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Column: Finally time for UGA to pay Bobo what he’s worth

Page has neglected the only statistic that really matters - 8-3. Apparently, he is content with mediocrity. Spurrier was right. Sunday talent languishes at Georgia. Coordinators stay far too long.

Bear Bryant famously said, "A coach is someone who will take his'n and beat your'n, then take your'n and beat his'n."

A poor coach loses a couple of games he's supposed to win each year.

A mediocre coach wins the games he's supposed to.

A good coach wins the games he's supposed to, and steals a couple of extras.

It's crystal clear Richt is neither good nor mediocre. His loyalty to Bobo is a big reason why.

Bye-bye, Bobo.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 06:37

UGA OC Bobo to interview with Colorado State

Bye-bye, Bobo. And good riddance.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 06:33

$20K in Athens Juvenile Court funds unaccounted for

Good work running down those funds, Judge Shearer.

posted @ Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 11:43

What Others Say: America's race problems getting worse (Newsday)

@cornish531: Thanks for a wise and measured post. I disagree with the article, in that I believe it's quite clear what happened in Ferguson. I believe it's also quite clear what happened in Zimmerman/Martin. In both incidents, the criminal died at the scene. But I cannot for the life of me justify choking someone to death when he does not appear to be a threat. It's a shame these cases are lumped together.

posted @ Friday, December 5, 2014 - 19:22

Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

Gruber spoke the truth.

posted @ Friday, December 5, 2014 - 19:15

Second guessing the squib: Richt says he made the wrong call

@mpd0.59: Pooped yourself with that retort.

Bear Bryant's definition of a coach is ",,,someone who can take his'n and beat your'n, then take your'n and beat his'n."

A mediocre coach wins the games he's he's expected to win. A poor coach loses some expected wins, while a good coach sneaks off with a couple of stolen wins.

It is crystal clear Richt is neither good nor mediocre. His teams have never played up to their talent. He is far too patient, too loyal. He sticks with failing coordinators far too long. To wit, the last two defensive coordinators and the current offensive coordinator. The only calls in recent memory as stupid as the squib kick were the prevent (a la Marion Campbell, bend-but-don't-win) defenses that let beaten opponents back into games last season. Let's see, our defense is winning the game, so let's change everything, rush two or three, and give the QB 10 seconds to throw. Mind numbingly idiotic.

He rewards fifth-year seniors who do not represent the future of the program.

Richt is the perfect coach for those content to settle into comfortable mediocrity.

And, for the record, I'm no high roller like you, but I am in the top 14% in lifetime donation. Does that buy me the right o have an opinion?

posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 09:27

Obama to hold White House meetings on Ferguson

"There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”

- Booker T. Washington

posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 09:11

Southern Democrats urge a return to party basics

"Higher minimum wage" is not a "labor-friendly policy." Allowing millions of illegals to take American jobs is not a "labor-friendly policy."

Perhaps American black voters are tired of voting adverse to their interests.

posted @ Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 17:39

Giveth and taketh away: Georgia Tech hands Georgia 30-24 overtime loss

A good coach wins the ones he's supposed to, plus a few extra along the way.

Has Richt been fired yet? If not, why not?

posted @ Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 17:25

What to expect in 2nd year of ACA enrollment

Be aware, "affordable" is liberal code for "paid for by others."

Just sayin'.

posted @ Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 18:01

Timberlake: Global warming is political, not scientific, issue

I'm happy to see that secular-progressives have found religion. That is to say, powerful, emotional, committed belief, unencumbered by scientific underpinning.

We're told to fear warming that's not happening, rising seal levels that are not rising, shrinking sea ice that's not shrinking.

Believe me, and not your own eyes. I guess that goes for our 'improving economy,' as well.

Suckers.

posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 09:12

Timberlake: Global warming is political, not scientific, issue

@marshalld: Right. But CO2 is not pollution.

posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 09:07

5 keys to Republicans winning the Senate majority

Ah, the tolerance of the enlightened left comes shining through. How about those who'd like to become rich? Much tougher in the current clime. The wealthy are the most maligned minority others would like to join.

Actually, the five keys to a Republican senate takeover are:

Obama, Reid, Obama, Reid, Obama.

posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 09:01

Terminally ill 'death with dignity' advocate dies

I dare not second guess this young woman's choice. Tragedy.

posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 08:56

Libertarian candidates may trigger runoff

Perot gave us Clinton. It is not wise to let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 08:49

Former UGA QB Aaron Murray offers 2 cents on Gurley issue

@marshalld: Great post! I guess things are different when you play for the Criminoles.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:01

Dupuy: Congress doesn't disagree; they're just disagreeable

Why do we need a congress? BO is ready and willing to make more legislation than we need.

posted @ Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 13:53

UAE demands 'clarification' of Biden's comments

Perhaps his comments can be clarified. His thinking, not so much.

posted @ Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 13:31

Global stocks higher ahead of US jobs data

Guess they don't understand what the numbers mean.

posted @ Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:18

Dog owner faces 15 to life in pit bull mauling

I don't want to hear how lovable and non-violent your pit bull is. The dogs were bred to kill. As far as I'm concerned, living in civilization and keeping pit bulls is an antisocial act.

posted @ Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:17

In Georgia, a father looms large in key Senate race

"...a father looms large in key Senate race..."

Probably not as large as a grandfather in a gubernatorial race, unfortunately for Jason.

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 18:57

Nunn hits back at Perdue on terrorism ad

Here's the painful (for Democrats) truth: a vote for Nunn is a vote for the Obama agenda. She is no moderate. She is not her dad.

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 18:53

Obama vows to act 'wherever and whenever' he can

Congress? An inconvenience.

The Constitution? An obstacle to be overcome.

Fifteen times as many executive orders as any other president in history.

If only Obama were as smart as he thinks himself to be.

If only Obama were as tough on our enemies as he is on our allies.

If only gall were courage, he would be a great man.

Worst in history, and it's not close.

posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 09:14

Bill looks to expand right to carry guns in Georgia

Yet another multiple gun murder in a mall. This time, it was in Maryland, a state with very strict gun control laws. How long, how many lives will it take until gun grabbers realize gun control takes weapons only from law abiding folks?

Gun free zone = happy hunting ground.

The overall US murder rate is one of the highest in the world. However, when you omit statistics from areas with the strictest gun control - D.C., New York, Chicago, etc. - we are near the lowest in the world.

For heaven's sake, folks, figure it out.

posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 09:09

Wealth gap: A guide to what it is, why it matters

It's "the defining challenge of our time," says President Barack Obama...

whose policies have made it much worse than ever. But he'd like to do so much more. Perfect. If only he were as smart as he thinks himself to be.

Here's one glaring error:

"Q. Does it matter if some people are much richer than others?

... It can slow economic growth, in part because richer Americans save more of their income than do others."

No, they invest more. That stimulates the economy and provides jobs and growth.

Another flaw in the statistics underlying this analysis:

"Saez's figures don't include government benefits, such as Social Security or food stamps, or employer payments for health insurance, that benefit the less-than-rich."

The lowest income quintile spends, on average, 140% of their annual income. Guess where the extra money comes from - you and me.

Help get lower income Americans off the plantation. Vote conservative.

posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 08:27

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