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Five Points parking case heard by Supreme Court

I guess when CC loses this round they can put planters and benches/tables in their half of the parking spaces.....more outdoor dining/sitting area ftw and let stiles enjoy their half.

posted @ Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 14:31

Newspaper finds more than 2,500 uninsured doctors in Georgia

[quote][b]barryhollander[/b] - These are docs so good they don't need no stinking insurance. But seriously, by not having insurance, don't you risk losing everything (your house, future wages, etc.) if you botched something? Or if a good lawyer convinced a jury you botched something? Seems foolish to me.
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theyd lose the inc part but not their private holdings unless it's different than other corps...that being said, theres no way I wouldnt carry malpractice ins if I were a med dr

posted @ Monday, June 2, 2014 - 13:35

Shinseki resigns amid veterans' health care issues

[quote][b]PatrickD[/b] - Obama wasn't in the waiting room or in the VA office waiting on our vets to die to get paid. The Blame-rs focus so much on blaming/hating Obama that nothing gets done and those responsible get away. That's why nothing gets done in this country. The bucks stops with Obama my tail end. How about we focus on where the bucks start[/quote]

but it was ok when Obama 'blamed' Bush for the very same thing in his run to get elected? Then promptly forget about following up on it when he got in office? The only reason Obama is taking any heat for this at all is that he used it for political pandering and to gain election brownie points...

The admins were already fired at the phoenix hospital by Shinsecki just before he was shown the door and Im guessing a lot more will follow before it is said and done. No one with any sense expects presidents to micromanage every little happening , but instead, to place good management to take care of business. The problem here is Obama was 'laser focused' on the issue when it made political sense then promptly dropped the ball. What I dont understand is the fact that in 2010 this exact issue was written up and sent around all thru the VA system and no one , including the VA IG, took any further steps looking into it.

And the end all be all is not agreeing with Obama doesnt equal hate, racism, etc so on as much as the liberals want to make it so. We hate his policies and his belief that govt is the answer for any problem... same as I hated bush's rubber stamping any and all spending bills.

posted @ Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:56

Shinseki resigns amid veterans' health care issues

from the Obama speech.... "This morning I think some of you also heard Ric take a truly remarkable action. In public remarks, he took responsibility for the conduct of those facilities and apologized to his fellow veterans and to the American people. And a few minutes ago, Secretary Shinseki offered me his own resignation. With considerable regret, I accept it."

does anyone else find it funny that Obama thought taking responsibility for mistakes/wrongdoing was 'truly remarkable'?

posted @ Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 10:36

McManus: Sadly, VA scandal fits Obama narrative

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - If somebody has/had to do the grunt work, I guess it was your turn.[/quote]

yeh I know it's odd....but some of us worked our way thru college or worked while going to college.... tho I have to admit, I was bitter and jealous when I was younger when I had to work and the momma's/daddy's girls/boys went to spring break vacations in the parents cars with the parents credit cards while I had to bust my butt... then I grew up.

As for for Obama being 'hella mad' he's hella mad about everything that has happened on his watch..... The roadmap to ea controversy he faces is the same.

1) Learn about some new controversy on tv
2) wait a few days until it's clear it cant be ignored due to public outcry
3) say he's hella mad about it and we need to get someone to look into it
4) wait for awhile and see if it dies down and hope it goes away while stonewalling and hoping his admin practices cya all together.

posted @ Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 20:13

McManus: Sadly, VA scandal fits Obama narrative

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] -
Oh, really?!
Seems Obama doesn't have a monopoly on that.
Do I/you not recall a little GWB scandal the firing of competent attorneys at the Department of Justice and hiring "our kind of Republicans?"
Of course you don't.
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wait...who's in power now again?

posted @ Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:34

McManus: Sadly, VA scandal fits Obama narrative

@nancy30683: but but....he's hella mad about it

posted @ Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 10:44

McManus: Sadly, VA scandal fits Obama narrative

[quote][b]observer1948[/b] - This writer is correct, the president is a terrible manager. Furthermore, he doesn't even have the wisdom to employ good managers. [/quote]

is what happens when you hire for loyalty rather than competence

posted @ Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 08:02

McManus: Sadly, VA scandal fits Obama narrative

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - Where were you?

