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Athens felon found with gun

Age 22 and already building a very impressive resume, for a career criminal and consumer of public defender services. Address: The pokey.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:20

Man with BB gun prompts lockdown of Athens school

At 5:30 at night, are there students there to lock the school down? Clearly if there were, not nearly as many as during the day.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:17

Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

Damn. In Nam you had to protect the command center from the ...... what's the PC word of the day? Disgruntled native Vietnamese?

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 14:35

Why does Athens Talks no longer have a spot on front page ?

This place needs dusting.

posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 08:21

Two men face armed robbery, kidnapping charges following attacks early Saturday in Athens

Our judges will them a stern look and a bad case of probation. They'll shrug it all off and go back to being armed thugs of the community.

posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 08:16

Police: Missouri teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

[quote][b]theold33[/b] -

I guess that's according to what community you're raised in.

[/quote]

I was raised in the community of Parental Whoopass. Two doors down from the corner of restrictions and spankings.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 16:33

Police: Missouri teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - The 18 year-old was 6' 4" and 292 pounds. That really doesn't matter one way or the other, except when the mainstream media deceptively portrays him as a youngster.[/quote]

Yeah. They keep using the pic of him wearing headphones, maybe a freshman in HS? They quit using the one where he was flashing a gang sign.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 16:29

Ferguson police got surplus military equipment

I agree with Hank. "Our Main Streets should be a place for business, families and relaxation," ... and I'll add, not hundreds of ruffians and hooligans assaulting people, pillaging businesses, vandalizing offices, looting stores, and assaulting the police officers with Molotov cocktails, rocks, bricks and other weapons of convenience.

The reality is that this kid stole goods from a store and assaulted the shop owner just minutes before his encounter with the police officer.

My bad. It's not PC to speak of the facts.

Correction: It's not PC to tell folks that it's not PC.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 16:21

Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

More often than not, the cops get it right.

@Ben: Take your meds and go back to sleep.

"We were just coming back from the convenience store" - friend and witness (accomplice)

That would be the same store that had just been robbed by two folks who looked like the two of you? I wonder if that's one of the stores that were vandalized, looted and burned to the ground by those peaceful protestors.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 15:46

Police: Missouri teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

"My boy was raised right" - Mom.

I like how the press keeps showing the decedent as a youngster, a good 5 to 10 years younger than what he actually looked like that day. They did the same with Martin. They're complicit in the riots and looting, covering the rioting and looting that they enticed, then acting like ""Who, Me?"

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 15:38

Two people charged with burglarizing Athens convenience store to steal vodka

They were just protesting the shooting in Missouri.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:09

Police reveal name of Missouri cop who shot teen

The evidence, if any of it exists intact, will prove what happened that day. I hope they collected it all that day, because it probably doesn't exist now.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:07

Georgia Congressman wants to curb military surplus program following Ferguson protests

Have you taken a look at their constituents?

I'm not opposed to the police forces having this equipment. There might need to be a few more stringent guidelines on when they can be used. And a mob of thousands armed with unknown weaponry, might just be one of those times. So far, far as I can tell, no one has been shot with a tank mounted 105mm howitzer. And boy, that'll clear the streets and fast.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 16:45

Georgia Congressman wants to curb military surplus program following Ferguson protests

How about a bill that makes it illegal to assault people, loot businesses, and otherwise trash the place?

Oh, wait, ...............

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 15:23

Children's consignment shop opens Friday in Athens

I bet that if you match up locally owned businesses, county to county, toe to toe as it were, Oconee will beat Athens in the percentage of locally owned businesses -v- chains or not-locally owned businesses. And by the numbers alone, Oconee has less chain stores than ACC does, by far.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 14:18

Police: Gun reported, Georgia student in custody

Oh good Lord. Tired

Well, I'm in it for the comedic value. Oh, and the lesson to avoid the drugs taken by @Ben Had:

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:32

Georgia police chief to travel to Ferguson, Missouri

I hope they collected all the evidence that day, because by now it's been severely compromised. Witness statements are great, but they have to jive with the physical evidence.

I imagine this is a mess in the making.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:49

Homeless woman sets fire on porch of apartment near downtown Athens

[quote] the woman “ranted about government spying and other theories.” [/quote]

And she's crazy......why?

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:09

Police: Gun reported, Georgia student in custody

[quote] updated Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:44pm No other details were immediately available. [/quote]

Yet, the local TV news had plenty of other details. Oh well.

@Ben: Give it up man. Your shtick is wearing thin.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:05

Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

I hope they got whatever evidence they needed that day, because by now it's highly compromised.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 09:57

Ginsberg: New Facebook policy could hurt nonprofit groups

I sure miss that sarcasm font. Don't you?

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 08:11

Today's editorial cartoon

It might even be fiction. Possibly a dark comedy. But whatever, it'll be the most transparent story in presidential history. So transparent that you can look at it all day long and not see anything of substance.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 21:27

Police: Gun reported, Georgia student in custody

Read? Yeah. Right.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 16:30

Police: Gun reported, Georgia student in custody

It's how they gain status with their friends and command respect that's not been earned.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 13:56

The Editor's Desk: Celestial lights prompt thoughts of lighting ordinances

Sweet. Let's mandate that businesses collectively spend millions of dollars to upgrade their lighting so it's darker for the few that want to see twinkling stars, this, right before they're mugged by the thugs who can more comfortably lurk in the darkness.

If you want to see twinkling lights, move to the country. In fact, I propose a nightly bus run from downtown Athens to the Dark Corners part of Oconee, Walton and Barrow so the riders (paying full fare) can see twinkling lights as often as they wish. Personal coolers are not allowed, snacks and beverages will be available for a nominal charge. And remember folks, it's a cow pasture, so wear appropriate footwear.

Businesses need lighting to showcase their inventory (car lots), to advertise (billboards), to provide safety for their patrons (parking lot lighting) and for security (building lighting). The city folk light up their roadways for safety reasons, and to give jobs to the street lighting department.

If the installation of these dark lights is mandated for new construction or major renovations, then so be it. To dictate that a business rip out existing lights and install dark lights, then someone downtown needs to open up their checkbook and pay for it personally. Your "feel good" shouldn't come at the expense of others.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 09:58

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