Oliver 1 year, 4 months ago on Snellville nuns devote life to prayer

From your point of view, your thoughts and conclusions are completely rationale and well thought-out. But based on your ID, you'll have to agree that a very large percentage (a majority) of the population does not share your point of view. To them, their own thoughts and conclusions are rationale and well thought-out. To them, prayer has value. To them, this convent and what these women are doing is beneficial. To them, these women are contributing.
And if you could point out which strawmen are criticizing others temporarily on unemployment or welfare while praising these nuns, that would be helpful.


Oliver 1 year, 5 months ago on Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon arrested in Atlanta

I think it's pretty ironic that she told the officer that "he's going to be on national news". Well she sure was right about that one. It's about the only the thing that she did get right while drunk.

I think a bunch of hours doing community service for "the little people of the country" would be a good punishment for her arrogance. Don't let her plea out and pay a fine.


Oliver 1 year, 6 months ago on New car title tax begins March 1

Isn't this change just a chance for the government to pull revenues from to future to spend today??? It feels to me like they're just securitizing the future birthday taxes and collecting that cash today. They wrap it up with a nice bow and sell it to us as they're getting rid of the birthday tax, but I see them collecting more cash today to feed their ever-increasing appetite.
__ Imagine the scene if I told my boss I want the next 5 years of paychecks paid to me today.


Oliver 1 year, 8 months ago on Snow possible this week

There is no need for me to head to the store, I've still got my unused bread and milk from the snowstorm last winter!


Oliver 1 year, 9 months ago on POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Local congressmen working on 'fiscal cliff' solution

There's nothing "altruistic" about this "assumption". It's a simple response in a capitalistic economy.

You really have to look no further than your neighborhood to see examples of this "assumption" that you mock. Do you shop at any of the following places? Home Depot, Lowe's, Kroger, Publix, Walmart, Target?? These companies ( substitute "evil corporations" if it makes you more comfortable) compete by price. They don't lower prices to be altruistic, they lower prices to gain a competitive advantage and earn more business.


Oliver 1 year, 10 months ago on Johnson's seat at stake in Congress District 4

With all due respect DavidBrown, the 4th District does not belong to Congressman Johnson, it belongs to the people of the 4th District. It is not "Congressman Johnson's district".

And you'll want to make sure you get to the polls on Tuesday. I was not estatic when redistricting moved me out of the 7th District and into the 4th District. I have already voted and I did not vote for Congressman Johnson.


Oliver 1 year, 11 months ago on Teen charged in crash that killed Buford grad

It's a truly sad story for all parties and I'm not sure anything can be done to fill the hole in the Durden family's and friend's lives. I think this young lady will be living with a very heavy burden for her life. I think one way to try to create some good from this situation is to have her go to high school and driver's education classes and tell the young teen-aged drivers about the horrible accident she caused. While these actions won't undo this accident and the pain it has caused, hopefully these actions might prevent future accidents and future pain.


Oliver 1 year, 11 months ago on Fla. gov. says state needs more water from Georgia

I feel for them. That's a crappy problem to have. I read a list of suspected causes (higher temperatures, over-fishing, oil dispersants, drought), but it doesn't seem like they know what's really the reason behind the drop-off in oysters. Before they start making decisions that will negatively impact our lives, how about they precisely identify the cause of their problem.