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AS A TEACHER HERE in Richmond County I have informed my husband, children, family and friends that this year for Christmas they are to forgo the usual presents for me. Instead I am asking them to buy me copy paper, toner, ink cartridges, chart paper, pencils, erasers and other school supplies that I cannot afford to buy for my class and the county cannot afford to buy. Merry Christmas, everyone.

I CAN SEE IT NOW, Sarah Palin running for president. Maybe she could have Dick Cheney's daughter to be vice president. Really doesn't matter; the Republican Party is finished.

A RANT TO THE KILLERS at Westside High School for killing a nonpoisonous snake. The snake was only looking for a place to stay. Once the snake was out of the classroom, why kill it?

GEORGIA ETHICS PANEL for school test-tampering says charges are routine. To even require something like an ethics panel is a sign that things are terribly wrong, when public schoolteachers, who are first and foremost supposed to be examples of honesty to kids, cannot be trusted. And even the panel speaks with purposeful vagueness when it uses terms like "intentional" cheating. What other kind of cheating is there but "intentional"? An "unusually high number of wrong answers were erased" and changed to correct, yet the state director for "educator ethics" says "most of them are not deliberate cheating cases"?

TO ALL OF YOU who are so anxious for the government to be in charge of our health care, I refer you to the recent government task force recommendations on mammograms and breast exams, which recommended that mammograms be delayed until after age 50 and self-examinations be eliminated. Welcome to the world of government-run health care.

ENOUGH ABOUT the person that referred to the old fogies not paying their own way. Let's talk about the person who is really against Social Security and the senior citizens, our President Obama, who didn't give us a raise this coming year.

BIG RAVE FOR ALL the seniors' responses to the person who ranted about Social Security and Medicare. The person is probably upset that his grandparents will not give him any more money so he can do nothing and decide not to work to earn Social Security and Medicare.

THIS IS IN REGARD to the Board of Education wanting to take minifridges away from teachers. Next thing you know they will be getting rid of all the actual teachers, and the kids will all just get their lectures from the same few people over a television screen.

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Bubblesup
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Bubblesup 11/20/09 - 05:30 am
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It's true Ranter #2. When

It's true Ranter #2. When the Party started eating its young and promoting 'YOU LIE" statements, it was pretty clear. The Repugnican party is finished. Ding dong.

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Asitisinaug 11/20/09 - 06:20 am
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I find it very interesting

I find it very interesting that the government under the Obama administration is now recommending mammograms and breast exams be delayed until after age 50 whereas in the past it has always been age 40. What is very interesting is why since black females are at a much higher risk at an earlier age than white females. If Obama wern't our President right now, I can hear the liberals and the NAACP blasting the Bush or any other administration for a decision such as this being racist. This along with the fact that the Bush administration failed miserably with getting out the flu shots and the Obama administration, even knowing the problem with plent of time, also failed miserably to produce the flu shots on time are prime examples of why we don't need the govermnet running our health care. Yes, there is a need for health care reform, tort reform, open access across state lines for insurance companies to lower rates, etc. but not a 2,000 page bill that will raise our insurance prices, lower our quaility of care, take away 500 Million from Medicare, drastically raise the defecit, etc. The current bill is a disaster and we ALL need to write our local Congressmen, especially democrats.

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Asitisinaug 11/20/09 - 06:25 am
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Yelling "You Lie" towards our

Yelling "You Lie" towards our President was ignorant and uncalled for. That being said, he did lie, is lying and if you don't understand this, you are not an informed citizen. Simply review the current bills set forth or the highlights of the bills online and you will see that Obama is and has lied to us time and time again. Don't get me wrong, Bush and probablay all of the others lied to us as well but at least call it what it is. This man promised all of us change in our government that we could belive in but in reality he is just another lying politician who is taking us down the road towards bankruptcy with his socalistic views along with Pelosi. The republican party is far from finshed although I do agree, there is plenty to correct within the party. The difference is that conservatives speak up against those in the Republican party who are not sticking to the values of the party and take a pro-active approace when someone in the party does wrong. In comparison, the majority of the democrats continue to support each other no matter what is done, even when lies are spewed, the support remains. Obama is popular for his charisma and charm but his policies are deplorable.

