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What Others Say: Guidelines to limit racial profiling fall short (Los Angeles Times)

I firmly believe that the current administration is using these recent events as leverage to dismantle all police departments whether state or county, and form a National police force to govern all. They are purposely urging the protestors, Black, White, Latino, etc. to continue the protests and that means more rioting, looting, etc. This, in turn, will help their cause and plans to go national with a police force under the ederal government.

If you look at the direction this country has gone under the current administration, this is not beyond happening sooner than later.

posted @ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 15:03

Dupuy: Torture is sadistic catharsis

Wonder how Ms. Dupuy would feel, God forbid, if a captured terrorist notified her that one of her family members had a bomb strapped to their body and it would be detonated at a certain time and the only means of finding out where to find him/her was to interrogate said terrorist in the hope he would tell them in time?????? Would she want them to use any means to get him to talk then????? I wonder.

Like many, I am against torture of any kind, but this present day war is not like any other we as a Nation have ever experienced. Even though we are a moral Nation and have always been against using torture or force of any kind, we must use every means available to help us seek out and eradicate these evil people who wish and are planning death to all. They do not think twice about blowing us up along with themselves and beheading anyone who is against them or can help further their cause. And, on another note, where is the outrage of the current administration using drones to kill people without warning of any kind????

Just saying....

posted @ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 14:52

Athens businessman, philanthropist Leon Farmer dies

Gone is another icon of "old" Athens. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Hopefully, all the memories of Athens' past will continue through the years.

posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:11

Galis: President's immigration decision doesn't have force of law

Even if the President did not use an Executive Order, but a directive, he is breaking the law and going against the Constitution by prioritizing deportation, whether they just came across the border or simply remained once their visas expired.

Common sense is common sense. These people are here ILLEGALLY and it is a slap in the face of those immigrants who have gone through the long, rigorous, and right way to become citizens of our Nation, and that includes learning English. We should have never began the expensive act of producing signs, labels, etc. in Spanish, thereby making it easier for them to never learn our language. Was this done for the Germans, Italians, and millions of Asians who immigrated here? A resounding NO!

If the department that handles deportation can not handle the load, then give it more funding and hire more people as needed to round up ALL undocumented people and get them deported. As in the Defense Department, which should be a priority with funding, and not cut as Obama has seen fit to do, this is a National Security issue and should be treated as such!

posted @ Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 13:34

Funke: Easy fixes available for immigration reform

Sound promising to me. Just as I said, the laws on the books should be enforced and if some need tweaking, then so be it. Maybe Mr. Funke should send his suggestions to his reps in the Congress. They can use it or not, but at least he would have made an effort.

posted @ Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:13

VIDEO: Hundreds march for Ferguson at UGA

I wonder if a single protester realizes how this makes their own BLACK officers feel? Where would we be without the police. Black and White? We'd be in a lawless Nation. Police are to be respected just as our military because they have taken an oath to protect us, not harass us. They, like our troops, put their lives on the line daily. Not to mention, the continual BLACK on BLACK and BLACK on WHITE which is never covered by the media???? Double standard comes to mind with all of this hoopla! As far as I am concerned, in the mind of the hoodlums and thugs, this incident has given them a reason to preach what victims they are when it is just the opposite. Freedom doesn't seem to make a damn to them! Much less the equal opportunities they now enjoy and don't seem to take advantage of and appreciate!

posted @ Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 11:12

Blackman: Congress must reclaim legislative mantle

Well, I would say if the Executive Branch is responsible for enforcing the laws, then many administrations, both Democrat & Republican, have FAILED in their duty to enforce the Immigration Law or to SECURE THE BORDER!!! And, to top that off are still abusing their power by deliberately allowing it to continue and allowing those who BROKE that law to remain in America without being punished for doing so! This is certainly a "slap in the face" to Americans much less to those immigrants who followed the rigorous procedures in becoming legal citizens.

I could be wrong, but I don't believe the people who storm our border on a daily basis want to become productive citizens of our country nor learn our language. The majority just want to work without paying taxes, get a free lunch, and make as much money as they can to send back to Mexico or country of origin. What Obama has done will encourage more and more to our border. It's much like feeding long as the birdseed is put out, the more birds will come to eat! Not only that, but our porous border has left America wide open for terrorists of all types and it's only a question of WHEN, not IF, there will be another 9/11! Common sense tells you that, but then, who among the powers that be uses any common sense any longer????

posted @ Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 08:24

Nunn wants to use government to solve problems

I don't care what either candidate wants....the American people want government to stay out of their business and do what they're supposed to do and that is National Security!

posted @ Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:21

Barnett Shoals Elementary construction begins

Lord, what would we have done without the "old" Gaines School building these last 10 years or so???

It never ceases to amaze me how so many people claim there are no funds spent on education these days. How about how much is spent on educational buildings???? Has there been a year go by yet that we have not been constructing yet another new school? Oh yes, that's SPLOST money. What's the difference? It's still tax payer money! And yet, how many kids are learning to read and write??? Now they want to take away the teaching of writing because it will not be needed in the future. Sorry, but that doesn't cut it with me. Of course, they will do what they want because the public has no say-so anymore. You either send your kid to school or else whether he/she learns or not.

But then, we can all brag about all the beautiful schools in ACC, right????

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 09:54

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 - 10:23

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 - 10:04

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 - 10:01

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 - 09:55

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 - 09:48

Solar power coming to Georgia Army forts

Can't wait to see how long this lasts.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 17:18

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 - 17:15

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 - 11:47

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 - 15:45

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 - 13:19

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 - 16:26

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 - 10:10

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 - 09:16

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 - 09:03

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 - 14:05

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 - 08:18

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