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A RANT TO the Richmond County Board of Education. When did a furlough become an unpaid workday for teachers? Didn't Wal-Mart get into trouble when it worked employees "off the clock"? Is our school system above the law? If you don't get paid, you should at least get to stay home.

WHY THE BIG PUSH over health care, another government program that will end up like Social Security? The government needs to prove it can be trusted by fixing Social Security first. Otherwise, health care is just going to be another failed government program down the road. Fix what is already broken.

MAYBE IF WE installed security cameras downtown, people might actually feel safe enough to go to Broad Street. It seems like it's been overrun by kids not even old enough to have finished high school, and I think it's really become a safety concern.

I HAVE A RANT for the U.S. post office. When is it going to announce that there will be only one pickup delivery per day now from its mailboxes?

RANT TO ALL WHO, when confronted with what President Obama and this Congress are doing wrong, respond with what they didn't like about President Bush. I guess when they can't justify their actions, all the left can do is talk about the past.

LET'S JUST AGREE to disagree that Obama is not doing everything politically correctly, but did Bush ever give people an open forum? That's where all the problems began, George W. Bush.

RANT TO THE irresponsible drivers who don't watch out for motorcycles, I weave in and out of traffic to avoid you. Nobody else in the city of Augusta uses turn signals. What makes a difference if I do or not?

WHEN DID The Augusta Chronicle become a Democratic paper? I'm 65 years old, and all my life it has been a Republican paper. But it seems now Obama does no wrong. Personally, I think it should be a nonpartisan paper, but it's always been Republican. I guess the younger generation that's running it is running it for Democrats. I don't think they should side with either party; they should print the news as it happens, not as they want to see it.

TO THE READER who had unkind things to say about Ed Turner and Number 9: This group puts on concerts to benefit nonprofit organizations. I'd like to know what you have done to improve our community.

MY SON'S BIKE was stolen from our front porch. We work hard for our money. I know times are tough right now, but stealing my son's bicycle will not make it better for you. If you needed help, you should have come to the door and asked.

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HillGuy
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HillGuy 08/25/09 - 12:40 am
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The UK has cameras in public

The UK has cameras in public places and it has done a lot of good to reduce crime and apprehend criminals. Certianly worth considering here in Augusta in certain areas, especially with the crime wave going on.

TroubIe
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TroubIe 08/25/09 - 01:08 am
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morning all

morning all

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 08/25/09 - 02:30 am
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Cameras help reduce crime to

Cameras help reduce crime to an extent but strictly enforced panhandling, public drunk and disorderly contuct laws work much better. As for the whiney teacher, you were furloughed for 15 minutes each day and you are not required to be there. In fact, you are not required to teach at all and with your attitude, you would probably be doing the youth of America a favor by resigning. I cou;dn't agree more that those who when discussing all that Obama, Pelosi, Reid, etc. are doing to bankrupt this country and add many social programs can only respond with what they didn't like about President Bush. I agree wiht them that Bush could have done many things better, shouldn't have allowed the congress to create the fannie and freddie problems, shouldn't have given money to the auto industries, etc. However, with our new defecit set for 9 trillion, this administration has approved as much spending in around 6 months as President Bush did in 8 years and it is disgusting and certainly not worth anyone sticking up for or trying to justify.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 08/25/09 - 02:37 am
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And, although it may not be

And, although it may not be politically correct, if you want to stop all of the violent crime and robberies, then take a look into our past. When 7-11's were getting robbed frequently in the CSRA and crime was greatly increasing, Sheriff James Beck came on the TV nightly and said something to the effect of...I am tired of these violent thugs thinking they can do this in our city. All of my deputies are being instructed to "shoot to kill" on site of anyone robbing a business in Augusta. I don't care, who, what, where or when, shoot them and make sure they are dead - we are going to stop this crime in Augusta. Like it or not, agree or not, crime came to a screaching hault for a while.

