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Want to learn to fly drones? Clarke County Career Academy soon will have a class for that

You can get some cool vids from these things. Like Farmer OCCountry aiming his 12 gauge, right before the screen goes blank. Shock

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:47

Georgia governor names Ebola Response Team

I don't get that either. Seems like bad website management to me. No one in charge kind of thing. Makes you wonder if they put the story in the print edition 2 and 3 times on various - or heck the same - pages. You think they'd go broke doing that.

I thought they just hired a new grand pooh bah. Oh well. As they say in the military, This place if FUBAR.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:44

AthHalf Marathon winners

Times would be nice.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:38

Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola

The last time O "focused" on anything, it raised the premiums of nearly every insured American in the country and jacked the taxes of working Americans.

Maybe we'd all be better off if he just played golf for the next two years.

posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 15:54

On campaign trail, Obama says GOP is peddling fear

When they say "Trust me." - You had better already be running away as fast as you can.

Ain't no one watching your back, so take care of yourselves.

posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 14:45

Christie campaigns for Deal, makes connections for possible presidential run

@mpd0.59: And that's different from the delays and traffic jams we currently experience....how?

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 17:00

Thomas: America sadly lacking in leadership

She's got those "loving eyes" for O.

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:07

Thomas: America sadly lacking in leadership

Leaders never run for office. Pop stars do.

It's been decades since a leader ran for, and was elected into office, at least at the top.

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 08:37

SPIN METER: Shaky claims on Ebola budgets

Budget cuts to the medical/scientific agencies didn't cause Ebola to come to America. Some Liberian LIED on his Visa application. He knew, or should have known or suspected, that he came into contact with an Ebola patient/victim. He alone brought Ebola into the US. Not a budget cut.

Neither political party is to blame for someone who lied about his own health.

If our front line of defense is the honesty of the next disease carrier - we're doomed.

We don't stop terrorists by asking them if they are a suicide bomber. Why then pretend to stop a carrier of a fatal disease by a checkbox on an application to enter our country.

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 08:24

UGA student clad only in jockstrap treated for injuries suffered at west Athens apartment complex

Maybe he thought he was in a reality porn horror show.

posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 16:50

Stepped up Ebola screening starts at Atlanta airport, 3 others

"It's not a gun" "It's my personal protection thermometer". "I have a carry permit too".

posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 11:25

Purcell: Criticism of Obama isn't too little, it's too late

No one knows how things would have turned out if we asked Mary Lou to the dance. Likewise, we don't know how things would have turned out if we asked McCain, Palin or Romney (or someone else) to be our President.

What we're lacking at 1600, is a leader. O has never led anything more than a pep rally, and at that, the cheers were scripted.

And frankly, we need someone who cares about the American public and their needs. Yet we have someone who makes grand edicts about what's best for us, then fails to deliver on even that.

No, we don't know how much better one of the other candidates would have done in the job. But we know for a fact this one is a dud.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 07:46

Q&A: How did Dallas worker catch Ebola?

"Protocol works!!" "The healthcare worker didn't follow protocol we had established." "So we're changing the protocol so the protocol will work"

Yeah, they know how to stop this as well as I know how.

And yes, they need to shut the borders of every country for 30 -60 days. It's a tough choice, but better than the alternative.

posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 - 14:03

Jewish UGA students are upset

I hope that's not you that's been serenading me outside the window at night.

posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 - 11:00

Grimes: Georgia senatorial contest is interesting race

I see you fell for the bait. "Outsourcing" does not mean jobs go overseas like they insist in the ad. Outsourcing means that small businesses get business, which hire people to do that work. All of my business clients "outsource" the work I do for them. As well, I outsource a lot of work to local small businesses that I'm sure appreciate my check. I know I'm not overseas in China or India, and I'm pretty sure the businesses I outsource to are all local.

But it's not a shocker that you fall for the bait tossed out by the Dems. It was intended to be misleading, and it is, and it worked. People who don't understand terminology only bought the message as it was delivered.

posted @ Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 11:51

The Editor's Desk: Getting into the weeds on Nov. 4 election

For better or worse, we will end up with what we deserve - not that there is any choice otherwise. "None of the above" is not on the ballot.

posted @ Friday, October 10, 2014 - 08:30

The Editor's Desk: Getting into the weeds on Nov. 4 election

[quote][b]Kwijibo Junior[/b] -

How about voting for one? Over and over again?

[/quote]

Obama got elected - twice - and unfortunately it was not unethical, immoral, or illegal. Unwise, yes. Immaturity knows no age limits.

posted @ Friday, October 10, 2014 - 08:28

The Editor's Desk: How election season could ruin the holidays in Georgia

No political ads on my screen, this time. And yes, how dare Jim tell us how the political season might be extended and "ruin" our holidays while gleefully opening up the coffers for more ad revenues.

I guess it's one of those "It's going to hurt you more than it's going to hurt me" moments.

posted @ Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:06

Bundle up, good chance for another cool winter this year

I've come to the conclusion that being an internationally renowned scientist and a barfly down at Trapeze are identical. Both can pontificate on any given topic at the drop of a hat, and vividly defend their position with lofty sounding arguments. And you can't change their opinion no matter how late it gets.

posted @ Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:59

The Editor's Desk: How election season could ruin the holidays in Georgia

You meant to say Goobernatorial, as we're in Georgia.

I think there should be compulsory voting, and when you vote they give you a coupon worth "$100 off" and you attach it to your tax return. Everyone votes for the money. And why vote twice when you only get $100 back no matter how often you vote.

posted @ Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:00

Kid's ready for a rock festival? One dad's tips

And "breaking news"? At best it's an op-ed piece, maybe something for the Sunday travel section (does anyone still do that?), but Breaking News should be, you know, something of importance, as well as something relevant to the readers.

posted @ Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 08:51

UGA football player hit in the face at downtown Athens bar

That College Street is so far from the One Press Place building that houses the hallowed halls of the ABH in luxury, so enshrined the workers are that they rarely bother to step outside and walk the TWO WHOLE BLOCKS and take note that it's College Avenue (at the corner with East Washington Street).

And they want 99 cents to put up with this.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 17:44

Deal, Carter focus on ethics, economy in debate

They all are as crooked as a $7 bill.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 14:41

Today's editorial cartoon

The Texas patient died. Give it time and we'll see if there are any others infected by him, or worse, if any other infected people we don't even know about yet came here and passed it on.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 14:37

The Editor's Desk: Questions of scale

The benefit is "we're doing something", even if that "something" doesn't make sense.

The further out of town you get, the worse it is. Sidewalks that start and end nowhere. Haphazard. Piecemeal. And stupid looking if you ask me.

The plan must be that in 500 years there will be a sidewalk from one end of the county to the other end. And it'll take that long.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 14:34

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