FreeSpeech for 09-01-10

Braelinn Kroger shopping center, here is my shopping list: 1. Southwestern decor does not match, purple roof on Kane Yama, other buildings are brick. 2. Ugly Red K-Mart sign. 3. No awning to protect you from the sun or 50 inches of rain we get annually in Fayette County. 4. Filthy restaurant with a low inspection rating. 5. Confusing parking lot with no shade trees just bushes. 6. Music not playing today, probably broken. 7. Ugly silver decorations on the planters. 8. Dirty restrooms in Kroger. 9. The bumpy faux brick. This is not conducive to shopping carts, wheel chairs, baby strollers, walkers, high heels or people who have difficulty walking. Does this pass code for special needs people? 10. Money spent in the wrong way — priceless!

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How I wish that we could have seen a sea of American humanity in DC this weekend celebrating how far we have come in this country regarding race relations. Instead, what was witnessed was the continued separation for the most part of black and white Americans. Our enemies continue to win. We may be destroyed from within. We can reach the moon, travel long distances in a short amount of time, cure diseases such as polio, but we can’t get along as Americans. The Christian doctrine teaches that we are all the children of God ... not black, white, Jew, Buddhist, Muslim, conservative, liberal, etc. This is a difficult lesson for mere mortals to learn and/or practice. Some are criticized here for reflecting spiritually on our problems — yet that was the announced purpose of the Restore Honor assembly/rally. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech was a call for all Americans to join together. That goal is commendable, and we’re still on the journey to reflecting the words of our Constitution. The two rallies Saturday show that we have a little further to go on the journey.

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There is a grant that was supposed to be written by the Fayette County Stormwater Department to help pay for the repair of public stormwater drains that are easements on taxpayers’ properties. These drains are in terrible need of repair. The grant has been tabled. I was told that the grant is for those taxpayers that have easements that fall inside of the right of way. Aren’t our tax dollars suppose to pay for that? The county expects individual homeowners to foot the bill for MAJOR construction work that they have failed to maintain or repair. Children and pets could fall into one of these drains. It is a big hazard.

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Infinite Campus is a powerful tool for parents that not only enables the parents to see the progress of their children’s grade, but could also show parents when assignments are due. It is time that the teachers start populating the assignments in Infinite Campus rather than posting it on a separate team site.

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Re: the lack of upkeep for PTC’s grounds etc. The island on our street has not been touched in over six months. I have been told by someone at City Hall that there was a contract with an outsourced company to only cut grass, etc., two or three times a year. Wow, have they forgotten grass grows constantly, especially in the spring and summer? Whoever is responsible for this strange contract must not have a yard or property in their area that needs weekly cutting. It is a shame that to save money in the city’s budget they had to let the maintenance workers go because they couldn’t afford them and hire an outside company to maintain the city and neighborhoods’ grounds. The way I see it, this company is not doing their job, but if they weren’t hired to cut but two times a year, it is not all their fault. This is a strange and unwise contract in my opinion. Is the city going to pay us to maintain the entrances to our subdivisions, and our islands? Haven’t got my check yet, has anyone else? Rabbits, raccoons, and even deer are beginning to enjoy all of this growth. I saw three large deer just the other night just grazing away. When does hunting season begin?

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Not much happening at the “Baby Kroger” and the For Lease signs are still in the windows. Did The Fresh Market give up on us or are they just waiting the recession out?

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Recently a survey was sent out regarding gas golf carts. Out of 55,000 people it only took around 1,000 negative responses to get the City Council to consider banning gas golf carts. Personally I hate the bicycle races. They happen too often and when they do, local officials practically shut down half the town. People are locked into their subdivisions and sent on ridiculous detours. If you ask the police for advice often they send you to a different roadblock because they don’t even know what is going on. I think it is time to put a stop to this nuisance. If 1,000 people send a letter to City Hall maybe we can end the Spandex invasion.

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I totally agree with the Free Speech contribution, “What is going on in Peachtree City?” Without question, the best part of our city is the golf cart paths, and it just amazes me that some people whose properties abut on them choose to dump their yard waste there where it is visible to all. On one particular path in town there is one dump that is about 15 feet in length and not too far away another site that is about 7 feet high right next to a creek. I think the most telling thing of all is that the town shows no interest in correcting this.

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Just how hard is it for someone on a golf cart or bicycle to give an audible signal to a pedestrian on the cart paths? It’s not all about you people. How about showing a little courtesy to the walkers/runners and let them know you are coming up behind them. Really, it’s not that hard.

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Walking on the cart paths in the mornings is a death wish. Teens gone wild.

