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Athens-Clarke commission committee looking at changes to sidewalk cafe regulations

[quote][b]crackerjack[/b] -

So what is a cole beverage ? from first photo.

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That's the spiel chek'r duin a gud gob prufing the text pryor to publikashion.

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 - 17:11

Athens-Clarke commission committee looking at changes to sidewalk cafe regulations

Alcohol violators (think the underage drinkers, DUI's, etc) should get community service where they are ordered to spend 4 sunday mornings pressure washing the sidewalks and gutters of Athens. Second offense would be 8 weeks of cleaning the stank. As many of them that there are, the place would be sparkling.

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 - 17:08

Salesman in chicken suit arrested on outstanding warrant

Tax preparation by the chicken man?

Oh yeah. It's Alabama.

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 09:25

Athens officials eye limiting number of alcohol licenses downtown

I'm starting a protest. We're scheduling a "drink-in" at the local watering hole. It's a pay-as-you-drink event, so bring cash or credit. We'll drink till they change their mind about limiting bars in town.

Look, bars come and go. The market decides where people want to go spend their very hard earned net of taxes paycheck. Sometimes that's at a drinking establishment, sometimes it's for clothes at Heery's or trinkets at another store in town.

The consumers decide which businesses stay open, and if the demand is large, then someone will fill the gap. And if demand is small, the availability or bars diminishes. No government tinkering need be involved.

But, ACC gave themselves the "business friendly" moniker, and they truly believe they are. If Oconee goes to pour by the drink, sunday sales, then more places will open in the OC, and less in the ACC.

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 09:20

Athens-Clarke Police begin moving to new evidence building

@Roy:?? Are you planning to raid the place and get your stuff back?

In any event, I think I remember reading that it was out Lexington road, on or about the location of the ACC police department. More or less the other side of the parking lot.

Bring the big guns if you go.

posted @ Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:13

UGA student fatally shot during suspected drug deal

@ElevatorLady: Maybe not, as legal alcohol takes it's share of the blame for people acting stupidly.

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 13:49

VIDEO: New Charlie Hebdo reaches global audience, dismays Muslims

And here's a thought. If something offends you so, just don't read it, don't buy it, don't advertise in it. Geeesh. They're acting like a bunch of liberals drooling over last nights FOX broadcast, searching for reasons to get mad.

And if you're not mature enough to handle your failures, disappointments, and anger over not getting whatever it is you think you should get, then maybe you're not mature enough to handle guns and explosives. Let alone all those virgins when you ever do get to heaven.

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 13:47

VIDEO: New Charlie Hebdo reaches global audience, dismays Muslims

Those leaders probably have small male appendages, and don't have a Corvette to drive as compensation for their, um, shortcomings.

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 13:40

New grocery store, fuel center planned for Atlanta Highway

Maybe Ingles is building up the street. Do they have fuel centers?

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 13:37

New grocery store, fuel center planned for Atlanta Highway

Looks from the map to be the property across from Panera and down toward the BMW dealership. Corner on Athens West Pkwy. I don't think theree's been anything on that property, at least not as I can tell. You old folks with computers, chime in.

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 13:36

BMW stolen outside Athens medical office

Title pawn snatched it back in lieu of payment?

posted @ Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 16:12

Burglaries increasing along Athens road

Chances are that if that would happen - it IS Clarke county you know - The libs and race baiters would be out in force, marching, protesting, how he was a "good boy" and "raized rite". They'll demand that the real victim, the one who defended him/herself, be strung up in retaliation, I mean "justice" because of all the violence out there against thieves and hoodlums.

posted @ Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 15:57

Long-term solutions to keep weight off

I try to keep a bunch of grapes in the fridge (easy snack) or a bag or some kind of dried fruit in the pantry. Makes tv watching almost bearable, it's gotten so bad of late, but I digress.

Cut back on sweets and fats and you'll be surprised how much weight you can lose.

posted @ Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 15:50

Jensen: Tea party conservatives consistent with their values

[quote][b]hjfedrick[/b] - The Supreme Court has already ruled the healthcare law as being legal.

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If you were to look, you'll notice that they only ruled that the penalty (for not purchasing insurance) was a tax that did not have to be apportioned.

G'head. Look it up.

