Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Funnies; Volume 40.

No Sex Since 1955 A crusty old Marine Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation. 'Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?' 'Negative, ma'am. Just serious by nature.' The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, 'It looks like you have seen a lot of action.' 'Yes, ma'am, a lot of action.' The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, 'You know, you should lighten up a little. Relax and enjoy yourself.' The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner. Finally the young lady said, 'You know, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?' ' 1955, ma'am.' 'Well, there you are. You really need to chill out and quit taking everything so seriously! I mean, no sex since 1955! She took his hand and led him to a private room where she proceeded to 'relax' him several times. Afterwards, panting for breath, she leaned against his bare chest and said, 'Wow, you sure didn't forget much since 1955.' The Sergeant Major, glancing at his watch, said in his serious voice, 'I hope not; it's only 2130 now.' (Don't ya love military time?)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wildcats recover to win by 1 in fourth quarter rally.

Click on post title for link to GTU story. Congratulations, Wildcats!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Un-damned-believable!

Click on post title for link to Fox News coverage. "Black Friday," indeed!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Savannah's Imperial Sugar refinery begins shipping sugar again.

Click on post title for link to Savannah Morning News coverage.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday Funnies (A day late); Volume 39.

Julie Andrews Turns 69, this is hysterical To commemorate her birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'. Here are the lyrics she used: (Sing It!) - If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!! Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting, Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings, Bundles of magazines tied up in string, These are a few of my favorite things. Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses, Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses, Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings, These are a few of my favorite things. When the pipes leak, When the bones creak, When the knees go bad, I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don't feel so bad. Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions, No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions, Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring, These are a few of my favorite things. Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin', Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin', And we won't mention our short shrunken frames, When we remember our favorite things. When the joints ache, When the hips break, When the eyes grow dim, Then I remember the great life I've had, And then I don't feel so bad. (Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who would appreciate it

Camden's hospital about to move into new, expanded quarters.

Click on post title for link to GTU coverage.

Kinlaw gets life without parole.

Click on post title for link to GTU coverage.

Report of teens kicking kitten was false.

Click on link title to see T&G coverage.

Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated!

Sorry, Thuggies - I'm baack! My computer crapped out on me Thursday night. My housekeeper helped me take it in to B-Hosted Friday, but I could not retrieve it until she came back to work this morning. Just as soon as I go to the doc-in-the-box at 1:00 and get some Ampicillin for day nine of this damned URI, I'll get back, take a nap, then try to get caught up on the news.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Smith moves up a notch from THE sorriest sheriff in the country.

Click on post title for link to video.

Brunswick jury mulls death sentence for Kinlaw.

Click on post title for link to GTU coverage. Both justice and future public safety demand that this mad dog be put down!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Apparently, my blog has a following in India!

Click on post title for link to article.

Toddler severely injured; Kings Bay sailor and wife arrested.

Click on title of post for link to GTU article.

Convicted Kingsland killer Kinlaw abused women for 34 years!

Click on post title for link to GTU article.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

For Wildcat / Jeff Herron fans.

Click on post title for link. Thanks to the reader who sent me this. From the article: "And with 2,956 students, Camden is Georgia’s largest high school that has no rivals in its district." I realize this is heresy, but, nonetheless, isn't it about time for a north end high school?

Walgreen's traffic patterns.

Pay attention: there will be a quiz. Well, I went by Walgreen's on my way back from Sonny's and Lowe's on Sunday. I looked all over the store but could not find any artesian wells bubbling up through the floor. I bought some of that Zicam cold remedy that Rush advertises. I'll let you know. Anyway, the traffic pattern really sucks. If you are west of Walgreen's and eastbound on 40, you can not access Walgreen's from Hwy 40. You have to turn left onto Kings Bay, go down to where the Walmart entrance is, do a U-turn on Kings Bay, then cut through Tire King's parking lot. When you are done, if you want to proceed in either direction on Hwy 40, just come back through the Tire King lot and turn right. Or, alternatively, if you want to go west on 40, you may go around the building and exit directly onto westbound 40. However, if you want to go left, towards aunt B's on Kings Bay, you can't, unless you illegally cross the median. If you are east of Walgreen's and westbound on Hwy 40, you may turn in directly off of Hwy 40. You may also exit westbound directly onto 40. However, if you want to go back eastbound on Hwy 40, you have to go around through the Tire King parking lot and turn right onto Kings Bay road. Got that? It strikes me that you have to want something from Walgreen's really badly. It would be great if they could punch through a service road from the back of Walgreen's, behind Tire King and the Dry Cleaners, all the way over to the road beside the lake where Danny Daniels' car went in - across from the Walmart entrance.

Ooops! Now what!?

Folks, I just realized that the comments button has disappeared from my posts. Let me see if I can fix that. I hope some scum with Jay Hating Derangement Syndrome has not hacked me somehow. Aha! Fixed. Now, let me go see if I can fix the previous few. Okay, comments are now re-enabled across the board.

