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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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ITDoc
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ITDoc 05/21/09 - 11:12 am
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Opinions are like waste

Opinions are like waste evacuation orifices: every blog has a few.

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Bizkit 05/21/09 - 11:14 am
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You know what is funny is the

You know what is funny is the American publics avarice for borrowing and spending what they didn't have helped precipitate this mess (few have savings either). What is the Ocarpathia's solution-borrow and spend what you don't have. Just brilliant!!! The problems becomes the solution or problem or..... Confusing ain't it.

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ITDoc 05/21/09 - 11:15 am
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"Ocaparthia" sounds like the

"Ocaparthia" sounds like the name of a Greek god. Should we build an idol and temple then start daily worship?(Some have already done so.) You only have to pay a tithe if you make over 250K a year. (Tithe is 10%, our involuntary contribution is closer to 40%)I like the speech where he proclaimed "Come to me oh poor and downtrodden, and I will fix your ills by crushing and dominating the greedy neocon oppressors".( Are our ills fixed yet? ) Great speech. You know its like Rick Warren says "its not about you" its about Ocarparthia! (All hail Ocarpathia or become part of the Tribulation Force )Get with it Dude. (Great post)

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Tujeez1 05/21/09 - 11:15 am
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I saw recently where the

I saw recently where the Obam's Administration cut funding to the Hydrogen fuel Research Program (where it pertains to vehicles) I guess they got one of those Big Oil Non-Lobbyist on the Obam's team of transparent Non-Lobbyists. CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN! A Transparent Government! Blah....Blah,Blah.....BlahBlah, Blah Blah Blah!

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ITDoc 05/21/09 - 11:17 am
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KD: not confusing to me. "Do

KD: not confusing to me. "Do as I say, not as I do." No different from any of his predecessors in that office. "Change we can believe in" was his banner and his fault for that promise. SSDD.

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SusieQ 05/21/09 - 11:36 am
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ITDoc-- I enjoy reading all

ITDoc-- I enjoy reading all your posts. They are very knowledgeable. Wouldn't these credit card holders have to be notified before they started charging interest from the day of purchase?? I don't intend to pay interest on a credit card, I will just start paying by check since I never carry a lot of cash. If they don't take a check, I want shop there.

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elliottness 05/21/09 - 11:39 am
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itdoc drinking already this

itdoc drinking already this morning? this will be my only post today. i will be coming back to froghollow today to check on a relative at the hospital, and doubt i'll get back on here.doc, bush is quiet not because of class because he never had any (remember hey blair bring me another buttered roll?). he is laying low because no one is seeking him or his time. he is totally irrelevant to todays concerns.they have an article on him in this weeks newsweek (of course he refused to cooperate).he's spending his time on the campus of smu say many students.according to the article he's also befriending alot of teenage boys in his neighborhood.now that's more his speed he and 14 yr old boys should have a lot in common.they like to ride bikes,play with chainsaws,call people silly nicknames.i guess old george misses gannon/guckert and these boys fill that perverted void.

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Rose 05/21/09 - 12:17 pm
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This is about the turn signal

This is about the turn signal rant. Monday I saw a driver whirl up to a red light with their left turn signal on and made a right turn. Good afternoon Elliottness.

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justthefacts 05/21/09 - 12:41 pm
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President O just called his

President O just called his Secretary of Defense William Gates instead of Robert during his speech on national security. Comforting, isn't it?

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InChristLove 05/21/09 - 12:55 pm
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That's what happens when your

That's what happens when your reading from a telepromter.

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Bizkit 05/21/09 - 12:55 pm
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Now the Reps (well ex-Rep

Now the Reps (well ex-Rep Arlen Specter) says the CIA are liars. Wow I guess they were lying to Bush when they told him Saddam "didn't" have WMDs so (knowing they were liars) he listened to the FBI who without hesitation "its a slam dunk". Just amazing isn't it. Now which time were they lying about the WMDs or briefing on enhanced interrogation techniques? So if the CIA lied to Rep, Dems, and the President I guess that saves us the time for a truth commission because they are all innocent-its the CIA's fault. Now the CIA can spend their time pursuing legal defense and have to punt on terroristic threats and international affairs. Hey, come think of it wouldn't these people accusing the CIA of lying qualify as a terroristic threat. I mean man-made disaster.

