Here's what I suspect, probation for one and all.
DeKalb, Barrow and Clarke (and possibly other counties), and not a one will stick these wanna-bees with any serious crime when it should be obvious to all that they are (have been?) a threat to society.posted @ Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 13:50
Is this story a re-run?posted @ Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 09:18
31. With three prison sentences. Man. I'm way behind.posted @ Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 09:15
And here I thought new banking regulations eliminated the repressive collection actions of lenders.posted @ Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 09:10
@grove600: there will be no probation here. A convicted felon with a handgun will go back to prison.
If he was arrested anywhere besides ACC, maybe so. But ACC has a revolving door and the DA and judges like to keep violent felons on the streets.posted @ Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 09:04
I think a generous donation to the Editorial Department's Benevolence Fund might get you back in good fortunes.posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 18:00
Probation for him, but much stricter gun laws for us law abiding citizens. yeah. That's the ticket.
If we take enough punishment the criminals will learn their lesson.
I'm wondering what it's going to take before you folks see who the problem is. Hint: It ain't the law abiding gun owners. Extra credit hint: It ain't the guns either.posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 17:24
I don't know what the problem is when reincarnation is not against TOS.
Some us come back as cats, the others dogs.posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 15:17
Maybe @Jim Thompson: should come up with a "Time Out" stamp to issue temporary bans, say 5 days or whatever. That'd be funnier I think. Ed's in "time out". Suits him, I think. A grumpy codger in a corner stool with a dunce hat on.posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 15:08
Did anyone tell the armed burglars at Busbee Hall?
Yeah. That story is buried in the recesses of the ABH repository. I suppose it's for the best since it doesn't jive with the agenda to keep the public uninformed.posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 14:59
UGA, like most campuses, is where young people are away from home for the first time in their lives. It is likely one of their first legal or underage encounters with alcohol. Not all do well with the encounter and the last thing they need is a gun. Imagine, Dustin Beiber and his friends with guns at one of his house parties!
They are not old enough to have firearms.
Maybe a crash course on Georgia Firearms laws is in order.posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 14:44
Insurance. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
Medicine is great. We can do miraculous things, without thinking "should we do this?"posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 20:14
My vote is to ban Ed. I doubt there are 31 of his 1131 posts where he had anything nice to say to anyone or about anyone. Just wondering how one guy can alienate as many people as Ed has. Is he really that valuable to the paper? Maybe you can outsource his rants to someone from Elberton.posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 20:06
Can't possibly be true. Guns aren't allowed on campus.
And here's the rub. You liberals and anti gun nuts will spend all your time trying to make bigger laws to keep guns off school property. You'll print bigger signs proclaiming that schools are "gun free zones". And you'll crack down on legal gun owners that have never ever broken any laws.
And yet, you won't do diddly to the criminals, like these thugs, who actually break the laws. You love them (criminals that is), and hate law abiding citizens. It has to be an illness.posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 19:43
You want to know what is tasteless disrespect for the victims is? Letting those thieving murdering raping abusing good-for-nothing crooks roam the streets. Not once, not twice, but dozens upon dozens of times.
They do bad, the police catch them, the DA pleads it down to poopoo charges, the judge hands down probation, those that see jail are out in a fraction of their sentence thanks to a parole board and it repeats. Dozens upon dozens upon dozens of times. Year-in and year-out. How many times do we read about someone who is "know to law enforcement" that has a long criminal record, described in the press as a "career criminal"? Often enough? Too often if you ask me.
Continuing to place the citizens in general, and the victims specifically, in peril of those known convicted repeat offenders is more disrespectful than someone giving away a gun.posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 12:04
I know you have to have ads, but, a couple of areas that should be looked at for starters.
People signing up or signing in, or amending their profile should not be inundated with ads. Those pages should be ad free. Also, while editing a post, that page should be ad free.
In my opinion, the load times are long because of the not-so-static ads. Eliminate all the ads with any moving part and you've probably quadrupled the download times.
I guess you get paid more for a moving ad though. So we know that the moving ad revenues trumps the reader subscription revenues.posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 09:59
I doubt that anyone that ever won a gun through a raffle ever used it to harm another with malice aforethought.
Meanwhile, please drool over the anticipation of taking guns away from perfectly law abiding citizens, while at the same time letting known violent felons wander the streets of our communities.
The police responded in two minutes. 120 seconds after the event, they're there to protect? No, they're there to investigate.posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 09:46
Maybe to fool people into thinking that it's better than the old place. Been there twice, bad service both times. The food was ok though. Nothing to write home about, nothing to tout to friends and neighbors. And that's ok, it wasn't meant to be a place to be wowed by the food.
I guess it won't be open for lunch during the week now?posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 09:31
The delivered print edition has become filler for the recycle bin now that it lacks real news. Mondays are so, so sad. 2 pages of school lunch menus is not news. Tuesday is worse. Bad -n- Busted photos are not what we want to be paying for.
When our subscription renews, we're seriously going to reconsider your price -v- the value we get in the delivered product. Right now it stands that you'll be losing revenues.posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 09:18
Don't worry. I got that covered. I got you this picture. You need to use a color printer when you print it out
Maybe a 3D printer and he can drive it.posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 23:15
@King Minos: The left in this town would systematically hunt down and exterminate all the non-believers. You see, they must destroy the village to save it.
This is pure bull.
Not if you read A-dude's postings. He's literally ready to exterminate all conservative thinking types out there.posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 23:02
Very true. Now with i-phones and such, people don't have to be at home or work to post so they should just check in now and then. Maybe we should have a roll call once a month. If they don't answer, we'll assume they're dead.
Oh crap. I had better cancel my 6 week round the globe cruise. You folks would write my obit before I disembarkedposted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 22:49
Let's test it out: opuntia, nopales, prickly pears, with small hairlike prickles called glochids. Some glochids get by, some pricks slip through. First they came for @jtsim, then they'll come for your Slim Jims.
Oh No !!!!!!
Not the Slim Jims.posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 22:40
@OconeeJoe: Springtime?posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 22:38
Here's a thought. Lets put cameras outside of the bus, because the students are more endangered from a rare passing motorist than say, the kid in the seat across the aisle from them.posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 21:58
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