Most Americans feel 2015 was a worse year than 2014
About a year agoï¼Œ a U.S. poll showed that Americans closed out 2014 on an optimistic note. with nearly half predicting the year to come would be even better than the last. That was thenï¼Œ this is nowï¼š This yearâ€²s pollï¼Œ. by the Associated Pressï¼�Times Square Allianceï¼Œ. reveals 57ï¼�percent said this year was worse than last for the world as a whole. Only tenï¼�percent said this year was betterï¼Œ while 32 percent think there wasn’t much difference. Sixtyï¼�eight percent said the key reason for their negative response was the string of mass shootingsï¼Œ including the attacks in San Bernardino and Paris.
Others mentioned the Islamic State group atrocities and the Iran nuclear deal. The U.S. presidential raceï¼Œ the Paris climate change conferenceï¼Œ the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage and the Cubaï¼�U.S. thaw also made the list. More than 95 percent said they would rather watch New Yearâ€²s Eve events on TV at home due to security concerns.
Joe Frank Harris and Elizabeth Harris Reflections on Georgia Politics
SHORT: And Joe Frank did that. And despite the fact that very few people thought he had a chance he won. The first of nine terms in the legislature. So here he is, a young fellow, from the country, going down down to the big city as a freshman. Guess what happens? He’s appointed to the Appropriations Committee, which most legislators, often will tell you, except for Corrections (laughter) It’s the most powerful committee in the legislature SHORT: . Joe Frank served there admirably, and he worked very well with the team of that time. But I thought it was very, very significant for Georgia. Busbee was there. Senator Miller was there. Joe Frank was there. So the state.
At that time was in very good hands. And as the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Joe Frank became an expert on state government. He knew the departments. He knew their needs. He knew their shortcomings. And he had the patience and the willingness to help them solve their problems, and become more efficient. He became widely known+ACE I can remember when, if you went to see Speaker Murphy, he would always tell you, +ACIIf you’re talking about a budget matter, go see Joe Frank.+ACI He was in a very powerful position to deal with state problems, and he did well. Then, he decided to run for governor. It was a wise decision, although the road, probably, was just as rough as the road when he ran for.
The state House of Representatives. He had a number of very wellqualified and wellknown opponents. One was Congressman (Gean?), who had been an assistant to Herman Talmadge in Washington, who had been a congressman himself, who’d been on the Armed Services Committee, therefore had all the support of the military people and the government workers in the state. A very, very viable candidate. Then, he had (Norman Underwood?). Mr. (Underwood?) had been with Governor Busbee. Governor Busbee had put him on the (Appellate?) Court. He had he left there to run for governor, and he had the support of Governor Sanders former Governor Sanders, and, you would assume, Busbee, although I’m not sure that that’s accurate.
Although I would assume. At least he claimed to have the support. And so, another viable candidate. The three of them. There were others, of course, but none of them had the knowledge or the experience or the finances to run. Everybody thought that Mr. (Gean?) would be the frontrunner in that race, and he was. Most people thought that (Underwood?) probably would be the candidate in the runoff. But he wasn’t. Joe Frank Harris came from a standing of less than five percent of the polls on opening day. You get into the runoff with Mr. (Gean?), and then defeat him soundly in the runoff, and then go on to become governor of Georgia. And, you know, what impressed me most about Joe Frank Harris was, he wasted.
Very little time. And he took office on January 11th, I believe, in 1983? 1983. He immediately launched his programs to complete his platform. And there were they were very progressive. And very needed+ACE And they exist today. We’ll talk about that later on in the program, because I know that you want to hear from him, some of the decisions he made in launching his campaign. He served two terms as governor of Georgia, both very well. He came up with the programs that we’ll talk about, and he did an excellent job with them. When he left the governor’s office, he went back back to Cartersville. Back to the business world. But he took time out to become a professor at Georgia State University, and also, to.
Serve as chairman on the state Board of Regents, and to come here today. So, after a break, we will have our conversation with the Harris’s. Thank you. +ACoBreak+ACo SHORT: Well, welcome. I can think of no greater occasion than this to have you both here. I’m particularly pleased to have Mrs. Harris, who was our first lady, and a very active one. And I’m anxious to talk to her about how she liked that job, whether it’s fun, or whether it’s a job. Whether she could sit on the sofa and eat bonbons+ACE (laughter).
SHORT: Or if she could do the things that she wanted to do. Did I miss anything about your early life? JF HARRIS: No, you covered it embarassingly well+ACE (laughter) JF HARRIS: It’s always still a little bit embarassing to hear someone talking about certain things. You know, their mothers, and the sort of things that you accomplished or did. It’s still humbling when you hear that, and you covered it very admirably. E HARRIS: (inaudible+ACE).