We can only hope that Congress (and the state house, and courthouse) will get out of the way.
Regardless, if we succeed in pulling ourselves out of the ditch, they'll be the first to crow in front of the tv cameras and pat themselves on the back in a congratulatory song, oblivious that we've been successful in spite of their tinkering, not because of it.posted @ Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:56
Politicians ........ Most have their head so far up their, errr.... that part, that they can't see the reality of their actions and statements. And since they can't see the damage being done, they continue to act as if their ..... the stuff that comes out of where their head is ..... don't stink.posted @ Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:49
What's that saying? You get what you pay for.
Minimum wage don't get what it used to.posted @ Friday, January 2, 2015 - 15:28
Snot nosed brat needed to be taken down a bunch of notches. Kids got a temper from what I saw. A "It's your fault I'm not great" attitude.posted @ Friday, January 2, 2015 - 13:24
Just damn. Not the family tradition you want to set a precedent for.posted @ Friday, January 2, 2015 - 13:16
“We’re still working to identify those involved,” Weems said
Employees or management?posted @ Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 09:38
Besides, it's hard to get a degree in those schools. You have to, you know, learn math and such. Spend lots and lots of time studying, and learning foreign languages like calculus and memorize things like the periodic table of elements, and know stuff in scientific lingo. No one I know texts stuff like that with their friends at the bar.posted @ Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 14:49
We import some workers for the high-tech jobs, and some workers import themselves for the low-tech jobs. Nice. Taxpayers in the middle pick up the cost in higher taxes for both ends.posted @ Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 14:46
Wow. "No exceptions" means rampant fraud.
My grandkids walked on my back, cracked my back like the chiropractor does, they should be able to bill this one-and-done insurance company (no exceptions you said) and get paid.
I took care of my infirm aunt, I should get the same pay that a long-term-care nursing home would - no exceptions you said.
My wife said I was crazy, saved me a trip to the shrink, she gets to bill the insurance for the diagnosis - and get paid - no exceptions.
My brother is a GP-MD, he bills the insurance company for seeing me - no exceptions - and we split the take. We see each other a lot. I now have a nice big boat.posted @ Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 10:32
He/she has friends?
Amazing.posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 - 16:46
So how many of y'all are left?
No one is in AthensTalks, proper anymore, weeks go by, months even, without any soul posting.
And paper wide, only 46 comments today. I know teens that would "just die" if they only had 46 comments on their facebook page or twitter account.
Y'all have a safe and Happy New Year if I don't see ya again. Till next year.posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 - 16:43
What a horrible story title. Where do you get these title writers anyway?posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 - 15:15
I agree with you. And while I wasn't there, the person with the weapon was. He above you and I, know if doing so was called for. Hopefully he wasn't drinking. And as bad as downtown is getting, it's probably is a good is to have a designated concealed weapons permitted driver. Chauffer and bodyguard all rolled into one.posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 - 15:08
They were on the street.posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 - 08:25
There are good people out there. We just never hear about them.posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 - 08:23
A couple nights in a warm bed, a half dozen hot meals, a complete physical, hot shower to boot, and he'll have learned his lesson.posted @ Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 17:15
Hope it was some good vodka. I don't partake of that though. Bourbon, and good stuff at that, is my sipping beverage of choice. But you enjoy my friend, as they don't have a happy-hour in the pokey. Luckily for you the odds are that you'll be out on probation in time to tipple another round.posted @ Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 17:11
Wednesday? He's out on bond, set low enough that he could afford it. And he's back today picking through the "after Christmas" sales racks seeing if the five-fingered-discount is being honored today.
Meanwhile the cop is still writing up reports.
The DA will eventually dismiss the charges as a forgetful chopper. At worst he'll be banned (but never enforced) from Bells.
Oh, and fighting with a cop should result in a harsher sentence. but you know. It's ACC. The land of the cushy criminal "just us" system that taxpayers pay for, over and over and over and over, never getting anything but the same revolving door and lame punishments, and that's if they even bother to try the case.posted @ Friday, December 26, 2014 - 12:46
Time got by on me. But no one reads this anyway, so.....
Maybe I'll be back in another week. Maybe not.
The pulse is gone, no brain activity......ain't that the truth though?posted @ Friday, December 26, 2014 - 10:29
There may actually be global warming, climate change, or whatever they tag it as next year.
The real question should be, will taxing American to death solve any of it?
Spell it out all you pro tax liberals. Explain how it'll all be better if only the government was in charge of everything.posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:48
Exactlyposted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:44
You reap what you sow. And discord, violence and hatred are strewn about more frequently than love, respect and honor. Not one of the protest leaders, civil rights pimps, or elected "leaders" has encouraged their flock to obey the law. Quite the opposite actually.posted @ Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:31
Kind of an odd claim for a guy who wanted to be a public servant...
And he's not even a good one at that.posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 14:04
[Quote] Obama said. "It's one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala. It's another thing for my son to be mistaken [Quote/]
Really? He's dragging out that "son" claim. Again.posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 08:36
Only the 1% can afford to valet. The rest of up poor taxpayers have to self park. That costs too.posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 08:33
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
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