FREE SPEECH for the week of Sept. 24 – Sept. 30

Free Speechers, here’s your “have at it” page again.

Post on topic or off topic or make up your own topic.

Here are some anonymous contributions that showed up in my email last week to get your pumps primed.

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I have some advice on how to fix our messed up schools and budget deficit. Don’t cut the teacher pay, but cut their extra supplement by 5%, start charging for school busses, collect all the money we are owed from the out of county kids who have been caught in our schools illegally and do NOT let them back in, quit letting kids go to different schools in the county with “special permission” as that is what messed up our schools to begin with, get rid of the senior tax exemption if they have grandkids living with them that are in our schools, and start charging the out of county teachers kids that go to our schools. Maybe even stop serving hot meals. Not popular decisions, but necessary to save our school system. There you have it, and the advice was free.

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WOW,WOW,WOW. I just got put in the group that doesn’t pay federal income tax. The group that Romney says he doesn”t worry about because we expect the gov’t to take care us. My wife and I paid income tax until our retirement. Our retirement is not enough that we have to pay income tax. Mr. Romney, you really are out of touch with the lower middle class. I get nothing, natta, from the government; never have. Mr. Romney, you need to go into the cities and go to the poorer areas in the morning. You would see thousands of people going to work every morning on the subways and buses. Most of these folks go to jobs that do not pay a living wage. Mr. Romney, many of the folks clean homes, cars, offices, and have more than one generation living in a small apartment and they need government’s help. These folks furnish the young to fight our wars. How much is it worth to you, Mr. Romney, to have the poor kids to die in war so that you and the higher class won’t have to? You just lost our vote. — Senoia, Ga.

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E-gad. Yet another, too lengthy, dissertation from that Mr Parker in Peachtee City. ENOUGH! Even the AJC limits letter, faxes and e-mails to so many words or less. His using The Citizen to hear himself talk (and voicing his political views among other things) is getting to be too much. Who made him king? I'm just about ready to just throw your paper in the trash when it shows up, because it is the same thing over and over (about the same stuff, from the same people). We are just WEARY of it. Must say, though, I love the editorial cartoons!

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Thank you for the excellent article by Derek Wolter. It was superb. Kudos to you for giving us a good dose of thinking print.

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Free Speech is free for another week — have at it!

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Barry O dopesmoked his way

thru Harvard, right across the Charles River from Fenway Park. He, of all people, knows the difficulty of the logistics of moving traffic and people around the city of Boston. Depending on the outcome of the game tonight and maybe tomorrow night, there could be a parade with hundreds of thousands of people coming to the city, again.

The burden on the Boston PD, FD, EMS to cover these events is enormous, and Obummer adds to that by deciding just a week ago, to bring his security issues into the mix, also.

All of this is just so unfair to the fans, the city, law enforcement and especially the teams. Not to mention totally unnecessary.

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Knucklehead Obama-Stay Away from World Series

tonight. Howie Carr from the Boston Herald speaks for fans of the game:

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2013/10/carr_...

See how much they love him in Boston below:

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/opinion/op_ed/2013/10/graham_obamac...

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Can you really blame him for

Can you really blame him for wanting to go?

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Yes, I can and everyone should, too

He is there to brag on Obamacare in a speech at Faneuil Hall.

He is there for another weekly fundraiser.

This is the most transparent pathetic grasp at attention ever. And for him, that's saying alot.

This city was and still is traumatized on April 15th. What more to get worldwide attention than to attempt another attack than this event with the prezbo present?

Screwing the businesses that have been told to shut down from 11AM to 4PM just for him.

Trust me, many, many of the fans at Fenway tonight who can afford to be there, are NOT his voting base and they will let him have it in both of those big fat elephant ears of his, as they should.

This should NOT be a distraction from the joy of the game of baseball for those who just want to watch 2 teams who have worked their butts off for over 9 months to get to tonight. They are the best of the best and deserve ALL the publicity to be directed at their efforts.

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Agreed, tonight is not the time and place

for this. Agree, just a dumb move by the POTUS and all the distractions it brings to a city during an event like this.

Now the Halloween finale should be a good one. Not for the POTUS to show up, the game itself. :)

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As a fan of the game

As a fan of the game, I don't blame anyone who wants to go .

As a kid, I spent my milk money to watch a series game from the nose bleed section with some friends. I couldn't get any higher, but it was a great time.

Hope for a good game tonight with a Cardinal win so we can all enjoy a game 7.

