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I WATCHED the maintenance men from Columbia County school system spread dirt with shovels. It is a shame and a disgrace to make them do it by hand. I know they have enough money to buy a tractor or rent a tractor. Watching that was so not cool; whoever made them do by hand should be made to be there with then to see what it is to be in that heat. I guess they just don't care. Glad I am not there.

THE AUGUSTA COMMISSION already produces enough natural gas, and it stinks. They should leave the trash haulers alone.

I WOULD LIKE to congratulate Masters City Little League 11-year-olds for winning the championship. We are very proud of all of you. A very big thank you to the coaches, their families and the parents.

MR. TINNEY WRITES a strong letter, and he's on the right side. Alas, what he proves is that the game is rigged so that sooner or later the federal government will step in where the Constitution gives them no authority and claim that homosexuals win, no matter what.

REP. JIM CLYBURN USES the standard socialist/Obama scare lingo to frighten unaware Americans about the debt crisis, caused by such as Clyburn and Obama. In so many words, Clyburn says House Republicans will take the American family "down into the abyss." It's all political, folks. And in this case, it's political felony theft -- just for starters.

WHY HAS NOBODY staged a rebellion against the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library's 19th century bathroom policies. They require a library card in exchange for a bathroom key -- and they let folks go potty only one at a time. Isn't this a public facility? God forbid that you should get busted by the bathroom police.

I WOULD LIKE to give a rant about whoever started the ad valorem taxes on tags. You can't even have a decent vehicle without having to pay so much. I would love to help campaign against the one to get rid of the ad valorem tax. It is so stupid, whoever started it. I would love to give them a few bills to have to pay for us poor people.

LET'S REWARD THESE FOOLS in Congress by voting every one of them out of office, regardless of party.

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ZenoElia
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ZenoElia 08/02/11 - 04:10 am
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G'morning Twos-day

G'morning Twos-day readers...It's the 2nd and it's Twos-day, so already the fun begins... two days plus coming of triple digit temps...speaking of which, it's hot outside...now on with the show...

1) Guess what? Bring in a machine and you just double the cost of doing the job...so if it takes double the workers to do twice the work, in triple hot sun, it's still cheaper than putting the operator on a machine and paying his double wage for digging a hole and filling it in.

2) Yeah there's at least a couple of folks on those commissions that work about half as hard for twice the money... that's a lot of wasted hot air...

3) Double kudos.

4) Is anyone else tired of having homosexuality shoved in their face 24/7?..it's in every sitcom, every news reel and it's making me sick...doubly sick.

5) Two terms is long enough. Vote 'em all out.

6) The reasons I suspect is because the last library nearly drowned in human fecal matter and it was a mess...double-double, toil n trouble...

7) I've been driving a long time. Added value taxes have been around a long time as well. Good luck getting it removed.

8) I agree....Twice.
"LET'S REWARD THESE FOOLS in Congress by voting every one of them out of office, regardless of party."

Nothing left to whine about...gotta go get started at daybreak so I'm outta here. Ya'll be blessed and be a blessing to others.

Mercury just went retrograde and on top of a new moon...take care of your money, don't sign anything until the last week of August, and watch the difficulty in communicating begin.
Meanwhile, I hope you have everything backed up twice...it's promising to be a twisted month and I'm trying to straighten it out for ya...

God bless n G'day.

Techfan
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Techfan 08/02/11 - 07:09 am
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How dare anyone want equal

How dare anyone want equal rights in America. By God we were founded on the priniples of owning blacks, not allowing women to vote (and many men), stealing land, etc. Our founding fathers are turning over in their graves.

happychimer
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happychimer 08/02/11 - 09:12 am
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The old main library also

The old main library also required a library card to get the key in order to use the bathroom.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 08/02/11 - 09:30 am
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I must need take another

I must need take another civics course. I was listening to the Rachel Madow show and her guest host, Chris (sorry, can't remember her last name) informed listeners that the current financial crisis was manufactured by the Republican lame duck session after the 2010 mid term election. Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but didn't the newly elected Congress take office in 2011? Wasn't Pelosi the Speaker of the House and Reid the Senate Majority leader? You have to wonder how many of the dumb masses will buy into that. If it was created by the lame duck Congress, sorry Rachel and Chris, it was created by Democrats. Just more lies from the spokespersons from the left.

