FreeSpeech for 10-06-10

Outdoor burning ban is lifted. That’s great. Just when the weather cools down and we can turn off the air conditioning and open the windows. Guess we will have to hold our breath until the ban goes back into effect. Why can’t you just be a good neighbor and bag it and take it to the recycling center?

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Nothing lowers the quality of life in a town more than that angry, thumping, heartbeat noise that is popular with a few idiots and their “pimped” cars. I’m trying to have a nice evening on my back porch and suddenly it feels like there’s an earthquake or explosion somewhere. It’s a LOUD bass noise. I can’t believe this is acceptable in Peachtree City. Then I realize the source of the noise and I can’t help but feel like I live in some sort of ghetto. Low quality living. I don’t know where these individuals come from, but I think it’s time we silence the blaster tubes in their cars. Extremely loud noises are universally unacceptable. I should not have to tolerate sonic assault. It is a violation and these youngsters should be taught what is and isn’t appropriate and considerate in a civilized society. I am asking, as a citizen of Peachtree City, that the police please step up enforcement of the noise ordinances. Toughen the penalties if necessary. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. If you live near Ga. Highway 74, Peachtree Parkway, Robinson, Crosstown, or Hwy. 54, you definitely know what I’m talking about. Let’s find a solution to this growing problem. This is the #1 quality of life issue in Peachtree City, as far as I’m concerned. Thanks for reading my rant.

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I was sorry to hear the PTC Council is still considering a ban on gas carts. I use the paths for walking and for my electric cart and have for seven years, and during that time I have very seldom encountered a gas cart. I don’t believe there are that many here. The carts are not that loud and the smell of fumes lasts only a few seconds as they pass. They certainly do not pollute the the air as much as the numerous semi-trucks that travel Hwy. 54 through town day and night. I also don’t recall any of the council members saying they would ban gas carts before the last election. To do it now would be unfair and an abuse of power. What next, will they mandate hybrid autos for all citizens in the city? We are all hunkered down now waiting to see what the federal government will do to us next. We shouldn’t have to worry about our City Council in the same way.

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Thought I’d seen it all until I saw a bicyclist on Hwy. 54 in the middle of town, texting while driving a bicycle through town. I was behind him for a while and thought he was either drunk or impaired, but when I pulled up beside him, he was texting. This is just the greatest country in the world: you can ride down a major highway and text on your phone at the same time.

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I’d be delighted to share the road with cyclists. Is your bicycle licensed and are you paying insurance to drive it on the road? If not, hop on the cart path and quit blocking traffic on Hwy. 74 and 54 and endangering the public on Peachtree Parkway north and south.

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Aren’t bicyclists adorable in their brightly colored “Sesame Street” Speedo outfits? They look so manly and feminine.

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I have no problem with sharing the road with bicyclists. Although if I am going to share the road with them, I think it should be mandatory that they have their bicycles inspected yearly, pay taxes on them and have them properly licensed to use the roadways.

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Bicyclists on Peachtree Parkway north and south and on Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 74. Why not let golf carts travel on these roads also? They are more visible and provide more protection than on a bicycle and can travel just as fast or faster than a bicycle.

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Seen on the golf cart path: a blue stretch golf cart with five or six little children under 5 years old, and the Mommy (or babysitter) driving with one hand and talking on the cellphone with the other. May I ask why is it so important that you talk on the phone and jeopardize the lives of those small children? You are really a sad person.

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Someone keeps building sidewalks. These sidewalks start nowhere and end nowhere. There seems to be no logic to their location or purpose. It is the Fayetteville city planners or the county. Spend our money wisely, and this is not it. Let’s look at Whitney Street. The potholes are not deep but they can rattle your teeth and might burst a tire. City Council does not seem too concerned right now, but next year is an election year for some. Let’s see if anything happens then.

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After a 4.5 percent pay cut this past year for ALL Fayette County Board of Education employees, and a one-time “bonus” check of 1 percent of that back this year, many in the schools have found they are not being treated equally. The teachers were given a step-raise that gives them a raise for the years that they have served in the field. That is great and they deserve it, but what about the staff that work so hard to support the schools and the teachers? Although the board gave the teachers step raises, they did not give that step raise to staff positions or parapro teachers. Considering that HR only gives one year of credit for two years of work in any field and the 4.5 percent pay cut that everyone took, why are they left out? Some employes have 14 years of more experience in their field and are only given credit for six. To add insult to injury, they may have worked in the school system for four or more years, which would normally give them two steps, and have NEVER gotten a raise. Is this fair? Some of the full-time parapro teachers make so little that they have to go and get free meals at school just to feed their kids. For being the “best” school system in Georgia, are we really making it worthwhile for the good people to work for the FCBOE? How good do we want to be if Clayton County pays better?

