Im guessing thats why the whining has been held down to where it is...since you had a republican and a democrat screw the pooch.posted @ Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 14:11
Why dont we just deficit spend and do away with all taxes....posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 11:58
polar vortexxx..exx.exx.exxposted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 16:55
mel I r sweeposted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 17:40
I dont understand how you can send your kid to a private school before you know that theyre teaching. And, after learning what they teach/believe(before you send your kid there), being surprised when they teach it.posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 14:39
[quote][b]dzogchen[/b] - This is some first rate war porn.
Sorry, I've been and I hate war.
It represents the ultimate breakdown in human potential.
I don't want anyone ever to be involved in war again. I would gladly sacrifice my life for that. Freakin' gladly. [/quote]
this isnt a snarky comment, but out of real curiosity...would you be willing to give up everything you believe in to avoid war? All your freedoms, rights, etc? Just remember a book I read a long time ago that the author said war is always avoidable as long as one side is willing give up everything including their lives and freedom to avoid it....was a fantasy/fiction book if I remember right, but always struck a chord when I read it. Couldn't imagine anyone being willing to do that, but sounds like some ppl might actually bfeel that way.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 01:46
[quote][b]Mr Charlie Told Me So[/b] - what does record warmth in winter mean?[/quote]
absolutely nothing? the same as the cold weather last week meant for anthropological climate change..... or to help you understand better..... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA tropical vortex!!!!! climates change over and over and over and over back and forth sideways to sideways etc so on.posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 05:09
@avenger: oddly enough, I actually agree that we should remove farm subsidies, but Id guess for a very different reason than the lib side. Subsidies are how the govt sticks its nose into what is produced along with price controls for certain items. Get the govt out and let the market decide what is produced and what costs should be.posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 17:02
[quote][b]maxcat07[/b] - most of the rich give to charities like the arts, museums, and their alma maters. They're generally not giving it to the soup kitchens, meals on wheels, or children's literacy programs. They tend to give toward things that are in line with their lifestyles. So when that canard is put out there once more, remember what charities on which they lavish their wealth. Again, it's not a trickle down dreamscape.[/quote]
think you might want to take a few minutes and research where most claimed charitable donations go.posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 14:33
[quote][b]oconeefellow[/b] - Climate change researchers got in ice...you can't make this type of news up...who did they use for their weather forecasts?
I was thinking the same...guess they had a smaller icepack in 1911-13 during the last voyage...that's gotta sting.posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 14:23
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - ".... this work wouldn’t die for lack of investment, as did the development proposed for the eastern edge of downtown Athens by Atlanta-based Selig Enterprises."
So was lack of investors the real reason Selig pulled out?
sure....ppl whined and potential investors decided they didnt want to deal with the crying.posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 - 20:42
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Keep in mind that max employment under Bush occurred during the bubble of easily credit and unrealistic real estate price appreciation. Developers went on a building binge to satisify real estate speculators and subprime borrowers. To compare conditions now to the fairytale conditions back then is non-sensical and the only purpose being to generate a political soundbite.[/quote]
this statement right here I hear over and over and over.... and it's true. But what is odd to me is how we can look back and see that this statement is true and turn a huge blind eye to the same exact situation going on now with an over inflated stockmarket built up on fake money. Just looking at what's going on at this point makes me fear an incoming stock market crash even more than this housing crash. At least in the housing crash there were other forms of investment sectors. At this point almost every invested dollar is in the stock market....there isnt anywhere else to put it.posted @ Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 17:24
[quote][b]swimdawg68[/b] - Hey Ponsoldt, if you are going to write an article why not report all the facts. The expansion of medicaid coverage financed largly by the federal government is not forever. The feds will only pay the financing for a few years (I think it's 3 years). Once that time expires, the full cost of this medicaid expansion will fall to the states to pay for. Where do you think the states will acquire the money to pay for all these new medicaid patients? From the taxpayers of the state.[/quote]
....this x 100%.... they often come up with this lame story about how the states refusing to expand medicare arent getting that "free" money from the federal govt.... all the while "forgetting" to add in the part where the states that expanded the medicare system with the 'free' federal money will be totally liable for the expanded medicare load in 3 years when the 'free' federal money goes away.posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 13:53
I find it ironic that the toon blames conservatives for making the rich richer , when today, the libs are printing money as fast as they can tossing it to the banks and inflating the stock market...making the rich richer.posted @ Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 13:50
"But here’s the thing: Why did some of us need Trayvon to be an angel in the first place? Why did they feel such a pressing urgency to magnify — and manufacture — his failings? Why was it so important to them to make him unworthy of sympathy?"
