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This is a RANT to retired people who just have to vote between 7 and 9 in the morning when you have ALL day long to vote. Working people usually vote during that time before they go to work and it makes us late. Please be considerate.

On its worst day ever, California is Nirvana relative to Georgia.

The word "incumbent" sounds an awful lot like "incompetent." There's a reason. Never forget it. The longer ANYBODY holds public office, the more incompetent and corrupt they become. It's the nature of humans given authority.

Oh boy! Election ads are over. Now back to news time ads for feminine protection products and male enhancement products!

Politicians get dumber every minute. Today (Monday 1 Nov) two taped phone calls came in. One said it was "personally" asking for a vote for somebody. Can a tape recording do anything "personally?" The other was calling to Georgia voters and the female speaker (another recording) spoke with a Yankee accent. Apparently, nowadays one doesn't get into politics without first being confirmed stupid.

To the 13-year-old brother of the child who was killed by a van/SUV: Remember that you are still young yourself and your brother was years younger. You saw he was doing wrong to go on out into the road in front of the vehicle and he and the vehicle could not stop. Don't feel guilty at all. Find your way to peace.

Babysitters may be expensive but it was unfair to other patrons of the District Honors concert to let the kids cry and fuss. And the adults who thought it was OK to shout out in the middle of songs were not a lot better. Can we please get some class, people?

To the lady thanking Jeffrey Heirs at Engine Co. 8, thank you for you're kind words! Jeffrey is an awesome firefighter, an excellent EMT and an ALL AROUND great guy!! The ambulance crews in Augusta appreciate him, too!

A big RAVE goes out to the Rev. Jerry Wilson, who after 32 years at the Central Baptist Church in South Augusta is retiring. Rev. Wilson and his family have been a loyal part of the South Augusta Community. He has married us, dedicated us, counseled us, baptised us, visited us, eulogized many and been a friend to so many of us. This faithful Man of God has delivered more than 2,000 sermons during Sunday Services, Wednesday Night Bible Study and Revivals and has helped hundreds and hundreds find salvation. Rev. Jerry will be greatly missed. God Bless You and Thanks for the memories and love.

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dani
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dani 11/02/10 - 09:11 pm
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Rant #1. Please show respect

Rant #1. Please show respect for your elders. Just think, with any luck at all, that might one day be you.

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 11/02/10 - 10:31 pm
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dani- I don't know if it's

dani- I don't know if it's luck or the advancement in medicine. Retirees go early because they are set in their ways. Try going to breakfast at Bill's or Ruth's at the crack of dawn. For that matter, any place that serves biscuits and gravy at 6 a.m. Tell me you won't see Lincolns and Buicks in the parking lot.

usafvet
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usafvet 11/02/10 - 11:06 pm
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We have earned our place in

We have earned our place in life, and we will vote when we want to. Now that you have been given the soft version, I have another version. We have worked and paid taxes all our lives, we have raised our families, many of us are comfortable in our assets, so get used to it. We will do what we want to, if we want to, when we want to, and if we get in your way....go around.

mable8
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mable8 11/03/10 - 03:50 am
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Ranter: "This is a RANT to

Ranter: "This is a RANT to retired people who just have to vote between 7 and 9 in the morning when you have ALL day long to vote. Working people usually vote during that time before they go to work and it makes us late. Please be considerate." Did YOU ever consider the fact that these seniors may have no choice but to vote early because that is how the transportation folks set it up--or family having to take them early so they can go to work? Oh, and one other thing: MOST EMPLOYERS ALLOW A 2 HOUR PERIOD FOR VOTING. It usually doesn't take that long to wait, but even if it did, they are generous with the time allocation. I think you are rude, crude, and unforgiving as well as being the most inconsiderate boob on the planet. May I suggest your name to the Annual Nobel Freak Awards--you are so deserving.

mable8
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mable8 11/03/10 - 03:56 am
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Ranter: "Oh boy! Election ads

Ranter: "Oh boy! Election ads are over. Now back to news time ads for feminine protection products and male enhancement products!" In the first place, these advertisements were still predominant on the tv's; in the second place, I wish they were banned for being in poor taste--I could care less if the ladies have an itch in the gitch or the guy can't hold the gold. These are personal matters and should be treated as such.

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overburdened_taxpayer 11/03/10 - 04:50 am
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To the ranter about old

To the ranter about old people voting - You could have voted early virtually avoiding any lines at all. I'll bet your employer would have let you off to do early voting too. That way they would not lose your valuable services for a couple of hours on the actual election day.

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 11/03/10 - 04:54 am
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Whew, glad they didn't get

Whew, glad they didn't get the $10 tag fee hike. I voted at 8 and there was no line.

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cristinadh 11/03/10 - 05:41 am
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Now that they have been

Now that they have been elected.. let see if they will keep all of the promises they promised during their campaign...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/03/10 - 05:57 am
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About the old folks....Leave

About the old folks....Leave us alone or we might just run over ya with a wheelchair!!
hahaha....Who's laughing now at the TEA PARTY.....they might scare the heck out of people...but guess what...the next ones going in might scare you too.....cause if these can't get the job done we will replace them too!
Maybe some sanity can come back to congress.....we shall see.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/03/10 - 05:59 am
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Vet..Right on at 12.06am

Vet..Right on at 12.06am

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/03/10 - 06:06 am
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CobaltGeorge 11/03/10 - 06:38 am
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Good Morning Proud America,

Good Morning Proud America, My Friends and Foes.

