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Thomasson: Williams is evidence of 'Hollywood' nature of TV news

[quote][b]Greg Benson[/b] -

I wish there had never been a need for Williams to be reporting from Iraq in the first place.

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That's showbiz.

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 18:10

Thomasson: Williams is evidence of 'Hollywood' nature of TV news

"As Guilty"? Damn. That's a tough one. "as guilty". The POTUS alone, or the Administration in general?

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 18:10

3 arrested on shoplifting charges at multiple Athens area stores

Damn. Just say'n. Damn. That ugly is bone deep.

Now let me go pour acid in my eyes and get a lobotomy to remove that memory from my brain.

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 14:24

Barreca: Nothing romantic about 'Fifty Shades' violence

Fifty Shades isn't about romance, it's about kink. Everyone has kink, some just hide it better than others.

I love that Gina had to watch the movie so she could dis it. Maybe even watched it a couple times just so she could get her facts straight.

To each their own.

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 14:38

Georgia Square Mall RadioShack listed among stores to close

Disposable electronics killed Radio Shack. Why fix it when it's cheaper to get a brand new, better, faster, cooler replacement.

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 14:34

Former Clarke Co. Juvenile Court clerk arrested for alleged theft of $20K

Someone should have done a basic audit of teh books. The county PAYS someone to conduct an audit. 2014 was audited by Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC out of Atlanta. Probably charged big bucks for their opinion of how darling the books were.

But the reality is that that amount, however big it got over the years, is a pittance by all standards, "margin of error' and what's called materiality. But still, someone should have noticed that there were NO deposits being made.

The problem is there wasn't any separation of duties, making the deposits from accounting for the payments, to reconciling the bank account. Ultimately the Clerk is responsible for his/her peeps, and this was one bad chick.

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 14:32

Jury selection in Jamie Hood trial set to begin June 1

We're supposed to be mad about "killer cops" and love the cop killers. Ask the Rev Al.

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:05

Teen arrested in mall shooting; only 1 of 3 victims targeted

Odds are that you can protect yourself better if you have access to, and training with, a weapon, than if you don't.

I just wonder how many dead folks wish they had a fighting chance to defend themselves.

posted @ Monday, February 9, 2015 - 16:23

Jury selection in trial of admitted Athens cop-killer Jamie Hood set to begin June 1

Bout damn time. I take it downtown will be circus like this summer - and into fall even.

posted @ Monday, February 9, 2015 - 16:17

Thief drops from store ceiling, steals $40,000 in jewels

I don't have a ski mask.

posted @ Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 14:09

Man robbed by drug dealer in Athens

[quote][b]MTBDawg[/b] -

That is why you should only shop with reputable dealers.

[/quote]

Check their BBB rating.

posted @ Friday, February 6, 2015 - 16:11

University of South Carolina: No longer threat post-shooting

Probably someone got their Obamacare bill.

posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 14:59

Jordan confirms death of IS-held pilot, vows revenge

@mpd0.59: Better to frisk granny at the airport and expel a 5 year old for eating his bologna into the shape of a gun that actually do something to catch a terrorist.

Do terrorists even ~have~ rights? Is terrorism even protected by our Constitution?

posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 11:40

Jordan confirms death of IS-held pilot, vows revenge

Given the time and the resources @yeti: they will do just that. They have the will, and given enough time, unfettered access to whatever they want (whjich seems to be the case), they'll have the means.

The POS we have in the whitehouse isn't interested in the fight, isn't interested in protecting American citizens, isn't interested in anything really, except golf, and his twitter presence.

So in the mean time, it'll be little nips and bites here and there, a few lives every now and then. But expect that to grow in numbers, in frequency till they take out hundreds or thousands. By then we'll all be so far behind in the game it'll be tough to catch up.

Here's my guess, and I hope I'm wrong. They'll go after "soft targets" here in the US. Churches, Synagogues, schools maybe. Mass casualties in the shortest amount of time. It's just a matter of time.

And you know why? Because we don't profile the people in and out of our country. We don't profile people on the street. We've been brow beat into submission to not say anything when someone does something that ain't right or otherwise is out of place.