They did not rule on the legality of the law as a whole.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 14:56

VIDEO: French police hunt gunmen who killed 12 at weekly newspaper

That's because it happened in france, where they get upset over the littlest and silliest things.

posted @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 16:52

Pedestrian crosswalk flags to be tried on Prince Avenue

@red4893223: Nothing was resolved except my $175 ticket became a $150 ticket.

And that may be the sole reason here, generating revenues. I have been down that way on business, and seen cops just sitting, waiting on someone to drive through a flashing light to ticket them. Income for the city. I wouldn't be surprised that they have a remote for the light.

posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 15:06

Pedestrian crosswalk flags to be tried on Prince Avenue

[quote][b]Rita Raines[/b] -

Just because the "pedestrians" in the "Chase/Cobbham" areas want to walk straight from where they park at St. Joe's to the Grit to eat. Doesn't mean that they should have their way. At the inconvenience of every driver on Prince all day long.

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But it's cool to inconvenience drivers so the commissioner's townie buddies don't have to think about their own safety.

I'm sure my parents taught me to "be aware" and to "look both ways" before crossing a street. "You lots of chances to live, and one chance to get killed".

But, let's inconvenience folks - just enough - so they stop going down Prince. No traffic = no business.

posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 15:03

GOP takes charge in Congress, runs into swift veto threat

One way to guarantee that a Republican is elected to the White House, is for Obama to veto everything that comes out of Congress for the next two years.

How in the world can he sign a bill (the affordable care act - aka Obamacare) without reading one sentence of it, yet promise to veto a bill he's not seen yet.

The arrogance is amazing.

posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 14:54

The Bar Has Been Raised

Maybe if someone hung a Bud Light sign in the window, others would accidently come here.

See y'all in about two weeks. Going to set a record.

posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 08:27

Speaking of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny...

I'm going for the record, two weeks between posts. See y'all after the 21st.

posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 08:24

Freezing temps, strong winds headed to Athens area

What are the odds that someone relies on this newspaper (print or digital) to know how to dress today or tomorrow.

The paper has to fill space, somehow.

posted @ Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 14:50

VIDEO: 2 New York City police officers shot, wounded in the Bronx

Here's my take, and I'm sticking to it: Don't do bad things to society, either individually or as a whole, and you won't get thrown in prison to have society do bad things to you. The carrot is the good things you get - outside - the prison system. The stick for those outside of prison - in society - is that you don't get - key word here - PUNISHED in prison.

The pendulum has swung so far left that the criminals are mostly rewarded with a prison sentence. Warm place to sleep, three meals a day, healthcare, a fitness center, and other niceties that can't be easily or cheaply obtained outside.

Yet society, in addition to being the victim of the criminals are, once again, robbed by government to "take care" of the very part of society that takes from us on a nearly daily basis. AND, takes care of them very nicely, thank you very much Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer.

The cost of ACC's new jail is/will be $76.7 million ($65.5 mil in construction, $11.2 mil in debt interest), this to house approx. 750 people who take from society. That, or to lock up drunk college kids.

posted @ Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 09:57

VIDEO: 2 New York City police officers shot, wounded in the Bronx

Because there isn't any, and hasn't been any consequences for bad behavior.

Selling "loosies" gets you the same jail cell as killing a cop. Might as well go for the glory crime. Seriously though, society has allowed offenders the glowing opportunity to re-offend. Probation should be for first timers, not repeat offenders. And jails are too cushy. Motel ^ is a rough stay,

Yoga class @ Cook County Jail (no [filtered word]).

Our tax dollars hard at being misused.

posted @ Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 08:29

San Francisco police kill suspect who pulled air gun

[quote][b]AbidingDude[/b] -

How stupid does one have to be to point a gun (toy or not) at a cop?

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It's the "IN" thing to do these days, don't you know. "Pointing guns at cops" is the new black. Everyone is doing it. Join the fatal fad.

posted @ Monday, January 5, 2015 - 16:25

San Francisco police kill suspect who pulled air gun

True that is. I use my pellet gun (rifle) all the time to kill varmints in my yard. I treat it just like all my other weapons, with due care. And while it's not likely to be deadly, the officers couldn't have known that in advance. Unlike the press which has 20/20 x-ray hindsight with rose colored glasses.

But to report that the pellet or BB gun wasn't a toy doesn't play into their agenda.

posted @ Monday, January 5, 2015 - 14:47

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