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#3937935 Cop bashing...............

Posted by momof 3 on 02 October 2014 - 09:54 PM

I wish to goodness that someone would attempt to put an end to all the topics that continue to bash cops. It's really old.


When the front page has more than one of these articles, it's one too many. Granted cops screw up and some are even criminals and don't know how to do their job. But regardless of the few bad apples, there are too many good ones that get no recognition and some people don't seem to realize that. It's sickening.

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#3514567 Not my kid....Yeah, I USED to say this too.....

Posted by firehouse on 25 August 2011 - 07:26 AM

I am so thankful my teen is alive today. Take a minute and hug yours too, ok? I want to call myself a "good" parent. I'm involved, I meet parents when I drop my kids off somewhere, I ask questions, check text logs, etc.

I received "that" phone call from a concerned parent who had heard some things that my teen was telling their friends that they had done. My kids are generally "good" kids, we really (really!!) haven't had any issues. I listened to what the parent had to say and got off the phone with the "maybe your kid did, but I doubt mine did, thanks for letting me know" attitude. I'm so glad I didn't leave it at that! I spoke to my teen last night, told them that I had received a phone call from another parent who was concerned about things they were hearing about you. Man, that face turned RED!! and confessed.

Never in a bazillion years could I imagine my child doing the things I heard last night! Very dangerous behaviors with potentially deadly consequences~ and there were parents home while they were doing these things! This is my good kid and I'm so involved- how in the hell did this happen???

So, today I submit this humbling post to let you know, that yes, no matter how hard you try and now matter how involved you are- your kids CAN AND WILL make stupid stupid stupid choices. My heart aches today. But my child is alive. I'm taking a gift to the parent who called me & thanking her in person. I'm a "good" parent, remember? You see me at PTA, volunteering, at church, with my kids, etc. Don't ever say, not my kid. It really could be.
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#3981939 Please pray for the Morrisons

Posted by surepip on 09 July 2015 - 08:15 PM

Yesterday was indeed a wonderful day.
Monday the doctors told me to have someone with me for surport on Tuesday. They would reduce his meds to bring him out of the induced coma. They toldMe not to expect him to wake up ever again. I was devastated and the next 24 Hours were hell, just waiting. Tuesday morning Thad slowly opened his eyes, a Hour later he was tracking and was able to look me in the eyes, the doctor askedHim if he was in pain and he shook his head no. With Intervention thru prayer miricles do happen. This is amazing grace, thanks to everyone for your thoughtsAnd prayers. We still have another surgery coming up and a long road to completeThe 100% recovery the doctors are now telling us he will make.

Here is the first thing he wrote on his erase board this morning...
Hello, I love you!
I said hello, welcome back.
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#3465742 Big Guy In Airport Crying Was Me

Posted by HiPlainsDrifter on 11 June 2011 - 08:51 AM

My son had one small window of opportunity to come home on leave and he kept it a secret from my wife and I. He showed up at our door the day before my birthday and rang the doorbell while I was watching a Braves game. He wanted to be home for my birthday and celebrate with me. Words can't describe how proud I am of him and how much I love him. We spent as much quality time together as possible, laughing,eating good food ( the home made banana pudding he requested and bbq ribs) and just talking. We took in a Braves game and both wore our jerseys and gave high fives when they scored a run or got a hit. I must say I enjoyed so much seeing him walk down the stairs in the morning and say, " Good morning Dad." We would hug each other and sit down for breakfast. He may be a tough soldier but he still would hug his mother and I every night before bed and tell us he loved us. It's great when they come home, and it's so hard when they leave again. To all those military spouses, siblings, parents, I know you appreciate those times as well. So if you were in Hartsfield airport this week and saw a big guy walking away from security with tears rolling down his face, that was me. I make no apologies, that was a father saying goodbye to his son and feeling pride and pain at the same time.
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#3941365 my open letter to the paulding boc re: the morrisons

Posted by mei lan on 15 October 2014 - 12:49 PM

Below is the text of a letter I sent to the Paulding BoC this morning (format changed slightly and personal information redacted):




0000 Xxxxx Xxxx Drive

Acworth, GA 30101

October 15, 2014




Open Letter to the Paulding County Board of Commissioners

          Mr. David Austin, Commission Chairman

          Mr. Dave Carpenter, Post I Commissioner

          Mr. Todd Pownall, Post II Commissioner

          Mr. Tommie Graham, Post III Commissioner

          Mr. David Barnett, Post IV Commissioner

240 Constitution Boulevard

Dallas, GA 30132


RE: Thad and Melissa Morrison




I have lived in Paulding County for almost 12 years, and am a registered voter (who voted for Mr. Austin and Mr. Barnett). I have been troubled for a number of years by the County's handling of the lawsuit of Thad and Melissa Morrison against it for what the Morrisons allege to be offenses committed against them.


