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RANT TO THE AUGUSTA Commission. The federal government should be called in to check out millions given to the Laney-Walker area. This money should have gone to all of Richmond County. Build these houses all over Richmond County and let people have a chance to move anywhere.

WHEN WILL THE mayor of Blythe deliver on promise of sidewalks for our children?

TO THE COUPLE on Saturday night at The French Market Grill West: It was nice dining with you and your three screaming kids. The part we loved most was when your child, looking over our booth, coughed on all on us. There is a thing called baby sitters. May I suggest you find one?

A RAVE TO Rick McKee for the cartoons of Newt and Mitt. Hilarious. Keep up the good work.

A RANT TO The Chronicle for running items with grammatical and spelling errors. Allowing the obituaries to be published “as is” from the funeral homes shows a lack of respect.

I AM RANTING about what WFXG considers to be a “news” story. Subject: Should we have sex before sports. Really?

NEVER IN MY wildest dreams would I think our government might force abortion down my throat.

A BIG RAVE FOR my wonderful, compassionate family doctor, Vince Rosales. He’s a really good doctor, especially for us senior citizens.

THE OTHER DAY my children and I had a day full of doctor and dentist appointments. At the end of the day, we all were exhausted so I told them that I would take them to Cracker Barrel to eat. We had a wonderful dinner, and when we were finished I asked our waitress for the bill; she then told me that an older couple paid for our dinner and had already left the restaurant.

I was in complete shock and truly touched by this act of kindness. That kind couple made our night and need to know how thankful we are!

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/17/12 - 06:49 am
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You know what.....when we go

You know what.....when we go out to eat & the waitress sits us next to screaming kids I ask to be moved to another table.....don't care if i hurt some feelings.....my kids didn't act that way in public & I don't want to hear your kids screaming either.

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seenitB4 02/17/12 - 06:50 am
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Good morning to

Good morning to all......fuzzy bears & everything in between...:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/17/12 - 06:53 am
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Will the Reps. just take a

Will the Reps. just take a gun & shoot their foot....if they keep saying put an aspirin between the knees & no to all forms of birth control they may as well hand it over to the DEms.....it ain't 1950 folks.....
You will lose many women voters if this continues....GEEEZ I wish a good woman would step up to the plate..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/17/12 - 06:57 am
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Personal note to

Personal note to River...

When you're hot you're hot....you da man.
:):)

Just RM read this please.:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/17/12 - 07:02 am
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s8nRL2bPCU

For all my male friends on here---esp. the emailers.....(not RM though)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/17/12 - 07:12 am
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A RAVE TO Rick McKee for the

A RAVE TO Rick McKee for the cartoons of Newt and Mitt. Hilarious. Keep up the good work.

I'll give him a rave for that too..:)

allhans
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allhans 02/17/12 - 07:29 am
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"if they keep saying put an

"if they keep saying put an aspirin between the knees & no to all forms of birth control they may as well hand it over to the DEms.....it ain't 1950 folks....."

My understanding is that one-only one-old man thought he was being funny. The idea was, of course, that if you kept your knees closed, you couldn't have sex and therefore you would not get pregnant.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/17/12 - 07:35 am
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allhans...yes the one old

allhans...yes the one old guy...BUT the DEMS will run that theeeng over-over on tv & soon no one will remember who said that---only that it was said.

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stillamazed 02/17/12 - 07:47 am
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While I agree that screaming

While I agree that screaming kids can be nerve wracking, not everyone has friends or family in the area that they can turn to for a baby sitter. I am sure if they have three kids that they would love a night out alone. Also not all kids are perfect especially when they are around the age of two or three, so instead of being rude to the couple not knowing their circumstances, how about asking to be moved to another table. Geez people, where is your compassion? I have said it before on here, it must be nice to be so perfect and have such perfect lives!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/17/12 - 08:10 am
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"Gerald O'Hara: Do you mean

"Gerald O'Hara: Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dyin' for, because it's the only thing that lasts.

How true......makes me wanta go buy some land...:)

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ForeverFrog 02/17/12 - 08:17 am
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I'm with seenitB4. I wasn't

I'm with seenitB4. I wasn't allowed to misbehave in public when I was a child. Also when I pay my hard earned money for a nice meal at a nice place, I expect people and their children to be polite and well behaved. I will ask to be moved too. If parents can't or won't make their children behave, they should stick to going to MickyD's!!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/17/12 - 08:44 am
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Ok ...I've done my part this

Ok ...I've done my part this am.....your turn guys.....have a good day.

