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Pitts: Rand Paul gets schooled at Howard

Pitts doing what he does best:

posted @ Monday, April 22, 2013 - 10:17

Beyonce admits she lip synced at Inauguration

Had to post this one, too. These are hilarious!

posted @ Friday, February 1, 2013 - 13:00

Beyonce admits she lip synced at Inauguration

This is what she was really singing:

Wink

posted @ Friday, February 1, 2013 - 12:56

White House must be in parallel universe

@Georgia Boy: You don't know anything about me personally or when I first became involved in political issues and/or the deficit. (Which is different from the debt, another issue I am concerned about.) Wink

posted @ Friday, January 18, 2013 - 23:41

White House must be in parallel universe

[quote][b]nancy30683[/b] - Reading all the above comments with interest! Can someone here, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, please tell me when it WILL be O.K. to become concerned with the national debt?

When it reaches $20 trillion maybe, or is it solely dependent on who is occupying the White House? ALL are responsible, including ourselves, who have silently sat back and watched it happen for decades.

However, at the moment I see only one party who suggests eliminating the debt ceiling altogether. Care to take a guess at which one that is?
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AMEN!!!! I'm tired of conservatives being told that their argument is invalid because not enough of them spoke out against the Bush deficits. Taking this logic to its conclusion, Republicans will never be allowed to be concerned with the national debt during a Democratic presidency because they didn't speak up during Bush's and others, and Democrats will not be allowed to be concerned with the national debt during a Republican presidency because they didn't speak up during Obama's. Therefore, nothing would ever be done.

posted @ Friday, January 18, 2013 - 11:41

Michelle Obama shows off new hairstyle: bangs

The first lady's hairstyle is news? This article is a waste of time, space and energy.

posted @ Friday, January 18, 2013 - 11:10

Georgia Children's Chorus to hold holiday concert

[quote][b]Athens Hi-Fi[/b] - Will they be singing CHRISTMAS carols?
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Yes, and much more!!!!

posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 18:38

OB/GYNs back over-the-counter birth control pills

[quote][b]Pologize[/b] - Do you believe that War is immoral? We are still paying for a couple of those. I'd rather pay for their birth control pills than to pay for feeding their children when they add them to the welfare pool. [/quote]

War is a horrible thing, but is unfortunately sometimes necessary. Imagine what other horrors Hitler would have committed had he not been stopped.

What I think is immoral is not up for discussion. Different people's personal feelings are all over the map, and our laws could never allow for every single one. I am talking about beliefs that are based on religious faith. In this case, abortion/respect for life/contraception is addressed in most formal statements of belief. These beliefs may not seem important to those who do not adhere to them, but they are incredibly important to those who do.

You are wrongly assuming that most or all "unwanted" children are automatically on welfare. Not every "unwanted" child is born to a welfare queen. Some of these mothers (and/or the fathers) work. Many children of unplanned pregnancies are adopted. I put "unwanted" in quotes because there are many prospective parents waiting to adopt these precious children.

posted @ Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 16:37

OB/GYNs back over-the-counter birth control pills

It's not about which is cheapest, birth control or unplanned pregnancies. I have a big problem with the government strong-arming Christian/Catholic organizations and individuals to pay for things they believe are immoral. The government has no business interfering with religion. I notice that the separation-of-church-and-state advocates have no problem with this.

posted @ Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:24

The Editor's Desk: Talking turkey; Not So Silent Night

"Tofurkey" - shudder!!! Sick

posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 - 09:45

Unique Eats: Quickly

Maybe I'm punchy from being up so late, but reading "octopus balls" conjured some strange images in my head. Sick

posted @ Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 02:00

Man receives 10 years in prison for molestation in Comer

[quote][b]ppensyl[/b] - Why do these guys get such light sentences? One's sexual interests, attractions, or proclivities are not quelled, or stopped, with time. If this guy likes little kids he's still gonna like little kids ten years from now. Child molestation, in my opinion, should be a life sentence at the very least!
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You took the words right out of my mouth!!!!!!!!!!

posted @ Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 07:45

Berry: Democrats have Christian values, too

[quote] I don’t want to bring back the era when women couldn’t vote, when blacks were denied civil rights . . . [/quote]

Yet another straw man fallacy. Nowhere did the previous writer state that she wanted to repeal women's or blacks' rights. It's one thing to be against something another person stands for, but it's another to misstate their beliefs.

posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 21:49

Dozens of states make it hard to get abortion

[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - Conservatives complain about people taking from others to benefit themselves and this is, in part, what the Duggars are doing.[/quote]

Who, exactly, are they taking from?

