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RANT TO THE Augusta Chronicle for not naming the more than 40 religious leaders and/or their affiliated house of worship that attended the Sept. 29 meeting to support a formal interfaith organization in Augusta. I want to know if my pastor and/or my house of worship was in attendance.

MODERN POLITICIANS stay in office as long as they can get away with it. The original democracy, Athens, Greece, changed its president every day. Thus nobody could stay in the leadership position long enough to harm the people and their freedom. The original Massachusetts Constitution (upon which a lot of the U.S. Constitution was based) elected a new governor every year.

I HAVE A RANT for the local firefighter who's whining about the training. Try Mock Level 4 at 145 degrees in the Sahara desert. We didn't complain and we sure as heck didn't get a slice of pizza. Perhaps the local fire department agency should seek prior military to gain the professional personnel that they need.

DO WE GET TO VOTE on the baseball stadium, or will it be like everything else? Rammed down our throat.

RE: THE MAYOR'S POWERS. Yes sir, big fella. I dub you as duke of Deans Bridge Road. Now use your powers carefully.

SOMETHING IS WRONG with The Chronicle crossword puzzles. The weekday ones are too easy. I get 100 percent of them and then the Sunday ones are too hard. I only get about 30 or 35 percent of them. I was wondering should they maybe kinda make the weekday ones a little harder and the Sunday ones a little easier?

PITY THE POOR AUGUSTA firemen. They had a bad day at training. It was too hot. They complained. They didn't have enough water. It was just terrible. What are they going to do when they go to a house that's fully involved or a building that's too involved? Are they going to say it's too hot, they can't go in?

RANTS TO SEN. SAXBY Chambliss whose Web site says "you must be registered" in order to send an e-mail to him. What kind of scam nonsense is that?

WHERE DO SCHOOLS get such job titles as "executive director for student affairs" and "director of student learning?" Aren't one principal and some teachers supposed to handle "affairs" and "learning"?

YOUR ARTICLE ABOUT Georgia graduation tests says, "Writing (test) is in September of 11th grade." In the 1940s, we had to write beginning in Grade ONE. What the heck's going on?!

SINCE WE ARE NOT happy with the current candidates for governor, why not write in Karen Handel for governor? That's what I am going to do.

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ZenoElia 10/06/10 - 01:39 am
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"When anger rises, think of

"When anger rises, think of the consequences."

Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

1. News regarding faith is only news if it involves bad news...good news is not newsworthy...at least it's only in features, not news sections.
2. This is not ancient Athens and the population and diversity of our citizens today would surely direct a better plan than changing leadership daily. However politics has always been about debating questions about the public good and persuading the masses to follow some individual ideal...modern politics is like everything else, the love and greed for money and things and self-gratification.
3 & 7. Sounds like someone got passed over for a position and is disgruntled. I have to agree though that if you sign up for firefighting you better be able to handle the job.
4. November is close, cast your vote to change the status quo.
5. Expand your vocabulary and accept the challenge.
6. Counting the constituency...that's why the 20 questions...ie; registration.
8. Titles make folks feel important and helps them justify accepting the overpayment they receive from the taxpayers every month for doing nothing.
9. In today's academic world students must show enough progress to predict their graduation via the testing results. Writing is a section of the test. If they can't pass it they probably won't graduate.
10. It's a free country for now. Write in who you want to.

"Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone."

The Dhammapada

Good luck and g'mornin'. I'm out at dawn to get started on security issues. Have a blessed day.

chasboy
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chasboy 10/06/10 - 03:40 am
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I totally agree with the

I totally agree with the crossword puzzle rant. I can do the weekday ones in just a few minutes but the Sunday one is so hard it might as well be in another language.

