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I HAVE READ multiple letters complaining about rants actually getting posted in the Rants & Raves column. Here is a clue: If you don't like reading rants, don't read the column.

IT DOESN'T TAKE a brain surgeon to know how to turn off programmed sprinklers when it gets below freezing. Law enforcement should write tickets.

TERRORISTS SLAUGHTER innocents by the thousands, yet Eugene Robinson writes that fighting them with everything you've got is "more like overkill." Whose side is Robinson on?

EUGENE ROBINSON is a racist. His opinions are so left sided and hate filled that they do not deserve space in your paper.

STATE LEADERS PRETEND to disagree about taxes and funding things like roads. Glenn Richardson wants to "levy an additional 1-cent sales tax across Georgia;" while Sen. Jeff Mullis pretends to oppose Richardson by passing a law to allow locals to tax more. It all adds up to the same thing, MORE TAXES.

GEORGIA'S STATE Sen. Don Balfour wants to charge us for our electricity before we even get the juice. In short, he says, "If we pay the interest now, we're saving money." What a sick joke that is!

RAVE TO PRESIDENT BUSH for a job well done! May God bless him & his family.

JUST A RANT TO SAY how disappointed I was when my rural paper delivery in W'boro was dropped. I had been a Chronicle subscriber for years and so enjoyed reading my paper each day. Please reconsider delivering the paper to my area again. I can hardly function without it.

ALL RIGHT. You gave The Argyle Sweater a try. Now, let's get The Lockhorns back. Please!

GEORGIA'S BUDGET WOES are escalating while Gov. Sonny Perdue borrowed a $21 million personal loan last September just before the beginning of Georgia's economic collapse. The U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI need to take a look at this fat cat.

CAN IT COST $3 million to clean up six acres of dirty land in Augusta? How can that be possible? You can bulldoze the whole thing, and then sift through every bucket of dirt for less than half a million dollars per acre. Pardon the pun, but somebody's cleaning up on that deal.

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Nammy
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Nammy 01/29/09 - 03:20 am
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"MORE TAXES" But they weren't

"MORE TAXES" But they weren't counting on you realizing that? I dunno. It's 4:20 somewhere....lol. Good morning pths, Tujeez and ya'll! (': (A million for me, a million for you, a million for me! *Y*a*Y* I'm going to Disneyland! w00t!....LOL) Have a great day ya'll!

okernitmid
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okernitmid 01/29/09 - 03:25 am
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no ads from CC today,i see

no ads from CC today,i see

okernitmid
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okernitmid 01/29/09 - 03:53 am
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"The prestige of government

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."
- Albert Einstein

Cheech1
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Cheech1 01/29/09 - 05:20 am
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The brain surgeons in West

The brain surgeons in West Lake and Jones Creek hired Cheech to come turn their sprinklers back on this morning, so here I am. Dudes, I looked for the Lockhorns in the paper and all I could find was some lame sweater. What kinda bogus labrador is this? G'mornin, namasta and all y'all.

okernitmid
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okernitmid 01/29/09 - 05:23 am
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HI? cheech you doin ok today?

HI? cheech you doin ok today?

Cheech1
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Cheech1 01/29/09 - 05:26 am
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All is good! Looking forward

All is good! Looking forward to a Terrific Thursday! I hope things are okay in your world.

okernitmid
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okernitmid 01/29/09 - 05:27 am
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soso its only 3 20 here. ive

soso its only 3 20 here. ive still got a hour to wait.;-)

Reality
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Reality 01/29/09 - 05:31 am
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Cleaning up and disposal of

Cleaning up and disposal of contaminated soil is expensive. I am sure the minority contractor that had the highest bid got the contract and will do an excellent job....

