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Flag was thrown on Richt after he told refs they were the SEC's best

[quote][b]ponsoldt[/b] - almost as costly as uga's decision not to allow our two best pass rushers to rush the auburn qb on his infamous "touchdown" pass--creating enough pressure to make an accurate deep pass less likely.[/quote]

LOL The pass wasn't close to being accurate as it was. Without UGA's assistance, it would have fallen harmlessly to the ground. There was nothing wrong with the defensive scheme on the play, just lousy execution and judgment.

PS I didn't mean to report you. I hit the report button instead of the quote button. Early case of senility I suppose.

posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 13:09

Government open again, Obama bemoans damage

[quote][b]seagra[/b] - I completely blame the Republicans for this debacle, not the Democrats, and certainly not President Obama. He is the sane leader among a bunch of racist bigots idiots who don't even know how the US Government is supposed to work. If the Republicans want to change a law, then they need to get the votes to change it. The problem as I see it is they have spent countless months and several years beating a dead horse. So they decided to shut the government down and make the US quit paying bills that they( the congress) voted on as established law. That is bullying and blackmail.
President Obama and the Democrats wouldn't go along with this behavior, and the Republicans had to face the music with the angry American workers, small business and large business owners, and tens of millions of Americans who were affected by this closing of the government to the tune of a 24 billion dollar loss.
I blame the Tea Party Republicans and the whole Republican caucus who didn't have the backbone to stand up the those crazies to stop them!
When the 2014 elections happen, the Congress will be majority Democrat, thanks to the behavior of the Republican Party and people that finance them like the Heritage Foundation, the Koch brothers, and ultra conservative groups.
I would like for the people in Georgia to wake up and stop listening to the lies spewed over FOX News and the conservative talk shows that spread lies. Those lies are hurting progress in this state and in this nation. Hard working Americans deserve representatives that really represent the people in their districts, not the Republican Party and the the folks that finance them.
Nancy Seagraves

People like you, spewing hatred and animosity, are the main reason we have such a partisan divide in this country, and why compromise is becoming a thing of the past. You may get your wish for a total Democratically controlled Senate, House and the White House. However, if you think that is a healthy thing for this nation, you might be disappointed.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 14:52

Ellis: Tea party wants to take America back ... to the 18th century

[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] - And as far as paying the employer share of Social Security, I'm assuming that you priced your goods or services at a level that allowed you to recoup those labor costs.[/quote]

The free market dictates what you can charge for a product, not what you spend. It the latter was true no one would ever go out of business.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:14

Dozens of cars scratched at Gainesville auto dealerships

Don't feed the troll.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:03

Atlanta-based SunTrust to cut 800 positions

[quote][b]grove600[/b] -
That's as useless as going to a county commission meeting, where the decision has already been made, and they're allowing "public comments" as a legal formality and to act all PC. [/quote]

You would have a better chance of influencing a decision-maker than posting on here. The board doesn't approve lower-level vp's and middle management anyway. That's the role of the CEO. At least you would get a chance to hear an explanation, if nothing else.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 09:32

Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid US default

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] -
Burning down the house because you don't want to pay the mortgage.
Causing $24 billion of damage to the economy and raising our borrowing costs because of an extortion plot that level heads said had no chance of succeeding.

Our house and mortgage is underwater, and getting worse everyday. We are now borrowing $.30 out of every $1.00 spent. No government, business or private individual can sustain that in the long run.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 09:16

Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid US default

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] -
Only federal workers who showed up for work despite the furlough should receive back pay.

Much too logical.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 09:14

Atlanta-based SunTrust to cut 800 positions

[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - I wonder how many VP's or other upper management are losing their jobs. I'm guessing...none. [/quote]

Buy some shares and express your frustrations at the stockholder's meeting.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 09:01

Friends remember First American Bank chair emeritus as hardworking, honest

Rest in peace John. It was a pleasure knowing you.

posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 16:45

Museum of Aviation to shut down amid budget battle

All of the employees will be at work but they are closing the museum? Sounds like some game-playing to me.

posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 10:18

Broun invites Clarke residents to coffee

[quote][b]hardrocker[/b] - I would not be surprised at what the voters in Georgia might do! The politicians could promise them a monkey fart and the would elect him just to see what his intentions are!

Kind of like the nation did in the case of Obama. I don't think the politicians in Georgia promised very much, other than the government living within its means. Obama? He was full of promises that the gullible public ate up. The old something for nothing syndrome.

posted @ Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 09:53

School board won't bar book couple wanted removed

[quote][b]Rita Raines[/b] - In many ways the CCSD treats these 11-14 year old students as if they are extremely immature.
1. The students are not allowed to dress themselves in their own choice of clothing as this would cause distractions in the classroom. Nor can they wear light weight jackets or sweaters in the classroom unless they are the correct colors.
2. The students must turn to the right, walking single file, when exiting a classroom and keep walking to the right until their next teacher opens up the door of that classroom. Even if they have to walk by the room a few times. So they end up making rectangles in the hallways. This is because the students are not able to maintain order in the hallways.
3. The students cannot go to their lockers using their own judgement. They can only go at scheduled times.<.


