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I HOPE THE person who killed Officer Richard­son watched his funeral. I bet he won’t have as many people come to his funeral.

THANKS FOR your story about Marietta Conner. What a blessing she is to her neighbors.

A RANT TO the ranter who spoke about filling stations not taking EBT for junk food. I’ve known quite a few poor people who get food stamps. They are not too poor to ask me to buy them so they can buy non-food items. They are laundering them everywhere and using them for rent. We are tired of our tax dollars supporting those who take advantage of the system.

WHO WILL IT BE? Perry? Romney? How strong are they on public safety? Do they know what we face in our neighborhoods every day? If they are disconnected from our fear, maybe they will find an adviser to help them understand what people in the South go through.

IF WE WON’T voluntarily spread the wealth then they must come and take it. It’s the Obama way.

IN THE MEADOW we can build a snowman … Oh wait, we can build a rain man.

DO YOU EVER ever watch Parking Wars? All those people were in the Target parking lot Saturday. Lots of people parking in the handicap zone should be glad our parking isn’t enforced.

WOMEN WHO HAVE had plastic surgery on their faces look funny. They look like cats.

NO MATTER WHAT spin the liberal media puts on it, I still live in the greatest country in the world. The fact we can all celebrate Christmas in our different ways without bombs is a tribute to that. Merry Christmas. May we all live in peace.

FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, we need an armed law enforcement officer at all 24/7s, whether they be restaurants or convenience stores. We need to clean out these shopping centers where these bums, derelicts and thieves hang out and get some police protection to protect the public from harassment.

IF ALVIN MASON’S incident occurred on the 23rd, why was he not arrested immediately instead of being allowed to turn himself in on the 27th? Anyone else would have spent the weekend in jail. I guess it is true: politicians do have privileges.

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seenitB4 01/03/12 - 09:24 pm
Well we took over the r/rs

Well we took over the r/rs tonight...:)

Now I have to get off the stage(puter)....GOB just made a MESS in the KITCHEN...sometimes I think he gets jealous because I'm laughing so much on here...sometimes he isn't "cleaver" ...heheheh

justthefacts 01/03/12 - 10:18 pm
seen it, the article you

seen it, the article you posted said Grizzard died playing golf in Orlando. He actually died at Emory following his 4th heart surgery.

KSL 01/03/12 - 10:25 pm
I didn't keep up with him.

I didn't keep up with him. The last time I saw him was at a party after a golf tournament in newnan, ga. He was feeling no pain. Next I knew, he wrote a column about, complete with poetic license.

itsanotherday 01/04/12 - 12:48 am
Seenit: Regarding your

Seenit: Regarding your eggs,you might be surprised, they last a whole lot longer than people think. You won't sell that to my wife or GOB though.

""The faster you use your eggs, the less time any potential bacteria will have to multiply. However, when properly handled and stored, eggs rarely spoil. Instead, as an egg ages, the white becomes thinner, the yolk becomes flatter and the yolk membrane weakens. Although these changes may affect appearance, they don’t indicate spoilage and don’t have any great effect on the nutritional quality of the egg or its functions in recipes. Rather than spoiling, if you keep eggs long enough, they’re more likely to simply dry up – especially if they’re stored in a moisture-robbing, frost-free refrigerator.
But, like all natural organic matter, eggs can eventually spoil through the action of spoilage organisms. Although they’re unpleasant, spoilage organisms don’t cause food borne illness. The bacteria Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Micrococcus and Bacillus may be found on egg shell surfaces because all these species can tolerate dry conditions. As the egg ages, though, these bacteria decline and are replaced by spoilage bacteria, such as coliform and Flavobacterium, but the most common are several types of Pseudomonas. Pseudomonas can grow at temperatures just above refrigeration and below room temperatures and, if they’re present in large numbers, may give eggs a sour or fruity odor and a blue-green coloring.
Although it is more likely for bacteria to cause spoilage during storage, mold growth can occur under very humid storage conditions or if eggs are washed in dirty water. Molds such as Penicillum, Alternaria and Rhizopus may be visible as spots on the shell and can penetrate the shell to reach the egg.
Discard any eggs with shells – or, for hard-cooked eggs, egg white surfaces – that don’t look or feel clean, normally colored and dry. A slimy feel can indicate bacterial growth and, regardless of color, powdery spots that come off on your hand may indicate mold."

seenitB4 01/04/12 - 07:57 am
jtf......Yep I do remember he

jtf......Yep I do remember he was in the hospital with heart problems & I think he married his last wife while there...

Riverman1 01/04/12 - 08:19 am
Concerning the Columbia

Concerning the Columbia County Sheriff's Office trying to get 14 stores to sell beer to a minor, I'm very happy that these places didn't take the bait, but the whole technique of going in these small stores and trying to con the clerk into selling to minors seems unfair. The police play on the emotions of a busy, hard working clerk and try to trick her or him into breaking the law.

It's hard enough for the clerk to keep the gas pumps straight and who is who. Arresting these folks and making them pay a huge fine from their minimum wages is simply not right. Why not warn them and explain how they were tricked into breaking the law?

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