Where were you?[/quote]

I was driving the street sweeper throwing dust on you....

....well not during the first round in iraq since I was there

posted @ Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 05:39

Median CEO pay crosses $10 million in 2013

oddly enough, most of them didnt get a raise....not odd really that was facetious ... the increase on the value of the stocks they received skyrocketed due to the inflated/ing stock market.

posted @ Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 05:32

Pitts: Ridicule of hashtag campaign sobering

[quote][b]Logical[/b] - @sweept: most media reporting does call them Muslim terrorists. If you read and listened to intelligent journalists rather than being told by Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity that the media doesn't do this, you would know this. Sad.
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I dont listen to any talk shows at this point... I only see what is in print on the computer for my news along with CNN Fox and MSNBC when I get time to sit while eating to watch the news on tv. Tho I have to admit youre right and looking back on the news reports, the news channels are all usually calling them terrorists. Guess I just got lucky and caught a few talking heads avoiding that terrorist term one of the few times I caught the news on tv.

posted @ Monday, May 26, 2014 - 20:45

Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

I would bet everyone of the libs and cons that voted for the measures due to wmd would have all agreed that there were wmds there correct at the time of the vote that is? So at that time the opinion was they had wmds and we didnt want them to have wmds...voila poof reason to go in.... now some opinions have changed after the fact and it is politically expedient to say they were mislead or didnt know what they were really voting for etc.

for giggles..here you go http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/wmdquotes.asp

posted @ Monday, May 26, 2014 - 09:27

Pitts: Ridicule of hashtag campaign sobering

'Nearly 300 innocent girls were taken by madmen'

speaking of politics...why does the media not call them muslim terrorists anymore?

posted @ Monday, May 26, 2014 - 06:15

Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

[quote][b]dawgette[/b] - Big difference in Afghan and Iraq. Iraq: A manufactured war we should never have put our troops in. Too many lives lost or devastating injuries.
Afghan: response to 911 and which, imo, if we hadn't taken our eye off the ball, quite possibly, could have been resolved years ago.
To all vets: Thanks for your service during any of the wars we've been engaged in for years and years! Your sacrifice and your families', make you all heroes!
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and the whole thing there revolves around one word you used....'imo'...imo the Iraq war was justified, in yours it wasnt. Presidents should visit all war areas that we are involved in regardless of how, what, or why.

posted @ Monday, May 26, 2014 - 06:13

Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

[quote][b]dzogchen[/b] - The twice democratically elected President of the United States, aka the commander-in-chief, goes to a war zone to support the troops, and listen to all those ^ people put politics above country.
It's [filtered word] disgusting to this combat veteran. [/quote]

funny I remember the conservatives saying the same thing to the libs when they responded the same way when Bush visited over in Iraq.

posted @ Monday, May 26, 2014 - 01:39

Durst: 'Benghazi boogie' is GOP's latest fundraising dance

@snarkydude: careful...youre redirecting their misdirect

posted @ Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 16:14

Democratic congressman fights for job in Georgia race

[quote][b]proftom[/b] - Not sure the ACA and VA scandal are related, other than being about healthcare and on talking points.[/quote]

mainly because if the fed govt cant handle the healthcare for a couple hundred thousand veterans, how can they be expected to to handle it for the whole country.

posted @ Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:08

Survey: US gas prices down 3 ½ cents per gallon

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] -
U.S. Was Net Oil-Product Exporter for First Time Since 1949
By Barbara Powell Feb 29, 2012 5:52 PM ET
The U.S. exported more gasoline, diesel and other fuels than it imported in 2011 for the first time since 1949, the Energy Department said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-29/u-s-was-net-oil-product-exporte...
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how much of that drilling was on public lands?

