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CONGRATS TO THE ASU Lady Jaguars for their best start ever! Keep up the great work, ladies, and hopefully see you in the finals!

I HOPE THE anniversary of Casey Vice’s murder will be hammered home to the abuse survivors and mainly current abuse victims to go ahead and get away from abusers.

WHAT WAS THE MAKE, model and year of the car found under the Sand Bar Ferry Bridge? Inquiring minds want to know.

DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE plans to ban 150 types of now-legal weapons. I seem to remember our president telling us he was not going to do this during his campaign.

THE CHILDREN’S Med­ical Center is getting the Azziz/Regents treatment. In another time, someone who came into the area and caused this much turmoil would be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail.

BIG RAVE FOR FPL’S tremendous donation of food to Golden Harvest! Not only are you a caring community business, but you have helped literally well over 165,000 meals.

RAVE FOR ASU FANS. At the big giveaway of GRU T-shirts at a basketball game, employees of the university were “encouraged” to wear the GRU shirts because it was the first game for Regent U. When the new name was announced at halftime, the crowd booed so loud that the big announcement was drowned out. We have counted one person wearing the despicable shirt at the two following games. Way to go, die-hard ASU fans!

TOO BAD SO MANY young people have no sense of basic courtesy or respect on buses to just grab front seats and stay seated. But I have thankfully seen a lot of nice young people. A particular group of young ladies and gentlemen from Paine College obviously do that on those trips on the often overcrowded Augusta Mall bus on Saturdays, and I heartily applaud them.

SO WITH HUNDREDS of cable channels, you complain because “two” of them were cut as prices increase? But how else can the cable company keep providing you with such a vast choice of channels to watch? If money is a problem, cut the cable completely.

SOMEONE WHO MAKES $45 million dollars somehow has to pay 60 percent of it in taxes? Is he really so honest that he could not find a single loophole?

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KSL
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KSL 02/05/13 - 10:14 pm
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Ranter

We have been through 2 presidential campaigns with this pres. You should be well aware that what he says and what he does and later says are totally different.

carcraft
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carcraft 02/05/13 - 10:36 pm
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One hundred percent spot on

One hundred percent spot on KSL!!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/05/13 - 10:45 pm
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Well, y'all stole my thunder!

Well, y'all stole my thunder! Is ANYONE surprised that he said one thing and is doing another? What is new about that? Bigger liar than Bill Clinton ever aspired to be.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/05/13 - 10:48 pm
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"SOMEONE WHO MAKES $45

"SOMEONE WHO MAKES $45 million dollars somehow has to pay 60 percent of it in taxes? Is he really so honest that he could not find a single loophole?"

There are very few places to shield earned income. The loopholes and shelters come into play with unearned income.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/06/13 - 05:06 am
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My time here

can I come here & laugh--joke--tell jokes & still totally waste my time......what is the pull---the interest--the lure--fascination with this place......huuh..this isn't LogCabin----Fb---the "other" place....ooooh
nevermind....
Back to bed.....fergitaboutit..

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/06/13 - 02:15 pm
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Radio Obscenity

We’ve been having a great discussion concerning a recent episode of what most believe was profanity when an announcer on local radio screamed angrily at a caller and later unabashedly repeated it after someone contacted the station manager complaining. That person was Open Curtain and he posted his experience here.

It was mentioned if the profanity was not one of the famous seven George Carlin words it would not be considered obscene by the FCC, but I’ve found that’s not accurate. That famous case did make it to the Supreme Court, but the FCC has never limited the “obscene list” to those seven words. The FCC has occasionally ruled it’s the spirit of the use of the words and if they are not meant to be derogatory or referring to sexual organs or excrement and simply said as an intensifier, the matter often wouldn’t be pursued. A few xxing type intensifiers have gone unpunished.

