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Sept. 16 Rockdale Citizen Poll

The Citizen Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest. The Citizen publishes as many comments as space allows. Comments, which may be edited for space or content, are published anonymously on Sunday. To submit a comment, call 770-483-7108, ext. 402, email poll@rockdalecitizen.com or complete the online form.


"The best part of the Citizen online is the comments. Elmo is my favorite! I wish Elmo would run for local office. Meanwhile, maybe the Citizen will give him a guest column."


"This is in response to the comment about RCHS's school newspaper, or lack thereof. I graduated from RCHS in 2003 and I was a member of the school newspaper staff for all four years. The teacher at the time was Mrs. Toebbe, and her no longer being there probably has a lot to do with why the school does not have a newspaper. My fondest memories were being a part of that group. We sold advertisement, wrote stories, interviewed students, and learned how to edit a newspaper. I now work for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and I owe that to Mrs. Toebbe and the school newspaper for giving me the experience I needed and helping me get to where I am today. Shame on RCHS for taking this away from students and robbing them of the job experience and school spirit I received during my four years there."


"The people. It's rather obvious: Planet Democrat is inhabited by people of different colors; Planet Republican is monochromatic. This stark contrast has long existed and is not a surprise. Yet shifting from Tampa to Charlotte is not unlike the moment in The Wizard of Oz when black-and-white gives way to the full spectrum. In Tampa, it seemed there were more black and Latino Americans on the stage than among the audience of thousands of white people. Tampa was an antiseptic affair. The arena was in a security area that resembled a Green Zone. Delegates were bused in, then bused out. With scant interaction between the convention and the rest of the world, no sense of community was created. It was as if the GOP delegates were suburbanites -- or exurbanites -- commuting to and from their place of business, zipping past the locals and their neighborhoods. In Charlotte, the delegates and others have flooded the downtown area, walking from one event to another, interacting with one another, the residents of the city who have flocked to the city's center, and even the street-corner anti-abortion protesters."


"Thank goodness the Honey Boo Boo family is not from Rockdale County."


"To all of those who are against abortion and/or gay marriage, let me just say this: Just because the law and government says it's all right, doesn't mean God is going to let them into heaven. So, when you lay your head down on the pillow each night ... you can still sleep soundly, knowing that God is up there with a goal line defense we've never seen before."


"Is there any rhyme or reason to how the Board of Education chooses a school to be renovated or an addition added? People, citizens and teachers would not have to use the phone poll to ask questions if the board would inform people to what is going on within the county. Teachers would not have to use the phone poll to vent if they had any type of communication with the school system. There is none. They do as they choose. JH House terribly needs some remodeling. Their office is not big enough to turn around in. The parking there is just a mess. The cafeteria is so outdated and small. Shoal Creek is a relatively new school and should be last on the list. CJ Hicks has been rebuilt and PSE has been redone since several of the other schools. How about looking at JH House for a change."


"Tongues are nasty. Keep them in your mouth. When you are eating something, do not stick your tongue out when you take a bite. It looks terrible. Also, don't lick your lips all the time. And if you ever kiss someone in front of others, No tongue! Licking an ice cream cone trying to be sexy? No. Not sexy ... Nasty. Also, if you smoke, please figure out a way to exhale that does not look ridiculous. Out the side of your mouth is stupid-looking and definitely french inhaling makes you look like a corpse."


"Just saw the news about radical Muslims attacking a U.S. embassy over some movie. Those people in the Middle East are basically cave men. We have to do something about them controlling our oil. We need to drill here in America and we need a strong technology push for viable options to the gasoline engine. We have to do it now. Those nut cases will destroy the world if they get enough money to buy nukes."----

"Can both local papers contact teachers who complain that discipline referrals disappear at this school and are handled differently based on who the student is or what they look like?"


