@Oconee fellow -- haha! Not nearly as fat as I used to be!
And I would wager that my cholesterol is lower than yours AND that my foot could easily reach your head! (3rd degree black belt, Tae Kwon Do)
@ Snodgrass -- that's exactly what all the smoking MD's said when the smoking/cancer link was first discovered. A few cases are anecdotal, GIANT studies with significant statistical power? not so much.
Nealposted @ Friday, January 4, 2013 - 11:41
Drug test all LAWMAKERS!!posted @ Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 14:15
"Christianity was in the Philippines before Islam" (naildriver)
"Islam is the oldest recorded monotheistic religion in the Philippines."
(numerous online sources)
Naildriver is a Xenophobic Pinhead of the highest order. NO doubt about it.posted @ Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 15:36
If you'd actually like to learn something about global climate change:http://dels-old.nas.edu/dels/rpt_briefs/climate_change_2008_final.pdf
Great job, Katie!!
Do NOT let these deny-er numbskulls dissuade you from an honest evaluation of the science of climate change. The evidence for global climate change and its' implications for worsening climate instability,species extinction, and huge negative effects on humanity is now OVERWHELMING.
I suggest two books if you REALLY want to learn the facts:
1. "Storms of My Grandchildren" by James Hansen, the NASA stalwart and one of the world's premier climate researchers.
2. "Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth" by Larry Schweiger
Keep up the good work!posted @ Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 13:15
At least have the chutzpah to admit it RWE -- you don't care at ALL about the less fortunate, the disabled, the mentally ill or the needy.
You have no plans to help or to employ these people, and you don't actually care if they have jobs or not.
There has never been any evidence in any of your posts that you actually care at all for human beings. Kindness and compassion are not in your vocabulary.
There are millions of people in pain, and you couldn't care less.
I pity you....
Of this there is no doubt: These Republicans are shillpuppets of their corporate owners and have no interest in job creation of ANY kind as long as Obama is POTUS. They would rather the world economy crumble than Obama be credited with ANY success.posted @ Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 21:46
We're FULL with crazy and stupid!
or about the possible health consequences of global climate change:http://www.changingplanetchanginghealth.com/posted @ Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 12:41
Far any of you who actually want to learn something about climate change and climate forcings from a REAL climate scientist: http://www.stormsofmygrandchildren.com/posted @ Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 12:39
@TJS ahd his deny-er cronies -- WAKE UP!! Continue ignoring the overwhelming evidence at your own and ALL or our peril:
head in the sand, head in the sand, head in the sand......posted @ Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:05
@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass: So I'm assuming that you're a "social scientist"?? Actual scientists do not throw the word "proof" around like you do.posted @ Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 09:59
@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass: I've known MANY scientists in my life: Linus Pauling, Jonas Salk, Michael Debakey...... YOU, sir are NO SCIENTIST!posted @ Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 09:43
SPO Parker is a GREAT person with LOADS of integrity and skill -- no doubt he could have sung, danced, written the citation AND given the partier a civics lesson all at the
Hotter and drier -- the climatologist's prediction for Athens due to global climate change...... there may be more freakishly powerful storms as well, due to higher temperature differentials,posted @ Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 16:29
@Ned and Melmarino -- there is no doubt that the black American community has been MUCH more affected by the drug "war" than other communities -- and it it not difficult to find the evidence that this is so.
This is only ONE of the many reasons to stop the war on drugs.
Others would be that by taxing and regulating these substances, billions of dollars of revenue could be generated, the [filtered word] drug dealers would be out of business, and we could begin to treat drug addicts like the patients they should be.
It's GREAT what Echols is doing -- but does he have to start the piece by knocking the people who have been touting this technology for decades?
The left-leaning environmentalists have been championing this cause for many years because they HATE fossil fuels which :
1. increase our dependency on foreign sources, many of whom are trying to destroy us, putting money directly into the pockets of our enemies
2. threaten our planet by releasing gigatons of extra carbon into the atmosphere
3. was cheap enough for decades to keep us from using our American ingenuity to develop new, clean energy sources
To the lefty environmentalists I say -- THANK YOU!
@Emma: Great job, Emma!! You are absolutely correct that there is and should be separation of church and state, and also that there cannot be a religious test to hold office in the USA.
These principles were clearly intended by the Founding Fathers and have been upheld by the Supreme Court many times.
Your level of reasoning is high -- but I do have one piece of advice: don't spend too much time debating these wingnuts, as you will end up wasting your time. Make your best argument, then get out. They will not be convinced, and you cannot force them to THINK or to CONSIDER evidence, no matter how overwhelming it may seem to you. GOOD GOING!! Keep it up!posted @ Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 13:29
Rachel Bianco Tribble has always been a strong writer with good insight -- keep writing!!posted @ Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 09:42
Cal Thomas is to thoughtful political analysis as Vanilla Ice is to Rap music.....or Milli Vanilli is to British pop.posted @ Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 09:58
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Rep. Regina Quick, R-Athens, was one of two local delegates to score less than an "A+" in the Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative score card. She and I played phone tag Monday when I was reporting the story and I wasn't able to get her comments in a timely fashion. Instead, she sent over this statement Wednesday morning and she did not mince her words. (Links and italicized portions are my own; otherwise, it's as she wrote it.) Dear Friends: read more
The committee opted Tuesday night to put off deciding on the ordinance until, at the earliest, its next meeting. Of note: The Athens-Clarke County attorney highlighted that the proposed times are, in essence, placeholders for the commission to change or keep as it pleases. Full text of the Use of Public Right-of-Ways ordinance draft is below. read more