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I have been living in a rental house for a little over two months that is found to have a mold problem. My health has suffered, and I was blessed to quickly find another place to live to get my children and me out of this unhealthy environment. I am a teacher in Fayette County and a single mother who is temporarily handicapped due to complications with a knee replacement surgery and a subsequent surgery six weeks later. Teachers get paid once a month, and my ability to move is limited. One of my coworkers caught me in an emotional state a couple days ago. I shared my plight with her. As a result, she has organized people (some of whom I do not know) to show up at my house on Saturday morning at 9 to help me move. I just wanted to let someone know that there are some seriously wonderful people in in Fayette County.

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I just returned from the members-only presale at the Friends of the Library book sale. When I got there at the opening time, an obvious book dealer was already indiscriminately grabbing handfuls of books and filling large boxes with them. He filled box after box as he grabbed books from under people’s noses. I was very offended that he was taking so many books away while I was looking at them. While I understand that the library benefits from huge sales, I think a dealer should only be allowed to shop after the rest of us have had a chance. A book dealer should not be allowed to shop before members and the general public. Even if the dealer has bought a membership in order to snag a lot of books, he should still not be allowed to make his huge purchase until the afternoon of the regular book sale day. We members are book-lovers who eagerly anticipate the book sales to find books by favorite authors. This man was only interested in taking what books he could grab and then selling them in order to make money for himself. He really took my joy out of the anticipated book sale.

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Why do road workers in Fayetteville decide to paint lines and arrows during school rush hour traffic on the main road through Fayetteville. Why not do this at night during non-busy hours. What is the road department and/or DOT thinking? Oh, maybe they aren’t.

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Although it was recently reported that Peachtree City and Tyrone have some of the lowest violent crime rates in the Atlanta area, we need to take off our rose-colored glasses and look at how crime has continually increased here over the years. We should all ask our sheriff to start the ball rolling to make these thugs not want to go to jail for free room and board and basketball. If our inmates were treated like those in Maricopa County, Ariz., and had to wear pink jumpsuits, work on chain gangs, give up smoking, coffee and unrestricted TV, that might just be a deterrent. Ask the sheriff to make the inmates clean up these blighted and foreclosed homes to help better our community. If he did this, he would be as popular as Sheriff Joe Arpaio who has been reelected an unprecedented five times. Take note, Sheriff Hannah.

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Why do we need a gate at Kenwood Park? There are plenty of Clayton County kids in our schools; why not the parks too?

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When I go to my son’s honor roll awards event I prefer not to have 40 minutes of black history month presentations forced on me. Let’s keep on task and honor those students that have worked hard for good grades. Inman Elementary, I’m looking at you.

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I am an American. I am also a Muslim and the mother of a young man who was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center nine years ago. This loss has been made even more painful by the attitudes of a growing number of Americans toward people of my faith. Please, please, try to understand that the great majority of Muslims are very much like you. We too want to see our children and grandchildren grow up in a safe and peaceful world. Do not judge an entire population by actions of the fanatic few. Anti-Islamic rantings, such as several published recently in this newspaper, are adding to the prejudice and misunderstanding that hurts us all. I thank those voices that have spoken out in defense of reason and tolerance. I wish I felt courageous enough to sign my name.

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The Tyrone mayor has been trying to get the council to hire a part-time code enforcement officer. After reading the minutes of the last council meeting, I can only surmise the reason a part-time code enforcement officer is not hired is because Mayor pro tem Furr stated, “In these economic times, we ought not to be too hard on the towns’ businesses.” As a taxpayer of Tyrone, I expect the council members including Mayor pro tem Furr to enforce the town ordinances in good and bad economic times. To do otherwise is a violation of her oath of office and she and any other council member that refuses to enforce the town ordinances should be removed from office.