If either side had come out with the truth about trayvon, instead of painting him like a saint or a thug, many of the issues you talk about would have been avoided. The left came out with an angelic picture of a 13 yo trayvon and spouted out how great he was (not wanting to admit to any negatives)...then the conservative side came out slinging around all his negatives to offset the liberal side. I know you admit, after the fact, that Trayvon had issues, but I didnt see either side man up with anything like the truth during the trials.posted @ Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:31
[quote][b]theold33[/b] - Just when you think you've heard it all. Best advice. Don't buy off the internet.
...or read before you signposted @ Monday, November 18, 2013 - 10:54
[quote][b]Humbucker bob[/b] -
That intersection is well lit 24/7 [/quote]
and yet if it wasa car with no lights on that he had hit, it would be both at fault or the person he hit at fault.....see any problems with that? This is back a few years guessing 93 or 94 but a dominoes pizza delivery driver rear ended a car at that very same intersection on the taco bell said....driver with no lights was found at fault (my roommate at the time was the pizza driver). There is some kind of disconnect if little bitty bikes dont have to carry at least the same amount of safety equip as a car. Try driving thru downtown with your headlights off in a car and telling the cop that your reflectors were on.....posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 15:09
[quote][b]Humbucker bob[/b] - It's the fault of the driver, not the bicyclist who has every right to be on the road. The driver is required by law to pay attention and if he rear ended the cyclist is totally at fault. [/quote]
Id guess thats correct legally...but would the driver be responsible for hitting a car going down the road with it's lights off? I have no idea if the biker was wearing lights or not, but if not, then the same rules should apply. No lights...no driving/riding on roads.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 02:04
what's more worrisome to me at this point is down the road when these guys begin to retire having missed out on their most productive retirement producing years.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 01:59
the problem with healthcare.gov is that you have to sign up for it before you can see the cost (man that sounds familiar for some reason). This new site, healthsherpa.com , allows you to see the cost up front of ea plan and gives a general idea of the subsidy you can expect to receive...before you have to go into the health.gov site and give away all your private info via web portal that hasnt worked well to this point and who knows how well the security on it will pan out.posted @ Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 14:24
Apparently you need to spend some time in "others" and get that attitude of yours adjusted.
exactly...Ive lived in and visited a lot of other countries. I havent seen any country yet that can match the U.S.posted @ Monday, November 11, 2013 - 06:26
[quote][b]swhitney[/b] - @The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald:
The protest is in support of diversity and equal opportunity, and to support members of our community who were on the receiving end of a vicious threat.
Those that don't speak out against discrimination and hate will eventually find themselves suffering a similar fate.
Silence is the same as agreeing with the ignorant bigot who wrote the original post.
first off I agree with you.... secondly tho, I dont know why ppl believe this as an obvious thing but then turn around and say that it doesnt apply to the whole muslim terrorist situation.posted @ Friday, November 8, 2013 - 00:52
[quote][b]38snubnose[/b] - Get the story right people! "Stand Your Ground" played no part in the Zimmerman case. His claim was simply self defense.
theyre following the 'if I say if enough it becomes true rule'. It's how media rolls.posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 13:50
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] -
You shop at Walmart? You're part of the problem, friend.
China appreciates your business.
have to stretch my dollar....I dont get the 'free' 668$ a mnth for groceries.posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 21:33
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
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