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I think the Morris Museum of Art should buy the vacant golf gardens property on Reynolds Street. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a nice three- or four-story art museum overlooking the pristine Savannah River? I'm quite sure the North Augusta residents along Shoreline Drive would rather look at a beautiful museum than to have to listen to the noise of a ballpark.

Come on, Deke. Go by and look at the baseball facility at Lake Olmstead. It's got grass and soil from the Augusta National. The facility is paid for and absolutely gorgeous.

If the Richmond County Sheriff's Office would get the ones selling the hot guns - and believe me they know who they are - there wouldn't be so many kids killed. These kids aren't going to a store and buying a gun, because most of them are too young. To me, the people who are selling the hot guns and other hot stuff are just as guilty as the ones pulling the trigger.

Incongruous bumper stickers: Car one, an "Obama '08" sticker and a "Retired Army" sticker. Doesn't this person remember the devastation done to our military by Jimmy Peanut, Slick Willie and Sen. Obama? Car two, "Obama '08" and "You can have my pistol when you pry my cold dead fingers from it." Doesn't this person know that Obama and his friends (Biden, Clinton, Reid and Pelosi) are attempting to eliminate our Second Amendment right to own a gun?

Based on the hoopla surrounding the Tim Tebow Super Bowl commercial, apparently the only choice that is supported by the pro-choice group is one that ends the life of an unborn child. Some choice.

OK, I am all for a free dialogue, but almost 500 online posts on your site, and most of them private conversations between a handful of posters. I suggest a daily limit; I don't have time for so much childish self-indulgence.

Rave to both candidates in the District 22 runoff. Stuck to the issues and avoided personal attacks. Hope other people running for office see how a race should be run.

A rant to Rep. Ben Harbin for voting "no" this week to automatically give the step pay increase for teachers earning leadership degrees. You want us to teach our children, continue our education, obtain a higher degree, miss the time with our families, work way over 40 hours a week and then not receive compensation? I'm glad I don't live in your district because there is nothing worse than angry teachers who have the right to vote, Mr. Harbin.

Rave to Augusta citizens for the "outcry" against downtown parking meters. Your editorial reads: "Good for the public!" Now, to take that same kind of outcry to Atlanta, Columbia and Washington, D.C.

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Petey Aitchess 02/09/10 - 05:11 am
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Ranter #6 - I'm glad you

Ranter #6 - I'm glad you found time in your busy schedule to review all the comments and tally how many appeared to be "personal conversations". I realize it's a tough job, thank you for stepping up to the challenge. Did I miss the federal legislation, maybe tucked into a spending bill somewhere, that requires folks to read ALL the reader comments? Is there going to be a test later?

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Petey Aitchess 02/09/10 - 06:11 am
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A thought for the day: U.S.

A thought for the day: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson said, "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 02/09/10 - 06:56 am
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If a man speaks out loud, and

If a man speaks out loud, and there is no woman to hear what he says, is he still wrong?

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Troubled1 02/09/10 - 07:30 am
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cbbp........yes.....

cbbp........yes.....

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cristinadh 02/09/10 - 07:40 am
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DC and Atlanta are bigger

DC and Atlanta are bigger cities and better developed cities to compare them to this town...

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ZenoElia 02/09/10 - 07:51 am
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Revitlize Broad between

Revitlize Broad between Millege and 15th and the Ballpark at Olmstead will become a more desirable venue...who want to drive thru the slum to a city sports arena?... SOme of the posts refer to history...parking meters are a thing of the past..we got rid of 'em once, why would we want them back? Candidates who won get the right to work their jobs until we take them out, regardless of whether voters are teachers of not...what in the world is a leadership degree? If you teach you should have assessed your leadership before entering the profession...not s an afterthought. As for guns, they have one purpose...to kill...don't want to see kids die by shootings, remove the dang weapons from them. Don't like this right being imposed on for revision, then stop making gun culture a part of society. Schlastic atheletes should leave political hotbeds to the politicians...RvWade is an old disgusting law but it appears it's here to stay, get over it. Wanna stop unwanted pregnancies? Stop performing in front of our kids, keep sex offenders locked up, take the faamily to church and teach them right from wrong...stop watching porn, be it hard or soft, it still pollutes the mind and corrupts young people, quit producing lower standards in radio/tv/film industry...need I go on..change comes from within...not from outside...we must set better examples for ourselves and others. That's about it, my two-cents worth....Who's eating at Denny's this morning? G'mornin all.

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1941 02/09/10 - 07:57 am
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Re Hot Guns; If the kids are

Re Hot Guns; If the kids are to young to buy guns, then where are the parents? Parents are always wanting the police to look out for their kids, until they are caught wrong, then it is the police fault.It always come back to the parents.If you can not raise your children to respect themselves and others, then you do not need to have them!!!

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/09/10 - 08:02 am
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Zeno, my man, if that was

Zeno, my man, if that was only 2-cents worth, lemme hold a quarter so I can retire in luxury to the French Riviera! ;-)

ZenoElia
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ZenoElia 02/09/10 - 08:11 am
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Inflation, Petey. Need I say

Inflation, Petey. Need I say more?

