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Everything posted by Superscoot52

  1. I definitely get the anti-incumbent sentiment, but I still don't foresee this state electing a Democrat for Governor, Senator, or see the state go blue in a presidential election any time soon. I'd be very pleasantly surprised if it did, but I'm just not seeing it. I'll wager you the beer of your choosing if Roy Barnes defeats Handel or whomever gets the GOP nod. I like Porter as well, just am not as familiar with his campaign as I am with Poythress.
  2. Since the GOP primary will essentially decide the next governor, I sincerely hope Handel wins. But they all just suck sooooooo bad. I've backed David Poythress, but he stands no shot against Roy Barnes, who in turn stands no chance in this bloody red state.
  3. Best of luck to her and it is great to 'see' a person doing something positive for the less fortunate.
  4. I do have a lot of stuff that I need to sell...maybe I'll get around to that this weekend.
  5. I think that is "Clear WiMax 4G Highspeed wireless internet"...yeah, it bugs me too, but mostly because they have a similar ad on Pandora. Oh well, it's free (for now).
  6. Nope, never been parkinlotted. Anyone want to set a date? Of course, that takes the randomness out of the situation...but I'll buy the first round after the parkinlottedness is complete!
  7. I see it every work day on the way home from Atlanta...people merging from 285 southbound to I-20 West try to get ahead of the trucks and cross the gore. I was told by a California Highway Patrol friend years ago why it's called the "gore" (it's obvious and is likely not related to the original meaning): it's because they often see the worst accidents in that area and also causes a traffic nightmare when some fool crosses it and causes a wreck and backs up two highways in the process.
  8. What the french, toast? Love that one as well.
  9. Mostly sports people...Chad (Johnson) OchoCinco is very entertaining...
  10. Trust no one! So it really boils down to distrust of the government...ah. Thanks for the stimulating conversation. 'Till next time.
  11. “May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.” Have a loverly day!
  12. What would it matter? You're not moving, right? How about states first, will that be acceptable? Minnesota, Oregon, Vermont, North Dakota, and Indiana had a reduction in unemployed over 12 months. Both Dakotas, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas have healthy unemployment figures, especially compared to other states. Cities: Burlington, VT, Rochester, MN, Alexandria, LA, Fargo, ND, Lawrence, KS, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN, Shreveport, LA. Oklahoma City is at 6%. Washington D.C. is at 6.7%. San Antonio is at 7.3%...all better than Atlanta at 10.4%. Look at the historical high unemplo
  13. Hmmm...18 states have unemployment rates below 8%...8 states are below 7%...3 are at 5% or below.
  14. As compared to quoting an opiate addicted gunslinger to back your idea of a revolt? Perhaps.
  15. That really sucks. It's a neat place.
  16. You sometimes have to do what you have to do. When the Dust Bowl was killing the midwest, people moved. People followed jobs during the Great Depression. Left-handed relief pitchers can't just sit in Atlanta waiting for the Braves to call if there are opportunities elsewhere. I don't know what you do, but in our rare interactions you've been very kind. You are from here, you put down roots, you don't want to or can't leave, so I guess you're at the mercy of the local economy...which is improving from this time last year .
  17. Well, I'll keep an ear out for you. Blame goes beyond political affiliation, mon frere. I'll just take that as we have similar tastes in movies... Do you post that every hour on the hour?
  18. If being employed is important to you, then yes, you might have to leave your extended family and the home you built with your own two hands. I have no doubt that you're more than qualified at whatever it is you do, but if there is no demand for your services here, consider going somewhere where the demand might be higher. Is it ideal? Nope. Sorry. I considered moving, and likely will move to avoid this hellish commute every morning. It is what it is. MY argument is that things are improving. YOUR argument is that things are not improving and getting worse. My coin lands on heads, yours
  19. Look at Thailand right now. Do you really want that in our country? I also don't care about national job reports, but where does the blame lie for the lack of local job opportunities? It lies with those who resisted efforts for job creation in Paulding because they feared changing the nature of the county. Instead, the majority of employed Pauldingites (Pauldians?) commute to other counties, taking away valuable time out of their day to congest the roads and spend their money elsewhere. I would LOVE to work in Paulding, instead I work 40 miles away. BTW, what kind of job are you look
  20. I'm sorry for your situation and for those you know who lost, well, everything. There is a lot of blame to dish out, but looking from the bottom up, there isn't much locally in terms of job opportunities, and from what I can tell there never has been. Some people started their own businesses during this time. Others moved to wherever the jobs are more plentiful, the Midwest for example. I don't know many people who have really given it their all to find jobs; they try for a while, get frustrated, and give up or just look sporatically. I can't blame them; it's human nature.
  21. Again, what kind of revolution or revolt? We are better than other countries. The gloom and doom-sayers will only see things one way; there is no hope of changing their line of thinking. Words like 'revolt' are dangerous and shouldn't be used lightly. I understand the unemployed thing. I was for quite a while, but during that time I finished a degree, started work on a masters, took an internship from the GA DOL which led to a term assignment which led to a regular job. Most people aren't willing to take an internship, it's just a fact, and I can't blame them. It's demeaning. It's a
  22. Come on, you know we're collectively doing better than the depths we as a nation hit in early 2009. Are things perfect? No. Are there still many people out of work? Of course, but we've improved and going in the right direction (and I'm not saying a thing political here).
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