Rants & Raves

  • Follow Metro

FOR DR. JAMES CARROLL to return to a maniacal society like Kuwait shows the doctor is a very brave man.

HILARY CLINTON had a stomach virus and suffered a concussion days before she was to testify in congressional hearings and before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to explain what she knew about the Benghazi affair. Very convenient. Mighty suspicious to say the least!

GOOD FOR EARL DRIGGERS in finding the “baddest dog” in town so that he can use it to protect his property. OK it’s up to you Jazzmine to take a big bite out of the bad guys’ rear ends when they show up!

GLAD THERE ARE OTHERS who disapprove of all those tacky homemade signs to advertise businesses, religions, etc. Since this robs newspapers of a way to be funded by ads, The Chronicle should hold the law to the letter of it and force a takedown of the signs, plus fines and charges on those companies.

IF YOU DADBLAMED Republicans keep labeling my Social Security payments as “entitlements” for my future, then you’d better refund every single penny to me and get us all out of the system. But you cannot just force me by law to pay into the system and then steal my money!

ARE WE SURPRISED at the Connecticut shootings? Look at the video games your children are playing. Look at the previews of upcoming movies! Our politicians preach division, hate and “revenge.” Church and God are being pushed out of our “me” society.

PRAYERS AND sympathy to the citizens of Newtown. Heaven has 20 new angels. Hell has one new stoker for the fire.

IS HILLARY’S FAINTING AND concussion that keeps her from testifying to Congress for real? It certainly is terribly coincidental.

THE TRAGEDY IN Connecticut already has sinister and treacherous politicians hinting at gun control. They claim it’s to protect Americans, but it’s obviously to disarm Americans so we will lose all our freedoms to a maniacal central government.

RAVES TO GRACE UNITED Methodist Church, North Augusta, for the “Return to Bethlehem” experience.

MAKE NO MISTAKE, when the liberals start talking about gun control, they are not talking about limiting who can purchase what. They are talking about eliminating the right to have a gun, period.

Comments (57) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Little Lamb
47042
Points
Little Lamb 12/31/12 - 09:34 pm
0
3
Yesterday

I'm sure there will be many posts to follow this one, but for those who missed the end of yesterday's discussion, following is the link:

Yesterday

Augusta resident
1368
Points
Augusta resident 01/01/13 - 03:22 am
1
2
Congrats

Congrats LL you got the first r&r post for 2013.

Augusta resident
1368
Points
Augusta resident 01/01/13 - 03:30 am
1
1
1st rant ???

I don't understand the first rant.

Riverman1
87156
Points
Riverman1 01/01/13 - 07:29 am
5
0
There's something unsettling

There's something unsettling about encouraging a dog to be the baddest in town.

Riverman1
87156
Points
Riverman1 01/01/13 - 07:32 am
3
0
Clemson's win over LSU, next

Clemson's win over LSU, next year's projected number one ranked team, was fantastic. Finally, one of our teams from Ga-Carolina won a big one.

Riverman1
87156
Points
Riverman1 01/01/13 - 07:51 am
4
0
Kuwait

I've been to Kuwait and found it extremely safe. Violence against foreigners is rare. There is little crime and most of that by foreign workers. Here is one recent article I came across to show you the extent of crime there:

"Guard Steals 5 Sheep...A Kuwaiti man in his 30s has lodged a complaint accusing a Bangladeshi guard of his farm in Kabad of running away with five sheep, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Police are looking for the guard."

seenitB4
90981
Points
seenitB4 01/01/13 - 09:02 am
3
0
New tax kicks in ...poorest counties in Ga

http://suite101.com/article/poverty-in-georgia-a61090

Interesting map....thread bare poor counties will have the new tax.....amazing thing....they can LEAST afford it!

seenitB4
90981
Points
seenitB4 01/01/13 - 09:09 am
3
2
My big bad dog (rip)

I miss him...he was scary to folks....kept them off the porch & protected me with strangers......he didn't harm anyone BUT he looked BAD......
He got in more trouble ripping screen doors---wood doors on porch----anything that hindered him from running off doing his thing....we must have replaced our screen on the deck window at least 4 times....but you know what.....I loved him MORE than any dog I've ever had.....wish I had him right now......I guess I'm a sucker for baaadddd males...♥

seenitB4
90981
Points
seenitB4 01/01/13 - 09:13 am
4
3
Another amazing thing

Some calling out for gun control have the MOST gun control around them 24/7

Some Hollywood figures wouldn't go out without their bodyguards.....but.....don't want armed guards in school.....just can't grasp that thought...

OpenCurtain
10049
Points
OpenCurtain 01/01/13 - 09:31 am
4
4
"IF YOU DADBLAMED Republicans

"IF YOU DADBLAMED Republicans keep labeling my Social Security payments as “entitlements”"

WOW.... Hold on there Low Informed Citizen.