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/09/10 - 08:13 am
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Inflation requires true and

Inflation requires true and sustainable economic growth, we are protected from that for a while.

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Martinez 02/09/10 - 08:14 am
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If a new baseball stadium is

If a new baseball stadium is built, make it a multi-purpose stadium that can serve as a venue for other events such as concerts, conventions, other sports, etc. I personally think it is an expense not needed today but IF it is done, do it right. And if it is done, do it in a location where there is room for businesses to support it such as restaurants, sports bars, little novelty shops etc. If you are going to attract people to the stadium for a game, create an environment where patrons would want to go early or stay afterwards and further support the local economy whether a drink with friends, an icecream with the kids etc.

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Martinez 02/09/10 - 08:22 am
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To the person who thinks

To the person who thinks Morris Museum should buy the gardens..... why would they buy gardens that the previous owner couldn't afford to maintain? Morris Museum... Morris Communications.... Morris Family.... maybe you should read the business section more often, they are already having financial difficulties at Morris Communications. I seriously doubt they are in the market for a useless investment.

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ZenoElia 02/09/10 - 08:24 am
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I was being sarcastic Petey,

I was being sarcastic Petey, two cents -- inflation...wordy...oh, forget it. Besides I'm feeling like every day a bill is due and I don't know where the payment is coming from, the phone rings and a job lands in my lap to pay the bill...so my economy is being grown and sustained...why would I want protection from success? Just live by faith....there's no other way but to trust and obey....my thoughts on inflation.

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/09/10 - 08:27 am
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Zeno, I got it, I was

Zeno, I got it, I was chuckling. I just had to get a "Progressive Policies" dig in.

ZenoElia
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ZenoElia 02/09/10 - 08:33 am
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Another snipe at the CIC...I

Another snipe at the CIC...I got it too. Just wanted to clarify for those who have been dumbed-down by the past 30 yrs of public edumacation.

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seenitB4 02/09/10 - 09:21 am
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About the guns:::They are

About the guns:::They are STEALING them from homes & cars...About the 500+ R&R..Skip over them,,Ac wants more posters..$$$$ for them ,more folks looking @ the ac,, more ads for us to see flashing, why would they shoot themselves in the foot,...also gives more RATORS a job(we will try to keep U in your jobs)..also Sean when my email comes back it sez...Sean is busy so stop sending him crazy axx questions.. (just kidding) haha

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Unbelievable 02/09/10 - 09:43 am
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The ballpark downtown would

The ballpark downtown would be nice, but not really a benefit to anyone. It would be better suited if they put an exit ramp off of Riverwatch so it would have an easier ingress from those out in Columbia County. The 'Obamo 08' stickers, get over it, a ton of people didnt vote for him because of his policies, I know it, you know it, he knows it. The Tebow ad wasnt nearly as bad as all the 'pro-choicers' made it out to be. It's like Reagan said, 'Ive noticed that everyone who is for abortion is already born.'

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CobaltGeorge 02/09/10 - 09:44 am
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R&R 4, Whenever I see a

R&R 4, Whenever I see a vehicle with those types of stickers, I say to myself, there is one highly educated intelligent citizen who is really up to date on what is happening in the world today. I blow my horn and wave.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/09/10 - 09:47 am
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Thank U Appling for the

Thank U Appling for the beautiful spring flowers!!! betcha wondering bout that...lol

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dominionfs 02/09/10 - 09:51 am
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Rep John Murtha died today at

Rep John Murtha died today at the age of 77, and 36 of those years in congerss. Puts yet another long time democratic seat into play.

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/09/10 - 09:54 am
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That seat was already in play

That seat was already in play before the Republican Dr intentionally messed up a simple gall bladder removal. It's probably less painful for the Democrats this way rather than losing it with him standing there.

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 02/09/10 - 09:55 am
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The good thing about cash for

The good thing about cash for clunkers is it took thousands of Obama bumper stickers off the road!!

willienelson
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willienelson 02/09/10 - 09:56 am
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If you really want to get

If you really want to get folks going downtown again, make them safe. Put something there they want to see. The Pizza Joint has great food but so do many other restaurants in CC where most of us are more comfortable going and it's more convenient. Perhaps the merchants would be better served to chip in on more security. Perhaps a RCSO sub station on Broad St. Getting folks back is never ez, but the first step is always security.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 02/09/10 - 10:00 am
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Ever try to tailgate in a

Ever try to tailgate in a parking garage? The smoke kinds hangs there!

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/09/10 - 10:01 am
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I'm telling ya, Sheriff's

I'm telling ya, Sheriff's offices/complex in Fort Discovery bldg......

willienelson
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willienelson 02/09/10 - 10:01 am
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AUH2O64

AUH2O64

willienelson
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willienelson 02/09/10 - 10:02 am
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Hi

Hi

dani
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dani 02/09/10 - 10:23 am
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Good morning to all those who

Good morning to all those who help make my day. Keep up the good work.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/09/10 - 10:28 am
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George on your 844am post,,,

George on your 844am post,,, I bet U just wave to them.. lol

workedforit
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workedforit 02/09/10 - 10:39 am
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George on your 844 post,
Unpublished

George on your 844 post, around Atlanta we call the stickers IDD, idiot detection devices.....

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