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I WILL NEVER visit the Richmond County Health Department in south Augusta again! This morning I went with my daughter for some shots for college. Kids were running everywhere, playing with the doors, standing in the chairs and parents using profanity when security asked them to watch their kids. This is another example of my tax dollars going to waste.

JUSTICE KAGAN recused herself from the Arizona immigration law case. Her reason: As solicitor general she argued Obama’s opposition to the law before the courts. Why then did Kagan not recuse herself from the Obamacare case?

I DON’T KNOW WHY people around here believe Dr. Wayne Frazier is a good principal. They should try working for him.

BUILD A SKATE PARK if you don’t want us skating in public areas.

RAVES TO MELODY, Robert and Luke at the aquatic center. They are special and always so helpful and so nice.

WATCHED SOME OF the White House correspondents dinner with entertainment provided by the Barack & Jimmy Comedy Duo. The so-called humor was crude, distasteful and totally out of line. Dog remarks were repulsive, and the Secret Service situation is not a laughing matter.

CONGRATULATIONS to Westside High School boys and girls soccer, varsity baseball and boys tennis. We are very proud of our Patriots.

IT AMAZES ME that Richmond County’s recreation department is open to the public for free play in the gym, but organized teams have to pay a high fee for using the gym for basketball practice. We are trying to keep the children off the street by being involved with positive things. Teams have to practice outside in 85-95 degree weather. That is sad.

WHY ARE AUGUSTA residents required to place “garbage” and yard waste in separate containers when the waste haulers place everything into the same vehicle?

AT LEAST SOME of Obama’s policies are having a good effect. He’s killed jobs in this country, causing the illegal immigrants to go back home, where they
probably have a better chance of finding employment.

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wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 05/07/12 - 06:20 am
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chirp
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chirp

Dr. Craig Spinks.Georgians for Educational Excellence
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I Don't Know Why, Sounds like

I Don't Know Why,

Sounds like you don't have the time, energy, commitment and/or expertise to meet the needs of the many at-risk young men and women at GHHS.

You'll be better off- and so will the Glenn Hills High kids- if you seek employment at a school whose students are not so challenging or whose principal is not so committed to helping his/her students help themselves.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/07/12 - 06:41 am
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If the Emperor himself could

If the Emperor himself could accept Mr Kimmel's jokes as such why can't you?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/07/12 - 07:33 am
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What is the difference

What is the difference between bland & robust...

robust (rəʊˈbʌst, ˈrəʊbʌst)

— adj

1.

strong in constitution; hardy; vigorous

2.

sturdily built: a robust shelter

3.

requiring or suited to physical strength: a robust sport

4.

(esp of wines) having a rich full-bodied flavour

5.

rough or boisterous

6.

(of thought, intellect, etc) straightforward and imbued with common sense

where did robust go??----I see bland is with us still...

FriedFacts
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FriedFacts 05/07/12 - 07:44 am
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If you want to see real
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If you want to see real dysfunctional health department facilities, try visiting the one downtown. Unreal.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/07/12 - 08:18 am
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Does anyone remember the new

Does anyone remember the new coke ...

The American public's reaction to the change was negative and the new cola was a major marketing failure. The subsequent reintroduction of Coke's original formula, re-branded as "Coca-Cola Classic", resulted in a significant gain in sales, leading to speculation that the introduction of the New Coke formula was just a marketing ploy

Thank God they went back to the original coke.....I never would buy the new coke...always loved the old taste.....they were wise to change back......Amazing business lessons...but $$ talk.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 05/07/12 - 08:37 am
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Security should have made the

Security should have made the unruley kids and unruley parents leave the health department.

Dudeness
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Dudeness 05/07/12 - 08:47 am
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Rants about an individual or

Rants about an individual or organization without any sliver of back-up information to prove your point are completely useless. Please have at least a brief outline of reasons for your position in mind (2-3 points would be sufficient) before sending in a rant rather than just stating a conclusion. Telling me that I should work for a person to see why you feel the way you do is lazy on your part.

David Parker
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David Parker 05/07/12 - 08:53 am
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BUILD A SKATE PARK if you

BUILD A SKATE PARK if you don’t want us skating in public areas.

I see your point. Funding is probably where the trail ends.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/07/12 - 09:09 am
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I hope yall are reading about

I hope yall are reading about the elections in Europe.....austerity measures were voted down.....once freebies are given there is no taking back.....more funded stimulus programs are wanted by the poor......same thing will happen here.....eventually the money runs out---not enough workers....so then what?? Riots maybe???

