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WHY DOES THIS administration continue to lie, thinking that we are a bunch of idiots who would believe anything they say? Their latest blatant lie is associated with the lost e-mails when Lois Lerner’s com­puter crashed. The backups to these e-mails were also conveniently erased! Why don’t we see some heads roll over this debacle?

THIS IS A RANT for all those ranters who go on and on taking up valuable space that could be used by other ranters/ravers. If you have that much to say please submit under “Letter to the Editor.” Thank you!

WHO IS GOING TO believe ex-Commissioner Paul William “Bill” Hiers excuse for shoplifting when he said that he didn’t want to stand in the long line so he decided not to pay! Well, that’s a new one for the books!

WHO WOULD BELIEVE anything that Susan Rice says anymore? First, she said that the Benghazi attack was due to people who saw a video and not an attack by terrorists, and now she says that U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (a deserter) served with honor and distinction. Beware of those con artists who are out there trying to brainwash us!

OBAMA HAS NO intention of approving the Key­stone XL pipeline, so I can’t blame Canada for coming up with an alternative approach that will get the oil to China. Shame on Obama for not approving the pipeline, which would have generated badly needed jobs for Americans!

IN AN INCREDIBLE abuse of power, Sen Mitch McConnell has staged nearly 500 filibusters, causing monumental grid­lock in Washington. We can’t afford to let Mitch continue to block progress.

KUDOS TO THE U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, the support staff, the cast and sponsors of the Re­mem­bering D-Day per­for­mance at The Im­per­ial Theatre on June 6. What a wonderful, delightful, thought-provoking performance, especially the “1944 Radio Show Command Performance.” The singers and band provided the audience a brilliant performance that would have made Glenn Miller proud.

GASOLINE PRICES ARE way, way up, so what do a couple of idiots in the U.S. Senate want to do? Increase the tax on a gallon of gas by 12 cents. One of these jerks is a Democrat and the other is a Republican. They are all out to stick it to us.

RAVE TO WAGT-Channel 26 for airing the Stanley Cup Finals games.

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countyman
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countyman 06/29/14 - 05:05 pm
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Deke Copenhaver > Ron Cross

The sarcastic remarks about Deke Copenhaver are hilarious considering the accomplishments of Ron Cross... How many decent jobs has Ron Cross attracted to Columbia County? The jobs at Taxslayer and the two University hospital campuses is nowhere close to the recent number of high paying jobs in RC..

The growth in Columbia County is clearly related to the accomplishments of Deke, because Ron Cross hasn't managed to attract many high paying jobs... And before anybody mentions the growth at Fort Gordon.. The NSA or Cyber Command wouldn't becoming to Richmond County unless the city had multiple other positive things happening..

How can anyone deny the progress since 2005? The city of Augusta ranked 2nd in the NATION for high tech job growth between 2006-2011.. The Peach Orchard corridor didn't start redeveloping until Deke became mayor and the next Target/Kohls should becoming to South Augusta.. The mayor personally flew to New Jersey on his own dime to meet with the officials from ADP..

1. ESI headquarters on Broad street(70 to 100 employees)
2. Rural Sourcing(100 IT jobs)
3. Starbucks($172 million & 140 jobs)
4. Rockwood($115 million & 80 jobs)
5. ADP($40 million & 1,000 jobs)
6. T-Mobile($30 million & 750 jobs)
7. Augusta mall promenade(The first Apple, PF Changs, etc to open in Georgia outside Atlanta)
8. Village at Riverwatch($150 million outlet mall, $20 million Costco, $10 million Cabelas, movie theater, hotel)
9. Washington Crossing($40 million, Whole Foods/Home Goods/Jason's Del, etc)
10. Sheraton($20 million)

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 06/29/14 - 05:34 pm
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Sudden Stop...

I sure hope The Boy King doesn't make any sudden stops.... (SMH)

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 06/29/14 - 05:45 pm
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Ahem...

North Augusta is on FIRE!!!!
1. New Waffle House... Lotsa Jobs
2. New Lil Ceasers Pizza... More jobs twirling signs than neighboring cities
3. New Augusta ATV Dealership (I can't talk about the jobs.. it may break the deal)
4. New Jerzee Mike's Subs... So many jobs, having to import labor from Jerzee.
5. New Mattress Firm... Lots of cushy jobs
6. New Just Beds... Many more cushy jobs
7. New Walmart.. a bazillion jobs... Welcome to Walmart!
8. Belks North Augusta... The only Belk located in the entire CSRA
9. MEDAC.... 600 Jobs not in Augusta
10. Project Jackson... So many jobs and revenue it boggles the mind
11. Bridgestone... What can you say about a dynamo?
12. MTB... Powerful economic engine driving into the future

dade30906
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dade30906 06/29/14 - 06:56 pm
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Disappearance of civil rights workers 50 years ago.

Mississippi Burning.

Fifty years ago, our country was in the midst of a struggle to extend full rights and liberties to all of its citizens. On the national stage, the long legislative fight on the landmark Civil Rights Act was nearing conclusion. Regionally, the push to roll back odious Jim Crow laws led to demonstrations between opponents of the legal discrimination and supporters of the status quo.

