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I THINK RETIRED people should pay extra property tax. After all, they have had a lifetime to save up some money.

RANT TO FRED RUSSELL, saying he knows the needs of the community and his people when referring to trash service costing more money. First, most of us don't need to pay for two pickups per week. Second, the only thing you know how to do well is spend our tax dollars foolishly.

I AM SICK AND TIRED of people going into store dressing rooms and using it as a bathroom. If you don't know where it is, ask an employee!

RANT TO REP. Paul Broun for misusing taxpayer money. If I used my office budget the way he has, I'd be in jail!

IF WE'RE GIVING them condoms and birth control in middle school, we might as well let them get drunk in college. They are old enough for sex, they ought to be old enough to drink.

I'M ON I-20 between Belair and Wheeler Road exits, and my 55 mph is about 15 to 20 miles slower than all these Georgians that are passing me. Something must be wrong with my speedometer.

RANT TO THE commissioners. Stop complaining about the bus patrons using fake hotel keys to ride the bus for free. They're taking an example from you using the luxury of free gas.

RAVE FOR UNIVERSITY Hospital. I was a patient there. Nurse Robbin was excellent.

LOOK AT THAT smiling picture of Gov. Perdue published with the announcement of his freezing the homeowners' tax relief grants. It's telling us: "Got you again, you stupid voters!!"

THE SCAM ARTISTS are smarter than our city officials. If they can get bogus hotel room keys, they can get bogus receipts. Why is it so difficult to see the only solution to this problem is to simply do away with the program?

THANKS TO THE woman who picked my dog up out of Central Avenue after she had been hit by a car. She called me and the people who hit the dog didn't stop but she was behind them and she saw it and picked the dog up and stayed with my dog until I got there.

I WANTED TO WARN everyone, do not put ethanol in your lawn mower. It will stop running.

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Reality
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Reality 08/29/08 - 04:31 am
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I would think anyone would

I would think anyone would know the difference between a toilet and a dressing room, must be in Richmond County....

kat30815
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kat30815 08/29/08 - 04:37 am
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the toilet and dressing room

the toilet and dressing room issues must be in the Walmart on Deans bridge road. nasty people leave diapers on the stores shelves! pick up a gallon of paint and theres a diaper behind it.... disgusting!!

Jillian
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Jillian 08/29/08 - 04:38 am
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Good Morning sportsfans.. I

Good Morning sportsfans.. I hope the weather don't bring long delays when Im flying out of Atl this weekend!

PTHS2
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PTHS2 08/29/08 - 04:56 am
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Y'all beat me to the dressing

Y'all beat me to the dressing room comments. That's a new one on me! I didn't even realize Dollar General stores had dressing rooms..... G'mornin! Happy Friday!

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Trouble 08/29/08 - 05:04 am
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morning all......and roadkill

morning all......and roadkill

White_Trash1
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White_Trash1 08/29/08 - 05:27 am
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Good Morning Awguster, and

Good Morning Awguster, and especially Trouble

PTHS2
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PTHS2 08/29/08 - 05:28 am
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Wait! The coffee just kicked

Wait! The coffee just kicked in. Maybe those folks are trying on Depends to make sure they have a snug fit.....maybe......

White_Trash1
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White_Trash1 08/29/08 - 05:39 am
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Good morning PTHS,

Good morning PTHS, patriciathomas, christian134. And a very warm welcome to sliigue. And sliigue, just so you are not offended. A rave for the weather in PA. Temp just right this morning.

White_Trash1
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White_Trash1 08/29/08 - 05:58 am
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Rose, did you get wet

Rose, did you get wet listening to Obama last night?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 08/29/08 - 06:09 am
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LOL roadkill. I suspect

LOL roadkill. I suspect you'll have to change your name again.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 08/29/08 - 06:10 am
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I like the idea of taking the

I like the idea of taking the money seniors have saved. It's so Democratic.

PTHS2
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PTHS2 08/29/08 - 06:13 am
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patricia dear, you forgot the

patricia dear, you forgot the Obama 08! at the end of your 6:10

White_Trash1
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White_Trash1 08/29/08 - 06:13 am
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Call it a pre-death tax

Call it a pre-death tax

White_Trash1
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White_Trash1 08/29/08 - 06:18 am
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I listened to Obama last

I listened to Obama last night. He is going to provide health care, get everyone out of poverty, send everybody to college AND lowere taxes. Guess he is paying for it all himself>

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sliique 08/29/08 - 06:23 am
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"I'M ON I-20 between Belair

"I'M ON I-20 between Belair and Wheeler Road exits, and my 55 mph is about 15 to 20 miles slower than all these Georgians that are passing me. Something must be wrong with my speedometer."

Nothing (probably) wrong with your speedo, But, please, STAY in the right hand lane!

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White_Trash1 08/29/08 - 06:29 am
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I say again, if you must

I say again, if you must speed to get to work on time, leave earlier and ride in the left lane at he posted speed limit. That way you do not interfere with other motorists getting off the highway or merging on.

SIGHER
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SIGHER 08/29/08 - 06:34 am
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Reaity, I was thinking the

Reaity, I was thinking the exact same thing as I was reading the rants about the dressing room outhouse. Ewwwwwwwwwww!

SIGHER
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SIGHER 08/29/08 - 06:37 am
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Seems like we have some folks

Seems like we have some folks reverting back to the sixties...sex, drugs, alcohol, and rock and roll!! Hey, if they are old enough to vote, they are old enough to do it all, right? I think not!

SIGHER
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SIGHER 08/29/08 - 06:39 am
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Good morning to everyone and

Good morning to everyone and have a great day!

Fire n Ice
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Fire n Ice 08/29/08 - 06:59 am
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mornin' angie!

mornin' angie!

christian134
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christian134 08/29/08 - 07:06 am
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Good morning everyone...Wow

Good morning everyone...Wow the grass has grown a foot tall with the rain...Gotta get it mowed mowed right now...:-) Oh by the way to the ranter commenting that retired folks should pay double taxes you have to either 2 years old or getting government assistance...To you I say quite simply "Go fly a kite"...

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 08/29/08 - 07:29 am
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you're right PTHS, NObama

you're right PTHS, NObama '08!

angie611
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angie611 08/29/08 - 07:32 am
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fire. Yes it is morning.

fire. Yes it is morning. hi....

angie611
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angie611 08/29/08 - 07:32 am
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he he

he he

angie611
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angie611 08/29/08 - 07:33 am
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Hasn't that 1-20 rant been

Hasn't that 1-20 rant been before....I mean that exact rant....?

angie611
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angie611 08/29/08 - 07:34 am
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good morning SIGHER and every

good morning SIGHER and every one else too....

angie611
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angie611 08/29/08 - 07:35 am
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christian. LOL 7:06 post...

christian. LOL 7:06 post...

angie611
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angie611 08/29/08 - 07:37 am
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Well my lawn mower already

Well my lawn mower already STOPPED running. Like dead..

christian134
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christian134 08/29/08 - 07:37 am
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Good morning ANGELA, SIGHER,

Good morning ANGELA, SIGHER, patricia, trouble and all...I second that PTHS...NObama '08

NANF
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NANF 08/29/08 - 07:50 am
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I know a man that works night

I know a man that works night shift at an Augusta motel . He brags about the extra dollars he makes each night by renting a room by the hour several times a night. The owner don't know about it, ( ? ) been doing it for several years. Betcha' he sells room reciepts too. Very few people ask for a receipt. Another one that lines his pockets on the tax payer.

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