Your 9.25.19 Playpen

I don’t have the stomach for an impeachment discussion — not that I’m stopping any of you from doing so in the comments — but, speaking of stomach, I hope you guys saw Andy Staples’ piece ($$) on the top 25 college towns ranked by dining experience.  Two Georgia places made his list:

4. Georgia

When you get to Athens, the first thing you need is a Knuckle Sandwich. No, this isn’t what happens when you tick off a Georgia offensive lineman. It’s knuckle ham (also called ham hock, this is essentially the meat from around the pig’s ankle) with egg, cheddar cheese and apple butter on a fresh-baked biscuit at Mama’s Boy. While you’re there — and they’ve now opened a second location so the wait isn’t so interminably long — order a cinnamon roll. They’re the size of footballs, and they’re perfect for splitting four ways over a leisurely brunch. (Or for me to eat by myself with breakfast after a particularly hard workout. Not saying that happened last week, but it might have happened last week.)

The Knuckle Sandwich at Mama’s Boy in Athens (Andy Staples / The Athletic)

Few towns pack so many great restaurants into such a small area. Get the Redneck Reuben or more standard barbecue fare at Pulaski Heights. Get drunk on Tango Whiskey Foxtrots (whiskey, lemon, maraschino liqueur and ginger ale in a glass rimmed with Tang powder) and then chase them with a chicken and waffle club (fried chicken between two waffles with bourbon maple butter and hot sauce) and fried pickled okra at The World Famous. After polishing off The Gravy Train (a fried chicken biscuit smothered in gravy) at The Farm Cart, walk next door to Home.Made and cool off with the green tomato crisp (baked green tomato with streusel topping over grits ice cream). Or, if you’re going for a heavy lunch, try the meatloaf sandwich at Last Resort Grill.

10. Georgia Tech

A mixed plate at Superica (Andy Staples / The Athletic)

America’s best fajita plate is at Atlanta’s Superica. Most mixed plates include chicken, steak and pork. Most places don’t use such high-quality steak, and no one else uses pork belly. Everyone at the table will say “oooooh” when this is set down sizzling.

B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue burned down in March, but pit master Bryan Furman isn’t going to let the people of Atlanta go without pulled pork, ribs and cracklin’ cornbread. Next month, one of the nation’s best barbecue joints will reopen inside a Kroger supermarket on Ponce De Leon Avenue. Furman is still working on rebuilding the standalone location, but now he’ll have a chance to be open consistently again instead of only in a series of pop-ups.

No mention of Georgia Tech and food would be complete without pointing out that chili dogs and chili burgers from The Varsity and beautiful biscuits from The Silver Skillet are within walking distance of campus. But a short bike or Uber ride will take you to Antico, home of Atlanta’s best pizza. Get the Diavola (spicy soppressata, pepperonata and buffalo mozzarella) and marvel at the crispy-yet-soft-and-bubbly crust that comes out of the ovens that came across the Atlantic from Italy.

So, I thought I’d ask what you think of those, what you might subtract and what you might add.

Also, what other college towns have had memorable dining experiences for you?  Somebody asked me at the tailgate if Georgia didn’t have a football program what school I would choose to follow.  I gotta tell you, if fandom was a primary excuse to be a foodie, it would be hard not to be a Tulane fan, although if I had to root for a bigger, more winning program, I could settle for Texas and Austin.

And you?

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  1. Bulldog Joe

    The Mama’s Boy location on Macon Highway usually has a shorter wait. You can thank me later.

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    • Admiral Sackbar

      Not always true; the older folks in Oconee county prefer that spot and they take their time once they get a table. I’ve been there on a Saturday when the entire parking lot had no vacant spots. The older location is smaller, yes, but they typically get people in and out faster. My other problem with the new one is it gets so damn loud… But they do have a bigger menu.

      I find it curious the writer highlighted the knuckle sandwich; it’s good, but the real gem at Mama’s Boy is their pulled pork hash with the poached eggs.

