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FOR THE PARENTS who are obviously confused by simple signs in school zones, you should consider staying for class with your child. Maybe it's your lack of education ... or just poor skills in following directions.

HEADLINE: "Consumer borrowing falls for record ninth straight month." Excellent. That shows that no matter how hard D.C. works to break our economy and destroy our freedom, regular people will finally wake up and realize they can't buy what they can't afford.

THE GOVERNMENT-RUN TEE center plans to add more space to the "existing convention center." So Augusta will have more empty space than before. Front page story tells how the TEE center "will be funded." The list includes a tax, a tax, a "judicial center savings" (from government -- don't make me laugh), a tax and then money from "tax exempt bonds"). How do you suppose government pays off those bonds? With another tax!

THIS IS A RAVE to Quinton Aaron, the actor from Augusta in the movie The Blind Side, for taking time to sign autographs for my kids. It is a great inspiration to see an actor be so down to earth and such a gentle giant. Thank you. It goes to show that you set your goals and dreams will come true.

THIS IS A RAVE to First Baptist Church of Augusta for the amazingly beautiful Christmas concert with Ty Herndon and Jaycie Ward. It was just unbelievable, and we really hope they will come back soon.

OBAMA CLAIMS Christmas is not just about Jesus, rather its "lesson is universal ... represents more than any one holiday or religion, but a season of brotherhood." Did you ever hear either a real Christian or a real U.S. citizen spout such heresy?

I WOULD LIKE to thank the Richmond County sheriff's department. There have been a terrible number of homicides lately, and I know those officers have been working nonstop. Thousands of us appreciate all of the efforts of the many law-enforcement agencies in the CSRA.

FRONT PAGE STORY tells of lighting an Augusta Christmas tree 20 days before Christmas. What the heck! Let's go ahead and celebrate New Year's Day next week. And while we're about it, why not July 4th in January?

WHEN DID THE Columbia County Christmas parade become a "who's who" advertisement? Does it really just take slapping a magnet to your car or truck to be in the parade? What happened to floats and candy? At least put a balloon on your car or something. My children were bored and wanted to leave before it was even over. Get it together, people.

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robbie1 12/11/09 - 04:14 am
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"Christmas is not just about

"Christmas is not just about Jesus. The lesson of Christmas is universal" is heresy? Oh My!!! Me thinks that poster missed the spirit of Christmas. Heresy? LOL

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Bubblesup 12/11/09 - 07:21 am
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This country has many

This country has many freedoms which we all enjoy, including the freedom of religion. The poster's "heresy" comment about Obama's reference to Christmas doesn't belong in the United States of America. Maybe they should go back in time to Nazi Germany where they'd fit right in.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/11/09 - 07:33 am
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The actor from Augusta in

The actor from Augusta in Blindside was great,,,it is a very touching movie,,,try to see it..

JacquesUlar
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JacquesUlar 12/11/09 - 07:47 am
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It's called CHRISTmas for a

It's called CHRISTmas for a specific reason.

JacquesUlar
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JacquesUlar 12/11/09 - 07:50 am
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It IS a CHRISTian observance.

It IS a CHRISTian observance. Now run off and have a Happy Hanukkah and/or Joyous Kwanzaa if you like.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/11/09 - 09:19 am
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In the spirit of our current

In the spirit of our current climate in America: Merry Christmas to all and to all a good fight.

amazed1
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amazed1 12/11/09 - 09:22 am
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Christmas is all about

Christmas is all about christ. It's the celebration of Christ's birth. To say that it is something else is a lie. The secular, have twisted it to represent other things, but Christmas is!!! Christ birthday. If people don't like that, then they should celebrate their desires some other time.

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lifelongresidient 12/11/09 - 09:23 am
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dear rant#3....i have to

dear rant#3....i have to disagree with you the money to construct the TEE CENTER is not a tax...COMMISSIONER BOWLES sez it is "ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT" the way he puts it based on the word of the head of the CVB and a feasibility study that is 7 years old the TEE CENTER will be a boom to augusta...people will come from all over the county to have their picture taken in front of the augusta national, get robbed on the falling down riverwalk, see the statue of james brown and visit our "lovely" strip clubs...of course we can build a large bin fill it with peebles and allow tourists to stand on the bank of the savannah river and throw peebles or skip rocks into the savannah river...BTW ranter#3 aug/rich cny will not be running the TEE CENTER, we will be paying billy morris(sorry, riverwalk llc) 250,000 per year for 15 years to run it for us,,,we will only be footing the bill for everything probably end up selling it to mr. morris for a fraction of waht it cost to build it...ranter# 3 i have asked mr. bowles that if the TEE CENTER is such a great deal then why are they not any money coming from private investors??..well i have yet to get an answer...but i wont be holding my breath

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/11/09 - 09:28 am
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Google "proof reading".

Google "proof reading". Peebles pobble but they don't fall down?

