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It is not often that I agree with an editorial in The Chronicle, but the editorial on July 14 is very accurate in describing what's happening with the young folks in the Augusta area and I guess everywhere else. If they're not given punishment that will make them understand that something happens because of the things they do, they'll keep on doing it.

I watched the "throwdown" with Bobby Flay and Very Vera, and it was quite obvious who cooked which cake. Bobby's was two layers, and Vera's was three. They even made the comment that Bobby's was more moist than Vera's. But what mayor is going to let an outsider come in and win when the local is clearly there to win and look good for the city of Augusta. I don't think it was a fair contest. I think Bobby should've won, considering his cake was more moist, even though it was not the traditional frosting. I think Vera won because she's an Augusta native and the mayor was one of the judges.

This is a rant for the person who compared Barack Obama to Jackie Robinson. Seriously? You're comparing a baseball player to a president? The job descriptions are on opposite ends of the spectrum. Just because the first black ballplayer turned out to be one of the best of all time certainly does not mean that the first black president will turn out to be one of the best.

Why do most candidates travel and spend, all the while saying nothing of substance? Just because somebody flies into Augusta for a few minutes won't make him or her a good leader.

South Carolina gubernatorial hopeful Vincent Sheehan released tax records that show his income jumped from $74,641 to $372,509. Ain't it amazing that his law firm suddenly started raking in the big bucks only after Sheehan got into the Legislature?

I would like to applaud and congratulate Dr. Wayne Frazier, his staff and Glenn Hills High School for putting children first and making AYP. Great job - keep up the good work.

The elderly folks of Ervin Towers on Laney-Walker are losing their bus route. It is their only access to the doctor, shopping and productive lives. Now the commission is cutting their route and they have to walk several blocks over treacherous railroad tracks in the 100-degree heat. We are talking about people in their 80s and 90s.

Two of Kathleen Parker's columns recently published in The Chronicle resonated particularly with me. One was her wonderfully perceptive article about Harper Lee's tone toward the South of the 1930s in To Kill a Mockingbird. In her other column, concerning physical threats by Muslim extremists against cartoonists, Ms. Parker defended free speech in general by saying, "We even extend freedom of expression to the evil and stupid, figuring it is better that hate and ignorance be exposed in the light of day than that they go underground to fester and breed." Well said. Thanks, Chronicle, for publishing that.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/25/10 - 11:52 am
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Yes Aye...but does justus

Yes Aye...but does justus come back as countyman in another personality?
Is Corgi really 3 people? Or can she type 1000 words a minute..
Good am CSRA.

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/25/10 - 11:53 am
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Aye, I think we need to start

Aye, I think we need to start a new contest.....

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 11:54 am
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ADP is indeed smart: build in

ADP is indeed smart: build in West Augusta so the quality people of Columbia County they employ have a shorter commute.

Such a nice company.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 11:55 am
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Seenit: To do that, I would

Seenit: To do that, I would just make my posts in a word document, then copy and paste each to the appropriate thread.

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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 11:56 am
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FO SHIZZLE Troy. Let's get

FO SHIZZLE Troy. Let's get the rules committee to take that up today on Da Porch®

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 11:56 am
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But if anyone in the world

But if anyone in the world can type 1000wpm, we can all agree it'd have to be Corgimom.

80proof
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80proof 07/25/10 - 11:57 am
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Need more coffee.

Need more coffee.

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/25/10 - 11:57 am
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Don't forget 1000wpm with

Don't forget 1000wpm with zero errors. After all she did graduate HS early.....

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/25/10 - 12:01 pm
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80proof - Too late for

80proof - Too late for coffee, time for blender creations!!!

80proof
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80proof 07/25/10 - 12:07 pm
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Weekend rules!

Weekend rules!

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/25/10 - 12:11 pm
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If you promise a wardrobe

If you promise a wardrobe malfunction, I am capable of making frozen caffeinated drinks with coffee flavor.....

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 12:25 pm
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The Frozen Drinks @ Da Porch®

The Frozen Drinks @ Da Porch® are only exceeded by the fine quality conversation.... or would it be the food.... or the beer... ok ok, so maybe the Frozen Drinks ain't all that.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 12:28 pm
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On the way...

On the way...

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/25/10 - 12:32 pm
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Doc, LMAO!!! Sounds like a

Doc, LMAO!!! Sounds like a winner. Also, I had a middle of the night heart to heart with your fav teen aged assistant. He seems to be enthusiastic about the $600/wk employment opportunity that requires punctuality, responsibility and drug testing. It's too bad there is no work out there for some....

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countyman 07/25/10 - 12:37 pm
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I have nothing against

I have nothing against Columbia county, even went to high school in CC.. The daily shots from the same few directed at Richmond County are getting old...

ADP, Global Emergency Resources, and ERS in West Augusta, ESI downtown, BottleTek and American Tire in South Augusta, etc, could have built in CC if they wanted too, but they didn't.... Be happy Columbia county has John Deere and Club Car.

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/25/10 - 12:36 pm
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RCSO just announced the heat

RCSO just announced the heat index is 103F. That should help keep the crime stats down.....

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countyman 07/25/10 - 12:41 pm
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Overall crime is already down

Overall crime is already down in RC, there were less arrest made in April, May, and June compared to March of this year...

The heat index should help keep the crime stats down in CC.

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 07/25/10 - 12:40 pm
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The daily shots from the same

The daily shots from the same county guy, directed at Richmond County are getting old...

You can take off now, Troy, I'm here and observing! Have a pleasant afternoon everyone!

80proof
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80proof 07/25/10 - 12:55 pm
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I don't have malfunctions.

I don't have malfunctions. ;-)

Zoe
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Zoe 07/25/10 - 01:26 pm
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Like, where does Justus

Like, where does Justus disappear to? Always wondered.

Zoe
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Zoe 07/25/10 - 01:26 pm
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same with Sliique. One post

same with Sliique. One post wonder.

Zoe
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Zoe 07/25/10 - 01:27 pm
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Troy, better than you deserve

Troy, better than you deserve huh? I feel ya:)

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/25/10 - 01:29 pm
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Zoe, Now THAT is much more

Zoe, Now THAT is much more than I deserved (haven't been that bad) or asked for!!! lol

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 07/25/10 - 01:32 pm
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Now, you have to make the characters fit to see who made that comment!

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 07/25/10 - 01:30 pm
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80proof - There is a jon boat

80proof - There is a jon boat lying on my driveway - you can pretend you are on a canoeing trip. Doc won't mind either....

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 07/25/10 - 01:38 pm
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80proof
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80proof 07/25/10 - 01:39 pm
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Heck fill that thing with

Heck fill that thing with water and we'll have a red neck hottub!

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 01:45 pm
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Where does Justus disappear

Where does Justus disappear to? Aye don't know but he bets there's a 40 close by.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 01:47 pm
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Troy gives the idea two

Troy gives the idea two thumbs UP, c'mon over, I've got my HD cam ready too!

80proof
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80proof 07/25/10 - 01:55 pm
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Oh no pictures or video! I

Oh no pictures or video! I only had to get burned by that once to learn my lesson.

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