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ON PAPER, THE ASU/GHSU consolidation will improve efficiency and save money. In reality, it will create another bureaucratic, bloated and wasteful entity.

RICK MCKEE’S CARTOON on Jan. 8 made me blow cereal through my nose! That’s the best he’s ever done. Hat’s off to you, good man!

TO THE RANTER suggesting a connection between Republicans in Congress and General Electric not paying any taxes: GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt is a very close friend of President Obama.

OUR TRANSPARENT (sic) president needs to release his college papers and enrollment documents that have been sealed from us, probably because we are too stupid to comprehend his thoughts. But the reality is that he is still claiming not to have a socialist ideology and those papers would show how deep his beliefs go.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE are rejecting the Tea Party and Republican agenda in Congress that puts tax breaks for the wealthiest people in our country ahead of creating jobs.

A GIRL I KNOW IN the National Guard received $10,000 a month to be in Iraq. She got back in August after being there for almost a year. The money is gone, and she is crying about how the government isn’t taking care of her needs.

IS THERE A PROFES­SIONAL sports team in Atlanta that can win a World Series or a Super Bowl? How about an NBA championship? So disappointing every year.

AMERICAN IDOL’S Steven Tyler – someone make it stop.

IT’S 2012. WHY DO people still think it’s their business whether a woman has a say-so about her body? Abortion is a private choice.

THERE WERE $86.2 million in fraudulent unemployment payments in SC last year – $86.2 million! Does anyone over there know what they are doing?

ALL THE WEAPONS coming back from Iraq should be given to the sheriff’s department – tanks, too.

SPENDING MILLIONS does not make sense when merging MCG and ASU. You’re laying people off!

BIG RAVE for Jackie at the Columbia County tag office. She made the purchase of my new tag a pleasant experience.

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raul
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raul 01/17/12 - 09:26 pm
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Ranter# 1. Upon what

Ranter# 1. Upon what information/evidence do you base your conclusion?

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raul 01/17/12 - 09:30 pm
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Ranter # 6 Your friend in the

Ranter # 6 Your friend in the National Guard made 10K a month/120K for one year in Iraq. Really?

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raul 01/17/12 - 10:59 pm
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Big Rave. I remember Jackie

Big Rave. I remember Jackie also. She was pleasant and efficient as were all of the other Tag Office employees I have dealt with in the last 14 years. I must say all of the CC government employees I have had contact with have done a good job and demonstrated a positive attitude. And no I don't work for CC. Heh Heh.

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allhans 01/18/12 - 01:58 am
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Rant 11 has a good idea.

Rant 11 has a good idea. Tanks would be invaluable for this area.

Rant#9..It's not the woman's body we worry about.

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seenitB4 01/18/12 - 06:45 am
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I think we need to see all

I think we need to see all papers of all Presidents---too much hiding going on...

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seenitB4 01/18/12 - 06:47 am
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My ole puter wants to die on

My ole puter wants to die on me...so if I drop off into never-never land you will know why..:(

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/18/12 - 06:49 am
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Rick's toons make me sneeze

Rick's toons make me sneeze grits through my nose...:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/18/12 - 06:57 am
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jylb5NznEs

will you miss me.......might have to buy a new puter today...:(

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Riverman1 01/18/12 - 06:58 am
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Seenit, whup the computer

Seenit, whup the computer until it promises to act right.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/18/12 - 07:01 am
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RM.....That doesn't work with

RM.....That doesn't work with you...:)

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Riverman1 01/18/12 - 07:03 am
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Figured that would get a

Figured that would get a response like that. Heh.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/18/12 - 07:06 am
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It is HARD to act

It is HARD to act right....anyway are you going to train for your midnight run through Columbia county?...will you need security with all the bucks
glued to your body?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/18/12 - 07:10 am
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Y'all send me the hundred

Y'all send me the hundred dollar bills to stick on my body and I'll do the walk...then I'll donate the money to the fund for my psychological therapy...and you know what that means.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/18/12 - 07:11 am
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I'm thinking you might need

I'm thinking you might need security for the comments you make on here......ya never know who might be reading this..

