"I want to thank the Supreme Court justices today for making it abundantly clear that this country is no longer worth being a part of. Their judgement handed down stating the individual mandate was constitutional proves that all branches of what our founders had envisioned has come to an end. Therefore, steps must now be taken to rally around those willing to take our piece of the country back and forge anew a Constitution that keeps sacred our liberties and freedoms that can never be put asunder. I call on those willing to form these alliances to begin now making your voices heard and your actions known. Our country was founded on our Judeo-Christian principles and our new America must be fortified as such to the roof top and not just the cornerstone. We will not become subjects of the rising Communist order known as progressivism or liberalism. The time for talk has ended and actions must be initiated forthwith. Governor Deal -- recall our elected officials from Washington D.C. Their place is now home with the rest of us."
"Our Supreme Court just signed the death warrant for millions of people in America. Compare our statistics to other countries with the Obamacare-style health care system. Percentage of men and women who survive cancer for 5 years US - 65 percent under our present health care system, England 46 percent, Canada 42 percent. Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months US 90 percent under our present health care system, England 15 percent, Canada 43 percent. As for "throwing Grandma under the bus" under our present health care system 90 percent of seniors needing hip replacement received it within 6 months, England 15 percent, Canada 43 percent. Percentage of seniors (65-plus) with low income who say they are in "excellent health" US 12 percent under our current health care system, England 2 percent, Canada 6 percent. With Obamacare we can expect our percentages to drop to the low percentages of England and Canada. Just ask the Canadians why so many of them come to the US to get health care."
"People of Rockdale wake up! If the untie Rockdale 1 cent sales tax passes, then Rockdale County loses all local control over what happens in this county! Not to mention this is another tax that you are voting for! Do we not already pay enough taxes? Why would you voluntarily vote yourself another one? When we lose all local control then MARTA will be first to come in. The chamber claims that that is not true but we've heard that song before. Please everyone, Vote NO and tell the politicians that they have enough of our money."
"Regarding the fire chief resignation. Someone on the comment section wanted him to wait until November so we could vote him a new boss in. The problem with that is our school system. My guess is that the former chief had school-age kids and didn't want his kids in RCPS. Everyone knows that the best time to move for families is in the summer so you don't screw up the kid's grades. That doesn't stop many parents in Rockdale though. We seem to have a lot of transfers during the year. Bottom line? A great, safe school system may have kept him here. If the school board doesn't like this comment, they can just hire someone from NewRock Legal Society to sue me."
"This is in response to Zo. Yeah I get benefits from taxes but you can have all of those except roads, fire, police, military and basic government. I don't want any free junk and I don't want my kids growing up depending on free junk. Keep the bailouts and welfare. Do the fair tax or flat tax at 10 percent and quit wasting all this money."
"I have asked many times in this poll for the Citizen to report on court decisions regarding criminals. We know the police are making arrests but as voters, we do not know how good the judges are doing at sentencing. You run stories all the time about crimes committed here and we appreciate it, but it would be nice to have news about judges and sentencing so we can be informed when we vote. Thank you. Maybe a weekly section of crimes and punishment. That would be real good."
"Dear Rockdale Citizen newspaper: Many articles that I read from this paper are light on details. It seems like your reporters are just parroting what PR people give them. Please ask more questions of our officials and put their quotes in response. Take this chief of staff story from this past week as an example. I am not familiar with the ramifications of this. Is it better to have the chief of staff reporting to all three under normal circumstances or is Oden utilizing him in a way that makes this rule necessary? I really wish the reporters of this paper would spell things out. I am not all that great at reading between the lines. Ask Mrs Van Ness why she initiated this. What are the dangers of having the chief of staff report only to Oden? Have there been any circumstances where the chief of staff's existing reporting chain hurt the board's ability to make decisions? Get us something better than the tip of the iceberg on these stories. Please shed more light on issues like this so we don't have to jump to so many conclusions. Isn't it the job of the editor to read each story as if they are a common citizen who doesn't know the inside scoop. Please try to improve on this before the upcoming election."
