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THIS IS A RANT for the absolutely thoughtless application of the color pink to all things related to breast cancer. This feminizes the issue and thus emasculates and embarrasses men stricken with this tragic condition. The local events are equally galling; dyeing fountain water pink, a survivors fashion show, etc.

I JUST THINK that it's really stupid to print the whole paper in pink. What about people with obituaries they might want to cut and save? Or someone whose child finally makes the sports column and it's all in pink? That's ridiculous. The front section would have been plenty and it would have gotten the message across. It's just ridiculous, and I hope you won't repeat it.

TO THE JOE WILSON supporter who claims they will "take the country back": Bring it on! There are a lot more of us sensible people who do not just shout out lies and overly emotional messages that have no real meaning. That's why we managed to overturn Bush and his cronies in a national election. The majority has spoken and we will speak again three years from now in another election.

OBAMA ET AL. are trying to destroy the Second Amendment -- which is clear -- and not only deny Americans the right to own arms, but also the right to bear arms, and even to dictate to us how to store our arms. Do any of our Georgia/South Carolina elected officials in Washington fight against this gigantic power grab? If they do, why do they not tell us, the constituents who sent them to D.C.?

NIKI WALLER WRITES, "If you think abortions are morally wrong or illegal, then don't have an abortion." What marvelous illogic. Such logic would dictate that if you think murder is wrong, don't murder.

WELL, EXCUSE ME. All these Northerners that are complaining about these Southerners ought to head north. If you are so down on the South, then you ought to be up North with the other Yankees. If you can't live in the South and be happy about it, then go home.

FOR ME, AUGUSTA'S dysfunctional government has an upside. I've found that part of Augusta's charm is its quaintness and the fact that it hasn't kept up with other progressive cities.

YOU COULD NOT pay me enough to be a school bus driver. They should be praised, these school bus drivers. There ought to be a man with a weapon, not to use it, but with a weapon, to guard these kids and keep them safe on the school buses so the bus driver can drive safely.

THIS IS A RANT for the eyesore that is the Regency Mall. Someone needs to do something about that decrepit old building. I, for one, am fed up with the slow way that things move in this city.

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atsugua13 10/05/09 - 04:07 am
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Bus drivers dont need armed

Bus drivers dont need armed gaurds though it is a very inviting idea. What we need is cameras so that the trouble makers can be identified. The kind that the RCBE officers carry dont strike me as terrribly expensive and what a blessing it would be to us.

AhsanMinnik
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AhsanMinnik 10/05/09 - 04:09 am
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The bus drivers already know

The bus drivers already know who the troublemakers are. Why not just take a responsible adult's word for it? It might not be enough for justus4, but for rational folks that should be all that is needed.

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 10/05/09 - 04:58 am
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A picture is worth a thousand

A picture is worth a thousand words.Put cameras on all buses.

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 10/05/09 - 05:09 am
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hussein is not "trying" to

hussein is not "trying" to destroy just the second amendment,he is destroying the entire constitution.Once he has let the terrorists commit more murders,he can declare martial law.When martial law is declared,hussein has ABSOLUTE power and NOBODY has any rights.

AhsanMinnik
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AhsanMinnik 10/05/09 - 05:21 am
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Is "marshall law" worse than

Is "marshall law" worse than "martial law"? I'm just curious this time of the morning.

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 10/05/09 - 05:53 am
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Well Marshall Law is enforced

Well Marshall Law is enforced by Matt Dillon and Hopalong Cassidy and Martial Law is enforced by the Government!

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 10/05/09 - 06:08 am
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Pardon my spelling,you will

Pardon my spelling,you will overlook hussein's destuction of our constitution but complain about spelling.

1941
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1941 10/05/09 - 06:12 am
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What they need on the bus, is

What they need on the bus, is a monitor. What good is a camera, after the fact? Why would any state allow, thirty to forty kids on a bus without supervision.You can not, think the bus drivers job, is to drive and watch the kids also.The south need to catch up with other parts of the country, and put saftey of thier children first, before worring about cost!! Put a monitor on every bus!!

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xanadu 10/05/09 - 06:14 am
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was kid o pathetic or what

was kid o pathetic or what when they showed that clip of him on tv begging for the Olympics in Chicago? sheesh!!! wouldn't that have been a task for a goodwill ambassador to take on instead of the prez? this guy's hubris is beyond the pale. why doesn't someone just sign him up in hollywood so he'll abandon the oval office and do what he really wants to do: be a tv star! if he works really hard, he might even get a movie contract or two someday. he could possibly aspire to be another denzel washington or will smith, perhaps.

1941
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1941 10/05/09 - 06:15 am
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Re; Take thier country

Re; Take thier country back.Take it back from whom? ''They'' stole it from the indians!

Chad
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Chad 10/05/09 - 06:22 am
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Ever since poltics have

Ever since poltics have played a part of war IE. Congress worried about keeping thier jobs, We have not faired to well Korea. Vietnam, Iraq, now Afganistan, Give the Generals what they need and turn them loose to win the Wars. Pres. O is worried about what the populus thinks about the war. Well while he is thinking Lives are being lost, We need to shock and Awe the taliban into submision, Get the Media thats imbedded with the Military out. Let the Soldier, Sailors, Airman, Marines do what they were trained to do. WIN. Ten Lives lost this past weekend but from the reports it cost the Taliban hundreds. Probably would have lost less Americans if they had the support of the President and congress.

