Thursday, March 31, 2011

Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams run amok?

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It would appear that something is terribly wrong with Judge Amamda Wiliams' handling of her "drug court."

You would be well advised to read this before the next election. I'm not sure that justice can really wait that long.

I'm a law and order conservative but his is really shocking. The bit about her own husband being a recoverung addict rings a huge alarm bell for me.


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Interesting comments from Walmart CEO.

Monday, March 28, 2011

More savage animals!

Life without possibility of parole before age 80 for every one of the animals sounds about right.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Funnies; Volume 160.

Now THAT'S a cordless drill!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Savage animals, plain and simple.

In my perfect world, the manager and assistant manager would have come out with pump shotguns and removed all of that vermin from the human gene pool.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Funnies; Volume 159.

Nymphomaniac Convention

A man boarded an aircraft at London and took his seat; as he settled in he noticed a very beautiful woman boarding the plane. He realized she was heading straight towards his seat and bingo! She took the seat right beside him.

Eager to strike up a conversation, he blurted out, 'business trip or vacation?'

She turned, smiled enchantingly and said 'Business. I'm going to the annual nymphomaniac convention in the United States '.

He swallowed hard, here was the most gorgeous woman he had ever seen sitting next to him, and she was going to a meeting for nymphomaniacs. Struggling to maintain his composure, he calmly asked, 'What's your business role at this convention?'

'Lecturer,' she responded... 'I use my experience to debunk some of the popular myths about sexuality.'

'Really', he smiled, 'what myths are those?'

'Well,' she explained, ' one popular myth is that African American men are the most well endowed when, in fact, it's the Native American Indian who is most likely to possess that trait. Another popular myth is that French men are the best lovers, when actually it is the men of Greek descent. We have also found that the best potential lovers in all categories are the Irish,'

Suddenly the woman became uncomfortable and blushed. 'I'm sorry,' she said, 'I really shouldn't be discussing this with you. I don't even know your name.'

'Tonto,' the man said.... 'Tonto Papadopoulos, but my friends call me Paddy.'

Friday, March 18, 2011

JDA hosts tour of more than 30 economic development professionals.



Trident Coast, Camden County, Georgia-

A group of more than thirty economic development professionals from across Georgia made a stop in Camden County on Tuesday, March 15 as part of a two-day red carpet tour of available industrial buildings located in Coastal Georgia. The tour began in Statesboro on Monday and included a stop at each coastal county located along the I-95 corridor. Local Industrial Development Authorities provided information on existing building opportunities available in each county during the tour. Participants included representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the One Georgia Authority, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the Georgia Port Authority, Georgia Power, and other organizations involved in state economic development activities.

David Keating, Executive Director of the Camden County Joint Development Authority showed two buildings in Camden County: 1) a 20,000 square foot cold storage facility located at 56 Harrietts Bluff Road and 2) a 450,000 square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility located at 2431 Osborne Road. These are the only two buildings currently available in Camden County that are in excess of 20,000 square feet.

The buildings toured are unique properties. The property located along Harrietts Bluff Road is a refrigerated warehouse with freezer capability that formerly stored hops for the Budweiser plant in Jacksonville. It is one of only a few cold storage facilities available in coastal Georgia. The other building is the former Gilman Paper Company bag plant located along Highway 40 just east of Spur 40. It is a large manufacturing facility that enjoys heavy duty power, natural gas, rail access, and four interior rail-spurs.

According to David Keating, "It was our sincere pleasure to host this tour of Camden County and we sincerely appreciate the visit by our state and regional colleagues. The Camden County industrial market is not overbuilt like many other markets. Our market is actually under-built and only a few large buildings are available. The two buildings visited are older, special-use properties; but they provide unique cold storage and rail-served opportunities at a good value to customers. We trust the information on available buildings and sites in Camden County, combined with a new awareness of our excellent workforce and strategic location, will assist in promoting opportunities in Georgia."


The Mission of the Joint Development Authority is to promote Camden County to expand and diversify the economy and stimulate the creation of quality employment opportunities to provide a better quality of life for citizens.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mayor and majority of council once again ask Rep. Spencer to do the right thing.

Here is future mayor Chuck Trader's take on the situation:

"I wish Representative Spencer would have been more willing to support the majority vote of council on the senior homestead exemption issue. I was surprised of his unprofessional and critical remarks toward his fellow citizen representatives.

Beyond that, I believe the position of Representative Spencer on the senior homestead exemption should consider much more than his one dimensional position that a $30,000 drop in property tax revenue for the city would put an undue hardship on all the other citizens of St. Marys.

I believe this analysis is shortsighted and should have included a more seasoned and in depth consideration of items that were ignored such as (1) seniors have one of the largest disposable incomes of any other segment of the population; (2) seniors build bigger than average houses that result in more property taxes for the city; and (3) seniors pay county and school system taxes (80% of their property tax bills) as well as LOST and SLPOST that all have a favorable impacts on all the citizens of St. Marys. With most senior citizens not having students attending local schools these taxes would be “free” revenue for all the county citizens to share with reduced taxes. It should also be noted that many seniors become very actively involved as volunteers in making their communities better places to live.

Most importantly, the increased level of senior spending creates local wealth and increased prosperity. A little understanding of economic theory has proven for decades that increased spending has a significant impact known as the ‘multiplier effect’ on the economy. The amount spent by citizens becomes income for someone, a portion of which is saved while a large portion is spent. This additional spending becomes income for someone else…and the cycle repeats. This economic theory is one of the key factors why we as a state and local municipality focus on bringing new residents and tourism to the area. The multiplier effect is alive and well and is real money that alone would well exceed the $30,000 that seems to have gotten all the attention.

It is my sincere hope that Mr. Spencer will move forward with the bill as approved by the majority of St. Marys City Council several months back. It seems that an incomplete financial analysis and consideration of all the facts may have been shortsighted and one dimensional.

I believe that seniors are an investment in the future. Should St. Marys have to take a back seat to other areas both in and outside of Camden County that focus on attracting the demographic segment with the wealth and large disposable incomes? I don’t."

Here is the mayor's letter to Rep. Spencer:

To enlarge, click on letter, then click on letter again.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sorry, Katie, but we were both had.

First, read the following blog entry.

Now, read Gaila's letter of March 1. 2011. Click on letter, then click again.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tremendous potential for Gilman Boathouse property.

Oh, the irony. When buying the MacDonald property (now the Gilman Waterfront Park) for $1.9 million was the only way to prevent a private buyer from building a hotel to compete with then Mayor Jerry Brandon's historic dump, the downtowner buisness owners could not buy it fast enough.

Now that the city has bought the Gilman Boathouse property with an eye towards a private developer building a modern hotel, the downtowners are all for private investment and no government "dabbling in real estate."

Hell, the DMA can't even compete with a damned hot dog stand! A pox upon them all.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CCGA adds math and psychology bachelor's degrees.

The quality of the faculty is much improved. The current president of the college seems to be a good match for a college in a period of transition and rapid growth.

My only concern with the direction I'm seeing the college go in is that there seems to be an increasing tendency to move towards an abandonment of the school's traditional support of working, non-traditional students by offering ample sessions of all classes as night classes.

Also, I would hope that in the very near future, as they flesh out the understaffed business faculty, they will be able to go from a degree in "general business" to degrees in specific areas, i.e., finance, economics, logistics, etc.

I would also hope that the business and political science departments could work together to offer a bachelor's degree in public administration. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Funnies; Volume 157.


The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.

The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, is why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle 's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time.. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle 's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over! The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct........leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'