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    This is Bull Crap!

    Governor Perdue of Georgia eliminated the state portion of gasoline tax to save consumers 15 a gallon this month. Today he order several counties to close school Monday and Tuesday next week to save the gas that the buses would use.

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    What's wrong ?

    Got no one else to watch the kids ?? Or would you rather he raise taxes 25 cents and keep schools open ??

    Changing times man.
    Life goes on long after the thrill of living is gone.

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    Got a link to the story or do you like looking like a dumbass?

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    Originally posted by James 3528
    Got a link to the story or do you like looking like a dumbass?
    There was a post about it here:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=85153

    Here's another idea... I have posted that it is so, why don't you post that it is not true.

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    Originally posted by Nevada
    Originally posted by James 3528
    Got a link to the story or do you like looking like a dumbass?
    There was a post about it here:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=85153

    Here's another idea.. I have posted that it is so, why don't you post that it is not true.
    Well Numb Nuts. For people that want to see the story it is here. And it wasn't a order. Which is why I wanted to read the story myself seeing how you are full of ****. Thanks.
    Originally posted by Nevada
    This is Bull Crap!

    Governor Perdue of Georgia eliminated the state portion of gasoline tax to save consumers 15 a gallon this month. Today he order several counties to close school Monday and Tuesday next week to save the gas that the buses would use.

    By AILEEN DODD
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Published on: 09/23/05

    All but four public school districts in Georgia will close Monday and Tuesday following a request by the governor to conserve fuel.

    The request to shut down was made late Friday to all Georgia school systems that could be affected by a possible fuel shortage

    In a conference call, Gov. Sonny Perdue told Georgia school officials the closing of schools was a necessary precaution. Schools that comply will count Monday and Tuesday as snow days and make them up later in the year.

    "While I never like to see classes canceled, unprecedented events call for an unprecedented response," said Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. "I am hopeful that these two early snow days will help us avoid a fuel shortage and will alleviate the short-term fuel concerns of local districts."

    "While I realize this action will cause an inconvenience for some parents, we must do what we feel is in the best interests of the state," said Cox.

    Due to the school closures, the Georgia High School Writing Test will be given Thursday instead of Tuesday, said state testing director Sharron Hunt.

    It was up to each school superintendent to decide whether to call off classes.

    Four school districts have indicated they will be open on Monday and Tuesday Floyd County, Haralson County, Rome City and Thomasville City.

    Floyd County schools said the governor's request came too late.

    "Closing schools on Monday and Tuesday would not have given our parents enough advance notice to deal with child care issues for their children. ... Had the request from the governor come at any other time and with more advance notice, the school system would certainly comply with the governor's request," a message on the Floyd County school system Web site stated.

    The state estimates about 250,000 gallons of diesel fuel will be saved each day by keeping buses off the road. The governor also said an undetermined amount of regular gasoline also would be saved by allowing teachers, other school staff members and some parents to stay home those days. Electricity also would be conserved by keeping the schools closed.

    "If Georgians stick together, work together and conserve together we can weather whatever problems Rita brings our way with the least possible inconvenience," Perdue said.

    As he did in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Perdue asked the state's residents to limit nonessential travel and look for commute alternatives including telecommuting, car pooling and four-day work weeks.

    He said if people reduce demand, "we will have enough market power to hold prices down. All together, we can influence demand within our state."

    Tim Callahan, spokesman for the 61,000-member Professional Association of Georgia Educators, said he worried Perdue's announcement would only prompt panic-buying at the pumps in the days ahead.

    "I wonder if it's going to create the type of panic that we saw a few weeks back that drove prices over $3," said Callahan, referring to the long gas lines and record-high prices that came in the days following Hurricane Katrina.

    Gwinnett County public school officials said they have plenty of fuel for their buses. They purchase fuel through a joint agreement with the county.

    "There is still gas for us to use next week," said Sloan Roach, spokesman for Gwinnett Schools. "We could hold school Monday and Tuesday, but we are complying with the request ... to help with energy consumption issues that could result from the latest hurricane threat.''

    Twelve-month contract employees such as principals and administrative support staff in Gwinnett will report to work on Monday and Tuesday, Roach said.

    - The Associated Press contributed to this article.

    [Edited by JAMES 3528 on 09-23-2005 at 10:24 PM]

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    Knee jurk reaction...He is runnig for re- election.. ALL the schools' in Middle Ga. are closed Monday and Tuesday....



    Thank goddness W is on top of this one ..

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    FYI Georgia is like last or next to last in SAT scores. If it snows 1/4 inch everyone panics and closes the schools. Now we;re going to close them because of a possible problem. Who knows maybe it'll turn up to be a good idea. But geez we raise a bunch of pampered morons in this state.

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    Oh BTW he was the first person in the State of Georgia urging everyone not to panic after Katrina. Now everyone is gonna start acting like a bunch of scared lunatics and raid the gas stations.

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    Originally posted by mrfrio
    FYI Georgia is like last or next to last in SAT scores. If it snows 1/4 inch everyone panics and closes the schools. Now we;re going to close them because of a possible problem. Who knows maybe it'll turn up to be a good idea. But geez we raise a bunch of pampered morons in this state.
    I never considered Atlanta being Georgia myself. Atlanta elects the Governor. Atlanta has the pampered kids and Atlanta brings the SAT scores down.

    I don't think this is about the schools so much as it is about commerce.

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    we save bus fuel.... so they burn twice as much in their boats on the lake for a long weekend...


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    Well one county solved the problem by parents and local businesses leaving enough money at a local truck stop to fuel the buses for a week. "No child will be left behind" unless Perdue calls up what is left of the National Guard to keep them from undermining his ill plan authority.

    The Democrats now have enough campaign ammo to regain and keep intelligent decision making positions again for the next 130 year.

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    They will need it to overcome Roy Barnes and Jimmy Carter

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    Hell, maybe Miller will go back down there and run as a Republic the next time.

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