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Navy officials push for security clearance changes

[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] -
A Buddhist with a history of gun violence. Nope, no red flags there.
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History of gun violence.. yeah. Plus a side order of poor judgment and debt problems. All of these things had the potential to prevent him from getting a security clearance. (esp the debt)

But what does him being a Buddhist have to do with anything?

posted @ Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 13:08

House votes to derail Obamacare, fund government

[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] -
My theory is this: There was an excitement gap. The people who love the Country, were not as excited about the Lesser of Two evils candidate as the moochers and America haters were to keep the head America-hating Mooch in the White House.
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Riiightt.

Americans hate, Hate, HATE Obamacare. But can't be half-arsed to get up and vote for the guy who'd repeal it.

Pull the other one... it's got bells on it.

posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 - 13:20

House votes to derail Obamacare, fund government

@Farmer GA:
Odd. You'd think that if most Americans didn't want it, they'd have voted for the guy who said he'd repeal it.

I wonder why that didn't happen?

posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 - 13:08

Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 8.7 percent

[quote][b]gman129[/b] - Those who don't get the reply the want usually have negative responses for a poster.
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People who do drive by posts to try to score political points do not then get to claim the 'High Ground'. So get off your high-horse, pal.

You started it.

posted @ Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 14:43

Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 8.7 percent

http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm

Georgia is sitting near the bottom of this list. Looks to be a state issue to me. Maybe you'd better take those people to task instead of looking to blame Washington for our failure to follow the bulk of the nation in recovery.

For pete's sake... We even let Alabama beat the pants off us in that chart.

When I lived in West Virginia, we used to joke that our state motto was 'At least we're not Mississippi' (since that was the only state we could beat in the various demographics). But would you look at that?! Even Mississippi beat Georgia.

To me, it looks like the people who are running this state have some 'splain' to do.

posted @ Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 14:31

Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 8.7 percent

@gman129:
Just as I suspected. I drive by political dump. And now you're all grumpy at being called out on it.

poor guy

posted @ Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 13:28

Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 8.7 percent

@gman129:
In this instance... Who are you referring to as a Democrat? The writer of the article? Or the Labor Commissioner? or... ?

I sure you just wanted to come in an take a political poop in the thread and move on. But I'll give it a shot anyway, and see if you'll explain yourself.

posted @ Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 13:10

Teen dead, more hurt in Texas high school stabbing

I love all this talk of 'kids nowadays' or 'parents don't blahblah anymore'.

Truth is, nothing has really changed. We had girls in middle school attacking one another with knives on the bus when I was growing up. This would have been around 1980. It only got worse as I moved on into high school, when the guns started coming out.

It'd been going on way before my time, and it will continue to go on long after I'm gone. We're not any more prone to bad parenting and uncontrollable youths now that we have been in the past.

posted @ Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 08:22

Authorities search sex offender homes in three counties

[quote][b]Stinky_Dawg_Luvin[/b] - Wouldn’t it be easier just to cut off their penises? If you can't have internet porn you don't need them and it's what got them in trouble in the first place. [/quote]

A penis is not required in order to sexually assault someone. Aggressors have been know to resort to foreign objects when their own equipment was unwilling.

posted @ Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 07:12

Collins blasts Obama on Syria intervention, debt ceiling

@mj:
Easy now... You can't go waving facts around like that. You'll make the locals retreat back into their shells for safety.

posted @ Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 15:35

Obama sees sun, hits links for another golf game

@loveUSA:
Look... I've already stated that these men deserve their vacations. Each and every one of them, including Reagan.

But if you honestly believe that Reagan wasn't spending time with 'The Rich and Famous', you're incredibly naive. "Rich & Famous" get the campaign bills paid.

fyi

(I liked reagan... warts and all. so take your imagined 'reagan-bashing', and stuff it)

posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 17:51

Obama sees sun, hits links for another golf game

@loveUSA:
I think it's funny that your avatar is Reagan.... Who, according to the charts, comes in at #2 for most vacation days taken. But the poor guy was really starting to go in his 2nd term, so who could blame him.

posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 15:55

Atheist texts delivered to Georgia state parks

[quote][b]kayron4[/b] - @Okra: The passion and energy atheists apply to their fight against a " invisible, make believe, hocus-pocus, imaginary friend" reveals their inner turmoil. They are wrestling with God, and they are actively engaged with God. They are much closer to Him than a person who ignores Him.
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And this, folks, is why Atheists get all stabby with people of faith all the time.

Despite the fact that we really, really don't believe. And despite that in our day to day lives, we don't even give religion any thought... Yet you continue to insist that you know more about us and our beliefs than we do. And continue to insist that we really do believe and are somehow unhappy. Or something.

You'll find that if we weren't having our noses rubbed in various faiths all day, every day... We'd never say another peep about it. Because It'd never cross our minds if it weren't for you bringing it up all the time.

posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 15:20

Obama sees sun, hits links for another golf game

The first president I can remember is Ford. Every single one I've been alive for was visibly 'aged' by the time they got out of office. Obviously, the job is extremely stressful.

