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Oglethorpe man cited by patrol after chasing down truck that wrecked into building

A number of things about this story irk me, but none more than calling the location Cherokee CornerS instead of Cherokee CORNER ! There is only one corner. If you don't believe me, take to time to stop and read the granite historical marker just west of the church on hwy 78.

posted @ Friday, October 25, 2013 - 13:05

Richt, Bulldogs wary of upset threat from North Texas

@woofie11: At 4:32 AM today the headline was WEARY not wary and not leary.

posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 - 13:01

Ga. school sold film studio at loss to taxpayers

@grove600: you left out step 5; economy rebounds gang buster style creating need for new school facility and step 6; school board buys property next to sold property for many times what the old property was sold for.

posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 13:16

Two dove hunters arrested near Colbert; guns, pickup and cocaine seized

In addition to the question of what is "not having required safety clothing" for dove hunting, when did a soybean field become illegal to shoot doves in? Yeah, I understand hunting without permission and such because I'll have you arrested for hunting my property without permission. but this incident did occur in Madison Co where, according to the weekly arrest reports in the Madison Journal, drivers often get charged with "driving on a road laned for traffic" ????? and an occasional DUI while riding a sober horse.

posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 16:54

Georgia PSC may give $10K fine to anti-abortion group

Perhaps Everett and Echols should follow the Ga law and Constitution like the rest of us are supposed to do. I was raised that charactor and ethical behavior is doing the right thing even when no one else is looking!

posted @ Friday, September 6, 2013 - 10:27

Is Coke's 127-year-old recipe the same? Not Quite

@W.B.: Actually, you'd probably have to find an old fashion drug store that had a fountain and some highball glasses to get the original experience of Coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper and maybe even Bloodwine.
I do know that Coke and Pepsi both tasted a whole lot better many many years ago than they do now, but I think that has a lot to do with it being a whole harder to come by a dime to buy one as a chap than it is to find the 6-7 bucks to buy a case today as an old fart. But then a lot of things were a lot better when I was a younger!!

posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 - 15:43

Regents uphold tenure revocation for UGA professor

Sure wish the regents would revoke Chuck Doodle's contract for all those annoying Toyota commercials that are on the radio every ten minutes!

posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 - 16:03

Heavy load breaks big rig in half on Watkinsville street

Wow, all these years Airgas has been making dry ice and hauling it around the country for distribtion and sale. AG could have saved boatload of money had they known so much free advice was availible as to what kind of semi trailer was needed for the job. Small wonder that they have survived as long as they have.

By the way, when I passed by the truck yesterday morning, there was a hot sweaty guy inside the trailer pushing the coolers up to the trailer door so the forklift could pick them up and set outside the trailer. Probably a good payday for the wrecker service also.

posted @ Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:57

House narrowly rejects effort to halt NSA program

"Right now the balancing is being done by people we do not know. People who lied to this body," said Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.
He was referring to Clapper who admitted he gave misleading statements to Congress on how much the U.S. spies on Americans.

An ordinary Joe who lies to Congress during a hearing would be in the slammer for contempt at the very least. For those of us who have read the US Constitution, this is a lot more serious than answering the question "does this dress make me look fat?"

posted @ Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 04:19

NASCAR back at dirt track for 1st time since '70

Now if NASCAR would come to their senses and go back to racing at Darlington on Labor Day they might draw some of us old timers back into the fold!

posted @ Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 13:04

Trayvon Martin's parents shocked by verdict

This trial verdict didn't turn out the way those morning TV talk shows said it would??. Heck Matt and his lawyer cohost had a conviction assured within 24 hours of hearing about the case.

The last jury that I was served on, the defendant and his attorney were both disappointed with the verdict.The one before that, the District Atty was the one who was disappointed.

posted @ Friday, July 19, 2013 - 05:14

Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.

Well Wyoming deserves to have their share of carpetbagger represenatives. Lord knows that GA has more than it's share.

posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 05:53

Questions swirl around payments owed by Athens Tea Party group

$65,000 in speaking fees is a lot of money for a bunch of blather, regardless of the party. Hot air is free in Georgia from May through September.

posted @ Friday, July 12, 2013 - 20:40

Health insurers fear young people will opt out

"I don't feel I should pay for something I don't use," said the Milwaukee resident,

When you look at it that way, any and all insurance is a waste of funds; until lightning strikes your house or a tree falls on it, or you get run over by a chicken truck, or any of the multitude of calamities that happen every day occur.

posted @ Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 05:37

Judge rules incriminating statements can be used in Jamie Hood case

I have friends in Florida who tell me that most people would turn off their lights and ACs in order to make sure there was plenty of voltage for "Ole Sparky" on execution days. Like the idea of hitting the carport door buttons as you drive the courthouse.
Early 1700s Charleston SC method of stopping pirates would be better solution though; cover him with tar and hang him on the battery for thirty days, after he is properly convicted of course.

posted @ Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 17:00

Danica Patrick fires back at Kyle Petty comments

Like Kyle Petty or DE Jr have set the woods on fire with their racing results over the years.

posted @ Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 05:58

New rules aim to rid schools of junk foods

Enough with all this "we know best for you horsehockey."

Why? Just why in the hell can't the school's lunchroom dietician decide what to put on the plate instead all this bureaucratic gooblygook regulation that comes from Washington, all fifty state legislatures, and darn near every city and county government in the country?

Seems like everytime anything gets improved anymore the result is an utter failure. eg: these new assinine gas can spouts that take three hands to operate and five hands if you are trying to pour the gas in an automobile.

Enough already!

posted @ Friday, June 28, 2013 - 04:06

Feds now back morning-after pills for all girls

@kayron4: You'll the same warning on the detailed msds sheet of most all pharmaceutical drugs including presription aspirin.

posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 05:39

New radios at Ga. Army base jamming garage doors

Perhaps some of you are not aware that Ft Gordon, home to the Signal Corp, has the capability to open and close garage doors in Atlanta and Chicago? They can probably tell you what color socks you are wearing today as well.

posted @ Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 16:12

Republicans cite scandals to slam Obama in day one of GOP convention in Athens

@loveUSA: So being a waiter or bartender is now classified as a "charity" instead of work?

posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:59

Republicans cite scandals to slam Obama in day one of GOP convention in Athens

I'd be curious to see the results of asking the downtown establishments if they've seen an increase in the tip jars due to the tightwads being in town.

posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 07:23

Athens-Clarke police looking for armed robbery suspect

@Man_Of_The_Mountain: Don't go throwing out big words like "Lilliputian" on the general ABH readership, some might think that you're refering to sick easter lillies. Beer Sick

posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 05:59

Surgeon: Stonewall Jackson death likely pneumonia

But he'll still be just as dead!

posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 04:25

Pitts: 'Do you know who I am?'

Some of the best growing up advice my Mother gave me was that when I was anywhere out in public; "You can at least act like you have good sense whether you do or not."

posted @ Monday, May 6, 2013 - 04:51

State approves firm to design new Falcons stadium

Kansas City, MO design firm??? So much for a good start at all the local jobs this boondoggle project is supposed to create. Surely there must be some decent architect and engineering firms in GA!

posted @ Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 05:54

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