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  2. Idlewild Dawg

    HomeGrown in Atlanta. Fried pork chops or comfy chicken. Anything from The Rookery in Macon. Country fried steak @ Niffer’s in auburn.

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  3. Scott Rollins

    The Grill has to be on the list

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  4. Normaltown Mike

    World Famous is next to The Manhattan on Hull Street and has a great atmosphere, fun cocktails and an Byzantine style icon of Kirby on the wall.

    Also, it caters to a more ahem mature audience than many of the other Athens dive bars

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  5. 3rdandGrantham

    As a former Charlottesvillian for a quite a few years, I would put C’ville up against any college town in America (and I’ve been to many of the so-called best ones). Not only do you have a great culinary scene in/around town, but you also have all the nearby breweries and wineries (along with their often great menus), with gorgeous views pretty much everywhere you look.

    Add to that, the sheer number of joints to pick from alone is unreal, and while the vibe at certain spots at times can be a bit on the snooty side and/or somewhat annoying with all the out of town visitors, overall, again IMO C’ville has every other college town beat by a healthy mile when it comes to food.

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    • Bat City Dawg

      I live in Austin.. Not a college town.. a nice city to live in but you forget there is even a university here. Beyond Athens my favorites are Boulder, Charlottesville, and Chapel Hill

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      • Otto

        Agreed with Austin not being a college town but a town with a college, Atlanta fits the same description. Heck GT doesn’t even have their own little area like Emory.

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        • Bulldog Joe

          RIP Junior’s Grill. It was the only thing that was truly GT.

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          • PDawg30577

            There is the Varsity, you know. It may not be truly GT, but they claim it is.

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            • Mark

              The guy that started the Varsity was a tech dropout. Which just goes to show that the highest-value tech education is the one that’s never completed.

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          • TimberRidgeDawg

            Juniors was great. Used to eat over there with some of my Tech buddies (yes there are a few that are ok) when I worked in midtown back in the day. Think they had the highest density cornbread I’ve ever eaten.

            It was never the same after they moved on campus from their old spot that was replaced by the Olympic residences.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        Agree that Austin is way, way too big to ever view it as a college town, but I love the place, and the food there is amazing (and not just the BBQ). IMO, I’ve always found Chapel Hill overrated when it comes to the restaurant scene, and the downtown area, while resembling Athens/UGA quite a bit, is disappointing overall with the limited options compared to Athens. Don’t get me wrong, Chapel Hill is a great area nonetheless, but still a bit overrated for me.

        FWIW, Columbia, MO is a pleasant surprise and a very underrated college town. Missoula, MT/Univ. Montana also is one of my favorite college towns as well, though the dining options are limited compared to some of the top spots, though improving yearly.

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        • RaleighDawg86

          Agree about Chapel Hill but I do like Crook’s Corner. I Raleigh, the Ashley Christianson places or Player’s Retreat.

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      • Wes

        I just moved to San Antonio and am looking at being in Austin a few days a week for grad school. Any suggestions on the best BBQ spots? (a topic I know has been hit at GTP several times, but it fits the theme here)

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    • doofusdawg

      Lexington is also a great college town. I described it as a smaller and cleaner Athens. Some great restaurants and a great vibe. My daughter went to W&L and UVA Law. She cried when her seven years up there were over.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        Good call – Lexington is outstanding and definitely underrated. Awesome town. Not sure why it doesn’t get the attention that Athens, Ann Arbor, Madison, etc. get. IMO Lexington is the best road trip for away games in the SEC.

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        • siskey

          My wife and I went last year to Lexington. It was a great trip. The bakery as you leave town to get on I-75 is fantastic. We got a dozen cream cheese donuts and it took a tremendous amount of self-control to get back to Athens with any left.

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        • The Truth

          Lexington, KY during October/Keeneland Fall racing was my favorite road trip BY FAR, then the conference had to go screw it up. I have greatly enjoyed my trips to Lexington.

