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WASHINGTON ROAD PAVING? Huh! MLK Boulevard could use repaving, too, but then April visitors most likely won't be traveling that road. We just pay the taxes.

A RAVE FOR Mr. Wehunt, the lower school principal at Augusta Prep. I don't know if the afternoon pickup routine was his idea ... but it's fantastic!

BIG RANT FOR Bush. He just gave $1 billion of our hard-earned tax money to the wrong Georgia.

SARAH PALIN IS a successful woman, so why aren't the feminists rallying behind her? Because she loves and enjoys her children. To the feminists, children are a burden to be avoided. Poor feminists, women are no longer listening to their mindless drivel.

I AM NORMALLY not a college football fan, but I get sick at the fact that people in Georgia think the Bulldogs are some kind of gods and that Mark Richt is some kind of god.

A RANT TO REPUBLICANS, particularly those at the convention. While the Democrats were classy and did not talk down to the Republican Party, the Republicans have done nothing but be rude and disgraceful to them.

I AGREE WITH the senior from Evans High about the problem of honors parking -- and I'm a parent! My son earned his pass to park there and many selfish parents are ruining it for these hardworking kids.

BUSH JUST SENT "an extra" $1 billion to Georgia. That's a billion more of our money that doesn't yet exist, but Bush just pours it out like it's water from Gustav. Obama, with his communist tendencies (They're worse than tendencies) would likely do worse by actually helping the Russians arm, but that doesn't make Bush right.

HOW CAN OBAMA, a lifetime member of the Chicago political machine, ever even pretend to be for ethics reform?

BOTH GEORGIA SENATORS, Chambliss and Isakson, have come out foursquare against import tariffs. Import tariffs are what our Founding Fathers used to finance the original U.S. government. Thus, our present senators are fighting directly against our Founding Fathers. Which group do you trust?

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chad6401
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chad6401 09/19/08 - 07:06 am
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The Fair tax would fix the

The Fair tax would fix the problem of Companies going over seas, give people higher income and take the power of money and give it back to the people where it belongs not in the Govt. Hands. Cause Lord Know's How well the Govt can manage money.

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White_Trash1 09/19/08 - 07:08 am
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Why do some of you insist on

Why do some of you insist on confusing others with facts? You are not playing fair. And dontwanta you are one of the worst. :)

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 09/19/08 - 07:10 am
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Happy birthday PT!

Happy birthday PT!

ZenoElia
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ZenoElia 09/19/08 - 07:11 am
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PTHS, While I appreciate your

PTHS, While I appreciate your kind words in one respect, I am not pleased by such false statements as my having become a Christian while in a prison shower. The innuendo and implications of the same are subtle but still beneath your character as a proud retired military citizen. It demeans you to say in one breath I should not be quoting scripture and then take a slight with your words against me. Does a spring bring forth both bitter and sweet waters? The tongue is a deadly evil that sets a forest ablaze, and in it is the power of life and death. For with the heart man believes, and with the mouth he confesses to God and man and so he lives. I make no real judgment with my words, I merely point to the scripture and let the Word reveal the fault. I follow the example of Jesus who drove out the money-lenders and called the religious and political rulers 'white-washed tombs'. When Peter rebuked the same, the opposition thought him critical as well. His reply was to whom should I align my obedience, to God or man? So I ask you, should I fear man, or the one who can destroy my soul in Hell?

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ZenoElia 09/19/08 - 07:19 am
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As for my meds, that is not

As for my meds, that is not your business. Seems to me I recall you have this obsession with 4:20. Anyone who has smoked pot knows the significance of that time/date. I suspect this must be just a childhood compulsion to post everyday at that time, another subtlety for which I give you credit, but don't approve of your tactical moves when it comes to debate. My POV comes from a very broad range of experience. My faith comes from God.

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ZenoElia 09/19/08 - 07:21 am
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Faith comes by hearing and

Faith comes by hearing and hearing from the Word of God. For by grace we have been saved, and that comes by faith, reminding us no one can boast about the gift we are given from God to believe.

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PTHS2 09/19/08 - 07:23 am
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Freemanic - You crack me up -

Freemanic - You crack me up - you make all my points for me. I rest my case.

factchecker
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factchecker 09/19/08 - 07:24 am
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How do you confuse a

How do you confuse a Democrat? With facts and logic.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 09/19/08 - 07:24 am
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" SIDESTREET"> Maybe in your

" SIDESTREET"> Maybe in your little Utopia world it is a side street. These people pay taxes just like everyone else and you can save your percentage of taxes. That little percentage you pay would not pave a drive way. I recall that most of the drunks and thieves use Washington and Wrightsboro road, alone with the bank robbers. I guess Wrightsboro and Washington Road need to remain smooth so that people can play their Bing Crosby CD and the best of the Grand Old Opry collection.

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chad6401 09/19/08 - 07:25 am
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In 1992, Bill Clinton (Now

In 1992, Bill Clinton (Now Obama) campaigned on the promise of a short-term stimulus package. But soon after being elected, he met privately with Alan Greenspan, chair of the Federal Reserve Board, and soon accepted what became known as “the financial markets strategy.” It was a strategy of placating financial markets. The stimulus package was sacrificed, taxes were raised, spending was cut—all in a futile effort to keep long-term interest rates from rising, and all of which helped the Democrats lose their majority in the House

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chad6401 09/19/08 - 07:30 am
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Predatory lending was not an

Predatory lending was not an invention of the Bush administration. High-interest payday loans and subprime mortgages took off under Clinton. The morals of the marketplace were once again, “Buyer beware.” Many loans, tellingly referred to as “teaser loans,” were structured so that the monthly mortgage payments would start off low and rise significantly in the future, even while the overall loan amount—the outstanding principal—would also rise. The borrower would end up worse off several years into the mortgage than when the loan began.

