Clearly Kingston will get behind the liberal media campaign smearing Broun's record in light of his religious views; he imagines appeasement of the liberal powers is still possible. Kingston is a traitor to true conservative causes; a tax and spend liberal calling himself a Republican; a self-serving opportunist and phony "R!"
Of course, glad to see him in the race! The more competition, the better! We need a Republican who can defeat separatist-candidate Michael Thurmond!posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 17:46
"Businesses follow capital, and many companies that were started and incubated in Georgia have had to leave for the Northeast or Silicon Valley," said Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the plan's biggest supporter. "This is a way for us to create the ecosystem for companies that could be the next Apple or Microsoft."
At the very least, a journalist should have requested Cagle to provide data backing his claim.
State leaders have progressively loosened their control over borrowing funds in the taxpayer's names; likely GA is on track to finally reap the whirlwind of bond risks. Downgrades in the state's ratings or withdrawal of offers to lend could occur just when citizens needs are the greatest.
Cagle, now back in the saddle, wants us to "dream big," and mortgage our assets while he leads us to his self-serving "promised land!"
PS: If our leaders would pledge their own assets (real property; future income; children's income; etc.) as collateral for borrowed funds, then they'd have real skin in the game; instead, GA may be on the fast-track to a California-style fiscal crisis.posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 17:11
@dzogchen: Thanks for those comments! If I seem biased it may be my presumption that people already know how to love and respect one another; sadly, as you note, such a condition is not ubiquitous.
However, I am critical of our "globalization conceit" which imagines it can stay all suffering and conflict. Further, our global media ought report news; and not conspire in favor of political causes.
In the end, we'll learn the latest, unsustainable "globalization" did far more harm to more people than it has helped; we'll see a backlash driven by domestic constituencies left out of the party.
In such a conflict, like all others, likely "different" folks will be re-targetted by political authorities attempting to stay attempts at interference with the global elite agenda. They will have good intentions!posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 17:04
@davidxto: I'll take your advice when you advance documentation of your treatment for a venomous snake bite; they've baited me up on NPR with click and clack; and phc! I can't help it! In my mind, I am doing opposition research! As stated, if it's a liberal primer; it's also a conservative "anti" primer. EG, "up," is down!posted @ Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 16:22
Um, it was also a battle between northern manufacturing interests (favoring restrictive tariffs on imported products) and southern agricultural interests (opposed to export or import taxes). Of course, the compelling history is written by the victors;
Likely U.S. history is peculiarly isolated from world history; and some Americans may believe we are the only ones to ever witness civil war and civil discord; we are blinded by our familiarity and see little past our present condition. But ALL people should be free w/o regard to race and gender!
In some ways, organized media campaigns are used to suppress common understandings and perspectives; instead of news we're fed the special media diet designed to stay conflict and re-pay the sons and daughters of long-dead and gone vicitms.posted @ Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 16:15
@E.J.: Well, how come some say life is "cheap" in me he co! Don't leave the resort grounds!
On the other hand, economic depression in the U.S., before, did not see a spectacular surge of crime; but, both Hoover and Roosevelt tightened-up on immigration (to mitigate the labor surplus). This time: Try the other way around!
But then, we did see the violence and crime associated with Prohibition! Obummer and the others seem to be getting serious about revenue rises.
Already, Bloomberg's NYC is a mecca for tobacco smugglers;
So look for criminal surges centered around products, services and goods made less available or more expensive (alcohol, again? tobacco? drugs? gambling; lottery?) in a process designed to bring in more revenue for government operations.posted @ Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 16:03
TeeWee, "sustainable" is a term used by private, corporate and public institutions as a marketing tool designed to win a larger market share. Often, the ploy is undertaken in light of financial crises that hint at current or future mismatches between earnings and debt repayments.
A hotel chain looking to take customers away from established firms might claim their shower used less water; or that their building harmed the environment less than the other one!
A college or university facing stagnant or declining enrollment, may seek a remedy that includes touting the campus as "more sustainable" than that of competitors.
In all cases, "sustainability" claims are advanced and vetted by the same firms making the claims; for instance, if UGA decided to buy new plumbing fixtures in efforts to "save" water, they'd generate data indicating they had actually done so! In other words, whether or not claims are "certified," they are virtually worthless.
