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IF ROMNEY DOESNT have to provide tax returns, then why should the president – which he did – have to produce a birth certificate?

A RAVE TO THE LADY working the drive-up at Krystal on Bobby Jones. She makes everyone smile.

I MISSED ALL THE anti-Obama rhetoric because of all of the fuss over the ASU name controversy. I want to thank all of the small-minded people for rekindling the fire.

THE EDITORIALS AND Opinion section of The Augusta Chronicle seem very biased. I thought the press was supposed to abstain from giving their personal opinions. Is conservatism racism by a new name?

I AGREE THAT welfare should be revised, especially since farm subsidies and a host of tax breaks to small business (welfare) are the part of welfare system that don’t get much attention. That way Americans can truly “build it” on their own.

I UNDERSTAND THAT the country is drowning in debt thanks in part to the previous leadership. What we can do as Americans and patriots is take a look at our personal finances and place some of that blame on ourselves for out-of-control spending and fiscal irresponsibility in our personal lives. Fix that first before placing blame on the country.

A RAVE FOR THE manager of the Fort Gordon commissary for caring enough to call me and address my problem. Thank you so much.

TOO BAD ROMNEY IS bashing on a proved lie about Obama. We ought to question Mitt’s citizenship since his money is out of country. So he has no reason to get to run this country, land of the free.

STATE EMPLOYEE insurance rates are going up but no mention of any raise. Before you roll your eyes and think that we are all overpaid, think again: Many of us are working with the mental health population at wages that are far below teachers, business workers and others, but we do so willingly.

DO YOU STILL want to give taxpayer money to oil companies? They export 117 million gallons of refined gasoline per day. They also export heating oil and jet fuel. Think about this. They make $82 billion a year in exports and get $4 to $5 a gallon here because the supply is limited. Romney got $20 million from them for his campaign.

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dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 09/10/12 - 07:16 pm
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"THE EDITORIALS AND

... Opinion section of The Augusta Chronicle seem very biased."

Really? You had no clue when the heading plainly states the words "Editorial" and "Opinion?" Biased, unlike the nightly news on seven networks that repeat word-for-word Democratic talking points on a daily basis? I'm guessing you've never read the New York Times whose hatred for conservatives verges on rabid, or closer to home, The Atlanta Journal-Constipation?

By the way, couldn't manage three sentences without throwing the race card?

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 09/10/12 - 07:23 pm
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"... why should the president

... have to produce a birth certificate?" It's called a Contitutional requirement that the office be held by a native born citizen. Oh, I forgot! When discussing The Obamessiah, such things are waived.

There is no Constitutional requirement to provide ANY tax returns, if you'd read that obsolete, evolving document --oh-- but you knew that when you posted.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 09/10/12 - 07:32 pm
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"They make $82 billion a year in exports

and get $4 to $5 a gallon here because the supply is limited." Yup, the supply is limited because any attempt to exploit our own resources --estimated altogether as larger than Saudi Arabia's-- is blocked by a series of Democrats.

And $5.00 a gallon! Where are you paying that at the pump? I do know that when The Obamessiah was annointed, gas was nationally selling for $1.89 a gallon. So, how's that hope-y, change-y thing workin' for ya?

Jake
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Jake 09/10/12 - 07:38 pm
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Rave to the lady

There is a really nice and smiling lady that works at a local grocery store here. She brightens the place up with her constant smile and greetings. I wonder what she is like when she goes home.
"You expect me to smile and be nice to you after I have been doing this all day? Get your own dinner and get your feet off of the coffee table."

countyman
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countyman 09/10/12 - 08:29 pm
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I have to share the truth

I have to share the truth with the public, because of the daily South Augusta rants... Even though West Augusta, Summerville, Forest Hills, CBD, and Southwest Augusta pay more in property taxes compared to South Augusta... On top of East Augusta, Bethlehem, Harrisburg, etc being worse off compared to South Augusta.. The same group of people consistently tell us we have to spend of all tax money in South Augusta, and nowhere else... I don't know of any $300k homes in East Augusta, but somehow South Augusta is the only area with problems who need fixing..

Somebody brought up a quote from the recent article concerning the Dover-Lyman area.. They didn't mention Joe Jackson was only suggesting to move forward on cleaning up this area first instead of Barton Chapel rd.. Barton Chapel road will get the new large residential development first, but the entire discussion was centered around improving two areas in South Augusta.. They also didn't mention several homes were remolded in the Dover Lyman area, and the renovations continue today.. The $1 million Marshall office was built in the Dover Lyman neighborhood, and opened in 2011.. The only people complaining should be the residents of West Augusta, because they have to rely on private construction more than anybody else...

countyman
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countyman 09/10/12 - 08:22 pm
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I have to share the truth

This is the list of South Augusta projects included in the lastest splost... Since there's a group of people can't stop mentioning the TEE Center & Laney Walker/Bethlehem development... Even though the LW project is $37.5 million over a fifty year period... I didn't include the other millions of dollars already spent at Diamond Lakes, $20 million vocational high school, $500k Butler Creek Greenway, bus depot on Mike Padgett/Lumpkin, or the millions of future dollars to the relocate Hyde Park residents.. Marvin Griffin $4 million, Regency Mall lake $3.5 million, Rocky Creek drainage plan $3 million, Augusta Mini theatre $2.5 million, Dover-Lyman drainage $2 million, Hyde Park drainage $2 million, Gordon Hwy lighting upgrade $1.5 million, Diamond Lakes $1.3 million, Old Waynesoboro over spirit creek $1 million, etc...

