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Boutique hotel to open in former Foundry Park Inn

What happens to the Melting Point? Kelsey? Care to ask someone?

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 16:26

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

New laws and more regulations won't stop things like this from happening. And yes, the range instructor should have been behind the shooter.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 15:47

The Editor's Desk: Maybe we need some different friends

@snarkydude: is a name.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 13:48

The Editor's Desk: Maybe we need some different friends

And so the “spiral of silence” continues into perpetuity.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:31

Is Global Warming Over?

The commies are tunneling up from the other side of the earth. So watch the ground too.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:27

The Editor's Desk: Maybe we need some different friends

Who you calling "new name"? Tongue Wink

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:21

Man arrested after friend's Russian roulette death

The thinning of the gene pool shouldn't be a crime.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:10

Is Global Warming Over?

This could be the meeting place of the Society of Witness Protection where no one shows their face, no one says nothing, and no one makes eye contact.

**I wasn't here, neither were you. You never saw me, and I don't know who you are.

Big smile

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 08:15

The Editor's Desk: Maybe we need some different friends

The passionate expression of contrarian opinions are what have gotten people banned. And to be fair, you took out both opposing opinions.

So it's "shut up" or get banned, shunned, ostracized, exiled, disowned, divorced, widowed even. If you're lucky, someone might take pity on you and adopt your scruffy persona.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 08:09

Today's editorial cartoon

Talk is cheap. And frankly quite easy to do.

Doing however, takes effort and time. A lot of us don't realize how integrated we've become over the years since the great northern aggression settled things once and again.

But still, a pasty white guy in bib overalls, shirtless, half a head of hair, three teeth and a banjo scare the bejesus out of me to this day.

So those deep seeded prejudices are still there.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 07:59

Hood claims he heard dead brother's voice before shooting Athens police officers

@snarky: Government employees get paid to be on jury duty. Some other big corps pay too, but you gotta give them your $12 stipend the court pays.

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 17:11

Hood claims he heard dead brother's voice before shooting Athens police officers

A jury from ACC would have been in Hoods best interest. But in the interest of society, a jury from almost any other county would get the result of guilty. He may dance his way out of the needle, instead, waiting for someone to shank him in the prison.

Anyone want to take bets on how big the jury pool will start out at? I'm in for 500.

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 14:51

The Editor's Desk: Local officials should watch 'tiny house' movement

Let's see ..... $90 a month rent, or .... free in a field, under the bridge or on that closed unused and tree covered off ramp. Yeah. $90 can buy a lot of drugs, booze and smokes.

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:47

The Editor's Desk: Local officials should watch 'tiny house' movement

Oh contraire. It's much more fun to build an organization that extracts monies from hard working unwilling taxpayers and, after deducting for salaries, wages and benefits, cram the goods and services down the throats of the unwilling to accept them homeless and under-housed peoples of the community. And the "if you build it, we'll get more of "them"" group will salivate and urinate all over themselves for all the good they're doing.

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:45

Police say dispute over cellphone led to killing

Geez people. I'm too tired after a day of ~work~ to bother to get mad and fight with my spouse.

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 08:19

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Arguing online is allowed, making up in person is mandatory. Wink

@jtsim: Most people were thrown out of here. Some of the tossing was justified. Others, not so much so. And the ABH is kidding itself by believing it's all good.

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 08:15

Hood claims he heard dead brother's voice before shooting Athens police officers

And the show goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on. Maybe my great-great grandchildren will see this scum fried

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 08:09

Obama vows justice in murder of American

Yet it's the story that evolves time and again.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 16:58

The Editor's Desk: Workforce-focused education may shortchange Georgia

@Jim: We've turned out such well rounded students that they can't count back change when the register is down. Maybe balance skills with theory. Sciences with arts. Math with music. English (language) with history. (what, you don't think history was fun?) Writing and spelling with literature. And that thinking you mentioned, yeah, they can bring that class back.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 16:52

Why does Athens Talks no longer have a spot on front page ?

Maybe they should put out a sign on this place that reads: "Under New Management"

Might help, you just don't know.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:02

Serial shoplifter caught again in Athens

Surprising that this serial shoplifter didn't steal any cereal.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:58

2nd & Charles opens Thursday in Athens

It's next to Hobby Lobby, but that would be too difficult to tell folks.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:55

Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

The odds of a black teen being shot by a police officer is miniscule compared to the odds of a black teen being shot by another black teen. Yet of those shootings, some that lead to death, not a peep.

To be fair, the odds of a white teen being shot by police are just as miniscule when compared to the odds of being shot by another white teen.

So let's all get outraged, to the point of destroying the fabric of the community, businesses that provide goods, services and jobs to the very community that is outraged.

When opportunity knocks in certain neighborhoods, it had better be wearing Kevlar because chances are it'll get shot at.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:23

Refugee group hopeful despite opposition in Athens

Aye.

An immigrant exchange. Sounds good.

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 16:30

Johnson: Young black males still face harsh realities

The perceptions will change when the realities change. Till then it's more facts as we know them than perception. We perceive because of facts. Yes, that perception is cast upon individuals we haven't met before, but that's the fault of the facts of prior history, and not any animosity or bias against that individual. Perceptions are built on the things we see, hear, read, watch on TV; things that happen to us, our family, friends, coworkers. Individually people are good, decent people. But their group, be it religion, nationality, race, sexual orientation, or favorite college football team, that group's actions and behavior taints everyone. Change the group's actions and the perceptions everyone has of "them" changes with it.

All of society can't change their perceptions and expect better actions of that group. It's the other way around. Change the behavior, and perceptions change.

posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 18:28

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