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WHY DOESN’T AUGUSTA offer New Year’s Eve fireworks? I really want to see fireworks for New Year’s Eve, and I have to travel to Savannah or Atlanta.

REGARDING THE WOMAN who wanted her gun destroyed and had to get the sheriff’s office to come get it, she should also get rid of her ax, hammer, scissors, steak knives, cars and ball bats. Any of these things can kill if a nut case is wielding them. There are also several people who steal for a living who would love to know her home address is unprotected.

I THINK THE RESIDENTS of North Augusta should thank and maybe even have a ceremony to honor of the residents of Richmond County for electing commissioners who do not have the ability to do long-range thinking. They can’t even learn from past mistakes or events. They are so busy fighting each other trying to maintain their ego and self-centered agenda that their actions end up advancing the economy and development of surrounding cities and communities.

THIS IS A RAVE FOR the kind, honest man who found my cellphone in Bath & Body Works at Augusta Mall. Thank you very much for taking the time to look in the phone, retrieve my home number and call my husband to let him know where I dropped it. Meanwhile, I was frantically running from place to place trying to find it. You saved me a lot of trouble, and may God bless you and your family.

THOUGH I AM GLAD TO see an outside company will be managing The Patch, I find it amazing that any company would actually want to do business with Augusta’s dysfunctional government.

ON CHRISTMAS EVE, Israeli President Shimon Peres offered Christmas greetings during a visit to the residence of the Archbishop Elias Chacour in Haifa, where he sang Christmas songs with a children’s choir. On Christmas Day, the Israeli Defense Force sent Christmas greetings to their Christian friends. While the president of the nation with the largest Christian population on the face of the earth lit an insipid holiday tree, sang innocuous holiday songs, and sent out a politically correct holiday card with his dog on the cover. Sad; truly sad.

BIG RAVE AND THANK you to the person who found my purse at Fresh Market. God love you; you made my day!

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GGpap
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GGpap 01/07/13 - 10:07 pm
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ON CHRISTMAS EVE....

#7

Thank goodness for the separation of church and state.

It is indeed a blessing when our president realizes that he is not obligated to cater to the likes, nor bow to the wishes of a few of his detractors from the fanatic bible thumpers among us.

GGpap

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Riverman1 01/07/13 - 10:13 pm
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Who is the True Local Honey Boo Boo?

Sylvia mentioned in her column the national attention Gwen Fulcher Young received comparing Lee Anderson to Honey Boo Boo. It’s funny, but to me Young looks and sounds like what Honey Boo Boo will look and sound like in 65 years since she's 6 now. All Honey will have to do is learn to use more make-up.

GGpap
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GGpap 01/07/13 - 10:17 pm
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REGARDING THE WOMAN

#2

What is your problem with individuals making a choice as to whether or not they wish to have a gun in their home?

Frankly, the choice to disarm oneself is none of your business!

GGpap

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Riverman1 01/08/13 - 05:35 am
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I said this at 5:53 YESTERDAY

"Bama will easily win by more than 10. I am very confident of this. ND gets lots of money bet on them nationally because of emotions and that means THOSE bettors are not using their heads. The big wins for ND were Oklahoma and Southern Cal. Look what happened to them in the recent bowl games. Heck, GA Tech demolished Southern Ca.

35-7...Bama"

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CobaltGeorge 01/08/13 - 07:47 am
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Good Morning UN-Defensive America

Have a lot of holes to dig today so I will only make one post.
Scary one at that...

If passed, the so-called "Assault Weapons" Ban would:
*** Ban the sale, transfer, importation, and manufacturing of 120 specifically-named rifles, shotguns and handguns;

*** Ban the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of ALL firearms with a detachable magazine and at least one "military characteristic" -- which could mean just about anything that makes a gun "look scary;"

*** Bans the sale, transfer, importation, and manufacturing of magazines holding more than 10 rounds;

*** Force owners of ALL "grandfathered" weapons to undergo an intrusive background check and unnecessary fingerprinting;

*** Force owners of ALL "grandfathered" weapons to federally register their guns after obtaining permission slip from local law enforcement showing their guns are not in violation of state or local law.

President Obama came out in support of a ban during the presidential debates, and this will likely be a top item on his agenda in his new term.

Look at the last one!

AND

Frankly, the choice to disarm oneself is none of your business!

