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Comments from our readers:

RANT To the male driver who got out of his car and went in because he was upset at the Walgreen's drive-through workers. You didn't have to block those of us behind you.

TO THE PERSON who wrote about America being founded by those coming from another country: My father came here when he was 17, but he and others like him did not crawl under or jump a fence to do it. He did it the legal way.

IS COLUMBIA COUNTY just trying to see how much trash can move into our county by allowing more and more low-income apartment complexes?

WILL THE SMOKERS on Broad Street please pick up your butts and place them in the trash?

TWO THINGS I'M TIRED OF: An apology from an apprehended lawbreaker and the strapless wedding gowns that resemble a towel wrapped around a lovely bride.

A RANT FOR MANY of this country's mortgage lenders: You sent housing prices into an inflationary spiral by approving loans to unqualified buyers. Now you, or someone, is stuck with all those bad loans.

A RANT TO THE TV stations whose sound fluctuates during programs so that I have trouble hearing and have to constantly raise and lower the sound. A rave to WJBF (Channel 6), because theirs does not do this.

IT SEEMS TO ME that a person who doesn't like the Rants & Raves shouldn't read them. I really liked the one about the toilet flowers.

RICHMOND COUNTY BOARD of Education should be ashamed of the condition of the Glenn Hills High School softball field. I took my mother to watch her granddaughter play, and there were no bleachers or concession stand.

If you have an opinion you want to share, call The Augusta Chronicle's Rants & Raves line at (706) 823-3397, fax (706) 722-7403 or e-mail newsroom@ augustachronicle.com.

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NEone
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NEone 09/07/07 - 03:38 am
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Toilet flowers??? What did I

Toilet flowers??? What did I miss?

AmericanRose
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AmericanRose 09/07/07 - 03:53 am
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I am a big supporter of Fox

I am a big supporter of Fox Creek High School. In the three years that they have had a football team, last night the JV players won for the first time. The score was 24 to 8 against Aquinas. This is quite an accomplishment for the JV team. I just wanted to help spread the news for them.

bone
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bone 09/07/07 - 05:25 am
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not all people who live in

not all people who live in low income housing are trash. take a look at all the fine, inspiring residents of low income housing in augusta...on second thought, maybe columbia co. should be concerned.

Daphne
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Daphne 09/07/07 - 05:30 am
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I was in a town in Montana

I was in a town in Montana and was amazed that there were no cigarette butts to be found anywhere, not even in the side walk cracks, it is all about pride, hopefully Augusta will build the canal project and then maybe Augustans will be proud of their city, as the cigarette butts attest the people now have no pride in Augusta.

Reality
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Reality 09/07/07 - 05:56 am
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Your tax dollars are helping

Your tax dollars are helping to bail out some of these Mortgage lenders, though they didn't share their record profits... The money should not have been lent to people who could not afford the payment and people should have known better. The interest rate wasn't going any lower but these people that got ARM's could barely afford those payments. A beautiful day today, just walked my kids to school a couple of hours ago.

opinions opinions
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opinions opinions 09/07/07 - 07:04 am
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Let's hear from those who are

Let's hear from those who are also tired of the lopsided media coverage on the Presidential Campaign. Hilliary is a socialist who lies, murders, steals, threatens and blackmails her way to the top (all with little or no media focus on her wrongs), while ANY Republican who jaywalks gets mutilated in the press! ARGH. Talk about media BIAS!

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 09/07/07 - 07:05 am
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I do Tae Bo everyday and it

I do Tae Bo everyday and it is very relaxing and I am developing muscles and slimming down.. Perhaps you guys instead of complaining for every little thing that happens whether it makes sense or not, you should find something to do.. Exercise, write, take a walk.. something because some of these rants and raves just don't make any sense and some might not even have validity to them..

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 09/07/07 - 07:27 am
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Opinions, you just defined

Opinions, you just defined the difference between the left and the right. The right recognizes the bias.

mgroothand
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mgroothand 09/07/07 - 07:33 am
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Regarding the audio

Regarding the audio fluctuations by local TV stations. WAGT is especially guilty of that. Maybe their Master Control operators can be taught to read VU meters?

pofwe
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pofwe 09/07/07 - 07:45 am
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Honest, you're walking the

Honest, you're walking the kids to school too early, aren't you?

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 09/07/07 - 07:54 am
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par for the course. students

par for the course. students in glenn hills high school can't read or write so don't complain about that. anything having to do with sports, now thats really something to complain about!!!!!!!!

givemeabreak
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givemeabreak 09/07/07 - 07:58 am
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Cristinadh your Tae Bo must

Cristinadh your Tae Bo must not be working as well as you would like us to believe. If it was, you would not have the time to write a rant asking us to find something else to do. I mean if we actually took your advice what would you have to read after your Tae Bo lesson?

