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WHAT A MESS RACIAL politics have got us into by the vote by the Augusta Commission to grant pay raises. The commission has now opened the floodgates.

RAVES TO Columbia County Roads and Bridges for fixing the road in Wynngate the same day I called about the huge pothole left when utility work was done.

I CANNOT UNDERSTAND how drivers not legally blind fail to see the Olive Road overpass despite the blinking bright lights, colored sticks, etc.

SOME FOOLISH PEOPLE claim abortion should be illegal. How is it legal for people to torture, starve and beat a child right to death over years, yet that is tolerated? At least a doctor can end the early form before real life quickly and with the least amount of pain.

I HOPE THE commissioners of color have a holiday trying to crucify Smith, Guilfoyle and Jackson for doing business with the broken Richmond County government. Censure or reprimand, I wouldn’t give a hoot.

MR. PRESIDENT, YOU were the one who approved the sequester. In fact you were the one who came up with the idea. Go out there and show some real leadership to stop all of this irresponsible spending.

THE PRESIDENT’S stimulus contained tax cuts. Last fall he cut the payroll tax. Politifact reports that 80 percent of Americans have seen lowered taxes under Obama. The mantra that Obama has increased taxes on everyone is a fiction.

TO THE MAN WHO RIDES around on a green cart at Pendleton King Park while I am walking my dog. My dog gets more legwork done at the park than I’ve seen you do in the two years I’ve been walking him there. Is this where my tax money is going? Putting gas in that green cart so you can ride all day?

PLEASE PUT Lindsay Lohan into jail. This has gone on long enough.

THE TSA AGENT WHO frisked the 3-year-old girl in a wheelchair should be fired.

POLICE SHOULD USE their headlights just like I have to when it is pouring down rain.

THAT POOR BOY WHO was beaten and starved by his mother right to death. See why abortion is kinder? Do you really want all these kids to live years of anguish?

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countyman
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countyman 03/07/13 - 11:55 pm
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Augusta mall= regional shopping destination

The growth of the most upscale mall outside of metro Atlanta continues. I've hear the popular store H&M maybe coming to the Augusta mall. The other rumor is Victoria Secret is expanding with their Pink collection.

Clarks(targets white women over 40) & Charley's Philly Steak are both opening soon in the mall.

None of the malls outside of metro Atlanta have either Apple, Sephora, PF Changs, Chop House, Pandora, etc and H&M is only taking it to another level. If people from Columbia drive 1 hr to visit PF Changs or Apple, then I expect H&M to draw big crowds.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/08/13 - 12:23 am
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Dittos 1 and 3. #5, I hope

Dittos 1 and 3.

#5, I hope so too. They are setting a solid precedent for when they have a majority and can wheel and deal. Their feet will be held to the same fire; which is good for the residents of Richmond County.

#4. I undersatnd where you are coming from, but many will argue that two wrongs don't make a right. It is a subject I am conflicted on.

#6. He has not accepted responsibility for anything else. I hope you are not holding your breath on this one.

9, 10, 11. I agree.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/08/13 - 12:33 am
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CM

I talk to people often who won't go to the mall weekends or after hours because of the hoodlum like element that populate the walkways. Maybe that has gotten better and people need to give it another chance; but unless they get a grip on that, the mall is doomed in the long term. Especially so if Aiken and Columbia County can attract similar/competitive stores.

Adults with money to spend will go elsewhere rather than be bothered with rude "children".

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 03/08/13 - 01:32 am
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Me thinks there will be an

Me thinks there will be an abortion debate on here before this day is over.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/08/13 - 05:12 am
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Columbia, SC Couple

“Honey, I feel like some PF Chang Chinese, MSG and all, tonight.”

“Me too. Let’s drive 70 miles to the Augusta Mall and get some. We could be home by midnight.”

InChristLove
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InChristLove 03/08/13 - 06:21 am
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Riverman, people from Augusta

Riverman, people from Augusta drove to Columbia to dine at California Dreaming and made a night of it before they came to Augusta. Why not vice versa, especially if you live on the Lexington side of Columbia. If could happen.

wildman
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wildman 03/08/13 - 06:46 am
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NO!