GGpap

That is one debatable comment!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/08/13 - 08:02 am
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Cnn get rid of him...

Will CNN please send Piers Morgan back home....his voice irritates the punk out of me.....he doesn't know squat about the USA & he wants to bring his crazy ways over here..
GIVE HIM A 1 WAY TICKET...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/08/13 - 08:09 am
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Last week in loganville

A woman protected herself & her twins with a gun...the man used a crowbar to break in her house...she hid in an upstairs closet with her kids ..he came in & she shot him....
ok now let's look at this in another way.....she didn't have a gun but he entered with a crowbar.....she tried to fight him with anything she could grab....but she lost the battle.....this am we could see obits in the paper for her & maybe her kids.....he might have burned the dang house down to hide evidence......
Why in the world would anyone deny this woman or me the protection we so dearly need in this good ole USA......
I'm sick to death about other countries & their ways of living...GO LIVE THERE......here I will have protection & I could care less about others opinions..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/08/13 - 08:13 am
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Gun haters

If you don't want them...well don't buy them..but please leave the rest of us alone.....

The very reason we shouldn't tell others what they can do in their home.....it spreads into other things......nip it---nip it in the bud.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/08/13 - 08:15 am
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Local honey boo boo

I think boo boo lives in the cbd....& is not a female...:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/08/13 - 08:18 am
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Fireworks in Augusta

They can't afford then...they don't need them.....they would only burn down downtown....that's why!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/08/13 - 08:23 am
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hahah with this rant

I THINK THE RESIDENTS of North Augusta should thank and maybe even have a ceremony to honor of the residents of Richmond County for electing commissioners

Wow...yes they should....why not have fireworks on your side of the river....because it will get funny as time goes on....brush up on Clayton county & you will see the future of Augusta....
Schools go in the tank----they vote in Sheriffs with many problems (felony counts against him) & soon most of the tax paying folks leave for greener pastures.....it is honey boo boo on steroids...

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seenitB4 01/08/13 - 08:27 am
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Outsiders running the patch?

You had some good guys in Augusta who could have--would have--should have.....again daddie giverment didn't vote it in....soo outsiders will come in.....you get what ya vote in.......ebbytime!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/08/13 - 08:27 am
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You are on the map now

r/rs should be on the map .....it is now!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/08/13 - 09:15 am
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Headlines can be funny

A nice headline...The neighbors are not sold on Magnolia Trace

Which could be...
Neighbors are mad as *** about the new housing
Neighbors want the dang thing gone
Neighbors are steaming about Trace

Ohhh how we fudge & fudge on here....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/08/13 - 09:17 am
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ok I got my $$ worth today....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Bd2Hym_Qw

Weel we can always use Conway.....love him..♥

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justthefacts 01/08/13 - 09:41 am
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River

Nice call on the game. What a joke ND was, huh?. Wait 40 days to watch that fiasco?? The SEC Champ game should double as the Nat'l Champ game. Notre Dame will make a fine addition to the ACC.

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Humble Angela 01/08/13 - 09:42 am
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"It is indeed a blessing when
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"It is indeed a blessing when our president realizes that he is not obligated to cater to the likes, nor bow to the wishes of a few of his detractors from the fanatic bible thumpers among us."

I thought the President claimed to be a Christian himself. If he is, then he IS obligated to cater to his God.

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Little Lamb 01/08/13 - 09:47 am
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The need is gone

The President needed to claim he was a Christian in order to become elected. That need is now gone. The claim will be forgotten.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/08/13 - 09:50 am
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LL....so it is like all of
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LL....so it is like all of the other promises that he made to get elected, that his followers don't seem to care that he lied about?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/08/13 - 10:28 am
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Right

That is correct.

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HenryWalker3rd 01/08/13 - 10:33 am
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2 sides of the same coin
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The fruits tell it all.

Bush claimed to be Christian.
He also led this country into war. War kills people. Christians believe that thou shalt not kill. So I guess, Bush isn't a Christian, either....

In all honesty though, how can we judge a man's actions?

The Bible says, you can tell a man by his fruits.
The Bible says, you can tell a man by his fruits.
The Bible says, you can tell a man by his fruits.

