Friday, February 3, 2012
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"If you voted for our current president in 2008 to prove you weren't a racist -- please vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot. Thank you!"
"The IRS sent my tax return back! Again! I guess it was because of my response to the question that asked me to 'List all Dependents?' I replied -- 12 million illegal immigrants, 3 million crack heads, 16 million unemployable people, 42 million people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons, half of Mexico, 535 fools in the U.S. House and Senate, and four homeless illegals living in the White House!"
"To whom it may concern and those that think they know best. This is in reference to Alison Campbell's family and to the Crowe family. There are a lot of us that are truly grieving for both families. It is a tragic situation, but there are lessons learned not just for the families but for others. Especially the young people in this county and the people who gave the alcohol to the young people that were partying. There will be consequences for you, too. When someone drinks and drives, no matter what age, something like this happens. The repercussions from an incident like this will be with everyone forever. If Ms. Crowe is charged there are several steps that she and her family will have to endure through the legal process. I know a lot of people want to tie her to the stake. Being vindictive will not help either family. The young lady is 17 years old. It is not like she has had DUIs in the past. ... We as a society have said kids or young people are going to experiment. We have to stand up and tell them no, it is wrong, and what can happen. We need to start supervising our young people and be even more involved in their life whether they like it or not. We need to rally around both families and help them through this time in their lives. Instead of pointing fingers and talking and spreading rumors, we need to be part of the solution."
"It is sad when you give your child a present for Christmas and less than two months go by and it is stolen from her backpack at school. This is not the first time she has had something stolen from her backpack at Alcovy High School in the same class. The problem is that no one seems to care enough to find out who is committing these crimes! They never did anything when her I-Pod was stolen and I am sure they will not do anything about her new I-Phone 4s being stolen. I am getting so disgusted with these people getting by with taking things that other people work hard to pay for. Kayla works hard in the afternoons and on weekends at a job. It is a shame that these little crooks can't get a job and buy themselves these things and leave the things that belong to other people alone. I don't know why the school can't try and do something about these thefts! When the teacher's I-pad was stolen at Indian Creek, they went all out to find her stolen item. Why can't it be as important to find a student's item?"