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UGA scientists to study wild hogs and damage they cause

Just so our reading public doesn't get dupped, the 1000 pound "wild hog" was pet pig named "Gilbert" that was eating stale donuts two days before he was turned loose in a fenced enclosure, and shot 5 times over a several hour period by the 11 year old boy on a paid hunt.

That hog was about as wild as the cat sleeping on my couch. Actually she is probably wilder.

If you do an internet search, you will note that all the promotional material by daddy has disappeared.

I'd like for some enterprising reporter to run down the kid, who would be grown by now, and do a follow up.

Hogzilla -- the book is still open on exactly how "wild" he really was. Nat Geo did verify his size though.

posted @ Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:23 by: The Oracle of t...

Georgia craft brewers seek to alter Prohibition-era model

@Jerry NeSmith:

Jerry, you just took a lot more words to say the same thing. The brewers want to make a lot more money. I'm sure their intentions are pure, without taint of greed or avarice.

I would anticipate the brewers will get sale privileges similar to the wineries.

FWIW, I participated in and remember how long it took for the wineries to get that privilege. They had to fight the distributors every step of the way

posted @ Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:07 by: The Oracle of t...

Georgia craft brewers seek to alter Prohibition-era model

@Jerry NeSmith:

Jerry, you just took a lot more words to say the same thing. The brewers want to make a lot more money. I'm sure their intentions are pure, without taint of greed or avarice.

I would anticipate the brewers will get sale privileges similar to the wineries.

FWIW, I participated in and remember how long it took for the wineries to get that privilege. They had to fight the distributors every step of the way for years.

posted @ Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:07 by: The Oracle of t...

Georgia craft brewers seek to alter Prohibition-era model

[quote][b]Kwijibo Junior[/b] -
Compared to the nationwide brewers that have considered and rejected Georgia as a location for expansion, a small regional brewer is, in some sense, a "leftover". . [/quote]

Yeah because Miller and Budwiper would never consider building a brewery in Georgia. Oh, wait

You do know that Miller owns about 1/3 of Terrapin which investment Miller made under the current statutory scheme. So your premise is wrong.

posted @ Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:59 by: The Oracle of t...

Georgia craft brewers seek to alter Prohibition-era model

[quote][b]Jerry NeSmith[/b] - http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/lock-stock-and-barrel.html
[/quote]

Jerry, it's amazing how many common phrases are directly derived from flintlock firearms. "Going off half cocked", "a flash in the pan", "ramrod something through (or "ramrod straight")". There are more that don't come to mind at the moment.

[quote]The wholesaler's sole objection to this bill is that it diverts revenue from their pockets.[/quote]

I believe the brewers sole objection is that the current state of the law diverts revenue away from their pockets.

Based on the number of people involved, the distributors are the most powerful lobbying force in the state of Georgia. I wouldn't expect any major changes any time some.

I'm sure Terrapin really appreciates being considered a "leftover."

posted @ Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:22 by: The Oracle of t...

Georgia craft brewers seek to alter Prohibition-era model

Walter Jones doesn't know what the hell he is talking about.

"Lock, stock and barrel" is from the black powder gun era, where each component was commonly made by a different maker (in the better guns, usually well known), and the entire ensemble was referred to as the "lock, stock, and barrel." y

I guess next Walter will be telling us that "a flash in the pan" is a method for proofing whiskey,

posted @ Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 21:16 by: The Oracle of t...

Improper right turns are danger to schoolchildren at Barnett Shoals-Gaines School intersection

BTW, for the remainder of our reading audience, every one should challenge every one of this so-called citations. It's not really a citation, it's a bill from the company with which the county has a contract to collect this money.

If you get one of these bogus citations, return it to whoever sent it to you with a note that you were not driving your vehicle that day.

The po-po will send you back an affidavit demanding that you sign it identifying who was driving. Tell you you have to sign this affidavit is patently illegal and unconstitutional (well, telling you to is not, doing something if you don't is), so returned the unsigned affidavit to them with a note that your not sure who was driving your vehicle that day, and you would just as soon not be induced into false swearing.

If they do make you go to court, make sure you subpoena the camera, all repair and maintenance records, all citations from that time period, and all photos for the week before and after the alleged date of your offense. This is still the United States of America, and you still have rights.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 09:53 by: The Oracle of t...

Improper right turns are danger to schoolchildren at Barnett Shoals-Gaines School intersection

Jim, Jim, Jim:

I really sort of like you, you seem like a decent sort of fellow, with a reasonable sense of humor, except when you are banning most of interesting commentators from this site.

And I realize that hard times at the ABH have put you back "on the beat" as it were. But you know, it's really really hard to take you seriously as a journalist when all you do is just regurgitate government press releases as "fact."

For example:

"Decker said he’s seen numerous instances of crossing guards nearly being hit by inattentive motorists."

Really? For real? For shizz. He saw crossing guards there.? Why don't you ask him to share those photos with you?

Hint: There are NO CROSSING guards at this intersection. So either Decker lied to you to further a government agenda, or you misquoted him. Any crossing guards he saw at this intersection "nearly get hit" are figments of his imagination. Maybe he's due for a drug test.

I make this point mostly because you have so often emphasized the fact checking you do on contributors to the ABH. You know, (or should anyway) what The Bible says about the mote in your neighbor's eye.

I know that the ABH generally doesn't print retractions, guess it looks bad up the corporate ladder, but you know, you could just come back here to the peanut gallery and let us know you've been had.

Your respectful servant in the pursuit of truth;

The Oracle

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 09:45 by: The Oracle of t...

Dismissed UGA DL Taylor enrolls at Alabama

@OCCountry:

He's already done that with the year at junior college.

posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 17:34 by: The Oracle of t...

