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Nunn wants to use government to solve problems

I tried to vote for Nunn of the above. Was told to vote for Wright Inn.

posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 16:29

Athenstalks and Thanksgiving

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

Sour mood rippling across country on Election Day

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

Filler: What if politicians just told the truth?

The truth? You can't handle the truth.

posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 11:47

Athenstalks and Thanksgiving

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

UGA police: Student threatened mass violence on campus with assault rifle

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

Jacket stolen from funeral service

You have to cut the peeps at the ABH some slack.

Jackets are for "the poor" (like them) and coats are for the "rich" people ....... and folks carrying concealed long guns.

I doubt the quality of the reporting & headline writing will get much better. So expect more typos and canned wire stories and cut -n- paste press releases.

posted @ Monday, November 3, 2014 - 16:05

Fantasy World is gone

It's still hanging around.

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 14:51

Athens man allegedly chokes girlfriend, puts cocked gun to her chest

He'll make a great "girlfriend" to someone in prison. Maybe a great punching bag too.

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 13:23

Athenstalks And Halloween

I've decided to go out tonight dressed like a curmudgeon.

Yes, I'll look a lot like myself.

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 13:06

Loud noise prompts calls

Never had Empty Beer before. Is it a Pilsner or a Lager? Does 5 Points carry it? Obviously it's in bottles, but can I get it on tap too?

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 06:48

How well did the Fed's stimulus work?

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - The fundamental question remains, "Are you better off economically today than you were on Jan 19, 2009?"[/quote]

My 2009 year was about 6% better than 2013. So, yes.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 16:11

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

Basically I can have a $250 cable/internet/TV bill, or a $250 cell phone/internet/TV bill.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 15:23

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

Charter reps refute the claims that it takes a minute to change channels, as their internal studies show that it takes no more or less than 54 seconds, a full 10% faster than a minute.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 06:44

Naked woman drives stolen truck to Athens where she crashes and burns

Naked woman drives stolen truck to Athens where she crashes and burns

Which....... "which she crashes and burns".

99 cents don't buy what it used to.

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 06:46

Policeman who asked to smell woman's feet arrested

I'm pretty sure that if you or I did that, we'd be lucky to get $2000 bond. But of course, in ACC, the DA'd aggressively prosecute it down to a misunderstanding and the judge would issue a "don't sniff" order.

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:00

Suspects identified in weekend Athens shooting that riddled car with bullets

Today must not be the day Joe fixes typos. Maybe tomorrow?

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:50

Suspects identified in weekend Athens shooting that riddled car with bullets

Add on a healthy dose of PROBATION - ACC judges know no other type of punishment - and remember their names and mop heads, as they'll keep committing crimes while out on probation. Why? Probation isn't a deterrent to certain types of people. Try it on the first offense, then get tough with them according to their second, third, fourth and more crimes.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 13:33

Hull man hospitalized after shooting

Alcohol, girls, money and/or drugs were involved.

And this whole misunderstanding can be resolved with a dose of probation (that he'll violate time and again).

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:00

Athens officials to consider fines for bad downtown parking

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] -

@TeeWee: Geometry has consequences. By making the parking angle more shallow to accommodate a few longer vehicles, the total number of parking spaces is reduced because of the need to maintain the same width between the lines.

[/quote]

Huh?? Angled parking reduces spaces, but the length of the vehicles (park bunch of 18 wheelers there) determines the amount of space for traffic lanes.

And yes, the CITY are the folks that laid out the parking plan, then fines people for using the limited number of spaces there are. How many spaces are on Broad anyway? It's roughly two blocks east of the arch? Maybe take them out entirely except for loading/unloading spaces for the beer trucks and such. Plant a few more trees, maybe a park bench or two for the homeless to "rest" on.

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 15:44

Athenstalks And Halloween

And Andrew Shearer? He's watching movies by his self.

Shame they can't just take the blogs down. That'd be the right thing to do, seeing as they're not going to keep them at least topical for the year, or quarter, or......

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 15:29

Athenstalks And Halloween

I'm a Jack, the wife is a Jenny. We don't pair well with horse heads or the other end. For Halloween, we're going bar hopping and get home hopefully after the rug rats are through.

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 15:15

Poll: Nunn ahead in Senate race, governor’s race tied

[quote][b]sgdog1[/b] - I have never understood why some people think that running a mega-corporation somehow qualifies a candidate to run the government. Government is not business.[/quote]

Government is akin to a business, in which the taxpayers/consumers are also the shareholders/citizens. The goal of government should be to provide the best set of goods and services that the consumers are asking for at the best price the taxpayers can afford, all the while adding value to the citizens of the community. Government returns a "profit" to it's citizen shareholders by doing their job well.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 13:36

Athenstalks And Halloween

Funny shat that is. Can we say that here?

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 13:24

Athens officials to consider wildflowers to combat Atlanta Highway woes

Flowers on one side of the by-pass, connecting back roads on the other side of the by-pass. The HUGE problem is that rinky dink bridge that crosses the by-pass. The only way to go east and west is to cross that bridge. Bottleneck the system, it ain't going to be better.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:38

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