I apologize to you people, not that I'll change though. I'll offend you again, real soon I'm sure. I'm sure there are quite a few that took great exception to the things I've said and done over the years. Geeez. They should grow some thicker skin.
And maybe that's an editorial for another day. The whimping of America. Too many people get offended by immaterial things, minor issues, stupid stuff really. I bet if you write that editorial piece, it'll offend someone. Maybe even me!posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 22:04
I'm not sure if jtsim drinks. So I guess you and I will have to arm wrestle over the 6-pack. Did nowheregirl go face book?
Dunno if she did or not.
@jtsim: Save me some chips, I'm addicted to chips.
Let's see if the new lady of the house can redecorate this joint.
If she decides to bring in a better class of clientele, we may all be toast.posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 20:36
It appears the fab five became the thankless three. I don't see anyone else here - in AT proper. It used to be thriving, but now it's a dust, mold and mite collector.
Well, maybe they can afford to do a meet -n greet now as it'll only cost them a 6-pack and a bag of chips.posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 07:34
Saw the dead thugs dad (I think it was) on the ATL news demanding an investigation, as if the cops just executed his boy for no reason. I guess that'll be the new norm, to proclaim innocence and victimhood and hope that massive numbers of protestors come to the rescue and that the Justice Department opens an investigation. Probably they think there's money to be had?posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 07:27
It ain't safe out there people. The system that gives justice to the criminals, but not to the victims or the public at large, keeps the criminals out on the streets with the ability to create more victims. I doubt that a 25 year old "just up and decides" to carjack someone. So this criminal more than likely has a record, somewhere.posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 14:28
So, no guns in KY, just a fear of guns and someone that saw something and said it looked like a gun. Probably a cellphoneposted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 14:20
My brother shot me with a BB gun once. I'm none the worse for wear. He shot me in the back of the head, otherwise it could have done some real damage.
Sadly though, this sounds like a gang initiation. That is of course, if Athens had gangs. Thankfully the Chief said we didn't. So these are just misguided youth.posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 13:23
People are stupid sometimes. Ok, more often we are stupid than not. But thankfully the rest of us A) don't get caught being dumb and B) when we do it's never breaking national (or world) news.posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 13:17
People need to learn to deal with their issues, to deal with other people, through other methods than by shooting them.posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 13:13
How about asking and answering these questions:
If both candidates claim the other candidate is lying, which one is right?
Is there anyone (Bueller Bueller Bueller) who is not running an attack ad on their opponent. Basically, who is running ads that inform the voters about what they'll do in office if elected.
Is there anyone that really truly wants the job because they care about the citizens of their community more than the power the position gives them?
But alas, I suspect that it'll turn into a Q&A based around the stock questions and canned answers from the politicians facebook page. Cause really now, catching them off guard with an unscripted question isn't how the door gets opened in future years. And these kids, for some reason, want a job in the near future.posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:32
I don't travel Baxter often enough to care. As far as the paper not covering it, if it didn't happen to a celebrity or within 30' of the ABH front doors, it didn't happen. Besides, that's waaaaaaaaaay out on the west side of town. It's hardly newsworthy to the elitist folks on the Boulevard or down in 5 points.posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:38
dumb poster postposted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:43
The brand spanking new bazillion dollar jail is just a mere temporary housing facility for the future probationers. It's so nice in there, they can't wait to get back. No, seriously.posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 08:50
Had the killer been white and the victims black...... The press would be leading the top of every 15 minutes news cycles with 24/7 live coverage, convicting and persecuting before any facts are released.
But it's a follower of islam who beheaded his victim. Nope, no news worthy item here. No siree.posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 20:06
I do hate that if the CEO and others in top management don't cut it, they get tons of money to go away. That seems wrong.posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 19:58
In stead of the gun, I think they should be required to carry their cell phone so they can take a picture of their attacker and post it to their Facebook page, then proceed to tweet their friends and followers about how it feels to be a victim of a violent street crime. How about that. Out of the nest to experience all the world has to offer, and the world smacks them upside head and steals their drinking money. Ahhhh. Ain't it good to be learning in the most liberal city in Georgia. Be safe, which means be smart, which means profile your surroundings, which means be conservative.posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 14:51
The sanitized version gets printed here.
The killer is a recent convert to islam and had been trying to convert these two women (and maybe others) before he was fired from the job (reasons unknown, but you can guess).
So, an islamist beheads someone, you do the math. Bring in the FBI, because there might be something discovered in an investigation that's bigger than Podunk Moore PD can handle.posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 14:07
Bush ain't the Prez, no mo.
Yet he wasn't the Prez, and still got blamed from day 1 of the Obama presidency. Why stop now.posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 10:00
You know it's Bush's fault.posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 07:07
It means the reporters blood type is "type o".
He's just trying to save her soul, or lose his.posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 15:10
You used to could leave your doors unlocked and the windows open for the fresh air. But that was back when criminals were actually incarcerated instead of probated.posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 09:39
You're not implying that we're "one in a million", you're saying that we're just "one, in a million".
In my travels to places throughout the southeast, and parts beyond, there are things I like about cities and towns similar in size to Athens, a few being cleaner streets and sidewalks, free parking downtown, a seemingly lack of street beggars, about 30,000 less drunk college kids, and others that'll come to my mind after the third cup of joe.posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 08:04
It don't pay to do right.posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 07:54
Aw heck. I deserve to be hired (at a mid 6 figure salary + benefits + a 3 month vacation package) for Vice President of Real Data.
None in Athens.
Geeesh.posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 16:14
And while they're at it, maybe inquire as to why it took nearly two months to inform customers. I can see a few weeks to confirm the breach, and to stop the hole, but they should have told folks earlier.
Thankfully I haven't eaten there in a long time. And also, I generally use cash for lunches. Not always, but most of the time at fast-ish places.posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 16:10
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