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How hard would it be for the owners or operators of Marnelle in Fayetteville to enforce safety laws? If you’re going to post speed limit signs in the community, then find a way to put some actions behind the signs. Also, how many arrests have to made for driving without an operator’s license before you can remove them completely? One kid has been hit in the community. Will it take a kid being killed before someone enforces the law?

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Sept 6 Meeting: Stupid Southern Shore Variance Request

On Thursday night's meeting is the 2013 Budget and other items. I won't address the budget. The Council didn't spend any meaningful time on it--- why should I.

The Southern Shore variance request is worthy of comment. It is a good example of how City Hall has continued for 30 years to fast and loose with "our tough standards" whenever they feel like. From Jim Williams to David Rast we have a history of "negotiators", not enforcers.

These people expanded their garage so they could cover their golf cart. They expanded it into the prohibited buffer. Poor folks--- they did the work without a permit. Look at the City Agenda at page 49 of Rast's report. He says you should not give them a variance but if you do "make them plant some trees, you can't see it from the street,blah,blah,blah. And, a neighbor has politely objected. Apparently the City has not cited these folks in the City Court for building without a permit. It means that "better to ask for forgiveness afterward than permission beforehand" works in this City.

The City has all these damn rules but frequently bends them when they feel like it and most times we have no idea what has happened.

Rast's idea to solve problems by planting a few trees that will die in 6 months? What a joke. Look for council to weep tears and plant some shrubs.

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Mexican food

If you are hankering for authentic Mexican try the little Mexican restaurant/grocery store on Hwy 54 on the right hand side just outside PTC. It is in the same shopping center as Education Station. We stop there for good tacos when we need good tacos

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good tacos

It's close. It's supper time. I meander over to your little taco place. I walk in and the smells and sights resurrect old memories. It's 1963 and I'm back in San Louis(or Buford Hwy). I look closer. Déjà vu with upgrades. It's different. No bugs scurrying around and an actual floor. The menu has English subtitles. The modesty of the establishment is offset by it's authenticity. H.A.F. gets it right. If you need a good tacos.....

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Free speech, bring it back

Bring back the Free Speech column to newspaper. It was always a good and entertaining section of the newspaper.

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Meet you halfway: Online, and y'all run it

Here's the deal: Print version of "Free Speech" is gone, too expensive, never enough space.

But online is another ballgame. Forget that every comment, every forum posted on this site is an example of "Free Speech."

I get it: You want a section called "Free Speech."

So here's what we'll do — Every Monday, we'll create a story with the title of "Free Speech — Week of ####."

We'll kick it off with a paragraph or three about local events/issues, and then you take it from there. Consider the page a jumping off point.

Using the "comment" function, registered users can post to their hearts' content under a weekly section known as "Free Speech."

A new "page" will be up every Monday, but you can continue to access the old ones by searching for "Free Speech."

To get to the page easily, we'll post the title "Free Speech — Week of ###" in the upper right-hand box on the front page online. That's the box marked "Your Say."

Terms of Use rules still apply, but you can get on topic or post off-topic. It's your page.
Then you run it. Post about any topic you want using the "Comments" function.

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Excellent idea, Cal. You have the pulse of the county.

I think that this will help many bloggers to vent and many non-bloggers to understand that they can go elsewhere for their pleasure-seeking, or whatever.

Good decision Mr. Cal.

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In his dying gasp, Ken Steele,

In his dying gasp, Ken Steele, the Chamber and some of his advertisers convinced the Citizen to can The Free Speech section. They gave a lame excuse of too much space in the paper but look at the crap that they print--- they have the room. They just caved in to the pressure.

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PTC El Reposo closed

El Reposo across from Publix's closed on Sunday 8/26. Is there a buyer? Is it more cost effective to sit on an empty building than run what looked to be a fairly successful restaurant?

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Reposso gone...pity
SPQR wrote:

El Reposo across from Publix's closed on Sunday 8/26. Is there a buyer? Is it more cost effective to sit on an empty building than run what looked to be a fairly successful restaurant?

What a pity...they had the best and cheapest margaritas and great food.

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El Reposo redux

Didn't say I was their biggest fan. Actually I tried to order Huevos rancheros and the server didn't know what I was talking about. For some reason the place stayed busy. Rumor: El Ranchero taking over.

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SPQR & El Reposo

Only went once--like it much better when it was a Buckhead Brewery place. It is a good location and really nice building. If you liked their food, the other El Reposo at Togwatte Village, acrossfromthe Hospital, is still open (I think).

