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RAVE TO THE director of Bush Field and his staff for having live entertainment for travelers. Having traveled extensively over the years, it was a breath of fresh air to hear a live band at an airport. The band was well received as evidenced by the many positive remarks. Hopefully, this will become a Masters tradition.

THE BEST WAY TO handle North Korea is to sell Japan four or five of our decommissioned aircraft carriers and several hundred retired F-14s. I’m sure the Japanese Navy will take care of business and we can bring our military home. Time to put America first and stop policing the world.

I DON’T CLAIM TO be a Democrat or Republican. I wish we could do away with all parties. A rant the other day blamed Republicans for Social Security ills. Please check the history on detrimental changes Social Security recipients have been faced with and you will see that Democrats were responsible.

TO THE GENTLEMAN at Burger King who had his classic car hit, raves to you for showing such great restraint around those kids that were outside. I would have lost it.

TO THE LOW-LIFE(S) WHO stole over 200 pounds of aluminum cans from the storage cart on Reynolds Industrial Road. You stole from 10- and 11-year-old children who had worked hard all year toward winning a national recycling competition. If you made the effort to work as hard as they have, you would not need to steal!

RAVE FOR THE editorial (April 14) about government gone wrong. We must find people willing to run for elected office that are willing to serve only one term, and vote out all the people that are in office to line their own pockets.

TO THE RANTER complaining About Republicans not being able to balance a budget in 10 years, consider this: the Democratically controlled Senate hasn’t produced a budget in four years. Please look at all of Obama’s buddies who are wealthy who have made money off Obama’s green energy BS!

TO THE POPULAR restaurant on Washington Road that was blaring the rap song with the lyrics called “my neck my back...”: Are you trying to run off decent customers and families with children? Playing that kind of filth is unacceptable and was especially in poor taste with our Masters guests in town.

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KSL
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KSL 04/17/13 - 08:44 pm
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Rant 3

Just more uneducated people. Don't expect them to know the truth.

countyman
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countyman 04/17/13 - 11:51 pm
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Rants/Raves

1st rant... Do people still use the term 'Bush Field'? The new improvements at the airport go along better with Augusta Regional.

Last rant... Hooters? That crowd should expect to hear rap music from time to time. I also think you must know the majority of people under 30 listen to hip hop.

countyman
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countyman 04/17/13 - 11:54 pm
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Keeping/attracting young professionals in/to Augusta!

The Augusta Canal Discovery Center will be the new name for the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area's visitor center at Enterprise Mill, canal officials announced today. Canal officials unveiled the Discovery Center's name on a new sign, the first of many that will be installed along the length of the canal as part of a comprehensive signage program, Sherrouse said. When fully implemented, the program will include approximately 100 directional, identity, regulatory and interpretive signs.

Sherrouse also discussed several other current and upcoming canal projects. Work is progressing on bridges across the King and Sibley mills' tailraces to create the River Levee Trail. Groundbreaking for new trailheads at Lake Olmstead and at water pump station at Riverlook Drive will take place within the next few months, he said.

A Confederate Powder Works history interpretive plaza is in the works. Six large descriptive panels, lighting and landscaping are planned for the area at the base of the Civil War-era chimney in front of Sibley Mill. Sherrouse noted planning for the plaza has been underway for about 18 months.

Sherrouse briefly mentioned a study to determine if brown trout can survive in the canal being conducted by high school science students from Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. If their data reveal trout can survive, the Authority will work with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to stock a trout fishery in the canal.
http://www.wfxg.com/story/22007917/augusta-canal-officials-announce-chan...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ep22-OA03w

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Riverman1 04/18/13 - 06:10 am
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Appropriate Music

I'd think hip hop would be inappropriate music too at the restaurant that apparently had many families as customers. But, heck, hip hop is old stuff anyway. Look at Billboard's Top 20. As far as young people they are into "House" music these days.

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Riverman1 04/18/13 - 06:08 am
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Mug Shots

I'd hate to be one of the 6 people in the mug shots that the Chronicle uses to promote their own version of a jail report. They have used the same photos for months it seems. These people are probably out of jail by now. Shouldn't the lead photos be changed up now and then? Put up some new culprits.

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palmetto1008 04/18/13 - 06:40 am
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I agree on the mug shots
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I agree on the mug shots comment, Riverman. I think it's insensitive and irresponsible to the community the AC serves.

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nocnoc 04/18/13 - 07:49 am
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Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/18/13 - 07:51 am
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I could be wrong, but I'm
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I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure we don't have 4 or 5 de-commissioned aircraft carriers that we could sell to Japan.

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dstewartsr 04/18/13 - 07:58 am
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Balanced budget?

Ummm- the last time the US had a budget SURPLUS was under a Republican controlled Congress; this is such an oddity it was a question on Jeopardy last week!

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dstewartsr 04/18/13 - 08:03 am
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"...Augusta Regional..."

...is where you land when you want to visit Georgia Regents University. Bush Field is where you land if you want to simply go home in the CSRA, if you don't have to catch a bus because of cancelled flights out of Atlanta.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/18/13 - 08:03 am
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Lesson

I also feel bad for the children who were working on a recycling competition and had their aluminum cans stolen. Some lessons can be learned here:

1. There are bad people out there who will try to take advantage of others’ work to avoid working themselves.

2. If you store a valuable commodity in plain sight in an easily-transportable cart, you have created an enticing target that some people cannot resist.

3. If you are working on a project to see how many pounds of a valuable commodity you can recycle in a year, go ahead and weigh and submit the material monthly. Add the total weights up at the end of the contest.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/18/13 - 08:05 am
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Good Morning "Boring" America.