Ever been in the military?

posted @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 20:25

The Editor&amp;#039;s Desk: Broun OK with taking federal role in education

[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] -
I'm sorry, skull, but I just won't be able to deal seriously with your hypothetical:

The article you linked did not invalidate my hypothetical at all. The piece only stated that Broun was against the federal government forcing people to eat fruits and vegetables in their diets. He didn't say that they shouldn't.

posted @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 15:54

The Editor&amp;#039;s Desk: Broun OK with taking federal role in education

[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] - Rep. Broun purports to believe that the federal Department of Education is unnecessary, yet clearly believes that he, a federal official, has something necessary to say about how children are educated. Sure, it's not a perfect example of hypocrisy, but it's within the margin of error.[/quote]

Expressing a view about what's going on in our public schools doesn't prevent someone from being against federal control of our public schools. He didn't express a desire to making it a law that the Constitution should be covered in class. This is not hypocrisy at all.

What if Broun had stated that our schools should be serving healthier lunches, without mention of federal involvement. What would you find wrong with this position and would it be hypocritical or inconsistent in any way?

posted @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 14:22

Athens commission to vote on library art project

What happened to the days when art patrons and private citizens purchased art and donated it for public consumption and appreciation?

posted @ Monday, September 2, 2013 - 10:02

Pitts: White America isn&amp;#039;t victim of Oklahoma shooting

Perhaps if legislators repealed the hate crime laws we wouldn't be having this conversation. Murder is murder, no matter the motivation of the boy's actions in Oklahoma. Attempting to determine the state of mind of criminals committing unspeakable acts against our fellow citizens is many times futile. The perp in Oklahoma stating that he hated white people prior to committing the murder would seem to be prima facie evidence of a "hate crime", yet there are others that say that is not sufficient to convict. Is it a hate crime if a husband kills his wife, whom he confesses he hated? The consensus of people, and the provisions of the hate crime laws, would say no. What if the wife was black and the perp husband white? Does that change anything? There are just too many variables and ambiguities in the hate crimes laws to support consistent judicial application.

posted @ Monday, September 2, 2013 - 09:47

Pitts: White America isn&#039;t victim of Oklahoma shooting

[quote][b]Abc[/b] - Little do the haters here believe that Zimmerman targeted and stalked and pestered Trayvon which lead to PROBABLY both of them using self defense.[/quote]

So jurors should include conjecture and what "PROBABLY" happened in their deliberations? A dangerous suggestion. Jurors should only consider actual evidence in determining guilt or innocence. Otherwise we would be reverting to a justice system more suited for the Dark Ages.

posted @ Monday, September 2, 2013 - 09:09

Woman finds man masturbating outside back door

[quote][b]Tewise[/b] -
Description of what the man or the weenie?

He's probably blind.

posted @ Monday, September 2, 2013 - 09:00

Anderson: Congress could end &#039;performance pay&#039; charade

You could pretty make the same point for sports and the entertainment industry. Many in these businesses fail to even come close to performing at the level they are paid. Should the government regulate the level or form of compensation in these industries also? I say the government has no right to do so. That said, the government does have the right to determine tax rules, which might include limiting the deductibility of any compensation over a certain threshold or for less conventional forms of compensation. They do that now for corporate entertainment expenses.

posted @ Monday, September 2, 2013 - 08:27

Oh-no and 1: Bulldogs fall short in season-opening road loss

Mitchell hurting himself while celebrating Gurley's touchdown run was bizarre. Really hurt the offense.

posted @ Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 09:06

Frat house compromise helps fraternity and city

[quote][b]grove600[/b] - As a bonus, it's staggering distance from downtown. Laughing out loud [/quote]

"Staggering" huh? Nice play on words.

posted @ Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 08:44

NeSmith: Watching nerds&#039; revenge through Google Glass

[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] - @Curls: You know, you can have milk on your cornflakes if you want...

Some people thrive on diversity.

posted @ Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 08:56

Athens cop helps distressed veteran find her way home

[quote][b]Captain Athens[/b] - @skull:
Perhaps if you studied United States Supreme Court rulings you would understand our county public servants are saving the taxpayers' money in the long run taken those societal misfits for medical care while they are in custody..

Perhaps you could point out to all of us dunces just where in the Constitution does it say that prisoners are entitled to free medical care. Besides, you missed the thrust of what I was pointing out anyway. Maybe you super-powers don't include reading comprehension.

posted @ Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 07:01

Athens cop helps distressed veteran find her way home

[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] - So, it's my job to be contrarian. Here goes:
If Officer Young is so convinced of the story, why didn't he give her $20 for gas, and solicit contributions from passers-by? Clearly, there's thousands of you that would willingly give your cash to this cause. I did it myself a few months ago, for a guy in the Lowe's parking lot who was trying to get to the VA Hospital in Augusta.
Instead, he gave away county property for private gain. Just like the Landfill crew. Different motivation, same crime.
It may have been the right thing, but it was a violation. I know what I'm going to do, though, next time I'm short on gas - I'm going to drive to the County pump and ask for my loan.

Not the first use of county funds for private gain. How many Athens criminals are taken to the hospital emergency room for "free" medical treatment, (for instance the perp with the broken arm received a CT scan at taxpayer expense). The officer was open and truthful about using county gas and fully disclosed it up front, therefore, I assume he was willing to accept the consequences of his actions. Yes, technically this was probably a violation of county regs, but I think the worst punishment this officer should receive is paying back the county for the gas he used in the lady's car.

posted @ Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 10:47

Gun found, students brawl at Atlanta high school

[quote][b]woofie11[/b] -
2 black teens did the killing you say?? How bout that....
We'll wait for Obama, Jesse and Al to comment.....

It's not just black teens. I would be woefully neglectful if I didn't include the white teens shooting up schools and movie theaters, or killing homeless people. Folks, we have a lot sickos in our midsts. Some as a result of cultural deterioration, some just plain insanity, and some just racial hatred.

posted @ Friday, August 23, 2013 - 11:44

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