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WAKE UP CALL to all that think President Obama is cutting taxes. This is his way of redistributing the wealth. Those of us who actually pay taxes will offset his government funding for first-time home-buyers, Cash For Clunkers, and other tax giveaways. Heck, even the folks who benefit from those programs will in the end help pay for them. The government doesn't make any wages; it gets its money from us, so it can spend it to get votes.

OVER $1 MILLION for three failing schools. Wow! What do the passing schools get? Nothing! Eight days taken from your salary, more expectations, red tape, no raises, unruly children. Thank you, Georgia and Richmond County, for letting teachers know just how important and professional we are.

I HAVE A SUGGESTION which will save big bucks for many businesses (restaurants, department stores, etc.) Your air conditioner is set too low. It feels like a refrigerator inside. Increase your thermostat a degree or two so it will be comfortable and see your power bill drop a few dollars. You can thank me later.

THE NEW JERSEY Supreme Court ruled that a Spanish-speaking guy could not be convicted of drunken driving because the cops didn't explain the "consequences" of taking an alcohol breath test. With that kind of logic, if the New Jersey cops arrest a terrorist who only speaks Arabic and none of the cops can speak Arabic to explain the consequences of being a terrorist in the U.S., the guy must go free.

THE MEDICAL COLLEGE of Georgia has proven to be an excellent place to get medical help. Now the new boss man is worried about morale. He wants to give people raises. The economy is in the hole, and he wants to raise pay for people who accepted their present jobs. If they are low on morale, let them go find a different job.

ROMAN POLANSKI is "no longer confined to house arrest in his Alpine villa," a news report says. Is being forced to live in luxury in an Alpine villa punishment?

A LETTER WRITER says it's constitutional for Obama to "send bills to Congress." The original intent of the founders was for the Congress to create bills, vote on them and, if they passed, send them to the president for approval or veto. Nowadays, the presidents have reversed that plan. It's not the president's job to create laws. It's his job to follow the instructions of Congress, thus of the people, provided Congress truly represents the people. Nowadays, presidents pay no attention to Congress, and Congress pays no attention to the people.

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ZenoElia
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ZenoElia 07/15/10 - 02:13 am
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Political is as political

Political is as political does. What part about politics don't you understand? They all lie to get our money and spend on their perks, pervs, and special interests peeps. Spending on pet projects is what gets 'em re-elected.

Welcome to Augusta, the dumb-O city of the south. Why get an education when you can rob, steal, deal, and kill, get three squares a day, free housing, and a paycheck for your crimes?

Yeah, maybe that'll last about an hour, but when the cooks start passing out in the kitchen the thermostat will be set back down again...I've never figured out why they don't install independent a/c systems in food establishments, one for the kitchen and one for dining. Expensive, but customer appreciated.

English is the national language. Can't speak it, but here legally? Tough. If you break the law and you know you did, don't hide behind your race or color to get out of it. Language is English. Learn it or leave. The law is not responsible for your ignorance. Or put the old fashioned way, "Ignorance of the law is no excuse."

Amen sister.

Duh, it's HIS villa. He was under house arrest until the gov't holding him decided not to extradite him for the child molestation charges he's accused of in the USA.

The president may and should introduce bills he thinks are good ideas. It's up to Congress to decide if they become law. That said, we haven't seen too many great ideas from the current administration.

Well, it's Thor's day and he's been kicking up a few thunder-busters lately..steamin' hot ain't it? Take a tip from a prune. HYDRATE! Now ya'll have a great 15th. Half-way month's end. Let's get to the end safely so hang up and drive!...

G'day.

ZenoElia
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ZenoElia 07/15/10 - 02:20 am
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Like I said, it's hot out

Like I said, it's hot out there...drippy hot. This guy's got it down.
Read on:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/nathanklose/2010-07-15/ma...

myopinion3
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myopinion3 07/15/10 - 03:34 am
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We cant find get our hands on

We cant find get our hands on Osama, but then we cant even get our hands on Roman Polanski so its no surprise

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/15/10 - 04:20 am
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"I do believe that most men

"I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living."
- Harry Nilsson

w00t!

