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IS OKLAHOMA STATE University happy a nameless entity is now written into history as having beaten them for a national college golf title?

RANT FOR PEOPLE STILL hating on President Obama. No matter what he does, you people are going to find fault in it. He is the president for four more years, so get over the color of his skin. You all need to pray and read your Bible sometimes.

YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE Judge Roper. Giving a child molester bail, then lower original bail as so he can afford it ...

RANT TO THE Republicans in Congress who are proposing to cut the number of VA medical centers in the U.S.

AT THE USC AIKEN/ASU basketball game, the ASU “dance team” was in attendance. It looked more like it belonged at the Discotheque lounge on Broad Street rather than a college basketball game.

RANT FOR MARION Williams. You are furnishing this community with tons of cartoon material.

I AM UPSET AT HOW the Richmond Board of Education keeps failing our special wd students. It can take a student who is struggling in the general education classroom months before receiving any help, and even when they do receive services, the get very little help. I think the system needs to be improved!

I CANNOT BELIEVE THE arrogance of GRU. As an alumnus, it will be a very cold day in Hades with flying pigs before I ever give them another dime!

RANT TO RACISTS who seem to live longer than the rest of us for some odd reason. They must serve a purpose.

I WISH THE Augusta Convention Center the best of luck, and it will need luck since it has booked only 20 events for the year. Remember it’s our money that helped to build it and it will be our money that supports it if it fails. Please don’t fail on us.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/18/13 - 08:37 pm
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From email- no attribution.

I don't think this will ruffle tender sensibilities:

A Canadian's Version of David Letterman's Top 10
This is what other countries think of us, in this case Canada.
Do we look like idiots or what?

10) Only in America...could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

9) Only in America...could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black while only 12% of the population is black.

8) Only in America...could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

7) Only in America...can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America...would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens.

5) Only in America...could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."

4) Only in America...could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

3) Only in America...could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company ( MarathonOil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

2) Only in America...could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.

1) Only in America...could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 03/19/13 - 10:32 am
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Just read an article stating

Just read an article stating 58 percent of Americans support gay marriage, according to a new ABC News / Washington Post Poll.

What they don't tell you but you can find out if you investigate, is that only 96 individuals took the poll......so to say 58% of Americans approve of gay marriage is such BS.

**Edit for correction**

Evidently I should have done further research. Actually the number of people polled were 1001, but my viewpoint is still it's all BS. So out of 315,000,000 Americans in the US, they sampled or polled 1001, and came up with 58% of Americans are for gay marriage....when only .0003 percent of the people gave an opinion.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 03/18/13 - 08:12 pm
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@Ranter#2

Obama has done nothing but lie to the American public so how could anyone read their Bible and justify his actions! You guys re-elected him and the rest of us have to suffer through four more years of his ineptness! He is no good for our nation and is no good for the world in general. And guess what we don't give a damn about his skin color! He is just not capable of being a leader!

happychimer
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happychimer 03/18/13 - 09:39 pm
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President Obama was elected

President Obama was elected by the people, so deal with it. I dealt with Bush his 2nd term, and without moaning and groaning and complaining every waking hour.God is in control, so I am not worried one little bit.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 03/18/13 - 11:25 pm
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"RANT TO RACISTS who ... live longer

... than the rest of us... They must serve a purpose."

Yeah: Fundraising for NAACP, PUSH, Rainbow Coalition, Black Panthers, SPLC, Henry Gates' salary...

mugsie
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mugsie 03/19/13 - 04:48 am
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@ happychimer

but President Bush wasn't shredding the Constitution every waking hour.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/19/13 - 05:03 am
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USC Aiken's basketball uniforms

I notice USC Aiken's basketball uniforms and their logo have USC in tiny letters and AIKEN in big ones. I sincerely hope it's GRU in tiny letters and Augusta in big ones on the uniforms. I believe with time the school will simply be known as Augusta. Afterall, all public colleges in the state come under the Georgia Regents and they don't use the silly name.

junkyardpig
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junkyardpig 03/19/13 - 05:53 am
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the state of georgia does not

the state of georgia does not want to recognize the city of augusta. we represent high crime, many homeless and projects and a weak education program. we do trade tourism for probation and parole

Jane18
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Jane18 03/19/13 - 06:06 am
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R & R #2

I do not know why this ranter continues to repeat this rant! We do not hate him for the color of his skin, we hate what he says and does, is that simple enough for you to understand? And, trust me, whoever you are, you(and others like you) need to pray and read YOUR Bibles sometime!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/19/13 - 08:26 am
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Good Morning "Country Without A Leader" America

Sure would like to ask Ranter 2 at the end of 4 years a question, that is if I still have the Freedom Of Speech to do so...."Are you happier now than you where 8 years ago?"

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 03/19/13 - 08:51 am
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ranter#2 get over it because
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ranter#2 get over it because you disagree with someone does not mean they are a racist (if you know what the true definition is, instead of the one jessie, al, and all the other race pimps use)..so i guess blacks who disagree with the president are "uncle toms"...you only like the president because he gutted the work requirement for welfare so now you and/or your welfare receiving relatives/friends don't have to do anything but sit in your "gubment housing" and wait on your checks

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/19/13 - 08:59 am
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Yawn yawn

Oh how this place has gotten mild & stale....I just went back in time & read a thread during the race for Sheriff.....aaah the good ole days when things were popping....I would put it on here but SOMEONE wouldn't like it.....esp those who are working fo the man they talked trash about...gez....how things change.....I miss some of the posters on that thread......RM was taking a chewing BUT he can take it & keep on ticking....ksm--high society were on it & then ksl/icl/fathertime & many others......they were talking about cat houses & such....anyway enough of history....we know who won the election.......

