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Greg Benson: With the vast amount of guns owned by people in this troubled country, some are going to end up in the hands of children. Simple math.
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grove600: Who you calling "Those of us"? Huh? You talking to me? And I'm not mature by any means, nor do I have culture, although there is this growth ..... Since there's no one left to chatter with,...
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cyou299: @Used2baFreeCountry: xenophobes been using that line for 200 years for every wave of immigrants to this country...your kin included.
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cyou299: republicans are counting on people taking their word for the script and not reading what amounts to a standard analysis that all campaigns use...including Perdues.
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Greg Benson: @mike59: Uuuuuuuuhhhh, that was an attack?
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Ben Had: Republicans can't even agree to vote on their on bill, then blame Obama. How stupid do they think their constituents are?
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nowheregirl: I bet he wishes he had a "re-do" switch. All those fines, fees, community service, drug testing and public humiliation has certainly turned his "happy face" upsidedown.
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gabenewman: The sheer fact they "wonder" about it just goes to show how out of touch our "leadership" is. There isn't any comparison, unless perhaps you're a new user. Once a pot smoker gets over the paranoia...
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proftom: "But that requires Congress to get off its duff and treat the matter seriously. Are the lawmakers up to the challenge?" Hah! Not gonna happen with the current political landscape. Eliminate the...
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Ben Had: They should be more concerned with folks driving under the influence of prescription meds for pain and psycho problems. I read somewhere that 26% of Americans have some sort of mental issue, but that...
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proftom: This gas tax should have been set up with some sort of inflation adjustment, assuming the rate of fund spending in terms of projects done would be roughly the same through the years. According to an...
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Ben Had: I wish I could say this is unbelievable, but it's not. These obstructionist Republicans(?) are more concerned with pleasing the yahoos back home than doing the right thing. Just do nothing and...
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proftom: "Superintendent John Barge explained that while individual schools may get less than 10 percent of their funding from the federal government, about 60 percent of the state Department of Education’s...
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proftom: It has been interesting but sad to watch as the Common Core morphed into being a poster child for anti-federal government thinking by some on the right (tea party types mostly). What really did...
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lawq: This is the kind of kids that rule our public schools! They may not go to classes but they are on school campus and the school buses. The administrators give No support to the teachers and bus...
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@ Athens area girls "rock out," gain... Fri, 08/01/2014 - 06:07

jtsim: Now days young people, mostly girls, need all the positive support they can get. As a grandfather I know that teenage girls can be some of the meanest animals on the planet. I'm glad to see this kind...
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Jerry NeSmith: "The bill covers more than half of its cost by letting companies defer required contributions to their employee pension plans, thus raising corporate profits and, temporarily, the tax revenues from...
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LaMareaRoja: Meow, meow, meow.....pobrecito gatito!
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Duke Briscoe: Sounds like an episode of Stalkers, a new TV show coming soon.
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LaMareaRoja: I understand "hot yoga" was part of the offseason routine. Man oh man...Now we all got to be very careful with all these jokers zipping around campus on those silly scooters (accidents just...
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  • Andrew
    Shearer

    Blog: Can we please fix the Oscars?

    Summary:  Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more

  • Joe
    Johnson

    Winter storm drama

    Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more

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