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Sweet, sweet

Win. It never ceases to amaze me that a person can throw a little ball like that for 9 months and still hit the target. Awesome pitching on both teams. Now, let's just stop a Wacha.

Let's just hope that someone tells Barry OBummer and his Auntie Zeituni and Uncle Omar to stay away from Fenway.

David Ross comment on the paper airplane: that was pretty impressive...That thing glided right in there, the ump, me & yadi were all impressed.

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Intent does not matter

in obstruction call.

So Middlebrooks was supposed to amputate his lower torso to get out of the way of Craig? For crying out loud, look at where Craig went when he got up to run to home. Right AT Middlebrooks.

Look at Craig throwing his right arm out at Middlebrooks as he slid into 3rd. Any obstruction there?

OF COURSE Jim Joyce called this. MLB just cannot have another "Jim Joyce bad call", now can they?

Craig would NOT have scored without Middlebrooks in front of him because Salty had the plate blocked AND he tagged him out. Craig was not "right there" as Demuth claimed. He was limping down the third base line and slid and missed the plate altogether.

DeMuth OF COURSE backed Joyce up, just as payback to the Sox for his unbelievably bad call in game 1 at second base that got overturned by all 5 of the other umpires when Farrell objected.

27 years ago tonight, back comes the curse of Bill Buckner.

My oh my.

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Good call to me

Even if intent doesn't matter at all on the call, there is little doubt in my mind that Middlebrooks definitely tried to obstruct Craig.

Lost in all of this is how terrible of a play Saltalamacchia made to begin with, which shouldn't be too surprising. He's one of the worst catchers in the MLB defensively and has been since Day 1 of his career.

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Then it is obvious

you did not watch the play in real time and don't have a clue what happened. Definitely tried? How? By reaching to catch the ball and then not having anywhere to go to get out of Craig's way? You call that TRYING to obstruct? You obviously went the Joyce school of umpiring. It's not about Salty's throw, it's about a rule that takes all common sense away and 2 umpires, one who makes colossally bad calls and another who backed him up as payback for the 2nd base call the other night.

No, lost in all of this the continual alienation of the fan base by an MLB that makes decisions to put games on that go past midnight, ticket prices that are obscene and decision makers who would rather have games decided on inept calls than run it thru a replay system such as the NFL to offer the chance make it fair for the players and the fans.

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Wahh Wahh Wahhh

If you missed it in "real time" or anything taped, you'll see he raised both of his legs to definitely interfere. Not that intent has anything to do with the ruling to begin with, but he definitely tried to intentionally slow him down. Not a bad move, unless you get busted for it.

Don't want to hear the whining from Red Sox fans :) Ya'll gave the game away and that is also what happens when you put a scrub like Salty in your lineup and can't hide him since he's a catcher.

Yeah, guys laying on their stomach normally raise both of their legs up in the air to try and stand up....LMAO. Take off the homer glasses.

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Oh stop

and look at what you obviously can't see. When you are flat on your stomach and think about getting up, do you raise your legs to do it? Try doing it without raising your legs. He had NO chance to get out of the way either by laying down or getting up. Of course, Craig made sure of that by intentionally crawling over him. I mean, that's how the game is played, right?

You call it whining? Funny, last I checked I have a right to be p.o.'d by a crappy rule that assumes anyone trying to catch a ball is interfering with a runner. And by a call by Jim Joyce, joke of the umpiring world. And a CYA move by Demuth to back him up. And by Joe Torre, Mr. No Bias Toward the Red Sox at all.

This is not about Salty, yes he made a bad throw, but the play wasn't even close at home, Salty caught that ball way out in front of home plate and tagged Craig way before he got there. Even limping on two good feet, Craig would have been tagged out on that play.

The last line of the rule reads: "He very likely has obstructed the runner." It doesn't say he has obstructed the runner, it says it is very likely. That means the whole decision is left to the umpire and Joyce got it wrong....again. And Demuth had a bone to pick over his crappy call in Game 1.

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Actually, no, that isn't how you get back to a standing position

You pull your knees up under you, not flail the back of your legs upward conveniently while a base runner is right there. You might even try and raise your upper body at the same time, that's assuming that you're trying to get upright and not just interfering with the runner.

Again, only a Boston fan thinks this was a bad call, especially since intent isn't even part of the rule. Next time, maybe Saltalamacchia doesn't sling it into the outfield for no reason besides that fact that he's a scrub. I see a lot of Sox fans calling for him to be benched for the rest of the series, and rightfully so. Terrible mistake and then it's GAME OVER.

