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Charges added against man who allegedly set fatal Athens motel fire

Rest in Peace, Dantzer.
Condolences for all those who have prayed for this tragic soul.

posted @ Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 16:29

Authorities considering additional charges for man who set fatal Athens motel fire

A very sad end to a troubled life.
Rest in Peace, Dantzer.

posted @ Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 21:09

Extreme binge drinking not uncommon in high school

It's called "parenting." Look it up sometime.

posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 22:07

Georgia Democrats fight for Obamacare

Being liberal is tough enough,
but to be a Democrat has to be really hard.
Counter to human nature and ludicrously oblivious to reality.

posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 22:04

Student borrowing grows as HOPE money shrinks

Dozens of building cranes at UGA is visible evidence the money still flows in a torrent. Spending is up, way up, and there's still hot competition for every seat there. Quite a game.

posted @ Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 11:11

Broun invites Clarke residents to coffee

Beating up on Paul Broun, someone who has earned an MD and is a member of US House of Representatives, from those who voted for Barack Obama.

posted @ Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 11:04

'Duck Dynasty' star greets camo couple in W. Pa.

Checking out "Nation and World" "news" at the ABH.
Um, civil war in Egypt?
Ah, never mind.

posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 11:31

Athens steps up to help create solutions to Georgia's doctor shortage crisis

It's going to be bad, get worse, then collapse.
It didn't have to be this way, but it is.
It's called "good intentions by complete amateurs."

posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 11:27

Hundreds of balloons released in Oconee to raise awareness of teen suicide

One year anniversaries are tough yet vitally important to get through fora healing process to mature, not just get shoved into the denial closet.
God' s blessing on the Huff family

posted @ Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 12:12

Former Oconee schools chief remembered as 'hands-on' administrator

A fine man from an era past.
Schools were about producing adults from children then.
Mr. Sanders cared about that deeply.

posted @ Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 18:20

Braves propose magnetic levitation train for fans

The words "show the world" appear.
Uh-oh, taxpayers, here comes the pitch.

posted @ Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 18:16

Authorities suspend Oconee County search for armed burglary suspect

"You're on your own."
That's a good thing.
Besides, it's reality.

posted @ Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 18:09

ABHhealth: Innovations to aid Athens uninsured, reduce ER costs

This all depends on the cooperation of the medical community as well as the big players. Since the government has basically hijacked the insurance aspect of the consumer pool, the end-user, aka the client -- what used to be known as "patients" -- no longer has any clout but to trust the largess and qualifications of the provider -- who used to be known as "the doctor."
This is a good start. The working poor, those who are willing to make at least an effort to underwrite their own health, can at least negotiate some clear idea of paying something concrete toward their care.
It's a no-brainer for the hospitals, who can at least recover their billing and infrastructure costs.

posted @ Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 18:16

ABHhealth: Search for doctors to join network gets underway

1. E.J.'s last line is correct: When (not "if") ObamaCare fails, it will have at least addressed a serious problem in the richest country in the world.
2. Liberalized benefits work in many countries of the world; they fail miserably in at least as many more. The more heterogeneous the population, the less one size fits all.
3. Assuming that people will uniformly pay for services at par value when available at a reduced rate just on a say-so is magical thinking. Those of us who are actually familiar with the delivery of health care to real people are numbingly familiar with how free- or reduced-cost services are abused.
4. In the real world, goods and services are respected in the order of what they cost. It may just be the effort of showing up on time, living with healthy habits, quitting expensive bad habits, following suggestions, etc., but those are all costs as real as writing a check.
5. Doctors should make a great income. It's a tough job when done properly. However, the disparity between how some are paid versus others creates some animosity and fatigue.
6. This should not be a political process, but a moral and humanitarian one, addressed by clients and payers by consent and not decree.

posted @ Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 15:41

Obama's remarks on race resonate with many

Another in an endless series of left-wing editorials
masquerading as a news article.
AP and the ABH, bringing some of the news
spun through the lens of bias for fun and profit.

posted @ Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 16:46

Athenians hold 'Justice for Trayvon' rally

@Malcom Merriweather: Money, as usual.
This is all so last century,
But, for right now, serves its purposes:
1. More free stuff and money.
2. Avert attention from the melt-down joke that is leadership in America today.

posted @ Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 16:35

Today's editorial cartoon

"It's a sellers' market!" all over the radio.
Uh, not exactly.

posted @ Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 10:48

FDIC closes banks in North Carolina, Georgia

Still fall-out from Community Re-Investment Act of the Carter Administration.
Blaming it on anything else is smoke, a specialty of the Straw Man Crowd.

posted @ Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 15:14

Jackson County authorities find pipe in suspect's rectum

Lots of stuff fits where the moon don't shine.
Why they search.

posted @ Friday, April 26, 2013 - 10:31

The South: A near-solid block against 'Obamacare'

"As time goes by, we'll see this law acquire a more bipartisan complexion."
Wishful, inaccurate, disingenuous, wrong, specious, and revealing.
Another Twitter advert.

posted @ Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 09:11

Broun to host Barrow County Town Hall Meeting

Checked in to see if anything clever from the Broun Bashers.
Not bad, so far.

posted @ Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 09:06

Some win, some lose in Georgia legislative session

"Some Win Some Lose"
It's called a democratic republic for just this very reason.
But basically a Twitter advertisement.

posted @ Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 08:58

Missing man found; was in jail all along

Closest article about the indicted School Chief
I could find in the ABH.

posted @ Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 16:41

Pope's foot-washing final blow for traditionalists

AP widely circulates yet another opinion
masquerading as news. Perfect for ABH.

posted @ Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 16:24

Confederate flag at old NC Capitol coming down

It's so much fun when
the middle third of the nineteenth century turns up as a topic.
A few folks know of what they write, but
mainly it's just crap.
Like CharlesB.

posted @ Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 16:20

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