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WHEN A WISE HOMEOWNER has their air conditioner fail they don't call their dentist. When a wise voter wants someone to create jobs and fix the country's economy they don't vote for an arrogant, unqualified community organizer.

GEORGE W. BUSH is going to go down in history as one of the Worst presidents we ever had. To the Obama haters: Get a life.

WHY SHOULD MOTORISTS obey the speed limit on Highway 56 when Wednesday morning, Aug. 4, the Richmond County Sheriff's Department patrol car 134 was speeding above the speed limit of 55 along with about eight other cars. And then they also swap lanes and don't put on signals and almost caused an accident. Seems to me they should be obeying the speed limit also.

PLEASE, PLEASE bring back the Mini Page. It has been missed by many during the summer. Not only children read these articles, but adults do, too, and we really enjoy it.

THIS IS A RANT and a complaint concerning the Georgia Department of Public Safety and the tag light law. That is one law that I cannot understand. If the law enforcement cannot see your tag if you don't have a tag light, then you get charged. If he can't see that tag then he don't need to be on the job. I don't know who wrote this stupid law, but this law needs to be abolished.

A BIG RAVE FOR THE beautiful cats and dogs for adoption at Augusta-Richmond County Animal Services. Cats are named Alma, Oscar, Sam, Fluffy. They're all waiting to go home. Pure bred Labs, chihuahuas, bulldogs, Jack Russells, with names like Jud, Princess and Trouble, are also waiting to go home. Their masters had to leave them there because many were military and had to deploy suddenly for a while. Please save these pets' lives. Go out to Mack Lane off Tobacco Road. They want to go home but their masters had to go to war. They are starving for your love.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK the city of Augusta for hiring ex-cons. I wish more people would give them a second chance. There are always bad apples in the bunch, but most young men would like very much and would appreciate it if more people would give them more support. I think less would have to go back to jail. Thank you, Augusta. Thank everyone that helps these men and gentlemen.

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Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 08/11/10 - 11:13 pm
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Rut ro, I suspect Ranter #5

Rut ro, I suspect Ranter #5 recently got a ticket for failing to replace a $.79 bulb.

"An ounce of prevention....."

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smoothcaramel300 08/12/10 - 01:22 am
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Everybody deserves a second

Everybody deserves a second chance....

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 08/12/10 - 02:31 am
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How many "second" chances? He

How many "second" chances? He was on chance 20 or so......

Troy Infantoy
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Troy Infantoy 08/12/10 - 03:20 am
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A thought for the day:

A thought for the day: Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, during the 1968 Democratic Party national convention, said: "The police aren't here to create disorder. The police are here to preserve disorder."

w00t!

Thirsty Thursday for us infidels!

بارك الله فيكم في شهر رمضان

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crackerjack 08/12/10 - 05:12 am
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If you drive at night, and

If you drive at night, and fail to maintain all your lights in working order, then it makes me wonder what other parts of the vehicle you haven't maintained. Steering, Tires,Turn Signals, Clearance Lights and Brakes come to mind. Do you need some Cheese with that Whine?

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RoadkiII 08/12/10 - 05:24 am
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Bush may go down in history

Bush may go down in history as one of the worst presidents. At least he won't be THE worst. The current White House Resident has that distinction all sewn up.

Maybe it's time for Georgia to consider an annual safety inspection similar to many other states.

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catfish20 08/12/10 - 05:28 am
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Highway 56....3 wrecks in 2

Highway 56....3 wrecks in 2 days around Tobacco Rd. and 4 H Club Rd. Slow down please.

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CobaltGeorge 08/12/10 - 05:28 am
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Good Morning America, Friends

Good Morning America, Friends and Foes.

Rant 2, that is what if am really trying to do. "GET A LIFE", a decent life, a liveable life for my sperm outputs.

The ones living now are praying to God wishing they had Bush back.

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fftaz71 08/12/10 - 05:35 am
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#5 Its not about them being

#5 Its not about them being able to see that you HAVE a tag...its about them being able to READ the numbers on your tag.
Where I'm from, thats an inspection violation and will fail your car...along with cracked windshield, bald tires, burned out headlights, turn signals, brake lights that are burnt out or cracked lenses that show white light through them, missing or improper exhaust system operation, etc.
I am however willing to bet that you werent pulled over simply for the light being out.

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CobaltGeorge 08/12/10 - 05:43 am
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Fftaz71, If they start

Fftaz71, If they start pulling them over for the safety violations you stated, that would be racial profiling.