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/11/09 - 09:30 am
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amazing: I 100% agree with

amazing: I 100% agree with your 8.22am post. Thanks.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/11/09 - 09:33 am
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Raves to Rick McKee, an

Raves to Rick McKee, an Augusta treasure, for today's editorial cartoon. I'm glad the pandemic "political correctness bug" has found him immune. The family portrait on the desk was the touch of brilliance that almost cost me a keyboard. Hint: don't view it with a mouth full of coffee, orange juice, or blended banana breakfast drink. WELL DONE, Rick.

truthisstillhere
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truthisstillhere 12/11/09 - 09:41 am
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'tis the reason for the

'tis the reason for the season'....christmas is all about jesus and people who forget that is part of what is wrong with this world...if you don't like it then don't celebrate it

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bettyboop 12/11/09 - 10:16 am
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once again the idiot in the

once again the idiot in the White House has put his foot in his mouth..(he's so good at that)...................carry on sheeple !!!

KarmaRules
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KarmaRules 12/11/09 - 10:18 am
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An angel of the Lord appeared

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.

Merry Christmas to all!!!

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Crazy Irish 12/11/09 - 11:10 am
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It's been discussed for years

It's been discussed for years now, let me say this.
There are 365 days a year and Christmas is one day.We'd like one day in the Spring for Easter. There other 363 day are yours.

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BCG 12/11/09 - 11:28 am
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Merry Christmas!! to all...

Merry Christmas!! to all... observe it if you believe but let it be what it is if you do not.. the birthday is not for those who choose not to believe to mess with and make other turn it into Happy Holidays. Merry CHRISTmas

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happychimer 12/11/09 - 12:02 pm
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We do not buy what we can't

We do not buy what we can't afford. We paid cash for our last car. We have not had a car payment in over 35 yrs. If we need an appliance, We pay cash.Whatever we buy, we pay in full.We both are democrats too.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/11/09 - 12:04 pm
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With no credit or hope to

With no credit or hope to obtain such either.

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justthefacts 12/11/09 - 12:07 pm
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Speaking of debt, we have

Speaking of debt, we have some good news! Congress has raised the debt ceiling $1.8 Trillion buckos. Now, we can spend even more. Thanks kids!!

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APiratesLife4Me 12/11/09 - 12:10 pm
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I agree about the parade

I agree about the parade rant. I never knew there was a Ms. Tacky Hat, Miss Underwood Homes, Mr. Barton Chapel Road, Lil Thugs of Augusta, the Mr. Barber Shop, The list goes on.

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JacquesUlar 12/11/09 - 12:12 pm
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Is it still possible to mail

Is it still possible to mail in cash to buy Obama T-shirts? (1 long sleeved and 1 short sleeved) I wonder if ya still have to tape the coins for exact change to an index card so the mailman will take it?

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/11/09 - 12:14 pm
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C'mon Jacques, Rose shops at

C'mon Jacques, Rose shops at RCR's fake FUBU stand. He even takes food stamps.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/11/09 - 12:19 pm
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Also Jacques? I'm sure Rose

Also Jacques? I'm sure Rose has a checkbook. It's made by Goodyear.

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sugar babe 74 12/11/09 - 12:44 pm
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I love Christmas,but you

I love Christmas,but you cannot prove it was Christ birthday,the Bible dosent say.The Bible says we are to remember His death in the taking of the Lords' Supper.anyone can celebrate it as Christ birth if the want,but look up where and how Christmas got started

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/11/09 - 12:51 pm
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SB: Being raised Jehovah's

SB: Being raised Jehovah's Witness, I must agree with your post to that extent. At least there is ONE day set aside to honor the birth of Christ, which is not permitted in my former faith. When I asked about that tenet of the JW faith, I was "discommunicated" promptly from the congregation. I despise the commercialism of Christmas but enjoy the faith based celebrations.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/11/09 - 12:52 pm
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Oops, disassociated is the

Oops, disassociated is the term, sorry for the inaccuracy.

Irish
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Irish 12/11/09 - 01:15 pm
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Rip wasn't it amazing that

Rip wasn't it amazing that Charles Russell was one of the big three and J.C. was left out......

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/11/09 - 01:21 pm
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If you're referring to the

If you're referring to the Trinity, the Holy Ghost was omitted. JW's do indeed believe in Jesus. "Christ is Lord and Savior, but not God (Jehovah) incarnate, not a God-man but inferior to God, not part of a Godhead. He was a created spirit being, God's only begotten son, sent to Earth as a perfect human. His sacrifice became the "ransom" price to redeem mankind from sin and death. God created all in heaven and on Earth through Christ, the "master worker," God's servant. After Christ's resurrection by God, he was "exalted" to a level higher than angel." http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe....

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/11/09 - 01:22 pm
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Had to look it up, it's been

Had to look it up, it's been a very long time since I've discussed this cult.

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