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Seems you know

Gee, when someone is stepping on your legs and tripping over you, and presses down on your lower back with the weight of a push off on you, kinda hard to raise your upper body last I checked.

Of course, that's assuming you're trying to get up when you know darn well if you do, you will be called for interference anyway. Tell me, how does MLB want a 3rd baseman to move in this case? What are his choices? Split seconds, now.

Craig saw that ball sail by, he watched it go into the outfield. Watch him turn to watch it go. Then he made the choice to go over Middlebrooks, not along the baseline where you are suppose to run. He knew he could get that call.

You seem to know a lot about Boston fans. Might you just have some roots up there?

Do you just follow what MLB puts out there for the sports media to report? Do you have a clue how much MLB controls the World Series media and how scripted this all is? I'm not talking about the blogs or the fan reaction. I'm talking about MLB and their rules and control over the image of a blown call due to a rule that is poorly written and not followed by the umps on the field.

Of course the fans are calling for him to be benched. It's based on his work this year, not on this singular play.

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Joe Torre

Now he's real impartial and fair. Right. Running the press conference with the umps after the game? Gee, how necessary was that other than to control the mantra that MLB puts out there for the press.

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Go Cards!

:)

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Obama In Boston for Game 6

Can there be any more incentive for the Sox AND Cards to finish this series in 5 games?

Go SOX!!! In FIVE!!!

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/10/obama_visit_...

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I think it goes at least 6

But I see your point about the POTUS.

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I'm sure glad The C...

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Mr. Beverly, thank you for the speed with which you brought the

site back into commission. Thanks, too, for the forum to speak our mind. It is appreciated.

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Mytimite

Your sharing about the importance of a degree was 'right on'!

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Me too! :-)

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John Mrosek-1967 in Boston

Here's a little nostalgia. My aunt was a nursing student at Mass. General Hospital in 1967. She was 18 years younger than my mother (her sister). One of her roommates wanted to fix her up on a blind date with a guy who was a friend of her boyfriend.

My aunt, who had been skiing with her dad (my grandfather) in northern NH not too long before that, had met another guy who had come down the same slope and plowed into my grandfather and knocked him over. This young hotshot was very apologetic and embarrassed and helped get my grandfather up and made sure he was okay. My aunt, after finding her dad was okay, thought it was hilarious. So, later this hotshot, thinking how pretty she was and what a great sense of humor she had, found her in the lodge and they talked and they eventually started dating. He lived just north of Boston, she lived in the city.

Well, to make a long story short, (ahem), when her roomie tried to fix her up, she said no thanks, I think I have a keeper already. So, she never met the blind date or went out with him.

Who was the date? Bobby Orr. So, my uncle (yup, they married) spent the rest of his life bragging that he married a girl who refused Bobby Orr just to be with him. Did she know who Bobby Orr was at the time and that was who her roomie wanted to fix her up with? Yes, but he was just starting out in the NHL and she was already smitten. Ain't love grand?

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moelarrycurly :sweet Story

Love this story, wish we had more positive postings like this

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rmoc

I do, too. Thank you.

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Game 1

Game 1....Check!

Game 2....

Game 3....

Game 4....

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World Series at Fenway

tonight. Game start 50 degrees, 60% chance of rain, moving on to 35 degrees at 11PM and 60% chance of rain.

Parkas and hooded rain ponchos and lotsa chowdah (lobstah and clam), a Fenway frank and a couple two three Samuel Adams Boston Lagers to wash it down.

Oh, and don't forget to keep your beard dry.

In the video below, the guy behind home plate in the stands in the front row just behind the umpire (blond hair, Robert Redford look alike) has been at every game, in that same seat, since at least the 2004 World Series. Every game. Superfan.

http://youtu.be/jkS8Z3D9Ebg

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Cards Rule

Over the Sox.

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Spy

Game on, bro!

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Cards second most titles

Ever...

Sox have won what 2 in the last 100 years?

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So don't you

See why they are so special for us? Like winning Powerball! You guys? Scratch ticket win!:)

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Should be a great Series

:)

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World Series at Fenway----

World Series at Fenway---- its a beautiful thing, MLC ! Victorino's granny was a Green Monster moment right up there with Fisk in 1975 or Bucky "Bleeping" Dent in 1978.

