You heard about the tractor-trailer load of Viagra that was hijacked? Cops don't know who's behind it, but their spokesman said they were looking out for 'hardened criminals'posted @ Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 05:20
[quote][b]fishin4u[/b] - Looks like a cat trying to cover up poop on a marble floor. Lookin' forward to Wednesdays reaction from the Liberals..........
I wish the liberal side would release some of its entrenched positions, and apply more creativity to the many substantial issues facing our nation...but the conservatives have lost all credibility, grasping at every opportunity to damn their opposition, change the rules to favor their immediate circumstances, and propose nothing but the skimpiest veneer on their policies to serve the wealthy and grandstand for the religious right. But, at the same time, it is also clear that these draconian tactics are exactly why they have alienated the center, costing themselves a penalty in political electability.posted @ Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 04:59
@Ross: so what do YOU think we should do about Syria?posted @ Monday, May 6, 2013 - 10:30
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - The West (24 percent) and the Northeast (21 percent) had the highest proportion of adults meeting the aerobic and muscle activity guidelines.
Corellates with blue states versus red states.
So does educational commitment and achievementposted @ Monday, May 6, 2013 - 10:08
@Zeb: Feeling a little defensive because someone is making a choice to take personal responsibility, and commit substantial time and effort to their family? As a former home-school parent, I can tell you that it's an oddly mixed bag: the people I encountered in that context tended to either be either what we call liberals or highly religious conservatives. And the government provides reasonably consistent guidelines about what constitutes the official curriculum and what is required to be received in good standing for a student (re)entering the accredited school environment after a period of home schooling.
Overall, I have more concern about the effects of outside-the-home schooling on families that use it to replace real responsibility for, and involvement in, their children's education, both official and personal.posted @ Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 05:37
[quote][b]fishin4u[/b] - The professor will get a pass, however, if a Harvard Conservative professor (oxymoron) did the same, the left would demand his head.........even after he were to apologize............
DOUBLE STANDARD AS USUAL >>>FISH>>>>> [/quote]
You make up something that would happen as evidence to prove a point? That only works on people who really want to believe it, although there are many of those.posted @ Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 04:56
[quote][b]Man_Of_The_Mountain[/b] - Awesome! You go Beegee!
Can't help but ask: Were your parents Bee Gees fans?
Let me guess what's on your running iPod:
FWIW, I knew a girl named beegee once (actually like kinda like this picture), but I think it was short for something like Beatrice Gertrude; can't imagine why she had that preference.posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 14:38
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - But many women can greatly reduce the risk of breast cancer by taking one simple step.[/quote]
Not trying to start a lurid conversation or anything, but is size a factor here? Do women with bigger breasts wear bras longer and do they also run higher risks of CA?posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 14:33
@mpd0.59: But I am serious about having been to Sunday School at the First Pres with Jack, and also hanging out with John at the foosball table on graduation night....though I kind don't remember for sure seeing Jack there that night. I think he graduated early...posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 13:36
You sound just like Sean Hannity, and I don't mean that as a compliment.
I MEANT to sound like Hannity and I meant it as a joke (which I believe Hannity is, if you get my drift)...
[quote][b]Man_Of_The_Mountain[/b] - @webbty80:
Proof positive that anything sells in the rap industry.
Hey webbyty80 - You need to come up with one of your famously hilarious pics to mock this most newsworthy "event".
Perhaps a Mexican "JUMPing" Bean???? Ha!
I have to say: it wouldn't be too hard to come up with some pretty stupid stuff from boy-bands, country gimmick funny songs, and most of the bubble-gum music machine of the early 60's (not to mention the entire collection of the 80's). So while I don't believe this particular group competes well against Mozart, Clapton, or Willie Nelson, that doesn't really make them too unique.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 06:45
[quote][b]Yellow Dog[/b] - For those looking for the caffeine, coffee is much better for you, and there's no thuggary connected to coffee drinking that I know of. But y'all already knew that.
Coffee is from the Arabian peninsula, hence the name coffea arabica.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 05:23
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THAT MAY WRECK KINGSTON'S POLITICAL CAREER: As a classmate of both Jack and also US Rep John Barrow, I happen to know that Jack had the Ten Commandments written on a slip of paper in his pocket the day we got Sunday School prizes for being able to recite any one of them on demand...I am not alleging that he actually used them to unfair advantage, nor the he and John were making any kind of binding political pact when I saw them talking privately at the Tivoli Club pool sometime after Graduation.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 05:15
The ratings here disagree show otherwise. Bless your little heart.