Reality
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Reality 01/29/09 - 05:31 am
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it's 9:30 here...............

it's 9:30 here...............

okernitmid
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okernitmid 01/29/09 - 05:33 am
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real, wheres here

real, wheres here

Reality
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Reality 01/29/09 - 05:34 am
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over there.. England

over there..
England

okernitmid
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okernitmid 01/29/09 - 05:35 am
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me-port arthur tx

me-port arthur tx

Reality
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Reality 01/29/09 - 05:36 am
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bet you have better weather

bet you have better weather

okernitmid
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okernitmid 01/29/09 - 05:39 am
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i have enjoyed wintering in

i have enjoyed wintering in tx. so far pretty mild.

okernitmid
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okernitmid 01/29/09 - 05:52 am
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i owe i owe so its off to

i owe i owe so its off to work i go. see yall this afternoon

Cheech1
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Cheech1 01/29/09 - 05:58 am
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Happy 55th Birthday, Oprah!

Happy 55th Birthday, Oprah! Since I was the first to mention it, do I get a car?

Reality
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Reality 01/29/09 - 05:59 am
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you have to pay the taxes on

you have to pay the taxes on it...

Reality
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Reality 01/29/09 - 06:01 am
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Oprah Obama, Michelle and

Oprah Obama, Michelle and Oprah are similar looking and both love Barrack.....

Cheech1
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Cheech1 01/29/09 - 06:02 am
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No more taxes 'cause it's

No more taxes 'cause it's less than $250,000 - Didn't you follow the election news?

Reality
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Reality 01/29/09 - 06:05 am
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I thought it was down to

I thought it was down to $100,000 a year for a married couple now...

Cheech1
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Cheech1 01/29/09 - 06:06 am
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shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh -

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - Don't spoil RCR's fantasy. (it's actually $42,000)

Reality
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Reality 01/29/09 - 06:08 am
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How long are you going to

How long are you going to follow that dog around to get your stuff back????

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brianw 01/29/09 - 06:11 am
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For the "Lockhorns"

For the "Lockhorns" ranter...http://www.kingfeatures.com/features/comics/lockhorn/about.htm ENJOY!

Cheech1
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Cheech1 01/29/09 - 06:14 am
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brianw - I don't believe that

brianw - I don't believe that many of the folks whose quality of life is dictated by whether the Lockhorns is in their rural-delivery paper have internet access.

Reality
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Reality 01/29/09 - 06:26 am
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$350B last fall, didn't work.

$350B last fall, didn't work. $350B last month, how was that spent? $819B this month filled like a pinata or pork pie, quit throwing my hard earned money away ...............

brianw
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brianw 01/29/09 - 06:36 am
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Tommy...I get your

Tommy...I get your point...you made mention about The Lockhorns above..I felt it would be a nice gesture to provide you and others able to access the internet to read these comments a simple and effective method to get their Lockhorns fix. Everyone else should probably put pen to paper (the USPS still picks up the mail, right?) and send correspondence to the Augusta Chronicle. Better yet, take a drive or bus to a public library (lots of these spread all over the CSRA), do a little research, and write King Features directly. Thus, one could inquire how to get their Lockhorns fix from the publisher - I know its old school, but still very effective.

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 01/29/09 - 06:37 am
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This is truly a president we

This is truly a president we should all get behind, especially when he bends over. Perhaps if we did to him what he is doing to us.....well you get the point. Caroline Kennedy 013, you know!

Cheech1
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Cheech1 01/29/09 - 06:40 am
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brainw - My post was a humor

brainw - My post was a humor attempt...embrace the sarcasm. G'mornin Putt BOHICA!

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 01/29/09 - 06:43 am
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Morning Mr Chong....you look

Morning Mr Chong....you look great all cleaned up in your new duds. You mean last of the BOHICA!?

brianw
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brianw 01/29/09 - 06:44 am
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I4PUTT...gotta know....do u

I4PUTT...gotta know....do u really 4 putt or have you the corrected the putting stroke, yet? Just curious. Tommy...its early (brains cells not soaking up the caffeine), but I shall give it my best effort.

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