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30-person brawl reported in west Athens

Wonder how many of the 60 people were armed with weapons? Also, how many posted video of the entire event on facebook, twitter and instagram? Dopey kids.

Someone is gonna get killed there. The community will be outraged that the police didn't "do more". The police step up their presence, and the community will be outraged at the heavy handedness and the police tactics. Cue in the reverends and busses of vandals, I mean "protestors".

There's no consequences for these kids actions. None. So what is there to deter them from doing that, or what is there to entice them to do something else?

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:11

Harrop: Strong middle class built on public investment

[quote][b]dawgette[/b] -

My dad got his college education off the GI bill and 1st house with VA loan.

Nowadays, that would be a big no no to a lot of people. His kind would be considered living off the govt and as taxpayers, they shouldn't have to pay for it.

[/quote]

The military members EARN their benefits, of which the GI bill, VA loans and others are part of the promises we make to them for the sacrifices they make so we can be jerks on the internet and start hashtag campaigns to show how much we care. Not that any hashtag do-gooder person ever would volunteer for the armed forces. The Code would do them in.

And oh, that VA loan, I bet your dad paid his mortgage every month. It's called honor and keeping your written promise. It's called responsibility over your finances. Today's society lacks those, and more, traits that your dad and others of his era have.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:23

Athens man brutally beats girlfriend

I've never understood this culture of abuse toward someone that's supposed to be a "loved one" (spouse, girlfriend or child).

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:37

Athens police make another family violence arrest under new strangulation law

Mikey, you'll never make the pros with behavior like that. They're not signing spouse abusers.

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:13

Branded Butcher chef plans move to Atlanta

Wife and I ate there once. It was so bad we won't ever be going back.

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 09:20

Professor Lives In A 36-Square-Foot Dumpster

Looks like it has a roof and AC, so claims of an "open air box" is suspect. The upside is that it's twice as big as his on-campus office cubicle.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 21:47

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

Can't go after the guy who - you know, BROKE THE LAW - so let's go after the businesses that - you know, followed the law.

Seem logical, right?

Liberals: Where punishing the law abiding citizens and rewarding the law breakers is the norm.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 16:23

Police seek duo who stole elderly Athens woman's credit cards, charged $10k

Yeah. Tens of millions of dollars in inventory, and $29.95 security cameras at the door. Go figure.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:49

Police seek duo who stole elderly Athens woman's credit cards, charged $10k

Work? The only time they've ever broke sweat is when they're running from the police.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:48

Police seek duo who stole elderly Athens woman's credit cards, charged $10k

Cut off their "thief hand" and they won't steal but once more.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 19:49

Police arrest gun-toting alleged Athens gang member at Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals game

Shaddrick Demerious will have everyone at his place of employment vouch for his character. "He's a fine upstanding member of the community" his preacher will say. "He was framed."

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 19:42

Police seek duo who stole elderly Athens woman's credit cards, charged $10k

If you can't vandalize and loot an innocent shop owner, you vandalize and loot an innocent shopper.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 16:16

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

The world has problems, and we're supposed to be worried about this?

Besides, I dine at Carrabba's for corporate Italian food, DePalmas for local Italian food, and I can fix a mean skeddy when I set my mind to it, for dine in Italian.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 13:50

Police arrest gun-toting alleged Athens gang member at Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals game

[quote][b]Auntylib[/b] - Just a leech attached to the hind-tit of society.[/quote]

And will be for the rest of his life. However long or short that may be.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 13:27

Police arrest gun-toting alleged Athens gang member at Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals game

Alleged. He allegedly is a gang member. He allegedly had a gun. Allegedly in his front pocket. Allegedly it was a revolver. He allegedly didn't have a gun permit. He allegedly was on school property. Which property he allegedly had been barred from.

That's a lot of alleged. Dr. Mauldin sez: "Take two doses of probation and I'll see you in six weeks when you're arrested for probation violation". And no, Mauldin isn't a real doctor, but he plays well to the voters.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:33

Lumpkin to retire as Athens-Clarke police chief, named finalist for Savannah chief

It's called Double Dipping, and it used to be illegal in the federal system. I know of a few folks that have "retired" only to be rehired by the same department, and who work at the same desk even, and receive a retirement check AND a paycheck.

And we wonder why governments are broke and taxpayers are strapped.

I'd not be surprised if Lumpkin didn't end up on the short list to replace himself.

posted @ Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 08:07

Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell

There are crickets in this place. I thought they had abandoned it too.

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 16:36

Hiltzik: Despite business grousing, Obama good on economy

Yeah. Wishful thinking, as employers only added 142,000 jobs in August.

"We guess" and reality rarely are the same.

Oh, but don't fear. They'll likely tinker with the numbers, massage them really good, and rearrange them in such a manner as to cast a good light, and all before the November elections.

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 08:07

Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison

The death penalty resolves forever if this kid/adult will harm others in the future, and as a bonus it cuts down on the costs of incarceration. It's a shame that an entire community has to fear this a*hole years after his skilling spree.

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 07:59

Florida man feared to be armed arrested in Athens for stalking ex-girlfriend

He should be flown back to Fla, and during the flight he should be allowed to escape @ 33,000' over the Okefenokee.

posted @ Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 14:58

French women bid topless sunbathing 'adieu'

Just one? Seriously.

posted @ Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 14:18

Teacher accidentally shoots self in leg at school

Carrying a round chambered is foolish 99% of the time. And for the record, a revolver always has a round "chambered". Also, some semi-auto's don't have a "hammer" that the user can cock, like my Glock 19. "Hammerless".

posted @ Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 14:16

Man grabs Athens cop's gun a week after fellow officer shot with own weapon

When we bury a few of them this [filtered word]'ll stop. It should be looked at as attempted murder when you try to take a cops gun during any encounter you have with them, shots fired or not. Of course, what 's the penalty for attempted murder of a police officer? Probation.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 15:19

Athens police looking for alleged shooter

It's COD. No one said what condition the package had to be in.

I know times are tight, but a grand isn't worth it. Make it $10k and you got a posse. Hell, they'll probably turn themselves in for that kind of cash.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 14:07

The Editor's Desk: Lessons from Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place

[quote] there’s a photo from Pittsburgh showing the installation of high-quality temporary signage indicating the time it takes to bicycle or walk to various places from a given intersection or other landmark.

It occurs to me that local advocates might want to do something similar here on occasion. [/quote]

Yes. Because I've always wanted to drive to the arch to see how long it would take to walk to the Athena statue.

The realities are that we're a driving nation. @Jim: What are the realities that you would walk from your office to Clocked for lunch, then walk back? Slim or none? And that's just a few blocks. It takes time from your lunch hour - assuming you get an hour - or it pads your lunch hour into an hour and a half. And it's 95 degrees. So drive it is.

And lets face it, walkers don't line the coffers of the parking authority.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 14:01

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