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Atlanta-Charlotte megalopolis might swallow Athens, endanger wildlife, change climate

Are wildlife bridges an answer?
http://www.eatsleepwork.com/can-a-wildlife-bridge-fix-americas-8-billion...

posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 10:51

Madison County man captures spider never before seen in North America

Why couldn't Mr. Huffmaster have photographed this unusual spider and left it alone, instead of putting in jar like a stupid child, resulting in its death?

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:13

Today's editorial cartoon

It's terrorism that Americans are constantly wetting themselves over.

posted @ Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 14:16

Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end

Seriously? http://www.clarkhoward.com/news/clark-howard/technology/smartphone-guide...

posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:53

Men arrested in Athens hotel meth and guns bust sentenced to federal prison

Outrageous waste of these mens' lives and tax money (and abuse of judicial authority) to imprison them for so many years for nonviolent crimes of possession.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:16

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Having NO strategy would be a big improvement from longstanding US strategy, which is to support Mideast tyrants, while making enemies of any grassroots opponents. But don't hold your breath… the new strategy will be same as the old one, and about as counterproductive.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:07

Mexican president calls for immigration reform

@OCCountry: If you don't have a problem with immigrants, only with their status, perhaps your problem should be with the legislators who pass the laws. Anything can be illegal, if a bunch of fatcat lawyers/politicians say it is. Lots of drugs are illegal, but it doesn't stop anyone from getting them… hell alcohol was once illegal too. Teaching a Black person to read was once illegal… yet various pointless US wars and actions have been 'legal'… government spying on you and me is 'legal'… you should look a little deeper and make up your own mind...

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 12:22

Mexican president calls for immigration reform

Just wondering, @TeeWee: Whats' your gripe with the immigrants? Have they harmed you?

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:28

Pedestrian talking on cellphone killed by car while crossing Atlanta Highway

There is no excuse for running over someone in broad daylight.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:05

Man claiming to be Marine questions service of wrong Athens cop

Headlines are never written by the reporters who write the articles, and it is not unusual for them to carelessly mis-state what's in the article.

posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 18:40

Athens-Clarke mayor, others oppose current plan to bring refugees to Athens

Athens/Clarke county has already accommodated MANY immigrants without inordinate problems (and who work hard, often at jobs that natives don't want). Sounds like many of these new refugees will be escaping dangerous conditions in other places. I hope that with good planning America (and Athens) can give them a new start.

posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 18:35

Jones: Nunn has fences to mend in Senate race

The rightstream media has turned "liberal" into a bad word, and even sensible policies once supported by Republicans are now denigrated as not being "conservative" enough. "Conservative" has come to mean reactionary… people are mad, but don't understand who to be mad at… and big business is happy to use those people as pawns.

Given that, it's understandable that a progressive (liberal, moderate, sensible, take your pick) candidate can't expect to get elected on her actual positions… and is tempted to appear as something she's not. But that strategy of standing for nothing, never answering accusations, etc. has been tried by the Democrats for years. It has failed, and until Democrats start arguing against the lies and take on the corruption and special interests head-on that drive the fake-"conservative" machine, nothing will change.

posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:38

Georgia Democrats name coordinated campaign leaders

Georgia needs a resurgent Democratic party that will stand for something and counter years of accusation and misinformation from the rightstream media.

posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:25

Georgia plant manager says mold, mildew at processor

Glad this case is being prosecuted.

posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:17

Tant: Push for Nixon resignation was true bipartisanship

Watergate was epic drama, with new revelations coming out week by week… as a result of the Washington Post's astute coverage. The system worked… but how sad that, 35 years later, no one even denies that Congress and regulators (not to mention at least one political party) are in the pocket of wealthy industries… how sad that, despite Vietnam, Americans still send their sons to useless wars on the whims of 'leaders' … that today, not only Nixon's enemies but potentially every phone and computer in America is wiretapped by the government… and saddest of all, that nobody seems to care.

posted @ Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 14:33

Highway funding quest hampered by potholes, dead ends

They could sell visual easements to billboard companies, instead of giving them away as a free boondoggle. And how about a cost-benefit analysis for all road projects? Road money is not wasted on the few bikes, trails, and sidewalks that are built… it is wasted on expensive road projects, like the $15 million project to replace the stoplight at Loop 10 / Olympic Drive with overpasses. This intersection is not even congested….

posted @ Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 14:17

Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Obama is a socialist. Obama is a lawless power-grabber who wants to destroy America as we know it. Obama is trying to take away our guns. People who say such things live in their own ignorant world, abetted by the well-paid whiners and blamers on talk radio and TV, and by right-wingers who don't want any discussion of America's REAL issues...

posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 16:52

Lumpkin named Georgia police chief of the year

As police forces go, Chief Lumpkin runs a good one. He once told me he tries to hire officers with "a sense of service, not a sense of adventure", and that's why there are rarely accusations of brutality here. He's an Athens native who was willing to arrest his own son, and the Athens police seem to get their man more often than not.

posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 16:07

Grimes: Trading Broun for Hice in Congress would be trading thorns for scorpions

Some of these commenters must get their news from Foxes. How can anyone believe the Dems have turned LEFT? The left seems to have been left out of the conversation, starting with Bill Clinton who famously 'triangulated' to the middle… i.e., huge compromises with conservatives. Rush Limbaugh and the other radio/TV whiners have made 'liberal' a bad word, and sadly the liberals haven't fought back.

posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 14:37

Athens police arrest three suspected gang members

The reason these apartments are always in the news is because the owners or managers rent to anybody, and don't care. Managers who evict people for drugs and bad behavior maintain a decent and safe environment for other tenants, and taxpayers don't have to spend money for constant policing… and parents don't have to worry so much who their kids are hanging out with.

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 12:47

Gefter: Physics classes may be just the place for rebellious teens

One of the best pieces I've seen on ABH editorial page.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:16

Murdoch's Fox makes bid for Time Warner

Regulators are asleep at the wheel, or such mergers (which create monopolies) would not be allowed.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:45

Athens airport to lose commercial passenger air service subsidy

Taxpayer subsidies are by no means ending. The Feds continue to sponsor numerous multimillion dollar runway improvements etc… check out the proposed transportation plan, which is now up for comments and includes airport as well as many road projects planned for the upcoming years...http://www.macorts.org/tippublic.html

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:54

Hice, Collins debate in Watkinsville for 10th District seat

Amen. All these GOP crazies live in their own world. They think they are the forgotten majority, that's going to 'save' America… from what, I'm not sure. And in Athens, like so many other places, they've finagled the voting districts to keep the rest of us from being represented… either in Atlanta or DC.

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 09:07

Rusk: Link is terrific choice for Athens-Clarke commission

I hope Rusk is right. Some of her public comments at commission meetings have been accusatory and uninformed.

posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 13:22

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    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