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Today's editorial cartoon

There's probably no doubt that humans have a mostly negative impact on our host planet (earth), and part of that negative impact includes the climate.

The real issue at hand though, is how the government can change that by taxing one country to death.

The stark reality is that they will do nothing in the long run that will make any substantive changes that have any real impact globally.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:14

The Bar Has Been Raised

Oh good Lord. Put a fork in it. It's done.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:09

What Others Say: TSA vs. checkpoint chuckleheads (Chicago Tribune)

If it's part of their routine daily life, then yes, they can "forget" that they're carrying it. And having had to carry a weapon nearly 24/7, you know vividly when you don't have it. You feel naked without it.

That being said, going to the airport is something you should be aware that you're doing, and running through that mental checklist of things to do/not do, you should stash the weapon in a safe at home, or at a minimum, in a locked vault in the vehicle.

And remember that properly used, a #2 pencil can cause death. Doesn't mean you can't take one with you, or that you should be banned from writing because you "forgot" you had on tucked behind your ear.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:07

Elderly Athens woman unhurt as Bentley drives off ledge, lands upside down on car

I think I know this woman. unless that is, there are more than one Bentley in Athens driven by an old lady.

Glad she's ok though. Shame. It'll cost a wad to get the dent fixed. And teh car she landed on, it was a BMW, right Wink

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 17:16

Watkinsville moviegoer splashed with soft drink; suspect remains unidentified

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] -

@marshalld: there ain't no shortage of stupid people.

[/quote]

Who you call'n short?

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 13:59

Foundry VIP launch showcases venue's promise

Seems like every time some new owners proclaims "there will be no new changes" the changes come fast and furious. I'd give it till summer before you see changes, if not sooner. The new guys have to pay off the old guys, and that means changes to something in the mix of prices, quality and quantity.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 13:56

Improper right turns are danger to schoolchildren at Barnett Shoals-Gaines School intersection

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - If this intersection is dangerous, fix it with engineering or assign a traffic officer there in the morning and afternoon to assist and escort children. After all, isn't safety their prime responsibility? [/quote]

The police? Their prime responsibility is to secure the crime scene, collect evidence, and apprehend the suspect. That they might provide some indirect "safety" measures is of no importance. If you want safety, install a pedestrian bridge over the street, or a tunnel under it. Small bodies and cars don't mix well. So separate them.

As far as police officers helping with traffic and allegedly reducing accidental pedestrian hits (how many have there been to date?), do some research on how many police officers are killed directing traffic. Close to home, the officer in Oconee - in front of the school - was killed.

You have to do more than stick cameras, crossing guards, or police officers there if the goal is to reduce incidents of vehicles running over children. How many have there been there to date?

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 13:45

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

As it goes with any survey, it's who you survey, how the questions are asked, and what answers you allow them to pick from that determine if the survey results will support the beliefs of the entity that funded the survey.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:03

George Zimmerman assault care dropped; ex-girlfriend recants

George Zimmerman assault care dropped

Care? Seriously?

Get professional folks. Please.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:44

Watkinsville moviegoer splashed with soft drink; suspect remains unidentified

@mpd0.59: If people how conceal carry were to shoot everyone who was an (insert filtered word for the grammar police) there's be a ton of bodies.

Surprisingly, a lot of people who carry are more polite than you'd expect.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 16:25

Watkinsville moviegoer splashed with soft drink; suspect remains unidentified

.....and I'll add: from watching "reality" TV, where backstabbing and cut throating is the standard by which you win....see also "deflate gate".

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 16:22

Watkinsville moviegoer splashed with soft drink; suspect remains unidentified

[quote][b]AbidingDude[/b] -

and we wonder where kids learn their behavior...

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They learn it from watching the pundits on TV yell at (actually over) each other, and they see politicians acting like spoiled brats toward not only each other, but toward taxpayers and voters as well.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 16:20

Harrop: Education is public investment, not public expense

Education should be regarded not as welfare but as basic, like water. So open the spigots, and let it flow.

