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Carrier Transicold named inaugural Athens-Clarke Manufacturer of the Year

Wonderful news, but then, I'm sure most of the manufacturers in ACC are doing their part as well. It's a shame that we can not get a "Fair Tax" passed by Congress so that all the manufacturers who elected to go overseas to escape the high taxes could return to the states. That would sure alleviate a lot of our woes, job wise and financially.

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:33

Barreca: Can education truly be measured?

What worries me is that practically none of our children are being taught to READ, WRITE, ADD, or SUBTRACT, and I doubt they are learning their multiplication tables. Nor are they being taught about our GOVERNMENT AND HOW IT IS SUPPOSE TO RUN or our CONSTITUTION, and that surely doesn't MEASURE UP.

I know it's only a tiny sampling, but the "man on the street" that Jay Leno broadcasted and the Watters World on Bill O'Reilly on Fox, proves so many Americans know nothing about the government, its leaders, and the President of these United States. Truth be known, they probably know nothing about nothing.

Technology is a wonderful thing, and so are our schools and colleges, but between the two they surely have our young people dumbed down when it comes to their country and how they vote, or even if they vote these days. It's a travesty! What a shame!

Of course, this falls on the parents, too. Hopefully, a few are being taught right from wrong and most especially, morals and values. If not, we are doomed for sure.

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:14

Worst of recession over, outlook bright, Morris CEO tells UGA audience

What this man is saying is not logical. Companies and businesses have and are continuing to close their doors unable to stand up under the pressure of government programs such as Obamacare. And, to top that off, this recent flood of illegals from other countries into America where jobs are scarce for even our own college graduates is adding to our woes. Not only that, but they are now introducing a bill to raise the minimum wage which will kill even the menial jobs such as flipping burgers or even delivering newspapers.

I simply can not fathomed how he believes things are better for Americans. It's only getting worse. Every day there is a new regulation pertaining to our health, our environment, and even our religious belief. Some businesses such as the news media may be finding new ways of staying afloat, but I would be willing to bet it won't last.

I'm not trying to be a negative person, but every day brings more and more problems and they are mainly from our own government. I just hope we can hang in there two more years, but it's a tall order.

posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 - 00:47

Organizers hope Saturday's 10th annual reenactment of lynching will be the last

Wow...when is enough, enough??

posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 20:46

Michelle Nunn makes campaign stop in Athens

[quote][b]DanMatthews[/b] - @scarborj: so using all capital letters and overuse of exclamation points does not hide the fact that you seem very xenophobic to me
[/quote]

As I stated in the second paragraph of my post, have no problem with immigrants period. Just used all caps to emphasize what some folks say most immigrants want when coming to America either legally or illegally, and it could not be further from the truth, but you're entitled to your own opinion.

posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 19:54

Michelle Nunn makes campaign stop in Athens

A vote for Nunn is a vote for Harry Reid and that's the truth! She may be speaking what you want to hear, but that's about it....she is not her father from the days when Democrats were a different breed.

As far as immigration reform goes, they just need to enforce the laws already on the books as they should have been doing all along. Also, secure the border even if it means putting troops on the border.

I have no problem with people wanting to immigrate here, but the problem is, they only want to come here to work, send money home, and pay no social security nor taxes, and have no intention of becoming PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS of the United States of America and that's the honest truth!

posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 15:39

Jones: Republican Senate runoff left candidates, voters war-weary

I, for one, was bombarded with robo-calls for weeks and weeks, and am happy I had an answering machine to handle them. If they begin again for the November election, I may have to find another place to stay. I cannot stand for a phone to ring constantly. I hope to goodness these candidates can find some other way to get their messages out to the voters. robo-calls are so ANNOYING! and all we're doing is deleting them. No one wants to listen to all their spiel! Hold town halls, take out ads, do anything but the robo-calls PLEASE or you may not get my vote.

posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:18

Today's editorial cartoon

@Used2baFreeCountry: AMEN!!

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:10

Today's editorial cartoon

[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - @scarborj: thank God he wasn't put on a bus and shipped back home then. [/quote]

You mock my words and continue to mock the Bible. Yes, you better thank God, but all who believe and have faith know Jesus gave his life for all sinners you imbecile! Even you. And, again, there will be a day of reckoning for all.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 14:44

Today's editorial cartoon

Jesus was our Savior....plain and simple! Let's hope we still have one because we surely need someone to save us!

