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AS I WATCH Jay Carney, Eric Holder and Pres­ident Obama dance through the questioning at press conferences, I wonder if they are being considered for future editions of Dancing with the Stars.

THERE ARE GOOD, CARING people in this world. I am a senior citizen who fell in the Belk’s in North Augusta and passed out. They were so caring and concerned. I really appreciate all of their help. They even called me the next day to see if I was OK.

I’M PONDERING WHERE I want to go for a two-day weekend: downtown Augusta or Somalia.

IT’S VERY NOBLE of Ash­­ley Solesbee to forgive her attackers, but meanwhile Wesley Spires lies in critical condition in the hospital. The two thugs that attacked them probably couldn’t care less whether they are forgiven or not.

CONGRATULATIONS to Elizabeth Prince-Coleman for winning the $25,000 Beard Award for Compassionate Care at Georgia Regents Uni­versity. It looks like compassion is a way of life for her and the award was well deserved.

ALVIN MASON will finish off Augusta when he is elected, and we all know he will be. Now is the time to make a real change. Unite and submit someone who can defeat him.

I AM GLAD THAT THE media is reporting the crime downtown! You see most of those are very late at night, when people really should not be out there. Let the criminal elements beat themselves up at that time!

TO THE RANTER who thinks Fort Gordon does nothing for the community: If it were to close, just how many businesses do you think would survive? The only income would be the Masters Tourney, one week a year. Augusta can’t survive on that.

SO IF COMMISSIONERS want to really do something to help nip violence in the bud, they will order bars to close at midnight. Either that, or they need to levy a tax on these late night gin joints to pay for the added police officers to patrol downtown after midnight.

AIMEE COPELAND SHOULD be an inspiration to all of us. Her positive attitude and enduring spirit have helped her to fight back. Our aches and pains are nothing compared to what you have been through. May your progress continue, Aimee!

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/26/13 - 06:19 pm
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Comment about closing bars earlier.

You'd never guess who was fighting to keep them open longer?
A few years ago MADD was pushing for longer hours.
Yep the same Mother Against Drunks Drivers.

Their logic was at the time, the later the closing the more likely fewer citizens would be out on the roads, and mainly DRUNKS.

Thus making it safer for families and people returning from later work shifts.

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dstewartsr 05/26/13 - 08:03 pm
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"... The two thugs that attacked

... (Solesbee and Spires) probably couldn’t care less whether they are forgiven or not."

The only thing forgiving this human debris does is to convince them they're in the right business.

Once she gets on the stand and goes through her let-bygones-be-bygones, followed by the parade of usual suspects (genetic material donors, reverends and neighbors) testifying how this was an aberration and the two of them were on the way to saving the whales after choir practice and these are only two innocent black youths being persecuted by "the man", they'll probably be carried out on the jury's shoulders.

And given a candy bar by one of our lackspine judges.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 05/26/13 - 08:08 pm
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"ALVIN MASON will finish off Augusta when he is elected..."

Please. Under the consolidated government, I have almost as much power as the mayor of Augusta... and I live in Columbia County.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 05/26/13 - 08:10 pm
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"... downtown Augusta or Somalia...?"

If you equate those two, I suggest you take some Depends if you opt for Somalia.

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dstewartsr 05/26/13 - 08:15 pm
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And what makes you think

... that violence occurs only when alcohol is involved? One of the most violent eras of our national history was during Prohibition. Try locking up violent offenders, keeping them there.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/26/13 - 09:28 pm
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dstewartsr, forgiving someone

dstewartsr, forgiving someone does not mean you wish them not to have consequences for their action. All it means is that you do not hate or hold a grudge against that person, but most times you want that person or persons to pay for their crime.

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KSL 05/26/13 - 10:15 pm
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If people who commit crimes

If people who commit crimes are convicted, send them to jail. Have none of this first offender nonsense. Swiftly and certainly. Make jail a somewhat unpleasant experience.

If a person is sentenced to jail and has dependents, give him/her work details that have the money going to reduce government payouts to the dependents. Jail is supposed to be punishment, not time out for adults and miscreant juveniles.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/26/13 - 11:41 pm
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Bars After Midnight

At midnight everyone in bars downtown should be required to put on one of those huge padded suits like police wear when they train dogs to attack. That way they can’t hurt each other and will only laugh at how they all look.

