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OBAMA RIDICULED rival John McCain when he proposed $18 billion in cuts from the federal budget and said it was only one-half of 1 percent. Now that Obama is proposing the same amount of cuts it's a great deal of money.

THE GOVERNOR has signed a bill adding fines for certain types of conditions and speeds. He is hoping that speeders will not disappoint because he has already calculated the amount of money it will bring. At least he is not disguising it as a way to deter speeding the way the cigarette tax was touted as a way to deter smoking.

THIS IS A RAVE for the Kids Helping Kids Spring Ball at the Marriott Hotel & Suites to benefit Safe Homes of Augusta. This was a very nice, dressy charity event for children. Both of my children had a wonderful time.

WITH ALL THE TROUBLE our own auto industry is having, why are we going to foreign markets and imported vehicles? Indian trucks, European-manufactured GM cars. Why not just roll over and let the U.S. become the market of the world? We won't produce anything and just buy all the other countries have to offer.

THIS IS A RAVE for good neighbors. When a misguided youth wandered through the neighborhood looking for trouble to get into, three witnesses responded. Your fast action helped the police do their job and hopefully sent a clear message to the kid. Thank you.

ATTENTION WOULD-BE drug dealers: Harrisburg is filled with "snitches." Dozens of us are watching you. We have high standards, which include zero drug tolerance. We despise drug dealing and booming cars. You will go to jail!

NEWS: "Georgia's tax collections during April plummeted 20.6 percent from the same month the year before -- or $362.1 million." Good! All politicians have to do is spend less and, voila, the budget is balanced. Will that happen? No way on earth. There is no way to be elected to office today, at any level, without first being ignorant of even the most basic balancing of your checkbook.

RANT: Why is it necessary to publish teacher salaries?

WHY DOES Hephzibah have cops? People in this town fly down roads, run stop signs. Children live in this town, and somebody should do something about this problem, especially on Carswell Avenue.

THE "EXPERTS" are trying to say that the recession is over and economic indicators are showing improvement. I don't see it. Unemployment is up to 8.9 percent, and that is a lot of people out of work. If anything, the recession may be leveling out somewhat, but with rising gas prices our future will be tumbling downhill again.

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RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 05/16/09 - 03:12 am
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Hey Nammy!!!! Hey Nero,

Hey Nammy!!!! Hey Nero, Tujeez and everybody else . Have a great day !!!

Nero
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Nero 05/16/09 - 04:20 am
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"In our civilization, and

"In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office." -Ambrose Bierce. G'mornin, Nammy!, RocknRoll and all y'all! Please celebrate Armed Forces Day! w00t!

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Nammy3 05/16/09 - 04:20 am
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(': Good morning Tujeez,

(': Good morning Tujeez, RocknRoll!!!!, Nero, Jsquared and all ya'll! Have a great Saturday! LOL w00t!

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inkpup 05/16/09 - 05:49 am
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Yo!! Good mornin to you all.

Yo!! Good mornin to you all.

inkpup
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inkpup 05/16/09 - 05:52 am
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I guess the children ought to

I guess the children ought to stop running the stop signs and flying down the roads in Hephzibah.

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edwarra 05/16/09 - 05:52 am
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The person in Harrisburg is

The person in Harrisburg is assuming that the drug dealers read.

inkpup
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inkpup 05/16/09 - 05:57 am
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Good point edwarra.

Good point edwarra.

Nero
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Nero 05/16/09 - 06:11 am
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Well I certainly hope that

Well I certainly hope that none of the Science Olympiad teams were staying at the Econo Lodge on Gordon Highway. (nobody could be that stupid, could they?)

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TroubIe 05/16/09 - 06:26 am
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morning all, a HUGE thank you

morning all, a HUGE thank you to all of the members of the armed forces (both past and present) who have given up so much to defend our country.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 05/16/09 - 06:27 am
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"RANT: Why is it necessary to

"RANT: Why is it necessary to publish teacher salaries?" - Cuz I asked 'em to since they already published all the other county employee salaries. Why is it necessary for teachers to whine that they are sorely underpaid? Have you seen the salaries listed? For a worker of any kind in the South, their salaries and starting salaries are very very good.

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My2Cents1 05/16/09 - 06:27 am
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Teachers' salaries, along

Teachers' salaries, along with any other state employee's salary is public information and can be found online on the GA dept of audits site. It's really not a big deal. If you know the teacher's degree level and number on years they've been teaching, you can look at the salaries on the county boe website and get an idea of what they make.

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overburdened_taxpayer 05/16/09 - 06:57 am
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"Farrah Fawcett Shockingly

"Farrah Fawcett Shockingly Shaves Head, Hollywood Gathers to Pray For a Miracle" - Hollywood consistently mocks God or throws him out of everything they can. Now they are PRAYING for a miracle? Unlikely.

