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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 - 07:12

'Big Bang' leaves big questions

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

posted @ Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 07:09

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 - 06:07

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

YeeHaw Smile

posted @ Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 07:38

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 - 09:49

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 - 06:26

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 - 07:01

Shifting prompts removal of top sections of Confederate monument in downtown Athens

Athens, 1947

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3BdLM3ebYo&feature=player_embedded

posted @ Friday, March 14, 2014 - 06:31

Wellington: Even on film, America must recognize its history with slavery

@proftom: Other than feeling remorse and perhaps "white guilt", I am never sure what we are supposed to do about these past atrocities. The first step in healing is to acknowledge the facts. I do not doubt that the "white man" has contributed his share of troubles to the world. He was not and is not alone in that regard...acknowledged. Now what? I am sorry, sincerely that these events have and are occurring. I saw my children emerge from their mother's womb...no original sin there. Should they be beaten over their heads with this history and made to feel responsible?
Perhaps as Maya Angelou once said:“You did then what you knew how to do, And when you knew better, You did better.”

posted @ Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 08:10

Wellington: Even on film, America must recognize its history with slavery

I liked the book better.....no well-known actors.(written in 1853)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18478222-twelve-years-a-slave?from_se...

posted @ Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 07:19

Not just more drought, but heavier rains in store

...and this just in from the co-founder of GreenPeace:
Greenpeace co-founder:" No scientific evidence of man-made global warming"

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/25/greenpeace-co-founder-no-scientific-ev...
http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/25/greenpeace-co-founder-no-scientific-ev...

posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 08:20

Hill: Health care law brings down insurance rates

You're welcome, Sad

posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 07:31

Ponsoldt: Reasonable minimum wage would support 'trickle-up' economics

Some of the same supporters of raising the minimum wage have done their best to get me(contractor) to lower my bids on their jobs. If I raise the bid to support their cause, I do not get chosen as they typically opt for the lowest bidder, who does not support the minimum wage. Go figure! It happens....matter of fact!
Also, if it is such a good idea, why not raise it to $20 or higher?
( I have had supporter's sweat and swear that I charge too much.....t&m, time and material, that's all a job is. I cannot control the material.....all I can do is lower the wage in order to compete. Some of the biggest supporters are cheapskates when it comes to their own causes.)

posted @ Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 07:38

Towery: The conservative case for Hillary Clinton

@swimdawg68: "What difference does it make now anyway?"

posted @ Friday, February 14, 2014 - 07:53

DiCaprio, Hill re-team for story of Richard Jewell

Looking forward to the faux Southern accents.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imZjCbRuZ3c
(Lewis Grizzard)

posted @ Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 07:14

Bergins: 'Thanks' to Broun for rifle raffle

@Dr Benway: A good man is hard to find!

posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 07:55

Athens Banner-Herald introduces All-Access Membership

@Chris White: I have greatly enjoyed reading and sharing thoughts in this section for years. I take you at your word about the causes and reasons you state for charging for a subscription. No hard feelings here. The market will decide. I don't intend to subscribe but I wish you well. You do not deserve some of the snide and rude comments.
Thanks

posted @ Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 07:52

NeSmith: 'I got here as fast as I could'

"How many people do you know who retire and move up North?" ala Brother Dave Gardner?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNWRsh58qgE

posted @ Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 07:26

Farmer: The dangers of anecdotal evidence

@Greg Benson: Greg, I have been a supporter of the "environmental movement for decades, literally building energy efficient houses, teaching solar workshops, advocating alternative energy sources, I strongly believe in protecting the environment and have been pragmatic in my approaches. I have voted for Carter, Nader, Gary Johnson and others who have supported not crapping in our own beds environmentally. I have many friends on the left and right. My conservative friends are not at all as you describe them. Al Gore and many in the global warming debate lost me when he said that the said the evidence was in and there was no more room for debate. Then many of my environmentally minded friends and scientists began fudging the numbers and calling the skeptics among us "deniers" and worse. Their bad behavior was so unlike how we had acted on other issues previously. Six years ago, Al Gore laid a heavy trip on my daughter's middle school class with his film, pretty much suggesting their generation just had 5 years to act for the earth would over-heat and worse. My generation had to worry about the bomb, duck and cover. Now this one is told the world is about to end..and its their parents fault, and their responsibility to fix it. What a guilt trip. Well its been 6 years, Pragmatically, observationally, what they see is a cooling. Maybe the climate is warming in the bigger picture, but experientially, its not what they see. It would be only appropriate for them to be skeptical of what they have a been told.
"you can get more flies with honey than vinegar" or smugness and ad hominems.
Nuff said! Smile

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 07:00

What Others Say: Senate report on Benghazi rings true (San Jose Mercury News)

@RightWingExtremist: I think it is 1/32.
http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_politics/2012/05/genealogical_society_no_proof_warren’s_cherokee_heritage_found

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 07:13

What Others Say: Senate report on Benghazi rings true (San Jose Mercury News)

@Dr Benway: Bout' time for a Native American president:
"My Native American heritage is part of who I am, I’m proud of it and I have been open about it."

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 07:10

Farmer: The dangers of anecdotal evidence

"Well, who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?" (Chico Marx, Duck Soup)

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 07:02

Allen: Extending unemployment benefits exacerbates jobs problem

Gibran had this to say: "Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune.
But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born,
And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life,
And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret.

But if you in your pain call birth an affliction and the support of the flesh a curse written upon your brow, then I answer that naught but the sweat of your brow shall wash away that which is written."
http://www.katsandogz.com/onwork.html

posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 07:27

Reimer: Velveeta shortage: Is it real, or is it a marketing ploy?

"buy up all the Velveeta you can and store it in your basement with the rest of your survival supplies, like bottled water, batteries, flashlights and a first-aid kit."
and SPAM!

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 15:37

Litch: Join Move to Amend to reclaim democracy

@dahreese: Economist Thomas Sowell has written that the actual path of money in a private enterprise economy is quite the opposite of that claimed by people who refer to the trickle-down theory. He noted that money invested in new business ventures is first paid out to employees, suppliers, and contractors. Only some time later, if the business is profitable, does money return to the business owners—but in the absence of a profit motive, which is reduced in the aggregate by a raise in marginal tax rates in the upper tiers, this activity does not occur. Sowell further has made the case that no economist has ever advocated a "trickle-down" theory of economics, which is rather a misnomer attributed to certain economic ideas by political critics who either willfully distort or misunderstand the actual stated goals of their political opponents.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trickle-down_economics

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 15:32

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