Sunday, January 31, 2010

Amen, amen, and amen (to what "Golden Envelope" wrote)!

Nicholas Kingsland, GA Reply » Report Abuse Judge it! #18 1 hr ago Judged: 1 1 I would like to see some of you get off your asses and help with Historic Downtown. Just because Ryan has made a success with the Magazine and she and Doug are now trying to help bring more people downtown with a PILOT movie That will not even hit AIR UNLESS IT SUCCEEDS!!!! Do ya'll even come downtown to buy things from restaurants, consignments, Market on the Square, the French Quarters, the book stores? Do any of you help with Festivals, Parades, Tours, the Cumberland sound ferry??? I think not. Or are you too busy with your boring rituals of blogging on here, going to the same stores every week when you could drop in downtown and see what they have to offer ... REMEMBER, KEEP IT IN CAMDEN....and don’t forget all of the bitching that ya'll do when you say nothing is downtown ... get your asses from away from the computer and go downtown and walk in the park and talk to the boaters/tourists and let them know that this is a place to come back to again and again and maybe they'll tell their friends to visit St. Marys ... that includes people who might come by Land or sea ... I don’t know Janet from above but if she does go to Seagles what’s the big deal? You must go there also for you to know she’s there after five ... she’s supporting downtown!!!! Golden Envelope Saint Marys, GA Reply » Report Abuse Judge it! #19 7 min ago Damn Nicholas, wake the hell up. Tourists wear sandals, go to Cumberland for a few days, and then leave. THEY DO NOT SPEND ENOUGH MONEY TO EVEN KEEP A CHOCOLATE SHOP OPEN. You need to get your head out of your ass and maybe you will see what everyone is bitching about. The "brains" of St. Marys thought a stinky industry meant nothing to the economy around here. They decided years ago to make this a retirement community run off of tourism. WELL IT HAS NOT & WILL NOT EVER WORK!!! I do go downtown and I see said shops with "for sale" signs on them. What people are trying to get across to the "brains" & you is, we need industry back in the county again. Industry that provides good, stable jobs and then you will see the place return to what it was before. By the way, people of St. Marys are tired of "supporting" downtown while the rest of the place goes to hell!

Jim Proctor to run for sheriff in 2012 ??

WARNING: Consider the soure - TOPIX, Kingsland. Jerry Covington, GA Reply » Report Abuse Judge it! #241 15 min ago Jim Proctor told us at the Lion Club Friday that he has decided to run. He had been waiting to see what was going to happen with Tommy and said he is going to run. Thank God Jim, we love you and will support you.

Sunday Funnies; Volume 101

Never Argue with a Woman One morning, the husband returns the boat to their lakeside cottage after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, puts her feet up, and begins to read her book. The peace and solitude are magnificent. Along comes a Fish and Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?' 'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't that obvious?') 'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her.. 'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading.' 'Yes, but I see you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.' 'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault,' says the woman. 'But I haven't even touched you,' says the Game Warden. 'That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.' 'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left.

New Tyrannosaur discovered.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rush Limbaugh's post-SOTU letter to President Obama.

Turn on your speakers.

Coulter on Wall Street bailouts.

One thirteen-year-old and two fouteen-year-olds carjack SCAD professor at gunpoint!

Three teen animals rob and kill a man for $3.00!

Well, now that you've asked....

Jimmy Kingsland, GA Reply » Report Abuse Judge it! #7 Monday Jan 18 Skitts wrote: I agree with'll never happen, but it's always good for a laugh when rat-face tards spend their money to back a useless piece of crap like Moron-o for a campaign he'll never win. Why not just use that money for toilet paper, either way it's covered in crap. Moron-o would make it up a steep hill on a windy day before he'll ever get elected...and you know his fat ass in that chair couldn't even get over a speed bump let alone a hill. Where is the money coming from for him to get elected?? Isn't he collecting a disability check? I might be wrong, but thats what I heard and I know he doesn't have any friends that would pay for his election costs. Yes, I am indeed collecting Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). That is currently my only source of income. Let's see, after they deduct the cost of my Medicare, I get $1,107.40 deposited to my checking account every month. So, as you can see, if I take the final decision to run for the District 4 CCBOC seat currently occupied by Charlene Sears, I could use some help. So, I think I'll run a "poll" to see how many of my readers might be willing to donate should I decide to run. NOTE: I am not soliciting donations at this time as I have not yet taken a final decision.

