Also, it wasn't the one by the Grit, but the one further up Prince Avenue where there are fewer options on where to cross. And it's funny how Minion knows that the only people who cross streets are progressives...posted @ Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 19:22
Wow, you people are unbelievable. The people who live in that neighborhood include a lot of children. Pedestrians have as much right to get from place to place as drivers. These ARE human beings you're talking about. And they're not all going to the damn Grit. One sting operation does not mean that the police are doing nothing about all the other problems you refer to. What a bunch of cranky jerks some of you are.posted @ Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 19:10
@Stinky_Dawg_Luvin: Except that it never happened.posted @ Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:16
@McCarthy: Way to stay relevant and on topic!posted @ Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 10:49
@TheChick: So true. There are some happy dentists somewhere.posted @ Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 12:31
@Humbucker bob: Part of the problem is, the NRA represents the gun manufacturers, as much as if not more than gun owners. And gun makers have ZERO interest in anything that would cause them to sell less guns. And that is neither a left nor a right wing issue, but simple unbridled greed.posted @ Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 11:55
@Humbucker bob: Part of the problem is, the NRA represents the gun manufacturers, as much as if not more than gun owners. And gun makers have ZERO interest in anything that would cause them to sell less guns. And that is neither a left nor a right wing issue, simple unbridled greed.posted @ Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 11:55
@Ben-Shockley: I wonder how many local politicians you actually know...the ones I know are most certainly not in politics for their ( non-existent) swimming pools. You do no one any favors with your blanket condemnation of all public servants. If you want to make a positive difference, get involved on a personal level. Sitting around and blindly criticizing all politicians does no good at all.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 00:00
@davidxto: Walleye is some seriously tasty fish.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 23:51
@E.J.: Good luck to Al, it's an uphill fight for a worthy cause.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 23:50
It's about time. If Cowsert et. al. thinks that being a guest in a skybox at a UGA football game simply creates a "social setting" to help them be a "better legislator", then they're either very naive or lying to us. Again.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 18:26
Good sense from Minnesota; equality for all.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 18:14
@snarkydude: You're such a class act, snarky.posted @ Monday, May 6, 2013 - 17:53
@melmarino: Point taken, Mel. All other points still valid. She is not a liberal, and clearly much of ACC is not as liberal as our reputation might suggest. So, to my point, Matt's rants about liberals being the cause of the subject's squalid conditions is off base, but maybe it makes him feel better.posted @ Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 16:04
@matt1141a: Really, Matt? How many "liberal, democrat (sic)" counties have you lived in? And this "liberal, democrat (sic)" county has a Republican mayor. So basically, you don't know what you're talking about, right? I'm sure all the Republican counties have excellent housing authorities, right? No fraud or waste there, right?posted @ Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 13:54
Probably, but at least now they're following their conscience and doing what the believe to be the right thing. Better late than never.posted @ Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 13:20
@CreekWolf: That's right, CW, because other college towns are completely safe, nothing ever happens to anyone there.
Athens has been better than this, and worse. It's still a great place to live.
@friendlyfire: I think you need to look the word "reality" up in the dictionary. Believing that your fellow Americans deserve health care may not be something you do, but it doesn't reflect a lack of reality. Believing that the Earth is less than 9000 years old and that baseball bats kill more people than guns shows a complete disregard for facts, i.e., reality, at best, and either ignorance and stupidity or a willingness to say absolutely anything to please the ignorant at worst.posted @ Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 19:48
@melmarino: OK, maybe I'm wrong, but calling me a "mouse in the corner" and telling me to "grow up" felt a little personal. But it's no biggie.
So to be clear, you think his group's effort were directed specifically at WalMart, and his saying that they were not, merely at the project at a whole, is a lie, correct? I guess you will continue to believe what you've already decided, and that is, of course, your right. But I am familiar with Eubanks' group, and I know personally that WalMart, while not loved or wanted by anyone involved, was not the focus of the group, only it's size and impact on downtown.
I've actually enjoyed many of your posts, and look forward to reading you again on this site.
@melmarino: Well, you are clearly not looking for credibility, you've made that plain by your unfounded accusations. And my "self-esteem paradigm", if I have one, has nothing to do with this. And calling your behavior douchey was not my go-to move, merely a descriptive (hopefully somewhat humorous, though apparently not) term used well into our post exchanges.
Yes, I noticed my post was gone. I don't know the mechanics of this site well enough to know why. But, because I called you out on calling someone else a liar, I need to grow up? That's a pretty specious argument.
I see no need to attack me personally (though fire away if it helps you feel better), rather, you should show some irrefutable proof that Eubanks was lying. All of your reasons thus far have been shown to be false. And that's nothing personal, just fact.
@melmarino: Nobody's suing you, Mel, nor is anyone infringing on your right of free speech. So, Gardner v Martino doesn't apply here at all.
My point was, and is, that if you call someone a liar, repeatedly, when they are clearly not, then you erode any credibility you have, and not just with me, but anyone else who reads these posts and is capable of critical thinking. I don't care if you're upset or not about being credible to me, or anyone else, really. But calling someone a liar in public without proof is douche behavior, and should be called out.posted @ Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 14:20
@melmarino: Thin ice for your credibility. We disagree because you continue to maintain something that is clearly false, and has been proven to be so, which is that Eubanks' group had anything to do with the the other group's (People For a Better Athens) video and bumper sticker sales. Again, if you're going to call someone a liar in print, then your reasons best be ironclad. Yours are not.
But I'm glad you think I'm adorable.
@davidxto: Wrong, wrong, wrong. The owners of the places you mentioned were certainly not driven away by "townie tyranny leftist policy". The owners of the Rockfish Palace and the 40 Watt are still in town, doing either the same business or different ones of similar type. Tyrone's burned down. Bob Russo left Athens one step ahead of the law, and is now deceased.
And since you you liked that ethic so much, why would it be a bad thing if people are using that same ethic to develop downtown? There are MANY more places now spawning art and creativity than there were then. Are there too many bars? Maybe. But that's what you get in most any college town.
And you ask, "where is the culture, the music, the art?" Well, if you refuse come downtown, you damn sure wouldn't know, would you?
@crazy8golfer: Odummer? Wow. That's really quite a zinger for the poor President.posted @ Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 17:01
@CharlotteLadyGardner: I believe he did actually offer a solution, or at least the beginnings of one. Educate ourselves about the causes of mental illness and the lack of infrastructure to deal with it. I was not familiar with the Federal mental illness hospitals that existed before Reagan shut them down, but perhaps something like what they were doing would be useful. If mentally ill people commit crimes, then they should be held accountable, but it would be better to diagnose and treat them before they hurt anyone.posted @ Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 15:50
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more