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Secret Service boosts security outside White House

An intruder at the White House should be shot when in the inside of the fence.

posted @ Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 14:16

30-person brawl reported in west Athens

Paging reverend Al, paging reverend Al.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 16:16

Athens man brutally beats girlfriend

What NFL team does this POS play for?

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:34

Twins facing charges in alleged Athens assault

Double probation for the twins if they are indeed guilty.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:15

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

As much as it pains me to say the employer of this man has no business disciplining him for his off field behavior without a legally written set of rules that outline behavior and consequences.
I am most curious however how the fans will react. If they are offended by the treatment of this man's son then they should stay away from the stadium as a statement to the team ownership that they are not happy. they should also boycott the buying of any and all Viking memorabilia. But being a spineless and shallow country none of these things will happen.
Play on!

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:12

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

This is a misuse of the men and women who have taken an oath to do what is necessary to defend the freedom of the their country.
The priorities of our President is frightening. Our borders are porous and the threat of terrorism is rising and now the president sends troops away from defending the freedom of our country.
We indeed should do something to help the Africans confronted with the threat of Ebola but our medical troops? Isn't this the same army that is being reduced to it's lowest manpower levels in decades?
I'm sorry for the rambling of this post but I am dumbfounded by the leadership in my country.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:03

Police arrest gun-toting alleged Athens gang member at Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals game

Sounds like a job for Reverend Al.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 12:21

South Carolina upsets Georgia, 38-35

I recommend that Gurley fake an injury and get off the team and enter the draft next year.

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:33

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

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