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Police: Man created black ice to mask drunken driving crash

We don't have the average idiots up north. We have special idiots!

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:09

Student fires gunshot on UGA campus Sunday morning; no injuries reported

Apparently fraternity is the new politically correct name for gang.

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:20

Man threatened with sword in Athens

Zorro?

posted @ Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:40

Former Clarke Co. Juvenile Court clerk arrested for alleged theft of $20K

This should not happen in a city that has more than one high school educated person.
Quarterly audits by an internal auditor in small government agencies should be mandatory.
Everyone in management in that office should be fired for malfeasance.

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:54

3 arrested on shoplifting charges at multiple Athens area stores

That is the strongest addiction to cigarettes I ever heard.

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:44

Mom charged with threatening to blow up daughter's school

Another clear thinking adult responsible for raising a child.

HELP! How do I prevent/stop a photo that accompanies an article from covering much of the written article?

posted @ Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 11:49

15 pairs of sneakers stolen from Athens home

For insurance purposes I juts took a picture of my two pair of New Balance sneakers. One pair for working in the yard and the not as old other pair for walking.

posted @ Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 11:45

NBC's Williams fighting for his reputation

Resign tele prompter reading king. Donate your golden parachute money to an organization that cares for our veterans.

posted @ Friday, February 6, 2015 - 09:17

Study: Finishing college a growing divide between rich, poor

the thing I found most amusing about the cost of college is that colleges by and large are bastions of liberal thinking yet the costs associated with a four year education have sky rocketed well over the rate of inflation. This is because the institutions have created more and more positions by creating more and more majors which represent nothing more than a thinner "slice" of all ready existing majors. For example is a Magazine major really needed in the school of journalism? Why not a few course that delve into the strata of magazines rather than a whole major.
I also question the need for a 4 year education for citizens. How many four year graduates work in the field if study. A very low percentage is my guess.

posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:25

Athens mom says teen daughter sending nude photos over Internet

Find these animals and put them in general population if found guilty. Let a less forgiving justice system handle it .

posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:13

Athens juvenile offender busted when harassed by dog

This is a restoration project for Jesse and Al to start in the community.

posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:09

Smith: Hall of Famer Tarkenton 'woke up every day' with chip on shoulder

And yet, I have the impression that Tarkenton is not as revered in Athens as some other ex Georgia football greats.
Am I wring?

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 09:28

State prisoner suspected in DOT theft

I would rule out looking for a new landscaping business start up as this person probably doesn't like hard work.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 09:45

AP Source: FBI completes federal probe of Ferguson shooting

Will the AG apologize for his comments made before any facts were known? I don't think so. Based on his past Tawana Brawley history we know that Sharpton won't.
By the way where are the results of the Bergdahl investigation?

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:29

Edible underwear stolen from Athens apartment

Is reporting that someone stole your edible underwear a form of exhibitionism?

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 08:29

Events in Paris shouldn't be indictment of Islam, local Muslims say

@jtsim: Once again your insight cuts through all of the minutiae and puts the argument succinctly in front of everyone to judge. I'm proud to always give you positive marks.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 10:53

Dismissed UGA DL Taylor enrolls at Alabama

I hope Coach Saban is right. Boy I wish I remember this article when this young man graduates from 'Bama so I can offer my congratulations and become less cynical.

posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 14:57

Defense: Ex-gov should volunteer, not go to prison

Jail.

posted @ Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 07:54

NY Mayor: No protests until after officer funerals

Why is it that all of the fault for this alleged mistrust of the police by some communities solely lies with the police? Not once did I hear that the two dead suspected criminals should not have resisted arrest and allowed the courts to determine their guilt. I knew from an early age that one of the things that I should not do is to become physical with the police.
Not once have I heard that crime in certain communities is out of control and if it weren't for the police being called by the residents for help the police would have very little reason to go into those communities other than routine patrol.
The two minority policemen that were killed by a felon that was arrested 19 times in two states served to protect all citizens of NYC. what has someone from the protesters done to improve the lives of their neighbors? the victim mentality has not served that segment of the population well at all.

posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 12:40

2 New York City cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

it didn't tae long for the protest chant "what you want - dead cops. when do you want dead cops - now" come to fruition.
There are a lot of dirty hands in this mess. From the President down to low level street organizers.
When will the community that these police officers were working to protect protest their deaths?

posted @ Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 12:54

Obama: As a black man he's been mistaken for valet

As a white man in America I have been mistaken for a racist, chauvinist, a sales clerk, anti immigration, making too much money, not giving enough money back to the needy and fighting in a racist war in SE Asia.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 08:17

Carmike Cinemas pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support

We have lost the meaning of free speech to an unknown unseen enemy.

posted @ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:20

FBI reviews hanging death of black teenager

A worthwhile investigation that hopefully will end in justice/truth and some degree of comfort to that poor grieving mother.

posted @ Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:44

2 officers shot near Atlanta expected to survive

Hand up don't shoot. I can't breathe.
I guess these two will not make the march with Rev Al today in DC. Yes I am assuming that they are not members of the white privileged class.

posted @ Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:39

New York woman sends inherited quilt home to Athens

Another good deed by a Yankee!

posted @ Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:34

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