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RANT FOR GOV. PERDUE: Thanks for screwing state employees again. Just what the heck are we suppose to do? We have not received any kind of break, and now you took our LITTLE raises. I wish you had to live on what we are living on.

A RAVE TO THE Texas school district that will let teachers who are certified carry a concealed handgun.

THANKFUL I DON'T LIVE in Richmond County with that sports-crazed mayor they have. Mayor Deke needs to take care of the city and get it cleaned up before he uses tax money to build a baseball stadium.

A RAVE FOR Augusta Animal Services staff. Maybe some day the county will decide to pay you what you're worth.

RAVE TO DR. ROBERT WEST and his team, Melody and Courtney. His nurses provide fast and outstanding service.

I DIDN'T THINK the roads in Augusta were bad until I started riding a motorcycle.

RICHARD ROUNTREE deserves raves for all of his hard work in this community. It is unfortunate that he has ruffled the feathers of someone higher up.

ED TURNER AND Number 9 are an absolute phenom and belong on a stage bigger than Augusta can give them.

PAKISTAN'S EX-LEADER Musharraf is a perfect example of how ANYBODY who ends up with power eventually goes bad.

TWO THUGS STOLE $250,000 worth of metal from Fort Gordon (from taxpayers) and sold it for pocket change. Is there a law that says idiots can't be hanged?

COLLEGE PRESIDENTS PUSH a lower legal drinking age! Soon, college presidents will be pushing houses of ill repute on campus.

SPLOST REALLY MEANS: We tax you without telling you up front what you're voting to be taxed for; and we expect you to be suckers enough to fall for our con.

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sunnysmiles
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sunnysmiles 08/28/08 - 03:44 am
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Good morning one and all!

Good morning one and all!

sunnysmiles
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sunnysmiles 08/28/08 - 03:49 am
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I second that rant for Sonny

I second that rant for Sonny Perdue - the idiot. They only allow you to allocate 2 percent per filled position - unfilled positions - too bad no raise.. then you divvy the measly 2 percent among your employees and try to reward them with this paltry amount. "Course, won't see the raises until Jan 2009 - but that has been kiboshed by the one and only Gov Bubbahead. Usually our raises are accompanied by a rise in insurance costs.. which just eats it back up anyway.. So this January, we're all in for a treat - nothing like being in the hole!

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PTHS2 08/28/08 - 04:01 am
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sunny - Do you need

sunny - Do you need directions to I-95 North? G'mornin!

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Trouble 08/28/08 - 04:18 am
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morning all.....and roadkill

morning all.....and roadkill

rbk
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rbk 08/28/08 - 04:19 am
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I am having a hard time

I am having a hard time sympathizing with the government employee about losing part or all of the raise. We hourly employees in private industry didn't get a raise, in fact we have had to deal with reduced hour work weeks (32 hrs) , layoffs for an entire week at a time, and some with permanent layoffs. When we used to get an occasional pay increase, increased insurance used to eat up most of it also. If we wand to have a job, we just have to suck up and make do.

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Trouble 08/28/08 - 04:19 am
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we are special this morning,

we are special this morning, get to type everything in italics.....woo hoo......

Trouble
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Trouble 08/28/08 - 04:25 am
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you are right there rbk, i

you are right there rbk, i have a hard time sympathizing with them too, just wish i had the job they are complaining about

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pointstoponder 08/28/08 - 05:27 am
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To the rant on SPLOST...if

To the rant on SPLOST...if you read the referendum, you will know what prjects you are approving. Without SPLOST, you either would not get parks, roads, resurfacing, and many other programs, or you property taxes would skyrocket, leading you to further uninformed rants.

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/28/08 - 05:39 am
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I'm off to see the Lizard,

I'm off to see the Lizard, the wonderful Lizard of Was!

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/28/08 - 05:40 am
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You know, once I thought I

You know, once I thought I was wrong, but found that I was mistaken and I was actually right!

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chad6401 08/28/08 - 05:41 am
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The New democratic Math

The New democratic Math according to Mr. Bill 5% unemployment is bad 5.6% goooooooooood With Math like that how can we go wrong.

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sliique 08/28/08 - 05:41 am
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"Houses of ill repute,"

"Houses of ill repute," around a town, or on college campus? Nuttin wrong with that!

Yo! It's finally been revealed. "PTHS," is an alter-ego of patriciathomas. See, "pths," stands for patriciathomasHERself.

