On different sides of the road

On different sides of the road

There are 34 comments on the The Gaston Gazette story from Jul 21, 2009, titled On different sides of the road. In it, The Gaston Gazette reports that:

One group rallied in emerald T-shirts, brandishing green and white signs with a plea to "Build our future.

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Thy Bard

Charlotte, NC

#1 Jul 22, 2009
Who are these people who are FOR the road showing up? I want to see their REASONS. Their boss made them go? Bought them all ice cream?

What freaking idiot WHO KNOWS THE FACTS would be FOR WASTING MONEY?

And that IS the problem with this country. The same people FOR this road are the same people been screwing this country. AND WE KNOW HOW, WHEN and HOW MUCH and they STILL keep on?

It blows my mind. It simply IS NOT logical. It is not capitalism or this country when people vote against their own self interests in favor of a few rich people making money. It is a testament to how screwed up our values are in this country.

And then our politicians stand there with their hands out looking as innocent as possible?

The majority of this community does NOT want this road. THE POLITICIANS KNOW this and that is why they try so hard to convince everybody else that the majority wants this road. I give them credit for trying so hard but money is not a problem, this is a business transaction for them. It means nothing more than money for them.

Well, if ya'll want a real fight then you are in for one.

Can you say retire? and move to the beach?
Thy Bard

Charlotte, NC

#2 Jul 22, 2009
And for those Patriots who showed up against the road, Thy Bard offers his thanks and a tip of his sword. You are the real Americans. Not the sheeple who "bah" behind their money-blind leaders.

This fight is not over yet but I will tell you those against are achieving a lot. No where in this country has a group stood up against this kind of crap and actually got them on the RUN. And make no mistake they are on the run.

Funding IS THE REAL PROBLEM. And they WILL NOT get that.

They will not get these bonds floated. I promise.

AND some people will be getting investigated by the Federal Authorities VERY SOON.

You start monkeying numbers in the bond market, guess what just happened?
Thy Bard

Charlotte, NC

#3 Jul 22, 2009
AND Shovelin needs to go ahead and get his ass out of Gaston County. No wonder he needs a job. Gaston used to be THE hospital to trust. NOW?
Glad he's gone, NOW maybe they will get their ER in Eastern Gaston County.
BBB

Fayetteville, NC

#4 Jul 22, 2009
Hey, I thought there were no people FOR the road!
Thy Bard

Charlotte, NC

#5 Jul 22, 2009
How come all these little whiners keep crying about how they BEEN PLANNING this road for 20 YEARS!

We been working on this for twenty years.

Hey numbnuts! maybe if the Government wasn't functioning as a private corporation and representing the People then you wouldn't have these problems. MAYBE if ya'll DID STUFF LEGALLY then the problems would not occur. Instead of blaming a "few" malcontents who are losing their homes, how about blaming a corrupt system and politicians who steal the public's money.

And make no mistake that is xactly what is going on. STEALING.

They are thieves. And anybody who associates with them is a thief too. If you know someone is stealing and YOU DON'T STOP them then you are a thief too.

NO EXCUSES this time sweetpeas. YOU HAVE THE FACTS. Everybody who has got some SENSE knows its a bunch of crap set up to make money for the same old rich people in Gaston County.

If we let crooks make our decisions then we should not complain when we wind up in the ditch with NO MONEY.
Thy Bard

Charlotte, NC

#6 Jul 22, 2009
BBB wrote:
Hey, I thought there were no people FOR the road!
We KNOW who is ZFOR the road dipshit. We have know for a long time. We have known for a long time what kind of crooked-ass people we have running this state.

WHY do you think I am here? Why do you think I am doing what it is I do? A toll road?

Hardly, the toll road is the catalyst, the symbol of the corruption that sucks this state dry. The money that goes into our crooked politicians pockets should be going to real projects like schools, hospitals and infrastructure.

BUT NO, they (and it is the same people) have been stealing this state and its people blind for better than a century and now it stops.

