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July 17, 2014

Georgia's school superintendents would reject arming teachers even if law allowed....

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mikekerstetter

Jul-23-14 3:55 AM

Scott36-"Sorry, just saw this one. Did you Google the compromise thing? BTW, with you picking the last "6" yrs. it was crystal clear your intent--at least be honest"

I was honest. During the previous 16 year's compromise was an art still practiced. Neither side got everything they wanted, but they worked to find common ground and were able to work together on budgets and other legislation.

There has been no such compromise in the last 6 years.

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Scott36

Jul-21-14 7:55 PM

Project much? I said there has been no compromising for the last 6 years.-Mikekerstetter

Sorry, just saw this one. Did you Google the compromise thing? BTW, with you picking the last "6" yrs. it was crystal clear your intent--at least be honest. Have a Great day!!-Scott

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mikekerstetter

Jul-20-14 4:02 PM

Scott36-"It seems that you want to blame one side of the isle without taking the other to task"

Project much? I said there has been no compromising for the last 6 years. I didn't take a 'side' in that statement because I knew it is both sides. You were the one quick to blame the GOP and said nothing of your side.

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Scott36

Jul-20-14 1:25 PM

Mikekstetter,

Her is a little one for ya to try: Type in "Senate Democrats offering to compromise", Google it, & see what you get, Then simply change the word Democrat, & replace it w/Republican, and look at the results. Have a Great day!!-Scott

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Scott36

Jul-20-14 1:20 PM

. That, my friend, is being a political hack.-mikekerstetter

I remember Obama keeping the "Bush tax cuts" in place in a compromise.(just off the top of my head) Now will you answer the question posed. It seems that you want to blame one side of the isle, without taking the other to task, also by deflection. Does this meet your criteria for the def. of a "Political Hack"?--or is that different?-Have a Great day!!-Scott

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mikekerstetter

Jul-20-14 12:53 PM

Scott36-"Ok, can you give me an example of where the house GOP leadership has compromised."

Can you give me an example of the Senate Dems compromising? Seems to me they, lead by Harry Reid, have refused to bring up for a vote almost everything sent to them by the House.

I purposely didn't point fingers in my statement because it's both sides of the fence. In typical fashion, you used it as a platform to slam the GOP and ignored the blatant unwillingness to compromise by your side. That, my friend, is being a political hack. Enjoy your day.

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Scott36

Jul-20-14 12:03 PM

It seems you are just another political hack.-Mikekerstetter

Ok, can you give me an example of where the house GOP leadership has compromised. I seriously remember seeing Mr. Boehner in an interview where he would not even use the WORD compromise. Have a great Day!!-Scott

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mikekerstetter

Jul-20-14 7:34 AM

Scott36-"So even you are coming to grips with the House--Good for you!!"

For just a minute I thought that I might have a reasonable discussion with you. Apparently I was wrong. It seems you are just another political hack.

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Scott36

Jul-19-14 11:11 PM

"My way or the highway" for the last 6 years has proven that nothing can be done.-mikekerstetter

So even you are coming to grips with the House--Good for you!! BTW, Have you seen where to Repub.'s are having a total melt down at the news that Lois Lerner is covered under a legal opinion(or something to that effect)that was put into play by none other than the Idol/Hero of the Conservative party, Ronald Reagan? Add this to the list of failures achieved by Issa, & his kangaroo court proceedings.-LOL!! Apparently it was used by Reagan, Clinton, "W", & issa is trying to say it is something new!-LOL!!! Have a Great Evening!!-Scott

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mikekerstetter

Jul-19-14 2:52 PM

Scott36-"I think you guys are on to something! What a wonderful way to teach children that "We are all Americans"!! It's a Great way to start them off early on how to work together to make this a better Country..."

Working together is nothing new, it has, however, become a lost art. "My way or the highway" for the last 6 years has proven that nothing can be done.

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Scott36

Jul-19-14 1:01 PM

My guess is that it would be the parents choice.-mikekerstetter

I think you guys are on to something! What a wonderful way to teach children that "We are all Americans"!! It's a Great way to start them off early on how to work together to make this a better Country/World!! Have a Great Weekend!!-Scott

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Scott36

Jul-19-14 12:55 PM

Simply doing nothing and advertising that these kids are open targets in gun free zones seems extremely irresponsible IMO.-Capricorn1

Thank you for a Great post! You probably could greatly improve on this list, I am sure you have a much more extensive knowledge into "weapons", & Defense techniques. It just occurred to me that Police stations never seem to be "victimized",& there is not a "Gun Free Zone" sign in front of their Barracks, at least to the best of my Knowledge. It also seems to me that most "bad guys" are not in love with the police, yet they are not targeted--Wonder why. Again, something needs to be done/changed.-Have a Great Weekend!!-Scott

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Capricorn1

Jul-19-14 10:03 AM

Scott, you bring up some very good points in your 12:18 post with some ideas that should be examined. I too feel that gun free zones have been a failure. The bottom line is, these kids need to be protected and I just have to wonder how many lives could have been saved if the schools had some line of defense. Simply doing nothing and advertising that these kids are open targets in gun free zones seems extremely irresponsible IMO.