          However, I think Doofus was talking about Lexington, VA which I’ve heard is also a great town although I’ve not visited.

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  6. Napoleon BonerFart

    Impeachment, Hayell!! I join Bluto’s favorite politician, Bill Weld, in demanding Trump’s execution for failing to accede to rule by bloodthirsty New England elitists.

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  7. stoopnagle

    home.made is quietly the best little eatery in Athens. I’m glad to see Mimi and her team get some attention (and also earlier this week from Atlanta Magazine!) If you go, make a point to try the Tomato Pie. Holy smokes.

    I was pretty surprised at the article. Andy must have been getting some local knowledge to uncover these gems. I mean, all of those are good calls and at least somewhat under the radar save for Last Resort which is consistent, good, but not spectacular. LR Provisions, though, has a pretty good brunch menu. No qualms with his choices.

    This week we had some conversations about how we would recommend ND fans do Athens. I think coming in Thursday and leaving Sunday afternoon would be enough to get a good experience and feel for Athens. That gets you a Thursday night dinner and drinks, all day Friday to check out campus and breweries, the game, then brunch on your way out of town.

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  8. Derek

    Laws are voluntary for rich powerful white people:

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/3033

    7 days? Whatever?!?! We can do what we want!!

    A poor black guy selling single smokes in Staten Island?

    If he didn’t want to die, he should have followed the law!!!!

    If the announcement yesterday does nothing more that lead to transparency and accountability, and it seems it’s having that effect so far, patriots should be contented.

    Traitors? Not so much.

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  9. Steve

    Mama’s Boy is highly overrated, and Farm Cart is outrageously expensive. Best biscuits in Athens are either Em’s Kitchen on Hawthorne, or Bread Basket at the corner of Chase and Boulevard.

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    • mwo

      Bread Basket’s grits are great also.

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    • Normaltown Mike

      For those coming over on gameday, AJ’s on Highway 78 (if you exit from 316, it’s first gas station on the right at Mars Hill) has some good biscuits

      As for the Bread Basket, I know of a guy that would go in every morning and buy two sausage biscuits. Eat one and sit the other on the counter at the hardware store where he worked. Lunch time he’d carry that biscuit home for his special lady. Now THAT’S true love.

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      • Ricky McDurden

        Stricklands out past the Mall and Biscuit Express in Hull are my go-tos for biscuits. Mayflower is the most overlooked sit down breakfast in town given that thousands walk by it and have probably never given it a second thought.
        Mama’s Boy and Last Resort are where locals send students, their parents, and other visitors to eat. They’re not bad by any means but for the price and wait, you can do much better in Athens.

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        • Is that the same Strickland’s that used to be downtown?

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        • Classic City Canine

          Last Resort and Mama’s Boy are outstanding places to eat. The only asterisk is that they regularly have long lines.

          You won’t do better going elsewhere for quality, but you might have a shorter wait depending on when you go.

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          • Ricky McDurden

            Agree to disagree. I’ve had good meals at both but I’ve enjoyed better elsewhere in town over the years. For the frequency with which they’re recommended to everyone and their brother, they just can’t hope to meet those expectations IMO

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        • Mark

          I probably had lunch at the Mayflower three days a week when I worked at the university. This would be ’83 – ’86. Is the pecan pie still as good as it used to be?

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          • Ricky McDurden

            Haven’t had their pie in a while but stop in every other week or so for breakfast and it always delivers. Seen our S&C staff in there, too, on Friday mornings before road games. I’ve got respect for any eatery in Athens that can keep its doors open for that long

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  10. Derek

    The difference between a negligent, careless or reckless breach of law and flagrant disregard of the law? To traitors, the latter is awesome and the former disqualifying.

    Why? Stupid. Painfully so.

    Say Obama sends his lawyer to Russia to investigate Trump Tower and calls Vlad and says, implicitly, “help us out and I’ll see about getting you back in G7.”

