[quote][b]seagra[/b] - I agree 100% with what Phillip Holmes has written. We will not get decent government in Georgia until we elect a Democrat for governor, and Democrats is the state legislature.
As I have asked you before...don't you get tired of your tax dollars supporting others while you pay through the nose for what you receive?
Granted, there are a few who, through no fault of their own cannot afford medical insurance, but I would be willing to bet the majority simply make it a choice not to buy it. And, I have never heard of anyone in America being turned down when it came to medical care, insurance or not.posted @ Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 17:19
Congratulations and thank you for your service!posted @ Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 14:02
Colorado may be reaping the benefits of dollars from their decision now, but they have no idea what the future will mean regarding the health and welfare of its citizens.
If marijuana, not unlike opium or cocaine, which are derived from plants by the way, are so good to treat medically, why can't it just be legalized through the FDA and control it that way by prescription?????? Why must it be legalized for all?????posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:34
Kudos to you. Thank you for your service!posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 19:48
No one believes the American people are against certain people in the political arena because of their policies, their beliefs, or their politics any longer. These Americans are just considered to be and called racists! What a copout!!!!posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 14:40
I feel the same way about people who have children they know they can not afford! I'm not saying have abortions, but be smart and don't get pregnant in the first place. If one does get pregnant and knows they can not afford it, seek counsel and an attorney to get it adopted and your costs to have the child paid for by a couple who wants and can afford a child. Now that's common sense and everybody wins!posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 14:24
I hate to be negative about this project, which on the surface is a great solution to a nation-wide problem with the homeless. However, Athens is the home of two developments of what were very nice pre-fab houses with plumbing and electricity, sold through subsidized government home loans, and both have become "ghettos" or cesspools of crime. And, these were homes with all the amenities, contained stoves and refrigerators, etc. Those who bought them just didn't care or have enough pride in home ownership to keep them up and make the house a home.posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:24
Mrs. Seagraves, do you enjoy having to continuously pay for these entitlement programs? Just wondering.....posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 15:27
@snarkydude: If everyone who is so concerned about two people of the same sex having a legal bond, was as concerned about the divorce rate, the number of abortions performed and the number of births to unwed mothers, we might get somewhere.
Now, on this, I am in wholehearted agreement!!posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 19:25
Oh, I realize Repubs did all they could to prevent and then tried to repeal this absurd law and failed miserably. As long as Obummer is in office, there is no way it can be repealed or tweaked. Unfortunately, and against the Constitution, Obummer is the only one who is allowed to tweak it whenever he wants if he thinks it will help get more people enrolled. However, that doesn't mean the people have to like it, or wouldn't like some new blood in the states and in Washington, for that matter.
And, it's not the President Republicans and the people hate, it's his absurd healthcare law and his policies in almost all cases.posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 15:12
Whether it's being anti-gay or not, I still believe if God had wanted same sex coupling, he would have created Adam & Steve instead of Adam & Eve or vice-versa!
I, like everyone else, must accept the inevitability of homosexuality, but that doesn't mean we have to like it, or enjoy continually having it rammed down our throats! Just saying....posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 14:48
Look out guys, your jobs may be on the line at this point, especially if you're up for re-election! Just saying.....posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 14:29
Talking common sense to those who are in favor of 3-laning Prince Avenue is like talking to a brick wall. They have a mind-set and will continue to try and get this accomplished at all costs! The traffic on this corridor outweighs any reasoning (mainly the few pedestrians who have to cross that street to get to eating establishments on the block from Pulaski to Milledge) they have for wanting to go ahead with 2-laning. They just don't want to accept it! There's got to be another answer other than what they are proposing!!!!!
Further, what is wrong with the Atlanta Highway and the Lexington Road corridor that they need further study. Seems to me the Commission is just looking for ways to spend the taxpayer money.
If the study on Atlanta Highway is about the red-light at King Avenue and the Atlanta Hwy, then it is a waste of money. The solution to that problem would be to close that section of King Avenue at the Atlanta Highway. It can be utilized for parking. Old West Broad runs parallel to the Atlanta Highway and there are many exits from that road from the left and the right of that block to the Atlanta Highway...problem solved!!!posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:41
[quote][b]nancy30683[/b] - "Let’s support ‘trickle-up economics’ ".
