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Today's editorial cartoon

I love the part of the cartoon where the woman is looking up the judge's robe in horror. Too funny! Good cartoon. The message is simple and easy to understand.

posted @ Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 10:07

Yarbrough: Ready to serve humor-impairment group

'I didn’t want to argue, but when Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers,” I don’t think he was referring to the Colt .45 single-action revolver.'

I got a nice chuckle from that line. Thanks DY.

posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 09:10

Towery: Federal government focused on trivialities

I have come to expect a certain level of crazy, stupid, and partisan rant any time I look at a Towery opinion piece, but I think he really stretched himself with this one.

posted @ Monday, June 23, 2014 - 09:37

NRA calls 'open carry' rallies 'downright weird'

I think I would prefer open carry to concealed carry. If I walk into a place where I know everyone is carrying a weapon I can decide if I want to stay and do business there. With concealed carry you just don't know. I think I'd rather know.

posted @ Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 09:35

The Editor's Desk: Inside and outside the perimeter

@nowheregirl: shhhhhhhh. Such secrets should only be given out to a carefully vetted few. Wink

posted @ Friday, May 23, 2014 - 09:47

House defies Pentagon on defense spending

Typical Republicans. They scream bloody murder about how they want to cut government spending and lower taxes and then they go and approve spending for obsolete weapons and other things the military says it doesn't want just so they can keep their cushy, taxpayer money wasting jobs. Democrats are not any better of course - they just aren't quite so hypocritical about it.

posted @ Friday, May 23, 2014 - 08:38

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

@nowheregirl: If you are still using AT&T DSL then internet TV/video would be a problem. If available in your area, and AT&T Uverse router might be a possibility although much more expensive. They have different speeds available depending on how much you want to spend. You don't have to get the Uverse TV package to have the internet connection. But you do have the cost of the router and possibly installation. I have had Uverse for a couple of years and have had no problems with the service. However, I'm thinking of switching to Charter cable internet as the price/performance looked better.

I just wish Clarke Co. would set up their own network like Chattanooga's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/technology/fast-internet-service-speed...

posted @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 11:35

Survey: US gas prices down 3 ½ cents per gallon

@theold33: The chart also shows that gas prices were much higher just before the economy crashed under Bush & Company than they are now. But you folks just want to ignore that fact and cherry pick the data points that fit the scenario you want to believe in.

And no, I don't have a chart on grocery prices handy. And I'm not going to bother to look for one since it is pretty clear that you are only going to accept evidence that supports your views anyway. So I'm not going to waste any more time on the subject.

posted @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 11:06

Sikora: Towery column was waste of space

Well said Mr. Sikora.

posted @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:25

Survey: US gas prices down 3 ½ cents per gallon

@Jaki: I love the fantasy land some of you folks live in. You might want to check the historical chart on this page:

http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx

Make sure to select U.S. average and 11 year time period in the chart settings. And note where prices were just before the economy crashed. Sheesh.

posted @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:05

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

@nowheregirl: Full disclosure - I have NO financial interest in the company, and have not even tried the service myself. In response to your comment I checked the website, and they are operating out of Atlanta now. And I put in my Athens zipcode to check availability and it appears that I can use the service. Since they have a free trial, I might give them a shot. Maybe if enough people start using it the Supremes will have to let them stay in business.

posted @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 09:48

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

@nowheregirl: Aereo is a company that is trying to bring over the air waves access (at $8 / month currently) to those of us in the hinterlands via the internet. Of course, the telecom and cable companies can't stand the thought of competition so they are trying to kill the company. I believe the case is still before the U.S. Supreme Court, and given the current nature of the majority on the court I suspect the company won't survive.

https://aereo.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aereo

posted @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 09:35

GOP candidates for Georgia governor debate health care

@As I See It: Yeah, but don't you think it is nice to finally see a Republican admitting that Georgia has gone down hill since they took over running the state? Big smile

posted @ Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 13:40

Caine: Live with love and grace, right here, right now

Wow. Great article. It is a pity so few Christians seem to think this way.

posted @ Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:29

Bill to renew tax breaks clears hurdle in Senate

More special deals for special groups. Our current tax code is an unholy mess thanks to Congress. It needs a complete overhaul.

posted @ Friday, May 16, 2014 - 09:44

McManus: GOP slowly evolving on climate change

I heard somewhere recently that even Rupert Murdoch is now admitting that climate change is real.

posted @ Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 09:35

Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

Just about every problem listed in this article is a problem with the PRIVATE insurance companies rather than the ACA. When you try to build a new plan on a broken system, your just going to get a new broken system.

posted @ Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 09:02

FCC revising Internet rules after public backlash

I wonder if the 35,000 comments referred to includes all the COMPANIES that call for net neutrality. See the letter included in the article below. And note the article quotes another FCC commissioner saying the number of comments are over 100,000 (and that was days ago at this point).

http://www.salon.com/2014/05/08/fcc_facing_revolt_over_net_neutrality_te...

posted @ Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 11:10

Deal leads Carter in poll

If you really want to be disgusted with politicians, catch the latest 60 minutes from last Sunday on CBS. Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or independent it doesn't seem to matter. Almost all seem to be corrupt. I think the real reason they want to get elected is not to help the country but because they know what a sweet gravy train politicians have set up for themselves. I didn't think my own opinion of Congress could get any lower, but now I rate them several steps below spit.

But as Ben said, we the people are really the problem because we keep voting them back into office. We need to clean house and KEEP cleaning house until they get the message.

posted @ Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 09:41

Today's editorial cartoon

@dahreese: You are probably right. I just heard a story the other day about how the national press members are going to all the parties and functions with Congress, lobbyists, and others and are having such a great time that they have a vested interest in NOT reporting the truth about what is really going on in this country.

posted @ Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 09:55

Today's editorial cartoon

Excellent cartoon. I've never understood why the press just stopped digging for the real reasons we went into Iraq once they discovered that the reasons we were given were outright lies. But I guess the press is mostly like a dog chasing a field full of squirrels. They chase which ever one ran in front of their nose last.

posted @ Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 09:02

10th District congressional candidates clash in televised debate

'Hice, whose platform is based on ending federal programs that are not part of the Founding Father’s original intent when they drafted the Constitution, was stumped when asked if he supported repeal of the 19th and 26th amendments since they weren’t part of the original document.

“I never claimed to be a constitutional scholar,” he said. “Being a constitutionalist doesn’t mean you have the whole document memorized.”'

Can someone running for a major office really be this clueless?

posted @ Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:14

Netflix raises prices by $1 for new subscribers

More likely they have to raise their prices in order to cover the extortion fees the ISPs will be charging them to keep fast connections to their servers for their customers. You can thank FCC Chairman Wheeler for corporate interests instead of net neutrality/open internet. But what can you expect when you select a former industry lobbyist to head the program? (And yes, Obama is to blame for that one.)

posted @ Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 09:33

Zimdars: Neocon thinking has tanked

I've come to the conclusion that Haas, McCain, Cheney, and the others you mentioned in you piece are just salesmen for the military industrial complex in this country. U.S. involvement in other nation's conflicts just means more taxpayer money in their pockets. I don't for a minute believe they have any real concern for the people suffering in those countries.

posted @ Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 09:30

Buffett says Coca-Cola can easily reduce pay plan

People should consider CEO compensation when they are considering buying stock. In my experience, excessive CEO (and board) compensation is a clear indicator that the executives are more interested in lining their own pockets than they are in running the company well.

posted @ Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:47

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