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Investigator lays out case of 25 voter-registration forgeries, speculates there could be many more

Interesting that this story should appear today. I read an article yesterday that mentioned Georgia Republicans being "concerned" about the success of specifically Democratic voter registration drives. Coincidence? Hardly.

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 18:33

Today's editorial cartoon

@TeeWee: Really? As of March, there was an agreement to do just that:

As for "other Eastern European countries", wouldn't it be incumbent on those countries to decide that for themselves? The sanctions weren't an easy sell to the Western European countries, since it was their economies that shouldered the burden.

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 18:22

Galis: 'Values candidates' subvert principles of free society

Thank you for this. I thought I was going to have to start worrying about "blood moons".

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 18:08

Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

[quote][b]OconeeJoe[/b] - @maxcat07: If anyone has nudes of McKayla Maroney, please don't post them.

That's why I come here...nothing but class. Really classy. Proud of yourself, now?
I think your mother's calling you.

posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 23:54

Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

[quote][b]OconeeJoe[/b] - @maxcat07: My exhaustive research has not turned up any nudes of her...
Still not giving the name. I heard about it the other day in connection with the ICloud breach. It happened.

posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 18:16

AG defends actions of state lawyers in ethics case

Of course he does...he's named by the former ethics commission!

posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 17:56

Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

@Oistrakh: I'm not going to give her name, as I believe she was also someone whose nude pics showed up online, but she was one of Team USA's gymnasts at the Olympics.

posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 17:54

Arrest made in assault of Athens man who was beaten, bitten and robbed

[quote][b]biffis50[/b] - If Obuma had another daughter.
Really hysterical.
It really gets to scraping the barrel when you have to go after kids.

posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 17:45

First lady to visit Georgia, raise money for Nunn

I saw there were comments on this article, so I clicked on it, to see if my thoughts were correct, and lo and behold, they were!!! Snide, rude and totally predictable!
Stay classy, folks.
cyou299 - not including you.

posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 17:43

Farmer: Tracking science behind Ebola drug

Thanks for writing this. I knew that Kent Brantly's comments were incomplete, and you've now filled in the holes. While one may or may not choose to thank their God, it was the tireless work of humans who kept this man on the earth.

posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 20:28

Defendant in Emily Bowman hit-and-run loses bid to suppress evidence

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] -      The Court was correct in it's ruling. Evidence in plain sight can be obtained by police without a warrant.  I believe the wording of the law which allows law enforcement to tow a vehicle for any ' legitimate reason' is overly vague and broad.  Any reason to seize property Unconstitutionally without a warrant could be dreamed up.  However, in this case the vehicle was evidence of a felony crime and could be impounded to preserve such evidence.  
     The  big hurtle for the prosecution will be placing the driver in control of the  vehicle at the time the crime.  The bottle and cans of alcoholic beverage are just that.  The cellphone data, arranging a ride is circumstantial at best. Someone else could have been driving the truck and ran away leaving this guy stranded.  Placing the defendant in the vehicle will be critical, perhaps there is security video from the bar that might show him driving away.  Perhaps the friend who offered a ride will provide damaging testimony. 
     Criminal prosecution of a crime like this is not easy.  The burden is on the State, the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

On this, we agree. Evidence that is in plain sight is admissible. I think his attorneys just want to exclude anything that points to his guilt.
It will be a hurtle placing him behind the wheel, but unless he has given police any information concerning another driver, or unless someone saw another driver, this may not prove impossible.
The burden is on the state, but his attorney's claim that they couldn't get a correct blood alcohol reading because he didn't surrender for 2 hours isn't bound to impress a jury, and those who believe emotion doesn't enter into a jury's decision are naive.
At least, this is my hope.

posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 20:25

South Carolina man jumped by UGA fans

[quote][b]theold33[/b] - That's just a stupid headline. If they had been wearing Obama T-Shirts, would the headline say. "South Carolina Man Jumped By Liberals"
Good point!

posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 20:16

Tanner: Bicycle-friendliness evident in many cities

[quote][b]Kwijibo Junior[/b] -
There's a difference between ignorance, and being ignorant and proud of it...
Were I you, I'd take a moment to become more educated on the subject before I typed sentences like that. [/quote]
It won't work, I guarantee you. You can just about predict who will say what.

posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 18:17

World is on brink of unprecedented wave of extinction, says UGA's Farmer

@TeeWee: I've been questioning authority since I was a college student in the late '60s. What I've learned with age, however, is how to separate those with knowledge from those with agendas. In this case, I would tend to go with Dr. Farmer until otherwise informed. I appreciate the scientific method, not the political one.

posted @ Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 22:18

World is on brink of unprecedented wave of extinction, says UGA's Farmer

It's a pleasure to actually read, not only an article, but comments that are of value and contain truth. Thank you, Dr. Farmer, for providing the antidote to the grandstanding that often takes place on this forum in lieu of facts. It's always amazing how armchair quarterbacks with no credentials can pretend to "out talk"
experts with decades worth of knowledge and experience.

posted @ Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 14:04

Today's editorial cartoon

@grove600: Oh, wow, that brought back memories...

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 16:06

Carter picks up support from Georgia teachers' group

[quote][b]marshalld[/b] - @Watching you: Wow, what a shock. Some people don't know the difference between a labor union and an organization that has no bargaining power whatsoever. I love how non-existent labor unions are sometimes blamed for ruining education in Georgia. Carter wants to fully fund schools, provide raises and training, give teachers the same choices in healthcare other state agencies have, eliminate furlough days and stop punishing teachers for the failure of society. Please explain why a teacher organization would not support that instead of what Deal has done over his administration? And, by the way...I don't belong to this organization

It pays to do your "homework". Of course a teacher organization wouldn't support Deal. It surprises me that anyone who might want health care would, either.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 16:04

Largest Kroger in Georgia opened Wednesday in north Athens

[quote][b]theBaconSmith[/b] - That bulldog statue is terrifying. Nice to see a new Kroger opening up but my daughter cries every times she sees it.
I agree with you. The same bulldog statue is in place at the Alps Road Kroger. The real UGA bulldog is a sweet looking dog, as bulldogs go. This statue looks like a rabid canine.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 15:59

Paroled felon leads Athens police, GSP on chase

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - Why was this clown bonded out? He is on parole and this will result in a violation. Why not just put him on a bus back to the big house so we don't have to worry about him getting stupid again before they revoke his parole.
True. If he's already on parole, shouldn't he need to now stay in jail for breaking that parole?

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 15:57

Nackerud: Nothing to fear in refugee resettlement

I'm glad to read a nuanced response to the news of the political refugees. I had heard about this several months ago, despite the Mayor's claim about the word not getting out to the public, and I thought it was a decent thing to do. I had heard about other areas in Georgia helping to resettle refugees, and none seemed to have horror stories to tell.
Unfortunately, the comments, at least the ones on On-Line Athens, were all about the southern border and Mexicans, with no one taking the time, or care, really, to learn what the resettlement was really about. This, in a community where there are Christian churches on seemingly every corner. Somehow, we have forgotten the teachings of the book taught in those churches.

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 19:28

Athens-Clarke mayor, others oppose current plan to bring refugees to Athens

[quote][b]Kwijibo Junior[/b] -
Yes, you need say more.
If for no other reason, you need to clear up whether you believe that everyone from the Middle East is a terrorist or not. [/quote]

Thank you for what may be the most measured post of this entire thread.

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 18:51

Yarbrough: Kept out of the liberal club

[quote][b]Kwijibo Junior[/b] -
Apparently a reader accused him of liberal bias. Either that, or he got ahold of some bad mushrooms. [/quote]

My vote is on the mushrooms...this column was that bad.

posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 15:25

Causey: Here's what black parents tell their sons

[quote][b]swimdawg68[/b] - The consistent thinking of dahreese on these web boards is so convoluted it really deserves no comment.

Why is that? Is it because he mentioned white thugs? Does that not fit your worldview? Narrow one, isn't it?

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 17:12

Poll: Deal and Carter tied in governor's race, Perdue on top in Senate battle

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - @cyou299: The only pollster to whom I pay serious attention is Nate Silver.
Sure, he's the only one with a winning track record! I know that some dislike him, but that's generally because he brings bad news.
I can see the numbers being tight for Deal; every day seems to bring new ethics

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 13:39

Today's editorial cartoon

That's about the truth.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 18:16

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