The people who claim to care so much about Richmond County really only care about South Augusta.. It makes no sense how East Augusta is in much worse shape, but never gets mention on here...

Riverman... The per capita of Richmond County is higher than Bibb, and you continue to misrepresent Richmond County as usual....

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 09/10/12 - 08:36 pm
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TrulyWorried

Countyman - with all your horrendous knowledge about what all is going on all around the CSRA (and I wonder how you get all that information) why do you stay around here? You may be needed elsewhere much more so - are you?

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 09/10/12 - 08:38 pm
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Old Waynesboro Road bridge

THAT construction is badly needed - lots of traffic in "South Augusta" and a very narrow bridge for all the log trucks that are heading even further south - to the paper mill, compliments of Old Waynesboro Road.

countyman
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countyman 09/10/12 - 09:18 pm
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Truly... I only stick around

Truly... I only stick around on the Chronicle in order to balance out the negativity, and the provide facts on certain occassions.. There's a major difference between reasonable complaints, and the people who complain about every single thing..

The statement about Augusta having less households compared to the year 2000 is also false... Then again the false information is coming from the person who said Augusta was 60% black, and then later changed the statement due to my comments..

2010 76,924

2000 73,920

harley_52
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harley_52 09/10/12 - 09:54 pm
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Countyman....

I, for one, appreciate your comments and your willingness to weather all the criticism in here. I learn more from you about growth plans and new businesses than from any other source.

Keep it up, if you can take it.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 09/10/12 - 10:48 pm
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I've got an idea countyman.

I've got an idea countyman. Move all of our Section 8 people the city has given us out to West Augusta. In 10 years or so, West Augusta will be eligible for some taxpayer sponsored redevelopment and they will be the ones complaining about the closed stores and restaurants and poor quality of life.

You say nobody mentions East Augusta. Okay here goes.......South Augusta does not like being forced to become East Augusta by "city" policies of higher taxation which sucks our disposable income out or our area causing businesses, retail stores, and restaurants to close and/or flee. You have raised our property taxes, rezoned our vacant land and raised land values valuations for tax purposes, neither of which are the values related to actual market value as required by state law. You are charging us exorbitant prices for your forced garbage collection fees and are now cutting our service in half and raising the price again. Now you want to tack on who knows what for some STORMWATER TAX. You have sucked the income out of South Richmond County and killed our shopping and restaurants. You have pushed Section 8 out to our area to fill the void left by people fleeing in droves from your higher taxation and lower service and protection. You can cite park, greenway, bus depot, Marshal;s office, etc. etc. etc. forever and none of those address the quality of life issues that bother us most. The loss of disposable income is making South Augusta become another East Augusta due to "City of Augusta" policies of unequal and unfair taxation and fees which have sucked the economy dry in South Augusta. On top of that we have dwindling "city" services and protection which have also helped run businesses off. Before the "city" decided to tax us to death we had enough disposable income in South Augusta to support retail and restaurants and before the "city" graced us with Section 8 we did not have punk thugs sticking up the retail and restaurants every night.

You give us our tax money back in our pockets and you can keep your park, greenway, bus depot, Marshal's office and all that other stuff that you apparently think makes thing better. Let me clue you to something. Parks, greenways, bus depots, etc. do little or nothing to improve things when can't get a decent dinner or a pair of underwear without driving 15 or 20 miles one way. With money in our pockets we can attract businesses, retail, and restaurants instead of the local government taking our money, running off the stuff we want, and giving us the crap we don't want.

Sonny Pittman
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Sonny Pittman 09/10/12 - 10:59 pm
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Candidate forums

Why is it that most of the people who like to gripe and complain about our county commissioners and school board trustees never show up at public forums to hear from candidates and ask questions? Or, never get behind a good candidate and work to help them get elected?

KSL
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KSL 09/11/12 - 12:05 am
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Same reason Obama got

Same reason Obama got elected.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 09/11/12 - 04:01 am
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About the ranter who asked if

About the ranter who asked if conservatism was another word for racism...my father used to say that if 1 person said you're a jerk, don't listen to him....if 2 people say you're a jerk, hmmmm, don't have to listen to them....but if 3 or more people say you're a jerk, then you'd better listen! Why do so many people have problems with some minorities? I mean, sooooo many? And it's not just here in the South, it's everywhere...even in other countries. Maybe it's time they listened to the people who are complaining about them. Have a great day, y'all!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/11/12 - 04:08 am
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2010 Census Bibb v. Richmond County

Riverman Always Tells the Truth

Per Capita Income
Bibb County 21,436
Richmond County 20,604

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13021.html

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/11/12 - 04:15 am
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Sell for Value of Previous Business

I’ve got some land in Richmond County that currently just has a dilapidated chicken coop on it. I have it on good authority that my ancestors used to have a thriving smokehouse business on that land, however. I wonder if I could sell that land and chicken coop to the county for the value of the business that used to be on that piece of property? It should be worth in the hundreds of thousands using the standards Richmond County uses to purchase property. This whole concept of paying for the value of the business that USED to be on land is going to make all us landholders wealthy.

