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A COMMENT ON THE elections: God be with us; we will need him.

RANT ON RICHMOND Coun­ty Animal Services, who didn’t come when there is a call placed. Three dogs were hit and one lay dying in the street. It was awful! The dog owners are letting their animals run free. It is more humane for a dog to be euthanized than killed by a car.

THE PETREAUS CASE has too many oddly timed connections to be coincidence. And face it, he has been a political animal from his days at West Point. How many cadets marry the commandant’s daughter? 

The news story seems to show that Petraeus never did much in the way of actual combat – he was in Haiti and Yugoslavia? After that, he was ranked so high that actual combat never touched him. No, this is just one more case of Obama and his handlers manipulating us via lies and more lies.

FALL: THAT TIME IN the South when the pine straw makes your yard look like it needs a haircut.

IN A SPEECH, OBAMA says the majority of Americans agree with him. What a boatload of rubbish. I cannot decide if this statement represents the height of arrogance or the depths or ignorance. Only a majority of voting Americans voted for Obama: that does not mean they agree with him. The Catholics do not agree with him over abortion, birth control, same-sex marriage or how he treats Israel. The Jews do not agree with him over how he treats Israel. The black, faith-based community disagrees with him over same-sex marriage, and those evangelicals who voted for him disagree with him over abortion, same-sex marriage and Israel.

IF THEY ARE TRULY for individual liberty, freedom and prosperity, Republicans should put legalizing weed and moonshine on their 

platform. When they made moonshine illegal, the feds bankrupted small acreage farmers, turning them into sharecroppers. Legalizing and taxing would enable people to thrive, reduce the costs for police,
kneecap the Mexican cartels and create tax revenues.

SOME GUY IS USING a $1.8 million grant to “study,” “revamp” a corridor from downtown to the dead Regency Mall? Since it can’t take nearly 2 million bucks to look over some maps, where is the money going?

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Riverman1 11/24/12 - 09:09 am
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JTF, read my comment in the

JTF, read my comment in the sports section it will show you how important this game is to me. Tough call, but like I told you before, the rankings of my favorite teams in order are Clemson, USC, UGA, and Ga Tech.

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Riverman1 11/24/12 - 09:08 am
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SeenIt, I saw those kudos you

SeenIt, I saw those kudos you got yesterday, but I didn't want to make your head swell too much. That was an interesting SUBJECT. Smile.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 09:08 am
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Yep RM

You probably could make a good moonshiner if you wanted to.....you have all the traits of one already...:)

Nice to see RA join us on here.....we are rubbing off on him & he doesn't know it yet.....:0.......one day he might just push that rep. button ...hahah

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justthefacts 11/24/12 - 09:18 am
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River

Saw your comment...and commented. Never be able to understand how you like both. But, I guess you're never disappointed, so, that's good. Buddy I know always says if The Trade School on North Avenue (GT) played the University of IRAN, he would pull for Iran. I like that guy.

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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 09:27 am
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Chris Christie says...

NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy caused at least $29.4 billion in overall damage in New Jersey, according to a preliminary analysis released by Governor Chris Christie's office Friday.

The estimate of the damage caused by the storm, which ravaged the Northeastern U.S. coastline late last month, includes personal property, business, infrastructure and utility damage, Christie said in a statement.

The statement said the preliminary cost estimate is "inclusive of aid received to date and anticipated from federal sources," including the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration. Christie said it was a "conservative and responsible estimate" that could be revised higher, Christie said.

I like that guy & now almost 70% of his folks do too.....I don't blame him for what he said during this storm....he cared more about the people than he did politics & it will pay off for him.....just wait & see..

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justthefacts 11/24/12 - 09:38 am
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Huh?

And I see a man who sold his soul for his own political future. Ain't politics funny.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 09:48 am
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Oh pleeeze

Sold his soul...no way....he wanted help from the federal government....what was he suppose to do...slap Obama in the face when he showed up...people were dying & he knew that.....he knew his state would take the brunt of the storm.....

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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 09:50 am
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Some are blaming him for losing the election..

Now that is SOUR GRAPES....nahhh...he didn't cause that.....look at the Todd Akins & STUPID assine remarks......

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justthefacts 11/24/12 - 09:58 am
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Really?

So, if he didn't play kissy with Obama there would have no Federal aid? Or, did he come to the realization that, one, if Romney was elected, he (Christie) would never get the chance to be President, and two, he is running for reelection and needs the Democratic vote? Call me skeptical of his intentions.

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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 10:05 am
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HOW!!

Or, did he come to the realization that, one, if Romney was elected, he (Christie) would never get the chance to be President

How in the world did you come up with that??...Christie is still young enough to run in many elections to come....maybe he can't run very fast but he can run...you just don't like the big guy & you said that already on here.

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justthefacts 11/24/12 - 10:09 am
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What

I said I didn't like the what he did to Romney two days before the election. First time I ever commented on him one way or the other. Lets see, if Romney had won, you would have had 8 yrs of Romney and then most likely 8 yrs of Ryan. 16 years is a long time to wait.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 10:12 am
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You said

You would go golfing & for me to go shopping if he were the candidate ..that was days ago.....
anyway....I doubt he will ever run for President.....some think he did cause the fall of Romney....I don't though....

