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Obama on war powers request: Islamic State is going to lose

@dahreese: Tell me what part of my statement is incorrect.

By the way....the BBC today is reporting that these people whom you are so fond of defending murdered 45 people today by burning them alive in Iraq. I do not see any act by anyone or any entity that could justify these barbarous tactics.

Let's see how "well informed" you are. Go to Mecca and open up a store selling Bibles and the Torah. See how much tolerance you find. See how open-minded people are. Radical Islam is barbaric and evil. Those who support it, either actively or passively, bear the same amount of responsibility for its atrocities. That is my opinion. It's kind of like saying some Nazis were worse than other Nazis.

You and others are just excuse-makers (and that includes your president), because you don't have the balls to call it what it is....pure evil.

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 18:42

Obama on war powers request: Islamic State is going to lose

#1: How do you know whether or not I leave the house?
#2: Explain why and how what I have said is "hate" or "religious hate".

Also explain why it is that those on the left must use terms like "hate" when someone disagrees with them. Are you now going to join forces with the Muslim apologists here and elsewhere?

If there was widespread condemnation of Islamic atrocities by Muslim leaders, you would see fewer of them occur. Where are the large demonstrations such as we saw in Paris against terrorist acts?

By the way....the BBC is reporting today that these people whom you wish to defend murdered 45 people today by burning them alive. Where's your outrage, or do you wish to say something else in their defense?

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 18:33

'Failing' label for Gaines Elementary surprises Clarke school officials

New motto for the CCSD: "Hey! We don't suck THAT bad."

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 16:15

Obama on war powers request: Islamic State is going to lose

@dahreese: Two people shot in Copenhagen this past weekend by an Islamic jihadist. A mall shooting foiled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Canadian police are dancing all around, trying not to admit that this was related to jihadists. Also this weekend, your friends lined up a dozen or so people on a beach, and videotaped a mass beheading (in a show of peace and love).

And....the outcry from the general Muslim population is......

(crickets chirping)........

Maybe I'M not the one who needs to become better informed.

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 13:20

Obama on war powers request: Islamic State is going to lose

@dahreese: If I paid attention to what someone's wife said about them, everyone would be the most evil person on the face of the earth. Why don't we wait to see what plays out in court, based on the evidence, before we speculate on this man's motives? don't do that, do you?

Eisenhower and Kennedy sent a handful of advisors to Vietnam. At the time of Kennedy's death, I think the number was about 200, if I remember correctly. It was Lyndon Johnson who sent massive numbers of troops to Vietnam, based on a fabricated incident. The situation in Iraq was infinitely more stable when Bush left office than it is now, which is absolutely the result of Obama's policies, not GWB's. You should pay more attention to what the military leaders have said, and not the narrative you want to believe.

I "lump all Muslims into a pile" as you say, because I don't see any, outside of a very few in this country, refuting the views and actions of the terrorists. I do not see Islam as a religion, but as a belief system bent on world domination via the spread of Sharia law. I think it is barbaric, and is not compatible with the values of a free society. Explain to me how Islam wants people to love each other, how it respects women, how it tolerates homosexuals, how it promotes freedom.....

posted @ Friday, February 13, 2015 - 09:21

Obama on war powers request: Islamic State is going to lose

@dahreese: Lyndon Johnson got us mired up in Vietnam. 58,000 Americans killed, vs 4,000 in Iraq. Tell me again what party Johnson represented.

Anyone who believes Iran will be truthful about their intentions of building a bomb is a fool. The current president of Iran has bragged about using "negotiations" as a way of skirting scrutiny and forging ahead with their intent of building a nuclear device. Just because other countries have a nuclear bomb capability, does that mean we also allow Iran....whose stated goal is to destroy Israel and annihilate its do so as well?

But are one of the more prolific Muslim apologists on this board. I wouldn't expect you to say anything different. You side with them all the time.

You bring up the three Muslims killed by the guy in NC. Did he state that he killed them because they were Muslim? Did he behead them? Did he put them in a cage and set them on fire? OR are you just trying to make a connection that may or may not be there, because it fits your apologist agenda?

posted @ Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 18:09

Obama's Mideast war plans could define his legacy

Obama doesn't have a "legacy". All he has is a pack of lies, more lies, and a bunch of speeches. Despite his administration's efforts to change the way things are calibrated, the economic recovery is still stalled, jobless numbers, if you count everyone instead of trimming down the numbers like Obama has done, are still high, more people are on food stamps than ever before, and we look like a 90 lb weakling on the world stage due to his ON/OFF foeign policy, which zigs and zags depending on the mood of the day.

Never before have we had a president who so perfectly personified the title of the Aaron Tippin song, "You've Got to Stand for Something, or You'll Fall for Anything". You Democratic voters need to really think twice about electing another nobody who has nothing that you can put your hands on, as far as values and beliefs, or someone, like Hillary, who changes positions like everyone else changes underwear.

posted @ Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 13:26

Barry, Newman: Redefining homelessness could hurt truly needy

You need a job, first of all. Then you need a place to rent, and money for deposits. You need furniture and food. Many people need help in learning how to manage their money. We took all the mentally ill out of the institutions because it was "inhumane", and dumped them on the streets, which is somehow supposed to be better.

