@Used2baFreeCountry: Obviously Harry Reid democrat Senate Majority Leader lives in the twilight zone. I keep waiting for Reid to take to the well of the Senate and denounce George Soros as "un-American" for all the millions he gives to democrat candidates and causes. Somehow, I think hell will freeze over first.posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 11:48
The democrats will never take a stand on legislation that mandates electronic posting of campaign finance reports. Obama would never sign that into law. Besides their "Big Gun" George Soros would not allow it to happenposted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 11:39
Tina as usual, always takes the liberal position. I noticed she didn't mention any democrat moral failures. Quite frankly, I'm not surprised.
As far as homosexuality, all I can say is read Leviticus 18:20 and Leviticus 20:13. I know the Bible offends most liberals as it gives them certain parameters of living in which they do not wish to comply. That's their choice, but don't expect me to ever recognize a homosexual relationship as "marriage". Sorry "libs" passing laws that make it so does not make it right. As a Christian, it will never be right in my eyes.posted @ Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:50
While Obama and his minions take a victory lap their are a few facts they fail to reveal. Of this 7.1 million who have signed up how many of those people previously had insurance policies that were canceled by Obamacare? (I have read estimates up to 70%). How many of those people that signed up never had any medical insurance before because of pre-existing conditions or they were poor and couldn't afford insurance? How many of those people that signed up are young people? (They need those young people for Obamacare to survive). Finally, how many of those people have actually paid for the policies? The insurance companies say the number is north of 30% for those that have not yet paid their first premium. That little dog and pony show the other day by Obama was just pure BS. Until they decide to revel the answers to the above questions we will never know the success or failure of Obamacare. Because of the past history of Obama and his people lying, we probably never willposted @ Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:07
Written by a typical "left wing loon". If Lois Lerner has nothing to hide, why has she taken the 5th on two occasions when appearing befor the congress. What is she hiding for the Obama administration?
If you are satisfied with the unanswered questions in regards to Benghazi that's your problem, as for me and millions of Americans, I'm not satisfied. After all the lies told by Obama and his people he makes Nixon look like a boy scout.posted @ Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 21:30
Good article Darrell. I knew Lewis in school when he was the sports editor of the Red & Black. I remember standing in a reception area next to Lewis during the half time of the Tech game in Athens during our Bi-Centenial celebration. The Tech band was on the field, when they completed their music they all ran to the center of the field where our Bi-Centenial logo rested and proceded to jump up and down and stomp on the logo. The fans booed. Lewis turned to me and said "look at them trade school people, they aint got no class". The next day he wrote about the lack of class displayed by "the trade school people from that school on North Avenue". I could not stop laughing when I read the article.posted @ Monday, March 24, 2014 - 11:48
Seems strange that the "T-Party" rallies seem to be demonized by the "lame" stream media and the democrats. All these folks are doing is protesting against the government infringing on their rights, as well as high taxes. I guess if it is not a liberal cause then it is deemed wrong to protest.. I remember how the media just fawned over "The Million Man March" in Washington. It was a joke, mainly because their were only about 200,000 people and not a million. By the way, I wonder what that protest accomplished. At least the T-Party in the election of 2010 got rid of a bunch of liberal democrats in Washington and moved Nancy Pelosi down to a minority status where she no longer controls ligislation in the House. This protects us today from nightmares like Obamacare.posted @ Monday, March 24, 2014 - 11:15
@proftom: 3 GOP Senators brought forth a plan about 6 weeks ago that is a very comprehensive health plan. It includes provisions for crossing state lines to purchase insurance, provision to insure the people with pre-existing conditions, etc. The problem is Harry Reid and the democrats will not let in on the floor for debate. So, to say the republicans have not put forth ideas for health insurance is factually incorrect. During the debate over Obamacare 3 years ago Harry Reid struck down every republican amendment to Obamacare. One of the reasons it passed without a single republican vote.
