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I AM SO SICK and tired of the "holier than thou," Bible- carrying, -quoting Southern politicians such as Newt Gingrich, John Edwards and now Gov. Mark Sanford having affairs and then going to the media to apologize as "penance."

YES, SANFORD needs to resign. He has breached the trust of his wife, his boys and his state. He needs to humbly beg his wife's forgiveness, and he needs to focus all of his attention on attempting to rebuild their marriage.

AND SO IT BEGINS. The same members of the media that found it all right to excuse Bill Clinton his indiscretions will now vilify Mark Sanford 10 times over. What a bunch of hypocrites.

NOW THAT SANFORD came clean after calling for Bill Clinton's resignation years before, after misleading all of us by saying he was hiking when indeed he was out of the country, as a Republican I am truly worried. Sanford's announcement came a day after another prominent Republican, Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, apologized to his GOP Senate colleagues for an affair with a campaign staffer.

WE (SOUTH CAROLINA) are last in education, last in technology, and we wonder why the country laughs at us. Our governor is spending our tax money wining and dining some South American girl when we are in the middle of a recession.

A RANT TO all the naysayers and failure hopers. Rid yourself of the hate and rancor; it hurts you worse.

OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM is broken. Too many low life thugs are walking the streets but they need to be doing hard labor in a prison camp.

ONLINE COMMENT wants driver's ed put back into the schools. What ever happened to parents teaching their own kids?

WHAT IS BLACK, white and quick to jump to racist conclusions? The citizens that read this newspaper. I'm so sick of everything being blamed on race. I was reading the article about the number of AIDs and HIV positive members of the surrounding counties being among the highest in the state when I decided out of curiosity to read some of the comments. It amazed me. I've lived in seven different states and three countries since the age of 17 (I'm now 28) and have never seen so many angry and racist people.

LOVE THE NEW format for the Chronicle online site. Very clean and easy to read.

A RANT TO The Augusta Chronicle about the new online layout!

FOR ALL OF YOU who are apparently incapable of reading numbers, the speed limit on the 13th Street Bridge is thirty-five. I am pretty sure speed limits are actual laws, not mere suggestions.

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Me 06/27/09 - 01:17 am
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The reason that driver's ed

The reason that driver's ed is needed back in schools is due to Johua's Law. In order to even apply for your license now, you have to show proof of have taken and passed the Drug and Alcohol class, , 40 hrs behind wheel with adult, and now the Driver's Education class that is 30 hours long (and no, it isn't what is in the pamplets that they give out at DMV, this is a course that can be done online, or at a driving school) , all before you can even take the actual driving test. The Drug and Alcohol course that is required by law is taught in the schools, so why shouldn't they teach the driver's education class too?

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Nammy3 06/27/09 - 01:18 am
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G'morning Tujeez, RocknRoll,

G'morning Tujeez, RocknRoll, Billy Shears, J², {♥} and all ya'll! Have a great, slooooow Saturday! w00t! (':

Billy Shears
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Billy Shears 06/27/09 - 04:20 am
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At first I was "skeptical" of

At first I was "skeptical" of the new Chronicle main page. However, as it's getting tuned up and and now fits the IE 6.0 (and newer) template, I'm having a change of heart. Let's see how it develops. G'mornin all y'all and "Nammy! The Slackerette."

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brianw 06/27/09 - 05:35 am
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1. Mark Sanford should step

1. Mark Sanford should step down, but it was a "private matter" when Bill Clinton cheated on Hillary? I agree what Sanford did is wrong, but so was Clinton. No Democrat ever called for his resignation. 2. There are certain rules of driving an automobile only parents can teach such as signaling an tractor-trailer combination driver when he/she has cleared you and can move back into the lane in front of you. 3. I agree with ranter #9. It seems that every discussion on this site somehow always, unnecessarily, turns to race. It is sad that we as a society are in the 21st century and cannot get over the color of each other's skin. 4. Ranter#5 Sanford is reimbursing the State of SC that $8000. Throwing money at the problem will not fix education; the job of improving education starts with parents. It is not the government's responsibiltiy to raise our young ones.

