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A WORD OF ADVICE to the Democrats that are saying the Republican Party is done for or that it has become a regional party. Remember that Republicans were saying the same thing about Democrats from 2000 to 2006 and ended up getting their rears handed to them in midterm elections. All power is fleeting.

THIS IS A RANT for the Columbia County Board of Education. How is it possible in this day and age, when "your child's safety is our number one concern," that you do not have full-time nurses on every campus? Cut some administrators, and let's make a school truly safer.

THANK YOU, Betty Beard, for sensibly stating that this is not the time to incur an additional $35 million in bonded indebtedness for a TEE center. The voters were sold a bill of goods when they were given the opportunity to vote for a $20 million SPLOST when the commissioners knew that an additional $35 million would be needed for the TEE center. We also don't need to be collecting a sales tax for the next 50 years to "dress up" the Laney-Walker corridor. Get rid of the SPLOST.

THIS IS A RANT for the Richmond County school system. Stop threatening the jobs of your teachers and start looking at your top-heavy central office staff.

A RANT ABOUT the parrot that was found in Evans: It is illegal because it is classified as an agricultural pest. Will rabbits, deer, goats, etc. be added to this list, or are they already on the list and we are not aware of it?

RAVE: The Augusta Ballet has pulled itself up by the bootstraps -- eliminated old debt and brought to the citizens of the CSRA world class dance. Aspen Santa Fe was wonderful and refreshing. Bravo!

I ENJOY READING Eugene Robinson's articles. They remind me of my favorite Ronald Reagan quote: "It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that so much of what they know is wrong."

I'M TIRED OF EVERYONE saying our money was used for the bailouts. It's not our money; it never was. They took it and have been since we were old enough to work. We never touched it, and if we don't give it to them they will take everything we have and lock us up.

BIG RAVE to all those who have something to rave about: Keep up the positive attitude!

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APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 05/15/09 - 02:25 am
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Arrggghhhh 'Morning ya'll !

Arrggghhhh 'Morning ya'll !

NEone
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NEone 05/15/09 - 03:07 am
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It's not our money; it never

It's not our money; it never was. ????? I earned it, so yes, it is mine. I don't like wasting money, whether on bailouts for questionable businesses or buying stock or buying food that won't get eaten. Let me choose how to spend what I earned.

Nero
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Nero 05/15/09 - 04:20 am
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I suppose the solution might

I suppose the solution might be to open the hunting season on exotic green parrots to help manage their numbers. G'mornin, Nammy!, RocknRoll and all y'all. Happy Friday! w00t!

Reality
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Reality 05/15/09 - 04:20 am
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They should be having a tea

They should be having a tea party for taxation without sane representation...The Government has no money, it is our paycheck and all other taxes that fund it. Those that work, will continue to do so and those that choose not to will continue to do so. The values in each, will continue to shine through.

Reality
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Reality 05/15/09 - 04:21 am
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Cool and rainy here, how is

Cool and rainy here, how is it there?

Nero
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Nero 05/15/09 - 04:24 am
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Reality - G'day! Looks like

Reality - G'day! Looks like mostly sunny and mid 80's in store for us today. Right now it's just dark. ;-)

RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 05/15/09 - 04:24 am
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Hey Nammy! , Nero, and

Hey Nammy! , Nero, and Tujeez... Everyone have a good day !!!!

Reality
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Reality 05/15/09 - 04:33 am
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I guess it is supposed to be

I guess it is supposed to be dark at this time in the morning, unlike here during the summer the sun is up around 3:45-4:15....

Nero
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Nero 05/15/09 - 04:35 am
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Reality - Yeah man, that used

Reality - Yeah man, that used to really mess me up on late nights at the pubs/clubs.

Nero
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Nero 05/15/09 - 04:37 am
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Are you Obamoron Kook-Aid

Are you Obamoron Kook-Aid drinkers starting to catch on yet? Almost everything the token puppet promised you during his campaign was a lie. WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will retain military commission

trials for terror suspects, sources say. Obama, who criticized the military commission

trials as a "failure" during last year's run for the White House, may be leaving himself

open for criticism from the left. But the Times quoted aides as saying Obama never ruled out

the use of commissions if changes could make them fairer.

Reality
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Reality 05/15/09 - 04:40 am
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A really drunk friend asked

A really drunk friend asked what time it was, I said it's about 4 as the sun was out he looked at me and asked is that am or pm.....

Nero
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Nero 05/15/09 - 04:46 am
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Reality - Been there - done

Reality - Been there - done that, my friend.

hurlyburly11
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hurlyburly11 05/15/09 - 05:23 am
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FARAH, Afghanistan — The

FARAH, Afghanistan — The number of civilians killed by the American airstrikes in Farah Province last week may never be fully known. But villagers, including two girls recovering from burn wounds, described devastation that officials and human rights workers are calling the worst episode of civilian casualties in eight years of war in Afghanistan...........................shall we impeach barry and biden and hang them for war crimes?.......eliotttt and cain that question is for you...........

