@As I See It:
So twins get bikes for their birthday. They eagerly jump on them and ride off. One falls over and scuffs up their knee. Does that mean that mom likes the other one more? Does that mean the scuffed up kid wasn't "as good" as the one who didn't wreck their bike?
[filtered word] happens. It happens to everybody. That fact doesn't negate or prove the existance of any diety.
If there isn't a God, what harm is there in believing there is? If there is a God, what harm is there in not believeing in them?posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:41
[quote][b]Athens_Rottweiler[/b] - 0bamacare is going to cost tens of thousands of people their jobs[/quote]
What will happen is that the employers will eliminate that one full time job and create two part time jobs. Presto!! We have doubled the number of jobs. Politicians will pat each other on the back and hold a press conference.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:52
They predict this every year, and ACC has the highest percentage of welfare bums in the world. You'd think that with all the jobs growth, year in and year out, there'd be 163% employment with no one living on the government teat.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:48
Yet I suspect that everyone in the path of the tornado on OK was praying to God that they'd survive, and everyone with loved ones in the path was praying that their spouse, child, parent survived.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:10
[quote][b]Anonymous Dude[/b] -
It is just as freaking idiotic to make this analogy as to say that the Boston bombers could have been taken out by an armed citizen...Silly...
When no one has guns to defend themselves, then the odds that someone could have used a gun to defend themselves is exactly zero.
For every person that carries, the odds start going up that some random victim might defend themselves with deadly force.
And those are facts that you can't brush off without a care.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 08:36
[quote][b]Millionexus[/b] - Your statement is sensationalist, impossible to confirm, and irrelevant.[/quote]
So, the only thing that matters then are the opinions of people that bother to answer opinion polls?
Governmet is supposed to abide by the Constitution. They've historically protected the rights of the minority. So if that's the case, and you know it is, then we minority should be not only allowed to carry on campus, but we should be rewarded for carrying on campus with like a "Carry on Campus Month" and non-carriers must attend "It's Safe to Carry" diversity classes.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 08:30
Wow. Just wow.
I work for a living and can barely afford my one house, and here mom has a house that she doesn't even live in. Amazing. I wonder what she does for a living? Maybe independently wealthy.
Just the other day two Athenians of upstanding character were at a motel together when they both had places here in the city. Where do these folks get their dough from?
Oh, yeah.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 08:19
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - I think about these kinds of things every time I pay my taxes. It's depressing.[/quote]
It's depressing enough paying taxes without adding on the fact of the waste and abuse, flat out fraud and theft within government, and the ineptitude of the elected, appointed government officials.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 08:15
Why should anyone have special recognition because of their sexuality ?
Because it's PC and currys favorable votes.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 08:07
Waste more money,who gives a damn,how bout the first honest lawmaker....
They'll never give out any awards that way.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 08:06
"Georgia’s four-year graduation rate was 67 percent — lower than every other state except Nevada and New Mexico. And far lower than the graduation rates of Mississippi (75 percent) or Alabama (72 percent)."
Not a lot to puff out your chest about.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 16:56
Clarke County tops state graduation rate
What a false headline.
Clarke scored better than average, true, but it did not "top" the list.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 16:51
Whatever it is they're trying to knock down, they coulda just got that stoner kid and his car.
Just say'n, ya know.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 16:35
[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] - Wednesday's editorial page will include a commentary from the American Enterprise Institute critical of the prevalence of liberal speakers at college and university commencement exercises.[/quote]
Well, to be fair, only a liberal could stand up there and give the graduating seniors any ray of hope with a smile on their face. Realists would tell them like it is.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 14:28
There are lots of retired military here, and they'll tell you that you are responsible for those under your command. From a squad leader being responsible for his squad, to a platoon leader being responsible for the dozens of squads, to a batallion commander being responsible for the dozens of platoons, and on up the line till it caps out in the White House.
No different than every agency under Obama's "command", He is (or should be if he's worth a damn) responsible for every agency in the government.
Or maybe he's just a puppet head, with no control over his appointees and those he's hired.
This wasn't instigated by the low level employees in one office without the knowlege of their supervisors or the blessing of those upon high, this was a top down order. Those government peons will come forward with documentation that hangs the higher-ups. They'll not take the fall for this.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 14:24
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - And what difference would it have made, since "he" is not allowed to interfere with the investigation.[/quote]
Maybe he could have said to the IRS "STOP DOING THAT!!" In bold caps with exclamation points. Maybe then he could have said "Yes, I heard of that from my advisors and we've taken steps to resolve the problem." instead of "I didn't hear about it till tomorrows news."posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 14:16
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Chairman Issa knew of the IRS investigation as far back as July 2012, but he also made no public announcement since it was an on-going investigation.[/quote]
And I'm fine with not making a public announcement because of the "ongoing investigation", but tell the boss that you're being investigated.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 11:49
It makes it easier to "leak" sans pants.
...........so I've been told.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 11:45
I hope he is prepared to repair the fence he has damaged because of his stupidity of driving while impaired. Blacksmiths will be required to repair the ironwork, they are difficult to find, and they don't work cheap. Masons will also be required for the repair, and I remember they don't work for a song. He should be made to pay every dime it takes to get the fence returned to the way it was the moment before his vehicle damaged it.
He could work helping those rebuilding the fence.
Nope. We've legislated away any vestige of personal responsiblity. It's all mandated and codified that the damages of all individual decisions are to be paid for by all of society.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 11:41
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - why are you still residing in the "liberal enclave" of ACC?[/quote]
Maybe he's needed to pay the taxes that support the policies.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 10:44
So much for the guy wanting everyone to pretend that he's hip, in the know, and well connected. He doesn't even know what's happening under his own roof.
And that order, to not talk to him about "some matters are not appropriate to convey to him" came from the damn top. "Don't bother me with mundane things", "I'm busy watching the NBA playoffs, scheduleing my next golf outing, and helping Michelle plan our next vacation." - BO.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 09:34
Maybe it's not the body in the ground that concerns anyone, but the name on the head stone.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 09:28
[quote] Most of the time, in fact, our “leaks” arrive by regular mail, or are dropped off at the front desk by folks carrying plain brown envelopes stuffed with pages of handwritten “revelations.” [/quote]
And they're wearing a trench coat, hat and dark sunglasses?
Kind of like this:
posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 09:22
Responsible gun owners know to check the background, that being what's behind the target, because a respponsible shooter would want to assure their rounds didn't go someplace unintended. When target shooting, the targets are usually low to the ground instead of up in trees, where squirrels reside (the moron). And even if he's shooting up into the trees at the bushy tailed rats, he might have considered using .22 bird shot which would have less of a carry (ie: distance) than a .22 long or even short.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 08:31
Something tells me that none of the parties involved in that argument bothered to obtain a GFL.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 08:08
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