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MANDATORY CUTS would not be happening if the president and Congress had performed the jobs they were elected to perform. Hoping to gain more leverage, critical decisions have constantly been put off. Now as we sink further into the debt, more taxes, fewer jobs and increased cost-of-living quagmire, we are only bombarded with doomsday scenarios and blame.

SOMEONE TELL GRADY Abrams that celebrity has an expiration date and he is past his. Opening up old wounds to stay relevant is not the way to win friends and influence people unless you are trying to impress 20-year-olds.

FOR THAT $26,000 RAISE, did Kendrick find all that money that mysteriously disappeared from his office?

TAKE BACK ALL THE illegal raises and divide them among the people who haven’t had a raise in YEARS!

FIRE FRED RUSSELL and recall all the commissioners. What else don’t we know about?

AUGUSTA ONLY half-recycles and everyone is so-o-o proud. When will they get with it and recycle steel and glass? Half recycling is just not good enough.

PUNK GANG MEMBERS and their dogs are ruining our neighborhood. The poor little dogs are so mistreated. No one wants to do anything, even to help the animals. Doesn’t anyone care except for me?

‘DIVERSITY’ IS MERELY a code word for less white people.

TO THE PERSON WHO talked about slavery in Africa: I am a black American woman who was born in the United States of America. I do not know anything about slavery except for what is written about it here in the United States textbooks. But, for your information, we all come from some place or rather our ancestors did. Maybe you did not have anything to do with slavery, but let the dead stay buried, and stop rehashing it.

A SPECIAL RAVE TO Tracey E. Williams Jr. for the outstanding tribute to the patriarch of our family, Mr. William Carpenter Sr. His letter to the editor paid tribute to two outstanding contributors to our heritage. It was wonderful that he took the time to share their legacy. Please know that the Carpenter family is most appreciative.

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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/13/13 - 10:23 pm
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Rant 9

I rate your rant as Number one for the R&R's for the day.

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dstewartsr 03/13/13 - 08:02 pm
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"Kendrick find ... that money

that ... disappeared from his office?"

How about his raise must be paid from those funds? No money, no money for the raise.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 03/13/13 - 08:07 pm
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Number nine

... comes in only second to the best comment I've read by a black commentator. The best was (paraphrasing) it was a lifetime of horror for many of my ancestors, but thank G-d for their suffering which let me be born here.

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Jake 03/14/13 - 12:07 am
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Slavery #9

I am sure that no one alive today has any direct connection with slavery as practiced in the 1860's. Those people are dead and gone. But the discrimination as a result of the Jim Crow laws and racial segregation has many, many witnesses still alive today. Which, I may add, was personal witness to.

In the 1950's, Hoboken, a small town in south Georgia, had a black community that lived in faded red shacks in a square that housed around 25 shacks. There was no electric lines to the houses but there was a couple of hand pumps that were used to get the water that was required for daily life. The roads were dirt, as most of them were in Brantley County, as we drove on them in the old man's '54 Pontiac on our way to Uncle Winton's house. The shacks housed the workers of the Varn Turpentine Processing Plant which had their main office in Blackshear. The workers had to scrape the pine sap from the metal cups that were nailed to the sides of pine trees that had been scored so they would render their sap. Then the sap was put in wooden barrels for processing into mineral spirits or, most often, kerosene.
There was also a faded white wooden church with a bell on a post in the front. As we drove through, the kids would watch us as we also watched them. Mom and Dad never said a thing about the poverty we were witnessing. This was back in the day of the company store and company lodging. At least they were working but getting out of the hole could be very tough back then if you were a black person and on the company's "payroll".

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Riverman1 03/14/13 - 06:10 am
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The Curious Case of Steven Kendrick

Lots of strange things happen around Steven Kendrick. It will be interesting what happens to him in the future.

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nocnoc 03/14/13 - 08:59 am
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Not 1 person who was a salve

Not 1 person who was a salve in the NORTH or the South 1776-1865 is alive today. If they were the youngest would be 148 years old.

In another 30 years likely not 1 person, who was a young adult at the time under Jim Crow Laws, will be alive either.

The problem now is a few hold overs living in the past and giving others an over used excuse for not trying in the future.

YOU are what YOU make of YOUR ownself.

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HenryWalker3rd 03/14/13 - 09:09 am
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The Racial Comment 4 The Day
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Seeing the damage from centuries of oppression, how can you just forget and move on?

Just move on.......really?

This nation has NEVR had a real conversation about the oppression of Black Americans. Until then, this story will keep replaying itself over, and over, and over.

The election of the "black" (he is not, IMO) President has done nothing but made America's racial problems worse. Considence????

All human life started on the continent of Africa.

History class has failed MANY people.

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RoadkiII 03/14/13 - 09:26 am
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"stop rehashing it"......

"stop rehashing it"...... then stop bringing it up.

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RoadkiII 03/14/13 - 09:43 am
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Good News???

It was reported yesterday that retail spending was up a little over 1% from Jan to Feb. Sounds great doesn't it? Now for the rest of the story.(sorry for taking your line Mr Harvey) What was the increase spent on? Groceries, fuel, and clothing. Essentials. Overall department stores from Wal-Mart to Saks reported lower sales. But the Emperor is thrilled. And I ,along with many others who know the whole story continue to struggle. Wake up America.

