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I DIDN'T THINK I would live long enough to see a president dumber than Jimmy Carter but I did.

BILL CLINTON STATED that Hillary should be president because half the world is mad at the U.S. I wonder if that is the half we support with our food and money, or the half we protect with our blood and troops?

A RANT TO jail. My boyfriend has been in there for 15 months now awaiting to go to court. We haven't heard anything about a court date or even heard from his lawyer in months.

A RAVE FOR the Monday business section. I just love it.

A RANT FOR North Augusta High School. The girls' bathrooms are dark and dirty.

A RAVE FOR Judge Overstreet. Thank you very much for giving my grandson his life back.

THE HIGH-TECH lynching of Dave Barbee shows how ignorant the leaders of Augusta are.

I LOVE BILL KIRBY'S article. I would quit taking the paper if it leaves the paper.

RANT TO Bill Kirby about the postcards. The only people who care about reading that is the people who write them and their relatives.

A RAVE FOR the south Augusta fire department for answering my call so quickly in a lighting strike that caused a fire close to our home. Keep up the good work.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 09/24/07 - 05:31 am
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Why do fools keep ranting

Why do fools keep ranting about Bill Kirby? If you don't like his articles, don't read them. How tough is that to figure out?

Walden
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Walden 09/24/07 - 05:51 am
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For a rant to jail..dont do

For a rant to jail..dont do the crime you wont do the time simple as that

Jenn30907
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Jenn30907 09/24/07 - 06:00 am
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Hey bob, what ever happened

Hey bob, what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? I used to have the same attitude until someone I knew was arrested. Guess what? That person sat in jail for six months until the prosecutor and investigators found out they were wrong. A person has a constitutional right to any attorney AND a speedy trial. Unfrotunately, the dim-wit in ATL has sucked the life out of the public defenders budget. Now the system is short handed.

PAW
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PAW 09/24/07 - 06:12 am
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In regards to Dave Barbee:

In regards to Dave Barbee: That bumbling bafoon deserved everything he that happened to him!!!!!!!!!!!

PAW
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PAW 09/24/07 - 06:13 am
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free jena 6......free jena

free jena 6......free jena 6......free jena 6

senior.23
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senior.23 09/24/07 - 06:23 am
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What would J. Jackson's and

What would J. Jackson's and Al Shapton's cry have been should the boy who was beat down by 6 others have died. Any one care to bet that they wouldn't br in JENA???

tmax72
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tmax72 09/24/07 - 06:23 am
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PAW... ok how ignorant can

PAW... ok how ignorant can one person be??? In one sentence you are saying to make someone pay for the things they have done and then the next you say free Jena six hello, is it just me or are you an incredible idiot? You can not pick and choose who gets in trouble for their action sand who does not you are not the legal system. Although not always perfect or at times not even close, it is our system that we have built and come to rely on. People that think your color have everything to do with a situation does not know all the facts. Not saying that color does not many times play a big part, but each situation is unique and unless you are first hand with all the evidence how can you judge and say who gets what or even have an opinion if you do not have all the facts? Many times it is better to listen and not act than to act and not listen.

sTiCkMaN
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sTiCkMaN 09/24/07 - 06:25 am
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free jena 6? on what grounds?

free jena 6? on what grounds? maybe the police officers involved in the rodney king incident should be forgiven then?

NANF
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NANF 09/24/07 - 06:35 am
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AWWWW, your pitiful boyfriend

AWWWW, your pitiful boyfriend has been setting in jail for over a year now . What did he do to be taken there in the first place?You failed to add that tid-bit. What is it you want here. For everyone to feel sorry for you? He must have put himself in a position to risk going to jail. He's getting 3 squares and a snack every day, so what's the problem? I'm the one that should hollar about it. I'm paying for his up keep. Could be that I should be glad he's there. What did he do, pray tell, that maybe I could muster up some sympathy.

Reality
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Reality 09/24/07 - 06:36 am
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How many times did Rodney

How many times did Rodney King go to jail after that video? He is a criminal.....

woeisyou
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woeisyou 09/24/07 - 06:38 am
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i wAs arrested 2 years ago

i wAs arrested 2 years ago for refusing medical help i didnt want to go to the hospital but the nice police n fire dept in grovetown thought i should go i was chocked beatin and arrested i sat 32 days in columbia co jail 4-5 months later my charges were thrown out...its different when it happens to you?

Vulcan_Rider
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Vulcan_Rider 09/24/07 - 06:40 am
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If you have nothing to hide,

If you have nothing to hide, you can act as your own lawyer for the Plea and bail hearing. If your record is clean and your not charged with a serious or violent crime, you can make bail fairly easy. However, if your a flight risk or have a long record, you get to sit in jail, and that is where you belong.

