billslugg

billslugg 1 year, 7 months ago on Perry cancels 'Madea' show for Albany

Something does not add up here. If he is deliberately underpricing his tickets, he is going to be giving away money. Expecting people not to take advantage of it (despite scalping laws) is naive. Why does he give a rip that a willing seller and a willing buyer might exchange something of value? No one is being hurt. This is a victimless crime. Methinks he protests too much. I think he just wanted to get out of the rest of the tour.

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billslugg 1 year, 8 months ago on Deal: TSPLOST failure a "disappointment" (Update 3:14 p.m.)

With state funds, local funds and the $800 billion stimulus having produced atrocities such as the "Arches over Oglethorpe", the widening of Gillionville with subsequent speed limit reduction and the four unwelcome signs at our entrances, the notion of taking more money from us is laughable. If roads were really so valuable and so crowded, a simple fee such as a gasoline tax should be sufficient to make all the new roads required. We already have that tax. The fact that they cannot make do with such a logical and straightforward method of funding means there is a lot more to this story than just new atrocities. I can imagine all kinds of political back scratching and greasy payoffs at my expense. No thanks SPLOST. Good riddance. Now go do your job like you were supposed to in the first place.

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billslugg 1 year, 10 months ago on Future of downtown Albany discussed

The front door of the Mule barn could serve as an entrance to a parking garage. The roof of the mule barn,nor the interior can be sacrificed at little historical cost and a modern reinforced concrete parking garage as tall as you want could be constructed within the confines of the four brick walls. A worst case "save" might be just the facade. Yes, the barn is of historical significance. No, the barn cannot laze around and not earn its keep.

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billslugg 2 years, 1 month ago on When did bashing a police officer become patriotic?

Officer Lewis, please continue to do your job and please ignore your detractors. Those jumping on the bandwagon against you are from the same crowd that would be screaming for your head should the code violation have been overlooked and then caused someone to be injured in an accident.

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billslugg 2 years, 1 month ago on Postell's 'Great wall' idea not a bad one

In technical terms, the fence is referred to as an "adaptive fix". It utilizes valuable resources, covers the problem. does not solve it at the root, delays action and allows the problem to get worse thus requiring more Democrats to fix it.

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billslugg 2 years, 4 months ago on Sexual incident involving two first-graders reported

In most states, children under 7 are considered too young to be put into the juvenile court system, so you can probably rule out criminal charges.

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billslugg 2 years, 6 months ago on Senseless crime should be wake-up call

Hand wringing might make us feel better but the our media resources might be better utilized by publishing a description of the perpetrator.

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billslugg 2 years, 6 months ago on Three jailed for carjacking

How is it that the APD released the names of underage suspects?

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