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Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

During the Great Recession, remember when Obama temporarily cut the employee portion of the Social Security tax in order to provide some financial relief and create some economic stimulation? Then when the temporary cut expired, the Republicans and rightwing media declared Obama was raising the Social Security tax on workers.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 08:15

VIDEO: Senate approves Keystone XL pipeline bill despite veto threat

The Senate Republicans couldn't have chosen a better time for Obama to veto the Keystone XL. The world is awash in oil dropping towards $40 a barrel, capital expenditures on new drilling is at a virtual standstill, gasoline is below $2 a gallon in some states, while Obama is proposing to open up the South Atlantic coastline to off shore drilling. The Keystone XL would carry Canadian oil to Louisana for sale to the highest bidder, not necessarily to the U.S., which the failed Democratic amendment would have required.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 08:00

Athens' unemployment rate unchanged at 4.9 percent in December

but...but...but...Obama's still President.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 14:33

After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

After the results of the first trial. the remaining defendants would be wise to seek a plea agreement, assuming one could be had.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 14:27

Georgia Senate passes bill requiring coverage for autism therapy

But I thought Republicans didn't like gubbermint mandates on health care coverage.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 14:19

Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - The ONLY thing a Democrat knows how to do is spend government money. [/quote]

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 14:15

Watkinsville moviegoer splashed with soft drink; suspect remains unidentified

I thought folks in Oconee County were armed everywhere they go. These folks must have been from outside the county.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 14:09

Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - Why does this administration still support those foreign nationals living In this country illegally? [/quote]
Humanity?
[quote] What is the purpose? [/quote]
Keeping the cost of goods and services affordable? Continue being a nation of immigrants?
[quote] these illegal foreign nationals did not vote [/quote]
Therefore the rightwing media hysteria about illegals potentially altering election results is unfounded.
[quote] and Democrats lost more seats in the House and lost the Senate. [/quote]
More the results of Republican gerrymandering of districts and the perception of the direction of the economy at that time, which was incorrect.
[quote] It's time to send these ungrateful persons back home.  [/quote]
Yes, they are so disrespectful taking away jobs from Americans who don't want to do the work. For example, just imagine how much higher our food prices could be with fewer farm laborers.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 09:25

Kraft takes the offensive, defends team, seeks NFL apology

Deflate-gate triggers stat spat as analysts attempt to solve why Patriots don't fumble
By Eric Adelson 12 hours ago Yahoo Sports

Sharp’s idea was to look at fumbles. That led him to a more refined topic: how well the Patriots held onto the ball both before and after the 2006 season, which happened to be the year Brady and Peyton Manning pushed for a rule change which allowed each team to provide their own footballs for games.

“Something significant changed from 2006 to 2007 that allowed them to retain the football,” Sharp said by phone Tuesday, “and that continues today.”

“Based upon the data we’ve collected and the probabilities, it definitely is extremely unlikely that their ability to hold onto the football would change so much and be as far away from the rest of the NFL,” Sharp said. “It’s extremely unlikely.”

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/deflate-gate-triggers-stat-spat-as-analysts...

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:53

Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

The best of society collided with the worst.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:31

Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

2 lives left.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:29

Lead-tainted toys seized at Port of Savannah

Or as conservatives would describe it, more onerous gubbermint regulation of the private sector, further eroding free market capitalism and the consumers' right to choose.

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:21

VIDEO: After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

The other two awaiting trial should be seriously considering plea bargains. Just because you're a jock doesn't mean you can do whatever the hell you want.

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:10

Georgia lawmaker outlines plan for shipping medical marijuana

[quote][b]Oistrakh[/b] - Lately marijuana killed a college student in Athens. [/quote]
To borrow a mantra from the NRA, "Marijuana doesn't kill people. People kill people."

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:06

Georgia lawmaker outlines plan for shipping medical marijuana

"... Gov. Nathan Deal, who did not support cultivation of cannabis in the state."

So much for creating jobs for Georgians.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:49

Athens man arrested after assaulting woman

Was Gordon ever in the NFL?

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 00:10

Sheriff: Bodies found in car of missing Georgia couple

@butterflyink21: "Bodies found near car of missing Georgia couple".

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 00:03

Woman sees man masturbating on front lawn

Maybe he had a itch he just had to "scratch".

posted @ Monday, January 26, 2015 - 07:50

Federal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks

The group [Alabama Probate Judges' Association] maintained that ruling declaring the ban unconstitutional only applies to the parties in that case.

That's like saying Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka only applied to Topeka or that District of Columbia v. Heller only applied to D.C. (The latter was later affirmed by McDonald v. City of Chicago.)

posted @ Monday, January 26, 2015 - 07:29

Phone scammers fishing for victims in Athens area

people should try to record the telephone number of incoming suspicious calls to provide to police

There are websites which provide caller id spoofing services, so you can't trust what shows on the display either. Sometimes the scammers will display your own number and name in order to get you to answer the phone. They access public information to get your first name and use it when addressing you. Best defense is not to answer the phone unless you recognize who it is and to look up all phone numbers yourself in a directory before returning a call.

posted @ Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:46

Hathaway: "It's not like the world has gotten nicer"

Anne develops an uncontrollable case of the giggles on The Daily Show at 1:50 .

posted @ Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:23

Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

Obviously moderate, electable Republicans were not present at this meeting of Tea Party hardliners.

posted @ Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:22

Athens couple victims of real estate scam

Blame it on Al Gore for inventing the internet.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:09

Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Reminds me of the 1988 movie ...

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:59

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

Unlike Congress, the Georgia state legislature is only in session for 100 days, so what do conservative Republicans decide to focus on during this short time? They rehash the same old social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights instead of focusing on grass roots issues like medical marijuana, infrastructure funding, jobs creation, education, healthcare, public safety, etc.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:26

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