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

Who in their right minds thinks the votes of the career indigents of Pauldoe homes could improve anything? No one who has made being a mooch and a loser into a career should be allowed to tell anyone else how to run anything.

posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 21:47

UGA law school wins third national moot court competition of year

Way to go, Nick!

posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 07:30

Thomas: Call to audit federal government should be GOP issue

Yes!

posted @ Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 21:49

UGA law school wins national mock trial competition

UGA Law's Moot Court teams are fearsome competitors, I hear. They have two teams in New York City competing this week, I believe.

posted @ Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 17:32

US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

[quote]"Actual US unemployment 37.2%, record number of households on food stamps in 2013"[/quote]

Forbes writer David John Marotta looked past the White House press releases. He counted up the hundreds of thousands added each year of the Obama administration to SSA's disability rolls. He counted millions who've quit looking for work.

Read more:
http://rt.com/business/us-unemployment-economy-crisis-assistance-006/

posted @ Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 08:03

VIDEO: Rep. Jack Kingston uses Obama in Senate ad

Nancy Pelosi's pulling for Jack:

posted @ Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 07:28

Athens man, 45, in and out of prison his entire adult life arrested again

@Joe Johnson:
[quote]"Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press"--U.S.Constitution, 1st amendment.[/quote]

Vote for Paul Brown. Make the Bill of Rights mean something again.

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 08:27

Athens man, 45, in and out of prison his entire adult life arrested again

[quote]"...man, 45, in and out of prison his entire adult life ...[/quote]

So, he didn't start his life of crime--of disdain for the property and rights of others--until he was grown? Isn't that unusual?

posted @ Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:56

Bradley Whitford says film stars are now seeking TV roles

He was fabulous in "The Good Guys," a comedic send up of all 70's cop shows.

posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 19:13

Oconee students in running for National Merit Scholarship

Awesome!

posted @ Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 21:17

Today's editorial cartoon

@retiredandhappy: The story should be 1) who was on the plane that was targeted for death? And, 2) was the pilot picked up from the unwatched area where he ditched the plane?

posted @ Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 18:56

Bill Moyers: The Corporate Plot That Obama and Corporate Lobbyists Don't Want You to Know About

Extend copyright protection worldwide, to run as long as 70 or 95 years after death of the author? Who could have put that idea in Obama's head?

posted @ Monday, November 4, 2013 - 19:19

In Georgia, cheers for their shutdown congressman

Atta boy, Tom, and Happy Ronald Reagan Day!

Read more:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/4/newsid_31920...

posted @ Monday, November 4, 2013 - 11:49

Family of man shot by Charlotte cop wants answers

Tragic. My heart aches for the loss of Jonathan Ferrell, for his family and friends' hurt. And for Officer Randall Kerrick, and for his family, friends and co-workers.

posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 07:55

Ga. school sold film studio at loss to taxpayers

[quote]"Ga. school sold film studio at loss to taxpayers..."[/quote]
Every government school is a loss to taxpayers. Government schools cost twice as much as comparable private schools.

posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 07:41

AT&T needs Cedar Shoals cell tower for capacity, coverage.

As cellular system usage increases, the number of towers must increase because each tower can only serve a limited number of customers. But, less obviously, as systems grow the height of each antennae mast (or of the antennas on the tower) decreases, to keep the signals from adjacent towers from overlapping each other. So the new towers are less obvious.

And as cell systems grow the power output of each tower and of every cell phone below it decreases. Cellular towers automatically adjust their power down to the minimum needed to reach each phone. And they control the power of your phone, reducing it to the minimum needed to reach the tower.

Original cell systems had only one or two cell towers in a town, hundreds of feet tall. Original cell phones were mostly batteries to power their 3 watt transmitters. Today, because smaller, 60 to 80' towers have been located all over town, the battery in your phone is the size of a pack of gum because the maximum power output of current phones is a fraction of a single watt.

More cell stations = 1) Shorter poles, 2) Lower power, 3) Better coverage, 4) Longer phone battery life, & 5) Smaller phones

More cell stations = Win/Win/Win!!!

posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 09:16

Burks: Bentley was right mayor at right time

Thank you, Ms. Burks, for taking the time to write your Upshaw Bentley story and for sharing it.

posted @ Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 23:41

Driver strikes pedestrian in crosswalk

If you're going to run over pedestrians in a crosswalk, do it in Madison:

http://www.morgancountycitizen.com/2012-crosswalk-fatality-no-criminal-c...

posted @ Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 11:35

Hood: Mr. President, just say 'no' on Syria

@Logical: Damn touchscreens. I hit the wrong button, neg'd you when I meant to give you a "thumbs up." Add six to your comment's points, then--three for the three my unintentional neg took away and three more for the plus I meant to give, if you worry about that sort of thing. Sorry.

