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All Georgia counties now deemed ready for Hollywood

So which county will be the site for the sequel to Dumb and Dumber?

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:03

Police seek duo who stole elderly Athens woman's credit cards, charged $10k

Excellent photo of the female, not so the male. Every entrance/exit should be well lit for the cameras.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:58

Perdue picks up endorsement of ex-President Bush





posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:40

Mexican Independence Day celebration to be held today in Athens

@bchb: These folks are what you call "very conservative".

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:33

Scotland took long road to independence vote

Quebec and Canada. Deja-vu all over again.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:21

UGA statistics professor receives national award

I'm three standard deviations confident of the decision.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:19

As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

Normally I try to avoid referencing op-eds, because of their ideological bias, but I found one which, if you skip over the proselytizing and just look at the facts, provides good insight into how we got to where we are in the Middle East.

Bush/Cheney Created Conditions That Led Directly to ISIL
Posted: 09/15/2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/bushcheney-created-condit_b...

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:16

Federal livestock disaster benefits open for eligible farmers

Don't conservatives consider such programs gubbermint interference with the private sector and the free market capitalist system? Shouldn't their response be, "The farmers should have bought their own disaster insurance."?

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:04

Perdue picks up endorsement of ex-President Bush

Here he is palling around ex-President Bill Clinton...

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:03

Mexican Independence Day celebration to be held today in Athens

Yet you folks don't seem to have much of a problem with Cinqo de Mayo, which has a much larger celebration in the U.S. than Mexico.

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:55

Perdue picks up endorsement of ex-President Bush

[quote][b]bobbidiboo[/b] - The headline calls him "ex-president" because "ex" carries a negative connotation....right? [/quote]
Not really, unless you're divorced, but since your brought it up...

"Read my lips: no new taxes." - from Bush's acceptance speech at the 1988 Republican National Convention.

Well he did raise taxes and lost his re-election bid in large part because of it. Do you consider that a "negative"?

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:12

Perdue picks up endorsement of ex-President Bush

From Wikipedia...

Early on the morning of January 17, 1991, allied forces launched the first attack, which included more than 4,000 bombing runs by coalition aircraft. This pace would continue for the next four weeks, until a ground invasion was launched on February 24, 1991. Allied forces penetrated Iraqi lines and pushed toward Kuwait City while on the west side of the country, forces were intercepting the retreating Iraqi army. Bush made the decision to stop the offensive after a mere 100 hours. Critics labeled this decision premature, as hundreds of Iraqi forces were able to escape; Bush responded by saying that he wanted to minimize U.S. casualties. Opponents further charged that Bush should have continued the attack, pushing Hussein's army back to Baghdad, then removing him from power.[15] Bush explained that he did not give the order to overthrow the Iraqi government because it would have "incurred incalculable human and political costs....We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq."[83]

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:01

South Carolina upsets Georgia, 38-35

[quote][b]loveUSA[/b] - It is just never a shock to hear all of the experts get on here and immediately bash the coaches. [/quote]
And I bet most of them don't donate a dime to the UGA Athletic Association.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 14:02

Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

When there's a slowdown in the economy, consumers tighen their spending and, while some folks will get laid off or have hours curtailed, most will still have a job and an income. If the tax structure is based on income, there will be some revenue contraction. If it is based on consumption, there will be a drastic revenue contraction.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 12:20

Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

I would rather live at Venice Beach.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:36

Georgia Bulldogs ready to hit back after loss to South Carolina

[quote][b]theold33[/b] - When you lose look for excuses. Wet ball, bad officiating, whatever. [/quote]
The thing is, even if the officiating or the weather is bad, it occurs on both sides of the ball. I thought there were a couple of calls and a non-call that unfairly went against Carolina.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:26

Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

Didn't country singer Toby Keith write a hit song about a little red Solo cup? Hey, if it was good enough for him...

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:19

Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

As defined in the proposed legislation, the [FairTax] tax rate is 23% for the first year. This percentage is based on the total amount paid including the tax ($23 out of every $100 spent in total). This would be equivalent to a 30% traditional U.S. sales tax ($23 on top of every $77 spent—$100 total).[4] The rate would then be automatically adjusted annually based on federal receipts in the previous fiscal year. [5] With the rebate taken into consideration, the FairTax would be progressive on consumption,[2] but would also be regressive on income at higher income levels (as consumption falls as a percentage of income). - quoted from Wikipedia

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:01

Column: Just give Todd Gurley the ball

The downside to giving the ball to Gurley all the time is that you risk developing a one dimensional offense. As the saying goes, you play like you practice, and if for some reason Gurley gets sidelined, the offense plays like a duck out of water.

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:09

Man says car stolen from Academy Sports

Academy Sports doesn't have video cameras on their parking lot?

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 09:40

Study: Exercise emphasis helping Georgia children get healthy

Does brawling Sarah Palin know about this big gubbermint program?

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 09:32

Police: Zimmerman accused of threatening driver

"Do you know who I am?" - Alleged comment attributed to Sarah Palin at a party/brawl/slugfest in Anchorage.

posted @ Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 08:56

Police probe fight at party attended by Palins

Excerpt from AmandaCoyne.com:

The details are a little sketchy, but there’s enough of them, from enough different sources, that a story emerges, a story that according to the gossip Gods, looks kind of like this: There’s some sort of unofficial birthday/Iron Dog-type/snowmachine party in Anchorage. A nice, mellow party, until the Palins show up. There’s beer, of course, and maybe other things. Which is all fine, but just about the time when some people might have had one too many, a Track Palin stumbles out of a stretch Hummer, and immediately spots an ex-boyfriend of Willow’s. Track isn’t happy with this guy, the story goes. There’s words, and more. The owner of the house gets involved, and he probably wished he hadn’t. At this point, he’s up against nearly the whole Palin tribe: Palin women screaming. Palin men thumping their chests. Word is that Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed repeatedly, and it’s something to hear when Sarah screams, “Don’t you know who I am!” And it was particularly wonderful when someone in the crowd screamed back, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!” No, it’s what happens when the former First Family of Alaska comes knocking. As people were leaving in a cab, Track was seen on the street, shirtless, flipping people off, with Sarah right behind him, and Todd somewhere in the foreground, tending to his bloody nose.

posted @ Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 08:46

Yahoo describes surveillance fight

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - @mpd0.59: Richard Nixon wouldn't believe what os going on now.   [/quote]
It's time you got over Nixon.

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 17:45

McIlroy's tee shot lands in spectator's pocket

Too bad it wasn't a female spectator with a plunging neckline.

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 17:38

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