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used2Bjonny 05/21/09 - 12:59 pm
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(Overheard today in D.C., as

(Overheard today in D.C., as a postscript to the "summit" on the auto industry) "For crying out loud! How in the WORLD are we supposed to get the sheeple all torn up about global warming/climate change/term du jour, when the temperature keeps going DOWN? And how are we supposed to keep demonizing Bush, when the Index of Leading Environmental Indicators shows that air pollution has DECREASED significantly over the past decade? http://www.aei.org/book/100008 I mean, seriously, who's going to agree to ride a flatulence-powered scooter to work when it turns out that market forces plus the regulations ALREADY in place, are doing the job? Sheesh! Don't these idiotic voters understand that it's all about power for us ruling elites, not "environmental protection"?"

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Bizkit 05/21/09 - 01:00 pm
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I wonder what deal Specter

I wonder what deal Specter cut with the Dems to regain some power for bashing the CIA and supporting their cause? It's a Ho down. Get all the politcal ho's together and get down. What fun.

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anotherday 05/21/09 - 01:01 pm
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Hello Tujeez!

Hello Tujeez!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/21/09 - 01:09 pm
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Ocarparthia won't get far

Ocarparthia won't get far ordering Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu around. You don't bargain with the jews till you bring them a gift. That and calm Netanyahu's fears Ocarparthia isn't a muslim and anti-semtic too. hee,hee,hee. Now Iran has taken another aggressive step in becoming a nuclear power I wonder how long before Israel blows their capabilities into the stone age. Reminds of that saying again "its a slam dunk". Funny.

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Bizkit 05/21/09 - 01:11 pm
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I understand Ocarparthia has

I understand Ocarparthia has a new slogan for his secret mission to appease his liberal base with Bush's head. "This Bush is for you". Apparently this maybe a copyright infringement but Ocarparthia over ruled the rule of law and now smooth sailing. The DailyKos is now using it I gather.

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used2Bjonny 05/21/09 - 01:29 pm
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Gosh, is the president's

Gosh, is the president's favorable rating UP 8 points since January, like Dick Cheney's? http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/21/cnn-poll-favorable-opini... You would think that Obama would be moving up, yes sirree, now that the Fed has decided to monetize some more US debt http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297020377190457417767302285116... For those of you who are liberals and thus incapable of rational thought, monetizing debt refers to trading (what used to be) perfectly good dollars for completely unredeemable debt. The Fed gives the Treasury actual dollars, and accepts an equal dollar amount in US securities. The Fed then holds those securities, in theory forever. It makes things LOOK like they're getting better, which is a liberal specialty, while actually making them worse, which is another liberal specialty. In fact, what happens is that this is a direct creation of money without creating wealth, and therefore is wholly inflationary. There is NO other source for the $1.75T the Fed has already committed, or the add'l amount they're discussing now; it is simply direct devaluation of the currency.

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used2Bjonny 05/21/09 - 01:36 pm
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Oh, and by the way, global

Oh, and by the way, global warming believers, here is what your heroes in washington are about to commit to, in exchange for you voting them into power: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.34524d91ed9226d24f193be246b2... The lead is really the best part: "China confirmed Thursday that it will demand rich nations cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020 in upcoming global climate change negotiations. In a position paper published for negotiations to be held in Copenhagen in December, China -- one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases that cause global warming -- did not commit to any legally binding reductions." Actually, they need to omit the words "one of"...China, by virtue of bringing a new "dirty coal" power plant online every week, on avg, is now the largest emitter, not only of "greenhouse gases," but also of arsenic and mercury. Oh, la...but, hey, now, you need to KEEP buying those compact fluorescent bulbs, made only in China. Although the factories are powered by dirty coal, they make up for that by staffing them with slave labor, which cuts down on consumption/unit...almost like a "slave credit"

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used2Bjonny 05/21/09 - 01:51 pm
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"The energy-guzzling nation

"The energy-guzzling nation pledged four-percent annual cuts in the amount of energy used per unit of gross domestic product from 2006-2010, but so far those targets have been missed. " Wow...government estimates, targets and pledges turn out to be worthless...who'd'a thought?!?! Meanwhile, in the mean ol' nasty USA, where we didn't SIGN the paper, like everyone else did, we actually REDUCED both our emissions and our energy consumption per unit of GDP...how DARE we show off like that, while Europe, China, India, and the rest of the planet were busy missing all their "targets" and violating all of their "pledges"!?!?