"For those who think a victory was won, with the passing of the 'OBAMACARE,' hope you're feeling as happy when the tax goes into effect. Don't kid yourselves, this will be a tax, with 20 more new taxes added. We are well on our way to become a socialist country ... This also adds to the reasons I have, to vote against the T-SPLOST, I'm tired of paying more taxes to support more entitlements."
"An open letter to candidates in Rockdale County: As candidates in Rockdale County you are -- or should be -- aware of our county sign ordinance. When your campaign signs are posted on public property and county rights of way in violation of these ordinances, you are telling voters that you are not a team player and that you consider yourself above the laws of this county. I have received your message loud and clear and so have eliminated you as candidates who are worthy of my vote. I prefer to have elected officials who work in support of our county not people who believe the laws exist for people other than themselves. Your actions -- and sign placement -- speak louder than your words and I, for one, am paying attention."
"I don't trust either political party much. But I have to say I trust the Democrats least because they want more and more of my money and wont quit taking. They are making very little effort stop welfare fraud and seem to think it is OK to use tax money to advertise welfare opportunities on the radio. They are out of control."
"To parents of high school athletes: The following is a short list of things to do if you want to discourage your child's coach. 1) Refuse to pay dues. This will force the coaches and other parents to try to figure out how to pay for your child's sport. 2) Never volunteer to help with fundraisers or logistical issues. This will make the coaches have to spend time on mundane tasks and will take them away from the thing that they love to do. 3) Never go to booster club meetings. This will keep the coaches discouraged and feeling alone. 4) Stay away from all games. This might make your child feel confident and loved and may improve their attitude. Definitely don't do that. 5) Pick your child up late after practices or games so your coach has to wait with them. This will cut into their personal life. It's very effective. 5) Never thank your coach for the time he/she spends helping your child succeed in school and on the field. This would only encourage him/her. That's about it. Oh yeah, try to send angry emails to your coach about issues when you only know your child's side of the story and copy the school superintendent. Accuse the coach of things without any valid proof and cause a big investigation for no reason. That's the kicker. That will definitely run off the good coaches in our county. I hope this helps."
"I do not support MARTA in Rockdale nor the T-SPLOST vote coming up. The local county and municipalities can change their list of projects (if they have one) without notice. In this current climate of smoke and mirrors politics, I simply do not trust our politicians. They have not cut spending where I want them cut. Entitlements. When they deeply cut and regulate entitlements, I will then trust them with a little more money."
"Just wanted to shed some light on our so-called technological geniuses in the automotive industry. The Toyota Prius has finally stretched it's mpg to 46 on the highway and 53 in town but it needs a $10,000 battery to do it. The battery has an estimated life of 10 years. This is the best of the best folks. Did I mention that in 1979 the VW rabbit diesel got 57 on the highway. That was over 30 years ago. Somebody needs to develop something better than this. Everyone thinks that the Prius and Volt are so eco-friendly. They get less than that old rabbit plus you have the issue with replacing huge expensive batteries. I wish the Rockdale Magnet school and RCA would start getting kids interested in improving this roadblock to our economy."
"T-SPLOST ....VOTE NO! Rockdale citizens: Check the Rockdale Projects on the T-Splost List and see if any one of the four projects will help speed you to work or back home. PROJECTS: 1. TIA-ro-008 Flat Shoals Rd From SR 162 to Old Salem ... Nice , But will not speed you to Work. No traffic problem exist here. 2. TIA-ro-003 New overpass of I 20 ... Not Nice! This only benefits a few Property owners of Walmart and Home Depot. We already built a bridge under SR 138 that's not used for these rich owners. Another bridge to nowhere. 3. TIA-ro-001 Sigman Road to Dogwood Connector ... The best of List, But no real traffic back-up here and will speed you up to work. 4. TIA-dk-030 Hayden Quarry Road ... What a project! No traffic here! This project can only (have) Rockdale people spend their money at Stonecrest Mall in DeKalb County. Bad for Rockdale tax base. Vote No!"
"The dude that complained about the paving road on Stanton Road and Ebenezer Road, sure got that right. The paving company oughta give everybody that uses that road a free kidney belt. Also the guys that puts up the signs that gives you $250 for junk cars, everybody in the world oughta give him a call and tie up his lines and tell him to quit putting his illegal signs up on the telephone polls and traffic signs throughout the city."