Have a Thirsty Thursday!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/15/10 - 06:17 am
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I hope a Beautiful Good

I hope a Beautiful Good Morning America, all my Friends and Foes.

I dedicate Rant 7 just for you, corgimom! Sure shoots holes in some of your past posts.

Good Zeno, speaking of cemetery, Passworth is ready. Call before going.

@1. That is a known fact.

@2. That is the way to use common sense.

@3. Thank me by lowering the price tag with your savings.

@4. PC at the greatest lever of logic.

@5. Last sentence took care of that one.

@7. "If You Got The Money Honey......."

Trouble
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Trouble 07/15/10 - 06:47 am
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morning all

morning all

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/15/10 - 07:01 am
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corgimom
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corgimom 07/15/10 - 07:08 am
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CG, I have no idea what you

CG, I have no idea what you are talking about, because no President writes Congressional bills, and Presidents can't create laws, but ok.

bettyboop
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bettyboop 07/15/10 - 07:23 am
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Good morning.... it appears

Good morning.... it appears another hot and humid day awaits us so just have the best Thursday you can folks !!

O wind, rend open the heat,
cut apart the heat,
rend it to tatters.

Fruit cannot drop
through this thick air--
fruit cannot fall into heat
that presses up and blunts
the points of pears
and rounds the grapes.

Cut the heat--
plough through it,
turning it on either side
of your path.

Hilda Doolittle

Unbelievable
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Unbelievable 07/15/10 - 08:31 am
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Uh, good morning. Hope

Uh, good morning. Hope everyone has a great Thursday.

"Do or Do not. There is no try" - Yoda

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/15/10 - 08:44 am
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The new Chevy Volt will carry

The new Chevy Volt will carry 8-year battery warranty.....due to be in the showrooms this Nov......designed to travel 40 miles on battery power before a small gasoline engine takes over.......makes me want one.

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/15/10 - 09:02 am
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The Volt is slated to roll

The Volt is slated to roll into showrooms in Austin, Texas; California; and Washington D.C. by the end of the year. They’ll arrive in New York City and the tri-state area, the rest of Texas and Michigan by March. The rest of the country will see them through 2011.

Read More http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/07/first-look-chevrolet-volt-in-red/#i...

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/15/10 - 09:13 am
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I have 3 questions.... 1.

I have 3 questions....

1. What will be the replacement cost of the battery?
2. How long will it take to recharge it?
3. What is the top speed of Volt?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/15/10 - 09:22 am
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GM says its previous forecast

GM says its previous forecast of 230 miles per gallon for the Chevy Volt electric car is dead. It was calculated using a government formula that never got final approval and the feds are working on a new one.

The Chevy Volt is seen on display at the Washington Auto Show on Jan. 26, 2010. CAPTIONBy J. Scott Applewhite, AP"We just don't know right now" what the new number is likely to be, Micky Bly, executive director of global electrical systems for GM, said Wednesday at GM's battery factory in Brownstown, Mich.

In fact, talks with the government on how to calculate an mpg-equivalent index for plug-in electrics probably will continue until the very eve of Volt production in November, said Tom Stephens, GM's vice chairman of global product operations.

"We've been working collaboratively with the EPA and the industry to come up with a number that gives our customers something they can feel comfortable with," Stephens said.

There is no consensus on how to give buyers a number that lets them compare the energy use of electric cars -- including the cost to recharge them -- with the miles per gallon ratings of conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles.

The Society of Automotive Engineers, an organization the sets standards used by the industry to measure everything from horsepower to trunk space, is working on energy-use comparison standards for electrics. It recently approved a rating system for plug-in hybrids and says it will publish that standard, called SAE J1711, later this year.

SAE says it expects the government to use its standard for rating plug-in hybrids.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/15/10 - 09:28 am
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According to Comrade Frank,

According to Comrade Frank, there are no illegal immigrants (undocumented workers) working in Nevada:

Jan Brewer needs to contact him real soon to see how that is done.

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/15/10 - 09:29 am
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The electricity to charge the

The electricity to charge the batteries has to come from somewhere. The greenie loonies are just fooling themselves for that "feel good" sensation like you get with urinary incontinence while wearing dark pants.