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educationvoiceofreason 05/27/13 - 02:49 am
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Dr. Roberson and Richmond County Board of Education Need Help!

I agree with MrsBras and Annabelle Lee the Richmond County Board of Education needs help. Board members are spending money (78,000) for a Gallop Computer personnel system to test and identify personnel who should be considered for promotion. Cronyism exist in every organization and a new HR system won't keep it from happening in Richmond County. Didn't the Director of HR just cost the board 400,000 dollars with that retirement debacle and now they want Principals and Directors to cut jobs in their schools. It seems like someone wants to pass the buck and have the Principals and Directors take some of the blame when the walls start falling down. Do yourself a favor Dr. Roberson, make Dr. Ashe the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources again, she knows HR as it relates to Education. It's a well known fact in and outside of RCSS that everyone including the Director of HR asks Dr. Ashe everything that relates to HR anyway. One of your Assistant Superintendents is running all over your HR director and running a personnel division of their own. This would not happen would not happen under Dr. Ashe's watch.
What's going on with the Board members dictating where an employee has to live in order to be promoted to the 4th floor. We are living in a global world, this is 2013, this type of policy is really antiquated. I personally live on a large farm in a neighboring rural county, just like the previous ranter I have to go to Richmond County to receive medical treatment and shop for big name items. Most importantly I hate living in close quarters to other people. Why should that keep me from being able to apply for and accept any job that I am qualified to do? The Richmond County Board of Education should stop spending/blowing unnecessary money (about 500,000 between the retirement fiasco/Gallop Poll). Dr. Roberson watch out for CJ.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/27/13 - 06:49 am
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GUN CONTROL - AS APPLIED IN ACTION

CHICAGO -- At least 17 people have been shot over the Memorial Day weekend, and six of them died. This is the news this morning.

FACT :
Chicago being a Liberal Democrat run City has over the top Gun Control. So much in fact that when a person is issued a Gun permit to have a firearm in the state of Illinois it is not valid in Chicago.

But like all gun control laws the honest sheep (citizens) follow them, while the wolves (Punk Thugs, criminals and Gangsters) just see it as a greater opportunity to rob and harm the sheep without being shot back at.

If the Sheep are not to have the right to defend themselves then pass a law that any person convicted of ARM Robbery (Firearm) must be put to death within 6 months of the conviction.

If the Government is going to treat citizens like sheep then the Shepherd must remember that killing wolves is also part of the job.

Execution by Public Hanging or by Firing Squad would be a Public Service Announcement reminder for future wolves .

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RoadkiII 05/27/13 - 07:33 am
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Happy Memorial Day Awguster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9BSMDcg27k

Mr/Miss thumbs downer, I just normally laugh at the single thumbs down seen on a lot of posts. But if you have at least one shred of decency in your body you will realize what this means and skip over this one.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/27/13 - 07:38 am
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A THANK YOU RAVE TO OUR FALLEN HEROES.

My sincerest thanks to those that serviced in our armed forced and died to protect my much appreciated freedom.

Today use to be the day America honored those that paid the ultimate price of freedom. The willingness to defend it, not in words, but actions and yes their very lives.

It is sad, but today Memorial Day has become nothing more than a Big Sales Event and a 3 day weekend party for too many in America. Even after the latest years of war.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/27/13 - 07:40 am
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considered for future editions of Dancing with the Stars.

They would have to rename the show.
Dancing with the Clowns.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/27/13 - 07:46 am
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Question : two-day weekend: downtown Augusta or Somalia.

Augusta has cleaner water.
But there is a tax on Rain here, where in Somalia they pray for rain.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/27/13 - 07:46 am
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Pick a Soldiers Grave today

Pick a Soldiers Grave today and place a flag by it.
It will only cost a $1.

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CobaltGeorge 05/27/13 - 08:06 am
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If Asked,

How many of today's generation really knows what Memorial Day stands for?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/27/13 - 08:19 am
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Thank you to all the men/women doing this..