No, we do not go to the mall on the weekends or after dark.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/08/13 - 07:50 am
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DOOHICKEY

Object or person you can't remember or never knew anyway....other variations are whatchamacalit & thingamajig......

What....you want politics & racial matters instead....lol

just testing...

harley_52
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harley_52 03/08/13 - 07:53 am
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Lots Of People Drive From Augusta To Columbia....

....to dine at Ruth's Chris. Maybe not from Columbia County, where dining at strip malls is all the rage, but from ARC for sure.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/08/13 - 07:56 am
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What yall need is an Arthur Blank!!

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s mayor and Falcons owner Arthur Blank have agreed to financing terms for a new $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium to replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome and keep the team’s home games in the city’s downtown, the two men said Thursday.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/08/13 - 07:59 am
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Atlanta Malls

Yes they do countyman....you might need to ck again....we had a PF Changs...we have an Apple...geez too many to name ..ck the directory at Mall of Ga...you want it----it is available...too dang many.

harley_52
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harley_52 03/08/13 - 08:00 am
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"See why abortion is kinder?"

Wallah....Of course. Now I (finally) see it.

We're doing the unborn child a favor by killing it so it can avoid the pain of living. Why, before you know it, we'll legalize the slaughter of anyone who gets the mumps, or any other childhood disease, just to save them from the agony of recovery and then growing up.

We're soooooo compassionate. And soooooo enlightened too, aren't we?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/08/13 - 08:12 am
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Is it just me...

I just can't wrap my mind around this....we have $$$ for new stadiums---money to send to other countries...even Israel ...about 8 million a day I heard....millions to Egypt....& many more millions to other countries ..BUT we have folks losing their jobs----losing their homes--& I see that we still have homeless folks after the tornado & weather in the northeast...I know in the big picture of life that a billion dollars wouldn't be much money...but...shouldn't we help OUR FOLKS B4 we help say..Pakistan.....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/08/13 - 08:18 am
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Streetcars in Atlanta

We now will spend millions to put streetcars back in downtown Atlanta....yes I did say streetcars.....it is supposed to revitalize the area again....do what can't be done they say.....take tourists through the forgotten areas of town....Sweet Auburn & Martin Luther King sites....
Soooo.......don't ever say never....maybe we should get some of the ole Augusta cars running again....yaknow ..to haul folks over to North Augusta for the games & park by the river...

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allhans 03/08/13 - 08:39 am
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Last rant..The ranter seems

Last rant..The ranter seems to be saying that this particular woman wanted an abortion and was denied? I find that strange....
Or!...Did she refuse an abortion.. Did she even ask for an abortion or did she maybe want a baby ONLY for her own selfish reasons....SOrry...Very confusing. No mention of the baby daddy..Where is he, I wonder....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/08/13 - 08:42 am
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Shark Tank

This is a great program to me....it shows big business guys making money decisions & why they make them...they don't mind telling some where they are going wrong .....funny at times because some just won't listen.....some would get help if they only would.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/08/13 - 08:50 am
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Williams Seafood in Savannah Ga

Many moons ago we drove to Savannah from Augusta just to have seafood near the beach.....Williams seafood place.....lots of fun with friends......great memories...we also traveled to the Smokey mountains with 6 adults in 1 car......packed like sardines too.....veeery close & can't say that was comfy either..

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/08/13 - 09:21 am
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"Last fall he cut the payroll

"Last fall he cut the payroll tax. Politifact reports that 80 percent of Americans have seen lowered taxes under Obama. The mantra that Obama has increased taxes on everyone is a fiction."

Politifact evaluated his statement AT THE TIME HE MADE THE SPEECH. It did not count other taxes he has raised but have not been implemented such as those coming from Obamacare. They also did not evaluate indirect taxes from Obama policies such as higher gasoline prices, higher food prices, and higher health insurance prices.....ALL are indirect taxes on EVERY American. And those indirect tax increases ARE HUGE...espcecially for lower and middle income households.

