Ms. Johnson vaguely touched on the issue. Why do some blacks rise up and leave places like Ferguson? Simply, they take responsibility for their life. Today, their are far more opportunities for blacks than in the 60's. Yet we have this faction that seem to make a living out of constant complaining (Sharpton, Jackson). They tell blacks that society is against them instead of telling them to take personal responsibility to improve themselves. In short, they make a living out of victimhood speech instead of telling them the truth. These young black men need only to look to themselves to decide in which direction they wish to take their life.posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:49
This is the first time I have ever heard anything come from Sharpton's mouth that wasn't racist. Too bad he doesn't speak the truth more often. It might garner him some respect from the white community instead of irrelevance. The only respect he currently enjoys in the white community are the far left executives of MSNBC who continue to put him on the air despite the fact that very few people actually watch his program. The other group of whites are the lefties that feel good supporting Sharpton because it makes them feel intellectually superior to support a black man. Guys like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have been able to survive because of the leftie loons.
Where is the lefty and black community support for Dr. Ben Carson? He rose from poverty to make something of himself and he fails to fit the liberal mold of a black person. Also, God forbid, he is a republican.posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:33
So according to dahreese, it's all Rumsfeld and Bush's fault that Iraq is in turmoil. Like the typical Obama loon, she places no blame on Obama and his feckless foreign policy. How about the fact that Obama failed to leave a residual force in Iraq (Joint Chief's recommended 12,000) when we pulled out of Iraq. That created a vacuum and now we are dealing with IS. So, most of the problems we have in the middle east are due to the fact that Obama has given our enemies the impression he does not want to fight, and under his leadership America is weak and vulnerable.posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:23
@dahreese: A conservative is one that believes in personal responsibility over your life. A conservative does not look to government to solve all their problems. A conservative does not look upon society to support them. A conservative believes our government exists to protect us from enemies both foreign and domestic and to maintain domestic tranquility. A conservative does not believe government should be involved in so many aspects of our lives. A conservative does not believe it is the place of government to guarantee us health insurance. Finally, a conservative believes in the constitution and a very clear separation of powers as defined by our founding fathers. These are just a few of our core beliefs. As you requested, I refrained from discussing money. I view liberals as taking the opposite points of view on many these subjects.posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:09
Robin Williams death was an act of selfishness and a cowardly act. General Greene's death was a hero's death sworn to protect this nation. We see where Obama places his importance.posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 08:32
@dahreese: Sadly, a person like you defines a lack of an effort to continue to learn as one who happens to disagree with your left wing point of view on many subjects. Evolving into a progressive left wing loon displays a complete detachment from reality. I grew up in a liberal household with a mother that was a member of the NEA as a teacher. As a christian woman she actually voted for Clinton twice. She couldn't explain to me how she could actually vote for that moral degenerate. I was able to overcome that liberal training to evolve into a staunch conservative. You obviously went in the opposite direction, I'm sure that makes you feel so superior to many people but in reality your are not.posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 08:17
It might be good for the cartoonist to garner the facts before drawing this picture. It might also be more responsible for the ABH to not publish such a cartoon because all the facts are not in. Maybe someone should publish a cartoon showing the police officers face where the young thug had punched him and fractured his eye socket. Sorry liberals, if I was that officer I would have taken the same action he did.posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 09:31
The consistent thinking of dahreese on these web boards is so convoluted it really deserves no comment.posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 15:08
I wonder if the reaction in the black community of Ferguson had been the same if a black officer had killed the young man? Probably not. Blacks are killing blacks in Chicago at the rate of one per day. I'm certain some of those killings are at the hands of police officers, black or white. Sadly, some members of the black community look for an excuse to riot and loot. They blame society for their conditions and fail to blame themselves for the choices in life they have made that perpetuate their condition. Blacks drop out of school at proportionally higher rates than whites, yet, they blame the white society that is holding them back from progressing up the economic ladder. It is really a sad state of affairs in which they find themselves.posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:52
@dahreese: So what have democrats done to earn the black vote? They are still complaining after 50 years since the civil rights bill was passed. Talk about "sheep" wow!
I vote for the best candidate and Hillary will not be the best candidate. She is Obama "warmed over".
Since you are obviously an uninformed voter it's easy for you to recognize your own kind.
More and more of the republicans will move towards Dr. Carson if he decides to run. You liberals are stuck with Hillary.
