse that damages kids emotionally, more than we can sometimes know for a long time.
I'm kind of shocked at life in prison though. Where are all the pedophile priests serving life in prison??
She cared more about avoiding arrest than protecting her son. Maybe she'll think about that while she sits in jail. But probably not. She'll likely wallow in her own self-pity, blaming that mean ol' judge for her not being able to see the son she killed just one last time!posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:52
@keepitsimple: You did notice that it was an anonymous poll, right? Of course you did.
I find it horrific that these kids are sexually assaulted at such an appalling rate. Theoretically, juveniles may still have the potential to turn themselves around, but adding sexual abuse to the mix of whatever troubles they already have is going to make it that much harder. They don't stand much of a chance as it is...this diminishes it even further.posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:45
So I'm guessing this isn't a permanent wheel, like London's eye?posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 12:09
I am smart enough to sift through enough sources to read between the lines. I have also seen enough questionable science, compromised motivations, inflated egos and delusional people to know that the scientific method, the Academy and peer review can be represented by imperfect human beings just like the rest of the planet's population. To be brief, I will drop it there.[/quote]
97% of all climate scientists--those who are experts in this field and actually know what they're writing about--agree that human activity is feuling climate change. There is no controversy about this in the scientific community. The only "controversy" is the one manufactured by people who stand to lose money when public opinion changes.
Oh, admitting evidence that he firebombed his own sister's home "improperly placed his character into evidence," eh? Poor thing. Perhaps he shouldn't have the sort of character that firebombs his loved ones' residences.
I hope he rots.posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 12:04
How sad and scary! And on what should be their happiest day.posted @ Monday, June 3, 2013 - 22:05
Whoopsie...double post.posted @ Friday, May 31, 2013 - 22:11
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