I personally don't know what the best approach is to this problem. One thing I do know, is that having Congress "re-define" something usually doesn't mean help that reaches the local level. Maybe it's time to quit siphoning off money to the federal government, and keep it here at home so that local workable solutions could be funded.....without an act of Congress.

posted @ Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:11

Obama on war powers request: Islamic State is going to lose

Six months ago, this same man called ISIS the "jv team", and has given the impression since then that he doesn't consider them a threat. Just a few short months ago, his advisor admitted that "we had no strategy". Now, we're supposed to believe that he is ready and willing to do battle against these evil people.

This president has supported the Muslim Brotherhood every step of the way. He helped them in Libya and in Egypt, and has made excuses for radical Islam since his first day in office. He continues to seek any kind of deal with Iran that he can get, regardless of how one-sided it may be. Is he our president, or is he the president of Islam?

The fact is that this man has dithered, dallied, lied, tap-danced, and faltered so much, that I don't think there is anyone left on the world stage that would give him any credibility at all. The Democrats have not been bullish on national security at home or abroad since WWII. Why should we believe what they say now?

posted @ Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:57

What Others Say: GOP must focus on workers as well as job creators

[quote][b]tomw[/b] - Another example of figuring how to win the election as priority #1. Sure, tell the hardworking folk how important they are to the GOP. They are--for their votes.

As are welfare voters for the Democratic party.....

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:05

Thomasson: Williams is evidence of 'Hollywood' nature of TV news

Leaving your wallet in your pocket when you put the pants in the washer is a mistake. Making false statements is intentional, whether you're doing so in an attempt to inflate your own image, or whether you do so to further your political agenda, as Dan Rather did.

If NBC expects to have any credibility above that of Entertainment Tonight or the Jerry Springer Show, they need to make an example out of Williams. Fire him out right, and not let him represent them on the air ever again.

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:01

Comic book world's attempts at inclusion fall short

1. Who gives a crap about comic book characters?
2. These authors really need a life. I notice that both are professors of something or other. I wonder if they would have time to devote to this nonsense if they actually had to go out, scrap around and work for a living?

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:48

Today's editorial cartoon

I can remember when my home town....the whole town....went to the local school for the polio vaccine on the sugarcube. Even the autism association says there is little to no risk in vaccinations. I truly believe that the increase in illnesses that we have seen, is due to the number of un-vaccinated immigrants we have allowed in with no screening or scrutiny.

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:24

Parole board to hear clemency plea before planned execution of Barrow County woman

That is the face of pure evil.

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 18:23

3 arrested on shoplifting charges at multiple Athens area stores

49???? She looks 149.

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 18:21

Debate brews over whether Williams can survive controversy

The man lied, pure and simple. He knew it was a lie when he said it, and he said it anyway. All this two-stepping, and saying he "mis-remembered" is a bunch of bull hockey. The man lied.

It's been very evident that broadcast "news" outlets distort things to fit their political agenda, but for an anchor to be credible, people need to believe that he's telling the truth. Williams, like Dan Rather before him, has broken that trust. Take him off the air, and replace him with someone else.

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 13:42

Former Clarke Co. Juvenile Court clerk arrested for alleged theft of $20K

The best way to stop white collar crime is to start seizing assets, and sell them until the entire amount taken is recovered, including court costs and lawyers fees. Leave her with nothing.

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 13:30

UGA moves to fire professor for dating student; professor appeals

@DrRichUGA: Well, you certainly seem to have peed in someone's Wheaties along the way. Your best course of action at this point would be to reach a deal that would allow you to leave without a negative evaluation in your file. Save the money. Nobody wins in court but the lawyers.

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 09:29

UGA moves to fire professor for dating student; professor appeals

@DrRichUGA: This story is so old, it almost has mold on it. I had to go back and re-read the article to even know what is going on.

If you're being punished unfairly, or if you believe that the policy is being applied unjustly, then aren't there channels for appeal? If the university is trying to turn the tables on you, then my instincts tell me that you have made someone else mad, and this is their way of getting rid of you.

If you're right, stand your ground and appeal. Still, all in all, it might have been more prudent just to let her finish school, period. Sometimes, the cheapest remedy is a cold shower.

posted @ Monday, February 9, 2015 - 18:17

Athens man at center of Milford Hills mortgage fraud scheme indicted for new fraud

@SIGNOFF: All the lenders have to depend on are the documents submitted with the application. They are not local, and do not have eyes on the ground. This is one area in which local supervision would have made a difference.

At one time, mortgage brokers did not exist. You went to the local bank or savings and loan, you spoke with a local lender, made your application which went before the loan committee, also primarily made up of local people, and if you had the required down payment and you were credit worthy, you got the loan. All of this went down the toilet with the advent of the Community Reinvestment Act. Back then, you could assume someone's loan by paying their equity, which was the way many new homebuyers got in the market.