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El Disgusto

Didn't they briefly have a location on 74 where the old Schlotsky's was near Waffle House and the Post Office? That is a graveyard location for a business.

Was not impressed at all by El Reposo and La Hacienda or the tried and true El Ranchero at Braelinn to me are much better.

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Nuk & El Pukeo

Naw, I didn't like any of those--if you're over in F'ville and fancy some Mexy eats, I suggest La Parrilla, located at 94 Pavillion Parkway,770-716-5886.

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Agree AHG--- La Parrilla is

Agree AHG--- La Parrilla is the only quality Mexican restauarant in the county. The rest are rather mediocre, mundane versions of the same routine.

On El Reposo, their next door neighbor in PTC is selling (Katie's Liquors). Don't know why. The shelves are dwindling. I truly hope Zaxby's hangs in there !

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Casa Vieja

El Reposo had horrible service and the prices were way too high for the quality. I like Casa over in Wilshire..Service is excellent and prices are great.

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cogitoergofay & Mexi Eats

We'll have to see what the planned Twisted Taco in F'ville brings to the table. Never been to one but hear they're good. Hey, Rooftop Dining! On Katie's Liquors--went there a few times--prices were just ok and workers just barely cordial. How in the hell do you beat Brandon's?

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You want Mexican food...

well because of Obama - you know, the best president illegals ever had - we'll soon see those taco carts on a street corner near you.

CARNITAS FOR ALLl!!!!!

(Demo's new campaign jingle.)

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new owners

I hear that Katie's new owners(if it happens) might have deep enough pockets to compete with Brandon's Although I don't know why they would with such an inferior location. They should take over the El Reposo site and open a super store like the one on 74 on the Fulton county line. Think big.

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Neil Armstrong - American Hero

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark, or even eagle flew-
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee, Jr. 1941

RIP Mr. Armstrong

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Thanks for posting this PTCO, my very favorite poem. I can never

read or hear this without getting chills. Truly a fitting tribute to a great man. To my thinking, Armstrong is/was a true hero. He never tried to cash in on his accomplishments. He lived a wonderful life and is truly someone we can hold up to our younger generations as an example of a great person. I will always remember him when I look at a star-filled sky.

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Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon, RIP

His family's statement made a simple request for anyone who wanted remember him.

"Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."

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RIP, Neil Armstrong

You had a tremendous amount of courage and bravery to do what you did and it's a sad day to see a true American hero pass away. I don't know if a lot of people will one day remember what Armstrong and those astronauts accomplished and how everything they went through at the time was a lot more theory than fact, yet they did it and succeeded.

The family's statement was extremely moving to me and well done, Armstrong family.

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Neil Armstrong

Every once in a while the right man comes along. Thanks Neil and thanks to those who were smart enough to recognize what an exceptional person he was.

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Neil Armstrong - Eagle Scout

Neil Armstrong - Eagle Scout

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moe, Major

I went out and winked at the moon in honor of Neil.

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Cy, MM

Me, too. Just now.

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Car wreck

This happened Friday, I believe 1 dead and maybe a second. I guess the paper took the weekend off.

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/19248741/5-people-injured-in-fayette-cou...

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Hutch, Car Wreck

Hutch, FCHS lost a young man ready to start his Senior Year. As told by my son and other young men and ladies at FCHS he was an outstanding young man whose presence will be sorely missed.
Prayers are lifted up to his family for peace and strength, also to the remaining victims who are recovering.

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Birthday Card For Taylor.

Miss Taylor Hulsey, the little girl with the brain cancer turns 14 on August 14th. Taylor's been fighting this tumor (glioblastoma multiforme) for 5 and a half years now. She is on pallative care now, as there is nothing else the Dr's can do for her. She loves to get mail, so, if you'd like to lift a little girls spirits, drop her a card.

her address is...Miss Taylor Hulsey
107 Cliff Payton Circle
Newnan, GA 30263

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Westmoreland Drops out of Television Debate

Westmoreland Drops Out Of Televised Debate

This week we learned that Mr. Westmoreland has dropped out of the Atlanta Press Club debates airing on GPB at 5:30 on Sunday the 22nd. He has until Sunday morning to change his mind if he wishes.

