The criminal element is seeping outward...posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 20:59
That describes about 70% of the males in Athens... not very helpful. It's not like they'd get more than a slap on the hand anyways.posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 18:22
@Libralady: He hasn't done anything to earn my respect. And he doesn't respect our country and shows it with his actions. He'd rather support every nation except the one that he is supposed to be the leader of. He'd rather put our soldiers in harms way by sending them to Africa to deal with the ebola outbreak. Tell me again what a soldier can do to fight that? He'd rather send aid to foreign nations while we have our own financial problems here in the US. Tell me again why the wellbeing of other country's citizens is more important than ours? The man spends more time on vacation and on the golf course than he does worrying about the problems in our country. But that's probably better anyways, I can only imagine how many more problems we would have if he actually spent more time working.posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 14:24
@bobbidiboo: Are you serious?posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 14:06
"Many at the scene of the fight laughed and joked about it, police said"
Of course they did. Because what's funnier than watching a group of wanna be thugs beat up another kid? Big question is, where are their parents? Another question is why weren't the ones still at the scene arrested? This is why things like this continue to happen. Shooting, stabbing and fighting every time you turn around. Yet we never hear of any type of punishment. Just give them probation and let them back out on to the streets to continue on their path criminal ways. These teenagers clearly were not disciplined as children and have no fear of consequences for their actions. Let Adrian Peterson loose over there with some switches...maybe he could teach those kids and their parents a lesson or two.posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 14:04
That headline could have went a whole other way! I thought we were freeing turkeys!posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 13:32
That school and those young adults should be applauded. Other schools and children should look to them for guidance in a time where nice, well behaved children are a rarity. It's refreshing to read a story involving teenagers that doesn't also involve violence, crimes and drugs.posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 13:05
Has anyone stopped to consider they're not doing their job on purpose? If you don't like or respect your boss, chances are you aren't going to do the job very well.posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 12:58
I say when the school starts paying for the childs clothes then they can tell them they have to wear a uniform.posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 19:24
If the people who came out and marched and preached for change actually took action on their suggestions and not just ran their mouths a change might come about. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are nothing but fame whores who really do nothing but talk and support the foolishness that goes on after incidents like Ferguson. What does rioting and looting show? We are all made equal. No matter the color of your skin, your religion, your pay grade. We all breathe and bleed the same as the next person. We seem to be living in a time where it's okay to hurt others, it's okay to do things without fear of the consequences, it's okay to be dumb as a rock and unemployed with 12 kids, it's okay to feel that you're entitled to get assistance from the government because that's all you've ever known, it's ok to be a product of your surroundings and upbringing instead of rising above it. When are people going to stop and realize that barely making it in life is not good enough? When are people going to wake up and decide that they want more for themselves and their children than welfare and ignorance. When are people going to take action on their words and actually make a change. It has to start somewhere.posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 18:53
Are you serious!! Why is their ebola problem a problem that our soldiers have to handle. What kind of training do they have that will help them to discontinue the spread of this virus. This is exactly how it is going to spread here and wipe out hundreds of thousands of US citizens. Let them handle their own problems. Africa is not nearly as poor as it would have everyone believe it is with their commercials displaying starving, fly covered, skin and bones children. I wish this jack a** of a president would spend as much money and put as much effort in to making sure the people of the country that he is supposed to be the head of are taken care of. How about the sick, starving, dying, under treated, homeless, poverty stricken people that live right here in the US? Mr. Presi-dont has his priorities all out of order. I'll be glad when his four years is over. I feel sorry for the person who comes behind him. They're going to have a hell of a mess to clean up. I just hope it's not too late, and this country isn't too far gone to be fixed.posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 18:20
Go ahead and sue the kids parents while you're at it....Shouldn't they be punished for raising a murderer. SMH..people these days will sue for anything.posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 17:48
Why the need to spend all that money on shipping fees from Mexico? It'll cost you about $5 in gas to ride up to Commerce and pick some up from there. She obviously isn't very business minded...posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 22:15
[quote][b]bobbidiboo[/b] - There are innocent bystanders at the Club Platinum nightclub? Surprise! Glad this thug was caught.
