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"My child came home from Alcovy High School today very upset and her teacher said a race war almost broke out during a dance routine by the Tiger dance team that was sexually wrong for a public school. Has this school gone completely to the pigs? It is time to wipe out the top down and take back our school."
"So Walmart told everyone at their last rezoning hearing they would not allow any overnight truck parking in their lots. Well ... I was by the new Walmart Sunday 10/21 and there were two trucks in the parking lot. And no they were not making deliveries. Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining about the truckers ... Makes me wonder how many other things will happen. Is there a county ordinance about this? If not why not make one?"
"Breast feeding in public -- This isn't very smart. Look on the Internet about people with fetishes when it comes to lactating and a lot of other crazy weird things. I don't really mind it myself but your safety is in question. Sickos are not afraid to watch your house and find a good time to come in to visit you. You should be a little more cautious about having your goods hanging out for the public eye or even associate yourself while in public. Never know who's watching you."
"Ok people. If there's a issue that bothers you, but doesn't affect you personally, leave it alone! God don't ask for you to go around judging other people no matter what they do. What other people choose to do is between them and the man upstairs. They will pay for their sins the same as we will. So for you casting judgement and spreading negative/hateful feelings towards other God's children is hurting you and planting that seed of hate in your heart. Practice loving each other as Jesus told us to do. Open your eyes and just because you read it in the Bible doesn't mean the devil showed you how to interpret the words to coincide with what you been taught. You learn hate and prejudice so when you read the word, read it as Jesus would and cast your personal preferences aside."
"The Old Man has been watching what has been going on in this year's run for the White House. So far I haven't seen too many times anyone is talking about the majority of the people. I always thought that that should be their main concern, but I guess I've been wrong. I was a city councilman for several years and that was my main concern. Of course the politicians sure worked hard to keep me quiet. Right now the polls are showing that somebody is ahead. I have now seen four different polls and all of them seem to be in dispute. I am also amazed at the number of experts that get on TV. I suppose they were always around but before they had to jump in a car or on the back of a horse, or maybe the back of a caboose. Now they can't do that because there are no more cabooses, so they just jump on the TV and tell us how smart they are. And now to the people who think the purveyors of half trues, lies and biased thinking of these so-called newscasters go to the polls to vote based on what these people say are not getting the facts. Don't be a person who believes the tabloids. Aliens have not come down and impregnated a woman nor does Elvis still live. I guess I have touched a nerve on someone. I am not exactly sure what he said but whatever it is he is allowed by the Constitution to express it, and so am I as long as it is not derogatory or defaming."
"After reading Darrell Huckaby's column in the Newton Citizen on Wednesday, I gave a lot of time thinking about what he said. It was a mouthful, but as a history teacher and a writer of a column in the Newton Citizen, in other countries I have been in he could have been shot for bad-mouthing our president. ... "
"I'm calling about the article that Darrell Huckaby wrote in the Wednesday Newton Citizen about President Obama. I am surprised that an educator, teacher and church man would have such ugly things to say about our president. Whether he likes Obama or not, he should have kept that to himself. That is degrading himself and low-rating the highest man of the nation, our president, and the Bible says to respect the government. Darrell Huckaby, you should ask forgiveness for all the criticizing you did of our president."