Since there is still time for him to change his mind it is up to the voters of the 3rd district to demand that he show up on Sunday. Here is the contact info for his Washington and Local office:

Washington, DC Office
2433 Rayburn House Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
Phone (202) 225-5901
Fax (202) 225-2515

Third District Office
1601-B East Highway 34
Newnan, Georgia 30265
Phone (770) 683-2033
Fax (770) 683-2042

Call, fax, or show up at his office and demand that the he show up and face the voters of his district on Sunday. If we can apply enough pressure he will be forced to appear.

Politicians must be held accountable by their constituency. If a politician is afraid to stand in front of their voters, it is time for them to go. It is a scary year to be an incumbent with good reason. Throughout the country incumbents are falling to challengers with new and better ideas. The voters have rightfully decided that Congress is broken. Washington has had its chance to fix the problems our country faces, it’s time for the voters to have their say. There is no excuse for Rep. Westmoreland’s absence from Sunday’s debate. There is time for Rep. Westmoreland to change his mind; but we need you help to force him to show up on Sunday.

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Smith move surprising

I guess she thinks she has enough Democratic support to pull it off. Why else would she do it ?

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easier being "unopposed" as a Dem

Maybe she actually converted to the Dem Party too? I don't know....for a volunteer position, it is rather unseemly to switch parties just in order to avoid competition prior to the November election. That really makes me question the motivation, not that I needed any more questions when it comes to the pathetic job both her and Smola have done since joining the BOE.

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Tomorrow night, Look UP!

Full moon at 11:35PM, then 25 minutes later, a SUPERMOON. It will be 16% brighter than a full moon. The closest and biggest and brightest moon of the the year.

AND, it is Cinco de Mayo...Look OUT!

AND, Foreigner is playing at The Fred. Sold out.

Standing in the rain, with his head hung low
Couldn't get a ticket, it was a sold out show
Heard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scene
Put his ear to the wall, then like a distant scream

Should be a groovy weekend.

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moe - A big moon and cinco de mayo...

can only mean one thing. Lots and lots of spent .380 rounds laying on the ground the next day.

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Cy along with lots

Of Jose Cuervo bottles, I guess, too.

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At the gas station tonight..

this "cuz" had his stereo booming out "F" this and "hoe" that.

One day, I am going to play Ride of the Valkyries just as loud.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V92OBNsQgxU

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Cy-I just saw this

post above. Too funny. Please do it.

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moe,

I thought about driving through the county next door with the windows rolled down on the beast and letting the "Valkyries" ride. Of course I would need someone to ride shotgun.....you interested? :-)

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Cy

you bet! Sign me up, Keemo Sabe!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTWJ0a_WSpo

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Cyclist

The vehicle probably had an "Obama 2012" bumper sticker on it. He's gonna gets him some o' them Obama-bucks.

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grizz

Good gawd, I have seen this bumper stickers too. Sickening

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"New" Commission Map suspicious

"New" Commission Map suspicious---- anytime a lawsuit is filed and then closed with a Consent Order in 12 days, you have to wonder what really happened. I TOLD YA SO on April 2--- looks like the Judge now woke up and undid that whole stinky mess. Might need another independent investigation on that one.

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Video of a tornado's wrath in DFW

At about a minute into the video notice those 53 foot trailers are thrown at least 100 feet up. Those trailers weight about 10,000 lbs empty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD87M1dgYbQ

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Dallas-Cy

I just got off the phone with my brother. He works just north of DFW and lives south of Dallas. He said he's OK but thinks he saw a cow fly by. He said there are as many cows in Texas as there are tractor trailers.

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Hey moe,

I glad your brother is OK. Cows and trailers; he sure is right about that!!!!

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The joys of a warm spring day

I went out to inspect my just groomed lawn and I noticed this foul odor almost like a burnt clutch and then I noticed one of my neighbors was pushing his lawn tractor back to his garage. Ouch.

I wonder if it's going to be a long, dry and, hot summer?

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Westmoreland has opposition: Why wasn't story run by Citizen?

Westmoreland has opposition. Kingsley looks like a real Republican.

http://www.times-herald.com/Local/Kingsley-announces-run-for-Third-Distr...

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Vote For Kingsley!

If you want someone representing you that will have no impact whatsoever in congress--we got Westmoreland doing that already and he has more experience!

