Tuesday, November 30, 2010

An utterly amazing cyber-attack on Iran's uranium enrichment facilities!


Now we need to sick that worm on Wiki-Leaks. If Assange does not get the message, assassinate the bastard!

Monday, November 29, 2010

CVB's chairperson, B. "Delta Dawn" Ryan, keeps it in the family.

At the October 25th St. Marys City Council meeting, CVB chair B. "Delta Dawn" Ryan, resplendent in a period chapeau (Neolithic, I think), gave the CVB report to the mayor and council.

The report was given in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, narrated by Delta. She brought a fellow with her to run the projector.

Now, fast forward to this past Tuesday's CVB meeting, chaired by none other than DD. In that meeting, DD informed the board that the fellow who put the PowerPoint presentation together and ran the projector was none other than her very own son.

You're gonna love this! She then informed her board that she had paid her son $500.00 for his work on the PowerPoint ( a task that one can hardly take a college course without having to do nowadays - I had two this semester) and requested that the board vote to reimburse her.

Surprise, surprise! They voted to do just that and the check has been cut! Did Delta Dawn turn it over to the vice chair and recuse herself from the vote? No and no. She voted in favor of reimbursing herself!
Apparently, Keith Post was absent.

But wait - it gets better! Y'all know they are moving into the space vacated by that kayak sales and adventure outfit that was right next to Seagles, right? Well, it turns out that DD and the CVB board  have commissioned Delta's very same multi-talented son to paint a mural on that building. No word yet upon the price to be paid - again from the bed tax - but I'll get that eventually.

Perhaps Cecil B. DeVaught can direct a documentary of the actual painting of the mural.

Needless to say Tom Cyphers, municipal candidate-to-be-, will deliver the Historic Preservation stamp-of-approval for the heroic mural.

I'm sure that other "Camden Commentary" has just been too damned busy going on Topix and praising themselves to bring you this but I'm sure they would have eventually. ;-)

Army fields revolutionary new 25mm rifle!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy birthday, dirtbag!


Birth Date: 11/28/1993

Race: B Sex: M

Arrest Date: 11/28/2010 at 0500

Arrest #:


Bond: $.00


16-8-41 - ARMED ROBBERY - F



Taken from today's Chatham County (Savannah) arrest report.

Sunday Funnies; Volume 143

This letter was sent to the LionsBay School Principal's office in West Geelong after the school had sponsored a luncheon for seniors. An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door raffle prize and was writing to say thank you.

This story is a credit to all humankind. Forward this to anyone you know who might need a lift today.

Dear Lions Bay School , God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent Senior Citizens luncheon. I am 87 years old and live at the West Geelong Home for the Aged. All of my family has passed away so I am all alone. I want to thank you for the kindness you have shown to a forgotten old lady. My roommate is 95 and has always had her own radio; but, she would never let me listen to it. She said it belonged to her long dead husband, and understandably, wanted to keep it safe. The other day her radio fell off the nightstand and broke into a dozen pieces. It was awful and she was in tears. She asked if she could listen to mine, and I was overjoyed that I could tell her to bugger off. Thank you for that wonderful opportunity. God bless you all. Sincerely,


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving shows no sign of the touted Obama economic recovery in Camden County.

Last year, on Thanksgiving day, Aunt B's rang up 805 meals. That does not count the many children under 4 who ate for free. The line was out the door from opening 'til closing.

This year, I got there at 12:30. Not only was there no line out the door but when I opened the door there was not a soul between me and the register. When I got past the register, I saw the front dining area about 2/3 full. Very few groups had more than four people - mostly older couples. Large families with lots of kids were conspicuously few.

Curious, when I left about 1:20 (no, I was not eating all that time: I talked with Cathy Gentry at some length about the economy) I was very curious to see how other restaurants were faring.

At 1:25, Shoney's had about 12 cars in their lot, including their employees' cars.

At about 1:27, Cracker Barrel was full, as usual. Probably not diagnostic for the local economy.

At 1:30, the lot behind the building at Steffen's was chock-full of employee cars. However, in the customer parking lot out front, there was literally not one single, solitary, car. As I made a u-turn through the lot, nearly the entire staff swirled around on their counter stools hoping I was a live one  - and those poor devils were scheduled to stay open until 4:00!

At 1:45, there were precisely 12 cars in the parking lot of The Borrell Creek Landing - including their employees' cars.

Local grocery stores must have done a lot better this year than last.

Update: I just had guests leave a few minutes ago after bringing me a plate of homemade Thanksgiving food and staying for a nice conversation.