"Dear RCPS, If you want the public and teachers to stop complaining in the paper, you have two choices. 1) change their mind with facts on how they are wrong about the school system. Real evidence of happy students being successful. Not just scores. Show proof that your school system is awesome. I'll go to choice 2 because number 1 is not going to happen. 2) Institute radical improvement in your school system. Take a hard line on discipline and show angry parents to the door when they attack the school in defense of their disrespectful, rule-breaking children. Support your teachers and quit questioning every thing they do. I promise, the minute they see you getting in the trenches and solving problems for them, the good people in this county will back you. Take a stand. Get in the schools and make them better. That's how you keep the bad press away. If we saw you guys giving it everything you got, we would back you. Re-watch 'Lean on Me' with Morgan Freeman. This system needs a 'New Sheriff in town' type of leader. This whole school board knows that children are getting away with too much and running the good families out of town in search for better schools. It's time to stand up and do something."


"I would like for this to be printed in the Rockdale Citizen Poll concerning the codes for Rockdale County on the south end, particularly on Highway 20. We have junk cars in yards, cruddy carports and the house that has already written in about. It seems like nothing has been done about a lot of the old cars sitting in yards and old buildings. Could we please have a copy printed in the Citizen about the codes?"

Comments

Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

A good alternative to the gasoline engine is public transit. If people aren't using cars, then they aren't going to need gasoline, and we'll watch Middle Eastern control just slip away.

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

Uh-oh...here we go again.

Just how many busses and trains do you think it would take to accommodate just the drivers in just the Atlanta metro? Hint: there are not enough. And. Trains and busses use fuel too, unless Solyndra has invented a "solar train". Saudi Arabia doesn't care what we use the oil for, so long as we continue to buy it from them.

A quicker solution to the middle eastern hold is to start drilling our own oil. The day we just ANNOUNCE that we're drilling, gas prices will come down, way down.

And Clark, (is that "Clark W. Grisswold"?), if "mass transit" is the utopian answer to all of our transportation ills, then why we're you so eager to widen and improve the roads under T-SPLOST?

It must be a lot of fun living in Fantasyland.

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

MARTA's rail system is electric, of which most of our electricity comes from domestic coal, domestic hydroelectric, and domestic natural gas, and the buses run off of natural gas of which the United States is the second largest produce in the world, only slightly behind Russia.

Do you really think the environmentalists will just let us drill drill drill for oil? They'll tie the government up in multiple billion dollar lawsuits for years. Talk about a waste of money that ultimately produces no useful result.

The T-SPLOST was 52% transit, and even so, roads form part of a balanced transit system. People in the suburbs can drive to transit stations, where they board rail and roads need to be improved for local commutes for a well integrated transit system to work. I've never advocated for local bus service in Rockdale or the outer suburbs, it just doesn't make sense. But slashing thousands of people's daily drives from 30 miles to 5 or less via park and ride rail or BRT will significantly drop our reliance on foreign oil (yes, Canada is foreign).

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

Oh, excuse me...I thought "natural" gas also came from the ground...drilled ground.

I guess you haven't heard that your buddy, Obama, is shutting down coal mines and coal-fired powered power plants as fast as he can, stating that under his plan "the cost of electric power will significantly increase".

But, never mind, I'm probably going over your head.

I see you noted that we'll still need the roads, to get to the transit stations, which means cars, which means gas and oil. I'm sure MARTA won't provide door-to-door service. You know, all that asphalt is a petroleum product too.

I saw two of your rabid "environmentalists" on the news, handcuffing themselves to a bulldozer to "stop" the Keystone pipeline...the workers just laughed at them, cranked up another bulldozer, and went back to work, leaving them to bake in the hot, texas sun. The tree-huggers just gave up and went home.

Your mass transit folly is going to help the situation like wee-weeing in the Mississippi river will cause a rise in the water level. The world runs on oil, whether you like it, or not.

You didn't have to bring up T-SPLOST, your rantings and support for it have forever branded you "Mr. T-SPLOST" on this board. Just because you champion all of your purported benefits of it, doesn't hide the fact that you didn't use the acronym.