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kat30815 08/25/09 - 02:51 am
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TO THE SCUM that robbed

TO THE SCUM that robbed Little Caesars on Tobacco road Friday night: I hope the next time you attempt to rob somebody, they see you coming and send you back on your way in a black zippered bag.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 08/25/09 - 02:53 am
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#5 is proven by #6! LMAO

#5 is proven by #6! LMAO G'morning Tujeez, RocknRoll, {♥}, Irish and all ya'll! Have a great day! w00t! Let's see what I might find for you today, neighbor...hang tight. Ah ha! Lucky #7!! w00t! (':

Nammy3
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Nammy3 08/25/09 - 02:56 am
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Nammy3 08/25/09 - 03:20 am
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Ooooh, RnR-check out "Nothing

Ooooh, RnR-check out "Nothing Else Matters" in the vids that pop up when that one is done...pretty killer! Um, yeah!!!!!!!! Here's the link, just in case it doesn't pop up in yours...lol http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ubtER-ECMwg#t=36 w00t! {hack!} (':

RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 08/25/09 - 03:25 am
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You damn right Nammy! ♪♫ And

You damn right Nammy! ♪♫ And nothing else matterrrrrsss ♪♫ lol Good one Nammy !!! good one .....

RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 08/25/09 - 03:26 am
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Morning all ... Hey Nammy!

Morning all ... Hey Nammy! Hey Tujeez ... Everybody have a great day !!!!!!

RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 08/25/09 - 03:28 am
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Heres one back at you

Heres one back at you neighbor !!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQWszrZHBPI Enjoy !!!!! wOOt !!!!!

Nammy3
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Nammy3 08/25/09 - 03:41 am
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Oooh! LOVE it! Thank you!!!

Oooh! LOVE it! Thank you!!! w00t!!

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 08/25/09 - 03:48 am
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To the ranter about motorcyle

To the ranter about motorcyle drivers...YOU are the perfect example of a "bad" driver! I mean, you admit to weaving in and out of traffic and not using turn signals. You are one of those motorcycle drivers that people hate to see, because while we're sitting at a red light or at a stand-still in a traffic jam, you think that you are above it and can meander your way through it all and bypass everyone else. THAT is why people don't respect idiots like you! You give the law-abiders a bad reputation. One day you will be going along in your selfish way and then WHAM!!! You'll be tasting the pavement, buddy! Hope you're smart enough to be wearing a helmet!

RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 08/25/09 - 03:57 am
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You tell 'em JMO ! You tell

You tell 'em JMO ! You tell 'em !!!!

bettyboop
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bettyboop 08/25/09 - 04:47 am
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'The White House hired a

'The White House hired a private communications company based in Minnesota to distribute mass e-mails, helping to shed light on how some recipients received e-mails in support of President Obama's health care plan without signing up for them . The company, Govdelivery, describes itself as the world's leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions and says its e-mail service provides a fully-automated on-demand public communication system. It is still unknown how much TAXPAYER money the White House provides to Govdelivery for its services."

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TechLover 08/25/09 - 05:18 am
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3rd to the last ranter: Are

3rd to the last ranter: Are you freakin' nuts? Yeah, the AC is on the verge of becoming another Oracle, Barb, or Great Speckled Bird.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/25/09 - 06:35 am
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TL, that was a funny rant.

TL, that was a funny rant.

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NOBAMANEVER 08/25/09 - 06:48 am
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1. The American people elect

1. The American people elect a black president with a total of 142 days experience as a US Senator from the most politically corrupt state in America whose governor is ousted from office. The President's first official act is to order the close of Gitmo and make sure terrorists civil rights are not violated. (He screwed up!!).
2. The U.S. Congress rushes to confirm a black Attorney General, Eric Holder, whose law firm we later find out represents seventeen Gitmo Terrorists. (An honest mistake?!)
3. The CIA Boss appointee, Leon Panetta, has absolutely no experience, has a daughter Linda, we find out, who is a true radical anti-American activist and a supporter of all the Anti-American regimes in the western hemisphere. (There were socio-economic factors involved!)
4.. We got the second most corrupt American woman (Pelosi is #1) , bought and paid for. (You can put lipstick on a pig, but it still stinks!)
5. We got a Tax Cheat for Treasury Secretary who did not properly file his own taxes for 12 years. (He mispoke!)
6. A Commerce Secretary nominee who withdrew due to corruption charges.

