If "war is hell", then what, dare I ask, is losing going to be like? Ponder that.posted @ Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:00
If the family is going to make claims about his youthful behavior, then any records should become public, to either support that claim or refute it. The family and supporters can't be allowed to make claims of him being a good kid, while hiding any bad things he did under the cloak of law.
Protect the minor, yes. Give ammunition and protection to parental claims, no.
And oh, when the now adult commits a crime, their juvie record should be opened up. It's a "clean slate" only if they keep it clean. They sully it, then the whole load of laundry gets aired.posted @ Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 08:19
Most all of us have questionable character. We all know someone with questionable character. And we know we know lots of questionable characters.
But, even at that, most of us, and by that I mean "us" in a global sense, are decent, respectful and mostly law abiding people. It's really just a very few that are the trouble makers whose "content of character" is assuredly not close enough to mesh with the societal norms.posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 18:08
[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - I simply try to call your attention to WHY we are so despised around the globe.[/quote]
We have Beer, Chicks in bikinis, Football, Educated women who are allowed to VOTE, We're tolerant toward other religions, sexual preferences, races, nationalities, etc, and we've Legalized Pot. Yeah, they HATE us. Oh, and we have the Kardashians and other bimbo celebs.
And while they all want our money in the form of financial, food and medical assistance, they don't want anyone to tell them how they should treat others.
Hates are gonna hate. Terrorists are gonna scare some folks. Killers are gonna kill.posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 16:18
Talk, and threats of talk, don't get their attention.posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 16:07
geeeeeesh. Another f*ing "beer summit". Talk is cheap and rather meaningless. Bullies like Putin and ISIS (or whatever flavor they're called these days) only - ONLY - understand power. They respect that more than talk. Punch them in the face - hard - and they'll sit up and take notice. Don't tell them what you're plans are, don't warn them, don't dilly dally, just do it. In fact, let them think you're an inept bozo and go play another round of golf while the strike is playing out. You seem to fit that role perfectly.posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:19
While it's not icy, it's a lot cooler than tap water.
Maybe someone will post something - next week. I can wait.posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:13
This is not a news article, it is a press release.
Indeed. A fact not unnoticed by the readers. Does the Banner Herald even have any reporters on staff besides Joe? He seems to be the only one that goes out and gets a story. The rest regurgitate press releases and repost wire stories.posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:11
What happens to the Melting Point? Kelsey? Care to ask someone?posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 16:26
New laws and more regulations won't stop things like this from happening. And yes, the range instructor should have been behind the shooter.posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 15:47
@snarkydude: is a name.posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 13:48
And so the “spiral of silence” continues into perpetuity.posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:31
The commies are tunneling up from the other side of the earth. So watch the ground too.posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:27
Who you calling "new name"?posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:21
The thinning of the gene pool shouldn't be a crime.posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:10
This could be the meeting place of the Society of Witness Protection where no one shows their face, no one says nothing, and no one makes eye contact.
**I wasn't here, neither were you. You never saw me, and I don't know who you are.
posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 08:15
The passionate expression of contrarian opinions are what have gotten people banned. And to be fair, you took out both opposing opinions.
So it's "shut up" or get banned, shunned, ostracized, exiled, disowned, divorced, widowed even. If you're lucky, someone might take pity on you and adopt your scruffy persona.posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 08:09
Talk is cheap. And frankly quite easy to do.
Doing however, takes effort and time. A lot of us don't realize how integrated we've become over the years since the great northern aggression settled things once and again.
But still, a pasty white guy in bib overalls, shirtless, half a head of hair, three teeth and a banjo scare the bejesus out of me to this day.
So those deep seeded prejudices are still there.posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 07:59
@snarky: Government employees get paid to be on jury duty. Some other big corps pay too, but you gotta give them your $12 stipend the court pays.posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 17:11
A jury from ACC would have been in Hoods best interest. But in the interest of society, a jury from almost any other county would get the result of guilty. He may dance his way out of the needle, instead, waiting for someone to shank him in the prison.
Anyone want to take bets on how big the jury pool will start out at? I'm in for 500.posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 14:51
Let's see ..... $90 a month rent, or .... free in a field, under the bridge or on that closed unused and tree covered off ramp. Yeah. $90 can buy a lot of drugs, booze and smokes.posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:47
Oh contraire. It's much more fun to build an organization that extracts monies from hard working unwilling taxpayers and, after deducting for salaries, wages and benefits, cram the goods and services down the throats of the unwilling to accept them homeless and under-housed peoples of the community. And the "if you build it, we'll get more of "them"" group will salivate and urinate all over themselves for all the good they're doing.posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:45
Geez people. I'm too tired after a day of ~work~ to bother to get mad and fight with my spouse.posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 08:19
Arguing online is allowed, making up in person is mandatory.
@jtsim: Most people were thrown out of here. Some of the tossing was justified. Others, not so much so. And the ABH is kidding itself by believing it's all good.posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 08:15
And the show goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on. Maybe my great-great grandchildren will see this scum friedposted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 08:09
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