Kingsley's three main issues have no chance of ever getting passed. He might as well say he supports harpooning the moon and dragging it down to earth to mine for gold to pay off the national debt!

'Kingsley, of Milner in Lamar County, said he will focus on three key areas: passing a balanced budget amendment, enacting the Fair Tax, and implementing federal term limits for members of Congress.'

When will you collard eaters ever learn! Stop falling for these feel-good issues and support somebody with half a brain at least!

I think Robert Frost said it best when he said:

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.

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Coffee this coming Monday - 2/20

Is there any interest in a little coffee get together at the Fayetteville "south" Starbucks this coming Monday @ 0900 till.....?

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So, Cy, were some of the gang able to make the coffee?

Sorry I had to miss it, bet there was lots of good conversation. Will have to have another soon.

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MYTMITE

We had a swell time!!! Hutch and S. Lindsey were present and accounted for. We missed you though.

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To the coffee bunch

Thanks for your words of comfort. My mommy always had a smile on her face, a twinkle in her eye, and love in her heart, She was 101 years young! We'll meet - I'll keep an eye out for where and when.

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D-Mom: Sorry I Never Got To

share a mess of collards with your mommy! She must have been quite a gal to raise a fine daughter like you! Tell the folks out in Sacramento that your FC blogger family is with them in spirit!

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Would love to have met them---and DM. Has she ever gone to

a coffee fest? Really looking forward to meeting her.

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Lagniappe instead
Cyclist wrote:

Is there any interest in a little coffee get together at the Fayetteville "south" Starbucks this coming Monday @ 0900 till.....?

Instead of supporting the big chain with burnt coffee, why not try Lagniappe? Two locations...new one is opposite the hospital...nice and quiet and decent coffee too! Support your local non-chain restaurants!

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That's a good idea!!!! Perhaps you can make a future "coffee" gathering.

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Cy

Location would have been perfect. Family situation prevents me from meeting the group at this time. Hopefully next time.

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Hey Davids mom

Yes next time. Give your mom a hug.

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She made her transition on January 25. We're having a Celebration of Life Luncheon in Pasadena on March 10th. This lady had a great life!

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So very sorry to hear about your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Just think of the changes she saw in this world, socially and technically. May you live as long, and see the same amount of changes.

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DM, so sorry about your mother. It is never easy but it makes

it a little better to know that she had a good and full life. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Davids mom

I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear to about your mom. She was truly was one incredible lady and of course a wonderful mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Cy

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Cy, sorry but something has come up and i won't be able to make

it tomorrow. Couldn't find this stream til I saw Lindsey's post. Will miss you guys---have one for me.

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I will stop by for a few...

See ya'll then.

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I should be back and will plan to attend.

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Cyclist - coffee

Sadly, I can't make this day or time.

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Cy, is that the one by Piblix and Steinmart? I certainly will

make every attempt to be there if others are okay with day and time. thanks

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Fayetteville.....you know...... that other city in Fayette County. This Starbucks is on SR85 and is south of town on your left.

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Ah, Cy, if I am not mistaken, the Starbucks on 54 (Publix Shop-

ping Center) is in Fayetteville also. I was told at one time that the demarcation between Peachtree City and Fayetteville was right at the street between Steinmart and Publix. I could not swear to this--thought it was odd at the time I was told this. Maybe there are some wiser than I who would know for sure.

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Coffee Time

Tomorrow morning (2/20) at 0900. Starbucks Fayetteville "south" at the Summit Point - Publix - Shopping Center. See you there!!!!

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Sports coverage

I guess this will be my swan song here on the "C", I haven't posted since the BS about whether Preston is a atheist. Back during football season I held my tongue when all schools were mentioned but FCHS, after all, they had a dismal season. But the last two nights have been the final straw. FCHS was ranked number 1 in the state in basketball for over two weeks before Boylan deigned to even acknowledge that fact. In that time, the "C" talked about county championships in swimming, about wrestling, etc and etc. The last two nights have been a slap in the face to the FCHS basketball teams. In a tournament held at FCHS, Boylan, the supposed sports reporter for the "C" managed to report the scores of WHS, MHS, and SMHS, quarter by quarter, he even managed to squeeze in the Northgate scores earlier, but for some reason, maybe you can tell me Mikey, when it got to FCHS, nothing. That was last night, tonight he reports on SMHS and MHS, but when FCHS girls play, not a word. The bias is obvious, maybe Boylan can explain it, but I doubt I'll see a word about it. It appears that if it's not WHS, MHS, or SMHS, it doesn't matter, or it's not worth reporting. The "C" has been going down lately in all aspects, when opinion counts for more then facts, and selective reporting is the norm. I'm not sure what Boylan has against FCHS, but obviously there is something. Last year he had a column about how the Tigers ran up the score on teams in basketball, but I noticed he had no problem when the Tigers lost by large margins in football. You tell me Boylan, what's the deal here? Is it racial, or is it there no money in covering the Tigers? Maybe you can weigh in Cal, yeah right. All in all, the sports coverage for the "C" SUCKS. To sum it up Cal, and Boylan, when the number 1 team in AAAA boys basketball and the number 5 team in AAAA girls basketball get no press, there's an obvious bias. What say you?

