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@the bobster: Even the Falcons are more productive than the schools in question. And neither would suck less if you sunk twice the money into them under current management.

posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 22:57

Better Call Saul

posted @ Friday, February 13, 2015 - 19:39

Oh my gosh, another anti-accountability voice making news in the ABH? This is groundbreaking. How many more of these vile excuses for "educators" can you dig up.

Ah well, in other breaking news, water is wet.

posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 13:34

@marshalld: Oh yes, by all means, let's give the fox even more control of the hen house.

posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 15:11

Parents get more information to see how much of their money is thrown down the increasingly dry hole of public "education".

posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 15:11

Nice to see interns are doing propaganda pieces

posted @ Monday, February 2, 2015 - 22:37

More crying from the anti-accountability crowd, what a surprise.

At this point I'm hard pressed to think of any group that has less credibility than professional "educators" who hop on the woe-is-me-somebody-might-check-up-on-us bandwagon.

They make politicians look trustworthy by comparison.

posted @ Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 15:46

Comically tragic to see this many "bands" assembled with so little collective talent. Great bill for erstwhile hippies, modern hipsters, and/or those without the slightest trace of musical taste.

posted @ Friday, January 16, 2015 - 23:59

Pay him what's he worth eh?

So, about $1.49 before taxes?
Or after, if you're feeling generous.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 23:31

What needs to be "boosted" are all of the worthless (or worse) left wing-nuts that infest local politics. But that's Berkeley-on-the-Oconee for you, a disgrace to common sense.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 22:13

Questionable headline IMO. It seems likely to have been inspired by the accompanying photo but the term "pop off" has a pretty negative connotation, akin to what is now most often referred to as "smack talk". Since the story doesn't include anything along those lines I'd say it's poorly chosen & likely to give those who casually see it the wrong impression.

posted @ Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 00:40

Likely lots of factors in play that haven't gotten much attention (at least in the coverage of the Pew study). For example, what about those who use social media in whole or in part in connection with their business? That would certainly have a chilling effect on the willingness to be controversial.

Ther are also those who subscribe to the quaint old theory about "religion & politics" For many social media is a means of connecting with distant relatives, perhaps there's a reluctance to break that rule & risk spoiling the fun you intended social media to provide in the first place.

While I'm content to attribute some of the Pew results to factors like those, perhaps the answer is even simpler: a growing number of people that are figuring out that life is too short (or maybe is too long) to engage in the flame wars common to the free-fire zone that is the internet. The stress of doing so often simply outweighs the benefits..

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 02:22

Surprising ... until you discover that UConn just got a commitment from a higher rated guard (Jalen Adams from Ashburnham, Mass) last week. Then, suddenly, this makes a great deal of sense.

posted @ Monday, July 7, 2014 - 23:13

Story gets updated "July 1 9:14pm" ... and promptly returns the error about the season opener (which Chris previously corrected last night)

{shakes head}

posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 01:48

@Chris White: {nods in appreciation}

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 23:43

Season actually starts 8/22, versus Glascock County. 8/29 vs ACS is the first _region_ game.

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 21:35

@mpd0.59: Did you seriously just cite that as thought it actually carries any weight? Or served any purpose except to provide thinly veiled excuses for the abysmal performance of the greatest example of good money after bad that this nation (and quite possibly any other) has ever allowed to fester.

Shearer should have been embarrassed to waste space on it, the ABH should have been embarrassed to print it and you ought to be embarrassed to reference it as though it had any significance.

posted @ Friday, June 27, 2014 - 15:14

Dab some more perfume on that pig

posted @ Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 13:36

@Kwijibo Junior: Which means it has a lower percentage of anything of interest, I don't think the concept shouldn't really be all that hard to grasp. Meanwhile towns smaller than Athens have MUCH more notable acts appearing at all-day or multi-day rock festivals (presumably that's not a phenomenon exclusive to the genre), while the local attempt to be all-things-to-all-people draw a mix of hopefuls, never-weres and a lot of never-will-bes.

posted @ Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 01:13

I think that the article sums up pretty neatly why I've never had less interest in the event than ever before (granted, it was extremely limited interest in the first place): I like what I like, have zero interest in what I don't like. "Diversity" in a music festival is quite possibly the least effective selling point ever. {shrug} If it float some boats, cool, just happens to cause mine to take on water.

posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 01:46

Meh. The quality & consistency of play in the SPHL isn't generally enough to get too many people excited.

posted @ Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 14:01

Gosh, can't imagine why the local hotel association -- of existing operators who would suddenly face major competition -- would oppose such a thing.

posted @ Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:57

All things considered, I'd probably have chosen to avoid using the words "Athens Christian" and "recruiting" in the same headline. Jus' sayin'.

posted @ Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 00:55

As much as it pains me to say it, this story sure does appear to fit rather neatly with Broun's decision last week to complain about enforcement of federal drug laws.

posted @ Monday, May 12, 2014 - 13:04

Same question I had on the previous incident: crosswalk or no?

posted @ Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:17

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