I saw some people on facebook commenting about this yesterday it was outside of Club Platinum.posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 07:27
@Lady of the Lake: What irritates me is people spend so much time bashing clarke county and they don't even live here. Not to mention most the people that bash the system are in no place to change it or even care enough to try and change it.posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 14:24
@snarkydude: Yesposted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 14:21
[quote][b]Lady of the Lake[/b] -
He would probably be charged the same. The questions though, should be what will he be convicted of, and what will his sentence be?
You missed my point. Most hard criminals do get sentenced to do the time in Clarke County. Most of the time they get out of prison early to rampage in our streets again. It is the pot heads and crack heads that get probation. The people steeling copper and breaking into to houses. In Oconee county a teenager could do the same thing and get probation where most Clarke county residents are going to do a stent in county jail because they can't afford probation. It just irritates me that people read our paper and bash our system when they don't even live here.posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:53
@bchb: I agree with all that post!posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 - 15:01
[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - With list of charges, Madison County will be putting him away for a long time. Should have done this in ACC where he might have gotten probation.
Despite how much some of us locals joke about Clarke county giving probation I'm pretty sure that guy would be charged the same anywhere. The same thing could be said about Oconee County considering more of the people there can afford a lawyer.posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 - 14:53
To all you don't swerve people. I think we all know that you are not supposed to swerve. Stands to say though that in the situation not everyone is going to react the same way as you act in your perfect calm. I guess no one has ever fake punched you and made you flinch. It is a natural reaction to swerve to miss something as if walking down the street and moving out of the way of a person about to run into you as they are walking aimlessly looking in the other direction. I don't think you should blame someone for using instincts over judgement in a situation like this.
Secondly I find it funny that the issue everyone is pushing is the swerve don't swerve. I figured it would be the seat belt thing.posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 14:45
@mpd0.59: that above post was meant for youposted @ Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 18:48
How about you organize an event that supports the children in Athens. Oh and by the way I believe that they reach out to nine counties, considering ours is sitting pretty next door, they likely cater to us. I'm not a big fan of Oconee county people commenting on our politics here because they don't pay taxes here, but this is kinda different.
32 year Athens born and bread resident.
I'm all for anyone giving back to our community and the ones that need our help. I'm thankful that Athens has a little more substance for the families.posted @ Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 18:47
He was using it medically. I vote we take him of the injury list and suspend him for the Georgia Florida game.posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 13:47
[quote][b]Humbucker bob[/b] - Using any device that isn't the vehicle while driving should be illegal. [/quote]
Radio?posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 11:59
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - @Ugles: Street smarts is defined as a person who has alot of common sense and knows what's going on in the world or as intelligence gained outside of school. [/quote]
Depends on if you use the urban dictionary.
street smart definition
wise in the ways of urban life; wise in the ways of tough neighborhoods. : Bess wasn't street smart enough to survive by herself.
This is a much better example than the urban dictionary because there are a ton of people with street smarts and not a lick of common sense or inteligence.posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 11:52
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - @yeti: I thought UGA was supposed to be hard to get into now? How did this poor sap possibly get accepted.
Schools test for academic achievement and not street smarts. But it takes both to make it in this world we live in. [/quote]
Thats not street smarts that is common senseposted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 09:13
Grow operation. No rocket science. No sarcasm required.
Then why not the Power Bill?posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 09:08
[quote][b]Turdboy[/b] - What happened to the classic city?? This was at one time a nice safe little town full of good people.
What classic city have you been living in? I have been here for 32 years and I don't remember a single year that Athens Gardens, Reed Street, and Cedar Shoals drive were not stinking up the east side.posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 09:05
Capital Punishment doesn't punish the person it punishes the people that love him as hard as that might be to imagine. I have personally had someone close to me taken away. I would not wish death on the person that took her from my family and I because I know how her death affected my family and I. Another death won't make a right. You aren't punishing the person you are punishing their family who has already been punished emotionally. Though one can say well the person has already damaged his/her family enough by committing the crime death won't hurt much more. It will, there will be no more visits for his mother or brother or sister. I am not a god fearing man but I know lots of you commenting are. Who made you "GOD" and who made you the judge. Me personally I don't even need "GOD" to know that my opinion is a sound judgement. Think about it?
