He was doing his job, for the benefit of the company and the shareholders. It more than likely was a tough job that the company wanted and needed to be done. So handling a tough situation for the betterment of the company/shareholders probably means that he'll handle the tough job for the betterment of the state/citizens.
In short, he did the job he was hired to do.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 16:35
I tried to vote for Nunn of the above. Was told to vote for Wright Inn.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 16:29
And not one peep from the new hire who was to save the place. Do we really need a VP of audience for just the two of us?
@Maggie Louie: Are you listening?
Is anybody out there? Can anybody hear me? Stop me before I break into a Pink Floyd song.
I don't know @old33: It's kind of like getting named the manager of the third shift, and as the excitement fades you realize there isn't any third shift.
The only nice thing about the masses that mob the AT forums, is that not one politician poked their head in here all campaign long. I guess they don't want our vote. Eh?posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 16:03
When Dumb and Dumber are the only two on the ballot, we're doomed.
Seems the ads were designed to instill upon us that it is entirely possible to pick the lesser of the two evils.
And regardless of who wins, expect this same level of horrible political messaging to start back up come January 2015.
Well, if ~this~ is what the people who represent us are like, how bad are we, really. I guess we do get the representation we deserve. But just damn.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 14:32
The truth? You can't handle the truth.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 11:47
I plan to be thankful when they update the blogs. Poor Andrew has to watch movies all by his self.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 11:41
Stupid is as stupid does.
I don't know @OconeeJoe: Probation might be a little too tough. Maybe some community service or a fine. Maybe make him wear a sign that reads "I'm an idiot of the highest order" while standing at the corner of Lumpkin and Baxter from 7am to 6pm during the first few days of fall semester.posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 08:08
You have to cut the peeps at the ABH some slack.
Jackets are for "the poor" (like them) and coats are for the "rich" people ....... and folks carrying concealed long guns.
I doubt the quality of the reporting & headline writing will get much better. So expect more typos and canned wire stories and cut -n- paste press releases.posted @ Monday, November 3, 2014 - 16:05
It's still hanging around.posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 14:51
He'll make a great "girlfriend" to someone in prison. Maybe a great punching bag too.posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 13:23
I've decided to go out tonight dressed like a curmudgeon.
Yes, I'll look a lot like myself.posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 13:06
Never had Empty Beer before. Is it a Pilsner or a Lager? Does 5 Points carry it? Obviously it's in bottles, but can I get it on tap too?posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 06:48
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - The fundamental question remains, "Are you better off economically today than you were on Jan 19, 2009?"[/quote]
My 2009 year was about 6% better than 2013. So, yes.posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 16:11
Basically I can have a $250 cable/internet/TV bill, or a $250 cell phone/internet/TV bill.posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 15:23
Charter reps refute the claims that it takes a minute to change channels, as their internal studies show that it takes no more or less than 54 seconds, a full 10% faster than a minute.posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 06:44
Naked woman drives stolen truck to Athens where she crashes and burns
Which....... "which she crashes and burns".
99 cents don't buy what it used to.posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 06:46
I'm pretty sure that if you or I did that, we'd be lucky to get $2000 bond. But of course, in ACC, the DA'd aggressively prosecute it down to a misunderstanding and the judge would issue a "don't sniff" order.posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:00
Today must not be the day Joe fixes typos. Maybe tomorrow?posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:50
Add on a healthy dose of PROBATION - ACC judges know no other type of punishment - and remember their names and mop heads, as they'll keep committing crimes while out on probation. Why? Probation isn't a deterrent to certain types of people. Try it on the first offense, then get tough with them according to their second, third, fourth and more crimes.posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 13:33
Alcohol, girls, money and/or drugs were involved.
And this whole misunderstanding can be resolved with a dose of probation (that he'll violate time and again).posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:00
@TeeWee: Geometry has consequences. By making the parking angle more shallow to accommodate a few longer vehicles, the total number of parking spaces is reduced because of the need to maintain the same width between the lines.
Huh?? Angled parking reduces spaces, but the length of the vehicles (park bunch of 18 wheelers there) determines the amount of space for traffic lanes.
And yes, the CITY are the folks that laid out the parking plan, then fines people for using the limited number of spaces there are. How many spaces are on Broad anyway? It's roughly two blocks east of the arch? Maybe take them out entirely except for loading/unloading spaces for the beer trucks and such. Plant a few more trees, maybe a park bench or two for the homeless to "rest" on.posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 15:44
And Andrew Shearer? He's watching movies by his self.
Shame they can't just take the blogs down. That'd be the right thing to do, seeing as they're not going to keep them at least topical for the year, or quarter, or......posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 15:29
I'm a Jack, the wife is a Jenny. We don't pair well with horse heads or the other end. For Halloween, we're going bar hopping and get home hopefully after the rug rats are through.posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 15:15
[quote][b]sgdog1[/b] - I have never understood why some people think that running a mega-corporation somehow qualifies a candidate to run the government. Government is not business.[/quote]
Government is akin to a business, in which the taxpayers/consumers are also the shareholders/citizens. The goal of government should be to provide the best set of goods and services that the consumers are asking for at the best price the taxpayers can afford, all the while adding value to the citizens of the community. Government returns a "profit" to it's citizen shareholders by doing their job well.posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 13:36
Funny shat that is. Can we say that here?posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 13:24
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