We can't discriminate against someone who might be willing and able to kill us. Not progressive you know.

posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 08:32

Huckabee compares being gay to using alcohol, profanity

If equal rights are what they want, then why not go after those being conferred upon their unions or partnerships or whatever you want to call it. All that can be done with the stroke of a pen, and O has plenty of pens.

posted @ Monday, February 2, 2015 - 16:54

Live Wire music hall to open Thursday in Athens

All the news that's fit to read.

And for this they want 99 cents.

When I was in the Caribbean we got USA Today, which was a day old, so it was USA Yesterday.

Here we get The Athens Banner Herald Last-Weeks News.

Flagpole has been running ads for this place for a week or better.

To be fair though, this place can't be seen from the sanctuary offices of the ABH.

posted @ Monday, February 2, 2015 - 14:40

Huckabee compares being gay to using alcohol, profanity

Having rights can be done under any other name.

And yes, the religious folks, Christians mainly, believe that "marriage" is God ordained and a religious rite. The rite of marriage is not what confers rights upon the couple. The government does that.

So is it "marriage" or the rights they are looking for? Rights can be given without invoking the name of "marriage". It is, if you didn't know, that government piece of paper that allows the rights to be provided to the couple. The government divorce paper takes it away.

Equal rights. Done.

No law will change how someone looks at or thinks about someone else.

No one has a right to be not offended.

posted @ Monday, February 2, 2015 - 14:28

Huckabee compares being gay to using alcohol, profanity

That seems to be the thing that christians are all bent out of shape about. So you fix that by calling it something else. Just like Muslims can't have a Bar Mitzvah, same sex couples can't get "married".

Now the gay community is all bent out of shape wanting to call their unions "marriage". Seems like that is the issue. Not the rights, tax breaks, etc that are given to couples.

It is all about the name.

posted @ Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:38

Money taken from Wendy's

Someone, or some ones, are taking small cash amounts. $20 here and there, it adds up. Bad cash controls aide and abet the opportunity to skim the deposits. And bad bookkeeping methods deter the ability to catch the losses earlier.

posted @ Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:24

Bed, Bath & Beyond, Party City get building permits in Oconee County

[quote][b]Swami-108[/b] -

I am afraid to say it (literally), but (to me) more businesses leaving Athens for Oconee County smells of White-Flight. ........ Does anyone know? Does anyone care? [/quote]

Don't read into it more than what's there. As Dan said, correctly, it's the color of green, and that means customers, but also safety and security of physical assets, inventory and store employees. Don't know what "shrinkage" or theft loss is at the current locations, but it'll be less at the new places. And for the customers, easier in, easier out, and a safer parking lot.

When my office was in ACC it wasn't far from these locations, and the backs of the buildings were being gang tagged (back when the Chief proclaimed there wasn't any gangs in Athens), and vandalism and burglaries run amok. Oh, one of my neighbors back door was shot at one night. Yup, safety is important.

I expect more businesses to relocate to the OC.

posted @ Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:19

Today's editorial cartoon

There's probably no doubt that humans have a mostly negative impact on our host planet (earth), and part of that negative impact includes the climate.

The real issue at hand though, is how the government can change that by taxing one country to death.

The stark reality is that they will do nothing in the long run that will make any substantive changes that have any real impact globally.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:14

The Bar Has Been Raised

Oh good Lord. Put a fork in it. It's done.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:09

What Others Say: TSA vs. checkpoint chuckleheads (Chicago Tribune)

If it's part of their routine daily life, then yes, they can "forget" that they're carrying it. And having had to carry a weapon nearly 24/7, you know vividly when you don't have it. You feel naked without it.

That being said, going to the airport is something you should be aware that you're doing, and running through that mental checklist of things to do/not do, you should stash the weapon in a safe at home, or at a minimum, in a locked vault in the vehicle.

And remember that properly used, a #2 pencil can cause death. Doesn't mean you can't take one with you, or that you should be banned from writing because you "forgot" you had on tucked behind your ear.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:07

Elderly Athens woman unhurt as Bentley drives off ledge, lands upside down on car

I think I know this woman. unless that is, there are more than one Bentley in Athens driven by an old lady.

Glad she's ok though. Shame. It'll cost a wad to get the dent fixed. And teh car she landed on, it was a BMW, right Wink

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 17:16

Watkinsville moviegoer splashed with soft drink; suspect remains unidentified

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] -

@marshalld: there ain't no shortage of stupid people.

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Who you call'n short?

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 13:59

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