This "piracy" crap is out of control!

Click on title for link. The solution seems simple: have warships hail all vessel in the area that fit the pirate profile (motorized whaleboats with armed Africans and or slightly larger "mother" vessel with attached whaleboats.) All that do not heave to immediately for boarding will simply be blown out of the water with no survivors picked up. Announce it widely; do it; publish videos of sinkings. Problem solved. Of course, that will not happen in an Obama presidency. Maybe W can do it on his way out.

The Blue House poll.

Well, the Blue House poll closed this morning. More people were either neutral or liked the color scheme than thought it would make a buzzard puke. More importantly, I like it. The last time I rode by there was Sunday afternoon. I've been home battling a cold since then. They had put at least the first coat of the "Berry Cobbler" color on the garage door, the front door, and the front shutter. I would guess they've put the finishing coats on by now. Oh, and they put in the plants I requested - some kind of Chinese sounding things - "Zhou......" something. Green leaves with red leaves on top. They look good. A dozen plants come with each house. The week of the closing, I'll have the sprinkler system and the fence installed, then the builder will come back and put the sod in the next week. Anyway, if you want to check it out, just turn onto Mickler Dr. off of Colerain (where Artie Jones' original Krayons Academy sits on the corner), drive on down past Mary Lee Clark Elementary, then turn left onto Victoria's Circle, where you see the Victoria Landing sign. Just keep going about two or three blocks until the road curves to the right. Trust me - you can't miss it. Speed limit is 25. Lots of kids. It seems like a really nice neigborhood. Obviously, very close to elementary and middle schoools. Several lots of various sizes left. P.S., If you choose one of the lots on either side of mine, please run your color scheme by me first. ;-)

Federal court to hear Cisco class action suit in December.

Click on title of post for link to GTU article.

Update on link problem.

I've gone back and fixed the several posts from yesterday where the links did not work. For now, you can click on the titles of the posts to access the links. I'm still working on getting it back the way it was.

Kinlaw found guilty of murder plus 5 other charges.

Click on the title of the post for link to article.

GTU coverage of Cumberland Harbour marina court approval.

Until I can figure out what went wrong with links, you may click on the title of the post to be linked to the article.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Beats me!

Sorry, folks. I've been working on this links problem for a couple of hours now. Nothing seems to fix it. I'm hoping that it is a system-wide problem that will be fixed when I wake up in the morning. If not, I have an alternative method which involves making the title to the post the link. We'll see.

Technical difficulties - stand by.

For some strange reason, the last 3 or 4 links I've posted will not open, but the older ones will. ???? I don't know if it's a system wide prblem, or what. I'm working on it. In the meantime, you can copy links and paste into your browser.

Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of Cumberland Harbour marina construction.

Click on title of post for link.

Playing Santa to someone in a wheelchair?

Then here's a gift idea. When you are a guy (or a woman wearing pants) in a wheelchair, getting into your rear pockets is next to impossible; your side pockets, difficult. As a result, I used to carry my keys, wheelchair lift remote control, and eyeglass case around on two different lanyards around my neck. I carried my wallet stuffed into my left, front, pants pocket. Getting it in and out was a particular pain. All of that is no longer a problem. Early week before last,I went on line and purchased one of those Buxton, over the shoulder, "organizers" you've seen adverised ad nauseum on TV. I got it last Monday. It is the perfect solution. With proper adjustment of the strap, it fits over the left lower quadrant of my abdomen. My seat belt goes just above it with no problem. It does not interfere with my steering wheel. You could also carry all of the above and a .38 snubby or a .380 pistol (with a concealed permit, of course.) I keep my keys in the front zippered pocket; my glasses in the next, my wallet in the next, and my cell phone in the next. Zippered pockets on both sides for pens. It works great. Yeah, I've gotten a few funny looks from some macho rednecks, but hey, screw 'em. It should be obvious why I'm using it. By the way, I just saw the same bag in Walmart Friday. All they had in stock at that time was the brown version. I got the black one. There is also a red version. It's good leather and seems put together well. Perhaps Walmart will have all three colors back in stock later. At Walmart, you pay the same $19.95 as on line, but save the $5.95 shipping. WARNING: If you go chose to call the toll free number as I did (after I found out that I could not order the second one I bought as a gift in a different color without going through the whole on-line process twice), be sure you are fully alert and have 20 minutes to spare. The phone order way is fully automated. Once they have your credit card number, they try for another 18 minutes or so to sell you all kinds of other crap you will likely have no interst in. Don't panic. Just keep hitting "0" for no. My order came U.S. Mail in about 4 days with no problems.

Week one high school football playoff results.

Click on post title for link.