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PTHS2 09/19/08 - 07:34 am
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Wrightsboro Rd isn't smooth

Wrightsboro Rd isn't smooth either down in the hood by the airport. Highland Ave is nice until you cross Gordon Hwy into the combat zone. All the bumps in CC were put there on purpose.

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factchecker 09/19/08 - 07:35 am
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Let me see - Obama's wife's

Let me see - Obama's wife's employer got earmarks after she became employed there. How many of Obama's relatives are working at AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

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PTHS2 09/19/08 - 07:37 am
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Hypo - You ought to listen to

Hypo - You ought to listen to the RSCO scanner like I do. 45 secs after I posted that MLK comment some drunken black man beat the bejusus outta his "girl" in the 2900 block of MLK. My hope is that one day successful guys like you and RCR will go down there and mentor to these folks. We are only going to stay out of it for so long.......

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luv2scrapbk 09/19/08 - 07:38 am
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Chad u make a significant

Chad u make a significant point there. The Prez has very little to do with influencing the economy. It is more so The Federal Reserve and the free market.

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Reality 09/19/08 - 07:48 am
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I have only seen three blacks

I have only seen three blacks in the last 3 years where I live. The roads here are like golf cart paths and have many pot holes.....

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Reality 09/19/08 - 07:51 am
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If the GDOT started issuing

If the GDOT started issuing bullet proof vests maybe you could get some road work done .

factchecker
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factchecker 09/19/08 - 07:54 am
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Unles MLK is a state highway

Unles MLK is a state highway it falls upon Richmond County to have it paved.

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christian134 09/19/08 - 07:56 am
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Good morning all...Ya'll have

Good morning all...Ya'll have a safe and great day...:-)

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 09/19/08 - 07:57 am
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Who are the " WE" that are

Who are the " WE" that are going to stay out of it for so long? My point was that the people of that area deserve the same treatment when it comes to roads or utility work. Just because someone get stopped or arrested in that area does not mean that they live in that area. Not all rapists, drunks or robbers that get arrested in the Hill area, live in the Hill area. By the way, if anyone wish to do anything positive about the problem in this community, I am with them 100%.By this community, I mean the C.S.R.A.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 09/19/08 - 07:59 am
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Ok, then let the County

Ok, then let the County repair it. Who said anything about the state repairing or paving it?

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stumpjumper 09/19/08 - 08:00 am
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If you don't like college

If you don't like college football, the UGA Bulldogs, and Mark Richt, I suggest you move back to where you came from. College football is a tradition and has been around longer than you. I am an alumni from UGA and proud of our dogs. We may be a bit overated this year; however, we have a great team. And as far as Mark Richt goes, apparently you know absolutely nothing about him. He teaches discipline and the difference between fighting and playing football. If you can't behave and do what's right, Mark will tell you "you're outa here". Besides that , he is a fine Christian man. He doesn't use profanity nor swear at his players. His lovely devoted wife is his water-boy or shall I say water person and attends every game along with their two autistic children they adopted to give them a chance in life they wouldn't have had otherwise. They pick up to trash, cups, etc that players throw down or blows onto the field. Now you tell me UGA, Mark Richt and family isn't a class act.

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PTHS2 09/19/08 - 08:00 am
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I'm there with ya on helping,

I'm there with ya on helping, Hypo. RCR told me to stay out of "black affairs". I'd be happy to come talk to them - I'm color blind. He said they wouldn't listen to me because I am of the caucasion persuasion. (not the words RCR used)

factchecker
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factchecker 09/19/08 - 08:09 am
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HYPO on your 7:59 -

HYPO on your 7:59 - Scrapintime4405 did.

getalife
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getalife 09/19/08 - 08:11 am
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Richmond County school made

Richmond County school made the national headlines on www.abcnews.com today with the fight where 13 students were arrested.

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PTHS2 09/19/08 - 08:14 am
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getalife - Dr Frazier missed

getalife - Dr Frazier missed his calling. He should have gone for a career in MMA. I suppose if anybody can fix Butler - he can. Good luck, Sir.

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factchecker 09/19/08 - 08:14 am
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Apparently the Ranter about

Apparently the Ranter about the Republicans didn't listen to the Democratic Convention very well or it's possible the ranter IS a democrat in wich case they only heard what they wanted to hear.

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pointstoponder 09/19/08 - 08:20 am
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Washington Road is a state

Washington Road is a state route and repaved by GDOT. MLK is not. The Commission and voters, in their infinite wisdom, did not include funding in the last SPOLST referendum for roads or drainage projects.

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PTHS2 09/19/08 - 08:29 am
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points - Don't worry about

points - Don't worry about MLK - It will be replaced by the Ellis St Canal and the Trolley.

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marandan 09/19/08 - 08:30 am
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If you dont like the roads

If you dont like the roads where you live, maybe you should become a community organizer and get it fixed. Or maybe you could be a PRESIDENT!!!!!

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