I hold a college degree but I’ve never claimed to be the smartest person in the world, or even on my block for that matter.
In fact, I’ve always said a college degree is simply a piece of paper. It in no way guarantees someone is smart or is prepared to get by in this crazy world.
So I don’t feel bad that I don’t have all the answers. No one does although we all know those who try to convince us otherwise. With that in mind, I wonder if any one in readership land might can clue me in on any of the following:
•Are the people protesting President Obama’s health care plan really against his plan or just against the President proposing it?
I mean, I can’t say I know too many people who haven’t gotten the runaround or outright shaft from insurance companies the way things are set up now. How many of us haven’t had to refile claims, wait on hold indefinitely while being transferred to one clueless person after another or been down right ripped off? You do know the goal of every insurance company is to deny as many claims as possible right? You do remember how much you are paying with your hard-earned money for insurance coverage for everything from your vehicle to your house to your life?
Is President Obama’s plan the best? Probably not. Does something need to be done to make the system better? How can the answer be anything but yes?
•Why do so many people find it necessary to talk on their cell phones while driving? Do you really have something so pressing that it cannot wait until you get to your destination?
True story: I recently met a driver who had her cell phone to her ear with one hand and was thumping her cigarette out the window with the other. How that person was driving is beyond my comprehension?
•Why do so many University of Georgia football fans feel they have a right to trash Athens when they arrive for game day? Why do these same “fans” feel they have a right to relieve themselves in public at said games?
Athens is turned into a sewer on game days in the fall and it appears University and city officials have finally had enough of it. (What took so long?) The ironic part of it many of those attending the game never took one class at UGA.
•Why have so many people been willing to give up their civil liberties under the guide of our war on terrorism? The Patriot Act, Homeland Security, warrantless wire tapping and the like do nothing but violate the rights of honest Americans.
Please tell me it’s not because these items were pushed through by a President that so many in this part of the country supported. Would you so willingly accept these items if our current President had pushed them through under the cover of darkness?
What’s wrong for one is wrong for the other.
•When will Americans wake up and break out of the stranglehold the current two-party system has on them? •When will people realize FOX News is not a legitimate news organization and was never created to be so.
•When will our current President do as he promised and bring our troops home and quit making them be the world’s policeman?
•When will a politician actually do what he or she says they will do once they are elected.
Chris Bridges is an editor with Mainstreet Newspapers. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"When will our current President do as he promised and bring our troops home and quit making them be the world’s policeman?"
The problem is that if we pull out too quickly, Iraq's police force won't be able to handle it, and they'll be overrun. With how much we've already spent there, not leaving a stable country would be bad. The promise was to end it responsibly, not just to end it.
And Afghanistan is such a mess that it's probably going to take much longer than Iraq.
As for other deployments, I don't think there's a situation where the government running the country we're in doesn't want us there. If you know otherwise, I would like to know too.
The channel that routinely tries to incite violence, provides a safe media harbor to all the worst elements of humanity, and makes a policy out of misrepresenting reality is comparable to the paper where the editor occasionally writes an editorial?
Fox news is a legitimate news source! And all you have done by calling it non legitimate is show us that you have your own agenda as all news paper writers have! Did you lern nothing in collage such as just report the facts? And how maney times are the folks in barrow county going to be slaped in the face by you and this paper by telling us that we dont know what we need when it comes to our helthcare!!! And please pardon my typing skills as I dont have a collage Degree.