"I found it very interesting that Sen. Ramsey would not sign off on the bill to make the Probate judge and Magistrate judge non-partisan. Why do I find this interesting? Because he has friends/acquaintances that are running for those positions in the next election. Have they persuaded him not to sign off because they want to run on a Democratic ticket in November hoping they can ride to a victory on Obama's coat tail? The people running against both Judge Horne and Judge Brown are members of the NewRock Legal Society of which Sen. Ramsey appears to be affiliated. The people of Rockdale County deserve to know why Sen. Ramsey would not sign off on this when all other representatives of Rockdale did and urged him to do so. Why won't Sen. Ramsey answer the questions about this issue? Inquiring minds want and deserve to know. I think I have my answer."
"I work where there are random drug testing on employees. I know some that work for Rockdale County that would lose their jobs if tested for the right things. You would be surprised how many employees are addicted to painkillers. This does not show up on a regular drug test. If it does they show they have a prescription from a doctor. What you do not know is how many doctors are writing Rxs (perscriptions) and how many they are taking. I know one that handles county funds and does this and is letting the insurance pay for most of them and the others are not being run through the insurance. You should have a clause in their employee files that if given a drug test and they fail, then they also pay for the test."
"I did not say all apartment dwellers are lowlifes. I said almost all lowlifes are apartment dwellers or renters. Get it? It is like almost all thugs want a pitbull. But not all pitbull owners are thugs. You can look around most apartment complexes in the county and see what I am talking about. Just pull up the city of Conyers crime map and you will see where the most crime occurs. It makes sense doesn't it? People who own their house and hope to one day sell it for a profit want the town to be nice so they take care of it. People on a six-month lease or illegally sub-letting from their cousin, do not know or care that acting stupid hurts the town."
"I had a student ask me why we can't wear hats in the building. I remember asking my dad the same question and got the answer, 'Because it's rude.' So I asked the next obvious question, 'Why is it rude?' and never got a good answer. I think it is because, traditionally, rude folks or criminals want to hide their face and law-abiding citizens don't. I think back to the gangster movies about prohibition and those guys wore hats inside, pulled low to look sinister and hide who they were. Same thing now with ball caps and hoodies. It is really a criminal fashion. Also, some teenage boys enjoy the power of being scary. A hoodie pulled low looks criminal and is scary to some folks. So my dad was right, it's rude."
"I have one thing to tell our school board and county office. You need to expel some students. Period. If you want us to support you, you will identify the top behavior problems in our high schools and middle schools and expel them. Show us that you care about the good kids. Expel the top 20 behavior issues from each school and expel them in a quick and efficient fashion so that the parents can say nothing. Get this county on the news for the extreme number of expulsions. Let the whole Metro area know that we are not putting up with foolishness. Get the word out that we expel kids if they start acting wrong. If you do this you will get my vote and you will see scores rise. If I am wrong, someone please post a response. I do not see any problem with this logic. If the system lawyer says it can't be done, then cut him loose. He is worthless and is part of the problem. Find a bulldog lawyer that is passionate and innovative enough to make it happen and dedicated to keeping the schools safe and conducive to learning. Enough foolishness!"
"There will always be freeloaders. But it is time that we quit being so 'freeloader friendly.' It does not need to be easy to get government benefits. It needs to be difficult to live in government housing and receive benefit checks. There needs to be drug testing, police record checks, interviews, and all kind of other crap to get done before you get money or assistance from our government. People need to look to the government as a last resort, not a first option!"
"Oden winning an award? Partly for his work in the community? Wonder if sneaking an eviction letter under the door of the Clothes Closet will be considered as one of his achievements for this community? Will that letter be framed next to his portrait?"
"Am I the only one that is offended by the 'sales banner' that drops down while trying to read the obituary of loved ones? Please Newton and Rockdale Citizen, remove the banners from the obituary link."
"Could someone at the newspaper please ask all of the candidates for the county Board of Commissioners what they think about Ruth Wilson keeping the fees for passports. I would like to know the opinions and proposed actions of all the challengers and especially the incumbents. They need to remember that some of us are working for a living and are very concerned where our tax money is being spent and what is being done with money coming in for citations and fees."
"The principal at Conyers Middle School won't have to play any 'games' this year to run off her teachers. More than enough teachers are planning to leave on their own accord ... Heck, one assistant principal couldn't even finish out the last two months of the school year working with her."
"Rockdale Citizen I know you make money selling ads but please ... enough with the drop down ads!"
"RCPS has conducted three climate surveys this school year and has had the entire faculty and staff interviewed by an outside agency this week at Conyers Middle School. What is going on at this school (besides the drug bust several months ago), why hasn't it been reported, and how much taxpayer money is RCPS spending to conduct their investigation? Faculty, staff, parents, students, and the community at large have a right to know."