Kingsland faring better than St. Marys in economic downturn.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

The next time you're in Brunswick and hungry...

this place sounds like it might be worth a try. http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/111608/geo_356498228.shtml Go up I-95 to 341. I believe that's Exit 36. Take a left, heading west on 341 towards Jesup. Crispen comes in on the right, either just before or after the Winn Dixie. Take a right on Crispen.

"Spreading the wealth" - Savannah style.

http://savannahnow.com/node/618262 Note: The Mayor of Savannah, Otis Johnson, is a retired, long time professor of social work at Savannah State University and a big time socialist.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sunday Funnies; Volume 38.

How Smart is your right foot? This is hysterical. You have to try this. It is absolutely true. I guess there are some things that the brain cannot handle. HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT? You have to try this please, it takes 2 seconds. I could not believe this!!! It is from an orthopedic surgeon............ This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't. It's preprogrammed in your brain! 1. Without anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY......) and while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. 2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction. I told you so!!! And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so. Send it to your friends to frustrate them too. I just did.

Abused Kingsland kitten finds new home.

Authorities continue search for degenerate abusers. http://www.news4jax.com/news4georgia/17984511/detail.html

Cool photo..

from last night's launch of space shuttle Endeavour. Click on image to enlarge.

It figures.

Y'all remember seeing a picture in the T&G a while back detailing yet another truck load of free vegetables arriving at the Camden County jail from some farmer or other to help feed the inmates and keep the costs down? I do. BTW's boy Simper Fido always gets those stories into the paper for him - though, post election, one wonders why. Well, now, from a post on TOPIX - Kingsland, comes "the rest of the story." "Oh by the way, the paper missed this. Everyone remember the donated food from "limehouse". Some of the chosen administration looked like fleas on a dog when that stuff was delivered. All for the inmates - my butt, the sheriff was waiting with open arms and his truck to pick up as much as he could get. Then V. Griffin ran around delivering in a patrol car vegetables to his family and friends. E. Randall called all the smith cronies and told them to come help themselves to some vegetables or sent someone to deliver it on our dime. She also loaded down the county car with vegetables for herself and everyone she could think of. How are you gonna put a press release in the paper about the big donation just for the inmates when it was more for y'all than the inmates? This leads taxpayers to believe that this will reduce food costs in the jail not pad your personal pockets. They even got a second delivery and did the same dang thing. Law enforcement should not be acting this way. It is a real shame and you all should be apologizing to the community."

Was the latest District 4 poll sabotaged?

The latest District 4 poll closed earleir this morning. Take a look at the results. What do you think are the chances of those numbers being legit? Before you answer, take a look at the previous two polls for comparison.

Kentucky jury awards $2.5 million to teen assaulted by KKK Kretins.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/11/14/klan.sued.verdict/index.html

Confessed Kingsland burglars in Clay County jail.

http://www.news4jax.com/news4georgia/17983173/detail.html

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanks-a-lot, you low down, dirty, thieving piece of human garbage!

A few weeks ago, while shopping in Lowe's, I saw that they carried orange traffic cones. I thought, aha, the perfect solution to those times when there are no van accessible, disabled parking spots available. I've since used it several times at several different locations, to block off the parking spot to the right of my van where the ramp comes down - the side with the sticker on it that asks people not to park within eight feet of that side of the van and tells them why. It worked quite well up until this morning. With all of the disabled spaces at Walmart occupied, I drove way out to the edge of the lot, parked, and put out my cone. You, you vile piece of worhtless human debris, stole the cone during the twenty five minutes or so that I was shopping. Fortunately, when I returned, I was far enough out that no other car had parked beside me, which would have made it impossible to get back into my van. I take some comfort in knowing that somewhere, there already exists a prison cell which you will likely someday occupy.

"City of Royal Treatment" makes national news but, alas, not in a good way.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/11/13/waugh.ga.cat.used.as.football.wjxt

Perhaps Chunk and Thug should be federal pen pals.