I wouldn't know Thad or Melissa from Adam's housecat if I met them on the street. They may be certifiable lunatics for all I know. But what I do know is that their lawsuit was never deemed to be frivolous and was never thrown out. I also know that the County spent over $1.5M taxpayer dollars in fighting this lawsuit. I also know one or more settlements were offered to the Morrisons, but they were rejected for whatever reason(s). The Morrisons were well within their rights to reject any settlement they deemed to be unsatisfactory. Their stated desire was to have the case adjudicated in a court of law before a jury of their peers, but that never happened because they ran out of money.


The horrifying denouement of this situation came on Friday when the Morrisons were evicted from their home due to foreclosure by the lender. Obviously they could have chosen to stop fighting the County and pay their house payments instead. However, they had a Constitutional right to petition the government for a redress of grievances and they were denied that right.


In the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America from the State of Great Britain, after the list of many offenses committed by the King of England against the Thirteen Colonies, comes this paragraph:


In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.


Therefore, it is no accident that the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads:


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


When this all began, a different county administration was in place; however, it's disappointing that even though the makeup of the BoC has changed, it would appear that the attitudes and approach towards the Morrisons never did. Likely we will never know the truth about what happened (including the contamination of their drinking water) because of your success in finally killing the Morrisons' attempt to seek redress by outlasting their ability to continue to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars of legal bills for them over the eight years since the suit was originally filed. (And if they could not prevail spending that much money and lasting that length of time, there is no hope for the rest of us.)


As it happens, I am in the process of moving to another county to be near my sister and nephew, who have no other relatives within a five-hour radius. I love my home here and am loath to sell it; however, I can assure you on the day I hand the keys to the new owner, I will happily knock the dust of Paulding County off my shoes. I am sickened by the thought of the Morrisons' eviction from their home of these many years and their possessions sitting on their lawn awaiting friends and neighbors to help cart away. But it is a fittingly sorry end to a sorry saga.


It is my humble opinion that the leaders of this county have proven themselves to be no better than King George III in denying fundamental freedoms to the citizens of this county (and adding insult to injury, by using our tax dollars to do it). In this matter, as well as in a number of other matters, the King George III of Paulding County Government has crushed the Thirteen Colonies of the rights of the citizens of Paulding County.


I Am Thad and Melissa Morrison.




(original signed by)


Xxxx X. Xxxxxx

(678) 000-0000




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#4002965 Wonderful news!

Posted by Lucky64 on 18 March 2016 - 12:58 PM

The last time I was on here, they wanted me to have a double mastectomy.  After a long hard look and during some investigating on my own, I decided not to have it done.  I didn't think it was a good enough reason.  They wanted to do it because of infections.


My Radiation Doctor decided to set up a PET scan for me two days ago.  Of course I went, and really didn't care for the machine I had to go into.  Yesterday I had my Chemo Doctors appointment, and he told me the results of the PET scan.




I am so glad I didn't listen to the doctors and had the mastectomy, and they were pushing for it to hard and I thought that to be odd.  When the reconstruction Doctor didn't want to do reconstruction on me and told me I didn't need a mastectomy, I knew something was up. 


Now I just have to take a pill every day for the next 5 years. 


Thank you for all the wonderful words and prayers.  I'M BACK!!!!!

This has been a long road since October of 2014.

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#3715609 When did it become acceptable?

Posted by All I Hear is Blah Blah Blah on 31 October 2012 - 04:16 PM

Why is it not acceptable? We live in a subdivision that people cart in kids by the van/truck loads and our neighborhood is filled with activity on Halloween night! I think it's fantastic for kids that don't have a community like ours to trick or treat in and if it presents a safe environment for them to do it, bring em on!
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#3686862 No Dogs Allowed

Posted by Ugadawgs98 on 30 August 2012 - 03:28 PM

Good....too many people can't or won't control their animals and for some reason they think they just have to bring them along. They let them do what they want and refuse to clean up after them. It is an event that has nothing to do with animals, leave them at home.
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#3777754 looking for a pitbull

Posted by TabbyCat on 09 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

in November?? no... theres a mixed breed I rehomed in September due to being kid aggressive... & that pitbull I didnt like putting her on a chain because its not fair to her, but she would freak on a leash and I live in a mobile home park so I'm not allowed to put up a fence, I did get the approval recently for a underground fence when I purchased my trailer.

& to blondiega1 No he has not.... :/

And you have three kids and #4 is on the way and your husband needs work and your cat a couple of months back was very ill and you asked for money to pay her vet's bills and you get puppies again and again and rehome them when you can no longer stand them being in your trailer with your 3 (soon to be 4) small kids and then you put them outside and they escape or bother your neighbors...

I think I'll let my friend's dog find ANOTHER home. Pets are not toys. They are lifelong commitments. It's unfair to them to get them when they are small and cute, never bothering to actually TRAIN them, and then find them another home when they become a "problem" because they have had zero training or real human interaction.

And I hope you find another way to fill whatever hole it is you have in your life that you feel a pit puppy will fix.

I really do wish you well. I hope you get whatever help you need. I really mean that. :)
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#3771635 It was one month ago today...

Posted by TabbyCat on 22 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

It was one month and one week ago today...and...

Seth called me.

He's alive. He's OK.