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/12/10 - 05:49 am
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Good Morning from the Ellis

Good Morning from the Ellis St. Canal Coffee, Donut, Luncheonette and Psychiatric Center! Today's breakfast special is a Boiled Peanut and Feta Cheese Omelet complete with our special Canal Coffee! Lunch today will be Fricaseed Armadillo on the halfshell with Fried Grits and a big healthy Poke Salad. The Happy Hour special is our very own vintage of Messerly Raspberry Plant "Raspberry Zinfandel" a very fragrant vintage to say the least!!

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fatboyhog 08/12/10 - 05:51 am
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To the ranter about the tag

To the ranter about the tag light, if you can't understand why this law is on the books, then maybe you don't need to be driving.

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fatboyhog 08/12/10 - 05:52 am
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Those that still continue to

Those that still continue to bash and blame Bush need to realize he isn't in charge anymore. You should hold your dear leader as accountable as you do Bush.

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CobaltGeorge 08/12/10 - 06:02 am
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Last Ranter, I would

Last Ranter, I would appreciate your "Thanks" more if it read, Thanks for hiring our returning American fighting men and women.

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Unbelievable 08/12/10 - 07:00 am
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Taking a realistic view, most

Taking a realistic view, most police vehicles (all except the horses) have headlights. I think maybe the driver did something to tick off the officer, and the tag light violation was the easiest to write him up for. Dont drive like a schmuck and show some respect to police officers and you'd be amazed at how nice they are.

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Ayetidiosi 08/12/10 - 07:13 am
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Good morning y'all. Happy

Good morning y'all. Happy Thursday.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/12/10 - 07:18 am
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Morning Aye.

Morning Aye.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 08/12/10 - 08:04 am
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1. Wise voters? What country

1. Wise voters? What country do you live in?

2. Is this an example of a "wise voter"?

3. Um, because the speed limit is the law. If car 134 jumps off the Empire State Bldg, is okay for you to do so also? Did your baby mama have any revenue enhancements that lived?

4. Indeed, the Mini Page is advanced reading for most Richmond County residents.

5. You really have to make an officer mad to get this ticket, folks.

6. Furry animals getting props. ARCAS is one of the best RC run organizations.

7. How sexist! "most young men would like..." what about the convicted women? HATER!

Someone had to do, it may as well be me.
Doc

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Unbelievable 08/12/10 - 07:25 am
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I have seen some vehicles on

I have seen some vehicles on the roads around town that need to be removed from service. Times are tough, not everyone can afford to get a new vehicle, or even repair the one they have. Cash for Clunkers took a lot of decent used vehicles off the road. The government should have taken these, evaluated them, and done a real 'clunker' trade-in. It wouldnt have taken much and the dealerships that took the cars in could have examined and processed the vehicles. They were getting plenty of money anyway, so at least they could have earned it. Then those that are driving smoking 78 T-Birds that get 6mpg could have traded that beast in and gotten a more fuel efficient and better conditioned vehicle.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 08/12/10 - 07:30 am
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C4C killed the used car

C4C killed the used car market. C4C killed the salvage market.
But hey, a lot of Obama bumper stickers died too. That alone was worth the taxpayer's money.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 08/12/10 - 07:36 am
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54% of polled people still

54% of polled people still think the economy is "Bush's fault". 55% of the SAME POLL said DEM's should stop using "blame Bush" as an excuse. Is the American voter totally brain dead or what?

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 08/12/10 - 07:39 am
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Aww, CBBP. I was hoping for a

Aww, CBBP. I was hoping for a pork-based menu in honor(?) of thief Rangel's 80th b'day.

It isn't hard to understand why his constituents will vote him back in office, even after he's convicted of his crimes.

Harlem. No tan taxes here.

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workedforit 08/12/10 - 07:39 am
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Jimmy Carter and George W.
Unpublished

Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush are both thrilled with Odumba's performance, with his incompetence they will no longer be remembered as the worst presidents in history.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 08/12/10 - 07:45 am
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The unfortunate souls on that

The unfortunate souls on that plane in Alaska were on official business. It seems a Yeti claimed kinship with the FLOTUS.

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RoadkiII 08/12/10 - 08:06 am
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Maybe gays are born that way.

Maybe gays are born that way. After seeing the JetBlue dude on the news I realized that no "normal" guy is able to make those facial expressions.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 08/12/10 - 08:09 am
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As a lesbian trapped in a

As a lesbian trapped in a man's body, I agree.

Ayetidiosi
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Ayetidiosi 08/12/10 - 08:20 am
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Sorry for the length

Sorry for the length folks

Will Washington's Failures Lead To A Second American Revolution

The Internet is a large-scale version of the "Committees of Correspondence" that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington's failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another.

People are asking, "Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?"

Pruning the power of government begins with the imperial presidency.

