@Jerry NeSmith: Jerry, you are correct in stating it is not quite that simple. As stated in the article you cited, many of those bills are in committees. It's important to remember those Senate committees are controlled by democrats and the chairman of those committees is appointed by Harry Reid. If Harry Reid does not want a bill brought to the floor of the Senate for a vote, he has the power to make it happen by directing those chairman to hold up or stall the bill in committee. You know Jerry that's how it works in DC.posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:18
Darrell, recent news on Gurley now shows the delay rests with our Athletic Dept. and not the NCAA. The NCAA is waiting on the report from UGA before it can make a ruling. I find it odd that the compliance department at FSU took lass than 48 hours to state Winston received no money for having signed over 2,000 items. Quite frankly it tells me a great deal about FSU. If they believe that degenerate Winston received no money, it shows me where their priorities lie. The difference probably is Gurley admitted he received some money and Winston just lied and said he received none, and then said prove I did.posted @ Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 09:29
@dahreese: I figured you would be the first to disagree. Your liberal bias is always on display and as normal absent of reasonable thought. Liberals live in a fog when it comes to reality. They know Obama is a terrible President but will defend him and his policies no matter the evidence of its failure.posted @ Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 09:06
Wow! this far left guy Polman needs to be brought up to date. I recently read a report that the outside democrat groups are out spending the republicans. He comes on and critizes The Koch brothers and Karl Rove's group but fails to mention the hundred's of millions spent by that famous lefty George Soros and all the Hollywood lefties.
He wants disclosure requirements, even their lefty champion Obama is against disclosure requirements. Remember, Obama raised and spent more money than Romney in the last election and a large portion of that money came from left wing groups.
So Polman, the next time you write an article, you might one to gather and mention all the facts instead of just the facts you like. It really makes you appear to be void of rational thought.
By the way, those of us on the right are not exactly in love with Chief Justice Roberts. We blame him for allowing Obamacare to come into existence. His ruling in that case really made no sense.posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:13
Cal, you are right on the money. This "clown" we have in the WH has lost the respect of the American people as well as foreign governments. No wonder democrat candidates for the Senate are running away from him. If you believe Nunn, if elected, would not vote for Obama initiatives you need to take some medication for a mental disorder. I do know however, it's hard to fix stupid.posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:51
Gaudin's support for Obama sadly lacks so many facts to the contrary I don't know where to begin. Obama has taken our national debt from 9.5 trillion dollars to 18 trillion dollars. It is projected that debt will increase to 20 trillion by the time Obama leaves the WH. The unemployment rate is down because millions of people have either quit looking for work or have taken part time jobs. The "real" unemployment rate is still above 8%. according to most "non-leftwing experts". Obama has basically nationalized 1/6th of our nations economy (Obamacare). He lied to the American People when he told them their premiums would go down by an average of $2,500 a year. He lied when he told them if they liked their Dr. they could keep their Dr. The polls show by a large majority the American people do not trust this President. Most Americans would like to go back to the medical insurance plan they enjoyed before Obama screwed it up. He currently has the lowest approval rating in the US of any President including Bush who is hated by all liberals. Those who disapprove of Obama are not all conservatives. Many democrats have removed their head out of the sand to see what a "lightweight" Obama truly is.
In the area of foreign, we are now facing a major problem with these extreme Muslims. Because Obama failed to leave a residual force in Iraq when we pulled out through is inability to negotiate with the Iraqi President a vacuum was created to allow ISSL to step in and grow. We left residual forces in Europe Japan and Korea. after we won those conflicts. We left no forces in Vietnam because we didn't win that war. (I might add that war was fought under a democrat President). We have managed to alienate our strongest ally in the middle east Israel. Around the world and even some of his former cabinet members, state Obama is way over his head in regards to military tactics and foreign policy.
