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Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

I, for one, do not believe in holding early voting for a month. A week of early voting is enough. Those who want to avoid long lines, or feel they won't be able to vote on Election Day, can easily vote by absentee ballot. As a person who has emphysema, I have voted absentee for years. This is another case of when to draw the line! Those who want to have a say in who is elected will go vote no matter how long it takes to cast their vote. Just saying....

posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 11:23

Carter offers biggest difference between candidates in decades

Oh, please.....Carters are as Carters have done....absolutely nothing to warrant my vote!

posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 11:04

Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern

What an idiot! Quarantining these people, even doctors and nurses who have been in contact with ebola, on their return to America is the right and only thing to do in order to protect the public from this contagious disease. Common sense dictates it and it should be mandatory and not self-imposed, although anyone who is as compassionate as they say, would do the right thing without having to be told!

posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 11:01

Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

Our justice system sucks. This man should not have been deported, but put to death long ago. I, for one, believe in the death penalty. Nothing else seems to deter these murderous thugs no matter whether they're legal or not, America needs to send a message loud and clear...that we will not put up with murdering our citizens! And that goes for drug dealing too!

posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:55

Libertarian offers alternative to veteran politicians in Georgia governor's race

Until the American people decide they definitely want a 3rd party choice, it's a lost cause for one to run in a national election. It just muddies the water and it usually forces a run-off which costs states funds they can use elsewhere! Just saying...

posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:48

Solar power coming to Georgia Army forts

Can't wait to see how long this lasts.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 18:18

New traffic light proposed at Armstrong & Dobbs site

Oh yes, let's put another traffic light on that thoroughfare and back up traffic to Atlanta Hwy.

Was there no other recourse? Why couldn't access be made to this property from the street behind it?

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 18:15

Woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids

I'd be willing to wager she was on welfare and the food stamp program as well. Most are the norm.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:47

Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola

If he keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola crisis, it will be a miracle, since he's never done it before! Wink

posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 16:45

2nd Texas nurse to contract Ebola to be transported to Atlanta for treatment

I agree with Snarky...there should be just one hospital that is equipped to handle this crisis and all patients should be quarantined there, even those who have been exposed to it. If this keeps up, more and more people will be at risk, such as when this last patient boarded a flight to somewhere and put those passengers at risk. There has to be quarantines or else it will spread everywhere. And common sense tells you to wear as protective clothing, etc. as possible when caring for those patients. And, last but not least, all flights from those countries where this started should not be allowed to fly here no matter what.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 14:19

Williams: On two wheels or four, anger and ignorance can kill

I still say bicycles do not belong on the Nation's roads! If allowed, then they need to be licensed just as cars and trucks, etc. and obey all traffic laws.

posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 - 17:26

US promises $212 million in new Gaza aid

I just as compassionate as the next person, but unless Palestinians agree to rid themselves of Hamas, any funding to them will just go toward another siege on Israel. Common sense should dictate that you can't help those people until they agree to help themselves and that goes for every other country who receives foreign aid!

posted @ Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:10

Sikora: Recent global warming column seriously misguided

Or, we could plant more trees instead of paving every spot on the planet!!!!!!

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:16

Forest Service obtains Trail of Tears land

No, the Indian Nation made the decision to join America and take advantage of opportunities offered to them which were not many in the beginning, but it was a start. Just like in any race, there are those who have had successes, and those who have not. Like I have stated before, America has its flaws, but it's still a great Nation!

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:03

Dupuy: Congress doesn't disagree; they're just disagreeable

What Ms. Dupuy neglected to say is that Obamacare was a 2000-page bill in which no one knew all that was added into it other than healthcare...we are still learning each year and it's not helpful. Had the Democrats allowed the Republicans to critique this bill and the public as well, it may have become decent health legislation. Instead, they all lied about what was in it, or stated as Pelosi, "you have to pass it to know what's in it."

posted @ Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 15:05

In response to petition, UGA says it will be more aware of football games on religious holidays

While I respect all religions, common sense in this case, as in all others, when things conflict with one's religion, it's a matter of personal choice. No one or no institution should have to accommodate any group of people. It has nothing to do with what one feels is more important! Just saying....

posted @ Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 09:18

Latest Georgia polls show runoffs in the making

@RoyBoy: You have almost quoted a campaign ad by Carter verbatim! There are not fewer teachers, there are thousands of illegal children added to our schools who can not speak English and are draining our resources not only there, but healthcare, jobs, etc. Whose fault is that???? Certainly not Deal's!