It's official: Mayport to get nuclear-powered aircraft carrier!

Ben Jenkins' illegal Cumberland construction continues unabated.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sounds to me like "Buzzard," ( a large Bird) was actually in the meeting.

Buzzard Saint Marys, GA Reply » Report Abuse Judge it! #665 57 min ago Judged: 1 1 During the period designated to grant audience to the public at the last city council meeting, a citizen attempted to ask the council if there had been any officially request that the St. Marts Airport be relocated. He was told by Mayor Deloughy that this was not the proper time or place to question the council but that he could request a later meeting with the mayor. I have learned that this meeting was held on Tuesday and was attended by the questioner, Mayor Deloughy, City Manager Shanahan, and Council Member Bird. The most telling result of the meeting was the admission that "no official request" exists to move our airport. The only request to relocate is from the Camden Partnership. Think about this for a moment. Neither the Navy nor SUBASE has requested that the airport be moved. There has been no request from the State of Georgia, the FAA, officials of the pentagon, or federal elected officials. All of the stories we have been fed about the how critically important the airport relocation is to the Navy are false. It certainly appears that the relocation proponents have been callously using the security and safety of SUBASE to justify their own agenda and very possibly damaging our relationship with our biggest employer in the process. Only one question remains. Why are we still pursuing this expensive and divisive project? It is projected that the airport move will cost federal taxpayers a minimum of $40 million. The cost to St. Marys taxpayers will exceed $10 million. We cannot afford these massive expenditures, especially in these financially troubled times. Relocation proponents argue that a new airport is justified because it will spur financial growth and development. There is no doubt that a new airport in Woodbine will spur financial, residential and commercial development in Woodbine. But, conversely, there can also be no doubt that the loss of our St. Marys Airport will hamper financial, residential and commercial growth in St. Marys. It is time to remove the albatross of the airport relocation project from around the neck of our city and to turn our attention and effort to recovering from the ruins of a once growing local economy. Local residential development is stalled. Over 100 local businesses have closed their doors. Foreclosures are at an all time high. The city has massive debts and is facing an ever increasing down turn in income. We need for our leaders to stop wasting effort and money on an unnecessary and unwanted project and get back to the critical business of running our city. "The questioner" was, of course the aptly named Bob Nutter. There is no doubt in my mind that Buzzard Bird contacted him and encouragd him to insist on the meeting. Hopefully, the next council elections will solve our Buzzard problem.

Councilwoman Hase - a pro-Navy American citizen - gives her take on last night's meet and greet.

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Walmart reorganizing to give regional managers more autonomy. Good. Perhaps now we'll see more southeastern U.S. appropriate goods. For example, their local winter clothing selection tends to be a little too heavy weight for our predominant winter temps. Sporting goods tends to carry a lot of Great Lakes type fishing gear (not that I can fish anymore, but I still check out the latest lures from time-to-time). I have to make a special trip to Harvey's to find regular (i.e., not instant) grits, etc., etc. Smoked hog jowls arounds New Years? What else can y'all think of?

Crime victim chases and rams human garbage perps!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tuesday's CCBOC meeting.

