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Tant: Time for loud voices in America

@Logical: Well said, with one exception. The Iraq war resolution was passed by Cons and Libs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Resolution
(not that it matters, but "Bush and company" went thru the process prior to the unfortunate invasion.)
Obama, when he does so, strikes out on his own with an itchy trigger finger.....even against American citizens.

posted @ Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 06:25

Athens bicycle thief 'gravely' injured while making getaway

His karma ran over his dogma! @nomad:

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 06:46

Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

ON THE CONTRARY; Why Do Employers Pay for Health Insurance, Anyway?
By DANIEL AKST
Published: November 2, 2003

NOBODY expects employers to provide groceries, housing or clothing, but for odd historical reasons American employers have evolved into providers of health insurance. Nearly two-thirds of Americans under 65 rely on health coverage from an employer.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/02/business/on-the-contrary-why-do-employ...

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 05:22

Tant: World War I planted seeds for more wars

“A liar begins by making a falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.”
Describes most of those rascals on both sides of the aisle.

posted @ Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 05:59

Hoyt, Farmer: Athens Regional board chairs comment on electronic health records system implementation

And kudos to the folks on the computer remedying end of this who have worked tirelessly for months trying to straighten out EHR

posted @ Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 05:34

How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?

(THATS NOT FUNNY!)

posted @ Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 05:45

"How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?"

(THAT'S NOT FUNNY)

posted @ Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 05:43

Tant: Some suggestions for summer reading

Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World Paperback
by Emma Marris
Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism (New Atlantis Books) Hardcover
by Robert Zubrin
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates Paperback
by Wes Moore
The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America Hardcover
by Amy Chua

posted @ Monday, June 2, 2014 - 04:52

Record low river flows show need for improved water planning

Then there are the polar bears......
http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/30/scientists-admit-polar-bear-numbers-we...

posted @ Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 10:12

Record low river flows show need for improved water planning

"Global climate change, produced by humanity’s massive burning of fossil fuels, is the main culprit in reduced river flows, he says."
The "New Republic", not known for being a conservative magazine says the question is still open.
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116887/does-climate-change-cause-extr...

posted @ Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 06:33

Tant: Mad magazine editor tickled counterculture's funnybone

"Is this fish fresh?....No, it's very well mannered."
Snappy answers to stupid questions section of Mad.

posted @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 05:22

Schram: Rove again shows mastery of media manipulation

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

posted @ Friday, May 16, 2014 - 04:48

What Others Say: Time for real answers on Benghazi (Savannah Morning News)

"My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government." Obama from the White House website.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/TransparencyandOpenGovernment

posted @ Monday, May 12, 2014 - 05:01

Towery: Commencement season shows left's anti-intellectualism

"The wise man sees his enemy that he, himself has cast."
Lao Tsu.
aka, in psychology known as projection.

posted @ Monday, May 12, 2014 - 04:56

Jefferson shut out for first time this season, knocked out of playoffs

Same thing every year.....public schools get the short end of the competition stick, having to play well funded, schools who get talent from all over the state.
How about a "league of their own?"
For further info:
http://www.georgiatrend.com/October-2011/Good-Sports/

posted @ Friday, May 2, 2014 - 05:37

The Editor's Desk: East Athens forums uniquely informative

Works for me.@snarkydude:

posted @ Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 06:02

Oglethorpe's Pittard on ACCG board

Good man.

posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 04:38

Tant: Extremists pervert their religion

And this from the same Southern Poverty Law Center:
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/ideology/black-...

As Martin Luther King Jr. once said: "Violence begets violence; hate begets hate; and toughness begets a greater toughness. It is all a descending spiral, and the end is destruction — for everybody. Along the way of life, someone must have enough sense and morality to cut off the chain of hate."

A leading example of a black separatist group is the Nation of Islam led by Louis Farrakhan. In 1997, and in less explicit ways since then, Farrakhan made clear that he had renounced none of the anti-white, anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic and anti-gay views of the previous Nation leader, Elijah Mohammed. Those beliefs include the view that Yacub, a renegade black "scientist," created whites 6,600 years ago as an inherently evil and ungodly people — "blue-eyed devils." Farrakhan has described Catholics and Jews, who he said practice a "gutter religion," as preying on blacks.

posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 - 05:16

NeSmith: Easter egg hunt turns youngster into Republican

You know things are getting bad when you see a politician with his hands in his own pocket.

posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 06:12

'Big Bang' leaves big questions

The Dude abides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c

posted @ Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 06:09

Sikora: There is no 'IRS scandal'

@dawgette: Frank Caliendo on Bill Clinton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5K2KR0ybiw
"I am not here, you do not see me"

posted @ Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 05:07

BACK-TO-BACK: Georgia women's swim team repeats as NCAA champs

YeeHaw Smile

posted @ Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 06:38

What Others Say: Answers still needed in IRS (The Augusta Chronicle)

@ponsoldt: There are many good reasons for remaining anonymous in blogs. It is a personal choice and does not necessarily infer cowardice etc. As Marshall McLuhan said, "The Medium is the Message(Massage). A blogger's point is the same regardless of his moniker.
By the way, in my experience, my friends on the left on the average make more snide innuendos and ad hominem comments than my friends on the right. ("hack and a bag carrier") (not a truism, just my experience.

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 08:49

Johnson: 'Son of God' may inspire deeper exploration of faith

Owed to Kristofferson, owed to John Prine.
Jesus was a Capricorn, he ate organic foods.
He believed in love and peace and never wore no shoes.
Long hair, beard and sandals and a funky bunch of friends.
Reckon they'd just nail him up if He come down again.

'Cos everybody's got to have somebody to look down on.
Who they can feel better than at anytime they please.
Someone doin' somethin' dirty, decent folks can frown on.
If you can't find nobody else, then help yourself to me.

Get back, John!

Egg Head's cousin Red Neck's cussin' hippies for their hair.
Others laugh at straights who laugh at freaks who laugh at squares.
Some folks hate the whites who hate the blacks who hate the clan.
Most of us hate anything that we don't understand.

'Cos everybody's got to have somebody to look down on.
Who they can feel better than at anytime they please.
Someone doin' somethin' dirty, decent folks can frown on.
If you can't find nobody else, then help yourself to me.

Help yourself, brother.
Help yourself, Gentlemen.
Help yourself Reverend.

posted @ Monday, March 17, 2014 - 05:26

NeSmith: Forty years ago, Atlanta editor's kidnapping made national news

Ala Terry Kay: "The Kidnapping of Aaron Green."
http://www.amazon.com/The-Kidnapping-Aaron-Green-Terry/dp/0380729059

posted @ Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 06:01

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