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orgpsych 10/06/10 - 04:53 am
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Not to be picky, but the term

Not to be picky, but the term is MOPP 4, not Mock 4. It stands for Mission Oriented Protective Posture. It involves wearing a full MOPP suit that is kind of like wearing a light winter coat plus boots, a heavy rubber chemical protective mask, and a rubber hood. I guarantee that no one can last for long in that situation if they have to do any kind of manual labor. In the desert it is also somewhat like running into a burning building and breaking down doors to haul people back out. If you can't do that you don't belong where it is required.

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momster59 10/06/10 - 06:25 am
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Zeno must be channeling me

Zeno must be channeling me today because his came straight from my brain. As for the comments about the firemen. Most of the firemen are in excellent shape and do not complain. I see them all the time, my son is one. They know the dangers of their job and the necessity of ensuring they can do it. The few that complain do not make up the majority.
Keep police, firemen, EMT's, emergency room nurses and teachers in your thoughts and prayers today. It's a dangerous world out there and these people are being underpaid to do some of the most dangerous work to protect you and your children.
Peace.

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dani 10/06/10 - 07:08 am
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Registration is a means of

Registration is a means of knowing if the emailer is serious or just funning.

I pick up a Spirit once a week for a really good crossword. Love it.

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seenitB4 10/06/10 - 07:59 am
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Change the politicians out

Change the politicians out every 4 years.....I like that idea...they need changing just like diapers.
Firefighters....know many, 90% of these men do a great job & put their life at risk everyday w/o a gripe....give these men a break, they deserve it. Some suffer lifetime health problems because of smoke, know them too.
You can't email Chambliss....Post office still works....tell him how you feel.
The name Karen Handel still comes to my mind.....too bad the power boys didn't bring out all the ugly trash B4 she was bounced.
Did everyone hear what the Times Square bomber had to say?? He said he wasn't sorry for what he did....he wanted to do it since 9-11.....that this was just a drop in the flood the USA will have in the future....so to the people who don't see the danger of welcoming any & all who darken our shores....please let these misfits LIVE NEAR YOU!!!
Yeh...Good am Augusta......I hope you have a sweet day today Zeno.

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Goaliemom1987 10/06/10 - 08:02 am
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(WHERE DO SCHOOLS get such

(WHERE DO SCHOOLS get such job titles as "executive director for student affairs" and "director of student learning?" Aren't one principal and some teachers supposed to handle "affairs" and "learning"?)

No teachers are told what they have to teach even if it's a title1 reading program that is not working because it's to low to start off with,the county has to many director's and assistant director's. The amazing thing is they don't even know what works and it seems they won't even listen to the teachers....

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southernbell 10/06/10 - 08:16 am
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Rant to Richmond county

Rant to Richmond county school department of transportation. How do you not know where bus stops are for children in the afternoon . Telling me to put my child on the bus in the afternoon and the bus driver will tell him where to get off and hope he finds his way home is ridiculous.

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corgimom 10/06/10 - 08:32 am
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"RANT TO THE Augusta

"RANT TO THE Augusta Chronicle for not naming the more than 40 religious leaders and/or their affiliated house of worship that attended the Sept. 29 meeting to support a formal interfaith organization in Augusta. I want to know if my pastor and/or my house of worship was in attendance."

So why don't you just call up the pastor and ask him if he was there?

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happychimer 10/06/10 - 09:41 am
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Good morning on this

Good morning on this beautiful crisp cool morning. May God bless all our leaders, especially President Obama.

happychimer
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happychimer 10/06/10 - 09:46 am
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My grandson is on his way to

My grandson is on his way to Korea. He left Atlanta last night, and was leaving Texas for California early this morning, and then to Korea.

usafvet
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usafvet 10/06/10 - 10:00 am
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Sounds like one of the "look

Sounds like one of the "look at me type". "That is MY church." "That is MY pastor." It wasn't so much she wanted to know, she wanted every one else to know.

