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THE U.S. POST OFFICE is an American tradition. We need to save the U.S. Postal Service even if it would mean that a first-class stamp needs to go up to 50 cents.

THERE WAS ONLY one man on the truck that picks up my grass and leaves. He had to get out of the truck, dump the leaves and get back in the truck. My road has 17 houses on it and it is a short road. Can you imagine what that man is going through in one day’s time? It is not physically possible. He needs another man on that truck.

“DON’T ASK, don’t tell” is gone. The Iraq war is over. And the American auto industry is back. Our president has done these things.

IT’S SAD EVERYONE is in a hurry to leave Iraq and Afghanistan. Those folks need direction and support, not weapons. Why should they care if the world doesn’t?

WE ARE CONSTANTLY told U.S. student grades are lower than other countries. Could it be that we are more concerned with how a school’s sports teams are doing? Sports are fine but should be extracurricular, not taking the students away from classroom. There is a section of the paper devoted to sports, yet any academic accomplishment might rate a small article tucked away in some minor place of the Metro section.

GOVERNMENT WANTS TO spend more tax money raising a Confederate ironclad warship that is “rotting” at the bottom of the Savannah River. It apparently consists of two iron-armored chunks of the ship’s siding, 68 feet long by 24 feet tall. That’s a lot of iron, but how can it cost so many millions? No way. And how can iron “rot”?

IT’S NOT ILLEGAL to carry a knife. A Cross Creek High student owned a knife and left it rather than carry it into school. Yet the student was penalized for obeying the rules. How long before total government stupidity destroys everything in America?

MY RANT IS to those who believe Obama suffers from all kinds of disrespect because of his color. He is treated with lily-white kid gloves because of his color. Did you know that a comedy book and play about assassinating George W. Bush were produced during his administration and Bush didn’t say doodly-squat?

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to tell the truth1
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to tell the truth1 05/16/12 - 04:23 am
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Trash and leaves

Your leaves should have been in an approved garbage bag per ordinance from the county.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 05/16/12 - 05:16 am
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Yard waste is more than just "bags"

If you look at http://www.augustaga.gov/index.aspx?nid=677 you will see that yard waste is more than just "bags."

Tots
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Tots 05/16/12 - 05:54 am
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Last rant/Obama disrespect.

It's his actions and not his color that's making me lose respect for Obama...Example>>From Commentary Daily@9:08am-5-15-2012>>
Many of President Obama’s fervent devotees are young enough not to have much memory of the political world before the arrival of The One. Coincidentally, Obama himself feels the same way—and the White House’s official website reflects that.

The Heritage Foundation’s Rory Cooper tweeted that Obama had casually dropped his own name into Ronald Reagan’s official biography on www.whitehouse.gov, claiming credit for taking up the mantle of Reagan’s tax reform advocacy with his “Buffett Rule” gimmick. My first thought was, he must be joking. But he wasn’t—it turns out Obama has added bullet points bragging about his own accomplishments to the biographical sketches of every single U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge (except, for some reason, Gerald Ford). Here are a few examples:

•On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people. President Coolidge later helped create the Federal Radio Commission, which has now evolved to become the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls using Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.
•In a 1946 letter to the National Urban League, President Truman wrote that the government has “an obligation to see that the civil rights of every citizen are fully and equally protected.” He ended racial segregation in civil service and the armed forces in 1948. Today the Obama administration continues to strive toward upholding the civil rights of its citizens, repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, allowing people of all sexual orientations to serve openly in our armed forces.
•President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare signed (sic) into law in 1965—providing millions of elderly healthcare stability. President Obama’s historic health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, strengthens Medicare, offers eligible seniors a range of preventive services with no cost-sharing, and provides discounts on drugs when in the coverage gap known as the “donut hole.”
•On August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Today the Obama administration continues to protect seniors and ensure Social Security will be there for future generations.
•In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett Rule.

I imagine Bill Clinton will be especially receptive to Obama’s habit of shoehorning himself into the limelight previously occupied by others. As you can see, the bullet points make clear that while each president has done something historic or notable, Obama is carrying forward every one of those accomplishments since Coolidge. No wonder he always seems so proud of himself.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/16/12 - 06:11 am
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Expensive Meals

I understand both parties have the mega priced meals as fund raisers. In the Emperors latest fundraiser, at $35,000 per plate the, topic of discussion was the mean rich people. I don't know of many poor people that can afford a $35,000 meal. Does anybody else think this is kind of odd?

