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Athens offering World Toilet Day tour of water treatment facility

"It’s a snicker-inducing name,"

I have better things to do with my Snickers bar than leave it in an unflushed toilet for your amusement. Wink Laughing out loud

posted @ Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 17:57

Drunken UGA student struggles with Athens cops, threatens to 'murder' them

Thankfully, this Doolittle doesn't appear to be on the path to becoming a doctor. Wink

posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 - 13:35

Jacket stolen from funeral service

@grove600: "I doubt the quality of the reporting & headline writing will get much better."

Well, I guess the upside for them is not nearly the amount of people are reading it, as opposed to this time last year.

posted @ Monday, November 3, 2014 - 16:49

Georgia puts Florida in the rear-view mirror

@W.B.: "Hey Coach!!! That's not their regular place kick holder!!! He's a Receiver!!! Beware!!!"

Oh. Sorry, what was I thinking? That would be the special teams coach's responsibility. Too bad we don't have one.

posted @ Monday, November 3, 2014 - 15:34

Georgia puts Florida in the rear-view mirror

“I would say that we started out playing pretty good football but as the game went on I don’t think we lost effort (but) we definitely lost execution as the game went on, especially on defense,” Richt said. “Really just the whole team in general. We didn’t execute well.”

The coaching staff especially didn't execute well. It's one thing to get out coached by The Evil Genius, he is after all, The Ole Ball Coach. But, beleaguered Will Muschamp? First, I site the turning point in the game, Florida's successful fake field goal. Are you telling me with all of the coaches on the field, and team personnel looking from above in the press box, not one individual has the responsibility to watch out for irregularities on the field??? You know. Something like... "Hey Coach!!! That's not their regular place kick holder!!! He's a Receiver!!! Beware!!!" Call a time out in a situation like that and regroup. Then there is the "Ongoing Issue". I can vividly remember after CMR"s first season here, he stated that he still had a thing or two to learn about clock management. Hey guess what??? It has been no more apparent than lo, after all those many years, it is still a big problem. Two overly obvious blunders. One at the end of the first half, and the other late in the game when our defense stopped the Gators on third down and you just let the clock tick away.

posted @ Monday, November 3, 2014 - 15:13

Sixth alleged Athens gang member arrested for home invasion

"The other suspects, who police said were members of the NBA (Never Broke Again) gang..."

They should be members of the NBA (No Bail Allowed) gang.

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 15:08

George P. Bush says dad 'moving forward' on 2016

Barbara Bush, Jeb's own mother said, "There are other people out there that are very qualified and we've had enough Bushes."

That's for sure.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:15

Could more have been done for Thomas Eric Duncan?

"...did not get all the help his family members wanted, and they now question why his care was different in some ways than that of Americans infected with the deadly virus who survived."

"Duncan, poor and uninsured..."

Your answer is right there.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:03

Deal tells Georgia superintendents he wants reform in education funding

Caption under that photo at the top of the page should read:

"Governor Deal shows how much aggravation and punishment he received while still funneling millions of dollars from Georgian's hard earned tax money for his own personal benefit."

Angry Real Criminal Deal. Angry

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 17:42

Deal tells Georgia superintendents he wants reform in education funding

"...Gov. Nathan Deal told a meeting of school administrators in Athens on Thursday.

I wondered what that foul stench in the air earlier today was all about. Now I know. Sick

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 17:18

On campaign trail, Obama says GOP is peddling fear

@TeeWee: "Why stop with Reagan..."

I stopped with Reagan because of the similarities. Both of the communicable diseases originated in Africa during our lifetime. One President ignored completely the over 20,000 Americans that contracted and died from the disease before he uttered a word about it. Those same people who thrust his name into the forefront of every political situation (what would Reagan do?) ,as if he were ever the solution to anything, are the same ones that vilify this President"s every move regardless of what he does (cue Mitch McConnell's and his minions blatant Republican obstructionism). I certainly don't agree with everything he does, but at least give him a little credit for attempting to put a lid on this thing before one American dies from it, much less 20,000.

"...and see how this plays out."

In Africa, Ebola moves slowly from village to village because of their inherent inability to freely move about. Just imagine how quickly it can spread here in America because of our Interstate system, mass transit and air travel. Not to mention situations such as the nurse that handled waste of an infected individual, then jumped on a cruise ship with thousands of people traveling to distant lands. Sure am glad that erroneous action seemingly didn't spiral out of control. This thing could unravel quickly and turn into a pandemic without too much effort. Let's hope that isn't the case.

"Let is then agree to disagree..."

I think we agree on more than we disagree. 'Course I could be wrong.

posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 15:43

On campaign trail, Obama says GOP is peddling fear

@TeeWee: First off, great win for the Dawgs Saturday! Especially the first half. Exciting game to watch. That being said, here it comes.

"In response to the ham handed way that this administration is managing a public health care crisis..."

That grand stalwart (sarcasm) and wrongly revered criminal by the rightwing history revisionists, President Reagan, ignored AIDS until 20,849 Americans had already died from that horrific disease. It wasn't until his Hollywood buddies started dying that he even spoke publicly about it for the first time. So tell us all again how Obama's immediate response to THREE Ebola cases has been inadequate.

posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:55

Ebola 'czar' knows Washington, but not medicine

@TeeWee:

Slime balls, blowhards, whatever. I just call 'em like I see 'em.