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xanadu 11/20/09 - 06:33 am
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actually, it would be a good

actually, it would be a good thing if BOTH democratic and republican parties died and we let the libertarians and independents have at it for the next 250 years. they couldn't possibly screw it up anymore than the donkeys and elephants have.

xanadu
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xanadu 11/20/09 - 06:37 am
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asitisinaug: what charm and

asitisinaug: what charm and charisma does obama have? i see a puppet in a suit, doing what puppets do best: mouthing the platitudes and inanities of their masters. (in kid o's case, that would be nasty pelosi and the rest of the white democrats who bred and polished him for this job. everyone knows the democrats could have put a monkey up for election and won after all the bush bashing the media helped the dems do for eight years. oh, wait, the dems DID put a monkey up for election. they probably would have been better off going with billary!)

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csrareader 11/20/09 - 06:39 am
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Joe Wilson was right. The

Joe Wilson was right. The Chicago mobster President did lie, and continues to lie on a daily basis. The big difference in the two parties? Republicans believe you should earn your own way through life and accept responsibility for your mistakes. Democrats are always looking for a handout and blame someone else when they don't succeed.

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gaspringwater 11/20/09 - 07:31 am
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TO ALL OF YOU who are so

TO ALL OF YOU who are so anxious for the government to be in charge of our health care - The Ranter does not want the government to be in charge of our healthcare but evidently they doesn't mind that private insurance company bureaucrats with a
" profits first " mentality are in charge of our healthcare. So how good is our health care? The World Health Organization ( WHO ) ranks countries on health care. See:
http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthranks.html
You'll notice France is rated first and the United States is rated in the 37th place, slightly ahead of Cuba rated 39th. Also in the Health Performance data you'll notice Cuba pays 18% more per capita for health care than the US and they're ranked in 36th place, while the United States is ranked in the 72nd place.

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corgimom 11/20/09 - 07:35 am
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Or maybe the US spends less

Or maybe the US spends less per capita on health care because overall, the population is pretty healthy. Our life expectancy keeps rising. Per capita spending says nothing.

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Bubblesup 11/20/09 - 07:43 am
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Gov is already running health

Gov is already running health care. Those who are on the receiving end of Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance for gov employees, veterans, and veterans can address their satisfaction with the programs. How about you? What kind of health coverage do you have? Is it all it can be?

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gaspringwater 11/20/09 - 07:46 am
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CAN SEE IT NOW, Sarah Palin

CAN SEE IT NOW, Sarah Palin running for president.. No wait Ranter - she can't get elected! But Sarah was recently on the Oprah Winfrey show and now Oprah is calling it quits. How about - cutie Sarah can take over the show and the Republicans can have a jamboree five days a week! Even have old Fossil McCain on as a talking guest from time to time.

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Martinez 11/20/09 - 07:48 am
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Sadly - IF a teacher ever

Sadly - IF a teacher ever sent home a note saying "Your child was unable to complete his/her work today as he/she came unprepared with no pen or paper"....Pooh would hit the fan. My child's elementary teacher buys paper and pencils almost weekly but it's gone by mid-week already - not because of the amount of work given but mostly from kids who take advantage and outright steal more then they need. It's sad because some of those same kid's parents will be the first to point at the teacher if their child doesn't perfom well.

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ljc 11/20/09 - 07:51 am
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There are only four venomous

There are only four venomous types of snakes in Georgia. Easy to learn to recognize them. Again it is against the law to kill a nonvenomous snake in Georgia!! Better to Know Your Snakes instead of freaking out!

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BCG 11/20/09 - 10:19 am
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To the ranters about the

To the ranters about the snake get over it, it is a snake that was where it did not need to be.

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justthefacts 11/20/09 - 10:20 am
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Somebody needs to tell the

Somebody needs to tell the folks in New Jersey and Virginia that the Republican Party is dead. More Palin hatred this morning. Man, why are Libs so scared of her?

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sugarbutton 11/20/09 - 10:44 am
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My son asked me last night

My son asked me last night when our government started being corrupt...I had to laugh and say: When George Washington became President. NO, it's not funny, but for my whole life I've heard more politics than I cared to and it's always the same. It's never mattered who won an election....you hear it from all parties....ALL THE TIME!

