Now she has made her announcement maybe she will run for a state wide office to get some feed back on how this announcement has affected her politically.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:29
Tyrone Brooks is a true caricature of Atlanta politics.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:23
As soon as this project is completed and gazillions of $$$ is spent the DOT will do a study and find the interstate is not able to handle the vehicles trapped in gridlock trying to use it.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:18
He is a natural born thief treat him accordingly. Probation didn't work for him in his last thief, and it won't deter him with this one.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:14
He looks as if he could use some dentures to gnaw on those free burgers.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:09
Finding their car like this would irritate the average person.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 08:13
When a neighbor trades their food stamps for drugs they have to find pork chops some where.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 07:58
[quote][b]amj614[/b] - @gman129:
gman129, are you speaking from experience or just blowing off unsubstantiated conjecture? Have you even been to Chicago?
Trust me! There has never ever been a shortage of guns in the City of Chicago. If you don't believe me, here is a test for you.
At the stroke of midnight January 1st 2014, go stand on the corner of 47th and State and just listen to the barrage of gun fire. I suggest you equipped yourself with ear plugs and a bullet proof boddy suit.
"are not on any obama socialist program are fleeing the city to districts offering safer and better performing schools."
Don't blame the shrinkage of the student population on Obama. This is happening everywhere especially in big cities. People are having fewer children and the folks who could afford it have always sent their kids to parochial schools.
Those existing public schools were built when Chicago was the "city of big shoulders" with 100s of thousands of jobs in catalog fulfillment, slaughter houses, steel, and manufacturing. Those jobs are gone just as those manufacturing and garment industries jobs left Athens in the 80's.
The city is shrinking as are most cities in the midwest.
Fewer people, fewer schools are required.
Made trips twice to 5 times a year for 23 years to Chicago. The other day I asked a buddy with an apartment with his family on the lake why they were moving out near Glenview and he said the shootings were getting worse and the schools were deplorable. He said the Trib had articles in it about the alarming number of families moving to the suburbs to escape the violence and poor schools. The unions and Mayor Emanuel had tried to not allow the test scores of the schools to be published in the local papers. I watched the special about 60 Minutes last Sunday night and Rahm Emanuel would even answer questions about the shootings from a CBS reporter as he promised. The thugs have illegal guns, and Rahm Emanuel doesn't want the citizens to have legal guns. Sure you can hear the thugs shooting each other, that's what the 60 Minute show was about. People are scared and taking their families with them.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 17:33
The Salvation Army does a wonderful job helping the needy, and the CEO of it only makes $13,000/year.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 17:15
13,000 homes my goodness these people have taken a beating. I thought it was a huge area, but never dreamed it was this large.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 16:49
I hope the parents and teachers of these children educate them about the dangers of wild animals appearing tame.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 16:47
This is the type of criminal the IRS should have been spending its time on, not the Tea Party.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 16:44
People who really want their children educated and are not on any obama socialist program are fleeing the city to districts offering safer and better performing schools. With the falling enrollment the unions are the main reason these schools have not closed sooner. Expect more shootings when Chicago kids start crossing gang territories. Rahm Emanuel is doing every thing he can to keep the citizens of Chicago from owning guns in order to protect themselves and their children from the violence of the thugs in these gangs.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 16:41
@Long Sufferer: I think recasting will be required.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 14:41
[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - @gman129: "Restitution" is always part of a probation agreement. When the offender re-offends, the probation is cancelled, and so is the restitution. They don't have to pay another dime.
When I questioned a district attorney about that several years ago (at the top of my voice), he told me that "he wasn't a collection agency". I informed him that he wasn't much of a district attorney, either. Now he's' a judge. I guess incompetence always rises to the top.
Yep, reminds me of the "Peter Principle".posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 14:40
[quote][b]EducateGeorgia[/b] - @gman129: LOL.
If Massachusetts can do it, why can't Georgia? The problem is who and how is it going to be paid for?
Massachusetts does it by raising its taxes. Farming in western Mass is almost a thing of the past, it a thing of the past in the eastern part of the state. My uncle had to sell one of his farms to keep paying the high property taxes imposed upon him to support the "free" state programs. Georgia doesn't want all these "free" socialist programs so those wanting them could be shipped to Massachusetts where everything is "free".
Socialist forget for all the "free" food they give away someone must grow it, and communist have proven their farms weren't good at producing anything.
The liability insurance will take care of the cost of rebuilding the fence, assuming they accept liability. If not, expect the driver to get off with a slap on the wrist, and maybe some "restitution", which, trust me, is never paid.
I believe that, my barber shop was robbed of $1200 and the judge set the crook up on probation and a $12/month payment plan. The crook made one payment before he was arrested for another robbery. That $12 was all my barber got for all the time he spent in court as a witness and his loss of $1200. The thug served only 18 months of a 5 year sentence and has never paid another payment.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:01
Anyone at least 21 years old who has a Georgia Concealed Carry License should not be prohibited from exercising their Constitutional Right because they are a college student.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:39
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[quote][b]THX1138[/b] - Exactly. If you find it offensive or not to your beliefs no one is trying to force you to read it. Please find a real "cause" to get all up in arms about.
Yep, the atheist would be more productive in taking up a new cause like finding their leader's body, Madeline O'hare. Then they could build a shrine to something they could believe in, "Non believing".posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:18
Provide new Medicaid applicants a bus ticket to Massachusetts.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:12
[quote][b]Georgia Boy[/b] - The Tea Party groups should never have been targeted just because of their name, they SHOULD have been targeted simply because they have no purpose other than political.
Once we no longer have a black president they will disappear.
Don't believe it for a moment. The Tea Party is against all the wild spending by an over sized government. Have you talked to any members of the Tea Party or even read their hand made signs?posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:09
[quote][b]YoMang[/b] - @GroversMill: I totally agree. I vote republican , but i,m starting to regret it. I mean, they knew about this 8 months ago, and instead of jumping on it ,they saved it for political circus.
It takes proof to have credibility in a court. Many knew what was occurring but had no proof. Now there is proof we await to find out how many will be fired and how many will serve long prison sentences for their criminal acts.
The Fair Tax would have eliminated their criminal acts and gobs of money paying for these useless employees.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:05
This link should answer your questions about the gender and political party of the person in question.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:58
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