This and that in Clayton …

While both issues below are things I wanted to discuss this week, I couldn’t pick just one, as they are both important topics (among many other things) going on in Clayton lately.

In response to a possible second school uniform protest by high school students, I was happy that Superintendent Edmond Heatley opted to dole out detentions in lieu of suspensions. It makes more sense because there’s always a faction who don’t care about missing a day, but who wants to stay late after school?

Further, directly involving parents by having them retrieve their detained child(ren) will hopefully force them to pay attention to what their kids are doing (or not doing). Yes I know school uniforms will not solve all of the problems in Clayton County Public Schools, but they sure can’t hurt.

In addition, I recently attended the joint meeting between Clayton’s legislative delegation and our Board of Commissioners. The turnout was abysmal (as was the weather that day) – there may have been five residents in attendance (not including elected officials).

So some may not know that based on discussions at this meeting, it sounded like C-Tran could still have a shelf life if funding issues can be worked out with MARTA, the state and the federal government. This could be good or bad news depending on which side of the bus shelter you’re standing. Either way, those affected by this will probably want to contact their elected officials and let them know where you stand.

2010 is definitely going to be interesting around here! Wishing you all a safe and blessed Christmas Clayton!

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Pity The Fools In CC

December 23rd, 2009
7:03 pm

I can see what Double A was about; There people talking about everything under the sun here.

So So; DA told me that he would be more than happy to talk to you by going into the Visitors message boards. You don’t have to be member there. So long.

Merry Christmas Everyone !!!!


December 23rd, 2009
7:54 pm

Who cares about Double Action and his crappy forum? No one!


December 23rd, 2009
8:21 pm

Sorry — I am an independent thinker, with emphasis on the word “thinker.” And yes, many of those who came as part of “Bright Flight” are gone. But you would be surprised at how many remain. Unfortunately, we’re too quiet. We get together at our children’s private schools, but rarely get together to discuss issues where we live. We have been complicit in allowing the village idiots to determine our agenda. That needs to end TODAY.

And who is Synannon Baldwin? Sorry, I am not a bureaucrat, just a lover of books who is an avid reader. You should try it. Pick up a book on management and leadership. Read it and then let’s have an intelligent coversation. Or, you can continue to throw out names and insults. It’s certianly your call.

Pity The Fools In CC

December 23rd, 2009
8:38 pm

Hey Insider; Enough is Enough. You know that Double A is forbidden for posting on this site, but yet you want persist in back stabbing him. He was right about you being a back stabbing coward.

“Who cares about Double Action and his crappy forum? No one!”

There are total of “429″ members, who might disagree with you.


December 23rd, 2009
11:08 pm

i have wrote books on managment and leadershp. “certianly” i speak on syana mon’s forum and u don’t even no her. for shame alex cohilas…wade starr “do boy”..

watching from the press box

December 23rd, 2009
11:15 pm


Your editor must be thrilled with the work you save them.

Time for the Shoe to Fall

December 23rd, 2009
11:21 pm


Spongebob Squarepants has more followers than you. 427 members is nothing especially when 410 no longer post there.


December 23rd, 2009
11:47 pm

Insider at least spell my name right. Stop the stupidity and lets have constructive dialogue. Your insidious remarks reveal your obvious lack of knowledge and attempts to marginalize homeowners.


December 24th, 2009
12:11 am

Funny how a “blacklisted” blogger still blogs with impunity.


December 24th, 2009
4:22 am

Just wanted to put this out there. If the kids had decided to push the envelope again and not come in uniform dress. Who was suppose to watch them? Each school had an average of about 200 kids who didn’t come in uniform dress last time. If the same number of kids did the same thing who was going t stay with them after school. remeber it was a furlow day for the teachers on the last day! It was only a half dau of school. That leaves only the admin to watch kids. Was central office going to dispatch people to each school to watch the kids?

Just a question.


December 24th, 2009
7:45 am

Apologies for the typos — didn’t have my glasses on. That’s “conversation” and “certainly”. Thanks watchingfromsidelines. Now, explain your typos. “I have wrote” and “don’t even no.”

Bless your heart, you are an author. And obviously, Wade Starr gets under your skin.

It’s a shame that the conversation has shifted from the 12 findings reported in the audit (some of which could cost the county millions AND drive county insurance costs up when we have no EXTRA money) to focus on Wade Starr. You and the people who speak for Turner villified Victor Hill for costing this county millions for his incompetence and arrogance, but you want to give Turner a break. If the findings are true, he deserves the same treatment that Victor received, which is removal from the position. With Victor, voters removed him. With Turner, we should expect the people we elected to office to fulfill their fudiciary responsbility and act in this county’s best interest. He would be employed as the director of training and will be given an opportunity to complete his career with the county. That is more than some people who have been accused of far less have received. Turner IS a decent man, but this is about the ability to lead, not personality or people’s fondness for a decent man. We should all stop getting emotional about business decisions. It’s why our county schools are so jacked up!

My final comment.