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seenitB4 01/18/12 - 07:13 am
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I'll send1 one hundred dollar

I'll send1 one hundred dollar bill...:)

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Riverman1 01/18/12 - 07:23 am
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I feel like making some

I feel like making some trouble this morning. What happened to Jenny Sanford and Clay Boardman? She was in Vogue a year or so ago looking fit. It kind of looked like she was looking for a guy. Was that before or after Clay? Or are they still seeing each other? They used to make the national news with their relationship.

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seenitB4 01/18/12 - 07:33 am
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have to go now----need puter

have to go now----need puter work--it takes 10mins to type 5 words:((

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wondersnevercease 01/18/12 - 07:47 am
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River it seems you have taken
Unpublished

River it seems you have taken a turn in your comments...this is the second one I have read today concerning the personal love lives of people....
enquiring mind needs to know?

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BamaMan 01/18/12 - 07:53 am
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Ranter #9, maybe there are

Ranter #9, maybe there are people out there that don't want others going to Hell for killing babies

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Riverman1 01/18/12 - 07:58 am
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Wondersnevercease, yeah, well

Wondersnevercease, yeah, well I made one comment about the love life of a couple of political figures and then thought about Sanford and Boardman. I came across an ABC story about them from a year or so ago.

But this kind of gets into the issue that public figures personal lives usually end up being scrutinized. Especially political figures. Jenny Sanford is definitely a political figure besides her marriage. She actively campaigned for Nikki Haley.

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Riverman1 01/18/12 - 08:16 am
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I'm curious why some

I'm curious why some commenters' remarks don't show up under the stories or rant and raves, but show up on the main discussion page? Someone said they are "unpublished." What the heck does that mean?

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bjphysics 01/18/12 - 08:23 am
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copperhead 01/18/12 - 08:39 am
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WHY in the world would

WHY in the world would anybody want to know anything about the president? He said we don't need to know anything about him before he became president so,GET OVER IT AND PAY YOUR TAXES!

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Little Lamb 01/18/12 - 08:44 am
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seenitB4 wrote: I'll send 1

seenitB4 wrote:

I'll send 1 one hundred dollar bill...:)

That might cover it.

raul
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raul 01/18/12 - 09:48 am
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@LL. Got it. Heh Heh.

@LL. Got it. Heh Heh.

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Riverman1 01/18/12 - 11:08 am
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LL, a few of them would.

LL, a few of them would. Rolled up and placed end on end. Visualize.

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harley_52 01/18/12 - 11:20 am
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Spaghetti.... Pencil like...

Spaghetti....

Pencil like...

allhans
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allhans 01/18/12 - 11:52 am
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Now, now. Could be a cigar.

Now, now. Could be a cigar.

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 01/18/12 - 12:55 pm
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Sixth ranter says; "A GIRL I

Sixth ranter says; "A GIRL I KNOW IN the National Guard received $10,000 a month to be in Iraq."

She must be paid by someone, or some organization other than the National Guard.

Your rank when you join the Guard Your Monthly Active Duty Pay
E-1 Private $1,357 - $1,467
E-2 Private $1,645 - $1,645

E-3 Private First Class $1,730 - $1,950
E-4 Specialist/Corporal $1,915 - $2,326
E-5 Sergeant $2,091 - $2,965
E-6 Staff Sergeant $2,281 - $3,533
E-7 Sergeant First Class $2,638 - $4,740
E-8 Master Sergeant $3,794 - $5,411
E-9 Sergeant Major $4,635 - $7,196

http://www.nationalguard.com/benefits/guard-pay/active-duty-pay

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raul 01/18/12 - 01:04 pm
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@Sargebaby. thanks. Didn't

@Sargebaby. thanks. Didn't make sense to me.

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