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Tullie 09/11/12 - 05:18 am
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Sonny Pittman

You know, I wonder about that too. I voted for Ms Davis last time for Mayor when I was not happy with our Mayor. But you see he still won. I see here complaints all the time about him. But people still voted him in. I tried to do my part.

But you know, maybe I did not do enough. Maybe I should have gotten down there and worked with her campaign. I don't know. Would it have helped? I don't know.

This place gripes, but nothing ever seems to change much. I think something needs to be done. We need someone to come in a take a close look at what is going on.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/11/12 - 05:47 am
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For someone who lives in

For someone who lives in South Augusta, I have to agree with dichotomoy's comment at 11:48pm. "Parks, greenways, bus depots, etc. do little or nothing to improve things when can't get a decent dinner or a pair of underwear without driving 15 or 20 miles one way"

InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/11/12 - 05:48 am
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For Ranter #1, Romney did

For Ranter #1, Romney did provide his tax returns.

harley_52
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harley_52 09/11/12 - 05:57 am
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Countyman....

Maybe I was wrong.

I wasn't aware that you had the sole authority to decide all matters of policy for ARC and to personally choose which roads got repaired, which schools (or other public facilities) got built, or repaired, how private capitalists invested their money, or who got elected into leadership, management, or advisory positions.

I have been under the (apparently mistaken) opinion that you were more reporting what was happening, or planned, in ARC, not personally deciding it all. Sorry I misunderestimated your limitless power, authority, and responsibility.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/11/12 - 06:07 am
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Share the truth??? It could almost be funny -....sigh..

The only way to understand what we are talking about is to walk the walk....stop with the talk....
Suggestion....Rent a home in the LumpkinRd-Deans Bridge Road area or Lyman St area & live there for at least 6 months ---then get back with us.....
You will never do this because you know the truth!!

The reason we do come on here & say ANYTHING is because we know what family & friends have endured....
Don't worry though because what happens in THAT county will come to your doorstep too.......either contain the problems there or face the same in a few years...
Harley...I could fill up this page with incidents of breakins-threats-dog killings-property lost-gun shots nearby---on & on---& yes some did move away......& some are still hanging in there.....
No one wants to hear sad news...do they...sooo let us sugar coat the pr stuff & pretend that everything is rosey...

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 09/11/12 - 06:14 am
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I do believe that dstewart

I do believe that dstewart has already said anything I might add this morning so I will just say GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/11/12 - 06:19 am
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I will say this though

The community has to step up to the plate....take their neighborhoods back ...get rid of drug dealers....& talk with the police.....you can't expect the government to solve all of the problems.....the leaders in South Augusta need to be real leaders.

Freeatlast
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Freeatlast 09/11/12 - 06:29 am
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The Republicans most

The Republicans most definitely do have contempt for workers. I've seen the Tea Party Republicans on state and federal level working against unions for the past two years. As for Mitt Romney, I heard him call the members of the NLRB " labor stooges." Last week, Vice President Joe Biden and others thanked unions and working people for their contributions to the economy, we heard quite the opposite from Republican National Convention (RNC) speakers like Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Chrstie, who took every opportunity to speak out against teachers and people who work for a living.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/11/12 - 06:34 am
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Good Morning America and all.

Every morning the first thing I do is read all comments about Richmond County.

More and more I'm getting that feeling that I am really missing out on something by not living there. Nothing is happening here in CC. It is so dull.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/11/12 - 06:35 am
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Think about this statement by ctymn

There's a major difference between reasonable complaints, and the people who complain about every single thing..

Gee...What I hear from most is they want a decent sit-down restaurant....a store to buy goods of quality....wow...if you want to call that complaining well go right ahead.....I call that just wanting what others take for granite...
Get out & vote for a good sheriff...start a cleanup group in your area--rat out the drug dealers--watch out for your neighbors--keep calling & contacting your reps....they really are suppose to work for you.
Wayne Guilfoyle has been good enough to put his # on here...call him 706-399-4060...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/11/12 - 06:39 am
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CGee move...heh

That will never happen....haha....but you could clean up a neighborhood ....they might need to hire you for a few months..:)

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/11/12 - 06:43 am
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Sounds Like Fun

but I don't think RC would pay for all the ammo.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/11/12 - 06:45 am
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hah

I'll help with the ammo....they really do need stakeouts like they had years ago.....it worked..the punks were scared to rob....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/11/12 - 06:49 am
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Some folks think we are mean CGee

Can you believe that....heh....we aren't mean---we just want to live in peace & not worry about crime 24/7.....when is crime ever ok ???

I can't adjust to it myself.....I want my neighbors-family-friends to have a decent life.....sooo what's so wrong with that...pls tell me.

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