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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

Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

My father died of Parkinsons Disease in the early 80s, when treatment was far more primitive. Still, I know that those who suffer from it have a hard road ahead of them. When depression is factored in, one can't begin to fathom what was going through Mr. Williams thoughts.
I hope his family can avoid some of the harsh spotlight that has already hit his daughter, and that they can mourn and heal in peace.
So many have posted, on so many sites, all that they feel they have lost. Imagine what it is like for his loved ones.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 18:13

The Editor's Desk: Celestial lights prompt thoughts of lighting ordinances

I can see the benefit to the dark light idea, and studies HAVE shown no increase in crime, despite the naysayers here. I have one quibble, however. Unless and until the sidewalks are made to where one can walk a dog without fear of falling over parts of walkways that are not level, jutting out or just end, then lighting is essential. Sorry, but my dog has to go at all hours. Walking in the street isn't a safe option either.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 16:34

Today's editorial cartoon

I've wondered about the letters to the editor as well.

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 17:03

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

It's also a reminder that money and fame don't necessarily equal happiness. I have a friend, who, when hearing about someone in sports or entertainment who hits a rough patch, always says, "They make plenty of money. I don't feel sorry for them." There's always another side, isn't there?

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:58

New UGA faculty set out on tour of Georgia

Sure, they're smiling now....

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:54

Georgia prep football player dies after overhydrating

@mpd0.59: Thank you very much for getting the word out. I know a stage actor who, when performing in London (yeah, big time!), also over hydrated. He was fortunate to have survived, but did wind up in intensive care for several days. It's a little known happening, whereas lack of sufficient water is well known. If someone does know the Gatorade answer, I'd also like to know it.

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:53

20 rescued dogs in Georgia, SC arrive in NJ by private jet

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - I wouldn't call sending southern dogs to New Jersey a rescue.
I've been to New Jersey, and I see your point. However, seeing as they went by private jet, it's beginning to look as if the move may be in their favor. Hopefully, they'll all be adopted and go to points far and wide.

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:49

Alabama judge out of Georgia jail after battery arrest

There have been many doubts about the Siegelman trial. Here's one more for you.

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:46

Alabama judge out of Georgia jail after battery arrest

[quote][b]LaMareaRoja[/b] - What's the greatest thing to have ever come out of AlabamER?
I-20 E
This Judge must be related to hall-of-famer, Bobby Cox. Just sayin'.

Great line!

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:45

Police charge Athens woman with felony extortion

Now THAT'S a mug shot! Rim shot, please!

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:43

Thousands return to classes as Clarke school year starts

[quote][b]Oistrakh[/b] - All those illegals are so adorable.
Couldn't leave it alone, could you? As if you knew they were all illegal.

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:42

Expert at UGA answers questions about Ebola, says outbreak in the U.S. unlikely

@LaMareaRoja: Thanks!

posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 19:09

Expert at UGA answers questions about Ebola

There are four lower classifications of fruit bats: Alionycteris, Macroglossinae, Pteropodinae, Pteropus. Perhaps the type in Africa is different from the one in South America. Anyone know? If not, some people are jumping to conclusions.

posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 16:32

The Editor's Desk: Capitalize on Athens' popularity as film, TV location

@Kwijibo Junior: Well, one lawsuit defines an entire industry. Let's just drop the whole idea even though it could bring lots of revenue here. Oh, wait - it could bring liberals in, too.

posted @ Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 16:01

Gandelman: Some programming ideas for Sarah Palin Channel

Hey, David Brooks says it better than anyone. He's a Republican who would actually see the party remain relevant. Too bad he's in the minority.

posted @ Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 15:58

Today's editorial cartoon

Sure, the House worked VERY hard on Immigration reform. John Boehner stated that the House wouldn't pass any immigration REFORM this session (elections are coming up, you know), so they decided to slap together something that they were sure wouldn't be agreeable to anyone. And they did it in one day, after being shamed into it almost on the tarmac of the airport. They worked really hard to make it as unpalatable as possible. The roadblock, however, is in the Senate, to be sure. I guess they should work one day a session and come up with a ridiculous bill of their own and then see if the committees can find common ground over lunch.

posted @ Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 15:55

Downtown businesses flood as broken water main turns College Avenue into a river

@snarkydude: That's true. I know I did a lot better under GWB.

posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 16:40

The Editor's Desk: More ideas on improving alternative transportation infrastructure

Sure, everyone, let's just pretend that we all love gridlock, that we like to be fat and in our cars all of the time, that there's (absolutely!!!) no part of climate change that is influenced by carbon emissions, and then let's just sit back and ridicule any ideas for change, since change is a bad thing. I subscribe to the online edition of the ABH just to read some of these comments, and to realize that I'm very glad I'm in my 60s with no children. I wouldn't want to leave this world to a youngster seeing that there will be no desire for change in my lifetime, and only worsening conditions in theirs. Laugh it up, guys. Better yet, aim your SUVs at bicyclists and pedestrians who try to get in your way. Choke a Prius driver with emissions from your pickup truck. Who cares? While you're at it, sneer at the commies in China who are attempting to ban coal from Beijing in 2020, or Europe and Japan with their high speed rail. After all, we're Americans! Gas guzzling is a constitutional right.

posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 15:04

UGA continues to drop in 'party school' ranking

[quote][b]crackerjack[/b] - Ah, my son graduated..... [/quote]

Laugh of the day. Thanks!

posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 14:45

Georgia Theatre sold to group of investors

Strange comments here. I thought the money raised was to rebuild the Georgia Theater. Well, it has been rebuilt, will remain rebuilt, and will go on. If Mr. Greene had thrown in the towel when it burned, Athens would be the loser. I wish him, the theater, and the staff well. I've gone there before, and still go when acts that catch my fancy are there and these 63 year old bones can will it.

posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 14:43

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