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Woodruff: An open letter to Oconee sheriff

No good reason to own military styled weapon? Like the ones our fore fathers had when fighting the British? You forget or don't agree with the purpose of the 2nd amendment. It's not for hunting, sport shooting or display purposes, its to offer protection against those that would take my life, liberty or property or those of my fellow citizens. It's to offer protection against the tyrant whether that is an criminal or a government. Right now, with government spending enslaving me and future Americans with the promise of yoking them with insurmountable debt that does nothing to improve the lives or insure the rights of present day or future Americans, I want at my disposal a tool that gives me the ability to stand and fight for my rights and those of my children. Give your rights up but don't ask me to do the same.

posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 07:32

Garland: Clarke schools getting plenty of money

Once again, government is not motivated to save money, it is motivated to spend its budget every year, all of it. Baseline budgeting is a scam. Also, I've worked for the last ten years or so in remodeling and have socialized with the Clarke Co. school maintenance guys. There needs to be some house cleaning or tidying up with personnel there. What a waste of opportunity.

posted @ Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 11:41

Is the Jamie Hood case over-reported?

Justice delayed is justice denied. That being said, Hood should not be allowed to make a mockery of the system but he is. He plays the poor downtrodden black man as well as he can and gets away with it. What allows our society to think that's appropriate or valid? There is no question in anyone's mind that this man is a murderer and life long criminal. Where is Dexter when we need him?

posted @ Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 11:19

A $140M injection for downtown Athens

Sounds like growth to me.

posted @ Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 11:02

Galis: Rand fans are vanguard of socialism

Oh, and Ayn Rand would slap your face for bastardizing her message. Can't believe you've read any of her books.

posted @ Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 11:32

Galis: Rand fans are vanguard of socialism

Its absurd to think that the evolution of industry and society will do away with work or workers. The jobs evolve as do the industries. What is killing the workers in America is the lack of revelation in education, the payment of people not to work and the collusion of government and industry to maintain power. Probably more but just hitting the highlights, greed is a human trait and will never be removed from any ethos but capitalism is the BEST way for people to achieve freedoms and property. Socialism is the BEST way for people to be enslaved and property to be confiscated. Milton Friedman says it best in this short clip with he a Phil Donahue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A.

posted @ Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 11:30

Haas: Philosophy, not party, driving debate

Great opinion piece. The political parties are driven philosophically and must use politics to bring their changes about. To think anything else could happen is sophomoric. What the Democrats and Republicans offer are not so different. Most people recognize this. We were both headed in the same direction. Toward strong central government, consuming more than they take in, year after year. Didn't matter who was in power. The TEA party arose from the philosophical point of view that disrupted that. The Democrats were totally (almost) devoted to large, strong, central government and many Republicans were complicit in that (RHINO's). The last election demonstrated the People's objection to that. Turning away from the Democrats that had whole heartedly embraced the attempt to obtain their goal stated above. The Republicans were the only party left for the People. They challenged the ruling Republicans and replaced, where they could, those that didn't demonstrate or embrace the notion of rights from God not Government and a smaller less intrusive government. Politics is the machinery of government, philosophy is the energy behind the machinery. The ruling class of politicians and their corporate supporters, especially the banks and the Federal Reserve, would have us believe that only politics are the driving force behind government restructure and reform so that they can continue to fleece the People like they have in the past. What is up to the People is to use reason, logic and truth to determine who will represent them and where they stand philosophically. Do they stand for individualism, responsibility, freedom, liberty and truth? Do they live the life that demonstrates that? Remember, never believe a politician, listen to them but follow their feet. That will tell you what they believe. Again, great article, thanks Banner Herald for a good one.

posted @ Friday, August 19, 2011 - 06:09

Dupuy: Tea partiers are worse than weird uncles

@Jim Thompson_Editorial Page Editor: The notion that she has her own website doesn't impress me. Who doesn't? Well.... I don't. And I have no interest based on her editorials in finding out anymore about her. Come on, yall can do better than her.

posted @ Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 15:41

Dupuy: Tea partiers are worse than weird uncles

This woman is deranged. I will never understand with all the intelligent commentators out there (even liberal ones) why yall at the Banner Herald continue to post this one? Is she related to someone downtown? Come one folks you can do better.

posted @ Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 07:15

Tant: Responsible Republicans must control the party

I love it. The TEA party actually stands for something and doesn't waver in that stand, won't compromise their values and they are extremists. The Democrats won't compromise on their stance and they're reasonable? Conservatives are finally beginning to understand that compromise is only one way, they have to compromise to the liberal position or be branded "extremists" or "terrorists" or "hostage takers". You know what? Brand away. Like Hershel said, "Give me the ball, it ain't heavy."

posted @ Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 07:12

Pitts: GOP sees Obama as its big problem

@EbbTide: Oh, that was good.

posted @ Monday, August 8, 2011 - 17:25

Pitts: GOP sees Obama as its big problem

Its not whats on the outside Leonard, its whats on the inside, the Marxist anti-capitalist slant his administration pursues. But you know this man, so whats left for the left? Racism and class envy. Drive the wedge and try to get the "revolution" jump started. The problem is Leonard, to many people are still holding onto the notion that I am endowed with rights that come from God, not government and that government should be about the business of guarding those rights not regulating and legislating them away. That is why Rush said, "I hope he fails." He knew from his rhetoric where Obama was going and so do you. You just probably agree with Obama and thats alright. Just have the guts to admit it and quit trying to deceive folks that its about skin color.

