sowegap

sowegap 1 year, 2 months ago on Squawk of the day - Feb. 14, 2013

Of all the quotes I read here, yours are always the raciest and nastiest. A child is a blessing from God. It is the parent's job to raise their children and if the parent fails at that job, then blame then, not the entire race. Sorry, you haven't had enough LOVE in your life. Go hug a tree or crocodile. Starting out with a nicety and following up with a nasty doesn't fool anyone.

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sowegap 1 year, 2 months ago on Suspicious man held by resident

How do we know that this is what Trayvon did. If things added up in the case their wouldn't be so much hoopla. But being in southwest Georgia of course, black means criminal for most of you. This is why I tell people wanna know about minds in Albany, Read the comments provided by the Herald readers. You seem to lump all people of one color into the same category. Shameful and these are two different types of incidents, Trayvon was only walking home from the store talking to his girlfriend, not trying to B&E an automobile.

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sowegap 1 year, 2 months ago on Squawk of the Day - Jan. 27, 2013

My sister and I went to the grocery store on Wednesday and later on she called and asked me how much I paid for the groceries I had purchased and I happily told her $36.00 and she was amazed because i had about four bags of meat. Hey those Wednesday deals and specials do make a difference because she thought I had paid over $100 for it. An no, I did not use Food Stamps. That $36 of meat is enough to last me over a month. I used to live to eat, now I eat to live.

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sowegap 1 year, 2 months ago on Squawk of the Day - Jan. 27, 2013

This reminds me of about ten years (could have been longer) when an event at a local hospital for doctors and their wives was catered by a local restaurant and it seems that quite a few of them got food poisoning that was traced to an employee who used the bathroom and didn't was wash up afterwards and went bsck and finished the dish he was making. Seems like they too much bang for their buck.

Another troubling thing is all these establishments that do not have hot water in the restaurants.

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sowegap 1 year, 2 months ago on Assistant principal's certifcation pulled

They sign an oath and believe me a lot goes on in educational systems that is dusted under the rug that would make your hair fall out. A lot in the educational systems is who you know instead of what you know. If the educator has went against his this agreement why shouldn't they be held accountable, if a lawyer or doctor did the same thing, should they not pay a penalty, why should educators be held to different principles.
Remember Baretta: "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time."

If this person has such poor judgement where he can't restrain himself, he does not need to working with our children, who deserve the very best

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sowegap 1 year, 2 months ago on Squawk of the Day - Jan. 20, 2012

Debit cards are used, but if you only get food stamps then you can only use one to purchase food, if you both welfare and food stamps then you get use it to purchase both food items use it like a normal debit card. Some people have actually earned the right to government assistance by working hard all their life and being without a job when their place of employment downsized or went under.

I was raised to believe that these were only temporary, just until a person got back on their feet, it is a sad thing to begrudge a child a meal, because mommy and daddy work hard, but their paychecks never seem to be as high as the bills and living expenses.

Do not categorize these people with the ones who have only worked flat on their backs or hanging out on the corner with their paper bag in hand or waiting on their next meth high.

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sowegap 1 year, 3 months ago on Squawk of the day - Jan. 14, 2013

I was told growing up that welfare and such programs were for when people came into hardship, unemployment, temporary disability, other such hardships until the person got back up on their feet again. A temporary solution to a problem, a last resort, not a way of life. I am Black and my mother worked two jobs at times to raise me and my sisters after she and my father separated.

I worked at Hardees when I was younger and we would have these single mothers come in on the first and buy large amounts of fast foods because that was the only time they could treat their kids. Sad.

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sowegap 1 year, 3 months ago on Cookie Shoppe a downtown success story

I remember an auditor from Atlanta asking me if I knew of any good soul food restaurants and while I was thinking a coworker said go to Pearlie's. I have only eaten there one time and that is southern cooking, but not my idea of soul food. Ms. Beas, and Jo's are Soul Food, I have eaten in both and know that their food is good, not as good as what my grandmother and mother used to do, they are a good second. I guess i will have to give them another try, the food was ok.

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sowegap 1 year, 3 months ago on Blair prepares State of Downtown address

Last year I had to go back and forth to Augusta and was amazed at the number of small towns and cities that had vibrant and successful downtown areas.

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sowegap 1 year, 3 months ago on Cookie Shoppe a downtown success story

The food is excellent and the baklava is the best I have ever had. They are some really nice people I never ordered without a smiling face before me, goes a long way in creating loyal customers.

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