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Squawk of the day - May 21, 2013

"Wake up and realize you live in Southwest Georgia, where hats and pickup trucks are everyday items. Get used to it."

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Sister_Ruby_Two 11 months ago

And both are supposed to stay OUT OF DOORS! Squawker must be from Lee County.

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bigbob 11 months ago

You know their not from Albany because it would be hoodies & do rags. Oh ya & bandana's to cover their faces during the robberies.

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dickyboy 11 months ago

Along with a bunch of SSI checks and welfare checks, food stamps etc....

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Sister_Ruby_Two 11 months ago

Don't forget them EBT cards wielded by them Luxury Import drivers with steak and lobster in the grocery carts (which they will not return to the cart storage area 'cause they just plain too sorry and lazy)

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 11 months ago

...or a suit and a sedan. Whatever floats your boat.

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lowercasejesus 11 months ago

Hey good point about not returning carts. Why don't brothas n sistas generally not do this as much as everyone else? Seen it over and over. Thats just sorry. Do the right thing people.

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Sister_Ruby_Two 11 months ago

Why do they throw they fast food trash out the window? Easy! 'Cause somebody else will come along and pick up their slack. Just like the taxpayers will come along and pay their bills.

And a lot of 'em are just too damn FAT to walk another six feet right now. I mean it's almost 30 whole feet from the store's door to the handicapped parking spaces and wow I sho gets tired walkin' from the stoe doe to my Lexus with 400 pound on these old feets.

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dickyboy 11 months ago

Walgreens on slappey and pine lost every cart they had... went to dawson rd Walgreens to borrow carts..that's just plain out stealing...

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Sister_Ruby_Two 11 months ago

I can only imagine how thankful Prezz O'Bama is to Allah for these tornadoes and how they will turn the attention of the press and the citizens of America away from Benghazi cover-up, IRS partisan oppression, and AP violations of Freedom of the Press scandals.

Just like how Hurricane Sandy turned the tide back for Him in the Prezzidential election. Expect a Prezz O'Bama sighting later this week in Oklahoma, complete with rolled up sleeves and dark blue windbreaker with Prezzidential Seal.

Prayers for the families to Jehovah, the One True God.

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dickyboy 11 months ago

Yea Sis just like Mary Cummings Young had Jessie Jackson on the way when she told the press that the city diverted the flood waters to south Albany in 1994

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alleebrin 11 months ago

Don'tcha know - you can't fix stupid!

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waltspecht 11 months ago

Look, it is South-west Georgia. The hats indoors is something I don't like, but have learned to tolerate. Plus there isn't much wrong with a good pickup. We cannot live in our perspective of the world, we simply have to accept the perspective of others. Maybe they are Jewish and don't have a Yamika (Boy did I probably spell that wrong) I believe if they knew we were looking upon them as following Jewish custom, they might stop wearing the hats indoors. It is done as an attention getter, or attention diverter. Kind of depends about how you feel about your hair, or in some cases lack thereof. I also hear the hats when treated correctly will stop Lice, an all to previlant problem in South-west Georgia.

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chinaberry25 11 months ago

The good thing about pickup trucks are they bring in more revenue than cars. Cost more in gasoline too, so there is something good about them. They pay these taxes to keep you in food stamps and welfare. You do know that 3% are going to be cut off of food stamps, just like those farmers and their government income. Both should go because you can get along without all these freebies.

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RedEric 11 months ago

Could a person get an EBT card and SNAP card both or would they have to use their other name?

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daisymae 11 months ago

They don't use their other name, they use their Other Social Security Number. And yes some of them have two...had one tell me, "oops, gave you the wrong SS number, let me get the other one."

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straightface 11 months ago

actually its all on one card now..

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fcarroll 11 months ago

I would much rather see caps, hats, and pickups than boobs and butts.

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rock 11 months ago

I cannot believe that cap, hats and trucks are even an issue in todays world. DoCo leads the state in everything wrong, children are under educated, there are no job prospects in this area for the new HS graduates, and I have not seen any new industry move into this area in decades. Every major corporation leaves. BUT, someone wearing a cap or hat indoors incites concern.

Who cares if someone wears a cap/hat indoors at a fastfood restaurant. What does it matter if I wear mine in Wal-mart? Simple minded people find simple minded problems to be concerned with and that is all caps and hats are.

Sometimes I feel these people need to grow up or grow a pair and focus on what really matters in this day and age. Educate your children above the HS level, Send them to Universities and earn MASTERS degrees, focus on bringing in industry to keep this area alive, focus on medical care and costs, focus on the criminal elements that permeate the city and county governments. Focusing on Caps and hats is a person with their head in the sand and not facing the real issues.

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agirl_25 11 months ago

I agree rock, such an outpouring of anger today over something as simple as wearing a hat indoors or owning a pickup. I own 2, an SUV and a Jeep Wrangler...what does that make me? One thing I must comment on tho, rock, is about sending kids to universities...be specific on NOT sending them to ASU, please. Too many diploma mills in the south, too too many.

