My question is why leave the 13 and 9 year old (at least) inside with the baby instead of having THEM help with the can-bagging, while an adult stays with the baby? I mean, *i* was babysitting when i was 12, so i don't have a problem with that, but was it "babysitting" or just "left the baby in the house with the 13, 9 and 5 year old children" because there IS a big difference between the two concepts. Just sayin' ... 9 and 13 are way old enough to help with that minor "labor" project in the back yard!!!
oh, and an idea, IF you are going to do that, and locks or not (because kids are amazingly creative when it comes to 'unlocking' things) put a cowbell on the door so that IF it's opened, and you are in the back yard, you would hear it and run around the house to see what's going on. just a thought.posted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 23:01
some quality street art could only improve the appearance of what has been an eyesore in Athens for as long as I can remember (well almost as long, I actually DO remember A&D actually being a viable concern in Athens business!) so many things they could have done over there to at least utilize the property and maybe keep it from looking like a dumpposted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 12:57
Yeah, his eyes *are* blue. But they are also *shiver* "dead" eyes. Cold. Even without the tatts, this guy would make me extremely wary. (Note, I am not against tattoos, however, the "jailhouse" type tatts are a little different, imho)posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 10:46
meh. nevermind. that might of ooooffended someone. so anyway, by the looks of his mugshot, he didn't need to be driving anyway. and his momma needs to rethink her position on giving sonny-boy her JagUar to drive. **head shaking**posted @ Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 15:28
I just rolled my eyes at this comment: "It wasn’t even that loud, but a professor was talking while we were talking. That’s disrespectful of course. But nobody was disrespectful to him at all."
Um. Hello? His momma didn't do such a good job on the courtesy/manners/respect front, now did she?posted @ Friday, June 6, 2014 - 11:44
@dawgette: The Theatre won't be the same without Wilmot ... a few years back, "the Theatre won't be the same without Kyle/Gabe & Momma..." a few years before that, "the Theatre won't be the same without.... " I'm NOT disagreeing with you, dawgette, but Wilmot ain't the be-all and end-all for GaTh. Don't get me wrong, he's great, but this won't be the last time, and it certainly is not the first, that folks have feared for the future of GaTh. I've had family members working there since just about the turn of the last century, so I'm quite familiar with most of the changes ... and turnovers ... and something about that ol' place just keeps on hangin' on! Heck, I was living here and remember the FIRST time it was a music venue/old movie theater in one... saw some incredible folks perform there many many years ago! Hope to see many more in the coming many years, as well!posted @ Friday, June 6, 2014 - 11:38
wow. just wow. back in the 70s and all, GSU, GT, and UGA all had student-run stations, and some of the BEST music ever aired in Atlanta/NE Ga came from those stations. Innovative programming, diverse musical 'hours' and many other pleasurable sounds. Slowly but surely, these student-run treasures are being buried in either GPB or corporate takeover and I have to tell you....I don't like it one little bit! but then, when has that ever mattered *sigh*posted @ Monday, June 2, 2014 - 11:36
that is all.
@NativeDan: All death penalty cases must follow certain procedures, including a trial. That is why they can file all the motions on every conceivable issue, which while seems [spoken in monty python style voice] inconceivable!, is a protection that you would want available to you if for some reason you were to be accused of such a crime, right? Cannot take it from one and not another -- that would be prejudice under anyone's definition.posted @ Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 10:24
oh, yeah, and on another point of this particular story -- no, a teacher cannot "lay hands on" a student but SHOULD be able to restrain by physical means when anyone, student or teacher or otherwise, is in danger of being hurt by the student who needs restraining. Period. And did you know -- if someone walks up to Kid A and hits them, Kid A better not react, because Kid A will get in AS much if not more trouble that the hitter, by the school system's rules. Somehow doesn't seem fair that Kid A is constrained from defending him/her self, while the hitter just hauls off and slugs away!posted @ Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:45
time for this ummmm.... debate(?) again, I see. There is a huge difference between "violence" [i.e., abusive physical beating etc] and discipline which might involve SOME physical action [i.e., swat on the butt or back of the hand, even a slap in some cases, and so forth, appropriate to the offense being punished]. Having VERY successfully raised 3 young men to be respectful, law abiding, intelligent, courteous, gentlemen, I too know @#$%* about raising children, and guess what folks. SOMETIMES that involved a little physical punishment, as needed and with moderation. Every child is different and requires different approaches. There IS no blanket solution. Pure violence for violence's sake is NEVER the right one, having said that, sometimes it takes a two-by-four to get the donkey's attention! [for those who do not understand that, it's an analogy, not a fact, okay?]
have a nice day, y'all!posted @ Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:42
That's sad - I know they say "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" but come ON, really? So fine her for her delinquency, make her pay the court costs, but lose her home? REALLY???posted @ Monday, April 28, 2014 - 16:38
nowhere....I shoulda realized that -- I've been away for a while, since I won't pay for abh to send me more recyclable material every day .... and snarky, I've missed you! what you said. ditto.posted @ Monday, April 28, 2014 - 15:28
@yeti: his lady is lovely, I agree. But isn't he just a TAD hypocritical? I don't think HE is "lovely" in any way shape or possible fashion -- not physically, and CERTAINLY not morally, ethically, or spiritually. And I doubt intellectually.
