@nancy30683: "Basically what has been accomplished by raising the debt ceiling, is that we can continue to borrow more money"
No, what was accomplished is that we will pay off debts we already have incurred. This is not a spending authority, it is an authority to pay debts for costs already accrued ... and already approved by the Congress .... maybe next time we have a couple of wars we will raise the revenue rather than create more debt?posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 07:25
@golfdaddy: actually, the Chinese (and others) are investing in US Treasury Bonds. They are looking for a return on investment. Why would you "lend" money to a country that you thought would lose you money? and, the interest on those bonds is so low, that the US Government stands to make money on the amount "borrowed". Some of the bonds have negative interest. Did you know that?posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 07:21
we can now return to our regularly scheduled program: "Thugs"; People with Funny Names; and PROBATION!posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 06:13
All quiet on the Outrage Front?
Tax and Spend in Georgia Republicans?
Shut down Federal Spending except here?
No Food Stamps for Military Families?posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 20:19
@melmarino: Offence nor Offense do I take. You seem to be talking about a law that has not yet been passed through Congress and signed by the President. So, I guess I am a bit confused by your post.posted @ Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 16:27
You are ruining the Comment Blog Echo Chamber!!!
you non reputable poster!posted @ Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 14:23
@melmarino: The Affordable Care has already been signed into law, right? Supreme Court ruled it constitutional.
Guess what? It is just as difficult to repeal a law as pass one.....
so, get to work Mel ... let's get a few more Paul C Brouns into Congress!!!posted @ Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 13:59
"Senior Republican officials say the conservatives pushing the shutdown are undermining the party and its efforts to modernize, and helping President Obama just as his standing with the public has begun to slide. "
OOOPS!!!posted @ Friday, October 4, 2013 - 05:30
@oconeefellow: This is the type of thing that turns people off from GOTeaP.posted @ Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 16:12
@hollywood: " Next time you spot one of these buses on the road just watch how they operate."
You one funny person: "next time you spot one ..." as if sighting a bus around town is as rare as sighting a rare bird.
Ohhhh, those County Workers! A lawless bunch with no fear of the Law.posted @ Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 04:40
@iheartathens: Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
“Then he will say to those, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’posted @ Friday, September 13, 2013 - 06:42
And what, pray tell, does that have to do with the Aged, Blind and Disabled for whom almost 60% of the funds are used?
@curiouscat: Succession, secession? I learns sumthang ever day! sound like fighting words either which a way. Now, if'n only them Muslims knowed good English like you does, wouldnt be no ladies getting riled up in these here parts.posted @ Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 18:28
@curiouscat: Apostolic Succession??? Lawdy Ms Kitty, ain't that why we done fought the War between the States?? sho nuff?posted @ Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 17:06
@E.J.: He was not fired. He was suspended. With or without pay? We do not know.
don't worry he will be fine.posted @ Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 06:29
@ponsoldt: Tell us, Who appointed Mr Morehead Provost and VP?
Are you really that naive? or, maybe, you have the inside scoop. Mr Morehead has just been going along to get along, and now ... what?posted @ Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 19:17
@CharlotteLadyGardner: I suppose this is why we have competency tests for people on trial: they can be charged and be found incompetent to stand trial. Or, they can be found competent to stand trial. One recent example, the person who shoved another person in front of a train: the suspect is being evaluated for mental competency. She was arrested, charged with crimes and is now being evaluated.
Is it your opinion that mentally ill people can commit crimes and not be charged for them?
He is a danger to himself and to others; he is scary; and he is really crazy.
Calling him a "thug" is really silly. Have you read the posts from people who have know him since he was young? He has a serious mental health problem. We do not have an adequate mental health program in this country.
So easy to label the "crazy" as Thugs, POS, whatever. Where's your humanity? Use your energy to help solve this problem. Yes, crazy people can be very dangerous (many are not). Is name calling the solution? Do we have enough room in prison to house all the crazy people? Etc!posted @ Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 19:14
@Gallant ... an outsider? If you here, you somewhereposted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 09:18
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’posted @ Friday, December 7, 2012 - 06:45
Plumes of smoke??
Time to redesign that carburetion system.posted @ Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 16:47
[deleted repeated post]posted @ Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 07:07
When the facts are not clear, or absent, it is always a good thing to rush to judgement.posted @ Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 07:06
this decision comes down to one person?
isn't that tyranny?posted @ Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 18:27
Over a million Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army deaths ...
almost 60 thousand US deaths.
civilian casualties unknown, but probably around one million.
[I doubt the US Army brought murder charges against an active duty Captain without serious cause]posted @ Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 08:14
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