In fact, individuals can live more sustainable lives partly by having the humility to act in these ways when no one is looking; and when publicizing their activities is not a way to generate for themselves a lot of money or positive PR; or expanded budgetary authority!
Ironically, used by public and private firms, the word "sustainable" may hint at anything but sustainable!posted @ Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 15:54
With regard to the substantial and rising public subsidies going into retail and food production markets: Demand will reach a high-point, and then fall rapidly! Translation: Price collapse! Unsaleable surpluses!
As is, farmers are borrowing and banks are lending in the belief that both production and prices can rise; retail food outlet expansions, as well, seem "recession -proof!"
The U.S. may see much more volatile immigration patterns as the years roll on; there could be conflict between and among various separatist factions as "look-alike" tribes and families fight over declining shares of wealth;
Ironically, what once was the great melting pot, looks more and more like a bar room brawl; in opportunity we saw tolerance; and in decline, deprivation and desperation; we find hardened looks and positions; if assault and homicide rates are already high, will worsened economic opportunity make them go even higher?posted @ Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 15:30
@emanon: We don't hear about it when professors leave (for jobs elsewhere or for early retirement) or when a UGA position goes vacant because all the qualified applicants are getting better offers elsewhere.
Exactly! For the record, I have asked appropriate journalists to monitor public institutional human resources activities closely! I know for a fact that UGA has LOST a lot of good folks over the years! Right now, we see these high profile fluffy folks meeting "critical" demographic dimensions held-up as though their skin-color or gender (etc.) was THE accomplishment! THIS is how almost all employees over at UGA are evaluated; it is image and not substance that matters!
The media could monitor dismissals, departures; review "exit" interviews; call them up and talk to them; develop sources within HR departments who could leak negative information about HR people and actions;
(The most significant change regarding faculty and staff at UGA relates to higher "effectiveness and productivity." This was accomplished by hiring fewer faculty as enrollment increased; using more part-time instructors, etc. Oh, and the whole thing was put down in a "5 Year Plan" under Knapp and then dutifully carried out!)
The idea that MONEY makes all the difference is a bunch of self-serving [filtered word]!
Most of these professional are thrilled to be given the opportunity and freedom to do what they are doing; and except for the smug lizards at the top, they are NOT here for the money! THAT the Chronicle of Higher Education would bring-up money this way ... says a lot about who controls the CHE and at least a little about the vast harm caused in higher education when "movers and shakers" begin to think about the whole thing like they were bankers or fancy Wall Street types!
Again, Shearer's work printed, above, is worse than no story at all!
Likely funding for education is set for a long-term DECLINE after a spectacular run-up; it (higher ed -- uga) will not survive, locally, unless appropriate authorities change the way they spend their money! In fact, some signs indicated they are already in transition; adapting to the "new normal."posted @ Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 15:10
@E.J.: I know you are wrong, E.J.! The full breadth of the NPR warp includes helpful stuff for dedicated leftist liberals; in "Wait! Wait! Don't tell me!", is spun a clever back and forth which actually tells still puzzled liberals when and how to smirk and shriek at political figures and potential policy changes! This show, and many others, is a liberal primer for the novice and advanced liberal telling him or her what's important and not; and how to think about it; and how to talk about it!
Of course, I have often stated that "even bad journalism" can have a positive effect on public policy; and thank God it's so!
STILL, I'd never go so far as to contribute to NPR and certainly would shut-down the public subsidy as deftly as I might slay a venomous snake! In comparison, I consider Tim Bryant's show at 9 am on WGAU the equivalent of a non-venomous reptile, helpful to the environment, in the way compost or other decaying matter might improve local flora. If he is stumbling and bloviating one moment, it's probably because corporate has assigned another meeting with the too-jolly lizards! Perhaps someone's cell phone is on the blink; or, maybe they act like it is because they really don't want to talk to Tim Bryant, at all! (Can you hear me now?!) Truthfully, the one to watch over there is probably Matt Caesar! (Anyone commuting via public transit ought to be -- probably is -- on some sort of public watch list!).
