Good Story. Very good story!posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 22:10
@torqinwrench: A different perspective.
I had the pleasure of sponsoring and acting as a guide for a Russian visitor to Chicago. As we passed by the housing projects along the Dan Ryan Expressway she commented that the average person in Moscow would die to live in the notorious Robert Taylor homes.
She told me that in Moscow, the average state sponsored apartment is where 3 -4 families lived sharing a common bathroom and kitchen. That and other things she told me about living in Russia helped me appreciate the United States despite what ever leadership we have.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 15:51
@kabira94: hmmmm......be careful......i know the real dirt........ask your daddy how larry lumpkin got killed?posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 13:35
@ghostwriter: His daddy is a minister in Athens. Just saying.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 17:13
I think we need to arm more law abiding citizens to protect us from the other gun-toting law abiding citizens!posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 14:22
I have visited and spoken to Mr. Rittenberry at his Colima Street location. He is an interesting and talented individual.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:13
I have a policy of NOT walking in front of any car driven by an elderly person..not our of spite or preconcieved notion but based on real life experience.
I encountered a person who had her car in drive instead of reverse trying to drive over a curb in a parking lot.
I and others were trying to convince her to put the car in reverse.
A half second after stepping from in front of the car she floored it, jumped the curb, drove about 20 yards and crashed into a church. Fortunately, church had just let out as her car penetrated the brick wall up the way up to the window shield.
While walking and arriving at an intersection with a waiting or arriving vehicle, I always insist that the driver go first no matter the age of the driver or walk around the rear of the vehicle.
Like what is the worse that could happen? Rather safe than death.posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 13:52
@endlinker1: I lived in Illinois for 30 years.
My kids never missed school because of snow but they did cancel school because it was just too d$mn cold.
The worst aspect of it is the wind, the resulting wind chill factor (-8) and the risk of frost bite.
Frost bite is a very, very painful affliction depending on how long your skin has been exposed. First the numbness and then the swelling and pain. My uncle and dad got it so bad that they both almost had to get fingers amputated.posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 14:43
@Stinky_Dawg_Luvin: I think you are probably right to some extent but partially for a different reason. Unless parolees are allowed a chance to find gainful employment, they will be forced to return to a life of crime. A person has to eat.
I have heard recently of employees in SC that have worked for the same company for 5 - 10 years without any problems. Another company bought the company, the new management performed background checks on all the employees, discovered blemishes on some of their records, and summarily terminated their employment.
What are these former employees to do?posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 15:13
Amazing how many tail lights are broke(n) to justify illegal search and seizures. Just amazing. I wonder what % are on the driver side versus the passenger side. Statistically, it should be 50-50.posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 18:41
@E.J.: Actually, they are sitting in a barber's chair getting ready for their buzz cuts.posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 17:53
@pumpkie: That just gives the ABH something else to report and increase readership. "As a follow-up story......."posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 17:44
Now that is novel and something to be proud about.
A slave and service to the confederacy! I am sure as a slave he did it own his volition, right?
Now that is double conscription! That brother deserve 80 acres and 2 mules!
If it were me it would have been "Feet Don't Fail Me Now!"posted @ Monday, December 23, 2013 - 16:53
Beside, when you get a certain age, you got the right to say whatever you want is what I heard.
And, old folks tend not to sugar coat or say what you expect or want them to say.
You need to be around my Aunt Thelma! But then again, maybe not if you are sensitive.posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 17:23
@mama rabbit: Most people have two.....elbows that is.posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 17:19
Well folks, don't get your drawers in a bind. A&E is just window dressing.
According to reports, the next season of Duck Dynasty season has already been filmed. Phil has already been included.
By the time the next round of filming is done, this will all have blown over.
I too believe he has the right to say what he wants. If I don't agree, I have a the right to disagree. If I am offended, I can vote by not tuning in to his show. Ain't America GREAT!
By the way, you all are being pimped by the news and A&E. There is no such thing as bad advertisement. A book hits the best seller's list when it is banned.
Let it go.posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 16:53
Dude, your response is so stupid it hardly deserves a response.
1) What does Syria have to do with invading Iraq? As I've said before, our invasion of Iraq was equivalent to invading Venezuela because Pancho Villa raided Brownsville, TX. If you don't get the analogy, let me help you. Iraq and Venzuela both have stockplies of.......wait for it.....OIL. 911 had absolutely nothing to do with Iraq. The 911 villians trained in Afghanistan stupid.
2) Millions of dollars were spent investigating Clinton. When it was all done, the only thing that was discovered was he got a blow job in the Oval Office. Who cares? Not even Hillary! Even Kenneth whatever his name, the chief investigator, concluded the investigation was all for nothing and a waste of tax payers money.
3) "Your party"? What party? I am an Independent. Unlike you, I do not blindly vote for one party. I vote for who I think is the best candidate. I voted for Regan on his second term and Geroge Bush for his first term.
What ails me is that no matter what President Obama does, he is criticized even for policies previous supported by and intially introduce by the opposing party. It is publically known from the beginning of his first term and stated that no matter what he supported, the Republican party was going to oppose it even if it meant shutting down the government. How is that working out lately?
There are 3 types of President Obama haters:
1) Haters that don't like his policies - which is fair so long as they evaluate each policy subjectively and separately.
2) Haters who are stanch Republicans - fair too but I don't understand a person who doesn't evaluate a candidate separate from his party affliation.
3) Haters who are just RACISTS - yep, I said it. Let me beat you to it: the RACE CARD! How else can you justify asking for the man's birth certificate, his transcript, and other nonsense not required of other candidates.
Which one are you DUDE?
Yes, I vote for President Obama. What other choice did I have when Romney couldn't stand by his own MA Health Care Plan, was clearly an elitist who couldn't relate to 90% of Americans, and played to whatever audience he was speaking to....in other words, a man of no principal.posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:59
Nixon - Watergate
Regan - Iran/Contra
Bush - Weapons of Mass Destruction
"Despite that, the company has offered neighbors vouchers for car washes."
I wonder if there is small print in the car whs offer that absolves the company from any future litigation?posted @ Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:59
@avenger: I would be interested in their ROI (Return on Investment).posted @ Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:50
Interesting perspective, Watchman?
"In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending most of these years on Robben Island."
Kind of hard to plant bombs in the 1980's when you are lock up in prison on an island.
And, I guess "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" only applies to those other good terrorist like Patrick Henry, the Boston Tea Partiers, and the Minutemen?posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 16:41
@Long Sufferer: Long Sufferer by choice I suspect.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 16:26
@nowheregirl: You ought to see here in person!posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 16:18
Meth is a hell of drug!posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 16:16
Give me a BREAK! He and the rest of the athletes line the pockets of everyone from the AD to NCAA officials down to the ticket takers.
These gladiators risk their lives literally for the entertainment and enjoyment of folks all over the world.
One person said playing football is like being in 10 car wrecks every game.
He and every other football player is going to pay down the road for all those bumps, bruises, broken bones and torn ligaments down the road.
Google Earl Campbell when you get a chance. That brother can't even walk anymore.
Go for it Aaron.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 18:33
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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