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To the people that are pushing getting rid of the “gas” powered golf carts: You might as well get rid of the police motorcycle and any other motorcycles in PTC. Then get rid of the gas-powered lawn mowers, weed eaters, yard maintenance equipment, edgers, school buses, airplanes. (Large airplanes flying over our neighborhoods in PTC is a large concern. If we wanted to be close to that, we would move back toward Atlanta.) What about the few boats we have that enjoy our lake? No gas for them! Let’s also take away courtesy of the gas-powered golf cart for future homeowners to tour our city, or to take people back and forth around town. And I guess we all will have to purchase “electric” powered cars. Boy, our town has changed from years gone by. Progress has changed in a downward direction instead of upward.

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The Angry Heartbeat

Nothing lowers the quality of life in a town more than that thumping heartbeat noise that is popular with a few idiots and their "pimped" cars. I'm trying to have a relaxing evening on my back porch and suddenly it feels like there's an earthquake or explosion somewhere. It's a LOUD noise. I can't believe this is acceptable in Peachtree City. Who are these punks? Turns out it's your neighbor's kid. Hopefully he won't be mad at the world and teach us all a lesson with his blaster tube. Who even sells this equipment? This industry should be investigated. It is unacceptable. I should not have to tolerate sonic assaults. It's 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 74, Peachtree Parkway, Robinson or 54, you definately know what I'm talking about. Let's find a solution to this growing problem. It is the number one quality-of-lie issue here in Peachtree City as far as I'm concerned. Thank you for listening. Pass it on.

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Regular Guy - Noise

First offense $250
Second offense $1,000
Third offense - car is impounded and boomers removed.

How's that?

Just bet it gets a bit more civilized if we adopt this.

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Why just cars - golf carts have boomers too

I like PTC Observer's fine schedule, but we need to include golf carts as well. These idiots can be heard by every house near a cart path - which is most of them. This is pretty easy for the police to monitor by just parking their cart or brand new motorcycle on the path and listen for their approach. Good revenue source as well since these mindless teens are so dense they are guaranteed to be repeat offenders.

Selling impounded cars and golf carts is good for the economy as well. Of couse you'd have to destroy the gas powered carts, but even so it is a good deal.

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Hey CHR$

Just want to let you know that Bristol is dancing tonight.

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I haven't watched

....a network TV show for years...anyway such trivia as this stuff.

I think Bristol did her dance lessons in the back of cars or in a salmon boat didn't she? Or is that kid really Sarah's by a cop as many think?

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Cy, CHR would never admit he watched DWTS. He can get away with

mentioning the Fox babes because he pretends he is watching the news--I bet he is/was one of those who gets Playboy for the great stories and never even glances at the pics. If you watched did you notice the inuendos re: Bristol--the song she danced to "Mama told me not to come". Bruno mentioning in his crtique that she was a 'virgin' and would improve. And she did stay covered up, at least for the first two minutes. CHR would have loved it---bet he was in his man cave with all the lights out except the reading light over his chair pretending to read his 24,00052nd book on the Reunification of Italy as he watched all the girlies gyrating. Bet he has a hard time getting to sleep tonight.

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Yet another day of temperatures...

in the mid 90's. I'll sure be glad when fall arrives.

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cyclist

I agree, I need fall and some rain. Love rain, but Georgians seem not to!

You are also correct about temperatures---we had some....most days do----even in winter.

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According to Kirk Mellish, we might see a change over the next 9 days as a low pressure trough might form over the southeast. The hope is, we'll get some needed rain.

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cyclist: rain & temperatures

I usually try to watch one of the four local Atlanta stations a little to get a gist of the Atlanta news. However it is extremely hard to do due to the bunch of weather "forecasters." Of course they don't forecast, just tell you what is now happening---sometimes accurately. Over the years I have actually seen them predict no rain when it was raining on their building at that moment!

Obviously, most people who watch the local news are weather junkies since they give the same weather ever 5-8 minutes and usually occupy 35-40% of the time on air. They also about 75% of the time can not tell you when it might rain in PTC, just that it will rain somewhere between Chattanooga and Macon.
When they are wrong, they say nothing about it. I'm sure they must be more successful selling ads for the weather than the news.

Each station has about five "forecasters" and that makes about 20 of them in all. They make good money, maybe average six or more figures, so it takes about $3,000,000 worth of ad sales to just cover them!

Now is that inefficiency and waste of life to do that in a recession, especially?

If it bleeds it leads usually, then the weather. Then some about Atlanta's schools and budgets that aren't sufficient to make for better schools! Of course the jails are unsafe but there are only 6,000 guards there! The water and sewer lines are 100 years old and breaking and some fool busted a gas line pipe usually.

Marta can't run efficiently with only 3 passengers per route most of the time but no one can afford to pay enough to run it and if they did it would be wasted. But without the Marta, no one could get to work. That oughta be free for sure.

