I've been looking forward to using my fuel points locally.posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 13:20
It should make for some memorable wedding pictures.posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:00
@cyou299: I avoid letting businesses draft against my checking account for the very reason your described. The only ones I would consider authorizing are the basic utilities, but even they can make a mistake and overdraw your account. Your bank's electronic bill payment system is one of the best features ever invented.posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:41
It sounds like she was trying to beat the train to the crossing.posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:27
Wasn't she mentored by Michele Bachmann?posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:32
This bill adds another $12 billion to the deficit, so when the time comes to raise the debt ceiling, might we expect Tea Party leader Senator Ted Cruz to once again hold the gubbermint hostage to another filibustering recitation of Green Eggs and Ham, partially shutting down the gubbermint?posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:13
@KLH: ... they have went to one another's homes
Correct English is "... they have GONE to one another's home"posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 06:59
And when time comes to raise the debt ceiling to support the spending authorized in the bill, Ted Cruz will shutdown the gubbermint as we are held captive to another recitation of Green Eggs and Ham.posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 15:45
I thought the whole point of electing an outsider was to get rid of the career politicians, to reduce the need for being in a good ole boy network in order to get something done, and to put regular folks on a more equitable footing with the well heeled and well connected.posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 22:49
It's a win-win-win for Colbert, Lepucki, and Avid. Sorry Amazon.posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 22:39
... while adding $90 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.
And where was the Tea Party?posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 09:26
I believe I've seen him over at University Oaks.posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 09:16
I agree with Rothman that no one should be pulled over for doing the speed limit in the leftmost lane.posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 08:34
Quotes from an April 2014 interview with William S. Morris:
On the common thread that runs through Morris Communications: The thread that runs through them all is the mandate to excellence. We want to be the best that we can possibly be and certainly better than our competitors.
On coping with the changes in type to computers over the years: We were in front of it or up on the upper edge of it. The technological changes that occurred first in the newspaper business by the use of computers to hyphenate and justify type, we were the second or the third newspaper company in the country to use the IBM 513 computer to do that.
On following your passion and your gut instinct when acquiring titles for the company: I have not found any negative aspects to it at all. As a matter of fact, I think you do better with things that you like and enjoy, that you’re knowledgeable and passionate about and that you do yourself. I think it’s a good thing.
On giving advice when it comes to print in our digital age: Print obviously is what pays the bills and I think print is a very important part of what we do, but if I had to give somebody advice I don’t think it would necessarily be dollar and cents advice. I think it would be stay true to your passions.
On what keeps them up at night: I don’t think we have enough time to go through what keeps me up at night. If I have to summarize it would be my commitment and my concern that we continue to serve our readers and our partners and our advertisers the best way that we can.posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:12
The moral of the story is that a business faced with an existential threat reinvented itself by changing its business model to adapt to the new competitive environment.
I recall the naysayers badmouthing this project from its initial conception.posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:44
@Oistrakh: Maybe not. LSU will still take him.posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:32
Morgan Spurlock wannabe.posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:27
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - Did the driver in fact know she was behind him? [/quote]
I don't know about you, but when I put my car in reverse, I'm looking in the rear view mirror or over my shoulder the entire time. The PEO is looking directly at your tag and entering the characters into her portable citation unit.
[quote] Does a parking control officer have arrest powers, can they detain a person? [/quote]
She is an employee of the ADDA, nor a sworn officer.
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - Now we can expect a character assignation campaign against Perdue. [/quote]
Amazing you missed Kingston's deceptive ads. For example,
The ad failed miserably the scrutiny of fact checking:
I don't recall reading any critcal comments from you regarding Kingston's nasty ads, but perhaps I missed them and you could summarize what you said.posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:26
[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - This is going to make Council Meetings so interesting. [/quote]
Missing Carl Jordan?
@Ben Had: A lot of them were sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:17
... and the rest of the story?posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 07:01
[quote][b]Yellow Dog[/b] - Just what Athens needed...another liberal activist. [/quote]
Well, it was your boy McKillip who gerrymandered this district without local input.
Hit the road, Jack. The polls missed it again. At least the next senator from Georgia will not be a career politician.posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 06:27
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more