How many border jumpers get arrested?posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 07:52
Isn't that right there where the other day, those "non-gang" members had a little game of tussle with their fellow "non-gang" members? About 60 "non-gang" youth in all. All in all, there are just certain neighborhoods - emphasis on hoods - that are so dangerous, it's prohibitive to name them in the news story about the youthful fracas.posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 17:10
So the punishment is to not go to ACC? That's cool. Except that the residents of other counties might not like that. Besides, if ACC sent all their crooks, thugs, criminals, drug dealers and users, pimps, hos, burglars, robbers, car jackers, and those dastardly under age drinkers to other counties, who'd be left in ACC?posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 15:10
Word has it that there were candles among the stuffed teddy bears. Probably that's the cause? Cause the one just 20' away was untouched.posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 15:05
[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - WHERE are all the Democrats..... [/quote]
Standing on lock step with the President of Iran. Apparently.
[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Where is Cindy Sheehan?[/quote]
[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - start shouting about an "illegal, immoral war".[/quote]
It's a "police action".posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 12:52
I kind of rather liked Fuddruckers when they were here. I could fix it like I wanted.posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:59
Love the pic though. It's June, it's hot, and he's wiping his brow for the photo op.... See!!! Climate change is making things hot. Hold the climate summit in January, and wipe the icicles off your brow. See... Climate change is making things cold.posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:55
Geeez. What a money pit this will turn out to be.posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:53
Adopt a Skunk. You'll be fragrantly surprised.posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 08:28
Caught them trying to get into Canada.
Had they tried to cross the US-Mexican border, no problem.posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 15:12
Excusing bad behavior is not how you reduce or eliminate bad behavior.
"Oh, it's a prank". Well, so is SWATing. But hey, it's just a prank.
No wonder we're where we are today.posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 15:04
Seriously guys, there's a sign that reads: "No Drug Dealing Zone". Can't you read?posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 14:07
Epps Bridge Parkway area. Oconee County.posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 14:04
People arrested at protests, from $15 an hour wages, to global climate change, to whatever is worth protesting today, have a record that haunts them.
Your decision, however childish it is, should follow you around. This guy shouldn't get a lesser punishment than someone who sat in the road in protest.
But it's Athens. Home of the crooks and thugs. So he'll be heralded in certain circles.posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 13:57
If the local DA is handling the case, the charges will be aggressively pursued down to "dialing the wrong number" and "making an inappropriate post" and he'll be punished with probation and a note from the judge that reads "don't do that again".posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:17
It'll never be like it was. Not even close.
Good luck, you'll need it in that building. Corporate decided well over a year ago that we, the humble and loyal readers and posters, as rough or polished as we were, weren't part and parcel of their business model. So they proceeded to chase people off, literally and publically, until the landscape that once was home of some smart, colorful, very tuned in, boisterous, serious, funny and sometimes rude and crude posters was decimated. All for a buck.
The past nine months the place has been a wasteland. Can it be resurrected? Maybe. But it will take a strategic shift from the top to make that happen.
Again, good luck.posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 08:45
Proof. It's not just a number on a bottle.
But seriously, how much does the proof reader get to nap all day?posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 22:31
Omar? Really? Not a good era to be doing stupid terroristic threats and be named Omar.posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 22:22
By Tuesday they'll have someone in the hoosegow.posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 15:41
"That's it Missy, we're taking away your smart phone"posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 14:12
Getting a negative is OK, as long as they explain the thing they have issues with. Unless that thing is self evident in the post.posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 14:01
I like you man. Even when your hair is tossled by the wind of a neg flying by.posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:16
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
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.
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
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
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