However things are looking up! Surprisingly the new Airport Manager is a white man. I don't know what happened to cause that but could it be that there are big blowups to come and he will get the fire? They didn't pay him very much like they did Costa! Not even a contract.

So, what else could they possibly talk about except the weather on these channels? Too many investigations and they would be put out of business!
They haven't said a word about teacher's re-marking test scores!

Anyway, it has been hotter than Hades in Georgia every summer for 3.000 days out of the last 3,001 days. Besides the weather people can't say anything about the drought we are in now or the Chamber of Commerce will shut them down.
But they do bitch incessantly about showers messing up people's week-ends and their hair!!!

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Blogger Coffee Social

This Saturday at the Fayetteville Starbucks located at the Publix shopping center (south of town on SR 85) beginning at 0900 till....usually lasts a little over an hour.

We'll start off with a discussion about our very own Dollaradayandfound. ☺

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Cy & Coffee

Well Damn! Just saw this for the first time--no idea how I missed it before---so who showed?

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Hey Gym

Just hutch and I. The next one will be in PTC...December'ish.

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cyclist & hutch

I guess no real harm could come of you two gathering for a meeting!

Check the TEA's schedule and attend their gang boppers! Real National Leadership from real people!

I hear Deal, Palin, O'Donnell (of Delaware),Bristol,(will dance) Limbaugh, Hannity, and a stable of FOX girls will be at a TEA party in Bug Tustle Alabama soon. Limbaugh is looking for a fourth wife!

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I hope so

haven't been to Bugtussel in sometime. I would like to get Sarah to autograph her book.

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Hey CHR, since Limbaugh and Gingrich seem to have trouble

staying in a traditional marriage, perhaps it is time they should consider a "same sex" marriage. Hate to think how they keep messing up all those straight marriages and ruining it for everybody.

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I think those two prefer continuing to be male chauvinist pigs, taking full advantage of gullible women, then discarding them.

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Cyclist,

I could not attend the coffee social this morning due to prior commitments. I hope the event went well.

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Hey carbon...

We missed you.

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Cy, I got back home Sat night

after a great week in Bozeman. Delta took us and brung us non-stop both ways!

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Gym,

Outstanding!!!!!!

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Justifying Mitch Seabaugh by

Justifying Mitch Seabaugh by comparing him to the incredible abuses of Charlie Rangel is incredible !!!

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Seabaugh and Rangel

We, the people, expect our elected officials to follow the laws of the realm.

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Calling AtHomeGym

Come in Gym please check in. Don't make me come after you.

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Cy, Git, Tug, Jane, MYTMITE

Today is the two year anniversary of the loss of my sister, upon my piano sits a gorgeous plant that you people gave me, I see it first thing every time I come in my house, and every time it reminds me of the great friends I have made here on the "C". Again I thank y'all for this reminder of our friendship. MYTMITE, your donation in the name of my sister still touches my heart, I hope to meet you one day, the coffee will be on me. Again thank you to all my friends here on the "C".

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Hutch,

. . .still got your back!

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Hutch

Read this earlier and didn't get to respond until now. Went to a 10:30 movie in Newnan with the family but thought of you and your sister driving that way. Life is certainly most uncertain was what I boiled it down to. At any given moment someone we know or love can be taken from us. Bottom line is..... don't take anyone for granted knowing that our time together may indeed be shortened.

We know you were very close to your sister and know how hard it is for you now. Our thoughts are with you Hutch.

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Right here with you buddy. Hang in there!

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Hey hutch

Thinking of you buddy.

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Hutch, you have been such an outstanding person on this site--

and when you lost your sister it was like a dear and kind friend was going through the hard times. I know you have wonderful memories to carry you through the bad days. It was my pleasure and I hope to have that cup of coffee with you some day also. Of course Bonkie will be there also even if he is lurking behind the latest hard copy of Obama's 'off the cuff' speech as he spies on all of us and tries to understand how people could enjoy the company of other like minded people. Or maybe by then he will have joined us---we can dream can't we? Or am I conjuring up a nightmare??

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Good Ole Mitch Seabaugh finally gets one...

Good Ole Mitch Seabaugh finally gets one...The AJC reported that Coweta State Senator Mitch Seabaugh, an accountant, was fined $2,500 for campaign irregularities. The front page story complete with picture reads "End of Ethics Probe Baffles", with all kinds of regulators stunned that ole Mitchie got off easy saying "7 year old case against senator closes quietly; many expected a bang." Seabaugh's defense to pocketing thousands in campaign cash was "We just didn't report it clearly and correctly." Huh ??? The guy is an accountant and a "business adviser" ???

