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EUROPE HAS THE same problem we have: too much spending. If we can’t stop it, just what makes us think they will?

RANT TO THE PERSON in Crestland who stole my metal yard sale signs. We were having a sale to benefit our church. They are now back in the rightful owner’s hand, thanks to my alert wife.

IF CHRIS JAMES WAS white, he would never have been considered as fire chief of Augusta. They should put in small print “whites need not apply because this is a minority city.”

A BIG RAVE for the June 14 letter to the editor “It’s time To say enough.” It was absolutely wonderful. I am a native Augustan. Amen, sister!

I BET THERE ARE NO other school districts in Georgia that have their teachers required to take nine furlough days. The reason is state cutbacks and high graduation rates. The goal was to have more students graduate. Richmond Coun­ty is going to have a difficult time hiring and keeping great teachers. Shame on Richmond County; you are putting a financial burden on your teachers which could be distracting in the classroom: nine days’ lost pay.

REFERENCE THE SALUDA sheriff who was indicted for working prisoners on private property. You can only work prisoners on city, county or state property after they have been tried. If he is a prison trusty, and he came to your house and asked to sweep your porch, you had better say no.

ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY should not be entitled to any more than a WWII veteran who is still living and gave his time for service.

TO ANSWER THE letter from the teacher about bullying: There was a bus driver who was being bullied by her aides. She went through all of the proper channels and nothing was being done. So she went to the sheriff’s department and action was taken after that. Tea­chers, you need to go to the sheriff’s department.

I AM A VETERAN who is in pain. They took an X-ray, but it will be five months before I get to see anybody. What am I supposed to do for the next five months with this pain? It took me almost a year to get an MRI. Someone needs to investigate. We need some help.

RANT FOR THE COUNTY and the state. Wrightsboro Road and Bobby Jones Expressway are an absolute disgrace to Augusta with grass growing through the cracks in the sidewalks. Trash is everywhere. When people come in from out of state, they must think Augusta is just pitiful.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/27/12 - 12:49 pm
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blast with Matthews

When I first saw that blast on tv with Matthews & Gov Zell Miller....I thought---darn wish he hadn't done that thing BUT now since C Matthews has really ticked me off with his 1-sided views ...I think good for ole Zell...

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Riverman1 06/27/12 - 01:53 pm
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SeenIt or anyone else, do you

SeenIt or anyone else, do you have a link to that interview? I'd like to see it.

raul
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raul 06/27/12 - 02:26 pm
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Interview

River, youtube.com has several links.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/27/12 - 02:35 pm
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Is Barrow going to vote to hold Holder in contempt?

Is John Barrow going to crossover and vote with Republicans to hold Holder in contempt? Apparently a group of Democrats are going to vote for the measure.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/27/12 - 02:35 pm
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Thanks, Raul

I'll have to look it up.

harley_52
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harley_52 06/27/12 - 02:44 pm
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seenitB4, That's one of my

seenitB4,

That's one of my all time favorite TV observations. Another was Zell's speech at the 2004 Republican National Convention that precipitated the Matthews/Miller exchange.

Still gives me chills to watch it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C58YAONY_hE

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/27/12 - 03:31 pm
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Hah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAVLs3C3AYA&feature=related

ole zell gets heated up after about 6 mins into this tape river....

why do I feel like I work for RM.....I either need more money or more bennies RM....

I loved it when he got heated up....kinda sexy for a southern boy!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/27/12 - 03:33 pm
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Harley

I hope that is not the ONLY thing that gives you chills :)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/27/12 - 03:47 pm
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Heated up

http://www.eljamesauthor.com/about-the-author

This is the lady who wrote "The Book"......1st book---run away best seller.....

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countyman 06/27/12 - 03:53 pm
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The construction off Walton

The construction off Walton Way Extension does involve all three of the projects(Home2Suites By Hilton, Savannah River Banking subdivision, Exchange Lane).... The hotel and commercial lots are both located on Exchange Lane....

http://www.bccommercial.com/posts/33-home-2-suites-hotel-coming-to-walto...

The old Golden Corral(next to the new one) on Bobby Jones/I-520 in Martinez is under contract... The former Famous Daves in West Augusta off Washington rd was recently leased...

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Trouble 06/27/12 - 03:49 pm
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afternoon

harley, as long as the chills are not going down your leg, all is good

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/27/12 - 03:50 pm
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countyman

I can't help but wonder if countyman has read "The Book"..

harley_52
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harley_52 06/27/12 - 03:51 pm
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Seenit....

It's not, but this really isn't the forum for discussing the others. :)

Zell Miller is one of my heroes, and his book "A National Party No More....The Conscience Of A Conservative Democrat" explains it all quite well.

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harley_52 06/27/12 - 03:52 pm
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Trouble....

Who said anything about my leg?

Trouble
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Trouble 06/27/12 - 03:54 pm
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harley

it was a joke about chris matthews comment about obama......

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/27/12 - 03:57 pm
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Hi Trouble

I will have to tell you in email about the reading.....kinda put off with the last chapter....of course it was set up that way to make you read more books.....leaves you hanging.......wondering.....some thought a teenager wrote the dang thing.......I just can't imagine a teen writing that...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/27/12 - 03:58 pm
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Chris

Didn't C Matthews say Obama made chills run down his leg??

harley_52
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harley_52 06/27/12 - 04:00 pm
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Trouble...

I know, I was just pulling yours.

harley_52
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harley_52 06/27/12 - 04:01 pm
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Yes he did, seenitB4. And

Yes he did, seenitB4. And he's been reminded of it often.

Trouble
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Trouble 06/27/12 - 04:01 pm
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hello seenit

sounds like it might be a good book, i hate when they do that with the last chapter too, dont like to be continued books, you have to wait forever for them to release the next installment

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/27/12 - 04:05 pm
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Chills

I can't think of a single President that made chills run down my leg.....not a single one.......NONE--ZIP-ZERO...

Trouble
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Trouble 06/27/12 - 04:06 pm
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harley

i was wondering how you managed to miss that one.....lol

Trouble
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Trouble 06/27/12 - 04:11 pm
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seenit,

you arent chris matthews........but i am with you on that, none of them do that for me either

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/27/12 - 04:22 pm
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Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/27/12 - 04:27 pm
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I had never seen the

I had never seen the Matthews-Miller exchange. Thanks. That was great.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/27/12 - 04:41 pm
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RM

Glad we could be of service....now give us a headsup for what you need for Thursday.......
We will look through our bank of knowledge & try to enlighten you.....we know you are busy...probably writing a novel or something & don't have time for mundane chores....

now I have to get bills made out & get to Pofc...

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KSL 06/27/12 - 05:31 pm
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Harley, where have you been

Harley, where have you been the last couple of days?

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Sargebaby 06/27/12 - 05:33 pm
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"Sarge..I have a sister who

"Sarge..I have a sister who just went through the chemo thing."

allhans, Thank you for your comment! The new drugs they give these days takes a lot of misery out of the treatment. There is practically no nausea, and that alone is a huge plus. Hair still falls out, but I didn't have any to start with. The big thing with me is weakness and fatigue. With answered prayers I have only two more to go. Love and prayers for your sister, my Friend!

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Sargebaby 06/27/12 - 05:35 pm
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RM1. we definitely need to

RM1. we definitely need to "lift" a few! Possibly, that will happen after September, when the tests are done! I'm looking forward to it!

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