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RoadkiII 10/06/10 - 10:07 am
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Islamists say the Koran is

Islamists say the Koran is destined to rule America. In fact, the Muslim takeover of the White House is not just an unfolding action plan but a directive from Muhammad himself.
In an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week," British radical Muslim activist Anjem Choudary made clear what he and his Islamist brothers have planned for the West. "We do believe, as Muslims, the East and the West will one day be governed by the Shariah," he said. "Indeed, we believe that one day, the flag of Islam will fly over the White House." He then quoted a hadith, or saying of Muhammad, as related by 10th-century Muslim scholar Al-Tabarani, that "the final hour will not come until Muslims conquer the White House." Another version of the saying goes, "A small portion of Muslims will rise and conquer the White House."

source:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/oct/4/islamic-flag-over-the-white-house/

When the current white house resident denounces Islam and apologizes to me and all TRUE Americans for kissing the damn ring I will finally say God bless Obama.

usafvet
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usafvet 10/06/10 - 10:12 am
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Good morning all my fine

Good morning all my fine conservative friends. Hope all of you are enjoying this beautiful day. Getting closer to the day that we let the air out of dumbobama's sails. So far as those voting 3rd party and writing in candidates, YOU ARE ONLY HURTING THE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE. To the person asking about those positions in our educational system, it is ususally referred to as NEPOTISM. CG, I'm looking for update. And for you democrats, I do hope your day is bright enough to maybe cause you to see the light.

usafvet
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usafvet 10/06/10 - 10:15 am
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Thank you RK. Very good post

Thank you RK. Very good post and I whole heartedly agree.

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pommom38 10/06/10 - 10:21 am
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G Morning everone:) Zeno on a

G Morning everone:)
Zeno on a roll as usual this fine morning!! You did really good, missed Momsters post that she usually does.. lol
I agree, the ranter about the church mention clearly wants to BE known. It would be much easier and quicker to just pick up the phone. The AC can not possibly post everything, it would be like reading a novel!!
@ fireman rants, I don't know.. I'm divided on this one. The going overboard and wanting to sue/something done about it, was just wrong IMO. The wanting to whine over it, aren't we all entitled to whine on occasion?? Going to a fire and maybe having to run into it, lasts how long? How long and physical is the training?? To me, the two are entirely different.
Maybe after all this, the firefighters involved are rethinking their line of work! I do have to agree with, if you can not handle the job itself, find new work..
@southernbell, um, you need to contact the RCBOE and get that settled asap! The bus routes and stops are decided in advance and if your kids bus isn't following that, then you don't stop getting answers until they do! We went through that issue last year with Aiken County, and it didn't take long to solve it. Just keep at it.
Your kids safety is top priority!

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RoadkiII 10/06/10 - 10:40 am
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OOPS, it wasn't CNN, it was

OOPS, it wasn't CNN, it was ABC's This Week. Sorry CNN but a lesson learned, read closer and take verify whatever somebody tells you.

usafvet
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usafvet 10/06/10 - 10:39 am
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dumbobama has control over

dumbobama has control over most news media. If they will lie, cheat, and cover up for him, they may one day make it to the supreme court. One did.

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seenitB4 10/06/10 - 11:16 am
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The Times Square bomber had

The Times Square bomber had another attack in the works 2 weeks after that one if he had succeeded.....thankfully alert Americans saw the smoke & danger & alerted officials..
The one reason we haven't had MORE deadly attacks here is because of Americans on alert in the planes & walkways of our great country...
We can put our heads in the sand & "pretend" they don't want to KILL us, Or we can see the proof everyday that they do.
We need to profile...I don't give a rat's behind how non-pc that is either...Profile anytime it is necessary.

usafvet
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usafvet 10/06/10 - 11:18 am
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TNT, it seems that the muslim

TNT, it seems that the muslim ideology has already found its "friend" and aligned itself with the liberal ideology and presently have the USA spiraling down to the depths of ruination. I hope we are able to slow the action in November and return some sanity to our government. I have been told that there are good and bad in muslims as is true for any faction. If however their religion dictates that they rule the world at all costs, they are all my enemy.

