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RAVES TO THE 2012 graduates of Columbia County! A rant to the Board of Education for cramming in the schools all on one day within 11/2 to 2 hours of each other. What a nightmare it was trying to get in and out of James Brown Arena for seating and parking. Did you honestly think this was going to work? This needs to be rethought for next year. One school was coming in looking for seats before the other school was even finished, some pushing trying to fight for seats. Not a good situation, especially for those of us with elderly grandparents, trying to get them in without an accident. There has to be a better way!

THE BURKE COUNTY school higher-ups of those sixth-and seventh-graders in the bus accident should be ashamed of not calling up personally each and every one of those parents immediately as the accident occurred. Were they so afraid of making the effort to call twice instead of once?

THAT WAS SHAMEFUL to have mishandled the body of that man so that his family could not have their open-casket funeral.

A RANT TO THE North Augusta Kmart for watering a concrete wall, sidewalk and parking lot with a sprinkler during this drought. I wonder when they will discover that concrete won’t grow?

IT’S A PITY THE current Paine College administration might blemish the overall history of the wonderful institution founded in 1882. I hope they will have a turnaround and be more fiscally responsible. This should provide some good lessons to their finance and business students.

IT IS INTERESTING to see Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt insert himself into high-profile tragedies on television, even the Aiken Public Safety ones. He sure did not help us.

BIG RANTS TO both the super-soft Augusta plea bargain, anti-death penalty criminal justice system members and the bleeding-heart, anti-death penalty jury members. This weak system has repeatedly failed the elderly, helpless, and/or handicapped victims of brutal, premeditated, cold-blooded, senseless murder, such as 81-year-old Johnny Luckey. The three accomplices in addition to the triggerman should be executed.

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KSL
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KSL 05/30/12 - 09:39 pm
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Ranter 6. If you have inside

Ranter 6. If you have inside information that he had no right to do so, please be advised that there is a great deal of cooperation between public safety agencies in the Augusta metro (incuding Aiken County). I seem to remember Pam Tucker grabbing some air time during emergencies in neighboring counties. Don't know what other help she provided. Do you know that Sheriff Hunt did not provide any help? If so, put the facts out there. Don't just hide behind a rant with no substance to it.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/30/12 - 10:17 pm
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@1

I fully agree with your Rant, You are 1000% - 100 thumbs up on the cluster ......that happened that day!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/30/12 - 10:20 pm
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@3

There hasn't much news on this (mistake), has there? Buried with the decomposed human.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/30/12 - 10:24 pm
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Instead of making your Rant to the AC,,,Don't you think a conversation with the manager of NA Kmart would bring more results?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/30/12 - 10:27 pm
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@5

I could post a very factual story about Paine College....If I did, I would definitely be crossing the racial line...so no comment!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/30/12 - 10:35 pm
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My Last Post Yesterday

Seeing I was buried with the last post yesterday, will repost.

3 days late but still would love to honor our Fighting Men/Women. True Americans.

http://vimeo.com/5645171

Jake
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Jake 05/30/12 - 10:35 pm
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Keep it local

Why are Columbia County students graduating in Richmond County? Seems to me that each high school has a gymnasium or outdoor field that could hold such a crowd.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/30/12 - 10:37 pm
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Good Night All....If the good

Good Night All....If the good Lord allows, I CU all in the AM.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/30/12 - 10:44 pm
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Jake

One of my Grandson graduated from Evans in a class of 334. No gymnasium could handle such a family and friend load for 334 students and an outdoor field is not practical due to unpredictable weather.

Retired Army
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Retired Army 05/30/12 - 11:49 pm
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Whaaaaaaaat? Columbia County

Whaaaaaaaat? Columbia County hasn't got it's own facility for graduating it's high school students?

After all the abuse Richmond county property and business owners take from the "White Flight" bastion of moral rectitude and self sufficient platitude mongers, I sure hope Richmond County stuck it to 'em for usage fees. Seems about fair to me. Good night Dr. Nagle et al.

Someguy83
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Someguy83 05/31/12 - 01:13 am
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Ranter about paine

I sure hope it was the paper that made the spelling error and not you. Maybe you should take up classes at augusta univ. or augusta tech for english 101.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/31/12 - 05:37 am
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Border Crossing

Supposedly our neighbors to the south are crossing the border (illegally) to find work to support their families. The part that I can't understand about that is why the illegals aren't going back south. That's where the jobs are going. I have another load headed to Mexico. The customer we picked up from informed us that finishing the product would now take place in Mexico.

The illegals couldn't be coming to our country because they know they will get free just about everything when they get here.

I know that some are here working (illegally). But again, if the jobs are headed south why aren't they?

carcraft
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carcraft 05/31/12 - 05:47 am
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Roadkill- Actually the

Roadkill- Actually the illegals are going back to Mexico, look it up! Obama has screwed up the economy so bad even the illegals don't want to stay!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/31/12 - 06:21 am
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Agree with RA this time..

