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Health and safety tip…

Don’t be this guy.

my heart is a little broken today

The smallish blonde person in the following photos is Courtney Gale.   I bought my house from Courtney and her friend Lisa.  She’s a very sweet woman and I like her very much.  Unfortunately, this is what happened to her:  Officer stabbed while working off duty at supermarket An Athens-Clarke police officer remained in critical condition […]

Conversation with a British Person today

Transcript of an instant messaging conversation today: Patrick: god, people and their ringtones! Patrick: someone’s phone is out there playing one of the songs from an American Idol winner Patrick: and instead of answering it, she’s singing along!!!! Patrick: and your country doesn’t allow firearms! vick: Technically, we don’t really allow American Idol either. vick: […]

This week’s white trash piñata

I am developing a theory about a certain kind of news story. I think that the 24 hour news stations cultivate a kind of news coverage of crimes and/or incidents that serve no other purpose than to give a certain segment of the audience something to feel superior about. Case in point, this week: this […]

Blessed are the… something… wait wait… it’ll come to me…

On the heels of TRex’s rant about shockingly unchristian Christians comes this astonishing bit of irony: A subdivision has withdrawn its threat of $25 daily fines against a homeowner who put a Christmas wreath shaped like a peace sign on the front of her home. Homeowner Lisa Jensen told The Associated Press on Monday that […]

Decoding the Dog Whistle

Anti-Union Thugs Doing What Thugs Do

In 1979, a group of men hired to intimidate striking workers raped and killed a pretty 23 year old college student, and not one of them has spent a day in jail. For more than a quarter century, the brutal sex slaying of Hope College student and hotel clerk Janet Chandler baffled law enforcement officials. […]

The Potemkin Pizza Man

Rockey Vaccarella is just like Cindy Sheehan, only…. he made reservations for dinner, right? Is that what they’re asking us to swallow? And in fact, Vaccarella seemed very confident that he would be meeting with Bush when he left home, to the point where he had a date scheduled and everything: “Dinner with the President […]

I told you he was crazy

I stayed out of the whole “Jeff Goldstein is on drugs” thing as much as possible, mostly because several things went through my head when I saw him writing love poems to his klonopin prescription: 1. This guy might actually have some serious problems, besides his generally obnoxious fulmination. 2. It’s not nice to pick […]

Fred Phelps is coming to Athens

And I am 700 miles away, in Indianapolis. The Westboro Baptist Church is coming to protest a funeral. Probably for the best. I would most certainly end up in jail. There probably isn’t a jury in the country who would convict me, though. I mean, would you send a man to jail for hitting Fred […]


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