Since you keep bringing the group up I'd say you are either envious or obsessed. I would not have any problem saying any comment I have made on these boards to someones face.
Go figure...posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 18:58
No, Ed, you may not play in our tree house.posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 18:57
Was that you just now?posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 20:39
[quote][b]StarDragon59[/b] - bill will bow just watch
Actually, no. It will be the other way around.
posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:27
[quote][b]heyjoez[/b] - @bobbidiboo: Except of course that Richard Sherman isn't a criminal. He's not breaking any laws, driving drunk, beating up women, carrying guns, any of that stuff. What did he in fact do here? Talked. Big deal. In fact he's an intelligent, educated young man, a good writer, involved in many charities etc. Yeah, he's a bit of a loudmouth after a big football game. So what?
Which is more than we can say for our cornerback, Harvey Clemons...posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 13:27
"drops"posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:20
[quote][b]EdwardLTant[/b] - @melmarino:
I've tried to be nice to you in the past as well, as you know, but your 12000 posts don't make you immune from my responses, especially when you mention me first. Perhaps it is you who doesn't "get it" and perhaps it is you who should "let it go." Good day and happy cooking.
Quite oddly enough, you were chiding me about MY post count a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Now you're chiding her? Really? Dude, you're being grumpy here. Your client just went about committing slow and painful suicide by paywall and you're taking it out on the rest of us. I know a tantrum when I see one.posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:35
I do believe this is a concerted effort by conservatives to have the show moved to a different network. Most of them are still boycotting A&E. It's not because people hate the show, it's because they want it moved to a network who is more tolerant to their viewpoints.
It's easy enough to see, avenger, why can't you?posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:11
[quote][b]Dr Benway[/b] - @RightWingExtremist:
She's not voting for you.
And you seriously think she's going to beat Hillary? She isn't even beating CHRISTIE in the polls. I think that looks bad for both. I don't like Warren for feigning her 1/16th quantum of Native American blood. So forgive me if I don't find either one of them appealing.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 22:22
My goodness, kinda juvenile, don't you think? You can still pontificate via the ABH all you want for less than $10 a month. Or you can pontificate somewhere else for free, if you can find such a forum. You could try to speak your mind on television or radio news. Is that free? Anywhere? Really, put this in perspective, King.
Don't you think it's rather puerile to talk down to someone like that, EJ?posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 22:19
[quote][b]curiouscat[/b] - @RightWingExtremist: I was out of town for nine days and came back to this. See ya around.
I was gone for nine months and I came back to this. Go figure. Peace.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 22:15
[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] -
Well, it took more than 300 posts, but Godwin's Law finally does make its appearance in this comment thread. Nice work, davidxto. You must be so proud. And with that, I'm outta here, peeps!
You mean these?
posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 18:33
[quote][b]Ravenbear[/b] - I move to Maine and everything goes to heck in a hand basket.. lol
I come back to AT and everything goes to heck an a hand basket. Go figure.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 14:59
[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] -
You mean all 15 of you!?!
Let me say just one thing. My grandmother dealt with you as the Religion Editor way back when. You struck her as an upstanding Christian man, you may have even told her (I don't know). But to see the way you're acting towards commenters here, either you were putting on a facade, or my grandmother was lying to my face. My grandmother doesn't lie, sir. The way you and namely this newspaper are treating us is unethical.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 14:49
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - Now tell me, who got punished for the 1983 bombing of the US barracks in Beirut that killed 241 US personnel? And who got punished for the over 3000 that died in the Twin Tower attack? Or all the embassy attacks during Bush?Republicans try to blame and punish folks from the other party but rarely want to punish their own, huh?[/quote]
Why the deflection, avenger?
1) First you need to blame the Defense Secretary for talking Reagan out of retaliating, although they did perform so naval bombardments.
2) As for 9/11, who was supposed to be punished here?
3) As compared to Obama, avenger, Bush didn't need to lie about any of the attacks that took place. Obama repeatedly obfuscated on the issue.
4) And as for not wanting to "punish our own" why is it Democrats do the same? Obama has committed many violations of the law just by delaying Obamacare. His recess appointments are being decided by the Supreme Court, he dodged Fast and Furious, dodged the NSA and IRS scandals. As I can tell, he isn't being punished for any of it. Why? Why the double standard? You don't seem to mind jumping on Chris Christie.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 13:59
Affirmativeposted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 18:44
[quote][b]grove600[/b] - @RightWingExtremist:
Technically, we're all getting banned. [/quote]
Well then, having been banned myself, I can tell you what to expect.
It's quick and painless.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 18:23
[quote][b]grove600[/b] - And...... Joe never had to write a story about a police blotter event that began as an Athens Talks or Online Athens posting. We actually behaved ourselves rather nicely. [/quote]
Well, believe it or not, the last thing wed want to do is get ourselves banned here right at the end.
posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 18:07
[quote][b]Chris White[/b] -
The current practice of giving it all away for free was the equivalent of throwing ourselves off a cliff.
Forgive me, but that's utter nonsense. This isn't even a high end site, the design in my opinion is atrocious. Pages take eons to load, maybe a quarter of your stories originate from the Athens Clarke/Oconee area, and let's not start on original content. How do you expect people to pay for that? Maybe you guys survived the fall and are climbing back up for another go.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 17:27
[quote][b]Chris White[/b] - No, we think it's a very fair price for what we offer and in line with what nearly 50 percent of all newspapers now on similar membership plans are charging. [/quote]
So if all the newspapers threw themselves off a cliff, does that mean you have to? Does it ever hurt to listen to the people who made the ABH what it is today?posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 17:15
[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] - Know what I think is arrogant, Doc (and please understand that I'm not necessarily talking about you here)? I think it's arrogant for online commenters, who agreed to abide by certain standards when they post here, to outright abandon those standards, turning these boards into more of a problem, frankly, than they're worth. And then, on top of that, here today some of them to try to make the point that their tasteless commentary is somehow vital to the operation of the newspaper and its website.[/quote]
Um.. excuse me, sir, but if the site isn't worth much to you, why are you making people pay to access it? Isn't that a bit arrogant?posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 16:57
[quote][b]franklingrady[/b] - Well, we've definitely all come together one last time here. The most responses I've ever seen for an article[/quote]
When this site was in its prime, I posted a thread that got 500+ responses. It was about Glenn Beck.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 16:50
This was just a poor, poor business decision. The best way to drive people away is by making them pay for something that isn't even average quality. Your pages site-wide take an eternity to load, you have a ton of ads which make them load slower, not many of your stories are even local. I mean really, I've been here three years, and these kinds of problems have been going on since then. And I don't be rude, but are you running ENIAC as your server platform?
You know how Obamacare went? Perhaps lessons should be gleaned from that debacle.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 16:17
This newspaper is making a huuuge mistake. What good is a new and improved site if there's nobody there to enjoy it?posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:00
These guys are making a big mistake.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 11:57
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