Maybe some of this information will help Mr. Gaudin pull his head out of the sand in regards to Obama. But, if he is a far left loon, which I suspect he probably is, his head is incased in concrete and not in sand so it is planted forever in the failed ideas of liberalism.posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:33
It seems as though the NCAA is taking their sweet time to make a ruling. They have never liked UGA since we sued them along with Oklahoma many years ago and won the rights to control our own TV revenue.
I will be interested to see how the NCAA handles Winston signings at FSU. It is reported their are more than 2,000 Winston signed items out their. Only Jimbo Fisher the FSU coach believes he received no financial benefit for all those signings. Maybe I can sell Jimbo some waterfront property in Arizona. Probably FSU just doesn't care and the NCAA needs to slap them down. They risk forfeiting any games Winston plays in if it is discovered he received money. We are not prepared to take that risk.posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:49
The "lefties" in the democrat party have pandered to the gay community for years. They do that for one reason votes. You can pass all the laws you want to call marriage whatever you want it to be. However, you cannot legislate our minds. The majority of Americans still believe "marriage" is between one man and one woman. I guess next we will want to have marriage between my dog and me because we love each other. Where will it end? Probably when the Lord comes back and I hope it's not too far off.posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:32
@Jerry NeSmith: Good and interesting article. However it has little to do with the above article on trust. If you can't trust a mans word, then that man is of little character. Sadly, Obama has generally lost the trust of the American people, purely because he is a man whose word carries no trust and so he is a person of little character.posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:22
Notice no mention by Pitts of all the damage and looting caused by those "peaceful demonstrators". I viewed many photos of those looters and thieves in Ferguson and people standing in front of their businesses with weapons to protect their property. All those thieves look like fine citizens of Ferguson. Glad I do not reside in that area.posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 - 10:46
I think women should serve in combat roles. They already do as Jet Fighter Pilots and navigators. I do think we need a clear distinction between certain combat roles however. As a former infantry combat officer in Vietnam, having a woman as a member of the platoon would have created unnecessary issues. Going on patrol for 5 to 6 days with no bathroom facilities would create big problems with women in an infantry platoon. During the Vietnam war when thousands of men were being drafted and no women, I'm certain many of those men would have gladly given their spot to a woman. I'm glad to see women willing to serve, they could fill many positions. I just disagree with the idea of having them as a member of a combat platoon.posted @ Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 08:28
I thought Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society Program" initiated in the 60's was supposed to "help people out of desperate circumstances, that we will become a society with less disadvantage, less crime, less unemployment". Now trillions of dollars spent nearly 50 years later, we find ourselves in need of another program. That means higher and more taxes from the producers of society to fund. The work ethic we inherited growing up has fallen prey to the welfare system. The Cato Institute released an updated 2013 study showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33 states and the District of Columbia. Even worse welfare pays more than $15 per hour in 13 states.
As a point of reference the average Middle Class annual income today is $50,000 down from $54,000 at the beginning of the Great Recession. Hawaii, DC, and Massachusetts pay more in welfare than the average working folks earn there. Hawaii, $60,590, District of Columbia, $50,820 and Massachusetts, $50,540. Is it any wonder that they stay home rather than look for a job? Politically speaking, these 3 states(I realize DC is not a state), are very blue states (democrats). Time for a drastic change and I don't mean a new "great society" type program.posted @ Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:30
Cal's words are right on the money. To liberals like cyou299 the truth hurts and it is difficult for them to face facts. Sadly for our nation, we have an "empty suit" in the WH. Obama quite frankly is clueless, he has replaced Carter as the worst President in our nations history.posted @ Friday, October 3, 2014 - 09:07
Having Hillary in the WH (who by the way is a rather profane individual), would be worse than that light weight we have now.posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 09:29
Scott-Wesley should probably transfer to Auburn, that way he would be playing instead of standing on the sideline. I don't condone his actions, but we need to have a league wide policy so each team is playing by the same rules.posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 08:49
@Kwijibo Junior: I'm certain dahreese believes gas should be $8.00/gal. That way we could all ride bicycles to Atlanta for work.
