This column is so outrageously off base that it is embarrassing. You simply don't understand values candidates and most of them -- on either side -- are not trying to "impose" their values on others but are simply communicating what they stand for which is what values are all about.
Further, you could cite examples on BOTH sides to illustrate your points but you have chosen not to.
Any candidate should have values they represent. You can hardly, fairly call them entertaining buffoons -- unless, of course, you don't agree with what they stand for. But, it's not the values-orientation that is the problem. It's the stand the candidates take on the issues that matters.
I worry about candidate whose values seem to be so hidden in their political positions that you really can't tell what they stand for.posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:05
Surely, this woman is speaking for herself. Not everyone or even most would agree with her position. Plus, once you take 150 you can expect more to come. Refugees should not be foisted onto communities against their will.
Resources for uneducated, unemployed, homeless people in Athens are already strained.posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 09:00
This article is pure, left-leaning, so-called "progressive" ideology. This writer is out of touch!posted @ Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:42
Short of a lawsuit Americans are helpless against the tyrannical decisions we are currently experiencing.posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 09:41
Someone needs to secure the borders!posted @ Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 11:52
It is appalling how the president is trying to play games with the so-called unemployment rate. This has been a jobless recovery and if you count those who have given up or dropped out you cannot possibly say things are improving. Get real folks.posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 11:05
What the president is allowing to happen at the borders is absolutely appalling. These children should be turned away or bused back to Mexico immediately.
It is wrong to bus them to states that don't want them and then to turn our military installations into baby sitting sites. It is wrong that our border patrols have been reassigned to care for these children.
Why doesn't the president use his Executive Order power to implement this immediately. I'm tired of hearing that once they put a foot onto U.S. soil we are now responsible for them. Where is the Exec Order overriding this? He has don't worse.posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 11:03
A primary reason GA lags in income and education is because of the hand we have been dealt and this is true in Athens as well. States in the NE and midwest don't have the high proportion of demographically poor and uneducated that GA faces. If there were someway to "adjust" for state figures for this fact, GA would jump the ladder considerably.posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 10:58
This is a ridiculous comparison -- the Hobby Lobby decision which is very, very narrow in scope -- with refusal to serve anyone.posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:23
I am appalled and fatigued by this incompetent, inept, left-leaning administration. I am fatigued saying it as it requires an almost daily utterance. Do not interpret silence as approval of this administration. I just hope we can last it out without too much more damage to our economy, our society and our standing in the world.posted @ Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 09:08
The president has made a mockery of our system of government. Someone has to hold him accountable and I expect members of Congress to do that.posted @ Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 22:29
@Used2baFreeCountry: He is a Marxist Socialist.posted @ Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 22:24
GA should be proud of these rankings. I'd rather be where we are than in a high cost, high labor cost/unionized state like many of those that are struggling today. GA's future is bright because of this. Let's leave the $15 an hour, outrageous minimum wage to Washington state and other high cost areas.posted @ Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 08:13
Sorry but we can't help Iraq anymore.
You've committed all our money to illegal alien children that are crossing the border and we are accepting them rather than returning them! If these were US citizens we'd send them home. We can't afford another war now.posted @ Friday, June 13, 2014 - 07:03
Believe me, the book is a self-serving travelogue.
Oh, I believe you alright. After all, she is broke. Right?! We should not be surprised that this book is to launch her quest for the presidency.posted @ Friday, June 13, 2014 - 07:00
I will be looking forward to how this conversion will SAVE the school district money. Don't think so folks.posted @ Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 07:17
This is a NATIONAL problem among athletes. This from a UNC researcher. Read on:posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:32
The people criticizing Winston's speech pattern should be ashamed of themselves. One thing they don't know is that teachers are frequently ordered not to tamper with dialects. You may not agree with that but it is true many places. I found Winston to be humble and a real treat to watch. We should embrace his strong scholastic record.posted @ Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 09:26
The community's responsibility for children is very, very limited. Regardless of what you say, it's the parents, not the community, that have the primary duty to care for their children. The community should provide educational opportunities and a safe environment; however, the community should not be baby sitting them, feeding them and assuming other parental roles.posted @ Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 10:17
Unemployment benefits are intended to end. They are not intended to go on indefinitely. This will give these workers added incentive to take personal charge of their lives and not expect the taxpayers to continue supporting them.posted @ Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 10:52
If we all would remember that "Jesus is the reason for the season," the world would be better off.posted @ Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 11:55
The children of MLK are concerned only about MONEY -- not his legacy. They are an embarrassment to his name. Everyone has conflict with them, not just the mayor.posted @ Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 10:40
Pitts' columns are the "pits"
He is nothing more than a racist himself and he has the nerve to blame others.
@helligater69: If they want to be compassionate they can volunteer at the several free health care opportunities already here in Athens, e.g., Mercy Clinic. Anyway, it's not for us to tell them what they ought to do to be compassionate.
And, many primary care doctors are overworked and underpaid relative to surgeons, specialists and others.posted @ Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 08:56
This is pie in the sky, bye and bye.
Why put additional burdens on the already-burdened health care system?
Why would busy, often underpaid (primary care) doctors want to now be responsible for people who can't even qualify for Medicaid. This is another step on the road towards already failed socialism-type economies of Europe.
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more