    The right would clearly say: “so what?”

    After all they only take important things like blow jobs and birth certificates seriously.

    Now awaiting meme….

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      Exactly. A Democrat orchestrating regime change in another country (like Ukraine) is savvy foreign policy. A Democrat using political favors in order to enrich his son (and then lobbying to get the prosecutor investigating corruption fired) is savvy business. A Republican discussing investigating one of said Democrats with the foreign nation is treason. Why? Stunning and brave, dummies.

      Maybe Biden negligently and carelessly got his son rich? Sounds legit.
      #OrangeManBad
      #InpeachFoetyFie

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      • Mad Mike

        You could cut the sexual tension between you two with a knife.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Sadly, we’ll have to wait for Derek’s balls to drop.
          #FingersCrossed

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        • Seriously, why don’t y’all just start texting each other memes and spare the rest of us.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            You can’t take the time to skip a single GTP thread a week in order to let Derek and I combat the greatest threat to freedom and righteousness the world has ever known with our cursing, insults, and hashtags?
            #ICan’tEven
            #LiterallyHitler
            #BorderSecurityEqualsGenocide

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          • Mad Mike

            Because their courtship is a slow burn Joe. It isn’t ready for sexting yet.

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          • Derek

            I don’t post memes and I haven’t responded to a post of his in as much as a year, maybe more. Nor do I intend to in the future.

            He is an idiot.

            He’ll meme this. Watch.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              No memes, Derek. Just admiration for the intellect of the smartest middle schooler around. I’ve noticed your passive aggressive tendency to respond to my posts without putting them under my posts, making it harder to read. That’s OK. Juvenile’s gonna juvenile.

              And it’s OK that you call me an idiot for vehemently agreeing with you about how Trump is a traitor and everybody who votes Republican is an evil traitor and stupid and fuck this and fuck that and we’re number 1. I’ll cut you slack.

              But I’m going to continue to post the memes that align perfectly with your beliefs because the only way to enhance your opinions is through pictures. 😉

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  11. Russ

    I need another dose of my cholesterol medicine after reading that.

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  12. Big D

    This thread has me thinking how much I miss “Todd’s taste of the town” that used to run with the SEC night game that Todd Blackledge was covering that weekend.

    I’m all about Athens but I will add that on my three trips to Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi has some excellent table fare!

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  13. Argondawg

    New favorite restaurant in Athens is Square One fish company in Athens. They are now in Normaltown. They used to be downtown but sold that land to a company that built a hotel. I like the Falls in Watkinsville also but I have heard mixed reviews from others. I like chuck’s fish but more for their main menu and fresh fish and not much for their sushi. anybody around Athens have any other recomendations?

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    • RangerRuss

      Square One has excellent seafood with beautiful presentation. Pretty waitresses too. I find it hard to believe that an old Jarhead such as Joe could even heat a can of C rations without burning it. I reckon Ms Erica has civilized him because their menu is as good as anything I’ve et on the coast.
      Shokitini has good sushi and a gorgeous, competent bartender in Kali. Yeah,I like pretty girls serving me.

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    • bcdawg97

      IMO, The Falls misses the mark. Feels like a mom and pop restaurant trying to be high society in bumpkin-ville. The falls are nice though.

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  14. Derek

    May 14, 2014:

    “As for the involvement in Burisma Holdings, Melanie Sloan, the head of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a watchdog group on government ethics, told Reuters there was no inherent conflict in the younger Biden’s job.

    “It can’t be that because your dad is the vice president, you can’t do anything,” Sloan said. “The most important thing is for Biden not to be speaking about these issues with his dad, and for them to try and draw the lines.””

    How’s international and gubmit spending going at Trump properties?

    Awaiting meme….

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      A liberal think tank has concluded that Hunter Biden (an undistinguished lawyer with no Ukrainian experience) landed his $50k a month gig DESPITE his father being the Vice President? That’s an amazing coincidence! It warms my heart to see that the values of meritocracy are alive and well in the East.