Shrimp I'm going to finish your book chapters today.:)
Great reading.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 02/17/12 - 08:57 am
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HOWWDDDEEEE!!! Seenit, Sup

HOWWDDDEEEE!!! Seenit, Sup River!? Howdy to the rest of Ya'll! Oh seenit I might have changed that book around a little buit now I'm up to 100 pages!

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Willow Bailey 02/17/12 - 08:58 am
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Good Morning everyone. The

Good Morning everyone. The kid rant brings back the memories....I miss our's so much; I can't wait to be a nana and great aunt. I met a little 18 month old girl at Wild Wings last Friday night; had so much fun with her. The parents kept apologizing for her, but I loved it. I don't think I've ever met a kid, I didn't like.

Seenit, I will be in Atlanta whopping with a friend today. Thinking of you...have a great day.

Fools_and_sages
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Fools_and_sages 02/17/12 - 09:00 am
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Over the last 30 years, this
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Over the last 30 years, this country has become so kid-oriented that people think they can take little kids everywhere, including upscale restaurants and R-rated movies at 10 pm. Not only do they take them everywhere, they let them run free, climb all over everything, and carry on like they are on a playground. People don't pay attention to the venue. Up-scale restaurants are not kid-oriented places. If I'm paying $85-$100 for a meal for two people in a dimly lit restaurant where there are no color-in place mats, I expect to eat in peace. Take your screaming banshees to family restaurants. Little kids also have no business at a PG-13 movie and I don't care if it is a superhero film. I went to Iron Man at Augusta Regal a few years ago and there was a 6 year old "sitting" behind me. He was jumping up and down and shouting during the movie. I quietly asked his parents to calm him down three times. When the fist-pumping kid finally hit me in the head, I stood up, turned around, and looked him right in face and said very loudly and sternly, "You are not at home. I did not pay $10 to see a movie so you could hit me in the head because you're acting like a wild child. Sit down. Be Quiet. And watch the movie. If you don't, I will go get somebody to make you and your mom and dad leave." He did exactly as I said and his parents didn't say a word to me. The second half of the movie was peaceful. I have done similar things in restaurants. I probably get lucky because the parents don't usually say anything, but I also think they don't say anything because they know they aren't doing their job. Parenting begins at home but it doesn't end when you leave your house. You need to keep the little tykes in line in public, too. And you need to take them places are truly kid-appropriate or find a sitter when you want an adult night out.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 02/17/12 - 09:10 am
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Willow have fun Whopping!!!

Willow have fun Whopping!!!

Fools_and_sages
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Fools_and_sages 02/17/12 - 09:28 am
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As far as birth control and
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As far as birth control and abortion go. . .The federal govt isn't FORCING you to use birth control or have an abortion. They want to make sure that both are options in your employer-provided insurance plans. If your insurance policy thru work covers birth control, you have the option to use it. Having an OPTION means you ARE NOT REQUIRED to take advantage of it. For example, most health insurance policies cover mental health counseling and most people don't use it because having that option does not mandate you go see a shrink.

The Republicans want to take away birth control options for everybody-- whether you're Christian, Catholic, Muslim, or atheist. They want to force every heterosexual woman in the US to either abstain from sex completely or have babies. Republicans don't care how their Christian ideals impact non-Christians or Christian women who don't want kids or don't want any more kids.

If Republicans are going to portray reproduction as a woman's natural function, then they need to disallow coverage for viagra because sexual dysfunction is nature's way of controlling the population. In fact, they need to do away with all forms of artificial insemination for the same reason-- because it is nature's way of controlling population.

The current Republican proposal would force women to have children they don't want because Republicans think nature intended women to be baby factories. If a woman didn't want another kid (or any kids) she would be be forced to pay out of pocket to prevent it. Since the poor and working class won't be able to afford it, guess where most of the population growth would be? Yet republicans already underfund education and want to cut so-called entitlement programs.

To extend Republican reasoning, in my mind, if you're infertile, it is only fair that you would be forced to live the way because that is what nature intended. You would be forced to pay out of pocket to remedy it. And, if your little solider won't stand at attention, pay out of pocket to make it happen because nature made him dysfunctional or nature let you get old enough or let you develop other physical conditions that rendered him unfit for duty. It is unfair to cover drugs that favor reproduction if coverage that prevents it isn't covered too.

Simply put, this a Republican war on women and women's control over their own bodies. I don't know how any woman can really support it. Women who support it are consenting to be baby factories.

Every family doesn't need or want 19 kids and counting folks. We can't properly educate, provide adequate food and housing for, and give living wage jobs to the people we already have in this country mainly. You want up to several million more new babies to the mix each year-- especially when many will be born to people who don't want them and will abuse them? This doesn't make sense on any logical level.