Dahrese, attempt to become more than an uninformed voter, read Dr. Carson's books. If you continue to limit your information sources to liberal news outlets like NBC, MSNBC, ABC, and CBS, your opportunity to grow will continue to be seriously stunted.posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 13:30
Hillary will garner the black vote just because she is a democrat. Liberals will vote for her because she is a female as will many females. She will also secure the vote of the uninformed voter The republicans must present a strong candidate if they wish to win the WH. I personally like Dr. Ben Carson. To me, he could beat Clinton and the liberal socialist thinking that permeates the democrat party. After suffering through 8 years of Obama, our nation needs someone with honesty and integrity to turn us around and Dr. Carson fills that void.posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 07:31
@As I See It: Glad you recognize the word "sheep". As I see it, the word personifies most democrat voters. Most poles indicate over 50% of the people that voted for Obama now regret that vote. Glad to see at least some of the "uninformed voters" are beginning to indicate some monocle of rational thinking.posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:16
@As I See It: Did you see the looting going on by the demonstrators? Yeah, that's real peaceful demonstrating. Did you know the victim had attacked the police officer and reached inside his patrol car? I'm not surprised he was shot by the officer.posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 09:29
Isn't it sad that blacks in droves continue to vote democrat. Yet, they complain that their lot in life has not really improved. They have idiots like Sharpton and Jesse continue to perpetuate the idea that it's the republicans fault that their lot in life is not good. The democrat party just take black people for granted and always assume they will vote democrat. Fortunately, they have people like Dr. Ben Carson who is not fooled by the democrat ideology. If given the chance, I will vote for him to become our next President. He thinks for himself and does not have that "sheep" mentality.posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 09:24
Gandelman has been known as a "left-wing journalist" for years. Nothing he writes surprises me.posted @ Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 05:20
This guy looks like Harry Reid democrat leader of the Senate. He certainly is a "do nothing guy" for sure.posted @ Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 05:08
@cyou299: Not trained as well as all those democrats in Washington and liberals whose minds seem to be null and void of rational thought.posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 11:42
@dahreese: "health insurance rates are falling thanks to ACA". Oh really? You should speak to my daughter and son-in-law. They have a family of 4, he is self employed and their rates have increased 40% and their coverage is not as good as it was before. They are waiting for that decrease of $2,500 a year in their insurance costs as promised by that liar Obama. They know things will not improve until the republicans take over the WH and Senate. Needless to say, they, along with all their friends are really mad at Obama and the democrats. My daughter told me she will never vote for another democrat again. She is an independent voter not a republican.posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:29
When ever I hear the words "do nothing congress" I immediately think of Harry Reid and the Senate. To me, Harry Reid the democrat leader of the Senate, personifies the phrase "do nothing".posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:08
Wow! what a contrast between Clarke County schools and Oconee County schools. Can't say I'm surprised. Don't think people with school age children relocating into this area don't look at these type of stats when deciding where to live. In 1995 I moved from Clarke to Oconee County for one main reason, quality of education and discipline in the classrooms in order to maintain a learning environment. An opportunity for quality education is the one gift all parents should give their children. Sadly, some parents just don't care or, are just stuck in a system in which they cannot escape.posted @ Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:05
@Libralady: Interesting, I find it difficult to believe that people actually voted for that "lightweight" far left loon Obama, I too wonder about the IQ of these people. Sadly, this nation has really taken a step back both nationally and internationally under this clown. Most left wing democrats seem to be void of simple logic. Fortunately, this November the republicans will take over the Senate and Obama will be rendered impotent for the next 2 years. That will be my consolation.posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:46
@snarkydude: Excellent post! Clarke county has for many years has been a far left county. Grimes lives in Clarke county so I am not surprised by his statements. Fortunately, the surrounding counties in the 10th district are far more conservative and they are able to overcome the far left votes in Clarke. By the way, I love Athens, but I reside in Oconee County where all of our friends are conservatives and we vote.posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:32
@cyou299: Like most liberals you rarely have a grasp of facts. When Bush left office after 8 years, the debt was 9 trillion. Obama has more than doubled that figure in only 5.5 years. So, in your eyes it's ok. Gracious! incredible thought processes demonstrated by lefties.posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 18:22
Not real smart to plan G-Day on the same day as the Masters.posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 09:28
I have some difficulties with polls, even polls that indicate republicans are leading. You have no idea who is being polled. Some polls say "likely voters", well if you poll in and around many areas of Atlanta, you will find the democrat leading for both the senate and governorship. If you poll the outer suburbs, you will find the republicans leading.
Their is no way the democrats can escape Obama and the disaster he is to their party. Many democrats do not want him in their state to campaign for them. Senators Landrieu and Hagan both voted for Obamacare, they are now running and trying to hide from that vote. You can also throw Prior from Arkansas in that mix. "Polls" in those states show voters do not like Obamacare and those 3 Senators voted for that awful legislation.
For what it's worth, I believe the republicans will take control of the Senate in Nov. Obama will then have a hard time vetoing all the legislation passed by both houses and sent for him to sign. Harry Reid will no longer be an obstruction to legislation that benefits the country. Remember, this is the same clown Reid who recently stated "the borders are secure". WOW! what a leader for the democrats.posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 08:19
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