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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 - 01:17 pm
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If Sarah Palin is the Prez,

If Sarah Palin is the Prez, who will they be able to find who is stupider to be the Vice Prez? George W. isn't available.

SusieQ
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SusieQ 11/20/09 - 01:45 pm
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SofaKing-- Yea, I got the

SofaKing-- Yea, I got the same e-mail!!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 11/20/09 - 01:46 pm
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lmao SofaKing. As a joke, it

lmao SofaKing. As a joke, it was a good one!!! haha But to be clear, I do not wish any harm to him even though I disagree with what he stands for.

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terry67 11/20/09 - 01:53 pm
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If Sarah Palin is the Prez,

If Sarah Palin is the Prez, who will they be able to find who is stupider to be the Vice Prez? George W. isn't available.
Posted by Bubblesup on Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:17 PM - -------- So what makes Sarah Palin stupid? Run a state lately? Not to mention that Intelligence DOES NOT make you a better leader! i know some smart ppl who are socially ignorant! and some who are just A-holes! - And what makes u so smart Bubbles???

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butler123 11/20/09 - 02:05 pm
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Mammograms are just one of

Mammograms are just one of the things. Just like death panels, I'm sure they will quit testing for pancreatic cancer too. You know it's amazing how they can make premature babies survive now, but guess what, a lot of them will need extra care after too. Many of them are on s.s. I bet a lot of premature babies and babies with birth defects will start dying more once we have government run health care. Lets wait until womens breast cancer has already spread, then tell them there is nothing they can do. Just send them home to die. It will be cheaper that way.

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SusieQ 11/20/09 - 02:27 pm
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Mammograms should be done at

Mammograms should be done at age 40. If my daughter had not had one at that age she would now be a cancer patient. She had pre-cancer cells in her breast but the cells were all removed and now she is cancer free. Still has regular mammograms and sees her doctor every six months. THANK GOD, she went when she was 40!!

butler123
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butler123 11/20/09 - 02:39 pm
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Happy to hear it SusieQ, God

Happy to hear it SusieQ, God bless you and your daughter.

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strangedaysindeed 11/20/09 - 03:10 pm
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You are disgusting sofa king,

You are disgusting sofa king, the FBI should monitor the Chronicle. I'm sure you and a lot of tea party types would love to see the President suffer the same fate as Pres. Kennedy. Glen Beck and others of his type stir up and fan the flames of irrational hatred and I'm scared to death of what might happen. Especially when I see coverage of the tea party rallies with the signs that portray the President in the most negative light possible. Such good Christians.

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strangedaysindeed 11/20/09 - 03:14 pm
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By the way, ever notice how

By the way, ever notice how much Glen Beck's tv personna mimics Jim Bakker, the disgraced televangelist. He must study recordings of the PTL club show because he has it down to a science.

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Bubblesup 11/20/09 - 03:48 pm
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Sarah Palin's stupidity is

Sarah Palin's stupidity is reflected in what she says when asked a question. Sound bites come out, but they're not based in reality or relevant to the question. Just listen to her interview with BabaWawa, then tell me she's got a brain.

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dont live there anymore 11/20/09 - 04:05 pm
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Palin is so dumb she has

Palin is so dumb she has written 2 books that are BEST SELLERS. She may be more popular that some of you think.

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bettyboop 11/20/09 - 04:23 pm
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OMG!! It's a miracle

OMG!! It's a miracle !!!!!!!!!!!a cure!!!! The barry administration has declared that women no longer need to suffer the pain of mammagrams or annual Pap smears !!!!Please tell me what this board (which has no medical professionals on it have uncovered??? )..Perhaps as women age they no longer have the need for health care?.......have they made a study about ED?...I am willing to bet that the "new" healthcare bill will PAY to get old geezers up and running again...what say you sheeple women who support this despot??

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justthefacts 11/20/09 - 04:51 pm
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And a 5% tax on botox. Obama

And a 5% tax on botox. Obama is putting the Hollywood and woman vote at risk for sure.

bettyboop
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bettyboop 11/20/09 - 05:02 pm
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"And a 5 % tax on

"And a 5 % tax on botox"...well facts do you compare mammagrams and pap smears to botox?....You fool ..never underestimate the power of the "womens Vote"....(pssst.... barry is a hollywood wannabe...those women will eat him alive!!!)

