I doubt the Suarez brothers were the master minds... since the brain behind the events gets to walk without any prison worries just a pesky monthly probation report... how long till she finds other idiots to rob and kill for her drug habit?posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 01:21
@jnuck: When the Northern District disposes of more cases than the Western District, let us know... I do believe you'll find population and arrest data isn't the same.... but your point isn't lost in the numbersposted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 01:16
Progressive Athens leadership is afraid a Muslim terrorist will strike the Twilight Criterium bicycle race?... oh wait, this is just PR that you can print and cite to aid with Homeland Security grant writing, right chief?
Nice use of fear.. the problem is folks are in more danger from the homeless addicts, gang dealers, and thugs targeting people in downtown than religious extremist....posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 01:43
[quote][b]The Peoples Elbow[/b] - Commend Perno for dismissing JT. Hope the tough love sets him straight.[/quote]
To be honest, all mens' programs have had trouble with consistency at UGA for years... most folks I talk with blame it on just this problem.. players drunk or high the night before games... it was a top down problem until those red panties dropped.... how many years does it take to recognize and correct this issue? .posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 01:27
Oh yeah, those same gun laws the NRA have been quietly gutting to the point that they mean nothing.
That is an illogical statement, revealing you don't read laws... when you start reading the federal register (where federal laws are printed) and Department of Justice reports of convictions or even crime statistics you'll be able to form a realistic opinion.... Hell, read the Official Code of the State of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) and tell us where gun laws have been changed that a) legally put guns in criminals' hands b) lessen the penalties for crimes committed with guns? That's what you're saying right, that's its such a wild west here in our community because of the NRA weakening our states laws...posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 02:21
@Willow: if you read the law voted down today, the amendments attached had nothing to do with background checks... Obama and his motley crew in the senate threw up so much ash and trash every left leaning person in the U.S. wouldn't dare question or read the bill and figure out nothing in the bill would prevent another Sandy Hook... Criminals can't buy guns legally, that's what the laws already on the books say today, this very second... the problem is Obama's justice department ( just following Bush's DOJ practice on the subject) does not chose to prosecute so-called "straw-purchase" offenders. If the presented a single bill with NO amendments for background checks then it would likely pass... your use of "well regulated militia" is incorrect... Founders did not mean controlling fire-arms owned by private citizens... they meant States and Federal government could regulate militia - formation of citizen solder units, whether government or private forces.posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 01:52
1st.. stop drinking and driving you, jerk
2nd.. dude who cuts you is not your friend, moron
Any other think we can help you with, hoss?posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 01:25
[quote][b]D.Dublis[/b] - There is a thing called drug testing for many on probation[/quote]
And if its not a well defined program based on both random and reasonable suspicion, it has zero deterrence effect... and trends toward becoming racially biased in application much like capital punishment....posted @ Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 17:45
Now if they could just spot the staff member from UGA who drives his grey late model Nissan Z350 at 90 mph whipping through traffic while chatting on cell and flicking off the drivers he forces off the roads...posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 01:02
Six months between the party and resignations was about as prompt as when my kids were young and told to clean their rooms...posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 00:55
alcohol = old money
marijuana = new money
Together they equal = NO MONEYposted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 00:46
Obama says... the taxpayers go "OINK,OINK"posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 22:48
After the progressive.liberal suppression of Easter from Google [which is stupid because the Easter bunny is secular, IDIOTS]... and the damn celebration of a dead communist dictator's would be birthday on Easter Sunday.. I removed EVERY Google program and start-up page from my home computers and all of my business equipment... I didn't tell my employees why... I just told them to do it... BING really does pull better resultsposted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 22:46
There's been many pairs of shoes on the wire in front of "Spillage" on Milledge [north end] for years... and it is a party house known for such thingsposted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 22:00
[quote][b]davidxto[/b] - We assume equality but there has never been equality. Will this proposition invite all other related issues?
Since future consequences, favorable or unfavorable, cannot be clearly anticipated should equality be specifically defined and can it be?[/quote]
And that's to the point... true equality means, by definition, marriage to any one... all you need is love, right?... which that can't pass the test for a society who wishes to protect minors and prevent incestuous marriages..... sad that LBGT advocates buzz word campaigns don't see the hypocrisy in pushing that concept and then saying, don't worry, we don't mean those people can get married...
I'm all for love, and liberty, and the pursuit of warm fuzzy feelings with wine coolers.. just point me to a lawn chair on the deck and pass me a Guinness... I really don't care what goes on in my neighbors' bedrooms unless it lowers my property values... This really is a community's decision, not Washington D.C. or San Fransisco... If the Mayor and the Clarke Magistrates want to presided over gay marriages... I won't move awayposted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 21:57
[quote][b]Xardox[/b] - To the state, marriage is only a legal contract.
