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A RANT to the Richmond County Board of Education police officer who feels the need to drive double the speed limit each morning on Doug Barnard Parkway. Today you came close to hitting me. If you can go 90 in a 45, can I?

THIS IS A RANT to the person who complained about the number of "single and unwed mothers" in the area. Did you ever consider that it takes two to make a baby and obviously the father either doesn't want to fully commit to the woman or he abandoned the mother and child? A man must have written this rant. I'm also assuming you are a Republican.

WOW. To categorize all Southern girls as having "no self-respect" is outright ignorant. If you don't like the South go back up north, where people are stereotyped as being rude and obnoxious. You'll fit right in.

AIKEN, JUST ONE COUNTY, has a school superintendent, a deputy superintendent, two associate superintendents and five assistant superintendents. That's completely absurd, and oh-so wasteful of tax money. If there are five districts, simply hire a secretary for each one. The secretaries end up doing the work anyway.

SOMEBODY BELIEVES the special purpose local option sales tax will "keep property taxes down." Don't believe it. Property owners, check your records and see if your property taxes have gone down since the SPLOST con got started. Nope! It's just one more 21st-century political con job.

IS IT NOW LEGAL to change lanes without a turn signal? I always do and always will use my turn signal. It is a courtesy to other drivers.

A HUGE RAVE to the Richmond County sheriff's department for quickly and professionally clearing downtown so everyone could get home safely after Thunder Over Augusta.

OBAMA REPORTEDLY "ordered" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt all Israeli settlement building. Even Obama can't be so egotistical and so stupid that he really believes he can just issue an order to the head of another state and expect the other leader to kowtow and say, "Yes, sir."

WILL SOMEBODY please tell Dick Cheney that he is no longer in office. Go fishing, Dick!

FOR THE PAST 50 years we have been told that gas prices go up in the summer because of more driving. Now we are being told that the "summer blend" is what is driving the price up. Three cents worth of "blend" doesn't compute to a 25-cent price rise. We are getting taken by big oil again.

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cajunnana2000
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cajunnana2000 05/21/09 - 12:17 am
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No tell Dick Chaney to go

No tell Dick Chaney to go hunting with Rush, and Bush.

Dukedirtbag
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Dukedirtbag 05/21/09 - 02:21 am
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w00t good Mawnin Disgusta ^5

w00t good Mawnin Disgusta ^5 Tuj

Dukedirtbag
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Dukedirtbag 05/21/09 - 02:24 am
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RE last rant , one thing to

RE last rant , one thing to remember when we get "taken" by big oil, at least they also produce Vasolene to make it easier....

brianw
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brianw 05/21/09 - 02:56 am
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"Big Oil" is not alone in the

"Big Oil" is not alone in the profits here people. Our state and federal governments make a killing off the gas tax. I call it pork for the politicians. Last year the governments revenues from gas taxes were roughly $30 billion. Recently, there was talk from the Dept. of Transportation of raising gas taxes. (see see http://articles.latimes.com/2009/feb/27/nation/na-gas-tax27). So, call your representatives in Washington and Atlanta. Tell them we need some relief from the gas tax.

crackerjack
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crackerjack 05/21/09 - 03:09 am
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I wish Dick Cheney would make

I wish Dick Cheney would make peace with the new administration, and take them hunting this week-end.

Galba
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Galba 05/21/09 - 03:20 am
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"An eye for an eye, and the

"An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind." - Kahlil Gibran. G'mornin, Duke, Nammy!, RocknRoll and all y'all! w00t!

g-dog express
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g-dog express 05/21/09 - 03:42 am
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Good grief. People in

Good grief. People in Obama's administration called Dick Cheney out from retirement. Now you are complaining that he is answering back. Your comments about this is so......... Democrat!!!!

Galba
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Galba 05/21/09 - 03:58 am
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g-dog - It's just another

g-dog - It's just another case of be careful what you ask/vote for.

TroubIe
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TroubIe 05/21/09 - 04:32 am
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morning all, are t hey

morning all, are t hey recycling the rants??? i know i saw the blinker one word for word a few days ago.....

Jsquared
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Jsquared 05/21/09 - 05:51 am
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You know what 5 was thinking

You know what 5 was thinking Trouble, we get censored day after day for what we post here, and yet, the call in rants and raves are sometimes much worse than anything we post.........Mornin' all, Nero, Nammy, RnR, CBBP, and all ya'll....Happy Friday eve..............

andywarhol
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andywarhol 05/21/09 - 05:59 am
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Is there such a thing as

Is there such a thing as little oil? Also, I really could care less if a person changes lanes without signaling, just as long as they have enough room and aren't about to clip my bumper. It's the jack holes that don't signal when turning that p me off.