I don't begrudge any of them their vacation days. Much better to have them refreshed and clear of mind when they start making decisions that affect me or my country.

posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 15:09

Man "stomps" Athens girlfriend, throws kitten against wall

@AthensChoppaBoy:
Have you tried getting a neck tattoo?

(not really... please don't)

posted @ Friday, August 9, 2013 - 06:41

Ringleaders, 12 others surrender in alleged UGA fake ID ring

@crash64:

No. I don't know if they are rich or not. But the other comments here are suggesting that they'll get a good lawyer, and walk. Since good lawyers aren't cheap, I'm taking that to mean that their parents are doing well.

The main reason I bring up race is because I've seen it in these forums over and over. If the perp is a good looking white kid, the locals talk about how to laws are unjust and they should just leave them alone. No need to ruin their life over whatever felony they just committed.

When the perps are a minority (or sometimes, just poor and not good looking)... This forum rakes them over the coals. They are thugs, animals, whatever and they deserve to be put away for life.

It's kinda sad, actually.

posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 18:27

Ringleaders, 12 others surrender in alleged UGA fake ID ring

So... Manufacturing possibly thousands of fake document is a-okay on this board as long as the perps are white and from a 'good' family. Got it!

Heaven forbid had it been a minority doing it. Then you'd all be foaming at the mouth about 'THUGS' or animals... blah, blah, blah.

Or... Maybe they had been Hispanic immigrants, then you'd all be up in arms because they'd be using these to VOTE! ZOMG! Or take our jobs and benefits!

But white, rich boys doing it doesn't really seem to bother you at all. Boys will be boys... right?

posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 16:45

Green paint splattered on the Lincoln Memorial

@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass:
I'm pretty sure all of the people impacted in that incident are long gone, as are their children, and probably their children's children.

So... Who in THIS DAY AND AGE would still hold enough of a grudge against Lincoln to deface the monument.

posted @ Friday, July 26, 2013 - 17:01

Green paint splattered on the Lincoln Memorial

@jlscott:
I don't think he's looking for a conspiracy. If he's like me, he's trying to puzzle out a motive, and is thinking that the color of paint might mean something.

Seriously? Who'd find fault in Lincoln in this day and age? And feel so strongly about it that they'd risk an arrest by defacing the monument?

posted @ Friday, July 26, 2013 - 14:53

Green paint splattered on the Lincoln Memorial

@barryhollander:
I know, right? Been thinking about it all morning. Green. Green. What is the significance of green paint. But maybe it was just some butt-head kids being unthinking butt-heads, and that was the color of paint their dad had in the garage.

Whoever it was, I'm hoping they swiftly identify the perp, and that they are punished to the full extent of the law.

Who has jurisdiction over the monuments? DC or the Feds?

posted @ Friday, July 26, 2013 - 12:17

2 teens injured in fall at Stone Mountain park

@woofie11:
Why does everyone assume lesbians hate men? I think our defining characteristic is that we love women. Men don't really factor into it.

That said... I too am tired of seeing E.J. man bash all the time. I'm sure the father in question is beating himself up about this already in a mental game of CouldaWouldaShoulda.

Hopefully, the teens pull through okay without any life changing injuries.

posted @ Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 06:51

Carter: Unlimited contributions 'legal bribery'

@snarkydude:
Quick google search finds this site. Depending on how you want to calculate it, it would be anywhere from $65mil to $172mil. This is far, far short of the $2bil for the recent election. No watermelons or pineapples required.

So the point remains... He wasn't raking in money hand over fist in 1976. Neither was his opponent. His point stands, and it is not hypocritical for him to complain about the amount of money involved today.

Notice how I haven't mentioned the left or the right? You know why? Because the problem is systemic to all parties. I want it ALL capped. ALL accounted for. Transparency in ALL of the finances of our elections. I would still feel this way no matter who wins which election.

But hey, feel free to continue crying about mean old Mr Carter. It's your right, after all.

http://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/relativevalue.php
(edited to add link.. guess that'd help, lol)

posted @ Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:50

Bomber as rock star? Rolling Stone cover outrage

Total non-issue. My guess was that some blowhard radio host told people that they should be offended by it, so now they are.

meh

posted @ Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:27

Carter: Unlimited contributions 'legal bribery'

@snarkydude:

Here's a fact check on how Carter financed his presidency.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2013/feb/26/jimmy-car...

We're talking about less than $20mil then, vs the combined total of $2bil in 2012. And that was just for president. I do not think it is hypocrisy for him to complain about the amount of money involved in campaigns now, even though he received campaign money then.

The numbers we're seeing today are just nuts. There needs some limits and there needs to be some transparency. At this point, we don't even know WHO has purchased our politicians, and at what price.

posted @ Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 11:58

Carter: Unlimited contributions 'legal bribery'

@snarkydude:
So... Your opinion is that the money flowing into our political process isn't a problem? or... ?

I understand you hate the messenger, we all get that. But do you agree with the message or not?

posted @ Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 08:44

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