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Athens motorcycle crash victim dies

[quote][b]Badgirl[/b] - He say he look down!!!!! On the phone
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You may end up being correct (not grammatically, obviously. You write like Tarzan) about there being a phone involved and, if that's the case, I'm sure the individual will be punished accordingly. However, they may also have just looked down at their radio for a second, or their car clock, or their fuel gauge or who knows what. If any of those are the case, then I think we all know that we do the same things too and would hope for some compassion in this kind of case.

My first thought upon reading this story is that life is so precious and fleeting. None of us know when our time will come so, as someone else said, make sure the people you love know it every day because you may never get a chance to tell them again.

My condolences to the victim's family and friends during this difficult time.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:34

Grantham on going to Louisville and the defense being 'backbone’ to winning SEC East

Plus, I don't think Grantham is the worst DC in college football, but he wasn't exactly excelling at his job at georgia either. I think Pruitt is going to be a big step up for our program in that department and so Louisville did us a huge favor by taking Grantham off our hands. The future looks a little brighter now. Go Dawgs!

posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 11:03

Grantham on going to Louisville and the defense being 'backbone’ to winning SEC East

“What appealed to me most was being able to team up with coach Petrino"

This is a clear indicator that he either lacks a moral center (If he was right in the head, he'd be taking the job despite Petrino, not BECAUSE of him) or he is just completely full of it.

I guess he can't just tell the truth, huh? "I'm here in Louisville today because they offered me more money and they're letting me hire my brother to work for me, a clear case of nepotism that Georgia wouldn't allow. I'm also hoping Petrino will jump ship after one season and I can take over as head coach, but we'll just see how that works out." I guess that wouldn't play out very well on their campus.

posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:58

Deal proposes autism coverage in state health plan

Oh Lord, it's a sign of the apocalypse! I agree with Nathan Deal on something!

posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 16:26

UGA to hire FSU defensive coordinator Pruitt

Todd Who?

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 16:44

Grantham leaving Georgia for Louisville

This only looks like a lateral move. When Petrino ditches town by the dark of night after a year or so for his next dream job, Grantham probably feels he will be in the perfect position to take over a head coach.

good luck, Grantham. Have fun working for a complete scum bag (you'll never have realized how lucky you were to work for a nice Christian like Richt until you spend some time around that douche bag Petrino.)

posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 10:59

UGA coach Lakatos resigns

I don't really see any reason to be crucifying the guy on his way out the door. I don't care if he did a good job or not, taking pleasure in someone else losing their job is pretty tacky, especially when you're doing it anonymously. Walk up to the guy on the street and yell "good riddance!" at him. Go ahead, I dare ya.

I wish he and his family the best moving forward. Go Dawgs!

posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 13:43

Traffic light heading for Atlanta Highway, Jennings Mill intersection

I avoid coming off of Jennings Mill there if at all possible and, on the rare occasion when I find myself there, I just accept up front that I will only turn right and say a Hail Mary before I do that. I have the knowledge of the area and luxury of not living near there on my side, so I have the option of just avoiding it. For the people who live off Jennings Mill and can't avoid it, I'm glad they're finally trying to take some action to make the situation better.

posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 12:07

Jackson County couple sentenced in federal tax evasion scheme

@OCCountry: I was thinking the same thing. For all the effort, time and money they put into not paying their taxes, you'd think it would just be better to pay the stupid taxes and build an honest business. Hey, no one WANTS to pay taxes really, but we all have a civic duty to do so and I, quite frankly, think their penalty should have been a lot harsher.

posted @ Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:23

UPDATE: Dangerous cold descends on Athens, schools cancel classes

School is cancelled for Jefferson City Schools tomorrow too.

posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 17:13

Dangerous cold descends on Athens, schools cancel classes

You can say what you want about it being crazy to cancel classes because it's cold, and to a limited degree I'd agree with you, but ultimately they're making these decisions with the health and well-being of children in mind and I for one am not going to berate anyone for doing that.

In every school district there are kids who either have to walk to school or wait outside for a bus who do not have the financial resources to own proper clothing for historically extreme cold weather. If the only way to protect those kids from potential harm is to cancel classes for all for one day, then so be it.

Now if we could just get a few inches of snow so us parents can stay home too, that'd be great!

posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 14:24

Bobo mum on Georgia Southern head coaching job

@RaulMorgan: I suppose I can understand making negative comments about his job performance (I won't bother to argue whether or not he's a good coach, as it is to a certain extent a matter of opinion), but I don't understand where the nasty personal comments come from. I've been in Athens since 1989 and I've never heard of any instances of Mike Bobo behaving in a drunken or disorderly fashion in public or otherwise. Do you have some proof to back up your claims? If not, you should probably just stay away from that crap altogether.

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 14:26

Bipartisan budget agreement nears final passage

Wow, an actual budget that accomplishes much while making neither side completely happy. I don't want to frighten any legislators out there, but that is the definition of that most inexcusable of words, COMPROMISE.

I think alien pod people have taken the place of our congressmen, because that does not sound like the regular crew we have in there now. For the record, the alien pod people are currently doing a much better job and I'd gladly keep them.

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 15:32

Couple plead not guilty in alleged rape of Athens 10-year-old

Obviously, if proper evidence can be presented that proves they committed this crime, then they should have the book thrown at them, but I think we should all withhold judgement until the legal proceedings have played out. I have a family member who suffers with autism and, quite frankly, if this is all based solely on comments that he has made, I have to say that it might not be very reliable information. Autism is very complex and each person has different symptoms, but my experience is that situations can often be greatly exaggerated or even, sometimes, completely imagined.