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used2Bjonny 05/21/09 - 02:06 pm
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Joe Biden.

Joe Biden.

used2Bjonny
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used2Bjonny 05/21/09 - 02:07 pm
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Oh, wait, sorry...I forget. I

Oh, wait, sorry...I forget. I mean, I just say the words "Joe Biden" and it cracks me up, but that's probably just me...y'all are probably waiting for me to make a point (or try to, anyway) http://iowntheworld.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/obamas274panel.jpg rofl...

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Bizkit 05/21/09 - 03:21 pm
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No Used2B it was easy to

No Used2B it was easy to recognize the punch line.....Joe Biden. That is hilarious!!!!! Wouldn't be ironic if Obama's Supreme court nominee gets Borked. What would Joe say. You know denying a nominee not because of qualification but just ideology. What a field day.

used2Bjonny
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used2Bjonny 05/21/09 - 03:58 pm
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hee hee...you know it's a bad

hee hee...you know it's a bad day when your first name starts with a 'B', your last name starts with an 'O', and your address starts with '1600', but the Washington-freakin'-POST is not licking your boots... "Ruh-roh, Shaggy!" http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/20/AR200905... "Earl E. Devaney, the Interior Department inspector general who has been placed in charge of stimulus oversight, said there is only so much spending underway that can be tracked on Recovery.gov. States have received billions in education and Medicaid funds to balance their budgets, and tax cuts and expanded safety-net payments have begun, but federal agencies are still drawing up guidelines and accepting applications for many of the spending programs."

used2Bjonny
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used2Bjonny 05/21/09 - 04:02 pm
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Hold on, hold on, now! Didn't

Hold on, hold on, now! Didn't Sanford over in SC catch a lot of flack b/c he wanted to use stimulus $ to essentially "pay back" the state on a lot of debt it had taken on in order to fund education, Medicaid, and "safety net" programs, but "No, this money is for STIMULUS! This is for 'shovel-ready' infrastructure projects! Get real!" Um...ok. So, if you're CA, and you're spending $8Bn this year on union healthcare workers, we'll pay for that. But if you're SC, and you've spent $700M over the past three years on teachers, school maintenance, indigent care, etc., we're not going to give you money to retire that debt, thus freeing up current tax revenue for "safety net" programs...

used2Bjonny
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used2Bjonny 05/21/09 - 04:02 pm
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I am quite sure that that

I am quite sure that that makes sense...to a liberal :)

used2Bjonny
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used2Bjonny 05/21/09 - 04:04 pm
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In fact, I think that the

In fact, I think that the liberals have been so dazzled by the brilliant logic I have employed in destroying all of their firmly-held beliefs today, that they've all been awed into silence... That's ok, little former socialists. Just change your user IDs, come on back, and write posts that make sense :) Be glad to see you...

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Nammy3 05/21/09 - 04:20 pm
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w00t! (':

w00t! (':

WHYNOTPRAYER
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WHYNOTPRAYER 05/21/09 - 04:34 pm
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Just reading what others

Just reading what others think is very interesting. Why comment when others ask and answer the post for everyone. So, reading is just fine for me. Have a nice day

ITDoc
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ITDoc 05/21/09 - 05:04 pm
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RAVE to the AC for finally

RAVE to the AC for finally heeding my suggestions and requiring email addresses to be validate for each poster before allowing commentary. At least it BETTER be for everyone or that's a huge exposure to suit. Now, quit giving instant access, make people wait before beginning their slander. Then, quit with instant posting, have someone moderate every post before it appears. If these guidelines are followed, you just MIGHT have a decent blog here.

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TroubIe 05/21/09 - 05:13 pm
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afternoon all

afternoon all

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