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seenitB4 03/14/13 - 09:44 am
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Moving along little horses

Not a lot to sink my teeth in this am...so I won't.....we are very lucky to be in the USA but it seems we just can't get it right sometimes......we need smart folks in congress....common sense folks...but the best won't run for office...will we ever have another Thomas Jefferson---Washington---Ben Franklin--Lincoln....RKill...wait a minute....scratch that last name..:):)

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/14/13 - 10:55 am
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"This nation has NEVR had a
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"This nation has NEVR had a real conversation about the oppression of Black Americans. Until then, this story will keep replaying itself over, and over, and over."

Please give me the name of a black person who is oppressed.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/14/13 - 10:58 am
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According to 2008 Census, in
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According to 2008 Census, in the CSRA, Caucasians are a minority and Blacks are in the majority, yet every single written affirmative action plan in the area still only makes an effort to ensure that blacks and females are not under represented relative to the local demographics. When will the real minorities get AA protection?

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myfather15 03/14/13 - 11:13 am
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@henrywalker

What exactly is your opinion of a serious conversation about "The oppression of Black Americans"? We've had millions of conversations about it, all the way back to the 1800's. But I guess in your opinion, none of them were serious. So please tell me EXACTLY what you would want those conversations to include? Be specific please; would those conversations only be serious if they include reparations? What exactly (in your opinion) do we do to actually get past this and live peaceably with each other?

I think we've done a fine job of this; matter of fact, the best job in the world. I saw a democratic black female on t.v. the other day saying the United States of America is an actual miracle, itself. I was actually shocked, not that a black female said this, but a liberal leaning female, period. You just don't hear many liberals talking about the greatness of America; they usually refer to the POSSIBLE greatness, but only if THEY are in charge. But she was talking about how diversified the USA is, with so many different religions and ethnic groups able to get along peaceably, not wanting to kill each other. She actually referred to this as a miracle, citing other Countries inability to accomplish this for themselves. Why can't everyone understand this? The United States of America IS a miracle. It's amazing we live everyday without constant killing and violence over religious and ethnic causes. Oooh yes, the US has violence and killing, but the vast majority of this has nothing to dow with religion or race. The vast majority of murders you hear about are about selfishness and greed; drug violence, which also could fall uner the greed and selfishness category. Domestic violence, which can also fall under the selfishness category. THIS COUNTRY is great, as it is. Nothing wrong with trying to get better, but be careful what you ask for. YOu should always ask "What exactly is better"?

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daphne3520 03/14/13 - 11:20 am
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PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 03/14/13 - 11:19 am
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Roadkill, I agree with your

Roadkill, I agree with your comment. Retail spending will be up until about May. People are receiving their income tax refunds and buying what they have been putting off. The headlines are so misleading.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/14/13 - 12:25 pm
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Henry walker

Since you have so many comments about race...just maybe you can come up with some ideas about bringing Detroit from the brink.....it is easy to complain on here....what are your suggestions ...any?

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harley_52 03/14/13 - 12:29 pm
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Jane18
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Jane18 03/14/13 - 01:12 pm
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HenryWalker3rd....

..once again you are soooooooo far off track! And as far as human life beginning on the continent of Africa...where do you get that from? Please go back to the 6th day creation. These were different races......all over the planet Earth. Surely, you do not think Adam and Eve were the first humans.............The river in Eden went OUT in several directions, and one(1) went into the direction and compassed Ethiopia!

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Little Lamb 03/14/13 - 01:07 pm
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When did they get to Australia?

HenryWalker3rd posted:

All human life started on the continent of Africa.

That's one conjecture; there are plenty more. It's something that cannot be proven one way or another, and it doesn't mean anything anyway.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/14/13 - 01:30 pm
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What difference would it make
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What difference would it make where all human life began, if we in fact knew for sure?

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 03/14/13 - 03:17 pm
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Burns ranting

at ya'll on the Dean story site. Hank was at it again!

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LillyfromtheMills 03/14/13 - 03:19 pm
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I forgot to say Hi

I'm finally back from rehab - ya'll ready for a Bloody Mary - joking about the rehab not the Bloody Mary :)

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Riverman1 03/14/13 - 03:22 pm
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Hang in there, Lilly. Have

Hang in there, Lilly. Have one for me, too.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 03/14/13 - 03:30 pm
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RM-done

My friend the swimmer didn't make it - she did live to tell about it but barely.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/14/13 - 03:32 pm
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Ahhh, the transplanted

Ahhh, the transplanted Charleston Council Woman who avoids hurricanes at your house. I do pay attention to you. New Zealand swim or somewhere else?

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Riverman1 03/14/13 - 03:35 pm
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Ed Schultz

It's a positive that Schultz is being moved to weekends only along with the prison stories, to the anger of his supporters. Now if we could only get him moved to every other President's Day. I wonder if Comcast obtaining a controlling interest in NBC caused his cancellation from the weekdays?

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LillyfromtheMills 03/14/13 - 03:45 pm
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NZ

Signing off - who in the hell is Ed Schultz - one of your friends hahaha

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Red Headed Step Child 03/14/13 - 04:46 pm
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Slavery

It was a horrific time in history - along with the Trail of Tears and the Holocaust.

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