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RANT TO THE DRIVER who ran out of gas in the westbound lane of Bobby Jones near mile marker 12 and did not pull off the road, but merely turned on the flashers in the passing lane during rush-hour traffic between 5 and 6 on Wednesday. You didn’t think to pull off the road while you were still coasting, did you?

RANT AGAINST THE whole Augusta area. Gregg Allman played here, and I doubt there were 2,000 people there. They should quit jumping on the people who run the coliseum and blame the people of Augusta. I was embarrassed for Gregg Allman. If you want good acts in town, you have to support them.

A RAVE FOR ALL THE physicians who generously donate their time and services to Project Access.

I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT in south Augusta the U.S. Postal Service cannot deliver the mail around the same time.

I HAD THE MISFORTUNE of being put in the Richmond County jail at 401 Walton Way. The dog pound is cleaner than the jail’s holding cells. Richmond County should be completely ashamed for putting people in filthy situations like this. The people in the jail are real nice and try to get you out of there as quickly as possible, but the place is filthy.

WATCH THE MONEY in the coming years: $50 million in construction was approved for Athens’ medical school, while only $20 million was approved for Augusta’s. The Board of Regents will give the majority of the money to Athens for about 10 years and then announce the medical college is moving. Be forewarned. We don’t want to get stuck with only the smaller schools. We have no political clout in Atlanta. Pay attention.

A RANTER SAID only those paying taxes should be able to vote; all others are parasites. What taxes would qualify? Property? Income? Sales? Gasoline? Poll?

PLEASE BRING BACK Cul de Sac to the comics page. Stone Soup is stupid. So is Lio.

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Granddaddy John
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Granddaddy John 10/19/12 - 10:00 am
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There is no law giving anyone
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There is no law giving anyone the right to vote in a Federal election

Jane18
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Jane18 10/19/12 - 10:39 am
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Sargebaby

George, please let Sarge know that some of us are thinking and praying for him.......................

justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/19/12 - 10:43 am
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Who votes

I can't speak for LL, but I think the idea is not to purge voters, but to let the people making the contributions decide how the money is spent.

happychimer
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happychimer 10/19/12 - 11:19 am
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voters decide where the money

voters decide where the money is spent? It aint gonna happen. When have voters been able to say where our tax money goes? I don't want our tax money going to fight wars. I want our money to take care of our own people before spreading it out to other countries. What we say we want is not going to happen just because we want it.

happychimer
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happychimer 10/19/12 - 11:29 am
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It is wrong and unAmerican to

It is wrong and unAmerican to conjure up schemes to prevent registered voters from voting.I hear about those schemes daily. Florida is just one example.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/19/12 - 11:30 am
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Body Language

There's a program called the Kudlow Report on CNBC, and I read this article today on CNBC's website:

Obama Spoke Volumes With Body Language

By Lee Brodie

Barack Obama is rarely at a loss for words, but you may learn a lot more about him from what he doesn’t say. His body language speaks volumes. Although body language is often associated with first dates, job interviews or even police interrogations, according to Dr. Lillian Glass it’s relevant across many aspects of life – even understanding of the President. Small gestures, arm movements, facial tics – they all communicate volumes, says Glass, that is, if you know what to look for.

To help Larry Kudlow get a better understanding Glass – who is an esteemed expert in the field - examined the President’s body language during Tuesday’s debate. She told Larry Kudlow she saw a lot of tension in Barack Obama’s jaw and she also noticed how much Obama points. “This is a President who is angry,” Glass concluded. “It’s a completely different person than the man we saw in the first debate. In fact it’s a different person than what we’ve seen over the past 4 years,” she explained. “Obama is clenching his teeth – I can see it,” added Kudlow looking at the video tape.

And during an exchange between President Obama and Mitt Romney on energy Glass said Obama was clearly feeling aggression – you can tell from how often he took water - because aggression creates cotton mouth.

By contrast, Glass said Romney’s body language showed ease. That he was confident and self-assured.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/19/12 - 11:42 am
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Florida

How is stopping illegals from voting considered voter purge?

happychimer
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happychimer 10/19/12 - 11:53 am
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Who said anything about

Who said anything about illegals? Voter fraud is almost nonexistent. Most of the fraud is in absentee voting. My sister-in-law is over 70, and when she voted in a primary in another state, her polling place had been changed without her being notified. When she got to the new polling place she was told she was not on the voting list, and she was questioned about her birthday and where she was born. You talking about a riled up woman saying her piece, she refused to leave till she had voted.They got her name back on the list. the only reason she was purged was because her married name is Latino.

happychimer
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happychimer 10/19/12 - 11:54 am
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Discrimination is alive and

Discrimination is alive and well in this country.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/19/12 - 12:15 pm
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Yes

And a boogie man behind every bush. You said Florida. Only 200 illegal people are being disallowed to vote.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/19/12 - 12:27 pm
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Wonder

"the only reason she was purged was because her married name is Latino." How do you know that?

allhans
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allhans 10/19/12 - 01:07 pm
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Some incidents of voter fraud

Some incidents of voter fraud is being uncovered, thus far it seems to be folks voting in more than one state. Two have been charged in one state with more to be charged. Stay tuned. IT is happening.

