It is already a couple of weeks past Valentine’s Day. As a senior citizen you, like me, are acquainted with the routine. Having spent years together, you and your spouse agree in advance not to make a big deal out of this Feb. 14th. Without cards, candy and flowers, the feast of St. Valentine turns out to be pretty much just like every other day, except for a nice lunch and assurance of continued love and affection for one another!
It has become a common question. How do snow and ice know where I-20 is? And where did the snow stop falling before they built I-20?
Over a third of this legislative session is done, and it seems like we’ve passed very little legislation. Some might say that is a good thing … the fewer laws we pass, the less trouble we can make for the people of Georgia. In any case, we are scheduled to end on April 2.
Filibuster abolition is more than a one-shot proposition. It would radically change the next two years. It would give Republicans full control of the Congress and allow swift passage of a GOP agenda.
The undersigned Newton County residents have submitted to the Board of Commissioners (BOC) the following list of suggestions to improve county government.
Andy Warhol predicted that in the future, everyone would get his — or her — 15 minutes of fame. Another way of putting it might be that every dog will have his day. My friend, Jesse Kenney, had his two weeks ago at the Georgia-Auburn basketball game.
And they all lived happily ever after. I’m speaking now of Patrick Jane and Teresa Lisbon and the rest of the characters on the hit CBS television drama, “The Mentalist.”
It happened to me again recently for the hundredth or so time. Someone at lunch asked me, “When are you going to retire?” Of course, at 90 years old, I guess one must accept questions like this.
In case you didn’t notice, much of the metro area was shut down Monday, and not from the ice that pelted the northern suburbs. It was Presidents’ Day. Or was it?
Can you take a moment to think about why people think Republicans are heartless hypocrites? As a Republican I often wonder why people think of my party in this fashion. Are we really a bunch of people who favor the wealthy over regular, everyday people?
Russia pushes deep into eastern Ukraine. The Islamic State burns to death a Jordanian pilot. Iran extends its hegemony over four Arab capitals — Beirut, Damascus, Baghdad and now Sanaa. And America watches.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. The romantic holiday when we honor St. Hallmark and line the coffers of florists everywhere. You talk about price gouging? I don’t want to hear about Home Depot increasing the prices of plywood and generators after a storm until somebody does something about the price of a dozen roses being jacked up about 400 percent in the middle of February every year.
The Education Committee will be the busiest it has been in 22 years. I’ll take some of these bills in turn.
People have tried to convince me for years that change is good. Maybe so, but I am pretty resistant to most change.
Last week, the House passed the 2015 supplementary budget, but still has to work on the 2016 budget. As I said before, revenues were up by $276 million, and we directed most of that increase to education, as well as Medicaid growth and mandatory compliance with Obamacare. The vote was bipartisan and unanimous.
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