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Finally, a statement I can agree with. Mr. Obama said he and his Democrat partners would pass a health care takeover bill without Republican support. If the American people did not like it, "That's what elections are for." Yep, big changes are coming to D.C. By 2012, the Democrats will be out of power and the will of the people will once again be the guiding force in D.C.

It really says something about Augusta and this paper when you print all of the hate- filled, homophobic rants but refuse to print the raves for the gay pride parade. I am aware of about 10 people who have not had their raves for gay pride published. Perhaps we were just not nasty and hate-filled enough in our comments.

Does Mayor Deke even know that there is an entire part of Augusta south of Wrightsboro Road? Does he even care?

Headline says Augusta-area governments spent about $75,000 to clear snow off roadways. Clearly, Augusta is not D.C., but how could D.C. possibly, and honestly, spend a reported $100 million for snow removal? Does this show that Augusta government actually got something right, or just give us more proof of the incompetence and corruption of D.C.?

A rave for our mayor, who always puts the best possible spin on any situation. We are lucky to have him.

Beware the officers at Aiken Technical College writing $15 parking tickets when you are there taking tests for employment.

This is a rave to our 911 dispatchers for Richmond County. They respond quickly and have been very helpful to me. They need a raise.

This is a rave for the man that turned my wallet in when I dropped it at the North Augusta Library! Thank you, thank you for being honest!  All of its contents were still in there. Thanks again!

This is a rant for the mayor. The last thing we need downtown is a baseball stadium. Why don't you give us business owners some security cameras along the streets instead. It would make people feel safer, and maybe it would get more people to visit downtown once again.

Klan, Klan, go away. Come again another day. Particularly a day when all eyes are not on our town.

Lawmakers love to blast others, for example Toyota, for making a mistake in a car design that might kill 50 people - certainly not a good thing - but over the years those very same, very arrogant lawmakers made thousands of mistakes while in office that have killed off an entire economy. Yet we don't hear them "blasting" themselves.

This is a rant to your illustrious newspaper for still carrying on over Tiger Woods.

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Bagh LaDee
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Bagh LaDee 02/28/10 - 03:50 am
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Ranter 2, Repent before it is

Ranter 2, Repent before it is too late!

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/28/10 - 04:09 am
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"Beware of hiring anybody who

"Beware of hiring anybody who is too stupid to read, comprehend and comply with 'No Parking' signs"

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NEone 02/28/10 - 04:18 am
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Who got more snow, Augusta or

Who got more snow, Augusta or DC? Who has more miles of streets, Augusta or DC? There is no comparison, so please stop criticizing their need.

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/28/10 - 05:47 am
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ORLANDO, Fla., (UPI) -- U.S

ORLANDO, Fla., (UPI) --
U.S radio personality Howard Stern says he's lining up Tiger Woods's mistresses to participate in a $100,000-prize beauty pageant.

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 02/28/10 - 07:18 am
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I guess ranter #6 didn't pass

I guess ranter #6 didn't pass the test!!

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Troubled1 02/28/10 - 07:23 am
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morning all, and you too sean

morning all, and you too sean

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willienelson 02/28/10 - 07:52 am
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Morning ebbybody

Morning ebbybody

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LEO1997 02/28/10 - 08:00 am
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Maybe the BIDs could fund

Maybe the BIDs could fund their own security cameras. Or individual business owners could have the cameras installed in their shops and point them toward the sidewalks (and put a sign up that says the area is under video surveillance). It would certainly be an investment that would pay off. Waiting on the commission to allocate funds to help improve security downtown is a waste of time. If improvements in security (among other things) are going to be made downtown, the private sector should step up. We all know that local government has in too many cases either mucked things up, or made the taxpayers nearly mortgage the farm to pay for something.

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 02/28/10 - 08:08 am
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If they didn't do so many

If they didn't do so many backroom, Brother in Law deals it wouldn't be so bad!

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/28/10 - 08:23 am
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willie - I am insulted and

willie - I am insulted and offended by your intentional misspelling/mocking of the screen name "everybody"! I am reporting you!

Bagh LaDee
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Bagh LaDee 02/28/10 - 08:22 am
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It's racist ebonics too.

It's racist ebonics too.

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deekster 02/28/10 - 08:22 am
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Follow the money in Augusta.

Follow the money in Augusta. It always leads back to the Marble Palace. Who spends $250,000 for a $12,000 a year job?

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willienelson 02/28/10 - 08:23 am
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Please...let me apologize now

Please...let me apologize now if I failed to offend anyone....

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/28/10 - 08:24 am
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deekster - The Federal

deekster - The Federal Government jobs creation legislation to answer your question

willienelson
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willienelson 02/28/10 - 08:25 am
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The ebonics ...maybe. I just

The ebonics ...maybe. I just thought of it as mocking small children ebby where

willienelson
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willienelson 02/28/10 - 08:26 am
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Ever been to Disney World???

Ever been to Disney World??? Those kids are out of control. I think that's where drug usage begins.

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/28/10 - 08:35 am
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Okay, enough quibbling.

Okay, enough quibbling. EVERYbody join in for a group sing-along:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5ENZY5AocA

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CobaltGeorge 02/28/10 - 08:50 am
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Top of the Morning ya all and

Top of the Morning ya all and a special thanks to Petey for picking the perfect link that has made my day.

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Troubled1 02/28/10 - 08:50 am
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are we done singing yet???? i

are we done singing yet???? i turned the speakers down....lol

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/28/10 - 08:59 am
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G'mornin to ya - C-O-B-A-L-T

G'mornin to ya - C-O-B-A-L-T G-E-O-R-G-E!!! Glad it worked for you too, it did for me!

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 02/28/10 - 09:07 am
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The voices in my head are

The voices in my head are telling me to eat more bacon!!!

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/28/10 - 09:39 am
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That's okay as long as you

That's okay as long as you have more bacon.....

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justus4 02/28/10 - 09:41 am
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Rant: The law requiring the
Unpublished

Rant: The law requiring the removal of hoods during public events is in question, because of the planned Klan meeting. Their faces must be exposed according to laws governing safety. Here's the question: Who will enforce the laws when the KKK visits your town?

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/28/10 - 09:59 am
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The Knights will, justus.

The Knights will, justus.

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CobaltGeorge 02/28/10 - 10:32 am
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Rant 2, If Sean and crew had

Rant 2, If Sean and crew had taken a week vacation to Japan during the upcoming wiggle waggle pride parade issue scheduled for down town Broad Street, I think you may just would have witness a heck of a lot more descriptive nasty and hate-filled comments. I sure wouldn't have been among some of those that used 4 letter words in support (Against).

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Tots 02/28/10 - 10:06 am
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Petey@7:35-Shawn was good.But

Petey@7:35-Shawn was good.But for me Johnny&Chris do this song better.I did get stuck on the site because of the tribute to Johnny Cash.For that I give you many thanks because it took me back to years gone by.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 02/28/10 - 10:06 am
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As for Mayor Deke, He has

As for Mayor Deke, He has what is called Common Sense and stays away that zone. He values his freedom to live.

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Tots 02/28/10 - 10:09 am
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justus@8:41-You could go up

justus@8:41-You could go up to them&say its the law,take your hoods off.

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CobaltGeorge 02/28/10 - 10:10 am
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Rant 6, I wonder if you got

Rant 6, I wonder if you got employed because you sure proved you can't read!

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/28/10 - 10:16 am
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Tots - Shawn is a buddy. Pat

Tots - Shawn is a buddy. Pat Blanchard Jr is his frequent performing partner. I have some local affection for those guys, thus the Soul's Core version. There was certainly no slight intended for Johnny or KK.

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