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THIS IS NEITHER A RANT nor a rave, but I'm just wondering if anybody feels as stupid as I do for voting for Mr. Obama.

A CALLER CLAIMS OBAMA will bring the U.S.A. to its knees. George W. Bush has already accomplished this.

TO TAXPAYERS: We need to get rid of those commissioners. They don't know how to run Augusta. Please vote no on the special purpose local option sales tax in June.

THE FDIC'S SEIZURE of the old White's Building in downtown Augusta is an example of how Obama (and Bush before him) is working, double-time, to destroy any semblance of a free economy/country. (Excellent and informative story by Tim Rausch.) The FDIC screwed the deal up, then came back and said it'll take them years to straighten out their mess; so the investors -- and Augusta -- get robbed.

A RAVE TO THE STAFF of 5-West at Doctors Hospital. I was recently a patient on 5-West, and I had extremely good care. Bravo. Keep up the good work.

THIS IS A RANT for all the people who need an assault rifle to be comfortable. I could understand a hunting rifle or shotgun, but an "assault rifle?" Why?

RAVE TO THE LADIES and gentlemen on the fifth floor of Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. You might have been doing your job, but my wife and I appreciate how you did it: courteous, pleasant and friendly. Her stay, though trying, was made more enduring through your efforts.

EXCELLENT TO SEE KIDS exercising, and for all but one good reason. The wrong reason is to build "self-esteem." To glorify self-esteem is to denigrate humility. Consider -- if all our politicians were humble we would not be in the major trouble we find ourselves. Ultimately, arrogance will kill you.

KIDS EXERCISING is certainly something to work for. Ain't it amazing that kids used to do actual, productive work, and that gave them the exercise they needed. Do kids do any work nowadays? Little and rare.

WILLIAM FREY, demographer, claims modern Hispanics (meaning illegal immigrants from the Western Hemisphere) can't hack it in public schools without special help. He claims it's their immigrant status. If immigrant status causes these problems, why did the U.S. fill up with immigrants from Europe who had no such problems?

WITH ALL HIS terrible burn problems, Jaime Moser (Thursday's Augusta Chronicle ) is blessed to have a wife with a smile like that.

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brianw
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brianw 03/12/09 - 01:35 am
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To the ranter "TO TAXPAYERS:

To the ranter "TO TAXPAYERS: We need to get rid of those commissioners. They don't know how to run Augusta..." I say if you believe you can do a better job "running Augusta" put your money where your mouth is and put your name on a ballot. I believe Deke along with commissioners like Joe Bowles, Corey Johnson, Joe Jackson, et al, will turn Augusta towards slow, steady, improvement. Is Augusta/Richmond County perfect...no...what city is perfect?

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NEone 03/12/09 - 04:29 am
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This is neither a rant nor a

This is neither a rant nor a rave, just a question. What's the purpose of the Kid of the Day? Sure, they're cute, and every parent thinks their kid is the greatest. Does that warrant a daily column? I'm not picking on today's kid, just a general observation.

RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 03/12/09 - 05:08 am
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Morning Nammy and Tujeez, and

Morning Nammy and Tujeez, and everybody else ! Have a good day ...

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edwarra 03/12/09 - 05:16 am
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people feel they need an

people feel they need an assault rifle so they are not outgunned by the criminals

3headedbeast
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3headedbeast 03/12/09 - 05:20 am
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I see alzheimer's disease is

I see alzheimer's disease is taking affect on Senator John MCcain held a press conference,after President Obama signed the spending bill, and talked about the president did not keep his campaign promised to eliminate ear marks,that's not true. Senator John MCcain must forgot what he said if he was elected president "I would do away with ear marks"However, President Obama stated during his campaign he would" reform ear marks" And this a promised President Obama has kept.

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pthsssh 03/12/09 - 05:24 am
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Three heads and none of them

Three heads and none of them have a rational thought or a knowledge of basic English grammar, amazing.

magic
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magic 03/12/09 - 06:10 am
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Nice try. You didn't vote for

Nice try. You didn't vote for President Obama.

rjc
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rjc 03/12/09 - 06:14 am
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Regarding people wanting an

Regarding people wanting an "assault" rifle (if you can actually provide a knowledgeable description): why do some people want a Toyotal Camry and some want a Corvette?

