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Technical college officials hope incentives lure more students as Athens Tech classes begin Monday

What exactly does the water tower photo have to do with this article? It seems like it's meant to just make Athens Tech look bad.

posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 20:03

Athens nonprofit delivers summer reading books to low-income students

Research shows that children from low-income families loose ground over the summer and return in the fall with less knowledge than they had in the spring.

Loose ground?

Editors?

posted @ Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 08:37

Sheriff: Man kills Hartwell restaurant owner, then turns gun on himself and ex-wife

It's obvious that you can kill more people and faster with a gun. Why not legalize grenades? Let's make it really easy for murderers.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 20:33

Georgia authorities urge fireworks safety

[quote]According to the commissioner's office, more than 9,000 Americans were treated for fireworks-related injuries in emergency rooms in 2011. [/quote]

Old data. Not reliable.

Shoot 'em if you got 'em, folks.

posted @ Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 09:07

More websites try to nix nasty comments

Kinda funny to read this article on here.

posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 17:34

Obama enrolls for health coverage, won't use it

[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] - Oh, JOY!! the old, "they will starve without mana from the great and powerful Federal Government. Spare me the stupidity please. Nobody is going to starve. Don't be silly.[/quote]

Okay, you got me. If someone can't work and can't get assistance from the government, then ... what? They look through dumpsters?

You're just wrong about the jobs. People apply and apply and don't even get phone calls back. And even if someone did land a job at McDonalds, who watches his/her kids? Those jobs don't pay enough to cover rent, much less childcare.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 11:22

Obama enrolls for health coverage, won't use it

[quote][b]keepitsimple[/b] - Chances are you're still sucking off mom & dads fortune. Either you're still in college or living the trust fund life.

Things change when you have to earn a living and you see over 1/3 of your hard earned money taken out of your check on a weekly basis.[/quote]

Spot on. I grew up in a single parent home, lived in a single-wide trailer until I was about 10. Lemme tell you, we were LOADED! I'm in my mid thirties, married with two kids. I just don't hate poor people, partly because I used to be one. But mostly because I just don't want anyone to starve.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 11:20

Obama enrolls for health coverage, won't use it

@Farmer GA

I understand you completely. You benefit from the government, but no one else should. And you'll deny it immediately, but you do. Chances are you a white male, so you also benefit from our societal structure here in the U.S.. Go ahead and deny that too.

There are not enough jobs, in case you've been under a rock for the past few years. So, Americans should just starve since they can't find a job? When did that become who we are? But hey, good thing YOU have a job, right? Us v them and all that.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 10:30

Last-minute insurance shoppers get 1-day extension

[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] - How about a crime against the American people? That seems to be a more accurate description of this and the whole Obama Administration.[/quote]

Are you kidding? You have to be kidding. You're kidding, right?

A crime against the American people?

How were YOU personally impacted by this criminal act? Please share with us the stories of the hundreds of people you personally know who lost their insurance.

I don't know one single person who has been negatively impacted by the ACA. You know what actually is impacting Georgians? Governor Deal's refusal to expand Medicaid.

[quote]A Harvard medical study conducted this year tells us that for every 1 million people who go without health care, 1,000 will die. That translates to 600 to 700 people dying next year if Governor Deal does not take action.

- source: http://crossroadsnews.com/news/2013/dec/20/caucus-urges-deal-expand-medicaid-now[/quote]

Tell me about how trying to expand coverage for more Americans is criminal again.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 10:18

Obama enrolls for health coverage, won't use it

Obama really is the worst person on the planet. That was sarcasm for those of you who are particularly slow.

You guys are incredible. Republicans just voted to end unemployment benefits for millions of Americans, many of whom are white, middle class, Christian, and Republican by the way, and yet Obama is still the bad guy or as Farmer GA says a 'no good excuse for a human." Hyperbole much?

In the words of the wise Butthead, "Calm down, Beavis." Sheesh.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 10:11

Judge: NC possum drop allowed to go on

The opossum doesn't know it isn't in danger. Imagine space aliens capturing you and putting you in a cage in front of a big crowd of screaming aliens. I'd probably have a heart attack. And if not, PTSD for sure. It's clearly a case of abuse. It's totally different from hunting for food or even sport. It's just cruel. And stupid.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 10:06

US Rep. Kingston says poor students should sweep floors for lunch

@Athens_Rottweiler: When I first started reading your response, I thought it was a joke. Took me a few sentences to realize you were serious. When I said we give handouts to corporations, I didn't mean free lunches. It's much worse than that. Our government gives millions and millions and millions to corporations in all sorts of ways, but none including free ham and cheese sandwiches.

Sheesh.

