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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...
[/quote]

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.
[/quote]

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.
[/quote]

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?
[/quote]

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

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

[quote][b]maxcat07[/b] - How about ending the tax subsidies for the oil and gas companies? That should bring in enough revenue to greatly improve our infrastructure.
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along with ending subsidies for anything including green energy ....if it cant make it on its own, it dies. The govt shouldnt be in the business of propping up anything.

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 17:13

As rural hospitals fail, Georgia considers downsizing

I guess ppl have forgotten that medicaid is one of the reasons private ins is so high in the first place and why a lot of doctors stopped taking medicaid.

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 15:11

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

I agree... make it a user fee with a per mile usage charge with a weight modifier that charges anything on the road.. be it gas/green/bikes anything used on the road.

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:49

Today's editorial cartoon

just another case of say a lot and show moral outrage and do nothing

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:38

Atlanta fast food workers rally for raises, union rights

so here's the process.....

- we lub you entry lvl workers here's 15$/hr for your job worth 8$/hr
- fast food companies say fine...lets get rid of all register pplz and automate that portion of the equation and save monies
- unemployed entry lvl workers end up on unemployment/welfare/jobless and sucking up more tax money to survive

/grats on making that 15$/hr...

We're finally getting some US workers back from overseas since the worker cost is going up overseas...I have an idea....let's up the wages here and make sure that doesnt happen...

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 02:41

Student assaults counselor, coach at Clarke Central

gah sorry cwillocks meant to + not -

posted @ Friday, May 16, 2014 - 18:28

Student assaults counselor, coach at Clarke Central

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] -
Have I not heard conservative complaints in the past about teachers only working 180 days, three months paid vacation, two weeks off at Christmas and getting paid for a year?
Complaints about teachers not caring, not teaching, not controlling their classrooms, not making the students learn?
Gotta wonder what a charter school would do with students like this; send them back to public schools?
[/quote]

No,you hear conservatives whine about wasteful school systems shooting money down the drain, little to no punishment to students for their actions, and no parental involvement. Very few come down on the teachers themselves that Ive seen.

posted @ Friday, May 16, 2014 - 18:26

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