WHOA!!! The double decker bus ROLLED OVER at 5:30a.m., when most passengers were presumedly asleep, and there were only a few minor injuries?!?!?!?!? That truly is a "Christmas Miracle" !!! Glad this turned out somewhat okay.posted @ Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:45
@Auntylib: The "Kenya" middle name probably didn't help too much either.posted @ Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 15:43
"The girl's father said he had already confiscated her cellphone and makeup."
I hope that isn't all he thinks it will take to rectify her problems.posted @ Friday, December 12, 2014 - 15:28
"Marijuana legalization is a complex, controversial subject."
No, it is not.
Well... maybe to the short sighted, narrow minded.posted @ Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:42
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Ok. That was strange. I never hit the post comment button the first time, much less three times. In fact was not even finished commenting.posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 16:19
@mpd0.59: "If you consider yourself a supporter..."
So, by your logic, or lack thereof, I can spend $1,100 - $1,200 on tickets, gas, food, hotel and whatever else to go to Jacksonville to cheer on the Dawgs, when I actually have a ton of other things to do here in town, and Im no supporter? And... need to be questioned as to the validity of my opinion???
...you'd better be willing to do more than just buy tickets and attend games. Every fan does that."
Then what does that make the person that can't afford to do that and has to watch the games on TV at their house? Not a fan at all, if every fan buys tickets and attends games?posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 16:19
@mpd0.59: Of course, you could donate a little more (assuming that you really donate to UGAAA in the first place), and maybe we could get a dedicated special teams coach. Personally, at this stage of my life, if I needed a money pit, I would buy another boat. I now support UGA athletics through purchases of apparel, and the many tickets and concessions I buy at the various sporting events I choose to go to. Regardless, that doesn't make my opinion on my lifelong football team (or gymnastics, baseball, basketball, swimming, ice hockey, etc...) any less valid, nor does it suppress my right to have one. So, why don't you give them twice what you donate (again, merely assuming) now? I'm sure at that point your opinion would weigh so much more than mine that the AA would certainly call you when they have decisions to make (not).posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 14:15
@mpd0.59: You have asked that question on this forum repeatedly. In fact, I answered that question you posed to me almost a year to the day ago:
mpd0.59rate uprate down Mon., Dec 02 @ 5:48:17 pm @W.B.: On average, how much do you donate to the UGAAA annually? Just curious.
W.B. Mon., Dec 02 @ 6:20:11 pm @mpd0.59: Is that a prerequisite for making a comment on our football team? Just curious.
I have donated time and money throughout my life attending UGA football games and donating to UGAAA. Native Athenian. My parents (massive Dawg fans) carted me all over the country to games as a child. Raised a Bulldog. Will die a Bulldog. Been to every SEC venue there is. And most outside our conference. Gator Bowl repeatedly. Sugar Bowl several times, including '80 National Championship game. Hell, Sugar Bowl when it was played at Tulane Stadium (Jake Scott still drunk from partying on Bourbon St. the night before). My parents had the same seats in Sanford Stadium for 38 years, until the UGAAA fees to acquire season tickets skyrocketed and they could no longer afford them. Handed down to me. I kept them until I had to pay for tuition for my child to attend UGA. Haven't donated in several years. That makes me no less a Dawg fan than the people that sit in our seats at the stadium. If the Athletic Association can afford to pay Grantham $850,000 a year... they don't need my money.posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:32
@mpd0.59: "Coach Saban makes more than twice what CMR makes..."
And with very good reason. Twice as many (four) SEC championships (two different schools). Four (4) national championships!!! Again, two different schools. All that with one less year to do it in (2005 & 2006 he coached the Dolphins). It certainly wasn't because of lack of quality players at UGA. Or 'Bama having more talent. During his tenure, Richt has squandered more talent than any coach in the nation. After his first year here he said "I have a lot to learn about clock management." Fourteen years later, he still does (review this years SC and Florida games, not as glaringly obvious, but Tech too for that matter). Coach Richt will NEVER be in the same realm as Saban. 10 out of 14 seasons with 3 or more loses. Compared to 6 out of 13 for Saban. CMR. Consistent Mediocre Records. After all the sportscasters and pundits picked us to at least win the SEC East and be in the playoffs, with a possible national championship, maybe we can pick up a win in the Independence, Music City or Outback Bowl.posted @ Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 16:13
"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.posted @ Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 17:57
Thankfully, this Doolittle doesn't appear to be on the path to becoming a doctor.posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 - 13:35
@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
@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
“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
"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
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
"...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
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."
Real Criminal Deal.posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 17:42
"...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.posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 17:18
@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
@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
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
@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."
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
@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
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 off