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17 Athens-area runners in Monday's Boston Marathon

Chris, this is a very well written article about something I know you are very passionate about as well. A poignant Patriots Day and solemn Easter to us all.

posted @ Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 15:55

Georgia GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves

OK, GOP wolfpack, which one of you so-called small government conservatives will pledge to not take away my only government subsidy in my Affordable Care Act insurance and thereby not increase my taxes?

Answer: none. All these weak Georgia GOP candidates claim they want to end Obamacare, therefore increasing your taxes, increasing your monthly insurance premiums, and taking away your affordable insurance opportunity.

And let's not even talk about women's reproductive rights. Or voting rights. Or decriminalization of marijuana. Or alternative energy. Or corporate welfare.

If you are essentially forced to vote in the GOP primary as I am in Oconee County to have any impact on the local elections, I would strongly suggest voting for anyone except Broun, Kingston, Handel, or Gingrey.

posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 19:49

Mayor says Prince Avenue study has become 'political football'

"Denson did indicate Monday, though, that no business people along the portion of Prince Avenue slated for the test have come to her with concerns about pedestrian safety."

...except she forgot the email from owner Janet Geddis of Avid Bookstore and the near constant clamoring from Flagpole Magazine and some its writers.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:13

New Subway restaurant opens in downtown Athens

@crazy8golfer: I am sure our President has much broader culinary tastes than your pedestrian eating of yoga mat bread sandwiches at Subway. Never broaden your horizons, I would not want you to learn anything. I would be curious as to your rationale and distinction for what you discern as the "best" criteria in your collection of cholesterol. Eat the same thing every day, crazy8, and I am sure we all be much better off for it

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 22:45

The Editor's Desk: A tale of two political ads

Both of these lifelong politicians want nothing more than to continue to suckle at the taxpayers teat. They are extremists who are dangerous and neither deserve your vote ever. These lies are emblematic of their desperation to remove any vestiges of honesty and decency remaining in the Georgia and United States Congressional delegation.

Please do not fall victim to these hucksters and send them packing back to Georgia in May.

posted @ Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 19:33

Tant: Forty years of 'the write stuff'

Write on! Tant complain about anything you've ever written. You are my inspiration

posted @ Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 13:24

Brazile: Georgia might become first 'purple' state

@retiredandhappy: I beg to differ, with all due respect, the obstructionist GOP has worked well to keep Georgia mired in economic and educational chaos. I will predict a win for Jason Carter in 2014, and Casey Cagle to run against him in 2018

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 15:07

New Subway restaurant opens in downtown Athens

I would suggest eating at the Grill across the street and supporting local businesses instead

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:21

Sarah Palin campaigns for Karen Handel in Georgia Senate race

I would suggest voting for Art Gardner in the GOP primary

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:12

AthFest Educates announces new director, headliners for 2014 festival

Sweet vinyl - way to go Russ

posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:50

'Party Down South' might prompt tighter controls on TV, film production in Athens

Remember Animal House wanted to film here.

posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:43

Poll: Perdue, Kingston lead GOP Senate race

Anyone but Broun

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 16:13

University of Georgia installs bicycle repair stations

they should be in every park between Commerce and Madison, too

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 16:02

University of Georgia installs bicycle repair stations

very much needed and appreciated

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 16:01

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records showcase highlights new Tunabunny release

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 09:15

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records showcase highlights new Tunabunny release

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 09:06

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records showcase highlights new Tunabunny release

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 09:02

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records showcase highlights new Tunabunny release

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 09:00

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records showcase highlights new Tunabunny release

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 08:58

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records showcase highlights new Tunabunny release

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 08:56

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records showcase highlights new Tunabunny release

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 08:52

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records showcase highlights new Tunabunny release

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 08:51

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records showcase highlights new Tunabunny release

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 08:49

Judge: Georgia ag head can't change rules on Vidalias

"Small Government" Republicans showing their true colors once again. Vote Chris Irvin for Ag Commissioner 2014

posted @ Monday, March 24, 2014 - 09:28

Medical marijuana bill stalls in Georgia Legislature

The final nail in the coffin of the Republican party in Georgia

posted @ Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 16:55

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