You remind me of all the other liberals with a "cause"...just because you don't like oil, or cars, you think the rest of us should join your parade. For cryin' out loud, if you're so crazy about mass transit, then buy a house next door to a MARTA station, and find a job next to one, you'll be happy, we'll be happy with our cars...that's about as close to "transportation Utopia" as you're going to get.

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

So what is the world going to do when we run out of oil in 100-200 years? Coal and Natural gas aren't infinite either, but their supply problems won't rear their ugly heads for a few more years yet. Nuclear fission is an even longer-term solution. The Keystone pipeline was also opposed by groups with significantly deeper pockets, and the good sense to fight their battles in court rather than with some jokers with handcuffs. Incidentally, your anti-T-SPLOST buddies, the Sierra Club, have filed their own lawsuit against the pipeline.

A 5 mile twice a day commute is exactly the situation that even existing all-electric vehicles are suitable for. The Chevy Volt has an all-electric range of 35 miles, plenty for people to reach the rail stations in the suburbs near where they live.

You remind me of all the other conservatives, just because the government isn't handing all control to the corporations and ending any kind of "welfare" you think the rest of us should join your parade. If you're so crazy about no taxes and no services, then buy a house in another country with less taxation and find a job under one of those corporations. You'll be happy, we'll be happy with our transit...that's about as close to "tax-free haven" as you're going to get.

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Sundance 1 year, 7 months ago

Good Idea Clark. Public transit has been around forever so it isnt working. Set that dead horse to the side and quit beating it. What next?

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LoveIt 1 year, 7 months ago

"Public transit has been around forever so it isn't working."??? Food has been around forever... it works too. You don't even think straight. Because something stands the test of time does show it has value for at least some people in the marketplace. Engage your brain before you tickle the keys. Please. Public transportation IS needed in Rockdale. It has been important at different phases of my life. I rode it to college classes, used it for commuting to work in different cities, and now as I am getting older, I am thinking about moving to a place that has it so I will be able to get to doctors, library, theatre, etc. without having to drive. Your needs alone do not determine what the rest of us need as a community.

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

And YOUR needs alone do not determine what the rest of US need as a community.

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Innocent_Bystander 1 year, 7 months ago

I think some of the problems of mass transit comes from the financials that continue to plague the examples that everyone here can point towards...which would be MARTA. A lot of good ideas that got too involved with a less than stellar record by an ever-changing board of directors.

I would agree to better heads thinking about the future and having an incorrptible oversight board NOT of elected appointees. I would also agree to the State going to the Feds to take partial possession of all the existing railroad right of ways...even existing tracks. Just think, we could have trains up and running in a few years without the expenses of haggling over fair value for every property that would need to be acquired by condemnation. Plus...there are NO ELECTEDS involved that would have acquired title to properties that fall into the knowledge from sitting on these boards for the short time of being in office. Coordinating freight v. people moving would be exponentially less complicated than starting from scratch to design, build, acquire properties, re-design existing road and infrastructure right of ways...etc.etc.

An electric 3rd rail...or the old style of "overhead" to power up the engines for the clean application...although diesel is still as viable for passenger engines as they are for freight.

Why hasn't anyone put this one on the table before? Like many BIG projects for the general public...a mass transit extension in the old fashion is just a "cash cow" for some and at the expense of others.

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Sundance 1 year, 7 months ago

Hey Loveit. I did not mean that Marta doesn't function for anything. It was in the vein of the comment above that stated we need to decrease our dependence on oil from the middle east through technology and replacing the gas engine. So I will stick by my statement. Marta is not working and has not significantly reduced in oil consumption. So please, engage YOUR brain.

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

Here's an idea, let's let the taxpayers vote on it!

Oh, we did that already, didn't we, and it lost, big time.

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Frustrated 1 year, 7 months ago

Clark youre starting to sound like a broken record, if you remember vinyl records. Its the same song over and over. TSPLOST was defeated give it a rest. Youre starting to sound like Zo

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

Elmo brought up T-SPLOST, not me. Its defeat heavily delayed transit expansion but didn't stop it. It's still an option, and one we have to push for.

