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THANK YOU VERY MUCH for Rants & Raves. You have published several of my rants this year. Thank you for having it.

WHAT ON EARTH is the matter with people to so violently try to get hold of things in stores? Where did common decency and sanity go? Is the culture of the Internet or YouTube to blame for all this mayhem that takes place by thieves and unreasonable people in stores?

IT WOULD BE NICE if Grovetown were known as something better than Sunday liquor, USA.

WE WANT TO GIVE a big rave for Doctors Hospital. My husband had back surgery Dec. 5 and we were there until the 10th. He was on the second floor Room 268, and we had such good nurses. But his favorite of all was Shannon. He said she just knew what to do.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA voter ID law was blocked because it hurts minorities. The “research” shows that 5 million people would have been affected. I guess the good news is that 5 million people in the state do not consume alcohol because they would require an ID to make the purchase.

RAVES TO ALL the people helping pay off layaways. Rants to the person who paid $115 for that pocketbook. That was a shame.

RANTS TO STATE and federal judges. If the communist protesters occupying the state capitol of South Carolina had been tea party members would the judge have allowed them to stay?

THE PHOTO WITH the caption “Bo goes shopping” must have been inspiring to many. I am so glad that Bo got a new bone and a bag of treats for Christmas. What about all of those peo­­ple out there who are not getting even a decent meal for Christmas? Let’s keep the focus on them and not a dog.

NAIVE COMMENTS ON the Augusta Public Transit. The only freebies seem to be the ones from the homeless shelters who are issued the green passes to ride around. I assume it’s used for job hunting but they are sure not hunting jobs from what I’ve seen much of the time.

A RECENT POLL in New York state suggested 68 percent of those polled favored televising the Supreme Court hearings on the Obama health care bill. Sounds too transparent to me.

RAVES TO ALL those brave Internal Affairs officers. If officers are doing what they are supposed to do, they have nothing to worry about.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 12/30/11 - 11:47 pm
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5 million people with no ID.

5 million people with no ID. Yeh right. There ought to be one heck of a pile of uncashed welfare checks somewhere. They can't be using direct deposit because you have to have ID to open a bank account. Oh wait...they should not even be able to register for welfare without ID. This ID thing is just terribly inconvenient isn't it? Can't register for welfare and medicaid, can't have a bank account, can't buy cigarettes or beer, can't get on a plane, can't drive a car, can cash your UNearned income tax refund check. I refuse to believe there are that many people who do not have ID. My guess is that requiring ID to vote would have ZERO adverse impact on anyone except those thousands of dead Democrats voting by absentee ballot each election.

augustarookie
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augustarookie 12/31/11 - 04:48 am
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I have been able to access

I have been able to access the online paper for about a week now. Rave if the paper finally is going to let us go online with a cost. Rant if this is temporary.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/31/11 - 07:31 am
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So you have had r&rs

So you have had r&rs published on here--heheh----I just put mine in the comments...
I know common sense & decency are missing sometimes....but recently I had the pleasure to meet & greet some folks with a bunch of "common sense"...
Grovetown is now Grooveytown!!
I see voter ID as a positive----can not understand why anyone would balk at showing it.....
I think Bo is cute....probably the cutest thing at the WHouse.....& he seems to be having fun too..

anyway...I have been up since 3am---now I'm sleepy---I just might make a ham/cheese omelet & go back to bed.....after all today is the last day of the year & didn't someone say whatever we do today is what we will be doing all year....now let me see ....what do I want that to be.....:)
Maybe listening to the great country classics....:)

etlinks
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etlinks 12/31/11 - 07:39 am
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Everyone have a safe and

Everyone have a safe and Happy New Year!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/11 - 08:10 am
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Good Morning America and all

Good Morning America and all God Loving Americans.

B4, I just can't believe that Sean didn't show up for the "Together." You did invite him, Right?

Could be he was told it is a no no to do so because of a Conflict of Interest issue or he just may have been on a trip for the holiday.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/11 - 08:15 am
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I sure would have been there

I sure would have been there if it wasn't for the fact that a 1st cousin from Plattsburgh, NY was on her way to Florida and spent the day with us. I sure missed meeting some of my AC friends and even you happy.

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Riverman1 12/31/11 - 08:20 am
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Hey, CG. I wish you could

Hey, CG. I wish you could have been there, too. I would have liked to have met you. My only suggestion for the next one is to find a place, less hard to find. Heh.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/31/11 - 08:27 am
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Good am CGee....& yes Sean

Good am CGee....& yes Sean the Man was invited...he had many off & someone has to keep us in line---heheh
Yeh---River & Cgee need to meet---riverman & Appling guy have alot in common....both are great entertainers.....& both speak their mind..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/31/11 - 08:30 am
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RM has lived in the CSRA &

RM has lived in the CSRA & didn't know how to get to Raes---he probably played a game of tennis on the way over..:)
It is hard to find the 1st time----but worth it!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/11 - 08:37 am
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Riverman1...I"m planning to

