— Why is it you need a background check to own a gun, but you don’t need one to run this country?
— I read an article recently in the Griffin News about the founding father, General Griffin, how he started this city, but alas had to leave because he lost his fortune, only to regain his wealth in another state. Ironic that not much has changed in Griffin since that time. So if you want to make any money, leave Griffin, since there are no jobs available, only higher taxes.
— I hear people saying that only military and police should have guns, but I don’t think the police and military should have guns, much less ordinary citizens. We have to learn to live in peace with other people rather than trying to harass and kill people. Peace is the answer, not more guns.
— To the senior citizens who keep complaining about their $84 cable bills: The first step in treating an addiction (in your case, pornography) is for the individual to admit that he or she has a problem. It is clear that, at this point, you are not willing to admit yoy have a problem.
— I don’t know how successful Manti Te’o will be in the NFL, but I think he will do really well in the Fantasy League.
— Read again the comic from Jan. 20. It said more truth than TV news or the Internet. Seems all are working for the big-dollar people — companies and government. The devil at work, and people do not realize it.
— One hundred and fifty years ago Jan. 1, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Is that not an important benefit from the War of Union and Liberty. Where is the hoopla?
— Was that a multimillion-dollar water check recently received? Was it not said that money would be pigeon-holed for “later”? Why not apply to current interest-bearing budgeted expenditures instead of dreaming up new projects? Maybe even reduce taxpayer obligation?
— An earlier question was raised: “Why do our tax-paid county/city employees employ tax-paid consultants versus use of their own noggins?” It’s a three-step process; 1) Select reliable, flexible consultant; 2) Tell the consultant the desired findings; and 3) Publish concurring consultant finding. Note: Consultant’s real mission — being selected for the next job.
— The president wants to limit the average person’s ability to protect themselves and their family by attacking our Second Amendment rights, but in the last week he signed an executive order that gives him and his family Secret Service protection for life. He will therefore have the finest protection in the world for himself and his family, no matter whether the rest of us have any at all.
— Did you notice the best joke of this year? To wit: “We are removing politics from airport business.” Another new airport political statement. An enterprise which will certainly benefit a few takers, but equally certain we taxpayers will not.
— “American Idol” messed up Kelly Clarkson at the inauguration. She sounded like a dying calf in a hail storm. She could not sing the song “America.”
— I’m tired of these feel-good recognitions for students, just to keep them happy. When half of a school’s student population is on an honor roll, you wonder what the requirements were beyond showing up for school.
— Why would parents give their children names that no one can spell, much less pronounce? Instead of apostrophes in the middle of a first name, it may as well be question marks.
— I’m so excited about the opening of the new senior center. I’m especially looking forward to using the swimming pool. God bless America!
— Watching the Democrats question Hillary Clinton on the Benghazi attacks was almost as good as watching a paper bag question a water faucet.
— Thank you, Kroger, for bringing some competitive gas prices to Griffin.
— Comcast is the only “cable” service available in Griffin. But, you do have the option of U- verse, DISH and DIRECTV.
— I would like to know how much money it cost to let Obama stand in front of the White House, with all the bleachers and seats. I know it cost a lot of money. No wonder we have a lot of debt.
— I lost my mind. Has anyone seen it?
— It seems quite odd to me that you cannot have chickens in your yard if you live in the county, but they can run wild all over the city. Chickens are all over the Beatty subdivision. I think they are coming from the Chinese restaurant as I have seen them there many times. What really disturbs me (literally!) is the rooster.