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RAVES TO KRIS in the jewelry department and Mary in the garden department at the North Augusta Walmart. They are always so helpful and nice.

DON’T BLAME ALL the messes on Obama. He’s cleaned up a lot of debacles left by Bush and Cheney and their greedy millionaires who took advantage of the wars they dumped us in.

PHOTOS OF THOSE jailed, $3. Photos of judges who set low bail and punishment for repeat offenders, priceless.

COME ON, GEORGIA. Be just a little bit progressive for once and follow Colorado and Washington’s lead. Legalize!

REMEMBER GOV. Nathan Deal’s name when you vote in the next election. He could have stopped this GRU mess with one word but chose not to. Hold your nose and vote Democrat for governor and save MCG in Augusta.

THE PLAN FOR Harrisburg is to run all the drug dealers, prostitutes and criminals out of the neighborhood. Then what? These people aren’t going to change their ways? They’re just going to move to another neighborhood and become someone else’s problem. But I guess that’s OK with Butch, Lori and Mr. Merry. At least they won’t be in Harrisburg!

AS AN EDUCATOR, I will be willing to have my pay based on student surveys if every parent is willing to let DFCS do an online evaluation of their parenting skills based on what their teenagers report. I administered this survey last year. Several groups of middle schoolers wanted to know what number to give a teacher (who had just lectured them about their missing homework) so she would lose her job. Children live in the moment and do not have the ability to discern what is happening in their best interest. Please show me another profession where a group of angry teenagers can threaten your family’s income.

YOU KNOW THE economy is bad when you see hospitals advertising for cancer patients.

RAVES TO EVERYONE for another successful Santa Wheels. Thank you; God bless you; and Merry Christmas.

SOUTH CAROLINA IS talking about taxing the people who rent their house out for Masters Week. People, stand up! We are supposed to be running the government, not the government running us.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/28/12 - 12:21 am
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The crying and teeth gnashing has started on the farm subsidies. For heaven's sake people, where do you think the subsidies come from? US!!! The price you pay for milk is subsidized by YOU to begin with; with a piece of the pie taken by GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS who administer the programs. At the end of the day the cost of milk is INCREASED by government interference. Let the free market reign, and the price of milk be determined by supply and demand. I can do quite well without it, as I drink a healthier alternative; almond/coconut blend. Dairy milk is not a nutritional necessity. Quite the contrary, it may even cause more harm than good.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/28/12 - 12:23 am
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Harrisburg

If everybody in an apartment complex treats the premises for cockroaches, they are eliminated, Get the drift?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/28/12 - 12:27 am
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#2

You are correct that Obama walked into a huge challenge; problem is, he has done absolutely nothing but make it worse. Some think it is by design, and I am slowly coming around to that conclusion. Either that or he is totally incompetent. Take your pick.

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Riverman1 12/28/12 - 07:47 am
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Divulging Names of Gun Owners

In New York a newspaper tried to embarrass gun owners and published their names. That would work in reverse down here. If a paper in Georgia did that, it would be easier to print the names of those who don’t have guns. From here to Ludowici, we would all be proud to let everyone know we own a gun or guns…and a little ashamed if the public found out we didn’t own one.

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RoadkiII 12/28/12 - 07:47 am
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OK, I will concede the point

OK, I will concede the point that the Emperor got the bus out of the ditch. But shouldn't he have then taken it to a repair shop instead if driving it through the woods causing more damage.

CG, get your butt back in here. You don't want me to turn Trouble, seenit, and KSM loose on you. Like I have any control over any of them. :)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/28/12 - 07:50 am
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"YOU KNOW THE economy is bad

"YOU KNOW THE economy is bad when you see hospitals advertising for cancer patients."

Ha, I liked that one.

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Jane18 12/28/12 - 07:59 am
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R & R #'s 2 & 4

#2-..and what debacle(s) would that be? I believe your man is leading us into "a ruinous collapse"(debacle) much more than our previous president. #4-I would have to be smokin' pot to even consider being a "progressive"!!

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seenitB4 12/28/12 - 07:59 am
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RKill ya funny

Look who's talking big boy...you are missing all the dang time...

How many turtles can you miss
How many wars can you fight
How many stories can you rehash
How many fish can you catch
Gotta take a break.....seeya in the next year....♥

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/28/12 - 08:22 am
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2013 College Football Rankings

Yeah, I know it's early, but this is from the Bleacher Report. It also makes the Chick-fil-A Bowl this year even more interesting.