Have a wonderful holiday with your families everybody.


December 24th, 2009
8:21 am

SIGH……… I see where Double Action keeps saying he is banned from this site. But then he posts again and again and again spewing his garbage like the hate filled bigot that he is. He wants people to go to his forum I just want to know Why would any sane person go there when they have to wade through so much of his trash on here. When he was on the “Boot” We had to scroll down through his posts to get to the interesting material that others were saying.. All I can say is if he were an Honest man he would no longer post when he promises that ‘This is my last post’. Oh well it shows everybody what his word is worth By the way has anybody else realized that Pity The Fools In CC is also Double action? .

i like to watch

December 24th, 2009
8:47 am

this is to the idiot calling everyone a pinko. how you gonna get to work cleanin them buildings when they shut down c tran …..fool

Jill again...

December 24th, 2009
10:50 am

Taxpayer (Alex Cohilas): Come on, now, Alex. We all know who you are. We remember when you (and Wade Starr, for that matter) flirted with the Republican Party in the 1980s and the 1990s. You ran against one of our favorite incumbents, Frank Bailey, and Frank wore you out. I think that you ran again, but, to tell you the truth, you were so non-threatening to us that we didn’t take you seriously. We well remember when Wade Starr was all in the newspaper because of his snuggling up with the Republicans here in Clayton…with the likes of Johnny White and Jim Burton. I think that Wade even served on the GOP Executive Committee. Now we see that you two Republicans are running (and ruining?) our county. Well, I suppose that if you cannot get control through one door, you go around to another door or force yourselves through a window.

I remember when we (and I say “we” meaning those of us who were raised in the County and never left; for the record, my husband and I graduated from Forest Park High when Mr. Stroud was the principal there and Milton McDonald was the football coach — Milton’s son, by the way, did a great job coaching the Newnan Cougars to the semis this year) were upset when Charley and his gang took out Chief Parker in the early eighties. You wouldn’t have been able to find a finer man than Chief Parker. But, they gave him another “job” like you and Wade are trying to do to Chief Turner. Jeff Turner is also one of the “good guys” like Chief Parker. This is about power and control. It was about power and control back then too. Ronnie Clackum was brought over to be the new chief. Again, this is about control. The word among my acquaintances is that Wade Starr is mad at Chief Turner because he apparently got ticketed for parking in a Handicapped parking place. I hear that he was warned repeatedly but his response was, “I’ll park wherever I want to park.” Hooray for Chief Turner’s police force for treating everyone equitably! No one — even Wade Starr — is not above the law.

“No good deed goes unpunished,” as the saying goes. I guess Chief Jeff Turner is being punished for treated all citizens equitably. Chairman Bell, I applaud you for insisting on due process being followed. We are neighbors. (My family does not live in North Shore but around the corner. We moved to Jonesboro in the early 1970s, and my mother is still living in the same house in Forest Park.) Please, Chairman Bell, do not fall for Wade and Alex’s (oh, I forgot, Alex, that I am actually addressing this to you in second person) nefarious schemes. I can’t believe that they had the nerve to actually dump the “decision” in your lap, trying to make you the “fall guy.” I suppose that Alex had gotten himself one of those internet degrees in “Organization,” and no one can tell him anything. You can’t tell the “nouveau[ly]” educated anything. I guess that Alex was hanging out with “cold-blooded lawyers” (at Parks, Chesin & Walbert where he moonlighted as an “investigator”) for too long. This firm sought in Federal Courts to overturn many progressive gains by minorities (e.g., admission policies at UGA and the U. S. Congressional map). A leopard can’t change its spots. This move on Chief Jeff Turner is not so much a move by Chairman Eldrin Bell or the three little commission “stooges” (the ones who are willingly manipulated by Alex and Wade), but about power and control obviously desired by “Republicans” Wade Starr and Alex Cohilas. Wade controls you, Alex (see, I switched back to second person; forgive my constant changes because I know that you are a grammatical and syntactical genius), and he controls “his” three votes on the Commission. I can’t believe that the Commission could actually make the Board of Education look so sane. LOL.

Chairman Bell: We have elected you twice to lead our county. Please stand up to Wade and Alex’s (note, Alex, that I used only one apostrophe since the action connotes joint action on the part of you and Wade; this is rule, dear one — and unlike “watchingfromthesidelines,” I actually taught Englisn on the university level for years) determination to move this county away from a democracy to an oligarchy. I know that Chief Turner has retained two of the County’s finest lawyers, Steve Frye and Keith Martin to defend him against Alex’s public smearing of him. Any police department will have some things “out of order.” This is the nature of a big organization. Not everything that goes awry within a large organzation can be put at the feet of a chier, or a CEO, or a superintendent. You shouldn’t fire a superintendent just because an employee has been acused of sexual harassment. But, let’s not go there lest I step on toes.

I hope that everyone has a festive Holiday Season! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day! Cheers to you, Chief!

DA Smackdown

December 24th, 2009
11:44 am

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Nuff said