Sox win in 5 and go to 2-2 against the Cardinals. In 1967, the Cards broke my heart when the amazing Bob Gibson won 3 games, a feat that I never fully appreciated the enormity of that.

What do you call 25 guys watching the World Series in their living room? THE NEW YORK YANKEES !

GO SAWX !!!

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Yaz--- yeah, MLC, it's kind

Yaz--- yeah, MLC, it's kind of comforting that my boyhood idol is still alive. I have his card in hard plastic in my office along with 2004 Fenway infield dirt, a photo of the 1918 Sox rotation, etc, etc.

Let me say this about the Cardinals--- a truly class organization.

If a foreigner asked me about where he should go see this game of baseball I would say go to Wrigley Field in Chicago and watch the visiting rival St. Louis Cardinals. They have a much more polite rivalry than the Sox and the Yankees, which is frankly quite nasty at times. Go to Yankee Stadium or Fenway when they are not playing each other and you will still see tee-shirts that you don't want your daughter to see. Really.

Besides....the only dream I ever had of playing in a Major League game was playing second base for the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. A counselor (or my wife) would probably have a field day with that one.

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John-let me add

One to the 25....Don Mattingly!!!
If I heard it right, Yaz is throwing out the first pitch.

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The Boston Beards

Just a little background on this:

http://youtu.be/vouYWGvAqzo

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Beards

Is it hockey playoff time?, lol

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Dodgers

suck. Now let the Red Sox whip their butts.

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moe - Dodgers

When the Dodgers cage those birds from St. Louis they'll take on your beantown swingers. So here's the deal, if your beantown crew can beat those boys from Chavez Ravine, I'll buy you a cup of coffee at the next coffee get together. Deal?

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Go Cardinals!

St Louis rocks for baseball...the Dodgers and their bloated payroll need to go home. :)

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St Louis rocks for baseball???

Good gawd, I've heard it all now!!!

Well tomorrow - actually today for you - those boys in blue will tie the series and then finish them birds on Saturday. The fat Cyclist guy has spoken!!!

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Need an update on the Cardinals score? 9 at this point

Overpaid Dodgers naught.

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Boston Strong

I almost threw up, too, Koji Uehara.

What a great series. Detroit was one tough team and now let's bring red on red (birds and Sox) and play some more excellent ball!

Two teams with the best records this year...as it should be.

Coffee's on me, Cy. Hopefully, by the end of the month. I don't know if Spy will agree with me, though.:)

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moe,

What the heck, it's 12:47A for you!!! You should be in bed dreaming about the WS.

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Cy-It just got over at

12:25...never less than 4 hour games in Boston.

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Have you ever been to a game there?

Much like a Southern College Football atmosphere.

All that aside, I wish baseball had some type of salary caps.....I think it would be better for the game.

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Sox rock

We welcome any and all to Fenway to finish the season:)

Seems Barry Obama has a box reserved Wed. Nite at Fenway. His Auntie Zeituni and Uncle Omar are bringing the booze and chips. Barry is bringing his laptop and will stand out on Yawkey Way to sign up anyone who wants Obamacare, after the Sox win. Deval Patrick will be his right hand expert assistant. Big Papi will be,,,,,BIG PAPI.

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Cy-Boston Strong

My boyz have a mission this year. They took those bombers in April very personally. They will take that trophy and rise it high and use it to honor the memories of:

1) Martin Richard, age 8

2) Krystie Campbell, age 29

3) Lingzi Lu, a grad student at BU from China

and for over 264 more who were injured on April 15th.

Sox would welcome a chance to get those leftover fried chicken eating, beer (edit: did I say bear..oops) drinking in the clubhouse overpaid castoffs back to Boston to remind them again how a real baseball team plays the game. However, game on, oh 2 wheel world traveler. I would be honored to share my joy. Gotta finish off those pesky tiggers and redbirds first. Game 7, Halloween night, Fenway...with long underwear, LL Bean jackets and clam chowdah!

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Beantown Wx forecast

Form NWS:

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
BIG PICTURE... THE PATTERN FOR NEXT WEEK IS DOMINATED BY
MIDCONTINENT UPPER TROUGH WHICH SHIFTS EASTWARD MIDWEEK. ONE
SHORTWAVE EJECTS FROM THE TROUGH AND MOVES ACROSS NEW ENGLAND
SATURDAY NIGHT/SUNDAY MORNING. A SECOND SHORTWAVE MOVES SOUTH FROM
THE CANADIAN ARCTIC AND THEN DIGS INTO THE BASE OF THE TROUGH MONDAY
NIGHT...THEN EJECTS THROUGH NEW ENGLAND TUESDAY/TUESDAY NIGHT. THIS
PATTERN FAVORS COLDER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY-
THURSDAY.

