It might even be fiction. Possibly a dark comedy. But whatever, it'll be the most transparent story in presidential history. So transparent that you can look at it all day long and not see anything of substance.posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 21:27
Read? Yeah. Right.posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 16:30
It's how they gain status with their friends and command respect that's not been earned.posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 13:56
Sweet. Let's mandate that businesses collectively spend millions of dollars to upgrade their lighting so it's darker for the few that want to see twinkling stars, this, right before they're mugged by the thugs who can more comfortably lurk in the darkness.
If you want to see twinkling lights, move to the country. In fact, I propose a nightly bus run from downtown Athens to the Dark Corners part of Oconee, Walton and Barrow so the riders (paying full fare) can see twinkling lights as often as they wish. Personal coolers are not allowed, snacks and beverages will be available for a nominal charge. And remember folks, it's a cow pasture, so wear appropriate footwear.
Businesses need lighting to showcase their inventory (car lots), to advertise (billboards), to provide safety for their patrons (parking lot lighting) and for security (building lighting). The city folk light up their roadways for safety reasons, and to give jobs to the street lighting department.
If the installation of these dark lights is mandated for new construction or major renovations, then so be it. To dictate that a business rip out existing lights and install dark lights, then someone downtown needs to open up their checkbook and pay for it personally. Your "feel good" shouldn't come at the expense of others.posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 09:58
It may be true with respect that the poor are more likely to join the military than someone of means, who sends their kids to college for a 4+ year drinking and skirt chasing program.posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 09:42
RIOTS. Get with the program. Who is doing them - right now? Why are they rioting, looting and assaulting people?
Why do you support such lawlessness while decrying the non-actions of internet posters?posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:51
[quote][b]hjfedrick[/b] - never judge unless you wish to be judge by those same standards[/quote]
I'm fine with that. I'm sitting here, judging the actions of some looters and hooligans. I have that right to judge. So do you. Oh, and I'm not out breaking the laws of the land. And not in the name of justice for someone that, for all real purposes, didn't know the decedent.
And please, stop before you get a nose bleed with it stuck up in the air so high. How dare you judge me for judging others. If you weren't so serious, it'd be funny.
Gotta wonder though, who goes out and riots and loots when some white kid gets shot?
Don't bother answering, your head will explode.
FACT: they are rioting and looting innocent businesses and assaulting folks that weren't part of the event. FACT: I'm being peaceful, right here in river city and actually out doing business with the local businesses that weren't part of the event. FACT: They, the rioters and looters, judged without any more or less facts than I have, then went out and stole from local businesses.posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 15:03
[quote][b]hjfedrick[/b] - Every comment that I have seen you post is always negative about someone or something. [/quote]
Naaa. He only posts negative things about liberals, which makes him happy!!posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 13:46
how can you or anyone else pass judgement over a certain situation without having all the facts. [/quote]
Me? I'm just PEACEFULLY passing judgment from afar. They passed judgment and started looting and vandalizing businesses. So don't jump my ass about my opinion and peaceful actions. Get off your high horse, cause it's not all that high.
".... that they be judged by the content of their character ...."
And right now, and at other times like these, their character is uncivilized.
You know it is, but are too scared to stand up and say so.posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:16
But "He was a good boy" said momma, "Never in trouble" she added, as the press showed a picture of the kid flashing a gang sign.
If we're supposed to wait for all the facts and circumstances to come to light before we pass judgment - then why can't they do the same before looting a business that had absolutely nothing to do with the incident? Huh? HUH????? 'Splain that @hjfredrick:posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 09:59
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Fixed for the AP. Send my check to PO Box 549.posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 13:36
Notice now, that the looter is armed. I bet he's got a permit for that.
posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 13:29
@theold33: And the saddest part is that it's businesses owned, for the most part, by people in their own community, who hired people from that community, and whose customers were people from that community. They just hurt themselves, time and again.posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 13:20
Facts don't sell papers. Sensationalism does.posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 13:11
The bad part is that she's got to deal with his craziness the rest of her life, so do her a favor had keep him locked up tight.posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:13
Snatch them up from south Georgia somewhere. It don't matter, the needle will be there in the end.posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 20:36
Policy can't make kids learn. A strong education ethic, as with everything else in life, starts at home. Students whose families place a high value on education do much much better in schools than families that don't place any value to an education. Parents who place a value to an education allot time with their student child to go over homework, to get involved in school activities, to monitor their child, to be sure their child is actually in school and progressing in their studies. That parental give-a-damn can't be created by policy. Not education policy anyway. And really, why study hard and do good in school when you can flip Chinese made hamburger patties for $15 an hour.posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 15:50
I'll keep poking in and out from time to time as the warden allows me to have internet access.posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 15:27
If it were up to us, we'd have all our redneck friends in here, rocking and frolicking the joint and all that which made this place great --- back in the day. But the school marm came in with that two and a half foot switch, cracking knuckles, smacking people's heads and taking her size 12 granny combat boots and kicking people out left and right. Then she sits on the front porch with a 12 gauge on her lap, ready to blast away at any stranger that lurks in the shadows. God help us if we try to bring someone new around. Ain't no one coming here on their own. It's too dangerous. There's no reward for the risk.posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 15:25
Vacation, golfing, fundraising speeches. It's a tough job.posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 15:16
79 comments today, as of about 3:30. That's 5 an hour for the whole paper. It's not looking good at all.posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 15:34
AT exists for a couple very good reasons. One, AT exists so they have people to ban. That doesn't bode very well for you, me and the other three posters. Two, AT exists so you can post 10 comments a day, even if they don't make any sense at all or if you just want to talk to yourself. And three, AT exists because if it didn't, there would be an "Exiled from Athens Talks".
It ain't good if you are questioning the validity and long term health of this cyber space. You're the last remaining champion out there. The rest of us are in awe of your dedication, or addiction, or compulsion.
I imagine that one day we'll wake up and they'll have pulled the plug on this place. I thought it would happen after they let Joel go for good, but alas, it's still kicking around. Course, he hasn't been gone but a few weeks, if that long.
I miss the hundreds of people that used to.......makes me well up...... used to post here. Even those looney liberals and radical righties, the stone cold conservatives and the spend your money democrats. The "save the cats" ladies and the hard partiers. Now, just a post script to what once was.
Maybe we'll meet again, here, there or yonder.posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 15:31
What? No picture of the poop?posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 13:50
OMG!! Isn't that the crime free upscale residential housing development called Bethel Church Homes - or Bethel Midtown Village, right behind the proposed student housing property?
I'm down with offices and such, 9 to 5 then they're gone. But student housing? There? 24/7 coming and going. At least make the thugs walk a few blocks to rob and assault folks.
Seriously folks, does anyone want their own kids to stay there?posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 12:32
@mpd0.59: I must be stupid, because I always thought that there wasn't mechanical devices that could measure CO2 in the atmosphere some 650,000 years ago. Yet here we have a chart reporting the CO2 measurements from 648,000BC Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe my government education failed me. But it makes the chart highly suspect.posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 08:15
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