I personally believe the “B.A.P” comments, directed more than once at the caller and then thrown in the face of Open Curtain on the air when he complained his child was listening, were in violation of the FCC rules. Maybe the FCC should decide. By the way, I like the radio show and listen often. Here is the link to the form to make an official online FCC complaint.
info.....http://www.fcc.gov/guides/obscenity-indecency-and-profanity

To file the complaint http://www.fcc.gov/complaints

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/06/13 - 08:25 am
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Chronicle Blues, Life and Times of Riverman

I truly consider most posters here online friends. Even the ones I debate with I find to generally be courteous. Of course there are always 1-2 exceptions, heh. I don’t mean to pick on our latest members who’ve announced they are leaving, but that’s an often used thing. If someone is leaving, just leave and email privately those you want to stay in touch with. There’s no need for anything else.

I must admit I say this having also once announced my departure on the old forums. I will say, I stayed gone from there, however. They closed down the forum a few months after I left, not that my leaving had anything to do with it…heh. It was an interesting division back then of the forum commenters and those who commented in the R and R’s. Most of us didn’t know each other.

The other online phenomenon I’ve noticed is after a news event someone will say he knows what happened and none of us are right. He won’t tell us what happened though, but he just wants us to know he knows. Heh.

We also have the apology threads where someone says something he wishes he hadn’t and apologizes. It’s catching and others start apologizing. Pretty soon my monitor has APOLOGY scrolling across like a banner behind a plane flying over the Masters. I start to feel like I’m a counselor at a substance abuse class...or a class participant. But somehow all this ends up with them thanking the moderator profusely. Then they go back to the same type comments. Heh.

Lastly, there's the poster who always goes after the commenter and forgets what the subject is all about. That usually ends with them telling each other, "You don't tell me what to say."

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/06/13 - 06:33 am
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SeenIt

"You don't tell me what to say."
(Shouldn't have to explain, but for the newbies, it's a joke.)

It looks like you woke up and just had to ramble about in print a little. I know the feeling well. It's what I'm doing here, too. "A Clean Well Lighted Place." Or the visual...Edward Hopper, "Nighthawks."

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/06/13 - 08:35 am
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The truth shall set you free...(maybe)

I'm a news junkie...see I'll admit it.....I really want to laugh a lot on here....lately it has gotten harder to do.....if I don't join up with every request ...well it is because I don't have the TIME.....some posters want a LOT of attention.....if it doesn't come.... some feel slighted.....don't take it as a slight from me...I just ain't got the "feeling" sometmes.....I will also admit the men are fun to post with..some say WHAT...well they can take a licking & keep on ticking....they don't fume---pout--play games (well sometimes they don't).......& no...RM is right...you can't tell me what to say on here....I'll try to be "nice".....but I won't bend over for the kicking....

Anyway....keep on keeping on....the truth is not always what a person is looking for.....

If I have offended...well I really try to be good....just don't poke...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/06/13 - 08:29 am
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River

YOU...esp YOU don't & can't tell me what to say....(a joke folks)

Motel 6......the light is burning...is anyone there?? LOL

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/06/13 - 08:48 am
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When I thank Sean

When I thank the man it is a sincere feeling coming straight from my heart.....a warm cozy tingling kind of feeling....if YOU can't understand that...don't make fun of "me".....hahahhhoohah...I know it is hard for some to express "kindness".

Anyway...the man knows you better than you know yourself.:)

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 02/06/13 - 08:57 am
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None of my firearms will ever
Unpublished

None of my firearms will ever be illegal. They may simply become "undocumented."

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/06/13 - 08:59 am
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Soon

There will be a veeery smart man in my house....he knows puters inside & out...he will try to teach me "sumthin"...I hope he can......My elevator doesn't go to the top floor with puter knowledge....but 1 day it will & watch out when that happens!!

SFCRET85
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SFCRET85 02/06/13 - 08:59 am
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SenitB4 :)
Unpublished

Proof that the Mainstream Media doesn't know what it's talking about. They don't read the Chronicle:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/05/neanderthals-extinct-earlier-fo...

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/06/13 - 09:09 am
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River

Regarding your comments. You left out the poster who always says he was "kidding", when he is flamed by other posters.

