Monday, February 11, 2013
Do you think the president’s address will be a unifying one that will help move the country forward?
Monday, February 11
Advanced information from the various news organizations indicates that President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday will be different to his inaugural address last month. According to ABC News, it is expected to focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will outline new initiatives. He is, however, expected to touch on immigration, gun violence and climate change. ABC News reports that new initiatives will call for more spending to get the economy moving, but the spending is expected to be modest and will likely be offset by spending cuts elsewhere. What are you looking for in the president’s speech and what do you think he could say to help unify the country?
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The man behind the film that inspired riots all over the world has been arrested. In Libya, however, the attacks and protests were different. So what's really going on?
By now, we've all heard about the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. It was the first in a series of riots and protests that swept through a big chunk of the world, including Pakistan, Sudan and Egypt. At first, we were told that the riots were in response to a video that depicted Islam's Prophet Muhammad as a depraved child molester and womanizer. Others, like Sen. John McCain, said it had nothing to do with the movie but were the result of a premeditated attack sponsored by a terrorist organization. In other words, terrorism. So the question is, was it pre-planned or spontaneous? The White House continued to assert that it was spontaneous and tied to the film, despite claims by Libyan …
Friday, August 31, 2012
You need to be at Manuel's Tavern by noon Friday.
The DeKalb Democratic Party sent out this message Thursday night. DO YOU WANT TO GO TO CHARLOTTE AND BE THERE IN PERSON FOR THE PRESIDENTS"S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH? In Atlanta: Manuel's Tavern, 602 N Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 In Macon: Bibb County Democratic Party, 835 Forsyth St. Suite A, Macon GA 31201 Here are the rules: Everyone who is at Manuel's Tavern or the Bibb County Democratic Party by noon on Friday, August 31 is eligible for two tickets. Arrive early if you want, but it won't give you a better chance to win. Just be there by 12 noon! If less than 50 people arrive, everyone will get a pair! If more than 50 folks arrive, we will do a random drawing to determine our winners. There is no cost involved. We're not selling the…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Dem. State Rep. Stacey Abrams gives a counterpoint but agrees changes to entitlements must be made.
Healthcare was the topic of Georgia Congressman Tom Price's talk, Monday, at a Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber Breakfast. “Unless we address the issues of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, we cannot - we will not – grow this economy,” said Price to a crowded room at the Westin Hotel. Price told the crowd that $2.5 trillion of $3.5 trillion in federal government spending is on entitlements. “You can’t balance the budget without changes to Medicare…Which is why I can’t tell you how excited I am that my party selected Paul Ryan [as the vice presidential pick],” he said. Whatever side of the health care debate folks fall on, Price said one thing in which most people would agree, there will be a lot of harsh banter slung around the …