Opinion

3 county emperors dressed in deception

We have three emperors in Fayette County who wear no clothes. They are dressed only in an aura of dishonesty and deception they have woven around themselves

I sat with a large crowd of people at the April 14 County Board of Commissioners meeting. One person after the next went to the podium to complain about the lack of transparency from the three emperors. In fact, “lack” is probably an understatement and “nonexistent” might be more appropriate. Read More»

What motives drive commissioners, Steele to ignore public’s will?

I hope everyone got a chance to read the recent AJC article on gang activity in the MARTA system. A group of young gang thugs assaulted two male Delta employees on a MARTA train.

The fact that violence has been associated with MARTA is nothing new. Several people were shot dead at MARTA stations recently and a woman was kidnapped. Read More»

Las Vegas in August?

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Mary’s vacation plans are beginning to gel. She and Rainer and Hartmut (Rainer’s older son) are going to spend upwards of a week here in August before flying to Las Vegas for a week. Then Hartmut’s main squeeze will link up with them in Vegas and the couples will split off, the younger folks to go on to California for two weeks while Mary and Rainer fly to New York for a couple of days before returning to Germany. Read More»

A transforming experience

David Epps's picture

Lent is nearly over. In the Christian calendar, Lent is a 40-day period (excluding Sundays) of repentance, self-examination, and amendment of life. Lent may include fasting, giving up undesirable habits or activities, increased spiritual devotion, and adopting a host of attitudes and practices deemed beneficial. Lent, however, is not an end in itself. Lent is a journey that has a destination. Read More»

The anti-socialite

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Back when we lived at 110 Flamingo Street, Mom entertained all the time. It was actually only once a month, but to us kids that seemed like all the time. To say she was a socialite would be as big of an understatement as BP saying, “Oops, we’ve spilled a little oil. Someone get a sponge.” Mom was like Betty Crocker, Martha Stewart, and Paula Deen all rolled into one. Read More»

Choosey about choice

Cal Thomas's picture

The Democratic mayor of Washington, D.C., Vincent Gray, distinguished himself last week by getting arrested in an act of “civil disobedience” reminiscent of the ‘60s. The mayor, six council members and more than 40 other protesters were detained by Capitol police for blocking the street to oppose the congressional budget deal that deprived D.C. of federal funds for abortions. Read More»

Here comes inflation

Dick Morris's picture

In our book “Revolt!,” we warn that inflation may well be the dominant legacy of the Obama presidency. While he had George W. Bush’s help in creating high unemployment, he has driven us into inflation all on his own. Read More»

4 seasons: Christmas, Easter . . .

Ronda Rich's picture

A few weeks ago, I was on the phone with a friend who lives in Las Vegas. Suddenly, out of the blue, he asked, “Is Easter this Sunday?”

“No,” I replied. “Easter is one month from this Sunday.”

“Oh.” He laughed lightly, embarrassed, I suppose, that he didn’t know. “I was just thinking of the beautiful place where I usually go for sunrise service.”

At the time, I didn’t think much about it but later I thought, “You can tell he’s not Southern for Southerners always know exactly when Easter is.” Read More»

Sine die, the last day of the regular session of the legislature

Matt Ramsey's picture

Last Thursday night, just before midnight, the gavel came down and brought the 2011 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly to a close. It was a tough, but in many ways, a very productive session.

Earlier in the session, the legislature again passed a balanced budget without raising taxes on Georgians that will ensure Georgia will remain a leader among states in terms of fiscally conservative and responsible budgeting practices. Read More»

How radical is Ryan’s budget plan?

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

Question for those of you concerned about the size of federal debts and deficits: Would you endorse a plan which would add another five or six trillion dollars to the federal debt over the next decade while increasing Uncle Sam’s annual expenditures by $1.1 trillion? If so, you’re in luck. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) recently unveiled just such a plan. Read More»

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