In the course of the conversation, I learned that two large churches in St. Marys hosted free thanksgiving dinners in St. Marys today. A huge number of  Methodists and Baptists who might otherwise have eaten in our restaurants ate for free at their churches today.

That's all well and good but, pastors, perhaps it would be a good idea to phone the above listed restaurateurs next year a good month in advance and let them know of your plans and how many you fed this year so that they might adjust their prepared food volumes and staffing accordingly.  I'm sure they would deeply appreciate it.

In defence of cowardice.

"In a quest to better explain our reason for anonymity, one of our new friends authored the following:

While we understand that there may be some curiosity as to the members of the group who initiated and are maintaining this site, we feel that, given the contentious and potentially punitive nature of the current atmosphere in St. Marys, it is best that we remain anonymous for the time being. This, alone, is further indication of the political dysfunction of our community – that concerned citizens must consider the ramifications of speaking out. We trust that you will respect our decision."

This statement comes from http://camdencommentary.com/

Clearly, the insurgent cowards' activities cannot survive the light of day.

Given that the cowards will not step forward, let me state the obvious.

Clearly, the prime suspects are: Alex Kearns & Bob Nutter. Contributors will be the usual anarchistic crazies we've all observed showing their asses in city council meetings and on Topix since the last St. Marys municipal election in preparation for their candidacies in the next one.

Happy Thanksgiving to all decent Americans of good will.

An interesting development in the pot growing case.

The day after the indictments were returned, K-Bay news on-line announced that two of the indicted were in custody in "Taylor County." I assumed that was in Georgia. There is a Taylor County, GA - county seat: Butler.

However, this morning, K-Bay announced that those two had been extradited to Camden County from Taylor County, Florida. So what, you say?

Well, Steinhatchee, FL is in Taylor County. You may recall that I earlier identified the property that Stan Smith owns in Steinhatchee. Apparently, his operation crossed state lines. That means it is all fair game for the Feds after the state is done with it.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Your Thanksgiving dinner options this year:

Okay, Aunt B's, always your best bet, will be open Thanksgiving day from 10:30 to 3:00.


There will be no discounts of any kind.

The reasonable, AYCE holiday prices will be:

Ages 11 and up:$14.99 ($16.04 with tax).

Ages 4 to 10:$5.99 ($6.41 with tax).

Ages 3 and under eat free.

My suggestions: PLEASE take the time to get to the bank and get cash before close of business Wednesday. The line will move a lot faster if the cashier is not tied up processing credit cards. Using nothing larger than a $20.00 would also help. They do not accept checks. Calculating your exact total bill and having exact change ready would be sublime!

Oh, and could you carry on the protracted post-meal chit chat out in the parking lot or back at grandma's house. Folks will be backed up out the door with hungry kids and needing your table.

Oh, and one last thing no, two. Please don't light up right outside the restaurant as you're leaving or standing in line, for that matter. Finally, please don't slather on a gallon of Eau du F. W. Woolworth. I like to be able to smell my food, not your cheap cologne. No, there's one last thing: PLEASE keep the front door closed. The AC cannot keep up if you hold the front door open. Technique: When you get to the door, do not open it until you can clearly see that there is enough room at the end of the line inside the door to open it, get your entire party inside at one time, then close the door behind you. Simple, really.

Please don't forget to tip your waitress generously. 15% would come to $2.40 on an adult meal. Be a sport - go for at least $3.00 per adult meal.

How about at least $1.00 for each kid. The "free" kids can be a real mess to clean up after.

Other Thanksgiving options:

Borrell Creek:

11:30 'til 2:30.

"Plated ham and turkey with dressing and a dessert."

Adult $15.99 Child $7.99

The Mill:

Noon to 5:00

"Complete turkey dinner."

Adult $8.49 Child $3.99

(Info extracted from ads in Friday's T&G. )

As you were! I just phoned The Mill at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, 11/23. After a lot of rings, you get a recording in which a young woman apologizes for the fact that they have closed again and suggests that "for information about the store", you call Linda Cagle at such 'n such a number. Apparently, they've already re-opened and closed in about a week or less!


Open from 6:00 to 4:00 (not sure when they will start serving Thanksgiving dinner.)

"Complete turkey dinner."

Adult $8.49 Child $3.99

Note: Both The Mill and Steffens are owned by Linda Cagle. My guess is that everything will be cooked at Steffens then some of it will be transported over to The Mill.

Cracker Barrel

A Homestyle Thanksgiving Meal

Enjoy our turkey breast with made-from-scratch cornbread dressing and topped with turkey gravy. Served with a sampling of baked sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole with caramel pecan topping, cranberry relish, your choice of a vegetable and fresh biscuits or corn muffins, plus a slice of our very own Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie with real whipped cream, and a beverage (excluding milkshakes).

