oldster 11 months, 2 weeks ago on State releases first College and Career Ready Performance Index Results

My grandson will graduate with honors from Lee Co. HS this month. The four years he spent at Lee Co. HS have been outstanding, he has enjoyed it immensely. I dare say had the family stayed in Albany and he went to any of the schools in DCSS things would have turned out differently. I hope they are able to continue to properly manage the school system so that Lee Co. HS an enjoyable, and rewarding experience for future students. I also hope that the DCSS will improve the order, discipline, and test scores so that people will want to send their kids there.


oldster 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Squawk of the day - April 30, 2013

The squawker asks what are they doing to "fix the poor". I don't know what they are actually doing, but to "fix the poor" is to provide "opportunities" that they can pay back through education, job training, or vocational training so they can have competitive job skills so they can employ themselves, work for a living instead of mooching off those who do work for a living. WORK is for man to provide a means of dignity for him and a means to support his family. All of our various welfare programs are meant to be a safety net, they are NOT meant to be a "way of life". In the words of the late Sen. Everett Dirksen; "when you pay people to be poor, your going to have a lot of poor people".


oldster 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Brewery celebrates Diversity Week

These diversity programs are a hoax. Most of the employees can see through them but they have to "play along" with them because they work there. I am surprised they still have them.


oldster 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Squawk of the day - April 29, 2013

Disruptive behavior in children can and should be corrected. However I would urge people to consider being more tolerant of children in church. There is a little known paragraph in the Old Testament from the prophet Joel that says mothers bring your children to church, even babies at the breast.

I would suggest that a church congregation without babies is a dying congregation.


oldster 11 months, 4 weeks ago on Lee County Commission holding retreat in Savannah

These retreats (junkets) might be customary, and they may or may not be productive. But it looks like a waste of tax payers dollars to drive 200 miles to have a special meeting, when it could have been done much closer to home. Bad perception my friends.