Plenty more can join Jim Black in jail. It truly will be nice to see justice done.

I got some more reel news for ya. EVERYBODY KNOWS what kind of crooked shit is going on here. I mean everybody. There are already investigations under way and it is a matter of time before the DOTS get connected all the way down.

The people of this county have had enough of the sad-ass leadership. It is the reason why we have the problems we do right now and there are plenty of REAL PROBLEMS need to be addressed but instead all these jack-asses can do is worry about their road and OUR money.

And ALL THESE people in office who are trying to run from this issue. Let me inform you. You cannot run far enough. You will take sides and you will suffer the consequences of voting against the People.

It IS THAT SIMPLE>And I will make sure the people remember on poll day xactly WHO they are voting for and WHAT.
Thy Bard

Charlotte, NC

#7 Jul 22, 2009
Duh we know its a waste of money and insiders are stealing our tax dollars but I'm gonna vote for them anyway?

No wonder. No wonder we have a country as screwed up as we have. No wonder. The dregs are the sorry-ass politicians cooking up land deals while the project costs just keep going up.

Is it time for the Irl Dixon lecture on the cost of asphalt?

Yeah right, you want to save some money take out the insider profits on the deal.

Crescent Resources is filing Bankruptcy. They will screw the people out of tax dollars, file bankruptcy and walk away. While Duke has already sucked the profits out of Crescent. Who owns the land by the river? Morgan Stanley? WHOSE MONEY DO THEY HAVE?

Its all connected sweetpeas. Our country has been hi-jacked and pilfered by insiders and greed. Xactly the kind of greed we see here on the toll road.

Land, taxes, roads, tolls (more taxes), and on and on. We have see the same story over and over. It is always the same guys.

Since: Jul 09

Charlotte, NC

#9 Jul 23, 2009
Dedicated to THY BARD

Money money money money, MONEY

For the love of money
People will steal from their mother

For the love of money
People will rob their own brother

For the love of money
People can't even walk the streets
Because they'll never know who in the world they're gonna beat
For that mean, oh mean, mean green

Almighty Dollar!

Cash Money

For the love of money
People will lie, rob, they will cheat

For the love of money
People don't care who they hurt or beat

For the love of money
A woman will sell her precious body

For a small piece of paper it carries a lot of weight
Oh, that mean, mean, mean, mean, mean green

Almighty Dollar!

Talkin' bout, talkin' bout - cash

I know that money is the root of all evil
Do funny things to some people

Give me a nickel, brother can you spare a dime
Money can drive some people out of their minds

For the love of money
No good, no good, no good

For the love of money
Don't sell ya soul for the money - no, no

For the love of money
Lay down, lay down - women will

Money is the root of all evil
Do funny things to some people

Give me a nickel, brother can you spare a dime
Money can drive some people out of their minds

For the love of money
Got to have it - I really need it

For the love of money
Don't let it, don't let it - don't let money rule ya

For the love of money
Don't let it, don't let it - don't let it, don't let money fool you, no

For the love of money
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

For the love of money
Got to have it - I really need it

Don't do it - don't do it

Brother - save ya soul - save ya soul - don't sell it
For that mean, mean, mean, mean green

People, don't let money, don't let money change you

Almighty Dollar!

I keep ah tellin' you
People, don't let money, don't let money change you

Almighty Dollar!

Um,'cause it'll keep on changing - yeah- changing up your mind

It'll keep on - it'll keep on - changing - yeah - changing up your mind

I'm tellin' y'all
People, don't let money, don't let money change you

Almighty Dollar!

I keep ah tellin' y'all
People, don't let money, don't let money change you

Almighty Dollar!

Yeah -'cause it'll keep on changing - yeah - changing up your mind

It'll keep on changing - yeah - changing up your mind

I'm tellin' y'all
People, don't let money, don't let money change you

Almighty Dollar!

