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World safer without Reb flag
DEAR EDITOR: I feel much safer today. I can comfortably walk the streets of Atlanta. I can sleep with my door unlocked. We have eradicated the psychopaths and “skin heads” and all weirdos. We’ve do...
June 29, 2015 10:10 PM | 3 3 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb teacher was unfairly fired
DEAR EDITOR: After reading about a termination hearing in the MDJ article, “Teacher on trial: Tribunal hears case of teacher who held student over trash can,” I was shocked and dismayed to learn th...
June 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foley suffering anger-management issues?
DEAR EDITORS: It seems that it is not just a liberal versus conservative issue with MDJ columnist Kevin Foley; his issue is with any person, any organization or any entity which holds a position or...
June 26, 2015 12:29 AM | 6 6 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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First the Braves, then BRT and then — casino gambling?
DEAR EDITOR: Will Cobb be the new gambling mecca of Georgia? This may be what our “leaders” have in store for us, and the perfect site for a grand casino could be next door to the Braves stadium. W...
June 25, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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MDJ reader rattled by Charleston shooting, fallout
DEAR EDITOR: The shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston that left six women and three men dead has shaken my soul and the soul of others across the country. Certainly, there has been no other...
June 24, 2015 12:29 AM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tired of Tim Lee’s ‘nonsense’
DEAR EDITOR: I enjoyed reading the Cobb Chatterbox column in Friday’s MDJ. It indicates Chairman Tim Lee’s theory of Cobb management with a captive commission. Commissioner Bob Ott seems to be the ...
June 22, 2015 08:37 PM | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Heritage, not hate’ argument doesn’t hold up anymore
DEAR EDITOR: As a child and a young teenager, I had no problem with displaying the Confederate battle flag as a symbol of Southern pride. History has always been important to me; I bought into the ...
June 22, 2015 08:33 PM | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Has Lee lost interest in chairmanship?
DEAR EDITOR: In Friday’s MDJ, it appeared that Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee made no comprehensible effort and even avoided answering many of the questions presented to him by county residents a...
June 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Persistence needed to keep Open Records open
DEAR EDITOR: The recent shooting death of Nicholas Thomas by a Smyrna police officer was a tragedy. Almost all news associated with the Medical Examiner’s office is unfortunate. They have no happy ...
June 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last week was a banner week for fascism
DEAR EDITOR: Boy howdy, what a banner week for fascism. First an agent for the long-thought-dead Confederacy murders nine innocent people at a Bible study class at predominately black church in Sou...
June 29, 2015 10:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blaming flag a distraction from real problems
DEAR EDITOR: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” That advice from Rahm Emanuel (President Obama’s former chief of staff and present mayor of Chicago) is being followed by politicians of both par...
June 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whittle needs thicker skin
DEAR EDITOR: I just want to comment on Kevin Foley’s recent column, “Whittle deserves hoist on own Petard” and the ongoing “feud” that seems to be transpiring between him and Bill Whittle. Bill Whi...
June 26, 2015 12:29 AM | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flournoy should recuse himself in EMC case
DEAR EDITOR: Finally! I am pleased to see the forensic audit of Cobb EMC was finally released and it did indeed confirm the unethical and probably illegal and criminal actions of then-CEO Dwight Br...
June 26, 2015 12:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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No surprise GOP ignoring Pope on climate change
DEAR EDITOR: I wasn’t surprised to read in the article “Pope Francis’ climate message fails to move GOP” that congressional Republicans have remained unmoved by the Pope’s profound call for action ...
June 25, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outside Cobb, Franklin plan equals socialism, or worse
DEAR EDITOR: Brooks Mathis, vice president of economic development of the Chamber of Commerce, told the Development Authority last week that Franklin Road is attracting many interested businesses. ...
June 24, 2015 12:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb urged to heed Pope on global warming
DEAR EDITOR: The first line of The New York Times article last week by Jim Yardley and Laurie Goodstein (“Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change” stated, “Po...
June 22, 2015 08:36 PM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where is the outrage?
DEAR EDITOR: The traditional “American Family Values” I embrace are being eroded by liberal special interest groups with support from the liberal media, the president and the elite academics in our...
June 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw’s Church lucky he’s not a cop
DEAR EDITOR: It sure is a good thing that Kennesaw City Councilman Leonard Church (who has been indicted for child abuse) is in one of the protected classes (politicians), because if he were a poli...
June 18, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Columnist Foley should look in mirror
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Kevin Foley column, “Georgia Tea Party swings, misses,” Friday’s MDJ In his disjointed column, Kevin Foley, after an ad hominem attack on Bill Whittle, cites his “30 years in broad...
June 17, 2015 12:32 AM | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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