Someone also commented on Larry Flint's logic and though he is a bit overboard eccentric I'm pretty sure the courts have proved at least once or twice his logic ain't that bad. Larry Flint is an interesting dude.posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 22:42
Here you go Timmy here is your ticket for not registering your bike. Now run along home and make sure you give that to your mother or you will be put in jail next time. That is exactly what would happen in the next 30 years if legislation like that was passed. I say that with no sarcasm because I have absolutely zero faith in society practicing common sense and rational judgement. EX. The kid that picks up a stick and points it at his friend and says bang. A kid playing with a stick like it is a gun getting banned from a school. EX. The idea to remove swings from schools and parks because a couple kids get hurt. EX. The notion that we can sue someone if we are doing something stupid at someone's house and hurt our selves. It is obviously not our fault for being idiots (Sarcasm). EX. The tea party.posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 18:26
[quote][b]Walholler[/b] - The bars create most of the problem. Let them pay a little higher trash fee. A nickel more per can or bottle won't matter much.
A nickel more per can or bottle would be an obscene number. You could probably house all the homeless in the state of Georgia the way this town drinks. I think it is pretty cool that most the bars have those recycle bins set up inside of them so all the waist from the bars isn't going to the landfill. That also makes me question the statement that "bars create most of the problem". They aren't throwing out old food. I admit many bars contribute to the pathetic frattastic punks throwing up on the streets but that has nothing to do with waist management and more to do with people drinking to much. I wonder how much more the waist management actually makes when they pick up all those cans from the bars. A couple bags of cans gives me enough to buy a case of beers.posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 18:12
[quote][b]Long Sufferer[/b] - Considering how well our defense has played this year. Explain why Grantham is being paid so much. It makes no sense to me.
Do you know a coach that can do better with almost a complete defense composed of freshman playing SEC teams every other week? I would be willing to put a good chunk of money on the line to assume that in the next two years Georgia will have one of the best D in the Nation.posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 07:11
I see everyone is already jumping to the conclusion that this driver was doing something wrong. I guess I am the only person that read she is 71 years old. How many 71 year old people even know how to text. My mom doesn't know how and my dad barely does. He gets and sends about 4 messages a month. I know because I pay the bill. She is probably having vision problems. Lots of people get older and start having worse and worse vision without realizing how bad it is getting. There are no laws that take the keys out of the drivers hands and instead it is up to family members if they even have any to figure out how to get their older relatives off the road and this is after those relatives figure out how bad the vision has gotten.posted @ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 07:48
Keep talking Peanut Head last time you opened your mouth you inserted foot and the Dawgs had a chicken dinner.posted @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 16:22
Mouth to mouth on the cat is going the distance!posted @ Monday, September 9, 2013 - 18:31
[quote][b]Stinky_Dawg_Luvin[/b] - Is the cost to the county worth it? How much money did it cost ACC to arrest these 70 people and throw them into an already overcrowded system?
Unless, they pose a public safety hazard, I wouldn’t take them of the street. If they have the urge to void their bladder in public from too much beer, write them a citation and fine the [filtered word] out of them. [/quote]
I agree! More cops and more people = more arrest. Think about how many people get arrested any way on a typical Saturday night. You want less arrest stop confusing the out of town people with it being legal to drink on campus and illegal once you cross the arches. Just let them drink in the streets as some one mentioned above other places do. They do bring a lot of money to our local economy. Sold out hotels all over Athens, crazy restaurant business, well of graduates shopping from our stores, buying our gas, and etc. You want to cut down on the drunks driving? Well we know how many more people are in town for the game how about a public transport all night long for game days at least. God knows the students pay out the yang for it in their tuition. They should also set up more Portable potties in town so we have less pissing in the streets. Might smell bad for one night but beats housing them in our jail (cost of the porta potties). Plus the streets still smell fresh when the potties are gone. Like you said we should fine the [filtered word] out of those that do pee in the streets make some more cash off of them rather than lose it and overcrowd our jail.posted @ Monday, September 9, 2013 - 18:21
@retiredandhappy: lol Peanut head is hiding his head in a hole maybe this will shut him up until LSUposted @ Monday, September 9, 2013 - 06:11
@retiredandhappy: lol Peanut head is hiding his head in a hole maybe this will shut him up until LSUposted @ Monday, September 9, 2013 - 06:10
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