"But name calling is not an acceptable rebuttal when we try to engage in ideas."

"White House spokes twit."

Excerpt from one of you recent posts. I can be relatively sure I could dig around and find some more, but I have more important things to do.

GO DAWGS!!!

posted @ Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 13:53

Ebola 'czar' knows Washington, but not medicine

@TeeWee: "He could have selected a well known and respected person with leadership abilities to bring together all the loose ends in the Ebola fight."

He did.

And, I'm sure the President is slightly upset (not) he forgot to ask Limbaugh or Hannity or any of those other slime balls what he should do. Oh well. Maybe next time...

posted @ Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:21

Ebola 'czar' knows Washington, but not medicine

@TeeWee: "Now we see the Presidents true intent."

We sure do.

"Former colleagues describe Klain as a born problem-solver with little patience for disorganization, waste or tardiness."

..."he was known for forcing agencies that didn’t get along to cooperate."

He is Coordinator of all the many entities, agencies and aspects involved with the eradication of the virus. Sounds like the President made a wise choice, regardless of what Faux "news" and all the misleading rightwing talk radio blowhards spew.

posted @ Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:50

Fans grow anxious, but UGA star Gurley's status remains unchanged

An NCAA spokesperson said via email to the Banner-Herald: “Regarding Todd Gurley’s eligibility, the NCAA is continuing to work with Georgia and is awaiting the school’s request for reinstatement.”

WHAT?!?!?!?!?

,,,"and is awaiting the school’s request for reinstatement.”

Unbelievable!!! Angry

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 14:27

Athens OKs Sunday voting

[quote][b]Jaki[/b] - That is a downright false statement...You need to read from more reputable news sources other than Mother Jones.[/quote]

It's more than obvious you have a computer. Just google "Republicans suppressing voter turnout". That "downright false statement" becomes immediately evident that, in fact, it is absolutely true. They even admit it. Have fun with your head out of the sand.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 13:11

Athens-Clarke County could be next to OK Sunday voting

@Jaki: Don't tell me you know everyone in the county and the time they have off from work, or the issues they have in their everyday lives, whatever they may be. Lots of people have two and even three jobs in today's economy to make ends meet, in order to support their families. Between Oct. 13-31, there are only two Sundays. Who are you to say those two extra days are too many??? Or that the only people who would need such, in the words of the bigoted right wing talking heads, are "low information" voters. Sunday voting is not ridiculous. What IS ridiculous would be your implication that the only people that would dare show up to vote on a Sunday are people on welfare.

posted @ Monday, October 6, 2014 - 15:03

Athens-Clarke County could be next to OK Sunday voting

@retiredandhappy: The misinformed (lied to) voters will be too busy listening to Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck and the rest of their slimy ilk to vote during the week. Sunday will work for them too.

posted @ Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:05

Wealthy giving less to charity; Utah tops states

" Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are donating a larger share"

That is not even the least bit surprising.

"Tami Phillips of the Midnight Mission, a Los Angeles charity serving homeless people, credited gifts from low- and moderate-income people, for helping sustain its programs during the recession."

"It hits closer to home," said Phillips. "Any day, they too could become homeless."

There but by the grace of God go I (or you).

posted @ Monday, October 6, 2014 - 11:39

9-year-old Athens girl calls police on mother for allegedly beating up father

@jtsim: "I hope these kids can find a home with love so they can have a chance in life."

Indeed this is a very sad situation for the children to be in, but, It sounds like once she has been jailed, then deported, they will have one with their father. At least that's what we can hope for.

"The older girl told officers Negrete attacked her father when he came into the bedroom and told the woman to let the children sleep. The man did not fight back as he was attacked, the 13-year-old told police."

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 12:36

Cheeseburger Bobby's might open Athens location

[quote][b]grove600[/b] -

I kind of rather liked Fuddruckers when they were here. I could fix it like I wanted.

[/quote]

Bad location. I think they would still be here if they had been on W. Broad or Atlanta Hwy.

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 12:05

Cheeseburger Bobby's might open Athens location

@dawgette:

Yes. Very hard to beat Cookout. I love it too. The only other burger place I know of that offers fresh ingredients and tremendous value for the amount of food is Steak 'n Shake (along with excellent service, also... real plates, glasses and silverware).

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 16:41

UGA student who made social media threat suggesting violence to have bond hearing

News Flash... If your name even closely resembles that of Middle Eastern decent, expect immediate scrutiny over terroristic threats, even if you perceive it as an "innocent prank". Might want to put that into your long term memory for future reference Omar.

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 13:43

New OnlineAthens.com and ABH audience VP looks forward to Athens return

“It’s not about paper or digital,” she said.

Dang!!! That's not what they said when they instituted "Pay To Play". Sounds like the new VP has an astuteness that has been lacking as of late.

“It’s about content and addressing the desires of our audience. We have to get really good at making killer content that appeals to everyone.”

Getting rid of the crickets would be a good start.

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 13:18

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