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I love the way you write Carole.
Danielle. I got interested in Snellville politics when I saw a good elected official being attacked by a phony ethics watchdog back in September 2012. Because of that I investigated the mayor and the entire council. I haven't finished the mayor yet. Every time I get finished she does something even more troubling than before. They are stuck with her and her sociopath like behavior till 2016. The good news is she will be a political leper by then and won't be electable to anything else. The old guard in Snellville politics are her backers. They can no longer get elected so they run surrogate candidates. I guess they do not feel they've made the citizens pay enough yet. It's sad the citizens don't see through it. These are stealth Liberals running as something they are not. Nothing wrong with having a political leaning, but admit it.
As a father of five great kids, I can't imagine my kids going through something like this when they were 12 and 13 years old.
These officers went to work like every other day. No officer wants to take a life. But someone must be trained and prepared to use deadly force if needed. We really seldom think of this side of law enforcement life. Still has to weigh on them, even though they, like usual, did what had to be done. These two children must have been scared to death when this guy kicked in their front door
This was a great event. Glad to see so many there.
My son returned from his second "tour" in 2011. He has a sever case of PTSD. I've had to learn about this condition and thought I'd share an example that most would understand.
Imagine you're sitting in your car at the mall fumbling around with your keys or something. Someone opens your door and sticks a gun in your face. That moment when the epinephrine causes your entire body to buzz. That is what PTSD feels like 24/7. It never ends, it doesn't go away, it is for the rest of your life. The best you can do is learn to deal with it better. Hopefully this helps some of you know how this damages lives and will give you the ability to understand the ones hurt by it.
This mayor has turned into a cartoon character. And of course Councilman mike Sabbage is doing his job as a lapdog by serial agreeing with the mayor no matter how insane her decisions and actions are. The good news is that Mr Sabbagh can be voted out of office ending his mission or seemingly job to agree with Mayor Kautz on everything, no matter the logic or how damaging for the city it would be.
I consider Mike a friend and supported him vigorously during his campaign. I have been personally impressed with Tommy and the way he conducts himself in office. No one is perfect, no commissioner will vote and please anyone all the time. Although I'm not a raise taxes kind of guy, I realize to keep Gwinnett the way my family and I feel is good for us, there will be a need for more funds. Since I am not privy to everything that was taken into account before making this decision I have to trust the leaders we voted into office to weigh everything and make those tough calls. Having gotten to know these commissioners i have to say that they are a very hard working group that seems dedicated to doing the right thing. I understand your frustration, I do. But the complex process of some of these decisions can make them appear to be something easy when in fact they were very tough.
Thank you. You're a refreshing poster. I receive about 2000 emails per day (crazy I know). Most are from anonymous people, many are much worse than his remarks. Grain of salt. :)
Hi Michele, always good to hear from the family of some of the people that made Gwinnett what it is. Good points by the way. Your dad would be proud of you. But you knew that.
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