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Michelle Nunn visits Athens, says Perdue trying to “change the subject”

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - When those policies fail, it takes a conservative to step in and clean up the mess.[/quote]

So, why didn't the conservative republicans clean up the mess during their tenure in D.C. with complete control of Congress and the Presidency? What did they do? Let's see...they collapsed the economy into the biggest recession since the Great Depression, increased the Federal deficit by 10's of trillions of dollars, gave away the farm to Wall St, and Big Business, started 2 wars that are still raging today, increased the size of government, etc., etc. Yet, they did nothing to reform or eliminate Social Security, welfare/foodstamps, the Depts. of Energy and Education. As far as not protecting Americans from our enemies, ask Bin Laden and thousands of his follower and other terrorists, whether Obama dithered around with them...oh, wait, you can't they're dead.

posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 17:33

Michelle Nunn visits Athens, says Perdue trying to “change the subject”

@Youmustbekidding: "Being a good businessman is bad?" Why not ask the thousands of people who lost their jobs under Perdue's leadership?

posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 17:22

Woman reports ‘slave labor’ on Arnoldsville farm

@snarkydude: Now, Snarky, you know full well that no dyed in the wool democrat would ever be caught actually working for a living, much less, doing physical labor on a farm!

posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 17:18

Chris White named Banner-Herald's Director of Audience

[quote][b]Joe Johnson[/b] - They quickly use up their monthly allotment of 5 free page views then disappear until the following month.[/quote]

Your 5 free page views a month policy is easily circumvented, however, I'll keep the secret to myself. As far as not choosing to be a "paying" subscriber goes, I "pay" for your service every time I read and click on your adverts. So why lose countless ad clicks ( and that means $$$'s for your paper) over $.30/day?

posted @ Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 21:22

White: 'Thanks' for Obamacare

"The choices are limited to basically three carriers, and the premium in my personal case rose by 100 percent, even after the “credit” for which I was eligible."

Mr. White, you can choose to obtain coverage without going to the gov't healthcare website and there are many insurance companies from which to choose here in GA., perhaps, at a better rate than you previously had.

posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 12:47

Sikora: Republicans far from blameless on Benghazi

[quote][b]nancy30683[/b] - Bingo!! In the future, Mr. Sikora should avail himself of the facts before offering an opinion.[/quote]

Here is another fact: There were 13 separate incidents where U.S. consulates were attacked during President Bush's, and then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's, tenure. Scores of people were killed and maimed, yet, not a peep from the conservative gallery. It just shows that they pick and choose their "scandals" in order to inflict political damage, though, their attempts to do so with Benghazi have failed.

posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 12:40

AP says Zimmerman painting is copy of AP photo

"The AP countersued, saying the uncredited, uncompensated use of its picture both violated copyright laws and was a threat to journalism."

It's called, "artistic license". Did Campbell Soup Co. sue Andy Warhol?

posted @ Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:08

Athens school buses fitted with cameras to catch motorists ignoring stop arms

[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] - Can't make a moving violation stick on a vehicle - there has to be a driver.[/quote]

Pretty sure cars aren't wheeling themselves, sans driver, down the road, unless, you have one of those newfangled auto-drive models...

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:02

Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

[quote][b]Athens_Rottweiler[/b] - the thousands of Americans that are killed every year along the border by illegal thugs. [/quote]

Thousands?

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:50

Get the most out of your All-Access membership

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - True, but the NYT won't tell you what's going on around here. [/quote]

Quite right, nor, can they offer you the latest info on the beginners bridge classes!

posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 13:38

Unions angered by Postal Service's Staples outlets

[quote][b]bubster[/b] - Who pays for the $5 billion lost last year and the $16 billion lost year before?[/quote]

The USPS borrows money from the US Treasury via a $15 billion credit line for any losses. They are controlled by Congress and the Postal Service Commission, even though, they are a quasi-private corporation. The USPS can't even set its own postal prices, this must be done and conferred by Congress. Blame the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which was passed in 2006, by you know who, for most of its recent losses, not unions.

posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 13:25

Athens Banner-Herald introduces All-Access Membership

I "pay" for this service every time I view the site and am inundated by the voluminous adverts. Why should I pay for something just to view the ads that helped pay for the site in the first place, same goes with the print edition. On the bright side, though, I'll be able to do something more productive with my afternoons than spar with the other posters. Anyway, Flagpole is still free, digitally and print edition. Adios muchachos!

posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 18:24

13 arrested in protest of Calif. officer acquittal

[quote][b]Athens_Rottweiler[/b] - Democrats want a larger government and a larger police state. [/quote]

Is that why republicans grew the government during Bush's 8 years and usurped our Constitutional rights by coming up with the Patriot Act & Dept. of Homeland Security? And in our own state of GA, republicans have been suppressing personal rights, including your beloved firearm rights, for almost 14 years. It's the rightwing that has turned our nation into a virtual police state, not, the demos.

posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 18:07

Thieves loot music recording studio, steal guitars in Statham burglaries

“Because of the locations and the similarities of items taken there is a likelihood the two burglaries are related and investigators are working them with those potential possibilities,” Sheriff’s Lt. Matt Guthas said Friday.

Great deduction, Sherlock.

posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 00:47

MLK sent to do God's will, Georgia congressman says at UGA breakfast

“Dr. Martin Luther King was the most Christ-like figure that has walked the face of the earth since Jesus Christ,”

Well...his children have always considered him to be a "Profit", if, ya know what I mean.

posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 00:43

Florida theater suspect had commendable police career

[quote][b]keepitsimple[/b] - The wife was shot in the hand from the same bullet. This means she had her hand on his chest. Does this mean she was trying to pull or push him back? Maybe get between the two?[/quote]

She was trying to save her husband's life by reflexively putting up her hand between the gun and his chest. Why are you taking the side of this deranged ex-cop, when the case is a cut and dry murder?

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 13:42

Four arrested in Madison County convenience store robbery

[quote][b]nowheregirl[/b] - Throw them in the clink and slam the door.[/quote]

And, maybe, even give them a trial before doing so!

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 13:27

Athens lawmaker keeping eye out for gun, malpractice bills

[quote][b]matt1141a[/b] - If a 21 year old UGA student with a permit lives 1 foot off campus in their own apartment, they can carry concealed, yet when they step foot on campus they magically become an crazy killer according to the liberals.[/quote]

Uh...liberals? Conservative republicans have been in complete control of our state legislature and governor's mansion for almost 14 years, so, cast your blame on them for any gun laws or changes to existing ones that you don't like.

posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 22:54

Johnson: Tweet reflects concerns about black student-athletes

What a condescending piece of, near racist, drivel. She should come visit my lily white north GA county and listen to the locals speak, not that it makes them bad people, or watch some white, rural based reality tv, perhaps, then she would change her mind and attitude.

posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 19:34

Louisville announces it has hired Petrino as coach

"It includes a $10 million buyout for leaving that decreases after four years. But the well-traveled coach said that will not be necessary because this is his "destination job."

In breaking news, Petrino has announced he is leaving Louisville and will be replacing Mike Bobo at UGA, film at 11.

posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 16:17

VIDEO: Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams

"...he had fired Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly "because she lied to me."

Not because of what she did, but, only because he lied to her. More to this story to come.

posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 16:13

The Editor's Desk: Legislating religion

[quote][b]RightWingExtremist[/b] - I am positive there are liberals out there who are as Christian as I am[/quote]

How condescending of you, lol, considering Jesus was, pretty much, the original liberal and Christianity was founded on his beliefs.

posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 14:43

Convicted Athens killer on trial for shooting man while on parole

[quote][b]friendlyfire[/b] - Someone convicted of murder should serve the entire sentence--no early release or parole for good behavior.[/quote]

True dat, but, this guy wasn't convicted of murder.

posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 14:34

Deal campaign reports $4 million in contributions

[quote][b]onmyhighhorse[/b] - k?[/quote]

Yeah... I'm well aware of Constitutional history and theory, however, I just don't agree with their decision. Under their system the "average" voter elects the people who appoint the senators, hardly a check/balance. Hopefully, the electoral system will go the way of the previous system for electing senators. P.S. The "low information voter" phrase is a little passe' and really doesn't make much sense. I prefer the "uniformed voter". K?

posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 14:17

Deal campaign reports $4 million in contributions

[quote][b]onmyhighhorse[/b] - THIS TOOK AWAY THE ONLY REPRESENTATIVE THE STATE GOVERNMENTS HAD IN WASHINGTON DC.[/quote]

The Senators represent the people of the state, not, the state governments, regardless, of how they get to DC. Our buffoons in the state legislature should have absolutely no say in putting Senators in DC, other than their individual votes in a general election. The 17th Amendment correct a major mistake by the writers of our Constitution and should not be repealed

posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 12:06

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