JohninSuwanee

JohninSuwanee 10 months, 2 weeks ago on Woman arrested at Parkview graduation after fighting with cops

Sorry, I don't believe a word of this. I know a number of folks who witnessed this and they indicated that she was out of control. I'm guessing this is just ill fated attempt to defend someone who can't be defended.

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JohninSuwanee 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Suwanee revises alcohol ordinance

Cool...hopefully some day I'll be able to have a beer while getting my hair cut at Great Clips!

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JohninSuwanee 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Woman arrested at Parkview graduation after fighting with cops

This must be quite embarrassing for whomever she was there to see graduate. I just don't understand why some people take pleasure in making fools of themselves like this woman did. Of course, there is no doubt that some will run to her defense and claim this was an act of free speech...which, of course, is equally absurd. I hope that the judge understands that this is something that continues to happen more frequently now and makes an example out of her...and makes it very public!

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JohninSuwanee 1 year ago on Gladiators only get two home games in semifinals

This is a real shame! If we are going to have a professional hockey team, we need to make special accommodations for them when they make it to post-season play. I realize that scheduling is tricky, but most other places don't seem to have these issues. There are tons of other places that would love to have a hockey team like the Gladiators. Let's not give them a reason to leave for one of those places. The Gladiators deserve better treatment than this!

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JohninSuwanee 1 year ago on Hundreds gather for District 2 area board meeting

I have been to these district meetings and despite what Seckinger says here, the board does not want to hear negative comments from the audience. I recall a few years ago there being a meeting where parents stood up and spoke on an issue involving a school in Suwanee. Not only were the speakers cut off and told to bring the issue up in another forum, but later the board chairman basically tried to scold the people for using a board meeting for raising concerns. Someone even spoke up and said that they were confused because they were told to bring their concerns to the board. I believe the response from the board was something like "there are other forums to express concerns." They didn't elaborate on what those forums were.

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JohninSuwanee 1 year ago on Suwanee couple takes horse racing pitch to Capitol

I'm all for it. If the facilities are going to be built with private funds and the state can benefit from it through special taxes, I think it's a great idea. Besides, people should be allowed to gamble if they want...actually, they WILL gamble if they want, so why not regulate it and collect taxes from it instead of allowing all of this tax money to go to surrounding states?

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JohninSuwanee 1 year ago on Wilbanks talks furloughs, raises, safety

I would like to know if Wilbanks and others at the executive or superintendent level have received raises. I certainly hope not if the teachers aren't getting them. The previous poster is correct, most people haven't gotten much, if any, raises and many have had to take reductions in salary or hours worked. This will probably only get worse when Obamacare fully kicks in. However, in most cases in the private sector, executives are experiencing the same. If Wilbanks is receiving increases, this should be brought out and made public.

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JohninSuwanee 1 year, 1 month ago on Kaufman leaving GGC to head Chamber

I have to wonder if Kaufman is really the right choice here. As the article points out, he has virtually no private sector experience. As the head of the Chamber, he will be trying to sell businesses on the advantages of coming to Gwinnett. We all know that achieving success in the highly competitive world of business is different than achieving success in the bureaucratic world of government, especially the military and education. Pragmatically, it may not make a lot of difference, but it certainly makes a big difference in terms of his credibility to CEOs. I wish him well, but I do have doubts at this point.

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JohninSuwanee 1 year, 1 month ago on County expects thousands to appeal value due to new car title tax

Yeah, this is exactly what we need...another thing to discourage people from going out and buying something. In other words, another thing that damages the economy. Even in this poor economy that we have today, people are still buying cars. Guess what? That will slow down now as well. With the politicians that we have now, there is no way that we will ever climb out of this mess!

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