The thing that got me thinking, as I was unloading the dishwasher, was the contrast between what we have eaten off of since we set up housekeeping and what my mama had.
Preparing them to start businesses, launch successful careers, bring creative ideas to life and pursue their dreams is a priority for me. It is an opportunity that I want for every student in Georgia, and increased parental educational choice is a critical way for our state to achieve this goal.
Officials knew that the coal industry uses dozens of chemicals that have never been thoroughly tested for their effects on human health. Officials also knew this was true of the segment of the industry that Obama and others call “clean coal,” which, I have argued, should be considered an oxymoron.
Most of us have the notion that our elected officials are sent to the legislature to serve instead of becoming self-serving. Bob Argo, the passionate Bulldog recruiting advocate, quietly underscored service in a fashion that not only was good for the state, but it brought dividends to the University of Georgia.
The question du jour is, why did Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer wait so long to step forward and level her corruption charges at Chris Christie?
Talent gets you started. Courage and luck move you forward. But in the pursuit of success, love and passion aren’t reliable substitutes for hard work.
But who reads history these days? Moreover, those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the left — which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study — are not likely to get much attention.
In the “alternative” media universe truth can still be found. If media elites awarded prizes to Fox News, that network’s chief intelligence correspondent, Catherine Herridge, would deserve one. Her tenacious and accurate reporting kept the Benghazi story alive when mainstream media appeared to have lost interest.
Now we are back to the same old routine, which leaves me feeling uninspired. I searched for something to motivate myself and found something profound.
I was struck by the sense of awe one young lady and his mother had at the chance to meet the grand marshall of the Lawrenceville MLK march — former Olympic golf medalist Tommie Smith.
One question remains, however. If he wasn’t committed to the mission, if he didn’t care about winning, why did Obama throw these soldiers into battle in the first place?
Having given up nearly everything that made getting out of bed worthwhile, I am healthier, happier, more productive — and have discovered that life is not, in fact, short. But both my current abstinence and the indulgences I once enjoyed (and may again, if my cocktail-stoop buddies have any say) were my own. My decisions, my responsibility, my consequences.
It seems like I have been to a lot of funerals lately, which tells me something about myself
I think it’s important to take a moment of personal privilege and remind you how transitory life is and to never lose track of old friends because you are too self-absorbed in your own little world. Sad to say, but I did exactly that to an old friend who deserved better from me.
But while Congress inches forward, probably toward some kind of extension, lives are falling apart. All day, every day, Democrats ought to be making a loud and righteous noise over this disgraceful state of affairs.
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- OUR VIEW: Weathering the storm
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- OUR VIEW: Same old saga in Snellville
- OUR VIEW: State of County address offers positive news
- OUR VIEW: Thumbs up to Lilburn officers for their good deed
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Letters to the Editor
- Lilburn greenway nice, but not at expense of grant money
- LETTERS: Highlighting the loving nature of Lent
- LETTERS: Horse feathers to Obama being good at taking blame
- LETTERS: Traffic needs to be considered before mix-used project complete
- LETTERS: Letter off the mark on criticism of Obama
- LETTERS: At least Christie takes responsibility
- LETTERS: Why can't they all get along in Snellville?
- LETTERS: CFI, like DDI, good for traffic flow
- LETTERS: Thoughts heading into a new year
- LETTERS: U.S. is not mediocre