I woulda thought that by now - seeing as how "everyone" is supposed to have purchased health insurance this past spring - that no additional monies will have to be spent to help people buy what they already have purchased.
Oh well, so it goes with government run programs. Spend, spend, spend. Then proclaim how effective the program is, hire more folks to fix the problem and spend, spend, spend. Then proclaim how effective the program is, hire more folks to fix the problem and spend, spend, spend.
It's endless.posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 07:59
Meth head. Good for nothing.
My guess is that he'll get a bad case of probation, be back on the streets and stoned out of his gourd by the end of the week.posted @ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 16:44
No one can get a good read on the economy for all the tinkering that happens with nearly every President, Congress, Governor, State Legislature, Mayors and County/City Commissioners.posted @ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 09:40
They let the ghost go a few months back. Budget cuts you know. That and one never knew when he was at work or not. I think the headline writer position is now rotating, and today is Jim's rotation into Chief Headline Writer, but only from 9 till 11. Then he shifts to Director of Sanitation and takes out the trash.posted @ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 09:33
There is no downside to bad behavior. Not for them anyway. They can't lose their allowance. Yeah, they might get some jail time, that's if the DA DA doesn't put them on probation. But when they get out, they jump right back into the system getting their housing allowance, food allowance, medical allowance, transportation allowance, clothing allowance, utility allowance, etc and so on.posted @ Monday, September 8, 2014 - 16:14
I go to bed early on Sunday night and miss all the good stuff. Drink'n, fight'n and stab'n. Sounds like one hell of a Friday or Saturday night.posted @ Monday, September 8, 2014 - 15:00
"People in the crowd that were watching the fight yelled out alerts that officers were arriving at the complex"
I bet they yelled "Five Oh, Five Oh, Five Oh" as they all ran to the corners of the complex, whooped out their trusty Obama phones and started rolling tape. Nothing is too good for our welfare queens.
And hey, isn't running a business, a hair salon, in the apartment prohibited by zoning? Toss them out.posted @ Monday, September 8, 2014 - 14:57
But, but, but .... just look at how safe the walkers are! not a one has been run down since we spent beaucoup money on the crosswalk.posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:58
Wow. It's all the fault of the tax code. Yet wages, mandated benefits, regulatory burdens (some are justified, others are just a burden), and the overall costs to do business here, they all add to the decision to relocate somewhere else. Or to not locate here in the first place.
Is the tax code screwed up? Indeed it is. Businesses relocate for a variety of reasons, taxes are just one of them.posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:53
When you take state/fed funds for road improvements, you have to follow state/fed rules, no matter how stupid they are. Much like the cross walks at traffic lights at the crossroads of 316 and nowhere. So I imagine that someone in a corner office that never laid a foot of asphalt in their life dictated bike lanes.posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:40
[quote] Nunn used her visit to the incubator to renew one of the themes she’s mentioned most often recently, the uncertainty businesses face from the possibility of another government shutdown. [/quote]
One of my better months came while the government was "shut down." And I don't know many businesses that did poorly, unless their major or sole customer was the government. And there are business "rules" that caution about having one giant customer.posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 09:40
Those who want to ride a bike, will. Those that don't, won't. So allow those that want to, to fund the bike lanes. I'm quite sure the city/county will accept the bike riders generous donations to the bike lane fund.posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:31
Not everyone that pays for the "public art" appreciates it as much as those who get paid for the public art.
Maybe it's time to lay that issue down, that being public art for the pure sake of public art (that, and there's a pot of money that has to be spent), and put the money toward more important issues. Yes, incorporate artistic features when and where possible on new construction, the bus stops are an example.posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:26
I don't worry about backing up my data because I figure the NSA has a copy.posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 13:37
We had to keep the dirty laundry basket either up high, like on top of the washer, or in a closet to keep the dog from chewing up stuff.posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:39
"People selling counterfeit tickets profited from last weekend’s Georgia-Clemson football came."
Spell check is NOT your friend.posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:34
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - The blame Bush thing is getting worn-out and tedious. [/quote]
Well, we're going to have to hear it for at least two more years, or until ISIS is in the white house.posted @ Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 16:09
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
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