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prolifer 06/27/09 - 06:22 am
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Having to pay $8000 back to

Having to pay $8000 back to the state of SC without the state of SC loaning $8000 equals theft. Sanford should be arrested like any other low-life thief. He got caught with his hand in the cookie jar and something else in the cookie. BTW, had he not called for Clinton's resignation and focused so much on ethics, I too would have thought he deserved another chance in office. Think about it, what kind of person would ask permission from his wife (who did not agree with the affair) to go to another country to see his lover. She should have allowed his to go and made sure he didn't return. That would rid all of us of this b@#tar*. What a joke SC's head huncho is. GO CAROLINA! You are lead by the best.

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local girl 06/27/09 - 06:29 am
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What was so private about

What was so private about Clinton It was all over the news and he had to go to court.These people are suppose to be role models.He should step down He is a cheat & a lier.He cannot be trusted

prolifer
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prolifer 06/27/09 - 06:58 am
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local girl, private sometimes

local girl, private sometimes means a family matter.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/27/09 - 07:12 am
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I agree, Sanford should step

I agree, Sanford should step down, but if he is made to then all politicians that do the same should be required to resign and republicans and democrats alike should make it so. What is good for the goose is good for the gander, if you are going to do it with one, do it with all. And BTW, breaking the law is breaking the law whether you illegally use $8,000.00 of the state's money or you lie under oath ("I did not have sex with that woman." Bill Clinton).

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Boston93 06/27/09 - 07:33 am
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Would love speed bumps on

Would love speed bumps on 13th street bridge. Ranter is right.
N. Augusta needs to shoot radar to middle of bridge and rake in the money to pay for the good looking new building.

Boston93
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Boston93 06/27/09 - 07:38 am
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All you ranters that are most

All you ranters that are most likely doing the same thing as Governor, lay off and let his position in the state take care of whether or not he needs to remain as Governor. At least he didn't act like a democrat and wait, wait, wait before forced into admitting it.

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TechLover 06/27/09 - 07:47 am
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Boston: He's been having the

Boston: He's been having the affair for a year and didn't wait to admit it? Would he have admitted it if he hadn't pulled the disappearing act and got caught, as Austin said, "with his hand in the nookie jar"? Did he plan on paying back the money until he got caught? It's wrong for all of them to cheat on their wives but you've got to criticize all of them or none of them.

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andywarhol 06/27/09 - 07:54 am
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I'd also like to see us set

I'd also like to see us set up some hard labor camps rather than just putting these guys back on the streets. They can live in tent cities just like our Soldiers do. On another note: my wife was telling me about how disciplined people are in Singapore. Guess why that is. If you screw up they throw the book at you. You kill someone, you will be killed. Not put on death row for 20 years.

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carcraft 06/27/09 - 07:56 am
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Why didn't Barney Franmk step

Why didn't Barney Franmk step down when a male prostitute ran a prostitution out his appartment? Why didn't the guy in Illinois,Mel Reynolds, resign when he was arrested for having sex with a minor? Why did't William Jefferson resign when he was caught with bribe money in his freezer? Why hasn't conyers resigned when his wife was caught and convicted of taking bribes, Why hasn't Charles Rangle resigned for his tax cheating violations?

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justthefacts 06/27/09 - 08:08 am
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Because the state media

Because the state media protects them.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 06/27/09 - 08:19 am
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Because their dems. If they

Because their dems. If they were conservatives, you can bet that the national media and libs would be on the attack over and over and over.

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happydazerhereagain 06/27/09 - 08:28 am
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what's all this garbage about

what's all this garbage about folks resigning because they had an affair? please. either get out of your unhappy marriage or go seek help for the two of you. and stop standing up there at the podium when you get caught acting all sorry. it's ok. stop faking it for folks you don't even know. You are not sorry, you got caught. no reason to lose a job over it however.