And I think he has a "right" to think and even say what he wants to, but that he has a "right" also to the consequences of doing so. And I think he has a "right" to own a team -- but I think every player of conscience should refuse to play for HIS team. See where it gets him then.posted @ Monday, April 28, 2014 - 10:11
If you look at it another way, while Subway IS a "national chain" it is run by a Franchisee, a local person who has developed a local business using the product of a national business. and with what, 16 franchises locally, that's a fairly significant input into local economy.posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:41
harrumph. just what we need. more quick-rise student housing. does anyone at all remember that fully HALF the population of Athens-Clarke County are NOT students?
just askin'posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:43
p.s. if you read my comment to begin with, it says that while the WRITER of the story (uses improve) the HEADLINE WRITER fails yet again. (summarized) IF you didn't notice, the headline read
UGA to host Second City improve comedy troupe [it has since been fixed, of course so I can understand perhaps your confusion]posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 11:54
mr or ms smug -- excuse me but...what does the definition of "improv" do for me .... IF you looked at the HEADLINE you will see that the HEADLINE WRITER allowed "improv" to become "improve" and THAT is what I was laughing at .... honey, not only do I know what improv is, I was probably watching and partaking of improv comedy on an amateur scale before you were even a gleam in someone's eye!posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 11:51
"ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia is set to host the Second City improv comedy troupe." leads the first line of the story; however, headline writers and their reliance on the auto-check feature...FAIL!
*giggling* while I admit that some comedy could be improve[d], I do think ONCE AGAIN the headline writers not only don't know what they're doing, they don't even look at the articles!!!
made my afternoon a little sunnier!posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 16:04
Not only is the gentleman who tried to help a victim. All the people he might have tried to help in the future are more than likely victims too -- now he will think 10 times before lending a hand. What a society. **sadly shaking head**posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:26
I think the point here is kudos to a kid for trying to do something rather than just whine about what she wants. Next step is intuitive and rational thinking, research, and lining up support for your idea; or contrarily finding reasons your idea may not be so great, and working on your project with some different goals based on your research findings. If we encourage everyone to drink ANYONE's koolaid and just give up on their goals after a quick glance at them is doing that kid a disservice. Her idea may not work or be workable -- but she's on the brink of discovering WHY it is or is not viable, and next step is what to do about it. I want MORE people like that in my future!!!posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 16:52
don't know any details, just speculating, perhaps TransMet didn't realize that perhaps H'shots did bring some collateral business? I know there were some differences between the two entities at some point. But just from a business viewpoint, it would be nice to know if business on Oglethorpe started sliding when the neighbor moved out.... meh, probably will never know. I hope ALL our local businesses can work together to make local, small, mom'n'pop, homegrown business flourish in this world of megaboxstores!!!posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 13:40
oh, btw, guys, I would NOT go either, as I had to explain, it was a tongue-in-cheek comment, with undertones of sarcasm. i'll never make it as a comic, I'm taken seriously way too often
posted @ Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:17
@helligater69: actually, yes, I did feel this way. by the way, I went to school, got a teaching degree, then got a law degree, do work hard (and have for 50+ years) (tho' not as a lawyer for family reasons) and would NEVER want to become president -- not because I do not want to serve but because the presidency and most other political positions are just that -- political positions, and the idea that presidents, congressmen, senators, etc are OUR servants (so to speak) has long been lost -- they expect US to serve them now. I'm just saying that those who have been taken care of by the people should make SOME effort to share what they have WITH the people. It was a tongue-in-cheek suggestion, meant to represent more of an attitude of look after the little guy if you're a big guy -- without waiting until that little guy is actually suffering...
so btw, before you try to cast aspersions upon others who think differently than you, you might inquire as to their background...perhaps your moccasins fit better than mine, or vice versa.posted @ Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:14
To home in on another aspect of this story: I have never and will never be able to afford such a vacation as the Obamas take every Christmas. Perhaps they (the O's) could hold a lottery every year and take one family to Hawaii with them -- no discrimination, all head-of-household are eligible plus their family; a machine or some random human draws a name from all the HoHs in the country and that person, without penalty from their existing employer (if they have one) get to take a 2-week vacation all expenses paid; once you're chosen, your name/number is withdrawn from the lottery. or some such 'prize' so that, after all, we ordinary everyday people get a chance to feel ritzy, you know?
posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 17:35
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more