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/111408/geo_355755507.shtml

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Good news: Less than 20% of U.S. adults now smoke.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,451425,00.html Unfortunately, a goodly number of that 20% hang around the entrances to the St. Marys Walmart and the exit door at Aunt B's, rudely forcing patrons to run the gauntlet of their second-hand smoke, in spite of Georgia law prohibiting the inconsiderate SOBs from smoking within 50 feet of the entrances and exits. GEORGIA CODECopyright 2008 by The State of GeorgiaAll rights reserved. *** Current through the 2008 Regular Session *** TITLE 31. HEALTH CHAPTER 12A. SMOKEFREE AIR O.C.G.A. § 31-12A-5 (2008)§ 31-12A-5. Smoking prohibited in enclosed areas within places of employment; required communications (a) Except as otherwise specifically provided in Code Section 31-12A-6, smoking shall be prohibited in all enclosed areas within places of employment, including, but not limited to, common work areas, auditoriums, classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, private offices, elevators, hallways, medical facilities, cafeterias, employee lounges, stairs, restrooms, and all other enclosed facilities.(b) Such prohibition on smoking shall be communicated to all current employees by July 1, 2005, and to each prospective employee upon their application for employment.HISTORY: Code 1981, § 31-12A-5, enacted by Ga. L. 2005, p. 1184, § 2/SB 90.Title Note O.C.G.A. § 31-12A-7 (Copy w/ Cite) Pages: 1 O.C.G.A. § 31-12A-7 GEORGIA CODECopyright 2008 by The State of GeorgiaAll rights reserved. *** Current through the 2008 Regular Session *** TITLE 31. HEALTH CHAPTER 12A. SMOKEFREE AIR O.C.G.A. § 31-12A-7 (2008)§ 31-12A-7. Smoking prohibited in designated nonsmoking places Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an owner, operator, manager, or other person in control of an establishment, facility, or outdoor area may declare that entire establishment, facility, or outdoor area as a nonsmoking place. Smoking shall be prohibited in any place in which a sign conforming to the requirements of subsection (a) of Code Section 31-12A-8 is posted.HISTORY: Code 1981, § 31-12A-7, enacted by Ga. L. 2005, p. 1184, § 2/SB 90.Title Note TITLE 16. CRIMES AND OFFENSES CHAPTER 12. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND MORALS ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS O.C.G.A. § 16-12-2 (2008)§ 16-12-2. Smoking in public places (a) A person smoking tobacco in violation of Chapter 12A of Title 31 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, if convicted, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00.(b) This Code section shall be cumulative to and shall not prohibit the enactment of any other general and local laws, rules and regulations of state or local agencies, and local ordinances prohibiting smoking which are more restrictive than this Code section.HISTORY: Code 1933, § 26-9910, enacted by Ga. L. 1975, p. 45, § 1; Ga. L. 1982, p. 3, § 16; Ga. L. 1994, p. 650, § 3; Ga. L. 2005, p. 60, § 16/HB 95; Ga. L. 2005, p. 1184, § 1/SB 90. Sec. 58-3. No smoking ordinance. (a) Smoking in city buildings, vehicles, and within those areas of buildings which are operated or occupied by city employees, including leased office space, city motor vehicle of every type owned, leased, or operated by employees, elected and appointed officials, is hereby prohibited. (b) Smoking is prohibited within a distance of 25 feet from the doorway or enclosed area of buildings or facilities leased by or owned by the City of St. Marys. (c) Each city department head may designate outside areas as smoking areas. In making these designations, attempts should be made to accommodate the needs of all smoking and nonsmoking employees and citizens using the facility while complying with subsection (b) of this section. (d) The city manager shall post "No Smoking" signs in all hallways, restrooms, and public meeting places. Employees and citizens should note that it is a violation of state law (O.C.G.A. § 16-112-2) to smoke in an area which has been designated with a "No Smoking" sign. (e) The city's police department, and all other law enforcement officers, shall be authorized to issue citations to violators of any provisions of this section. Such citation shall state the time and place at which the accused is to appear for trail, shall identify the offense with which the accused is charged, shall have an identifying number by which it shall be filed with the court, shall indicate the identity of the accused and the date of the service, shall be signed by the officer who completes and services it. (f) Any person violating this section, or provisions hereof upon conviction, shall be punished up to the maximum punishment, which may be imposed for violation of a city ordinance; and in no case shall the maximum punishment of the violation of such ordinance exceed the fine of $100.00. The jurisdiction over violations of this section shall be in the city court of St. Marys, Georgia. (Ord. of 3-22-04, § 1)

Finally: a William Raspberry opinion piece I can agree with.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/10/AR2008111001544.html?sub=new

A tad hyperbolic? Yes, but an essentially valid polemic, nonetheless.

