@bobbidiboo: was something changed in the story after your post? because this is what i read: "...was arrested July 31, soon after the alleged victim escaped ..." now, granted, the *ahem* "assault" happened in 2012, and he wasn't INDICTED until May 2013 ... and not for the rape attempt ...posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 21:43
Just to be totally picky, at the AP folks, spell check obviously did not know the phrase "per capita" and changed it to "per capital" ... don't you proofread? And yet, real spelling errors were totally missed ("April 22 thorugh May 3"). sigh.
All that aside, nice job, legal folks.posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 10:24
I'd think anything she builds would be better than living in a car. I know you guys are being sarcastic...but the sad sad truth is that there ARE bureaucrats out there who WILL try to punish her! don't get me started...
*nudges soapbox back out of sight instead of climbing up on it for a rant*posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 21:18
as the saying goes...
OH HELL NO!
Thank you very much!posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 16:31
Got a wry chuckle...gas prices $1.70 seeming low... I remember when I started driving, there was a gas war just across the bay, on the way to the beach. We all tried to make our week's worth last all week so we could fill up on the way out to the water on saturday morning. I think the lowest price we managed to catch was... hmmm... $0.17. Whippersnappers... i gotcha beat on low gas price memories! ha!
~¿@posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 00:11
I love stories like this. Makes you sorta put things in perspective. At least, it does for me. Hope it does for others as well. And Kudos to the Byars family, and to Coahulla Creek High! To Desaray: YOU GO, GIRL!posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 11:27
BravesCountry - if you consistently quote Wikipedia as a research source, you, too, might be believing non-existent 'truths'. Sometimes 'things' just are not explainable. If it works, it works. If it works for one person, that's all the evidence they need. if it doesn't work for another, that's all the evidence they need. Some arguments you just cannot 'scientifically' win. I've seen it work. My husband's grandmother dowsed. My husband has too. Worked just fine. For me, i can't dowse, but it's fascinating, a piece of the world that I'm not personally privy to, but I don't doubt everything just because i cannot personally do it. I can't play music either, no matter what training i have, but i still believe in the power of music! Meh.posted @ Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 11:09
The term I would use for this female person driving with her baby in the car ... well, let's just say that I would NOT grace her with the appellation "Mother" ... Unless it was spelled differently, perhaps, because there could not have been one OUNCE of motherly love in her body for her to endanger her child this way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!posted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 15:23
@matt1141a: and no canine unit and no.... common sense?posted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 15:13
@snarkydude: kinda what I was gettin' at, snark!posted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 15:13
@Man_Of_The_Mountain: Maybe that's where he SHOULD be...posted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 09:56
EJ, beg to differ, avenger's comment was "negative" and i wondered if it was universally applied by HIM/HER. Cyou, good point, the question applies equally to auntylib. My point was more to find out if it was an anti-christian or an anti-religion(as a whole) comment. The "i'll pray for the other team to win" was a little off-putting, but then so is the verbal assault by someone implying a christian bias. For me, I think if the girls (not the school, the girls themselves) want to carry banners espousing their beliefs, that's NOT establishment of any kind, it's free speech. But i agree with EJ that it could get ... um ... interesting if everyone DID that, and would actually like to see diverse groups try it!!!
I guess the one thing i am most tired of as a Christian (NOT a "churchian") is when someone speaking a christian-support comment is put down, but the same "bureaucrats" support, FOR example, children being taught yoga and meditation, which are basically religious activities (in their origin). Or Muslims being allowed to pray at their specified times, but Christians not being allowed to carry a bible with them to school for their OWN personal reading time. Among other things. If ever tolerance was needed, it's in all matters "religious" ... no, the "state" should not espouse one over another, should not promote a particular one, should not pay for the activities of a religious group -- but to not allow some individuals to express (passively, not talking about disruptive activities, here) their personal beliefs, while supporting, for basically political correctness, another's right to express their own, is as wrong as can be. again, just mho.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 21:03
I believe the Blotter is copied directly from the police officer's report so the words belong to the officer, not the ABH.
