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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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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/25/10 - 01:01 pm
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Latest update, 19 minds Tue.

Latest update, 19 minds Tue.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 01:07 pm
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80p: Neither Troy nor myself

80p: Neither Troy nor myself ever learned to upload/fwd/edit/use computer gen on any video.. '-) You're safe.

trimmy
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trimmy 07/25/10 - 01:07 pm
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On the subject of speed
Unpublished

On the subject of speed bumps/humps in subdivisions. What is wrong with punishing the speeders? Thus, saving the taxpayers some money. It seems we are always trying to cure the symptoms and not the disease.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 01:08 pm
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19 minds.... got to take at

19 minds.... got to take at least 23 bodies to get that total.

    It's just a joke

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Brenda_G 07/25/10 - 01:08 pm
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Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 01:10 pm
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Trimmy, I wholeheartedly

Trimmy, I wholeheartedly agree. Speed bumps are a poor substitute for common sense and courtesy when driving thru neighbourhoods.

80proof
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80proof 07/25/10 - 01:11 pm
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Yeah...I thought I was safe

Yeah...I thought I was safe with my ex too. ;-)

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 01:13 pm
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That is freakin cold. Way

That is freakin cold. Way freakin cold.

80proof
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80proof 07/25/10 - 01:17 pm
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Oh Doc, I'm sorry...just

Oh Doc, I'm sorry...just another case of the few ruining something for the majority.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/25/10 - 01:20 pm
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Going swimming with my

Going swimming with my Grandgirl, will be back.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/25/10 - 01:21 pm
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Good news for some'' VA

Good news for some''
VA patients get ok for medical pot use......Patients treated at va hopitals in 14 states where it is legal will be able to use medical maijuana for pain...sorry Georgia is not one of them.
Police dog is off "suspension"....a police dog in Idaho was back on duty ater serving a suspension for an unprovoked attack on a small schnauzer,,The police chief said the 5 yr. old German shepherd named Dax will receive more training to prevent a reoccurrence..
Now don't ya wish it was that easy with humans....
back to your local news. :O)

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 01:26 pm
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You know the world has gone

You know the world has gone to hell when a dog gets sensitivity training.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/25/10 - 01:32 pm
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The schnauzer probably

The schnauzer probably provoked him....just didn't have a video cam nearby to catch it.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 01:40 pm
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Dax apologized but since he's

Dax apologized but since he's a GOP, he had to be punished any way.

How do we know the dog is GOP? He's an anti-drug dog, ain't he?

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KSL 07/25/10 - 01:43 pm
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Isn't Dax having to undergo

Isn't Dax having to undergo some sort of "anger management" training?

KSL
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KSL 07/25/10 - 01:44 pm
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Sorry, Aye, I accidentally

Sorry, Aye, I accidentally skipped over your post at 2:26.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/25/10 - 01:50 pm
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Because of pending

Because of pending lawsuits...Dax is unable to give "his" side of the incident.....it seems the schnauzer's lawyer wants to go back 100 years for reparations for every attack a shepherd has made on a schnauzer.
Go figure!

80proof
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80proof 07/25/10 - 02:00 pm
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B4 you are cracking me up.

B4 you are cracking me up.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 02:01 pm
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ROFLMHHAO! Seenit. Priceless.

ROFLMHHAO! Seenit. Priceless. 8-D

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 02:02 pm
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No worries KSL: Aye often

No worries KSL: Aye often skips over his posts too.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 02:05 pm
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BREAKING NEWS: Schnauzer

BREAKING NEWS: Schnauzer found to be in country illegally.... Justice dept refuses to deport.... Wolf Blitzed

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corgimom 07/25/10 - 02:14 pm
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I have it from a very

I have it from a very reliable source that the schnauzer is afraid to go to Arizona, he's afraid he'll be profiled. Since his ancestors are from Germany but he is an American, he'll be accused of being in the country illegally. He knows he can show his AKC papers if he's stopped, but he's totally against profiling.

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corgimom 07/25/10 - 02:16 pm
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Seenit, a skilled observer

Seenit, a skilled observer listens with death ears. U know who you mean.

And Jesse and Al want to know if they need to come to the schnauzer's defense. You've heard of the Jena 6? They want to form the Idaho (K)9.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/25/10 - 02:18 pm
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corgi....The attorney general

corgi....The attorney general just came out & said there would be a lawsuit against Dax & his handler & the state.....they did ask the schnauzer for papers....& the schnauzer refused saying it was profiling.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 02:18 pm
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ROFL Corgi. I guess we are in

ROFL Corgi. I guess we are in the dog days of 2010.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 02:19 pm
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Ladies: Troy is not able to

Ladies: Troy is not able to breathe from laughter at your banter.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/25/10 - 02:20 pm
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And seenit, the reason why

And seenit, the reason why schnauzers have not made the advancements that they should have, is because the shepherds have kept them down. They are forming the NAASD- the National Association for the Advancement of Schnauzer Dogs. They want to boycott Westminster next year.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/25/10 - 02:20 pm
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If I'm not mistaken

If I'm not mistaken corgi....Al & Jesse have already been on tv about this case.......you know this is TV TIME for them.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 02:20 pm
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Or maybe it's my superiour

Or maybe it's my superiour live delivery of your material... either way...

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 02:22 pm
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<--- wanted to prove he could

<--- wanted to prove he could do cute puppy avatars too

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