Riverman1...I"m planning to have an all dayeer at Cobalt Park when mother nature and earth tilts a little to provide some heat. It will be a shooting day, pistol and long gun at the range, all the fishing you want, paddle boating, barbecue (if I can find someone to volunteer) and a beer or two....three.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/11 - 08:39 am
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Have to make sure you will be

Have to make sure you will be able to come B4 for the date.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/11 - 08:42 am
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You all know that "speaking

You all know that "speaking my mind" has had me poo-canned by Sean's brown suits many times.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/11 - 08:48 am
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Back to "on topic."There is

Back to "on topic."There is no common sense to have a debate on ID.
It lacks intelligence to even have to discuss it. Demand it..and make it the law using the same method that the SMCICBHO health care was passed.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/31/11 - 08:57 am
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If you plan it around the

If you plan it around the first half of April you probably would get some out-of-towners (likeJake) to show up....GOLF fanatics would be in town...
If I have company I will dragged them with me ...I need some practice with the gun...I already have perfected my drinking ability...:)

BTW...The Appling area doesn't seem to be out-in-the -country anymore...stores & growth are slipping up on you Cgee..

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/11 - 08:58 am
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Here is what I mean about

Here is what I mean about Common Sense on the ID joke...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0G01zbHGM8

InChristLove
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InChristLove 12/31/11 - 09:00 am
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The fifth rant/rave makes an

The fifth rant/rave makes an excellent point....

As for the rant/rave concerning the $115 someone paid on a layaway for the lady's purse. Please understand, only $20 of the money came from the church assistance program (can't remember what it was called) and the other $95 came out of the church member's pocket. If I walked up to you and gave you $95 and told you to spend it on what you wanted to......bet there would be no complaining.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/11 - 09:00 am
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B4, haven't you heard of the

B4, haven't you heard of the Berlin Wall....Now in construction around Cobalt Park....

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/11 - 09:02 am
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Top of this beautiful

Top of this beautiful Morning, ICL.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 12/31/11 - 09:18 am
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Yes it is a beautiful morning

Yes it is a beautiful morning CG. Hope you and your family have a safe and Happy New Year and that your still on the mend!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/31/11 - 09:30 am
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Headlines in the AJC... Fuel

Headlines in the AJC...

Fuel is No1 export for US...say what??.......For the first time, the top export of the USA ....WE ship more gasoline, diesel & jet fuel than any other single export...

Verizon drops bill payment fee plan....(customer backlash)
Paper savings bonds will soon be a thing of the past.

FalseHopeLooseChange
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FalseHopeLooseChange 12/31/11 - 09:50 am
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The United States exports

The United States exports jobs, technology, weapons, why not fuel?

President Obama set up some kind of website this year to help American companies export more 'stuff' , but with the weak dollar it wasn't much of a big deal...

I hope we can export/deport Obama's sorry butt in November 2012....

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Sean Moores 12/31/11 - 09:52 am
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I will try to make the next

I will try to make the next get together. I was just too busy that day. It sounded like fun though. Have a Happy New Year everybody.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/31/11 - 10:02 am
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Cobalt George, smart

Cobalt George, smart thinking, that Berlin wall thing. Soon we'll all need one! :)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/31/11 - 10:27 am
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXzIlUy2j6A

To all my country music lovers on here....
Have A GREAT NEW YEAR----2012---seeya later..

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/31/11 - 10:46 am
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Happy New Year Augusta

Happy New Year Augusta Citizen, seenit, river, CG, ICL, itsanotherday and ALL.

And what about Roadkill, what's his excuse for missing lunch?

I've become a regular visitor in dt Aiken. Close by and easy to access, it's just such an enjoyable place to be. I'd love to see the Evans Town Center develope into a trendy city atmosphere that is alive and safe. The new park is definitely being fully enjoyed and that's a good thing.

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JRC2024 12/31/11 - 11:03 am
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Happy New Year to all and I

Happy New Year to all and I certainly enjoyed the lunch Wednesday and putting a face with a name. I also found out that we all had something in common and knew some of the same people. Called GOB Cobalt because George was on the name tag but got that streight right away. Met River and liked him right away. Invite me to the next one please. Happy please let me help you up the steps next time. Say hey to Rambo for me.

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Riverman1 12/31/11 - 11:16 am
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JRC, nice to have met you,

JRC, nice to have met you, too. But I bet you really didn't like me RIGHT AWAY. Heh.

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RunningMan 12/31/11 - 11:28 am
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Ok, all of you so call common

Ok, all of you so call common sense folks that live on this kind of stuff. Its a good thing you do not represent most of America. I guess all of us have no clue about the issues in this country. Wow! How do we get along without you guys?

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InChristLove 12/31/11 - 11:28 am
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Happy New Year Willow!

Happy New Year Willow! Roadkill is usually on the road traveling. Haven't heard from him since before Christmas. I do believe he got home for Christmas but is probably back on the road again. :)

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itsanotherday 12/31/11 - 11:38 am
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Good morning WB, Seenit,
Unpublished

Good morning WB, Seenit, River, and all of my posting brethren; from sunny Savannah, Ga. Baby son getting married tonight, so the party is on!!

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