People had better be careful about voting Democrat...we are already in deep crap in America....we don't need more of the same policies. We need people who make the tough decisions for the betterment of all....not just a few! I'm not completely sure that will be the Republicans who can do that, but it's sure not the Democrats. We can only pray it will help to change the roll call. The last 7 years should have convinced anyone of that!!! Just saying...

posted @ Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 09:06

Up to 100 people being watched in connection with Texas Ebola case

@nancy30683:

Amen, Nancy....anyone ever hear of "germ"/"biological" warfare? Terrorists will do and use anything to kill those they call "infidels." America is under attack and not only by terrorists...evidently, the government is not doing the job they are supposed to do with our National Security!!!!!

posted @ Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:39

UGA RB Gurley falsely accused of assault in downtown Athens bar

Ya'll Dawg fans better pray and protect Gurley because he is the Georgia team this year. If the offense and defense doesn't get better, poor Gurley will be worked to death this season! Just saying....

posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 13:23

Madison County school considers options for Bible verse monument

Leave the monument. If it offends some, then so be it. There's a particular religion that offends me, yet we are not allowed to say so or object to it, therefore limiting my freedom of speech. What's next??? I'm so sick of it all. Of course, I don't have much longer on this earth, but I am praying my children and grandchildren will not have to suffer through much more of this.

posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 13:14

Blackmon: Don't whitewash American history in schools

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] -
Proud to be liberated from the indoctrination I was told was "truth."
Once you grow up and work your way out of it, politically, religiously,, socially, you can't go back, nor do you want to.
Then you're an adult, living your own life instead of the one Society prescribed/prescribes for you .
"Narrow is the gate and few there are who find it."[/quote]

Other than your parents, can't imagine who was telling you what was the "truth", but I will say they tried their very best. Seems you grew up and were indoctrinated to believe as you do now.

My parents were both Democrats when I was growing up; however, like you, they soon learned the "truth" for themselves and formed their own opinions on the political truth. They were already Christians and had the religion and social truth down pat!!

Of course, you are entitled to your own opinion and me to mine, so we will just have to agree to disagree. Have a nice day!

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:19

Blackmon: Don't whitewash American history in schools

@dahreese:

Spoken like a "true" liberal!

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 22:35

Blackmon: Don't whitewash American history in schools

Oh, for goodness sakes, I don't believe anyone tried or did whitewash anything. There were good and bad people portrayed throughout history during slavery and the World Wars. And, I'm sure there were plenty of aethists among our founding fathers, but that does not mean that the Constitution was not written based on Christianity, nor that we are not a Christian Nation.

I took both American History and World History. I was not much of a fan of either, but as an adult, I was glad I had them in school. This day in time, the average person or college student can not tell you who is Vice President of the US, the name of their senators or representatives, the houses of government, etc., etc., etc. It's my opinion that this is the liberals fault who are, and are trying, to rewrite history continuously. The political correctness of the left has truly ruined America.

It's my opinion that only going back to the basics of education taught in the 40's and 50's will we ever regain the confidence in our America again. Yes, America has its faults and I'm sure most Americans realize this, one being the past slavery of people. However, I truly believe it has made up for that part of history many times over and the only thing holding anyone back from freedom and their own success is ones self. The opportunities are there for all Americans. The path we are on now is only destroying this great Nation.

And, on another note, if America is so bad, why does everyone all over the world want to come here????? Most illegally!

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 11:51

Athens panel discussion covers educational challenges for undocumented immigrants

While I applaud this young woman for her accomplishments, I can not feel sorry for her as far as a college education is concerned. She is an illegal and has been her entire life. Why didn't she, or her parents, apply for citizenship long ago? I think I know the answer. They know they can get a free education, welfare, food stamps, health care and anything else they need for as long as they want and send earnings back home. What is it that they don't understand about breaking the law in the U.S. just by coming here and not applying for citizenship???? They are here illegally! It never ceases to amaze me why they wonder why Americans are upset and mad about those people who come here illegally. It will continue until they and the government abide by the law of this Nation! My opinion is we should make it tougher to come here and even tougher to become a citizen. You have to really want it, and I do not believe most Hispanics do want it. I do believe the Asians & Latinos want to become citizens and work toward it and respect our laws, but most others just want a free ride.

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 13:47

Intruder gets into White House

So funny! Love it! Can't fathom why this hasn't happened before now, most especially with all the upset Hispanics. Surprised there hasn't been a mob of them scaling the fences since they're so good at it.

posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 14:29

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