The "lame" stream media will do everything it can to prop up Obama and this awful democrat legislation. Used2baFreeCountry is absolutely correct, 5 million may have signed up (2 million short of their stated target), but we don't know how many have actually paid their premium, and how many had insurance previously before this nightmare legislation was passed. It is obvious to me Obama does not want these facts published because it will make them look even worse than they do now and the media does not call them on it.posted @ Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 12:28
One of the reasons why I reside in Oconee County.posted @ Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:22
I'm certain Broun is the very first congressman to use some of his office funds for this coaching. It is important for a congressman to properly articulate his positions on issues, receiving coaching on how to do that in the best way is smart. Corporate CEO's use investor funds all the time to receive "Executive Coaching". This is a practice that is well accepted.
Jim, I appreciate your writing and bringing this important matter to light. If it is your intention to sway voters away from Broun I'm not certain it will work. I personally prefer a strong conservative representing me and not some left wing loon as so many of the democrats appear to be. Wonder if Congressman Lewis in Atlanta has ever used funds to receive coaching? Listening to him speak on the floor of the congress I would probably say no.posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:09
History shows that all the groups you mentioned traditionally do not turn out for mid-term elections. Recent history (2010 elections) prove that to be the case. Add the AFC (Obamacare) fiasco to the forefront and it does not look good for the democrats in November. The democrats can try and run away from Obamacare but they have it around their neck and it will cost them dearly. (They will lose control of the Senate and Harry Reid and his do nothing democrats will become the minority).
Just a comment on some of the rediculous statements above by cyou229. The paragraph about "hateful divisive tactics and hidden racebaiting" was well demonstrated by the democrats and especially Obama in the 2012 campaign. This nation was at low unemployment and the economy was in great shape after Reagan took over from the disaster left by Carter. The national debt was at 9 trillion in 2008 when Obama took over, today it is at 17 Trillion and climbing. The young people you talk about have been given this wonderful bill that they will need to pay off. No wonder they are leaving Obama and the democrats in large numbers.posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 13:18
Recently attended a UGA basketball game with a friend of mine who is a family practice physician. I asked him about Obamacare and the medicaid system and how it affects his practice. He told me as a primary care physician he does not accept medicaid patients. I asked him why and he stated it almost costs him money to treat a medicaid patient. Medicaid is very slow in payment to him for his services and the amount he is paid is well below what he receives from patients with medical insurance. I asked him what the impact would be of putting millions of Georgians on medicaid to the medical practices, he stated not much because they will still go to the ER's for treatment because it will be difficult to find private practice doctors to treat them for the reasons previously stated. I guess the framers of Obamacare didn't discuss their ideas with primary care doctors before designing this thing. Typical government program.posted @ Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 06:03
How true is this picture? Every democrat that voted for Obamacare now must defend that vote and all the problems for Americans it has created. Did you see the statement by the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the floor of the Senate? He said all these people telling horror stories about Obamacare are telling lies. This "old man" from Nevada is simply delusional. He must reside mentally in the "twilight zone", but so does many members of his party. Obama personifies that mentality. My son-in- law and daughter, lost their coverage and had to get a new policy that was 3 times more expensive and doubled their deductable. I asked him what he thought about Reid's statement he said, "if he made that statement to my face, I'd slap a knot on his head".posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 07:25
@dahreese: I know, liberals have changed their name to "progressives" as if that changes your warped ideaology. I am a conservative have always been a conservative and I didn't need to change my name. If stuck in the past means I long for the idealogy of a Ronald Reagan back in the WH then I claim that. At least that idealogy led to a very prosperous country far from the idealogy of that loon we have in the WH today. I don't recall RR ever going out and telling the american people a lie like this dope Obama did. Now, when he comes on TV, I don't believe anything that comes out of his mouth.posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 06:40
Interesting Ed how you mentioned Chuck Berry and Little Richard as having influence on the Beatles music. Surprised you failed to mention "The King of Rock and Roll" Elvis Presley, whom the Beatles mentioned more than once had the greatest influence on their music. Maybe you felt compelled as most liberals do, to interject some kind of racial tone in your article. Chuck Berry was a major musical talent and I enjoyed his music very much. I have a CD with all of his greatest hits in my automobile player. But to mention Little Richard who only had a few big hits in the same article as Cruck Berry and fail to mention Elvis is ridiculous. Quite frankly, I enjoyed the Rolling Stones music much more than the Beatles, and still do today.posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 09:52