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/16/12 - 06:12 am
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2nd rant. A little hard work

2nd rant. A little hard work never hurt anybody. While I would loathe having to do it today, I remember growing up on a tobacco farm. That was not easy work at all. I would have gladly traded a day of picking up trash for a day in the tobacco patch. This is part of what is wrong with America today. People are afraid of hard work. We just have it too easy.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/16/12 - 06:20 am
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YARD WORK FORYA

OK RKill.....come by & do some yard work---mulch--put out flowers......a little hard work feryee..:)

I'll give you 10 uppers today..heheh

We could start upping folks for $$....thumbs up.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/16/12 - 06:30 am
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But GOB might shoot me. He is

But GOB might shoot me. He is redneck enough to like that kind of work too. As long as it doesn't interfere with his golf or fishing!!!!

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Abbynoll 05/16/12 - 06:32 am
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RK's 6:12

Amen, Poss! I helped put up tobacco a couple of falls, it was very hard work, and all I did was help prepare it to be hung in the barn. Of course, I was only 10 -12 yrs old. No complaining was allowed, it helped the family and that was expected of us, no matter our age or the difficulty of work. It didn't kill me. After all, if we all loved it, they wouldn't call it "work".

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/16/12 - 06:33 am
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question rkill

Why is it the posters I like to read have low points??

Does it mean we have low IQS.....does it mean we are low class......does it mean we have 0 friends on here....does it mean we are stoooopid....or does it mean we just don't play the games......I never did like farmville either....did you rk?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/16/12 - 06:37 am
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haha

GOB is playing GOLF!!!----He will play golf til the cows come home....

Speaking of tobacco....my youngest daughter fell in love with a canadian....she had to work in the fields of tobacco to help the family---heheh....she found out what hard work was all about!
She came back to Ga. asap....

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/16/12 - 06:38 am
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Farmville??? What's

Farmville??? What's Farmville??? :)

Trouble
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Trouble 05/16/12 - 06:41 am
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morning

seenit, it simply means that we dont try to inflate our numbers by giving everyone a thumbs up or down, and we only post when we have something to say

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/16/12 - 06:43 am
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Game on fb

FarmVille is a farming simulation social network game developed by Zynga in 2009. It is similar to Happy Farm[2], Farm Town,[3][4] and older games such as the Harvest Moon series.[5] Gameplay involving various aspects of farm management such as plowing land, planting, growing and harvesting crops, harvesting trees and bushes, and raising livestock.[6]

Evidently you don't play games on social networks...:)

good am abby

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/16/12 - 06:47 am
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Thank you Trouble

The only thing I want to inflate is my bank account.....won't even say my boobs.....they are already inflated....
I did see a photo of moms nursing their kids even when they are 3 years old.....on a magazine....kinda old I thought but hey---what do I know..:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/16/12 - 06:57 am
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R/Rs

Our grandson is in Afghanistan....we want him back at home asap....we have done a lot for other countries.....it is time to do for ourselves right here....

The US Post Office is very important to the US......it should always be there.....some older folks depend on it & will never pay bills over the puter.....yikes...I still pay bills through the US mail.....I guess I'm old as dirt ...:)

DamnYankee
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DamnYankee 05/16/12 - 07:07 am
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#3 Rave #4 Rant

The president may have repealed "don't ask, don't tell," brought most troops out of Iraq, and bailed out the automakers that were "too big to fail," but the economy is no better. AM I better off than I was four years ago to quote Obama's last campaign - uhm, heck no - interest rates may be low, but we have a problem with inflation, just look at gas, milk, food - the basics all cost more. "It's jobs and the economy stupid" is fitting here. Obama is not better than the last president. His magic tricks and slide of hand don't fool me.

#4 - The cultures of Iraq and Afghanistan have been established for thousands of years. Pro-democracy nations being there isn't going to change the course of those countries in 10, 20, 30 years. It would take hundreds of years. It's the culture. Go there, spend some time with them. You'll see. Nothing will change unless we commit to being there a LONG time.

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dwb619 05/16/12 - 07:33 am
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Iron doesn't rot, it

Iron doesn't rot, it rusts.
And "rust" never sleeps.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/16/12 - 08:08 am
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To Tots

Tots, honey, the whitehouse.gov site is run by the Obama administration. They have every right to add whatever they want to any biography. I don't understand why you would feel that was something outrageous. I suggest you move on and find something that is truly upsetting, like why the Republicans want to tax us middle-class earners even more than what we are paying now, since rich people aren't supposed to pay more taxes. My husband and I, between Federal taxes, state, Social Security, and sales tax, pay nearly 40% of our income in taxes. Now THAT is something to be outraged about.