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JohnQPublic 05/16/09 - 07:50 am
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OVT, God always comes through

OVT, God always comes through with a miracle. It may not be the miracle WE want, but God always come through. Perhaps someone, somewhere will turn to God after watching Fawcett's struggle.

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Jsquared 05/16/09 - 07:52 am
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Good morning Nammy, Nero,

Good morning Nammy, Nero, CBBP and all the gang. Did some research and found out why mom got blocked, well its pretty pathetic if you ask me. She was found to be offensive to some because she had the audacity to suggest someone but a dictionary. Can you believe it. Well off to breakfast we go......See ya'll later..........

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Nero 05/16/09 - 07:55 am
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J2 - Well I can understand

J2 - Well I can understand how telling somebody to "but a dictionary" might be offensive. (Oh the visual) LOL G'mornin and enjoy breakfast!

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Grasshopper 05/16/09 - 08:00 am
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"The Experts" are looking at

"The Experts" are looking at the indicators of supply and demand for different goods and services that are produced for each major sector that drives our economy. When supply is higher than demand the producers of Goods and services cut production and and labor to meet the demand. The indication that the producers of the goods and services, Supply, are equal or below the demand for the goods and services means there is a correction in the market These companies should be profitable and the market is stabilizing. If the market is now flat that means there is no growth and unemployment will remain the same. No will know the condition of the market for a few more quarters, when corporations are required to post their earnings, then the indicators will show weather we are in still in a recession or in a recovery

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Nero 05/16/09 - 08:07 am
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Same old stank bait - there

Same old stank bait - there goes the neighborhood.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/16/09 - 08:14 am
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The question is, with so much

The question is, with so much government interference in the economy, we don't really know if this is going to be a true correction. There used to be a recession in the market about every ten years. Since the government has been increasing its influence in the market, the recension are increasing to average one in every seven years.

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Grasshopper 05/16/09 - 08:22 am
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I apologize Nero I can't draw

I apologize Nero I can't draw pictures for you to understand.

Nero
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Nero 05/16/09 - 08:27 am
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Then try correct spelling and

Then try correct spelling and grammar to start with. Have a blissful day!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/16/09 - 08:38 am
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Nero, again I apologize. It

Nero, again I apologize. It slips my simple mind ,that liberals only understand punctuation and spelling, not the content of my post.

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palomino9 05/16/09 - 09:06 am
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overburdened, what a

overburdened, what a heartless sould you are, maybe someone will pray for you one day. i won't

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Irish 05/16/09 - 09:31 am
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President Howdy Doodys only

President Howdy Doodys only claim to fame is having been a Community organizer. That literally translates to someone who strong arms a productive group to support a non productive group. Much like the rainbow coalition and other so called charities. So his conduct in office so far is not surprising. He wants the productive arm of society to provide for the non productive. this country may never recover from his altruism...he did come up with a brilliant tribunal policy for Gitmo detainees yesterday. It's called the Bush / Cheney plan with window dressing.....

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Irish 05/16/09 - 09:37 am
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Nanci Pelosi is back tracking

Nanci Pelosi is back tracking again now that the CIA has called her bluff. She says it wasn't the cia but G.W. personally that misled her..Idiotmess could you please send her one of your aluminum foil hats ? Of course she is in no danger. The high standards that the Dems hold the Reps to doesn't apply to members of their own party. Ie Newts affair...Clintons Affair. Barney Franks male prostitution ring out of his home...Why was Stephens of Alaska tried within 60 days and Jeffers is still in office 3 yrs later with no trial ?Wait till blagovitch starts talking...

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ITDoc 05/16/09 - 09:42 am
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It should come as no

It should come as no surprise: during debate, both candidates were asked what promises they'd table due to the "economic crisis". NEITHER candidate answered the question directly. The truth was there for those who could see. So, if I got this right, all this bailout money is going to be repaid by the generations of kids failing in education today? Will they be allowed to become "obscenely paid CEO's" who can then be taxed up the wazoo? Will they even put down their phones and xboxes to try? Bailouts= instant gratification. Case closed.
Posted by ITDoc on Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:33 PM

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Grasshopper 05/16/09 - 09:43 am
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At least the republicans will

At least the republicans will clean their own house, the liberals are immoral and allow liars and cheats to remain in power.

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ITDoc 05/16/09 - 09:51 am
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Antknee
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Antknee 05/16/09 - 09:53 am
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Thank the Great Lord that the

Thank the Great Lord that the police are watching Washington road closer.I will be so glad when using Cell phones in vehicles,when driving, is made against the law. It is going to happen!!!

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Tots 05/16/09 - 10:09 am
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milton-9:43-was a dam good

milton-9:43-was a dam good post.but they wont see it that way.They walk around with those rose colored glasses on.

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