And, "pths," YOU need to take a ride up I-95 North. With your "mouth," the chances of you getting back to the safety of Ruth's Diner, are pretty slim.

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PTHS2 08/28/08 - 05:42 am
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LOL - Good morning, sliique

LOL - Good morning, sliique

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/28/08 - 05:44 am
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Tax raises for teachers who

Tax raises for teachers who carry guns to sporting venues with animals while nurses on motorcycles ruffle Ed Turner and #9 while Mushareff and College Presidents push for SPLOST for drinking and prostitution! Now did I miss anything?

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/28/08 - 05:46 am
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PTHS, according to sliique,

PTHS, according to sliique, you da' Man, er Woman, well Whatever!

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/28/08 - 05:47 am
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Ok, don't tell and we won't

Ok, don't tell and we won't ask!

Fire n Ice
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Fire n Ice 08/28/08 - 05:54 am
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Bon Jour Angie!

Bon Jour Angie!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 08/28/08 - 05:54 am
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CBBP, the way I heard it is,

CBBP, the way I heard it is, " Once I thought I made a mistake, but then found I was wrong (for the first time)".

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Waymore 08/28/08 - 05:56 am
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Roundtree has not ruffled the

Roundtree has not ruffled the feathers of anyone. He is "in the clique." Nobody went looking for him to screw up, it kind of fell at their feet. When it couldn't be ignored, spin control started.

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struggling parent 08/28/08 - 05:57 am
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Hey the latest in government,

Hey the latest in government, employees now have to take one day off every month without pay. And you cannot use vacation or PTO pay for it either. No raises and now no pay for 1 day a month?? Outrageous!!

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/28/08 - 05:57 am
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Good Morning PT, you always

Good Morning PT, you always seem to jump start what little brain I have left! Although it has been said that great minds think alike, and "The true test of a persons intelligence is how much they agree with you!" or " A person's intelligence is rated in inverse proportion to their tolerance of loud noise!"

Waymore
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Waymore 08/28/08 - 06:01 am
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To the idiot state

To the idiot state employee...do you not realize that you are paid by tax money? If no money is being collected, how do you expect to be paid? Government is notorious for out of control spending. Now that the belt has to be tightened stop griping. Be glad that you have a job and a paycheck.

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chad6401 08/28/08 - 06:01 am
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Clinton: 1993 Feb. 26, New

Clinton:
1993
Feb. 26, New York City: bomb exploded in basement garage of World Trade Center, killing 6 and injuring at least 1,040 others. In 1995, militant Islamist Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 9 others were convicted of conspiracy charges, and in 1998, Ramzi Yousef, believed to have been the mastermind, was convicted of the bombing. Al-Qaeda involvement is suspected.1996
June 25, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: truck bomb exploded outside Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen and injuring hundreds of others. 13 Saudis and a Lebanese, all alleged members of Islamic militant group Hezbollah, were indicted on charges relating to the attack in June 2001.
1998
Aug. 7, Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: truck bombs exploded almost simultaneously near 2 U.S. embassies, killing 224 (213 in Kenya and 11 in Tanzania) and injuring about 4,500. 4 men connected with al-Qaeda 2 of whom had received training at al-Qaeda camps inside Afghanistan, were convicted of the killings in May 2001 and later sentenced to life in prison. A federal grand jury had indicted 22 men in connection with the attacks, including Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, who remained at large.

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Jillian 08/28/08 - 06:02 am
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Having an extra day off each

Having an extra day off each month would NOT be a hard thing for me to accept. I wish it started today.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/28/08 - 06:03 am
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It's not just government

It's not just government tightening the belt it's all over and depending on the election results in November expect that it can get a lot worse! I think I'll head out now and stake out my place in the Soup Line!

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chad6401 08/28/08 - 06:04 am
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But hey lets talk to them

But hey lets talk to them they may stop the attacks, we will appeal to there kinds hearts, all this according to Obama

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christian134 08/28/08 - 06:09 am
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Good Thursday morning

Good Thursday morning all...Everyone have a very safe day....:-)

chad6401
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chad6401 08/28/08 - 06:11 am
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My Plan first we will talk

My Plan first we will talk then we'll sanction them and if that don't work will sanction them some more. that will work

christian134
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christian134 08/28/08 - 06:17 am
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To the state employee

To the state employee ranter....You, friend, need to stop griping or one day you could end up with no job or a job without benefits...Rejoice and be happy you have a job, home, and benefits and the breath to complain...

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angie611 08/28/08 - 06:18 am
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morning fire

morning fire

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