$8.99 Adult • $4.49 Child

Served Thursday, November 25th
11a.m. to close.

(From Cracker Barrel website.)


Just got my weekly edition of the Camden Shopper. On page 8, there is an announcement of a free dinner for needy families from 11:30 to 1:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day.

The location is: New Wave of Glory Christian Center

950 S. Lee Street, Kingsland, GA

The sponsors are asking for donations of turkeys and canned and perishable food items.

Call 576-1944 or 882-8214 and ask for Linda.

Please pass this on to any needy families you might know.

Cracks in the Green wall: Gore fesses up on corn-based ethanol support.


Sore-loser, anonymous, insurgent cowards start an anti-St.Marys city government blog called "Camden Commentary."


As you can see, my comment on their blog is "awaiting moderation."

"Jay Moreno says:

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

November 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm

If you people’s grievances are so legitimate and your cause so noble, why are all of you hiding in cowardly anonymity?"

Man, their clock is way off.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Funnies; Volume 142.


My daughter and I went through the McDonald's driveway window and I gave the cashier a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c.

She said, 'you gave me too much money.'

I said,'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar coin back.'

She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request.

I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said 'We're sorry but
they could not do that kind of thing.'

The clerk then proceeded to give me
back 75 cents in change.

Do not confuse the clerks at MacD's.


We had to have the garage door repaired.

The repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the

I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, 'Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower.'

I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, 'NOOO, it's not. Four is larger than two.'

We haven't used that repairman since. Happened in Ipswich, Qld. (That's Queensland, Australia - Jay).


I live in a semi rural area.

We recently had a new neighbour call the local council P & W office to request the removal of the WOMBAT CROSSINGsign on our road.

The reason: 'Too many wombats are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'

Story from Collingwood, Melbourne.


My daughter went to a Mexican takeaway and ordered a taco.

She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.' He said he was sorry, but
they only had iceberg lettuce.

From Bankstown, Sydney.


I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,
'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?'

To which I replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?'

He smiled knowingly and nodded, 'That's why we ask.'

This happened in Elizabeth S.A.


The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street.

I was crossing with an intellectually challenged co-worker of mine. She
asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind
people when the light is red.

Appalled, she responded, 'What on earth are blind people doing driving?!'

She is a government employee in Adelaide P.O.


When my husband and I arrived at a car dealership to pick up our
car after a service, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service
department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the drivers
side door.

As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that
it was unlocked. 'Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'its open!'

His reply, 'I know. I already got that side..'


They walk among us...

Doing the right thing.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The same lunatic fringe that constitutes the leadership of the sore-loser insurgency that constantly attacks all of the mayor and council of St. Marys except their two co-conspirators, Councilman Bird and Councilman Howell, have sunk to a new low - even for them.

Update: This just in. The bastards plan on sinking even lower with billboards! http://www.topix.com/forum/city/st-marys-ga/T5STSO74RUT1SQ96L

They have called for a boycott of Sheila McNeill's business, Sheila's Hallmark, because of her recent letter-to-the-editor. Moreover, they have called for a boycott of ERA Realty until such time as they fire Deborah Hase. Lastly, the vermin have called for a boycott of Aunt B's restaurant until such time as the owners ban me from eating there. They have done all of this anonymously -as craven cowards always do - on Topix, St. Marys.

I call on all decent citizens to repudiate this unconscionable and un-American political gangsterism by making a point of patronizing Sheila's Hallmark and Aunt' B's more so than you would have otherwise.
Tell the owners that is specifically why you are there.

With regards to ERA Kings Bay Realty, Camden's leading real estate brokerage, please do not fail to consider them should you have the need of a Realtor.

As you can see from the receipts, I've patronized Aunt B's way more frequently than usual since the announced boycott. I did my Christmas card shopping at Sheila's Hall Mark yesterday.

If you want to send the bastards a message, after you patronize these businesses, go here and post that you have. http://www.topix.com/forum/city/st-marys-ga/TRA31AK6F074FA6LN
Click on image to enlarge. Now click again.

Paleontologists thrilled by newly discovered, major Pleistocene fossil site in Colorado.


Kudos to CCHS faculty & staff for helping seniors land over $5 million in scholarships!


Friday, November 19, 2010

St. Marys city hall evacuated after bomb threat.


Update: The guy who told the cop at the door of the St. Marys Municipal Court that he had a bomb was Bert (Burt?) James, owner of James Jewelers in St. Marys.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jim Stein will get a piece of the pot pie.


I wonder if he is only representing MRS. Smith and not Stan?

According to the sheriff's website, it appears that Stan has already bailed out.