I hope those folks going to Fenway in their "cahs" bring plenty of beans and Snow's Clam chowdad to stay warm.

The boys in blue will proudly have the 2013 WS pendant flying in Chavez Ravine.

We will all honor those struck down by that horrific act.

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Cy-ahhh, the words

Canadian arctic front bring goosebumps to my bod and dried skin flakes to my face.

How 'bout a few snowflakes fallin' in the confines of green monsterland?

I don't see how your thin-blooded Puweeeg and others with the LALA lifestyle would ever be able to hold a bat up there on the banks of the Charles River (Chaahles River, that is), much less catch a round piece o' leather.

Memorize this lullaby, puleeze (volume up high):

http://youtu.be/ttVpqJTeVMU

BTW, you go to Fenway on the T, not in your cah.

Snow's? Oh no. See below:

http://www.neddevinesboston.com/lunch-dinner

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The Chaahles River

That reminds me of the song "Dirty Water" by the Standels. How fitting the victory song of the Red Sahx was written by a rock band from.....well from Los Angeles.

Anyways, you're on for the bet.

Oh about the video, all I can say is at least the man playing the goat bag was wearning a kilt.

Spyglass, I'll buy you a cup of coffee regardless of the outcome.

Good gawd it's 4:44 AM in Taipei. I got to go back to bed.

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Dodgers

Cardinals ahead by 9 and Dodger fans are leaving Busch Stadium. The Taiwan TV Station I'm watching just showed old Tommy Lasorda with a very dejected look.

moe, Spyglass at the next coffee get together I'll buy a cup of coffee.

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Ohkay Cy

It's raining hard in the top of the 9th in St. Louis.

Come on back to the west of us...:)

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Sounds good

Stay safe

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Pining for a Boston fix

You guys need to stop, you have me wanting a bowl of chowder from the
No-Name restaurant.

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Time to head south, if you ask me...

Oh wait, you already did! :)

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south

Yes, I already did. For reasons beyond my control, cannot go back. I have no regrets, but do miss certain things, just as you would if you moved away.:)

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WSB

Welcome South Brother!

Just messing around, born and raised in the area, thinking of going further South in my later years....more beaches and bikinis sounds good to me...

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Ahhhh, Smoketober

Ahhh, it's that lovely time of year again in PTC. The sun is shining, the air is crisp and dry. The leaves are turning colors and..

your most excellent neighbors enjoy the most enjoyable pasttime of all after waking up on a glorious Saturday morning such as this and...setting their pile of dead debris ablaze so the smoke can choke and gag everyone around them. The welcome sound of asthmatics wheezing as they jog by and the music to our ears of the coughing of little children as they ride their bicycles up the street.

Ahhh, life in PTC in the fall.

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Agreed

Nice morning and some folks must foul it up.

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David Ross and Gerald Laird

the 2 best backup catchers in baseball.

Red Sox/Braves World Series 2013...be there...

Avilan: "That was the coolest moment of my life."

McCann: "Now Luis, that's just not how we play the game..."

Anyone catch these salaries? Almost one third of the Braves bucks go to Uggly and Oopston...

http://graphics.latimes.com/mlb-salaries/#dodgers:braves

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Mcintosh Wins again 5-0.

McIntosh 28, Mundy's Mill 27

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Skippy, Here's a Must Have!

Ol Skippy just might embarrass his self over this one.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/nation/2013/09/27/mraps-iraq-afghanistan-i...

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Who is Skippy?

Just curious.

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Skippy is the

PTC Chief of Police, H.C. "Skip" Clark, II. Not well liked by both the Citizens and the Officers.

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Kind of a broad statement on who likes who. Where did your information come from on his being not well liked?

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Ever spend any time with our officers and listen, if you do you'll hear and learn lots.

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a pretty broad statement you make and I never knew that our officers' approval was a condition of employment for any chief. What have you heard and learned from them?

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Count me as one of those citizens

Not been impressed at all with Skippy. This job was WAY above anything else he had done to begin with and I don't think he's risen to the challenge either.

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Sounds to me more like you disapprove of his hiring by Council. What is the challenge?