      #OurSideGood
      #TheirSideBad

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Oh yeah … meme.
        Can you believe that some people are trying to inpeach the credibility of the whistle blower just because he doesn’t have first hand knowledge of the conversation and because he’s represented by a Hillary staffer who started a group to pay anti-Trump whistle blowers to come forward? I mean … how low can you get?

        Just because somebody claims something happened, that he didn’t see or hear, doesn’t mean he’s lying!

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        • Ldawg

          “I don’t vet the jpegs” is code for I’m lazy and don’t know how to fact check the bullshit I spew, as long as it fits my narrative it’s ok. NB is an emotional ideologue who gets his “facts” from less than credible sources.

          Here’s a likely source for NB’s accusation that the whistleblower is represented by a former Hillary staffer (you left out he was a former Schumer staffer!) “who started a group to pay anti-Trump whistle blowers to come forward”
          https://americanlookout.com/surprise-ukraine-whistleblower-being-represented-by-former-chuck-schumer-staffer-and-hillary-campaign-operative/

          BTW the group, Whistleblower Aid, was started by two whistleblowers who came forward when Obama was President. Just sayin.

          Do you really believe this tripe people? Should we believe Mike LaChance (is that a real name?) who also writes for Legal Insurrection. He has previously written for the Daily Caller, Townhall, Gateway Pundit, Breitbart and others.

          Or should we believe the Trump appointed Inspector General Michael Atkinson who found the Whistleblower complaint “credible and urgent”:
          https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/michael-atkinson-whistleblower-controversy-thrusts-little-known-trump-appointee-into-the-limelight/ar-AAHJHKq

          Here is full text of Atkinson’s letters to Congress:
          https://drive.google.com/file/d/123doUFyqVG-eUN8IKSwTk1YlhBaCzwVW/view

          https://drive.google.com/file/d/16LEEnrcCTRz3BdgLJZQw6L1IS0Z68wPR/view

          Here’s one more tidbit to stick in your patriot pipe:
          https://www.newsweek.com/30-republicans-vote-impeach-trump-secret-1461389

          /Users/lmarch/Downloads/I’m your huckleberry.gif

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            The logical fallacy you’re using (repeatedly), is ad hominem. You can’t trust The Washington Examiner because it’s right wing. But you can trust Buzzfeed (Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress), CNN (Trump Jr. had advance access to WikiLeaks), and Slate (Trump has a secret server to contact Russian banks) because those left wing publications value truth too much to get caught up in leftist hysteria.

            Here are some interesting tweets from a Wall Street Journal (gasp!) columnist.
            8)Meanwhile, the IG back in August referred this to DOJ as potential violation of campaign finance law, based on whistleblower complaint. Criminal Division evaluated and determined no violation: “All relevant components of the Department agreed with this legal conclusion.”
            9) Whistleblower? Look at this nugget, referenced in the OLC opinion. The IG’s review found “some indicia of an arguable political bias on the part of the Complainant in favor of a rival political candidate.”

            It’s amusing that, after your crusade for truth and justice, your final link is a “what if frogs had wings” hypothetical from a slightly right of center, never-Trumper Republican. I suppose you can file that right beside such devastating insights as, “If the electoral college didn’t exist, Hillary would be president.”

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            • Derek

              Whataboutism it is! And in a meme no doubt designed to ingratiate himself with the host due to yesterday’s apparent or perceived association with, at a minimum, the work product of “good people.”

              If you thought it would address extortionate attempts at using power to achieve a private personal gain, you lose!

              It won’t. Ever. So don’t talk to it. Ever.

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              • Derek

                Dammit!! Wrong reply button. It wasn’t for “it.”

                I’ll be more careful next time.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                Pointing out logical fallacies is a logical fallacy? I guess that’s one way to argue.