NOBAMANEVER
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NOBAMANEVER 08/25/09 - 06:50 am
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7. A Tax cheat nominee for

7. A Tax cheat nominee for Chief Performance Officer who withdrew under charges. (Hmmm... another screw-up?)
8. A Labor Secretary nominee who withdrew under charges of unethical conduct. (Ok, maybe this person was just plain stupid..)
9. A Secretary HHS nominee (Daschle) who withdrew under charges of cheating on his taxes. (I'm running out of excuses for these idiots!!)
10. Multiple appointments of former lobbyists after an absolute campaign statement that no lobbyists would be appointed. (Dear God, I need a drink!) All this occurred just during the first three weeks. . . but who's counting? America is being run by the modern-day Three Stooges ; Barry, Nancy and Harry and they are still trying to define stimulus..."it's spending!!!"
The congress passes the $800,000,000,000 (that's $800 billion) pork-loaded spending bill where the government gives you a smidgen of your tax dollars ($13) per week), making you feel so good about yourself [stimulated], that you want to run out to Wal-Mart and buy a new Chinese-made HDTV and go home and watch Telemundo! Only in America , what a country...

NOBAMANEVER
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NOBAMANEVER 08/25/09 - 06:50 am
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Pray for our country. Here's

Pray for our country. Here's the good news though - Obama took Air Force One to Denver to sign the stimulus package, wasting as much as 10,000 gallons of fuel OR 24 JOBS FOR ONE YEAR. Don't you just love this hypocrite?
Speaking of praying, Obama has now been president for seven months and yet he & wife (first lady) Michelle, the Christian family they claim to be, have not attended church since the inauguration. He must miss Reverend Wright! In these times 'I'll keep my God, my freedom my gun and my money.
Anyone that supports this insanity can keep "THE CHANGE".'

NOBAMANEVER
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NOBAMANEVER 08/25/09 - 07:00 am
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Healthcare for all, everyone

Healthcare for all, everyone goes to college, cap and trade as well as welfare are all forms of Obama reparations to his people. It's the only way he could sneak it past the American people. That's why there is such a rush to pass a 1000 page bill that NOONE has even read. Whatever happened to his promise to post bills online for us to read? LIES!!

Unbelievable
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Unbelievable 08/25/09 - 07:04 am
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I dont think the obama

I dont think the obama administration hand picking participants for his open forum, really makes it open. Not to mention that he spent more time preaching his plan of salvation than he did actually adressing questions. It's nice that he can filter whom gets to ask questions, and what questions they get to ask, so he can be coached on what to say.

getalife
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getalife 08/25/09 - 07:16 am
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With a hand picked audience

With a hand picked audience and a teleprompter, he is something great??

REDRIDER
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REDRIDER 08/25/09 - 07:17 am
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I ride a motorcycle everyday

I ride a motorcycle everyday rain or shine I think you need to use your turn signals. But don't ever wish something bad on any body.We ride for the freedom of riding it is a privilege. If you don't like motorcycles stay home.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 08/25/09 - 07:32 am
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Obama's infomercials on

Obama's infomercials on health care! Wonder why there is not a disclaimer required?

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 08/25/09 - 07:35 am
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What is the deal with the

What is the deal with the turn signals? Good Grady Baby I ain't never herd of such commotion over nothing.

Mr. Thackeray
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Mr. Thackeray 08/25/09 - 07:58 am
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Hey folks, America is getting

Hey folks, America is getting exactly what they deserved when they voted of Obama. Sad but true!

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/25/09 - 08:06 am
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Yep, and without the benefit

Yep, and without the benefit of KY!

NOBAMANEVER
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NOBAMANEVER 08/25/09 - 08:09 am
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What does Kentucky (KY) have

What does Kentucky (KY) have to do with it? LOL

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