I STILL have the AJC on notice, and I am not even a Cox creditor! They dumped Cynthia Tucker on UGA (Gee, thanks!) but still have the likes of Jay Bookman and other embedded liberals always plotting and planning to put ratings in the crapper, again!! Ya'll have just one more chance, and you better get it right!
Notes About Tim's Offense
1. In his Friday talk show which began at 9am, WGAU host Tim Bryant referred to ABH commentators as idiots; I believe he further stated his opinion that there existed a surplus of "idiots" among those who contribute anonymous comments.
I have not reviewed comments on that story; but Tim said only "idiots" would assume disposition of criminal charges was brought about by "the power of football." Perhaps, as well, Dr.s Trotter and Davidson left office to pursue other opportunities. I wonder if the young truant, at least, can work for Brown instead of a waste disposal company?posted @ Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 14:34
Shearer's story today simply regurgitates UGA's position on state subsidies: We want more, and not less money, or else!
It's worse than no story at all!posted @ Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 13:59
another solid contribution from grimes; next time tell us what Obama should do to help the economyposted @ Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 14:42
Computers were where the action was when I was a college student; maybe today it's "journalism!" Oh, and you don't need an expensive college degree to get started! Just forget everything you know, and allow sources to tell the story!posted @ Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 14:36
@davidxto: Uh, I edited out my harsher comments. I, of course, am completely supportive of young Dory's spirited response to some critics; it seems like he predicted what they'd say, and sort of answered them before they said it! Bravo! We need more kids like that!
In fact, it's really hard to get white Americans -- or anyone else -- to seek deportations of those living in the U.S. illegally; that is especially so with regards to their children; and its probably why our mostly white Congress is moving towards amnesty and accommodation.
ALL THAT SAID, mostly whites in America have been tarred and feathered with "racial profiling" accusations when arguably black Americans are likely disproportionately harmed by labor surpluses; what I mean to say is that there is a conspiracy, again, against white people; and it's why some recent immigrants believe whites "hate them!"
Even though liberal whites know all of this, they still hold up white Americans as "oppressors" of the American dream! In fact, opposition to illegal immigration is based on the real harm to living standards among working Americans wrought by an official "green light" towards open immigration.
Both democrat and republican leaders have "winked" at illegal workers; they stand firmly in the corner with "business," and know labor excesses allow lower wages and higher profits! Again, these are the same political forces paving the way for outsourcing and further globalization and the same folks who caused the wage gap among Americans to reach historic levels!
In fact, all workers, everywhere, including those here illegally ought take notice of political authorities who are selling out workers in order to benefit capital, owners, and folks sitting pretty like themselves! In this latter category, I would positively include the smug smirking liberals ensconced in our local public schools; I see real blood dripping from the corners of their mouths!posted @ Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 14:18
Well, well! I am taking the Fifth Amendment!
I still do not know which is worse and more deleterious to public policy: Anonymous comments appended to "real" journalism, newspaper bulletin boards, and internet blogs; or that so-called journalism, itself!
Ira Glass spoke up for NPR by claiming at least it had its members (who are supposed to contribute, now!).
He stated NPR was "real news," when so much else is editorial, including blogs, do-it-yourself news; etc.! (Actually, "NPR" is the liberal primer; and conservative anti-primer!)
I think we see now chinks in the armor of the leftist mainstream press! They are afraid they'll lose control of the agenda; and I think they are right!
At the AJC, journalists had to return to credible, objective journalism to stave off bankruptcy! And now they have a rising circulation and resurgent reputation!
Idiots, you say!
special note: I believe he referred to "idiots" who commented in regard to the story about the UGA football player who had gun charges dropped; he was referring to folks who cited "the power of football" in regard to dropping the charges!posted @ Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 13:51
Lax immigration policy for years has brought available supplies of labor into surplus even while U.S. policy on trade and capital flows have cut demand for that labor.posted @ Friday, April 26, 2013 - 18:35
When marshal mathers came out, I expected trouble! Fortunately, and perhaps as a result of the protective publicity from "8 mile," the young white rapper has not yet been gunned down by thugsters. And, unfortunately, like the straight players, it's the folks on their side of the fence really in trouble here.