Vulcan_Rider
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Vulcan_Rider 09/24/07 - 06:42 am
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Notmee, I am not buying your

Notmee, I am not buying your story. You don't get arrested for refusing medical help. My BS meter went right off the scale here. Perhaps the medical help was a drug or alcohol test?

Reality
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Reality 09/24/07 - 06:43 am
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Why were you in the need of

Why were you in the need of medical treatment? Did you have a block put under your feet so you wouldn't roll?

PAW
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PAW 09/24/07 - 06:44 am
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tmax72.....you seen the email

tmax72.....you seen the email on the news....what else do you need to judge that idiot......then he got on TV and said " I did not mean to write it that way.......what a moron........now as for Jena 6.........race does play a major part in this case.....because if the Jena 6 were white, it would be over and done with by now. the young boys would have been placed on probation and PROBABLY have to pay a fine........this judicial system in Louisiana is very crooked and they are trying to punish this teen for a school yard fight....How many of us have been in a school yard fight and that's it just a fight....they are trying to charge this young man with attempted murder among other things

Reality
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Reality 09/24/07 - 06:46 am
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A school yard fight is not 6

A school yard fight is not 6 beating 1 unconscious. If the 6 were white, some would be arguing for the death penalty..

Vulcan_Rider
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Vulcan_Rider 09/24/07 - 06:49 am
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Its only a racial incident if

Its only a racial incident if it was 6 white kids beating on a black kid. 6 on 1, no mater what the race is not a school yard fight, its gang activity or mob mentality.

EdithPiaf
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EdithPiaf 09/24/07 - 07:21 am
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It is a racial incident

It is a racial incident because of the nooses that were hung on a tree. It is a racial incident because the whites did not want the blacks hanging out near their tree.
The 6 people do need to be punished, but not so extreme as life in prison. The men that brutally beat Emmett Till to death did not see two seconds in a jail or prison. They lived a long live and died of natural causes.

justus4
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justus4 09/24/07 - 07:23 am
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Honest: The video of the King
Unpublished

Honest: The video of the King beating was attempted murder. The police got off. Lets see the same violence (6 blk police beating a wht guy) Watch how the (white) public reaction would change. And thats makes you/others dishonest and liars. The Jena 6 prosecutor must be held accountable. The Appeals Crt has overturned the sentence, while one kid is still jailed. (since 12/06) Griffin must be charged with misconduct! Its the rule of law.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 09/24/07 - 07:25 am
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PAW, race and only race plays

PAW, race and only race plays a big part in all of your comments. In fact, it is the only part of your comments you write about. What a surprise ... you hate white people and blacks can do no wrong. Duh.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 09/24/07 - 07:28 am
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justus4, read previous post

justus4, read previous post and replace PAW with your name.

sTiCkMaN
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sTiCkMaN 09/24/07 - 07:31 am
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would someone hang a noose im

would someone hang a noose im my yard so that i may commit what ever crime i wanted and have it justified!

redneck einstein
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redneck einstein 09/24/07 - 07:31 am
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justus4--I'd love to meet you

justus4--I'd love to meet you in an alley somewhere. You're a big punk. Otherwise, what a beatiful morning. Hello vulcan and patricia.

redneck einstein
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redneck einstein 09/24/07 - 07:40 am
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Rant for Publix. I ordered a

Rant for Publix. I ordered a pound of Boars head turkey, but only got .944....I know it's because I'm white. It's a racist plot. Where's Jesse and Al???

RAPC
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RAPC 09/24/07 - 08:04 am
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This is a rant to the two

This is a rant to the two young ladies fighting on Windsor Spring. You both could have been killed for fighting in the middle of traffic.

mojoinaugusta
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mojoinaugusta 09/24/07 - 08:14 am
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Bill thinks Hillary should be

Bill thinks Hillary should be president because half the world is mad at the US - so he thinks we should po the other half?

hopeful
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hopeful 09/24/07 - 08:16 am
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Rockman and

Rockman and Knowsbetter.....you are so right. It's a shame it has come to that, but you ARE right.

misscj0123
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misscj0123 09/24/07 - 08:23 am
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Maybe Bill thinks because

Maybe Bill thinks because Hillary scares him, she can scare the bad guys.

Unbelievable
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Unbelievable 09/24/07 - 08:38 am
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I think its hilarious that

I think its hilarious that someone who has had previous 'strikes' and probably on probation can commit a crime, a violent crime and the idiots around here think he should be free'd. The noose was stupid and idiotic in its own right, but I didnt cause physical damage to anyone. Dave Barbee resigned only for speaking the truth. When they move forward with their plans to expand MCG and remove Gilbert Manor watch how the demographic of that area changes. Then we will see who is the idiot. Sometimes the people in Augusta cut off their nose to spite their face. Happens all the time. Next we'll be taking gondola rides down the canal on ellis street.....

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Jillian 09/24/07 - 08:43 am
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The doughnut guy is late

The doughnut guy is late today!!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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