Where is Jerry? He needs a new guest couple for his show?posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 15:01
@Digdug: It's a side door to the cellar, don't ya know.
@nowheregirl: If I get up early enough I can snag the paper from my neighbor's drive, read it, and toss it back there on my way to work.posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:33
@barryhollander: So, crime is Ok, as long as no one gets dead? It's not ok to rob someone.
Bad behavior should be dealt with. Whether that bad behavior includes the use of a gun, knife, bat, crowbar, fists, feet, or any other item that can be used as a weapon against others is not the deciding factor.
Again, the problem isn't the gun, knife, bat, crowbar, fists......it's the behavior of an individual that's a problem. Yet, it's so much easier to ban the ting used instead of the actions of the individual.posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:07
alcohol and guns, you know where this is going.
And......you will not see any measurable increase in bar scene shootings.posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:00
@SIGNOFF: I read the headlines, and shudder. Jamie Hood walked the streets of Athens, drank in Athens bars, and dined in Athens restaurants (doubt he went to church though). Probably all while armed, able and apparently quite willing to take a life.
Are we the taxpaying, mostly law abiding, citizens of this community going to be penalized for wanting to be able to protect ourselves from the Jamie Hoods that still (thanks to the liberal weenies) freely roam the streets, bars, restaurants and churches of Athens, the surrounding counties, and state wide?
Why is it that when someone bad does something bad with a gun, it's the people who haven't done anything bad that you want to punish?posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 16:52
@2bits2say: Yeah. Someone needs to be cut off.posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 16:44
Pretty soon they'll be outlawing potatoes. Making us register them. And we won't be able to bring mimi's potato casserole dish to the church pot-luck. And we'd have to have a permit to get our fries to go.posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 16:38
That's only if you want to use the front door.posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 14:37
Maybe put the drink machine behind a paywall.
Just say'n.posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 - 13:16
There's the "floor" hotel. Seriously though, people sleep on the floor, in chairs, and other places. I've seen it with my own eyes, and done it with my own bones, Why pay for a whole room? All they need is a cot. Bunk them somewhere. Rack 'em and stack 'em. Their bags are in the system, so they got no clothes to change into. Probably no toiletries either since the TSA police kept them from bringing anything of any use with them in their carry on.posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:04
The yarn retailer won't be able to foot the overhead, one of the restaurants will fold, the other might make it. Yoga pants?
Demographics. It's all about demographics.posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:34
@snarkydude: That's not a very PC attitude you have there. You might just find all your liberalites unfriending you from Facebook. Which, come to think of it.....might not be all that bad.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 17:35
After you crash your Drupal, get a used Ford. They're easier to get after-market parts for.
You're valiantly trying to keep this place alive. My belief though is that it'll all be for naught.
Despite all the hoopla, this place is on life support (Joel's postings) and a few gawkers, like the rubberneckers driving past a 20 car pile up.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:22
[quote] He said that people just don't want to live there. [/quote]
No kidding.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:14
I wonder if he intends on asking for all evidence and talk of Wrays murder be disallowed in any testimony in the Christian murder and the attempted murder of Howard. And if granted, it'll look like the cops were mugging Hood and he was just defending himself.posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:27
Oh, Snarky for Mayor.posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 18:08
I packed up and moved my business out of Clarke because a neighboring business on one side was burgled, another on the other side had their window shot out....SHOT OUT.... and the retail center near me had more and more gang.....yes,. GANG graffiti showing up on the back and sides, and now I suspect the front too.posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 18:07
Wow. I should try insulting my customers. It seems to bring lots of site traffic. How's that translate into dollars?posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 17:57
@Joel: Traffic was not low due to a lack of content. It was low due to a lack of customers. Chase them off, as they were, and your place is empty.
Maybe you can make a plea like Dexter did, you know, as a hail-mary play, to see who you can get a few more bucks from.posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 14:28
Haven't seen the show. Is it akin to all the others where the "winner" is the one that can make the biggest a**h0le out of themselves? MTV, Vh1 and CMT, do they even show music videos anymore? Everyone seems to think the viewing public wants scripted reality shows these days. Is this like a soap opera for redneck stoners?
The cast probably stays at the Hilton Garden Inn, takes the Provost bus to the set in Oglethorpe, and has their meals catered by the 5&10.posted @ Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 07:20
i can't get rid of the chipmunks and moles let alone a bee hive.
Don't know about the moles, but here's a trick for the chipmunks. Use a 5 gal bucket, like the ones from Home Depot or Lowes, or any generic pail that is deep. Find a place next to the deck, porch or steps where the top of the bucket is even with the deck or step (block it and shim it if necessary). Fill the bucket half full of water and float a cup or more of sunflower seed on the top of the water. Place a few kernels of seed on the step or deck surface to aid in attracting the critters. Check the bucket daily and scoop out the drowned rodents.
Place new layer of seed on the water each time, and replace everything weekly.
I'd get two a day some times.posted @ Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 22:10
Except for a film crew, what do you suspect will be different downtown? Drunks? Check. Puking, pi$$ing in the gutters? Check. Passed out on the sidewalk? Check.posted @ Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 21:47
One post every 12 hours or so. This speed is dizzying.
When everyone is chased away, there's no one to banter with. No reason to come here. No need for a "town hall" style meeting.posted @ Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 15:36
Interestingly enough, Ed got banned because he insulted Ed.posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 22:09
Dang. I knew that BOGO deal was too good to be true.posted @ Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 11:40
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