posted @ Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 19:40

Huckaby: Divided U.S. takes on serious question of Syria

Mr. Huckaby's wrong, we're unified as never before, we the people... Conservative, liberal, veterans, active duty, successful and resigned, we all oppose adding American bombs to the countless horrors the Syrians are experiencing now.

posted @ Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 19:32

Charen: King commemoration was GOP-free event

@lookbothways:
@RightIswrong:

posted @ Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 06:47

Charen: King commemoration was GOP-free event

50 years ago, when Martin Luther King, Jr. told the world of his dream, the Democrat party was the organized foundation of racism in America. They took every opportunity to demean people of color, said they weren't as good as Whites, couldn't compete, said they needed special accommodations. Fifty years ago colored people needed Democrats to tell them what to do, Dems like Alabama's George Wallace and North Carolina's Sam Ervin and Georgia's Lester Maddox argued. And fifty years ago most people of color believed them, if votes are the measure of that.

Today Democrats are the party of racism in America. Today Democrats take every opportunity to say that Black people can't compete, in school or in the economy, without special accommodation. Blacks need Dems today to get by, to tell them what to do, what to think, who to vote for, party hacks argue.

For 150 years the two party system in the US has meant almost nothing ideologically with consistancy. Our most liberal President may well have been Republican Richard Nixon. Democrats started the Viet Nam war, Nixon ended it. He established the super-Constitutional, super-bureaucracy of the EPA. And he campaigned for sweeping liberalization of welfare. Our most conservative president may have been JFK. But on one issue and one issue alone, the difference between the two parties has always been crystal clear. Since Lincoln, through Eisenhower and the Bushes, the Republican party has stood unequivocally against brutish, oppressive, condescending, indecent and unfair treatment of one class of Americans by another. For 150 years Republicans have consistently supported fairer treatment of Black Americans, have defended them against the populist rantings of Democrats.

Martin Luther King Jr. knew it. He was a Republican. How bitter, how heavy his cross must be, in Heaven, as he looks down and sees the sort he fought against use his name and twist his message to cripple yet another generation of his people with those racist myths of inadequacy.

posted @ Monday, September 2, 2013 - 19:08

Athens commission to vote on library art project

Should go well with last week's purchase:
http://money.cnn.com/2005/02/16/news/newsmakers/poker_dogs/

posted @ Monday, September 2, 2013 - 08:34

Echols: An anniversary celebration, with a short break for the Bulldogs

I'm not a fan of the anti-Free Market, anti-American overlords of the PSC. It's a protection racket, our Southern mafia, protecting their contributors from competition. Before cell phones, when I lived on one side of Clarke County and my kids lived on the other, a long distance call, out of Georgia and so exempt from PSC meddling, cost 10¢ a minute. But calling the kids in Bogart from Winterville, across the county, cost 25¢ per minute, thanks to the PSC.
I learned more of the random abuse of the PSC when I bought a couple of COCOTs, payphones with tiny computers inside that were owned by businesses who put them in places that the phone company wouldn't serve. Before cell phones, if you had a restaurant and you wanted a phone that your customers could use (so they'd quit borrowing yours), you couldn't get the big phone company to put one inside. But you could buy one that looked like theirs. Then you got to meet the PSC. The PSC said you had to get a license to have a pay phone. Then the PSC said they had to approve where you put it. Then they said you had to pay the phone company that refused to put their pay phone in 2¢ a minute in addition to the regular monthly charge, though you can't limit your customers' talk time and you can't charge but a quarter per (unlimited) local call. Per PSC, COCOT owners bought phone equipment, paid a premium to the phone company to connect it, and were required to lose money on every call over 12 minutes.
Wonder why you never see payphones anymore? Thank the PSC. Now that the PSC has all but run the phone company out of business, they're focussing their happy despotism on the power companies. Anyone know where I can get a deal on a generator?

posted @ Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 07:40

Ted Nugent's wife arrested with gun at Texas airport

What a national embarassment this is! What kind of Nazi-like bastards have we become that we would arrest this obviously unthreatening, non-criminal, mother and house wife and laugh and celebrate our abuse of her! Are we such animals now?

It's not a crime for an American to carry a pistol in America. Americans have a right to bear arms, we've had that right for 224 years, its in the Constitution, for Christ's sake. Don't believe it? It's there. Ask anyone who was not confined in government schools during their formative years, they'll back me up.

Privately run air lines, of course, have the right to set terms of service and pricing and they may individually prefer to limit their cattle-car service by whatever terms they choose. Customers, in turn, may accept or refuse each airlines' terms by booking passage or not.

posted @ Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 06:22

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