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"Drunk drivers cause many deaths every year. Should we outlaw cars? Some people think we should make guns illegal because criminals use them. If robbers start using hammers and bashing cashiers over the head, would we make hammers illegal?"
"OK, so I go into (a store) on West Avenue, I made a $1 purchase. I was the only one at the register, cashier is yakking on her cell phone. I pull out a dollar and seven cents put down on counter ... start to walk out, she says excuse me sir, I have to ring that up ... I say to her ... Well, I certainly did not want to interrupt your important conversation, what is wrong with people?"
"Thank you for the clarification that Cherokee Run Golf Course is being run by the city of Conyers. I guess it can be said that the city of Conyers bailed out the golf course with taxpayer monies. This means they will do anything to save face with the course, anything, all at the taxpayer expense. It is interesting that many people of Rockdale County will whine and complain about bailouts up north, but when it comes to their own back yard they say nothing. It is obvious that the city of Conyers is pumping loads of taxpayer monies into a golf course, state of the art greens, updated club house, and who knows what else. Could some of our taxpayer monies be paying for portions of green fees for players, thus being able to say they are the lowest game in town, all the while we as taxpayers foot the bill? All of this would be worth an investigation to show exactly how our monies are being spent on a course that is now a city-supported venture, i.e. tax breaks, etc. Can somebody just ask the question, 'Why is the city running a golf course?' All you golfers, if you are from Rockdale County, realize that you are playing the game just like our neighbors up north, so go ahead and enjoy your game at taxpayer expense. Why not, it's obvious, you paid for it anyway. The real question should be asked what other things in the city are going by the wayside at the expense of a golf course?"
"Saving people from themselves is not the role of government, but this has been at the core of what liberal Democrats and some Republicans in Washington have done for at least the past 80 years. The results are plain to see, with us now poised to plunge over the financial cliff. The taxpayers are the victims of this and now those who have caused this mess are again looking at us as the chumps who must pay for it."
"Thanks to the illiterates, welfare cases and mindless liberals, the mistake in D.C. will be repeated. No telling what our country may look like after this next four-year sentence."
"On Wednesday, the transfer station was 'closed' because of 'wires down.' This is completely unacceptable! It takes no power whatsoever to throw bags into a bin. If they absolutely need the power, then that's what generators are for."
"I am looking forward to celebrating my team's National Championship on the 7th of January being a true Alabama fan. It saddens me to see so many poor losers here in the county and of the so-called Nation. In my opinion even the Georgia coach is a little on the eating crow side. The other day he so much tried to evade the question on why his team continued to not hold up when the big game comes to town being visibly upset. What really gets me is the crying attitude the team and coaches, fans and the college take when they feel that they have been some how shorted, when they feel they can only make a few million in the bowl they were given to play in than the one they thought they somehow deserved. Get over your loss and spilled milk and sit down and wait and see what GT will do to you next year... Go Alabama ..."----
"Seriously whatever your views ... Republican or Democrat, I think what we can all agree on, what makes this country strong, is the two-party system -- a party on Friday night and another on Saturday, except for the Georgia fans lately they are not partying at all .... Go Alabama ... And you need to party now for the next four years. It is only going to get worse with this administration ... in my opinion ..."