Or maybe that you are not alone...
In any case, the statement "Boston Herald also reports democratic Gov. Duval Patrick will not produce any welfare records on the two muslim terrorist bombers. It is reported they received over $100,000 in welfare benefits plus cash payments enabling them to take an international flight to be trained for terrorist bombing,"
Is sort of muddy:
Are welfare records (specifically in Massachusetts, I guess) known to be public information? I would be a little surprised, if so, and if not, I certainly agree with the governor that public curiosity does not justify violating the law.
"It is reported"...by whom? Fox News? I have certainly seen them make some vast leaps between evidence and implication before (see FactCheck about the percentage of Obama contributions from abroad).
Massachusetts pays cash payments AND welfare benefits??? This $100,000 is alleged to be over what period? If it were 10 of their 11 years, then that would make the math an easy 10K a year. I don't doubt that there is fraud in welfare distributions, just as there are in other aspects of money flowing around, but for two people, under $500 a month...hmmm, sounds like groceries but not housing or transportation. Note: I am not saying one way or the other about the philosophy of welfare, just that someone reported what sounds like a lot of money without saying enough detail to put it in any context.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 05:06
[quote][b]King Minos[/b] - Broun's record in light of his religious views; he imagines appeasement of the liberal powers is still possible.[/quote]
You mean his idiotic statements about science and truth? If you imagine that there is an anti-religious motivation for objecting to a congressman who uses cell phones, has interpreted MRI tests on his patients, and supports the continued deployment of nuclear technology for both energy and military purposes but claims that scientists can't be trusted about the millions of confirmatory pieces of evidence about the age of the earth...well, then you must be as moronic and/or detached from reality as him.posted @ Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 12:53
[quote][b]Lady of the Lake[/b] - @Tewise: I agree about it being so loud. However, it is possible that she tripped and fell into the street, or was passed out, or was deaf. Those were a few of my thoughts. Sad, and I hope they find out who she is - if they have not already!
Or was walking with an MP3 player or some such stuck in her ears...posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 12:07
[quote][b]fishin4u[/b] - Why does the homosexual people in the US (which is less than 2% of the population) feel they need to announce what their sexual preference is ???
As for myself, I could give a rats a## what anyone does in their own bedroom. What will be the next group, people who have sex with chickens, sex with squirrels, cars, bats, blue jays, rocks, mudholes, bees, bears, cheetahs, kangaroos, giraffes, pine trees ect.....
Who gives a dan what you choose to do in your house......insanity, plain & simple...........shut up & enjoy your life outside the spotlight.
Well, why didn't you just skip this article if there is nothing in it that got your attention?posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 05:11
I believe that the course of this story through our legal system will focus more and more on the choice of interrogators not to read the suspect his Miranda rights. They say, and I do not doubt, that they were motivated by public safety concerns: had there been a larger conspiracy or additional dangers set up by the Tsarnaev brothers, then it would be easier to agree that the benefits may outweigh the costs. And few of us are conversant with the full body of principle and precedent that will effect limits on the usability in court of the statements that this youth made from a hospital bed. Hopefully, the preponderance of the evidence (videos, witnesses, the actions that led to discovery and arrest) will absolve these interrogators from blame for this calculated risk.posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 04:32
@Farmer GA: yes, I do, although the north was not very modern in its outlook. But the south embraced and institutionalized racism, specifically and aggressively for more than a century after the war. I myself went to all-white Barrow school right here in Athens GA, and went to the first day of class at Clarke central, a school created by federal legal action against the state of Georgia's policy of racial discrimination.
It's not just examples like Ft Pillow, though: from Hamburg, SC to Birmingham Alabama, the south has generated unparalleled examples of state-supported violent racial control activities...and while the average southern soldier didn't own slaves, they made it pretty clear they would not tolerate blacks any other way until forced to...posted @ Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 23:08
[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] - It takes real ignorance to believe that slavery was an issue in the hearts of the vast majority of the brave boys who fought for the South in that war. Was it one of the political reasons? Yes, one of many, but, a major reason. Most were not fighting for political reasons, they were fighting to defend their homes and families from an invading army.
