...rebounding battle 43-34.posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 17:35
@snarkydude: Let's be fair, Okinawa is not Guam.posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 16:21
@butseriously: Reed should have told the Falcons to go fly too. Why do the team owners always ask the taxpayers to fund their enrichment schemes? And why do most placate them? I know the Braves wanted out of there and the city would not make it easy on the fan by running a MARTA spur line, but all in all, what a waste of a nice stadium that many cities would love to have.posted @ Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 14:46
@gman129: I got about a $2400 reduction, but it took about 40 minutes to do. Good luck.posted @ Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 19:01
@OconeeDawg: So, big business will not stand on it's own and counties and states have to bribe businesses to come. What a system. Remember, small business is the backbone of this country and for the most part, do not enjoy these "incentives". They either make it or don't.posted @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 15:24
@OconeeDawg: Your point? Record revenue and earnings per share in a weak economy and he is moaning and groaning about too many regulations? How about thanking Clarke and Oconee counties as well as the state of GA for their property and tax incentives, the U.S. government for their research and production incentives. Nope, playing the victim is so much more fun.posted @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 05:47
"The majority of Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman's compensation (22.4 million) is tied to company performance, which in 2012 hit a record for revenue and earnings per share, according to a company spokesman." - The Business Journal
I guess things are not that bad.posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 21:13
My bad it was the Rams, but the Patriots a symbol of American Freedom still won. I would gladly go to Boston and tell them my theory. I grew up in St. Louis and am a die hard Cards fan.
Um, aren't the Rams from St. Louis too?posted @ Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 15:58
@DawgFan1988: Sox took 2 of 3 in St. Louis. As far as Fenway is concerned, most, rabidly disagree with you:
"Fenway is the essence of baseball." - Tom Seaver in the Christian Science Monitor (July 1999)
"Fenway Park is one of the most historic, beloved, and revered ballparks in the nation. In fact, [tourism statistics] indicate that Fenway Park attracts more visitors to Boston than any other single attraction." - C.H. Johnson Consulting, Inc. in The Johnson Report (1999)
"To me, the feeling is what you get from standing on this field. It's the memories, the history — you get a great sense of the players who played here over the years. What made Camden Yards a gem was re-creating the atmosphere that a place like Fenway already has." - Cal Ripken, Jr. in the Boston Globe (September 25, 2000)posted @ Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 02:09
How about banning food imports from China period. Whether it be for dogs, humans or any living thing.posted @ Friday, October 25, 2013 - 17:49
@Ben Gazzara: Had + you because you made me laugh out loud.posted @ Friday, October 25, 2013 - 17:44
@monkey_of_shame: This has been going on for 6 years. And yes, I still see these jerky bands on the shelves in area stores as of 6 months ago (my dog passed, but of old age).posted @ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:38
@Okra: So you do not believe in Medicaid? I am saving you money, institutionalization cost at least 4 times as much as what I get paid.
"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Ghandiposted @ Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 14:56
@Okra: I'm sorry that I help people who cannot help themselves for a living. I get paid for 84 hours a week but am on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week ( that is why I'm still up at 5:20 am). I'm here when charities, family, and friends, fail. They do often. I'm here so these people do not have to be institutionalized, which saves the tax payers money and raises my clients quality of life immensely. Excuse me for helping to improve people's lives and giving more meaning to mine.posted @ Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 05:29
@gman129: She has an auto immune disease that is constantly attacking her body. The most obvious symptom is her blindness. She also is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, tumors on her thyroid gland, constant lung infections, and a hairline fracture of her vertebrae. I do not know what I will deal with from one day to the next. Sorry I did not go into more detail, I should have known better on here.posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 15:21
Yes my quadriplegic and blind clients can't get their food stamps re-upped, and no it is not just a long wait. The call puts them on hold for about a half an hour and then drops them. One received only 88 dollars a month so I had to supplement her food costs with my earnings. Now I just have pay for it all for the time being. Please forgive me if I'm not sympathetic to "my hard earned tax dollars" . I pay taxes too. And my clients cannot work, heck one can hardly move.posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:52
I'm a fan of corporal punishment, but McCheese is right, it can't be undone. I would hate to torture a convicted killer who was later found innocent.posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 17:28
@TeeWee: EBT problem was caused by the vendor for 17 states, (including GA), Xerox. I believe that company is in the private sector.
Oct 14 (Reuters) - "Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Xerox Corp blamed each other on Monday after Louisiana food stamp recipients stripped bare the shelves of some Walmart stores when a computer glitch left their debit cards with no limits."
@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald: No, we don't! You would think the governor's office would know this. I am happy he will not be spending state money to open something we don't have though. Stupid article.
"Deal’s spokesman, Brian Robinson, says while the governor’s office doesn’t want to see national parks closed in the state, Georgia is not able to cover the costs of keeping the state’s national parks open."posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 00:08
@Foghorn123: Yep. We all can't be rational, peace loving, caring and kind like the GOP.posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 18:33
Well it just makes sense, the more insured, the more preventative care. Which will in time, lower health costs as well as save lives. Oh and that 50% number is absolutely absurd. This coming from someone who works in the medical profession.posted @ Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 21:27
@CreekWolf: While I totally agree leaping Ohio State (they play nobody and their wins are not very impressive), it would be hard pressed to leap an undefeated team with UGA's one loss. Especially media darling OSU.posted @ Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 09:34
@nhyoung: Really? When I changed my entire installation process and machinery, did I raise my bids? When I had to move to a bigger space, thus increasing my overhead, did the customer feel the hit? No. I ate it because I saw the long term benefits. Plus, I was bidding against companies who had a leg up by hiring illegals. Why does this commission not understand what it is like to run a business in the real world? I got leaner when I had to and in the end got most of FL when FL passed a law in my industry that you had to prove all your workers were legal before you could submit a bid.
Passing infrastructure costs on to the consumers even though it will save the gas company money in the long run is ridiculous. And I won' t even go into the GA Power nuclear debacle. I just wonder, why have a commission when they seem to rubber stamp any and all increases? Get a loan if you need to like the rest of us.posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 03:55
I was hoping Schrenko would run again. She is out of jail right? Just not sure what funds she would embezzle this time to fund the campaign.posted @ Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 14:42
@mpd0.59: Never ask Deal a question if you are looking for the correct answer.posted @ Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 06:08
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