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deekster 11/20/09 - 10:48 am
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How many honest, intelligent,

How many honest, intelligent, hard working, tax paying Americans will it take to reclaim our country? We will never know, because it will never happen. The rue minority in America. When the 2010 Census is "tweaked" and stimulus funds hire more government employees, the balance of power will forever install the People's Democratic Party.

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deekster 11/20/09 - 10:57 am
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This is the new world order.

This is the new world order. Andrew Carnegie, and emigrant, did physical labor, worked hard and became the wealthiest man in the world. Oprah, child of slavery, laughs about her weigh, runs her mouth and became the wealthiest woman in the world. Style over substance. Words over actions. Inactivity over productivity.

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deekster 11/20/09 - 11:01 am
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What do AA ministers preach

What do AA ministers preach in churches? Is it the same thing white ministers preach? If the respective society's reflect the message, then Lord help us. Be are beset with "strip mall" congregation that produce "hell on the streets". What happened to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you"? Is this so complicated a guideline?

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tired of the crap 11/20/09 - 11:02 am
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i betcha one thing mrs. sarah

i betcha one thing mrs. sarah would do a whole lot better than obammas doing which is nothing.

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SusieQ 11/20/09 - 11:24 am
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When my children went to

When my children went to school the Parents were responsible to supply the paper, pencils, notebooks and rent textbooks from the school. What ever happened to the Parents responsibilities???? We paid for our children to eat lunch too.

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SusieQ 11/20/09 - 11:27 am
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Why don't you people get off

Why don't you people get off Sarah Palin's back? It seems to me a lot of you people are jealous of her. She is a very vibrant, interesting woman.

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dixie 11/20/09 - 11:38 am
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SusieQ, parents cannot be

SusieQ, parents cannot be responsible for their children's school supplies and lunches because then the parents would have to stop getting their nails done and having cell phones and going out to clubs and buying jewelry and name brand clothes they don't need.

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Bubblesup 11/20/09 - 11:39 am
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Yes, SusieQ. We paid for our

Yes, SusieQ. We paid for our children to go to school, for the paper,pens, and books. Problem is, the tax money spent to support the schools apparently isn't buying paper, pens, and books.

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confederate american 11/20/09 - 11:42 am
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hey liberals you think the

hey liberals you think the republicans are dead,wait till 2010.oh yea you better look out sarah palin is coming for you

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terry67 11/20/09 - 11:57 am
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Posted by gaspringwater on

Posted by gaspringwater on Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:46 AM - CAN SEE IT NOW, Sarah Palin running for president.. No wait Ranter - she can't get elected! - Why not? Give me a good reason why not? No BS! Good Reasons!

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dani 11/20/09 - 12:06 pm
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IMHO -The Republican Party

IMHO -The Republican Party will rebound in 2010 and no, Palin won't be our nominee in 2012. 'The demise of the Republican Party has been greatly exaggerated'.

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CCR09 11/20/09 - 12:13 pm
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I think before anyone posts

I think before anyone posts what is suppossed to be the truth, you look it up first. That health panel has nothing to do with the Obama Administration. It was started in 1989 to make 'official' medical recommendations based of actual research. What we should be complaining about is that this panel consists of 8 men and 8 women and the women went along with this recommendation. @Deekster your comments are just plain stupid. You are complaining about how Oprah made her money..Let's not forget about Jay Leno and Johnny Carson who made themselves rich the same way. You sound upset becasue she is an AA and made it and why not you. She is supporting herself, not living on the government, so what is the compalint? And to bring up that AA churches are preaching anything different than any other church is ridiculous. We follow the words and scriptures from the bible. The King James Version. Maybe you should read it and embrace love instead of spreading ignorance and stupidity.

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egan01 11/20/09 - 12:18 pm
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Oboma will be a one term

Oboma will be a one term president with a much larger loss than Jimmy Carter.

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willienelson 11/20/09 - 12:59 pm
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Thursday is Thanksgiving.

Thursday is Thanksgiving. Holidays are all about families. Enjoy the time you have with yours. You never know when or why things will change.

willienelson
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willienelson 11/20/09 - 01:00 pm
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SK, that's mean....lol

SK, that's mean....lol

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