Too many overreaching laws give the president too much discretion to make too many open-ended rules controlling too many aspects of our lives. There's no end to the harm an out-of-control president can do.

Bill Clinton lowered the culture, moral tone and strength of the nation — and left America vulnerable to attack. When it came, George W. Bush stood up for America, albeit sometimes clumsily.

Barack Obama, however, has pulled off the ultimate switcheroo: He's diminishing America from within — so far, successfully.

He may soon bankrupt us and replace our big merit-based capitalist economy with a small government-directed one of his own design.

He is undermining our constitutional traditions: The rule of law and our Anglo-Saxon concepts of private property hang in the balance. Obama may be the most "consequential" president ever.

The Wall Street Journal's steadfast Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote that Barack Obama is "an alien in the White House."

His bullying and offenses against the economy and job creation are so outrageous that CEOs in the Business Roundtable finally mustered the courage to call him "anti-business." Veteran Democrat Sen. Max Baucus blurted out that Obama is engineering the biggest government-forced "redistribution of income" in history.

Fear and uncertainty stalk the land. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says America's financial future is "unusually uncertain."

A Wall Street "fear gauge" based on predicted market volatility is flashing long-term panic. New data on the federal budget confirm that record-setting deficits in the $1.4 trillion range are now endemic.

Obama is building an imperium of public debt and crushing taxes, contrary to George Washington's wise farewell admonition: "cherish public credit ... use it as sparingly as possible ... avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt ... bear in mind, that towards the payment of debts there must be Revenue, that to have Revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised, which are not ... inconvenient and unpleasant ... ."

Opinion polls suggest that in the November mid-term elections, voters will replace the present Democratic majority in Congress with opposition Republicans — but that will not necessarily stop Obama.

A President Obama intent on achieving his transformative goals despite the disagreement of the American people has powerful weapons within reach. In one hand, he will have a veto pen to stop a new Republican Congress from repealing ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank takeover of banks.

In the other, he will have a fistful of executive orders, regulations and Obama-made fiats that have the force of law.

Under ObamaCare, he can issue new rules and regulations so insidiously powerful in their effect that higher-priced, lower-quality and rationed health care will quickly become ingrained, leaving a permanent stain.

Under Dodd-Frank, he and his agents will control all credit and financial transactions, rewarding friends and punishing opponents, discriminating on the basis of race, gender and political affiliation. Credit and liquidity may be choked by bureaucracy and politics — and the economy will suffer.

He and the EPA may try to impose by "regulatory" fiats many parts of the cap-and-trade and other climate legislation that failed in the Congress.

And by executive orders and the in terrorem effect of an industrywide "boot on the neck" policy, he can continue to diminish energy production in the United States.

By the trick of letting current-law tax rates "expire," he can impose a $3.5 trillion 10-year tax increase that damages job-creating capital investment in an economy struggling to recover. And by failing to enforce the law and leaving America's borders open, he can continue to repopulate America with unfortunate illegals whose skill and education levels are low and whose political attitudes are often not congenial to American-style democracy.

A wounded rampaging president can do much damage — and, like Caesar, the evil he does will live long after he leaves office, whenever that may be.

The overgrown, un-pruned power of the presidency to reward, punish and intimidate may now be so overwhelming that his re-election in 2012 is already assured — Chicago-style.

About the authors, ERNEST S. CHRISTIAN AND GARY A ROBBINS
• Christian, an attorney, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury in the Ford administration.

• Robbins, an economist, served at the Treasury Department in the Reagan administration

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usafvet 08/12/10 - 08:26 am
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The Honorable G. W. Bush is

The Honorable G. W. Bush is far from the worst president and most likely some of the tarnish will be removed as people realize that the news media and the last two years of his term assaulted by democrats caused people to think he was bad. We were fortunate to have a person in charge at the time that valued American (not muslim) freedom and American values as he did. dumbobama in less than 2 years has knocked "peanut carter" from "WORST", and I only see him getting worse and also see most people realizing that. Some are so blind that they cannot see. Come on November. GOD BLESS AMERICA, OUR TROOPS, AND OUR VETERANS.

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usafvet 08/12/10 - 08:42 am
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To the ranter about the tag

To the ranter about the tag light. Can't afford one? too sorry to install one? Don't know how? Bet you couldn't really afford the back spinning wheels either. Man, those tag light bulbs are hard to steal. Don't give up dude, keep whining. Bet you didn't get stopped on your way to work. Maybe dumbobama will make it possible to buy one and have it installed by using your WIC. Maybe you should try contacting his reparation czar.

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usafvet 08/12/10 - 08:34 am
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