I saw a picture of Romney & his Mrs.....they looked pretty happy as the losers....might have been a blessing for her......she has enough to deal with (health)

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/24/12 - 10:19 am
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Right

"You would go golfing & for me to go shopping if he were the candidate ..that was days ago....." That is exactly what I said AFTER the election. After he cut Romney off at the knees. You don't think he knew what effect that would have?
BTW, the offer still stands (:
Off to Athens, Go Dawgs!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 10:22 am
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Truce JTF

Have a great day....my hubby is all excited about the Dawgs today....

(kissy with O...now that is funny jtf) ☺

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Retired Army 11/24/12 - 10:24 am
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Well, it's pretty obvious

Well, it's pretty obvious that the God created disaster and untold human suffering caused by Sandy didn't work out well for some folks political agenda.

Do you want to guess if the victims share your sentiment?

Seenit, right on about Todd Aken and let's throw Richard Mourdock, the material gathered from 20 primary debates where the Loonies really shined and lest we forget 47%(which ironically seems to be Myth's final tally)into the mix.

Coomon sense Republicans(yes, there are many)should return to their core values and jettison the lunatic fringe that they have drawn/allowed in, in the last 2 decades. America really does need viable and competative 2 party system lest one dominates and becomes lethargic.

You know the funny thing is that many Republicans refer to themselves as "The Party of Lincoln" and yet in today's climate Lincoln could not survive as a modern day Republican. The same could be said of other great Republicans-TR Rosevelt comes quickly to mind. I'm even beginning to think that Eisenhower would have been to moderate for this gang.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 10:31 am
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Thanks RA

Yes we do have a fringe element...& most know that.....they are slowly getting bounced away from congress...but you do realize that goes for BOTh sides.....the my way or the highway are on both sides....sometimes I wonder how in *** did they get elected in the first place....honey boo boos live in the north too....
anyway...I have other fish to fry right now.....hubby is geared up for FOOTBALL today.....so I will have to say bye bye for now...
Great to see you on here RA....:)

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allhans 11/24/12 - 11:04 am
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My own take on Christie was

My own take on Christie was that he felt let down by the Romney/Ryan campaign. He was pretty much ignored during the final weeks
I still like him but not the pouting part.
If he can't stand up to pressure then that could be a huge problem.

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More2Story 11/24/12 - 11:20 am
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There Really Comes a Time When Enough "IS" Enough

The elections of 2012 are over. Like usual, the winners have rejoiced and the losers have complained. Now, let's ALL try to divert all of THAT remaining energy into influencing this and the next U.S. Congress back to working FOR Americans instead of AGAINST them. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and compromise.

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dichotomy 11/24/12 - 11:29 am
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Day 18 and another employer

Day 18 and another employer has announced cutbacks in hours for part time employees to 25 hours per week due to the pending implementation of Obamacare.

“As you probably know, the Affordable Care Act has redefined full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week. As a result, the college must adjust hours of some temporary part-time employees and adjuncts to comply with the new legislation’s conception of part-time employment. Temporary part-time employees will now be limited to working only 25 hours per week. As IHE observed, this is a double whammy for the adjunct faculty because it eliminates any hope of them getting health insurance from the school while also reducing their income.”

There is a certain amount of satisfaction in knowing that a bunch of liberal college professor types will be among the first to feel the pinch of Obamacare.

Yep, the stock market has clawed back HALF of it's losses since the election. Can't argue with that. I admit that I am a little surprised. We will see what it does when the new taxes get passed and we will see where the future unemployment reports go. At least we found those missing 160,000 unemployed who we were lied to about in the weeks prior to the election.

No plans for moving to Mexico or Canada. Since I have prepared myself financial wise, security wise, and armament wise, I think I will sit back a while and see if the worm turns when the mudhole of socialism dries up.

I could be wrong. I have been wrong before. I was wrong about the Clinton years when he was elected. Of course, 2 years later we got Newt and the Republicans to hobble Clinton and the economy took off. So now I will wait and see how far the Republican congress caves to the socialists. But with Obamacare being implemented I don't see much good happening in the economy no matter what else happens. That does not mean the market won't go up. Cutting employees (overhead) is always good for a company's profit margin so it is possible that the market will go up some. But I'll just wait and see with my money parked in a tax free zone.

But hey, the 21st of December is right around the corner and we may not have to worry about any of this. Anyone throwing an "End of the World" party?

