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IF WE CONTINUE TO be PC like the TSA, we will continue to have problems downtown.

DUH – DO we think there might be a correlation??? Columbia County shows respect for education by balancing the budget without requiring furlough days for students and teachers AND their schools surpassed state averages across the board. Then, we have Richmond County’s plan to shorten the school year by three weeks in the hopes this will allow them to budget for their top-heavy administrators. According to Superintendent Frank Roberson, a shorter school year will not have any effect on student performance. Of course, Richmond County schools lagged well below state averages and are once again at the bottom.

WHO IN THE WORLD wants a man like Wayne Frazier to be over their children? Wayne Frazier has cases pending against him. The only people that would want him are those that like drama! I’m sure the staff does not want him back the way he treated them.

TO THE PERSON ALWAYS complaining about the mayor of Blythe. Now, is it the sidewalks, the library, which is it? Really, are you a sore loser? Ask not what the mayor all by herself and no one else on city council can do for you. What do you really want? What can you do for Blythe other than complain in Rants & Raves?

IN LIGHT OF ALL all the recent violent attacks in downtown Augusta, where are the police officers to keep the peace? At least it’s good to know that “Rolling Thunder” is bringing in some revenue for Richmond County

AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF, Obama can put a stop to the rape of women in the armed forces right now. What we need is a protective avenue for women to report the abuse and once reported swift action needs to take place. It’s disgusting to find that this epidemic is allowed to happen with little or no consequences. Please stop talking about it and take strong action!

HOW MANY MORE companies and associations are going to be ripped off big time by criminals like Laurie Wainwright Vanover. Her take was a whopping $267,663.08. That’s not small change! Simple steps need to be taken (e.g. audits) to prevent such occurrences elsewhere. Let’s make it harder for these criminals to succeed.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 05/24/13 - 11:09 pm
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PC and TSA??

What does that mean? Who are 'they'?

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 05/24/13 - 11:19 pm
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"...it’s good to know that “Rolling Thunder”

...is bringing in some revenue..."

Silly me, I thought we gave police all that power and equipment to protect citizens.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 05/24/13 - 11:21 pm
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"According to Superintendent Roberson

... a shorter school year will not have any effect on student performance."

I'm guessing that's true. Zero equals zero however long it takes.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/25/13 - 05:27 am
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To this

TO THE PERSON ALWAYS complaining about the mayor of Blythe

Yeh...they are wearing it out for some reason....jealous , maybe?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/25/13 - 05:30 am
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Downtown

IN LIGHT OF ALL all the recent violent attacks in downtown Augusta, where are the police officers to keep the peace?

Well he did catch them....so the next step is court.....this will get interesting because the fingers will point at the other guy.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/25/13 - 05:37 am
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Please tell them

The AC is asking what do we want on here...please tell them...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/25/13 - 06:13 am
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Re location

Please read the comments of this article......chickens coming home ....

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-10-22/walton-oaks-wont-be-l...

and look at the date

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/25/13 - 06:52 am
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Observations from the Road

Actually from the house this time. But I came across one of the red and blue maps showing how the vote went in 2012. The thing that struck me this time was the blue in New Jersey and the New Orleans area. I know they were hard hit and did need some help. I also noticed the red in Oklahoma and the Dakotas. Now think a minute, in the blue areas people were screaming for government help days after the storms. Now look at the flooding in the Dakotas and tornados in Oklahoma. They were more concerned about getting the mess cleaned up than screaming for the government to do it for them. Just something to think about.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/25/13 - 07:00 am
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TrulyWorried

TSA is the Transportation (in)Security Administration.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/25/13 - 07:14 am
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On the PC Thing

If the TSA wants to search/question any person who looks to be from the middle east they are accused of profiling. Who the heck are we looking for? A blonde haired, blue eyed Norwegian?

Before you jump on me, I know Muslim terrorists can be of any race. But you have to admit chances are much better that they are from the middle east.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/25/13 - 07:19 am
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You are right RKill

also...

Yall, Carrie Underwood donated $1 MILLION to help the Oklahoma tornado victims. -->

Some famous country music stars are helping the victims of the tornado...Toby Keith...Blake & his wife...(Shelton)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/25/13 - 07:20 am
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Trouble would sing too :)

I bet if Toby called trouble & asked her to sing at the benefit she would probably go.......♥

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/25/13 - 07:45 am
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Donations...

Toby Keith is from or very near Moore, OK. Heard on the news yesterday he is planning a benefit concert, with all proceeds going to tornado relief. I don't know about Blake Shelton but Carrie Underwood is also an Okie.

While we are talking about donations, be careful who you donate to. After every disaster shysters start donation funds for victims. Problem is the contributors become the victims and the shyster gets rich.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/25/13 - 07:34 am
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Toby

is one of my favorites. Not only because he is a great artist but also a great American. A couple of years ago while Sean Hannity was planning a Wounded Warrior benefit Toby called Sean. I know I am paraphrasing a bit but Hannity said the convo went something like this...