In Mississippi, the center of the civil rights effort in 1964 was the Freedom Summer, In which committed activists and local residents encouraged African - Americans to register to vote - fewer than seven percent of those eligible were registered at the time. The Council of Federated Organizations ( COFO), a coalition of civil rights groups, arranged the drive, and orientation fir it's registrars had begun in mid - June.

Arriving in Philadelphia , Mississippi on 21 June, the three civil rights workers were arrested by Deputy Sheriff Cecil Price, who charged Chaney with speeding and held the other two "for question." Though the men were released from custody later that night and set off for their lodgings, they were escorted out of town by Sheriff deputies. They never made it to their destination.

The burned interior of the Station Wagon that was discovered following the disappearance of activists Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman. With no remains found in the car, there was a slim hope that the three will every be found alive.

But in this case, the ramifications were not just a local matter. The voting rights drive in Mississippi and its national implications were clearly on the radars if President Johnson and Attorney General Robert Kennedy, who took great interest in civil rights matters.

Today's black voters can honor freedom seekers of the past by exercising their power at the ballot box.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 06/29/14 - 07:29 pm
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Impressive!

Congrats are in order.. Dade has moved up from plagerizing The Daily Kos and graduated to stealing from FBI.gov... Impressive!

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014/june/50-years-since-mississippi-bur...

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/29/14 - 07:34 pm
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Ranter #6

I hate to break it to you, but 2014 will be the year of the incumbent. Mitch McConnell will be re-elected.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/29/14 - 07:56 pm
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CMan

Why do you bring up Cross? I don't recall people on here singing his praises. Most who are real familiar with him voted against him. Had there been a decent opponent, he may very well have lost.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/29/14 - 08:28 pm
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Countyman and Deke

Countyman and Deke remind me of each other. Bless their hearts.

Oedipus
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Oedipus 06/29/14 - 09:07 pm
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Mitch is a key driver of the

Mitch is a key driver of the extreme Republican agenda on the Hill and sees his primary role as obstructing all progress in the Senate.
With Eric Cantor on his way to retirement, Mitch McConnell is next up on the list of Republican leaders to knock off. Wouldn't it be great to send Mitch into retirement?

Darby
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Darby 06/29/14 - 09:27 pm
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"We can’t afford to let Mitch

continue to block progress."

.
You're right, of course... Just who does this McConnell guy think he is, Harry Reid?

Darby
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Darby 06/29/14 - 09:31 pm
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"The backups to these e-mails

were also conveniently erased! Why don’t we see some heads roll over this debacle?"

.
Because that's what you get when you put the fox in charge of the hen-house or when the inmates take control of the asylum.

Darby
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Darby 06/29/14 - 09:34 pm
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"Wouldn't it be great to send Mitch

into retirement?"

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Yes..... if your desire is to advance OzBama's dream of a pure socialist society.

iaaffg
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iaaffg 06/30/14 - 05:18 am
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to ranter #2: methinks your
Unpublished

to ranter #2: methinks your rant is misplaced; you should direct your rant at the editor of the rant and rave section, the person who chooses which rants/raves to print. it is their choice to print either the whole rant as sent or called in to them, or to edit those comments. i know they can do this; they've done it to some of my comments that i've sent and got printed: EDITED!!! (and these weren't really long comments to begin with). so they do have this option to rape and pillage a comment at will. i do agree with you that those who want to write overly-long observations/opinions should just go on and write an LTE, but then that would require them to be brave and actually identify themselves in the letter in order to get printed.

iaaffg
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iaaffg 06/30/14 - 05:25 am
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what happened to america
Unpublished

what happened to america being a two-party system? why is it the democrats believe being a one-party system will be utopia and the solution to all our problems? don't they bother studying the countries that are under a one-party system and realize how enslaved the peoples of those countries are? is that what they want to be? slaves? little peons? must be so, because so many of them want to put all their faith and hope into their one-party system, so many seem to believe the one-party system has their best interests at heart, but oh how misled these poor fools are! the dems got these idiotic sods right where they want them; brainwashing has evidently been successful!!! be careful what you wish for, little sodding democrats: you may get it, and then you'll find you don't really like it as much as you thought, and then what will you do?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/30/14 - 05:26 am
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Are you talking about ctyman??

"go on and on taking up valuable space"

Different strokes for different folks!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/30/14 - 05:30 am
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Did you go with him?

"The mayor personally flew to New Jersey on his own dime to meet with the officials from ADP.."

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/30/14 - 05:56 am
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50 Years ago in the South

DEMOCRAT's voted in Jim Crow

DEMOCRAT's created Separate Schools and far from equal, with the Black school little more than a barn.

DEMOCRAT's were The KKK,

DEMOCRAT's treated the Black population with less care than a stray dog.

DEMOCRAT's were The Political Party In Charge in the South for the last 100 years and responsible for this treatment.

50+ years ago DEMOCRAT Leaders in the House and Senate (from around the nation not just the South) used every trick in the political book to keep the CRA 1964 tied up in committees or keeping it from getting to the floor for a vote. Much like Senator Reid (D-NV) has been doing for 5 years.

