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The Editor's Desk: How election season could ruin the holidays in Georgia

You meant to say Goobernatorial, as we're in Georgia.

I think there should be compulsory voting, and when you vote they give you a coupon worth "$100 off" and you attach it to your tax return. Everyone votes for the money. And why vote twice when you only get $100 back no matter how often you vote.

posted @ Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:00

Kid's ready for a rock festival? One dad's tips

And "breaking news"? At best it's an op-ed piece, maybe something for the Sunday travel section (does anyone still do that?), but Breaking News should be, you know, something of importance, as well as something relevant to the readers.

posted @ Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 08:51

UGA football player hit in the face at downtown Athens bar

That College Street is so far from the One Press Place building that houses the hallowed halls of the ABH in luxury, so enshrined the workers are that they rarely bother to step outside and walk the TWO WHOLE BLOCKS and take note that it's College Avenue (at the corner with East Washington Street).

And they want 99 cents to put up with this.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 17:44

Deal, Carter focus on ethics, economy in debate

They all are as crooked as a $7 bill.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 14:41

Today's editorial cartoon

The Texas patient died. Give it time and we'll see if there are any others infected by him, or worse, if any other infected people we don't even know about yet came here and passed it on.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 14:37

The Editor's Desk: Questions of scale

The benefit is "we're doing something", even if that "something" doesn't make sense.

The further out of town you get, the worse it is. Sidewalks that start and end nowhere. Haphazard. Piecemeal. And stupid looking if you ask me.

The plan must be that in 500 years there will be a sidewalk from one end of the county to the other end. And it'll take that long.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 14:34

State Supreme Court rules against Athens-Clarke government in Five Points parking lawsuit

@snarkydude: No one is going to ask. And no one is going to tell. To do the first costs time and money and creates bad will among the powers that be toward the nosy reporter. To do the later costs time and money and creates bad will between the officials and the taxpaying public (even the liberals would be horrified).

So, in the interest of not creating additional expenses (no, they're really looking out for you my man), no one will look into how much was spent on inefficient losing lawsuits. Keep on writing those checks though. The tax coffers need every penny, dime and dollar you have.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:52

Hunt on for 1.5-ton gargoyles missing from church

This is horrible.!.!.! This is what's wrong with today's J school graduates. Not a working brain among them. Yet they all find jobs.

The gargoyles aren't missing "from the church", they're missing from the construction company property. Track down the construction company people and the auction people, and someone will know what happened to them. Good lord.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:27

Deal, Carter focus on ethics, economy in debate

One of these days a different nutjob will be in office, and we'll all lament the old nutjob that got voted out. Maybe better the nutjob you know and not the nutjob you don't.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 09:58

US predicts lower heating bills this winter

I don't care what they say, I'm waxing my skis just in case.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 09:52

State Supreme Court rules against Athens-Clarke government in Five Points parking lawsuit

And this cost taxpayers how much? No, seriously. How many hours for the city attorney and his staff, investigators, secretaries, and copy clerks?

This isn't the first time the city has chased people into the courts and lost. Unfortunately it won't be the last.

One would think they have real problems to be dealt with.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 17:22

What Others Say: 'Food gap' widening in America

It's bad education, so they don't know any better. It's bad education, so they don't know how to prepare healthy foods. It's bad education because they don't know how to budget their resources better. And it's bad management and implementation of the safety networks that don't restrict their benefits dollars to those things that are more healthy than pre-cooked, canned and frozen snacks.

They got 9" nails, hair weaves, and 22" spinner rims, a 65" wide screen plasma hi-def TV, play station Xbox consoles, Obama phones, and things that people earning just a few dollars more can't even begin to afford after taxes.

And to top it all off, there's no disincentives to do better. What the government cheese doesn't cover, church and other non-profit food banks, soup kitchens and such will. They don't learn from their mistakes, because the hardships they might have to go through isn't sufficient to change their behavior.

The "poor" in the US throw away more food in a week than people in 3rd world countries have in a month to eat. No, we can not just throw more money and food at them. They have to learn how to better manage what they have, and they have to learn how to be responsible with the benefits they are given. Said benefits are a privilege, largess from the taxpayers, not a right.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 16:04

Grimes: Georgia was built with federal investment

Reality? We don't need no stinkin' reality! They can't see reality through the rose colored glasses they don every day. Some of them actually believe that "federal money" wasn't our money at one time or another. And so they act like it's "free" and never has to be paid for through taxes on wages (primarily) and earnings from business and investments.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 14:43

Clarke Central student arrested for assaulting teacher, classmate

I think they should outlaw four hole paper punchers from schools. If there were only three hole paper punchers, well, maybe the injuries would have been 25% less damaging.

I'm forming PAFHPP = Parents Against Four Hole Paper Punchers. The annual membership fee is only $30 per individual or $70 per family. Cash only till I get my bank account set up. Who's going to join? It's "for the kids". Think of the kids lives that your generous membership fee with help save from being attacked by Four Hole Paper Punchers.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:18

Georgia ranked in Top 5 for charitable giving

Tax cheats are found far and wide. Liberals, conservatives, Reps, Dems, libertarians, Christians and non, college grads and high school dropouts. They all have cheats among their ranks.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 09:59

Grimes: Georgia was built with federal investment

Just remember that it all comes from taxpayers, and there are less and less of them every day.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 09:55

UGA to host Study Abroad Fair this week

I went to college just so I could study a broad. Never knew there were overseas classes too.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 09:51

Homeless woman charged in robbery

$6? Really? Not much that'll get you in any town.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 08:35

Georgia ranked in Top 5 for charitable giving

@Barry: No one goes to church these days. Sundays are for sleeping in late and heading to the liquor store before the Baptists get there after their religious rah-rah event. It's shameful to run into a deacon or elder in the Bourbon aisle and have to explain why you weren't in Sunday school.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 08:32

Today's editorial cartoon

The weather changes, yes it does. And man has negatively impacted our land, air and water. Are we humans, and Americans specifically, the sole cause of weather changes, be they hot, cold, wet, dry, still, shaky, calm, blowing? No. Will taxes resolve or remediate the negative impact of man? Fat chance.

But, it's something that politician chirp about to appease that voter base. No one has any intent to actually change anything for the "better".

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 08:26

Jewish UGA students are upset

Rum Raisin is my favorite. Leave out the raisins and the ice cream and just pour me some rum. I'm good.

Anyone know where everyone else went? Seems the new Grand Pooh-Bah has her work cut out for her. I mean, how do you attract people to a place they throw you out of.

The Fab Five now seem to be the Three Thieves. No telling what we're actually called in the monolithic building downtown, or the mahogany paneled walls of the executive bathroom at the Morris Group's world wide headquarters in Disgusta.

Keep it real folks. I'll be back when there's something interesting happening.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 08:17

Athens-Clarke County could be next to OK Sunday voting

Those two Sundays give voters a chance to vote for their favorite candidate, two more times.

posted @ Monday, October 6, 2014 - 18:17

Suspect becomes combative at ARMC

Stupid is as stupid does.

posted @ Monday, October 6, 2014 - 18:13

Jewish UGA students are upset

I take it you found some ice cream? If so, what flavor? If not, what level did you get to?

posted @ Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:15

Jewish UGA students are upset

Besides, I gotta work on Saturday. But you know what they say, "Someones gotta make the big bucks".

posted @ Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 16:45

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