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eriklatranyi

Jul-19-14 6:50 AM

Scott asked:

"WHO would make the decision on who is Liberal, or Conservative?"

The parents, Scott. You see, conservatives are pro-choice with regard to decisions like where to send your kids to school, what to eat, what to drink, and what type of health insurance coverage you wish to pay for.

Liberals claim the only choice a woman is allowed to make is to kill a child....beyond that, they must obey the state.

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mikekerstetter

Jul-19-14 6:18 AM

Scott36-"I have to ask--WHO would make the decision on who is Liberal"

My guess is that it would be the parents choice.

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Scott36

Jul-19-14 12:31 AM

Laughin, maybe she is unaware that you taught for 30+ years and know the system.-Luey22

That may help to explain this area. "22" any relation to Sybil? Have a Great day!!-Scott

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Scott36

Jul-19-14 12:27 AM

So your saying 36IQ, since neither you nor Lauri have enough sense to recognize truth it's not really a lie?-Sybil

At least Lauri, & I know who we are--ALL the time. Have a Great, Calm, Serene Day!!-Scott

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Scott36

Jul-19-14 12:22 AM

I suggest liberals send their children to schools where nobody is allowed to have a firearm and conservatives send their children to schools where some of the staff volunteer to be trained in the judicious use of firearms.-eriklatranyi

I have to ask--WHO would make the decision on who is Liberal, or Conservative? On which issues? What about those "Moderates", OR Those pesky "RHINOS"? We can have some fun with this one!! Have a Great day Erik!!-Scott

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Scott36

Jul-19-14 12:18 AM

This is a very volatile issue. I do not believe that anyone "Wants" guns in schools, yet what is happening obviously needs to be addressed. I do believe however that a "1 size fits all" answer is not going to cut it. I believe that some of the larger schools should have guards patrolling, with Tasers, or some other forms of non-lethal weapons, I believe that there are non lethal, incapacitating options. I believe that shotguns can be used with small bean bags that will knock a person off their feet, & stun them. How about security similar to Court Houses? Might it be a good idea to have the Police, or State Police Barracks located adjacent to schools? This is not saying that firearms, in certain instances are not the best choice. FWIW, I believe that the "gun free zone" thing, is nothing but a Feel Good law. It might even be an "advertisement" to certain people. We need to try something different, what we have now is not working. To All, Hav

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gavinf56

Jul-18-14 10:39 PM

I know Ritty. I'm not sure where that in independent thought came from. It took me by surprise.

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Ritty77

Jul-18-14 8:50 PM

"Actually Chuck, I am for no guns in schools. That's what I heard on the AM radio anyway."

No guns in schools? That's surprising. Aren't you from "this area"?

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gavinf56

Jul-18-14 6:21 PM

"So what are you for Gavin guns or no guns in the schools?" - CMReeder

Actually Chuck, I am for no guns in schools. That's what I heard on the AM radio anyway.

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eriklatranyi

Jul-18-14 4:50 PM

I suggest liberals send their children to schools where nobody is allowed to have a firearm and conservatives send their children to schools where some of the staff volunteer to be trained in the judicious use of firearms.

That should solve the problem.

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bobbae2

Jul-18-14 4:13 PM

So your saying 36IQ, since neither you nor Lauri have enough sense to recognize truth it's not really a lie?

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Scott36

Jul-18-14 2:23 PM

What is you obsession to calling me a liar? What purpose would that serve?-LauriH

I believe you do know the answer to this. Usually it is because they do not have a good rational answer to your points. Most prefer to point out where someone wrong, In their opinion, or with facts/sources. When they cannot, the accusations/name calling starts. What purpose does it serve? Just a guess, but some cannot resist doing it, they have not matured enough, IMHO. Hang in there, it usually is a sign that you are striking nerves, or another way of putting it is that you are making them face things they are not comfortable with.-JMHO, again. Have a Terrific, Happy Day!!-Scott

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