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If the mayor wants the city to approve his plans to build a baseball stadium downtown, first he needs to do something about cleaning up the mess that is downtown. Security cameras along Broad Street and the surrounding areas would be a great start.

Before any decisions are made regarding Dr. Dana Bedden's position as superintendent, more information is needed on our local schools. I suggest that each board member choose a school and a grade level and be a substitute there for one day. Then they can all meet behind closed doors and compare their days, their observations, their concerns, their disappointments, and their revelations. No need for expensive audits or consults. Just let the esteemed board members be in a class and run that class for the day. They will learn all there is to know about our schools.

Am I the only one that received two letters from the U.S. Department of Commerce informing me about the 2010 Census form coming? Same letter with same date, and some of you think the U.S. government can run a new health care program. It plundered Medicare, underfunded Medicaid and now wants us to believe it will do better.

This rant is for the Hephzibah Middle School student I witnessed verbally attacking a teacher. Shame on you for using the language you did. I heard her ask you to please sit down and be quiet and you proceeded to approach her and curse her out. Your parents must be really proud of the kind of young lady they raised.

I only see reports about the mold at the Law Enforcement Center. What about the Transit Department? When it rains it leaks so bad that mold is growing all over the walls and ceiling. There are offices with so many buckets to catch the water that you can't walk past them. When will something be done?

Has anybody noticed lately that politicians throw around the word "million" (dollars) as though it means a stick of gum?

All of the hysteria over the Gay Pride parade is ridiculous. They've been having these in Atlanta and Savannah for years with no problems. This parade will no more turn you gay than the St. Patrick's Day parade will turn you Irish. Get into the 21st century, Augusta!

This is a Rant. I've been hearing that the city was going to widen Windsor Spring Road from Tobacco Road and Highway 88 for years now. It is just putting patches on the road that either don't stay or, if they do, they are higher than the road and make it unsafe to drive on. Why not just repave the road and get it over?

A huge rave for Lori Davis, Butch Palmer, Joe Bowles and all of the donors who helped bring chronic nuisance property expert John Campbell to Augusta. It looks like all of the hard work has paid off and Augusta's neighborhoods are finally going to get cleaned up.

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TheFederalist
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TheFederalist 03/01/10 - 02:05 pm
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Aye, I'm ROTFL bro!

Aye, I'm ROTFL bro!

Bagh LaDee
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Bagh LaDee 03/01/10 - 02:41 pm
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Maybe those AIDS jokes were

Maybe those AIDS jokes were not that bad after all. G'afternoon everybody! It was just 4:20 in Santiago, Chile

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/01/10 - 02:35 pm
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I have a perfect answer for

I have a perfect answer for Rants 2 & 4, also for the Richmond County Board of Education and most parents of children going to that school District....This would solved almost all your problems!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7eJE6B49M4&feature=related

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 03/01/10 - 02:35 pm
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I thought everybody was Irish

I thought everybody was Irish on St Patty's day????

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 03/01/10 - 02:36 pm
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Just a note, I got my avatars

Just a note, I got my avatars permission to use his likeness moments before he expired.

Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 03/01/10 - 02:40 pm
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LOL RK!

LOL RK!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/01/10 - 02:41 pm
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Hi RK, What's your 10-20

Hi RK, What's your 10-20 today.

Bagh LaDee
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Bagh LaDee 03/01/10 - 02:48 pm
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Somebody needs to move to

Somebody needs to move to Atlanta or Savannah.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 03/01/10 - 02:51 pm
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Laredo TX, next stop McAllen

Laredo TX, next stop McAllen TX then Lebanon, Misery

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/01/10 - 02:51 pm
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At lease Gobal Warming is not

At lease Gobal Warming is not effecting you, Right.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 03/01/10 - 02:53 pm
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not as long as the A/C

not as long as the A/C works!!!

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 03/01/10 - 02:54 pm
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It is a little below normal

It is a little below normal here, still in the high 50's

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/01/10 - 02:57 pm
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When do you think you will be

When do you think you will be back in this "great" area?

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 03/01/10 - 03:00 pm
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Sched for 3/12, but that can

Sched for 3/12, but that can change a day or two either way

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/01/10 - 03:04 pm
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Darn, I was wishing we could

Darn, I was wishing we could barbeque your Avatar before is spoiled. Look like some good meat... :~)

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 03/01/10 - 03:10 pm
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Wow! Do some of you people

Wow! Do some of you people have nothing better to do than use this forum as a psuedo- facebook page. Please stop clogging up the screen with inane "back and forth's and comment on the ACTUAL column. Sheesh!!

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KSL 03/01/10 - 03:15 pm
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So Corporal, what's your

So Corporal, what's your comment on the actual column?

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 03/01/10 - 03:25 pm
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Some of us have real friends.

Some of us have real friends. And I have Irish ancestors.

Troubled1
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Troubled1 03/01/10 - 03:19 pm
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afternoon all....yes sean,

afternoon all....yes sean, you too

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 03/01/10 - 03:21 pm
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Is Facebook like this? I'm so

Is Facebook like this? I'm so socialnetworking challenged.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 03/01/10 - 03:28 pm
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I tried Facebook, but when I

I tried Facebook, but when I let the book covers go it hurt like "Green"!!

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 03/01/10 - 03:28 pm
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I've never tweeted, and we're

I've never tweeted, and we're not supposed to use fowl language here...

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 03/01/10 - 03:29 pm
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...myspace never appealed

...myspace never appealed either... why call a site "myspace" when all you do is reveal all your life to others amusement? M-O-O-N™, that spells oxymoron.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 03/01/10 - 03:31 pm
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In my era, Facebooking was

In my era, Facebooking was what happened after you facedarrest.

CarlosC
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CarlosC 03/01/10 - 03:31 pm
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There will be a quiz at 4:20.

There will be a quiz at 4:20.

Troubled1
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Troubled1 03/01/10 - 03:32 pm
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remind me i want to be doing

remind me i want to be doing something else at 4:20

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 03/01/10 - 03:36 pm
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I'm planning on sorta

I'm planning on sorta imitating my avatar at 4:20

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 03/01/10 - 03:40 pm
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Gosh, urologist at 4.20. If I

Gosh, urologist at 4.20. If I don't show, she'll be.... well.... yellow'd ?

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 03/01/10 - 03:41 pm
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4:20, that's how we ROLL!!

4:20, that's how we ROLL!!

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