I recall that Gov. Deal replaced David Stooksbury as the state climatoligist for talking about droughts in GA; Gov's spokesman said it was bad for the economy. Most of the TV and radio types don't give flying flip about drought so long as it doesn't rain between Tuesday morning and Monday night.posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 06:33
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
@woofie11: At 4:32 AM today the headline was WEARY not wary and not leary.posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 - 13:01
@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
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
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
@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!!
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
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
"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
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
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
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
$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
"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
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.
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
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
@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
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
@loveUSA: So being a waiter or bartender is now classified as a "charity" instead of work?posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:59
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
@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.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 05:59
But he'll still be just as dead!posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 04:25
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
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more