@ Mark from Atlanta
"When someone who is insured has the symptoms of a disease they will go to the doctor and receive treatment."
When someone who is uninsured has the symptoms of a disease they go to the emergency room and receive treatment.
What many folks don't realize is the role that universal health coverage plays in reducing the severity of epidemics. When someone who is insured has the symptoms of a disease they will go to the doctor and receive treatment. If they don't they often put off treatment until the disease gets worse and spreads to other folks. Expanding Medicaid and private insurance coverage is not only compassionate it is also prudent.
What? An honest man in the House? If this trend caught on how would we Cassandras / Menckens fill our days?
Mo gibs muh 'dat.
One step forward, two steps back.
Hey "Here's Your Editorial", what does Dale Earnhardt Junior have to do with this article?
I would bet Don Balfour chews with his mouth open and sweats profusely the entire time. Then he asks the state for a reimbursement after you pick up the tab.
Paying to have dinner with Bubba McDonald... ugh, just ugh. The only thing that could be worse is the thought of paying to spend time with Ralph Hudgens. Don Balfour?
Since my state rep is Tyrone Brooks, can one cross district borders and sign Mr. Bozarth's petition... if one's current Ga. House rep is under indictment? Special conditions and such?
For further context, @tater.salad, this post was specifically about the hip-hop influenced visual arts scene in Atlanta. That doesn't make it "black" or "white" or "yellow" art, but hip-hop is a culture so I don't feel I'm marginalizing those artists by talking about the scene within that scope. Thanks for the disclaimer @Gorge_jr., but I wonder would you find it necessary if I was a white writer writing about "white people"?
@ JF Williams
"And now I have even more of a reason to totally ignore you well into perpetuity."
I look forward to your perpetual silence.
If only he'd continued to throw strikes the way he tweets.
Wow! Look what I missed...didn't miss anything I was at the beach. I burned gas to get there! I'm so ashamed.
No way I'm slogging through these comments now but I will chime in with my sober reflection from all those years ago....
That is all....
At-large voting is a crock and a crime when it's conducted this way. Get rid of it, you two bit Tennessee Williams character wannabe county pols! I've always felt this way. At large is cool for a commission chairman or other offices, but the body that makes local law must be constructed with direct representation.
Can we enjoy this rare harmony, brother?
Also...sugar subsidies and protection have long been outrageous crimes against the public committed by the gummint that is spozed to be ensuring a fair and free market. And how about the feds simultaneously conducting a war on sugar and propping it up with the biggest sweetheart program this side of ethanol? Ain't that weird?
If it is John Rocker writing the tweets they are pretty good.
I bet many of these at-large county voting systems were propped up when John F. Kennedy first got into office…probably in anticipation of him potentially advocating for stronger Federal intervention on the behalf of minority voters.
This should be a sign that black folks need to pay more attention to state politics.
Because that may very well be the arena where it is possible to overrule the at-large voting systems of these counties.
Burroughston Broch, you are just a troll at the end of the day. You can't even at least be intellectual honest enough to admit when you've obviously lost the debate.
Mark from Atlanta trounced you good on darn near every point in this thread.
And now I have even more of a reason to totally ignore you well into perpetuity.
You are done.
And thank you…for being you.
Jessica Blankenship's article,"Not All Dogs Go To Heaven" states that with the situation in GA, there is little possibility of Dekalb & Fulton County Animal Services, achieving a "no-kill" policy. I would ask that Ms. Blankenship google the No-Kill Advocacy Center as well as the website of Nathan Winograd and see what has been done to achieve no-kill in many situations similar and even worse than those in GA.
I saw a comment re: the fact that more animals suffer in no-kill than if they are euthanized. Fact is, it is less expensive in the long run to (1) Promote owner retention rather than intaking so many animals (2) having a large and vital foster program to remove animals from the shelter through fostering and (3) adopt, adopt, adopt. I just spoke with a lady last night who told me she just adopted a puppy. I asked her where she got it. Unfortunately, for the shelter animals, she said "From a reputable breeder in Hall County." Well, the lady could have gotten a puppy which had been totally vetted with shots, microchip, testing, deworming and spay/neutered for a much less amount and would have saved a life. Word needs to get out LOUD AND CLEAR. Adopt, adopt, adopt from your local shelter. There are many sweet and desirable companion animals there that need homes. Let's put the breeders, particularly the puppy and kitten mills OUT OF BUSINESS. I hope Ms. Blankenship will, indeed, go to the No-Kill Advocacy Center and Nathan Winograd's website and follow up with an article once she does.
Jimmy Carter is arguably the best ex-president the United States has ever seen. I think Jason Carter will continue THAT same legacy in his Georgia governorship.
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