[quote][b]thelastresort[/b] - here's a great idea. instead of sending them to Georgia for us, the taxpayer's to support for the rest of their lives, why not send them back where they came from?
Why not have CONGRESS change the current law concerning refugees from non-bordering states? Currently, the letter of the law is being followed, and John Boehner stated that the House has no plans to touch any immigration law this session.posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 - 15:49
@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald: When are you running?posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:15
@LaMareaRoja: Haters gotta hate.posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:12
[quote][b]kayron4[/b] - @maxcat07: He is not following the law, he has not secured the border. Little kids and old ladies can into our country without help that's a problem.
They are immediately apprehended. Check your sources. National sources, not just right wing ones.
@As I See It: And the terrorist attack was predicted in advance.posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 18:09
If you don't like what is happening, get the law changed. As of now, Republicans controlling the House have little interest in doing so; it's too good of a campaign issue. President Obama is following the law as signed by both President GW Bush and himself. All I read here are gripes that it's "Obama's fault". The cartoon is pretty accurate insofar as what the U.S, has created in Central America over the last 50 years, during Republican and Democrat presidents; it's lawless and poverty is rampant. So, these kids come and what is the reaction of some? Yelling at them at the border as they are, by law, taken to centers to be processed. Yelling at them in English. That'll teach them.posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 18:06
Well, it was your boy McKillip who gerrymandered this district without local input.
Right on the mark. Well said!
[quote][b]Logical[/b] - God help us. Deliver us from Jody Hice. Another obstructionist, brain dead, do-nothing "Constitutionalist" who doesn't know what's in the Constitution.
From the quotes I've read that have been published of his book, we have much to fear. Remember, Broun hand picked him to be his successor. That speaks volumes.
@dahreese: Isn't that the truth? Yet Perdue will win by a landslide.posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 14:08
I believe if Nathan Deal is re-elected, his "ethics" will cost us far more.posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 18:29
As to Bergdahl Sr.'s beard: why don't the Duck Dynasty guys get the same scrutiny?posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 18:27
Thanks for a reminder of the primary voting laws in Georgia. I often wonder if those who are worried about "thuggery" simply don't understand the laws, which I have often found the case in fringe parties, or if they believe that voters don't.
Either way, my concern is just getting people to vote in the first place!
Welcome to America.posted @ Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 16:17
@proftom: That is something to hope for. A more informed electorate would be nice.as well.posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 23:45
If you snooze again, most of them will be gone. Fuggetaboutit.posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 16:31
It might not be an ideal spot now, but Vienna will find you someday. It seems as if it's already in your heart.posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 16:30
You mean like the truth as represented by Ukrainian insurgent being portrayed as a child given toys it can't handle by "Daddy" Putin standing by? You mean the truth as portrayed by him keeping his back turned while his "child" does something "mischievous" with the "toys" he's been given by "Daddy" Putin.
That you still don't get it is actually making reading your posts funnier than the cartoon. It certainly boggles the mind...
I think you just got to the very heart of the cartoon, that being toys given to the rebels by "Daddy" Putin. You also notice that Daddy is watching junior fire the toys.
It's sad, too, that while not understanding the cartoon, the poster makes a comparison to Obama and the IRS. Really? Has the IRS killed 298 people? Talk about not understanding. Quit while you're behind.
Interesting story, but it's akin to blaming KAL for the crash of Flight 007. Perhaps it was for cost savings, perhaps to save time, but the Malaysian flight was brought down by Russia and Russian separatists, so we need to focus on this.posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 16:22
In 1972, I was certain, due to the slow drip, drip, drip of Watergate coverage, that
Richard Nixon wouldn't be re-elected. Well, I was very wrong, and he won by a landslide. He didn't even last a year and a half into his second term, one that was marred by hearings and the vote for impeachment in the House. The cost to this country was staggering.
I agree that the probability of an investigation is slim and none, but I do hope that Jason Carter keeps bringing up the ethics scandal, enough so that Deal is hopelessly compromised. That way, we avoid another Watergate.
@Ben Had: Ben, I don't think we've reached critical mass yet, unfortunately.posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 16:16
This is the second article today about a wonderful program at the Athens-Clarke County Library. I know that many people think only of taking out books when they (if they) think of libraries, and I admit that it's all I use our library for, but what a wealth of services it provides!
Kudos to the library and its personnel. While I know that this program was funded by a grant, it was the library that provided the facilities to make it happen.
Libraries are magical places. I've lived in four different areas of the country in my life, and in each one have made the local library part of my life. That way, I've always felt at home.
@Hawaii Five O: I'm surprised there was ANY money left in the safe.
@kayron4: Great point!
Interesting; if any of the children pictured had committed a crime, this comment section would be full of pithy, sarcastic words, many about single parent homes and the welfare state. Instead, it's about great kids doing something positive and the result? Crickets.
Congratulations to the kids, to Coach LaRoche, and to the Athens-Clarke County Library, which, contrary to a poster about a week back, proved that the library IS about more than just books. It's about community.
The keyboard kommandos are out in force again. I don't see public service in their future, because it would mean movement.posted @ Friday, July 18, 2014 - 17:20
I know I'll love it. Can't wait.posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 16:11
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more