By the way, Tant's column reads as if the famous British Foreign Minister Neville Chamberlin was the author. He is the guy that met with Hitler and agreed to keep Britain out of the war as Hitler was invading Poland. Hitler promised not to attack Britain. Of course, we all know what happened. Maybe we should just meet with ISIS and ask them not to attack us in America and we would promise not to attack them in Iraq and Syria. Surely, all the little lefties would be happy with that proposal. That way we would have no boots on the ground. Oh, happy day!!posted @ Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 21:53
Stoessel, being a libertarian is really not a fan of many laws anyway. He is proud of his positions. I am in favor of changing laws to make the pathway to citizenship easier. I am not in favor however, of issuing citizenship to those immigrants who entered our country illegally. To me, that is rewarding people for breaking the law. Of course with this loon we have in the WH he will probably do exactly that. Most of these aliens are actually "undocumented democrats" and the loon's object is to help them to be able to vote. Remember, there is nothing the loon does that is not politically motivated.posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 07:32
Good column Jim. Glad to see you pointing out the good elements about doing business in GA. This is quite a testimony for Gov. Deal. Have the liberals in this area forgotten the fact that Gov. Deal is the one that brought Caterpillar to our area and the jobs that came with it? Some of those people with those jobs will actually vote for this "kid" Carter. He is a certified liberal (his grandfather was the worst President until Obama), and he wants to be our Gov.? No thanks, GA does not need or want another Carter in our State House.posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:04
@dahreese: Thanks for proving my point about your socialist ideas. You are partially correct about one thing, we CEO's don't give a rip about what liberals (not conservatives) think, but you'll never convince them of that. They keep posting their "boho" dribble. You would think they would be happy they've got Mr. "Hope and Change" in the WH and their still crying. The clown has had 5 years to make them happy yet they still vote for democrats. Incredible!posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 15:50
@dahreese: Are you and drdonna one and the same? To answer your question, I served in the Army as a combat officer in Vietnam. Upon leaving the service, I built a multimillion dollar corporation with no help from the government. Quite frankly, it would be harder for me to accomplish my business objectives today under the Obama regime. Being a socialist, he hates private enterprise and capitalism. Those are my capitalist credentials, your socialist credentials are obvious to all.posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 15:40
@dahreese: Sounds like you are describing democrats. They personify generally the uninformed voter. Just look into the urban areas and see how they vote. 90% democrat.posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 15:25
@drdonna: Written like a good socialist. Probably would be happier teaching in Russia. I assume your $100K+ salary gives you a warm feeling to be critical of our capitalist society. Sorry, your hypocritical nature is obvious.posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:39
The most disappointing aspect of the game was how our DBs played. Our safeties were playing in a constant prevent defense. They were so far off the ball the slant passes over the middle for SC were easy. What was Pruitt thinking? I thought Willie Martinez had moved on. They weren't even involved in stopping the slant for the entire first half.
One final thing, you have 1st and goal at the four with the game in balance and you don't run straight ahead with the best back in the country? We did it earlier to produce a TD. Obviously Bobo had a brain fart, (happens to him in every game). One more question, does CMR wear those headsets for decoration or is he listening to the calls made by Bobo? If he is listening to the calls, how could he let that call by Bobo stand? Obviously, CMR experienced the same Bobo brain fart.posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 09:10
Under Obama, sadly our Eagle has been reduced to a dove. This cartoon does not reflect reality.posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 17:18
@nancy30683: You are absolutely correct. The author of this column has no clue as to the effect the Fed. has on the economy and corporate America. Also, anyone with any monocle of intelligence knows the unemployment rate does not reflect the millions of Americans that just quit looking for work. The real unemployment rate is far higher than the rate that is quoted. One more thing, under Obama, the deficit has grown from 9 Trillion dollars to over 17 Trillion dollars under this administration. Before he leaves office, the deficit will have spiraled to nearly 20 Trillion dollars. That will be Obamas legacy he will impart to future generations, besides totally screwing up our nations health insurance coverage. This man has ben an unmitigated disaster.posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 16:59
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