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Jay Carney joins CNN as commentator

MSNBC would have been another good fit for the little liberal spinmeister. Must admit he had a tough time defending the stumbling and bumbling of the regime but managed to be just as arrogant and dismissive as his boss.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 13:47

Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

The doubly sad aspect of this affair is that it paved the way for that ginormous dirt bag Terry McCauliffe to be elected governor of Virginia.

posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 17:59

Column: Pruitt's defense stands tall after shaky start

What a wonderful sight to see. A defense full of confidence (in the 2nd half), knowing what there assignments are, adjusting immediately to Clemson's shifts, tackling hard, and putting stiff pressure on the QB. We saw very very few blown assignments as we did often in the past. When the camera focused on Pruitt he was enthusiastic and under control just how a coach should be with young players. The whole state is feeling good this morning.

posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:38

World is on brink of unprecedented wave of extinction, says UGA's Farmer

Why can't climate scientists and the many enviornmental groups come together and start an all out research effort to find an alternative non polluting energy source to power our homes, factories, places of work/ learning, and our vehicles. We need an alternative pronto, not decades from now. The oil and coal companies are best suited to do this but they aren't going to. They have never had this kind of profitablity. No way they are in a hurry to save the world when they have been waiting for decades for the astronomical demand the world has for their products. According to climate scientists the end is near. So, these thousands of concerned fossil fuel protesters should get in the labs and start coming up with a solution instead of protesting and continually flogging the rest us with a guilt trip. We don't want to freeze in the winter and broil in the summer. Find an alternative to coal and gas, and don't just talk and cry about it. DO IT. Nothing defines freedom to Americans like our ability and right to travel where we want when we want, and gasoline and diesel haters do this just as much as any of us. Forget about the federal government finding a cure. They won't be interested until a private group or coalition of groups is close to a break through.

posted @ Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 07:59

Athens police catch men painting pylons

The judge in this case needs to send a clear message. Giving them the maximum fine would do that.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 05:56

Increased gas tax could improve state infrastructure, officials say

Poppycock!!! Gasoline and diesel are taxed enough. Fuel should not be the "go to" tax source as are alcohol and tobacco.

posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 05:22

Broun cosponsoring bill to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

Where are all the liberal/progressive piranha? Summer sucks them away to their relative's beach and mountain homes.

posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 06:29

Aggressive panhandler arrested after asking off-duty Athens cop for money

This guy has an arrest record longer than this article. He's a fixture downtown (as are ten others) and has been doing this same s&*t for decades, yet he is turned loose on the rest of us over and over. He had a crack pipe and a bottle of whiskey, proof positive where the money goes when suckers give panhandlers cash.

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 07:11

Restaurant health inspections in Clarke County for June 3-18

I'm guessing there's a new inspector in town.

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 07:55

Who pays for first lady's fabulous fashions?

Is anyone surprised by the hyrocrisy anymore? The champions of the poor and middle class taking advantage of every fluffy perk offered by fame seeking fellow hypocrites? This is a perfect example of welfare for the privileged, something conservatives are criticized for 24/7. God help us if this nonsense is high on the list of what will motivate women to vote for a woman to be our next president. Laura Bush is mature and classy as she always is. No doubt the Kardashian centric Yahoo news and Huffington Post will reprint this article but will probably omit the part about Mrs. Bush paying her own way.

posted @ Monday, June 2, 2014 - 07:03

Democrats vote to expand Medicaid, raise minimum wage

I love these loaded "Show me the money" ballot questions.

posted @ Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 06:53

Democrats see best turnout in Athens early voting

A higher Republican turnout would have been news worthy. Come on ABH. Do you have to be so partisan?

posted @ Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 07:30

Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

If we had term limits we wouldn't be dealing with his embarassing nonsense. He would have been gone in the mid 80s.

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:33

Grimes: More equitable tax structure would make America a better place

We all pay enough tax as it is. Get off that bandwagon. The federal government must be accountable to the last dime for the trillions it already takes in. The rampant waste and pork barrel politics is inexcusable. No amount of tax is enough for the national socialists.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:01

Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

Incompetence begets incompetence.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 07:32

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

There is a long list of these career criminals roaming the streets of Athens Clarke County that have no observable redeeming qualities. Many inhabit downtown pestering and harassing all in their path.

posted @ Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:14

Junkman's Daughter's Brother to close, owner says

Should give a heads up to the landfill when time comes.

posted @ Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:32

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Another class warfare infomercial from the AP. The lawyer obviously wants it all right now, and the author should grow up also.

posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:20

Justice Scalia talks Constitution in Atlanta

This is the third day that the ABH has kept this article active. Why so long??
Were they disappointed the liberals were a no show the first two days considering the hatred that the local leftists have for all things right of center including Scalia? Must be the cool weather.

posted @ Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:25

Georgia Senate panel green lights bill restricting state Obamacare help

"The unaffordable care act" Much to the dismay of many liberals the ACA has been popularly rebranded Obamacare. I for one would be in favor of foregoing the term Obamacare for the spot on UCA (unafforable care act), but only if it has a subscript that reads as follows: This law is Barack Obama's signature piece of legislation during his eight years as president.

posted @ Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:27

Vice President Joe Biden to visit Atlanta

No doubt we will hear that patronizing phony southern drawl that he uses when addressing African Americans.

posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:29

Wig Out: Downtown Athens loses another retailer in Lee's Wigs

The parking situation continues to stifle downtown business. There is no question of that. The remedy is simple. Lower the price and reduce the fines. Yes, students will park for class and employees and owners will park on the meters, but it was with that scenario that downtown thrived. Now most of the businesses are crying that business is slow to very slow. Combine a hostile parking environment with a weak economy and what were once good businesses are crippled then killed.

posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 09:13

Government lets banks, marijuana sellers do business

It's been reported that credit card companies don't want to get involved with the legal pot business either. That means they are CASH businesses. If it's a cash business I guarantee that money is going straight into the owner's and employee's pockets undocumented. For that stolen money there is no sales tax, federal withholding, Fica, Federal unemployment, state unemployment, and every other tax based on sales volume and payroll, being collected. Unless there is a full time state employee (auditor) in each store watching every transaction and documenting daily receipts the above scenario is what's happening.

posted @ Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 09:43

27K without power in Georgia, but Athens area OK so far

As of 8:00 this morning we see very little ice accumulating on trees here in north Oconee. Precipitation is sleet. Hope it stays that way.

posted @ Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:11

UGA to hire FSU defensive coordinator Pruitt

Great news!!!! He's has a national championship under his belt, and being from the South makes it that much better.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 16:37

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