As a person who has actually experienced combat, (Calvary Officer with the 1st Calvary Division in Vietnam), I can tell you I do not wish to see us commit more ground forces in the middle east. However, as a former Army combat officer I can tell you just bombing the enemy will neither destroy him or weaken his resolve. We proved that hypothesis during the Vietnam war. We bombed the daylights out of Hanoi and still the North Vietnamese continued to fight.
Isis will be stopped and destroyed by only one means, a military armed force of troops from countries in the region (Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and other nations (Britain, Germany, France). These "boots on the ground" should be led by American Soldiers and Commanders because we are the greatest fighting force on the face of the earth. We will need to search them out and exterminate them like rats in their holes where they hide. Sadly, we have a Commander In Chief who is more concerned with politics than actually destroying the enemy. Most of his liberal base have never been to war and have no idea what it takes to rid the world of these Islamic vermin. The only thing these vermin will understand is a bullet right between their eyes.posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 15:41
This is a good cartoon, it appropriately depicts what needed to be done with the Obama budget. Nothing more than a political document chocked full of more tax and spend crap for his liberal base.posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:27
Typical Pitt's column, turn a completely different issue into something with a racial overtone. Pitt's is incredible, no matter what the issue, he will make it a racial factor.posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:24
This pretty well describes the level of ignorance in which Obama exists. We are at war with Islamic extremists and we have a clown in charge in the WH.posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 10:29
@Brittanicus: Excellent rebuttal to the liberal writer's piece. Quite frankly, this is all about politics and votes. They see millions of illegals as "undocumented democrats". They could care less about the financial strain it puts on our social programs as millions of democrats live off of the federal dole anyway. Remember, we are headed towards 20 Trillion in debt before Obama leaves office. His objective has always been to grow the democrat welfare base of voters to make it impossible for republicans to ever win the WH again. The SC will however kick him in the butt soon when they rule his executive action in regards to the illegal immigrants as being unconstitutional.posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 10:25
Wonder if Obama will invite the Mountain Ridge Little League Team to the WH now that they have been declared the champions? Probably not, because they are not from Chicago and they did not cheat.posted @ Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:59
@tomw: That seems like the recurring theme the democrats dish out to their base. Elect us and we will make things better for you. Well, they elected Obama are things really better for them? Some will say they now have health insurance that they didn't have before Obama. That's true but a large % of those people have their most of their premiums paid by government subsidies. That's great for them but in the process they screwed up the entire health care and insurance system. What are these millions going to do after this summer when the SC rules the Feds can no longer subsidize their premiums (in 37 states)? If things are so great, why have millions more of the democrat base gone on food stamps?posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:10
@dahreese: This is rare, I actually agree with about 90% of your post.posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:57
@PatrickD: I'm not upset at all about Brian Williams, as I previously stated, I could care less about him. I can see how our local liberals would be upset which doesn't surprise me based on the two negatives I have already received on my post. I'm sure more will come as they always do. Excuse me while I have a cup of coffee and head to the country club for a round of golf with my conservative friends.posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 14:05
Terrific swimming Danielle! Keep up the good work and maybe someday you could become a "lady swim dawg". My son played baseball for your Dad Joe at Oconee High School many years ago. I remember when you were born, he was so proud. I know he is really a proud daddy today.posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:32
Brian Williams, like his idol Obama, has lied to the American people and has lost his creditably. History of the liberal left tells us they will forgive him and soon NBC will put him back on the air. It has since come out that Williams lied about his experience while reporting on Hurricane Katrina. He stated at his location "he saw bodies floating down the street". That has been proven to be a lie. I could care less about Williams I never watch his program anyway. Maybe they should move Williams over to MSNBC and have him take Al Sharpton's job, since he will be busy dealing with the IRS figuring out a way to pay $3.5 million dollars in back taxes. Maybe Sharpton could borrow the money from his buddy Obama. Since he has visited the WH 83 times, I'm certain Obama would be glad to help "a brother" out. Fox News would not take Williams. They already have one liberal Williams on the Fox team, (Juan). He could become the Press Secretary for Obama where lying is standard and acceptable.posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:22
@dahreese: The chlorine does expand brain cells, however in your case it would not work. Sorry "smarty pants" I did check factcheck.org before posting, typical liberal, making statements in which you know nothing about. I think I'm going to cry for the working poor. They pay no taxes anyway. How about a flat tax? Everybody pays 15 or 20%. That would be "fair" (that favorite democrat word). That way we could probably generate enough money for roads and bridges. By the way, ever wonder what happens to all the federal gasoline tax? How about the road use tax commercial vehicles pay? Where is that money going? Why is it not predominately used for roads and bridges? Sadly, Obama and his liberal buddies spend money and develop policies that are a hindrance to growth in this country.