By Tom Adkins Look at my fellow conservatives! There they go, glumly shuffling along, depressed by the election aftermath. Not me. I’m virtually euphoric. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not thrilled with America ’s flirtation with neo socialism. But there’s a massive silver lining in those magical clouds that lofted Barak Obama to the Presidency. For today, without a shred of intellectually legitimate opposition, I can loudly proclaim to America : The Era of White Guilt is over. This seemingly impossible event occurred because the vast majority of white Americans didn’t give a fluff about skin color, and enthusiastically pulled the voting lever for a black man. Not just any black man. A very liberal black man who spent his early career race-hustling banks, praying in a racist church for 20 years, and actively worked with America-hating domestic terrorists. Wow! Some resume! Yet they made Barak Obama their leader. Therefore, as of Nov 4th, 2008, white guilt is dead. For over a century, the millstone of white guilt hung around our necks, retribution for slave-owning predecessors. In the 60s, American liberals began yanking that millstone while sticking a fork in the eye of black Americans, exacerbating the racial divide to extort a socialist solution. But if a black man can become President, exactly what significant barrier is left? The election of Barak Obama absolutely destroys the entire validation of liberal white guilt. The dragon is hereby slain. So today, I’m feeling a little “uppity,” if you will. From this day forward, my tolerance level for having my skin color hustled is now exactly ZERO. And it’s time to clean house. No more Reverend Wright’s “God Damn America ,” Al Sharpton’s Church of Perpetual Victimization , or Jesse Jackson’s rainbow racism. Cornell West? You’re a fraud. Go home. All those “black studies” programs that taught kids to hate whitey? You must now thank Whitey. And I want that on the final. Congressional Black Caucus? Irrelevant. Maxine Waters? Shut up. ACORN? Outlawed. Black Panthers? Go home and pet your kitty. Black separatists? Find another nation that offers better dreams. Go ahead. I’m waiting. Gangsta rappers? Start praising America . Begin with the Pledge of Allegiance. And please…no more ebonics. Speak English, and who knows where you might end up? Oh, yeah…pull up your pants. Your underwear is showing. You look stupid. To those Eurosnots who forged entire careers hating America ? I’m still waiting for the first black French President. And let me offer an equal opportunity whupping. I’ve always despised lazy white people. Now, I can talk smack about lazy black people. You’re poor because you quit school, did drugs, had three kids with three different fathers, and refuse to work. So when you plop your Colt 45-swilling, Oprah watchin’ butt on the couch and complain “Da Man is keepin’ me down,” allow me to inform you: Da Man is now black. You have no excuses. No more quotas. No more handouts. No more stealing my money because someone’s great-great-great-great grandparents suffered actual pain and misery at the hands of people I have no relation to, and personally revile. It’s time to toss that massive, obsolete race-hustle machine upon the heap of the other stupid 60s ideas. Drag it over there, by wife swapping, next to dope-smoking. Plenty of room right between free love and cop-killing. Careful…don’t trip on streaking. There ya go, don’t be gentle. Just dump it. Wash your hands. It’s filthy. In fact, Obama’s ascension created a gargantuan irony. How can you sell class envy and American unfairness when you and your black wife went to Ivy League schools, got high-paying jobs, became millionaires, bought a mansion, and got elected President? How unfair is that??? Now, Like a delicious O'Henry tale, Obama’s spread-the-wealth campaign rendered itself moot by it's own victory! America is officially a meritocracy. Obama’s election has validated American conservatism! So, listen carefully…Wham!!! That’s the sound of my foot kicking the door shut on the era of white guilt. The rites have been muttered, the carcass lowered, dirt shoveled, and tombstone erected. White guilt is dead and buried. However, despite my glee, there’s apparently one small, rabid bastion of American racism remaining. Black Americans voted 96% for Barak Obama. Hmmm. In a color-blind world, shouldn’t that be 50-50? Tonight, every black person should ask forgiveness for their apparent racism and prejudice towards white people. Maybe it’s time to start spreading the guilt around. Editor's note; Mr. Adkins writes for a website called Common Conservative (http://commonconservative.com/), which I had never heard of until my Uncle Harry in Australia e-mailed this article to me today.

St. Marys contemplates 4-day work week. Question: which 4 days?

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/111308/geo_355292187.shtml If I were an employee, I would naturally prefer either Friday or Monday off. However, that would not be the ideal situation for the other 99.9% of us who are the paying beneficiaries of the city's service delivery strategy. It would seem to me that the ideal week day off would be Wednesdays. What do you think? See the poll in the upper right hand corner.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The terrible threesome!

Click on image to enlarge. I forgot that I had extra copies of the color samples in my file. Just for fun, I'll do a poll on this color combination.

Monday, November 10, 2008

There goes the neighborhood!

Well, I got to go inside of my new house for the first time today. It's not quite finished, but probably 95%. It will easily be ready for closing on the 1st of December. I love the room and convenience in the master bath and kitchen, both of which I re-designed from the original plans. Well, it seems that some of the neighbors are in a snit over my choice of colors. Let me see if I can find some colors that are close. The bulk of the exterior is a blue not too far from this blue. The exterior is Hardie board. The trim is about the color of eggnog. The name of the color is actually "vanilla bean." Think French vanilla ice cream. It looks sort of like this. Not yet painted, the garage door, the front door, and the front shutters will be a sort of cranberry to raspberry color, similar to this. I chose those co-ordinated colors myself from the Eddie Bauer collection of some brand-or-other down at Lowe's. Apparently, all the other homeowners in the S/D chose from a palette offered by the builder. It consisted of rather pale pastels. So, I guess some of them are pissed because they were not given the option I requested and got. I'm thinking that the market being what it is and my being able to pay cash (WC settlement) had something to do with it. Oh, well. They'll get over it. Perhaps I've started a trend! I guess I'll have to finally break down and buy a digital camera so I can show y'all a picture when it's done. Or, you could just cruise through Victoria Landing. Trust me - it's the only blue house in the place. I like it. I guess the blue fence going up the week after closing will really send them over the edge.

