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UPDATE: South Milledge reopened after portable toilet contents mopped up

@Joe Johnson: Well, that's appreciated. I just hope some kids use it for a band name.

posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:21

UPDATE: South Milledge reopened after portable toilet contents mopped up

Sorry to not find a phrase of the caliber of the brilliant "slick trail of viscera" I read earlier this week.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 17:39

Durst: America is stuck ... on stuck

@swimdawg68: Perhaps if the attacks on the president were more measured and not in the form of parroted tirades, the left might take them more seriously. Instead, the criticism is more like potshots from someone who shoots anything that moves from the comfort of his luxury trench.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:36

Dupuy: Bergdahl is latest GOP target for 'Two Minutes Hate'

What? More angry tirades from angry white men hiding behind monikers? How utterly shocking.

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 15:25

Dupuy: Bergdahl is latest GOP target for 'Two Minutes Hate'

@Kwijibo Junior: You're welcome, Buttercup!

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:46

Dupuy: Bergdahl is latest GOP target for 'Two Minutes Hate'

@Kwijibo Junior: Maniacs like Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter and Beck ushered in this present era of histrionic outrage and humorless hate. I fail to find liberal equivalents.

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 09:02

Chicken innards spill cleared, Jefferson Road fully re-opened

"Slick trail of viscera." Now that's a beautiful use of language. (And a great name for a band.)

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 08:02

New Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids

Now if they could just add a telescoping arm for smacking.

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:02

Braves part ways with struggling second baseman Dan Uggla

I hope the Phils are paying attention.

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 08:57

Oconee woman's nearly century old diary reveals days of young romance, daily tasks

I'm hooked. When will they find the next diary?

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 08:55

Stossel: Limit highway funding to highways

The problem with the way of life Stossel says real people prefer is that it assumes available, inhabitable land is infinite. Last I checked, it's not.

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 08:52

Today's editorial cartoon

@swimdawg68: Yes, and we also make sweeping assumptions about people we don't really know.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 23:00

Speaker apologizes to Athens teens for adults' mixed messages

It takes a big man to apologize for the misdeeds and shortcomings of others.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 22:52

Today's editorial cartoon

Your tired tirade tires me.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:59

Today's editorial cartoon

@swimdawg68: "Besides, the impeachment process would take 2 years and the republicans just need to sit back and let Obama continue to "screw-up"."

Shouldn't they instead be doing things to help the citizens of the country they were hired to serve?

Sad how farfetched that is.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 08:45

Pitts: Are you the mob, or the individual?

@Used2baFreeCountry: I'm sure that's what everyone in that group was thinking. Gimme a break.

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 08:04

Charges dismissed against Madison County couple whose child was found on highway

@linnyt: Thankyou Captain Hindsight!

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:40

Sweater weather forecast for Athens, northeast Georgia later this week

Well, I'm going to enjoy this weather apolitically.

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:35

Hice campaign signs vandalized in Athens

C'mon, that was funny.

posted @ Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 09:53

Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

I wish Mr. Morgan luck on the lawsuit. If Walmart had caused my femur to snap, I'd snap too.

posted @ Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 20:06

Tybee mayor says 'no chance' to nude beach idea

@nowheregirl: Hers was the nudest, eh? I'll betcha I've seen nuder.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 19:25

Police back off on plan to take explicit photo

Allow me to be the first to say, "Wow."

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:13

Burglar leaves home in Athens cleaner than before breaking in

Sounds like a fairly decent trade. Call it even, ACC!

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 13:26

Polman: Satirical Obama 'news' story brings out the trolls

@barryhollander: "Doesn't matter."

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 08:02

Polman: Satirical Obama 'news' story brings out the trolls

So that explains the tapping sound I'd been hearing: Tea Partiers clicking their heels together to make the story true.

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 08:17

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