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Man claiming to be Marine questions service of wrong Athens cop

Instead of probation what if this idiot became a Marine for 4 years and then came back to Athens to apologize to the officers?

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 09:36

12 UGA students awarded Fulbright grants

Congratulations to all. Do yourselves and America proud.

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 09:28

Protesters demand new prosecutor for Ferguson case

I've heard that the black population of Ferguson is either 60 or 70 % yet there are no black members of the local government. If this is true I would like to know what the voter turnout percentage is and the number of minority candidates that have run for office in the last 10 - 15 years.
I just read that AG Holder said that there changes coming when he was in Ferguson today. I look forward to that because I too think that there is much too much black on black crime and it is time for the community to step up at the plate and change.
As an old white guy I am tired of being blamed for all of the problems in black communities.

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 15:42

Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

I believe they were also called indigenous personnel.

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 14:52

Man dies in shooting outside Philly peace concert

A fatal shooting at a peace concert/rally in the city of brotherly love. Can't make this stuff up America.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 09:25

Georgia school systems welcome Central American students

Correction: influx of "illegal" immigrants.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 08:54

Athens teen faces battery charge following fight

Sounds perfectly reasonably to me. Primitive conflict resolution must be a course taught at MENSA meetings.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 15:27

Petty Officer First Class Scott Edmunds now aboard the USS Nitze

Thank you young man. I'm sure the skill sets that you are learning will hwep you in your post military life.

posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:11

Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

Dog bites man. Move on nothing to see here.

posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:08

Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

I was shocked to see that the AP finally stated that the withdrawing of US troops from Iraq was President Bush's plan not President Obama's. He must now stop saying that he got the troops out of Iraq but unfortunately will now blame President Bush for the mess that we have. I can hear the whining now how his hands were tied t d o the right thing.
Lets face it the last time someone with political power stated that the military goal was containment the world become embroiled in a war with the Nazi terrorists.
International terrorism is a real threat to the US and must be dealt with severely. Why would anyone doubt the words of sworn jihadists when they say their goal is to rule the world according to sharia law? There actions going as far back as the 70s clearly indicate that negotiation and containment has not worked.

posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10:11

UGA athletic administrators, other employees get boosts in pay

If this happened in American industry there would screaming, demonstrations and "occupiers" all calling for the heads of the people that actually create jobs.
It is laughable at the double standard of the elite enlightened left.
I'll bet that the salaries of the people that clean the dorms, cut the lawns prepare the food did not receive salary increases to get them to the point of not having to have two jobs.

posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:10

Argument over fire pit leads to stabbing by sword

In America today this seems a pretty reasonable attempt at conflict resolution.

posted @ Friday, August 1, 2014 - 16:02

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

@dahreese: Unfortunately I was not surprised that your belief system prevented you from reading and comprehending my post. This problem is rather prevalent in America today and sorry to say you are part of the problem as I see it.
A usual tactic taken by those that cannot think for themselves is to attack the "offending person" as you did when you accused me of believing that there weren't other atrocities other than Mai Lai.
Your post on Israel is filled with invective because you feel threatened by opposing opinions.
Here is a fact that you didn't spit out, Palestine was an "area" not a state. The Palestinian people while abused by Israel were treated equally poorly by their Arab brothers. One might say that they were and are being used by their brothers to foster their own ideologies. Even this administration considers Hamas a terrorist organization being financed and materially supported by Iran and Qatar (just two of the abusing brothers).

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 18:43

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

Don't forget that this man testified in front of a Congressional panel that U.S. soldiers were committing atrocities in Viet Nam as a matter of course. . A statement that was and is emphatically untrue.
Yes there were bad actions taken by an infinitesimal amount of GIs when in country. But to smear all of the troops borders on treason.
No one ever cites the thousands upon thousands of medical clinics conducted in the field in small villages; the amount of civilians medevaced to US hospitals after they were shot or tortured by the VC; the number of children treated for wounds received from VC booby traps.
Sorry for the rant but I get tired of hearing statements from DC and the press that we'll never know are true.

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 15:42

Serial shoplifters arrested in Athens

Higher prices and higher taxes. Processing a career criminal before they are given probation is costly.
Any way of learning the fake name that was given? Had to be better than the real one.

posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:13

Athens to become home to increasing number of refugees

I applaud people leaving their homeland and coming to America after going through the legal process of immigration. The caveat is that they also must want to become hard working members of our "melting pot". We already have too many that do not support the American way of life, at least not what it was when we were growing into a world leader nation.
I cannot help but wonder however, how will the influx of these families impact the current high level of unemployment, the already struggling school system, and the increasing cost of operating the county government?

posted @ Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11:52

Dems seek political edge in contraception ruling

@sgdog1: I'll go you one better. I think all female employees should quit their jobs and work for another company. I'm sure they will find better pay, better benefits, better work conditions and not have to stay home on Sundays.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:25

Feds to scrutinize Georgia's Medicaid backlog

Where was the fed investigation a decade ago when there were backlogs for care in the VA?
The arrogance and priority of this government is so obvious it hurts.

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 09:05

Athens restaurant robbed, manager pistol whipped and forced into freezer

What a great opportunity for Clark County to show it's tax paying law abiding citizens and business owners that they are going to take control of the streets by burying these guys so far under the jail that they never see light again.
Someone has to make the first move to re-establish a country of laws.

posted @ Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:46

Taking their business elsewhere: Best Buy latest to leave Clarke for Oconee

The one thing that I never understood about the South's development planners was that they never seemed to learn from all of the mistakes the northern cities/suburbs made in their development.
There isn't one issue that a planner must take into consideration that the north hasn't screwed up at least one time in every city and suburb in existence.
The attitude should be that if the north did it then we need to look at it closer and change it.

posted @ Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:38

Athens man crashes while DUI, leaves the scene to report his car stolen

Poor tree!

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:18

Athens man tries to stab eye of child’s mother

In addition to the human tragedy of the suffering that the baby is destined for how about the monetary cost to the tax payer. I say this not believing that the man paid for the support of the baby or it's mother.
But I could be wrong.
How about sending him to Chicago where he probably would get shot in a brief matter of time?

posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 08:52

Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

A terribly worded and biased headline.
The SCOTUS ruling is so very narrow that it threatens no one's control over their own body.
At some point in time we the people must realize that we are being played for fools by the political parties and the press. We have lost our ability to think calmly and clearly.
Hobby Lobby has, as part of their health care plan, offered 16 methods of birth control. They do not pay for four that are "abortionates". They do not forbid any of their employees from using any legal means to end a pregnancy.
If it wasn't for a poorly written bill that was voted into law by people that didn't know what was in the bill, institutions and people probably wouldn't have had to sue to protect their rights.
I wonder how HL employees would react to having to go to work on Sundays? Would they quit to get another job because they disagree with that company policy?

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:17

Whistleblower alleges VA benefit application purge in Georgia

Gee I wonder if this anything to do with me waiting 28 months for a minor change to my file?
The VA in Atlanta performed exceptionally fast when processing my initial claim and won my admiration however since then I have submitted the same data twice and still have not heard a word other than that my claim is late and it is being processed.
If the status of my insignificant issue (in my opinion) is any indication of what veteran's in more desperate straits have to deal with then we truly have an absolutely immoral system of governance in place.
The people in D.C. have created these wounded and have ignored them for decades.
The President has recently committed more troops to Iraq without a finely tuned support system in place. Can someone how a person could do that?

posted @ Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 14:27

Man douses grandfather’s SUV with lighter fluid in Athens

damn Connecticut yankee.

posted @ Friday, June 27, 2014 - 07:30

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