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I HAVE SOMETHING to say about the X-Mart opening up. I don't see why officials won't let it open when we've got strip clubs not too far from there. When people visit the Augusta area and go downtown and see what it looks like, you've got the dirty strip clubs over there. If they can't let the X-Mart open up, then they need to shut the strip clubs down.

THIS IS TO the Columbia County Transit driver: You need to stay off your cell phone because your driving's not too good while you are using that cell phone. I'm going to get your license plate number if you don't stop driving recklessly while you are carrying people up and down the road and not looking where you are going.

OBAMA SHOWED his true colors. No. 1, he should have never commented on the arrest that took place. No. 2, a white officer arrests a black man and he assumes it had to be racial. No questions asked.

THIS IS TO Deputy Bryan Johnson and other bad cops. It is not fair to beat people, especially when they are already in handcuffs and down. You don't do stuff like that. It's absolutely not right. To the person who left a rant about cop haters. We're not cop haters; we just hate what a cop does after a man is in handcuffs.

THIS IS TO the teacher squawking about having to work in a room with no air conditioning. That sure is bad. I'd like to see her go to work in a cotton mill for eight hours with no air conditioning. I bet you she wouldn't go back because a teacher's job is a pie job. She needs to quit griping and be grateful that she's got a job.

THIS IS A RANT about tailgaters. I may drive slower than you'd like (though usually not below the limit) but you need to back off. You can't see the car seats, but there are two babies in my car that you should worry more about than how fast I'm going.

WHY WE WISH for the good old days: First issue of Time magazine, March 3, 1923, mentions the U.S. president's name only one time in the entire 29 pages. Contrast that with today's news magazines.

TO THE RANTER complaining about the expense of cleaning up the green room and other areas at the James Brown Arena: You don't really know any stars, do you? Many of them are not nice, humble folks like Vernon Forrest, who never got a swelled head and worked to better the lives of kids and other people. A lot of stars are very spoiled and picky enough to not consider doing shows if a place is not to "their standards."

AS A LIFELONG resident of Harrisburg I am truly grateful for all the efforts of Butch Palmer and his group. They are doing wonderful things to clean up this neighborhood and make it a jewel. Other neighborhoods in the city would only be so lucky to have a person like Butch.

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anotherday
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anotherday 08/06/09 - 01:05 am
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Were the rants all writen by

Were the rants all writen by the same person today? Sure looks like it!

Troubled1
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Troubled1 08/06/09 - 01:18 am
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morning all

morning all

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 08/06/09 - 05:22 am
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Well well well, Obama has

Well well well, Obama has finally brought his thought police out into the open. Somebody go ahead and send my comment in to the White House because it is "fishy". You can send it to your Messiah's thought police at flag@whitehouse.gov and BTW if you pay attention you can probably send a bunch from this and other threads all day. Another Constitutional right bites the dust, Freedom of Speech. Where is America? It's gonna be gone in a whisbang.

The Ode
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The Ode 08/06/09 - 05:38 am
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Chavez has squashed freedom

Chavez has squashed freedom of speech in Venezuela by closing down dozens of radio stations and now the White House wants email addresses and web addresses and IP numbers of those who dare speak out against their ridiculous and unconstitutional healthcare wishlist. It is just a short matter of time before this corrupt government starts to silence its critics as well. Then there will be even fewer people left to pay for all the socialist programs after that happens.

HillGuy
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HillGuy 08/06/09 - 05:51 am
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With a name like 'Butch', how

With a name like 'Butch', how can you be bad?

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 08/06/09 - 06:19 am
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Good Morning To All Of The

Good Morning To All Of The Gang, radiatingtatas, Nammy!, RocknRoll, KSL, Trouble, Rolling Eyes, PatriciaThomas, Nwr81, ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts, Kiddspur, I4PUTT, goBAMA09 ROLLTIDE, Fire n Ice, Baroness, jack, *ladyjanegrey, GnipGnop, Lipstick Mama, andywarhol, SargentMidTown, Bailmeout2, areyoukiddingme, Dukedirtbag, SIGHER, christian 134, corgimom, Converted Southerner, 44mag, APiratesLife4Me, Reality and Grasshopper!

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 08/06/09 - 06:19 am
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Good Morning To All, Everyone

Good Morning To All, Everyone included. Everyone have a good day!

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 08/06/09 - 06:19 am
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It's coming

It's coming

HillGuy
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HillGuy 08/06/09 - 06:46 am
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where's the 2min rundown?

where's the 2min rundown?

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 08/06/09 - 06:46 am
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And you people (you know who

And you people (you know who you are) were complaining when Bush was doing warrantless phone taps. At least he was directing it at terrorists and those who have ties with terrorist organizations and didn't ask us to turn in people because of their beliefs. Yes he did ask us to notify authorities if we saw something suspicious related to terror but that is a civic duty of people in a civilized society to undermine crime and destruction. Where is your outrage now that Obama is encouraging people to turn in their relatives, friends and neighbors because they carry a different opinion of the direction American domestic policy should go? This country was founded on certain principles, one of which is freedom of speech. Americans should not be afraid of or intimidated by the government when speaking their minds. (you can send this one to Obama also)

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 08/06/09 - 06:54 am
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To ranter #8 - If the "stars"

To ranter #8 - If the "stars" are that spoiled we don't need them. Maybe they should get knocked down a few pegs.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/06/09 - 07:10 am
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I hear there's buried

I hear there's buried treasure under the X!