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

"Waaaaaa waaaaa...Elmo did it, Elmo did it, not me, not me."

Yep, I said the word, T-SPLOST, out loud, too, while you were trying to play a bizarre game of JEOPARDY, giving us just the definition of ot - and the side effects - without actually having the nerve to say it.

I'll say one thing for you Clark, you've got the libs' play book down to a tee.

We do have public transportation in Rockdale already, they're called "taxis", and they'll pick you up at your front door! They'll take you to the mall, to the doctor, or to the grocery store, they'll even take you to the MARTA station. Maybe you should lobby for them to buy Chevy Volts, and then they won't even need gasoline.

Most people moved here to get out of the trappings of the big city, but you lefties seem intent on making us "Atlanta, Jr.". You can always move back into the city, into a 3rd floor walk-up, right next to the subway tracks.

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Sundance 1 year, 7 months ago

The person making the comment above talking about Heaven and certain people not going there needs to be careful. No sins are greater than others. We all have sin in our lives. Just because you have never had an abortion does not mean you are going to heaven. And there will be people in heaven that have had abortion. Your comment has a very judgmental tone and does not seem to be written in the spirit of faith, hope, and love. The greatest of these is love. The scriptures also state that we should not rejoice when someone falls or stumbles. Your comment just sounds like you are happy that some people will not be going to heaven. You can say whatever you want but if you do not have love it will sound like a clanging cymbal.

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AWOL 1 year, 7 months ago

I have been seeing a certain panhandler pretty regularly at the West Ave McDonalds. All of you people who want MARTA here need to understand that those kind of folks drop property value. And make no mistake, Marta will bring them here. A good family transferring to the Atl area will see that and keep on riding to a community that will be safe for their kids. Making my house worth less. So no Clark. No marta for me. Just look at Lithonia.

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

What kind of folks? I've ridden MARTA dozens of times in the past year, and seen panhandlers less than I've seen them in Conyers. A single MARTA rail station at Sigman road won't bring anyone else out here directly, but will attract the hard working people who help to drive the criminal element out. Same old argument? Yes. But until you transit detractors come up with something other than YOUR same old argument, there can't be any change in mine, unless you'd rather me to start making up stuff and flat lying...

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

"it's not that liberals aren't smart, it's just that they know so much that isn't true." - Ronald Reagan

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

Got that right. We know what isn't true so we can punch nice and clean holes through all the stuff people like you spit out so we can make truly informed decisions.

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

Informed decisions? Like you wanting to spend the taxpayers money so that life will be more convenient for you?

You're confusing your liberal brainwashing with "being informed".

You're beloved T-SPLOST is nothing more than a lefty power/money grab. An elaborate scheme designed to con taxpayers to raise their own taxes.

The difference between you and me is, I sign the FRONT of my checks.

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

Ok fine, let's stop funding all roads, all education, all police, all fire services and everything else taxpayer funded so we can stop making life more convenient for everybody since that's obviously not the function of the government.

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

We had all those services, and more, before the government started squandering our taxes on entitlements, bailouts, and redistribution. Before SPLOST, or T-SPLOST were ever heard of. Local governments greed wants more and more, so they come up with a sly version of a charity drive, and try to sell it to us with non-existent benefits.

T-SPLOST is community bake sale, raising money for necessities because our money-drunk lefties blew the rent money to buy votes with handouts and food stamps. Because they have decided that socialism - which has never worked -was the way to go. Millions are out of work because of it, and paying no taxes, but drawing unemployment off the few that still have jobs.

You want us to fund your favorite things, and then you get childishly incensed when we refuse. If you would get just as passionate about insisting that government stop the waste and fraud, there would be no time, or need, for these silly self-taxation games to take of infrastructure the government is supposed to take care of anyway.

The basic duties of government are infrastructure and security. You would have a better chance with so sort of SPLOST to help people in need, really in need, than using it to do the government's job for them.