KSL
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KSL 10/19/12 - 01:25 pm
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College students going to

College students going to school out of state can easily pull off voting in 2 states. We all know they are likely to vote Democrat.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/19/12 - 01:38 pm
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Peggy Noonan

Peggy Noonan's column today in the Wall Street Journal started with a brief analysis of the fallout of the first three debates (president, vice-president, president). Then she reminded us of Obama's opening statement in the second presidential debate and then gave us this opinion:
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This was the president of the United States standing with the other major party's presidential candidate and saying things that were harsh and personal—you're selfish and greedy, you care for nothing but yourself, you have no sense of responsibility to others. Later Mr. Obama called Mr. Romney "a good man" who "loves his family," but it sounded pro forma and hollow because it was. He does not think Mr. Romney is a good man: He'd started the evening telling us at some length that he was a bad one.

What the president said at the debate was nothing he hadn't said on the trail. His campaign has been personal, accusatory and manipulative. But there in the room on a tiny stage, for a sitting president to come out with that kind of put-down—I couldn't imagine a JFK doing it, with his cool, or a Jerry Ford with his Midwestern decency, or a Reagan, or the Bushes. When you are president, you don't stand next to an opponent and accuse and attack. You keep a certain almost aesthetic distance. You know the height of the office you hold. You let the debate come to you, and if at some point you get an opening to uncork a joke or a more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger criticism, you move.

The president was trying to look strong and commanding, to take control. Did he look strong, or did he look like a hack, like a tough Chicago pol who isn't quite big enough to be where he is?
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seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/19/12 - 01:44 pm
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The President

He needs to take his fanny to Chicago & do something about the unruly gangs killing innocents....esp. innocent kids just sitting on their porch.....what an outrage.....makes me sick that gangs can overtake ANY neighborhood....
If it happens there...it could happen here.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/19/12 - 01:48 pm
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Fraud

Happychimer posted:

Voter fraud is almost nonexistent.

This is what the Democrat Party promulgates, and their mainstream media dutifully amplify. But it is misleading.

In the first place, no one can know how much voter fraud is going on. All one can measure and know is how many fraudsters got caught. Voter fraud is almost the perfect crime. Once you successfully get your ballot (or voting machine card), you can cast it, walk out of the polling place, and you are scot free. No sheriff's deputy will track you down. No one even cares who or where you are. The poll workers are moms and pops getting paid for a 14-hour day, and they'd just as soon give a ballot to anyone who pops up in front of them.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 10/19/12 - 02:00 pm
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Lame duck in less than 3 weeks.

It appears the house of cards that is the Obama administration is about to come tumbling down. Just want to remind all that over 1 month ago, on this website, I predicted Obama would win no more than 7 states.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/19/12 - 02:28 pm
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Save the A

Hey, Fiat, did you see the Channel 6 video with Azziz saying the regents did not intend to insult Augusta by naming the university after themselves? Here's a link:

WJBF

Just as Obama attempts to shift the responsibility from himself to a video; Azziz attempts to shift responsibility from himself to the regents.

KSL
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KSL 10/19/12 - 02:31 pm
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jdsgirl63 10/19/12 - 02:44 pm
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Voter fraud is alive and well...

Unfortunately, voter fraud is alive and well. Just last night one county in Ohio reported that they had already arrested 3 individuals for voter fraud and had 64 additional cases that were being reviewed. In Ohio there is an overlap of when you can register to vote while polls are open. It takes approximately 7 days to verify residency, but if you register during this period you may also vote immediately.

So far, 64 of the new voter registration cards have come back as undeliverable, which gives them pause to think these people have willfully committed voter fraud. If these addresses are found to be fraudulent, they will not count these votes. The voting commissioner did not state whether the ballots were Democrat or Republican, and to me it doesn't matter. Fraud is fraud, no matter who commits it.

happychimer
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happychimer 10/19/12 - 04:11 pm
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KSL so what if college

KSL so what if college students are likely to vote for democrats? It is not our place to deny them the right to vote.It's their vote.

KSL
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KSL 10/19/12 - 05:03 pm
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They don't have the right to

They don't have the right to vote in 2 states. Why should they have the right to 2 votes for President? You and I don't.

KSL
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KSL 10/19/12 - 05:08 pm
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And you missed my point. Even

And you missed my point. Even if they were likely to vote Republican, they are not entitled to 2 votes.

happychimer
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happychimer 10/19/12 - 05:11 pm
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I said nothing about voting

I said nothing about voting in 2 states.

KSL
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KSL 10/19/12 - 05:37 pm
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Well I did. That was what I was commenting about

I made no statement of denying college students their right to vote. I voted absentee several times when I was in college.

happychimer
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happychimer 10/19/12 - 05:13 pm
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Anyone could travel to more

Anyone could travel to more than one state and try to vote, but they can't be registered in but one state.

happychimer
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happychimer 10/19/12 - 05:14 pm
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Most of voter fraud is in

Most of voter fraud is in absentee ballot voting.

KSL
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KSL 10/19/12 - 05:19 pm
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And I said nothing about

And I said nothing about denying their right to vote. I stated the obviously known fact that college students tend to vote Democrat. I don't appreciate your implication that I in any way was advocating suppression of their right to vote.

happychimer
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happychimer 10/19/12 - 05:26 pm
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Well it sure sounds like you

Well it sure sounds like you had a problem because they are likely to vote democratic.Here is what you said......
College students going to school out of state can easily pull off voting in 2 states. We all know they are likely to vote Democrat.

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