A few months back I had someone bang on my door at 2am frantically. My porch light was busted unfortunately so all I saw was a barely discernable silhouette of a shirtless black guy staring wide eyed through the door window, looking a little terrified. Turned out he was a neighbor who just witnessed a horrible wreck outside our houses and he was looking for help to figure out what to do. He had called 911 but thought it was taking too long and there were downed power lines everywhere.
Based on these comments, many of you guys would have shot first and asked questions later. The neighbor probably didn't approach it the best way but it turned out he was just a young guy with his family who was looking for help to see if there were injured folks. He was actually quite a nice kid. Please be a responsible gun owner and don't shoot unless you are absolutely sure of the situation. It will save you and that person's family a lot of grief.posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 16:44
If you'd like to help the rescue out after this horrible event, check out the All About Animals Macon facebook page.posted @ Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 11:26
Poll: Most self respecting Georgians are (were) too busy working to take a poll.posted @ Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 13:26
“Insurance is one of those few items that the states regulate,” he told the Center for Public Integrity. “We want to make sure they (the navigators) meet our standards, not just the federal government’s standards.”
So if I'm reading this right, GA has waived its right to run the insurance exchange, letting the Feds run it, but still wants to add extra rules to maintain their standards. That's a lot of double talk. Just fess up and say GA wants to make it as difficult as possible to implement this or to provide help in interpreting.posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 07:43
These guys pick up Athens nastiest trash, handles recycling, and deals with the headaches of running and monitoring a heavily used landfill. I could see where it would be a challenge for employee morale if you had to deal with other people's garbage all day (that smell alone would be awful). Glad everything was cleared up, once you get a lawyer involved in anything the poop typically flies out of control. Now only if they could do something about the verbal diarrhea around this site, or would that be Waste Water Treatment
75% chance of getting robbed of your iPhone during a night stroll at Bethel Homes, 95% chance we're causing global warming. I'm not gonna hope chance keeps me safe, best to avoid the likely cause of the problem.posted @ Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 09:05
Those horrible health rankings will probably drop lower as more doctors charge a "membership" fee of $1000 or more per person to just get in the door.posted @ Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:53
Living in GA, I've been very fortunate not to ever hit a deer. However, if I were to hit something big but didn't know what, I'd slow or stop to see what it was, if a living creature was hurt, and how bad my car was damaged. Maybe I'm just to much of a bleeding heart liberal...posted @ Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 22:34
[quote][b]oconeefellow[/b] - Why would anyone would vote for this clown?
I thnk that every time Broun opens his mouth...posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 21:59
There's been a string of robberies around Whitehead. I'd wager these kids probably had a hand in a few of them...posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 12:40
@Fridas Boss: Mom taught me never talk to strangers, especially at night. And unfortunately, I was also taught flight or fight as a kid if caught in a horrible situation and to call the police if i think there was trouble. I'm sure both Martin and Zimmerman were taught all that but things went horribly wrong for both.posted @ Friday, July 19, 2013 - 16:20
Many African-Americans have a diverse background. I myself identify as African American but have a mix of black, white, hispanic, and native american. All you guys giving the Prez grief over his background, get over it. Not long a go we were identified as colored by the general population so stop whining about how we don't identify as just Americans,it's been a long road just to get here today and believe me, I know our forefathers identified as Americans well before the government gave us that right.
I think Obama is going to keep the peace, not cause a greater divide. Many folks are just sad, disappointed, disheartened. He's just consoling. Those who don't think soothing words are needed keep your mouth close for a few weeks and everything will be OK. If anyone pulls the gulf wider it will be people like many of you who think you gotta troll about buying more guns for the oncoming race war. Jeesh.
This whole crime and court case is a train wreck. A kid with no weapon was shot while walking home with candy by an overzealous citizen who bit off more than he could chew. He got off with not even a misdemeanor because there were no eye witnesses to who threw the first punch. This was not a mugging or robbery, but a kid walking home. Regardless of race, the whole thing is ridiculous. I have friends who are hot under the collar and I can see them getting into a situation like this from Zimmerman's side. I don't think he's necessarily bad but he made a horrible mistake( that cost a life.
There is no lesson to learn here except don't walk down the street at night. I like walking at night, it's cooler. I'll still do it because I won't let that scare me. It's my American right. I just hope I don't get shot by someone thinking I'm about to rob them.posted @ Friday, July 19, 2013 - 16:00
Lance Armstrong, Michael Vick, Tiger Woods, and any number of politicians. You mess up once (especially in a sensitive situation) and that's all it takes. Famous folks are crucified constantly, it's just part of being famous. One person may not see an action as that bad, but another would definitely see it as disgusting. So let the cards fall as they may...posted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 13:53
Trashposted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 13:48
I grew up in the South. i have heard many words to describe various races and have heard many jokes, I'm sure i've told a few. BUT, I have never used those words to describe another human being. I am far from a goody-two-shoes, it has just never crossed my mind to drop the n-work or even cracker to describe a person. I have called many people trash but all sorts of folks fit in that category regardless of color. It's not OK to use any derogatory words to describe a person's race. Period.