posted @ Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 14:05

Grimes: Renewing driver's license should be easier

[quote][b]Abc[/b] - Yes, the extreme measures to renew your license are courtesy of the right wing. They felt and feel there is SO MUCH voter fraud that everyone has to be over burdened and they certainly cannot make thing smooth and fair for the poor and minorities.
Vote out the people that put those burdens on you....the tea partiers and GOP.
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note this load of horse hockey.....the reason the rules for drivers license changes in Georgia (and all across the country) are new rules set on place by homeland security to "make it harder for terrorists, illegal immigrants and con artists to get government-issued identification"....

posted @ Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 13:38

Democrats see best turnout in Athens early voting

[quote][b]barryhollander[/b] - You'd need per capita for your argument to have any meaning[/quote]

unfortunately they (the fulton county elections officials) wont/wouldnt release the error rate numbers for fulton just saying that it was 'well below average'....they did however have a 2.8% provisional ballot rate which was above average (of which 64% were accepted).

posted @ Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 13:32

Survey: US gas prices down 3 ½ cents per gallon

[quote][b]sgdog1[/b] - I suppose the zillions paid out for farm subsidies and other government payments to farmers don't count?
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farm subsidies are a bit different, tho I agree that they shouldnt exist either. Farm subsidies were made to control what farmers grew/raised instead of letting the market decide. Really came about when the price of beef rose and a lot of dairy farmers started switching over to beef cattle. Dairy farming blows and if the profit is anywhere near the same, they would mostly switch to beef cattle killing the price of beef and the price of milk would soar. The market would balance them out at some point but the govt decided to step in and not let that work itself out.

posted @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 15:54

Guns stolen from car parked at Longhorn Steakhouse

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - No signs of forced entry? Sure that doors were locked?
Unless the thief is a lock smith these two statements cannot both be true.
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if it has electric/remote locks, it's easy to gain entry.

posted @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 15:45

Guns stolen from car parked at Longhorn Steakhouse

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - It shouldn't be a problem beginning July 1, because under Georgia H.R.60 he'll be able to carry firearms into the restaurant unless it posts a notice forbidding customers the exercise of their Second Amendment right. Now, what business would want to do that?
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one that wants to get sued if someone gets robbed/shot by an intruder...still curious how that will pan out.

posted @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 15:44

GOP Benghazi team brings long list of accusations

[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - U.S Embassy and Consulate Attacks under George W. Bush
Jan. 22,2002: US Consulate at Kolkatga - 5 killed
June 14, 2002: US Consulate at Karachi - 12 killed
Feb. 28, 2003: US Embassy at Islamabad, - 2 killed
June 30, 2004: US Embassy at Taskkent, - 2 killed
Dec. 6, 2004: US Compound at Suadi Arabia, - 9 killed
March 2, 2006: US Consulate in Karachi - 2 killed
Sept 12, 2006: US Embassy at Syria, 2 killed
March 18, 2008: US Embassy at Yemen - 2 killed
July 9, 2008: US Consulate at Istanbul - 6 killed
Sept. 17, 2008: US Embassy at Yemen - 16 killed
Total deaths: 60
Outraged Republicans: 0
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This is the usual political misdirect.... yes there have been other attacks on bases and embassies. No one is forgetting that. Which of those attacks was covered up and lied about to win reelection?

posted @ Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 15:59

What Others Say: Raise federal gas tax to improve transportation infrastructure

[quote][b]Duke Briscoe[/b] - @sweept: I think it benefits nearly everyone to support some new industries until they reach a volume of efficient scale, but I don't think we need to keep subsidizing the more than a century old fossil fuel industries.
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guess we will have to agree to disagree.... there is too much pandering and cheating allowed via govt contracts given to donors / friends, administraion overburden etc. If something is economically viable it will happen in a capitalistic society if it isnt, it wont. If there is a penny to made, someone will do it and there will be corporate/private monies out there to back it up.

posted @ Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 02:58

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