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WWII vet who found Hitler's top hat dies at 88

Before publishing, the ABH should have checked with AP for additional details that would have rounded out and made the story more interesting and more complete.

posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 09:59

UGA first-year students set academic criteria records

Can any of them read and write above a sixth grade level?

posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 09:45

Smyrna man dies, boy hospitalized in river rescue

"Swallowed a large amount of river water" is not a good thing. Isn't there some sort of amoeba that attacks the brain when river water is swallowed or taken in through the nose? I believe it is difficult to diagnose and is fatal. I know enough to stay away from swimming in rivers or lakes.

posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:22

Watkinsville police pull venomous rattlesnake from woman's home

Could have simply let the snake loose in the woods somewhere rather than permanently disposing of it. Snakes do serve a useful purpose by devouring critters like mice and rats, etc.

posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:16

Intoxicated man gored by bull at Athens Arena

Normally I would say something like "ouch, that hurt" but I doubt that this drunken bozo was feeling any pain at the time of the goring.

posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:07

Jury finds Donnan not guilty on fraud charges

Investors put $81 million into this scam. Whatever happened to this enormous amount of money? During the trial, did the prosecutors present records that accounted for the expenditure and/or disposition of the money? Perhaps it simply disappeared into the "big black hole." Does Donnan have millions available to pay his attorney fees? An interesting question, I think.

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 14:47

GOP leaders to block military immigration measure

[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - quote[/quote]

..................................... and your friends in the Obama administration recently allowed 36,000 illegals with serious criminal convictions including murder, rape, child molestation, etc. to avoid deportation proceedings and remain in the U.S. You need to include criticism of the Obama "clowns" who would allow dangerous criminals to remain in the U.S., putting all of us at risk to become a victim.

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 14:36

Athens woman arms self when threatened by bully

That teenie bopper ought to consider himself lucky that he came out of this incident unscathed. Perhaps he will reconsider the path that he has chosen to take and he will change his ways.

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 14:21

Oconee resident captures sex offender who ran from deputies

How is it that someone convicted of Child Molestation in 2005 is out walking the streets in 2014? Perhaps he would not be, if he happened to reside near the home of one of our esteemed judges or politically connected local "hobnobber." Is that the way the system works?

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 14:14

Cellphone mistaken for gun on Kennesaw State University campus

This simply confirms that our college campuses are overrun with wimps and wussies including faculty, students, and employees.

posted @ Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:14

NFL plans to look at bigger playoffs, longer PATs

A move to the 15 yard line will end the 2 point conversion. Not a good idea.

posted @ Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:40

Lawsuit challenging Georgia gay marriage ban filed

I might take this opportunity to put a good word in for the couple in the picture. They look like a fairy nice couple. Yes, you guessed it. I am against gay marriage, but in favor of marriage between a man and a woman. That simply makes the most sense.

posted @ Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 13:05

Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

[quote][b]Mr Charlie Told Me So[/b] -
or how bout instead of loking people up forever we actually strive for rehabilitation and re-integration? the reason so many people reoffend is that they learn no useful skills in prison that can then aid them when they are released, no one hires them so what else is there to do but fall back on old habits?

This has been tried to the tune of hundreds of billions of $ with dismal results. What works is locking up repeat offenders under GA's 2 strikes law. Most crimes are committed by repeaters in the neighborhood of 80-90%

posted @ Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:54

Gun carry rights expanded in Georgia under new law

Make note all you criminals and wannabes. The person you may be planning to mug and rob may be carrying.

posted @ Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:48

Paroled felon nabbed for UGA theft, credit card fraud

Time to invoke Georgia's 2 strikes law and sentence this career criminal to life w/o parole. What say you ACC judges?

posted @ Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:39

Child welfare official accused of nudity

He ought to be informed that he retire, at his age of 68, or be fired.

posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:13

Paroled felon arrested after fleeing from Athens fender bender

These parolees seem to enter prison through the front door and leave soon after by the back door only to return through the front door, and the cycle continues on and on.

posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:02

Donnan co-defendant pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme

The "do-do" surrounding Donnan just got a lot deeper.

posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 08:56

Beauty of St. Simons make perfect backdrop for golfing hotbed

St. Simons is truly a great place.

posted @ Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 10:36

Boy, 11, killed while playing with gun

@As I See It: Nearly all gun owners do not PRAISE guns. We highly respect the awesome power of a gun and take safety as the top priority. Having said that, there are those among us, as their is in many situations in life, who do not respect guns as much as they should. In the case at hand, the adult in charge of the household should be held accountable for what happened.

posted @ Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 10:25

UGA student, Athens teen taken to hospital in separate alcohol incidents

Stupid does what stupid is. Momma, do you know that your daughter is lying in the street dead drunk?

posted @ Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 11:39

Piers Morgan ends CNN show with gun-control plea

Good riddance you scum. You are so fortunate that I do not have control over your status, otherwise you would be on your way to Syria.

posted @ Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 13:12

UGA slashing staff, jobs at TV station WUGA

Academics, who have never operated nor managed a TV station, at work.

posted @ Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 06:00

Jason Collins set for home debut with Brooklyn

I heard that everyone attending the game must wear pink.

posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 08:06

Hammerin' Hank goes to bat for Seahawks' Sherman

ghostwriter: Hate Pete Carroll and Sherman? That's a little much over a game. Perhaps you just hate winners.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 07:30

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