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THIS IS A RANT for Aiken County trying to blame MCG for the escaped prisoner. He was never in custody because if Aiken County had charged him then it would have been responsible for his hospital bills, so Aiken County chose not to charge him to avoid having to pay the hospital bill. When he's not in custody, there's no reason for MCG to treat him any differently than any other patient in the hospital.

GAY PEOPLE are good people, too. My uncle (mother's brother) was gay. He served in the Army and retired as a bus driver. He also has raised eight of my mother's children. I was a baby girl when my mother died, and he kept and raised all of us. I was very young, but I understood. We are all God's children.

THIS IS A RANT about Commissioner Betty Beard. I am not so surprised that she would think that all of this trouble surrounding her dilapidated childhood home is somehow politically and racially motivated. She states "that about 90 percent of the homes in the Bethlehem community are also in disrepair and why should she be singled out as a slumlord." Well, Ms. Beard, you are in a position of authority in the city and you of all people should know that you are responsible for the upkeep of your property.

I WOULDN'T TAKE my 10- and 12-year-old children to a strip joint. But after taken them to the Augusta Mall over the weekend that's exactly what it felt like. If mall management can't enforce some basic decency and decorum, then this family will take its business elsewhere.

'COLUMBIA COUNTY may change grading,' a headline says. The powers that be there seem to think nobody knows what "flunk" means, so they'll change it to "does not meet standards," a sick euphemism if there ever was one. Soon, a grade from a public school will be meaningless.

RICHMOND COUNTY politicians continue to tax and then spend millions on "planning" for absurd projects that never get completed anyway. Who's making all the money? Companies that plan.

SPEAKING OF HIS medical care plans, Obama said we should "beware of scare tactics and fear-mongering." In the same speech, he says we need to change the present system so fast because it is "a ticking bomb."

IT'S GREAT TO HEAR good things about our president. I voted for him, and I am proud to stand by my choice.

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Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 06/19/09 - 09:29 am
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When the new corporate tax

When the new corporate tax schedules hit the streets and prices begin to rise, poverty will be widespread, the sheeple will turn to anarchy and martial law will be declared.

Rose
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Rose 06/19/09 - 09:43 am
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Good morning. It's a

Good morning. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. May God bless all of our leaders, especially our wonderful hard working President Obama.

itwuddntme
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itwuddntme 06/19/09 - 09:47 am
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wabbit season

wabbit season

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 09:50 am
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TU we are just crazy

TU we are just crazy conspiracy theorist? However, I am willing to bet the sheeple have no clue to the content of our previous post.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 06/19/09 - 09:52 am
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G'morning Mrs. Rodgers,

G'morning Mrs. Rodgers, again. (':

mable8
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mable8 06/19/09 - 10:10 am
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Re: Columbia County to change

Re: Columbia County to change "F = Failure" in the grading system, please be advised that "does not meet standards" belongs in an employee evaluation and NOT on a report card. How stupid can you get?

Irish
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Irish 06/19/09 - 10:11 am
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Trey, found the shut off

Trey, found the shut off thanks.....

Lippy
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Lippy 06/19/09 - 10:13 am
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How many voices in ones head

How many voices in ones head does it take to constitute a neighborhood?

Nammy3
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Nammy3 06/19/09 - 10:20 am
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LOL G'morning, Lippy! You

LOL G'morning, Lippy! You meany you. {too funny you just "happened" to hit the 69th post!} lol (':

Lippy
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Lippy 06/19/09 - 10:26 am
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Good morning Nammy! I have an

Good morning Nammy! I have an inquiring mind, that's all! LOL - and impeccable timing!

Georgiais1
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Georgiais1 06/19/09 - 10:38 am
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And here comes "Rambling

And here comes "Rambling Rose"....

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 10:51 am
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Welcome Irish!

Welcome Irish!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 11:08 am
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N. Korea threats to launch a

N. Korea threats to launch a rocket toward Hawaii, and all the US can say we have interceptors waiting. That is a threat to our national security! What the Hell?

