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Has racism been factor in treatment of President Obama?

I believe if "racism" is involved in criticizing this President, his administration, his policies, etc., it is coming from's the only answer to all the questions the American people are asking regarding all the above, their policies, actions/non-actions, since being elected to office. They resort to calling them "racists." Sure, I agree there is some racism in America, but I would be willing to bet it's not coming from the white population since they have become the minority, or on their way to becoming so. Barack H. Obama is a horrible President, had no experience in anything but being an agitator and divider of people and has surrounded himself with the same type of people. I'll always feel he is a puppet with who knows who is pulling his strings. His wife and family are just taking advantage of their situation and enjoying the perks of the taxpayers money while Americans are jobless, most on food stamps and welfare, and see no light at the end of the tunnel. And, to top that off, most of these people are Black. Just what has the first "Black" President done for them??? And, don't say he got them healthcare because before all is said and done, they will all wish they had never heard of the AFA. If they are thinking it's free, they have another think coming! No one knows what else is lurking in this law that is being rolled out more and more each year. All I can say is be wary of what you wish for, you may get it in time.

posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 - 13:13

Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - The unemployment rates shown in the article do not include discouraged workers who stopped looking for work and dropped out of the labor force:
The Obama administration changed the formula used to calculate the Gross Domestic Product in a way so that the GDP is now shown as higher than it would be under the old formula.
The Obama administration is currently in the process of changing Census questionnaires so that the number of americans without health insurance will appear to be lower than it would be with the set of questions that have been used up to now.
As Mark Twain used to say, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."


posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 13:49

Mayor says Prince Avenue study has become 'political football'

[quote][b]nancy30683[/b] - @RoyBoy: We all want pedestrian safety. However, please tell me what elevates Prince Avenue safety above any other main thoroughfare within ACC. There's Milledge Avenue, Lumpkin Street, Broad Street, Lexington Road, Gaines School Road, College Station Road, just to name a few. Where is the outcry for those who actually walk along these corridors?
If I am not mistaken, there is a traffic signal at every intersection from Pulaski Street to Milledge Avenue, and beyond. Why is it pedestrians cannot safely cross at these lights?
"Athens Trojan" is correct in his common sense assessment above. Eliminate mid block crossings, and you eliminate the problem. Unless you are willing to make the same traffic changes to all main traffic corridors, costing additional revenue we don't have, and creating additional traffic congestion we don't need, then you seem to be putting the safety and benefit of a few, above the safety and benefit of all.


posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:27

Former Athens cop indicted for bribery

A few bad apples does not make an entire police force. As far as I know, there have been very few ACC police officers accused, much less, indicted or convicted of criminal activity!! Don't know where you are getting all your stories.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 18:11

Coldwater Creek files for bankruptcy protection

It is my opinion that if the housing folks and auto folks had gone ahead and filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy instead of the government bailing them out, then it would have saved the taxpayers a lot of cash and headaches that we have now, and probably some small businesses as well. It certainly would have helped our economy for sure!

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 14:20

The Editor's Desk: Voter registration notification another 'Athens moment'

[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] -
Uh, oh, you did it now.
The list of racist code words includes "personal responsibility," as explained by a professor of African-American studies in the article linked below, who said:
"that language of personal responsibility is often a code language used against poor and minority communities."

Who cares? The truth is the truth, is it not????

posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:51

Sgt. Kenneth Watkins: three decades of serving and protecting his hometown

Officers of Watkins' caliber, his dedication to duty, and work ethnic is admirable. Pray he can continue to be the fine officer of the law he is today without incident. Kudos to him and all his fellow officers.

posted @ Monday, April 7, 2014 - 23:17

Spitting and biting, Athens man fights with officers


posted @ Monday, April 7, 2014 - 17:43

Athens man, 45, in and out of prison his entire adult life arrested again

Catch & release...that's about it in a nutshell!!!

posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:21

'Party Down South' might prompt tighter controls on TV, film production in Athens

Even though I have not, nor will not, watch this stupid show, it sounds like the students and the downtown Athens bar scene on a nightly basis.

posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:42

Downtown Athens' 8e's bar to close for the next 30! Good riddance.

posted @ Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:46

What Others Say: Obama not delivering on transparency promise (The Augusta Chronicle)

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] -

That is why I am a liberal, a progressive, an unbeliever, whatever...[/quote]

So sorry...will pray for you. Innocent

posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 - 15:05

What Others Say: Obama not delivering on transparency promise (The Augusta Chronicle)

@dahreese: If you do not wish to excuse Obama, then stop undermining what conservatives want. I happen to believe they prefer transparency. As for the agencies you mentioned, they were formed to protect the United States of America and its people which is a good thing and they have done this for years without having to broadcast how they were accomplishing this task. Unfortunately, it as well as other departments can become corrupt. Do you ever think about how this happens??? It comes from the top in the current administration. The problem with this administration is that they have LIED about everything from day one, and continue to lie. Sure, he makes excellent speeches, but everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie! He says one thing and does another. I firmly believe he has put America in the most danger it has ever faced and am not sure we can recover unless something is done soon. I am hoping the mid-term elections will help this, but the people have to be of one mind and get out the vote!!!

posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:35

Satellite spots 122 objects in Malaysia jet search

I agree with OC, until they positively locate and determine debris is part of the missing plane, then I'm skeptical of this scenario. Too much terrorism in this old world to accept anything at face value.

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 16:01

Student housing development proposed for tract near downtown Athens

Can't we please get something on that tract that will bring in property taxes????? This town is overloaded with student and section 8 housing and doesn't need more!!!!! If I were able, I would rally a PROTEST on this planned development!!!!!

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 15:56

Holmes: GOP confused on Obamacare

[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.
Nancy Seagraves

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

Athens detective named officer of the year for investigations, dedication and passion

Congratulations and thank you for your service! Wink

posted @ Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 14:02

UPDATED: Georgia lawmakers debate legalizing medical marijuana

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

Jerry Saulters proud to serve on Athens-Clarke police honor guard

Kudos to you. Thank you for your service!

posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 19:48

Pitts: Forging a new American paradigm

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

Dead horses found on Peach County farm, man facing charges

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

Tiny houses help address nation's homeless problem

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. Sad

posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:24

Seagraves: State needs Medicaid expansion

Mrs. Seagraves, do you enjoy having to continuously pay for these entitlement programs? Just wondering.....

posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 15:27

Pitts: History overtakes gay-rights opponents

@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

Governors: 'Obamacare' here to stay


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

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