Sad to wake up and nothing is happening in this boring country.
Terrorist attacks, Someone trying to kill your POTUS, Atomic Bomb explosion in Waco, Dr. Killing new born babies and saving the body parts.......

Geez, I so glad that we have something to talk about,
A band that plays at Bush Field - Suggesting Japan take care of the N. Korea problem - classic car hit at Burger King - unspeakable robbery of cans from children - same oh "you did it Republican, No you did it Democats - and the top comment issue "my neck my back...”:

ANOTHER DAY IN THIS BEAUTIFUL AMERICA AND NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/18/13 - 08:09 am
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Bush Field

Augusta has a very bad habit of changing names of public infrastructure such as roads, buildings, dams, lakes and, yes, even airports.

Next to go will be John C. Calhoun expressway. He's not politically correct these days.

I will keep on calling the airport Bush Field and the lake Clarks Hill.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 04/18/13 - 08:10 am
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In Boston, 17,000 fans

... began to spontaneously sing the National Anthem at the beginning of a hockey game.

The ACLU is considering a lawsuit.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2310861/The-heartwarming-moment-...

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/18/13 - 08:14 am
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Data

Countyman posted:

I also think you must know the majority of people under 30 listen to hip hop.

I think I'll play Humble Angela this morning and politely ask countyman to provide a link to a source for his assertion. I seriously doubt the accuracy of his statement.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/18/13 - 08:17 am
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:-) Nothing like backing up
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:-) Nothing like backing up what you say. :-)

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/18/13 - 08:42 am
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Majority

Countyman's assertion about the majority brings up a troubling aspect of our President's tactical assault on American values. Have you noticed how Obama often touts how laws must be passed because "the majority of the American people" want it?

That's un-American. Our founding fathers knew full well that it is easy for a mob to trample on the rights of a minority. That's why they were careful to avoid setting up our government as a democracy. They detested democracy. They feared the inevitable results of a democracy. They courageously worked to thwart democracy.

Democracy is mob rule.

Obama's latest appeal to democracy is his assertion (I was a little sleepy when I heard it on NPR this morning - so correct me if I'm wrong) that 90% of the American people were in favor of Vice-President Biden's gun control proposals. Of course, there's no way to prove that true or false, but it doesn't matter. Those gun control proposals would have violated unalienable rights and deserved to be voted down.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/18/13 - 08:48 am
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The President didn't seem to
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The President didn't seem to think what the majority wants was important when California voted to make same sex marriage illegal.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/18/13 - 08:53 am
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A List Of Traitors

Over the weekend, we came four votes away from the United States Senate giving our Constitutional rights over to the United Nations. In a 53-46 vote, the senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
The Statement of Purpose from the bill read:
To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S., and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry on all private guns and ammo.
Astonishingly, 46 of our United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power.
Here are the 46 senators that voted to give your rights to the U.N. Notice that ALL are either Democrat or "Independent."
Baldwin (D-WI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gellibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/18/13 - 08:58 am
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CG....I noticed that you got
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CG....I noticed that you got a thumbs down for revealing the names of those who voted to deny our Constitutional rights. All I can say is wow.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/18/13 - 09:11 am
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"Look at Billboard's Top 20.

"Look at Billboard's Top 20. As far as young people they are into "House" music these days."

The intelligent ones anyway.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/18/13 - 09:22 am
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Democracy is mob rule.

For those who may disagree with LL, think of it this way: "Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner".

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/18/13 - 09:25 am
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Props

Okay, I found the NPR report and I was right about Obama's totally unsubstantiated 90% assertion:

Obama ditched his usual diplomacy and accused Republican senators of putting politics ahead of the wants of the American people.
"How can something have 90 percent support and yet not happen?" Obama asked.

Here's the link:

Look at the photo and read the words

He also blasted Senator Rand Paul because Paul pointed out that Obama was using Newtown residents as stooges (that's my word — Paul was more diplomatic and used the word "prop") in Obama's invective against senators who believe in the Constitution.

Listen to the audio or read the words

dichotomy
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dichotomy 04/18/13 - 09:39 am
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"Do people still use the term

"Do people still use the term 'Bush Field'?"

Bush Field....AND MCG.....AND ASU.....and Richmond County.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/18/13 - 10:19 am
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"How can something have 90
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"How can something have 90 percent support and yet not happen?"

Why didn't the President feel the same way about "Obamacare?"

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/18/13 - 10:29 am
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Clutter

Countyman posted:

Canal officials unveiled the Discovery Center's name on a new sign, the first of many that will be installed along the length of the canal as part of a comprehensive signage program, Sherrouse said. When fully implemented, the program will include approximately 100 directional, identity, regulatory and interpretive signs.

Another case of taking something with an established name and changing the name — it's an Augusta weakness. And adding 100 new signs to the canal is overkill, clutter, and tacky.

KSL
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KSL 04/18/13 - 10:29 am
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What is house music? I have 5

What is house music? I have 5 grandchildren, all under 12, who live 7 hours away.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/18/13 - 10:30 am
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Angela, Don't Knock My TSD

He has provide me a down point from the beginning of the point era.

harlemgirl
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harlemgirl 04/18/13 - 10:31 am
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Justice in this country

Across our country many people work hard for justice. The ricin mailer...caught in 2 days. The Boston bomber... they are hot on his trail. But here in Augusta.... two months after the "victim" recants and Judge Blanchard can't even let an innocent man OUT OF JAIL. Free Scott Dean....now!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/18/13 - 10:33 am
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KSL

House Music is background music when you are working at "Producing another raise in Income"

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