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A BIG RAVE FOR Brett Heimlich a medical student at GRU, for his community service in the Harrisburg neighborhood. He deserves the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2013 Leadership Award which he will receive on Feb. 11 in Washington D.C. Brett, you are an inspiration to all of us!

RANT FOR THE LACK of enforcement from Columbia County on trashy yards. Oak Springs Drive is a prime example.

IF WE REALLY WANT to interpret historical documents literally, the Declaration of Independence declares, “All MEN are created equal.” That interpretation dignifies the chauvinistic attitude that many men continue to harbor in our present day.

Do we really think the 2nd Amendment meant form your own armies?

WHY IS TED NUGENT still in America? Did he not promise to leave if Obama were re-elected?

LAYOFFS AT Inter­national Paper and Procter & Gamble, the plant closing in Wrens, higher unemployment, wage and economic stagnation, etc. Welcome to four more years of Obama’s anti-business economy. I hope you folks who voted for him are happy.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN when Hillary Clinton says that she accepts full responsibility for the Benghazi debacle? She will not suffer any punishment. Sad to see that nobody will be held accountable for those that died.

I DON’T CARE WHAT the Joint Chiefs chairman says. You can bet that the standards will be lowered over the years to allow women to become combat soldiers.

RAVE FOR THE article on the front page of the Opinion section Jan. 20, but it didn’t go far enough. If one wants to find out more about why Americans are abandoning positive traditional culture just pick up a copy of the book The Naked Communist; it makes for a good read.

THOSE WHO CAN’T appreciate Rev. Joseph Lowery and his history lessons are ignorant. You have to learn about the sins of the past to understand not to repeat them in the present or future.

WHY ON EARTH DID the high and mighty Georgia Regents have to blemish the name of the hospital? Its reputation was bad enough for poor service without putting Regents into it.

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dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 02/06/13 - 09:42 pm
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"IF WE REALLY WANT

... to interpret historical documents literally..."

It would make the task easier to undertake a study of the English language, so as not to mistake the term "men" as referring to a single sex, as opposed to mankind as a whole. But then, the confusion is understandable; liberals have been unable to comprehend such an esoteric concept as to what "is," is.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 02/06/13 - 09:55 pm
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"I DON’T CARE WHAT

... the Joint Chiefs chairman says ... standards will be lowered to allow women to become combat soldiers."

This is a difficult one: Women are in combat roles and have been for at least two decades. Women's standards have been since the integration into the regular army from the WAC, "breathing." If referring to physical standards for direct combat roles like infantry and armour, I expect that to be true; in the past whenever women could not meet the male standard it was either changed to a "two person task" from what a man would be expected to perform, or simply dropped.

As an infantryman, six-two, one-ninety pound paratrooper, there were some days I could barely do the job. There were a lot of men who couldn't hang. There may be GI Janes out there, but they are abberations. So, yeah, the standards will go in the name of political correctness. The grunts get saddled with troops who can't do the mission and the generals another star from petty cash for telling Congress how good things are.

Nothing changes.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 02/06/13 - 09:57 pm
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"RANT FOR THE LACK

... of enforcement from Columbia County on trashy yards..."

Yeah, well, they haven't had much luck in recruiting inspectors since the sex offender registry went off-line.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/06/13 - 09:59 pm
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With a name like Heimlich he

With a name like Heimlich he has to be in med school.

allhans
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allhans 02/06/13 - 10:37 pm
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Ted Nugent decided to stay in

Ted Nugent might have decided to stay in the US so he could irritate those who pay attention to such things.

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Jake 02/06/13 - 11:15 pm
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Ted Nugent

Talk about a "has been" who really "never was". Claim to fame "Cat Scratch Fever"? What a joke, just as bad as Bocephus (Hank Jr) who was named by the REAL Hank after Rod Brasfield's (Opry comedian) dummy. Very appropriate, indeed.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 02/07/13 - 05:12 am
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I like what allhans said!

"WHY IS TED NUGENT still in America? Did he not promise to leave if Obama were re-elected?"

I never liked his music and I don't care for the man either. I really wish he would have kept his word and left the country.
If nothing else Mr. Nugent please don't put out any more music. Just stay away from the recording studio PLEASE!

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Riverman1 02/07/13 - 05:13 am
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Well, yeah, 64 year old

Well, yeah, 64 year old rockers age. But he's still popular on reality TV and slapped Piers Morgan around like he was a handcuffed drunk giving the cops a hard time. Beats being a brain damaged Ozzy Osbourne.

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GGpap 02/07/13 - 05:18 am
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I Don't Care What.....

"As an infantryman, six-two, one-ninety pound paratrooper,...",,

How much more chauvinistic can this responder be?

the ladies, sir, woman sir, when push comes to shove..and while they may not be able to run like horses, climb like monkeys, and jump from a perfectly safe airplane (sheeesh!)...can probably outshoot you under pressure on any given day.

No matter the standards, if one can perform under fire, more power to either him or her.

As for me, I'd rather have an "Annie Oakley" by my side in the trenches than any overaged jock

GGpap.

GGpap
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GGpap 02/07/13 - 05:26 am
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... to interpret historical documents literally..."

"... to interpret historical documents literally..."And, "... "as referring to a single sex, as opposed to mankind as a whole." Would this apply equally to your second response?

GGpap

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GGpap 02/07/13 - 05:28 am
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WHY IS TED NUGENT still...

Nuggent has given us an excellent example of folk that spend their time just "blowing in the wind"....

GGpap

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 02/07/13 - 05:31 am
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Good morning all my fellow posting friends. HEY RIVER.