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SusieQ 11/20/09 - 05:11 pm
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As high as school taxes are

As high as school taxes are one would think they should be able to buy some supplies. I am not talking about the essentials that a child needs, but books,etc. We are senior citizens and pay $867.41 in school taxes. Don't have any children in school, and no grand-children in school. Somebody out there that are not paying any taxes should be Thanking the Senior Citizen instead of thinking we are a lot of trouble.

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SusieQ 11/20/09 - 05:15 pm
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Obama put the women's vote at

Obama put the women's vote at risk, Don't think so. Certainly not putting mine and my friends at risk. We will vote, but not for Barack Hussien Obama!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/20/09 - 05:17 pm
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Perhaps you misunderstood.

Perhaps you misunderstood.

bettyboop
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bettyboop 11/20/09 - 05:24 pm
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LOL...facts ..it is

LOL...facts ..it is possible.....explain

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mable8 11/20/09 - 05:27 pm
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Ranter #2: And what makes YOU

Ranter #2: And what makes YOU think you are so ready to be a President? At least Palin uses common sense, which your rant certainly lacks.

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justthefacts 11/20/09 - 05:31 pm
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Obama won a huge majority of

Obama won a huge majority of the women's vote in 2008. With reference to your commentary (3:23) and my "joke" about botox, it would appear that many women may be offended and not vote for him in 2012, Thus, he is risking their vote.

bettyboop
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bettyboop 11/20/09 - 05:35 pm
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explanation noted and

explanation noted and accepted......lol ain't life easy when we listen and learn from each other?

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mable8 11/20/09 - 05:36 pm
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Last Ranter: That possibility

Last Ranter: That possibility is already being considered! It is already in use in large universities and colleges. As an enrolled student, you are assigned a specific seat in the auditorium; a seat monitor checks each aisle and if your seat is vacant, you are marked absent even if you decided to sit in the back row with a friend. The lecture is provided on a large TV screen where the lecture is either pre-recorded or presented by closed circuit. There is no question/answer period at the end of class and if you want to talk to the professor, you must make an appointment (your audience with him/her can be a month later). The reasoning is because 150 students can be taught at one time, thus eliminating the need for additional instructors--however, your tuition continues to raise and is assessed as if you have one-on-one teaching in that class.

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SusieQ 11/20/09 - 05:45 pm
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justthefacts-- went back and

justthefacts-- went back and read your message again-- I did misread it. I DO UNDERSTAND NOW. Dumb me!!

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convertedsoutherner 11/20/09 - 06:03 pm
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For anyone that is confused

For anyone that is confused about the prezbho admin. prezbho is going to cure all, give everyone money, solve the unemployment, have guv'mint 'give' us ALL healthcare, pay the house payments of everyone, put gas in his voters cars, make their car payments, and cure all the health problems of the elderly by eliminating them (the elderly) while he increases the taxes of everyone. The rabid fawning followers continue to be blind and gullible and attack anyone that disagrees.

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Doyougetitnow 11/20/09 - 06:57 pm
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cs, you forgot that he's

cs, you forgot that he's going to apolgize to every country that we've ever spent a night on their soil. Never mind why. Of course, with the Europeans, it'll be dicey. The ones we rescued, or the ones who's azz we kicked.

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 11/20/09 - 07:16 pm
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Breaking News::: France has

Breaking News::: France has declared war on France and in the opening artillary barrage( 2 bottle rockets) hastily surrendered. The French President is quoted as saying that Barrack Obama immediately apologized for it!!

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gaspringwater 11/20/09 - 07:45 pm
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sugarbutton - You wrote about

sugarbutton - You wrote about government corruption at 9:44 A.M. A German organization called Transparency International surveys 108 countries in the world and ranks them in a Corruption Perceptions Index. The 2009 Index shows New Zealand to be the world's least corrupt government, followed by Demark in the second place and Singapore in third place. Germany and Ireland are tied in 14th place, the United Kingdom and Japan tied in 17th place and the United States in 19th place. See
http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi/2009

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bushwhacker 11/20/09 - 08:05 pm
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Palin's a good role model for

Palin's a good role model for republicans. Babysitting her illigitimate grandchild shows high moral standards!

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gaspringwater 11/20/09 - 08:28 pm
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bushwhacker - Thinking folks

bushwhacker - Thinking folks are afraid to vote for her. She might take the budget and go shopping if she got elected.

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JerryAtrick 11/20/09 - 09:03 pm
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Gallup Daily tracking from

Gallup Daily tracking from Nov. 17-19 shows President Barack Obama’s job approval slipping to 49% for the first time in his presidency. Among post-World War II presidents, only Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan dropped below the symbolic majority approval level faster than Obama did.

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