Re: “Nighttime Tour regulation: Target the few bad apples instead

I very much appreciate Orlando Montoya's "Connect Savannah's" coverage* (the only local written coverage I've seen-to-date) about last week's meeting at The Civic Center. However, as I never appreciate being misquoted, I would like to correct two things Mr. Montoya reported, as being said by me, that are NOT accurate.
1. I said, loudly and clearly enough for all present to hear, that there are only 3 "problematic," offending tour guides that I could actually identify by recognition. I certainly did not mean that those are the ONLY tour guides/groups I am ever disturbed by; that would be far from reality. Gratefully, I have not seen the "problematic 3" in several weeks now. Yet I have been disturbed many times, by other tour groups, during that same period of time late at night--especially after 10 pm, which was the proposed "cut-off time" for the pilot program previously publiciized as launching in January 2019.
2. Also, instead of saying what I was quoted as saying on the article's photo caption, what I actually said--loudly and clearly enough for all present to hear--was that there are some (but NOT most) night time tour groups that I would not even know were there if not for seeing them on my surveillance camera. In fact, I can confidently say I am disturbed by far more tour groups than I am not disturbed by--especially ones heading to/from the 1790 bar late at night.

I feel accuracy is important when one is being quoted. Even one incorrect word can, totally, change the entire context of what was actually said by the individual quoted. There appeared to be two different video cameras taping the entire meeting last Thursday night, which would clearly verify my aforementioned corrections. The quotes attributed to me were taken from my addressing the group present as a whole, not during a private interview of me by Mr. Montoya.

For additional photos/videos (though some video clips are 3 years old and may have broken links) and information on the situation residents deal with with tour groups, see:
https://lifeinabusytouristarea.shutterfly.… (in particular, by clicking the "Oct. 2015" tab at top of homepage.

Maxine Pinson

Posted by mwp on 11/20/2018 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Why don't we bomb Afghanistan's poppy fields?

Ahhh yes,, the covert bank for the *Christians in Action* (CIA)

Posted by on 11/16/2018 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Dissecting democracy in the election's aftermath

Shocker ! ! Interview a hard-core DUMBycrat lawyer to display the slanted liberal article.. Who'd have thunk it?
You'd think a lawyer wouldn't have a problem purging old info and *following GA law*.....

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Posted by on 11/16/2018 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Dissecting democracy in the election's aftermath

There was no way that Brian Kemp's "oversight" of his own election for governor could be seen in good faith. He should have at the very least, resigned once he won his primary to avoid the appearance of impropriety. As with the President that he emulates, self awareness is not one of his strong suits.

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Posted by rhoep2 on 11/14/2018 at 11:17 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Dissecting democracy in the election's aftermath

There are perhaps 10 States that the Sec of State is not directly accountable for all district's voting issues, machines, etc. and Ga. is not one of them. The SOS's office was responsible for every district in Ga. and their readiness. There were complaints to the SOS (broken machines, no prov ballots, not enough machines available and other problems), and the SOS did not actively respond to those complaints.

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Posted by Diane Hudson on 11/14/2018 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Owens-Thomas House tells the untold stories

Truly an outstanding project. Telfair Museums are leading the way!

Posted by Jon Bryant on 11/14/2018 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

Be aware ''Not all the reviews are true .
I am Savannah Rampage ''my site had been hacked countless times .
I'm also the Co.Founder ''of Entertainment In Savannah''.Also Hacked...Was A site for unfound Musicians'Have been compromised.
A group of teenagers who rallied up on the Sentient Beans Roster for the open mic series has emerged into corruption of other found artists and are not hearby to be trusted or let into any clubs all around Savannah .
They found way into locating my sites passwords 'kids called 'CLOCKWORK'and Apollo Hymn are hackers.And what ever is shown as a review is ''RUBBISH''trully not my cup of tea"I am dreadfully Sorry to the owner Chris for any inconvenience this may have caused truly wasn't my nature although I was a regular unknown I still have plenty of heart left that this was terrible of what was stated in past reviews truly wasn't of my intent ..Myself ,Josh Taft, K K ,Mean J,Fuji ,Xulu,Elaina,were all true founders of this open mic .We brang in the idea Of Poetry to life and are expanding on out '. To the public''Please Be Advised Just cause we aint around means it was a bad place in the start .I'm not sure what caused the outbreak of rumors targeting the Sentient Bean .I am Terribly Sorry Sign Rap artist. ((((Savannah Rampage)))).....