Finally!!!

Walgreen's opens this Thursday!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

VERY interesting development!

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/11/07/robotic.walker.ap/index.html

Edward Waters College defeats Savannah State University last night in Kingsland.

http://savannahnow.com/node/613123 This was the thing that L.J. Williams puts on every year. Anyone remember what it's called?

Sunday Funnies; Volume 37.

THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!! > If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!> > > When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears> With their tedious diatribes about how hard things were.> When they were> growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school> every morning > ... Uphill... barefoot. > BOTH ways > > Yadda, yadda, yadda> > And I remember promising myself that when I grew up,> There was no way in hell I was going to lay > A bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it > And how easy they've got it! > But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of > Thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the> youth of today.> > You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my> Childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! > And I hate to say it but you kids today you> Don't know how good you've got it!> > I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet.> If we wanted to know> something, We had to go to the damn library and> Look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!! > There was no email!! We had to actually write> Somebody a letter, with a pen! > ...Then you had to walk all the way across the street and> put it in the> mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!> > There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to > Steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store> and shoplift it> yourself! > Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio> and the DJ'd> usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! > > We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you> Were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy> signal, that's> it!> > And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! > When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could> be your school,> Your mom, your boss, your Bookie, your drug dealer, a> collections agent, you> Just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your> chances, mister! > > We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video> Games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari> 2600! With games > Like 'Space Invaders' and 'asteroids'. Your> guy was a little square! You > Actually had to use your Imagination!! And there were no> multiple levels or> Screens, it was just one screen> Forever!> > And you could never win. The game just kept getting> Harder and harder and> Faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE! > > > You had to use a Little book called a TV Guide to find out> what was > On! You were screwed when it Came to channel surfing! You> had to get off> Your ass and walk over to the TV to change the Channel and> there was no> Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons> On Saturday Morning. Do you Hear what I'm saying!?! We> had to wait ALL WEEK> For cartoons, you spoiled> Little rat-bastards!> > And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat> Something up we had to use the stove ... Imagine that! > That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids> Today have got it too easy. > You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted> Five minutes back in 1980!> > Regards,> The over 30 Crowd >

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Newest District 4 poll.

I've changed my mind: before I ask Sandy if he plans on running again, I thought I would run a poll with the three most likely actual candidates to let him better gauge interest in his possible candidacy. Update, Saturday, 11/08, @ 1707. I just got back from a great appreciation dinner for those who played significant roles in Tommy Gregory's victory. It ended 8 minutes ago. It was held at a home on the Little Satilla River off Dover Bluff Road with one of the top five most beautiful river and marsh views I've ever seen -and being from Savannah, I've seen plenty. One of the guests brought up the subject of my possibly running for District 4. He made the comment that Chris Sears had told him that if Charlene runs for that seat again, she just may be doing it as a single woman because he has "had about all of the political crap (he) can stand." Interesting.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Latest District 4 poll has just closed.

"Jack Barrick," probably a fictitious ringer. as I suspected all along, got zero votes. Doug Vaught got only 6% of the votes. He's a non-factor. Keith post with 9% is out. Sears, even at 14%, as the incumbent, has to be included in a future poll. At 15%, I'm still in it because its my blog and the whole idea is to test the waters for my possible candidacy. Sandy Feller, at 23%, is still in the running, unless he says otherwise when I speak to him. Robbie Morgan, "won", with 30%, but, as I reported last night, Robbie is not interested in running for the county commission, so he is out of a future poll. As soon as I talk with Sandy, we'll try a much winnowed poll again.

Interesting presidential election demographics.

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My apologies..

