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Giveth and taketh away: Georgia Tech hands Georgia 30-24 overtime loss

Hope I wasn't the only viewer to see that Tech had the superior OL. It always, always, always comes down to the OL and the DL. How does GT out recruit us in those two areas? Maybe it's coaching. The Tech OL coach is one valuable dude.

posted @ Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 17:37

Athens Downtown Development Authority managing parking, paying rental subsidies outside its jurisdiction

Would bet there aren't a handful of property owners in the ADDA business district who know that a portion of their property tax that goes to the ADDA is used to subsidize rents. I for one would be interested in the success rate of these tech startups. Also, how long are the leases for the individual office spaces? If the startup fails is Four Athens responsible for the rent on the vacated space which is subsidized by the ADDA. Is there a waiting list to fill these spaces?

posted @ Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:10

Dupuy: Pledge of Allegiance isn't America's best tradition

If this article was put to paper it's proper place would be the round file. It doesn't deserve the recycle container.

posted @ Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 08:55

John Barrow plans return to Athens after congressional loss

Always liked John Barrow and made it a point to follow his career. He probably remained a Democrat out of loyalty which is honorable IMHO.

posted @ Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:48

Election proves Americans have no clue about solving problems

"Fear of information and thinking". Now that's really clever.

posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 09:00

Election proves Americans have no clue about solving problems

Bitter liberals squealing when they don't get their way. As she pounds the keys on her laptop one can imagine the network of re-education camps she has planned for the country, everywhere but the northeast and left coast of course.

posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 07:58

GOP seizes on anger, demographics for success

Leave it to the democrats, and a complicit press, to complain that the massacre of the 2014 midterms happened because of low voter turnout. It's the presidential elections that really count, they say. The last two presidential elections were billed as block parties by the liberals where phones, food stamps, birth control, disability, and open ended unemployment benefits would be had by all who voted. The midterm elections are the real deal, where the educated and involved show up to clean out the coat tail hanging pretenders from the two houses, and FYI it works both ways. This time it worked perfectly.

posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 07:43

GOP seizes on anger, demographics for success

double post

posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 07:43

Obama sets afternoon news conference on election

The headline should read, "Obama sets afternoon tee time."

posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 09:20

GOP surge: Republicans seize control of Senate

The stark reality of last six years is that the American electorate twice swallowed hook line and sinker a super hyped late night golf gimmick. Add to that a completely unlikeable senate majority leader with a horrible personality, a former speaker left coast embarrassment, and a DNC leader that no makeover of any proportion could make likeable (and that's just to name a few), and we had the ingredients for the major defeat the progressives suffered last night. Better late than never.

posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 08:54

Nunn wants to use government to solve problems

Sorry Michelle we don't need another community organizer type in government at the national level. If you think you had success running charities, stick with that. You would make a poor senator with those qualifications but a functional non-profit head.

posted @ Monday, November 3, 2014 - 08:54

Struggling governors could hurt GOP's Senate hopes

One just has laugh at these biased AP articles that we've had to suffer through the last several weeks.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 06:59

US officials see signs of new life in Iraqi army

I would like to see the list, and the numbers, of our weapons that the Iraqi army abandoned when they ran from the fight in northern Iraq.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:29

Green back in UGA secondary, RB Marshall may not play against Florida

The obvious plan which benefits GA going forward is to hold out Marshall until next year when he will be fully healed and we start the season with him, Chubb, Michel, and Douglas platooning at running back.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 06:39

Blog: Revamping panhandling law not the answer, officials say

ACC should buck up and make the Downtown Athens business district a panhandler free zone. If they can fight an apartment owner for years at a cost of thousands to confiscate a few parking spots, they can go to bat against Legal Aid and the ACLU to rid our downtown of this festering decades old problem which only gets worse. The remedies proposed by this committee are practically useless. "Focus on broader issues of community education and coordination" is the sound of a can being kicked down the road.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:23

Purcell: Criticism of Obama isn't too little, it's too late

Let's hope there will never be another who is so completely unqualified. The American electorate is to blame for this one, and the multi million dollar democrat propaganda machine that easily sways weak minds.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 07:11

On the street: UGA students respond to Todd Gurley news

He's in the situation he's in because of his own stupidity. Young and wreckless go together like hand in glove. Why, why, why ??? even get within 10 miles of something that would jeopardize your eligibiltiy. Nothing but heartaches following the Dawgs.

posted @ Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 07:18

March on global warming expected to draw thousands

@cyou299: Then you and yours have wasted the last thirty years. Get off your computer and this social venue and into a lab!!!! Or are you waiting for an all powerful overlord to fulfill your request?

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:46

March on global warming expected to draw thousands

I've been on board with global warming since the 80s when the focus on the cause was the destruction of the equatorial rain forests and one of the solutions to the problem was for all of us to plant more trees. Thirty years later we find ourselves no closer to a realistic solution and we are being screamed at by stoner, pseudo environmentalists. They will hypocritically drive and fly to NYC spewing carbon all the way. Get off the streets and into the labs and come up with an alternative non-polluting energy source.

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 07:46

On one side Georgia voter registration probe a big deal, on the other not so much

Silly Democrat crybabies (citizens arrest, citizens arrest), they always want to be free to lie, cheat, and steal elections without being held accountable.

posted @ Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 19:00

Richt defends Bobo, ill-fated late-game play

And all the while Mr. Spurrier is sitting behind his desk snickering, basking in the vengeance of beating us yet again. And better yet he knows that doing so will turn us on ourselves and leave another big open wound on a physce that has no room for another. To Georgia's credit they played hard, but SCs offense picked us apart and we had no answer except at the end with the INT.

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 07:43

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 - 12:47

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 - 16:59

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 - 07:38

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 - 06:59

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