K-Bay is reporting that Mr. and Mrs. Stan Smith, et al, have been indicted on 6 counts!

Today, 7 weeks after Smith's "rental property" on 4th Street was busted as a marijuana grow house, the Camden County Grand Jury has indicted Phillip Stanley Smith, Mary O. Smith, Troy Meridith, Cleveland Miller, and Thomas McKinley on the following felony counts:

2 counts of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana;

2 counts of trafficking in marijuana; and

2 counts of violation of Georgia's RICO Act.

This, of course, comes as no surprise to me.

In the not too distant future, the prosecution will notify the defendants' attorneys how much time they will be facing without co-operation. Then and only then - when all of the indicted have had a chance to testify truthfully in exchange for lighter sentences, will we know for sure whether or not county commissioner- elect Gary Blount's protestations of total innocence are actually true or not.

If it turns out that Blount is in fact totally innocent, it will be fascinating to hear the story on how that is possible. The plausible scenario in which it could be has so far evaded me and most sentient folks who know of Stan and Gary's relationship.

CCGA needs to improve graduation rates.


The solution is rather simple.

The year after the new Altamaha Technical College campus in Camden comes on line, CCGA needs to move away from being an open admissions, Pell Grant processing center to a 4 year college with higher admission standards. Admitting students with no chance of ever graduating from college is not doing them any favor. Many of those same students could thrive at Altamaha Tech.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rabid, scurrilous, downtown dogs call for boycott of Sheila McNeill's business.


As you can see, the boycott was inspired by the recent T&G letter-to-the-editor from Jo Beth Bird, wife of lead dog, Councilman Greg Bird.

I would encourage all decent citizens of St. Marys, in particular, but really all decent Camdenians, to buy all of your holiday greeting cards from Sheila's Hall Mark this year. If you can, buy cards for next year too - they'll keep.

Don't just drop in anonymously, either. Tell Sheila or her clerk, in her absence, that you came specifically to counter the actions of the despicable, cowardly, anonymous scum calling for the boycott.

Thank you.

Anti-capitalist, Green eco weenies will not thwart deepening of Savannah River channel.


Shutting down Camden NAACP would be a good start!


Kudos to Rev. Cummings for his anti-recidivism project. I hope it will continue.

The need for the NAACP has come and gone.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Seafood at Aunt B's.

I had a particularly delicious experience at Aunt B's yesterday.

On Saturdays, they serve a homemade seafood chowder that is always great,but was just extraordinary yesterday.

It's a milk and cream-based chowder with real butter. The seafood is a generous amount of sweet, medium shrimp and that artificial crab meat made from crab-flavored fish - haddock, I think. There are chunks of white potato about the size of the distal section of your index finger, cooked just right. There is just the right touch of sweet, shoe-peg corn. I believe there might be a little finely- chopped celery in there, and some secret seasoning. It is (self) served piping hot in a large, rimmed soup bowl with a soup spoon. It is great as is, but to make it truly extraordinary, sprinkle a little black pepper on top and stir it in. Man, it is so good you will be tempted to go back for seconds and have nothing but the chowder!

Naw, you would not want to miss the succulent, lightly breaded and perfectly fried medium shrimp. The homemade cocktail sauce with horseradish is the perfect compliment. Add a big dollop of their perfect cole slaw and a few home fries and you're all set.

You can pay an awful lot more at a seafood restaurant, but you will not top the items I've listed.

Their fried, Alaskan pollock with their unsurpassed home made tartar sauce (seriously, best I've ever had ANYWHERE) is also one helluva good buy every Friday.

Aunt B's satisfies my seafood hungries completely.

See if you agree.

Oh, yeah, and on Thursdays, from 3:00 to 8:00, they serve small, whole, fried catfish that is really good.

Sunday Funnies, Volume 141.

Subject: FW: Cussing at WorkSubject: FW: Cussing at Work

Cussing at Work

Dear Employees:

It has been brought to management's attention that some individuals throughout the company have been using foul language during the course of normal conversation with their co-workers.

Due to complaints received from some employees who may be easily offended, this type of language will no longer be tolerated.

We do, however, realize the critical importance of being able to accurately express your feelings when communicating with co-workers.

Therefore,a list of 18 New and Innovative 'TRY SAYING' phrases have been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue in an effective manner.

Number 1

TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training.

INSTEAD OF: You don't know what the f___ you're doing.

Number 2

TRY SAYING: She's an aggressive go-getter.

INSTEAD OF: She's a f___ing bit__.

Number 3

TRY SAYING: Perhaps I can work late.

INSTEAD OF: And when the f___ do you expect me to do this by?