To the church, it is holy.
To which the allegiance?
Yet both recognize marriage is the historic society step toward reproduction.... hence the prohibitions on minor and incestuous marriages. The fact that some couples don't reproduce is not support for gay marriage... it just acknowledges that the state does not require all who are licensed to marry to reproduce...
Civil Unions solve the problems but that's not the intent of complainantsposted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 21:32
[quote][b]melmarino[/b] - Either all Americans receive the same protection under the law or they don't.[/quote]
Fine.... point out were marriage is found in the United States Constitution? This issue didn't even cross the minds of the Founders so original intent is out... Certainly not in the Fourteenth Amendment.... If the concerned groups had pushed for civil unions to protect property rights this would already be over and insurance industries would have moved to beat the government forcing them to comply... militant LBGT groups want revenge on straights and religion... so America is still fighting it out.. instead of holding true to protection of property rights (that's a due process right, not marriage) and the thousands of year old corner stone of civilized society known as marriage wouldn't have to change for a political movement....posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 21:15
"honest conservative"... OY?!?!?... let's get down to brass tax... What do you expect out of our congressman? How many bills to favor our district? What would be the minimum to judge and grade if Broun has been a "Good" congressman for the 10th? What has he done for Georgia?.... as a moderate, who at least listens.... try to tell me why he's your boy, instead of taking apart liberal rhetoric, sell me on what he has really done for us instead of being the national party man...posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 20:59
[quote][b]matt1141a[/b] - Its everywhere.[/quote]
cheap dope and crack... damn funny every time I pay cash at the gas stations circling downtown I'm passed by or stand in line with people who's clothes reek of crack or pot smoke...posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 20:49
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - This was all a Republican idea under Reagan to benefit the cell industry as corporate welfare is their primary agenda.[/quote]
How do you figure that...
remember United States v. AT&T. 552 F.Supp. 131 (DDC 1982)
If Reagan wanted to give handouts he could have done much more for the industry by ordering his Department of Justice to drop the case.... the addition of Cell phones to the Land Line program was under Clinton wasn't it? I haven't looked.posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 20:12
[quote][b]helligater69[/b] - And guess what? The program is not taxpayer funded...do a little research before you vent.[/quote]
I hear what your saying... but the reality is the government orders a private industry to provide a program and the cost is passed to consumers... that's an indirect tax by definition... without even considering the groups of taxpayers and telecommunication consumers are congruent
You know anyone who wasn't liberal tried to explain that to the Left about Obamacare and we were shouted down... it was bitter sweet when Obama's team had to argue before the Supreme Court that it is indeed a tax and Congress has the right to create it.... such is lifeposted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 19:59
[quote][b]YoMang[/b] - It's called CIVIL DUTY , deal with it.
Qualified immunity.... but the persons using the stun grenades might have to prove that was reasonable...posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 19:29
[quote][b]Tewise[/b] - Now this statement is a shock and awe factor. I wouldn't call Ms. Jones a lie because I was not there, but it is hard for me to believe they made her use the restroom outside.[/quote]
Why would you be shocked?... They ordered the homeowner to exit the house instead of a "no-knock" entry warrant... guarded the homeowner outside instead of handcuffing her even though the Supreme Court has ruled it is reasonable for officers to handcuff everyone found on premises during the duration of the search but no longer.... and they kept her outside during the "protective sweep" and search for the dangerous suspect which they believed would engage in a gun battle instead of surrendering peacefully.... not allowing any citizens to re-enter a house under search is a standard law enforcement operation practice... mainly a safety issue as it was in this case... and lets not forget, she was suspected of aiding and harboring a dangerous fugitive and the probable cause presented to a magistrate judge was convincing (if there was an arrest warrant issued to be executed at this house, this article doesn't present that fact)
I'm kinda wondering which agency brought and used the stun grenades?... Those sound like an FBI paramilitary tactic... I would have though local PD and Sheriff units would bring their K-9 units to search and seek if foot chase began... as to the officers searching for drugs after the protective sweep and plain view search had ended (means at the point all spaces within the home that could reasonable conceal the suspect have been cleared), that is not an established fact in this case... it has been alleged by complainant...posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 18:58
@proftom: Agreed on the "no man's land"... both sides seem to want to shoot the moderates they pushed out who turned independent first... then just "talk over" the other side knowing a real debate will never break out.. it's gotten kinda weird for open mindedness in politicsposted @ Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 03:21
I bet I know the spot... curvy two lane road through the foothills spotted with small homes, medium size horse and chicken farms, and thick forest in-between along the 25 mile stretch.... Tough luck, best wishes and heal quickly deputy!posted @ Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 02:59
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