I think liberals like you should pay more taxes. That way it would make you feel good, it could replace whatever formerly made you feel good.posted @ Monday, February 9, 2015 - 06:16
Dahrese is such a "smarty-pants". I did check factcheck.org and the answer is yes, we have spent millions to rebuild mosques. Since when is the American taxpayer obligated to rebuild mosques and other cultural items in foreign countries? That money could be used for domestic projects (roads and bridges). The hypocrisy and continuous BS rhetoric from this President is incredible. Next time dahrese needs to actually check the facts instead of confirming her ignorance by just spewing liberal junk.posted @ Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 11:06
Great article Darrell. As far as them butchering "American Trilogy," what would you expect them to do in Atlanta? Like you, I'm glad I do not reside in Atlanta. This is a city that has been taken over by liberals, yankees and people that send a guy like John Lewis to congress. As the old saying goes, "good place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there".posted @ Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 08:58
Once again dahreese allows her liberal brain to get in the way of rational thought. The republicans are in favor of the proposals for freeways, bridges and mass transit. They are opposed to the proposal to fund it. Typical democrats, "let's go after those "evil" corporations to get the money". Those corporations have moved their operations overseas because the tax code in our country on corporate profits is the highest in the world. If the democrats would fix our tax system to make it more "fair" (now their is a familiar democrat word) and competitive with other countries corporations would move back to the US. Obama's budget is typical liberal democrat crap. Tax and spend, that's all they want to do. That's why Obama has run up the national debt to over 18 trillion dollars.
Her last paragraph above is nothing more than liberal ranting. How about the millions of American dollars the Muslim Obama has spent overseas to rebuild Mosques. That money could have been used for roads and bridges. He was really looking out for the needs of this country and the American people spending our tax dollars for that kind of nonsense.posted @ Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 08:38
At least the republicans will have a choice. As for the democrats, they have Hillary or ????? Wow! what a choice. Glad I'm not a democrat.posted @ Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 08:08
@TeeWee: You are correct the three branches of government are co-equal. This cartoon accurately depicts how Obama views our government. He is King and we are his subjects. Thank God we have the SC which will put him in his place.posted @ Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 11:23
We are not talking about healthcare for it's poorest citizens, we are talking about health insurance for it's poorest citizens. Our poorest citizens have always been able to go to a hospital and receive care and the taxpayers would pay the bill. Today, our poorest citizens are able to purchase health insurance (subsidized by the taxpayer). Hard for me to see a big difference. The major difference is Obamacare screwed up the health insurance coverage for millions of Americans that had policies they were happy with. As I stated earlier which liberals like rzimdars, who probably has coverage furnished to him by UGA can't seem to grasp, is my daughter, her husband (who owns his own company) and their children have seen their monthly insurance premium more than double and their annual deductible go through the roof. My brother-in-law is a Family Practice Physician. He tells me they have limited the number of Obamacare patients to 20% of their practice. Why? the main reason is the rate they are reimbursed from Obamacare providers. It is barely enough to cover their costs to practice medicine. So, today they take no more Obamacare patients. Many of those patients are back to just going to the local hospital for primary care. But wait, all the liberals feel good, these people have health insurance even though the taxpayers are still paying.posted @ Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 11:57
....one more thing, just to make you liberals feel good the "great" Hillary voted yea in 2002 to support the Iraq war.posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 08:09
Wow! the liberals were out in full force today. That's what I get for attacking one of their own. I admit my error in stating the number of democrats that voted for the Iraq war. I was merely attempting to show their were a significant number of democrats that supported the vote to go to war after reviewing the same intelligence that Bush had seen.posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 08:02
Towery is correct, Obamacare is a "disastrous monstrosity" crafted by liberals for their voting base and passed in the House and Senate without one single vote from the republicans. So, all you democrats that had insurance policies you liked and are now forced to pay for and live with policies with high premiums and high deductibles, blame Obama and your own democrat party. Wonder if Obamacare had anything to do with the results of the last election? Probably so. Wonder if Obamacare will be an issue in 2016? You can bet on it. I can see a lot of hard working democrats crossing over and voting republican to help elect a President who doesn't think he is a King and help remove this cancer called Obamacare from our society.posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 07:49
@rzimdars: No I did not receive the employment information from a Koch website. I never said they would have 20,000 permanent jobs. The initial figure I have was given to me by my US Senators office. You bet I'm stuck on Benghazi. I know Congressman Trey Gowdy will finally get some truth out of this administration. Iraq war? Is that the war that 98% of the democrats voted for after looking at the same intelligence reports that the President had? Sorry rzimdars that won't wash. You have your facts incorrect again in regards to the national debt. When Bush left office, the national debt was approximately 9 trillion dollars. (check the record). Since Obama became President, the national debt has increased to over 18 trillion dollars, he has doubled the debt.
