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THIS IS A RANT to our president of the United States for taking so long to make a decision with the situation in Afghanistan. This is why all presidents should be veterans. Also why does it take two months just to have a discussion with your commanding general?

JUST WANTED TO VOICE an opinion about Mark Sanford and the ongoing controversy. Politicians too frequently think that a public apology is all that it takes. Bill Clinton was not impeached, so Mark Sanford is not going to be impeached. I am sick and tired of a day-by-day, blow-by-blow of the nonsense. Either impeach him or don't, but please stop talking about it.

THERE MUST BE something wrong with me because I couldn't care less about Tiger Woods' problems. I don't understand people. These celebrities, athletes and actors, I don't care who they are. I don't want to hear about their lives. Who cares?

TUESDAY NIGHT Obama told us what to do about sending more troops to Afghanistan. We've been there nine years, and he's talking about sending 30,000 more troops. The Russians stayed nine years and quit. They had the same boundary. They pulled back because they couldn't do anything with Afghanistan. Obama should do the same. Pull back, and let them go.

WHAT KIND of commissioner will Matt Aitken make when he's not willing to attend forums and listen to the questions and concerns of his constituents? Or has he already thought about just listening to the big money backers who supported his campaign?

A RANT ABOUT Interstate 20's speed limit being 10 mph under River Watch Parkway's. Seems pretty backwards to me.

RAVE FOR THE PERSON who turned my keys in at the Grovetown Walmart. This is my thank you since I did not get to do it in person. It is so comforting to know there are still people in this world that do unto others as they would have others do unto them.

TO THOSE WHO CANNOT seem to drive at least close to the speed limit: Get off the road! Turn in your car and license and stop thinking no one has places to go and things to do.

A BIG RAVE for Augusta-Richmond County for setting up its Web site, www.augustaga.gov, so that water bills can be paid online. Click on the "pay water bill online" link and create an account. You're all set. Hopefully this will help with the backup of cars at the utility's office on Peach Orchard Road.

A BIG RAVE for Jerry Murphy and the IT staff for the Graveside project, entering death and grave information into a database for all Augusta city cemeteries. This is a huge responsibility, over thousands of records dating back to the late 1880s. Volunteers are needed to help with the project. Contact jmurphy@augustaga.gov.

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overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 12/04/09 - 07:13 am
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I agree with ranter #3. But

I agree with ranter #3. But you have to admit, a lot of the jokes that come out of these situations are funny.

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Irish 12/04/09 - 07:46 am
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Tiger just can't keep his

Tiger just can't keep his little putter in the bag.......

Irish
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Irish 12/04/09 - 07:47 am
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O"bama announced his 18 mth

O"bama announced his 18 mth plans the day before the Taliban and Al Quiada announced it's 19 month plan to lay low, rebuild, and regroup......

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corgimom 12/04/09 - 08:10 am
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Those celebrities- Tiger

Those celebrities- Tiger Woods among them- have huge egos. Their world revolves around them, they have people fawning all over them, and they think that we care about what they do. No, we don't. I do not give a flip if Tiger Woods is a terrible husband. Elin can divorce him. Or not. Who cares?

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 12/04/09 - 08:18 am
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I hear Tiger changed his name

I hear Tiger changed his name to Cheetah.

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Dora.Ito 12/04/09 - 08:26 am
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corgi, many people care and

corgi, many people care and are interested in it. If you personally don't care, then don't read the stories or comment on them. The world doesn't revolve around you despite your delusions to the contrary. Guess what? We don't care that once upon a time you were a school volunteer, yet we still have to hear about some has-been.

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justthefacts 12/04/09 - 08:47 am
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Elin Nordegren got hired

Elin Nordegren got hired today as a consultant. She's teaching Phil Mickelson how to beat Tiger.

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omnomnom 12/04/09 - 08:57 am
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boo, justthefacts, boo

boo, justthefacts, boo

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/04/09 - 09:06 am
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What? No sense of humor this

What? No sense of humor this morning.

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soldout 12/04/09 - 09:14 am
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I always had a concern about

I always had a concern about people making Tiger a role model due to his foul mouth. Out of the heart the mouth speaks so we knew per the Word that his heart had some problems. Jesus can fix it all for him if he would turn to Him.

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justthefacts 12/04/09 - 09:19 am
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We all have our faults. Tiger

We all have our faults. Tiger has many fine attributes as well. Besides, anyone who plays golf will, on occassion, utter a string of foul language. soldout, have you ever 3 putted from 6 ft?

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soldout 12/04/09 - 09:25 am
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I played golf but since those

I played golf but since those words weren't in my heart they didn't come out when I made mistakes. We create our hearts and it is revealed to all when we are in stress. If we guard what we see and hear the heart will change. Anyone can change anytime they choose but we must change from the inside out.

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justthefacts 12/04/09 - 09:36 am
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soldout, out of couriousity,

soldout, out of couriousity, why is so called 'foul language" a sin? Who decides what is foul?