to county administrator Steve Howard. Steve e-mailed me this copy of his letter to employees on November 3rd. Somehow, I missed it until just five minutes ago. Board of County Commissioners 200 East 4th Street / P.O. Box 99 • Woodbine, GA 31569 Phone: (912) 576.5601 • Fax: (912) 576.5647 • http://www.co.camden.ga.us/ Office of the County Administrator “Leadership that Listens” November 3, 2008 TRANSMITTED VIA EMAIL, FAX, & WEBPAGE HARD COPY TO FOLLOW Dear Team Member: Due to Friday’s direct deposit issue, I felt it was important to communicate with each of you the chronological order of events. The following is a timeline that illustrates the chain of events: • Thursday, October 30, 2008, – Due to phone calls from several employees who could not confirm their pending direct deposit (as is typical of some banks/credit unions) the Finance Department placed two separate phone calls to Southeastern Bank to confirm the direct deposit was in transit. Southeastern Bank representatives from both the Woodbine Branch and the home office in Darien confirmed that the direct deposit file had been successfully sent. • Friday, October 31, 2008, approximately 8:00 a.m. – The Finance Department became aware that the direct deposit was unsuccessful. Several employees called and came by in person to notify the Finance Department that their paychecks had not been deposited into their accounts. • Friday, October 31, 2008, shortly after 8:00 a.m. – Upon being notified of the situation the Finance Department immediately contacted both the local branch manager, Marcus Lanier, and the Southeastern Bank Chairman & CEO, Cornelius Holland. At that point the Finance Department was informed that the direct deposit originally sent to the Federal Reserve by Southeastern Bank had been rejected by the Federal Reserve in Atlanta on Tuesday, October 28th and was redirected back to Southeastern Bank. Southeastern Bank should have resubmitted the direct deposit file to the Federal Reserve Wednesday morning, but did not. • Friday, October 31, 2008, approximately 10:00 a.m. – After exchanging several phone calls with Mike Fender, Mr. Holland, Southeastern Bank Chairman & CEO, assured the Finance Department that all direct deposits would be resent as a wire transfer and updated no later than 2:00 p.m. • Friday, October 31, 2008, approximately 11:15 a.m. – The Finance Department sent out an email to all County employees advising them of the situation and assuring them that the Finance Department was working diligently to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. • Friday, October 31, 2008, approximately 2:30 p.m. – The Finance Department received confirmation from Southeastern Bank that approximately 50% of the direct deposits had been Direct Deposit – November 3, 2008 resent. A follow up email was sent by the Finance Department to update all County employees at 3:07 p.m. • Friday, October 31, 2008, between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Numerous phone calls to County employees were made at random attempting to verify whether or not funds had been deposited into their accounts. In an attempt to stay in continuous communication with our employees a message was placed on the Employees Only webpage at 4:00 p.m. • Friday, October 31, 2008, approximately 6:00 p.m. – An all-page was sent out to Public Safety employees, individual phone calls were made to BOCC Board Members, Directors, and Constitutional Officers to inform them of the current status. They were asked to follow up with their employees and to let them know that the Finance Department would be available Saturday morning (November 1st) to cut manual checks. The Finance Department made arrangements with Southeastern Bank to have the Woodbine Branch open Saturday, November 1st 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. so that employees could cash or deposit their manual checks. This information was disseminated via the Employees Only webpage and the Employee Hotline 576-3796. • Saturday, November 1, 2008, approximately 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Finance Department and Support Services were available to cut manual checks and clarify and answer questions for all County employees. • Monday, November 3, 2008 – Camden County has requested that Southeastern Bank conduct a review of their internal systems to prevent this from happening in the future. The Finance Department stands ready to assist any employee that has been affected. To this end I’m also providing a copy of the letter of apology from Southeastern Bank Chairman & CEO, Cornelius Holland. As you can see the Finance Department was at no time at fault and in fact worked diligently to correct a crisis caused by Southeastern Bank. In the event that you incur any bank charges in the form of returned check fees, wire transfer fees, or other rejected payments please contact the Finance Department at 576-7125. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and your family. Thanks againfor your understanding and continued support. Sincerely, Steve L. Howard, CPM, CPPO County Administrator Attachment(s): Letter of Apology from Southeastern Bank “Leadership that Listens” STEVE L. HOWARD O. BRENT GREEN 2 County Administrator County Attorney PRESTON RHODES – Chair KATHERINE NISI ZELL – Vice Chair STEPHEN L. BERRY Commissioner, District 1 Commissioner, District 2 Commissioner, District 3 CHARLENE SEARS DAVID L. RAINER Commissioner, District 4 Commissioner, District 5

And now, this sad news:

I just learned moments ago that at around 7:00 PM last night, even as many were gathered at a congratulatory dinner for Sheriff-elect Tommy Gregory, former Camden County Sheriff James (Jimmy) Hall Middleton died at his home of a massive heart attack. I met him once many years ago when I was a Mutual of New York insurance agent out of Savannah covering Camden County. I'm told he was a well loved and respected sheriff. He was the sheriff immediately after Sheriff "Willie" Smith and immediately before Sheriff Bill Smith. Funeral arrangements are not yet known. 11/08: GTU coverage: http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/110808/geo_353470813.shtml

Thursday, November 6, 2008

This just in..

I just returned from the appreciation dinner for Sheriff -elect Tommy Gregory. (It officially ended 7 minutes ago.) It was well attended and very, very well catered, as all of Tommy's events have been. I had an interesting conversation with my friend Robbie Morgan. He confirmed that he has been following the poll on this blog concerning candidates to replace Charlene Sears. He is gratified that some have mentioned him as a candidate, but assured me that he has no interest in running for county commission. That is because he does have an interest in running at a future date for a county office in which his legal training and experience would be put to far better use. I'll leave it to Robbie to reveal that office when he deems it appropriate. When the current poll closes, I'll have a chat with my old friend Sandy Feller to see which way the wind is blowing where he is concerned. Oh, and my sincere thanks to the several nice folks I met tonight who all told me how much they enjoy this blog and have come to see it as a reliable alternative sourcc for local news. That is most gratifying.

