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Final draft of master plan for downtown Athens accepted

Master Plan for downtown Athens....Student housing, bars, places to throw up and urinate.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 08:33

Georgia has plan to restore dried up fishing lake

Sounds like a money pit. Like MPB0.59 commented...do we have a million bucks for this?

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:36

Unruly man arrested in downtown Athens

The "Crunchy" crowd would give him a medal for being "unique" in public. Remember folks, this is what makes downtown so great!

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:04

Pelosi: Race has role in GOP immigration stance

The U.S. Congress has talked about immigration reform for over a decade yet still can't deliver. There have been too many elections to do anything about this important issue. Our reps have pretty much said they will not touch this because their being re-elected is more important. This is the same style of leadership they had on the Titanic.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 07:59

Social issues fade in GOP campaigns

@Logical: Bravo! You are spot on with the repubs regulating our lives but not corporations. Bottom line, if it does not make money, stick your nose in it. If it makes money, look the other way. The only platform I've seen from the repubs on the state and national level is either repeal or hinder Obamacare with no plan to fix it. They know the people they really represent don't need Obamacare due to their wealth and so have no problem turning a real need for lots of people into a political mess. It is pathetic to think whether I live or die is determined by a fool running for office just trying to win votes.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 07:55

Ripples of Nevada range showdown spreading in West

This man is no small time rancher. The BLM estimates he has used public land to graze up to 1,000 head of cattle each year for 20 years without paying the necessary fees. Other ranchers pay the fee. Mr. Bundy thinks he should not have to pay and wants to pass himself off as a small family rancher. Not a lot of difference between him and what the right loves to call a "welfare queen". He's telling the citizens of the U.S. he will graze his cattle on their land for free and not pay a penny to do it. He will then sell the cattle and pocket the profits...including what he owes in rent to the citizens of the U.S.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 13:04

Change in tag fee law could boost conservation

It is also a classic example of a state legislature, in a desperate attempt to get more money into the general fund, diverted money intended for one use to another. All the while they still advertised the tags as if all the money still went to conservation. Things like this happen when your state legislature is hell bent on "not raising taxes" to cover expenditures. In other segments of the economy this is called "embezzling or stealing". Misleading the public is what our state government does best.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:09

New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

On WSB News yesterday the two Georgia senators blamed the holdup on dredging the Savannah harbor on Burwell. So far repub politicians (Broun) from Georgia have said President Obama was holding it up, House and Senate Committees (Deal) were holding it up and now Burwell (Chamblis and Isaakson) is holding it up. Nothing like making up your facts to fit your political agenda.

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 07:39

More complaints filed in Royston insurance fraud case

Had to let him out on bond...Deal needed to ramp up campaign workers over the weekend?

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 16:46

Gov. Deal backs medical marijuana trials

@Humbucker bob: The state doesn't care if you look out for the welfare of children while addicted to narcotics..if you got them from your doctor. Try to break the addiction on your own and if there is no proof you tried to sell pot...well....you are going to jail. This is Georgia...what do we expect?

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 16:44

Sarah Palin to appear in Senate ad for Karen Handel

I heard a radio ad the other day. Sarah Palin's name was mentioned everytime Karen Handel's was used. I couldn't decide what the ad was for...to make Palin relevant or Handel electable. They should film the ad in Russia...right across the water from Palin's home.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 16:37

Harry Belafonte, MLK Jr. estate settle document lawsuit

The King children had their own "dream". Their dream was never working a day of their lives or doing anything of substance to help their father's dream and living off of his legacy because they will create none of their own. How can a family go from greatness to pathetic in one generation? Oh yeah, I wrote a paper for school in 1965 about Dr. King and included parts of his "I Have a Dream" speech.
I was 12 years old. Don't tell his kids...I can't afford the late fees they will charge in the lawsuit.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 16:27

Schram: Court knows what it did with campaign finance

@johng: I think your conclusion might be correct. Given time, the extremely wealthy will own our economy and government. Some are convinced we cannot make it without them so why shouldn't they control everything. This was a shameful decision and people being this wealthy was not foreseen by the writers of the Constitution. I know there were wealthy citizens (Washington) when the Constitution was written but the scope of their wealth and especially their power did not match what is going on today.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:17

Schram: Court knows what it did with campaign finance

@Eastville: I might be incorrect on the numbers (you know the internet) but in the 92 election Clinton outspent Perot $130 million to $60 million so maybe spending did buy the election.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 07:48

Despite controversial past, East Jackson hires Boyd as boys basketball coach

This is Georgia. His "troubled past" has nothing to do with what we want to do now....WIN! That's all that matters and the rules allow it.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 07:35

Jeb Bush remarks expose GOP's immigration problem

The repubs did not understand the "act of love" comment...which could be true. The other thing they do not understand is Obama has deported more illegal immigrants than any other president. They like to forget that fact when they blast him for being soft on illegal immigration.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 07:31

Jack Kingston to report $1.1M haul in Georgia Senate bid

Saw Kingston on the news last night. He is pushing to save the A-10 fighter program which the army does not want or need any longer. I love it when politicians get on TV to and are certain the army needs something even when the Pentagon says otherwise. I wish they would just tell the truth. This is not about the military or what they need. This is about votes, and in this case very expensive votes.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 07:26

Drunk, naked UGA student charged

@thelastresort: and naked!

posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 17:50

Gov. Deal backs medical marijuana trials

I'm glad there will be a way around the Georgia General Assembly to get this done. These patients were thrown under the bus by our state reps and senators along with children with autism. They didn't have enough compassion or time to help these two groups but we got that gun law passed and wasted time on "Merry Christmas"....to win votes.

posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 17:47

Suspect in Georgia insurance fraud released from jail

Gubner Deal will offer him a job.

posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 17:41

The Editor's Desk: Voter registration notification another 'Athens moment'

@roebling: Sometimes I feel the same way but like it or not they qualify just like anyone else under "We, the people". They are people.

posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:46

Athens cop concerned about increased gang activity

What gangs?

posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 07:26

Drunk, naked UGA student charged

So "unique"!

posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 07:25

Thomas: Call to audit federal government should be GOP issue

They are too busy trying to destroy Obamacare. An audit will not win votes.

posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 07:24

Former Royston insurance agent charged with defrauding clients

He'll be working in the insurance commissioner's office next year.

posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 07:15

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