Since: Jul 09

Charlotte, NC

#10 Jul 23, 2009
Sadly, but this ain't no nice world we live in, and THY BARD needs to pour a nice chilled glass of Perrier or Gaston County sewer tap water, sit down in his comfy easy chair, and take a reality pill...honey, you're either single or you have a very dominating wife...but if you need to vent, you just go right ahead and let it all out baby, but it ain't gonna change, it's going to get worse...
Thy Bard

Charlotte, NC

#11 Jul 24, 2009
your use of "it" is confusing. i have a dictionary but its ain't really defined. reality is what you make it. and that is pretty simple.

see it everyday! i see miracles everyday! call them confirmations.

it's keeps me alive.

Since: Jul 09

Charlotte, NC

#12 Jul 24, 2009
Thy Bard wrote:
your use of "it" is confusing. i have a dictionary but its ain't really defined. reality is what you make it. and that is pretty simple.
see it everyday! i see miracles everyday! call them confirmations.
it's keeps me alive.
It's going to get worse...i.e., It's (contraction for it is) going to get worse. Reality is reality, worrying about things you have no control over is not "making" anything and surely you must know that you have no control over the government, whether it is state or federal or local...that my friend, is "reality".
Thy Bard

Charlotte, NC

#13 Jul 24, 2009
you need to define it first then use it as it's intended otherwise it becomes its own worst enemy.

Since: Jul 09

Charlotte, NC

#14 Jul 25, 2009
Thy Bard wrote:
you need to define it first then use it as it's intended otherwise it becomes its own worst enemy.
Look, I have no clue as to what rock you climbed out from under but "IT'S" was previously defined throughout the conversation...IT'S=ECONOMY! Get over it, the road will come, people will go, make way for innovation, improvement and progress! This entire area from Belmont to Kings Mountain needs PROGRESS. YOU NEED DECENT RESTAURANTS that sell Edible "Clean" "Cooked" FOOD particularly BARBECUE cause you don't have a clue about the CUE, babe. YOU NEED TO PUSH FOR INDUSTRIES TO MOVE INTO THE AREA AND CREATE MORE JOBS AND REVENUE, YOU NEED ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUR CHILDREN TO KEEP THEM AWAY FROM HANGING OUT ON FRANKLIN, CONVENIENCE STORES, BACKSEAT OF CARS AT CROWDERS MT PARK, MALLS, PUBLIC RESTROOMS WHERE THEY PERFORM LEWD AND LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH STRANGERS THAT THINK THEY ARE HOTTIES. YOU NEED HELP AT EAST GASTON HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE MARCHING BAND THAT ARE SERIOUSLY HIDEOUS...SO THY BARD, WHILE YOU SIT AND TAP-TAP AWAY AT YOUR PC ON TOPIX, THINK ABOUT GETTING OUT OF THE HOUSE AND VIEWING YOUR COMMUNITY, COUNTY...ON A WHOLE AND UNDERSTAND, ONE SMALL STEP STARTS WITH A DAMN TOLL ROAD, IT'S CALLED "GROWTH" CAN YOU DIG IT? I Hope you can.
Thy Bard

Charlotte, NC

#15 Jul 25, 2009
Oh boy, we got another one who knows xactly waht WE need, how we should live and on and on. We can't wait! Please expound how pitiful we are...?

Did I tweak a sensitive spot? Huh?

