Nancy said that the voters were so content with the Dems policies, they just stayed home basking in the glow of a welfare check and the enveloping warmth of Obamacare.
Maybe California should rethink their marijuana laws to keep them away from sitting politicians.posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 10:42
@OconeeJoe: I know you're not talking from experience there.posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 08:15
They still list him in the staff directory, but the whole lot of them are not participating, save for Joe. And as fast and often as they update the web pages (see months old blogs, and days old story links) the whole lot of them could have all been replaced by bots.posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 08:11
It'd be nice to have someone to join us, maybe help watch our 6.
Oh well, maybe, one day.
Pretty sad that if we were to do a meet-up, it'd take a table for 4, or the corner of the bar to seat us.
I'd like to see the paper make it, but have my worries that Ms Vinnie and the Oconee rag will be the biggest paper in the tri county area.posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 08:02
Whaddya think this kid has cost us to date? Half a million in legal, court, DA (their share seems to be about 50 cents), police investigative, jail costs (again, not much there), property damages, loss claims, medical bills, etc.
Gives whole new meaning to "a drain on society".posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 14:32
They're doing their damndest to shutter the joint. Commenting seems to be low on their priority. Joe Johnson seems to be the only one to bother to comment, or at least give negs to people who point out the typos. Other "writers" don't care, or worse, were told to not interact with us consumers. The Director of Audience is AWOL. Probably in high level meetings with Obama's Ebola Tsar (who was that masked man?).posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 13:02
A 230 grain JHP .45 ACP is about a buck. 12 years of public education is about $12,000. 40+ years of putting up with this type of activity, priceless.posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:54
[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - there is no excuse for violent felons to be out.[/quote]
It's "progressive" to live among criminals, and you prove your liberalness by getting robbed, burgled and otherwise victimized by that segment of society. I suppose it somehow validates your beliefs that rich people who obey the laws are bad people that need to be taxed into submission.posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:29
Probably were razor blades......that or an electric shaver. One never knows with these crack reporters.posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 09:45
I tried to watch it, but it was embarrassing and sickening. Anyone that can still enthusiastically support him must be deaf, dumb and blind. Psych majors will be writing doctorial thesis about this guy for centuries.posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 09:42
The answer my dear friends is endemic of the trials and tribulations of the ABH. Old, outdated and stale stories with broken links, typos, and seriously flat out wrong information. My guess is as things slide further down that hole, it'll get worse, worser, and worsest.posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 09:37
If they do, I'll miss the two of you. Maybe y'all can join the rowdy folks over on the dark side. That's if you haven't already.posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 09:32
I'm a member of the Gotta Job Gang. We toil and sweat for 8+ hours a day, care for our loving family at night, and go golfing or fishing or hunting or to ball games on the weekends. My gang is bigger than any wannabe gang that goes by a silly name. Acts against my gang members by those rival wannabe gangs will be met with extreme retaliation from my gangs enforcers. It might result in something as extreme and horrid as probation if the crime happens in ACC. But take your thugishness outside of the county, and it could get real bad for you.posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 09:24
@sweept: It's just that you hear that "logic" every now and then as "the reason" to keep liquor out of the county. "5 year olds will be buying beer at the 7-11", "Husbands will be going home drunk to their wives each night.". Don't know where they get ideas like that, but they're out there.posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:02
Geeeeeeeeeez. They'll never - ever - not in a million bazillion years - ever pass a law like that in Athens Clarke, home of the destitute, downtrodden, poor, hungry, homeless, drug addicts, pimps, hos, thugs (but not one gang member to date), unemployed, criminals, on parole, probation, drunk college kids, panhandlers (or are those really bad street entertainers?), starving musicians and artists, and well oiled liberals to cater to their every whim and need.
Maybe Ft Lauderdale should bus their homeless up here. Welcoming arms are waiting.posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:57
"Next thing you know there'll be 30, maybe 40 strip clubs."
Never mind the fact that Athens can't even support one strip club.
It won't be as bad as predicted, nor will it be as good as it is predicted.posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 09:46
The ABH staffers don't even come around to get harassed by us like they used to. And I showered and put on deodorant and aftershave.posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 07:55
"Git off my lawn, punks."posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 07:44
He was doing his job, for the benefit of the company and the shareholders. It more than likely was a tough job that the company wanted and needed to be done. So handling a tough situation for the betterment of the company/shareholders probably means that he'll handle the tough job for the betterment of the state/citizens.
In short, he did the job he was hired to do.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 16:35
I tried to vote for Nunn of the above. Was told to vote for Wright Inn.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 16:29
And not one peep from the new hire who was to save the place. Do we really need a VP of audience for just the two of us?
@Maggie Louie: Are you listening?
Is anybody out there? Can anybody hear me? Stop me before I break into a Pink Floyd song.
I don't know @old33: It's kind of like getting named the manager of the third shift, and as the excitement fades you realize there isn't any third shift.
The only nice thing about the masses that mob the AT forums, is that not one politician poked their head in here all campaign long. I guess they don't want our vote. Eh?posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 16:03
When Dumb and Dumber are the only two on the ballot, we're doomed.
Seems the ads were designed to instill upon us that it is entirely possible to pick the lesser of the two evils.
And regardless of who wins, expect this same level of horrible political messaging to start back up come January 2015.
Well, if ~this~ is what the people who represent us are like, how bad are we, really. I guess we do get the representation we deserve. But just damn.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 14:32
The truth? You can't handle the truth.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 11:47
I plan to be thankful when they update the blogs. Poor Andrew has to watch movies all by his self.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 11:41
Stupid is as stupid does.
I don't know @OconeeJoe: Probation might be a little too tough. Maybe some community service or a fine. Maybe make him wear a sign that reads "I'm an idiot of the highest order" while standing at the corner of Lumpkin and Baxter from 7am to 6pm during the first few days of fall semester.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 08:08
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more