Maybe she should run for office?posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 00:40
As someone who has spent numerous deployments in AFG on Active Duty and the last 4-5 years as a contractor, I can say with some degree of certainty that neither the Afghan Govt nor the Afghan people as a whole will EVER be prepared to govern themselves as we think of as a Western society.
Their way of life is too fragmented and tribal. They are not set up to be governed by a Central Authority either in Kabul or Washington DC.
All 99% of the country wants to do is tend sheep and goats, grow their grapes or wheat and be left alone. We are dealing with a people that still use the open ground as toilets. Still have no running water, heat or electricity in their mud houses.
As soon as the US leaves the power vacuum will be filled by whomever has the most money or guns. If 12 years and Billions of US taxpayer dollars have not solved the issues then there is but one answer.
They don't want our solutions.
Best to leave while we can without further getting more US soldiers killed or maimed.posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 00:34
How far has this Country fallen when ideas like this can actually be spoken aloud in public?posted @ Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 23:50
Good triple-option warm up game for GTposted @ Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 11:59
Instant business opportunity...LBGT Bakery.posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:47
Step #1 to having better Special Teams: Put your best 11 players on the field. No more "Rudy" walk-ons and 3rd stringers exclusively.....posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:38
Answer C: UGA won't be forced to use a walk-on 5'10" replacement for five* 6'5" JHC.posted @ Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:52
Doesn't "Volunteer" mean unpaid? Lot's of coaches have family members working for them. Steve Spurrier's Son is the QB coach and Offensive coordinator at USCe.
Lane Kiffins father Monte was the Defensive coordinator at Oakland and USCw.
I guess Kathryn Richt shouldn't be pouring PowerAde for the team during games either?posted @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 12:58
Of course the media is "pro" ACA and would never say anything bad about the POTUS's signature legislation. They worship at the Liberal altar.
If the "Americans for Prosperity" can educate, assist or help get those folks dependent on Govt hand outs (other taxpayers money) then good for them.
All these "Navigators" are really trying to do is get more people addicted to free stuff from the Govt and staying subservient to the Democratic Party who they will continue to vote for and keep the gravy train alive.
These Navigators make up to $38 per hour....not a bad gig answering phones and directing people to a non-functional website.posted @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 12:53
As someone who is currently a contractor in Afghanistan and who helps identify and capture these dangerous terrorists, it is unfathomable to me the US has no more say than it does in what Karzai does.
The US taxpayers gives him suitcases and suitcases of money every month yet we hold no influence with him?
This is yet another example of politicians screwing over the guys/gals in the field risking their lives to capture these guys building bombs and killing both civilians and military forces.
When does plain common sense enter into the equation?posted @ Friday, February 14, 2014 - 13:25
It seems like the media is trying to make this case a "redo" of the Trayvon Martin case. The only thing similar between the two cases is the victim is Black.
Trayvon physically assaulted Zimmerman (no matter the reason how or why you think GZ ended up there) and was subsequently shot in self defense and killed.
It looks to me as if Dunn had every opportunity to flee or at least deflate the situation by merely walking away. Two very different scenarios.posted @ Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:47
Diversity for diversity sake never works. They are trying to do what Liberals do, ensure "equality of outcome rather than equality of opportunity".posted @ Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 13:37
@Humbucker bob: Obviously I am not being clear enough about this. I am not saying this child didn't suffer great pain and anguish before death.
What I am saying is the mechanics and techniques of "water boarding" and being to forced to drink excess fluid until your brain swells is two different things.
Water boarding is being strapped to bench or board, your face covered with a cloth of some type and water poured on your face to simulate drowning.
Totally different than being forced to "drink" fluids.posted @ Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 13:32
@Humbucker bob: All I was saying was water boarding and being forced to drink excessive amounts of fluid are two different things.posted @ Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 11:51
@Humbucker bob: Water boarding and being forced to drink soda/water are not the same thing. Trust me, I had to go through it for my military training.posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:36
He like all Liberals is trying to ensure "equality of outcome, not equality of opportunity".posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:51
The University Athletic Associations, Conferences and NCAA all benefit greatly from these players while purposely limiting what the players can earn.
Why should it be a disqualifying act for a player to sign helmets or jerseys and benefit from their sale? Does the NCAA "own" that athlete and their "likeness"?
Could a "regular" student sell their autograph and not lose their scholarship? Why is it different for athletes?
The players aren't asking for a whole lot when it comes to the amount of cash everyone around them profits for their performance. Sure not every player makes it to the pro level but shouldn't they at least be able to share in the profits the TV, radio, schools and conferences make from their blood and sweat?posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:39
THANK GOD that someone or some party has stood up to the income redistribution plan of Obama/Reid/Pelosi.
What is already a poor economy and out of control spending Govt would just be worse than it is now.
Lower taxes = more money flowing to the govt. Every time through out history tax rates have gone down govt revenues have risen. Keep squeezing the folks who actually EARN their money and giving to those who don't and eventually you will kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Isn't it interesting that the Prez in order to stimulate job growth in the Chicago inner-city cut tax rates and gave monetary incentives for businesses to move there and hire there. If he thinks it would work there why not the rest of the country?
He touts the "deficit" has been cut in half. Easy for him to confuse "deficit" and "debt". The deficit has been cut due to forced spending cuts from Sequestration. The "debt" has doubled since he took office in 2008. Every man, women and child is already $50K in the hole to the govt before they work one day and earn a pay check.
That will be the ultimate undoing of this country. If we fail to learn from Europe's mistakes we will follow in their footsteps.posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 06:17
How ironic that it's the POTUS and his party are the reason the unemployment rate is so high. More red tape and cost increases on the companies that do/could hire is not the answer.
Many studies have shown no correlation between early childhood education programs and grad results down the road. Just throwing more money down the rabbit hole.
What's wrong with the Immigration laws currently on the books? How about we enforce those FIRST, then look at amending them to benefit the immigrants in fields of study and technology the US actually needs.posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 22:50
Hopefully Bill sticks to his guns and calls the POTUS out. "Enter the No Spin Zone" Barry....posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 03:34
That just means 75% of the poll respondents are idiots. The wolf is seldom concerned with the concerns of the sheep.
Why would the proper and legal concealed carry of any gun pose a threat to those on campus?posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 02:50
I thought Lanza didn't use the AR-15 in the school. Wasn't it found in his car?
Even so I challenge any of these activists to come up with a law that wasn't already on the books that would have stopped this event.posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 22:03
Should make for cheap tickets outside the Stadium prior to kick off.....posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 21:58
@Colonel McCheese: What evidence do you have that he did anything? This guy has a huge target on his back and she knew it. Tell the cops he "pointed a gun" at her, smashed a table etc.
She KNOWS everyone incl the media is just looking for a reason to retry the martin case in the public eye.
Should GZ go hole up somewhere and try to live out his life quietly? Absolutely!! But let's not convict the man for his poor taste in Girl friends.....posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 20:19
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ...." and Article VI specifies that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." The modern concept of a wholly secular government is sometimes credited to the writings of English philosopher John Locke, but the phrase "separation of church and state" in this context is generally traced to a January 1, 1802 letter by Thomas Jefferson, addressed to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut, and published in a Massachusetts newspaper.
The Constitution does not imply "freedom FROM Religion" but rather "freedom OF Religion".......
As a huge Seinfeld fan I love the Festivius reference.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 19:59
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more