We are helping cobble together here today and across the papers and electrons a modern version of a civil rights story. Yesterday it was gay marriage in France, and today, or whenever this thread was begun, it was ALL like, "Yay! Finally! We have an out and proud GAY football player in the N effing F effing L effing!
For liberals and the media, we've only recently discovered homosexual behavior in humans; and even if WE did know about it all along, it was wrong when we didn't allow them to marry; adopt kids; or just, you know, all that stuff everyone does for free!
Like an advertising banner stuck on a telephone pole, the King wonders, what will be next? Who? Me!
A globe dominated by the wealthy 1 percent and looking nervously at the slaves and hearing drum beats and smelling smoke from torches!
Let 'em marry! Let 'em fornicate! Be nice! Send money! Do ANYTHING to keep this global racket going!
Sorry, FAIL, again; and for the second time today!
Your ship comes in; but then it leaves and goes out again!
But YES, it would be nice if we could keep this fading era of illusion on track!
But it's already late, and we have to get up tomorrow to do real work!
Love and kisses! Sweet dreams to globalization and especially the NFL!
Now, back to the formal thread ....posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 16:13
I was happy to see a part of the gallivanting Obama/democrat agenda vanish in a cloud of heat and light; their media pals, as well, have brought a knife to a gun fight!
Galis' learned framing of the issues is appreciated.
I just would like to see a learned columnist write a piece linking most "active shooter" cases to mental illness; as is, our jails house mentally ill folks and they are involved in a lot of crime. Our mental health system -- not the U.S. Constitution -- is broken and failing America.
In this debate, dumb has met dumber.posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 15:04
Members of the Georgia Professional Lobbyists Association would add one more gripe: unregistered lobbyists. These are the corporate executives, real-estate developers and former government staffers who are actively working to influence legislators, drafting bills and negotiating bargains. Yet, they don’t declare themselves as lobbyists, and they don’t file expenditure reports.
?? If they give things to legislators, don't the legislators have to report that? If they are substantial gifts, then likely they are "unregistered" lobbyists.
Now, if citizens desire honest elected officials they ought ask hard-nosed DAs to look into things and prosecute graft in elected office!
Journalists can help, too, by scrutinizing the deals, the contracts, the contractors and just everything they can get their hands on!! We need grand juries and strong district attorneys; indictments and perp walks!
I can't wait!posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 23:47
Likely the liberals have over-reacted to this early slap down! The proposed rules changes likely would have not prevented a single act of violence; substance is more important than image.posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 23:31
Here is the exception: I am on the ACLU's side!
Not a friend of terrorists or supportive of bombers, mind you!
Our leaders are FOREVER itching to find a reason to get rid of the "troublesome" bill of rights, and just do any damn thing they please!
I wish we still lived in a country where our elected leaders feared US!posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 23:17
The Hodgson oak was chopped down last week after officials deemed it a potential hazard due to vertical cracks in its trunk.
It is unclear from the story whether or not ACC officials had asked the family to remove the tree.posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 23:05
Likely increased activity in housing markets and construction are unsustainable over the long run. We shouldn't think a return to the "go-go" days of the 2000's real estate market is a good thing, or "recovery." Those in the realty business needn't expect the easy money of the past is now "just around the corner," or imagine their places in our local economy are assured; or is a "God-given right!" WE live in these neighborhoods! WE see you prowling the streets in late model cars like sharks and as though you OWN us, and have the right to hustle anywhere you wish!
A home is to live in, and not an "investment," or ATM! Buyers ought seek sellers who do not use realtors; and sellers ought to try to finance homes, themselves, and keep those interest payments in their own pockets and not hand them over to banksters! Moreover, sellers ought consider "rent to own' arrangements that favor those who can't meet credit requriments; but who still can make a monthy payment.
A sustainable economy in Athens is needed, not another boom and bust bubble.posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 22:43
Oops!posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 22:36
He wait a minute! Aren't we supposed to be spending the majority of our tax dollars to the benefit of Atlanta and northern Georgia! We've seen population losses in south GA and gains in north GA. Is now really the time we wish to start playing fair? Think about it!posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 22:36
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