@jtsim: Thanks, JT. I still pop in from time to time, mostly in read-only mode.posted @ Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:23
Look at the midterm elections. People clearly don't want this . . .posted @ Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 12:19
For a few decades I was a regular customer at Phoenix Natural Food Market until about three years ago. They moved from the corner of West Broad and Pulaski out to Oconee County and promptly died there.
Dead like Athenstalks and OnlineAthens who also turned their backs on their regulars who brung 'em to the dance to start with.posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 20:19
[quote][b]melmarino[/b] - can you explain how this is insensitive? [/quote]
Disparaging Broun was the purpose of the otherwise purposeless, irrelevant last line of this AP piece:
[quote]The rifle is similar to the one used in the 2012 massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.[/quote]
@Libralady: Wasn't that it?
No light. No people. No speak. Stopped. Short. Everything's coming to a grinding halt.posted @ Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 15:00
@hardrocker: Why? Because a class A Athens Christian team with a 12-2-0 record beat another class A team with a 0-14-0 record this season? Ho hum.
Why don't you go to Clarke Central HS and watch a class AAAAA team with a 13-0-0 record really show you some basketball? Seriously.
The Gladiators will host Madison County at 5:30 p.m. todayposted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 15:38
@mtnbranch: Cape Upholstery in Winterville did an excellent job for me on an antique several years ago. They were highly recommended at the time and I would go back there if I need something else done.posted @ Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 17:15
[quote][b]AF Redux[/b] - I never said I was nice.[/quote]
Okay, but how would you answer the question, how many other people have said you were nice? I'm not asking you to respond here.
On a side note, Not Nice was a character in the Jamaican film, Third World Cop. So was Ratty. You just made me think of Not Nice.posted @ Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 16:02
[quote][b]AF Redux[/b] - Between the duck calls and dog whistles, conservative scum sure do blow a lot.[/quote]
conservative scum? really? that's a vile, abusive, harassing, defamatory, degrading, and hateful insult toward a group of individuals
[quote][b]AF Redux[/b] - Nice to see you didn't use any pejoratives or other insults to make your point. Oh, wait a minute...[/quote]
Oh, wait a minute, what was your point ?
To accuse Sheldon Adelson of using his fortune to stop competition, hinder freedom, and further solidify his power by opposing online gambling is extremely illogical. Land-based casino owners Caesars, MGM, and others have come out in favor of online gambling. They are giving tons of money to Harry Reid (Democrat) so he can push his online gambling bill. Obviously these casino owners view online gambling not as competition, but as an opportunity to expand. Sheldon Adelson's opposition to online gambling is not financial as is implied here. He too could make more money backing it than opposing it, if more money and power were his motivation in this. He said he was against it because he believes it would make it too easy for minors to gamble online, plus it would increase gambling addiction because it eases access to gambling.
What bothers lefties most about Adelson? He is a classic American rags-to-riches story? He's fabulously wealthy? He's conservative not communist? He favors the interests of Israel (like three-fourths of Republicans and half of Democrats) over the interests of the Palestinians? He gives millions to support Israeli and Jewish causes? Why do the lefties attack him so?
Stopping competition, hindering freedom, and further solidifying their power are the goals of communists. Sheldon Adelson is about as far from communist as one can get. He loves freedom and competition. They're the very principles which allowed him to pull himself up from an impoverished childhood to great wealth and happiness.posted @ Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 13:38
@dzogchen: Oh my goodness!posted @ Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 17:26
@AF Redux: You forgot to add the liberal disclaimer, "Not that there's anything wrong with that."posted @ Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 17:05
@dzogchen: Here you go:
posted @ Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 17:00
@dzogchen: It was Newsweek magazine. I can't speak for birthers.
BTW, what does OMG mean to you?
@AF Redux: The last one elected has a beard, beard as defined in the urban dictionary, that is.posted @ Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 15:19
[quote][b]AF Redux[/b] - Considering that crucifixion was a long standing method of execution in that area, I find David's alleged necromancy to be less than impressive.[/quote]
I tried but I'm through casting pearls before you. In King David's time, nine to ten centuries before Christ, crucifixion was not a method of execution.
Merry Christmas and Joy to the World.
[quote][b]AF Redux[/b] - If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.[/quote]
Except that long before the crucifixion, King David in Psalm 22 prophesied Jesus' manner of death, that evil men would pierce His hands and feet. . . .
[quote][b]Long Sufferer[/b] - remembering the great Bela Lugosi. Now there was a real man.[/quote]
I love a good Bela Lugosi vampire movie, especially when the vampire cowers in fear as he is confronted with a cross.
@EG Huttonstuff: You have to understand what the eye of a needle is before you can understand what the verse means. It is not a reference to a sewing needle.posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 23:58
@avenger: Where were you the week in fourth grade they taught subject-verb agreement? A plural subject (Jesus and Santa) needs a plural verb (are). How could you quote a professor then commit such a grammar error in the title, in size 25 font no less? I'm pulling your leg, growling avenger. I do agree with the point you pasted from Juan Cole: we should be just Americans. Maybe one day we can all be human. I don't know about a gorilla. You can be American, but not human.posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 22:54
There is a very prolific and highly partisan poster doing all their posting while they are on the job and I'd be shocked if it is not government work he is supposed to be doing instead posting online. I've been wondering if posting the far left mantra is what he is actually being paid to do because he does so much of it ( over 10,000 posts here) with such impunity.posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 08:12
Well well well! Who knew?
It is very good to see excellence recognized and appreciated.
@ProudSoutherner: I'm glad you're sharp enough to get my point that there is a double standard going on.posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 18:45
Obamacare requires people to provide identification in order to get coverage. Requiring an ID to vote violates voting rights. Likewise, requiring an ID to get Obamacare coverage is discriminatory, especially against the most vulnerable of us.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 21:20
Fudge cake with buttercream frosting comes to mind.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 00:33
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more