posted @ Monday, August 8, 2011 - 06:30

Dupuy: Tea party's politics are from reality TV

@harrumph: Just curious. What in your opinion would be the extreme left wing slant? Or is there one?

posted @ Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 21:14

Garland: No guarantees on getting Social Security check

What a breath of fresh air, thanks for a great column.

posted @ Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 11:31

Garland: No guarantees on getting Social Security check

@catman: Actually, the notion that you must have a social security number to work is false, not based in US Code. SS numbers are used as a lever for income taxes. If you want SS benefits you must pay income taxes. I know people that work and live without SS numbers. They are not criminal either.

posted @ Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 11:30

Dupuy: Tea party's politics are from reality TV

Fantasy mixed with reality. Amazing that this woman is used so regularly in a paper from an educated town. I suppose its use is for us to read and pick apart with logic and reason so we can say," wow, there really are disturbed and distorted views out there." Thanks Banner Herald, for giving me that opportunity over and over with this woman. Now go read the column about Social Security and get yourself splashed in the face with cold, clean reason, truth and reality.

posted @ Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 11:23

S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating from AAA

[quote][b]skull[/b] -
I would hazard a guess that historically they have spent way too much.
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I think you are in no hazard making that statement.

posted @ Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 11:13

S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating from AAA

Both parties having the Progressive (Maxist) philosophy at heart have brought us to this stage in history. Here's why we've been down graded. I love it when Dave Ramsey makes the complex simple: "If the US Government was a family, they would be making $58,000 a year, they spend $75,000 a year & are $327,000 in credit card debt. They are currently proposing BIG spending cuts to reduce their spending to $72,000 a year. These are the actual proportions of the federal budget & debt, reduced to a level that we can understand."

posted @ Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 11:11

Dupuy: Focus on social issues is GOP's card trick

@Carolyn: Did I mention the word "holy"? If you never attended the anniversary of a couple that have spent half their lives together surrounded with family and friends, you have missed something. There is a value that comes from being a part of that, that is taught to the children, childrens children and witnesses to it that strengthens the family and reinforces society.

posted @ Monday, July 18, 2011 - 06:18

Dupuy: Focus on social issues is GOP's card trick

@Mark Farmer: Behavior is strongly influenced by biology, however after all the mental machinations are done, I choose to do something. Granted, when it comes to doing the work of making a choice all the time you've lived and thought and experienced up to that time of choosing, most of the work has already been done. Will I steal this? Will I lie about that? Will I kill him? Will I screw her/him? You don't think alot about it. You've already created the theater in which you perform. You perform as you trained yourself to. People don't spend alot of time wondering about finding out who lost the bag of money. They either keep it or look to find who lost it. Its how you've been training yourself. Whether someone partakes of homosexual sex or heterosexual sex is not the question. But what is the purpose of that sex? To bind in a loving relationship or for momentary orgasmic pleasure that has no lasting redeeming social value. Morals. Everything has a moral consequence, you may not believe that but I do. Its not the act but the "meat" of why or what the act was done for. I can't judge that other than from a subjective point of view but in my life nature and natures God does. There are consequences beyond what you and I determine. I've rambled to long.

posted @ Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 11:32

Dupuy: Focus on social issues is GOP's card trick

@Carolyn: I am a traditionalist in many ways that believes change "can be good" but that to change for change sake without consideration to the consequence is feckless. Hundreds of thousands of years of human evolution and human interaction brought us to where we are now. Marriage between a man and woman is a very strong societal glue. I also would like that those out of the "marital norm" should be able to legally abide together and bind themselves to society in a reinforcing way. Should single sex marriage be seen the same as that between a traditional marriage? I'm not sure.

posted @ Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 11:17

Dupuy: Focus on social issues is GOP's card trick

Legislate morality? In my opinion everything has a moral consequence. We need people of moral strength to legislate and represent us, otherwise you end up with a Weiner.

posted @ Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 10:54

Forum: Swimming pool becomes strange ocean

Very interesting and entertaining. I wonder though what my old American English teacher from Athens Tech, the late, great Dr. Sherry Ford would say about the meandering structure of this tome? I thought there was the introduction, body and conclusion. But I'm just critical so don't mind me.

posted @ Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 10:24

Dupuy: Focus on social issues is GOP's card trick

Homosexuality, at least as far as I know, has not been proven to be genetic. But even if it is and I believe that it probably is, behavior is a choice. Heterosexuality isn't a choice but how you behave in it is. Morality is a choice. Promiscuity is a choice. Does it come from nature and natures God or is it societies mores developed over the hundreds of thousands of years of human evolution? I see many adverse consequences to promiscuity whether it comes from homosexual or heterosexual behavior. It tears at the fabric of society. Families broken, individuals impoverished, diseases spread (both life threatening and or simply debilitating). These are the consequences of trying to live in nature without consideration to human limitations or human nature. Trying to inflict on society behavior that will destroy it. Now does that mean that heterosexual or homosexual lives cannot be lived "normally"? No. It means that within the confines of human nature and natures laws, we can choose behavior that won't kill ourselves or destroy society and that's what I believe the choice is.

posted @ Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 10:10

Copper thieves gut vacant home

No, its going on all over the country. I don't remember when in my life, there had been hard economic times, that people would go to homes, businesses, vacant buildings, and begin to cannibalize off of infrastructure. I wonder, if this is not a cultural behavior brought into the country from those illegally entering from our south.

posted @ Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 09:55

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