ZenoElia
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ZenoElia 07/15/10 - 09:31 am
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Gee, and I thought the

Gee, and I thought the president could introduce a bill to be made law...

"The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88-352, 78 Stat. 241, enacted July 2, 1964) was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public ("public accommodations").
**The bill was introduced by President John F. Kennedy in his civil rights speech of June 11, 1963, in which he asked for legislation "giving all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public—hotels, restaurants, theaters, retail stores, and similar establishments," as well as "greater protection for the right to vote."

He then sent a bill to Congress on June 19.

Emulating the Civil Rights Act of 1875, Kennedy's civil rights bill included provisions to ban discrimination in public accommodations, and to enable the U.S. Attorney General to join in lawsuits against state governments which operated segregated school systems, among other provisions. But it did not include a number of provisions deemed essential by civil rights leaders including protection against police brutality, ending discrimination in private employment, or granting the Justice Department power to initiate desegregation or job discrimination lawsuits."

Maybe I was right.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/15/10 - 09:34 am
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Zeno, Call me.

Zeno, Call me.

crackerjack
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crackerjack 07/15/10 - 09:35 am
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TO RANT NUMBER

TO RANT NUMBER ONE........................

In just six months, the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect. They will
hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2011:
First Wave: Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief
In 2001 and 2003, the GOP Congress enacted several tax cuts for investors, small business
owners, and families. These will all expire on January 1, 2011:
Personal income tax rates will rise. The top income tax rate will rise from 35 to 39.6
percent (this is also the rate at which two-thirds of small business profits are taxed). The
lowest rate will rise from 10 to 15 percent. All the rates in between will also rise. Itemized
deductions and personal exemptions will again phase out, which has the same mathematical
effect as higher marginal tax rates. The full list of marginal rate hikes is below:
- The 10% bracket rises to an expanded 15%
- The 25% bracket rises to 28%
- The 28% bracket rises to 31%
- The 33% bracket rises to 36%
- The 35% bracket rises to 39.6%
Higher taxes on marriage and family. The “marriage penalty” (narrower tax brackets for
married couples) will return from the first dollar of income. The child tax credit will be cut in
half from $1000 to $500 per child. The standard deduction will no longer be doubled for
married couples relative to the single level. The dependent care and adoption tax credits will
be cut.
The return of the Death Tax. This year, there is no death tax. For those dying on or after
January 1 2011, there is a 55 percent top death tax rate on estates over $1 million. A person
leaving behind two homes and a retirement account could easily pass along a death tax bill to
their loved ones.
Higher tax rates on savers and investors. The capital gains tax will rise from 15 percent
this year to 20 percent in 2011. The dividends tax will rise from 15 percent this year to 39.6
percent in 2011. These rates will rise another 3.8 percent in 2013.
Second Wave: Obamacare
There are over twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare. Several will first go into effect on
January 1, 2011. They include:
The “Medicine Cabinet Tax” Thanks to Obamacare, Americans will no longer be able to
use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health
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reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter
medicines (except insulin).
The “Special Needs Kids Tax” This provision of Obamacare imposes a cap on flexible
spending accounts (FSAs) of $2500 (Currently, there is no federal government limit). There
is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous:
parents of special needs children. There are thousands of families with special needs children
in the United States, and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education. Tuition
rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National
Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year. Under tax rules, FSA dollars can
be used to pay for this type of special needs education.
The HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike. This provision of Obamacare increases the additional tax
on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them
relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent.
Third Wave: The Alternative Minimum Tax and Employer Tax Hikes
When Americans prepare to file their tax returns in January of 2011, they’ll be in for a nasty
surprise—the AMT won’t be held harmless, and many tax relief provisions will have expired.
The major items include:
The AMT will ensnare over 28 million families, up from 4 million last year. According
to the left-leaning Tax Policy Center, Congress’ failure to index the AMT will lead to an
explosion of AMT taxpaying families—rising from 4 million last year to 28.5 million. These
families will have to calculate their tax burdens twice, and pay taxes at the higher level. The
AMT was created in 1969 to ensnare a handful of taxpayers.
Small business expensing will be slashed and 50% expensing will disappear. Small
businesses can normally expense (rather than slowly-deduct, or “depreciate”) equipment
purchases up to $250,000. This will be cut all the way down to $25,000. Larger businesses
can expense half of their purchases of equipment. In January of 2011, all of it will have to be
“depreciated.”
Taxes will be raised on all types of businesses. There are literally scores of tax hikes on
business that will take place. The biggest is the loss of the “research and experimentation tax
credit,” but there are many, many others. Combining high marginal tax rates with the loss of
this tax relief will cost jobs.
Tax Benefits for Education and Teaching Reduced. The deduction for tuition and fees
will not be available. Tax credits for education will be limited. Teachers will no longer be
able to deduct classroom expenses. Coverdell Education Savings Accounts will be cut.
Employer-provided educational assistance is curtailed. The student loan interest deduction
will be disallowed for hundreds of thousands of families.
Charitable Contributions from IRAs no longer allowed. Under current law, a retired
person with an IRA can contribute up to $100,000 per year directly to a charity from their
IRA. This contribution also counts toward an annual “required minimum distribution.” This
ability will no longer be there.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/15/10 - 09:35 am
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Good morning, happy