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Please don't leave. Your input is important. Look!! Someone heard you! Thanks!

http://www.thecitizensports.com/

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Hutch - Sports Coverage

"You tell me Boylan, what's the deal here? Is it racial, or is it there no money in covering the Tigers" Can't be racial, he's a dyed in the wool Boston Liberal!

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Happy New Year

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey JeffC

The hutchette is applying to the Carter Center for a internship. She's at George Washington now as a Freshman and already has a part time job at the National Archives. Help a brother out huh.

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Cart path from Senoia?
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Coffee Tomorrow

It seems that Terry's blog along with the posts about the coffee thingy tomorrow morning has mysteriously vanished. So I guess it's 0930 till...... at the Starbucks in PTC SR 54 near Publix.

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Waiting to finally meet you Cy

Will you be wearing a rose in your lapel or have the Citizen folded under your arm? Just how do we recognize each other?

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Hey MYTMITE

Lapel; me? You must have me confused with my buddy carbon. I will have The Citizen on the table. Hopefully, I'll be the only one with it.

See you in the morning.

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thanks

Looking forward to it.

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*** VOTE NO ON EBENEZER CHURCH REZONING ***

I sure hope that the County Commission votes NO on the proposed rezoning from AR to Planned Unit Development (PUD=many houses) on Ebenzer Church Road. We already have a glut of empty, foreclosed houses and a crushed school board budget. We do not need another small city right in the heart of rural Fayette. Planning Commission Nov 3 and County Commission in December.

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How hard would it be for the owners or operators of Marnelle in

I agree, but the new management has taken a more proactive role and if you report the vehicle to the office, then action can be taken.

The driving without a operators license is a tougher one. Marnelle is private property and the vehicle in question must go onto public roads to my knowledge before action can be taken. If the vehicle has the proper tags and insurance, what do you expect? Unless Marnelle is willing to ceed over the roads to the county, I think they're hands are tied.

Marnelle is willing to listen, call the manager and ask what can be done,. the more proactive we all become, the better the whole community is for all of us.

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Only in California

'There are cars in front of me and I can't stop!'

AP

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE - A Los Angeles sheriff's dispatcher helped a panicked motorist stop her runaway car.

The woman was behind the wheel of a Ford Escort on Monday when her accelerator got stuck as she drove at about 25 mph on Foothill Boulevard with her 4-year-old daughter in La Canada Flintridge.

The woman, whose name is being withheld, dialed 911 and told dispatcher Richard Engersbach she was approaching a red light and couldn't stop the car.

Lt. Angela Shepherd says Engersbach told the driver to put the car in neutral and turn off the engine.

She did.

The car slowed down and came to a stop before it reached the intersection.

Gee, I wonder if they took her driver's license away.

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2 whole days

Without roundabout, wherever could he be?

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Where is roundabout????

Did someone leave the gate open again?

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Isn't halfdollarandlost one of Roundie's alter-egos? If so is

he/she stirring interesting in him/herself? Saw a post from Roundie a few days ago that was very low key. Maybe he is doing pennance. He'll be baaaaacccckkkk full throttle any day now unless Cal took him out to the woodshed and gave him a good tongue lashing.

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MYTMITE...

I have it on the most high authority that halfdollarandlost is not rounabout or any of his lost little souls.

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I wondered, since at one time I believe one of his sobriquets

was halfdollarandfound wasn't it? Would be just like him to come back under halfdollarsandlost----but I will take your word for it. Anyone who wears spandex would not lie about something like that.