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PROHIBITING CELL PHONE use for drivers under 18 is about the stupidest law there is anywhere. Is it any safer for a 19-year-old or a 50-year-old? No. It’s the mind that’s engaged and it’s called multi-tasking. Keep your mind on staying alive!

DEAR CSRA NEWS MEDIA outlets, please quit publishing/announcing the monthly average price of gasoline in the area. Every time y’all do, gas goes up between 10 and 15 cents per gallon. Please quit.

STILL HAVE A JOB? Keep buying Chinese products and voting for Democrats and that will change.

A RAVE TO THE young lady who purchased groceries for me at the North Augusta Bi-Lo Saturday evening. This is a perfect example of what this season is all about.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Welcome back Parade. We’ve waited long enough. Thanks, Chronicle.

OUR GOVERNMENT works best on a two-party system: one party negative and one party positive. Put them together and they produce the sparks that run the country.

A RAVE AND RANT for Wesley United Methodist Church. You have a great program helping others, but to pay $115 on a handbag?

A RANT AGAINST the tea party. I am a Republican, but because of the tea party’s extreme unwillingness to compromise even with their own Re­pub­licans, nothing can get done in the country, in the House or the Sen­ate. Because of the tea party, the whole political process is being held up.

I WOULD LIKE to thank the Augusta Fire Department for the fruit baskets that they give the widow ladies every year. It is very thoughtful of them.

FIREMEN GOT RAISES. Why haven’t the police officers gotten a raise?

A STUDY JUST released said the average family spent $1,300 more on gas the past year than in 2007, which is the same amount a family will save with Obama’s proposal. Democrats like high gas prices!

I WOULD LIKE to see more information on festivals, concerts, art displays, plays and such in cities nearby such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Co­lumbia, Savannah, Charleston, etc. There is so much going, newspaper’s No. 1 priority is to keep readers informed; I say keep us informed in all areas.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/01/12 - 07:46 am
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What...almost 8am & no one

What...almost 8am & no one has started the r&rs...heheh---hungover maybe..

Well here goes..
http://www.youtu.be/watch?v=Xiv3tWFAD8g&feature=related

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/01/12 - 07:54 am
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The 1st day of the year & I

The 1st day of the year & I feel very thankful..

To be born in the USA
To have the freedom we have
Health of my loveones
Company of friends
To have what I need to live a comfortable life
Goodness of all people
The beauty that is all around us
The music that makes life rich.....

Thank you to all on here for letting me share some of my life with you...

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/01/12 - 08:08 am
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Ahh New Year Morning to

Ahh New Year Morning to America......

Has anybody got an asprin????

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/01/12 - 08:11 am
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A wee bit over served there

A wee bit over served there CG? I recommend Bloody Mary. Best nurse in town (other than Techfan).

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/01/12 - 08:17 am
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Good am guys...I knew when

Good am guys...I knew when the new year came in because our dog tried to jump in bed with us---- scared her to death..!!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/01/12 - 08:38 am
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jtf..I'm getting too old for

jtf..I'm getting too old for Fireworks, loud music and too much "Reserve XL." Happy to be here for 2012 and the downfall for our King.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/01/12 - 08:40 am
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BUT...never too old for all

BUT...never too old for all the kissing......

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/01/12 - 08:44 am
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Cgee.....That is the same

Cgee.....That is the same thing GOB sez...are ya'll kin?

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CobaltGeorge 01/01/12 - 08:52 am
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Let see: For the New Year, I

Let see:

For the New Year, I promise to cut back comments that Sean has to poo-can...
I promise to be nice to happy, she is a nice lady...
I promise to to stop saying SMCICBHO by only the value of a million dollar billl...
I promise not to debate the 2nd ( I think)....

I getting old, can't remember what I promised.....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/01/12 - 09:18 am
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I'm going to remind someone

I'm going to remind someone on his promises...:)

LLamb ..thanks for the kind words last night----we love the same country singers.....I will find some good songs for later...

Now for eggs for you-know-who....our posters are sleeping in this am..

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Riverman1 01/01/12 - 09:20 am
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Yep, Happy New Year's too all

Yep, Happy New Year's too all of you cowardly anonymous posters. You, too, SeenIt.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/01/12 - 09:22 am
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It's about time you crawled

It's about time you crawled out of that warm bed.....(trouble is here now)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/01/12 - 09:53 am
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I've been posting this

I've been posting this morning over on the CCNT, swimming over the moats, shooting arrows (no offense Many Arrows) up into the castle of county government. Columbia County needs a spring internet led revolution to clean out that government from top to bottom. Now is the time to get rid of that corrupt dictatorship on all levels. You know how they shouted, "Wolverines" in the movie? Our chant will be "Magnolia Trace!!!"