Number 4

TRY SAYING: I'm certain that isn't feasible.

INSTEAD OF: No f___ing way.

Number 5


INSTEAD OF: You've got to be sh___ing me!

Number 6

TRY SAYING: Perhaps you should check with...

INSTEAD OF: Tell someone who gives a sh__.

Number 7

TRY SAYING: I wasn't involved in the project.

INSTEAD OF: It's not my f___ing problem.

Number 8

TRY SAYING: That's interesting.

INSTEAD OF: What the f___?

Number 9

TRY SAYING: I'm not sure this can be implemented.

INSTEAD OF: This sh__ won't work.

Number 10

TRY SAYING: I'll try to schedule that.

INSTEAD OF: Why the f___ didn't you tell me sooner?

Number 11

TRY SAYING: He's not familiar with the issues...

INSTEAD OF: He's got his head up his a__.

Number 12

TRY SAYING: Excuse me, sir?

INSTEAD OF: Eat sh__ and die.

Number 13

TRY SAYING: So you weren't happy with it?

INSTEAD OF: Kiss my a__.

Number 14

TRY SAYING: I'm a bit overloaded at the moment.

INSTEAD OF: F__ it, I'm on salary.

Number 15

TRY SAYING: I don't think you understand.

INSTEAD OF: Shove it up your a__.

Number 16

TRY SAYING: I love a challenge.

INSTEAD O F: This f___ing job sucks.

Number 17

TRY SAYING: You want me to take care of that?

INSTEAD OF: Who the f___ died and made you boss?

Number 18

TRY SAYING: He's somewhat insensitive.

INSTEAD OF: He's a pr_ck.

Thank You,

Human Resources

An interesting interview with Christopher Hitchens.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

If you "Love that chicken from Popeye's," you'll be glad to know..

that a Popeye's is coming to the Petro truck stop in Kingsland.

Personally, I can't wait for the Longhorn Steakhouse - or any steakhouse -to get here.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Once again, 'tis the season to enjoy famous "Jay's Killer Black Bean Chili!"


Sunday Funnies; Volume 140.

What I want in a man - changes every 10 years

What I Want In a Man, Original List

1. Handsome

2. Charming

3. Financially successful

4. A caring listener

5. Witty

6. In good shape

7. Dresses with style

8. Appreciates finer things

9. Full of thoughtful surprises

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 32)

1. Nice looking

2. Opens car doors, holds chairs

3. Has enough money for a nice dinner

4. Listens more than talks

5. Laughs at my jokes

6. Carries bags of groceries with ease

7. Owns at least one tie

8. Appreciates a good home-cooked meal

9. Remembers birthdays and anniversaries

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 42)

1. Not too ugly

2. Doesn't drive off until I'm in the car

3. Works steady - splurges on dinner out occasionally

4. Nods head when I'm talking

5. Usually remembers punch lines of jokes

6. Is in good enough shape to rearrange the furniture

7. Wears a shirt that covers his stomach

8. Knows not to buy champagne with screw-top lids

9. Remembers to put the toilet seat down

10. Shaves most weekends

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 52)

1. Keeps hair in nose and ears trimmed

2. Doesn't belch or scratch in public

3. Doesn't borrow money too often

4. Doesn't nod off to sleep when I'm venting

5. Doesn't re-tell the same joke too many times

6. Is in good enough shape to get off the couch on weekends

7. Usually wears matching socks and fresh underwear

8. Appreciates a good TV dinner

9. Remembers your name on occasion

10. Shaves some weekends

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 62)

1. Doesn't scare small children

2. Remembers where bathroom is

3. Doesn't require much money for upkeep

4. Only snores lightly when asleep

5.. Remembers why he's laughing

6. Is in good enough shape to stand up by himself

7. Usually wears some clothes

8. Likes soft foods

9. Remembers where he left his teeth

10. Remembers that it's the weekend

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 72)

1. Breathing.

2. Doesn't miss the toilet.

Sheriff Gregory's brother David, sets the record straight on the D.A.R.E. viper and other issues.


See the last comment.

Speaking of comments, mine that reads...

"Well, if ever there were conclusive proof that "Tommy is not the person (I) think he is," your shocking expose' is certainly it. If only you had revealed this before the election, BTW would still be sheriff."

was definitely said in jest as a sarcastic response to the comment immediately preceding.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Good new product!

Do yourself a favor. Next time you're in the soup aisle, pick up a can of Progresso's new "Three Bean Chili Soup with Beef." Man, it is hearty and good. It's not quite as good as a very similar homemade version my Mexicana neighbor makes, but it's close. Cornbread would be the perfect complimentary dish.