Matt: 7:16

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/08/13 - 10:49 am
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"boo boo" The main "boo boo"

"boo boo"

The main "boo boo" going on locally is our ILLEGAL PROPERTY TAX AND FEE system. Any word on fixing this? And when I say fix I mean NOW. I don't want to hear that some committee is going to propose to the full commission that we hire a consultant to do another $500k year long study which will be ignored by our commissioners and shoved on the "dead study" shelf. I don't want to hear another one of our commissioners come out and tell us "we are too stupid to figure it out". I want to hear that the commissioners, and the Administrator, and the TAX Commissioner, and the Finance people, and the TAX Appraiser are all going to go into some little room somewhere and lock the door and we will slide them pizza under the door until they come out with a new, countywide, equal property tax and fee system. Hours, Days, Weeks, Months....but don't come out of that room until you've got a FIX.....ONE TAX AND FEE SYSTEM FOR EVERYONE.

No consultants, no studies, no procrastinating. If our commissioners and tax people and finance people can't figure this out they should ALL submit their resignations by the first of next week. How hard can this be? You've got TWO systems. That's ILLEGAL. Put everybody under ONE or DISSOLVE Consolidation and we will go about our merry way. But you cannot have "consolidation" and keep TWO different, discriminatory tax and fee systems pouring money into one pot that half the county does not get access to. It's not a racial issue. It's not a socialism issue. IT'S A LEGAL ISSUE. Fix it NOW....TODAY......CALL YOUR WIVES AND HUSBANDS AND TELL THEM YOU ARE NOT COMING HOME UNTIL THIS IS FIXED. It is THAT important. If you CLAIM to be a consolidated government then, damn it, CONSOLIDATE the TAX and FEE SYSTEM. NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW for the 2013 tax year.

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Humble Angela 01/08/13 - 11:18 am
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And conservatives don't
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And conservatives don't simply ignore when those like Bush stray....the liberals act like it never happened when Obama lies.

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Riverman1 01/08/13 - 11:33 am
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SeenIt, you are right. The

SeenIt, you are right. The local guys would have ran the Patch well and been responsive to the community and government. I'm not sure how anyone can justify not choosing them and allowing profits to leave the community.

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Willow Bailey 01/08/13 - 11:38 am
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River, thank you.

River, thank you.

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Riverman1 01/08/13 - 11:43 am
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Democrat should be a verb. If

Democrat should be a verb. If anyone is going to Democrat you, watch out. If you sit down to share pizza and someone takes a large portion, you know he/she is a Democrat.

I really think everyone should be a Democrat just to confuse things when they start taking money. I mean we should all sound like Hollywood stars when they talk about politics.
"I'm in favor of everyone sharing everything. Smart people don't deserve more because it is a gift that they are smart. It's for all the people. Fracking is bad, driving anything that uses gasoline is bad. Golf courses should be for concerts...on and on."

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Riverman1 01/08/13 - 11:49 am
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Willow, I assume you mean the Honey Boo Boo Thing?

Haha...I mean doesn't it just hit you that way? I think Lee Anderson took enough flak for her remark. It's time to have some fun at her expense. Did you pick up on the subtle line about Boo Boo's age now and add it all up? Heh.

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harley_52 01/08/13 - 11:47 am
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"I'm not sure how anyone can justify....

....not choosing them and allowing profits to leave the community."

I'm not sure how anyone can justify this entire fiasco regarding "the Patch."

We have plenty of golf courses around here. Competition is fierce. The Patch is definitely not the cheapest place to play for the average citizen.

So why do we go through all of this? Why do we waste the time, money, and effort?

Turn it into a farm. Use labor by trustee prisoners and able bodied welfare recipients. Use the produce to feed prisoners and sell the rest at the Farmer's Market. Use the proceeds to run and maintain the farm.

I've been saying that for a couple of years. Apparently nobody but me likes the idea. :)

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Willow Bailey 01/08/13 - 11:56 am
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harley, you and River are

harley, you and River are reading my mind. The golf course isn't working. The Patch Farm has lived in my thoughts for quite awhile as well. What an awesome place to do something beneficial.

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Jane18 01/08/13 - 12:05 pm
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Knowing The Difference

HenryWalker, there is a difference between murder and kill. If you knew as much about the Bible as you try to put out, then you would know that the word"kill" in the 10 Commandments is really supposed to say "murder" from the Hebrew. Also, wars are for cleansing, getting rid of rulers, or a people, that murder and oppress others. Sorry, if that is a little plain for you, but sometime plain is needed for some folks making excuses for something they personally disagree with ..............

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