[quote] that time-honored excuse for editorial page editors to phone something in, tying platitudes together and punching out for happy hour. [/quote]
It's Friday again?
Dang it, it was Friday just 7 days ago.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 17:16
Thanks Howard, for a job well done and for the sacrifices you and your family make to impact the youth and the future generations of our community.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 17:13
[quote][b]Ellie Mae[/b] -
Ugghhh why is it all the escaped convicts love to come to Oglethorpe County?
Because it's on its way to Clarke?
ACC is the holy land for the thugs.
He's not fleeing the cops, he's on a pilgrimage.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 17:04
Probing upsets most people...most.
Ya got that right.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 15:46
Loftin said the company is looking for space closer to downtown
Isn't there space IN the building at One Press Place?posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 14:05
Alrighty. Everyone drop trow and whoop them out. That ought to settle things.
Children. Sometimes they look older than they are.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 14:01
[quote][b]Lady of the Lake[/b] -
Hopefully, their probation will be long enough to make a difference...
Maybe they'll throw "intensive probation" at him.
Maybe the DA in Barrow has a set. The DA here lost his, if he ever had any, eons ago.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 11:36
[quote][b]prognosticator[/b] - The result of both these crimes is actually a powerful argument for strict gun control.[/quote]
Actually, it's not. It proves that getting rid of guns does nothing to solve teh crime problem. The tool used is not important. Guns, knives, bats, golf clubs, toilet tank lids, fists.....it doesn;t matter. There was a crime by one person against another person. And I guess you're ok with that, crime. Just as long as no guns were involved. Just as long as the assailant, robber, mugger, rapist, murderer, etc uses any weapon other than a gun. Right? "I'm glad they're just committing crimes with knives." Is that where we're headed?
A crime with a gun isn't any worse than a crime with a knife which isn't any worse than a crime with a brick. The intent of a criminal using any weapon is to gain control over their victim, to threaten their victim with harm: "I'm going to shoot you, I'm going to cut you, I'm going to clobber you...if you don't comply, and then maybe if you do". Maybe the criminal has the weapon to defend themselves if their victim dares to protect themselves. Maybe they have weapons to defend themselves from other criminals.
Getting rid of guns does not solve the crime problem. That's what this story proves.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 10:21
Beating on your ex probably isn't going to suddenly cause her to friend you on Facebook in the future. Damn sure isn't going to endear her to you.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 08:45
Ya think?posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 08:42
[quote] The group claims the law is unconstitutional. It contends the Second Amendment doesn’t require anyone to have a gun. [/quote]
"Shall not be infringed".
Nope. Nothing there that mandates gun ownership. But what is there is a mandate for the government to not infringe upon gun ownership. It'd be nice if the Brady group, et al, would be against violence more so than just against guns.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 17:19
A politician is "outed" as the crook he is. This isn't news though, sadly.
Tell me of a politician that saved a puppy, or walked a little old lady across the street with out picking her pockets clean, and that'd be news. Tell me about the politician that takes the blame for what goes wrong, and heaps the praises on the government servants when things go right. That'd be news.
Don't worry Tyrone. Even if you get convicted, serve your time and the dumb masses will send you back to the hill.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 17:12
Put it out for a vote by the public. Then they'll get to know what the public thinks about it.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:51
And why does this scene from Caddyshack come to mind?
The video, if it works:
posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:31
Ain't that some [filtered word].?posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:28
"Addison was released from the Duval County jail in April after serving 17 months on auto theft, fleeing and traffic charges."
He got 17 months in Florida. Hear that Mr DA? 17 months. The harshest you'd go is probation. This after bonding them out on a couple grand.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:58
"possibly has some type of facial hair on his chin."
Not even old enough to grow a real beard. Damn.
Kids these days got it all, and still have to steal stuff from folks that are just trying to make a buck for their families.
Quit robbing taxpayers. That's the government's job.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 08:39
[quote] Obama spokesman Jay Carney has insisted it would be "wholly inappropriate" for the president ....... to weigh in on an active investigation [/quote]
Didn't stop him before, He opened his first term with a beer summit after opening his mouth about an active investigation, and nearly closed his first term by inserting himself in an active investigation by proclaiming "If I had a son..... ". And both of those instances were a matter for the local police to handle.
If it is inappropriate now, then it was inappropriate then.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 07:58
[quote] Obama is trying to halt a perception spreading among both White House opponents and allies that he has been passive and disengaged [/quote]
There were reports of that in his first term. Liberals and their allies in the media kept it quiet. It must be tought to swallow when the ultra right winged conservative blogs got it right 3 years ago.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 07:51
It's hard to not look passive when there's nothing to campaign for.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 07:48
[quote][b]dzogchen[/b] - Out of all the organizations targeted, only Emerge America, a democratic group that lobbied on behalf of women's businesses, was denied tax-exempt status for their political activities.[/quote]
They may have been denied because of the code section they were applying under didn't allow for political activities. It's not a thing that should exonerate the actions toward other non-profit applicants.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 22:38
Someone had the munchies.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 22:25
One word- Daddy?
Who?posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 15:52
@mpd0.59: To a degree, yes. The community already decided in the zoning laws to make it commercial, yes? While the homeowners clearly have an opinion, and a right to voice that opinion, do they have a right to impede with the rights of the landlord to rent his commercial building to a legal commercial business for a legal commercial purpose that falls within the scope of teh zoning laws already decided upon. If it's zoned for that activity (ie: commercial), then they can't stop it.
Maybe the disgruntled homeowners will rent the space so it stays the abandoned building it currently is.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 13:54
I am all for that. The issue is that if they get in trouble and go to jail we are still paying for them.
Well, they had better be nice to someone, I'll suggest their mamma, because they'll depend on her to bring them food and clothing, a warm blankie, and care for their woulds. Working taxpayers shouldn't have to support people who break the laws.
Government benefits should come with rules, and at the top of the list should be "Don't get in trouble with the law", and #2 should be "Stay in school".posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 13:44
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