Irish
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Irish 06/19/09 - 11:16 am
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The same Ayotollah Khamenei

The same Ayotollah Khamenei who basically beat Jimmy Carter back has just flipped off this administration too.....another tidbit for thought. when the courts order these dads to pay child support how bout they put a clause in there directing them to get a job with benefits to take care of the childrens medical care or pay premiums on a health insurance policy...Bet we'd see fewer one parent and fatherless kids if someone were held accountable....just a thought....

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SCGAL53 06/19/09 - 11:17 am
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The behavior of a certain

The behavior of a certain judge this morning was completely unprofessional. You are not a good role model for the young people involved. The young lady only lost the case because you were in a bad mood. Shame on you.

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sawgrass 06/19/09 - 11:20 am
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Trey1874 - telling North

Trey1874 - telling North Korea we have interceptors waiting is not disclosing information about our national security. I worked on both missile interceptor sites which are located in Alaska and California. Both of these sites can be viewed using Google Earth and the information about the program is public knowledge. This information can be obtained using any search engine.

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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 11:21 am
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Posted by SCGAL53 on Fri Jun

Posted by SCGAL53 on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:17 PM?????????

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 11:25 am
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sawgrass the intent of my

sawgrass the intent of my post was that more action is needed, Are we going to wait and see, like 911?

Irish
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Irish 06/19/09 - 11:43 am
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North Korea has basically

North Korea has basically flipped off the U.S. too....

Irish
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Irish 06/19/09 - 11:45 am
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sitting here with my bags

sitting here with my bags packed planning a 3 day wknd waiting on a gosh darn repairman ! I blame George Bush....makes as much sense as some of the things I have seen him blamed for....LMAO.......

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sawgrass 06/19/09 - 11:48 am
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Trey1874 - it does not matter

Trey1874 - it does not matter which party is in office, democrat or republican. If we use force on North Korea, as we did with Iraq, our own people will view our country as war mongers. If we wait until something happens, our own people will blame our country and administration as being soft. It is a lose/lose situation. At least in this situation with North Korea we have the ability to stop whatever means of force they use.

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Rose 06/19/09 - 11:53 am
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And our government is not

And our government is not going to tell us top secrets. We don't know what other plans are in place to protect us from North Korea.

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Dukedirtbag 06/19/09 - 11:53 am
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Good afternoon Disgusta ^5

Good afternoon Disgusta ^5 Tuj

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 11:59 am
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sawgrass you think that we

sawgrass you think that we can stop a nuclear warhead?

itwuddntme
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itwuddntme 06/19/09 - 12:00 pm
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Our Gov't is not telling top

Our Gov't is not telling top secrets? WRONG Reeg, see also released CIA memos... see also released meeting notes... see also released photos. You should stick to your pledge to not debate politics for you have zero comprehension of the subject.

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Onthebeach 06/19/09 - 12:03 pm
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Send Obama to North

Send Obama to North Korea....He will either buy them out or say that we are sorry for our aggression...

Rose
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Rose 06/19/09 - 12:03 pm
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idiot I am not debating. I

idiot I am not debating. I simply made a comment. Deal with it.

itwuddntme
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itwuddntme 06/19/09 - 12:04 pm
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Trey: those of us with brains

Trey: those of us with brains understood your post as you wrote it. Those without, well... they're well known here, no?

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hurlyburly11 06/19/09 - 12:04 pm
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WOW... about an hour ago

WOW... about an hour ago minding my own business and taking some trash to the dump in North Augusta ..pull out and head down toward Edmunds BBQ and WTH !..I am in the middle of a high speed chase...dude in a white SUV being chased by a kazillion cops heading toward Edgefield.......man!!

itwuddntme
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itwuddntme 06/19/09 - 12:05 pm
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Gee, you learned a new

Gee, you learned a new tactic... well, you are the weakest link, deal with that.

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