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YOU CAN SEE NOW why a photo ID (driver’s license, for example) is needed when voting when one reads the article “Some voters registered at vacant lots.” In addition to vacant lots people have registered at abandoned or boarded-up houses.

WHY IS IT THAT when Democrats talk about cutting entitlements they only talk about Medicare and Social Security? What about all of the others, such as free phones, food stamps, welfare, Medicaid, low income housing and contraceptives.. Entitlements of all sorts need to be candidates for cuts.

IT IS A SHAME that Richmond County schools show little, if any, respect for noncustodial fathers of students in their district. Perhaps one day they can pay attention to court orders, just like the rest of us do. Or is it that school systems are above such things, like the law? More fathers than not want to be positively and actively involved in our children’s lives. Don’t stand in the way.

SHERIFF-ELECT Roundtree really thinks people have money to throw around? He expects to haul in $150 a person? What is he going to serve, caviar and champagne? This from a man who’s supposed to be a peace officer? Where is the money supposed to go? For his new captains?

‘AUGUSTA CHRONICLE,’ that was good reporting on the voter frauds you found. Now I hope the city at least bans those particular people and has charges posted against them.

I’M SO GLAD that Historic Augusta recognized the need to preserve the last vestige of Haines Institute in the historic building called Cauley-Wheeler. Now I truly hope that the building will be repaired. After all, it’s designated as a historic site.

IT SEEMS THE NEW and illegitimate “state” of Palestine is broke, in the hole and run by thugs.

SOME OF THE opposition to President Obama comes from sincere policy disagreement; fair enough. But this old, white Southern male can assure you that the vitriol, the hatred, the attempts to delegitimize Obama, come from old-fashioned racism. And that is the truth.

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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/12/12 - 07:33 pm
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Key Word "SOME"

"SOME OF THE opposition to President Obama comes from sincere policy disagreement; fair enough."

No, 99.5% are due to destructive UN-American Policies this Hammer & Sickle Man has made in the past 4 years.

Racism is far from being the truth....period. Use of racism is nothing more than a hood covering eyes, ears and common sense for so many.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/12/12 - 07:39 pm
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Voter Frauds

Everybody knows that not one action will ever be taken to eliminate Voter Fraud.....just look at how far the requirement of ID cards have been implemented.

Voter fraud is above the law.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/12/12 - 07:45 pm
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Medicare and Social Security?

This administration will only attack the American citizens who have worked and paid into both.

Both are not "Entitlements."

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/12/12 - 07:54 pm
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Roundtree

SHERIFF-ELECT Roundtree really thinks people have money to throw around? He expects to haul in $150 a person? What is he going to serve, caviar and champagne? This from a man who’s supposed to be a peace officer? Where is the money supposed to go? For his new captains?

All I can say is, you elected him! The rant above is the leather book cover being placed as the first step on a book to be written.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/12/12 - 08:19 pm
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If you want to see vitriol

Hey old white Southern guy, if you want to see vitriol and hatred, tune into MSNBC any night.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/12/12 - 08:38 pm
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About "some voters being

About "In addition to vacant lots people have registered at abandoned or boarded-up houses."

The thing is in Augusta, I have no doubt people consider vacant lots, abandoned and boarded-up houses to be where they live. Some in Harrisburg think hanging out under the tree is home.

When Woody Merry did the Harrisburg chainsaw massacre of that big tree, he eliminated the home of 15 homeless people, 3 squirrels and 5 sparrows. Just being a realist here.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/12/12 - 08:41 pm
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Thanks

TSD

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 12/12/12 - 08:49 pm
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Howdy to my Friends and

Howdy to my Friends and Brothers! I'm wishing you all a merry Christmas, happy New Year, filled with love and good health. God bless you all!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/12/12 - 08:52 pm
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Scott Who?

About Roundtree's expensive party....Since Lewis Blanchard now cozy ups with Roundtree and went to Vegas with him, I wonder if Blanchard even takes calls from Scott Peebles anymore? Phone rings and Blanchard's first words after hello, “Scott who?”

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/12/12 - 08:53 pm
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Hey Sarge...Merry Christmans

Hey Sarge...Merry Christmans to you, too.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 12/12/12 - 09:27 pm
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"But this old, white Southern male..."

... those who believe he is that, please contact me in regard to some money I'm trying to get out of Liberia in order to purchase virility supplements. And a much needed nice comb and hairbrush set.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 12/12/12 - 09:33 pm
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"What about ... free phones

food stamps, welfare, Medicaid, ...housing and contraceptives...?"

Those are already paid for. Of course, they're paid for with money misappropriated from Social Security, but the thinking is when they end paying it to people who contributed, there will be enough money to buy another generation of voters.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/12/12 - 09:35 pm
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Jim

I'm so glad to see you charging the "hill."

It's been a few days???

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 12/12/12 - 09:35 pm
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"IT SEEMS THE NEW

... and illegitimate “state” of Palestine is broke, in the hole and run by thugs."