1. LSU
2. Ohio St
3. Alabama
4. South Carolina…wowza
5. Oregon
6. TCU
7. Florida
8. Notre Dame
9. Texas A&M
10. Clemson, yeah baby
11. Louisville
12. Stanford
13. Oklahoma
14. Oregon St
15. Georgia…ummm
16. Miami
17. Ok State
18. UCLA
19. Texas
20. Florida St.

allhans
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allhans 12/28/12 - 10:14 am
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Rant 5...So we are to decide

Rant 5...So we are to decide now to vote for an as yet unnamed Democrat thinking he will serve us better?

allhans
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allhans 12/28/12 - 10:18 am
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Another suggestion I heard

Another suggestion I heard for protecting your property from thugs..
A target with well aimed bullet holes tacked to a tree in your yard.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/28/12 - 10:50 am
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Clemson #10

Not for long...haha.

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 12/28/12 - 11:43 am
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In New York a newspaper tried to embarrass gun owners and.....
Unpublished

I dont know of any gun owner that is ashamed to be one....their name in black and white might just cause them to go out and buy a frame. :)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/28/12 - 11:46 am
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Still thinking about putting

Still thinking about putting the names of gun owners in the paper. It could be embarrassing for Southern guys. What if the paper told us big ole Bubba Ray Jackson only had a little .22 caliber and a .410 shotgun. We'd laugh him out of the seed and fertilizer store. He'd have gun envy.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/28/12 - 11:45 am
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JTF, those two games in 2013

JTF, those two games in 2013 and 14 are going to be something. It'll be a hard ticket to find.

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Willow Bailey 12/28/12 - 12:36 pm
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Here comes the sun!!!

Here comes the sun!!!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/28/12 - 03:45 pm
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Rant about justice system

"We have lost sight of the purpose of punishment which is, of course, to PUNISH. It's neither to "rehabilitate," nor to "warehouse." People who commit crimes, and are convicted of such, are supposed to be punished. The punishment is a mechanism by which the criminal pays a price for what he's done and receives a lesson that serves as a disincentive to future crimes for the convicted criminal AND for other potential criminals who witness the punishment."

This was a comment from Harley on another thread that I think bears additional comment. (old thread is dead after a day)

I couldn't agree more with the statement, but we are playing with a different deck of cards; dealt to us by the ACLU, Supremes, etc. So what do you do? Do we continue down the path of turning hardened criminals out on the streets or do we try to intervene, out of self preservation reasons, and turn some of these people around? Serving time under any circumstances is by definition punishment, and it obviously isn't reaping the benefits we would like. As was said before, it is insanity to keep doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Let's try a different tack; like boot camps, work programs, educational opportunities, public service opportunities, etc.; all with the caveat that your freedom of movement is limited and if you fail, you do your full sentence behind bars.

Let's suppose I was speeding, had a wreck, killed someone, and was sentenced to 5 years for vehicular homicide. What would be better, having me under house arrest for 8 years, except for work, paying a $50,000 fine of restitution; or sitting in a jail cell, costing the public $35K-$40K per year? The limits on my freedom would certainly be a lot of punishment.

I think there are a lot of low level, non violent offenders that would fit the requirements for something like that.

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Bulldog1 12/28/12 - 04:40 pm
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Harrisburg

Yep, that's the plan. We're going to run them out of Harrisburg and over to your neighborhood, genius! I am somehow continuously amazed at the ability of some people to restate the obvious. What I would really like to hear is a plan that actually works. Turning all that drug dealing/addicted criminal scum into upright citizens is going to be a tall order. But I'll bet someone out there with a degree in sociology has the answer... Maybe several hundred square miles of a prison camp in the Arizona desert...

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harley_52 12/28/12 - 06:58 pm
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IAD...

I'm standing by my comment. I say that with full recognition of the "different deck of cards; dealt to us by the ACLU, Supremes, etc.".

I'm pretty sure you're familiar with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, or "Sheriff Joe" as he's commonly known, the Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona. He has the right idea. He does not feel constrained by all the politically correct whining and wailing and all the naysayers who come up with all the reasons why he CAN'T deal with convicted criminals that populate his jails as convicted criminals, not "guests." He puts them in tents. Makes them wear striped uniforms. Makes them grow their own food. If they behave poorly, he makes them wear PINK stripes. Know what...His recidivism rate is down, the morale of his prisoners is up (most love him), and the costs of running his jails is relatively miniscule.

I understand where you're coming from, IAD. Really, I do. I wish nobody would commit crimes. It would be nice if we could take hardened criminals and turn them into law abiding, productive citizens. Problem is......we can't. Much as we hope we can and wish we could....it just doesn't work. Wishing and hoping are emotions, not methods of criminal behavior control.

Once again we find ourselves torn between the "ideal" and the "practical." Ideally, we wouldn't have criminals and if we did they'd all change their ways and live amongst us in peace and harmony.

Practically....they don't. And they don't respond well to coddling and pampering. Give them a break and they'll steal you blind, or stick a knife in your back. Once a person proves they are evil and/or incorrigible...we need to treat them as such and stop wasting time and money on them and stop exposing the rest of society to the dangers they present.

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