@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
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
“Back in the day, most of the engines were built by the race team,” Ratcliff said. “Now you have a handful of major engine builders that supply engines to most all the teams in the garage."
This is one of the reasons that NASCAR has lost a lot appeal to this old timer, take away the emblems and everything in the car in like water flowing down a river.posted @ Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 06:36
Amazing how those mugshot camera's can change one's hair color!posted @ Monday, April 22, 2013 - 05:19
In a time where 24 hours ago is now ancient history to so many people, I still remember the words of Athens own H Randolph Holder's news creed, "Get it first, but first get it right."posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 06:18
Well the vaunted hedges are just privet, damn near impossible to kill.
What I want to know is, what is being done to protect those of us who live 5-10 miles away that hear all the booming noise from the sound system until midnight?
@Curls: Just how many tokes did you have prior to reading my comment?posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 04:27
@Ross: I'd venture to say that Lyndon Johson brought in more revenue than George Washington!posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 04:20
God, please forgive me for having helped this idiot win his first election over Jim Whitehead after Charlie Norwood died!posted @ Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 05:09
DNR sure hasn't been counting the flea bags that destroy my garden and eat as much of my winter annuals, ryegrass, rye, and clover planted for cattle. Not unusual for me to come home from work in the evening and see three seperate groups of 14-29 deer every day. The serious woods competant hunters are probably seeing just as many deer as ever. The "just get out of the house" crowd, probably not so many. I don't see as many roadkills as I did ten years ago but then a pack of coyotes can clean up a roadkill, bones, hide, and all in just a few hours. Even the buzzards have started eating roadkill deer, something that 15-20 years ago I hardly ever saw happen.
Deer hunting used to be so much more of an enjoyable experience for me when I sometimes had to go everyday for a week or two in order to see a couple of does. For the last ten years, it's been more like work; walk out of the yard and in less than hour have to go back with the truck to load up 1 or 2, sometimes 3, field dressed deer to take to the processor for donation to the Food Bank.posted @ Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 04:54
Glad UGA won, Sure was hard to watch all those missed shots though!posted @ Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 05:53
We'd all be better off if the GA legislature would just pass the constitutional required annual budget and then come home instead of passing laws that aren't neccessary. Of course, King Shady, I mean Gov Shady, appears to want control of everything that happens in the state anyway so why just do away with the power drunk legislature? Many of them act just like mockingbirds that are drunk on too many chinaberries or fermented wild cherries;loudly singing away at bird territorial intruders that are imaginary figments of their drunken stupor and sometimes their own reflection in a window!posted @ Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 06:05
The Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network doesn't make predictions, only data reports of what is currently happening and what has happened in the last 30 days.
Yes, TV and radio personality weather types are just hyping up the same National Weather Services report and forecast that anyone with internet access or a weather radio can get. ie; TV weather "FREEZE WARNING" could mean anything from 15 minutes of a temp at 32 degrees to 2 days of 20 degrees. If you look at The Weather Channel ten day forecasts, there is almost always a 60% chance of rain and showers listed on the eighth day of their prediction, even in the middle of historical droughts.
One reason it takes so long to clean up thunderstorms in Atlanta is because of all the TV trucks out filming the same tree limb in the road while shouting "STORM DAMAGE LIVE at 6" How in heck can it be live when it was filmed 2 hours ago?
@NiUnPasoAtras: And how many other teams across the country are sitting at home wishing they were in a position to go down in flames during the tournament?posted @ Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 06:13
Let a fertilized egg fall out of the uterus on it's own and see how much life it has after 15 minutes!posted @ Friday, March 22, 2013 - 21:24
I remember when the NIT basketball tournament was the girl that you wanted to take out on a date. The NCAA tournament was a just a crazy old cousin that you loved because you had to.posted @ Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 04:57
@kayron4: You need to find another dentist!posted @ Monday, March 18, 2013 - 04:28
“We don’t have to end up like the mummies,” he said.
Well, I think it's a safe bet that eventually we will all wind up just as dead as the Mummies are, regardless of lifestyle or eating habits. Many wiil probably die earlier than neccesary from excessive worry over dietary habits.posted @ Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 05:46
I remember well how Sec Kemp, when running for Commissioner of Agriculture, touted how he, the efficiency expert that he was, would be able to cut the ag dept by 10% and still be able to do more any had in the past. That said, in Sec Kemp's defense, did any body else notice how the legislation will move the licensing to other areas and then create a committee to oversee the work done? Kemp must have fouled somebody's nest and didn't realize it.posted @ Monday, March 11, 2013 - 05:26
The budget is the only constitutional required task that the GA legislature has to do and they fiddle around with nonsense legislation until the session is almost over every year. Of course when the schedule is hectic, slipping in some tax break that only benefits someone who is well connected politically is a lot easier to do.posted @ Monday, March 11, 2013 - 05:16
To all of the whiny passengers lining up to sue Carnival, you ought to be glad the ship didn't sink and leave you floating in life rafts and vests on the ocean for a week! Had that happened, crap bags and cold sandwiches would have seemed a luxurious amenity.posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 07:08
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There is a lot going on in the world of pop culture these days and I?ve been so busy that I haven?t had much time to write about it. So how about we catch up? ?Arrested Development? is back! I admit, I was not a fan of this show while it was on network TV, but I watched it a year ago on Netflix and was hooked. read more
Rep. Regina Quick, R-Athens, was one of two local delegates to score less than an "A+" in the Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative score card. She and I played phone tag Monday when I was reporting the story and I wasn't able to get her comments in a timely fashion. Instead, she sent over this statement Wednesday morning and she did not mince her words. (Links and italicized portions are my own; otherwise, it's as she wrote it.) Dear Friends: read more