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TechLover 10/05/09 - 06:23 am
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Claiming typo now

Claiming typo now grandwizzard? Notice you edited.

xanadu
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xanadu 10/05/09 - 06:27 am
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thank you 1941 for pointing

thank you 1941 for pointing that out. everyone forgets that little, bothersome fact, don't they? i think it would be totally appropriate for the American Indian Nation to put forth a presidential candidate on 2012. I think it would be even more appropriate if they would win. of course, they probably wouldn't touch american politics with a twenty-foot totem pole, seeing as how they got the royal shaft all these years from big heapum white man but it sure would be interesting to see what would happen! i mean, they couldn't possibly do any worse than the dems and repubs have for the last two hundred and fifty years.

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APiratesLife4Me 10/05/09 - 06:29 am
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I agree with Ahsan, What

I agree with Ahsan, What happened to taking the word of the "adult in charge" . These kids nowadays have little or no respect for authority or for adults in general. But yo let something go worng and see how quick they call for mommy and daddy. Or is that, mommy and baby's daddy.

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andywarhol 10/05/09 - 06:34 am
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When are we going to

When are we going to recognize testicular cancer? Are we going to color the fountains blue?

1941
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1941 10/05/09 - 06:34 am
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Re ;Northerners; I was born

Re ;Northerners; I was born in aiken, and my parents moved to the north in 1946. So I came ''back''home to retire, because I still have family here, and I like the climate.I can live in the south and, not be happy about a lot of things, that are still the same!! My parents left here for the same reasons, someone trying to tell them, when, what, where, how, and they were not going to stand for it! And Iam not going to stand for it either!!Yes, the south still have negative attitudes about a lot of things, and if ''we'' northerners want to speak on them,that is our right, and we don't have to move north to do it!!The south is afraid of change,and until they get over the fact, that they are not still fighting the civil war, they will always be be behind, other states.The south lost the war to the north, so you don't have the right to tell northerns, where to go, we won!!!!

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bettyboop 10/05/09 - 06:44 am
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1941..what an idiotic

1941..what an idiotic post...with that being said barry and his band of merry thugs are putting our Soldiers in mortal danger while they dance and skirt around the issues,,hey barry !!..This is YOUR "good war" what are you going to do?..you empty-suited puppet!

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Chad 10/05/09 - 06:50 am
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There is another word for

There is another word for withdrawl its call R-E-T-R-E-A-T, an act or process of withdrawing especially from what is difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable Does this sound familier.

1941
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1941 10/05/09 - 06:59 am
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perusing;The president is

perusing;The president is going to do something the last idiot, did not do, he is going to ''THINK'' on it!!He is also going to speak with his advisors.That is something the ''COWBOY'' did not think he had to do!!Our good soliders are in harms way because W, like the idiot, that he was, started two wars at the same time!! So yes this is the president,s war.It was left over from the last idiot,who thought he could ''go it alone''.Think what you like , about ''OUR'' president, ''WE, have him until his term expires!!!He will continue to do the best that he can, to clean up this mess, and look good doing it!!!!!

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R2 10/05/09 - 07:02 am
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You can get pregnant using

You can get pregnant using the withdrawal method. Don't advocate for withdrawal or retreat. That is for non performers.

1941
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1941 10/05/09 - 07:02 am
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Chad; What happen to the last

Chad; What happen to the last ''Shock and AWE''?

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disssman 10/05/09 - 07:04 am
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We Northeners are the army of

We Northeners are the army of occupation. To the victor goes the spoils and seeing as how the confederacy was crushed by the north, we actually deserve to be here more so that former southernors. Get over it, you lost the war and the north won.

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Chad 10/05/09 - 07:07 am
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1941 Desert Storm/Shield

1941 Desert Storm/Shield worked pretty dam Good. Also beginning of Iraq we rolled right over their forces. then poltices started to play a role, Worring about collateral damage sure has made it tough to win. If they are hidding behind a skirt, in a Mosque destroy it or kill them that will even the playing field.

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wizzardx1 10/05/09 - 07:08 am
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techlover;read post of 7:08.I

techlover;read post of 7:08.I claimed nothing,just that folks will focus on spelling and cheer hussein as he destroys our country.

disssman
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disssman 10/05/09 - 07:10 am
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Atsuqua. Be careful about

Atsuqua. Be careful about the cost of the cameras for busses. The cost of anything in Augusta depends on how much the brother-in-law or campaign contributors wants to charge. We don't use outside sourses for procurement, that way we kinda keep it all in the family. We may not get the lowest prices that way, but we are helping old jimmyjack and he is such a good fella, and a deacon in my church. You are correct that the cameras should cost little, the reality is the sky is the limit for our city, when it comes to purchasing.

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wizzardx1 10/05/09 - 07:12 am
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At the beginning of the war

At the beginning of the war of northern aggression,the South was winning because we thought you were after our women,we discovered all you wanted were the slaves so we quit.

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CobaltGeorge 10/05/09 - 07:13 am
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How low in the polls can this

How low in the polls can this great president go and look good doing it.

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john 10/05/09 - 07:22 am
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Barak Hussein Obama, MMM MMM

Barak Hussein Obama, MMM MMM MMMM, will quit Afghanistan just like BJ Clinton quit Somaila. I mean, they have to pay for the 1/2 who dont pay taxes to get healthcare so pull out of afhanistan, cut the defense department by 1/2 and POOF! Free ride for the demographic.

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CobaltGeorge 10/05/09 - 07:47 am
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Posted by Chad on Mon Oct 5,

Posted by Chad on Mon Oct 5, 2009 7:22 AM >> The most common sense post today.

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easy breezy 10/05/09 - 08:10 am
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Did the Chronicle not get any

Did the Chronicle not get any pictures of the Oliver Hardy festival this past weekend??

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