But again, as in most democrat administrations, the tail is wagging the dog.

Tell me...just for fun...did you clench your fists and indignently stomp one foot when you said, "fine!" in your last post?

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

What evidence do you have of government waste, or are you just mouthing off again repeating "what that guy heard from that guy he knows?" Even so, we can't just shut things down until we achieve some arbitrary definition of "no waste." The people aren't going to wait, and traffic congestion isn't going to wait either. You want us to work for decades, not advancing anything, waiting around until some new magical waste-free form of government springs into existence just so you can feel better about yourself for not "contributing to the waste" with your taxes. It just doesn't work, and society can only suffer for it.

The unemployment crisis began under Bush and a Conservative-controlled Congress who thought that the private-sector was the end-all be-all of everything and the government was just there to control "the common folk."

"The basic duties of government are infrastructure and security."

"...using it to do the government's job for them." You contradict yourself in those two lines. First you say the government is there for the infrastructure, then you say it's not the government's job to handle the infrastructure. Well which is it? The T-SPLOST was the government doing its job, and instead it got turned into a circus by people like you who just want to make a quick buck by standing on the shoulders of the people who can't afford to be served on silver platters.

It's in the Republican administrations that the tail has been wagging the dog. The Republican politicians constantly push for removal of ALL restrictions on business and consider people who don't have paid drivers, and private jets to just be lazy and not worth helping. Government is supposed to regulate business for the betterment of society as a whole, not for the success of the business at the expense of the society.

No, I didn't clench my fists. See, unlike you, my arguments are simple transpositions of truth and logical conclusions. I don't have to work and scratch and poke around trying to figure out lies to be told.

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

I get a big kick out of your hissy fits Clark, a daily source of entertainment.

Insofar as you obviously have a computer, you might try Googling "government waste", it's all there, some of it I so simple even. Liberal mind can comprehend it.

But, I see you've run out of arguments with advent of coming back with that time-worn "it's Bush"s fault" crap. With libs, it's either that, or the race card when you are out of arguments.

But you should feel honored, I don't usually waste this much time and energy arguing with liberals, but it did take a while to draw you out to the logical, liberal, conclusion..."it's Bush's fault.".

I'm going to leave you alone now, give you time to sulk and re-read your daily talking points memo from the DNC. Maybe I'll see you later, on another thread, when you emerge once again from your parent's basement, all re-charged and ready to wallow in the throngs of MARTA ecstasy.

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

Hissy fits? Guess you're not responding to me then, but I'll respond to you anyways.

The only one out of arguments is you. I've never said "it was Bush's fault." I did however say it was the Republican Congress's fault, and it was done at a time when Bush held the office of President. If your only argument is to say that I'm out of arguments, then it is in fact you that are out of arguments since you can't actually refute what I've said. Even so, you have boiled down to the same type of argument with the "It's Obama's fault" lines. And it was you that began that line by claiming that it was the Democratic administrations that were the "tail wagging the dog."

Ok, I'll see you then too. Have fun reading your own daily talking points memo from the RNC...oh wait, all it says is "blame Obama" well anyways, have fun with that. I'll be whizzing past bumper to bumper traffic on a train going 70 miles per hour.

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Southside 1 year, 7 months ago

While you have your paid MARTA driver taking you to work do you feel like a Republican?

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

I always feel like a Republican, and proud of it. I'm retired, but I drove myself back and forth to work in Atlanta for 30 years. I bought my own cars, gas, tires, oil, from my own money.

I never took government money, but it took plenty from me.

Now, other than DNC manufactured class envy, what's your point?

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

The Georgia gas tax would have had you spending about 15 cents to go into and out of Atlanta. Using historical costs and factoring in inflation and average gas mileage, it would require over two hundred thousand roundtrips over that 20 miles of highway every day, to make back the estimated 10 million dollar cost of building it. Just that one segment, and not including ongoing maintenance. You "took" hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars of road access from the government during your time working in Atlanta.

