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KEN LEWIS, head of Bank of America, says former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed head Bernanke threatened to fire him if he did not go through with an absurd deal for Bank of America to buy a lousy company. Is that not a felony on the part of Paulson and Bernanke? Why does nobody even mention that possibility? Is everybody corrupt?

FIRST, A RAVE for beginning the new North Augusta ramp on U.S. 1, as this has been a need for several years. Second a rant for the planning, or lack of, in creating a temporary exit for the residents of River North. This detour takes us down a poorly marked gravel and mud road with a sharp veer to the left that is not clearly marked and a dropoff that you cannot see. When coming into this entrance after dark it is very dangerous and somewhat frightening. SCDOT or City of North Augusta, please help!

MY RANT is about the Richmond County Tax Commissioner's Office. Are these people so secure in their jobs that they can be rude?

COLUMNIST EUGENE ROBINSON writes that "torture is immoral and illegal, and it unquestionably must be punished." Reading Robinson's Marxist columns surely falls under the definition of torture; will he be punished?

OFFICIALS OF THE G-7 countries "promised to move swiftly to provide the necessary fiscal tonic -- tax cuts or increased government spending -- to turn around their own troubled economies." Tax cuts, yes. But "increased government spending," wrong, wrong, wrong! Lies, lies, lies! Increased government spending sends us deeper into the hole. That's the opposite of the cure and these corrupt government people bloody well know that.

GEORGIA GOVERNOR hopefuls are "already kicking into gear with more than a year to go until the primaries next summer." This is shameful and destructive to our whole political system and freedom. With Obama, et al, we had nearly three years of campaigning when we should have had no more than three WEEKS campaigning. A smart and ambitious pol wanting to be Georgia governor should announce he will begin his active campaign three weeks prior to the primary voting day. Then he should stick to that promise. Odds are a whole lot of voters would thank him for it.

THE ELEPHANT PARTY is not welcome in Augusta and next time arrange your Tea Party protest in Columbia County.

OBAMA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL would like to imprison Bush's legal advisers about a definition of torture. Clearly, Obama is at least dreaming about later jailing Bush, himself. But has Obama considered that, once such an unconstitutional and criminal idea gets used, the president who follows Obama could very likely imprison Obama?

A BIG RAVE FOR Tony at O'reilly's in North Augusta. Thanks for your help!!

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Nammy3 05/04/09 - 12:39 am
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w00t! 1st in line....good

w00t! 1st in line....good morning Tujeez, RocknRoll, PTHS, mom3 and ya'll! Have a great Monday...ugh! (':

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 05/04/09 - 01:03 am
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If you had a clue what the

If you had a clue what the tea parties were about, you would probably attend yourslef. It isn't about parties, it is about the government and elected officials of both parties raising taxes to support their agendas. Ridiculous spending is expected from the democrats so most of those upset are directing their cirticism to the Republicans anyway. Bush started us down the wrong path with bail outs of the banks, etc. and wasted millions of tax dollars and should be ashamed for his actions. Most likely McCain would have done the same thing and wouldn't have been any better so it isn't about which party and it sure as hell isn't about race. President Obama has however more than quadrupled the wasteful spending and is allowing Pelosi and others to spend, spend, spend....

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RocknRoll 05/04/09 - 04:35 am
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Morning Nammy Tujeez and PTHS

Morning Nammy Tujeez and PTHS ... Everybody have a great day !!!

RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 05/04/09 - 04:55 am
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkJNyQfAprY --- Great song !!! Check it out ... Its really relaxing ... May be disturbing to some viewers ...

g-dog express
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g-dog express 05/04/09 - 05:29 am
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Got bad news for you. There

Got bad news for you. There are a lot of republicans that live in Richmond County. I guess you would like for them to take their homes and businesses to Columbia County also. Then where would you work and shop? If you understood the tea party movement other than what the news wing of the democratic party tells you; you would be with them. They want to leave more money in your pocket. duh!!!

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Grasshopper 05/04/09 - 05:32 am
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Austin, that is why I am

Austin, that is why I am looking for a new third party to arise. McCain is out there preaching how he is going to change the GOP. McCain, Gingrich your washed up, go home. Conservatives need someone new, outspoken and enthusiastic as Ron Paul, but with more conservative values.

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TroubIe 05/04/09 - 05:38 am
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morning all

morning all

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JENASIX 05/04/09 - 06:24 am
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To the Tea Bag protester and

To the Tea Bag protester and young Republican who decided to used Augusta to showed it raged on Tax Day:I never seen so many white people attended a rally without their white veil and sheets.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/04/09 - 06:37 am
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Jenasix ignoramus! No one is

Jenasix ignoramus! No one is scared of the liberal labeling of racism anymore. We have had enough of the liberal PC handbook, Conservatives welcome all, that are protected by the US Constitution. If your not a government cheese eater, you will be marching right beside us when inflation and taxes sky rocket. Oh no Barry only taxes the Rich, as I stated many times taxing the rich is trickle down taxes, it comes back to the consumer. Go ahead and laugh, but when you have to start paying for carbon credits and high energy prices Electricity, GAS ETC... Who will help you then? When this administration dips into your wallet if you have one. You will be outraged also.