All citizens have every right to take every deduction and credit that is due them.

posted @ Monday, October 22, 2012 - 00:07

Dozens of states make it hard to get abortion

@Randy West:

I understand. Unfortunately, the vast majority of pro-choice people I have encountered think it's horrible that the Duggars and others like them have so many children. I have not met many who share your view.

I am not a fan of reality tv. I have only seen the show a couple of times, but it seems to be one of the better ones. The family seems to be just living their life and sharing, not mugging for the camera and showing off, like so many others.

posted @ Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 23:36

Dozens of states make it hard to get abortion

[quote][b]Randy West[/b] - Fecundamentalists like that wretched Duggar family state that is their goal.[/quote]

I have never understood why people who are supposedly "pro-choice" have such a problem with families like the Duggars. They are choosing to bring wanted children into their families, they love and care for them, and they teach them to be respectful, responsible, productive members of society. If pro-choicers were truly pro-choice, they would respect all choices, not just abortion.

posted @ Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 22:52

Face to face: Obama, Romney in crackling debate

Candy Crowley's preferential treatment of Obama was egregious. She interrupted Romney 28 times, and Obama only 9. She gave Obama more chances to speak on each issue than Romney. She granted Obama four more minutes to speak over Romney.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/17/Crowley-interrupts-28...

posted @ Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 15:18

Evil drop-down ad on the ABH main page - any way to avoid?

I haven't been on in awhile, but I always hated the Bell's ad that peeled down from the corner, making it impossible to open any menus. Hope they don't do that anymore.

posted @ Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 02:33

Face to face: Obama, Romney in crackling debate

I was floored by how openly partisan Candy was. She helped set Obama up for his rebuttals. Several times, she took whatever Romney had just stated and said something contradictory as she gave the floor to Obama. She seemed all too eager to hear how Obama would respond. No wonder the libs are gushing over her.

posted @ Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 02:24

Today's editorial cartoon

posted @ Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 08:05

Butt Hutt voted best BBQ in the SEC

I really enjoy Brunswick stew, but I am sorry to say that I have yet to have good BBQ since I moved here from KY 5 years ago. I have tried many, many places, including many of those referenced in the comments. The meat is so bland and tastes like it was not smoked at all. Some even tastes boiled. Bleh.

posted @ Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 21:13

Pitts: Broader voter ID requirements are good idea

[quote][b]ned[/b] - Illegal aliens don't vote. It is a made up problem.[/quote]

It's a problem in Florida. A quote from the following article:

"Of the 1,600 registered illegals in Miami-Dade County thus far identified, around two-thirds have actually cast ballots. "

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/4/illegal-voters-the-winnin...

posted @ Monday, July 30, 2012 - 00:00

Los Angeles Times: Education's pendulum: Thinkers or test takers?

Having been a public school teacher, I have witnessed firsthand how teachers are forced to teach to the test. It becomes less about learning and more about memorizing.

I'm a homeschooler, and I test my children every year (more than is required by state law). I find them useful for evaluating their language arts, math and science skills, but many questions in the social studies section are a joke. For instance, my kids studied Native Americans for a solid month. They could tell you much about Native Americans from every region of the U.S.: the Northwest coast, the Arctic, the Great Basin, the Great Plains, the Northeast Woodlands, the Plateau, the Southeast, the Southwest, and California. We studied their culture, their lifestyles, their clothing & hairstyles, their homes, their religion, and much, much more. On the social studies portion of one of the kids' test, there was a question about some miniscule, obscure tribe that I had never even heard of. I Googled it, and there wasn't even a lot of information available on it. I can only hope that my child made a lucky guess, but I refuse to change my teaching to try to anticipate what will be covered on this test. We're learning a lot and enjoying the journey, and I don't want anything to get in the way of that.

posted @ Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 07:44

Los Angeles Times: Education's pendulum: Thinkers or test takers?

Teaching to the test is never a good strategy. A friend in Florida lamented that in his child's school, science is not taught AT ALL until 5th grade, because science wasn't on their standardized test.
Shock

posted @ Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 07:18

Today's editorial cartoon

This would have been even more effective had the illustrator used a European-style plug for the global economy.

posted @ Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 07:12

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