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"I was at the Newton playoff game on Friday against East Coweta and let me say that I was very disappointed by the turnout there. Of all three of our high schools this was the only one that had a home playoff game and what seemed like no community support other than the family and friends of the players. The Newton band was almost nonexistent as I constantly heard E. Coweta's band playing with Newton's band going to the field with around five minutes left before halftime. The crowd that I saw was one color and I know that there are more races at that school than just black people who were mainly at the game. I will say that Newton should REALLY try HARD to diversify their team. I've seen Alcovy and Eastside's team and they are diversified. Newton has this mentality that they are some kind of HBCU school it seems. If they are going to continue to operate like that, then they shouldn't expect much support from those of us who like diversified schools."
"The Old Man says HALLELUJAH! The election is over for another couple years, the mud slinging will not start for at least another six months and the experts are all busy telling you what went wrong or what went right. Now wouldn't it be nice if our part-time over-paid employees would shake hands across the aisle and start working for the people. Oh, I forgot; when I watch the goings on in Congress, I only see six or eight people there. The rest of them sit in their office I guess and push buttons for their vote. I guess it is pretty hard to reach across the aisle. I know that blaming Obama was the easiest thing to do, but didn't our Congress have some say in it? If they didn't, why do we have a Congress? But enough of this. Let us hope that the bad-mouthing from the media and the public stops and things start improving. As long as we listen to the newscasters who try to be newsmakers we will not start working together. Things sometimes looks bad because we have been a ME nation for too long and we have had an abundance of everything. I realize there are some who feel like they had not had what everyone else has but whose fault is that? I don't know. Only they know and have a hard time admitting the problem. Now many of us are suffering although I see everyone running around with a Smart Phone or some other gadget stuck in his or her ear. Our priorities seemed to be out of alignment. There are many things we should be doing now. Stop thinking about ME so much and start bugging your congressmen to do a little something for the country. And don't forget; if you really don't like the USA you can always leave but don't stick around and try to tear it up. Go to some other country and try that and I don't know how long it will be before you want to return."
"A NHS teacher told a friend of mine that an ANTI-Charter School Amendment PowerPoint was shown by a school administrator in our county before the vote took place and during taxpayer paid time at a faculty meeting. Newton Citizen where is your investigative team did this happen?"
"I was calling about people wanting you to donate to different charities. I have no problem with donating to people that need a helping hand. The problem is you can't donate to them without donating to people who want a handout. I'm on a fixed income. I try to keep my head above water and I cannot donate money to people who want a handout. That's just not going to happen. People want you to donate to this, that and the other, and if you don't, they look at you like your a hoodlum. I try the best I can to donate, but that said, it's just hard to do.""FYI to some drivers out there: 1. When you pull up to a roundabout, you are obligated to yield to traffic already in the roundabout -- do not just pull out in front of people and make them slam on their brakes. If you do cut in front of traffic like that, I hope you are seen by police and ticketed, or, in the event of an accident, found at fault and that the other driver sues the pants off you and your insurance company. 2. If there are no cars in the roundabout, you do not have to yield or to stop because there is no reason to yield or stop. And you definitely do not need to look both ways! Just keep going on into the roundabout. 3. If you are already in the roundabout and a car pulls up to a yield sign and stops, you do not stop and let them pull out in front of you because you have the right of way. I don't care if you're just trying to be nice, that is not how a roundabout works. The other car that has yielded for you will pull into the roundabout after you have passed by (unless they are a teetotal jerk and run the yield sign, in which case, you will have to hit the brakes). 4. Please relate the above three rules to everyone you know."