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3headedbeast 05/04/09 - 06:58 am
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The dog need a bone, It would

The dog need a bone, It would be wonderful! if the Tea Bag protester who stayed in Richmond County take their domiciles and business and move to Columbia County maybe it will deter the cases of rabies and aid expand their population.

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georgepickett 05/04/09 - 07:08 am
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beast, say what?

beast, say what?

TroubIe
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TroubIe 05/04/09 - 07:14 am
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lol george, i was wondering

lol george, i was wondering the same thing......morning

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 05/04/09 - 07:19 am
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I'll bet even beast can't

I'll bet even beast can't translate that one for you!

rjay
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rjay 05/04/09 - 07:29 am
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The people in the tax office

The people in the tax office are secure, they know they can't be fired!

momofthree
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momofthree 05/04/09 - 07:40 am
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Morning all -- PTHS, Nammy,

Morning all -- PTHS, Nammy, CBBP, and all the regulars, just wanted to stop by and say HI, got a late start this morning and I am running late , just couldn't get a day going right with out my morning fix of ya'll.............

momofthree
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momofthree 05/04/09 - 07:42 am
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RnR, now who would ever find

RnR, now who would ever find that disturbing??? Just one more of the many masterpieces of PF......

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userone 05/04/09 - 07:47 am
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I should have went to the tea

I should have went to the tea bag party to see what were they talking about. I am a democrat and noway that I want to be taxed more than the next person. The US tax system needs to be fix. Taxing the rich more than the poor is not going to fix it.

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purmkinhed 05/04/09 - 07:53 am
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I'd rather be an Elephant

I'd rather be an Elephant than a jack[filtered word]!

momofthree
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momofthree 05/04/09 - 08:04 am
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OK I know this one is gone

OK I know this one is gone for terms of service, but come on userone, it was a tea party, not a tea bag party, think about what you write before you write it.. I am sure I am not the only one to be shaking her head this morning.... Although some politicians should be tea bagged,, never mind.....

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 05/04/09 - 08:04 am
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Too late, you are already

Too late, you are already one.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/04/09 - 08:07 am
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Ah, can't you just feel the

Ah, can't you just feel the love??

momofthree
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momofthree 05/04/09 - 08:23 am
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I am off to work now, have a

I am off to work now, have a great one all, keep it lively, keep it fun and always keep it real........

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confederatelady319 05/04/09 - 08:26 am
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tea party is just the

tea party is just the beginning of the revolution,join us are be trampled underneath.

Lippy
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Lippy 05/04/09 - 08:28 am
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Userone - how can you call

Userone - how can you call yourself a Democrat if you don't think taxing the rich more than the poor is the solution? That's a Democratic fundamental belief.

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Dukedirtbag 05/04/09 - 08:44 am
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Good Mawnin Disgusta ^5 T & T

Good Mawnin Disgusta ^5 T & T

mad_max
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mad_max 05/04/09 - 08:59 am
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Republicans, you are very

Republicans, you are very welcome in Augusta/Richmond County. We need all of the Republicans we can get in Augusta. Somebody has to pay all of these taxes these Democrats on the commission and school board are throwing on the property owners. The welfare and section 8 Democrats certainly are not paying them. It's too bad that having a majority at the polls does not also mean that your group has to pay the majority of the taxes. Spending would be a lot less if Democrats knew THEY had to pay the bill instead of bellying up to the trough and feeding off of working people, business, smokers, and whatever other group they can single out and steal their money.

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Rolling Eyes 05/04/09 - 09:04 am
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"THE ELEPHANT PARTY is not

"THE ELEPHANT PARTY is not welcome in Augusta and next time arrange your Tea Party protest in Columbia County." Who are you to speak for the entire city of Augusta? Just another 'community organizer' wanna be?

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Irish 05/04/09 - 09:06 am
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why is it those who recieve

why is it those who recieve the greatest benefits from the government (welfare) hate those that pay into the system....without the small business man (15% self employment tax added on top of everything else) and the hard working individuals there would be no social programs for the people to enjoy. No monthly check to buy lottery tickets, malt liquor, get your hair and nails done. Heck you might even have to dare I say it ....get a job.......

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Tujeez1 05/04/09 - 09:15 am
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Good Morning To All Of The

Good Morning To All Of The Clique, nomoreglowintatas, Nammy!, PHTS, KSL, Trouble, *Road Kill, Rolling Eyes, PatriciaThomas, Nwr81, ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts, Kiddspur, I4PUTT, goBAMA09 ROLLTIDE, Fire n Ice, Baroness, jack, *hurlyburly11, GnipGnop, Lippy+2 , Billy Idol, SargentMidTown, Bailmeout2, areyoukiddingme, Dukedirtbag, SIGHER, ITDoc, christian 134, RocknRoll, corgimom, Converted Southerner, 44mag and bellm1965! NOW, All Of You, Have A Good Day!

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 05/04/09 - 09:17 am
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Good morning to you too

Good morning to you too Tujeez. Since this is not a good day to fish on a boat, are you intending to stay and fish here on the board?

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