KSL
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KSL 02/06/13 - 09:16 am
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@HA@7:57

Perfect. I love it!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/06/13 - 09:58 am
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Humble Angela....that has GOT

Humble Angela....that has GOT to be the best line of the day.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/06/13 - 10:28 am
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Some will do anything to get in the news...

Donald Trump's mother is no orangutan-banger ... so says the Donald himself in a new, actually-filed lawsuit obtained by TMZ. Seriously, Trump actually filed this.

The Donald just sued Bill Maher for $5 MILLION ... claiming the HBO talk show host is skipping out on his promise to donate $5 mil to charity if Trump could prove he isn't the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.

According to Trump, Maher made the offer during an appearance on "Leno" ... after Trump had made a $5 million challenge to President Obama regarding POTUS' birth certificate.

In his suit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Trump says he formally responded to Maher's challenge with a copy of his birth certificate, proving he is, in fact, the "son of Fred Trump" ... who is not a member of the Great Ape family.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/02/04/donald-trump-sues-bill-maher-orangutan/#ix...
Visit the TMZ Store: http://tmzstore.com

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/06/13 - 10:30 am
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Trump

hahha...Trump really hates "somebody."

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/06/13 - 10:33 am
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One word....

Motivation. We should all check it, daily.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/06/13 - 10:56 am
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Trump Did The Right Thing...

....in filing the lawsuit and he did it for the right reasons.

Nobody should be allowed to publicly spew those kind of vile, personal insults, nor try to make the point by making a preposterous bet to back them up.

Trump gets plenty of personal notoriety and he doesn't need Maher's help to get it. Maher claimed he was putting his money where his mouth was and now's the time to see if he's man enough to back it up, or just slink off into a corner as he proves he's not a man at all, but a weasel like so many others of his ilk.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/06/13 - 10:59 am
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I Second The Nomination...

...of Humble Angela for "Post Of The Day."

She can put it on the mantle with the rest of her similar awards.

Jane18
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Jane18 02/06/13 - 11:00 am
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Trump and Maher

Don't we all hope "smart-mouth" Maher has to pay......................

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/06/13 - 11:16 am
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I agree, harley. I know I

I agree, harley.
I know I do, Jane.
I love it that Trump filed the suit.
Maher needs someone to shut his mouth for him.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/06/13 - 11:18 am
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" If someone is leaving, just leave....

....and email privately those you want to stay in touch with. There’s no need for anything else."

I agree completely.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/06/13 - 11:37 am
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Harley & River

I'm leaving for a spell.....not for all time...just for a spell....& you are welcome my friends....

note---sometimes when a poster says they are exiting the building it is because when others post to them they don't want that poster to expect a quick return post..the end.

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 02/06/13 - 12:31 pm
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The discussion of "profanity" on the airways...

...was interesting, and as usual, way off base.

The FCC has very specific guidelines for "words" that can get a broadcasting professional in trouble with them, and no such words have ever come out over our broadcasts. Not even remotely close.

Every now and then I will get a particularly vile liar or coward calling into the show, and the man in question qualified as both. I responded to his completely wild and inaccurate baloney with a few words that children probably should not hear. The words in question appear on virtually every network TV sitcom, and have since the 80's, but still...tender ears should not have heard them.

The notion they rose to the level of an FCC violation is laughable. Next time you folks have a question about me, get it TO ME, please. I had no idea this discussion was going on here, and only thanks to an email from one of your regulars did I know about it.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/06/13 - 01:20 pm
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"Every now and then I will get....

...a particularly vile liar or coward calling into the show, and the man in question qualified as both."

Thank goodness that language is reserved only for the "particularly vile" liars and cowards among your audience as opposed to the normal, run of the mill liars and cowards who call your show. You deserve a better audience, Mr. Rhodes.

Odd, isn't it, that Rush Limbaugh doesn't get the same kind of calls, or at least he doesn't react to them with such profanity. Ditto for Harley Drew.

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