Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Couple of things

- With all due respect, it does appear that Michael Adams is a bit removed from reality on this. According to our Staff Council rep, expanding child care for university employees is talked about almost at every meeting and there are at least two studies involving the UGA community which stress this as a pressing need.

- I know I really shouldn't care about this, but Rosie O'Donnell is a moron.

- Two things worth noting in this editorial ... first, the Democratic Party hasn't endorsed anyone in the 10th Congressional District. What has happened is that a majority of the individual county parties lined up behind James Marlow. The state party, however, hasn't endorsed any of the candidates. Second, good to see them calling out Jim Whitehead for refusing to come to Athens-Clarke County and, you know, answer questions on why he wants to blow us up.

At first, Team Whitehead cited a scheduling conflict for his inability to show. But that was difficult to swallow. The Athens Press Club set the time and date of the debate based on a conversation with his campaign manager. The club thought it only fair for Athens residents to get a chance to hear from one of the frontrunners. So Whitehead was the first call.

Now, it turns out Whitehead isn't coming because he isn't happy with the press coverage he's been receiving in this area. Too bad. We're sure you had a lot of questions for him.

For a man who so freely exploits his time in Athens and on the UGA campus, it's a shame he feels the need to turn his back on it now.

Beyond that, his dodge raises far more serious questions. It makes us wonder how a man so worried about facing a handful of citizens in a left-leaning county will handle a room full of them in D.C. It doesn't give us much hope for a lot of bipartisan cooperation from the former UGA lineman, should he get elected.

And if Whitehead so disdains the "liberals" comprising a chunk of Athens and refuses to visit the city to share his platform with those voters, then it's logical to assume he'll give our community short shrift if he's sent to Congress. Not comforting.

- I think there's some potential to Barack Obama's health care plan, though I'll need to take some time to read over it a little more.

- I don't think there's a 'market solution' to our drought.


Anonymous chuck said...

He won't come to Athens because many of the people here say stupid things about him - like for example, you.

Nevertheless, I believe he will - and should - give the insane leftist Davisonians in Athens very very short shrift indeed; which is LONGER shrift than they deserve. It's like I always say, I can't even promise that I'd give Heidi Davison the back of my hand - the most I can promise her is the back of one particular finger.

However, the normal, non-lunatic people in Athens will be well represented by him.

1:39 AM  
Blogger Polusplagchnos said...

Are you someone impersonating Chuck Jones, or are you someone else but with the name Chuck, or are you the real thing?

Because, I thought the real Jones was supposed to be refraining from making public comments about politics, whether those comments were in poor taste or not.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Jmac said...

So ... if I comment on stupid things he said, I'm saying stupid things?

That's some mighty circular logic there.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Chuck (maybe) said...

hahhaha Poulos! Will the real Chuck Jones please stand up, please stand up, please stand up...

Regardless of who I am, I believe that the real Chuck Jones was misinformed (in good faith, of course) about his rights regarding public political comments. Even if he was not so misinformed, his restrictions are not yet in place.

Jmac: If that's the way you feel like interpreting my comment, then that's the way you feel like interpreting it.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Nicki said...

I shall interpret your comments as the babblings of a deranged mind. ;)

5:50 PM  
Anonymous maybe Chuck said...

As it please you. But nothing seems to be able to change the fact that the loony left in Athens is NOT going to be represented in Congress, whereas the normal people are.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Polusplagchnos said...

I just didn't want to attribute to either one of you wrong things, such as his views for yours or your views for his, Chuck, if you are different people. It can make for unnecessary time spent clarifying misunderstandings that shouldn't have been there in the first place.

It's a question of integrity, for me, something that oftentimes is all too lacking when people are insulting other human beings.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Chuck said...

Sounds reasonable. Here's to avoiding misunderstandings!

6:30 PM  

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