A LITTLE HISTORY

The Social DIMocrats started Social Security in the later 1930's.
It was to be a form of Old age TAX FREE supplemental or basic retirement income.

The socialists of that time were fighting a new form of Government called Communism and it was a way to appease the lower income masses, while gaining access to more money with promises down the road. Many Courts call this a Pyramid Scam where the last guy in is left holding the empty bag.

The DIMocrats are the ones that robbed the trust fund between 1941-53 to fund WWII & Korean Wars both fought under Dimocrat Party Rule. All with the promise to repay it, but never did.

The Dimocrats are the ones that passed new laws mixing the Social Security Funds into the General Funds and Budget.

The Dimocrats are the ones that increased the scope of Social Security to include SSD to any thing under the sun.

Most of all the DIMocrats are the ones that passed the law to TAX Social Security Payments. It was done under the Clinton (D) and a Dimocrat Congress around 1995-7.

So again what did the RINO's do?
Other saying it is YOURS, and You Are Entitled To It.

seenitB4
90981
Points
seenitB4 01/01/13 - 09:44 am
2
3
It is only make believe

The cliff
new tax
gun laws
dumb bunnies running giverment
just pretend we are in a computer game that aliens created.....we are playing a part.....some are better players than others.....LOL....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRPR8wL4qDo

This song was written in 7 minutes....haha.......now I have to cook collards/black eyes/with some good drippings from some kind of meat.....& get this done in the next hour.....
Just want yall to know...some of my favorite nuts...post right here on this forum....

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS!!!

CobaltGeorge
165061
Points
CobaltGeorge 01/01/13 - 09:47 am
7
2
Happy New Year 2013 America, Friends and TSDs.

First, I want to praise the LEO's that missed their midnight spirit and kisses that so many of us were having, out there on dark roads and streets saving no doubt many life's. Thank you all.

Those that know and remember Sarge, around 7 pm last night he was taken to Dr's Hospital in a very very weak condition with extreme body pain.

My only wish for the new year is that America Sees some light at the end of the tunnel. It has been on a long seamless dark track too long.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Hammer & Sickle Man was just waiting for something like the Newtown horror to happen.
Those that don't believe what will happen to the 2nd, The Last Rant says it all.

soapy_725
43772
Points
soapy_725 01/01/13 - 09:51 am
0
0
History of SS in America....Get the facts first
Unpublished

- 1918 A system named "Soundex" is patented. It allows for the reduction of all surnames to four characters. First letter of name and three numbers.
- 1921 All but 6100 individual census records for 1890 are destroyed by a fire in the Commerce Building in Washington DC
- 1930 Congress approves the "analysis and documentation" of the 1880 through 1920 U.S. Censuses with "Soundex Coding"
- Mid 1930's President Roosevelt attempts to have the Constitution changed to allow for 15 Justices of the Supreme Court, thereby allowing him to appoint six Justices. Some of his programs were ruled unconstitutional by the sitting nine justices.
- President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act of 1935 on August 14, 1935 as part of his New Deal
- 1937 Payroll Taxes for SS begin ( FICA)
- 1937 to 1951 53,236 S.S. Lump Sum Death Benefits are paid
(prior to 1951 that equaled payee’s contributions)
- 1937 and 1938 2 billion dollars collected for "Trust Fund"
- 1939 U.S. is in a recession blamed on FDR's policies
- 1939 Collection of tax moved from Social Security Administration to the Internal Revenue Service
- 1939 An amendment changed from a "reserve trust" to a "pay as you go" system.
- January 31, 1940, Ida May Fuller received the first monthly SS benefit payment in Vermont. Ida May Fuller had paid SS taxes for 1937, 1938 and 1939 totaling $24.75. He first monthly benefit was $22.54. With the February benefit check she had surpassed her entire contributions. She lived to be 100 years old and collected $22,888.92.
- 1960's Disability Benefits for Veterans Administration is moved to the Social Security Administration
- 1965 President Lyndon Johnson signs Medicare Act. Social Security Benefits began to draw down "Trust Fund"
- 1970's to present Social Security has been on the brink of insolvency
- 1972 SSI or Supplemental Security Income in added to Social Security Benefits to include immigrants, Non-citizens and other in the United States who have never paid into the SS system.
- 1972 Cost of Living Allowance {COLA } is added to benefit payments
- 1983 President Reagan signs the bill to "tax SS benefits"
- 2004 Benefits paid exceed $500 billion
- 2008 SS is the largest "government program" in the world in dollars spent
- 2008 SS is the largest single US expenditure @ 20.8% (defense @ 20.5%; Medicare @ 20.1%)
- 2009 SS comprises 37% of "government spending"
- 2009 SS spending is equal to 7% of G.D.P
- 2009 85 million deaths are recorded at Social Security Death Index

soapy_725
43772
Points
soapy_725 01/01/13 - 09:52 am
0
0
Signs on public highway right of ways is illegal.
Unpublished

