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Soundoff 11/10

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Note: All comments published in Soundoff are the opinions of the anonymous callers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Statesboro Herald. To leave your message of 30 seconds or less, call (912) 489-3733.
    "Maybe it's just me, but it seems that all the psychiatrists and psychologists I come in contact with seem to need psychologists and psychiatrists."
    "I wanna thank Statesboro for bein' so screwed up. In the phone book you can't numbers for anything. I moved from Register to Statesboro a month ago and I wanted to find out where I could vote and they tell me I had to walk all the way back to Register. I hope all the candidates I was gon' vote for loses for one. And I wanna let everybody in Georgia know you nuthin' but a bunch of Communists!"
    "Let's please not send Saddam Hussein to hell. Let's put him in a cell for the rest of his life, make him watch the rematch of Georgia Representative John Barrow and Max Burns television ads. That would be hell enough."
    "If I had Max Burns' home telephone number, I would let him know he lost my vote only because his recorded campaign message tied up my private telephone on a daily basis. I did not appreciate this lack of consideration on his part."
    "With the Republicans losing the House of Representatives and the United States Senate, it makes you wonder if … Max Burns might have been able to knock off John Barrow if President Bush hadn't … done so many campaign events for … Max Burns. Max Burns lost the seat by (1,000) votes. It seems like if Bush hadn't come in here to Statesboro to … campaign for him, that Max Burns really would have had a shot at winnin' the seat. But, it didn't go that way, did it?"
    "It is now the Democrats' responsibility to help us win the war in Iraq. Let's see what you can do about it."
    "This is in response to the individual who called … stating that Georgia Southern's enrollment was up. In fact — I hate to disappoint you — but I believe the enrollment is down greatly this year and … I think that's why they haven't reported it."
    "It is rather easy to understand what has happened to the Georgia Southern Eagle football program. It is not the players. It is not the coach. It's because Nate Hirsch is no longer the voice of the Eagles. If he was there on Saturday, the Eagle would be flying high."
    "I would like to know why the Homecoming queen has not been in the paper. When the (other) queen won, she was in there that Saturday or that Monday. Could you please put her picture in the paper?"
    "Okay, Democrats, you have won everything! Now let's see the change and the improvement and everything becoming wonderful. You got two years."
    "I am sure the terrorists are laughing. We cannot even unite behind our commander in chief."
    "Yes, Bush is president of all of us. However, his visit here was strictly a partisan, political visit, not a personal visit. For this reason alone, those of us who did not support his candidate should not have our tax money used for such an event as it certainly was. And by the way, those several hundred thousand of dollars spent to bring him here were rather unsuccessful, weren't they?"
    "Holli Bragg really hit the nail on the head the other day when she talked about the illegal aliens in this country. I don't think any of us would have a problem helping them if they were here legally. The operative word is illegal."
    "I voted for John Barrow for many reasons, but I would not … I would have voted for him if for no other reason than the negative ads about him. Especially the constant phone calls that began, 'I want to tell you about John Barrow...' And then they would go into negative remarks about him. Hopefully Max Burns will forget running for office forever."
    "We made a tremendous step towards keeping Bulloch County beautiful when we kept John Barrow for our congressman. And how 'bout Nancy Pelosi? Wow!"
    "How can anyone be happy about another big enrollment increase at GSU? It probably will create a few more low-paying jobs, but what about the increased traffic and congestion? Maybe they should concentrate on the increase in quality, not quantity."
    "Hey, you fickle Georgia Southern football fans. Athletics is comparable to farming. You have good years and bad years. The team needs greater support when losing than when winning. And players need to show enthusiasm and hustle all the time. Support the team, win or lose."
    "Hallelujah! The Democrats are going to raise the minimum wage and even more jobs will be sent overseas. One more time and we'll all have to move to Mexico or Thailand to find a job."
    "I hope people realize what will happen if the minimum wage is raised. The same thing that will happen … that happened last time it was raised. The price of everything else will go up to off-set the cost. Don't … Don't lay all the blame on businesses. They have to make a profit to stay in business without laying people off. The working poor won't have anymore money in their pockets than before. The only ones who truly benefit from the raise in minimum wage are the labor leaders, who take a percentage of their members' salaries."
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