You do know we were in a drought not all that long ago, with areas instituting rationing (think odd/even watering days), and even at that, water is billed to the consumer by their usage. Use more, pay more. Use less, pay less.

So are you advocating people have to pay for the amount of education they consume?

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 09:54

Harrop: Education is public investment, not public expense

Us taxpaying "investors" expect a return on our money, heck, we'd be happy as a clam if we saw a return of our money. As it is, as it was, and as it seems it will be, is that the "investors" get to pay for the education, then get to pay higher salaries (which translates to higher fees for services or prices for goods). Where is the return? When will taxpayers get a break?

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 09:47

Herschel's Kitchen closed

Service SUCKED there. I quit going because of that alone. You can't run a business from afar. The college kids that ran the jopint didn't care to take care of teh customer.

Good riddance,. Maybe a better place will take its place.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 16:06

VIDEO: Thousands attend Athens Church's anniversary service

Out at the old Walmart location, behind the "pink mall" & down the road from Rafferty's. Or, same parking lot as Goodwill.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:53

Today's editorial cartoon

In two years they will greatly applaud him, on his way out the door.

"We're excited to see you ................. go."

posted @ Monday, January 26, 2015 - 13:20

FBI should accept pot-smoking hackers

Ain't that the truth.

posted @ Monday, January 26, 2015 - 13:16

Athens-Clarke commission committee looking at changes to sidewalk cafe regulations

[quote][b]crackerjack[/b] -

So what is a cole beverage ? from first photo.

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That's the spiel chek'r duin a gud gob prufing the text pryor to publikashion.

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 - 17:11

Athens-Clarke commission committee looking at changes to sidewalk cafe regulations

Alcohol violators (think the underage drinkers, DUI's, etc) should get community service where they are ordered to spend 4 sunday mornings pressure washing the sidewalks and gutters of Athens. Second offense would be 8 weeks of cleaning the stank. As many of them that there are, the place would be sparkling.

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 - 17:08

Salesman in chicken suit arrested on outstanding warrant

Tax preparation by the chicken man?

Oh yeah. It's Alabama.

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 09:25

Athens officials eye limiting number of alcohol licenses downtown

I'm starting a protest. We're scheduling a "drink-in" at the local watering hole. It's a pay-as-you-drink event, so bring cash or credit. We'll drink till they change their mind about limiting bars in town.

Look, bars come and go. The market decides where people want to go spend their very hard earned net of taxes paycheck. Sometimes that's at a drinking establishment, sometimes it's for clothes at Heery's or trinkets at another store in town.

The consumers decide which businesses stay open, and if the demand is large, then someone will fill the gap. And if demand is small, the availability or bars diminishes. No government tinkering need be involved.

But, ACC gave themselves the "business friendly" moniker, and they truly believe they are. If Oconee goes to pour by the drink, sunday sales, then more places will open in the OC, and less in the ACC.

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 09:20

Athens-Clarke Police begin moving to new evidence building

@Roy:?? Are you planning to raid the place and get your stuff back?

In any event, I think I remember reading that it was out Lexington road, on or about the location of the ACC police department. More or less the other side of the parking lot.

Bring the big guns if you go.

posted @ Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:13

UGA student fatally shot during suspected drug deal

@ElevatorLady: Maybe not, as legal alcohol takes it's share of the blame for people acting stupidly.

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 13:49

VIDEO: New Charlie Hebdo reaches global audience, dismays Muslims

And here's a thought. If something offends you so, just don't read it, don't buy it, don't advertise in it. Geeesh. They're acting like a bunch of liberals drooling over last nights FOX broadcast, searching for reasons to get mad.

And if you're not mature enough to handle your failures, disappointments, and anger over not getting whatever it is you think you should get, then maybe you're not mature enough to handle guns and explosives. Let alone all those virgins when you ever do get to heaven.

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 13:47

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