Tuesday, after attending an afternoon class at Coastal Georgia College in Kingsland, getting a new driver's license with my correct address, and picking up a refill for Cojack's phenobarb, I found myself in Woodbine in time to attend the 5:00 PM workshop on the county animal control ordinance. The rep from animal control (which answers to Chief Gailley, apparently) was pushing for some more "teeth" to enforce the regs they have. It turned out that Commissioner Sears had done extensive research on the internet. She presented everyone involved with a multi-paged proposal of her own. She was particularly concerned about what she repeatedly referred to as "lawn ornaments," by which she meant dogs (usually "bad" dogs) chained in front of residences on short chains. She wanted that practice outlawed altogether. I must say I tend to agree. However, she wanted a similar outright ban on the practice of attaching dogs top clothesline type runways. That goes a little far. So long as the dog attached to the runway has access to water and shelter, I don't have a problem with that. She also wanted an ordinance to require tags on all dogs with names, address and phone number of owner. In the course of the 45 minute work session, it came out that county animal control does not own any of the devices to read microchips implanted in dogs. They rely on the one at the animal shelter. That needs to be corrected. If they are called to an injured dog, they should be able to scan on scene for a chip so that the owner can be contacted immediately. How expensive could it be to buy one of those scanners for each truck? Sears also revealed that she does not like to take her dog to the vet for fear that it might be contaminated by the other animals there! As to the actual meeting, nothing of much interest transpired. It only took 36 minutes from beginning to end - and fully ten minutes of that was Chris Daniel (Chamber of Commerce) giving her report on the Atlanta fly-in. Notable attendees: Walt Natzic was there -0 as always. For the second time in a row ( as compared to virtually never previously) Royal Weaver was there with wife and probable campaign manager, Gull. Notably absent was Sandy Feller, who, to the best of my knowledge, has never returned subsequent to his last meeting as a county commissioner over three years ago. Bob Godley was also there. P.S., After I stopped into Walmart on the way home, it was about 7:30 when I passed by Matt's Italian. The place was jumping for a Tuesday night. They looked about 3/4 full.

Sea Island gets some breathing space from major creditor.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Why give that to the scoundrels?

As a four-year institution, College of Coastal Georgia sets new fund raising record.

Thinking about running for the county commission this year?

Qualifying fee: $353.62 Qualifying period: April 26th through April 30th. Primary: July 20th / Run-off August 10th. General election: November 2nd / Run-off November 30th. P.S. If you were wondering, as of 20 minutes ago, Mr. Feller has NOT YET filed the required form to LEGALLY accept the donations he is soliciting on his blog- not that he is likely to have received any. Mr. Feller, I realize that you are totally computer illiterate so I've decided to assist you. Take your mouse and click the left hand side of it after you have moved your cursor (the little arrow on your screen) to this next line: Now, when the form comes up, make sure that your printer is turned on. Move the cursor to that symbol at the right top corner of the page that looks like a printer. Left click your mouse on that. Fill out the form and mail it to Shirley Wise at Judge Gillette's office.

Some good news about Colony Collapse Disorder.

A dozen jail lawsuits? How can this be when Thuggies have assured us that none exist?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

And now, an alternate opinion....

StMarysoldtimer Saint Marys, GA Reply » Report Abuse Judge it! #638 37 min ago I had occasion to sit through a council meeting last night and two things occured that has me really ticked off!! First (and for the second meeting in a row) council in its wisdom moved the executive session to the front of the agenda!! Then had the audacity to have the citizens sit idly by for 30 to 40 minutes while they deliberated on "something important" I'm sure!! How rude is that behavior...... Then, to add insult to injury, a young man got up to ask some questions (about the airport) of council and before he could finish his first sentence Dictator DeLoughy shut him up with the statement, "you may not ask questions of council, this is a time to state concerns, not asking questions." or words to this effect. Now I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but aren't the mayor and council members public servants? Isn't "Job 1" for them to be responsive to the citizens who put them in office? I don't know any more. Just some observations...... Oh, please! The "young man" in question was the aptly named Bob Nutter who, for the second meeting in a row, was there to show his ass over the airport issue in an apparent attempt to inure himself to his fellow Green eco-weenie whackos. This "young man" will never see 50 again and looks like he could well be 60. If you have cable, you would recognize him as the old pitchman for the wonderful career opportunities at Express Scripts. For openers, for the second meeting in a row, like some defiant middle grade punk, he starts off by pointedly giving his address as only "from Shadowlawn" rather than his actual street address as required and explained by the mayor moments before. Again, playing to his whacko audience just exactly the same as he did two weeks ago, his opening gambit is to accuse the mayor and council of not responding to his demand for answers to very accusatory and angrily worded e-mails he purports to have sent them all while brandishing copies that he intends to thrust upon all of them there at the meeting. When he angrily launched into aggressively reading his list of questions, the mayor, quite rightly, told him that the "public comments" section was not the public inquisition (my word) section and that he was to make comments - not interrogate the council. Trust me - the ass could not have been happier having evoked that response. He simply rephrased his questions as statements and was allowed to proceed uninterrupted. Now, as to the holding of executive session at the beginning of the meeting: it beats the hell out of the old alternative of having it at the end of a deliberately protracted meeting so that no one will still be there when you might have to come back out and vote on a potentially controversial issue, as was notoriously done in the Brandon administration. The wait was about 25 minutes last night. All seemed to enjoy the opportunity to talk with friends in the audience, including the Topix author, I might add.

