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'Polar vortex' pushes subzero temps into Midwest

Several decades ago I left a tangerine in a car parked outside while it was -30 F. That tangerine bounced on the pavement like a billiard ball. The oil in the car was so thick, like super glue, that the engine couldn't turn over until it warmed up to zero.

posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 09:00

Dupuy: Right-wingers don't believe in free speech

@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass:
AMEN!

posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 08:44

Pitts: 'Duck Dynasty' controversy is how America works

Noticing and caring are not the same thing.

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 23:05

Potentially record-setting cold to hit US

[quote][b]EmbracingWhatsRight[/b] - [/quote]

Your posted photo shows a lack of critical thinking. The photograph should be labeled "Proof of changes in social morays as reflected in woman's underwear."

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 19:17

Digging out: Extreme cold grips snowy Northeast

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - @catman: Yes and that is what happens every time they get a storm in Boston and NY. This is not news.
I travel in the northeast and mid west monthly. If I need a weather report I know where to find them.
[/quote]

YOU are not the only reader of this newspaper's online edition.

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 18:41

Second arraignment set for admitted Athens cop-killer

Would it be a defamation of character to suggest that in profile Jamie Hood looks like an angry Homer Simpson? I hope I won't be hearing from Mr. Simpson's lawyers.

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 17:55

2014 to be a major election year in Georgia

[quote][b]80farmer[/b] - I would like to see some real statesmen that will fight for the people of Georgia not their own interests running for office. Our state government seems to be more focused on themselves and friends than leading the State of Ga.. If there is a politician running that has morals, good will toward all, hard work ethic, and no commitment to a strict party line political platform let me know and I will support him or her.
[/quote]

Here's the leader of your (and my) movement:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes_of_Sinope

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 14:52

2014 to be a major election year in Georgia

[quote][b]StarDragon59[/b] - soon we can change some of the idiots for other idiots
[/quote]

I think you meant 'exchange'. We aren't having elections; we're having exchanges.

Exchange you can believe in!

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 14:40

Potentially record-setting cold to start today

[quote][b]Athens_Rottweiler[/b] - Global Warming is to blame for the coldest winter in decades.
(Some people actually believe this.)
[/quote]

Global warming is the cause of the climate disruption the whole world is experiencing and the frequent outbreaks of extreme weather that come with our recently changed, and now unpredictable, climate.

(Some people don't know that the "coldest winter in decades" is just another example of extreme weather that is predicted by climate models and research.)

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 12:58

Georgia braces for frigid weather

This 80s video of the Bangles doing Hazy Shades of Winter will warm you.

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 12:44

Grimes: 2013 was good year for United States

[quote][b]King Minos[/b] - 2013 was the year all Americans became aware of the outright dishonesty of our President. That's not a good year, in my book.
[/quote]

Yes, ALL Americans.

If Catman is elected in 2016, through the financial and media support of the Rich and Powerful, he promises to do their bidding, too. Wouldn't you?

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 09:32

boll weevil cutline

Hard to argue with that!

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 09:25

Brown: Athens has history with alcohol issues

Good history, Dr. Brown!

Someone will need to write this article:

Athens has a future with alcohol issues.
Smile

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 09:22

Digging out: Extreme cold grips snowy Northeast

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - How is this really news? It is winter time so it is supposed to snow in the Northeast.
[/quote]

Because transportation is snarled all over the country?

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 09:18

Tips to stay safe and warm during cold snaps

[quote][b]kaleidoscope.junkie[/b] - I have one of these propane heaters in case power fails at My house.
(It's not as noisy as My generator.)

[/quote]

How do you vent this propane heater to the outside? CO2 and/or CO are combustion bi-products and harmful to life. I'm sure you have a way and I'm wondering what it is.

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 08:58

Historic freeze could break Midwest temp records

IMO it's properly called climate disruption, or climate change. This is because it's harder to predict the weather next week, next month, next year, or next decade. Agriculture and Big Agriculture depend on predicting the weather for the next planting season to insure adequate food for us all. Can you not see an approaching problem?

Frequently occurring extreme weather of ALL sorts is predicted by climatologists. That includes snowstorms and cold waves.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/03/3116251/global-warming-clima...

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 17:51

Obama calls for restoring unemployment benefits

Nobody asked, but here's an idea to help solve the problem of unemployment insurance recipients becoming too dependent on their weekly take:

After the initial 26 weeks (or 39 or 52) of steady payments, the recipient's weekly amount is reduced, say, 5% (enough that they'll notice) from the amount they received the preceding week until it drops to less than a dollar. Benefits last until then. Each week they'll get a real, in-their-face reminder of WHAT is coming.

Some other mathematical formula could substitute for the straight percentage. The concept is that the amount is reduced every week until it approaches zero.

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 17:24

Car in Walker crash may have been going 100 mph

Since drugs or alcohol was not detected, but because they were traveling nearly 60 mph faster than the posted speed limit, finding mechanical problems isn't necessary to ascertain the cause of the wreck. It was excessive speed.

Had they been traveling at 40 mph and, for instance, a brake failed or locked up, whatever, there probably would have been no fiery wreck. If the gas pedal would have stuck, the experienced driver would have turned off the key or put it in neutral.

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 19:50

US spy court: NSA to keep collecting phone records

"NSA the only part of government that actually listens."

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 19:39

2013, Bad Year For Truth ...

Every year since 1980 has been a bad year for truth.

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 19:00

Riordan, Broad: It's no sin to be wealthy

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - Yes, this country has risen and is falling for the same reasons other empires have risen and fallen.

Greed[/quote]

Soft shoe shufflers. Greedy leaders. Things that never change.

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 18:43

Legal weed sales bring long lines to Colorado

[quote][b]melmarino[/b] - Have you ever looked at your hand...I mean, REALLY LOOKED at your hand?

New Colorado State Motto[/quote]

Do you look at your hand, or do you just look at the mental image, the concept of your hand? Can you switch back and forth at will?

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 11:45

Legal weed sales bring long lines to Colorado

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 08:53

Riordan, Broad: It's no sin to be wealthy

[quote][b]kemosabe[/b] - Ah, more prosperity gospel, if you plant that seed to some TV evangelist you'll become super rich. Another Ponzi scheme,
a form of fraud in which belief in the success of a nonexistent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors. A fool and their money are soon parted. How many millionaires are in this list of commenters? If you are one say so with a negative vote.
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And vote with a plus if you are NOT a millionaire or DON"T CARE to be one.

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 08:36

Rocky Mountain high: Crowds gather in Colo. for first day of pot sales

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 08:21

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