Sound Off for Thursday

Abortion laws: Anti-abortion laws apply disproportionately to poor women. Any woman with the financial means can find a way to a state or country where abortion-on-demand is legal. This was true prior to Roe v. Wade in 1973 and is true today. Withholding public funds from poor women who want abortions only makes this argument more valid. A law is supposed to be blind to a person’s economic status.

It’s on the radio: Who in their right mind can bash Paula Deen? Everyone at one time or another has used the N-word. Why do they find it so offensive anyway? Have you heard any of the so-called music blasting from their car radios? If not, just listen to V103.3, count how many you hear in any song.

My view: I’d rather look at dilapidated hotels and old barns dotting the landscape than sprawling, treeless subdivisions with thousands of cookie-cutter houses inches apart.

Another code problem: Drive down Jackson Street one block from the court house and see 20 people hanging out at two different boarding houses. This is what people see coming into Newnan. Do they meet codes?

Dear Ms. Letter Carrier: Thank you for not properly shutting our mailbox door and then running into it with your vehicle. Our mailbox has been there for almost 20 years and made out of concrete and rock and is going to be so easy replacing. And I absolutely can’t wait until some “kid” comes along to the new mailbox and completely destroys that one, too. (Insert eye roll.)

Move it: Is it just me or are other folks tired of getting stuck behind folks riding scooters who can’t, or won’t, do the speed limit?

Huh? What is it about diabetes that is so bad that Paula Deen should be shunned? There are millions of diabetics in America. Shun them all, too?

This is marriage: The English word “marriage” describes the “one-flesh” union created by God in the Garden of Eden when He created Adam and Eve. If you want to create a contract to make a union between two same-sex persons - or two people of the opposite sex who do not take the vows of marriage - to form a “family” of sorts, go ahead. But don’t call it “marriage.”

Can I work out? The city must need to charge citizens for yard pick-up so they can pay for their new wellness center at City Hall. Will the wellness center be open for citizens, or is it just for employees? Paid for off the backs of the working class.

Judging a book by its cover? To the person who stated that those who have tattoos and piercings are not educated: I have a tattoo, a few things pierced, and I’m in school earning my BSN. Maybe you should take another look around.

Here’s your ticket: The South will be the last to accept gay marriage? Well, if you can’t wait that long, Delta is ready when you are.

Tattoos: I, too, hate all those tattoos and would love to be around when the ones around a woman’s chest area ends up around their knees.

Last in line: The South was the last region to accept racial integration and women’s rights. The South will be the last region to accept gay marriage.



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