Now, I feel sorry for Paula, but she shot herself in the foot. She should have said "growing up in the South during her lifetime, that word was used in the worst context but I would never call someone that today" The perfect answer. Instead she answered "of course" when asked. Ouch. PC or not, your life is under a microscope when you are famous. It's just part of that lifestyle.posted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 13:43
Now I would have more respect for these clowns if they also promised quick action to also remove the state ban on gay marriage and civil unions due to the Supreme Court findings. But I know that ain't gonna happen anytime soon without more fights...posted @ Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:07
Instead of bumping into random well-dressed UGA fratties last night, there were lots of well dressed older white gentlemen, especially in front of the Ga Theater. I figured it was the GOP folks and then the Theater billboard confirmed it. Instead of feeling horror being surrounded by the enemy, I was quite amused. Regardless of politics or age, we have a very fun downtown scene and I like seeing others enjoy it. We also need the cash flow so welcome to the city guys! Hope some our hippie love rubs off on ya, it's contagious.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 11:24
If judges want to keep issuing probation, I would like to see some creative sentencing. Like having these guys stand in orange jump suits with a sign in front of Walmart saying: "I steal, alot" or "I'm a drug dealer." Then again, it could back fire and get them more customers/victims.posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 13:06
whoops, double postposted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 13:06
I have seen (and been a part of) so many close shaves from morons who don't want to wait for cars to get over. I admit getting irked by folks slow-driving the left lane but weaving in and out is so dangerous, best to just cuss and wait for the safest opportunity to go around. The worse is when you start to get over for a faster driver behind you then that fast car swerves into the slow lane at the same time and punches the gas. I've almost been taken out by that more times than I can count. Dangerous...posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 12:59
Heck, I remember almost 20 years ago me and my friends caught a cab from the UGA dorms to a friend's apt for a party during a rare snow event. The cab driver offered to stop by the local bootlegger to pick up some drinks since everything was closed down. We drove by and I was game but everyone else in the cab was terrified we'd get rob, lol. They may have been right cause it was on MLK (near the corner of MLK and College Ave-well before everything started getting all gentrified). Shot houses and bootlegging has been around this town for a very, very, very long time and probably in most other towns. I'm just suprised the lady didn't get at least a written warning.posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 12:54
Seriously, you guys think there is adequate background checks for gun ownership today? It is a complex issue but people are so afraid of change overall they want all or nothing (and that's on both sides). We will never fix this uless we all get on the same page.
What bugs me about this issue is the flip-flop of the public on other similar issues. I agree the primary focus of screening and care of the mentally ill would be more ideal than more gun restrictions, but many also hate the current attempts to improve health care. Then to add insult to injury, the same folks who say it's their constitutional right to own a gun want to change the 14th Amendment to deal with immigration, or pass new amendments to ban gay marriage (which many see as a minority supported issue also).
I find it hard to support many of the pro-gun crowd just because we are so far apart on many other issues that I see as equally important to providing freedom and liberty for all.posted @ Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:25
I hated to see this news.We had a group that made weekend lunches once a month for years and brought them to the church. They really are some of the sweetest people in town. I hope they rebuild also, they fill such a need in the community with Our Daily Bread.posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 09:28
@Long Sufferer: When you take on a public service position, you give up alot of free speech or start looking for a new job. This is as tactless as putting up a baby or student on a target. Even if you are not serious about a stupid gag, it's still disgusting to quite a few constituents.posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 14:11
Trying to mentally view the universe as an infinite expanse is mind-numbing as we are creations of a finite world where all things eventually come to an end.
I've also pondered what created the initial material prior to the Big Bang (did it just blink into existence?) and what if our current universe is simply the latest reality birthed from that material as it expands and contracts.
These mind-blowing questions. Our continuous search for answers and understanding is why I love science so much.posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 09:44
Summary: Athens Christian's Darion Barron had been selected to participate in the U.S. Army National Combine in January. Athens Christian lineman Darion Barron had been selected to participate in the U.S. Army National Combine in January. The combine, which will be held from Jan. 2-Jan. 4 in San Antonio during the U.S. Army All-America Bowl, will feature 500 underclassmen. "It's exciting," said Barron, who found out he'd be participating in the combine last weekend. "It's a blessing. It's nerve-wracking." read more
Summary: Four Prince Avenue players and one from Commerce made the All-State state softball team. Four Prince Avenue players and one from Commerce made the All-State state softball team. Prince Avenue's Emily Soles, Chandler Carey and Bethany Campbell were named to the first team. Prince Avenue's Jordyn Smith and Commerce's Jenna Thomas made second team.