— I saw that Justin Bieber got a speeding ticket. Apparently he drives even worse than he sings.
— Air conditioning in the animal shelter and cannot put it in our school kitchens? It’s 100 degrees every day. Think about our cooks. Cooking for our kids every day in 100-degree temperatures. Thank you Spalding County.
— There is a reason why Spalding County cannot attract new industry and new jobs. God is very angry at us for passing all those lenient alcohol laws, and he is punishing us. We should have known better.
— A “SPLOST” is nothing more than a bailout paid for by taxpayers. The departments pushing for the SPLOST continually squander away left-over budget money year after year while claiming to be losing millions. They need to come up with a way to save this left-over budget money for these special projects they want us to pay for.
— Could someone please enlighten me as to why Highway 19/41 and 341 need all of the turning lanes whitened and paved? They also have installed new red lights. I was under the impression that everyone was broke. Could this money have been used for a better project? Or could we have used it to pay down on state debt?
— Funny how tens of thousands of dollars have been dumped into the city golf course while the tennis courts remain nearly unplayable. If the city can’t afford to maintain them, why not implement a monthly or seasonal fee to use them? Level and resurface them, add some benches, and put a keypad lock on the gates to reserve it for tennis only.
— If the county officials can use thousands of my tax dollars to advertise for the SPLOST,
why can’t those who are opposed to the SPLOST use tax money to advertise against it?
— Pour taxpayers’ money into bottomless pits. Commuter rail will never be self-supporting. Larger airport will just lose larger amounts of tax money. North Hill Street, so Sun City residents can have better access to beautiful, historic downtown Griffin with its fine dining and great shopping.
— Local roads were congested and slow so taxpayers paid for freeways. Freeways became congested and slow so taxpayers paid for MARTA because it was smarta. Didn’t work, so taxpayers paid to free the freeways. Now freeways are tied in knots so taxpayers are asked to untie them. Sales tax used to be 3 percent, now it’s 4 percent.
— Federal officials are considering restoring a $1 million subsidy to keep Atlanta-Macon flights, despite the route’s 2011 average of about one person aboard each flight. The U.S. Department of Transportation has collected proposals from two carriers to take over the 80-mile route under the “Essential Air Service” program.
— Hopefully, people not wearing shoes will not be allowed in the polling places on July 31. This will prevent T-SPLOST opponents from voting, since none of them own shoes.