In regards to Obamacare, I would like to go back to the days before Obamacare and I will have millions of people behind me. Some of those people would be my daughter and her husband and children. They had a good policy with a reasonable premium and a decent deductible. They were happy with their coverage. Today, their premium has more than doubled and their deductible has moved into the realm of ridiculous. Thanks Obama!! If you wanted to give free health care to people just do it why screw up the entire system for everybody? In fact, most of the 9-10 million that had no health care now have Obamacare and the government is giving them the money to pay their premiums. I recently heard approximately 9 million people have yet to sign up and they will pay a fine. The SC will soon rule the federal government will no longer be able to provide those subsidies. When that happens, Obamacare will eventually implode.posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 13:10
@marshalld: This guys article was nothing more than an attack on what he perceives as being republican inefficiencies. How about I attack democrat hypocrisies and problems. Hillary said she was broke when they left the Oval Office, that was proven false. Her service as Sec. of State accomplished nothing. She did manage to have, due to her incompetence by not raising security at Benghazi, four Americans murdered. She is quite frankly a profane individual. The democrats in congress did little for 2 years when they had both houses and the Presidency. They did however manage to totally screw up America's health care system which may never recover from the disaster. Obama in a political speech (State of the Union), failed to mention how he has more than doubled the national debt in just 6 years. He failed to mention how the reported unemployment rate does not count the millions of Americans that gave up looking for a job. He failed to mention that the number of people drawing food stamps has almost doubled under his administration.
Obama's State Department has been studying the XL Keystone Pipeline for over 3 years how much longer do they need to study? Probably until he leaves office. The republicans will not give him that time, he will get a chance to Veto that bill when it hits his desk. Once vetoed he can explain to the millions that support that legislation why he voted to veto potentially 20,000 jobs.
So, as you can see marshalled, as the saying goes, "if you live in a glass house, you shouldn't throw stones". The democrats live in a glass house.posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:30
Millard you failed to mention that under Obama, the federal debt has almost doubled. The 'rosy" unemployment figure is, and under Obama always been distorted because his numbers do not reflect the millions of Americans that have given up looking for work. The polls indicate that more Americans don't feel they are any better off than they were several years ago. If things were so great under Obama, why has the number of people on food stamps almost doubled under his administration? Why has American respect and prestige declined around the globe? Why is their an adversarial relationship between our strongest ally in the middle east Israel and America? Oh! I completely forgot, it's all Bush's fault. Instead of attempting to work with congress on legislation, he stands up at the State of the Union speech and threatens vetoes. What a classy guy.
That speech delivered by Obama was nothing more than a political speech. His level of arrogance is unprecedented in a President. Obama's attitude sadly means very little will be accomplished for the American people over the next few years. To coin Obama's own words "elections have consequences". We won the House and Senate. He seems incapable of recognizing that fact.posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 08:44
Obviously, this article was written by a far left loon. Do you think he is a democrat? Do you think he believes Obama walks on water? Not hard to figure out. ABH published this for all those readers that think they give deference to conservatives.posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 08:16
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more