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Posted: 9/23/2005 12:18:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 12:24:09 PM EDT by thompsondd]
WTF? Great.

Governor asks public schools to close Monday, Tuesday

Eric Beavers
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Public schools in the Walker County and Chickamauga school systems will be closed for students and staff on Monday and Tuesday.

During a conference call Friday with school superintendents across the state, Gov. Sonny Perdue asked public schools to close on Monday and Tuesday to conserve energy.

``The governor was making a plea, not to start a panic but because there is a threat facing the (nation's) fuel supply,'' Chickamauga City Schools superintendent Melody Day said. ``Just as a precautionary measure, he thinks this will be a good proactive measure to take.''

Some school systems, including Floyd County Schools, said Friday they will not follow Perdue's order.

A spokeswoman from Perdue's office said the school closings are one of several measures statewide to conserve energy.

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 12:19:36 PM EDT
Rhyde a bike.

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 12:19:37 PM EDT
Well, the market will come up with an alternative in plenty of time.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 12:24:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 12:25:03 PM EDT by thompsondd]

Originally Posted By Peak_Oil:
Well, the market will come up with an alternative in plenty of time.

I hope they work weekends.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:13:47 PM EDT

Oh crap, and I was gonna stop for some milk and bread on the way home.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:14:59 PM EDT
Holy shit.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:15:03 PM EDT

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:16:09 PM EDT
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, snort, wha wha? talking grapefruit


Mom and Dad are both teachers, they are kinda happy about the unscheduled break,

so instead of snow days, looks like they need to build in some gas days too

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:19:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:
Holy shit.


Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:20:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 1:24:36 PM EDT by kill-9]
Link? Google News is my friend.

Is Governor Perdue not familiar with the concept of a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:24:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:

From the same socialist who fixes gasoline profit margins:


Governor asks schools to close to save fuel
Perdue says Monday, Tuesday would be early 'snow days'

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

Most, if not all, public schools 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 should Hurricane Rita hinder production in Texas.

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.

If all of Georgia's schools close, the governor estimated about 250,000 gallons of diesel fuel would 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.

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

"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.

Most other school systems in the metro area have already announced schools will not be open Monday and Tuesday.

Public school officials in Atlanta, Clayton, Henry, Gwinnett, Cobb, Marietta, Fulton, DeKalb, Decatur, Forsyth, Fayette and Coweta have confirmed schools there will be closed.

Parents are advised to visit the Web site of their local school system for more information.

Gwinnett school officials said they have plenty of fuel for their buses. They purchase it 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.
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Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:26:17 PM EDT
Hmm.............reckon I could get my boss to close my office so I wont do any unecessary travel?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:31:22 PM EDT
I say we all get off work/school and free arfcom gold memberships!
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:32:08 PM EDT
Oh, that's great.

Think about this....Mom or Dad will have to stay home to watch the chilluns now...less productivity....what a joke!!

Guess traffic will be very light Monday + Tuesday!!

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:34:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 1:52:23 PM EDT by GAcop]
STOP THE STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stupid people are already lined up buying all the gas. My station's gone up 12 cents since this morning.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:36:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:36:43 PM EDT
Fill up now, folks....it's not going to get better.

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:38:20 PM EDT
Good gawd, "no school because gas might go up" waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Make the little lardasses walk off some of that cola chubbiness.

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:45:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Good gawd, "no school because gas might go up" waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Make the little lardasses walk off some of that cola chubbiness.

Are you talking about the students or the teachers?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:47:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 1:49:08 PM EDT by Black_Talon]
Thank you Governor Dumbass. What an idiot.
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Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:48:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Good gawd, "no school because gas might go up" waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Make the little lardasses walk off some of that cola chubbiness.

Are you talking about the students or the teachers?

All of 'em!

Blathering, waddling, incompetent boobs.

Do you have any idea how it was back in the old days? Do you? DO YOU?

Well let me tell you, we had to walk twelve miles to school, rain or shine, through waist deep snow in Winter, uphill, both ways...

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 2:08:49 PM EDT
No big deal to me, I have Sun-Mon day off and can take my son to the range on Monday for some shooting. My 11 yr. old has a case of BRD.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 2:09:53 PM EDT
My regular station was out of gas last night. In frickin' Colorado!

I found another. I told SHEISLEGEND and she found a station that was out too, then found some at another.

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:17:06 PM EDT
The manager at the convience store I get gas said she would run out of premium gas tonight.

But mostly because when she placed her order two days ago her boss forgot to schedule a drop. So no telling when or how much it'll be when she finally gets more.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:20:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:21:07 PM EDT
government and union employees = any excuse under the sun to get out of working

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:39:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
government and union employees = any excuse under the sun to get out of working

paid days off when .gov closes schools!
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:42:05 PM EDT
Just think about all those high schoolers that drive out on the road burning up that precious fuel....

Just stupid....
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:43:58 PM EDT
What about all of the moms and dads that can not go to work because their kids are not in school?

That bites the big one.


Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:56:39 PM EDT
I wonder if this applies to the university system of GA....

Good to see you back dd!
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:58:12 PM EDT
There are quite a few school systems that arent closing
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:58:29 PM EDT
I just can't believe the wave of madness and hysteria sweeping over the sheeple right now. I can't believe people are just now waking up to how dependent this once mighty nation has become on other nations and their resources. I really can't stand seeing how utterly irresponsible such a large percentage of our population has become for themselves.

We might as well pull 49 of the stars off the flag, leaving just the one, and adding in the sickle now.

This country is becoming SO socialist, it isn't even funny. What's worse, I don't think we will ever be able to get back what we once had, given to us by the hard earned blood, sweat, and tears of earlier generations, but were all too happy just to give away.

As someone wise once said, "We have squandered away the inheiritence that our forefathers fought and died to give us."
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:25:49 PM EDT
Now everyone can take a 4 day vacation and drive somewhere like the beach. That will save plenty of gas.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:35:08 PM EDT

oh I'm sorry. I'm not incuinating that they are lazy
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 6:18:36 PM EDT
Schools closed here in south GA as well.

I get a 4 day weekend....but I have to make it up later!
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 6:48:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Black_Talon:
Thank you Governor Dumbass. What an idiot.

+1. I am ashamed of how little importance he places on education.
damn. just damn.

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 6:50:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 6:51:23 PM EDT by birdbarian]
Can someone remind me why the hell we voted for Sonny? 1st Republican Governor in GA since Reconstruction. What a f'ing joke.

I guess I'll be one of the few people at work on Monday and Tuesday.

p.s. You duped me... but your title was better.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:05:27 PM EDT
Perdue is the biggest GD jackass RINO in history. Has he turned to Jimmy fucking Carter?

If his assumption is correct then home schooling all school children all over America will solve our energy problems plus save us idiot tax payers billions of dollars??

And I voted for that GD fool!!! Gotta go puke. All gas stations are packed. God please send this red-faced, lard ass, chrome-domed POS straight to HELL!
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:07:06 PM EDT
Yep, you said it about Purdue..............worst governor since Jimmy.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:12:54 PM EDT
But America's energy problem is solved! He is God almighty! Gotta go puke again.
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