Good morning, happy Thursday.
"Do, or do not. There is no try".
Outstanding, Unbelievable, simply freaking outstanding. Committing to "try" is allowing yourself an out when you fail.
Words to live by fo shizzle.

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/15/10 - 09:36 am
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Sean - 1,200

Sean - 1,200

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/15/10 - 09:38 am
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Doc - See my 4:20, brother.

Doc - See my 4:20, brother. ;-)

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/15/10 - 09:39 am
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crackerjack Thursday, Jul. 15

crackerjack Thursday, Jul. 15 9:35 AM
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But the Perfect Obobblehead Supporters KNOW that 95% of the people got tax cuts.
You racist.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/15/10 - 09:40 am
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OBama and OSama: The

OBama and OSama: The difference is BS.

crackerjack
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crackerjack 07/15/10 - 09:45 am
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RANT NUMBER TWO.......It's

RANT NUMBER TWO.......It's another case of redistribution of wealth! I don't care how much money you throw at a problem you can't teach folks that don't want to be taught!

RANT NUMBER THREE.....Also postage is going up again, and the Evans Post Office AC is in the low 70s. Don't hold your breath waiting for "Thanks"

RANT NUMBER FOUR......They need to make 3 X 5 cards that state each violation, including miranda, and have a place where they can sign that they understand it. As for the suspected terrorists, they can be brought in on suspicion, and then have a translator talk to them.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/15/10 - 09:45 am
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Ok guys...you know more about

Ok guys...you know more about cars than I do...
I want a hybrid next time I buy....would like the suv..
So in your opinion (gifted) what would be the best buy...
Appreciate your info. on this...........bbl ....grocery shopping.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/15/10 - 09:52 am
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Aye don't know nuttin bout no

Aye don't know nuttin bout no hybrids. Plant or otherwise. Buy a golf car.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/15/10 - 10:04 am
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Zeno, Kennedy introduced it

Zeno, Kennedy introduced it to the public when he gave his speech.
And, as I said, no President writes bills, and they don't make laws. Congress does-regardless of what articles on Wikipedia says.

I don't know what YOUR Constitution says, but mine says that Congress has to introduce bills and they pass them- not the President. And if you continue to read your Wiki article, it tells you plainly, that Emanuel Cellar introduced the bill into the House. If no Congressperson introduced the bill, then that would be the end of it.

But if you want to think that the President writes bills and makes laws, you are welcome to think that.

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/15/10 - 10:09 am
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It makes more of a negative

It makes more of a negative environmental impact to manufacture and operate a "hybrid" vehicle than it does to purchase and operate an economical traditional vehicle.

The "hybrid" tax "credit" is targeting Obama voters/supporters. It's the same level of intellect they are searching for.

Have a blissful Kool-Aid day!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/15/10 - 10:09 am
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crackerjack, You must be one

crackerjack, You must be one that does not take a man for his words,

"I will not raise taxes" for sure poor people.........ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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