CCBOC meeting tonight.

Here's the agenda.

St. Marys in good hands.

While the substance of the issues in front of the St. Marys Council last night was not particularly remarkable, the obvious quality of this iteration of the council most assuredly was. In the persons of Hase, Trader, Deloughy, Post, and Morrisey, I can personally attest that we have, far and away, the most competent council we have had since I arrived in August of '93. I would be very surprised if they were not the most competent ever. All have the combination of innate intelligence, education, and professional backgrounds which make them ideally well prepared for their duties on council. If you doubt my assessment, just attend a few meetings or watch a few tapes.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

State employee health premiums scheduled to increase by 10%.

I think county employees might be interested in seeing what they are NOW.

Pardon me while I resolve another raging intellectual free-for-all on Topix, Kingsland.

Yes, Cracker Barrel does use real butter.

"The Americans Are Coming!"

A review of Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster

Sunday Funnies; Volume 100.

His request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight. He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport. Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger. He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, 'Let's go'. The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off. Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, 'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.' 'Why?' asked the pilot. 'Because I'm a photographer for CNN' , he responded, 'and I need to get some close up shots.' The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, 'So, what you're telling me, is . . . You're NOT my flight instructor?'

Thinking taxes miht be lower in a less populous county? Think again!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

2009 crime rate down in Savannah / Chatham.

Yes, there is a county commission meeting Tuesday, but...

as usual, the agenda is not available on-line yet. I'll keep checking.

St. Marys City Council meeting Monday night. I note that Councilwoman Hase is scheduled to deliver the invocation. I can't help but wonder if there will be a preemptive message for Councilman Lee Minors Bird, the Two-Million-Dollar-Man, and his minions in attendance.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Camden County Government Quarterly Newsletter - Winter Edition.

I'm back ...again!

Sorry, but I had another hardware malfunction yesterday. Tom Chapman ( just left after repairing it. I have already posted all of the comments that were backed up. I'm about a quart low on blood sugar. As soon as I get back from lunch, I'll respond where needed.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Just for the record.....

In the last 24 hours or so, I've had to reject about a half-dozen comments that attacked Councilwoman Hase using, among them, a combination of unsubstantiated charges of accepting bribes, being of questionable parentage, and innuendos of marital infidelity - some of it, incredibly, involving me! Notice to lying, cowardly, anonymous miscreants: save your time and electrons. There is not a ghost of a chance in hell of my printing such false trash about an enemy, much less a friend.

Another case from the ever-growing "But MY pit bull would never do that!" file.,2933,583294,00.html?test=latestnews


Smoke Screen Kingsland, GA Reply » Report Abuse Judge it! #21 1 hr ago Judged: 1 pethrift wrote: Know what most of us that work outside of the county haven't had a cost of living raise in years, and our expenses have gone up the same as yours, so there is really no reason for you to moan and groan about that either. Too bad that all of you who like bashing county employees about their health benefits dont fall under the "public information" rules that they do. It would be nice to see all of your costs for health benefits made public by your employers so we could see who indeed has the right to bitch & complain about county employees. pethrift Since: Jun 08 61 Tifton, GA ....BECAUSE PERHAPS THEN AND ONLY THEN, EVERY LAST COUNTY EMPLOYEE WOULD FINALLY REALIZE (THOUGH IT IS UNLIKELY THEY WOULD CONCEDE IT) WHAT A TRULY GENEROUS AND VERY LOW EMPLOYEE COST HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN THEY HAVE!

Darien winning fight against blight.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Savannah River Landing, a 54 acre, eastward extension of the historic district on the river bank, gets new financing.

Cisco defendants / witnesses were fearful of Fairley Cisco and Bill Smith.

Sunday Funnies; Volume 99.