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Sargebaby 10/06/10 - 11:35 am
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Good morning Brothers,

Good morning Brothers, Sisters, Friends, foes, true American conservtives, Veterans, and all active duty Military members, and fellow forumites. May Almighty God bless the country we once were, and restore it to its highest standards that made it the greatest country in the world.

RK, your 10:07 is SPOT ON!

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proud2bamerican 10/06/10 - 12:02 pm
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corgimom
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corgimom 10/06/10 - 12:05 pm
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"In an interview Sunday on

"In an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week," British radical Muslim activist Anjem Choudary made clear what he and his Islamist brothers have planned for the West. "We do believe, as Muslims, the East and the West will one day be governed by the Shariah," he said. "Indeed, we believe that one day, the flag of Islam will fly over the White House."

RK, there are people in America that think they were abducted onto space ships, too. Just because some nutcase believes something, doesn't mean it's going to happen.

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mable8 10/06/10 - 12:19 pm
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Ranter #1: How pitiful that

Ranter #1: How pitiful that this is your major concern. If you have a phone, call him; if you want more details, go pay the good pastor a visit (he may just welcome your interest in his affairs of the day). And roadkill, Anjem Choudary may find his prediction a bit more difficult to achieve than he is willing to admit. Furthermore, there is NOTHING in the Islamic tenets that says they will fly their flag over the whitehouse. He, like the other fundamental Islamics, is delusional in his thinking. If these cowards want a fight, invade our territory--like the Japanese Admiral said after attacking Pearl Harbor: "I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant." Fundamental Islamics and their cohort Taliban murderers are nothing but bullies and cowards--why else would they cover their heads so as not to be identified.

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proud2bamerican 10/06/10 - 12:30 pm
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Fiat_Lux 10/06/10 - 12:54 pm
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#8-- The one and only reason

#8-- The one and only reason for registration is so that staffers can know WHERE a registrant lives and votes. Non-constituents usually aren't able to register, and if they are, their emails are go directly to the "deleted" folder. It's not related to the seriousness of a communication or even for counting constituents.

They just aren't going to waste time on an opinion that doesn't matter to their re-election.

proud2bamerican
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proud2bamerican 10/06/10 - 01:05 pm
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mable8 - please get your head

mable8 - please get your head out of the sand...:) muslims do not want a "battle" as you say, they want a massacre...a complete and total genocide of US patriots, Christians, and anyone other than devoted fundamental muslims...mable, with all due respect, the "battle" is already underway, and there is a war brewing of which you clearly cannot imagine unless we acknowledge the holy war we are truly battling and redefine "profiling" and other politically correct terms which need to be redefined in order to protect our country in a time of "war"...www.investigativeproject.org

proud2bamerican
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proud2bamerican 10/06/10 - 01:06 pm
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with all due respect

with all due respect corgimom...the same applies to you...www.investigativeproject.org

mable8
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mable8 10/06/10 - 02:23 pm
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proud2bamerican: Exactly WHAT

proud2bamerican: Exactly WHAT is YOUR problem? Perhaps your reference "investigative project.org" has loaded your brain with more than just sand--try mud. As long as we have the current political administration, we will not be able to accomplish the things you speak of; haven't you heard that the big O is NOT willing to admit the US is in grave danger, let alone that we are fighting an enemy he enjoys an affiliation with? The big O isn't even concerned with protecting our borders. His interests are in belittling governors who dare to take action in protecting our border states through law suits and dericive comments and berating those who disagree with his agendas. Too bad Harry S Truman wasn't president the day the towers were struck--we sure as heck would not be in the flux we are currently in. I will credit Bush for his quick actions but I think he fell short of cutting the taliban off in the beginning. I fault the big O even more because he refuses to acknowledge there is a serious problem that involves the security of the United States.

dani
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dani 10/06/10 - 04:56 pm
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Obama knows..he doesn't want

Obama knows..he doesn't want US to know.

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