Dismissed UGA DL Taylor could be close to enrolling at Alabama

The crack team of ABH proofreaders is doing better. They got "pre-trial" right one out of two times.

By being booted out of the pre-trail program, Taylor loses the opportunity to have those misdemeanor charges dismissed and, if convicted, it would be on his criminal record, said Athens-Clarke County Solicitor General C.R. Chisholm said.

Appalachian, Pacific Crest, Silver Comet, ?

posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:46 by: The Oracle of t...

Column: Todd Gurley's Heisman weekend that wasn't

[quote]"Had he ran at that pace for the entire year," [/quote]

Lord help us.

And to think young Mr. Page probably got paid to write that.

posted @ Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 16:58 by: The Oracle of t...

Heaton sentenced to 20 years in drunk driving crash

The little lizard will probably do less than 4 years hard time.

His lawyer really earned his fee,

Can't believe the parents haven't been charged with obstruction and tampering wit evidence, as always, it pays to know the right people.

But why isn't our buddy Joe Johnson covering this -- I don't have time or energy to train a new girl.

posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 22:56 by: The Oracle of t...

Purported Athens gang member pulls gun on police officer

So his first felony arrest was around July, 2010, meaning he was arrested as adult as soon as he became old enough (17). And has continuously been in trouble wit the law ever since.

Guess that court mandated course for anger management didn't take.

Thanks for posting, Joe.

posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 15:14 by: The Oracle of t...

Purported Athens gang member pulls gun on police officer

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - The same people who will whine about this thug being back on the street are the same people who will whine about raising taxes to keep them in jail; taxes for cops to catch them, juries to try them, judges to sentence them, guards to watch them.
Think about it; taxes for criminals are more costly than taxes for education.
[/quote]

What a load of crap.

Hanif had the chance to avail himself of a first class FREE education, which opportunity he apparently eschewed.

I paid the taxes to give him 14 years of free education, I will gladly pay the taxes to give him 14 years of hard time.

You have to be really eat up with the dumb azz to get three (multiple) felony charges by the time you're 21.

posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:36 by: The Oracle of t...

Purported Athens gang member pulls gun on police officer

Amazing. At least his third trip to the rodeo.

Joe, if he was convicted of being a felon in possession two years ago (at age 19), then he must of had a prior conviction. Any chance of looking that up.

Hopefully the new chief will equip his officers with Tasers so this crap stops. Just no sense in our officers having to run these fools down, and then getting into fistfights with them.

posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:29 by: The Oracle of t...

Loud noise prompts calls

I'll bet a Coca-Cola that it was the home of a well known attorney.

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 09:24 by: The Oracle of t...

Thomasson: Majority of Supreme Court justices are Ivy League graduates

Another fine example of the disconnect between the ABH headline writers, and the subject of the article. Clearly the headline writer didn't even bother to scan the editorial.

The whole point of the editorial (and a sound point that deserves further public discussion) is that 8 of the Supreme Court justices are from 2 Ivy League schools, and ALL 9 of them attended just 3 Ivy League law schools.

This narrow concurrence of legal education is an recent anomaly.

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:13 by: The Oracle of t...

Suspects identified in weekend Athens shooting that riddled car with bullets

Joe, Joe, Joe, :

Whatever are we going to do? I know you hate it when we go all grammar police on you, and I realize the ABH has totally abdicated from any editing responsibility, BUT

"left a car filled with women riddled with bullets"

So how riddled with bullets were the women?

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:35 by: The Oracle of t...

Four indicted for home invasion at student housing complex in south Athens

You have to appreciate the push in Athens Clarke County to create an appreciation for multicultural diversity. It's heartwarming when people of different ethnicity and backgrounds can work together to accomplish a common goal.

Home invasion, it's not just for da boyz 'n 'd hood no more.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 09:39 by: The Oracle of t...

UGA filing resinstatement paperwork for Gurley today, expects 'prompt ruling'

test

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 18:26 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens teen allegedly beats and chokes mother in cellphone dispute

I'm sure his father will give him a first class azz whooping as soon as he gets home..

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:27 by: The Oracle of t...

UGA filing resinstatement paperwork for Gurley today, expects 'prompt ruling'

When is UGA going to file reinstatement papers for Jack Bauerle.

UGA is embarrassing itself by not standing behind him and apparently throwing him under the bus.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:25 by: The Oracle of t...

Cinco y Diez out of business in first year

[quote][b]prophet[/b] - The food was excellent but it was much too pricey for, basically, fancy Mexican food. I wondered when I first ate their whether it could make it with its pricing scheme. Apparently not. Too bad.
[/quote]

It was Mexican food, there really wasn't any fancy or tremendously "authentic" about it, and it was grossly overpriced.

Let's see, here's a winning business plan --let's have a restaurant with a menu virtually indistinguishable from 20 other places in town, forget about parking, and charge twice what other restaurants charge.

I wish I could remember the name, but the new place in Homewood Hills where Peaches used to be has food at least as good as Cinco y Diez. For about half the money. Recommend it highly for breakfast.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:46 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens middle schoolers take anti-gun violence pledge

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - Isn't it more important to learn to read, write, . . . ? [/quote]

If you say so. Probably

[quote] Just the site of them will cause us. . . .
[/quote]

Uhhhhh, just saying.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 20:55 by: The Oracle of t...

After allegedly getting teen drunk, Athens man arrested

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - if this had been my daughter Mr. Gonzalez would have needed the police. He would have needed protective custody.
[/quote]

Yeppers, the wrong person had to call the police here.

Not sure how you say "no nuts" in Spanish.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:42 by: The Oracle of t...

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