Toby: When is the concert, I want to help?
Sean: Great, how much to perform?
Toby: Nothing, I just need to know the date.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/25/13 - 07:41 am
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Toby continued...

If Toby called Trouble and asked her to do ANYTHING she probably would. Please don't tell her I said that.

Now if I am gonna fix supper for her I gotta go the the grocery store. The dead pig needs to soak in some apple sauce for a while. Cabbage needs to take a nice warm bath with some fatback. And the tater salad ain't gonna make itself.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/25/13 - 07:44 am
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This guy has a bald eagle

This guy has a bald eagle that was injured somehow and in now tamed and trained after rehab. He is gonna be in Charlotte tomorrow night and have him fly around the track during the national anthem. Talk about a flyby!!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/25/13 - 07:45 am
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mum is the word

She never reads us anyway..:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/25/13 - 07:48 am
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CNN & P Morgan

I noticed that ole Morgan has a change of heart & now understands why some say the guns are needed ...duh duh duh......how long did it take the lib media to get a clue....ONLY WHEN IT HIT HOME TO THEM!

I still say go home P Morgan.

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Riverman1 05/25/13 - 09:43 am
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RK asked, "Who the heck are

RK asked, "Who the heck are we looking for? A blonde haired, blue eyed Norwegian?"

If I were a TSA checker I dang sure would. Extra pat downs and all.

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justthefacts 05/25/13 - 10:03 am
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Speaking of TSA

They had just about got their act together and then sequestration. A chance to punish the traveling public of which Obama couldn't fail to take advantage.

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Darby 05/25/13 - 11:03 am
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"AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF, Obama can put a

stop to the rape of women in the armed forces right now."

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As COMMANDER IN CHIEF, the great and powerful OzBama has repeatedly demonstrated that he's incapable of leadership and unable to accomplish anything other than to get elected and campaign constantly.

Darby
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Darby 05/25/13 - 11:38 am
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No matter how bad things get, take comfort

in the fact that Osama is dead; GM is alive. That's all you really need to know.

And don't you worry your pretty little head about what ObamaCare is doing to ruin the economy or the fact that someone in Homeland Security and/or the IRS is reading your email or listening to your phone. It's for your own good.

There now, don't you feel better????

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KSL 05/25/13 - 02:39 pm
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Darby

You forgot partying and golf.

KSL
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KSL 05/25/13 - 02:57 pm
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And apologising for America

And apologising for America all over the world.

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Riverman1 05/25/13 - 03:45 pm
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Blythe Mayor

About that Mayor of Blythe taking all the criticism, I wish we could do one of those exchange programs like the high schools when they end up with the beautiful French girl in someone’s family for a year or until she starts to feel uncomfortable. Let’s have Deke do his duties in downtown Blythe for a year or so and the Mayor of Blythe run Augusta until Blythe wants to change back.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 05/25/13 - 03:49 pm
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As part of my oft-repeated

... revised voting programme, I would have "None of the Above" on all ballots. In the case that option was the majority, one of two courses would be followed; in the first, there would be another election with none of the original candidates eligible to run. The second option would be to replace the officeholder with a statue. I'm thinking that second course of action would be an improvement for BOTH current mayors.

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harley_52 05/25/13 - 04:26 pm
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Second Last Rant.....About "Rape" In The Military....

....the latest in a never ending series of witch hunts that cycle through the military as social experiments are played out within our fighting forces. During my time it was racism, the elimination of the Womens' Army Corps, and the integration of women into the Regular Army. Like all bureaucracies, the military can't manage it well, so they overreact, create all sorts of unworkable policies, ruin careers without cause, and cause more turmoil than it's worth. Many people take advantage of the chaos and use it to destroy their chain of command with rumors and/or false charges. In these times, all it takes is a suggestion that someone MIGHT be guilty and he's gone. The upper echelons need to set policy and then step back and let the mid and lower level leaders make it happen. Punish the guilty, but punish those who file false charges with equal enthusiasm and severity.

Next stop....gays are being persecuted in the military. We'll start the whole process all over again......

It NEVER ends and it is totally disruptive to the mission of the military.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 05/25/13 - 04:40 pm
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"...Punish the guilty,

...but punish those who file false charges with equal enthusiasm and severity."

Never gonna happen.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 05/25/13 - 04:52 pm
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It's the same PC (filtered word)

... all over the Western world.

o Fort Hood shooting by someone shouting Alluah Akbar? Ummm, we don't know why it happened- workplace stress, perhaps?

o Boston bombing by two men with ties to extreme Islamic groups? Conservative radio?

o British soldier beheaded by Muslim staying and saying it was done for the glory of Allah (the merciful). Perhaps the real cause was dissatisfaction with immigration policies?

o French soldier attacked by mideastern man in arab garb? Mmmmm- authorities are looking into a motive.

With governments like this, Islam needs no allies.

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