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@crackerjack: They have a habit of reposting the same article and wiping out the original comments. They also have a habit of posting the identical article under mutliple categories in the same edition.

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:23

Athens officials to consider fines for bad downtown parking

Not too long ago I was ticketed for "bad parking" on the street behind the Days Inn. Not wanting to park with my wheels in the trashy gutter, I unknowingly parked farther than 24 inches from the curb. which turned out to be a violation. I sure miss that $20.

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:02

Athens officials to consider fines for bad downtown parking

@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. The number of travel lanes could be reduced from three to two, while maintaining the same parking angle, to allow for more separation between parked and traveling vehicles, but it would reduce total travel lanes capacity. Downtown Greenville, SC has operated quite well with parking decks/lots and downtown angled parking with two travel lanes.

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:30

Woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids

The cost for a middle income family to raise a child to the age of 18 is $245,000. If she had four grandkids, that would be $980,000 . If those kids wanted to go to an Ivy League college, that would be another ($60,000 x 4 x 4) $960,000 for a grand total of $1,940,000 or almost $2 million. Heck, grandma was running behind and needed to get the slack out!

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 09:40

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

Aren't anti-polygamy laws unconstitutional, since they infringe upon a person's right to practice their religion, similar to the ACA forcing Hobby Lobby to pay for health insurance coverage for birth control? Sounds like the fundamentalist Mormons just need the right test case to launch a Supreme Court challenge.

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 09:24

Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

Zehaf-Bibeau was a true conservative.

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 09:14

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

The source of the bogus alert was traced to Tennessee country radio station WSIX-FM's morning broadcast of The Bobby Bones Show.

http://www.wkrn.com/story/26886059/glitch-on-bobby-bones-show-may-have-c...

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:49

Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:32

Chamber of Commerce staying away from Georgia race

Not being endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can actually be a plus for a candidate.

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:26

Republican Barge endorses Dem for superintendent

"I'm a Republican with a brain that I used," he said. "To me, the blind allegiance is what's wrong with our system."

OMG, he really is intelligent.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:49

Man who phoned in Walmart bomb threat wanted $2,500

Maybe he was hoping to keep it a misdemeanor if he got caught.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:45

Athens officials to consider wildflowers to combat Atlanta Highway woes

I remember when downtown was an eyesore before they planted trees and upgraded College Square. Now they need to pave the streets.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:38

Athens officials to consider fines for bad downtown parking

Nothing I hate more than a pickup truck parked with it's tailgate down.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:33

Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola

So it last about as long as the flu?

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:31

TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

But this week TMZ reported that the girl's mother, June Shannon, was in a relationship with a man who was convicted of child molestation.

So when does filming begin on the new series?

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:28

UPDATE: AT&T issues 'all clear' statement on U-verse TV emergency warning

THE FOLLOWING YT VIDEO IS AN EAS MOCK UP. IT IS NOT A REAL ALERT, I REPEAT, IT IS NOT REAL. IT'S ALL MADE-UP.

"This Emergency Alert System mock up uses the actual script from the EAS handbook for the Emergency Action Notification, and the attack warning script is from the old Emergency Broadcast System attack script. I assume it's pretty much the same script, just automated."

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:08

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

Off Topic: Another example of how Fox "News" attempts to suppress the vote of demographic groups considered unfavorable to the GOP:

While most of the country is busy trying to get voters — and in particular, young ones — to the polls for the upcoming mid-term elections, Fox News co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle seemed to have a different message this week for young women: Don’t bother going.

During an episode on Tuesday of "The Five", Guilfoyle said young women should be “excused” from their civic duties so they can “go back on Tinder and Match.com.” She added that young women don’t have the proper “life experience” such as having kids and paying bills that allows older women to make informed decisions, whether in the voting booth or the courtroom. “They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world,” she said.
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Most likely, Guilfoyle’s statement was politically motivated: The young female vote skews Democratic, something many Republican strategists are aware of. “Hers is not a neutral political statement,” Romero says. “Only white, married women skew Republican. Unmarried women, women of color, and single moms skew Democratic. These groups are all more economically vulnerable, and more likely to be supportive of issues that are on the Democratic platform, like education, social services, and a social safety net.”

After receiving much criticism, Guilfoyle tried to back off some of her statement.

https://www.yahoo.com/style/kimberly-guilfoyle-the-five-tinder-match-com...

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 09:40

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

Now all they need is a small camera mounted on the barrel.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 08:44

Solar power coming to Georgia Army forts

Is this another one of those failed Obama-Nunn policies to which David Perdue alluded in his political ads?

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 08:40

Activities to entertain during Georgia's bye weekend

Did the 3 PM Cosby show get cancelled?

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 08:35

PGA president refers to Poulter as 'lil girl'

I'm not a fan of Sergio Garcia either.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 08:27

Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

Unless Myers dropped his weapon and surrendered or was unconscious, he was still resisting arrest and deserved whatever was coming to him after opening fire on the officer. The fact that Myers was shot six times in the back of the legs indicates the officer was not trying to kill him initially.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:48

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

The NCAA should vacate every win in which a implicated player participated.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 14:36

Judge grants admitted Athens cop killer's request for psychiatrist

[quote][b]theold33[/b] - This is what political correctness and liberalism have done to the court system. [/quote]
Yes, the Constitution is a very liberal document, as it ensures the protection of the rights of the individual.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 14:34

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

The Perdue campaign seems to have adopted the national GOP strategy in its attack ads, i.e. a vote for a Democrat is a proxy vote for Obama. The Nunn campaign has focused it attacks at Perdue on specific issues, i.e. his past embrace of outsourcing, his gender based wage discrimination lawsuit, and his "[education] ain't in the constitution" stance. While Perdue is palling around with national Republicans like McCain, Cruz, and Paul; Nunn is sticking with the locals.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 14:21

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