                Using one’s office (like say, Vice President) to achieve personal gain (like say, a cushy job for one’s son)? I don’t see anything wrong with it. Do you?

                By the way, I’ve noticed that you’re referring to me as “it.” While I think your attempt to hurt my feelings is adorable, I am obliged to point out that “it” is not my preferred pronoun. You are obligated to accommodate me at the risk of being guilty of grammar genocide.

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            • Ldawg

              Logical fallacy! Ad hominem! NB has the best words!

              You didn’t read the letters from the IG now did ya? NB left out key information, kinda changes the context amirite?
              “Further, although the IGIC’s preliminary review identified some indicia of an arguable political bias on the part of the Complainant in favor of a rival political candidate, such evidence did not change my interpretation that the complaint relating to the urgent concern appears credible, particularly given the other information the IGIC obtained during its preliminary review.”

              Hmmm, what other information?!?

              I didn’t know shit about the Washington Examiner until you mentioned it. It was created by a right-wing billionaire who tried to make it look like a real news organization while it was basically a front for spreading right wing talking points. It’s out of print and had less than 50,000 subscribers. You really know how to pick em NB!
              https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/washington-examiner/

              WSJ has an excellent news division with many REAL journalists. Fox even has a number of good journalists in its news division. Here is one:

              So ladies & gentlemen, the bottom line here is NB is promoting the right wing meme of the day regarding the whistleblower. The Big Smear. In this case his sources are fringe sites that are part of the right wing echo chamber, not real journalism. It’s a pattern.

              I leave you with one more for the road, when you lose Hannity…well:
              https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/09/madness-at-fox-news-as-trump-faces-impeachment-lachlan-murdoch

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                When called out on ad hominem, there’s nothing like doubling down. Hilarious! Just fallacy harder!

                Yes, as I stated, the examiner is right wing. It just hasn’t been busted selling falsehoods like the “credible” left wing sources you think should be trusted.

                So yes, the IG letter stated that a politically motivated accusation should go to Congress. And the DOJ said it was a nothing burger. And the transcript of the call has nothing.

                But you just keep on wishing and hoping. I’m sure BuzzFeed has a compelling listicle about how Trump not offering a quid pro quo is actually proof of quid pro quo. BTW, that’s a Latin phrase like ad hominem. I hope it doesn’t trip you up again.

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          • Derek

            Don’t talk to him. All he has is bullshit, no shame or circumspection or judgment.

            If you told him Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a domestic political rival, he’d say “no collusion” or offer a “whataboutism.”

            He’s useless.

            This is how mob bosses act:

            What is said isn’t what is important. What is very important is what’s left unsaid.

            We’re led by the boss of a crime family. Patriots are concerned.

            Traitors much less so. After all, they’ve been apologists for traitors since 1861. They are practiced at it.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Traitors everywhere!!!
              War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              As usual, Derek’s on point. It doesn’t matter what Trump says. It doesn’t matter what Trump does. Because Derek knows what Trump is THINKING! And we can trust Derek. He’s the smartest kid in middle school.

              What we really need to do right now is to come together as a nation and inpeach Trump for the things that we’re pretty sure he wants to do. Regardless of whether he’s actually done them or not.

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            • Ldawg

              When you got nothing shout Logical Fallacy! Ad hominem!

              I have a number of friends who are similar to NB. When Benghazi was all the rage in the echo chamber, rather than argue with men who have little to no experience in politics, I made bets with them. They were certain Hillary would be indicted. Honestly, I had no deep knowledge about the issue but it sounded like a con job. So I made fairly substantial bets that within a year Hillary would not be indicted (yes I gave them a year!). And that my friend is one way to deal with stubborn emotional ideologues. Make em put their money where the mouth is, they can’t resist.

              When I collected my winnings, I told them hey you should be mad at the Congressional Republicans who investigated Benghazi nine ways to Sunday but couldn’t come up with evidence of crimes. What a bunch of incompetent boobs!