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 05/07/12 - 09:59 am
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Would someone please answer

Would someone please answer the phone in the Circulation Department??? Or return my messages?? I've been trying to resolve this problem for several months! Left message this weekend and have been calling this morning and no one has answered after repeated calls despite my being on hold for too long. I did not get my weekend subscription (Fri. Sat. Sunday) AGAIN! This might explain your drop in subscriptions!

Retired Army
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Retired Army 05/07/12 - 10:04 am
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Cliche For Today: "He folded

Cliche For Today:

"He folded like a wet watermelon."

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/07/12 - 10:28 am
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To the ranter about the

To the ranter about the skateboard park. There is a lot more to it than merely building it and watching people come. Every park requires maintenance and some sort of security. If the city were to lay down some concrete or asphalt and build some wooden ramps for skaters to jump on, you would have a torn-up mess in no time unless the city continually maintained the ramps. That's why they closed the old one over near Damascus Rd. several years ago. There was a privately-operated skate park on the tennis courts at Mockingbird Hill on Central Avenue before that, and it got run down very quickly also.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 05/07/12 - 10:35 am
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Autumn Leaves, I will have

Autumn Leaves, I will have someone contact you about your delivery problem. Is the phone number in your contact information still accurate?

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 05/07/12 - 10:39 am
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If you run into problems like

If you run into problems like this again, please send me an email and I will do my best to fix it for you.

iLove
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iLove 05/07/12 - 10:47 am
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Seems that Dr. Frazier isn't
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Seems that Dr. Frazier isn't the problem....you are. So, instead of beign the weak link, just leave.

Ask the students how they feel about the education at GHHS.

The recreation dept. could be run better....maybe that's why Mr. Beck is no longer around...

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/07/12 - 11:22 am
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INRE correspondents dinner.

INRE correspondents dinner. Even the liberal Tom Brokaw was complaining about what that affair has evolved in to over the past few years.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/07/12 - 11:28 am
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Dittos to the last ranter. It

Dittos to the last ranter. It is very telling when things are so bad the illegals have sneak back across the border.

Speaking of the economy; this roundtable on Meet The Press had an economist who put the blame on BOTH parties, which is where it belongs.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032608/vp/47313181#47312834

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 05/07/12 - 11:42 am
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Skate parks are great if one

Skate parks are great if one could afford the liability insurance!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/07/12 - 11:55 am
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Hey, glad to see you're

Hey, glad to see you're posting again, Sarge. Hope you're feeling better.

happychimer
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happychimer 05/07/12 - 12:04 pm
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Record numbers of illegals

Record numbers of illegals have been deported during this administration.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/07/12 - 12:47 pm
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How is that going to help the

How is that going to help the Democrats win the Hispanic vote?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/07/12 - 12:49 pm
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George W. Bush and John

George W. Bush and John McCain (along with South Carolina's Lindsay Grahamnesty) were among the most egregious supporters and even boosters of amnesty for illegal aliens. It would be hard not to improve on Bush's record.

happychimer
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happychimer 05/07/12 - 01:50 pm
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Hispanics are not the only

Hispanics are not the only ones deported.

happychimer
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happychimer 05/07/12 - 01:56 pm
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Many illegals are deported,

Many illegals are deported, and never see their children again. their children are put in fostercare and the parents are not told where their children are. I saw a news report that said over 5,000 children of illegals are in fostercare. the parents are in jail or have been deported with out knowing where their kids are.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/07/12 - 02:12 pm
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Could that stat be because

Could that stat be because record numbers have penetrated the borders during this administration?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/07/12 - 03:13 pm
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As horrible as it is

As horrible as it is happychimer, there are consequences for every action. I feel for mothers who are illegal immigrants and are deported while their children who are born in the US and are US citizens remain in the US in foster care or are adopted. How do you solve the problem, deport these young US citizens to a foriegn country with their mother? They are US citizens. Allow the mother who is illegal remain in the US, then you have every woman in God's country coming to the US to bear a child, whether they can afford the child or not, just so she can stay in the US. The real issue is illegal immigrants coming into the US illegally and taking the chance on having children and hope they never get caught. I feel for these mothers but where do you draw the line? If the children go back with the mother to her home land, when the child is of legal age, do you allow them to come back to the US and retain a dual citizenship.

happychimer
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happychimer 05/07/12 - 03:23 pm
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I have no solution to the

I have no solution to the problem.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/07/12 - 03:25 pm
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Thank you for your honesty.

Thank you for your honesty. Neither do I but wish someone did. The only solution that makes sense is to stop illegal immigrants from sneaking into the US. The children are the ones who suffer.

happychimer
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happychimer 05/07/12 - 03:27 pm
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To the 1st ranter, try the

To the 1st ranter, try the main health department on Laney Walker.

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