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

In the first place, whineyboy, I was replying to "Southside", not you.

"road access"? What planet are you from? Is this one of those Obama-you-didn't-build-that things?

We all pay taxes, collectively, to use the roads, but it would take a zero-sum-gain liberal, like yourself, to break it down per person.

In some of your posts there is almost a slight glimmer of understanding how America works, but the, like flatulence on a screen porch, it just disappears, without a trace.

Get a clue, Clarkie, history goes back a lot further than your date of birth. American roads have been around since horse and buggy days. But then, here comes you - billy goat gruff - wanting a toll for the rest of us using them.

"Road access fees"? We've come full-circle back to MARTA and T-SPLOST, and your novice sales pitch of why using roads and cars is somehow "bad". Blessed are those who think in circles, for they shall be known as 'wheels'.

"Road access fees"? So we stand and say "Seig Heil" on the entrance ramps, or what? Or maybe we should just give a big "THANK YOU" to the big government libs for allowing us to use 'their' roads.

"Road access fees"? Do you expect to garner any credibility with mature, adult, taxpayers with such gibberish? But, there probably weren't any questions about all this on the GED when you took it, huh?

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

So who pays for the roads then? Isn't that how you want this country to work? You pay for the service, the service is provided? No free handouts? Well then why don't you pay your fair share for using the road then. Until you're prepared to do that, don't get all up on your high horse about not taking handouts, because that's exactly what driving on a public road under current and past funding provisions is!

Roads aren't inherently bad, but when we have the ability to fund improvements for a better, more efficient system of moving large amounts of people around, we should seize the opportunity. The first roads were either built with public funds for the public good, or private funds then tolled. You need to learn your history more than I do. Ever hear of the turnpike? The horse and buggy was fine for years then here comes the cars - billy goat gruff. Then here came the planes -billy goat gruff- a heavily taxpayer subsidized system. The airlines are heavily subsidized by the taxpayers, so why aren't you up in arms about our tax money going to some special interest groups there?

How'd you prefer I stated it then? "Per-person road maintenance and funding costs?" "Highway traveling fines?" Roads cost money, far more for the same capacity than any transit line, and the people who use the roads don't pay their fair share of their use. I was hoping a mature adult like yourself could understand how the economies of transport work, but I guess that would asking too much.

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Southside 1 year, 7 months ago

It was supposed to be under Clark's post about Republicans with their paid drivers.

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

A paid driver that transport thousands of people a day for the public good, is a far cry from the people driving Mitt Romney around who may transport a half dozen people around in a day, and for the sole benefit of a single person, Mitt Romney.

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

Romney is a private citizen, his money is his money, legally earned, he can employ all the drivers he wants.

On the other hand, Obama just bought two new (Canadian-built) campaign buses, one million dollars each of TAXPAYER money, which meets him when Air Force One flys him to airports, he gets on the buses and drives to his nearest photo op, then buses back to the airport, hops back onto (TAXPAYER-OWNED) Air Force One to go to his next campaign stop, where he is met by the other TAXPAYER-FUNDED bus.

Moo-shell uses AF1 to take vacations and go on globe-trotting shopping trips.

When Romney starts wasting TAXPAYER money, your tirade might be valid, until then, you're just another in a long line of class-envy liberals.

Now, go to the chalkboard and write 100 times, "MITT ROMNEY IS NOT THE PRESIDENT, HE IS A PRIVATE CITIZEN".

Good boy...now go and clean your room before your parents get home.

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

Oh and no Republican has ever ever ever flown on AF1 on campaign trips? Even so, you still completely missed the point. The point was that the Republicans are only catering to the rich, aka, the ones that can afford private drivers for their families, and consider everyone who doesn't have a bazillion dollars to just be lazy.

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

"cater to the rich.."

It's yet another "Clarkie class envy alert".

So far as is quite obvious, Romney is not handing out any of HIS money to BUY votes, whereas Obama hands out a lot of OUR money in entitlements, crony capitalism, gifts to unions (GM)' and bailouts to but his votes.