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seenitB4 08/02/11 - 09:30 am
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Yeh.....need a key to use the

Yeh.....need a key to use the bathroom in the library---good reasons for that---drug deals,...all kinds of misuse like sexual encounters----they need that option for security.......btw I've been to lawyers offices in downtown Augusta & they also have key access to bathrooms.....kinda tells me something about downtown...(not as safe as some say)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/02/11 - 09:30 am
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Yikes....you watch that show

Yikes....you watch that show RoadKill...:)

Putin says we are parasites on the world with our financial spending---he might have a point there---we sure do look like parasites with all the freeloading on the government dole.

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Jane18 08/02/11 - 09:52 am
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Re #8: Only a fool or the

Re #8: Only a fool or the ignorant would continue to vote for these wannabe "kings and queens" time after time, after time, after time...........

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allhans 08/02/11 - 09:52 am
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When the country began it

When the country began it started with members of the upper class and indentured servants that they brought along to do the work, no mention of the servants being owned, (they could work and buy their freedom) or of what color.

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david jennings 08/02/11 - 11:24 am
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About the v taxes.my tags and

About the v taxes.my tags and tax is $30 on a 97 chevy S-10.Runs good ,gets me to work and back and at the end of the month I keep what would be a car paymt. in my pocket.

wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 08/02/11 - 12:21 pm
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Good morning...er
Unpublished

Good morning...er afternoon!....heres a fun read...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/02/hanging-truck-nuts-grows-into-free-...

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countyman 08/02/11 - 01:09 pm
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I know understand why so many

I know understand why so many people constanly call Augusta up and coming.. The city seems to make almost every national ranking there is.. Whether it's the best place to live, great housing market, job growth/economy, etc.. Hopefully the Chronicle and the other media outlets will print an article and feature the recognition on the local news..

I would include the link the Chronicle would take 2 hrs to post my comment.. Google Top 10 Places to live Market Watch....

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NewHere 08/02/11 - 01:41 pm
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Augusta, is not a nice place

Augusta, is not a nice place to live, people are racist, and closed minded. I was able to live in Augusta for a year, and I was very happy the day Moved out.

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Craig Spinks 08/02/11 - 02:47 pm
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KUDOS to the CCSS

KUDOS to the CCSS maintenance men who were "men enough" to complete manual labor-based work in this heat. By the way, my 21 y.o. grandson filled 250 sand bags by hand today on his job. He was "man enough" to get the job done there. Men and women who work with their hands and backs deserve more respect than the pompous electronic media types whom their managers expect us to endure each weekday afternoon.

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Asitisinaug 08/02/11 - 03:53 pm
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Americans cut spending for

Americans cut spending for first time in 20 months
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON — Americans cut their spending in June for the first time in nearly two years after seeing their incomes grow by the smallest amount in nine months. The latest data offered a troubling sign for an economy that is adding few jobs and barely growing.

This headline clearly defines much of what is wrong with this administration.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 08/02/11 - 06:14 pm
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Craig, well said...

Craig, well said...

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 08/02/11 - 06:31 pm
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Income is down and so is

Income is down and so is spending??? We need a government study to determine if there is any relation to these two phenomena.

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AutumnLeaves 08/02/11 - 06:51 pm
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Yes, the restrooms in the

Yes, the restrooms in the library are locked and for good reason. And lady, no matter how much you tsk, tsk, then growl at me, "Youuu LOCKED the doooorrrr!" and glare at me, you have to obey the rules like everyone else. I not only lock it when I leave, I lock it from the inside when I'm in it. I feel a lot safer that way.