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RocknRoll 05/15/09 - 05:44 am
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Don't ask Elliot ... In his

Don't ask Elliot ... In his mind , everythings a conspiracy lol

1941
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1941 05/15/09 - 06:37 am
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To the persons that are just

To the persons that are just now speaking out about their taxes beign used for whatever,they have always been used at the discretion of the government.The only diffrence is, is this president is letting you know up front where they are beign spent.When have you ever been able to say where or how they are spent? We have been paying taxes as long as we have been working, and will continue to do so.If it makes you feel better to rant about the taxes now, continue. Nothing is going to change about taxes beign spent by this president ,or any other president, unless they do away with taxes , and that will never happen!!!

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Tujeez1 05/15/09 - 06:43 am
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Good Morning To All Of The

Good Morning To All Of The Gang, nomoreglowintatas, Nammy!, RocknRoll, KSL, Trouble, 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, christian 134, corgimom, Converted Southerner, 44mag and bellm1965! NOW, All Of You, Have A Good Day!

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 05/15/09 - 06:58 am
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It's not our money,,,,,It

It's not our money,,,,,It never was,,,,,they only let us use it because we pay them interest for the usuary. We should do as the French once did(towards the USA Government) demand to be paid in gold. That'll teach them!!! 1941....I'll quote a bible verse for you......."and promising them freedom, they are made slaves once more...." To the original ranter......" A fool and his money are soon parted...." ..........Enjoy the ride and mind them saddle sores! Find you a good saddle blanket.....The Obam is just getting started.

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Grasshopper 05/15/09 - 07:06 am
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Why do we need full time

Why do we need full time nurses at schools? I would think teachers can look at a kid and tell if he is sick or not.

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areyoukidding 05/15/09 - 07:13 am
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Is there now an

Is there now an areyoukiddingme? If so, one of us may need to change there moniker. I do not think this "areyoukidding" falls in this named crowd.

areyoukidding
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areyoukidding 05/15/09 - 07:15 am
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oops typo. Before PT gets

oops typo. Before PT gets all high and mighty - I meant "their" moniker.

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justthefacts 05/15/09 - 07:39 am
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you're not kidding me..right?

you're not kidding me..right?

AAQueen
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AAQueen 05/15/09 - 07:55 am
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There's always been a nurse

There's always been a nurse iat school and they should continue to keep them especially at the elementary schools

NO OBAMA BASHING TODAY PLEASE!

Irish
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Irish 05/15/09 - 08:05 am
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Miss Nanci said the Cia lied.

Miss Nanci said the Cia lied. Knowing what an honorable person she is she has called for a "truth Commission" . I agree 100% with her. We should have a truth commission to get to the bottom of this. SHE CALLED DOWN THE THUNDER so let's start the investigation with her statements. Then lets investigate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (that's the mortgage companies Idiotmess) who were warned in 2003 that their practices would lead to an economic down turn which could have devastating effects on the rest of the economy. Then lets see why Barney and Chris blocked the investigation and what kind of sweet deals they got out of it. And now I have a 9.30 tee time....So Kiss me, I'm Irish

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DEVGRU 05/15/09 - 08:15 am
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There were NO nurses in

There were NO nurses in schools when I was growing up and I survived. So did all of my classmates. What's the purpose other than to pass out aspirin because of the zero tolerance rules. I used to take my own aspirin.

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braxtonkbragg_ 05/15/09 - 08:16 am
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1941, and just where,

1941, and just where, specifically is this money being spent?

uptheseventhplanet
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uptheseventhplanet 05/15/09 - 08:28 am
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8th rant--If the government

8th rant--If the government took money from somebody and it wasn't ours whose was it? (Our government can't tax China.)

Lippy
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Lippy 05/15/09 - 08:31 am
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The only way this board will

The only way this board will keep from bashing Obama today is if RCR, Rose, Q2, elliottness, justus (and a few others) don't post.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/15/09 - 08:35 am
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They can investigate for

They can investigate for months which baseball players used steroids, but they will never investigate why and who caused the banks collapsed. Both parties were involved that is why the bail outs were shoved down the Americans throats so quickly by both parties.

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Grasshopper 05/15/09 - 08:38 am
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Bush and Cheney were not

Bush and Cheney were not ignorant they would have never used these interrogation techniques with out having the liberals involved. That is why Cheney and Carl Rove are on the stump, letting the Americans know who all was involved. If Bush would have done this alone there would have been an impeachment trial. The liberals would have hung him high! The fact is the high ranking liberals lied about their involvement, and their blinded followers believed them and started calling for Bush and Cheney's head. There will be no hearings and Barry will sweep this under the rug to save Nancy. Then again maybe he won't since she shoved him out of the way like a little kid during a press conference.

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Tujeez1 05/15/09 - 08:41 am
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No one need bash the Obam or

No one need bash the Obam or Pelosi, Reid, etc.....They impugn themselves with every action. BUT...the truth of their actions will be told.

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