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                That’s a great idea. Care to make wagers on impeachment? I can recall leftists, even on this board, gloating back in 2017 that Trump’s days were numbered. Smoking guns abounded. Mueller’s report would be the nail in the coffin. Yawn.

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                • Ldawg

                  “Care to make wagers on impeachment?”

                  Yes please, I bet the House votes to impeach Trump by next summer, maybe earlier. Name your terms.

                  Just so we’re clear, The House votes on the articles of impeachment, requiring a simple majority to pass them. Upon passage of the articles, an individual has been impeached. Agree?

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  15. doofusdawg

    Your side has continued to push the envelope of criminalizing political differences. Barr came out of retirement because he had seen enough. Things are not going to go well for the corrupt officials in your echo chamber.

    Not that you or any of your other acolytes will believe a word of it.

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    • Whom are you directing this comment at?

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      • doofusdawg

        Derek as usual. I just don’t understand how people can be so indoctrinated. It really is 1984 out there.

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        • Derek

          How do you support ignoring he law?

          Every senator voted to release the whistle blower report that was required by law to be turned over. Are all 53 gop senators in my echo chamber?

          Why support lawlessness?

          Why support inventing privileges that don’t exist?

          A private citizen can’t disclose what the president says to him? Since when?

          At some point you have to get your head out of your ass and see that you morons elected a careless mafioso boss who spends all day long trying to get away with shit via cover ups distractions and obstruction.

          Honest people are transparent. Public servants are supposed to be transparent and not hide from questions and behind lawyers .

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            It makes me long for the most transparent administration in history.

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          • doofusdawg

            Derek… I apologize for being too mean spirited. Forgive me if I think it’s a lack of critical thinking on your part and the fact that you get your news from the daily talking points of one particular party. Trump may be an ass but he is not a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States. But he is a clear and present danger to all the corruption which is slowly being uncovered. What in the hell are you going to do when Barr and Durham start releasing indictments of some of those heroes whom you so religiously adore. And how the media tries to spin it all will be so predictable… Barr bad. I look forward to that play pen and a real dialogue with you about wtf just happened. Have a great day and Go Dawgs!

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            • Derek

              When those felons catch up with the likes of Manafort, Gates, Cohen, Flynn, Papadopoulos., etc…. just let me know. Right now it’s a lot to 0.

              I personally don’t think criminality is the partisan issue that you do. I suppose if there were that quantum of felon associates of politician whose ass my head was stuck up, i might also be in denial.

              The heads of mafia families associate with fewer criminals than Mein Fürhgrabber.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                Exactly. Papadopoulos got nearly TWO WEEKS in jail! That’s the kind of evil we’re talking about!

                I mean, if destroying evidence under subpoena was illegal, Hillary would be in jail. If accepting campaign help from a foreign government was illegal, Bill Clinton would be in jail. Since they’re not, they obviously did nothing wrong.

                But the teflon don of D.C. will be brought down by … Facebook ads. Or … Ukrainians. Or … hell, we’ll think of something.

                Dummies.

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  16. Mick Jagger

    No mention of an Atlanta area Waffle House?

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  17. Thatguy

    It’s been gone a minute, but, I do miss the old Achim’s K-Bob downtown for gameday eats when I wasn’t packing a whole tailgate’s worth of chow. As for food nowdays, Cali N Tito’s is still amazing, and worth the wait, as is Kelly’s Jamaican Jerk, if you’re up in the 5 Points area.

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  18. South FL Dawg

    Oh how I wish Uber Eats or one of those could deliver some of that Athens food to me right now!

    Anyway Senator, there are 3 geographic areas where the food is awesome and unique. They are the South, New Orleans and Miami. I guess everyone knows New Orleans because of the Sugar Bowl but one of these days the Dawgs will be in the Orange Bowl and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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  19. Napoleon BonerFart

    The racists going after Trudeau make me sad.