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inkpup 05/21/09 - 06:05 am
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I too couldn't imagine a

I too couldn't imagine a better hunting partner for Joe and Presbo than Dick Cheney. If Clinton can keep wagging his lecherous tongue about anything he sees fit with his party's tacit approval then why must Cheney be told to take a hike? Oh, that's right, they just don't like hearing the truth or anything else which differs from their opinions.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/21/09 - 06:13 am
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Good Morning I see there were

Good Morning I see there were more robberies and murders yesterday. I see the Great Society and the war of poverty has worked.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/21/09 - 06:15 am
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A little late, if you have

A little late, if you have problems with feral cats go buy a coon trap!

sgachief
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sgachief 05/21/09 - 06:16 am
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i'd rather go hunting with

i'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than ride with ted kennedy.

EARL84
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EARL84 05/21/09 - 06:16 am
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in the words of our dear

in the words of our dear president, "It's like the Special Olympics"

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 05/21/09 - 06:27 am
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I've only been here a couple

I've only been here a couple of years and this place has gone down hill quick.. I've also noticed it's worst after 2005.. you can't even live in prosperity anymore!!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/21/09 - 06:27 am
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Big Oil? Its called supply

Big Oil? Its called supply and demand, you do know that India and China have a growing middle class, and more industry which uses oil also. The US a huge supply of oil, natural gas, and coal the taxes and regulation makes it impossible for us to obtain it. Why are our politicians so stupid?

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dhd1108 05/21/09 - 06:30 am
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don't forget the rampant

don't forget the rampant inflation of the dollar making oil/gas/food seem "more expensive". Costs aren't going up. The dollar's value is evaporating.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/21/09 - 06:37 am
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DHD what do you expect when

DHD what do you expect when you give away money? If money is free then it's worthless.

rbk
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rbk 05/21/09 - 06:39 am
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Yes, it appears they recycled

Yes, it appears they recycled two rants from yesterday, yet they have yet to publish the rave I wrote for the Nurses and staff on 9W of university hospital. I have submitted it twice in the last month and a half and it has still not shown. The nurses and staff on 9W during the last 2 weeks of March were super nice to my family and me and gave my late wife exceptionally good care during her terminal illness.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 05/21/09 - 06:55 am
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Good morning Tujeez,

Good morning Tujeez, RocknRoll, Galba, Jsquared and ya'll! Have a great day! w00t!! (':

Boston93
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Boston93 05/21/09 - 07:04 am
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# 9 Rant: Also need to tell

# 9 Rant: Also need to tell Obama that Bush and Cheney are no longer in office and needs to move on with his promises to the demoncrats. Most Americans don't like Obama changes, yet made up polls show they do. I've not talked to anyone that likes them.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/21/09 - 07:09 am
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I see that the hypocrites and

I see that the hypocrites and naysayers are up early. I recall reading all of the almost rabid responses when Carter or anyone else criticized Bush, when he was in office. Now a person who was M.I.A. for most of the Bush presidency has come out of hibernation. His shoot from the hips, N.R.A. approved rhetoric will only blow up in his face. Kind of like his shotgun did in his hunting partner's.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/21/09 - 07:10 am
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" Made up polls". Feel free

" Made up polls". Feel free to " Make" your own up, showing that people do not.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/21/09 - 07:15 am
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Looks like senators and

Looks like senators and congressmen are defending Pelosi, and attacking the CIA.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 05/21/09 - 07:17 am
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G'morning all you capitalists

G'morning all you capitalists and entitlement lovers. 1) If you want to match the pace of the BOE cop, feel free to do so. I don't believe your defense will hold up in traffic court. 2) Prevent teen pregnancy by having an open relationship with your teen. Believe it or not, they'd rather be able to talk about sex with you than anyone else. 3) No self-respect is not a regional affliction. See also entitlements. 4) Bravo. 5) SPLOST is indeed a con and has no place in a backwater like Augusta. 6) Use of turn signals is not a courtesy, it's actually law. 7) The RCSO is overworked and underpaid. Support your local gunfighter. 8) Ocarpathia does indeed believe he's King of the World. Fear not, reality will hit him soon. 9) Cheney is a private citizen able to speak his mind without censorship... for now. 10) Americans are driving more than last year. Demand is increasing versus last year. .... and now for NEWS!

Boston93
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Boston93 05/21/09 - 07:20 am
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Rant: Do you believe that 100

Rant: Do you believe that 100 million voters voted for the Idol show Tuesday night ? They were most likely ACORN type votes. The voting system needs reviewing.

jg41160
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jg41160 05/21/09 - 07:21 am
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B93-maybe it's who you're

B93-maybe it's who you're talking too

ITDoc
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ITDoc 05/21/09 - 07:21 am
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Four men detained in

Four men detained in attempted bombing in NYC. Seems the ringleader is the son of parents living in Afghanistan and wanted to "do something to America". Didn't Ocarpathia promise to end that war?

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