Eight of the county’s 10 reserve deputies met at the sheriff’s office Thursday night. Several recognized one another as deputies from their past and all shared the same sentiment: They missed the job.

“It’s just in your blood,” Davis said. “To be a police officer, you have to love what you do.”

For Davis, the only problem was that the pay wasn’t enough to support his family. But after 12 years he’s coming back for at least 20 hours a month for free.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/27/13 - 08:21 am
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Did one of our regular posters put this on here/ha

I’M PONDERING WHERE I want to go for a two-day weekend: downtown Augusta or Somalia.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/27/13 - 08:23 am
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To anotherday & roadkill

Coffee without sumthin in it is not my cup of tea...uuuggh

Sticking my tongue out at ya!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/27/13 - 08:25 am
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THAT was a challenge to them RK....

But if you have at least one shred of decency in your body you will realize what this means and skip over this one.

Decent folks are sooo hard to find..

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Riverman1 05/27/13 - 08:34 am
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British People Will Jump In

In WWII when the British Army was trapped at Dunkirk, the heroic people of Britain rallied, took things into their own hands and thousands of small civilian boats crossed the English Channel to rescue the soldiers. With the brutal slashing attack on the soldier in the street by the Muslim extremist, I believe the British people will once again rally and stop this terrorism in its tracks.

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justthefacts 05/27/13 - 08:34 am
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RK

That was a tough challenge to America hating Democrats. Take it easy on them. This is a tough day for them.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/27/13 - 08:46 am
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Augusta GA????

Augusta has a black-gay bar......did countyman speak of this??

Wonders of the world...never cease..:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/27/13 - 09:03 am
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Very proud for all

With pomp, circumstance and humor, nearly 1,600 students received diplomas Friday and Saturday during Columbia County commencement exercises.

Harlem High School led off the weekend’s marathon of ceremonies, with 173 seniors receiving their diplomas at the school’s stadium.

It was the first time in 30 years that a Columbia County public school has held graduation on its own campus, and students recognized the importance of the event.

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Riverman1 05/27/13 - 09:16 am
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About Shutting Down the Black Gay Bar

SeenIt, the question about the black gay bar in Augusta reminds me of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the American college. The students asked him about gay people in Iran and he said they didn’t have any to the laughter of the students.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/27/13 - 09:23 am
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A Rave for Sen. Obama and a RANT for President Obama

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies.

Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, the buck stops here.

Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase American's debt limit.

~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/04/obama-2006-vs-obama-january...

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dstewartsr 05/27/13 - 09:42 am
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nocnoc: If the Government is going to treat citizens like sheep

... then the Shepherd must remember that killing wolves is also part of the job.

Excellent summation!

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RoadkiII 05/27/13 - 09:57 am
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Funny thing is

I, and quite a few others on here, were willing to die to ensure the [Sean won't let me say it] has the right and freedom to voice their opinion. No matter how wrong they are.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/27/13 - 09:58 am
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About the British...

My sweet hubby (said that cause he just got breakfast for me) ♥ just told me that one of his kin will soon have dinner with THE QUEEN (England).......Oh the glory of it all....don't have all the details yet but I'm sure he will tell me as it happens...:)

Before I exit I also want to thank the posters(guys/gals) on here....some on here have served with the military & I do appreciate everything yall have done.....
Have a great day----love to all.

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whyme 05/27/13 - 10:43 am
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Shame

Once again, a ranter as well as many of you posting on here, have made such insensitive remarks about Ashley and Wesley, I wonder how you can look at yourselves. First of all, you don't know them, I'm sure. Second of all, forgiving a criminal isn't just about them, it's about the person who was victimized, and Ashley's character is obviously so much better than yours. She has the decency and moral upbringing to recognize that forgiveness brings healing of all sorts. It may not change these young men, but who knows? It certainly could change you. Finally, to make such disgusting comments such as Wesley was more of the victim and that he should get a new girlfriend hits a real low. You have no idea about these 2 people and I only hope that you never find yourselves at the receiving end of a rant. Again, though, as long as the paper allows this forum to exist, it should be held responsible. Thumbs down mean nothing.

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