register

Used2baFreeCountry

MEMBER FOR 2 years 46 weeks

Fans

recent comments

Wilkes takes close win over Hale in Oconee County commission race

.

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 22:42

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

@Ben Had:

So you want to lock up Christians. . .

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 17:56

What Others Say: No real justice in Citigroup settlement (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Did you notice that this editorial by the mainstream media fails to mention that Jack Lew (Obama's treasury secretary) was in charge of the Citi divisions involved in mortgage investments at the time this activity occurred?

http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-citigroup-atm-1405379378

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 17:27

Today's editorial cartoon

Liberals say that enforcing our nation's border is HATE.

Bullcrap.

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 17:13

Georgia exchange subsidies in jeopardy after court ruling

@TeeWee:

Yes, the provision that subsidies only go the participants in State Exchanges was deliberate to obtain Senator Ben Nelson's acquiesence.

The commentary linked in my previous post goes on to say "To the surprise of most, over two-thirds of the states declined to establish their own exchanges."

But I am sure that we will be seeing a lot more mainstream media news articles indicating that it was inadvertant. That way, they can better argue that we should just ignore what the law clearly states.

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 16:08

Georgia exchange subsidies in jeopardy after court ruling

The article quotes the white house press secretary as follows:

". . . Congress intended for every eligible American to have access to tax credits that would lower their health care costs, regardless of whether it was state officials or federal officials who were running the marketplace. . ."

That is not true.

In order to obtain the Obamacare vote of democrat Senator Ben Nelson, they had to insert a provision that subsidies only be provided to participants in State Exchanges.

Excerpt from commentary linked below:

"To gain Nelson’s support, the law specified that subsidies for Obamacare could only go through 'an Exchange established by the State.' "

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/382625/obamacares-biggest-legal-th...

I know how shocked you must be that a white house press spokeman said something that is not true!

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:56

Man who allegedly struck Athens parking enforcement officer with SUV indicted

@Joe Johnson:

Thanks, glad to hear that!

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:24

Man who allegedly struck Athens parking enforcement officer indicted

Is the parking enforcement officer okay?

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 13:00

Soldier mauled by bear at base in Alaska

I have only seen brown bears in a museum. Those bears are HUGE!

posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 14:14

5 Things To Know About Georgia's Runoff Election

A few democrat tricks:

* Throw out a last minute allegation against the republican candidate, when there is not enough time left before election day for the republican to refute it.

* If the rules do not prevent party cross-over voting during primaries, vote for the republican who appears to pose the least threat to the democrat candidate.

* Try to make it appear that the republican did or said something even slightly racist, to help motivate african-americans to go to the trouble of voting on a non-presidential election cycle.

* Do not do or say anything that might harm a third-party libertarian candidate, because they are more likely to drain votes from the republican candidate than the democrat.

posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 14:09

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

When Obama issues executive mandates like this, or a democrat-dominated congress passes laws like this, it is never actually about ensuring equality of treatment and protection of rights.

It is always really about special treatment and extra privileges.

For example, look at what the military has been ordered to do for Chelsea Manning:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/chelsea-manning-sex-change-trea...

And did you know that Hagel supports a review of the ban on transgenders openly serving in the military?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/11/us-usa-military-transgender-id...

posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 13:21

Zimdars: Questions about Hice endorsement

UGA faculty who express their liberal/leftist viewpoints on this website are probably unaccustomed to open disagreement, because students who disagree with them probably just keep their mouths shut and play the game to protect their grades.

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 14:55

FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant

Ban the EPA, not R-22.

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 13:17

Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

I still can't find a news article indicating whether any of the illegal alien children from Central America are being sent to Georgia.

The following article says that Georgia is among the top 10 states in the number of legal and illegal immigrants from Central America:

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2014/07/08/report-georgia-no-10-...

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 07:58

Zimdars: Questions about Hice endorsement

I still plan to vote for Mike Collins, but after reading this commentary I almost want to vote for Jody Hice just for the entertainment value of watching liberals like Richard Zimdars squirm for the next two years!

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 07:42

Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

Shooting down a commercial airliner is not a "disaster," it is an "atrocity."

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 07:38

FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant

Don't ban R-22.

Ban the EPA!

posted @ Friday, July 18, 2014 - 23:19

Family of slain robbery hostage starts own probe

Article excerpt: "two dead suspects were 'documented' members of the Nortenos"

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=norteno%20gangs

posted @ Friday, July 18, 2014 - 22:12

American teen beaten in Mideast back home in Florida

[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - The American mainstream media also told us a few years ago that the Palestinians running the Israeli blockade attacked the Israelis boarding the ships with "sticks," when in fact they were beating the Israelis with long metal pipes.[/quote]

That reminds me of how the mainstream media would tell us about how Mexicans standing on the Mexican side of the fence would "throw rocks" at US Border Patrol agents.

In many cases, what the Mexicans were actually doing was using steel frame sling-shots with surgical tubing to propel large ball-bearings at a relatively high velocity.

Those ball-bearing projectiles were capable of severely injuring or possibly even killing US Border Patrol agents.

It was pretty disgusting how the mainstream media would refer to that as simply "throwing rocks."

posted @ Friday, July 18, 2014 - 20:46

American teen beaten in Mideast back home in Florida

[quote][b]crackerjack[/b] - From the Guardian :
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/06/israel-police-beat-us-teen-...
Khdeir “was one of six boys who had attacked the police with petrol bombs, with Molotov cocktails”. [/quote]

The American mainstream media did not consider that little detail about the molotov cocktails to be worth mentioning. It is a sad statement that we have to read a British newspaper to obtain that bit of information.

The American mainstream media also told us a few years ago that the Palestinians running the Israeli blockade attacked the Israelis boarding the ships with "sticks," when in fact they were beating the Israelis with long metal pipes.

The American mainstream media advances its liberal agenda with a combination of factual omissions, distortions and occasional flat-out lies.

posted @ Friday, July 18, 2014 - 20:38

Denson: Link has right vision for Athens

Does Athens accept HUD block grants?

http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/new-obama-rule-could-force-cities-to-house-il...

posted @ Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:46

Macon commissioners concerned over Georgia gun law

[quote][b]marshalld[/b] - Real men carry guns everywhere....because they are afraid.
[/quote]

One of the best ways to stay safe is to avoid areas with concentrations of welfare recipients living in subsidizing housing.

The academic study linked below describes the correlation between the timing of welfare payments and the occurrence of financially-related crime, such as armed robberies.

When welfare is paid on one specific day of the month, there is an increased incidence of crime when that welfare money runs out.

http://www.voxeu.org/article/welfare-payments-and-crime

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 15:55

American teen beaten in Mideast back home in Florida

It is not until the 6th paragraph that you read that Israelis authorities say he was participating in violent protests.

The video clip does not show what he had been doing before the Israelis police beat him.

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:27

Macon commissioners concerned over Georgia gun law

According to crime statistics in the link shown below, you are more likely to become a crime victim in Macon than in Georgia as a whole, or in the nation as a whole, for that matter.

But street thugs are city constituents, too!

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ga/macon/crime/

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:56

Athens police arrest three suspected gang members

Article excerpt: "several men shouted, “Twelve,” which is a warning often used by criminals to alert others to the presence of police"

Anyone know where "twelve" came from?

Maybe it comes from the police code for "visitor present"?

http://www.policecodes.net/ten-codes/10-12

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 22:47

Find us on Facebook & Twitter

Find us on Facebook Find us on Twitter

blogs

  • Andrew
    Shearer

    Blog: Can we please fix the Oscars?

    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

  • Joe
    Johnson

    Winter storm drama

    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

see more blogs