We (the government and Congress) made a mistake by deciding that everyone should have a middle class lifestyle without first earning that opportunity, and this is a prime example of the results of that decision. They opened the door for unscrupulous people to make loans, all with the implied guarantee of the government. Another case of trying to use the free market system to influence social policies.

posted @ Monday, February 9, 2015 - 13:45

Georgia's Lewis among congressmen who won't attend Netanyahu speech

@Anonymous Dude: You confuse Republican policy with conservatism and conservative beliefs. I still subscribe to the belief that individual liberty and freedom are what made this country great. This "everybody should have the same amount of stuff" without having to work for it is what I'm talking about. If "liberals always win", then how do you explain the election of Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes, not to mention Eisenhower.

Liberals only win when people have been removed by time from events that have tested American beliefs and have required American sacrifice. When we get a generation that has never endured that sacrifice, and doesn't know what it takes to maintain freedom, then we get liberals in office.

You will remember that FDR's policies, while quite radical for that time, did require that the individual put forth effort in order to receive the benefit. His programs still promoted individual success, not group-think and living off the labors of someone else. The Democratic party changed with the election of Lyndon Johnson, from a party that worked for the common man and for opportunity for everyone, to a party that bought votes with government largesse and one that was more interested in keeping people under control than helping them become successful.

The election of Bill Clinton ushered in the era of the aging sixties radicals, who hated America and what it stood for. These are the people who want to reduce America's footprint on the national stage, and who think they and they alone know best how everyone should live. They are scared of people who believe in the individual, and those who believe that success should be rewarded. These are the people who have given us Obama, who is someone who can't make a decision and has the leadership skills of someone in junior high, always ready with a smart remark and a petulant attitude. This is the level that the Democrats have lowered themselves to being.

As much as I dislike the leadership of the Republican party, I have not seen any ot them make remarks like "sometimes, you've made enough money", "you didn't build that", or "we need to spread the wealth". The current Democratic party stands against almost everything I have ever been taught. Their leadership has gotten worse, decade after decade. I can find NOTHING about them that warrants my support or my vote.

posted @ Friday, February 6, 2015 - 18:51

Reagan: Conservative media shouldn't take liberals' bait

@TheBetterGeneration: I may not agree with his opinions, and I do not agree with yours. Best leave it at that.

posted @ Friday, February 6, 2015 - 18:34

Reagan: Conservative media shouldn't take liberals' bait

@TheBetterGeneration: Is he really a monster and a disgrace, or is that just your opinion of him? You're just mincing words. Calling someone a "monster" as opposed to "an idiot Republican"? I don't see the difference. Your disagreement with Reagan's views does not make him a "monster". Has he killed anyone? (Using that definition, Ted Kennedy would have been a "monster".)

Because someone does not share your viewpoint does not make them any less intelligent, humane, or caring than you. This is my biggest problem with our state of affairs right now. On either side, people can't have discussions of issues without demeaning the other person for their viewpoint, or as in the case of our President and some of the other leaders, acting like they're in junior high, and having to have some kind of smart remark or the last word.

Civility and statesmanship went out the window with the election of 1992. When I saw Al Gore making a conscious effort to talk over and interrupt Ross Perot, acting just like a four year old who continually shouts, "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy" while she's trying to talk, I said then that we had seen the last of civility. At that time, we entered the era of "politics of personal destruction", and it's gotten worse every year. Look at the number of "Romney tied his dog to the top of the car" stories we got in 2012. Were they interested in debating the issues, or assassinating the character of the man?

I don't have a problem when people state their opinion on why they think something is good or bad, but this other stuff is for the birds.

posted @ Friday, February 6, 2015 - 14:04

Georgia's Lewis among congressmen who won't attend Netanyahu speech

Truthfully, I would expect a black Democrat to side with a black president on this. Neither seems to be able to break out of the box of racial politics. One will do what the other does.

posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 18:42

Georgia's Lewis among congressmen who won't attend Netanyahu speech

@melquiades: "Evidently" I listen to Fox news? "Willful deception by the right?" "Symbolic malarkey" closing monuments to the public that required no staffing (the WWII monument) during the so-called "shutdown" which wasn't a "shutdown" at all, but done more to inconvenience people and make them mad at the Republicans?

The fact is that Obama dances around calling this Islamic terrorism, when other countries correctly identify it as such. "Evidently" you like to make assumptions about me, which have no bearing on the facts of my statement. "Willful deception" could be categorized as "you like your health plan, you can keep it. You like your doctor, you can keep him", the boogered unemployment and economic figures, and many other instances that my fingers are too tired to type....all from the president who promised the "most transparent administration in history".

I think stopping this administration's march toward a Euro-socialist society is quite meaningful, and I'm glad the Republicans have done that. Thank goodness someone put the brakes on Obama. I'd hate to think what America would be like if he had succeeded in his quest to "radically transform this country".

posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 18:17

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