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dichotomy 01/01/12 - 10:27 am
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"Because of the tea party,

"Because of the tea party, the whole political process is being held up."

Just think of it as the political process being constipated. The TEA Party is telling us it's time to swallow our Castoria. The old style Republicans (who helped create this problem) are "compromising" with Democrats and telling us we might need to think about eating a little fiber. For all of this "compromising" we have raised the debt ceiling about another $2.5 trillion in the past year or so and we have not cut a nickel's worth of spending. Maybe the TEA Party is not the problem here. Maybe we just need to send some more TEA Party people to the Senate and the Presidency. I don't necessarily agree with every TEA Party representative's proposals but it is apparent that the old style Republicans and all of the Democrats are incapable of reducing spending. In fact, every time the Democrats propose tax increases they also propose more spending programs that will eat up the tax increases. The facts prove that tax increases will not make a dent in our debt. If you believe that we need to reduce our debt by cutting spending, the TEA Party representatives seem to be the only ones willing to do that. I think it's time to open wide, hold our nose, and swallow the Castoria. I might not like everything that happens but I am ready for some "movement".

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allhans 01/01/12 - 11:11 am
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Amen! Dichotomy. Now I will

Amen! Dichotomy.

Now I will join millions of others in saying R.I.P. 2011...
And Happy 2012!!

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Sargebaby 01/01/12 - 11:18 am
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Happy New Year to all!

Happy New Year to all!

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FalseHopeLooseChange 01/01/12 - 11:33 am
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It appears to be a fact few

It appears to be a fact few members of Congress want to compromise on cutting spending and reducing government even when the tax base is not what it use to be and entitlement costs are exploding.

Its time to compromise on that $661 Billion military budget ($118B for Iraq and Afghanistan) and time to elect someone with the political courage to fix Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid (57 percent of the budge).

Without change, there will be no hope......

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seenitB4 01/01/12 - 11:58 am
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Hiya Sarge....:) In the news

Hiya Sarge....:)

In the news this am....

Prisons battle cellphone smuggling-----
I have wondered how they smuggled the cellphones in & now I know---ugh
some are sewn up in dead cats & thrown over the fence..maybe thecat is alive til 5 phones are put inside the cat---also basketballs are packed withcells---baked potatoes are stuffed with phones.....& all this time I thought they carried them in on the body---how old thinking is that----even Manson had stolen phones---Brian Nichols in Atlanta--:(

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daphne3520 01/01/12 - 01:47 pm
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Rant # 1: AIN'T it the
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Rant # 1: AIN'T it the truth? ONLY South of Maryland.

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madgerman 01/01/12 - 03:34 pm
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Its actually multi-tasking
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Its actually multi-tasking with a singular focus. I defy anyone except a circus performer to multi-task.

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happychimer 01/01/12 - 04:09 pm
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It should be against the law

It should be against the law for anyone to drive with a cell phone stuck up to their ear. Thos phones have speakers. Put it on speaker and lay the phone down and talk as if the person on the phone is in the car. That way you have 2 arms and hands to drive.

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seenitB4 01/01/12 - 04:54 pm
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A friend just told me that

A friend just told me that Harrahs at Cherokee had a bad bomb scare last week----never saw it in the news..

Bomb Detonated at Harrah's Cherokee Casino
Harrah's Cherokee Casino, located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Cherokee, NC, received a bomb threat on Wednesday evening, December 28. Thousands of guests and employees were evacuated from the casino and adjoining hotel at 8:00 p.m. as federal agents were being flown to the reservation by helicopter.

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seenitB4 01/01/12 - 05:47 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtJz_Wm-gG0

This guy has a creamy voice----I see why you like him LLamb.....he was a favorite of my moms too....

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fftaz71 01/01/12 - 09:05 pm
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Seenit...if all the bomb

Seenit...if all the bomb scares and threats ever made were in the news, nobody would leave their house for fear. Another point of view in this is that media coverage of a bomb threat tends to increase the number of copy cat incidents. When I lived in NY we had a rash of bomb threats in the school district. The media was covering them extensively...and they were increasing exponentially. Once they announced they were going to stop covering them unless something turned out to be real, the bomb scares dropped like a bag of bricks.

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seenitB4 01/02/12 - 04:40 am
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fftaz71.....I can agree that

fftaz71.....I can agree that it inspires others to do the same stupid thing----sometimes though the business wants to keep things quiet---ya know----the guy telling me about this said the whole dang casino could have been blasted ......& you are right----we would stay at home in fear if we knew everything...

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