That response won't gain her any friends with the GOP men in congress. To them women should all be barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen.posted @ Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 15:06
"If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed." - Benjamin Franklin, 1730
"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too." - Voltaire
"Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there." - Clare Booth Luce
The only thing that is obscene is censorship.
“Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory... In this war, we know, books are weapons. And it is a part of your dedication always to make them weapons for man's freedom.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
“It hardly matters why a library is destroyed: every banning, curtailment, shredding, plunder or loot gives rise (at least as a ghostly presence) to a louder, clearer, more durable library of the banned, looted, plundered, shredded or curtailed.”
― Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“In 1891 the Brazilian Minister of Finance decreed the abolition of history; he ordered the destruction of every document which dealt in any way with slavery or the slave trade; a nation-wide burning of the books.”
― Manu Herbstein, AMA
“Book burnings. Always the forerunners. Heralds of the stake, the ovens, the mass graves.”
― Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book
Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell is a crook.posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 09:21
If your happy and you know it it's a sin.posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 08:01
Why did the ABH eliminate the opportunity for their readers to comment about the news and current events they report daily? Also, what in the world are all of the regular posters doing with all of that free time now? I can only imagine the emotional agony and frustration they must be suffering from now that the ABH has plugged the hole where all of that steam was allowed to escape. All of this happening in conjunction with the arrival of the heat and humidity of summer in Georgia could create a dangerous, volatile and totally unpredictable environment. Will there be rioting and bloodshed in the streets of the Classic City this summer? Is the Athens PD Swat Team prepared?
Turn up the AC, stay cool, and enjoy some cold sweet tea ya'll.
Native Americans would do rain dances when they needed rain. If it rained the dances worked, when it didn't rain the dances didn't work.posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 08:59
@oldwarrior: Ok, I'll go ahead and get "it" out of the way. BAN Old Grumps.posted @ Monday, June 3, 2013 - 10:30
Every orangutan I have ever see looks like on of Donald Trumps offspring.posted @ Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 14:36
@Eastville: That's an ironic comment from someone who uses Clint Eastwood, a very successful actor and director for an avatar. Does Clint work at McDonalds flipping burgers?posted @ Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 09:41
@hardrocker: Then why did you comment?
Donald Grump is blowing wind about a potential run as well. There is a guy serving life in prison in Alabama who says he's a potential candidate as well.
Eric Erickson is just another misogynist swine, they're a few that comment everyday on this blog as well.posted @ Friday, May 31, 2013 - 17:30
It's only a ponzi scheme if you aren't dying from a serious illness, but you and your family are the only ones who deserves to live.posted @ Friday, May 31, 2013 - 14:01
"Hit the road Bach, and don't you come back no more no more no more, don't come back no more"posted @ Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 11:12
Next stop Fox, but first surgery for new eyelids.posted @ Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 10:52
Politician don't need to study drama, they have a natural ability pretend they're telling the truth with a smile on their faces, and the audience foolishly believes them. They are Academy Award winning liars.posted @ Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 10:26
Roll another one, just like the other one.posted @ Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 15:02
@GroversMill: I'll bet Dick has never read Joseph Campell's works such as A Hero With A Thouusand Faces either. If he has all of the answers why would he seek knowledge from sources.posted @ Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:53
Slew is a verb, the definition is, turn or slide violently or uncontrollably in a particular direction.
Come to think of it, that's what policy boards generally lead to so it's the perfect word to describe them.
@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald: I have read the Quran, the Bible and the Hebrew Scriptures and the lesson I learned was never seek logic within the chambers of the human heart.posted @ Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:20
The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. I don't know if it believes in God or not, but I highly doubt it.posted @ Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 10:57
@bobbidiboo: What is prohibation? I couldn't find that word in any English dictionary I looked in.posted @ Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 08:21
I am spending as much and as fast as possible to help. With my vast wealth I think I can improve the economy all by myself. That's a knee-slapper, ha ha.posted @ Monday, May 27, 2013 - 13:34
Pat Robertson, the man who knows all offered his infinite wisdom about why the tornato hit Oklahoma.
There is an abundance of irony in his comments since thousands of his donors are Okies.
@Curls: Are you saying Georgia politically appointed officials don't know what they're talking about? That's not news to you I hope.posted @ Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 09:19
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As a huge Backstreet Boys fan, I was little perplexed on reading Nick Carter?s book. It?s not like reading a book about Elvis Presley or The Beatles. I didn?t live through those moments. I didn?t see them in person. But as someone who has followed Nick?s career since I became a fan in 1998, not just in the Backstreet Boys, but as a solo artist, I?ve always thought we had a lot in common besides being the same age. read more
The Athens Banner-Herald sports staff combined to win 11 individual awards on Sunday at the Georgia Sports Writers Association's annual meeting in Marietta. You can get a few more details on that in this story ? "Banner-Herald sports staff wins 11 awards" ? and I thought I'd provide some links to the winning stories for the curious. The awards were for the sports staff's work in 2012. read more