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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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CyndiCk 05/04/09 - 09:27 am
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Hey dbs319, read

Hey dbs319, read this...http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bio/userletter/?letter_id=3286869021&content_dir=congressorg

Lippy
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Lippy 05/04/09 - 09:37 am
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Hey Tujeez! How the heck are

Hey Tujeez! How the heck are ya? Long time, no talk...

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 05/04/09 - 09:39 am
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Rudeness in the tax

Rudeness in the tax commissioners office. Since this is not an inherited trait I believe that it is taught to all employees there. It is not limited to Augusta- Richmond County.. I have dealt with the offices in Aiken County, Columbia County and Burke County and they all have the personality of a freshly sucked lemon!

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Irish 05/04/09 - 09:41 am
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This administration is

This administration is working with foriegn governments to prosecute previous administrations. Why don't we just admit our current administration is just a puppet for what ever rogue nation that comes along wanting to show contempt for our system of values and government. Can O'bama (Howdy Doody) bend over and grab his ankles any more than he already has. One more example of what happens when people who stand to get paid for their vote are allowed to decide who runs the government.

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Tujeez1 05/04/09 - 09:41 am
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I didn't see the "red sky"

I didn't see the "red sky" this morning but I'm sure it was there. The word was yesterday that the fish are biting.....but as my missus would say......."It's lightninin' out there".......and I ain't no fan of becoming a filament! I might as well troll for trolls.....and this place looks as good as any troll hole I know.

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Tujeez1 05/04/09 - 09:47 am
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Lippy, I've been meaning to

Lippy, I've been meaning to thank you for my new keybord....I got this one shortly after your "like ness" post the other day. Great Work BTW! Hope the twins are doing well.

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Rolling Eyes 05/04/09 - 09:48 am
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Well Tujeez, lets see what

Well Tujeez, lets see what kind of troll bait you've brought with you! ;-)

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hurlyburly11 05/04/09 - 10:00 am
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A rightous good morning to

A rightous good morning to all on this wonderful and wet day....Thank you Lord for the rain!...................Tujeez many thanks for the "revision" ; o )

Lippy
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Lippy 05/04/09 - 10:05 am
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They are. Ultrasound next

They are. Ultrasound next Monday hopefully will determine the sexes. I'm soooo excited! (What post are you talking about? "like ness"???)

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Tujeez1 05/04/09 - 10:07 am
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CBBP, You can help yourself

CBBP, You can help yourself out greatly when dealing with the tax office by taking the following steps. (1) Buy some dark sunglasses and a white cane. (2) Click and fumble your way into the tag office and present your tag renewal paperwork to the clerk at the window.(3) Thank the clerk kindly for his/her excellent assistance in renewing your vehicles registration. (4) Click and fumble your way back out to your vehicle. (6) Spend at least 5 minutes adjusting the mirrors on the car before you crank the car and drive away. (6) TRY hard not to look back as they watch you drive away.

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Tujeez1 05/04/09 - 10:09 am
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The post whre you ran all of

The post whre you ran all of you words together like "elliotness" does. It was BRILLIANT!

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Lippy 05/04/09 - 10:24 am
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That wasn't mine, but thanks!

That wasn't mine, but thanks! LOL

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pthsssh 05/04/09 - 10:28 am
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G'mornin Lippy - It was

G'mornin Lippy - It was baroness who posted it. I've been watching the posts all morning, I just wanted to see how deep a hole he could dig all by himself before he realized it was time for bed.

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Tujeez1 05/04/09 - 10:40 am
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I believe ITDoc came in after

I believe ITDoc came in after you with a post better fitting my descrition of "running all of the words together" but your rambling post, lacking punctuation,capitalization and structure, was the one to which I was referring. It was a brilliant spoof of Ness' grammatically challenged style of posting.

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Lippy 05/04/09 - 10:43 am
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Hey PTHS....luckily all the

Hey PTHS....luckily all the 'hypocrites' from 'rosy' 'richmond county' aren't out and about yet. It's the first of the month though, they're probably out spending their refilled EBT monies.

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Tujeez1 05/04/09 - 10:43 am
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My bad Lippy, Forward my

My bad Lippy, Forward my regards to the Baroness........Is it 4:20 Somewhere???

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jack 05/04/09 - 10:48 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.....and you DIMocRATS from RC quit trashing CC by shopping (shop lifting) there.

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Tujeez1 05/04/09 - 10:50 am
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*happily motors over and

*happily motors over and picks up planer-board*......Dumps half a dozen day-old Bojangles biscuits and radios...."Trolls schooling at R&R"

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jack 05/04/09 - 10:52 am
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For those wanting Bush and

For those wanting Bush and his legal advisers jailed over the enhanced interrogations, get ready for Pilosi (the liar) and all the other members of Congress who were briefed and supported the CIA's methods to be inicted as well. I believe it would be called a conspiracy and they are NOT above the law either.

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2tired2argueanymore 05/04/09 - 10:54 am
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AHHH! Can you smell the

AHHH! Can you smell the harmony in the air?

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pthsssh 05/04/09 - 10:55 am
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I'll play the w00t! game

I'll play the w00t! game until Nammy! gets home.

jack
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jack 05/04/09 - 10:56 am
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G'Day to all you lovely birds

G'Day to all you lovely birds and crusty ole blokes. Appears we may have some rain-very needed rain.

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jack 05/04/09 - 11:04 am
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This comment was removed for

This comment was removed for violation of the comments policy.

Lippy
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Lippy 05/04/09 - 11:09 am
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Michelle...aka Amazon...gives

Michelle...aka Amazon...gives it to him from behind. He's used to it.

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pthsssh 05/04/09 - 11:12 am
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Lippy - Think Pelosi's

Lippy - Think Pelosi's hand-puppet ........

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_georgepickett 05/04/09 - 11:12 am
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jack, it is my understanding

jack, it is my understanding obomoron already must wear a super tampon!

_georgepickett
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_georgepickett 05/04/09 - 11:13 am
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Cold beer, you had the

Cold beer, you had the pleasure of doing business with the burke county tax pffoce? hee, hee!!!

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Lippy 05/04/09 - 11:15 am
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I wonder if Pelosi's hand

I wonder if Pelosi's hand stinks?

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pthsssh 05/04/09 - 11:19 am
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Lippy - Based on the

Lippy - Based on the condition of the cards she is dealing us, I'd say the chances are good.

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pthsssh 05/04/09 - 11:20 am
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Tujeez - Okay, at 11:20am

Tujeez - Okay, at 11:20am EST, two of your better 4:20pm local time choices are London and Casablanca. If you can hold off for an hour, you can add Amsterdam and Frankfurt to the happy city list.

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