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 18:53

US Rep. Kingston says poor students should sweep floors for lunch

It's interesting that this "free lunch" mentality is attributed solely to the poor. But then it's understandable when you consider the ignorance and racism that exists in the deep South.

Does anyone care about the free lunch that corporations enjoy? We give as much in subsidies to big corporations as we do to help the poor.

And all this talk about no one wanting to work. Where are the jobs? It's like you imagine poor people sitting at home happy that they're poor. I know lots of people in poverty and most of them have more than one job. So, why are they still poor? Because these jobs don't even pay a living wage. It doesn't matter if you work 40+ hours a week. You still wouldn't be able to afford to feed your family.

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 14:24

Christmas tree and Athens downtown Parade of Lights ready for community celebration

If it rains, will it still go on or be rescheduled?

posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 09:58

Former president's grandson to seek Georgia governor's seat

This is great news for people uncomfortable with one party rule.

I've been fortunate enough to visit President Carter in Plains several times. He teaches Sunday School at his church, Marantha Baptist Church. If you've never been, I'd encourage you to go. You can visit the family farm, go to the museum, and of course go to the service on Sunday morning. You can have your photo taken with Mr. and Mrs. Carter after church.

I'm glad Jason's running. I hope he wins!

posted @ Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:44

Jimmy Carter's grandson to run for Georgia governor

This is great news for people who aren't comfortable with one party rule.

I've been fortunate enough to visit President Carter several times in Plains, GA at his church, Marantha Baptist Church. He teaches Sunday School there. If you've never been, I'd encourage you to check it out. You can see his family farm, go to the museum, and of course visit his church on Sunday morning. After the service, you can have your photograph taken with Mr. and Mrs. Carter.

I'm happy Jason's running and I hope he wins!

posted @ Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:10

UGA WR Scott-Wesley charged with possession of marijuana

@Tewise: Yes, it was dumb to do it in the dorms, I agree. Surely, he has a friend with a better place to smoke.

posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 16:44

UGA WR Scott-Wesley charged with possession of marijuana

Marijuana is harmless, much less dangerous than alcohol. Do you know how many people have died from marijuana consumption? None. Its prohibition is nonsense.

posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 13:32

Larry Flynt doesn't want man who shot him executed

When people commit heinous crimes like rape and murder, they aren't thinking about their punishment. They probably aren't thinking about much of anything, really. These are sick people, people who need help.

Does capital punishment prevent you from killing or raping? Do states that ban the death penalty have higher crime? Do countries that ban the death penalty have higher crime? Isn't that an incredible power to give to the government?

Not to mention the simple failure of logic in saying that murder is wrong, so we're going to murder you. And finally, if anyone thinks that juries don't make mistakes, then just wow. Wow. Several innocent Americans have been saved from death row. That alone should be reason enough to get rid of the death penalty.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 16:32

Larry Flynt doesn't want man who shot him executed

[quote][b]2dollar[/b] - I don't feel like logic is necessarily Mr. Flynt's strongest attribute.
The death penalty is most definitely a deterrent, especially if there were more of them for serious crimes.
[/quote]

You seem so certain. Citation?

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 16:28

Athens nonprofits learn what Affordable Care Act means for them, clients

@E.J.: Agreed, not in Georgia. We'll be last to do anything right. But there are some states that I think are borderline (North Carolina for example).

posted @ Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 22:03

Athens nonprofits learn what Affordable Care Act means for them, clients

There's been more misinformation about Obamacare than any other legislation in recent history. The thing is that it was a big gamble. Republicans threw every smear they could at the AHA, but it didn't work. Now, people have begun to realize its benefits and that trend is only going to continue. Their tactics didn't work because now they're going to be left with egg on their faces.

I predict that at least two of the states that refused medicaid expansion will see some changes in their state governments.

posted @ Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 07:49

Ga driver killed while changing a flat tire on I-75

@mpd0.59: Good point. Just sad to see the English language being used so casually without regard to rules.

posted @ Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:08

Ga driver killed while changing a flat tire on I-75

Please just hire one editor who can do the job.

Morrow Police Capt. James Callaway says the unidentified driver was on the side of the highway near an entrance ramp Monday morning when they were hit by a car.

Is the unidentified driver two people? Three? Four?

How about:

Morrow Police Capt. James Callaway says the unidentified driver was struck and killed on the side of the highway near an entrance ramp Monday morning.

or

Morrow Police Capt. James Callaway says the unidentified driver was on the side of the highway near an entrance ramp Monday morning when s/he were hit by a car.

That's just basic grammar that elementary age students are taught. And this is just one example. It happens ALL the time at the ABH.

posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 - 21:27

Athens day care one of first schools in Georgia to be Quality Rated

Little Angels may be a great day care center, but the photo of all the babies in the crib doesn't really make it look that way.

posted @ Monday, July 15, 2013 - 10:36

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