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I'm just sick and tired of hearing about the NFL and their players when there is much more serious concerns for America at this time what with the ISIS threats and plagues facing us on a daily basis. National Security is at stake on every front and all the media can do is rant about NFL. What happened to personal responsibility for one's actions???

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:05

UGA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

I still don't understand why we celebrate another country's heritage. Latinos are welcomed to do so on their own, but since they came to this country, at least those who came in legally, made the decision to do so, and should become Americans as well as all other cultures who came to make America their home and uphold our laws and Constitution. Just saying.....

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:02

Police arrest gun-toting alleged Athens gang member at Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals game

What? We have gangs in Athens-Clarke County?????

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:20

School administrators show preference for Carter

[quote][b]nancy30683[/b] - Our public schools are failing, there is no doubt about that. However, it isn't because of a shortage of funding. It's because of a shortage of motivated students who sincerely wish to learn, and a shortage of parents who are involved and care about their children's education. That's something no amount of money can buy.[/quote]

Amen, Sista!!!

posted @ Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:28

Hiltzik: Despite business grousing, Obama good on economy

@nancy30683:

Amen! Every American should be scared to death!

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:41

Farm tour takes bicyclists to farms in Walton County

Now this is how bicycles should be used. Wink

posted @ Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:18

Bowen: Respect for funeral processions is heartwarming

@snarkydude:

Amen...this is true of all community service personnel, firemen, police officers, etc. I just feel it is a matter of respect in the South no matter who the deceased person! Just saying...

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:24

Man grabs Athens cop's gun a week after fellow officer shot with own weapon

Tasers, anyone????

posted @ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 16:48

Athens police urge motorists to safely travel in school safety zones

[quote][b]Kwijibo Junior[/b] - oes that foster safety?

But you can bet your shiny rear end that A-CC's finest are out there running radar, despite the absence of any students.[/quote]

Duh...As it should be done each and every day! It's part of their job!

posted @ Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 10:05

Perez: Job Corps is worthwhile program

While I applaud the Job Corps program which has helped many Americans, I also applaud those EVIL corporations who provide education programs for their employees who wish to take advantage of the offering. They continue to work, getting on the job training while receiving additional education and also GED's.

I also applaud the many technical schools who partner with the public schools in career education helping students to learn a trade and if needed, earn their GED's. All this is done without federal interference unless they secure a federal grant and even then, it's used for the student not the school.

Like I've stated before, there are so many opportunities for Americans in our Nation if they would only take advantage of them, rich and poor!

posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:26

Athens Tech water tower gets new paint job, but doesn't hold water

I can not understand why water tanks are not used any longer. If we are continually having to conserve water because of drought or future drought, why are these towers not needed???? I realize we have reservoirs, but during droughts, don't they dry up???? Just saying....

posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:19

Boutique hotel to open in former Foundry Park Inn

[quote][b]TMKvetch[/b] -

Again, how is selling the property for more than twice the last recorded value not successful?
To help you out, an antonym for success (that whole "not successful" thing) is failure. Sort it out.
http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/success
[/quote]

I resent you talking down to me like I don't know what success means. FYI, I am not talking about what the property sold for or what its value was or is now, you dimwit! I'm referring to WHY it has changed hands so often. Each management has seemed to have some success running the business, but it was short-lived. There's got to be some reason owners do not hold on to the property. Maybe it was just for an investment and they tired of it, their overhead became too much, or perhaps, it's the location, I don't know, but if what you say is true regarding the sale price, they came out smelling like a rose for sure.

As I have stated, I wish this hotel and its amenities continued success. I have always admired those investors as they have kept a part of old Athens alive for so long.

posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 09:25

Tanner: Bicycle-friendliness evident in many cities

[quote][b]Kwijibo Junior[/b] -
There's a difference between ignorance, and being ignorant and proud of it...
Were I you, I'd take a moment to become more educated on the subject before I typed sentences like that. [/quote]

How much more education does it take to know that bicycles are a nuisance on city streets and highways! And, when they were first introduced, they were used more for leisure riding than used for daily transportation. And, I stand by my statement that if they are to be used for transportation on a daily basis, then they need to be licensed just as you license cars.

posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 17:43

Boutique hotel to open in former Foundry Park Inn

[quote][b]TMKvetch[/b] - @scarborj: @danyellp: The last sale price available was $2.6m in 2000. The sale price this time is $5.02m. Can you tell me what part of this sounds like failure to you? Really. Please keep guessing and inventing facts. You drive the new media.
Please feel free to use this website to help you find more info.
@mpd0.59: You said a mouthful.
[/quote]

FYI, I am not guessing, nor am I inventing facts, and I did not say it had failed. I just stated what I know to be true. This complex has changed hands many times since its "original" renovation back in the 80's. I remember that since I had a good friend who worked for the owners at that time and even helped with doing some billboard ads for its re-opening. I haven't kept up with the occupancy of the hotel, but I'm sure The Melting Point has done good business when they book good bands, and most especially when the students are in town.

posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 17:37

Boutique hotel to open in former Foundry Park Inn

It is a mystery to me why this hotel venue can not be successful for long. It has changed owners more times than I can count and each time getting a makeover. Maybe they need better management. I wish the new owner much luck in the future.

posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:33

Tanner: Bicycle-friendliness evident in many cities

Safety also is vital to Austin’s efforts to improve the bicycle-friendliness of that town. According to Monroy, officials have found many of Austin’s citizens to be “interested yet concerned” about bicycling.Why? Because many people do not feel safe riding their bike alongside a car in a typical bike lane, with only a painted line separating them.

