Child abusers, pedophiles, and sex offenders should get long, long prison sentences. There are few things one can do that are worse than abusing a child.posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 23:00
Remember when Selig's project meant "the END of Jittery Joes" and tearing down that old tin shed was THE reason given by Russell Edwards and his dingaling clown brigade to stop the revitalization of that decrepit property?
A mere TWO WEEKS after overwhelming approval of the project by all but 2 of our commissioners (including a ringing endorsement from the CEO of Jittery Joes himself) and my, how quick and easy Joes found a MUCH more appropriate and MUCH BETTER location with parking and are "very excited" about the "bright future."
Guess it wasn't such a big deal after all.posted @ Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:40
Can we name these apartments the Russell Edwards Condos? This would have been a grocery and attractive new urban professional dwellings. Thanks to ding-dong Russell and the 20 or so townie nutzo's it's Student Condo / Parking Deck Central. Oh, the irony!posted @ Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 01:39
Hilarious? Please say you are kidding. This was not a mistake, this was stupidity at its finest. The kid drinks, gets behind the wheel of a car and the proceeds to jump out of the car while its moving to pull some stupid stunt which could have ended very badly. p>
Kid? This is no kid. This is a 34 year old adult (biologically speaking anyway). If this had happened anywhere near the bar where I worked, I would have gone out into the street and punched this punk. I can only hope the police officer got a few punches in on behalf of everyone this priick threatened and endangered.posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 14:01
Of all the stupid things morons hauled to jail for each and every night in downtown Athens, this is the single most stupid moron of them all. By far.
Hauled off to jail.
I'm sure the whip he actually ended up riding was of the 7-10 inch variety.posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 13:55
Dude had a huge bounty put on his head by the friends / family of the people he killed. Guy that shot him was prolly going for that bounty money or just the fame of knocking off the Mr. Sniper. Some of those hard core jihadists are like the mafia - you tick 'em off, you best keep quiet, lay low and hide out. He made himself an easy target, and looks like the bounty got him killed.posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 04:28
[quote][b]listentoyourauntB[/b] - There's blood in the water
Well, yes. But considering the location of the camp, right next to the water, there is more than blood in the water. There is also vomit, household chemicals, urine and feces in the water.
And that water is Athens, Georgia's primary source of drinking water.
Drink up, y'all!posted @ Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 14:05
[quote][b]webbty80[/b] - Steak and shake and Aldis are in Clarke County. You may want to buy a Rand Mc Nally so you can see where these new business's are.
A greasy burger joint and a thrift grocer store? lol... Goes good with the dollar stores filled with Chinese crap Athens now has on almost every corner, I'll give you that.posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 22:47
Another Walmart in Athens would bring virtually no net sales tax dollars,......take sales away from existing basic staples stores (grocery, drug stores, Dollar Stores,
Dollar Stores...lol...You obviously don't get it. Forget the millions in tax dollars from Walmart. Walmart makes a great anchor that all those stores want to be near. When Walmart left ATL Hwy. and then Athens didn't want them putting another store near there, it's been a gradual migration of the stores following...yep...Walmart. Lowes, Home Depot, Trader Joes, Kohls, etc. and now all these former Athens stores ALL want to be near Walmart in Oconee. GA Square won't make it another 10 years. Just a matter of time now.
Athens-Clarke: the most impoverished county of its size in the country.
Oconee: lol....not hardly.
The trend continues. Dollar stores thrive all over Athens because of the poverty. Chinese made dollar store junk is about all the citizenry can afford.
Pretty sure Oconee is quite content to let Athens have the dollar stores and the bars along with the pee, puke, crime and other problems that come with them. Oconee allows serving alcohol, but is keeping it under control, something Athens surely regrets not doing now. That's all downtown has to offer anymore. Basically, if you want to get drunk and pee and barf in the street, or certainly see lots of others doing so or see / smell the results: go downtown. You might get mugged or shot. Used to just be the big events, but now you see it or read about it every weekend now, and most week nights. Not anyone's idea of a good time unless you're 16 - 21. No wonder longtime local biz Snow Tire finally dumped downtown Athens, too.
Keep that head in the sand. Oconee is taking the wheat and leaving the chaff, as our property tax bills illustrate.posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 12:33
Walmart dumps Athens, along with a whole lotta other businesses, in favor of Oconee. Bye-bye, tax dollars. Instead, Athens gets a whole bunch of mega-box student apartments that dwarfs even the largest big box store. And all the businesses those students shop for necessities? Yep. Right up the road in Oconee. Where they will all be driving to shop. Athens gets the burden, Oconee gets ALL the tax dollars. Well, Athens does get to continue to clean up the pee and puke from the sidewalks in the morning. Perhaps that is some consolation.posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 04:39
lol... It actually works something like this:
Ethiopian entrepreneur (i.e. farmer) purchases generic coffee in bulk for next to nothing, then sells it to you for $14 / lb.
Ethiopian "farmer" then counts his money and laughs at stupid Americans.posted @ Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 18:22
[quote][b]danyellp[/b] - Oh...My...God! Time to circle the wagons again, troops! What I see in the plans is WORSE...far, far WORSE than a Walmart. They got rid of the big box and now it's being replaced by MANY, MANY more even bigger, HUGE, GIANT BOXES! Full of...students?!? THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WANT!!!