Well River in 2 days I'll be munching on some fresh local SHRUMP!
I'm gonna eat as much seafood as I can while I'm there.
Bear (beer)and Shrump is good eatin and drinkin.

You and I should put out a list of the way certain things are pronounced in Chalston so when people here go visit they can talk like the locals!
Cooper is pronounced cuppa.
Henry's is still there but the food is lousy and it's mostly a college kid hang out now,
Bill Sharpe is still the anchor at chanell 5.
Hurricane is still pronounced huricun.
I miss the Cavillero.
I miss old Ashley Cooper's column.
I wonder when they're going to open that time capsule at the museum.
The Battery is still pronounced The Batree.
The Wappoo bridge still opens every 5 minutes.
I'll think of some more and let you know.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 02/07/13 - 05:35 am
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HAHA Ozzie Osbourne

I can't understand a word he says. He talks like his mind is in some far off fantasy land.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 02/07/13 - 05:37 am
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Wonder when seenit will get here.

It must take a long time from her posts in Atlanta to reach Augusta.
Het Seenit we're waiting on you!

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 02/07/13 - 05:41 am
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Hey River

I always wondered what they'd find if they drained Colonial Lake!

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 02/07/13 - 07:10 am
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As for me, I'd rather have an "Annie Oakley"

... by my side in the trenches than any overaged jock."

When you have served your forty-three months in combat, earned a couple of Bronze Stars, participated in eleven campaigns as a combat infantryman, then, in this subject at least, your opinion will actually have some weight.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 02/07/13 - 07:12 am
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"...Would this apply equally

... to your second response?"

No, for reasons obvious to a first-grader.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/07/13 - 07:32 am
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Shrimp, great "Chalston"

Shrimp, great "Chalston" memories. Dang Bill Sharpe still there. Ashley Cooper had a book called "The Dictionary of Charlestonese" that explains how to pronounce many of the words in our language. I knew a guy named Freddy Lentz in Charleston who would go on Gullah speaking binges and was so funny. The Cavallaro, or however you spell it, was out on Folly Rd back on one of the little islands, wasn't it? Or am I thinking of something else. Geezers was also on Folly Rd and we used to go there to drink on Sundays.

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seenitB4 02/07/13 - 07:31 am
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I might as well go ahead & tick off a few

Last night while reading about the postal workers..I almost went postal...many seem to believe they are over paid & after all they say these employees are not college educated....(Which is a crock)...
I see the same posts about police/firemen.....coming from the pumpedup heads of sooo much education they actually can't fight their way out of a paper bag...BUT they sho know how to put a pretty sentence on here...yahear..

Toay I read how the BOE of DeKalb county can't get their stuff together...can't even elect a chairman...they are on probabtion....and these nice folks have degrees high enogh to step over..if ya git my drift...also the Clayton county BOE is in trouble again too.....after losing accreditation a couple of years ago....another degree laden bunch of folks....

SOOOO....give me 10 post office workers or policemen & I could turn around some problems in these 2 groups,,,,feet on the ground---good common sense----problem solving folks.....

Some will say ooh it is the changing population in these counties....welll ck Gwinnett county we are changing every second....noo it is the people in charge & many just want to say "Look at me ---I'm in big time now".....can't balance a checkbook but I got my degree....GEEZ

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seenitB4 02/07/13 - 07:33 am
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Esp the policemen

The police could turn these BOEs upside down & a few students too...

yes I know I have MANY spelling errors in my post....so what!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/07/13 - 07:38 am
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Tax money .....can't just let it sit there

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The DeKalb County School system is planning to send a handful of administrators back to college at taxpayer expense.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/07/13 - 07:45 am
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Hi shrimp

My posts are red hot & it takes awhile for them to float down to Augusta....& when they do get close some hit them back up here with that dang downer button....& I bounce over to over "places" ....it is hard to get away from these folks too.....:):)

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Jane18 02/07/13 - 07:54 am
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R & R #9

There is nothing in Joseph Lowery's background that I can appreciate or ever will, nor his "pea in the pod" brother Hosea Williams! They were troublemakers and "users" of those of their own race. The only ones to ignore "sins" are the ones that blindly believe the lies passed down from Lowery and the troblemakers like him. Some people need to do a little background checking on these frauds of history................

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seenitB4 02/07/13 - 07:57 am
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The rants

Trashy yards in Columbia county....why is the county responsible for every yard....home owner in jail??

We are not all created equally....just watch some programs on J Springer....

Many jobs lost in small towns ...sad & we are stupid for allowing so many jobs to disappear.....we elected these folks....their #1 job should be to retain the jobs this country has been creating over the last 50 years...

I'm in a baaad mood...so I won't stay today...

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seenitB4 02/07/13 - 07:57 am
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Ya can't!

You Can't Tell Me What To Say ...has left the building!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/07/13 - 07:57 am
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Y'all hold the profanity down

Y'all hold the profanity down on these boards today. Someone has to keep things civil in Augusta.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/07/13 - 08:00 am
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SeenIt, you and that post

SeenIt, you and that post office fascination. I'm going to send you some of those shorts postal workers wear with the long nylon socks they pull up to their knees.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/07/13 - 08:04 am
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RM

I hope your mail doesn't get tossed...or placed in the wrong box....don't mess with me about postal workers.....I can see why some get soo stressed.....I wish a few on here had to actually work a week in that job....you too btw....you would have a new outlook & probably would end up in jail for bouncing a few customers...

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Willow Bailey 02/07/13 - 08:18 am
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dstewartsr....Raves.

dstewartsr....Raves.

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