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Comer woman praises Jesus, asks about ‘boob job’

It's easy to juggle two objects, esp. with help from the Lord.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 07:44

Mayor says Prince Avenue study has become 'political football'

@Athens Trojan: "Lazy-ass liberals?" Funny, I think I see all types using that crosswalk. Last week I saw a guy in a "Miss Me Yet?" T-shirt waddling across. I didn't miss him.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 07:28

Georgia students turn plastic bags into sleeping mats

What a great thing.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 07:32

What Others Say: Court gives rich more influence over politics (The Kansas City Star)

The judges' rationale behind this ruling is quite lame. Even lamer is Mitch McConnell's assertion that the ruling "bolsters democracy."

posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 07:57

Spitting and biting, Athens man fights with officers

@TMKvetch: Thanks for not "nutting up" like Chambers and several posters here. We don't really know what really happened. There are posters here calling for the death penalty for someone who's probably got mental issues; I've got a problem with that "solution."

posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 07:45

Spitting and biting, Athens man fights with officers

@TMKvetch: No initial crime before he "forgot his place" and began yelling at the cop.

posted @ Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 08:22

Spitting and biting, Athens man fights with officers

@Meet_Joey_Black: I didn't read in the article that there was an initial crime. That might be why the guy didn't "know his place."

And are you people serious about shooting him and/or putting him away for good? Is a police state what we want?

posted @ Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 07:47

Tant: Forty years of 'the write stuff'

Thanks Ed. We're hanging on your words now that Leonard Pitts, Froma Harrop and Tina Dupuy seem to have vanished from this page.

posted @ Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 08:30

Letterman's departure will reshape late-night

One of the greats. The Mount Rushmore of Late Night would include Paar, Carson, Allen and Letterman.

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 07:39

Piers Morgan ends CNN show with gun-control plea

To sum up these comments: "If you aren't from this country and you think we should do something about our frequent mass shootings, you should leave this country or kill yourself."

posted @ Monday, March 31, 2014 - 07:45

VIDEO: Mitch McConnell campaign ad mistakes Duke for Kentucky

Uh, who effing cares?

posted @ Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 23:26

Upset woman hits dog owner after her pet attacked at Athens dog park

Wasn't she just "standing her ground?"

posted @ Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 08:10

Kate Bush sets stage return after 35 year absence

Can I ride with someone to these concerts?

posted @ Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 12:18

Broun spent taxpayer dollars with debate coaching firm, Atlanta TV station reports

@Used2baFreeCountry: Maybe you could interview to be Broun's Chief Apologist.

posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 07:44

'Seinfeld' star, former UGA student Wayne Knight is not dead, despite rumors

But I seen him get ate by a T Rex while he was on the turlet.

posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 13:35

Drunk homeless man passed out on Athens street

@Hair of the Dawg: "Mein Kampf II?"

posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 10:14

Police: Ohio driver's bible booklet stops bullet

They should make bus driver uniforms made entirely of religious booklets.

posted @ Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 08:49

Tant: Beatles were musical medicine for mourning nation

Thanks, Ed. Currently reading "Shout!" I heartily recommend.

posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 09:19

Dupuy: Don't like food stamps? Raise the minimum wage

Ah, so now I am The Left! I'll try to conduct myself more in line with the genteel, respectful manner of The Right.

posted @ Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 21:52

Dupuy: Don't like food stamps? Raise the minimum wage

@Used2baFreeCountry: And Repubs don't count on the underclass to fight their bogus wars?

posted @ Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 15:10

Dupuy: Don't like food stamps? Raise the minimum wage

@snarkydude: I'll read that reply as soon as I'm done with "War and Peace." I'm going to assume it's a long soliloquy about how Dems breed and cultivate a poverty class to elect them into office.

posted @ Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 15:09

Dupuy: Don't like food stamps? Raise the minimum wage

There are too many people (and lawmakers) out there who are too comfortable with having (and maintaining) a poverty class.

posted @ Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 09:11

Man stabbed, assaulted with bicycle during fight in Athens

Throw the bike at 'em.

posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:11

Pitts: Trying too hard for 'Something New'

The entire music industry needs to get back.

posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 08:13

At least 6 hospitalized in Ga. sledding crashes

Oh my God.

posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 00:08

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