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Health care law-Holocaust comparison criticized

You cannot fix stupid. Let the idiot stand by his comments, hopefully he will be voted out at the next election.

posted @ Monday, May 5, 2014 - 20:40

The death of a pig, up close and personal

Pigs are actually more intelligent than many other animals.(including some humans I could name). They rank with dolphins, I think. I would not eat one and found this story disturbing.

posted @ Monday, May 5, 2014 - 20:37

Alabama woman mauled by dogs dies at Atlanta hospital

Unfortunately, it is frequently pit bull owners who neglect or refuse to get their dogs neutered or spayed. I know that the pit bull can be "sweet" but I try to avoid it whenever possible.

posted @ Monday, May 5, 2014 - 20:35

NY pastor to raffle rifle during Sunday service

This mentality just puzzles and appalls me! Give away a gun in a church service? Has this pastor (I use the title lightly, I doubt he set foot in a seminary) even read the gospels? Where did Jesus say that weapons should be raffled? I hope that sensible Baptists rise up and put a stop to this nonsense! This behavior just adds on to the bad name that Christianity is getting in this country.
Although, come to think of it, this man is not Christian so it should not reflect on true Christians!

posted @ Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 16:28

Jury finds Athens man not guilty of elderly homeowner's murder; victim's family outraged

I will admit to not understanding the law on this one. I really thought, when I read this that it would be impossible to find someone guilty of murder if they were sitting in the car and not involved in the shooting. I am assuming that this is not true and he could have been found guilty.
My sympathy goes out to the family who have been suffering over this for a long time. Hopefully the judge will give this man a long sentence based on what he was found to be guilty of even if he cannot sentence him for murder. He should get the maximum allowed.

posted @ Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 16:10

Clayton County woman sentenced to 10 years in Medicaid fraud

She deserves every minute. One reason some people are so against programs like medicaid is because of the fraudulent behavior of people like this scum.

posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 15:35

Miller helps Georgia overpower Mississippi State 77-48 in last home start

Enjoyed this game and all the previous home games. These young women can be proud of the work they did this year. Want to wish Khaalidah the best of luck in whatever she does after graduation. She will succeed in life!

posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 13:11

Longtime Barrow County narcotics dog hit and killed by vehicle

This is sad. Sympathy to all who knew and loved Ranger.

posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 13:07

New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

I am all for this. I try to watch how much sugar is in products and would like to know which products have added sugar. Also, I have thought for a long time that the serving size listed was unrealistic. As someone who does read most labels, I applaud this.
Will those people who really need to watch calories pay any attention? We can hope. You only have to look around you to realize that far too many of Americans are oversized.

posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 16:57

Clarke, Oconee schools announce snow makeup day plans

I am puzzled about this. I have a family member teaching in Oconee county and she is expected to make up 40 hours, I think. She can do this by documenting time after school that she uses to work on things that will help the students. She already works 2 or more hours every day after school lets out, trying to keep up with the work load, so this won't be difficult for her. But, my question is, do other government workers have to make up time lost? What about UGA faculty and staff? What about city hall workers? Why is it that the teachers and school employees must make it up? Do those working in the school system's central office have to make up time? Is this being handled fairly or is it once again a case of calling on the teachers to go above and beyond what others are asked to do?

posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 09:20

Confederate flag on some Georgia car tags sparks anger

I think this makes the state of Georgia look like it is made up of a bunch of backward looking jerks. It has been shown over and over again that the confederate flag has become a symbol of racism and discord. This may be unfair and unfortunate but it is a fact. Therefore, why should the state want to display this symbol on its license plate?
And also, unfair or not, if I see this plate on a car, I will immediately think "redneck"…not "honorable descendent of a confederate veteran." It is a pity that a design has become that negative to much of the country, but it has.

posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 21:59

Bill Nye: Bible doesn't tell Earth's true history


Well said! I find it entirely comfortable to believe in God and to accept science. They are not mutually exclusive.
It is so amazing to me that people still believe that the Bible is the literal word of God or was ever intended to be the REAL explanation of creation in 2014. This is despite the knowledge that we now have to who wrote the Bible and who chose what would be included in it. I know that a lot of people are home schooling their children with religious answers to scientific questions and I am sad for the children who will eventually face the reality of science and not know what to do with it.
Anyway, thanks for your very artful reply.

posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 13:48

Wilson: Republicans not to blame for Benghazi

Started to read this with interest but when I saw the source of information was Fox news, I immediately changed my mind about the validity of what was said. No one will ever impress me by stating anything they learned came from Fox.

posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 13:39

Seagraves: An Obamacare success story


What you say is absolutely true, but it would apply to any kind of health insurance so is not limited to the ACA. At least with the ACA those who could not get insurance due to previous illnesses or conditions can now obtain it. Paying for it in the face of adversity will be no different than paying for it with any insurance.

posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 13:35

Seagraves: An Obamacare success story

Thank you Nancy for posting this example of how the ACA is working for those with pre-existing conditions. Of course there are many who want the bill to fail or be repealed but there are many more out there who are benefiting from it.

posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 13:32

5 things to know about the massive farm bill

Thank you for this article as I now feel I understand the farm bill a little better. It seems like a fair bill, each side getting some things and losing some things.

posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 13:25

After threat, NY rep. faces temperament questions

[quote][b]theold33[/b] -
Generally speaking that is true, but they're all not sweet little angels. Especially when one tells you that he is going to find out where you live and is going to burn your house down.

The way you include this, it sounds as if the reporter in this story made that remark! If he did, I certainly did not hear it and I watched the replay several times. I think you need to make it clear that you were not quoting him. The reporter looked totally stunned when this thug of a politician came back to threaten him! Grimm should be sanctioned, at the least. Disgusting behavior.

posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 15:06

Federal judge slashes jury award against Equifax

Sounds like the judge has a lot more sense than the jury! I have been on those juries where the people think that because the defendant is a business they have unlimited pockets and they can "sock it to them". While Equifax was surely at fault, I think the woman has been fairly compensated.

posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 15:00

Bergins: 'Thanks' to Broun for rifle raffle

This letter brought a smile to my face on this wintry morning. I doubt that Broun can understand satire, it does take a higher level of intelligence, after all, but the rest of us can enjoy it.

posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:09

Arizona GOP censures McCain for 'liberal' record

Oh…I am still here! (Although I don't think I have figured out how to activate my enrollment to the online of the future…) I think I have common sense. (in comparison, anyway).

I find the state of Arizona downright frightening. (along with Texas). I had a lot of admiration for McCain until he ran for president and turned so far right, and it took me awhile to start to pay any attention to him again. But lately he has made more sense than most republicans. He is actually being castigated for working on bipartisan resolutions!
It is as if trying to work together and get something done in a bipartisan way is a betrayal of the republican party. I worry about the future of our government if the crazies get too much power, they have no vision for the betterment of the country.

posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 21:30

Broun holding drawing for free rifle

Broun is being totally insensitive, irresponsible and downright stupid. But then, nothing new in all of that, is there? Will be hoping for his defeat and his ride off into the sunset of oblivion.

posted @ Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 14:19

Farmer: The dangers of anecdotal evidence


I cannot argue with your premise that human greed is the basis for the problem or that it has become too politicized. As long as each of us thinks only of our own comfort and ease of living, we will not do anything. One of these days it will be too late for action or regret.
I really have little sympathy for the human race, we are doing it to ourselves. I am sad for other species who live on this planet with us and will be victims of our greed. Sad

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 16:05

Farmer: The dangers of anecdotal evidence

@Eschaton V2.0:

Hello yourself…...
Actually many people dispute that the earth is warming. You see it every time we have extra cold temps come our way! I think we are closer and closer to a consensus about CO2 as well. It has risen much more rapidly since we started burning fossil fuels. I am not a scientist but I have seen many graphs that show that rising temps and CO2 are closely linked and now CO2 is at its highest point since records have been kept.

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 16:00

Farmer: The dangers of anecdotal evidence

[quote][b]Eschaton V2.0[/b] -
Utterly false. There is no such consensus.

Actually over 95% of climatologists accept that the earth is warming.
In addition, based on data from ice core drilling in the antarctic, the C02 levels are higher than they have been in the past 800,000 years. FACTS.

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 14:51

Farmer: The dangers of anecdotal evidence

>There is a bit of a difference between "thousands" of degrees and "millions" of degrees. . .

Your are right….just like there is a big difference between Dr. Farmer's scientific credentials and knowledge and yours! He did not obtain his science information from Fox News!

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 14:36

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