Technically it is the taxpayers property. Police do not enforce because of politics.

soapy_725
43772
Points
soapy_725 01/01/13 - 09:57 am
0
0
the fiscal cliff was a game of "chicken"
Unpublished

by the demogogs and rebuogogs. the losers as always are the citizens of these great USA. We won a revolution against one king and hundreds of princes and then established a government of one king and hundreds of princes. Who are the fools?

soapy_725
43772
Points
soapy_725 01/01/13 - 09:59 am
0
0
The light at the end of the tunnel is the train
Unpublished

heading straight for us on a collision course. No frogs or derailers.

soapy_725
43772
Points
soapy_725 01/01/13 - 10:01 am
0
0
Hillary is working on her campaign speech and
Unpublished

keeping her record clean and embellished by world travel. International experience seemed to be lacking in her last attempt. No she has it in spades.

seenitB4
90981
Points
seenitB4 01/01/13 - 10:09 am
1
3
To some posters we have lost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nqcL0mjMjw

Some folks just live on the edge.....they are sometimes our best thinkers....they dare to be different.....sometimes insulting but always make us think......this song is for them....let this be the year we all can live on the edge......at least once in awhile...☺

LillyfromtheMills
13977
Points
LillyfromtheMills 01/01/13 - 10:19 am
2
1
So you speak of RA?

Are you still hiding him? B4 - without giving your age away :) what years were you at Fleming?

justthefacts
22767
Points
justthefacts 01/01/13 - 10:57 am
1
0
Huh? Tough request.

without giving your age away :) what years were you at Fleming? Hmmm, how about 1st through 7th grade.

seenitB4
90981
Points
seenitB4 01/01/13 - 11:38 am
4
1
Posters of the past

Lily some have gone to the posting place in the sky.....long B4 your time here...
I'm still in my 60s but hanging on with my fingernails on the ledge & losing my grip..(in more ways than one btw)
If you want DETAILS you will have to email through AC...lol...

I now have collards cooking---peas are ready--cornbread in the oven......wow....females can overlap in duties....I need to gussie up & get ready for some happenings around here....

seenitB4
90981
Points
seenitB4 01/01/13 - 11:42 am
2
3
about RA

He is still floating in neverland...I guess....but probably waiting on his return......you can't keep a good poster down......cgee has been on/off about 4 to 5 times....sometimes of his own making!!

Always love to see the badems come back.....♥

seeya later

etlinks
22039
Points
etlinks 01/01/13 - 11:52 am
2
0
Happy New Year !

Happy New Year !

LillyfromtheMills
13977
Points
LillyfromtheMills 01/01/13 - 12:02 pm
1
0
JTF

I've traveled the world - landed in Augusta at Fleming in the 60's as a little girl - started this odyssey at Ft Jackson on to Panama - and on from there - many places, many schools, many friends. And I might have run into B4 B4. LOL

happychimer
18714
Points
happychimer 01/01/13 - 12:10 pm
3
6
Hillary had a vrus, and was

Hillary had a virus, and was dehydrated and fell. She was treated at a hospital for a concussion. She is now a patient in a hospital in NY, being treated for a blood clot between the brain and skull. It is awful and cruel for those who say there is nothing wrong with her. I just look at the source of those cruel remarks and know what they are all about.

LillyfromtheMills
13977
Points
LillyfromtheMills 01/01/13 - 12:13 pm
1
2
HC

What?

happychimer
18714
Points
happychimer 01/01/13 - 12:19 pm
3
1
Yes. Hillary has a blood clot

Yes. Hillary has a blood clot caused by the concussion that some say she did not have.

justthefacts
22767
Points
justthefacts 01/01/13 - 12:31 pm
2
0
Lily

What yrs? I might have pulled your pigtails.

harley_52
23959
Points
harley_52 01/01/13 - 12:41 pm
3
3
"Hillary has a blood clot....

....caused by the concussion that some say she did not have."

Who were the "some" who say "she did not have" a blood clot?

Can you name three and provide quotes?

Two?

One?

I think there is considerable (and well deserved) skepticism about all the many reasons she uses attempting to isolate herself from the tragedy at Benghazi, but I haven't heard anybody outright say she's lying about the blood clot.

KSL
134766
Points
KSL 01/01/13 - 12:42 pm
5
3
How the heck is a person in

How the heck is a person in her position allowed to become dehydrated in the first place? If you stop and think about it, the story is pretty unrealistic.

Back to Top

Search Augusta jobs