"In 1998, he staged a one-day public hunger strike over an administrative decision to nix a Korean language program."
Also known as "I Didn't Have Time To Stop By McDonald's Day".posted @ Friday, December 13, 2013 - 00:23
If the Erotic Service Providers Union goes on strike, will they bring in scabs? 'Cause I thought...posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:18
"Yo Francis. I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Miley was one of the best people of the year of all time." Kayne Westposted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 08:19
Same old thong and dance.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:47
Err...a slight thought here; the folks who are the benefiters of your rich spender aren't going to just take his money and sit on it, rather they are going to spend it at businesses owned by your rich man.
Dahreese, you are exactly right. They ARE going to spend it at businesses owned by the "rich man". One of them is the grocery store, where we buy food to feed our children. One of them is the gas station, where we buy gas to run our cars. Another one is the bank, where we pay off our house payment. When the rich spender buys lots of my wife's jewelry, we can do those things a lot easier. When the government takes a larger share of his money, he buys less jewelry (so that he can make sure he has enough money for the essentials for his family) and it is harder for us to buy food, gas, and make our house payment. This is not complicated.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 00:44
(I really need to save this so I can just cut and paste it rather than re-type it for all the times I've had to try to get people on here to understand it)
How do you know someone is rich? They BUY STUFF! Stuff they don't really NEED, but have enough money to get anyway because it makes their life easier, more pleasant, more elegant, etc. They buy a big house (which helps keep my friend the real estate agent in business). He doesn't have time or desire to mow his grass, so he hires my friend who has a landscaping business to do it for him. His family goes out to eat a lot, which helps my other friend who is a waitress to stay employed. His wife goes to art shows and buys the jewelry that my wife makes as a part of her small business. None of these friends of mine are rich, but they stay employed because he spends his extra money on these luxury items. If you take away some of that money through higher taxes or higher costs, he will just stop buying those extra things, and all of those people he helps to stay employed will have a harder time making ends meet. That is what "trickle-down" REALLY means.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:55
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] - We don't mind paying for their food stamps, rent subsidy, and childcare as long as it doesn't threaten our ability to buy a $4 hamburger.
"We have met the enemy and he is us"
Why are they having children if it is difficult to provide for themselves, let alone a child? My wife and I didn't even THINK about having children until both of us had full-time jobs that paid more than minimum wage, which was never meant to be enough to provide for an entire family, just the employee making the salary.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 10:16
They do realize that they're not just asking for a raise, but that they're trying to practically DOUBLE their salary, right? They want to make just over $31,000 a year to get my order wrong. The starting salary for the teachers they wouldn't listen to in high school is about that same amount. I'm sure the teachers would appreciate that.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 09:56
ANNOUNCING! Atlanta job fair to be held this afternoon. Plenty of jobs soon to be available!posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 08:13
I always found the "breast test" to be unreliable and yet, as EJ will confirm, it is commonly used.
Unfortunately, with the way things have been going as I've gotten older, I would probably pass the "breast test".posted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 10:14
Headline should have read:
'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' melt box office recordsposted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 08:52
Ba-dum-dum.posted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 08:39
Seems like a publicity stunt, right before the holiday shipping season to get their name in front of shoppers. So many negatives associated with this idea (vandalism of drones, cost of drones, weight limits, need for proximity to Amazon warehouse, etc.), I don't see it taking off.posted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 08:39
I guess this is where the term "falling-down drunk" comes from.posted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 08:30
Once again the U.S. is getting a little behind.
"The research also found an increasing sexual repertoire among both genders, with higher levels of anal and oral sex reported."
Apparently, more than just a little.posted @ Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:48
I know that it would make us all feel better if we could find out the "reason" that he did this. If we could point to one or a number of things (took drugs, didn't take drugs, not in therapy, undiagnosed bipolar, etc.) then we could rest in the idea that, if we could have gotten to him in time, we could have prevented this from happening, or be able to prevent it from happening somewhere else with the knowledge we gained from his case. "No sane person would have done such a thing" is a popular (and often correct) response, but it is not always true. Evil exists, and sometimes evil people do evil things out of the evilness that is in their hearts and minds, and nothing we can do can stop that. Only a true change of heart can.posted @ Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 08:46
[quote][b]crankyyankee[/b] - Or accidently shooting himself multiple times while driving to the MENSA meeting.
Yeah, he was probably going to meet Chafee there.posted @ Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 08:20
"Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more, say no more!"posted @ Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 07:50
The Raiders should give that Marine season tickets for life.posted @ Monday, November 25, 2013 - 07:40
I guess she is now his ax-girlfriend.posted @ Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 00:08
The reason UGA can offer "free" rides is that they can use money from student fees to pay for it, and the pool they can draw from is huge. Also, the area they serve is relatively small, and there is no parking available to most of the places they run. I rarely see UGA busses that aren't completely full. I can't recall EVER seeing a city bus that was full. Maybe if they sell the big city busses that use more gas but are under-utilized and buy smaller ones that would more accurately reflect the actual ridership of our city, they could get the cost savings they need to avoid raising rates.posted @ Friday, November 22, 2013 - 08:22
[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] - @cyou299: You"re going to bus tourists to Stonehenge? They're gonna be disappointed when they get there...
Oh, if only I could rate this up several more times...posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:27
[quote][b]1DIVA4U2B[/b] - Time for Nancy to step down! I haven't see NOTHING Good she has done!!
I believe that is "I haven't see NOTHING Good she has doed!!"posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 09:39
Given the choice between a fare free bus ride to go downtown or to work and the cost of gas and parking, some will choose the bus. [/quote]
If you purchase a bus pass, it is only $1.45 per trip, so that's less than $3 a day. Unless you work downtown (or for the University) almost every business in town has free parking for its employees, so that's not really a factor. Will some choose the bus? Certainly. Will most, or even a lot? I doubt it.
I thought about using the bus once. It took me 7-12 minutes to drive from where I lived on Atl Highway to where I worked in the Alps shopping center. It would have taken at least 45 minutes for the bus to do the same. It wasn't worth it.posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 09:27
[quote][b]broomsedge[/b] - No one said it would solve all our problems, but it can put more money in the hands of those who need it and reduce car traffic.[/quote]
I thought the reason for making it free was to help those who DON'T ALREADY HAVE A CAR get to work? How will this reduce car traffic?posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 08:23
Summary: Madison County had six players named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State teams last week. Madison County had six players named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State teams last week. Georgia State signees Randee Bettis and Ivie Drake were named to the first team, along with Dani Lukas. Columbus State signee Bri Carr made the second team with Alexis Damron and Haley Gordon.Bettis and Drake will play in the North-South All-Star game in Rome, Ga. in June.
Summary: Athens Academy's Anna Buchanan earned the Sportsmanship award at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's Tournament of Champions, which finished on Sunday. Athens Academy's Anna Buchanan earned the Sportsmanship award at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's Tournament of Champions, which finished on Sunday. Buchanan was the Banner-Herald's Girls Golfer of the Year in 2012.