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BamaMan 02/17/12 - 10:17 am
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stillamazed, that excuse

stillamazed, that excuse doesn't get it. Any child can be taught how to act in public unless they have some severe problem. It's called discipline. There's no excuse for letting kids create a rucus ANYWHERE. That's one reason I hate Wal-mart. I don't care when you go, kids are screaming, and parents ignoring. That doesn't make the problem go away. Discipline comes in different forms, but one swat to the hind-side always worked with mine, and it only took once. It doesn't take abuse, just teaching them respect for themselves and other people. Don't be their friend, be their PARENT. Not disciplining them is hurting them, not helping.

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BamaMan 02/17/12 - 10:22 am
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HIGH FIVE FOOLS AND SAGES! I

HIGH FIVE FOOLS AND SAGES! I had that experience once with a 3yr old sitting behing me at the movie. Talking, jumping up/down, kicking my chair until I finally reported them. She cocked an attitude with me after the show, saying they were only 3. I flatly told her that is no excuse, if you can't make them behave, leave them at home.

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InChristLove 02/17/12 - 10:29 am
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"The Republicans want to take

"The Republicans want to take away birth control options for everybody-- whether you're Christian, Catholic, Muslim, or atheist. They want to force every heterosexual woman in the US to either abstain from sex completely or have babies. Republicans don't care how their Christian ideals impact non-Christians or Christian women who don't want kids or don't want any more kids.'

Can you please provide proof of this statement? Last I read, it was the the Catholic church according to their doctrine who do not believe in using birth control but no where have I read that the Republicans want everyone not to use birth control.

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harley_52 02/17/12 - 10:30 am
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I haven't been whopping in a

I haven't been whopping in a long time. I used to enjoy whopping a lot, but have somehow drifted away from it for the past few years.

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harley_52 02/17/12 - 10:32 am
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seenitB4, regarding this

seenitB4, regarding this birth control issue.....who do you think is really behind it, and what do you think is the real purpose?

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Sargebaby 02/17/12 - 10:54 am
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"Whopping?" I haven't had a

"Whopping?" I haven't had a "whopping" since I was 12 years old! :)

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Sargebaby 02/17/12 - 11:02 am
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Good morning to evaboddy!

Good morning to evaboddy! Specially SB4, WillowBailey, Harley_52, Riverman, ICL, Shrimp For Breakfast, Cobalt George, allhans, BamaMan, Fools_and_sages, taylor.c,stillamazed, and USAFVet and Angel!

I think that just about covers this morning's board! Hope you all have a great day, cause it's TGIF!

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Willow Bailey 02/17/12 - 11:08 am
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Thanks for all the laughs!

Thanks for all the laughs! I'm getting ready to whop the first one.

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Dudeness 02/17/12 - 11:14 am
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This birth control issue has

This birth control issue has nothing to do with Republicans or anyone else wanting to deny access to birth control/abortions for others. Some groups may be against it, but the issue is that they don't want to be forced to pay for the birth control/abortions through their insurance premiums. It would not be optional coverage.

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Riverman1 02/17/12 - 11:15 am
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Be safe with the whopping,

Be safe with the whopping, Willow. Hey, Sarge.

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Riverman1 02/17/12 - 11:16 am
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Just saw SeenIt's posts

Just saw SeenIt's posts directed at me. LOL. Who couldn't love SeenIt?

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fftaz71 02/17/12 - 12:08 pm
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The problem the Catholic

The problem the Catholic church has with this recent health care bill is that they are being forced to provide coverage to employees to do something that is considered to be a sin and is inherently against Catholic teachings. They are forcing the Church in essence to become hypocrites. By not providing means for an exemption, the government is violating the provisions in the First Ammendement that protect religious freedom of conscience.

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bjphysics 02/17/12 - 12:32 pm
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fftaz71: “The problem the

fftaz71: “The problem the Catholic church has with this recent health care bill is that they are being forced to provide coverage to employees to do something that is considered to be a sin and is inherently against Catholic teachings. They are forcing the Church in essence to become hypocrites. By not providing means for an exemption, the government is violating the provisions in the First Ammendement that protect religious freedom of conscience.”

How recent is recent? Are you referring to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 or the Georgia law (§ 33-24-59.6) that does the same thing and goes back to 1999?

“GA Republicans Condemn Contraception Policy, GA has Same Policy”

http://gapolitico.com/en/2012/02/09/ga-republicans-condemn-obama-birth-c...

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