I think we will be defining our own progress from here on out.
Rocky

Pineville, NC

#16 Jul 25, 2009
ladoodle wrote:
<quoted text>
Look, I have no clue as to what rock you climbed out from under but "IT'S" was previously defined throughout the conversation...IT'S=ECONOMY! Get over it, the road will come, people will go, make way for innovation, improvement and progress! This entire area from Belmont to Kings Mountain needs PROGRESS. YOU NEED DECENT RESTAURANTS that sell Edible "Clean" "Cooked" FOOD particularly BARBECUE cause you don't have a clue about the CUE, babe. YOU NEED TO PUSH FOR INDUSTRIES TO MOVE INTO THE AREA AND CREATE MORE JOBS AND REVENUE, YOU NEED ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUR CHILDREN TO KEEP THEM AWAY FROM HANGING OUT ON FRANKLIN, CONVENIENCE STORES, BACKSEAT OF CARS AT CROWDERS MT PARK, MALLS, PUBLIC RESTROOMS WHERE THEY PERFORM LEWD AND LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH STRANGERS THAT THINK THEY ARE HOTTIES. YOU NEED HELP AT EAST GASTON HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE MARCHING BAND THAT ARE SERIOUSLY HIDEOUS...SO THY BARD, WHILE YOU SIT AND TAP-TAP AWAY AT YOUR PC ON TOPIX, THINK ABOUT GETTING OUT OF THE HOUSE AND VIEWING YOUR COMMUNITY, COUNTY...ON A WHOLE AND UNDERSTAND, ONE SMALL STEP STARTS WITH A DAMN TOLL ROAD, IT'S CALLED "GROWTH" CAN YOU DIG IT? I Hope you can.
good grief! here's an idea.. i hear there are job opening on the international space station!
Clara Edwards

Cherryville, NC

#17 Jul 25, 2009
Don't tell me we now have TWO nut cases on our hands....
Nutty Professor

Pineville, NC

#18 Jul 25, 2009
Clara Edwards wrote:
Don't tell me we now have TWO nut cases on our hands....
Well including you three, but who's counting right. Hey wouldn't it be funny if your wife glanced over your shoulder and saw you posting as Clara Edwards? LOL

How would you explain that one?

Since: Jul 09

Charlotte, NC

#19 Jul 25, 2009
Thy Bard wrote:
Oh boy, we got another one who knows xactly waht WE need, how we should live and on and on. We can't wait! Please expound how pitiful we are...?
Did I tweak a sensitive spot? Huh?
I think we will be defining our own progress from here on out.
It's evident, open your eyes. I've been here for nearly a decade and have managed to stay on top of current events in my community and surrounding areas of Gaston County not to mention, I have been a NC Native all of my life. It's all about "CHANGE"...gotta love that word!
NC is all about change...and they have been working on roads since the 70s. You'd think they would have had better ones but they don't...nothing you can do or say that will change the NC GOV!
Thy Bard

Charlotte, NC

#20 Jul 26, 2009
You try to speak as native but yet you do not know the one fact about North Carolina's roads that has been consistent for a long time; We have good roads or at least had them until our growth became greed and outpaced revenue for this growth.

In other words, the complaints about roads means one thing, the people expect better. Why? Because we are used to good roads.

This ain't South Carolina. Now in the past, they have been able to steal and build the roads. But with the growth, the greed has driven it beyond its ability to feed the pigs.

The roads became the economic driver and not the effect. Its cause? Landowning politicians and Developers.

What you call "change", I call corruption.

What you call growth, I call crime.

What you call tolls, I call tax.

Since: Jul 09

Charlotte, NC

#21 Jul 26, 2009
Thy Bard wrote:
You try to speak as native but yet you do not know the one fact about North Carolina's roads that has been consistent for a long time; We have good roads or at least had them until our growth became greed and outpaced revenue for this growth.
In other words, the complaints about roads means one thing, the people expect better. Why? Because we are used to good roads.
This ain't South Carolina. Now in the past, they have been able to steal and build the roads. But with the growth, the greed has driven it beyond its ability to feed the pigs.
The roads became the economic driver and not the effect. Its cause? Landowning politicians and Developers.
What you call "change", I call corruption.
What you call growth, I call crime.
What you call tolls, I call tax.
I agree 100% but as one anarchist to another, we can't do crap about it...you chose to be born at this stage in history, you have nobody to blame but yourself. Why don't you make a difference in stead of making posts...and run for office.
It seems that you all need a representative to take charge and make waves...go for it Bard...It's your thing..do what you wanna do!

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