Thank you everyone, for your thoughts and prayers and suggestions and the love you sent.

He's not home, but he's OK. He's not in trouble or in jail or anything like that, before speculation begins.

Thanks, everyone. :wub:
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#3765286 People / Things That Creep You Out

Posted by Beach Bum on 08 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

Strangers that offer to babysit your kids :blink:

You know what Dalllas Red, you are an ugly, sad person.

Okay everyone. Here is the story. A few years ago Dallas Red got on here whining about her husband being in the military and out of town, that she had no family in the area to help her with her kids, etc. I felt sorry for her and offered to babysit her children so that she cod go out. I wasn't doing anything ofher than trying to help her and she openly accused me here on p.com of being a child predator. That is comical in light of the fact that I have a husband of 33 years, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, a great job, many leadership positions in the area and never been in any kind of trouble in my 52 years of life. It is truly very sad that you can't even offer to help someone without them assuming you are some sort of "predator". Everyone that knows me knows that I gladly offer my assistance to others.

So want to know what gets on my nerves. It is people like Dallas Red who wouldn't recognize compassion if it slapped them In the face. So.... bite me Dallas Red. :)
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#3707970 The debate this evening... who do you think won?

Posted by cptlo306 on 16 October 2012 - 10:02 PM

Romney is like a door to door salesman trying to sell a vacuum cleaner without letting anyone plug it in to see if it works. :unknw:

Obama is like a door to door salesman trying to sell you ANOTHER vacuum cleaner to replace the one he sold you 4 years ago that never worked.
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#3493773 Back to school supply list

Posted by RaidersRock on 24 July 2011 - 03:50 PM

She is 16 years old, not 6.

It's great she is back with you but really. She will be 18 in 2 years and you are asking us what school supplies are needed?

Parenting tip: ask her what she needs. If she says she doesn't know or needs crayons and kleenex, she is jerking you around.

Human tip: have that stick up your butt removed and try to be a little nicer to people
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#3978392 Surepip Back In Hospital

Posted by surepip on 07 June 2015 - 07:15 PM

Buenos Dias to all. I'm awake this Louise 's phone , which doesn't speak

i'm phoneñes. My antique AT&T died lást Níght

Ill ost tomorrow after move

Thanks Thanks Thanks !!!! The prayers have helped.
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#3755238 What's that Sound ?

Posted by feelip on 21 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

What's that sound ? Is it the wind, is it a wounded animal, a crazed wild-man ?

NO .......

It's the collective moan of fifty million angry old white men watching the inauguration of America's forty fifth President.

Nah. That's the sound of 50 million white men WORKING to try to pay the debt that this bunch of idiots will be racking up the next four years. 8)
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#3644002 A person behind the student loan debt

Posted by workingforaliving on 03 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

Am I the only one seeing a series of piss-poor decision making in this story? As someone who worked 40 hrs a week and went to college full time and then completed two additional degrees as a single mother (with no child support at the time, btw), I am disgusted that these sob stories keep popping up while the rest of us with student loans obtained them responsibly and pay them on time.

This falls into the category of folks trying to get sympathy for buying more house than they could afford.

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#3879391 To all our bus drivers in Paulding......

Posted by jmd on 28 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! I am so impressed with how you all dealt with a hard situation. You did go beyond what your job descriptions call for. You tried to maneuver those big yellow buses with everyone's children on there including one that had a fight on there. So here is a shout out to you and all you did on this day. You all did a great job and tried hard. To have busloads of kids and be stranded in a ditch is a bit much for anyone to handle. But I can tell you that you will never forget this day nor will we forget all you went through to get the kids home.
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#3658169 A good family needs to rent a van for a trip

Posted by Mrs G on 02 July 2012 - 01:31 AM

Realistically....................maybe they need to skip the Reunion, use "that" money, that they are saving by NOT going, to put down on another vehicle??? just saying......... :pardon:
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#4035156 pcom has been my best source of info and help for years and keeps going

Posted by AustinPlantation on 08 March 2017 - 07:42 PM

I've been n pcom since the beginning, i think, and whenever i'm looking for advice and help, i start out here.


it's been wonderful in the past, present and will be in the future.


i never expect to receive volunteer offers from pcom members, but i do.


For example, in the past, when our bathroom mirror broke, i was on here looking for a contractor, but, lo and behold, i got an offer of a piece of glass and frame from one pcomer and another offered to install it.


when my wife was sick and i needed a ride to a pharmacy, i went on here since i don't drive, and someone offered to take me.


this time, i was looking for someone who was a notary public after the banks turned me down, one popped up almost immediately, so we went to redneckchick's insurance office, and it was done  Thanks redneckchick!


at my current age and condition, i'm not much good at things, so there's not much i can offer to do.


pcom has the best folks and keeps bringing my faith in folks to a new level.


i'll be here forever.


try asking for things on facebook, ha

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#3648057 High School boy gives back scholarship due to his race

Posted by winston1972 on 12 June 2012 - 05:23 PM

Yet if we had a scholarship for whites only everyone would be screaming RACIST... :angry:
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