Support it or not, the concept of "trickle-up economics", was put into place, and continues to be touted by the Obama Administration going on six years ago now. Their entire economic policy has been based on that concept.
The "rich" are richer, the "poor" are poorer, and growing in numbers, and the "middle class" is slowly disappearing. So please, tell us again how it's working out for us so far?
Amen, Nancy! And besides, the minimum wage jobs are, and always have been, only stepping stones to a better paying job. Those who stay in school, get an education, along with experience, and have a little ambition, will soon have a job where they will be making a nice living for themselves and their families. But, of course, this is not the case any longer, mainly because the present administration has seen fit to royally screw that up! So, now the majority of Americans are unemployed and dependent on government programs to feed them as well as their families! Where is their incentive to work even at a minimum wage???posted @ Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 15:30
Yet another instance where a taser would have helped! These thugs couldn't care less if they harm (or kill) a police officer just doing his job.posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 13:00
[quote][b]Dr Benway[/b] -
Well, certainly not in that echo chamber from where you overheard "your" analysis.
At least that little "entitlements" equals slavery rhetoric, while no more true, was a little fresher decades ago when it starred LBJ instead of Obama.
You don't have to hear it, all Americans are experiencing it! Do you live under a rock????posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 16:31
[quote][b]Dr Benway[/b] - @scarborj:
Dr. King would probably say that your analysis is trite and fallacious, but assuredly far more eloquently than I just did.
I doubt that he could say it more eloquently than you did, with all those "big" words you used and all. Dare I ask what your analysis might be???? I don't think anyone can deny mine!posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 16:03
I often wonder what Dr. King would say about America's first "Black" President making his people slaves again, to the government, becoming so dependent on a Master once again. He preached and fought for "freedom" for so long. Of course, it's not only the Black people, but all Americans are being doomed to a life of dependency on government because there are no jobs. And, with Obamacare, what few jobs there are, are being cut because of the mandates!!!! Heaven help us all!!!posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 14:17
Don't care what you call, 2- or 3-laning of a major thoroughfare, but it's a really STUPID move when it comes to moving so much traffic on said thoroughfare.
I don't know what the answer is for those people who have businesses on that section of Prince Avenue, but "road-diet" is not it!!!posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 16:35
[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - If nothing else his plans are not the me too of all the canidates out there running. While I have a little heart burn over a 36 month track to citizenship, I have to say I like the other ideas. Then again I could agree to fast track someone to citizenship, if they serve at least 4 years in the military. [/quote]
I agree with you, OC, however, with the immigration plan, I would insist on securing the border once and for all no matter what it takes!!!!posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 13:55
What Ms. Seagraves fails to us about this wonderful plan is how much deductible does it have, how much are the co-pays, if any, is their current doctor/doctors covered by this plan, and last, but not least, does it cover the medicines their family must have on a daily basis. Of course, she doesn't even tell us when this wonderful policy takes effect and how much more they will pay in the future to keep it. That is, if it doesn't cover their doctors, they'll have to find new ones...will it pay them??? Anyone can get an insurance plan these days. The problem is, will it take care of your family's health needs? Just saying....posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 03:02
So much that it might be a problem. I can't believe no one saw it. [/quote]
For sure....it's the first thing that came to my mind when I saw it for the first time. Oh well, not my problem.posted @ Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 14:55
Looks too much like the Volkswagon logo to me.posted @ Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 03:29
It never ceases to amaze me how far people will go to protect this administration, its State Department, and Hilliary Clinton from being blamed for the deaths of our Americans in Benghazi. It is as plain as the nose on one's face that these people, including the President, just plain ignored cries of help from our Ambassador and the Embassy and allowed them to be killed. There is simply NO EXCUSE FOR THAT! And, it should be investigated inside and out until all guilty parties at all levels, are dealt with in a fitting and timely fashion whether it's removal from office, jail, or what, these people should be held accountable for those deaths.posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 02:29
Whatever happened to "hiring outside investigators/counselors" as was demanded when Republicans were in the Whitehouse???? HMMMMM?posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 14:06
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