0

Squawk of the day - Dec. 9, 2011

"Constructive criticism aside, do you people realize the damage you do with bashing Albany? Don’t you realize the negative effect you have on an industrial community looking over the community? Shame on you and shame on The Squawkbox for providing the platform."

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

To submit a squawk, Click here.

Comments

Spike 2 years, 4 months ago

AMEN!!! There are significant budget cuts coming. link text A very definite possibility in Albany's future is the closure or BRAC of MCLB. This should be considered the largest threat to our future and we should be focusing on it. Certainly bashing Albany only provides more fuel to the fire. We need folks to stop their whining and start providing solutions.

0

waltspecht 2 years, 4 months ago

So, we should keep quiet or lie? Do you really believe Industry wouldn't find these things out for themselves thru research? I can remember when the Albany City Commission Meetings were broadcast and a competative City used them to show what a pack of Clowns were running Albany. You can't cover these things up. You have got to change all the Players and follow a new script if you hope for Economic Development. Especially the School Culture and Leadership.

0

Shinedownfan 2 years, 4 months ago

If we complain enough, hopefully we will open the eyes of others so that something can be done to change all that is wrong with this town! ...and dont bash the squawkbox, it's the reason I purchase the herald.

0

VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

If Albany wasn't filled with so many problems, there would be no need to complain about it. It' s the people doing the bad things that is causing the problems, not the people squawking about it.

0

AuntieDee 2 years, 4 months ago

Well, what are the squawkers doing to help the city. Complaining never solved anything and it certainly doesn't open any eyes. All it does is show the disgust you have for where you live. It you are not going to do anything constructive or positive to change the city just keep your squawk to yourself. When the industries read the squawbox it just gives them the sense of racial instabiity and ignorance that is embedded in this town. Who would want to subject their business and family to such backwards stupidity?

0

bubbavet 2 years, 4 months ago

GEE I THOUGHT IT WAS CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. THE SQUAWK BOX IS THE REAL ALBANY THANK YOU ALBANY HERALD

0

TheMember 2 years, 4 months ago

Too bad all the people who need to read the comments probably don't and too bad the people squawking can't be heard. This is the best place for the commissioners (city and county) to see what is wrong and maybe just maybe add a comment on why or why not the problem can or cannot be fixed.

0

chinaberry25 2 years, 4 months ago

We are disgusted, but most folks do not make enough money to get out of this town. As if the whole state does not know about the school situation. This is broadcast over the news. This town could start by encouraging new blood to run for office. Not someone who is endorsed by the old school. I would never run, but I would not want one person on the commission, the school board or county commission to endorse me.That means you approve of their job and I can say with 100% certainty that no one believes that they are doing a good job. Albany is the laughing stock of Georgia. A gang member could run for office and be elected in this town. I will quote Bill Cosby, I am glad that I am at the end of my life and not the beginning. Sad, sad, sad.

0

VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

We tried voting in new blood, but unfortunately the welfare entitlement people out number us 3-1. You can lead a horse to water, but can you make him drink?

0

bany_baby 2 years, 4 months ago

Chinaberry25, bubbavet, VSU, and maybe a few others are the most negative people in this town. All they do is complain about everything from behind a computer desk. This is their domain....the Squawkbox is a nice outlet for some, however it is still regulated.

If you go through most of the stories on posted on this site, the trio who I listed above, do nothing but spread hate and negativity. Nothing positive ever comes out of their mouths. Look at the story regarding the ASU students receiving honorary degrees.....what was a positive story, and still is in my opinion, is smeared by their ignorance and self-hatred.

Yes, self-hatred because people who are ALWAYS negative and bashing others, tend to hate themselves. The ONLY thing they ever do is whine whine whine. Just go back and browse through the articles and see what comes out of their mouth.

The same people that say they voice their complaints so it will get better, are the same people that continue to prohibit Albany from seeing any growth!

0

VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

Show us something positive, Hot Shot? You read the news and all you hear is some gang member shooting or robbing somebody, or a business is shutting down. Don't come in here and complain about negativity when there is nothing positive about this town. Our mayor is a joke, Hubbard will be no better. School superintendant is a clown that has to have somebody show him which shoe to put on first. You make me laugh. You can wear your rose colored glasses if you want, but we see things for what they really are.

0

Abytaxpayer 2 years, 4 months ago

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.

0

Abytaxpayer 2 years, 4 months ago

The reason there are a few squawking so many negatives, is because they are trying to open the eyes of the Lazy, Uninformed and frankly the ones that don’t give a poop. People who sit on their butt and accept things as they are, are the real danger to Albany. If you hear something and don’t like the squawk then STOP turning a blind eye and get off your sofa and attend commission meetings and get out and VOTE. Complaining about the Squawkers does nothing. The people who turn a blind eye are the REAL inhibitors to Albany’s growth!!!! Hats off to the people who keep peeling the covers back.. Thanks to the Staff for their editing.

0

Sign in to comment