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 firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online form.
"I was calling to leave my opinion on the arrest of the person who robbed the Publix Supermarket at Ga. Highway 212 and 138, at Smyrna Crossing. I just wanted to say that I am very proud of our new chief, Eric Levett. What a wonderful job they did to deter any more people from coming out of DeKalb County thinking they can just commit a crime in Rockdale County and get away with it. I think it was a big atrocity for that person to use to a cab driver to put that person in harm's way along with the good folks at Publix."
"Listen, we've got class in Rockdale County. Our robbers take a taxi to work."
"Well, I was calling about all of the natural disasters that we have now. You cannot tell me that the world was not a safer place before they started banning prayer in all of these places. For the people that pushed for that (no prayer) ... Thanks for nothing!"
"Today is Friday, April 19. I read an article in this paper earlier in the week that described an incident at Heritage High where two students were caught in the theater having intercourse. I just tried to look at it and it was not coming up when I searched keywords. Has the story been retracted? It seems kind of suspicious."
(Editor's Note: The headline for that story was "RCSO investigating report of sex on campus." I searched on our website for "sex on campus" and the story came up. Hope this helps.)
"Dear commenters. Please stop making derogatory remarks about MARTA. Clark does not like it."
"Does anyone else get thoroughly agitated while trying to read the online paper, because of the "drop down ads", that are constantly dropping down while you are trying to read the paper? If the advertisers can afford these ads, why don't they use them appropriately instead of rudely interrupting others ... this even happens when I try to read family obituaries ... and also when I try to fill out the online comment page. Just wondering if it's just me? I somehow doubt it ..."
"Thank goodness. The Boston Bombers acted because of their religion, and not as terrorists, as some stupid conservatives voiced. As a bonus they are a couple of white guys. They had no outside help! Really. Who are they kidding? The foundation of modern terrorists is their religion. They don't need a group gathering to become a terrorist, all they need is to read their favorite book. How stupid does the press and U.S. administration think we are. Oh ya I forgot, 50 percent plus one voted for ... proving we are stupid."
"Someone very dear and near to me suggested the other day that I might consider taking up running, I told her that I would the day that they starting putting double cheeseburgers at the end of the finish line."----
"So now Obama is mad because the Senate didn't pass the background check even though the majority of Americans were in favor of it. If he's so concerned about what the American people want, why did he force Obamacare down our throats even though a majority of Americans didn't want it? He wasn't concerned about the people then. I guess he only cares about the American people's opinion when it agrees with what he wants."