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happydazerhereagain 06/27/09 - 08:30 am
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true techlover.

true techlover.

happydazerhereagain
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happydazerhereagain 06/27/09 - 08:50 am
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rip mj

rip mj

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corgimom 06/27/09 - 08:54 am
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Jenny Sanford is beating a

Jenny Sanford is beating a very dead horse. When it gets to the point where the husband asks his wife for permission to see his girlfriend, the marriage is done. And she told him to stop seeing her. Like an ultimatum ever stopped anyone from having an affair. When a spouse has an affair, the other spouse has one of two choices- stay or go. That's it.

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happydazerhereagain 06/27/09 - 08:56 am
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WHAT IS BLACK, white and

WHAT IS BLACK, white and quick to jump to racist conclusions? The citizens that read this newspaper. I'm so sick of everything being blamed on race. I was reading the article about the number of AIDs and HIV positive members of the surrounding counties being among the highest in the state when I decided out of curiosity to read some of the comments. It amazed me. I've lived in seven different states and three countries since the age of 17 (I'm now 28) and have never seen so many angry and racist people.
AMEN and so succinctly too!

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happydazerhereagain 06/27/09 - 08:57 am
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'spot on' mom

'spot on' mom

happydazerhereagain
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happydazerhereagain 06/27/09 - 08:59 am
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FOR ALL OF YOU who are

FOR ALL OF YOU who are apparently incapable of reading numbers, the speed limit on the 13th Street Bridge is thirty-five. I am pretty sure speed limits are actual laws, not mere suggestions. NO KIDDINg? wow

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SweetT 06/27/09 - 09:12 am
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morning all

morning all

ladyjanegrey
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ladyjanegrey 06/27/09 - 09:14 am
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A stupendous and stelllar

A stupendous and stelllar Saturday to all !! Go South Mark !!!Leave your loveless marriage and go to your ladylove and leave the absurd world of politics to the senseless idiots (and sheeple)that are now in charge...escape !!!!

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andywarhol 06/27/09 - 09:16 am
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VAN Love, I can also relate

VAN Love, I can also relate to that rant. People here always have pride in the CSRA, and I don't know why. They are quick to say, "Don't let the door hit ya..." They also tend to think the gang problems and poor school attendance and violence is common across the U.S. It's clear to see they haven't been anywhere else.

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Tujeez1 06/27/09 - 09:20 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, *ladyjanegrey, GnipGnop, Lippy+2, Billy Idol, SargentMidTown, Bailmeout2, areyoukiddingme, Dukedirtbag, SIGHER, christian 134, corgimom, Converted Southerner, 44mag, bellm1965, APiratesLife4Me and Reality! NOW, All Of You, Have A Good Day!

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Boston93 06/27/09 - 09:28 am
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Right on carcraft on Sat Jun

Right on carcraft on Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:56 AM. And the list goes on.

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Irish 06/27/09 - 09:31 am
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People holding elected office

People holding elected office should be held to a higher standard. Saying it is a private matter or as in the case of Bill Clinton "just sex" does not make it alright. However it does seem the media holds the right to the fire more often. Newt Gingrich left office. Bill Clinton did not. Barney Frank is still in there denying his role in the fannie mae freddy mac crisis, Chris Dodd and the Acorn crowd are not being investigated because "the powers that be" said not to pursue it. Doesn't sound like our elected officials are behaving responsibly. Only in their own interest. perhaps both sides of the aisle should demand better behavior from our represenatives. Personally I think they should all be replaced in 2010. They rule now not represent the people and most believe themselves above the people who put them there.

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Boston93 06/27/09 - 09:33 am
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To TechLover. Has Nancy

To TechLover. Has Nancy Pelosi paid back any of the $300,000 she spends every week flying back and forth to San Francisco ?
Has she admitted lying about the CIA lying to her ? Come on.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/27/09 - 09:36 am
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Morning, Tujeez.

Morning, Tujeez.

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