Noooooooooooooooooooooo! HELL NO! This is NOT happening...we are losing big time if this goes through...
THIS IS WORSE THAN A WALMART!!!!!
Careful what ya wish for, remember? Well, surprise: You got it.
No more townie whine, please. Traffic? Get ready. Enjoy your mega box student apartments plopped right there in town, each apartment accompanied by 3-4 SUV's and know that you helped put 'em there.posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 12:08
Wow. There is virtually no retail businesses left in downtown. Athens is just one big bar now.posted @ Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 17:27
Here's several thousand more "walkable" customers for the new downtown Walmart!
Or, if you REALLY want some MAJOR traffic congestion, Walmart could back out and force these thousands of youngsters to have to DRIVE to get groceries and all the things they need every day. Ironically, there will be WAAAAAAAAY more traffic congestion WITHOUT a Walmart. Oh my! Who woulda thunk it?posted @ Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:45
And some folks think a Walmart would ruin this coveted "downtown atmosphere." The atmosphere of drunk taser penis.posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 15:18
Here come the protesters!posted @ Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 17:12
Downtown Athens used to be a nice place with shops and friendly people.
Now it is a shiithole full of drunk kids urinating, vomiting, and yes, defecating on themselves, other people's property, and even on other people and lots of violent crime. Hardly the place anyone will take their family or go shopping. Certainly not on a weekend or after dark. So much for tourism.
And when you go downtown during the "safe hours", in the daytime, even then the stench of the urine, feces and vomit is, well, rather unbearable.posted @ Monday, October 15, 2012 - 00:25
Stupid, wasteful, unwinnable, and frankly, long ago lost because it never had a chance "war on drugs" is responsible for yet another innocent police officer's death.
Where are the republicans calling for less government, more individual choice and individual liberties when it comes to simply ingesting, imbibing, smoking what you want?
What a waste. RIP Buddy Christian. How many more innocent people have to lose their lives before we stop trying to infringe on Constitutional liberty to eat, drink, and smoke?posted @ Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 22:17
Wow. This cop is lucky this didn't get ugly. The drunk idiots were definitely in the wrong, but an officer should never escalate a situation like this. Could get ugly fast. What if one or more of those drunks had a gun?
This cop gets today's Mountain Out Of Molehill Award. You earned it, pal.posted @ Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 02:58
Cut them some slack man. Someone said it's a cheapass low budget B movie and that's why they chose Athens.posted @ Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 15:09
Hmmm...no picture included. Are they too ashamed to let the people see what they are spending our $150,000 on? Bet those county employees and parapros who have been laid off or not gotten a raise would certainly like to see the hanging decoration that takes priority over their jobs.
Funny. Same people who don't want Walmart because it would send money to Bentonville, Arkansas, are the exact same people in favor of this wasteful nonsense sending over ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND of OUR hard earned tax dollars not even to local artists but to some flake in St. Louis.
At this point no one is remotely alarmed or surprised anymore. Double standards and hypocrisy are the long accepted norm in ACC.
Downtown Athens deserves better than a waste of over $150,000 of our money on a suspended, illuminated turd imported from Missouri.posted @ Monday, August 20, 2012 - 00:09
Most stores would have just banned this crook from their store, meaning she would just go down the street and rob someone else. Not Walmart, uh, uh...Walmart prosecutes theft, and as we see here, that not only gets a thief off the street, but also gets another meth dealer in prison where she belongs.
No telling how much property or even lives were saved by Walmart policy just in this one instance.
Another criminal off the streets! Making our community safer. THANK YOU, WALMART!posted @ Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 17:20
[quote][b]ShakingMyHead[/b] - @Taxed: Sean Berry IS singer John Berry's son. Shirley graduated from Prince Avenue.Parents, STOP making excuses for your kids
These are not kids. These are adults. And for the rest of your lives, when someone Googles their names, this is what they will see. Oh, being a convicted felon ain't exactly gonna look too good either.
Good luck getting into school...uh, not gonna happen!
Good luck getting a job...not gonna happen!
The military won't even take you now.
These dipshts just screwed themselves royally!posted @ Monday, August 13, 2012 - 23:53
[quote][b]Hardscrabble[/b] - Know what kind of folks get SNAP benefits?....
Working families are the largest single recipient of SNAP benefits.....Only 8% are on TANF (welfare).
Uh, SNAP IS welfare.
It is not anyone's place to feed you and your children, but YOURS. Turn off your TV, shut off your smart phone, stop playing on the computer and get to it.posted @ Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 13:36
Quote: “The concept is to create a district of walking, shopping, eating and sitting down like people want, instead of the typical suburban sprawl where there’s nothing but concrete,” Vaughan said"
A - too late buddy. Watkinsville is already a prime example of sprawl. Look at that butt ugly ridiculous mini-mall someone plopped right in the middle of town.
B - Watksinville is not a "city." It's a little blip that people drive through. And unfortunately Oconee is a prime example of a place where everyone loves to drive their big giant soccer mommy tanks 'round and 'round 'til they find a spot right in front to the door so their big butts don't have to walk.
You can spend a fortune and build the cobblestone paths, lanterns and fountains, but they will not come. Just make sure it's YOUR MONEY you're spending.posted @ Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 00:40
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