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Georgialina 12/04/09 - 09:36 am
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JustTheFacts---Kudoos on your

JustTheFacts---Kudoos on your 7:47 post. Don't care what the next poster said, THAT WAS FUNNY!!

Dora.Ito
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Dora.Ito 12/04/09 - 09:53 am
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Just for soldout - the rest

Just for soldout - the rest of y'all please don't read and risk being offended -- One pleasant afternoon, a Priest and a Nun were out golfing. The father deferred to the Nun on the first hole, and she hit a nice ball towards the green. The Father tees up, then smacks the ball into the woods.

"Damn it! #$*^&%$#%^@$# %#&^%&!$, I MISSED!" he cries.

"Father!" says the Nun, "You should watch your language. The Lord will not like it."

The second hole comes up. The father tees off, and the ball once again goes sailing into the woods.

"Damn it! #$*^&^%$#%^@$#, I MISSED!" he cries.

"Father!" says the Nun, "Watch what you say! It is Blasphemy!"

On the third hole, the father again tees up his ball. Once again, the ball sails wide, this time landing in the water hazard.

"Damn it! #$*^&^%$#%^@$#, I MISSED!" he cries.

As the Nun starts to speak, a great bolt of lightning sails down from the sky and strikes the Nun, reducing her to ash.

From the sky comes a booming voice: "Damn it! #$*^&^%$#%^@$#, I MISSED!"

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change display name 12/04/09 - 10:15 am
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That was funny. It's not

That was funny. It's not necessarily the word, but the meaning behind it. You can say "tartar sauce" and it could be used in a foul way. As soldout says, it's what your heart is saying, not your mouth.

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Dora.Ito 12/04/09 - 10:23 am
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So, when I say "fiddlesticks"

So, when I say "fiddlesticks" you'll know what I'm really thinking? Good! FIDDLESTICKS! lol

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john 12/04/09 - 10:41 am
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Thats it, pick on the

Thats it, pick on the Catholics

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bettyboop 12/04/09 - 11:06 am
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HEY NA Police Dept...PLEASE

HEY NA Police Dept...PLEASE put officers on knox ave....and make huge amounts of money stopping the idiots from Ga. speeding their way to walmart.......they don't have a walmart in Augusta??? sheesh folks there is nothing there that is worth running folks off the road for.

Dora.Ito
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Dora.Ito 12/04/09 - 11:10 am
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The Chic-Fil-A is the big

The Chic-Fil-A is the big draw. We gotz plenty of Wally-Worlds.

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austinevans 12/04/09 - 11:42 am
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It's the liquor store!

It's the liquor store!

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TroubIe 12/04/09 - 11:53 am
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nope, it is the

nope, it is the walmart...................

Dora.Ito
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Dora.Ito 12/04/09 - 11:56 am
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It's Mae's .....

It's Mae's .....

TroubIe
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TroubIe 12/04/09 - 01:31 pm
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mae's ain on knox ave, or i

mae's ain on knox ave, or i would agree with you there dora

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1941 12/04/09 - 01:43 pm
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Re;President; If George Bush,

Re;President; If George Bush, took the time that the president took, to make a decision, the country would not be in the shape it is in today!!! Re Troops; You are so right, but he has to clean up George Bush mess!! If you did not worry about the troops for the last eight years, what is your problem now? If you ranters, of the president, had an ounce of brains, you would not be asking such stupid questions, beign as you did not ask any for eight years!! That was the time to ask questions!!!! Now it is what it is, deal with it !!!!!

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convertedsoutherner 12/04/09 - 01:53 pm
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Libs conveniently forget that

Libs conveniently forget that dims have had control of congess for almost 3 yrs. They also conveniently forget that dims voted for the war before they voted against it. Where do the fawning followers plan to get the money to pay for all the horrible policies being forced on the American citizens by prezbho, his crooked admin, his 30+ czars and the dim controlled congress? If you're not concerned - You're not paying attention...

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Bubblesup 12/04/09 - 01:56 pm
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You're right 1941. How many

You're right 1941. How many of you Repugnicans can admit that he's right?

dani
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dani 12/04/09 - 02:17 pm
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Ho hum.

Ho hum.

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terry67 12/04/09 - 02:25 pm
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1941, ever heard the saying,

1941, ever heard the saying, "Crap or get off the pot!" Well Obama has finally took his....And really, whats the difference between Bush and Obama, in the end they both sent troops. Yall need to get over your "Blame Bush" just like the "pubs had to get over "Blame Clinton" It's now "Blame Obama" Because like it or not, he's the POTUS! He gets ALL the problems. I'm still in favor of "BOMB IT FLAT" - PAVE - REPEAT IF NECESSARY!

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Augusta resident 12/04/09 - 03:26 pm
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Troop movement is suppose to

Troop movement is suppose to be classified. Don't go on every tv station and say we are putting 30,000 more troops in Afganastan or anything about it. Not even in peacetime.

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