I've got a VA appointment on the 21st for my annual checkup. It used to be semi-annual checkups for those with chronic problems but hey, socialized medicine cutbacks you know. Tuesday I spent 35 minutes on hold waiting for the appointment clerk to answer the phone so I hope nothing happens to make me have to reschedule. Apparently that great, government run, socialized medicine system works farly well except that it's almost impossible to actually make an appointment. It's kind of frustrating to sit and listen to a recording for 35 minutes that keeps saying "we care about our veterans" but omits the part about "but screw you, we ain't answering the appointment line". At least the rest of you will soon be joining us veterans in tolerating some of these minor inconveniences of socialized medicine. It really shouldn't be a big problem for many of you. If you are unemployed you will have a lot of time to sit and listen to a recorded message on your telephone telling you how important your healthcare is to them. Just make sure you have a freshly charged battery in your cell phone when you call for an appointment. Oh, and if you are actually having a problem and need to see a doctor, please try to aniticipate your illness 4 to 6 weeks in advance.

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itsanotherday1 11/24/12 - 11:37 am
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@ RA

"Seenit, right on about Todd Aken and let's throw Richard Mourdock, the material gathered from 20 primary debates where the Loonies really shined "

An amen to that from across the political aisle.

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countyman 11/24/12 - 01:01 pm
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The properties surrounding

The properties surrounding Regency Mall, 15th street near Josey, and MLK aren't the most expensive areas of Augusta.

The Richmond County master plan cost $500k, and the city received the $1.8 million in return. The city will work together with GADOT($21.4 million) to make sure 15th street for example is extra pedestrian friendly.

New streelights, bus shelters, streetscapes, bike lanes, sidewalks, etc....

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Retired Army 11/24/12 - 04:14 pm
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Dichotomy writes: "I've got a

Dichotomy writes: "I've got a VA appointment on the 21st for my annual checkup. It used to be semi-annual checkups for those with chronic problems but hey, socialized medicine cutbacks you know. Tuesday I spent 35 minutes on hold waiting for the appointment clerk to answer the phone so I hope nothing happens to make me have to reschedule. Apparently that great, government run, socialized medicine system works farly well except that it's almost impossible to actually make an appointment."

Don't know who you ticked off down there but I'm still getting semi-annuals and my appointments have all been within 15 minutes of the scheduled time-other than the eye clinic.

You may want to sign up for myvet.com. I don't hang around on a phone waiting anymore. I Email my Doc for routine stuff and it's handled same day on weekdays to include appts if needed. All my script refills are phoned in and mailed to me usually in less than a week. I've only had to use the triage twice in the last twenty years and even they got to me in a reasonable time.

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Riverman1 11/24/12 - 04:21 pm
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Countyman said, "The Richmond

Countyman said, "The Richmond County master plan cost $500k, and the city received the $1.8 million in return."

If it only costs $500K for the 1.8 million in return, I wonder if they had put in more would they have been guaranteed more? Something doesn't seem right.

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Retired Army 11/24/12 - 04:27 pm
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Dichotomy Writes: "It's kind

Dichotomy Writes: "It's kind of frustrating to sit and listen to a recording for 35 minutes that keeps saying "we care about our veterans" but omits the part about "but screw you, we ain't answering the appointment line"

Of course you are aware that many of the folks who man the phones down there are volunteers. And they have openings for fine folks such as yourself who are "set" to help out if you're not already that is.

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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 05:00 pm
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They refused to do unbalanced news..they quit

With all the controversy over media bias, it seems two journalists have finally taken a stand -- on air. The longest running news team in Bangor, Maine, resigned at the end of their Tuesday evening broadcast, to the shock of staff and viewers, later telling the Bangor Daily News that management prevented them from running a balanced newsroom.

Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio have been anchors at ABC affiliate WVII and Fox affiliate WFVX in Bangor for six years, but claimed that the owners and managers had been increasingly intervening in their newscasts over the last four, reports the Bangor newspaper.

"It's a culmination of ongoing occurrences that took place the last several years and basically involved upper management practices that we both strongly disagreed with," said Michaels. "It's a little complicated, but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced news, politically, in general."

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Jane18 11/24/12 - 05:06 pm
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Smug Know-It-Alls

One of the most irritating things in this world is, a rub-it-in-the-face, know-it-all, thinks he/she know more or better what is best for the world(America anyway), spouts off demeaning remarks, sometimes sounds reasonable, but always comes back to being 'another jerk on the computer'. I usually do not even read certain commenter's words, just bypass them, but today I read through every comment of the R & R's. I should have stuck to my routine..................................

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 05:10 pm
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ctyman says...

The properties surrounding Regency Mall, 15th street near Josey, and MLK aren't the most expensive areas of Augusta.

Well no joke sherlock......but guess what.....politics & lack of security caused the demise of that mall....if that part of Augusta had the perks that downtown has gotten they could be booming ....but one day you will see what I'm saying is true.......because the action is moving away from you everyday....right out toward Evans-Appling.....

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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 05:29 pm
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Buy powerball tickets...

Tonight is the night---over 300 million....

Jane...now you have all of us thinking,,,,we annoy you..put me on ignore if you wanta.......cuts down on stress...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 05:41 pm
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Opinions are not all alike...are they...

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
Bertrand Russell

I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side -- I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.
Bethania McKenstry

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.
Charles A. Dana

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

With effervescing opinions, the quickest way to let them get flat is to let them get exposed to the air.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
James Russell Lowell

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/24/12 - 05:42 pm
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My favorite one is

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.

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