Here's one guy the Tea Partiers ought to show to the door.

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Here's one guy the Tea Partiers ought to show to the door.

Thank you. I agree. It is these Old Skool Republicans who are leeching onto the Tea Party movement that is discrediting it. Mitch is a slug.

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Tea Baggers & INcubersomes

Mitch looks pretty small potatoe (Dan Quaalude). You want him out after he did all that work to git guns in churches & airports? How do you feel about Nathan (Let's make) Real Deal? How about Sonny. 8 yrs+ of fine public service & only a sweet heart land deal in Orlando (4 mil? or 8?). Some property in the ole hometown that the Natural Resources Dept had their eye on but is now getting.. is it a 4 lane? & How much did the Clinton's make on Whitewater? How much was that special investigation? Back to the present.. Mitch looks pretty clean. Same mistakes as Rangel.

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Approving of Rangel and Mitch

Glad you approve of their improprieties. Okay..I don't approve. And I think it is weird that you would.

Regarding Nathan Deal...I think he is a sleezeball, rehashed good old boy Democrat, corrupt as any politician is, and not worth wasting a vote on. Except against Roy Barnes. So you can imagine what I think of King Roy.

Sonny??? Another old skool Georgia sleezeball Democrat embracing the party that will get him elected.

If you're looking for me to defend those guys...I can't and will not. Unlike yourself justifying Charlie Rangel. Shame, shame....

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Boy, don't ever be a democrat...

Even 20-30 years ago. If you turn out to be a sleezeball as a republican, then you are a democrat again---not a republican!
But Git will vote for you anyway because there ain't nothin lower than a democrat. If Charlie was a republican Git would vote for him. Not me either way.

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Hey Bonky Ding Dong

I have a choice this November. The sleezy republican or the sleezy democrat. I will vote against King Roy. Or I will abstain. What is the freaking difference you goofball?

But Git will vote for you anyway because there ain't nothin lower than a democrat[/strong]

Kind of like you and Repubs. Look at what you guys have leading you now? I mean some of them even make Westmoreland look decent. (Having to chase the bit of throw-up that came up with my coffee) But the fact is I don't ever vote for Westmoreland, and I would never vote your boi Charlie.

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Not me either way

You are liar Bonker$. You voted for a proven corrupt and dishonorable president and the fact of your silence and lack of condemnation to the illegal, shady, and destructive leadership patterns that we've observed from you Demo-gods is the greatest testimony to the BS level of your statement.

You better man-up before you go twisting my words you old fool.

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Reply to Braellin

What restaurant in Braellin has the bad rating. I'm guessing, but not sure...tell me.

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Braelin restaurant

Could it be the cold-cut place; maybe the old closed down chicken place.
No, I'll bet it was the Japanese/Chinese/Thai/Filipino place! No, then maybe the place that mixes up donkey meat with guacamole and hot sauce on some flat bread? Even throw an baked egg or two in the middle of the thing sometimes--but they sell a ton of beer. The floor is like walking on a slaughter house deck.

Did you know that the biggest violation reported for Fayette restaurants is that the ice scoop handle was in the ice! Also, dirty gaskets around refrigeration! I'm sure they never check the age of products, and certainly not the stinky bathrooms! Dirty hands, long fingernails, and no hair nets, plus dandruff fall-out are never on the violations list. Washing of windows--inside and out--, and shelf vacuuming is old-fashioned. It is a farce.
Do the chefs' all still taste the pots food using the same spoon for everything?
All those tater tots, tater bits, and tater slices---made from chicken "parts," what's left after cutting off real chicken being beat off the bones and feet with a steel rotary thrasher, can't be good unless they add some chemicals such as treated soy shells--ground-up,and parts of ears, tails, snouts, chicken lips, baked and ground up feet, and "filler," you name it.

We are never very serious when it comes to making money.

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Health Dept Insp's

I ran one 35 yrs ago & it was the same way. Guy would come in & find something, same as it was a month before. Little stuff like you mention. My policy was to jump right on it. I was pleased when he stayed to eat lunch.. no bribe.. he paid. Hope you don't ever read Anthony's "Kitchen Confidential" I never saw much we would not do in our own home kit. I read a good many of those would fail an inspection.

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How hard is to cut the grass in the island in your neighborhood?

Is it really that much trouble? I help with our subdivision entrance at times, and cut around the paths that run around my house when I think they need it. Get out and do some yard work instead of complaining about it here.

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Cutting grass

This person probably invested more time writing that letter then it would have taken to cut just the grass. I mean really. How big could this island be. You already have your lawn mower out and running while you are doing your own lawn. Why not just walk across the street and take care of it?

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It's a lot more fun to whine about it.

At least that's what my 13 year old says.