Scottish Thrift: A man in Scotland calls his son in London the day before Christmas Eve and says, I hate to ruin your day but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough. 'Dad, what are you talking about?' the son screams. We can't stand the sight of each other any longer the father says.We're sick of each other and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Leeds and tell her. Franticly, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. Like hellthey're getting divorced! she shouts, I'll take care of this! She calls Scotland immediately, and screams at her father You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do athing,DO YOU HEAR ME? and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. 'Sorted! They'recoming for Christmas - and they're paying their own way.'

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Debunking another bald-faced lie on TOPIX which I did not stumble upon until about 1 minute ago.

Political Kingsland, GA Reply » Report Abuse Judge it! #11 Wednesday Jan 13 The following was sent to Moreno after his public desplay of undying admiration for Hase and her airport promition for the Sea Island Company. He used his right to not print it: what a crock. The main reason for the Hase vote was for own self interest.(This relates to the alcohol vote). Pandering for votes. It does not matter to her tht the right to have the license was by way of the ordinance. Her explanation and sucking up to you is bull*+&%#@$. When you think about it there is only one explanation for some reason Jay is going to cover her butt when her antics are addressed. The poster is a bald-faced liar - human vermin. No such comment was ever sent to my blog.

Oh, really?

seemstome Kingsland, GA Reply » Report Abuse Judge it! #544 45 min ago I may be wrong, but IF the airport is moved to any other location, aren't all of the current business owners going to have first right of refusal at the new airport? And won't they have about the same set up at a new airport as at the old airport? Doesn't the City have to keep those folks "whole" since a move is through no fault or action of their own? If this is the case, doesn't the maliciousness of Hase's comments not hold any water? If this is the case, can't Bird vote his conscience since he will be made whole at a new site, thereby really doesn't have anything to lose? If this is the case, isn't it apparent that Bird is voting in the best interest of the city? And if this is the case, isn't Hase pushing the way she is because somehow she is going to gain financially by an airport move, in particular to Site 1? And if this is the case, isn't her buddy Charlie Smith inline for a big pay day too? just some random thoughts that seems to me, casts an ill light on Hase....... Well, now, if that is the case, perhaps No Conflict Bird will release his tax returns for the last few years so that the public can calculate how many more years it would take his operation to net $2,000,000.

SHOCKER! Councilman Greg "No-Conflict" Bird accused of airport extortion by Councilwoman Hase! It sounds like it's time for the GBI to get involved. See related new poll.

Friday, January 15, 2010

JDA announces another company locating in the Camden County Industrial Park.

How & where to donate for Haiti relief.,2933,582902,00.html

Teachers, state workers to be hit with additional furloughs this fiscal year.

Feller campaign for Camden County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in incontrovertable violation of state law.

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The top document is a true copy of the posting on Mr. Fellers blog, dated 1/13/2010, in which he announces his candidacy and solicits campaign donations.
In order to do so legally, he would have had to first file a form, generally known as a notice of intent to accept donations. The form had to be submitted to the state either through Judge Gillette's Camden County Probate Court or directly to the State Ethics Commission in Atlanta. As you can see from the second document, a true copy of an e-mail I sent to the State Ethics Commission yesterday and received a reply to today, Mr. Feller has failed to submit the form to either location prior to soliciting campaign donations. Ergo, his campaign is now and has been from its inception in clear cut violation of state law.Will I file a formal complaint? No. However, I will point out that Mr. Feller, on numerous occasions, has opined, in writing, that when given a choice between a "political rookie" and an "experienced veteran politician," such as himself, the voter should always opt for the latter. Yet, clearly, this was an egregious rookie error. Hopefully, Mr. Feller will take a tip from MacArthur and "just slowly fade away."

Is a "green" doggie crematorium coming soon to the must have list of a Green eco-weenie organization near you?

Venue - smenu! Cisco's toast whereever he's tried!

No Conflict Bird bares talons in effort to derail Airport Authority appointee and re-instate ousted crony Dick Russell.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

FAA's firm committment to fund 95% of cost of new airport.

Cruising around this morning, I found on, of all places, obstructionist, lefty, environmental whacko, Alex Kearns' blog, an interesting e-mail from the FAA. If you read and parse it calmly and rationally, it shows just how committed the FAA is to funding 95% of the cost of a new airport and how amenable they are to accepting the value of the soon-to-be donated "Site 1" land in lieu of the city's 2.5% share.