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 03/12/09 - 06:16 am
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Obama said he was going to

Obama said he was going to change the way Washington does business and that included doing something about all the pork. Well, he called the omnibus spending bill "imperfect" because of all the earmarks but signed it anyway. If you are trying to do good things for America why would you sign a bill that is imperfect? He wanted to make sure his image stayed up there because he didn't even give photo ops when he signed the bill cuz he didn't want that visual image of signing a bill with over 8,000 earmarks out there.

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TroubIe 03/12/09 - 06:17 am
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morning all

morning all

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 03/12/09 - 06:18 am
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Magic, you don't know they

Magic, you don't know they didn't vote for Obama. I know quite a few people that voted for Obama that are now having second thoughts about that decision.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 03/12/09 - 06:24 am
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I don't feel stupid, I didn't

I don't feel stupid, I didn't vote for Obama! Wow, I feel so smart!

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 03/12/09 - 06:28 am
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lol CBBP - me too.

lol CBBP - me too.

TroubIe
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TroubIe 03/12/09 - 06:31 am
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me three

me three

pthsssh
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pthsssh 03/12/09 - 06:32 am
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Fore!

Fore!

sick of taxes
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sick of taxes 03/12/09 - 06:37 am
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five

five

champagne
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champagne 03/12/09 - 06:43 am
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Hey 3 headed Beast, go back

Hey 3 headed Beast, go back and listen to one of the debates Obama had with McCain, he stated "he would get rid of all earmarks" not just reform. Huge difference and another lie he has stated but then again almost everything out of that man's mouth is a lie.

pthsssh
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pthsssh 03/12/09 - 06:51 am
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champagne - Thank you for

champagne - Thank you for handling the light work. G'mornin to ya!

Daddyrabbit
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Daddyrabbit 03/12/09 - 07:03 am
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I wonder how many of the

I wonder how many of the NObama voters who didn’t know anything about him have changed their minds. Especially the lady who admitted it was all news to her, but that it would not have changed her vote. I guess facts don’t matter; only making history. Well, he is certainly making history, but, I don’t think it will be the kind they wanted when they voted out of total ignorance.

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bree026 03/12/09 - 07:15 am
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Good Morning

Good Morning Everyone....................................

1957
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1957 03/12/09 - 07:22 am
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The "Kid of the Day" reminds

The "Kid of the Day" reminds us that we are still a community of families. To see how excited your child or grandchild is to see their picture is priceless.It gives us a chance to tell the world and the child that we love them and are proud as punch. Sorry it bothers someone.

Daddyrabbit
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Daddyrabbit 03/12/09 - 08:00 am
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The 1st rant/rave submitter

The 1st rant/rave submitter really should be praised as they are human enough to admit they made a mistake and should be forgiven by all.

Hoss4
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Hoss4 03/12/09 - 08:02 am
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To the 1st rant: I agree with

To the 1st rant: I agree with you. You should feel stupid.

Hoss4
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Hoss4 03/12/09 - 08:04 am
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AngiesCloud, people cant

AngiesCloud, people cant admit a mistake or a bad decision? GEEESH

Daddyrabbit
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Daddyrabbit 03/12/09 - 08:06 am
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Hoss4, think of Democrats

Hoss4, think of Democrats like an employer. If you leave, they will certainly miss you, but, they will NEVER admit it. The Dems are mostly the same way. Even the ones who realize they made a mistake (and there are some) will hate it and be sorry, but, they will never admit it. At least this one did.

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momofthree 03/12/09 - 08:12 am
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3headed, first you need to go

3headed, first you need to go back to second grade and learn how to write a sentence with proper structure and form. Second it would be McCain (Big M, little c, Big C, ......)

momofthree
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momofthree 03/12/09 - 08:15 am
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Ha, ha, ha champagin said

Ha, ha, ha champagin said Obama and get rid of EARmarks in the same sentence......Sorry all in a very silly mood this morning.

Hoss4
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Hoss4 03/12/09 - 08:17 am
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Well, we're certainly all

Well, we're certainly all glad that you can read everyone's mind ACD!

Daddyrabbit
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Daddyrabbit 03/12/09 - 08:17 am
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It seems like those who think

It seems like those who think the 1st rant is false think so is because that's what they would do. Remember to know to look under the bed you would have had to have been under the bed once.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 03/12/09 - 08:31 am
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Somebody' s fishing with an

Somebody' s fishing with an empty hook!

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