Again, all I'm saying is that we should probably wait to see how the trial goes before calling for a lynch mob and crap like that. It may turn out that the defendants are innocent victims in this situation.

But, if they did it, they should burn in Hell. But I'll wait to have that opinion until later.

posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:13

Man charged in Jackson County with murder of 16-year-old girlfriend and unborn child

Grade A scumbag of the highest order. Lock him away forever!

posted @ Monday, December 9, 2013 - 13:56

Tea party group to mobilize against Braves stadium

[quote][b]Pfunk[/b] - I don't see what's wrong with Turner Field. Everyone should oppose this move. [/quote]

Turner Field is ok, but the whole area around it is, quite frankly, a Hellhole and, despite the many promises the city of Atlanta has made over the decades to clean it up, that is never going to change. Out in Cobb, the Braves will have a level of control over development of not just the ballpark but the entire area. That's too good a deal to pass up for the Braves, even if their existing stadium is still in good shape.

Plus, the team has paid into a city-held maintenance fund ever since they moved into Turner, the idea being that the money for stadium repairs would be there when upgrades were needed. Instead, the city of Atlanta took all the money out of that account and spent it elsewhere, then told the Braves "sorry, we don't have money for your repairs" when the Braves notified them that Turner needed work. I think I'd move on too.

posted @ Monday, November 18, 2013 - 17:33

Mayor: Atlanta unwilling to match offer for Braves

Let's see...do whatever it takes to keep the Falcons in the loop and they play about 10 home games a year, but fail utterly to do anything to keep the Braves around, even though they play 81 home games a year. I guess the simple math out of that is that Kasim is a football fan and not a baseball fan.

Well, or the Falcons were willing to offer he and his cronies some kickbacks and the Braves weren't. Maybe it's one of the two.

posted @ Monday, November 11, 2013 - 15:31

UGA student who headed fake ID ring violates probation weeks after sentencing

[quote][b]MrCharlieW[/b] - If he did he wouldn't have stamped out hundreds of fake IDs especially after 911 and the war on terror.[/quote]
Really? Hey, I don't want to make light of what this dummy has done, because he really doesn't deserve any support at this point, but trying to suggest that he may have somehow been aiding terrorists is probably too much of a stretch. Making fake ID's for teenagers who want to drink is illegal enough, we don't have to turn him into Bin Laden as well.

And who let this preppy-looking SOB into their band? Is there no self-respect left in the world of the arts? Wait, let me guess: Dave Matthews Band cover band and he plays the triangle?

posted @ Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 14:29

UGA student who headed fake ID ring violates probation weeks after sentencing

You can't fix stupid.

posted @ Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:36

Five Athens cops, pepper spray needed to take down large combative offender

How many times did they hit this guy in the face again? If he's as mean as he is ugly then he is one nasty hombre.

posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 08:53

Broun to meet with letter writers at Statham middle school

Maybe he's visiting a grade school on a fact-finding mission, to pick up some fresh tricks on how to behave like an irresponsible, tantrum-throwing brat.

Ok, that wasn't fair. I'm certain that none of the children at this school would lower themselves to that kind of behavior. Well, let's hope he doesn't try to teach it to them then, because it seems to be a specialty of he and his fellow tea baggers.

When the time comes, vote "Anyone but Broun" for Senate! We can't afford to let this embarrassment of a public servant into the US Senate!

posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 09:15

Nuci's Space acquires R.E.M. steeple, hopes to protect the landmark

Now if REM would just donate the money needed to save it then we would have ourselves a perfect circle. Honestly though, it may mean a whole heck of a lot more to local music heads and tourists than it does to the band themselves. Well, anyway, I guess I'm glad it'll be saved, I just hope it doesn't end up being a money pit for Nuci's.

posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 16:32

Mark Richt's son, David, trying to make most of music opportunities in Nashville

[quote][b]Curls[/b] - Notice that Coach does not send his kid to public schools. Understandable in Athens, not so much at the higher ed level. I guess the public schools are good enough to pay Coaches inflated salary, but not good enough for his kids.
[/quote] If you had the financial resources you wouldn't send your kids to Clarke Central or Cedar Shoals either. Don't be a hater, just because he has more money than you.

posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:31

Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid US default

[quote][b]ZionHill[/b] - @nancy30683: "Basically what has been accomplished by raising the debt ceiling, is that we can continue to borrow more money"
No, what was accomplished is that we will pay off debts we already have incurred. This is not a spending authority, it is an authority to pay debts for costs already accrued ... and already approved by the Congress .... maybe next time we have a couple of wars we will raise the revenue rather than create more debt?
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It's not that conservatives are incapable of comprehending the true concept of what the debt limit is, it's that they utterly refuse to understand it, because it does not fit their political tirade of the moment.

If they want to talk spending cuts then, fine, talk about it and look for areas to cut spending that both parties might be able to agree on. It'll be difficult but (foreign word in DC these days) compromise often is. But don't f&%K up our economy any further with your misinformed debt limit crap.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 13:42

Director Michael Bay attacked on 'Transformers' set in Hong Kong

I guess they don't like his movies. Can't say as I blame them, though I've never felt THAT passionately about it.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 13:33

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