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Dupuy: Torture is sadistic catharsis

@scarborj: Should we allow those who are directly affected by terrorism decide policy on how to deal with terrorists? Doesn't seem quite right to me. Jus' sayin'

posted @ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 16:36

Georgia leads US in school shootings since Sandy Hook massacre

Wow--does this mean the NRA's sway over our gun laws here in GA haven't decreased the amount of mass shootings? Baffling!

posted @ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 07:06

Man steals 240 cans of beer

At least steal a decent beer.

posted @ Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 07:26

Tant: Books recommended for holiday gift-giving

Thanks, Ed, for reminding a decreasingly literate readership that there are great books out there.

posted @ Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 09:03

Study: 270,000 tons of plastic floating in oceans

@TeeWee: Well then why don't you go pick up some ocean trash? You certainly seem to have the time.

posted @ Friday, December 12, 2014 - 06:55

Stanford: Police harassment is common experience for black youth

Those still in denial about this issue need a "Black Like Me" experience. Great column.

posted @ Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 07:29

Study: 270,000 tons of plastic floating in oceans

Boy, was that guy from "The Graduate" ever right.

posted @ Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 07:09

Halpern: 'Off button' must always be an option

I appreciate this column very much.

posted @ Monday, December 8, 2014 - 23:34

Gunman robs women in downtown Athens

"The driver was excited at having found a parking place and because she’d parallel parked correctly on the first try, an Athens-Clarke County police report noted."

What an odd little detail. I kind of like it.

posted @ Monday, December 8, 2014 - 08:10

Polman: Jeb Bush playing Hamlet with presidential rumination

Enough Bushes! Unless it's Kate.

posted @ Friday, December 5, 2014 - 07:52

What Others Say: America's race problems getting worse (Newsday)

@Kwijibo Junior: That's just it. It's not an isolated incident. It's become more and more frequent, and that's why drastic changes are needed.

posted @ Friday, December 5, 2014 - 06:43

Woman sues Bill Cosby, claiming underage abuse

@snarkydude: Well, I hope you're right. I've been a Cosby fan for 45 years. To me he's not a political figure. I'm baffled by his silence.

posted @ Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 23:45

Woman sues Bill Cosby, claiming underage abuse

@snarkydude:

http://gothamist.com/2014/11/23/former_nbc_employee_claims_he_paid.php

Is it that hard to believe a teenage or young woman would be terrified of exposing as a rapist one of the most popular, influential and beloved figures of our culture?

posted @ Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 14:31

Woman sues Bill Cosby, claiming underage abuse

@snarkydude: I think you're wrong. And I loved Bill, his hard-line stance on black culture notwithstanding. Read the recent interview with his former assistant.

posted @ Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 11:42

Oglethorpe cedar was clear choice as Athens' Christmas tree

This is so screwed up.

posted @ Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 06:46

Obama: Wants to avoid 'militarized' police culture

I think this is a good move. It's a shame it's needed, but recent events have shown that it is.

posted @ Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 06:44

Athens' Five Bar restaurant serves up free Thanksgiving meals to hundreds

I needed to read something that renewed my pride in this town. Thanks 5 Bar; you will see me soon.

posted @ Friday, November 28, 2014 - 21:47

Pitts: Killing in the name of God is not God's will

Great stuff.

posted @ Monday, November 24, 2014 - 07:40

Barbecue sauce poured on car

Maybe he thought it was a pig.

posted @ Monday, November 24, 2014 - 07:38

Downtown Athens businesses not expecting Black Friday boon

@sweept: Sounds like you never go downtown.

posted @ Monday, November 24, 2014 - 07:37

Evidence of paranormal activity found in Athens' Morton Theatre

One time I performed there and heard a lot of voices shouting, "Boo!"

posted @ Monday, November 24, 2014 - 07:23

Downtown Athens businesses not expecting Black Friday boon

And, like the sheep we are, 95% of us will head to our beloved boxstores.

posted @ Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:23

NeSmith: The perfect pen for writing The Killer's story

Curious if there's anything in the book about Jerry's ex-wives' mysterious deaths.

posted @ Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 07:56

Dupuy: Pledge of Allegiance isn't America's best tradition

Amen, TD.

posted @ Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 07:51

Athens commission votes to expand parking program

At first glance I thought this photo depicted a UFO over a canola field.

posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 07:21

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  • Andrew
    Shearer

    Blog: Watching movies by myself

    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

  • Jim
    Thompson

    No cartoons on racism

    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

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