It's silly to imagine that much more than one human being thinks just like any other. So, if anyone thinks it's important to analyze why any particular soldier, or group of soldiers, took up arms at that time. But it's more ridiculous to filter reality in order to make anyone have warm and fuzzy feelings about a group of people whose actions and experiences were fantastically different from ours. A couple of facts that any grandiose view should be big enough to swallow:
--as the war went on, more and more people bore arms because they were forced to. Desertion was a major factor in the number of soldiers that stood to muster and large numbers of people marched off to war when it sounded easy, at the beginning, then came up with a way of avoiding the real tribulations later.
--most people who owned slaves (actually, in 1835, around 2% of slaves were owned by back people) would have avoided service or been semi-automatically made to be officers. Some southern gentlemen (such as RE Lee) disliked slavery, but not enough to work for its outlawing. Others (such as George Thomas) thought it was so evil, they fought for the north. Many people who were politically active against slavery (including Abraham Lincoln) were much more troubled by the 'unfair advantage' that slavery gave the patrician class in the south than by the personal experience or rights of the people who were enslaved. Abolitionists were rather analogous to the anti-abortionists today: a rather vocal, narrow-focused set of highly motivated people who got sort of aligned with one party more because they were completely rejected by the other than because their issues resonated generally with their allied party.
--US soldiers today experience dangers and hardships at a rate nowhere near the levels that those guys had...you can go around a sling out words like hero all you want, but there is little in common between the dangers faced at Cold Harbor and those at Kandahar.
But for all those embracing the south and its meanings in the American Civil war, don't lie to your self: people generally were what we would call racist, as times were very different...but the south as a cultural group and in the form of the many individuals and their single and collective choices as a society were drastically more racist and immoral in their perspectives than any other group that lived in this country at that time, and for many decades afterwards.posted @ Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 16:21
Anybody who makes money by a computer program buying and selling stocks deserves whatever they get, including poverty, if it reflects their lack of useful contribution.posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 08:09
[quote][b]BorisBadEnuff[/b] - Well dammit. The left-wing media didn't get it's lily white, Christian, tea partier, right-wing terrorist....again
Yeah too bad the FBI does whatever those media guys tell them...posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 08:15
So, just how do you guys propose to know that the girl, and the 24, 26, and 62 year olds are good guys that you want to have guns, so's they can be ready for the bad guy???posted @ Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 05:19
@HP: other than the several cases where our service men have been or are being processed for their crimes, no...nor do I need any. The point is that individuals do things, and people react to them with a cultural bias. Everyone does: we do, they do, you do. There is a mosque right here in Athens, and not only has no one from it ever attacked anyone, but the people I know there have substantially less indulgent kids than are typical here; those individuals have never touched alcohol, drugs, or missed their religious meetings. But because you see muslims as they, you here about the bombing, perpetrated by muslims and you associate it with the group, not the individuals. But when the US soldier from Idaho (I think, don't remember) murdered nearly 20, you think of it as an aberration of that particular person. Well guess what, when your tax money has delivered the people, equipment, and organization to blow up some Afghan wedding party, there's probably some related individuals that got madder than you did about Boston and blame Americans generally.
So the real point is that, just like dealing with a dangerous animal, it's really kind of wasteful to just lash out with emotions: it's much better to think carefully about your interests and the way the other side is thinking and motivated and enabled, and make a smart move...which is probably not to just go blow something up over in some Islamic place.posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 14:51
[quote][b]Long Sufferer[/b] - Why we refuse to call a spade a spade amazes me. Islam is a so called "religion" that promotes terrorism. It is evil incarnate and needs to be treated as such.[/quote]
This year three Americans (actually, two in the bombings, one victim was Chinese plus the MIT officer) were killed by these muslims in our country. In Iraq and Afghanistan (those are THEIR countries, don't ya know), Americans have killed 600 Iraqis since 2007 and about three times that in the same period in Afghanistan.
So, the point here is not to condemn the US forces, nor comment on our foreign policy: rather, it is to point out that:
You choose to simplify history into a very black and white world where the other side is evil and that explains and informs our response. Under those circumstances, you can imagine we ought to go there and bomb the crap out of those people...OK, so I have just one question for you sufferer:
when do they hold their marathon and are you prepared to don the suicide vest and go do the deed?posted @ Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 06:42
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