While standing in line next election bring a good book to read, like "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy". It's a southern cookbook, right?posted @ Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 17:13
@PatrickD: Follow up? The ABH won't do that. Cut -n- paste seems to be the fodder they use to fill space between retailer ads. Follow up would entail someone actually doing, you know, reporting work.posted @ Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 14:43
@Swami-108: CAT moved operations "on-shore" to Bogart......but didn't like Bogart, so bribed the Post Office to upheave everyone's pre-existing mailing address and shuffle thousands of families and businesses around - just so they could have a prestigious "Athens" address.
Anyway, as I understand it, being a CAT shareholder and all, the product made here today is purchased primarily by US customers, so it made sense to on-shore the work closer to the buyers. Basically less of their equipment is having to be shipped overseas, where when the product was made overseas, the bulk of it had to be shipped back to the US.posted @ Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:03
Is Dexter still at it? I thought he "went out of business" a year or so ago.posted @ Monday, December 8, 2014 - 14:55
Wow. Bethel rents to (not) pay and an automatic handgun tucked in his waist. I guess if my housing was subsidized I too could afford an automatic handgun. As it is, I'm so broke paying TAXES that all I can afford is a semi-automatic handgun.posted @ Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:16
If we'd tax the illegals, they'd leave on their own accord.posted @ Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 17:42
You can reform the police all you want, but that's half the problem.
43 police officers died in the line of duty THIS YEAR from being shot to death. http://www.odmp.org/
Reform the police will not reduce the number of criminals willing - and able - to kill cops.
The community needs to protect the police instead of protecting the criminals. **See coverage of the Jamie Hood manhunt where the community protected Hood.posted @ Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 17:27
Take a look at the reasons that Brown's body remained on the street for that long. The community was out in arms (literally and figuratively) impeding the investigation, and to the point that the driver for the coroner's office felt insecure as he tried to collect the body from the crime scene.
This was a crime scene in the middle of an evolving war zone. The police had to stop several times to take cover from gunfire. "You didn't do your job" while under live fire. Really.posted @ Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 08:23
99 cents. Apparently.posted @ Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 08:17
Rap music. Saggy pants. Ebonics.
Ok, can I use my mulligan now?posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 13:53
As has been said by only a handful of people, the cure has to be two sided. That being that the community has to address the issues that unfortunately have become the norm. Shootings and other violent crime, drugs and gangs, dropping out of school, and a general disrespect for authority, even right down to children disrespecting their parents. As one said, taking personal responsibility for your future.posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:41
God help this place, because no one else is.
It just keeps getting worser and worser at exponentially faster speeds.posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:32
I hear your pain. Feel your query. And often have the same musings.
I've only met a few of the supposed workers from the alleged downtown location of the paper. As far as I can tell, the rest are bots.posted @ Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 08:56
Maybe, just maybe he was looking for some hot water, soap (we can wish, right?), a cot and a hot meal or three.posted @ Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 08:46
Not afraid of walking, but concerned about what lurks in the shadows.
Some of the edges of downtown are dangerous, probably at all times, more so at night or if you're by yourself.posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 15:14
Such a wordsmith there @theold33:
If you're right or wrong, we'll just have to wait and see.posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 15:08
If Joel were here, he'd install a "delete post" button.
Oh well, the good old days have passed. They were survived by their sister days, greed and sloth, and their cousins indifference and ineptitude. We surely miss the good old days.posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:29
Yeah. Their give a damn just got up and left.
And the banter between the libs and us sane folks, even that was entertaining if not educational at times. Yeah, some of the pi$$ing matches got tiring, but all in all, it was not unlike our community as a whole.
And instead of removing the weeds from this garden, they trioxed the entire place, killing off most everything except us stubborn scraggly thick stemmed and firmly implanted posters.
I didn't bother checking late last night, but I doubt they had 50 posts for the day, and that's across all sections. And as thin as the print has gotten, I'm surprised they even bother to partition it into sections. Several sections are one page, folded, making four panels. Sad.
I prefer print over digital, in paper, mags, books, etc. There's enough digital in our lives - TV, radio, internet, cell phones, etc - that a little paper once in a while brings us down to earth.
But I'm old school, so when I die, someone will tweet the obit into cyber space.posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:29
I don't believe they have a clue as to what to do to fix the mess they created.posted @ Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:57
Some people just have to blame someone that had nothing to do with the crime. Probably they were looking for deep pockets of the school district, which means taxpayers.posted @ Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:39
I've seen correspondence start with "Yo". Real classy. Maybe appropriate for a hip hop clothing store to it's customers, but not cool for a professional organization to receive. The trash is it's resting home.posted @ Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:13
Maybe we have politicians in office that are liars, thieves, crooks, and general moral and ethical delinquents because...... well, the voters elect those that are most like them. We elect who we are. We get the leadership we ask for.posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:38
It's the crime duo of Racy and Lacy.
Butt seriously, Alaskan underwear is more likely thermal.posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:06
I want - no, demand - I demand that people recognize and practice two of my main religious holidays.
Those would be the Holy day of GET A JOB, and no, it's not a day off of work. And the blessed day of STOP ROBING PEOPLE, where you either do right or die trying.....to rob someone.
Actually, in the old testament, Get A Job is celebrated 5 days a week, every week of the year, and Stop Robing People is celebrated daily for a 24 hour period.
Once again, I demand that everyone follow my religious beliefs.posted @ Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 13:38
How Obama came to be elected had more to do with fanning the flames of Bush hatred than policies, beliefs or "isms". Six years ago, no one thought what the landscape would look like today, nor did they care much. And voices that urged caution were shouted down and belittled as "racist". All in the passion to "make history", again, without regard as to what that history would reveal.posted @ Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:48
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