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Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid US default

@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 - 08:25

Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid US default

@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 - 08:21

Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid US default

we can now return to our regularly scheduled program: "Thugs"; People with Funny Names; and PROBATION!

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 07:13

Defense-heavy Georgia cities feel largest impact of sequestration

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 - 21:19

Poll: Most Georgians blame Democrats for government shutdown

@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 - 17:27

Poll: Most Georgians blame Democrats for government shutdown

@Deconstructo:

You are ruining the Comment Blog Echo Chamber!!!

you non reputable poster!

posted @ Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 15:23

Poll: Most Georgians blame Democrats for government shutdown

@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 - 14:59

Poll: Most Georgians blame Democrats for government shutdown

"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 - 06:30

Records: Paul aide gave Iowa senator $25K check

@oconeefellow: This is the type of thing that turns people off from GOTeaP.

posted @ Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 17:12

Four injured in three-vehicle crash involving Athens Transit bus

@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 - 05:40

Athens inmates find relief from stress and anger through yoga

@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 - 07:42

Medicaid, PeachCare enrollment hits record high

^^^^
And what, pray tell, does that have to do with the Aged, Blind and Disabled for whom almost 60% of the funds are used?

posted @ Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 13:46

Woman booted from Athens restaurant, calls manager a 'Muslim'

@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 - 19:28

Woman booted from Athens restaurant, calls manager a 'Muslim'

@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 - 18:06

Company suspends man charged with slapping toddler

@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 - 07:29

Regents make it official, name Morehead next UGA president

@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 - 20:17

Athens-Clarke police looking for 'Scoo-Boo' after assault complaint

@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.

[quote][b]CharlotteLadyGardner[/b] -
Is it your opinion that mentally ill people can commit crimes and not be charged for them?
[/quote]

posted @ Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 16:21

Athens-Clarke police looking for 'Scoo-Boo' after assault complaint

@BullJacket:

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 - 20:14

Gallant: You know it when you taste worthy barbeque

@Gallant ... an outsider? If you here, you somewhere

posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 10:18

Athens business owner complains of homeless campers

“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 - 07:45

Farmington potters pull clay works from the kilns

Plumes of smoke??

Time to redesign that carburetion system.

posted @ Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 17:47

Elderly Athens man killed during home invasion

[deleted repeated post]

posted @ Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 08:07

Elderly Athens man killed during home invasion

When the facts are not clear, or absent, it is always a good thing to rush to judgement.

posted @ Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 08:06

Deal suggests Georgia unlikely to run health exchange

this decision comes down to one person?

isn't that tyranny?

posted @ Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 19:27

Athens man facing child porn charge was controversial Green Beret during Vietnam War

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 - 09:14

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