ShelbyJones
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ShelbyJones 09/07/07 - 08:01 am
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pofwe-the early, early bird

pofwe-the early, early bird gets the whole bucket of worms not just one! lol

Reality
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Reality 09/07/07 - 08:07 am
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It was about 8:45am

It was about 8:45am here..........

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 09/07/07 - 08:10 am
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After looking at todays R&R I

After looking at todays R&R I agree, we need more toilet flowers!

sTiCkMaN
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sTiCkMaN 09/07/07 - 08:27 am
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We don't need apartments of

We don't need apartments of any kind in Columbia County. Wether they are low income or not, they don't pay taxes and crowd our schools.

peachykeen
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peachykeen 09/07/07 - 08:34 am
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Toilet flowers was the one

Toilet flowers was the one about the toilet in the front yard being used for a planter, I think

Youre Kidding
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Youre Kidding 09/07/07 - 08:37 am
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Can someone explain why the

Can someone explain why the couple that used a cattle prod to punish their kids are out on bond? What happened to child abuse laws? Oh, I forgot they were given to animals. I guess harming kids don't compare to dog fighting huh? Something is definitely wrong when an animal tends to be more important than humans.

maktheknife
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maktheknife 09/07/07 - 08:38 am
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Rockman, Huh? What do you

Rockman, Huh? What do you mean they don't pay taxes? The owner of the complex pays taxes and the rent the tenants pay has that tax included in it. As far as crowding our schools, look at all the housing developments going up, that's where your overcrowding is coming from.

cutty101
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cutty101 09/07/07 - 08:40 am
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Opinions-Opinions everyone

Opinions-Opinions everyone has an opinion and that's all it is your narrow minded opinion. Fooling yourself everyday that you know the big-picture of what's going on in politics and with the left or the right. Your so adament and absolute you should be judge and jury for the nation---no you should be God and punish the Clintons and all who think like them. Just keep watching FOX news, making your 10.00-12.00 dollars an hour and fooling yourself that the Republican party has your best interest at heart. Your rich Opinions! Your rich!

Augusta Mom
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Augusta Mom 09/07/07 - 08:41 am
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And the best part, Beach, is

And the best part, Beach, is the house back of Joseph Lamar Elem with the toilets adorning the brick wall has now added a 3rd toilet to their collection.Unfortunately there doesn't yet seem to be anything growing out the top.

maktheknife
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maktheknife 09/07/07 - 08:48 am
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The only interests that any

The only interests that any politician, any political party has, is their own. If their self interest happens to coincide with yours, then consider yourself lucky. The Democrats, the Republicans, even the Independants only care about one thing, their own personal power. they will do anything and sell anything in order to get it. Anyone who thinks differently is deluding themselves. Who in their right mind would run for public office knowing that every move they make, every word they speak will be analyzed and criticized to death and for what? Government wage?

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 09/07/07 - 08:48 am
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Should we take up a

Should we take up a collection to purchase some plastic flowers to put into the third toilet until somethings sprouts? Ok Everyone please send your donations to:
Toilet Flowers Account # Nothings Sprouted
C/O Augusta Bank of the Broke
1.25 Narrow Street
Augusta,GA

kristyf1960
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kristyf1960 09/07/07 - 08:49 am
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ok i am going to catch some

ok i am going to catch some flack for this comment,but here goes anyway. i agree that the cattle prod was severe. but have you seen the way some of these kids are nowadays? i would have liked to use a prod on some of them. don't say it is bad parenting. that is not always the case. i have seen great parents raise kids that are horrible. the laws have taken away the rights of parents and schools to punish children. ask your teen. they know the laws better than you do. i deal with it everyday. cattle prods are not the answer, but a belt sure didn't hurt any of us.

maktheknife
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maktheknife 09/07/07 - 08:50 am
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To the Ranter of the Broad St

To the Ranter of the Broad St butt problem. Was this a rant at smokers or at the guys wearing their pants around their knees?

Jillian
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Jillian 09/07/07 - 08:51 am
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Have ya'll heard about the

Have ya'll heard about the girl involved in a disupte with Southwest Airlines because she was dressed too "hot?"

A HUGE rave to her for being so HOT and a bigger rant to Southwest for being such an ------. After all the media attention, offers she will prob. get due to their stupidity she prob. could very well end up owning her own airline.

Let's hear it for all us hot, sexy redneck girls! lol

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 09/07/07 - 08:51 am
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I think it was a rant about

I think it was a rant about both of them!

KingJames
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KingJames 09/07/07 - 08:52 am
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I don't think I ever remember

I don't think I ever remember Glenn Hills having bleachers and surely no concession stand at their baseball field. Very few students ever attended the games because they always had to stand for the games. More emphasis has always been placed on the football and basketball teams.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 09/07/07 - 08:52 am
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Ain't nothing like a Hot Sexy

Ain't nothing like a Hot Sexy Redneck Girl!

crabcakesandfootball
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crabcakesandfootball 09/07/07 - 08:53 am
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Heck yea Beach I will second

Heck yea Beach I will second the motion!!!

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