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1) Don't upsize the department immediately in order to have to downsize it later.

2) Don't get sued because of your ineptitude and have a highly disgruntled staff of police officers who don't respect you at all

3) Don't sit cops in the median of 54 when traffic is going 25mph at the most.

4) Deploy your limited resources where they can be the most effective. Roadblocks are notoriously very INEFFECTIVE as about every law enforcement study has shown in reducing crime, something that Skippy instituted immediately despite that never being done in PTC before, but he's in love with.

5) Taking "To Protect and To Serve" off the vehicles. Maybe you need a reminder Skippy that you aren't at war against US, you actually work for "us."

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Nuk no crickets

Gee, I thought maybe he gave you a dirty look one day as you walked by.

That's quite a list. I hope you don't lose sleep at night over this stuff. Were you ever a police chief?

What happened to that sweet lovable Larry? He go away to have a personality transplant?

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Larry

I think he used a lot of profanity late one night in a response and got the ban hammer. Friends don't let friends Post Under the Influence.

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Military tanks on a train

going across Dividend Drive today as it crossed at Aviation Way. Not a sight I normally see, but there they were, about 8 of them, one desert sand painted and the rest green. I know zilch about tanks, but these looked like M1 something or other.

Strange how when we do not see this equipment in our daily lives we do not think of this military we have all around us doing their jobs, day in, day out. No parade, no military show, no public demonstration.

Just a handful of the thousands out there that I happened to come upon by chance as I was driving down the road and stopping for the train whistle as it went by. If each one could tell a story.

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AHG-agreed

Before the game Justin Upton mentioned how this team needs to get that fire back in their bellies if they want to continue on. I give these young players all the credit...they accomplished what few others have done and I hope we will be watching them for the next 5 weeks!

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MLC & Justin Upton

HE was the primary cause of the only run Chicago scored today! With the wind blowing IN, he broke BACK on a routine fly ball and wound up booting it after he shifted gears! He is often out of position in the field. Too bad he doesn't have the field & situation vision of Simmons, who is always thinking ahead. And he (Simmons) hits pretty good too!

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UU brothers

You are right. B. J. ia a better fielder than J. Combine the 2 with their skills and you get one good player. The fact that I didn't have to watch Uggly ugly this special day up out on the field and at the plate and BJ just whiffing at every pitch reminded me how good this team can be without either one. First place for every day of the season but one is really special. Maybe the rest of the country will now find out how special they have been.

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Fredi in tears

In the dugout thanks to Miami's win. Or maybe because he is so relieved that The U (uggly & upton) twins can play every day for the next week without him having to explain why.

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MLC & Fredi's tears......

He'd best be thinking about that "best record" issue---to secure home field advantage in the play-offs! If he dares to think that far ahead, that is.

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No senior tax exemption for grandparents with students

"get rid of the senior tax exemption if they have grandkids living with them that are in our schools" This is a really good idea. The exemption should include an exclusion if you have school age kids attending our schools.

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Fredi Gonzalez what are you THINKING???

9th inning, 3-1 (losing) game with Brian McCann and Elliott Johnson sitting on the bench and Fredi sends Laird (0-3) and UGGLY UGGLY UGGLA (0 for 369) back up to the plate to hit.

Not to mention that moron B J Upton strikes out to end the game.

McCann had a freekin' bat in his hands on the bench, body language SCREAMING to let him go hit.

Way to play to lose, Fredi, way to play to lose. Argggghhhh.......

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Who bats after BJ Upton?

The opponent.

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Man, you hit that nail on the head. And that's way more than Big Joke Uption.

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MLC & Managing

Gonzalez gets the big bucks--I don't think I would have taken Medlin out unless he told me he was out of gas. And I agree on the batting scenario.

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Gym

They (Fredi and Wren) are setting up to clinch at home this week. And you know what? No one comes out to see them get the division after looking at this absolutely lousy management. They will be lucky to get 20 thousand in the park to see them clinch, just due to the lousy decisions like those that were made tonight.

I will never, ever pay $30. or more to go watch a 13 million dollar Uggly play in person. Or Upton. You are right about Medlen. He could have won it if left in, or at least finished the 8th inning.

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MLC & Clinching

Nats & Marlins have to play a double-header today--Nats lose one and it's all over!

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I got that

Gym. They are going to the postseason. With the best players available is the question. Hands off coaching will only get you so far. Certainly not to the WS.

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