FREE SPEECH for week of Sept. 10 – 16
With the feel of fall in the air, it's a new week of Free Speech.
Registered users, post about whatever crosses your mind, on topic or off topic.
Here's one that will move no national needles or show up on any Gallup Poll; categorize it under local pet peeves.
Local bicycle enthusiasts have long demanded motorists scrupulously obey every law regarding the cyclists' rights to "share the road." Most two-wheelers, however, are not so similarly concerned about their own observance of common traffic laws — laws, by the way, that apply equally to them as to motorists. For example, once in my entire adult life, I have observed ONE bicycle rider stop at a stop sign. One rider, one time. Never before or since. They just blast on through. Exceptions: When the rider is faced with a busy four-lane road, the rider will often grudgingly pause briefly until traffic clears, then dart through the intersection, whether the light is red or green.
Second local pet peeve: I have noticed along Peachtree City's roads of late a new phenomenon: Joggers who jog on the city streets, running on the pavement in the same direction as traffic, while a cart path parallels the road a few feet away. And some were jogging at twilight, in dark clothing. This practice is not just rudely inconvenient for passing motorists, it is just unadorned idiocy. Have you seen such idiots? Or are you one of those idiots, and what on earth can you be thinking?
Here are a couple of more contributed entries to prime the pump:
"The FCBOE needs to wake up. If they do not close Brooks and Tyrone Elementary Schools along with the other closures, there will be a lot more Fayette County people without jobs. It is time for the Board to stop babying the parents in this county and stand up to them and close the schools that need to be closed. You do not have enough staff to let go to make up the 20 million required. The students will be teaching themselves because there will be no staff there due to the parents in this county always getting what they want. Stand up, FCBOE, and make a tough decision. Close the schools."
And this one from Tyrone:
"With the ever increasing code enforcement violations observed in Tyrone; such as illegal signs, illegally parked trucks, yard and property maintenance violations, etc. I would like to know why the Tyrone Council refused for more than 4 years, and continues to refuse, to hire a Code Enforcement Officer. Even a part-time Code Enforcement Officer! No other known city or town in Georgia of similar size is without a Code Enforcement Officer. Let’s bring the town up to the standards people have moved here to expect."
OK, Free Speechers, start your engines!