Feller officially announces candidacy for District 4 County Commission seat - on his own blog.

Savannah tests new interactive fountain in Ellis square. Video.

Govenors "State of the State" address gets mixed reviews.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Woodbine Weasels trying to block county jail extension. "Henning then questioned whether an oral promise made by county commissioners could serve as a basis to stop construction. The commissioners said they would not add onto the jail if the city council would support the SPLOST 6 referendum. Lee said that the court only recognizes motions made and voted on during regular meetings." Exactly right! Let's hope that Commissioners Berry and Rainer and all other Camden elected officials remember that in the future.

A guided tour of Savannah's squares.

Two vocal dissidents not re-appointed to St. Marys Airport Authority.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Inaugural 2010 St. Marys City Council meeting went well.

Mayor Deloughy did a good job presiding. There were a few nervous missteps, but he'll be fine. He runs a much tighter ship than his immediate predecessor. There were several anti-airport move soreheads who showed up loaded for bear and bent upon lecturing the new mayor and council. Deloughy set them straight quickly when they attempted to veer into ad hominem nastiness. Bird and Howell will clearly be allied for the next four years(well, two anyway) as the "loyal opposition." Bird, realizing he is hopelessly outgunned, has now adopted a sort of passive - aggressive approach to trying to torpedoe the move. As he goes about trashing the idea, about every third sentence out of his mouth is along the lines of "I don't have any problem with moving the airport." Councilwoman Hase asked the city attorney for a legal opinion on the question of how council should treat FBO Jeff Stanford's application to be appointed tothe Airport Commission. Atwood advised against it. Council voted unanimously to strike his name from the list. Some fellow ( I forget his name -somebody help me out) who had been on the Airport Commission for years and apparently wanted to stay on it was not reappointed by council. The incorrigible exhibitionist, Barbara "Delta Dawn" Ryan, carried on about what a terrible thing it was not to have reappointed the guy. You would have thought that it rose to the level of the "Saturday Night Massacre" of Archibald Cox. Finn's got their liquor license. I told y'all so when it was first denied. Fortunately, the fellow did not sue for damages which he would have surely won. When the vote came, as expected, Hase and Howell allowed their personal, religiously based prejudices to cause them to shirk their sworn duties to "Render unto Caesar that which is Ceasars" and vote to deprive the applicant of his Constitutional rights in spite of the city attorney's advice to the contrary. I'm sure that part of their rationale was that they would not prevail and therefor the man would get his license, they would make points with their theocratically oriented constituents, and there would be no harm-no foul. But what if two more council persons had done the same thing and denied the man his rights? Would Hase' and Howell's votes then be more or less odious? I contend that they are equally odious and irresponsible irrespective of the ultimate outcome of the vote. Please people: council meetings are serious, legal, civic proceedings, not tent revivals.

How do you give a bald eagle an annual physical? Very carefully.

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. now importing their autos through Colonel's Island.

Well, we're already trying to decoy alien spacecraft to the park so why not try to lure moviemakers.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

City of St. Marys political year to kick-off tomorrow at 5:00 PM.

Note: During regular council meeting at 6:00, there will be a public hearing on plurality vs. majority voting. Also, "No conflict" Bird will pooh pooh new airport. Correction: I just got an e-mail from Councilwoman Hase. She pointed out the actual wording of item A under Old Business. "To schedule a public hearing for input from the community regarding plurality and majority voting." But it is still listed as a public hearing? Apparently,the public will be invited to comment on when they wouldlike to schedule a public hearing on the matter - orf maybe not. ???

One of my old Savannah neighborhoods is being "revitalized."