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rock 11 months ago

AGIRL, My bad on the universities. There are to many bad universities, that only want money. It is becoming abundantly clear that unless you have AT LEAST a MASTERS degree in todays market, even entry level jobs will not be available. Unfortunatley, now I will hear from the DSC crowd on how DSC gives a premier education and everyone should attend DSC. The outside world is clear, the higher the education the better the prospects. I also drive a pickup, and wear hats and caps when I am working and if I stop for a burger or Home depot I do not even think about removing them

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agirl_25 11 months ago

Yes, I have 2 granddaughters who recently graduated from a university. One is back now working on her MBA, while working for a large corporation and the other is off to law school. They both have made me very proud. I am a "child of the 60's" so to speak, when women were encouraged to stay home and have babies. Glad I didn't listen to that, instilled it in my daughter and she passed it down to them. We always want our children to achieve the highest they are capable of achieving.

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erock 11 months ago

Amen agirl, around here you get diplomas for tying your shoes. Good observation

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straightface 11 months ago

its called awarding a student for a accomplishment..some parents dont do that anymore so the teachers have too keep the kids motivated some how.

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agirl_25 11 months ago

Yes, erock, you are absolutely correct and unfortunately too much money is wasted on those students getting the scholarship money because they can't walk and chew gum at the same time but can carry a football. Such a waste of money when so many talented young people could benefit from a college education. Are you sure they can tie their shoes?

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hotdog 11 months ago

Nova Southeastern may be a degree mill.....ASU is not...I have a degree from both ASU and Morehouse(undergrad) and VSU(graduate) and they were all well earned.

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watchman 11 months ago

Some of you posting spends far too much time observing others.

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straightface 11 months ago

amen.. worry about yourselves and maybe just maybe things would be better.. you think? try looking In the mirror.

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VSU 11 months ago

Yeah, let's don't worry about the gas prices, lack of jobs and education and increased crime and poverty, but lets get those caps off our heads and everything will be fine and dandy.

Not saying it's right and polite to wear caps and hats indoors, but there are bigger concerns out there.

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agirl_25 11 months ago

Yes, VSU, I fully agree with you. I personally don't care if a person wears a cap indoors...or drives a pickup. I own 2 of them (but no cap, sorry).

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rock 11 months ago

These are some of the archaic comments that have been in the box over the last several months: 1. People do not dress up to go shopping. 2. People do not wear coat and tie or dresses to church anymore 3. Young people do not stand up when an old person enters a room. 4. People do not wear dress clothes when they go out to eat. 5. Caps and hats should not be worn indoor. 6. You insult God when you do not dress up for church.

and the list goes on.

While these may have held up during the archaic periods of the 30's through mid-60's. Things have changed and will continue to change. Dress codes have gone more casual in business so people can be more productive. You can even bring your animal to work and dress down. Strict codes of dress and conduct are elderly peoples way of still trying to control events. The younger generation is more relaxed and in effect more productive. Think about something as simple as the internet or your cell phone. These were not even heard about until the last 15 - 20 years and all created by GEEKS in jeans and sandals.

Let the world go where it will. Caps, hats, suits and ties, Hats and Gloves on women, and kids is bowties and shorts are over. Live the life that we are in, After all if we look at logically, those over 65 have really screwed things up for this generation and they may never recover from it. Now here comes the we did what from the over 65 y/o's.......

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agirl_25 11 months ago

Nawwwww..........not from me and I am over 65, love life and have a very good one. Every night when I lay my head on my pillow I am a happy camper because my husband and I have worked hard to achieve what we have....never had to ask for a handout from any agency....always been able to provide for ourselves, don't complain about the way things are, and am living a good life. It doesn't bother me to get blamed.

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rock 11 months ago

No blame intended, WE baby boomers have done a lot to let future generations in the mire. I was born In a house that had 1100sq/ft in the 50's. I since had to have the great big house, 3 cars, all the amenities, great career an expanded portfolio and a retirement fund. Kids today cannot even think about buying houses with the economy and the housing market is still tanked. I know a house outside the state of Georgia that was 1400sg/ft, less than 1/5 of acre in yard space and 35 years old that sold for 2.5 million. No way in hell it costs 2.5 million to build a tiny house, but we allowed property values to sky rocket and since our generation are now the key players in charge we let this type of inflation go.

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agirl_25 11 months ago

rock, sounds like you and I played by the rules and had a very good set of parents to instill all the "right stuff" in us. Yes we paid our dues and now it is time to sit back and enjoy the rewards. One problem my parents had, being in the Depression, is that they never could enjoy life. They were so afraid it would happen again in their lifetime. They had a sizable estate when they passed away and it came to the kids. No enjoyment at all was/is felt because of how hard I know they worked so they could pass it on to us. We all encouraged them to go places but Dad said that after being in the Army for so long he hung up his traveling shoes. The lesson I learned from their lives was to enjoy each day to the fullest. I do too!!!

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Sister_Ruby_Two 11 months ago

Hey, send this squawk to Luke Bryan and he might just write a song about it. Sounds about right for a top 10 Country hit. Just add beer, trains, hot chicks with jean cut-offs and you've got another million dollar chunk of pablum.

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