@E.J.: Well said "rather than this ridiculous consumerism and that attitude of not only keeping up with the Jones', but beating out and looking down on the Jones'. Life is more than stuff."
And if we stopped buying all the stuff that's made in China, maybe, we could get some jobs back in America.posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 20:26
@Save our Republic: What accomplishments? You mean failures.posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 20:21
@snarkydude: Very well written post. Three horrible years in a nutshell. Thanksposted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 20:10
@Ben-Shockley: I second that. Where doe this dirt come from?posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 15:05
Let the scum be. Maybe they'll OD. That will get them off the street for good and save the taxpayers' money.posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 15:00
“Harry Reid, D-Nev., elevated that suggestion by claiming, also without proof, that an anonymous source told him Romney had not paid taxes for 10 years.” It’s anonymous because he made it up.
Years ago, Reid also said that paying tax is voluntary. The interview, I don’t remember who it was, asked him if you would not be put in jail if you didn’t pay your taxes. Reid replied that, of course, there would be consequences. But paying taxes is still voluntary. How’s that for confusing the issue? How political can you get?
Lis Smith is splitting hairs. I should be talking about Romney’s taxes if I were in the obama administration given all the scandals and all the people who have not paid taxes who are part of Czar doom.
Also, Romney should reply that when Obama discloses his birth certificate, social security application, passports, school records, then he will have the right to demand full disclosure of anybody else in the country.
“The Obamas paid 20.5 percent in federal income taxes in 2011. And how much did they receive in frills at taxpayers expense? Doesn’t that count as income as well?
“Independent groups say he has not supplied enough details to determine whether he would significantly shore up Medicare in years to come.” Neither has Obama disclosed how the national Healthcare program will work. Also, by skimping on payments to health providers and insurances, the patients will ultimately suffer. Tort reform has never been addressed in the obamacare system either. I guess that’s because the lawyers are paying for his campaign.posted @ Friday, August 17, 2012 - 23:13
@Emperor1972: It's all smoke and mirrors. the Dems still think that by making a mountain out of a molehille, we don't see the abyss of unemployment and inflation.posted @ Friday, August 17, 2012 - 23:10
I don't care if companies receive reduced taxes or free from taxes, as long as the jobs are created here, in the United States. But taxes are only one aspect of the whole picture. We have buried most companies under a mountain of regulations, regulations, regulations. The compliance to these regulations cost money and affect the bottom line. So let's give the companies that create jobs a break, but only if they create jobs in the US.
PS - stop buying products made overseas. If everybody could do that that corporations may rethink outsourcing.posted @ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 13:38
Good for him!posted @ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 13:13
@italian_29: Where did you get the information about "kiddie porn"?posted @ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 12:57
@jtsim: It happens all the time. I cannot imagine that some people are stupid enough to think they have privacy at work. This article woudl be funny if it were not so sad. How did a man like that get to his position. Why did he not invest on his computer if he wanted to get into websites? Has the paper tried to get his side of the story? I would be curious.posted @ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 12:53
Will do. Thanks for the reading suggestion.posted @ Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 20:26
@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass: I heard either Reid or Bernancke said that the more in debt you are, the more prosperous you. Did I miss something in the translation? It just seems odd to me on a personal or government basis, that spending what you don’t have is an indication of prosperity.posted @ Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 13:38
@CharlesB: I was just reviewing this movie. This thing about everybody going to college is a bunch of bull. Just another excuse for spending and for Obama to try to get more votes. Unless you have a crystal ball and see what kind of kind of jobs will be needed in the future, the degrees some kids pick are not worth the paper they are printed on. See the article a couple of weeks ago about a man who had been looking for a job for two years with a degree in Creative Writing, or something like that. In the meantime, the students and the country go further in debt.posted @ Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 13:24
What's taking so long? You have a confession from Mohammed. Let's get on with it. Who is paying for all these billable hours from the layers? I think we are.
The statement by Cheryl Bormann is a bunch of bull. Does she think anyone will feel sorry for these SOB's or their wives? These men started a war we certainly were not looking for when they bombed the Trade Center. In war justice is a lot more swift than the sorry proceedings that are taking place now.
I say, let's put them in an abandoned house full of explosives and blow them up. They don't deserve any better than they did to those poor civilians in New York or Pennsylvania. Civil rights, my foot.posted @ Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 12:27
That's OK. Obama's government will pay for the disposal, the trial, the incarceration if any and on and on.posted @ Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 12:05
In this day and age, knowing what Americans feel toward Muslims, she should have been more realistic in her expectations of acceptance of her religion. She should not advertised the fact that she had converted by wearing ahead covering. It's one thing following your beliefs and another to flaunt them in a workplace.
Maybe she intended this to happen all along. You can be sure the lawyer is going to get a good chunk of that settlement.posted @ Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 10:30
This is so lame.posted @ Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 10:09
I wish we had more choices in our candidates.posted @ Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 10:06
@Used2baFreeCountry: The bag and the shoes don't even match. And let's not forget the shopping spree to London at our expense. She has no idea about skimping and saving in an effort to make ends meet.posted @ Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 09:45
@Used2baFreeCountry: Michelle is as much a disgrace as her husband and just as useless. All that staff for what?posted @ Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 09:36
JOE - You bring up a lot of good points. I don't live in Athens. But I can tell you, waste of manpower is not just there. About a year ago an incident took place in Gwinnett County where a van looked like it had been abandoned on a neighborhood street. Someone called the police to point out the potential of illegal immigrants or perhaps a bomb.
At first two patrolmen arrived. When they could not get the van opened or see inside, they called the supervisor. He could do no better. So they called the bomb squad, who arrived en force with a dog and other officials. Then the immigration agency arrived. They finally got into the van and let the dog sniff at length. They tore into the van, inside and out. They found nothing. In the meantime the owner of the van came back to reclaim it. It appears that he had been pulled over for a traffic violation or something innocuous and left the van.
This whole incident took four or five hours to sort out with more than ten police or assorted officials milling about. I can see how an abandoned van may seem like a threat, but aren't there ways to check the registration number? After the dog did not find any indication of explosives, couldn't it just end there? I don't know it just seems all these men were putting on airs to be sure the populace knew they were doing their jobs. What a waste!posted @ Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 09:14
@meandawg: I would not go broke to patronize the post office. I do all can to avoid them: e-card to friends, online bill pay, email whenever I can. As far as I am concerned, if the go out of business it's not soon enough. And I have told them as much. And they complain they are loosing market share?posted @ Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 19:33
@Used2baFreeCountry: I believe post workers belong to some sort of union. Their motto is "it's not my job."
I could tell horror stories as a cusotmer. By I posted some yesterday, if you care to read.posted @ Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 19:28
Our soldiers deserve all the credit. As for Obama, his visit was just a polical ploy. He couldn't care less.posted @ Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 19:21
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more