How our adversaries are gearing up to challenge a U.S. led by a socialist appeaser.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081106/wl_nm/us_russia_medvedev_putin http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=081105220533.9xxyupf3&show_article=1 http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/11/06/2411974.htm And now there's this: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N06416298.htm And worse, this: http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/11/06/ahmadinejad-offers-obama-landmark-congratulations/

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Watch Congress' original self-proclaimed socialist tap dance around the truth on redistribution of wealth.

http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=3178651&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/

Name that arachnid.

Can you name the arachnid Mrs. Obama most resembles in that dress?

Eerie, ain't it?

And so, the "testing" foretold by Biden begins....

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,447204,00.html Shortly after January 20th, watch for Russian nukes in Venezuela.

Deja vu.

All morning, I've had this nagging feeling that this profound sense of loss and foreboding was vaguely familiar. It just hit me: learning this morning that America-hating socialists had prevailed and ushered in the beginning of the downward spiral to the hellish world envisioned in Ayn Rand's prophetic Atlas Shrugged was no less shocking than hearing a visibly distraught Walter Cronkite announce that President John F. Kennedy had died in a Dallas hospital. More thoughts when I feel up to it.

Southeast Georgia sees large turnout.

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/110508/geo_352177530.shtml

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Results

It's 2100 HRS. I just got back from my Tuesday night class. T&G is giving election results on their audio update. They started at 2000 HRS and promise updates every 30 minutes. It would appear that Soles will easily defeat Blue. Ditto for Keene defeating Rhodes. I'm drawing a blank here, but the incumbent coroner will keep his seat. http://www.tribune-georgian.com/ 11/05; Local Finals: Tax Commissioner Beth Soles, District 1 Commissioner -elect Willis "Chip" Keene, and Coroner L.W. Bruce, all won handily. Here are the numbers: http://www.news4jax.com/politics/17884896/detail.html

Amanpour's Obama Hosanna.

Gag! http://inthefield.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/04/this-election-will-change-the-world/

Monday, November 3, 2008

PLEASE - if you are even a moderately intelligent and patriotic American who, nonetheless, plans on voting for Obama - PLEASE read this carefully!

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/vote_for_national_survival.html

An alternative, eloquent, young, black American.

http://dirtyharrysplace.com/?p=4913

And now, a little pre-election red meat...

for victims of Jay-Hating Derangement Syndrome: O.C.G.A. § 21-2-385.1 TITLE 21. ELECTIONS CHAPTER 2. ELECTIONS AND PRIMARIES GENERALLY ARTICLE 10. ABSENTEE VOTING O.C.G.A. § 21-2-385.1 (2008)§ 21-2-385.1. Preferential treatment for older and disabled voters Each elector who is 75 years of age or older or who is disabled and requires assistance in casting an absentee ballot in person at the registrar's office, absentee ballot clerk's office, or other locations as provided for in Code Section 21-2-382, shall, upon request to a designated office employee or other individual, be authorized to vote immediately at the next available voting compartment or booth without having to wait in line if such location utilizes direct recording electronic voting systems or be authorized to go to the head of any line necessary to cast a written absentee ballot. Notice of the provisions of this Code section shall be prominently displayed in the registrar's office or absentee ballot clerk's office.HISTORY: Code 1981, § 21-2-385.1, enacted by Ga. L. 2008, p. 1157, § 1/HB 993. See y'all (briefly) at Mary Lee Clarke

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday (Not So) Funnies; Volume 36

'Twas the night before elections And all through the town Tempers were flaring Emotions all up and down! I, in my bathrobe With a cat in my lap Had cut off the TV Tired of political crap. When all of a sudden There arose such a noise I peered out of my window Saw Obama and his boys They had come for my wallet They wanted my pay To give to the others Who had not worked a day! He snatched up my money And quick as a wink Jumped back on his bandwagon As I gagged from the stink He then rallied his henchmen Who were pulling his cart I could tell they were out To tear my country apart!" On Fannie, on Freddie,On Biden and Ayers! On Acorn, On Pelosi" He screamed at the pairs! They took off for his cause And as he flew out of sight I heard him laugh at the nation Who wouldn't stand up and fight! So I leave you to think On this one final note- IF YOU DONT WANT SOCIALISM GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

New District 4 poll up.

Note new District 4 poll in upper right-hand corner. This one has the additional choices y'all suggested. Note that Robbbie Morgan does retain residency in District 4, above his office. I have no idea at this point if he would consider running.

SecDef visits NSBKB; stresses vital and continuing role of SSBNs.

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/110108/geo_350511839.shtml

Cumberland Harbour developer files for bankruptcy; hopes for well capitalized buyer.

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/110108/geo_350511160.shtml