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:45

Georgia exchange subsidies in jeopardy after court ruling

@cyou299: It's not the number of Executive Orders, it's their CONTENT!!!! Just saying.....

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:42

Athens to become home to increasing number of refugees

Why am I not surprised???? The bird feeder has been out for eons in Athens-Clarke County!

posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 13:45

Two Dollar General stores open Saturday in Athens

[quote][b]crazy8golfer[/b] -
We are soooooo proud of ACC. I am sure an award will be headed to Athens.
[/quote]

You're an IDIOT!

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 14:16

Two Dollar General stores open Saturday in Athens

[quote][b]rcbljc[/b] - @scarborj: Actually that's Gaines School Road....
[/quote]

Whatever....it becomes Barnett Shoals Rd. At any rate, it's there by the Omni!

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 14:15

Zimdars: Questions about Hice endorsement

@snarkydude: Bravo from me, too!

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 14:13

UGA summer enrollment slide may have hit bottom

Yippee, good news for the local folks....hope summer enrollment continues to fall. It's the only break for those who live here with regard to traffic, restaurants, shopping, etc. The almightly dollar isn't everything to everybody.
Angry

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 12:16

Two Dollar General stores open today in Athens

Actually, we have 4 now, the 2 new ones, and 1 in Winterville and on Barnett Shoals Road. Where you been???

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 12:13

Athens attorney argues that immigration detainers are unconstitutional

@maxcat07:

You can't provide link???? It's probably a liberal web site anyway. I really find that very hard to believe. Most especially after he approved release of all those dang criminals a while back....he surely didn't deport them.
Stare

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 16:56

Athens police arrest three suspected gang members

We have gangs in Athens?????

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 16:40

Athens attorney argues that immigration detainers are unconstitutional

[quote][b]marshalld[/b] - I am glad that President Obama has deported more illegals than any other president[/quote]

WHAT??????

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:48

Athens attorney argues that immigration detainers are unconstitutional

[quote][b]TMKvetch[/b] -
Uhhhh, actually that's not quite true.
With respect to the Fourth Amendment, reading the following will give you an idea of how complex this is:
http://scholarship.law.georgetown.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1302&c...
[/quote]

Thank you for the link and I read it, and you're right about the complexity. Ah yes, it seems "constitutional rights" are a slippery slope, but that still does not deter from the fact that these people broke the law by coming into our country ILLEGALLY!!!! They should be detained, brought before a court?? judge??? whatever....and if they can not prove they are here legally, be sent home IMMEDIATELY!! Whether this is done one at a time, in a group, doesn't matter. Americans are sick of this already!

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:47

Athens attorney argues that immigration detainers are unconstitutional

[quote][b]TMKvetch[/b] -
Uhhhh, actually that's not quite true.
With respect to the Fourth Amendment, reading the following will give you an idea of how complex this is:
http://scholarship.law.georgetown.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1302&c...
[/quote]

Thank you for the link and I read it, and you're right about the complexity. Ah yes, it seems "constitutional rights" are a slippery slope, but that still does not deter from the fact that these people broke the law by coming into our country ILLEGALLY!!!! They should be detained, brought before a court?? judge??? whatever....and if they can not prove they are here legally, be sent home IMMEDIATELY!! Whether this is done one at a time, in a group, doesn't matter. Americans are sick of this already!

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:46

Athens attorney argues that immigration detainers are unconstitutional

[quote][b]TMKvetch[/b] - I have read the letter from the ACLU that this lawyer copied to get his name in the newspaper, but I don't see where it addresses those two possible law violations.[/quote]

Not only are they breaking the law by being in the U.S. illegally, but this "so-called" attorney is saying it is unconstitutional. I would not want him to be my attorney EVER! A person who is not a citizen of the United States has no CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!!!!! Just as they should not be able to get a driver's license, food stamps, welfare, etc., etc., etc. That's what is wrong with this Nation today! Wake up people!!!!!

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:24

Athens attorney argues that immigration detainers are unconstitutional

If an immigrant has no valid papers, he is indeed breaking the law simply by being in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant!!!!!!! What part of illegal do you folks not understand????????? Any and all illegals should be detained for ICE to determine then if they can find documentation of visa to be here or not, or deported if they don't!! The path to take is as simple as 1 2 3 so why can't it be done???????????????? SEND THEM HOME!!!!!!!!!

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 01:34

Hillary Clinton to appear on 'The Daily Show'

Who gives a rat's ass what she's appearing on???? I sure don't!!!!

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 16:49

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