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297-lb Texas boy too big to play peewee football

Why doesnt the middle school team coach already have him on the practice field? I think he will be just fine playing against eighth graders

posted @ Friday, August 17, 2012 - 06:36

Mariners' Hernandez pitches perfect game against Rays

King Felix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted @ Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 20:54

GA woman to appear in court on explosives charges

Is that a meth pipe burn on her lip? That's not hot.....

posted @ Friday, July 6, 2012 - 13:12

4th of July Fireworks

[quote][b]mcdawg[/b] - When I was young you could buy dynamite for blasting tree stumps or beaver dams. The old "Cherry Bomb" and "M-80" were just needed for blowing up toilets at the high school. Practically every boy at school had a pocketknife in his pocket and nobody cared. Drunk driving and racing on local roads was mandatory.You got caught by the cops and they simply took you home and turned you over to a real authority figure who was to be feared and respected --- your Dad! Of course losing a few friends along the way was a terribly sobering experience. Just a good old boy, never meaning no harm!
"Back when a smoke was a smoke, and groovin was groovin"

posted @ Monday, July 2, 2012 - 16:31

Backpage sex sting nets nine arrests in Oconee County

Its no wonder the athletes are always getting in trouble, look at who's teaching them.... sheesh

posted @ Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 08:04

UGA tailback Crowell jailed on gun charges

[quote][b]reddawg44[/b] - If this happens on campus at Auburn, Alabama, or LSU the cops say, "Damn it's Isaiah, turn them lights off." They then tell him to get outta there and go home or they give him a ride. The football programs in those schools have got back up in the community from the Mayor to the dog catcher. But that ain't happening at the "Harvard of the South". The only people getting a pass are the intellects who attend AthFest. Started with Jan Kemp and CMR will be hamstrung by it long as he stays here.

pretty sad but VERY true

posted @ Friday, June 29, 2012 - 13:14

67 days until kickoff!

Apparently I Crowell is in jail right now.... so i guess so much for that part of the article

posted @ Friday, June 29, 2012 - 08:45

Sandusky to take stand? Attorney says 'stay tuned'

"All My Children", really! Is this guy lawyering or trying to make sick jokes? Might as well have thrown "The Young and the Restless" in there too. SMH

posted @ Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 09:42

Oconee potter objects to sex clause in living arrangement

Not a good week to be an old man from Happy Valley...

posted @ Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 14:58

Hatfields and McCoys big draw for History

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

posted @ Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 16:39

NYC proposes ban on sale of oversized sodas

Dear Michael,

If you impose your ban on 20oz sodas, I plan on buying two 12oz sodas and drinking them in the same sitting.....

posted @ Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 09:48

Shoplifter punches, pepper sprays employees at Lexington Road Piggly Wiggly

"In addition to the beer, she tried to steal vegetable oil, five packs of cheese, five packs of bacon and two packs of chicken wings, police said."

Come on, she was just getting an afternoon snack

posted @ Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:00

Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail celebrating 20 years

They really do have some outstanding courses on the trail, and the rates are very reasonable considering the quality of golf. Looking forward to my next trip!

posted @ Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 16:46

15-year sentences handed down in Athens "prank" robbery

good luck in the joint fellas.... you're probably gonna need it

posted @ Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 10:17

Career criminals losing benefits.

I like the idea in theory, but I can also see some "grey" areas that would need to be addressed. What about people with mental/behavioral disorders such as schizophrenia? or what about someone who started on the wrong path in their teens, but straightened up by 25 and eventually led a productive working life. Do you deny that person social security benefits?

Maybe a system similar to points on a driver's liscense would work. Different points for the severity of the conviction, and if a certain amount of time elapses with no violations then there is a point reduction. Just an idea, and you're absolutely correct in saying that the current system needs an overhaul of some kind

posted @ Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 07:41

Private supply ship rockets toward space station

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Question: If President Obama is a socialist, why was he instrumental in the privatization of space travel as the shuttle program ended?

Private companies have been working on space travel since the 80's when Reagan signed the Commercial Space Launch Act.

posted @ Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:35

A-C police identify two suspects in Westside drug robbery

Victims, "Actually we arranged to meet those guys here for $350 worth of drugs bur they robbed us"

Investigating Officer, "Oh, well looks we're done here. You're on your own dumba****s. Don't break the law and your chance of being a victim goes down significantly"

Why doesnt the story go something like this, and should the lying victims face charges for their hindering of an investigation?

posted @ Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:06

Why is the TSA being allowed to sexually abuse children and adults? Do you care? What if it happens to you or your loved ones?

"Dont touch your child! That's why i took this job to begin with."

-TSA officer

posted @ Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 11:34

8 hurt in Oklahoma City shooting after NBA playoff

Somebody check Metta World Peace's alibi...

posted @ Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:05

Magic fire coach Stan Van Gundy; GM also gone

@webbty80: guess they're gonna "shake it up" down there....

posted @ Monday, May 21, 2012 - 19:04

Gay marriage is back as an election-year issue

With a divorce rate of 50% and strangers marrying strangers for money and TV ratings, I feel that the sanctity of the institution has just about been totally ruined with or without same-sex marriage. Might as well allow it, IMHO

posted @ Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 09:09

Soy sauce thrown at boss

Well at least it wasn't the hot mustard, i guess. Some of that stuff in the nose or eyes....OUCH

posted @ Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 06:44

Victim's widow faces wrongful death lawsuit in Neuman case

I base it on the testimony of her father-in-law and her friend, who said she called both of them to tell them her husband had been shot before arriving at the hospital. All she had been told from the day care (where it happened) at that point was that there had been an accident.... IMO, fishy...

posted @ Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 06:41

Victim's widow faces wrongful death lawsuit in Neuman case

@nowheregirl: couldn't agree more. She needs to answer for something, after all the lying under oath in the first trial.

posted @ Friday, May 18, 2012 - 15:50

Broun to kick off campaign with bus tour

He should invite John Louis, and then insist he rides in the back Laughing out loud
........ kidding, of course

posted @ Monday, May 14, 2012 - 12:21

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