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The Editor's Desk: More on the Athenian divide

Good Lord.... Is a Tim Denson what we have to look forward to ?.

Attn: Oconee county... Be prepared for an influx of Clarke refugees....

posted @ Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 08:07

Huckaby: Remembering boots, foot feeds and dimmer switches on the floorboard

Been around more than 70 years, but never heard "foot feed" ......
It was always "gas pedal".....

posted @ Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 09:02

Shelly: Give Sebelius credit; she survived the furnace

Good Lord.... What planet does Barbara live on....???

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 07:27

NeSmith: Great customer service is foundation of good business

And this is the chain that some mayors have said is not welcome in their cities...

posted @ Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 08:40

Towery: Do Republicans have any courage left?

Any Republicans with courage are quickly disparaged by the media....
It's easy to see who the Democrats fear....

posted @ Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 09:51

Today's editorial cartoon

Excellent cartoon.....

posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 08:58

Reimer: Velveeta shortage: Is it real, or is it a marketing ploy?

Velveeta is like eating slime.... Manufactured cheese..... Yuk....

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 09:52

Thomas: Media going a political bridge too far

If I was a democrat, I'd be scared of Christie, too....
He MUST be destroyed....

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 07:43

McFeatters: Listen up, America: Climate change is real

But the truth is that climate change, subscribed to by more than nine out of every 10 scientists .....

Probably the same survey takers that say, 9 out of 10 dentists recommend Crest...

posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 15:08

McFeatters: Listen up, America: Climate change is real

[quote][b]RightWingExtremist[/b] - Sorry, even the IPCC revised their AR5 final draft downwards.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/01/01/ipcc-silently-slashes-its-global-w...
A very damning chart shows that global temperatures are dropping, not rising, since 2006 temperatures dropped a full 0.30 C, which leaves climate change and AGW proponents in limbo:

[/quote]

Gee.... Maybe the twits that said in the 1970s, "we'll have an ice age starting by the year 2000", were right....

posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 15:05

Purcell: Fond farewell to incandescent bulbs

And anyone who bought enough incandescents to last their lifetime might as well have invested in a stockpile of buggy whips.

A senseless comment....

We, too, hoarded bulbs, and intend to use them for reading for as long as we want..... We have CFLs in the high hats in the kitchen and small lamps around the house... They are much cheaper to burn, but we don't like them....
CFL bulbs will go away soon, replaced with something better....Probably better/cheaper LEDs, as they are in their infancy.....

posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 09:03

Today's editorial cartoon

The people on this boat are global warming scientists.... Why is the media referring to them as "tourists" ......???

posted @ Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 07:06

Today's editorial cartoon

@Dr Benway: I believe it shows MSNBC..... Where do you get FOX in all of that....???

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 11:37

Man accidentally fires gun in Athens restaurant

Fatz should bar him, and put up "NO GUNS ALLOWED" signs in all its restaurants.
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Yep... Put up a sign telling all the criminals, "come on it, it's safe here, nobody can defend themselves against you"

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 11:28

Athens welcomes the first baby of 2014

Congratulations Mr. And Mrs. Smith......

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 08:53

Paolino: Marketplace can impact speech rights

I believe it was certain city governments that told Chic-Fil-A that they were not welcome in their cities because of the owner's personal beliefs....

posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 - 09:29

Belluz, Hoffman: 'Celebrity medicine' is health challenge

Who, in their right mind, pays any attention to what the court jesters say about anything ???

posted @ Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 10:09

The Editor's Desk: Sheesh! How about getting involved?

Our local media is very lacking..... The population of Clarke county and surrounding communities can support mainstream tv stations.... I've lived in smaller communities that had much better outlets.....
Atlanta is not the answer....

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 07:19

Morgan: Obamacare can work

Always, the only thing you hear is premium cost....
Never deductible and out-of-pocket, or whether there are any doctors or hospitals that will honor it....
I hope Lee looked at those before opting for one of the plans....

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:17

Ponsoldt: State's refusal to expand Medicaid outrageous

And, remember... The ultimate goal is for a single payer system... Biden said so... The insurance companies rates will be so high, no one will be able to afford it... So, no buyers, no profit, no business...

On the other hand, maybe once the profit motive is removed, things would get better....

posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:07

Barreca: Can women ever be good enough?

So this is the fault of men, too ???
Give me a break.....

posted @ Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 07:53

Barreca: It doesn't take much to terrify men

It takes a woman to know, I guess....

posted @ Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 08:24

Farm workers discuss plight, protest at Athens grocery chain

Np[quote][b]Pfunk[/b] - So it's ok to hire these people in the name of profit but it's not ok for them to be here in the U.S. Very confusing.
[/quote]

Not confusing at all.... It's NOT ok to hire them.....

posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:55

Farm workers discuss plight, protest

So, now illegals are called " Spanish speaking workers " ???
Hard to keep up....

GO PUBLIX ......

posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 09:29

Filler: Social safety net is anti-freedom

Why are Social Security and Medicare always included in the list.....
We PAID for these.... Not the people's fault the government hacks
spent the money on other things....

posted @ Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 08:36

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