One of the reasons rich people are rich is, they don't squander their money on frivolous things. Obama couldn't even buy house before he became pres_ent, he had to get convicted felon Tony Rezco to buy one for him in Chicago, but now his net worth is over $11 million...sounds pretty rich to this Georgia boy, and he somehow did it in three years on his salary alone.

Of course, Mr. Compassionate Obama only donated about 1% to charity in the meantime.

Class envy, the first sign of being a small and greedy - and envious, person. My parents taught me not to sit and pine about the things others have, that I don't have, but to learn from them and work toward my own achievements in life. To be an individual, maker, not a taker.

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take it all away if you don't cow-tow to their every whim. That used to be called "slavery".

The real shame is to see someone as passionate about his beliefs as you come down on the wrong side of everything.

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

There's a big difference between simply being rich, and being rich and only catering to the rich like your pal Romney.

No, the real shame is someone as passionate about his beliefs as you, be so stuck in his ways and buying into lies and garbage, that he can't even argue them anymore without resorting to personal attacks, and rhetoric instead of facts.

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Sundance 1 year, 7 months ago

you guys need to get a room.

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Sundance 1 year, 7 months ago

I like this format. It is squeezing you out.

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AWOL 1 year, 7 months ago

The earth is round dude. There is no other explanation for it. You either believe it or not. If you don't, you can join the Flat Earth Society. It is a real organization. google it.

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1ayk 1 year, 7 months ago

Apprently you haven't ridden MARTA at night. Pan handlers and thugs threaten the likes of hard working people who have to ride due to the economy given us by this current administration. If they could afford a car and gas to put in it, do really think they would ride MARTA?! Ride it late night from the downtown connector to Indian Creek and give us a report.

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Clark 1 year, 7 months ago

Challenge accepted. Should I respond here, or maybe in the citizens poll one Friday?

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1ayk 1 year, 7 months ago

Your preference as long as you are honest in your observance. I know how liberals like to spin.

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1ayk 1 year, 7 months ago

Alternative energy sources, for now, are not practical and are expensive. If they were, the public sector would have embraced it. We have resources right here in this country to keep us self sufficient. However, the current administration continues to block any progress in this area and pushing so called green energy down our throats no matter what the cost. We are told that China is doing this, but they fail to tell you that the majority of the billion plus people who live there, live in tyranny and oppression, not to mention have no voice. They have to go along with it. Plus, they have no regulations on producing oil, coal, gas etc. So, how is our green energy efforts going to reduce the so called global warming when China does not care and I am quite sure their carbon foot print is bigger than ours. The majority of people around here do not want public transit. Let it be for now. Please. I grow tired of reading about it all of the time. Saying it won't make it so . Just look at our current local and national administrations failures and the downfall of this nation's standing in the world.

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AWOL 1 year, 7 months ago

Alternative energy sources THAT WE HAVE TRIED USING EXISTING TECHNOLOGY. We need to be pushing the development of new tech in this area as much as we are pushing finding a cure for cancer. The biggest danger in our world is the crazy folks in the middle east. we need to take their power away. 1AYK you make a good point with the drilling here and I agree. But people arent saying, cancer cures arent available for now so let's stop trying. There are scientist who spent their day at work trying to figure out how to beat cancer. That is what we need for technology to replace the gas engine. We put people on the moon we can come up with something on this.

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1ayk 1 year, 7 months ago

I agree with trying new tech,etc. But, put it in the private sector and get the government out with it picking winners and loosers using our tax money Cost of such ventures are to costly. With the private sector there will be competition and cost would come down. Cancer cure rate has come a long way but it has taken a long time. We already have the tech for drilling and mining our already available resources. And, we are not the only country to use gas engines. We suffer because of government intervention. Especially the current bunch of liberals who can't even pass a budget much less provide ideas for the "new tech." Yes we came a long way for the horse and buggy days, but it seems these morons want us to go back to them. Now that is what I call going forward!

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