yeah, but even the ABH blotter 'reporter' should be able to spot a discrepancy like "McDonald's on Hawthorne" and "east side" ... sorry guys/gals, but really?posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 16:32
and my question to you, avenger, is this: "would your sentiment be the same if instead of 'God' the students had used 'Allah' and demanded the right to free speech?" I'm NOT being sarcastic, I want to know what your reply represents: absolutely NO reference to a higher power, or just Christian references to a higher power. no sarcasm or disrespect intended or wanted in return. just a simple explanation, if you please, or nothing at all, if you don't please.
thank youposted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 16:28
gman, read it again. It didn't say they don't have to have graduated, it said a transcript from the high school will work in place of a sheet of paper that SOME of us didn't bother to keep around. I could not tell you where my official diploma is. I used to have a laminated card provided by the school of the diploma, but found that is not considered "official" ... a transcript showing completion of requirements and graduation is actually a better indication of graduation than a piece of paper that *gasp* could be easily faked!posted @ Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 11:52
@golfdaddy: more important than his quitting the game, i hold him totally in disgust for refusing to sign your son's hat. That kind of attitude is totally uncalled for. totally.posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 18:57
Yep. That's the one!!! Soooooo funny.posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 14:38
speaking of names....have any of you guys seen the video clip about the substitute teacher? I think it's on YouTube, but don't remember the exact name....I think you can search for "substitute teacher"....it is freaking
Dang! what were the cellphone and earphones made of? silver and gold? holy ripoff, batman!posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 14:06
Agreed and agreed. Why is someone's private sexual choices open for discussion by anyone? So he said he's gay. Brave in today's crazy world to speak openly, but really, who cares? Or better yet, who SHOULD care? Only Mr. Collins and his potential partner( s ). Same with anyone else, for that matter. I don't CARE who Kim Kardashian sleeps with. I don't CARE who Jason Collins sleeps with. I don't CARE who Tom Brokaw sleeps with. Or Diane Sawyer, or Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt. Now, maybe I could care a little about Sean Connery or someone like that, but only 'cause i sure could wish it was me! (joke!)... Just because we CAN know and spread the "news" doesn't mean we SHOULD. Sheesh. I, too, consider myself a Christian, but I am NOT a Churchian, and no man in his pulpit tells me what to think or feel. It's all about respect, courtesy, love, and caring IMHO. Leave the judgment part up to that Higher Power.posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 18:45
@nowheregirl: you beat me to it....my take exactly, he ain't nervous, he's sly, crafty, wary, maybe, but not nervous. He doesn't HAVE any nerves, but he gets on MY last one!
And one more time, people, we HAVE to go through this whole crazy process because it is the law, and all it takes is one wrong move for him to find an excuse to get the court in a position where they have to let him out... so we follow the rules, excruciatingly exactly as they are, so in the long long long long LONG run, we win.posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 15:56
What I don't get is WHY is the "State" involved at all. It's not the "Georgia Falcons". People in, say, Waycross or Douglas or Statesboro or Waynesboro or Columbus or Dahlonega won't benefit one iota from a new stadium in Atlanta for the Dirty Birds. Why isn't this PRIVATE enterprise? I don't go to football games in Atlanta. Or Monster Truck Rallies. Or Final Four Games. SO a few jobs will be "created" to build the stadium, then it will be the same old same old stuff. Taxpayers will pay out the wazoo, people with money will get the benefits, and it won't be one bit better in 20 years than it is right now. maybe worse.
bah humbug!posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 15:51
sheesh. someone trying to sound like a thug to stir up some rabid posts. must be bored!posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 12:04
@YoMang: My kids are ALL night people -- i was not judging the dad/boy, i was wondering where all the comments ABOUT it were. Because one of us always worked nights, our kids were not subject to "regular" hours (haha) until they had to start school. So believe me, *I* understand it, and lived with it. Again, my comment was tongue-in-cheek directed at the usual commenters...and you sound like you're just a little younger than me, by the music choice...I mean, you HAD to stay up late to listen to that, unless you started at 4 pm!!! *wink*posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 07:56
I'm surprised there hasn't been a rash of outrage at the fact that this father was playing a video game with his 8-year-old son at 11-something at night, even on a Saturday. Now, don't get me wrong, that's their business, not everyone lives 9-5 hours, as i am MORE than well aware. I'm just saying I'm surprised that OTHERS haven't been harping on that, if you get my drift.posted @ Monday, April 29, 2013 - 14:09
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