ZenoElia
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ZenoElia 08/02/11 - 08:05 pm
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As was already said, the

As was already said, the South in particular used slave labor to build first their sugar cane, and then their cotton empires and acreages, so the stench of the dead practice still weaves itself through our daily lives even now, throughout the country as well, no longer confined to the region where it once became a way of life.
I'm not condoning it or judging the practice as it is well documented in the Bible that slavery was an acceptable practice in the day of it's writing; it says also to love your neighbor as yourself.
So I rather think slavery is a bygone conclusion and we need not venture there. However, we may be so bold as to say the relations between colors in the South is strained at best, and worst when it is part of the violent youth gang culture that also spreads as towns give up neighborhoods to crime.
I believe this is what is happening to the urban areas all the politicians say they want to revive and remodel, the youth gangs are prevalent here and it promotes an atmosphere of animosity among our youth. This problem eventually involves the families of the criminal and then the neighborhood, or maybe the neighborhood goes first and the families give in to pressure or just give up on one another and disperse.
Whatever the cause, the youth do not learn discipline, self-analysis, a moral code by which to treat others, or any of the other vital things one must be equipped with to live in a stable, progressive and growing society.
Sadly, I personally do not think Augusta has the kind of influence on it's educational system to produce the things necessary to make the learning environment successful.
Parents and neighbors are apathetic, and most just do like the police do so often, they ignore the problem until someone is killed. Then they ask everyone, why didn't they see it coming? DOH!
Of course they saw it coming, but rarely will anyone these days care about making the sacrifice or investment to raise a child properly so our society can become what it should be, not a society of dumb'd-down criminal mis-fits... Rather, they should be income producing, contributing to the whole of society by volunteering or giving of one's products and services in order to change what no one else is willing to change.
Our children, and those around us in all places watch us adults and mimic us to find out what it means. When they see us hate and fight and kill each other, do they not think it is alright? What else have they learned?
It's up to all of us responsible adults to teach by example and love by faith, for nothing else will do to turn our city in the right direction.
It does take a village to raise a child.
Don't bet their lives on it being anything else but all of our responsibilities to step up and do whatever we can to be active in changing what we can around us to stabilize what is so out-of-balance.
I'm Augusta's worst critic, but I was born here and I understand its culture and diversity. I just am dumbfounded because it never has changed enough for me to notice in all my 56 years..the song is the Masters, Fort Gordon and SRS along with the later addition Vogtle, but these are mostly government jobs, with the obvious exception being a private well funded enterprise that is tax exempt as a non-profit.
The ANGC is the only thing around here that ever gets any better, and only the few, the chosen, know much else about it. We are outsiders.

These are the things your comments prompted me to say.
Don't ask me why. I couldn't tell ya.
G'nite. 4am comes early.

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Riverman1 08/02/11 - 08:47 pm
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ZenoElia, I read your

ZenoElia, I read your insightful post. I grew up in South Carolina and can relate in many ways to what you saw growing up in Augusta and feel today.

Here is where we differ. I'm a realist and understand why things are as they are with race relations, etc. in Augusta. We are coming out of an apartheid system that lasted for a couple of hundred years. 40 years ago segregation was still the way and subtle discrimination contined much, much longer.

The churches today, white and black, are still basically segregated even though they claim to have open door policies. No school system or social program can change people quickly. Educationally and economically it's going to take another few decades before things improve to the point where you will notice it with our racial relations. That's the reality.

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Riverman1 08/03/11 - 06:54 am
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Two Georgia high school

Two Georgia high school football players have died this week due to practicing in the heat. I'm a former player and understand the need for toughness, but this extreme heat wave calls for unusual measures. Practices should only be held early in the mornings and after the sun goes down. Practice in the sun and heat is not defensible when kids are dying. I call for our local school administrators to immediately stop daytime practices. BOE members, wake up and realize how dangerous this is and demand administrators stop the practicing in this heat TODAY.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/03/11 - 07:33 am
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Seriously, folks, it's going

Seriously, folks, it's going to be 103 degrees today. Someone act now and call off football practices TODAY in the daytime. Two kids dead already and we don't know how many seriously injured by the heat in Georgia. Someone show some common sense. Mr. Nagle?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/03/11 - 07:32 am
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We should disrupt these

We should disrupt these practices if no one in an official capacity stops this insanity. This weather is as much of an emergency as a snow storm or hurricane.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/03/11 - 08:08 am
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Thanks to the local radio

Thanks to the local radio show for picking up on my concerns about this heat problem with football practice this morning. We need to stop practice today. This is an emergency situation. Georgia is the hottest place in the nation if the humidity is considered. Two dead already in Georgia.

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