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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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Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 03:22 pm
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There's the arrow again!!! Hi

There's the arrow again!!! Hi Jon!

corgimom
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corgimom 07/25/10 - 03:23 pm
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Seenit, for Al and Jesse,

Seenit, for Al and Jesse, EVERYTHING is TV TIME.

Snoop Dogg has come out with a PSA saying, "Yo, dawgs, can't we all just get along?"

Randy Jackson said, "Yeah, dawg, just keeping it real."

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KSL 07/25/10 - 03:24 pm
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I've news. That schnauzer

I've news. That schnauzer needs to stay out of Rhode Island, as well.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/first_circuit/2010/02/estrada-v-state-of-rhode-...

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KSL 07/25/10 - 03:26 pm
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Now the schnauzer's attorneys

Now the schnauzer's attorneys will not be able to claim it was a hate crime based on ethnicity. Both are originally of German origins, correct?

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seenitB4 07/25/10 - 03:26 pm
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OOPS J Jackson was just

OOPS J Jackson was just caught on an open mike saying the shepherd needed his ******* ****** cut off!! Imagine THAT!

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corgimom 07/25/10 - 03:31 pm
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No, KSL, it may be a hate

No, KSL, it may be a hate crime. Schnauzers are in a protected class, you know.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/25/10 - 03:31 pm
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Seenit, that's a DEPENDS

Seenit, that's a DEPENDS moment!!!!

KSL
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KSL 07/25/10 - 03:34 pm
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corgi, I did not know that!

corgi, I did not know that!

80proof
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80proof 07/25/10 - 03:34 pm
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The AC contacted Michael Vick

The AC contacted Michael Vick but he refused to comment.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 03:34 pm
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More new facts, the schnauzer

More new facts, the schnauzer was neutered. Now the ACLU has filed on behalf of the LGBT movement.....

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seenitB4 07/25/10 - 03:35 pm
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Good looking pup ya got

Good looking pup ya got Aye......kinda wolfie looking.
Gotta go now ....wash my car in this 98 degree heat..seeya :)

KSL
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KSL 07/25/10 - 03:35 pm
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I would say that was wise,

I would say that was wise, proof.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/25/10 - 03:40 pm
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Jesse is offering the

Jesse is offering the schnauzer spiritual counseling, like he did with Bill Clinton.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 03:58 pm
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The Schnauzer Panthers are

The Schnauzer Panthers are marching upon Idaho... they'll be there a week from next Tuesday. You know how most Schnauzer's would rather watch Judge Mathis.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 07/25/10 - 04:16 pm
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GEICO: So easy, a Schnauzer

GEICO: So easy, a Schnauzer can do it.

KSL
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KSL 07/25/10 - 04:49 pm
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Let's don't beat a dead dog.

Let's don't beat a dead dog. Oops, fortunately the dog is going to recover. And the law enforcement is anteing up $600 in medical bill payments. I'm glad. I read about the drug dog having an unresolved issue with the schnauzer yesterday. Does anyone know the details (no pun intended)? Was the police dog working at the time or was it one of those off duty indiscretions?

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30cal 07/25/10 - 06:18 pm
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NEW addition to police dog

NEW addition to police dog gear COLLAR CAMS for K9's

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RoadkiII 07/25/10 - 06:36 pm
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And I thought this was a

And I thought this was a place for intelligent conversation. Seems it has gone to the dogs. Anyway.....................

Good Afternoon Awguster

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Sargebaby 07/25/10 - 06:48 pm
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Love the idea of collar cams,

Love the idea of collar cams, 30cal. Howdy RK! Hope you're cooling it somewhere!

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Sargebaby 07/25/10 - 06:49 pm
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Collar cams could be used by

Collar cams could be used by cadaver dogs and hunting dogs!

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 07/25/10 - 06:53 pm
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Stretched out on my bed

Stretched out on my bed keeping the a/c company. True-fully, it makes great company on a day like today.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 07/25/10 - 06:54 pm
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Don't they use them on some

Don't they use them on some working dogs?

smalltowngal
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smalltowngal 07/25/10 - 06:57 pm
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Now, how does a dog know he

Now, how does a dog know he has been suspended? Wouldnt that be a vacation for him? Hi all.

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 07/25/10 - 07:19 pm
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Dono, RK, but I think they

Dono, RK, but I think they do. I know they use them on birds and fish, model airplanes too!

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 07/25/10 - 07:22 pm
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Dat Tumbleweed...he be rollin

Dat Tumbleweed...he be rollin round out there on dat tarmac cloggin up them intakes! Gotta love a tumbleweed!

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 07/25/10 - 07:24 pm
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Smalltown, when our Great

Smalltown, when our Great Granddog is suspended, I swear he looks like he's crying! (Kane is a Great Dane, about 140 pounds of em!) Very emotional K9.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 07/25/10 - 07:30 pm
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They know when they aren't

They know when they aren't allowed to "restrain" the bad guys!!!

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 07/25/10 - 07:41 pm
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I think I will make me a

I think I will make me a cucumber sammich for dinner. Just sounds good!

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 07/25/10 - 07:59 pm
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RATS, no cukes.

RATS, no cukes.

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 07/25/10 - 09:28 pm
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Much to the chagrin of some,

Much to the chagrin of some, I'm back! Our A/C went out about 7:30. Seems a capacitor on the fan motor is heat sensitive. Musta been pretty hot outside. Thank goodness for the best Air Conditioning man in the CSRA, we're back to 78.

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