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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

Athens police looking for alleged shooter

Naaaa. The limp spined DA will give him probation, and TWO ankle monitors.

For some reason the rest of society is punished for people like this. We're suffering the consequences, and we will continue to be punished till they eliminate the urgent desire to coddle repeat criminals to the detriment of the rest of the law abiding, working and taxpaying citizenry.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:21

Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

Actually, they shouldn't be talking about this at all. They should be doing. Talk can be saved for later.

Or, they can talk, talk, talk, till the cows come home, blab all over the international news networks what they are going to do, give the enemy a heads up, and whatever ends up happening will cost US lives and be deemed a failure by historians.

Never brag about what you are going to do .... "We're going to follow them to the gates of hell!!" ... You just go kick their a** fast and hard and non stop till they're not a threat and their children and grandchildren are not a threat.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 08:11

With UGA out, 2 nonprofits share $3.3 million ACA navigators grant

I woulda thought that by now - seeing as how "everyone" is supposed to have purchased health insurance this past spring - that no additional monies will have to be spent to help people buy what they already have purchased.

Oh well, so it goes with government run programs. Spend, spend, spend. Then proclaim how effective the program is, hire more folks to fix the problem and spend, spend, spend. Then proclaim how effective the program is, hire more folks to fix the problem and spend, spend, spend.

It's endless.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 07:59

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

Meth head. Good for nothing.

My guess is that he'll get a bad case of probation, be back on the streets and stoned out of his gourd by the end of the week.

posted @ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 16:44

Alperovitz: Is economic stagnation the new normal?

No one can get a good read on the economy for all the tinkering that happens with nearly every President, Congress, Governor, State Legislature, Mayors and County/City Commissioners.

posted @ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 09:40

Coleman: Shoplifting arrest seemed heavy-handed

They let the ghost go a few months back. Budget cuts you know. That and one never knew when he was at work or not. I think the headline writer position is now rotating, and today is Jim's rotation into Chief Headline Writer, but only from 9 till 11. Then he shifts to Director of Sanitation and takes out the trash.

posted @ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 09:33

Athens man and sister arrested for threatening to shoot during fight at Bethel Midtown Village

There is no downside to bad behavior. Not for them anyway. They can't lose their allowance. Yeah, they might get some jail time, that's if the DA DA doesn't put them on probation. But when they get out, they jump right back into the system getting their housing allowance, food allowance, medical allowance, transportation allowance, clothing allowance, utility allowance, etc and so on.

posted @ Monday, September 8, 2014 - 16:14

Athens man arrested after allegedly choking, stabbing girlfriend

I go to bed early on Sunday night and miss all the good stuff. Drink'n, fight'n and stab'n. Sounds like one hell of a Friday or Saturday night.

posted @ Monday, September 8, 2014 - 15:00

Athens man and sister arrested for threatening to shoot during fight at Bethel Midtown Village

"People in the crowd that were watching the fight yelled out alerts that officers were arriving at the complex"

I bet they yelled "Five Oh, Five Oh, Five Oh" as they all ran to the corners of the complex, whooped out their trusty Obama phones and started rolling tape. Nothing is too good for our welfare queens.

And hey, isn't running a business, a hair salon, in the apartment prohibited by zoning? Toss them out.

posted @ Monday, September 8, 2014 - 14:57

Hood: New 'bicycle' could be future of transportation

But, but, but .... just look at how safe the walkers are! not a one has been run down since we spent beaucoup money on the crosswalk. Wink

posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:58

Zandi: U.S. corporate tax code to blame for inversions

Wow. It's all the fault of the tax code. Yet wages, mandated benefits, regulatory burdens (some are justified, others are just a burden), and the overall costs to do business here, they all add to the decision to relocate somewhere else. Or to not locate here in the first place.

Is the tax code screwed up? Indeed it is. Businesses relocate for a variety of reasons, taxes are just one of them.

posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:53

Hood: New 'bicycle' could be future of transportation

When you take state/fed funds for road improvements, you have to follow state/fed rules, no matter how stupid they are. Much like the cross walks at traffic lights at the crossroads of 316 and nowhere. So I imagine that someone in a corner office that never laid a foot of asphalt in their life dictated bike lanes.

posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:40

Nunn rolls out business plan

[quote] Nunn used her visit to the incubator to renew one of the themes she’s mentioned most often recently, the uncertainty businesses face from the possibility of another government shutdown. [/quote]

One of my better months came while the government was "shut down." And I don't know many businesses that did poorly, unless their major or sole customer was the government. And there are business "rules" that caution about having one giant customer.

posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 09:40

Hood: New 'bicycle' could be future of transportation

Those who want to ride a bike, will. Those that don't, won't. So allow those that want to, to fund the bike lanes. I'm quite sure the city/county will accept the bike riders generous donations to the bike lane fund.

posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:31

The Editor's Desk: Nothing funny about vandalizing public art

Not everyone that pays for the "public art" appreciates it as much as those who get paid for the public art.

Maybe it's time to lay that issue down, that being public art for the pure sake of public art (that, and there's a pot of money that has to be spent), and put the money toward more important issues. Yes, incorporate artistic features when and where possible on new construction, the bus stops are an example.

posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:26

Today's editorial cartoon

I don't worry about backing up my data because I figure the NSA has a copy. Big smile

posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 13:37

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

We had to keep the dirty laundry basket either up high, like on top of the washer, or in a closet to keep the dog from chewing up stuff.

posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:39

Ticket counterfeiters profit from Georgia-Clemson game

"People selling counterfeit tickets profited from last weekend’s Georgia-Clemson football came."

Spell check is NOT your friend.

posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:34

Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - The blame Bush thing is getting worn-out and tedious. [/quote]

Well, we're going to have to hear it for at least two more years, or until ISIS is in the white house.

posted @ Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 16:09

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