I've lived in Hinesville for 31 years. I still think it is a great community. Fresh leadership which does a better job of pinching taxpayer's pennies is needed, but I still get the sense that we are a hell of a lot more neighborly here than where I came from.
I like to think that we still have "our southern hospitality".
I suspect that society everywhere is in decline.
Our moral slide continues.
You see, you have some people in this County, that was raised to be prejudiced. This has has been taught, from many generations going down to the youngest of offspring. People refuse to change with the time for many reasons. Fear of change, Too Old To Change, Too Proud To Change, to stubborn to change, and don't want anyone to come in this town to make any changes. A lot of people here in Liberty County think separate but equal is good enough. But as complacency, and apathy grows in Liberty County, and the Racial Divide continues, this town is heading in the same direction as the town from where you left. The ONLY reason the County is hanging on is because of Ft. Stewart. Had it not been for that, Liberty County would have already reached that demise many years ago.
SF3: I am pretty sure Sebe left his home town and has continued to expand his intellect.
Tot: by his on admission is a local yokel much like myself. The primary difference is while I was off gettin me some learnin, Tot was in his room eating peeling lead based paint fragments.
I think SF3 was talking about the town PolNat came from. As I look back on my upbringing, I cannot recall one instance where my parents made a disparaging reference to anybody else's race, religion, nationality....period. As I've gone through life, I've found that to be quite extraordinary. I guess I should have asked them when they were alive WHY they never introduced racial, ethnic or religious prejudice into the household - since it seems to be so prevalent across the country.
Strange - I never thought to ask them.....
Until the status quo stops quantifying race as an affliction or social standing; the ingorance will continue. For some reason being an American is not good enough. Many ethnicities insist that they be identified with the appropriate subculture. Please do not misunderstand my point; there is nothing wrong with identifying with ones past however, until we figure out a way to stand as one, the divide will continue.
I've been here for 31yrs also & I'm shocked that we need to be having the "race" conversation at all in the 21st century, but then again I was shocked that we had to have it 31 years ago!
It should always be remembered that racism is a 2 way street, and a rather narrow one at that...
A lot of others got fired too. I'm sorry that Lovie hasn't gotten a second chance as head coach yet. He did a pretty good job while at Chicago. He has been to the playoff on several occasions.
How about Jim Walsh Jr. getting replaced this year?
On Lovie, the best I can say is:
The King is Dead - Long Live the King!!!
The latest is that the "finalists" for the Bears job are Bevell (SEA OC), Arians (IND OC/Interim HC), and Trestman (extensive NFL pedigree but has been winning up in CFL for past five years). The news reports I've seen generally give Trestman and Bevell the best shot at getting the job, even though Arians appears to be "best qualified" by virtue of NFL experience and seniority. The Bears new GM seems to be doing things right since he's been in there, so I'm optimistic no matter who they pick.
The reports also say that it looks like Lovie might be out of luck for an NFL HC job now that SD has filled their position (supposedly it's very unlikely he'll get the PHI job). He may have to take a defensive coordinator position if he wants to work in the NFL next year.