I'm pretty sure the article says Bootleggers....posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 17:20
I kinda wish he had heard his brother say " Come to the light". Then maybe he would have shot himself and we wouldn't have to be dealing with his bulls**t antics and Buddy Christian would be home playing with his beautiful children.posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 20:00
Being in the healthcare field and having had to visit a VA facility on more than one occasion for different reasons with my best friend I can't express the anger and hurt I felt for those men and women who have no other choice but to have their care at the VA facilities. They sit in those waiting rooms for hours on end, waiting for sub par (at best) care, provided by doctors who are mostly there just to collect a check, who could care less about the person in front of them and their story. To sit there and listen to the stories they share, of war and death, would break the heart of the strongest people I know. Yet these men and women, who have suffered and sacrificed so that we don't have to have to settle for this treatment. Waiting months and years for surgeries and exams. Sometimes to be turned down for services because some jerk sitting in an office with little or no medical experience thinks that it's not medically necessary. I have family in the army now and I am dreading the fact that they may be forced to recieve this kind of treatment, or lack there of. These problems need to be fixed. I think that if our politicians were forced to use these facilities things would change a little more quickly. And as far as the vets complaining about their services and asking for things, they have the right to complain. They should have more right to complain than any of us who haven't served. And in my opinion anyone who has served and sacrificed for us, especially the injured ones and ones suffering from PTSD, have the right to ask for anything they want and should be accomodated as best as they are able to be!posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 19:01
@athenstransplant: I have family who was very close with this child, and yes he has passed. The family has posted on Chandler's facebook page that he passed this weekend. So sad for all parties involved, it was truly an accident that couldn't have been avoided from what I'm understanding from my family. Prayers going out for Chandler's family and friends. He was apparently a very well liked, loving young man.posted @ Monday, April 29, 2013 - 23:23
*Ah-hehn!* That would have to be
The Real Baby Mommas of Bethel Homes
EXACTLY!posted @ Monday, April 29, 2013 - 19:47
Congrats Jarvis!! Good Luck!!posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 22:49
[quote][b]scottydont[/b] - I'm guessing this kid learned his lesson.
And he probably won't remember exactly what that lesson was when he sobers up...posted @ Friday, March 8, 2013 - 02:59
He must have thought he was at the Happy Spa that used to be on Lexington.posted @ Friday, March 8, 2013 - 02:55
I would feel just fine having my child, male or female left in the care of a gay or lesbian person. I know this because I have taken the time to get to know more than a few of each. I know that they are some of the most fun loving, carefree, and caring people that you will ever meet. Of course they, like any one of us, have issues in their life. I'd be willing to bet with anyone that if all of you who are saying how "icky" and wrong being gay is, got off your high horses and got to know a LGBT person that you would love them too and see that your ASSUMPTIONS about them and their lifestyle were completely wrong. You all know what assuming things does right... IT MAKES YOU AN ASS...posted @ Friday, March 8, 2013 - 02:38
I dont think this is correct. I have participated in more than one resuscitation on visitors within ARMC and we handled everything internally. Now, if they collapse just outside the ER on the public sidewalk, then an ambulance gets called. We would render aid until the ambulance arrives but would allow them to transport to the ER.
It's always interesting when people think they know what they're talking about and they really don't, isn't it?? Aimed at the person you replied to, not to you!posted @ Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 20:53
@mpd0.59: Thanks! Oath or no oath, I'm not sure I could stand by and watch someone die as this woman did.posted @ Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 20:50
[quote][b]Athens Hi-Fi[/b] -
Why is it ok to persecute the scouts for their beliefs?
Why is it ok to persecute the Gays for theirs?posted @ Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 20:46
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 officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more