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  20. Anonymous

    I agree with Bill Weld. Trump went about getting OPPO research in the most horrible and treasonous way. While on the phone with a foreign leader as basically said “hey, if you could send me some OPPO, I would appreciate it”. That level of coercion is exactly what they founders were talking about in Article 3 Section 3 of the Constitution.

    Conversely, the Democrats have shown us the truly patriotic and fair way of getting OPPO. What you do is pay a :Law Firm to pay an OPPO company to pay a foreign spy to compile OPPO. You then take that OPPO and feed it to the FBI and mislead a FISA court to get a warrant to spy, oops, I mean “covertly surveil” members of their election committee. You then have political operatives feed that surveiled information to the press.

    I give it about 80% probability that the whole non-event was orchestrated by Trump. They already had the video mocking everyone’s calls for impeachment released on Monday.

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    • Derek

      Extortion is hilarious!!

      What did the people who spoke to Steele have dangling in the balance?

      The capacity to fight off the Russians?

      The problem with you folks isn’t that you hold a different opinion it’s that you’re too stupid to know you’re stupid.

      Using your official position with the United States to further personal political gain is exactly the sort of corruption that impeachment is for.

      Dumb ass.

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      • Anonymous

        The problem is that you are too delusional to remember that I am neither a Republican nor a Trump fan. I write the posts for no other reason than to mock your inability to differentiate between reality and your imagination. You really do take mind-reading to a whole new level. I wonder if you will ever figure out that you don’t do anything except call people stupid after they point out that you believe things that are demonstrably false.

        If you remember, I have nothing against how the DNC got the Steele Dossier. My only complaint is then using it as the fraudulent basis for getting the FISA warrant on Carter Page.

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        • Derek

          The dnc got a fisa warrant? Really?

          Have you read the fisa warrant? Do you know it relied upon, or did it merely mention, the Steele dossier?

          And even if that’s all terrible, do you get charged with double murder and say “what about OJ? He got away with it, so should I! It’s not fair that I should be punished if someone else wasn’t!!”

          This is why you’re stupid. I’m not going to stop calling stupid stupid to be polite.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            Good points, Derek. When senior officials in the FBI talked of their insurance policy to deal with Trump’s election, and then lied to the court about the evidence in the warrant application, that’s just called patriotism. And intelligence. Because only dummies believe in due process and the peaceful transfer of power. Geniuses believe that Facebook ads determine the fate of the world!

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          • Anonymous

            The dnc got a fisa warrant? Really?

            Yes. Either the DNC (or someone who received the dossier from the DNC) gave the dossier to the the FBI or they open FISA warrants based on information given by foreign spies / people that receive “info” from foreign spies.

            The DOJ has admitted that the Steele Dossier was the sole piece of “evidence” presented for the warrant. From whom did they receive the Dossier?

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            • Derek

              That’s bullshit. You can come to any conclusion you want if you believe lies. Those are lies. There is NO truth to the idea that a fisa warrant was based SOLELY on the Steele dossier. You need to do better research and look at better sources. The Steele dossier was a part of the basis for the warrant and parts of the dossier have been verified. Some have not been. Some have been disproved.

              Do you think every time a drug dealer’s house is raided on a search warrant that the druggies and criminals who have provided that info are 100% accurate? No. There is no legal standard that requires such a degree of accuracy.

              Btw: is this a crime?

              No quid pro quo!!!!

              Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                Derek is so right about this. The FBI only lied to the FISA court about SOME of the things on the warrant application. And some of you idiots think the government shouldn’t lie about ANYTHING on a warrant application. Dummies!

                Just because Hillary pays a foreign spy to make stuff up about Trump doesn’t mean that stuff never happened. Maybe Trump does get peed on by Russian hookers. YOU CAN’T PROVE HE DOESN’T!!!11!

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              • Derek

                It’s like beetlejuice. You say it’s name 3 times and it appears. I’ll stick to two stupids in the future.

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