God Bless our new Republican leaders and guide them daily to insure they will keep the promises of the words they have spoken. Give them the power to clean off some of the 2 year dirt that has been placed on the American flag along with the dirt that still exist in our government.

Men/Women of our fighting forces, keep fighting because you may now have an America to come back to. Veterans and true Americans, we did our part yesterday and have only one more entrenched fox hole left at the top of the hill to destroy before we can Raise the American Flag to it's full glory.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/03/10 - 06:40 am
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I haven't seen Cobalt so

I haven't seen Cobalt so HAPPY!!!
Are you really reaallyy happy.....or, are you just pulling our LEGGGGGGG! LOL

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/03/10 - 06:45 am
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We still need term

We still need term limits....I don't care what party is in there....they spend tooo much time running for the next election.....

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/03/10 - 06:45 am
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B4, you know I am "happy" to

B4, you know I am "happy" to say God Bless first. Even my happy leg is happy to be happy for a happy day to see America happy.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/03/10 - 06:47 am
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Agree B4, one foxhole at a

Agree B4, one foxhole at a time. First, lets find that birth certificate.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/03/10 - 06:52 am
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Well at least now the

Well at least now the taxpayers won't have to pay for that BIG plane to take you-know-who back & forth to California..
Ohio is MUUUCH closer to Dc. haha

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/03/10 - 06:56 am
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I see some senate races are

I see some senate races are still up in the air.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/03/10 - 07:12 am
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dani
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dani 11/03/10 - 07:18 am
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cristinadh...I don't know

cristinadh...I don't know about "they" but watch , and listen close to, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul if you want to see actual results.
This was a victory for Independents, it is time they took sides.

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 11/03/10 - 07:44 am
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usafvet, thanks for the soft

usafvet, thanks for the soft version. Notice ranter ranted anonymously and not to retirees face. If he/she had, I would have liked to been there.
Retirees will tell you what is on their mind, usually without hesitation. I know my Dad doesn't mince words, but that's another story. If someone doesn't complain about retirees they are complaining about little ones. You could sell Bibles out of a vending machine and someone would complain.

aureliusdios
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aureliusdios 11/03/10 - 07:51 am
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Let's see what cuts the

Let's see what cuts the Republicans make. Medicaid, Aid to dependant children, Social Security, Veteran's Pay, Education, welfare I guess these are all fair game. No, new taxes is the cry of the party and cut entitlements. So let's start cutting!

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TheFederalist 11/03/10 - 07:59 am
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Ahhh.... sorry..was

Ahhh.... sorry..was distracted there by the melodious tones of the Fat Lady singing. My faith in the people of the USA has been renewed, and as my little boys are frolicking in the yard, I am watching the liberals gnashing their teeth on the tube, trying to deny that the message sent was not really about the man or his policies, but simply about the lack of jobs. Hogwash. Anyway, lot's of butterflies this morning, so the herd ate well. Everyone have a great day....I know my high will last a few days now! LoL!

Oh..almost forgot. Think Darth Pelosi will mind returning Air Force 2, now that she now longer qualifies to use it? LOL!

justfred
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justfred 11/03/10 - 08:01 am
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Makes one wonder if the

Makes one wonder if the Democrat party will ever be relative again

justfred
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justfred 11/03/10 - 08:16 am
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Is it just me or did I

Is it just me or did I actually hear Michele-chell say she was no longer proud of her country this morning????

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/03/10 - 08:29 am
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I just heard that Oklahoma

I just heard that Oklahoma voted DOWN any Islamic law in state.....that South Carolina voted FOR the right to HUNT....
& I think Arkansas voted to pass gun carrying laws (I think that was the state) many common sense people are showing up again..

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pommom38 11/03/10 - 08:45 am
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First ranter. How DARE you??

First ranter. How DARE you?? WTH is wrong with you??
You really need to step off your idiotic soapbox and learn RESPECT!
Not just respect your elders, respect people in general..
How bout next time you vote, here's a wonderful thought.. You either A. Ask for time off to go vote.. B. Use your lunch hour to go vote.. Or the BEST option, C. Go AFTER work!
I know majority are celebrating the wonderful news from elections, but let's hold on tight and PRAY they all do what they said they will do!!
Heck, just the fact Pelosi is OUT is worth celebrating!!
JustFred, are you serious?? Didn't catch news this AM.
Of course she might would say that, they're crying right now in DC.. LMAO

Jake
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Jake 11/03/10 - 08:46 am
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I didn't submit that second

I didn't submit that second R&R, but........

usafvet
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usafvet 11/03/10 - 08:49 am
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The sun may not be shining

The sun may not be shining this morning. There are clouds in the skies. It is a little gloomy, but it is a beautiful day. I can even see sanity shining through. I really don't think any part of pelosi looks good, but I am happy to be looking at her rear, because I know she is going the other way. And as CG says, the big narcissistic, socialist, pain is yet there. I am hoping he will be removed soon and with the same embarrassment that he has been to this country. But if not, we must be sure that he is one of the changes in 2012.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/03/10 - 08:56 am
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LOL Jake....are you happy

LOL Jake....are you happy with the Governor choice?

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