DEMOCRAT's "Southern Bloc" of 18 southern Senators and and only 1 REPUBLICIAN launched a 54 day filibuster to prevent its passage.

DEMOCRAT Senator Robert Byrd ended his filibustering address after 14 hours opposing the legislation.

DEMOCRAT's vs. Repulicians & How they voted
On the Original House version sent to the Senate.
Democratic Party: 152–96 (61–39%)
Republican Party: 138–34 (80–20%)

The Senate version adjusted and sent back to the House and voted on by the House:
Democratic Party: 153–91 (63–37%)
Republican Party: 136–35 (80–20%)

So even in the final vote only 63% of the DEMOCRAT'ssupported the CRA 1964.
vs. 80% of the Republicans .

YET To this day the Black Voting Block votes DEMOCRAT

Can anyone explain why?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/30/14 - 05:56 am
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BELIEVE anything that Susan Rice says anymore?

I wouldn't call her a con artist...noooo, more like FLUNKIE!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/30/14 - 05:59 am
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Did you have a peaceful night nocnoc?

Did you hear the birds this am? Did you see any deer....can you breathe fresh air....is the traffic light....are you cozy in your new area.....I would guess YES...:)

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/30/14 - 06:25 am
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99% peaceful

had a deer trip my driveway alarm eating grass along the woods.
I guess its going to take a few weeks of Decompression.

2.1 Miles from the upper end of the Lake Jackson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Jackson_%28Georgia%29

An since I like fried Crappy/Bream over Bass for eating, the upper end is better.

But don't get me wrong, I loved my South Side, but we could not live there anymore with Dis-Gusta spreading like it was and DOWNTOWN sucking the life & $$$$ out of the County.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/30/14 - 06:32 am
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Augusta is on Fire

I heard that a National Hills area Animal Hospital on Washington Rd
had a bad fire recently.

I seemed to of missed the article?

corgimom
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corgimom 06/30/14 - 06:40 am
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All of those people at the

All of those people at the NSC lie about everything. Who would be foolish enough to believe anything they say, ever?

corgimom
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corgimom 06/30/14 - 06:44 am
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Gage Creed, you make me

Gage Creed, you make me laugh!

corgimom
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corgimom 06/30/14 - 06:46 am
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Countyman, how do you know

Countyman, how do you know that Deke paid for his trip to New Jersey? Because that makes absolutely no sense, that he would pay for it himself.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/30/14 - 06:47 am
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Gage Creed, don't forget the

Gage Creed, don't forget the new stoplight at Walnut Lane and Hwy 25 for the new Walmart, that's progress right there!

Now all the tractor-trailers won't be able to do 70 MPH down Hwy 25 coming into Belvedere.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/30/14 - 06:58 am
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RANTER #6 Misuse of the term FILLERBUSTERING

Saying Sen Mitch McConnell has staged nearly 500 filibusters is a outright misuse of the word.

If he is guilty of 500 Fillerbusters, then using your definition
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) has done so over 12,000 times.

Besides if he had fillerbusted 500 times and to even really be called a Fillerbuster it needs to run 12 hours. That is 6,000 hours, which is 250 days.

That is a lot of time between tinkle breaks for a 72 y/o male and/or to be standing.

BTW: Just Because President Obama Cites a figure or makes a statement does not make it real.

If that were the case then Obamacare would be FREE, and I could keep my insurance and doctor.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/30/14 - 07:10 am
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Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/30/14 - 07:41 am
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As SeenIt Pointed Out

"The mayor personally flew to New Jersey on his own dime to meet with the officials from ADP.."

As SeenIt pointed out, Countyman must be close. I think it's true, but C-man sure takes up for Deke. Watch out Brownsville. You might be getting a downtown pumper along with Deke.

Airman
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Airman 06/30/14 - 08:01 am
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Lovely morning

I was up at five with my dogs. Meditating by the pool, listening to the birds, studying my scripture for tomorrow when a deer sticks his snout through my fence. Yes dogs went nuts and Mr or Ms Deer took off. But better than yesterday when a plane crashing a mile away disturbed the peace and quite. Hope everyone of you have a beautiful day, keep a smile on your face and hatred out of your life, because life is too short for hate

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/30/14 - 08:15 am
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"The Peach Orchard corridor

"The Peach Orchard corridor didn't start redeveloping until Deke became mayor and the next Target/Kohls should becoming to South Augusta."

ROFLMAO.........Oh man, I must be in a recovery and just didn't realize it. Is a drug store and doughnut shop the "explosive growth" that George Patty started taxing me for 15 years ago when he changed my zoning? Can anyone say Five Guys? I won't hold my breath waiting for Target either. I notice nobody is bragging about the HUD houses and cheap, soon to be Section 8 apartments.

I hate to tell Deke and/or countyman this but a new drug store, doughnut shop, and remodeled strip mall is not going to cure the 20 years of neglect, revenue robbery, and dumping of undesirables into South Augusta. Anything else coming out of their mouth is pure speculation and wishful hoping.....sort of like the Five Guys that has been "coming" for several years.

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