RA said...
Whaaaaaaaat? Columbia County

Whaaaaaaaat? Columbia County hasn't got it's own facility for graduating it's high school students?

That is hard to believe to me too......ok all that pent up money in Columbia county...use it....build the dang thing....it is rather stoopid for a glowing-rich-sparkling county to tramp downtown to Augusta for YOUR graduates..........open up that pocketbook-----release the bucks from bondage......& let it flow......put your $$$ where your mouth is....
Yes...we have our own beautiful facilities in Gwinnett.....we ain't gonna go downtown jest for graduates & big time acts...:):)

good am perps...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/31/12 - 06:26 am
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Is Atlanta a fashion disaster??

Yes .....according to the latest news....& they are basing this on ....guess what...THE HOUSEWIFES OF ATLANTA.....yikes.....OMG OMG......
Please help me I'm falling....OVER!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/31/12 - 06:29 am
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This is what it says

Blame Atlanta's showing on The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality series.

The magazine wrote: "If the flashy reality-TV stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are at all indicative of how the rest of Atlanta dresses, it's no wonder our readers ranked it as America's No. 7 least-stylish city. Hotlanta has one of the highest per capita incomes of any southern city, but as the TV show illustrates and the saying goes: money can't buy taste."

haha...money can't buy a lot of things.....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/31/12 - 06:38 am
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The race is oooonnnn

I notice Cgee is closing in on Jake with the point thingy....the race is going strong...I think Cgee has figured out how to make this point program come alive....:):)...of course RA is waaaay out ahead of all of the common folks....
I wonder what the beeeg prize will be Cgee......afternoon with Sean.....heck ya had that already a few times....a big banana split.....a free ride around downtown with zeke & countyman maybe....hahah....a tour of AC with a cute girl guide....get to meet the Commish...:)....well we will be waiting for the big surprise...hahah WON'T WE!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/31/12 - 07:20 am
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Just for you Cgee...:)

http://www.mandatory.com/2012/05/10/7-ways-time-magazines-mom-cover-coul...

I know you will love this sooooo much! :):)

Set me free AC....I could make this place JUMP!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/31/12 - 07:30 am
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Sean the Main Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZZE__mLJqw

Set me free SM...ya won't be sorry......

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/31/12 - 07:58 am
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Good Morning America

and God, please help out our TSD's today. They need it.

B4, I am good to see we still have humans out there that know what "he" is all about.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/31/12 - 08:02 am
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Fire Ants

Wouldn't it be nice if someone could cross breed some birds that live on fire ants only....trouble is, they would become the largest known bird on earth.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/31/12 - 08:11 am
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Market

Does anybody have any gut feeling which way the market is going today. Pre-market shows maybe an up??

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/31/12 - 08:15 am
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For the downers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHisZ8ZtWr0&feature=related

Cgee....we are caught in a trap we can't get out...:)....we just can't please everybody on here.....hehheh.....they either like us or not....we won't lose any sleep over it...yeehaw...

now the big wide world is calling saying get off that hiney & get to work.....let me say hello to RKill & Trouble B4 I go....& Sarge,.....& shrimp...& all the guys on here........shucks...to EBBYBODY.....but esp. the MEN!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/31/12 - 08:19 am
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Predictions

Cgee...you won't want to hear this....but some say O is going to win per star gazers.....stock is gonna lay low for awhile according to my info..............say it ain't so Joe.....seeya later

Tots
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Tots 05/31/12 - 08:41 am
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Last rant,

The one about 81-yr old Johnny Luckey who was killed by a group of low-lifes......That being at this time the following>>Artavious Feazell, 18 and Joseph Jordan, 18 have been arrested for Murder, Possession of a Firearm, Burglary, and Armed Robbery. 26 News has learned that Feazell is the cousin of Luckey's housekeeper.

Tracy Lamont Lindsey and Rufus Khalid-Duran Van, both minors, were also arrested and charged as adults for Armed Robbery and Murder.

Thanking George for this updated link from May 11,2012..It also said there may be more to be arrested, in this case..Thank you Richmond county police dept..

P.S. Good morning to all of you...

JohnBrownAug
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JohnBrownAug 05/31/12 - 08:56 am
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Fire ants are why we have

Fire ants are why we have used motor oil.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/31/12 - 09:04 am
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As to ColCo graduations, have

As to ColCo graduations, have them outside with a contingency to go into the gym with limited family accommodations if necessary. Large graduating classes could be divided into multiple sessions for the gym if weather became an issue, and they wanted to accomodate multiple family members.

Both of my sons' college commencements were held outside, one in the football stadium, the other on the front lawn of the campus.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 05/31/12 - 09:06 am
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Graduations

One of the reasons Columbia County is above water financially --despite Dear Leader Cross and the lickspittle commisars (great name for a grunge band) -- is they've been too smart to build something that gets used one day every year. So far.

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