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How well did the Fed's stimulus work?

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - The fundamental question remains, "Are you better off economically today than you were on Jan 19, 2009?"[/quote]

My 2009 year was about 6% better than 2013. So, yes.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 17:11

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

Basically I can have a $250 cable/internet/TV bill, or a $250 cell phone/internet/TV bill.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 16:23

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

Charter reps refute the claims that it takes a minute to change channels, as their internal studies show that it takes no more or less than 54 seconds, a full 10% faster than a minute.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:44

Naked woman drives stolen truck to Athens where she crashes and burns

Naked woman drives stolen truck to Athens where she crashes and burns

Which....... "which she crashes and burns".

99 cents don't buy what it used to.

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 07:46

Policeman who asked to smell woman's feet arrested

I'm pretty sure that if you or I did that, we'd be lucky to get $2000 bond. But of course, in ACC, the DA'd aggressively prosecute it down to a misunderstanding and the judge would issue a "don't sniff" order.

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 15:00

Suspects identified in weekend Athens shooting that riddled car with bullets

Today must not be the day Joe fixes typos. Maybe tomorrow?

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:50

Suspects identified in weekend Athens shooting that riddled car with bullets

Add on a healthy dose of PROBATION - ACC judges know no other type of punishment - and remember their names and mop heads, as they'll keep committing crimes while out on probation. Why? Probation isn't a deterrent to certain types of people. Try it on the first offense, then get tough with them according to their second, third, fourth and more crimes.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:33

Hull man hospitalized after shooting

Alcohol, girls, money and/or drugs were involved.

And this whole misunderstanding can be resolved with a dose of probation (that he'll violate time and again).

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:00

Athens officials to consider fines for bad downtown parking

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] -

@TeeWee: Geometry has consequences. By making the parking angle more shallow to accommodate a few longer vehicles, the total number of parking spaces is reduced because of the need to maintain the same width between the lines.

[/quote]

Huh?? Angled parking reduces spaces, but the length of the vehicles (park bunch of 18 wheelers there) determines the amount of space for traffic lanes.

And yes, the CITY are the folks that laid out the parking plan, then fines people for using the limited number of spaces there are. How many spaces are on Broad anyway? It's roughly two blocks east of the arch? Maybe take them out entirely except for loading/unloading spaces for the beer trucks and such. Plant a few more trees, maybe a park bench or two for the homeless to "rest" on.

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 16:44

Athenstalks And Halloween

And Andrew Shearer? He's watching movies by his self.

Shame they can't just take the blogs down. That'd be the right thing to do, seeing as they're not going to keep them at least topical for the year, or quarter, or......

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 16:29

Athenstalks And Halloween

I'm a Jack, the wife is a Jenny. We don't pair well with horse heads or the other end. For Halloween, we're going bar hopping and get home hopefully after the rug rats are through.

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 16:15

Poll: Nunn ahead in Senate race, governor’s race tied

[quote][b]sgdog1[/b] - I have never understood why some people think that running a mega-corporation somehow qualifies a candidate to run the government. Government is not business.[/quote]

Government is akin to a business, in which the taxpayers/consumers are also the shareholders/citizens. The goal of government should be to provide the best set of goods and services that the consumers are asking for at the best price the taxpayers can afford, all the while adding value to the citizens of the community. Government returns a "profit" to it's citizen shareholders by doing their job well.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 14:36

Athenstalks And Halloween

Funny shat that is. Can we say that here?

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 14:24

Athens officials to consider wildflowers to combat Atlanta Highway woes

Flowers on one side of the by-pass, connecting back roads on the other side of the by-pass. The HUGE problem is that rinky dink bridge that crosses the by-pass. The only way to go east and west is to cross that bridge. Bottleneck the system, it ain't going to be better.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:38

AT&T U-Verse TV customers report receiving emergency message from White House

World War Three will be started by hackers.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:10

Athens officials to consider wildflowers to combat Atlanta Highway woes

Plant poppies. And for texture add some Cannabis Indica.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 09:57

Gunmen rob UGA students downtown hours before armed home invasion

Get a carry permit, buy a gun, and go to the range and practice. Then just shoot the @#&%^@#$^&'s and let the protestors sort it out.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 14:02

Jewish UGA students are upset

We're now known as the dysfunctional duo?

I don't know 33, my lease on this space is ending sooner or later. They think they're going to up the rent, they're sadly mistaken. No one is clamoring at the gates to get in, that's for sure. And the new landlady, no where to be found (heard). So much for having a relationship with the readership - or in this case the poster or two.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 17:24

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

The government can't even keep up with a top government employee's emails. How on earth can they track someone, especially if that person doesn't want to be tracked?

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 17:17

Athens cop assaulted

If you are a young seafaring cracker, would you be referred to as a "Salteen"?

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 08:42

Jewish UGA students are upset

Don't be mooning me man. Just don't.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 08:34

Cinco y Diez out of business in first year

Restaurants hold the #1 start-up business industry in America. It also holds the #1 spot on the list of businesses that fail each year. It's a tough business to be in.

I never bothered to eat there. See comments above on pricing, parking, so-so food, and add snotty attitude to the mix.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 08:32

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

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