Good am quackers....

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/19/13 - 09:03 am
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Yep Jane 18

If it is a black thang, why do we almost universally like Dr. Ben Carson, Condi Rice, Herman Cain, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, just to name a few?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/19/13 - 09:04 am
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The Ducks

I found out more info on the Ducks....their older son has been a preacher for over 20 years...he doesn't have a beard but now works with them in the business......at one time ole Phil was a partyman...he left his family & played with drinking & good times but realized he wanted his home & Miss Kay more....she took him back & he became a religious man......all is well now.....one year he made only $8000 & lived off the land....ate what he killed .....he had to hunt to live....so their life has been from rags to riches & true...

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/19/13 - 09:09 am
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B4

You mean to tell me that Phil didn't have an EBT card...darn it.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/19/13 - 09:14 am
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Phil

Phil is not ebt material......the man can hunt---fish & etc...my kind of guy......you wouldn't starve with him around...lol

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/19/13 - 09:18 am
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What is happening in Cypress

Now just tell me this.....if they can go into personal bank accounts & skim off 10% of personal savings on any & all......what do yall think would happen here if that comes around.......can you see another WAR!!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/19/13 - 09:25 am
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Dang dang

I have to go out for a spell......why does life always butt into my posting time.....see yall

one last thing...headlines here

City oks stadium deal.....hahahah....

KSL
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KSL 03/19/13 - 09:44 am
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Happy

Just a fair question. There is an Obama supporter poll worker facing 12 years for casting 6 votes for Obama, 2 on behalf of herself. She has finally been arrested, thankfully. There are countless others who sent in illegal votes.

KSL
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KSL 03/19/13 - 09:48 am
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No telling how much fraud

No telling how much fraud went on around this country to get Obama reelected.

Dudeness
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Dudeness 03/19/13 - 10:23 am
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I'm still trying to figure

I'm still trying to figure out why the color of his skin is such a fascination of Obama supporters. I would love to hear some of their thoughts on what he has done since the day after his birth. It's been a long time since he accomplished the amazing feat of being born half black, so perhaps we could move onto at least the last 10-20 years for some more relevant discussions.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/19/13 - 10:32 am
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"President Obama was elected

"President Obama was elected by the people.............God is in control, so I am not worried one little bit."

Yep, Rev. Wright got his wish. We have been damned.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 03/19/13 - 10:37 am
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allhans, in regard to your

allhans, in regard to your 9:39am comment.....are you trying to make a point because I fail to see it. My 7:53 comment pertained to a survey taken and had nothing to do with Hillary Clinton. Although I agree that it's odd she would make a formal statement now, because I thought she had always approve of gay marriage, but just not quit sure how to take your 9:39am comment.

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Darby 03/19/13 - 10:47 am
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"He is the president for four....

more years, so get over the color of his skin. You all need to pray and read your Bible sometimes."
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Reading the Bible and accepting the tyranny that is Obama.... Somehow, that seems to be counter intuitive.

And just what on earth does the color of the man's skin have to do with anything? The man is an unaccomplished, incompetent buffoon.

If he were white, he'd be a paler version of the same unaccomplished, incompetent buffoon...

InChristLove
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InChristLove 03/19/13 - 10:46 am
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happychimer "God is in

happychimer "God is in control, so I am not worried one little bit.

Happy, yes God is always in control but sometimes he allows us to make stupid choices because we don't listen and wait until we fail flat on our face, in order to be able to pick us up and show us how He wants it done.

Just could be one of those times.......

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/19/13 - 01:01 pm
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"He is the president for four
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"He is the president for four more years, so get over the color of his skin."

Sounds like the ranter needs to get over the color of his skin. I could give you a huge list of reasons I'm not happy with the President...and his skin color isn't on the list. But people like this ranter will just assume it's the only reason......ignoring the long list of other reasons.

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drjoe 03/19/13 - 01:02 pm
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Where can I see the next ASU

Where can I see the next ASU Dance Team performance?

countyman
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countyman 03/19/13 - 01:21 pm
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Starbucks just won deal of the year

Junkyardpig... The GHSU survey asked the opinions of Augusta from the residents living in Georgia, and the overwhelmingly majority of answers were positive.

I think you might want to compare the crime rate, drop out rate, etc of Augusta versus other cities in Georgia. According to the FBI the crime rate of Augusta is usually lower compared to Athens, Savannah, Atlanta, Columbus, and Macon.

Plus the city of Augusta is one of the leaders besides Atlanta in terms of demolishing projects.

I'm positive the people living outside of Augusta realize it's not a coincidence Apple, Costco, PF Changs Jared, Pandora, Chop House, etc only have locations in metro Atlanta, and Richmond County. The Costco in North Georgia(suburbs) is only due to the Sunday alcohol sales in Tennessee(Chattanooga).

happychimer
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happychimer 03/19/13 - 01:22 pm
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I post what I feel, and some

I post what I feel, and some of you come at me. You know what? It does not bother me one little bit. Free speech is free here until someone disagrees with you.

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