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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.

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.

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 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

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


I believe I said that in my post..."the thug mentality, in Black as well as White" 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

Hood, prosecution asks judge to reconsider using Elbert County jury in Athens murder trial

This man is living in LA LA land, he's already admitted killing Buddy Christian and everyone in Northeast Georgia knows it. He will get his trial, but am not sure he will get an impartial jury despite where the trial is held or where they get the jurors.

posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 20:38

UGA first-year students set academic criteria records

[quote][b]LaMareaRoja[/b] - A estudiar mas duro, Weeman!
No se como la hermana entro a la Universidad con un 1450 en el SAT.
Por eso tuvo que ir a UNG-Watkinsville primero y entonces se transferio a UGA, papa! ja ja ja

Speak ENGLISH please, you are in the United States of America!

posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 01:17

S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

I apologize for taking up the forum with so much of my personal info, but this article really burned me up. There are plenty of people like me who have worked and earned a meager wage, but yet were too proud or stubborn to become reliable on the government to help them out. I was raised with excellent family morals and values and was taught that working hard & having a good work ethic was the way to a good life. I lived a lot on credit and bill-payer loans throughout my career but it was out of necessity and I'm still in debt for a 2nd mortgage and Access Loan that probably won't be paid off until my death. Unfortunately, this means I have no legacy to pass on to my children other than the home they were raised in and I doubt it will be much after the debts are paid.

I thank those who commented on my behalf. I don't want any accolades because had it not been for my Mom and Dad who were constant supporters of me all those years, helping with the kids, etc., it would have been a lot harder. They never made a fortune either and worked hard all their lives. I regret they did not live to know all their grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and enjoy retirement, because being products of the Depression, they started working at 14 years of age and were still working when they died at 76.

As far as BenHad goes, I wish him the best, but we will have to agree to disagree on the class warfare. It is going on and will continue as long as Obama is in office.

posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 11:10

S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

[quote][b]marshalld[/b] - BenHad and scarborj....grow up. Both of you make good points and yes, like all of us, both of you are capable of being right and wrong. We love your input into the issues but if you want to be personal with each other just exchange numbers and meet up. Some things are personal and not to be shared.

They may be personal, but they are the truth and I resented his remarks about the 1%. I have no problem letting people know I worked hard for the little I have and did not depend on government handouts in the meantime!

posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:50

S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] -
Betcha she took advantage of the child care tax credits. You pay $1500 in taxes, and get back $6000 as a refund. That is public assistance.
I'm fine with that, but let's keep it real.

Sorry, but you would be wrong on that one, too! It was not beneficial for me to itemize deductions because usually they didn't even add up to the standard deduction. Fortunately, I had the kids as exemptions which helped. I doubt I ever got back more than $500 in a refund and the only reason I got that back was because I had already paid in enough in taxes on my measly salary!

posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:47

S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] - Obviously you guys are in the top 1%. Good for you. Funny that you both blame this report on the messenger instead of the one stating the facts.
How did you guys get to be RICH anyway? Invent something? LOL!
Wait, I know, you're comedians. I get it now.

Man, that's a laugh. You're the comedian! Don't know about Usedtobe, but evidently, you didn't read my comment on the article regarding the UGA athletic raises.

I had a career as an administrative assistant (glorified secretary) for 40 years beginning at UGA, then worked for 2 private businesses, 1 industry, and 1 public. Up until my retirement, I grossed around $27,000 annually. And, during that time, I was a single mother of two children who, through no fault of their own, had to go to work as teenagers for their spending money. No need to go into details on how I made it. It wasn't easy, but I didn't go on welfare that's for sure. Don't get me wrong, I don't regret my choice of career. I enjoyed my work, learned a lot from my employers, and met a lot of nice people, but it would have been nice to have made a little more money.

And, as far as my children go, they learned early on good work ethics and taking pride in what one does in life, and most importantly, paying their debts and on time. They are not "rich" people either, but have made a good life for themselves Unlike you and Obama, we do not envy those who have more and do not play "class warfare."

posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 21:47

S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] - @scarborj: No, that right wing media that you drool over is the one that's doing the kidding.

Wake up and smell the roses, Ben've "been had" by the almighty "far left" media because that's the only media there has been since Obama took office.

posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 17:56

More physician assistants being trained to fill Georgia's growing need

Yep, training to be a health professional is about the only way to go these days besides teaching school. There will always be a need for these two professions most especially in healthcare because we will continue to lose doctors because of Obamacare.

posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:38

S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

Are you f****ing kidding me??? There have been rich and poor people for eons and this is what is slowing economy.....think again!

posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:34

Experts: Obama can do a lot to change immigration

As much as I dislike and distrust Hillary, I don't think she would have been this bad.

Wow, Snarky, bite your tongue. There's no telling what that woman would have done if she had been elected President. However, I must add, hopefully she would not have been re-elected for a 2nd term! I have absolutely no respect for that woman and haven't since she was first lady!

posted @ Monday, August 4, 2014 - 16:23

UGA athletic administrators, other employees get boosts in pay

I'd really love to see all these folks' job descriptions and know what they do on a daily basis.

I had a career as an administrative assistant (glorified secretary) beginning at UGA and then 4 other businesses,, 2 private, 1 industry, & 1 public, for 40 years and never made a salary over $27,000 year and that was gross, not net. I wouldn't know what it would be like to draw a salary such as theirs. Of course, I enjoyed my work, gained a lot of experience, and got to meet a lot of really nice people, but it would have been nice to have made a little more money.

posted @ Monday, August 4, 2014 - 16:14

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