Posted by Savannah Rampage on 11/12/2018 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Why don't we bomb Afghanistan's poppy fields?

The US Marines have no morals. Why? Because they don't think. They just follow orders. What a bunch of cowards. They should be taking flame throwers to the fields and to the CIA agents who are involved with producing this poison. Profiting form processing this commodity (opium) for US Military and private contractor's black ops undermines freedom while contributing greatly to instability and chaos all over the world. Who can be on the side of this policy to use covert and illicit operations to foment wars and misery? Only world class assholes. Normal people don't even think or imagine that this BS should be going on in the world. Support the troops, why? They are the most guilty of all the parties involved with this evil because they make it all possible by shutting their brains OFF and follow orders no matter what the ramifications are and will be. F#@K the Troops.

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Posted by JAMES kulick on 11/10/2018 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Time for a post-recession mindset here?

You say, "I dont know much about Marathons scheduling. But if its possible to bump the Rock n Roll Marathon a few weeks later, why not try it?"

Most distance runners would say that running in cooler weather is preferable, and by cooler were talking mid-40s up to high-50s, cloudy with no rain. Sounds like late November through February would be good choices, and as long as major holidays are avoided, it would be highly conducive to runners showing up and achieving good times for completing the course.

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Posted by Terry Ott on 11/08/2018 at 3:49 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Time for a post-recession mindset here?

People have quipped that Savannah is becoming "Disneyfied." However, with
all the continued events and road closings, do we run the danger of Savannah
ceasing to exist as a viable city and becoming merely a venue?

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Posted by Marty Barnes on 11/07/2018 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Shining Brighter for forty years

All the while they were building a business they supported countless community events....I know personally the hours they both gave to the Theatre and school projects their kids were involved with....and always with a hand up to a friend in trouble! Congratulations to both of them!!!!!

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Posted by Jean Soderlind on 11/07/2018 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Best Local Meteorologist

He left at the same time their other new anchor left. What happened to him?

Posted by Andrea A. Hellgren on 11/06/2018 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Reflections on Hurricane Michael

And when this sort of thing is paid for by the taxpayers like me over and over, and people like the writer's father are allowed to continue to do the same thing over and over and expect different outcomes, not only are they stupid, they are insane.

Posted by Beth Kinstler on 11/05/2018 at 4:28 PM

Re: “At Mamu's Feet

This movie is the property of Dr. Sharon F. Green. Great job Dr. Green

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Posted by Sharon F. Green on 11/05/2018 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Reflections on Hurricane Michael

Beth Knstler, what a absolutely STUPID thing to say!!!! Certainly, no one "deserved" this but you said it can't fix stupid.

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Posted by Carolyn P Hotham on 11/05/2018 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Reduction Linoleum Block Printing

Before using the printer for the first time, we should check that the firmware is of the latest version, and update it if needed. To know how to update it visit

Posted by Elina_williams on 11/03/2018 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Health care - the tragedy and the promise

Prayers for her family and the 3 children left without a mother. I only hope her children will be remembered as the holidays grow near.

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Posted by Patricia Cox on 11/01/2018 at 4:17 PM

Re: “The Grey Market: New York flavor, Savannah hospitality

A true New York bagel can only be made in New York. The water is different and unless it's being shipped in from up there...fuggedaboutit.

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Posted by Beth Kinstler on 11/01/2018 at 3:44 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Health care - the tragedy and the promise

Firstly, my heart goes out to her family and friends. Its indeed a tragic loss. May she rest in peace. Past that? Disgusting. A young woman dies tragically young & no autopsy yet it appears and already they stand on top of her dead body and blame it on the lack of socialized medicine. How about let the funeral happen first and the family mourn before you ramp up your theories or agendas? Or wait, here's a wild thought, do some honest journalism and actually investigate the timeline prior her death and other details before wanking on about how you think its connected to the failure of the medical system?

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Posted by ErnestTollifer on 10/31/2018 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Reflections on Hurricane Michael

We need to move the hell off the coast, beaches, and inlets. They were never designed to hold housing. They were designed to hold back water or at least mitigate the effects of wind and water on the immediate land. We are getting what we deserve. As has been said, you can't fix stupid.

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Posted by Beth Kinstler on 10/31/2018 at 6:47 PM

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