Precisely like the old Palestinian state.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/12/12 - 09:54 pm
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Old Southern White Guy

Where were you for 8 years of the Bush administration? What was the basis of the vitriol against him?

GGpap
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GGpap 12/12/12 - 10:03 pm
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WHY IS IT THAT......

The author of this statement provided a long list of entitlements that could be considered for budget cuts but he failed to list the largest "entitlement" of all, the hundreds of thousands of "entitlement"dollars that go to that all powerful military-industrial complex President Eisenhower warned us about on January 17, 1961

The need for a well supplied and manned American military force should go without question; however, there is a huge gap between the dollars that go to the Department of Defense for the actual needs of our military and the dollars that are wasted on administration, support for unnecessary military installations throughout the U.S. (and overseas), technical pipe dreams, industrial greed, and $600 toilet seats.

It is our duty, left and right, consevative and liberal to insist that our representatives in government learn to separate the honest needs of defense and the "entitlement" expenses many of those representatives continue to fund for any number of unproven reasons.

GGpap

GGpap
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GGpap 12/12/12 - 10:15 pm
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Hammer & Sickle......

When Presdient Obama "and" our representatives in Washington, D.C. actually nationalize all of our publically owned businesses I will concede that the president is truly a bona fide Hammer @ Sickle man.

Until that time,well, doom and gloom is what doom and gloom will be.

GGpap

GGpap
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GGpap 12/12/12 - 10:19 pm
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SOME OF THE opposition to President Obama

Who am I to try to disprove the comments of one "...old, white Southern male...?"

GGpap

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 12/12/12 - 11:07 pm
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Last rant.....

.....dude...really??

Give it up already.

..My attempts to delegitimize Obummer do NOT come from racism....They come from common sense....

And wisdom....

....wisdom that he (and by extension) YOU, are wrong...

Winning elections doesn't make skewed perspectives or opinions right....

You sir, fall into this category....you obviously believe that by having your vision for this country (however wrong it is) validated by enough who think as you do makes it correct.....

Sorry not buying it......

Get the racial chip off your shoulder and admit that the problems of this country have nothing to do with the race of YOUR president and everything to do with right vs. wrong...
Obama and his supporters are WRONG....period....

allhans
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allhans 12/12/12 - 11:32 pm
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The thing about Obama is that

The thing about Obama is that he doesn't like us. Any of us. Not just old white men.

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 12/13/12 - 05:10 am
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if it walks like a...
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What's up with the states wanting to succeed are the same states that wanted to keep slavery?

"Most [petitions] but not all were from states which participated in the 19th Century treasonous, secession in which 11 Confederate States of America fought the bloodiest war in U.S. history in a futile attempt to maintain chattel slavery."

Barack was PLACED there to continue the great divide this NATION WAS FOUNDED ON.

Open your eyes.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/13/12 - 07:14 am
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Entitlements

get that word out of your mind when it comes to Social Security and Medicare - those two are EARNED BENEFITS as all of us working folks have paid into them or are still paying into them now. And leave our money alone!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/13/12 - 07:58 am
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R/R back on top...

Yes Jake I saw they were missing yesterday too.....almost like a sign of the future coming....hope not because posters would slink away fo sho!

I just love these differing opinions on here.....we gotem......full of vim & vigor.......well maybe some of the vigor went byebye....:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/13/12 - 08:01 am
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Barbara WAWA

I'm looking any day now for someone to slap her in her big mouth...geez
It is time for her to go to pasture just like they sent ole Regis ....& I don't see a dang thing on msnbc that is worth watching!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/13/12 - 08:08 am
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Schools & fathers

WHoa nellie....just a minute here....do you know what would happen to a teacher if she let a child go home with a "father" just because he said he was the "father"....2 sides to every story.......that can't happen .....kids can be taken from school & mistreated ...that teach could lose her job.....we have to have protections in place & hurting someones feelings is mild compared to a missing child.....

Another reason to GET MARRIED to the FATHER & live a good life..(if possible) the gov. makes it too easy to stay single...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/13/12 - 08:11 am
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I’M SO GLAD that Historic Augusta recognized the need to preserv

Well now...that is the answer.....maybe we need to make Augusta College part of Historic preserving .......

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/13/12 - 08:13 am
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A thought for Roundtree

Mr Tree...you want respect---you want to show Richmond county you mean business....right off the bat you should clean up Harrisburg......show them the new guy is in town...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/13/12 - 08:21 am
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Christmas gifts

Try to buy local gift certificates....keep the local business in business please....buy from florists---restaurants--car wash shops--movies--local barbershops--grocery stores---& many other places in YOUR town.....keep the money in local hands .....a bakery too...
China already owns us.....

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/13/12 - 08:36 am
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Why is it you can show list
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Why is it you can show list after list of reasons you dissagree with the president, stating facts, figures, and his own quotes, and people STILL claim your only reason for disliking him is his race. The race card is so over used it is becoming comical.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 12/13/12 - 08:45 am
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Race Card

Is that anything like a Mastercharge, Visa or Discover? I know some people who don't leave home without it.

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