There's a reason for this concern...bicycles were not meant for transportation...just for leisure riding! If bicycles begin to be a mode of transportation, then they should have to be licensed just as a car, etc. and follow the same traffic rules! Right now, as a driver, they are a nuisance to traffic and will tend to cause accidents.

posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:18

Lt. Mike McKeel: An officer who does what he was meant to

Many thanks for your dedication and service to the community! Smile

posted @ Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:31

Country superstar Kenny Chesney performs tonight at Georgia Theatre

Good luck, ACCPD, it will be a busy weekend for ya'll what with the ballgame, music concerts at the Georgia Theatre, The Melting point and all the bars going full blast. Wouldn't want to be any of you. Not only that, the rest of the thugs will be casing the neighborhoods and stores. Lock down folks.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 14:10

Johnson: Change in black community will require intergenerational work

There is no need for further legislation on civil rights. The Blacks just need to take advantage of the law on the books. It's the same with immigration...it just needs to be recognized.

As I posted on another thread, you don't hear other cultures in the US screaming racism whenever it suits them. Like immigrants who come to America and realize the freedom afforded them and all the opportunities available, the Blacks also need to recognize how great they have it and start taking advantage of them as well. Also, they need to focus on their children by having 2 parent families and provide role models for them. There's no excuse for the problems in America today with racism. It has just become a double standard in society when it comes to Black and White and there's simply no reason for it.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:24

Today's editorial cartoon

This cartoon is a slap in the face to the American people. There is a double standard in America when it comes to who are so-called racists! Unfortunately, "Afro-Americans" are the worst when it comes to screaming racism when in fact, since the civil rights legislation became law, no one could have more opportunities afforded them. And, furthermore, they are afforded to everyone who becomes a "law-abiding" "legal" productive citizen of the USA no matter what color their skin! And, sometimes even the "illegals."

NOTE: You certainly don't hear those people from Indian, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc. cultures screaming racism, do you?????

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:05

Refugee group hopeful despite opposition in Athens

I am just as compassionate as the next person when it comes to refugees needing aid. And, have no problem with people from other countries coming to America. However, what I do have a problem with is how they disregard our law and cross our border illegally. Again, what part of "Illegal" do people not understand??? All these people should be deported and sent back home!

I'm sure there are organizations helping refugees and I have no problem with that. It's when they want to integrate these people in the smallest county in Georgia which is already overrun with immigrants, homeless, people on welfare & food stamps, and our schools are at their maximum capacity and not a one is learning a thing! Not only that, but the majority of the property in ACC is owned by the University or city/county, so that leaves the burden of taxes on homeowners. There are hardly enough people who own property now who are paying taxes through the nose to cover those and they want to add more??? Just saying.....

posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 14:13

What Others Say: Religious discussion should be encouraged (The Times, Gainesville)

A Little Bible Study

"Left" and "Right": A little Bible study.
Remember what Jesus said:
'Goats on the left, sheep on the right '(Matthew
25:33).

Jesus also told Peter that if he wanted to catch fish do it from the right side of the boat. They did and filled the boat with fish.

John 21:6 (NIV) He said, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some." When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish."

Origin of Left & Right... I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the "right" and Liberals are called the "left".

By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible: Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV) - "
The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen. It surely can't get any simpler than that.

Spelling Lesson: The last four letters in American...........I Can
The last four letters in Republican........I Can
The last four letters in Democrats.........Rats

End of lesson.

Test to follow on November 6, 2014.

Remember, November 2014 is to be set aside as rodent removal month.

Please help to achieve that goal.

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 01:26

Causey: Here's what black parents tell their sons

@dahreese:

I believe I said that in my post..."the thug mentality, in Black as well as White"....it is the reason the community, most especially police tend to profile certain persons whether they are Black or White. It's the real world, and it's not getting any better. So many who think the world owes them!

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:17

Causey: Here's what black parents tell their sons

What Black parents should be teaching their Black children is RESPECT for the LAW and for their ELDERS. Seems to me that would be a great start.

I wish people could be judged based on their character instead of their skin color or dialect.

I truly believe most people are judged on their character and not on their skin color or dialect. I have the utmost respect for a great many Black people, their hard work and contributions to society. However, there is the "thug culture" that has risen above all those who are striving to make something of themselves in the Black community, and just like with the White community, people are wary of those individuals...can one blame us???? Just saying....

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:17

Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

Sounds like Ferguson is becoming Detroit and Chicago...THUGS VS. POLICE! They'll take any opportunity to protest, riot, and kill!

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:56

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