From the time I was 6 until I turned 13, we lived at 1331 E. Anderson, 3 blocks east of Waters Ave. The small house - much like some of the "mill houses"on Ann Street in St.Marys - had a kitchen, living room, dining room, 2 bed rooms, 1 bath, a screened porch and a huge back yard for the princely sum of $60.00 per month.Un-homogenized milk from Annette's Dairy was delivered in glass, quart bottles (you had to leave your old bottles out on the porch the night before,of course) twice per week in a horse drawn wagon loaded with milk and large blocks of ice. I attended 2nd and 3rd grades at the now boarded-up Romana Riley Elementary School. Right across the street from the school was Gene's Sandwich Shop. Gene owned it and did all of the cooking. There were no fast food restaurants in Savannah at the time. With my lawn mowing money, for 25 cents, I could get a cheeseburger, all-the-way, made with beef ground there in the store, by hand, every day by a high school kid after school. A 6 oz. bottle of Coke was another nickel. If I was particularly flush with cash, I would have a hand-made milkshake with it - the kind where you have about another half-a-shake left in the metal mixing cup after your first glass-full - for another 50 cents.

Sunday Funnies; Volume 98

PHONE CALL CHARGES ..... George Bush, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth. Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he was finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check. Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she was finished the devil informs her that cost is 6 million dollars, so Queen Elizabeth writes him a check. Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he was finished the devil informed him that there would be no charge for the call and feel free to call the USA anytime. When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Bush got to call the USA free. The devil replied, "Since Obama became president of the USA , the country has gone to hell, so naturally it's a local call."

Beginnings of Old Testament perhaps 1,000 years prior to previous estimates.

St. Marys airport relocation inches from "point of no return."

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Incredibly - for once - Dingy Harry had it exactly right!

For your convenience...

I've added a couple of things to the Links to Blogs and Websites (top right corner). For openers, I've added links to Matt's menu and the recipe for Jay's Killer Black Bean Chili. Later, when I can find them, I'm going to add the menus for Raida's and Mangos, respectively. Does anyone remember about when Raida's opened? Okay, I've found and added Mango's menu as well as my famous rant on line 12 at Walmart - by popular demand.

Who knew? Turns out there's also a TOPIX Woodbine.

Paula Deen's recipes certified as genuine Southern cooking and mmm, mmm, good!

Judge Alaimo remembered.

Cold snap stuns hundreds of sea turtles.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

After much spirited debate, Sheriff Gregory got his jail addition Tuesday night.

2009 Annual Report of Camden County Government.

Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated !

I'm baack! Just after my last post around 0930 on New Years Day, my old, gigantic, cathode-ray-tube-type, 18 inch monitor died on me. Now, normally,I would goon line to order a new one, but obviously, I couldn't. Fortunately,(or so I thought) I had a December '09 Dell catalogue on my desk. I called the toll-free number. Judging from the static and the accent, I think the guy who took 46 minutes (no, I'm not kidding) to complete my order must have been in outer Slobovia. He must have written it on papyrus then shipped it by camel train to the nearest place with Internet access. I did not get my new, flat screen, HD monitor until noon today. Naturally, I had to wait for Sarah to drop by on the way home from her school job to move the old monster for me. Anyway, I'm back up. That's all there was to it. Thanks to those who called to express concern for my welfare. Man,this thing is WIDE! I feel like my eyeballs are trying to turn outwards to get it all in. I'll catch y'all up on what's been happening tomorrow morning.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Rep. Jack Kingston's nominees to U.S. service academies.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all. This should be an interesting year. How will President Obama deal with Afghanistan and Iran? Will Obamacare pass? Will the recovery accelerate or continue to limp along? Will the other 99% of St. Marians benefit from a new mayor and council? Will the JDA land any new businesses? Will the Green eco-weenies do everything possible to prevent the new business locating here? Will the Green eco-weenies continue to pursue political influence locally? Who will be elected Tuesday night as the new chair of the CCBOC (Chip Keene would have my vote)? How will incumbent commissioners Sears and Zell fare in this year's elections? Who will be elected the next mayor of Woodbine? Will Fairley Cisco go to federal prison? Will BTW go to federal prison? Will real estate recover in Camden? Will Cumberland Harbour and the old mill site get new, well-funded developers? Will the proposed new airport ever come to fruition? Will the north end get a water/sewer system? Will Sheriff Gregory get more jail cells? Will a federal judge shut the current jail down? Will Doug Vaught get a pair of long pants? Will aliens mistake the Howard Gilman Memorial Park for an intergalactic LZ? Feel free to continue with your own questions in the comments section.

Biofuel plant opens in Nahunta.