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Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

I don't expect much either, and even at that, I still get disappointed.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 08:22

All day, every day, Athens-Clarke Library computers keep patrons connected

The courts ruled against the filtering of web searches and pages displayed. Apparently it's unconstitutional, dontchaknow, to violate their rights to porn, bomb making, and the latest meth recipes.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 08:15

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

Can't. The horn section is on their union smoke break.

Do you expect they'll put any effort into the place? Seeing as how much effort they put into it already?

There's always Facebook. Familiar faces.

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 15:58

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

Maybe with Joel going they'll find that excuse to board this place up. That's what I'd expect. They're not interested in fixing it up into a workable, useable, lovable place to hang out with friends and chat about topics of interest. They've taken away the free coffee, paper, a/c ..... even the bathrooms are coin-operated. Run down as it is, there's no point in maintaining it - at all. Just one day it'll be boarded up, paper over the windows, lights turned off, and a sign taped to the front door saying how wonderful the past was.

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 14:07

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

Congrats on the new job Joel. Once things settle down, and the final ABH check clears, ask someone (you know who) if you can join the Facebook club. There's room for one more.

posted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 14:35

Best Buy opens at Epps Bridge

What's that joint going in where Peaches used to be? Seems like the "business friendly" ACC would get on the stick and hustle that through the process. Instead, it looks to be 2015 before anyone gets to eat there, if the owner can hold on that long. Holding up the process and dragging things out costs money. Money that smaller business owners don't have. CAT plowed through the system, no pun intended, but it works. They did so either by a higher fiat (state said "do it"), or with money. Either way, the small guy has to wait - and wait - and wait - and wait. But there might be some purple lipped tse-tse fly that lives on that lot, and can't disturb their nesting place. Studies still in progress. Maybe 2016 we'll see the grand opening.

posted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 13:23

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

Chris and Andrea are AWOL, Joel doesn't post as much as you do. You deserve a raise, bonus and promotion. We'd give you the corner office, but had to lease that out to save the building from foreclosure.

posted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 12:09

Editorial: Kingston is best choice for Senate

We've made up our minds a long time ago. Now if we can remember what that was that we decided was "best" for us and our community.......

posted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:38

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

Don't know what website the award presenters look at in deciding who has an "award winning" site, but it ain't this one, with 3 day old news and stories and views from yesterday. Maybe if I upgraded to the premium package, I'd get current news?

I'll come back tomorrow, so I can read today's stories.

posted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 08:30

Man threatens to blow up Athens Walmart

Lots of "spices"? Just say'n.

I doubt he's the one paying for that consumption. Or the spices for that matter.

posted @ Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 07:59

Taking their business elsewhere: Best Buy latest to leave Clarke for Oconee

A few important words that need to be researched by the ACC powers that be: "Demographics", "Business Friendly", "Crime". That should keep them busy for a decade or more. I suggest hiring of a consultant or two and holding a dozen or more community meetings where you talk up a storm but do nothing.

As far as transportation goes, the bottleneck is still there @ the bridge over the by-pass. You can have 100 access roads that parallel the Atlanta Hwy, but everyone - EVERYONE - has to cross a two lane bridge going or coming. Traffic lights on both ends of that bridge and more lights within 100 yards of those lights going both ways.

posted @ Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 07:35

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

Me thinks "Director of Audience" is the job you're demoted to just before the axe falls. I'd rather be "Sanitation Engineer" because there will always be trash to take out tomorrow. Who the heck knows if there'll be an "audience".

posted @ Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 07:18

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

Who then is in charge of the website?

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 13:37

Police: Prostitute sought defense online in death

Now we're starting to sound like a Little Red Riding Hood fable.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:21

Police: Prostitute sought defense online in death

Whatch y'all talk'n about? She's got that killer body.....

No, seriously.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 09:54

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

As I said earlier, it takes both hands to hold on to the job they have. More than likely it's with a tighter than a death-grip white knuckled grip.

What "audience" is there left to direct?

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:20

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

On the up-side, I can win the readers choice awards if you 5 vote for me.

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 09:05

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

If the website wins awards, then either the field is thin, or the bar set too low.

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 09:04

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

It'd be interesting to see what was promised - back then - and what it's turned out to look like today. I bet it's really not what they expected at all.

This is one of the problems that arise when marketing and management make the decisions. Neither know what they're doing when it comes to customers, users & advertisers.

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 09:02

Gun Control Works (But Not the Way You've Been Told)

Does that mean there are only 4 of us left now?

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 16:57

Winter Storm Drama And Fixing The Oscars

There's 5 of us'ns. So it was written.

Yeah. Bail while the bailing is good.

More stimulating talk over on facebook - so I'm told.

More people too. A few liberals. But they don't smell that bad.

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 16:55

Athens bicycle thief 'gravely' injured while making getaway

Medical care for criminals should not include any form of pain medication. Make them feel every second of their injuries.

posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 16:52

Athens police arrest alleged gang member, seek three others in eastside armed robbery and assault

Who would hire Shunquavious, Markeith, or Gatavais??

Someone needs to tell the Chief that there ARE gangs in town. All the way from Pittsburgh at that.

posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 12:14

Part of utility pole just hanging by a rope at Alps Rd/West Lake Dr

They're too busy hawking subscriptions in front of Stein Mart on Saturdays to notice ..... or care. It takes both hands to hold onto the job so it don't get lost.

posted @ Monday, July 7, 2014 - 14:23

Part of utility pole just hanging by a rope at Alps Rd/West Lake Dr

Ok. So this is nuts. I'm headed over there this afternoon with my chain saw and cut the damn thing down. The in-the-ground pole. It'll probably take out the local power, phone, cable services, and all of Beechwood will bitech up a storm, but they'll have to send a crew to fix the pole, and the end result will be....... no dangling pole piece, or .......... TWO dangling pole pieces.

Now, y'all come to my defense and testify in court what a kook I am (y'all ain't lying) and how the dangling pole drove me over the edge.

Sometimes ya gots to do what ya gots to do.

posted @ Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:05

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