1941
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1941 08/06/09 - 07:14 am
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Mabe some of you should not

Mabe some of you should not have freedom of speech, because most of you do not have anything constructive to say!!!

HillGuy
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HillGuy 08/06/09 - 07:17 am
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Yeah, like The Xmart is going

Yeah, like The Xmart is going to somehow bring that side of town down.. with the sewage plant, the tacky fleamarket, the cheap no tell motels, and the the junk yards.

Happy Camper 455
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Happy Camper 455 08/06/09 - 07:18 am
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LOL Hillguy 6:51! Good

LOL Hillguy 6:51! Good Morning all!!!!!!!

Happy Camper 455
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Happy Camper 455 08/06/09 - 07:19 am
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LMAOOL again..Hill!!!!! 8:17

LMAOOL again..Hill!!!!! 8:17 ain't it the truth..

Happy Camper 455
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Happy Camper 455 08/06/09 - 07:21 am
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I beg to differ 1941. I am

I beg to differ 1941. I am very constructive. With constructive things to say.

Happy Camper 455
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Happy Camper 455 08/06/09 - 07:21 am
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he he.

he he.

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 08/06/09 - 07:22 am
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And now...IF I dare....the

And now...IF I dare....the two minute rundown....Ranter #1 says hard core porn is just a pole dance routine.......#2 says driving is a principal task even if you're a pro.....#3 says the President lost his Joseph's coating......#4 says bad cop routine got out of hand.....#5 says it's open season on teachers and reccomends a bake sale to raise money for school supplies.....Ranter #6 says the tailgate is not a safe place for precious cargo....Lucky #7 says the good ol'days was back when the president wasn't an egomaniac and the media had better things to do than fawn all over him.....#8 says the greenhorn politician heckler might know beans but he don't know brats...and Vernon Forrest fought for more than a title......Ranter #9 says they are grateful for the diamonds of Harrisburg...Support HONG KONG Augusta.org.... Y'all please remember to have a great day and be blessed.....and please by all means...Buckle 'em up, slow 'em down and move 'em out...but use your turn signal..........or you just might get some RawHide!

HillGuy
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HillGuy 08/06/09 - 07:25 am
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By supporting HONG KONG in

By supporting HONG KONG in Augusta, does that mean eating lunch at the New China Buffet?

HillGuy
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HillGuy 08/06/09 - 07:26 am
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Could Tujeez be Butch

Could Tujeez be Butch Palmer?? Just axin

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/06/09 - 07:27 am
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Yes, but one plate is all you

Yes, but one plate is all you can eat!

Irish
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Irish 08/06/09 - 07:32 am
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On the news this am it was

On the news this am it was announced that in order to pay for the healthcare the govt. will have access to our checking/savings account info in order to insure payment of the healthcare. It will also give them access to info on every check we write. Tune in to fox at 9 tonight as this is supposed to be discussed. I hope this isn't the case. I mean email police is bad enough.......can we all say "Big Brother"... where is the outrage that ensued with the Patriot Act........

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 08/06/09 - 07:34 am
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HillGuy, No, I couldn't be

HillGuy, No, I couldn't be Butch Palmer...Or PTHS.....But I could use some New China Buffet today...man those mussels are AWESOME!

mad_max
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mad_max 08/06/09 - 07:35 am
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Wake up American. It's 1938

Wake up American. It's 1938 Germany again. Obama has called out the brown shirts. Find a "thought police" and punch them in the nose and tell them "send that to the White House". Then go get your Congressman by the throat and tell them you do not want government control of your healthcare. Reform, fine. Government control NO NO NO NO NO. Government board dictating procedures and medicines NO NO NO NO NO. Government cutting Medicare to seniors to pay for ILLEGAL ALIENS NO NO NO NO NO.

HillGuy
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HillGuy 08/06/09 - 07:40 am
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So, is Butch Palmer running

So, is Butch Palmer running or not? Maybe the 'burgers can update us.

Lipstick_Mama
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Lipstick_Mama 08/06/09 - 07:43 am
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Good morning Tujeez!

Good morning Tujeez!

atsugua13
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atsugua13 08/06/09 - 07:48 am
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Tujeez so glad you paid your

Tujeez so glad you paid your dues this morning. Does mentioning everyones name every day make you more popular in the lunchroom?

Happy Camper 455
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Happy Camper 455 08/06/09 - 07:52 am
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HillGuy....you gotta stop, ya

HillGuy....you gotta stop, ya killing me this morning!!!! You never answered me befo? Do you live on the HILL?

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 08/06/09 - 07:53 am
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Boy this limelight can be

Boy this limelight can be heavy stuff....but I am so thankful to be a star in someone's book.

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