@Greg Benson: You are correct, like most liberals, facts and the truth hurts.posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 09:27
Congratulations UGA Women Swimmers. As a former swimmer at UGA, you make us all proud. Special congratulations to Jack and the entire coaching staff for preparing the swimmers to become champions. Now, go win another National Championship and prove to the entire country what we already know, you're the best.posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 09:15
This is Georgia Southern, what happens when the begin play in the SEC? Seems like same old story omly a different coach and year.posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 12:24
@Logical: Just to inform you "illogical". calling people names shows a level of mental weakness. I formed my own company many years ago and built it up to the point where I sold it for a rather large sum. Unlike you, I have not abondoned my capitalist ideas. By the way, I dealt with investment bankers in the past and found them to be very bright, you however, seem to be the exception. The ones I dealt with were solid capitalists and not a single democrat in the group. I would not have dealt with one like you, our profiles would not have been a good match. So, let's call a truce, you will not change your mind and I certainly will not change mine. Suggest you act like a grown-up and cease calling people names because they do not view the world as you do.posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 09:57
Remember, illegal immigrants are best known as "undocumented democrats". Illegal immigrants broke our laws. I thought we were a nation of laws. Their are ways for them to become citizens, illegally immigrating into our country is not and should not be one of them. What do we do with the ones here now? Well, we establish hefty fines for businesses that hire them (enforce those fines), shut off the jobs for illegal immigrants and they will deport themselves. Eliminate all the social welfare programs given to them and they will deport themselves. Stop the automatic citizenship given to those born in this country. If their parents are illegal immigrants, then at birth these children are also illegal immigrants. Do I think any of these suggestions will come to pass? No. The liberals in this nation will not let it happen. Remember, they are "undocumented democrats" and it's all about political power.posted @ Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 08:36
Interesting article Towery. I could tell you were writing with "toung-in cheek" when you stated you were in favor on Hillary. Remember before their was Obamacare Hillary was out their pushing Hillarycare, another form of socialist medecine. I sense the republicans will put up a strong candidate this time, probably will come from the ranks of over 30 republican governors and not from Washington.
I hope the democrats run Hillary, she carries more baggage than an airport baggage agent. All she is is a female Obama. Benghazi will sink her, now that the nation knows she was right smack in the middle of the cover-up and the lies put out by the Obama Administration. Her poor management of the State Department cost those 4 men their lives and no amount of liberal "spin" will change those facts.posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 22:29
@Logical: I've told you in the past, you need to change your name to "Illogocal" simply because you are quite frankly a Marxist. Wonder how you manage to survive in our society with such a simpleton mind. Taxes will go up only idiots like yourself believe you can get something for nothing.
I live in a free country (not sure where you think you live). I don't need the government telling me what kind of medical insurance I need. If you like that, then move to one of those countries you mentioned, based on your mind you would fit right in. They would welcome a pathetic little wimp like yourself.posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 22:05
My father taught me that "society does not owe you a living". He taught me to work hard, get a good education and provide for your family. Some how, that thought process has disappeared in our society. We have millions of people out their (mostly democrats) that believe society does owe them a living and they all vote. So today, we have people like Obama that rise to power (even though they are totally unqualified), simply by promising those people more "freebies" ie, Obamacare. Personal responsibility is now considered to be "old school". If my father were alive today, he would simply say, "How could we have done this to ourselves?" "Is this what I fought for in WW II"? Have we lost our dignity and pride as an American? Sadly, millions have.posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 14:55
@proftom: I assume you would have a similiar comment for Mayor Reed. Lately he has lost the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County due to the fact he failed to make improvements around Turner Field as he had promised. Now comes the snow, not exactly a good display of competence by Reed.posted @ Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 13:49
Obviously Mr. Schram is a "lightweight" when it comes to being a Washington journalist. He is obviously a left wing journalist with an agenda. Simple proof, Senator's Coburn (an MD), Burr and Hatch offered a comprehensive plan to fix Obamacare on Monday Jan. 27th. Suggest all you "libs' out their go and read it. I have, it makes far more sense than this "junk" called Obamacare. Let's see if Obama will have them over to the WH to discuss their plan, I'll bet my house he wont. This Washington journalist obviously has no clue.posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 13:46
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
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more