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Abbynoll 05/16/12 - 08:18 am
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taxes

It doesn't matter who is in office, the taxes are going to kill us.

carcraft
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carcraft 05/16/12 - 09:05 am
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corgimon- Just remember it is

corgimon- Just remember it is all about OBAMA, the march in Selma was so Obama's daddy could marry a white women from Kansas that gave Obama a "claim" on Selma! OOPS Obama was born 6 years before Selma. The Navy Seals were following Obama's orders on Obama's plan and Obama took all the Risk,! OOPs forget to mention the memo that Obama had to Cover his tootie if things went wrong! Don't forget the Greek pillars etc at Obumbler's inauguration, it was all about him, just like every thing else going on! So of course Oumbler is involved with the biography of every other President, Obumbler is just that great!!!!

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Retired Army 05/16/12 - 09:20 am
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roadkill writes: "topic of

roadkill writes: "topic of discussion was the mean rich people. I don't know of many poor people that can afford a $35,000 meal."

No, I don't either. But there apparently are plenty of nice rich people who can. These would be taxpaying patriotic citizens who actually do realize that it is America and it's freedom that allow them to be rich. The ones with a sense of social responsibility that says give back and support those who would see that others get that hand up on the road to success.

Many of the folks who were at that fund raiser were Hollywood "celebrities" who at one time were broke, half starved, struggling young actors. Through hard work, dedication and developed God given talent, they have made success's of themselves. Good for them and better yet, they did not forget what it was like at the bottom.

And folks want to talk about "wealth envy". Give us a break.

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allhans 05/16/12 - 09:33 am
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Our grandson, a marine, is on

Our grandson, a marine, is on ship heading to a "hot spot". Now, tell me the danger is over.
Is this still the "Bush war"? What am I mssing.

allhans
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allhans 05/16/12 - 09:54 am
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The trash truck that comes

The trash truck that comes twice a week by my house, has 3 men, 2 hanging from the rear and one driving. They do a darn good job too, even to picking up my across the street neighbor's yard waste, he who refuses to use bags and dumps his wheel barrow by the curb...

allhans
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allhans 05/16/12 - 09:49 am
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"Many of the folks who were

"Many of the folks who were at that fund raiser were Hollywood "celebrities" who at one time were broke, half starved, struggling young actors..."
Sounds just like George Clooney to me. :)

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daphne3520 05/16/12 - 10:07 am
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Post Office
Unpublished

Rave #1: WHERE else except locally have you EVER seen a Postal facility close at noon, on Wednesday? Nowhere, I'll wager. Plus, LAZY, INEPT Postal employees have sunk their own ship. Not all are lazy or inept, of course. Just the majority!

unbiased_propaganda
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unbiased_propaganda 05/16/12 - 10:10 am
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To the last ranter: Did you

To the last ranter:

Did you know that Bush gave special permits and used loopholes to his buddies and pretty much anyone that would give him money to ruin thousands of acres of natural landscape, forests, etc that we will never get back.

And did you know that his VP Cheney's company profited millions (if not billions) of dollars by supplying much of the war in Iraq.

Obama didn't start the war - it was shoved down his throat. So don't blame him for a war started by Bush and Cheney for the benefit of their bank accounts.

And Bush didn't say 'squat' about that one book mocking him because there were hundreds of books, videos, blogs, etc mocking him. What is he gonna do....go on YouTube and make a video responding to every negative thing said about him? Besides, most of it was true - Bush could barely read a teleprompter, much less run a country.

unbiased_propaganda
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unbiased_propaganda 05/16/12 - 10:12 am
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As a matter of fact, go here

As a matter of fact, go here and you can see a complete list of the atrocities committed by Bush and his administration:

http://www.nrdc.org/bushrecord/

Retired Army
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Retired Army 05/16/12 - 10:13 am
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Ooooh daphne. Better be glad

Ooooh daphne. Better be glad your's was an anonymous post. I wouldn't go near your mailbox for at least a week or so.

kmb413
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kmb413 05/16/12 - 10:35 am
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Iraq war over

Do you really believe the war is over? We are not in Iraq, but we are still in surrounding countries. The reserve unit I was assigned to is deployed to that area right now. It may be over in the public eyes, but you don't know what goes on behind the scenes.

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Bruno 05/16/12 - 10:39 am
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#6

Rot:
1. to undergo decomposition; decay.
2. to deteriorate, disintegrate, fall, or become weak due to decay (often followed by away, from, off, etc.).
3. to languish, as in confinement.

Unbiased_propaganda, you need a less biased source than NRDC and you need to stop attempting to blame everything on GWB. Afterall we are in BHO's fourth year of office and the state we are in is now his.

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