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glennw 1 year, 11 months ago on Phillips in the finals for 'American Idol'

No, what's crazy is that Jessica has millions of "fans" lurking the social outlets trying to bully everyone, insulting every other singer, how to log in and call in as Americans, and then the numbers and when to call in and vote for her so they can "stuff" her ballots. They even have YouTube instructions for them how to do it...

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=23&ved=0CFAQtwIwAjgU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQGS3O91pwmY&ei=fnS3T8vtF4q42wXnjKnACQ&usg=AFQjCNGfIXop3-4Npe2RHq5HblXE23fFmw&sig2=gWYAG6O58rA-HlRrxme1Cw

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glennw 1 year, 11 months ago on Phillips in the finals for 'American Idol'

A couple of observations. First; the mentor to each of these performers; the person who will be signing them and producing their music; the one who has no skin in the game; the one who knows music better than anyone on this forum; said Phillip Phillips won Wednesday night handily and Joshua came in second. When asked if Jessica should be in the finale, he said he could see her singing in the Grammys. In other words, read what I just said again; Jimmy, their own mentor, said Phillip and Joshua needed to be in the finale but DIDN’T say Jessica deserved to be in the finale.

Jimmy also “Phillip’s sound is becoming more and more original and less derivative of other artists.” How many times have each of you heard the Judges and Jimmy tell the singers they sounded like they were singing karaoke or needed to sound like the music was more like their own? Phillip is the ONLY artist that I recall that has ever received this compliment from Jimmy.

Finally, I have seen a lot of racist comments on boards about Jessica, including her not being “American” because she’s getting so much support from the Filipino community, and I call that as BS. On the other hand, it’s just as racist to continually belittle Phillip as a “white boy” with a guitar. He is a musician, just like Jessica. You may not like his style, but there’s no need to insult him.

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glennw 1 year, 11 months ago on Georgia casino is a bad gamble

Georgians of all financial means, ages, sexes, races, and religious denominations, are ALREADY legally gambling their hard-earned money EVERY DAY right here in Georgia; it's called the Lottery. Georgians that fit every category I listed above leave the State to go to casinos and dog/horse tracks out of state on a regular basis, taking revenues and tax dollars with them. The question, therefore, becomes, does the State of Georgia want to be able to keep those revenues in-house, allowing for tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in salaries and tax revenues, or are we willing to just give our money and our jobs to other states?

At a time when our state leadership is spending millions of dollars wooing businesses to come to Georgia, including with tax incentives, begging them to build a factory that might, eventually hire 1,500 employees in a small town, and might, eventually, generate, several million dollars of revenues to the state in return, we have people offering, on their own, to spend billions of dollars in construction costs, hiring workers to build buildings, and then to hire permanent employees, and then provide their share of the tax burden back into the state without any tax incentive. If a business opportunity comes to the state that offers to create thousands upon thousands of permanent jobs, keeps state money in state, and even has the ability to draw in billions of out of state money because people will come in state to participate in the revenue generating industry as well as their needed amenities (hotel accommodations, meals, etc.), and a vast majority of our citizens are already participating in this industry, then it just makes logical sense to take advantage of it. In fact, as politicians; people who are being held accountable for the financial welfare of our state; I find that they have a fiduciary responsibility to do everything in their power to help create as many jobs as they can and generate as many tax revenues as they can without stressing the economy. In this case, our citizens are already gambling, so, obviously, there isn't any stress morally or ethically to the majority, so why the hold up?

We all know the answer - We have moral minority; people who are dictating their moral compass on the rest of us, and we're letting them get away with it. The really sad thing is they're a bunch of hypocrites because they're oftentimes first in line to buy those lottery and raffle tickets; or hop on junket planes to Mississippi or one of the Indian Reservations so they can go to one of the casinos. They make a quick drive across the border to Florida to the greyhound races to place their bets...

So now we have someone willing to "pony up" and start to build a semi-casino up in Metro-Atlanta. People can drive 2 hours from Atlanta to the Indian reservations and hit full casinos. Flip a coin; which is really worse. Oh wait; that's a gambling.

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glennw 1 year, 11 months ago on Georgia casino is a bad gamble

Georgians of all financial means, ages, sexes, races, and religious denominations, are ALREADY legally gambling their hard-earned money EVERY DAY right here in Georgia; it's called the Lottery. Georgians that fit every category I listed above leave the State to go to casinos and dog/horse tracks out of state on a regular basis, taking revenues and tax dollars with them. The question, therefore, becomes, does the State of Georgia want to be able to keep those revenues in-house, allowing for tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in salaries and tax revenues, or are we willing to just give our money and our jobs to other states?

At a time when our state leadership is spending millions of dollars wooing businesses to come to Georgia, including with tax incentives, begging them to build a factory that might, eventually hire 1,500 employees in a small town, and might, eventually, generate, several million dollars of revenues to the state in return, we have people offering, on their own, to spend billions of dollars in construction costs, hiring workers to build build buildings, and then to hire permanent employees, and then provide their share of the tax burden back into the state without any tax incentive. If a business opportunity comes to the state that offers to create thousands upon thousands of permanent jobs, keeps state money in state, and even has the ability to draw in billions of out of state money because people will come in state to participate in the revenue generating industry as well as their needed amenities (hotel accommodations, meals, etc.), and a vast majority of our citizens are already participating in this industry already, then it just makes logical sense to take advantage of it. In fact, as politicians; people who are being held accountable for the financial welfare of our state; I find that they have a fiduciary responsibility to do everything in their power to help create as many jobs as they can and generate as many tax revenues as they can without stressing the economy. In this case, our citizens are already gambling, so, obviously, there isn't any stress morally or ethically to the majority, so why the hold up?

We all know the answer - We have moral minority; people who are dictating their moral compass on the rest of us, and we're letting them get away with it. The really sad thing is they're a bunch of hypocrites because they're oftentimes first in line to buy those lottery and raffle tickets; or hop on junket planes to Mississippi or one of the Indian Reservations so they can go to one of the casinos. They make a quick drive across the border to Florida to the greyhound races to place their bets...

So now we have someone willing to "pony up" and start to build a semi-casino up in Metro-Atlanta. People can drive 2 hours from Atlanta to the Indian reservations and hit full casinos. Flip a coin. Oh wait; that's a gambling.

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glennw 2 years ago on Price to run for Dougherty School Board

Sounds appropriate - Someone from hospice headed over to the School Board...

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