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Bemused 1 year, 1 month ago on County to bid out lawn service

The commissioners of districts 2 and 3 do hold townhall meetings for their constituents - several times a year.

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Bemused 1 year, 1 month ago on LB Recycling bid under review by attorney

Does anyone else seem to think that until they get rid of the county attorney, nothing will work right in the county?

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Bemused 1 year, 2 months ago on BOC does not revote on lawn contract

Does any employee handle pesticides when doing the maintenance? If so, are they properly licensed by the GA Dept of Agriculture? Does Durden not have an attorney or at the very least an office manager/HR person who is responsible for handling the day to day operations of his business? It seems to me that a person who isn't smart enough to run his business or at the very least hire someone who is doesn't really need to be awarded a large contract that is paid for by the people's money.

Also, who's responsibility is it to look over the contracts of the county and render a legal opinion as to whether they should be honored or if they are incomplete? Doesn't this county have an attorney that gets paid an astronomical sum for just such purposes?

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Bemused 1 year, 2 months ago on Sheriff wants new limits on firearms discharge

Douglas constantly refers to the eastern side simply because it is the side that is in the 10th Congressional District. He has checked out of being a county commissioner and is very actively campaigning for bigger and better for him things. The people who actually live here don't matter to him at all.

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Bemused 1 year, 2 months ago on County contractor does not have business license

a "zero built in loop hole" policy is what Commissioner Sims asked for at the very meeting that this contract was awarded at and he was told "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" by Mort Ewing's puppets, - JC, John Douglas and Maddox.

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Bemused 1 year, 2 months ago on SPLOST could purchase safety equipment, help property taxes

Reading these comments, it has become painfully apparent that most of you have no concept of how your local government and governing boards actually work or how a SPLOST works. It is very clear what can and cannot be done with the money raised from a SPLOST. Also, this is just a continuation of what is currently in place. If you want your property taxes to go down while increasing the security in our local schools, this is a no-brainer. If you don't want to see teachers let go because there is no money to pay them - and please understand that in a state that doesn't value education and that has cut over $5 BILLION in the last decade, this will be the norm until you stop voting for fools that would rather line their pockets and those of their already richer than you ever will be backers - this again is a no-brainer.

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Bemused 1 year, 2 months ago on Douglas running for Congress

Just another career politician looking for a ticket to the really big time. What's the matter Speed Racer, can't squeeze enough out of the backrooms of Newton County? Gotta head to the Ultimate Good Ol' Boys Club in DC?

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Bemused 1 year, 3 months ago on Ellis in first full week of job as BOC chair

Well this doesn't happen very often, but I couldn't agree with you more in this instance.

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Bemused 1 year, 5 months ago on Obama wins second term

To John and CW - it's a week later and the dust in finally settling in regards to the numbers so let's take a look at what "crushing majority" means with respect to recent elections, shall we?

President Obama won the popular vote in 2008 and 2012 (2008's totals 69,499,428 to Sen. McCain's 59,950,323 - I'd call that a shellacking; 2012's early totals are 62,711,814 vs. Gov. Romney's 59,189,598 - I'll give you that it's not nearly the butt-whoomping that occurred in 2008). Electorally, 2008 and 2012 are similar (Obama in 2008 - 365 or 67.8% vs. McCain's 173 or 32.2%, whereas 2012's numbers were 322 electoral votes or 61.7% for Obama vs. Romney's 206 electoral votes or 38.3%).

But let's dig a little deeper to happier vote total times for the GOP. In 2004, Bush received 286 electoral votes (53.2%) and 62,040,610 votes (50.73%) to John Kerry's 254 electoral votes (46.7%) and 59,028,439 popular votes (48.27%). 2000's numbers are pretty close to that too - Bush took 271* electoral votes (50.4%) and 50,460,110 popular votes (47.87%) to Al Gore's 266 electoral votes (49.4%) and 51,083.926 popular votes (48.38%). There's one of those instances, John, of someone losing the popular vote (and some would argue the whole shebang) and still taking the Electoral College.

And CW, I'm not the one who said it was a "landslide." No, that would be people like Larry Kudlow who said "I am now predicting a 330 vote electoral landslide (for Mitt Romney)" or George Will who said "I'm projecting Minnesota to go for Romney (in a 321 to 217 landslide)" or Wayne Allen Root saying "Electorally it won't even be close...I predict a Romney victory by 100 to 120 electoral votes" or Dick Morris claiming "We're going to win by a landslide...my own view is that Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes." The 'landslide' option is from today's wordsmiths of the GOP, but I agree with them on the spirit of landslide, in that President Obama beat Gov. Romney is a landslide.

CW, as far as that boil on the buttocks of voting or as we normally call it - Florida - goes, according to the US Census Bureau's 2010 estimate for total population in 2011, there would be 19,057,542 residents of the state. As of today, 8,471,088 votes were totaled for the 2012 election - 4,236,032 for President Obama, 4,162,174 for Gov. Romney, 44,684 for Gary Johnson and Other got 28,198. Romney, Johnson and Other combined only gives you 4,235,056 or not enough to beat Obama. Really, where do you get your info from? And as far as your 2008 claim - state your claim or don't make it at all.

Sorry guys, losing sucks. I know. 2000 being handed to Bush by his daddy's Supreme Court and 2004 were terrible years for us liberals. It made 2008 so much sweeter and 2012 was the icing on the cake! I'll give you the same advice that was given to me in 2000 and 2004 by some many Republicans: get over it!

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Bemused 1 year, 5 months ago on Obama wins second term

I bet its really going to blow your mind to see that the military voted overwhelmingly for the president.

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