So you just keep telling us how Obama lowered taxes everytime you fill up your car or go through the grocery store check-out lane. Tell the poor and middle class working people that their paychecks did not get smaller starting 1 January from payroll taxes. And as for 80% paying lower taxes......well 47% of the people were not, and still are not, paying any taxes anyway to that number is totally meaningless.

Yes, Obama is raising your taxes in more ways than tax rates. And you ain't seen nothing yet until 2014 and the full implementation of Obamacare and, heaven forbid, if Obama and the Democrats manage to pass the Carbon Tax. EVERTHING government does IS A TAX and Obama has most certainly RAISED OUR TAXES.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/08/13 - 09:24 am
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"Lots Of People Drive From

"Lots Of People Drive From Augusta To Columbia....
....to dine at Ruth's Chris. "

Intersting though that they didn't support similarly themed restaurants in Augusta.

harley_52
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harley_52 03/08/13 - 09:36 am
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"Intersting though that they didn't support...

....similarly themed restaurants in Augusta."

It's because "theme" isn't what people want so much as superb steaks. There is no restaurant in Augusta that serves a steak nearly as good as a Ruth's Chris. Opening a "similarly themed" restaurant in Augusta will work, but only if they produce a product worth the price.

There's a reason people flock to the Ruth's Chris, Smith and Wollensky, and other high quality steak houses and it isn't the "theme."

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/08/13 - 09:37 am
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IAD

Like what?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/08/13 - 09:41 am
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JTF

What do you think about Blanks deal with Atlanta....good or what?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/08/13 - 09:52 am
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Seen it

Mixed emotions. Definately not needed IMO, but, they say now we will get more events (Super Bowl and such). Blank is putting up the bulk of the money so taxpayers are not affected much. Can't wait to see how much my Falcon tics increase.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/08/13 - 09:58 am
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50 million more

I just read that Blank willspend 50 million at least in the area around the new stadium....that will help the place a lot...& get the folks on board .....the man is a money maker...i hope it does help downtown.....I kinda wondered if it had a chance in the north burbs too....say around Flowery Branch ....

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/08/13 - 10:01 am
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Flowery Branch?

Nah, too far north. Too me, the old GM plant area was perfect. But, Doraville didn't want it.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/08/13 - 10:27 am
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yep

That would be a good location...close to all major highways ...

countyman
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countyman 03/08/13 - 10:54 am
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Augusta

Itsanotherday1... Have you been to the Aiken mall lately? The Aiken mall is the one who is doomed unless drastic changes take place. No developer is going to build a mall in Columbia County, and they would have to settle for an outlet mall or lifestyle center development. The only problem is the money is located in Evans, but the Gateway development( all the land) is near the city limits of Grovetown. The same thing goes for Aiken County in terms of exit 5 near I-20. I do expect to see large power center in the future but not mall.

Riverman.. I think you're forgetting that Columbia doesn't have PF Changs, Apple, or Costco and just opened Sephora at the Columbiana mall... Yes, several of the residents in Columbia drive to Augusta.

Seenitb4... I said none of the ''malls outside of metro Atlanta'. The mall of Georgia is located in Gwinnett county, and helps make up metro Atlanta. The only things Augusta ever got before metro Atlanta is Carolina Ale, and Tutti Frutti in the Augusta Exchange.

I'm positive Ruth's Chris is coming sooner or later. The Public House in Surrey Center and Stonecrest in Evans might have closed, but the Chop House(Augusta mall)/Snug(West Augusta), and Pauley's(CBD) are still here. The Chop House at the mall is always full of customers.

harley_52
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harley_52 03/08/13 - 11:05 am
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The Chop House....

....and Calvert's are both great dining, but neither can really compare to a Ruth's Chris.

The Chop House has the best Prime Rib anywhere around.

IMHO, of course.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/08/13 - 11:07 am
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Stonecrest/Ruth Chris

No comparison. Chops either. I actually think Augustan would support a Ruth's Chris.

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