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DO NOT CUT BACK on school teachers. It is cheaper to keep kids in school than to later keep them in jail.

RAVE TO THE downtown Huddle House. Everyone in there is great. I’m not from the South, but the Southern hospitality makes you want to come back.

LESS THAN 20 PERCENT of the population is responsible for 80 percent of the crimes. Most of them wear low-hanging, exposed drawers. Law enforcement, wake up and enforce laws against indecent exposure and rid society of these worthless economy drainers. Liberals, you are too soft on crime.

I BELIEVE IT IS dirty how they are raking Paula Deen over the coals for a mistake she made years ago. She is the best.

THOSE CROCODILE tears, aimless words (let he who has not sinned cast me with stones or rocks!), and poor timing and delivery of an insincere wailing means that Paula Deen had better not try to turn to acting to make more millions.

WHILE THE ZIMMERMAN case gets played to the hilt, the media ignore the recent savage beating of a white mother in front of her 3-year-old daughter by a home invader caught on tape. This will no doubt go the same way as the Harvey family murders in Richmond, Va., and the Wichita massacre. (Haven’t heard of them either, right?)

A HUGE RANT for the leaders of our society. You ripped down my cross and replaced it with a rainbow, and that is wrong.

I DO NOT THINK that just because illegal immigrants have a child in the U.S., their child should be a citizen. The child should be an illegal immigrant, too.

IT’S SAD TO SEE so many rants against the Richmond County Board of Education, but they are really hurting the education in our county. Money issues have been a serious issue for a while, yet they spend thousands on a “hiring tool” and other unnecessary positions. Plus, created jobs such as instructional coaches lead to even lower teacher morale. The jobs that are being lost – paraprofessionals, media assistants, custodians – are much more needed than instructional coaches and human resource people. That’s like taking the nurses out of hospitals and just having the doctors run things. It wouldn’t work. It’s a shame that there is no strong union to protect the education workers in the South.

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fatherinevans
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fatherinevans 07/11/13 - 12:28 pm
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Paula Deen

Paula Deen should be praised for telling the truth... Scumbag Clinton lied under oath as our president and never suffered any consequences for it. Wal-Mart is a joke..... has cd's with this word and many other hurtful words on its shelves today but drops Paula Deen for being honest... I say we drop Wal-Mart and any other Food Network that goes against a person being honest in today's society.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/11/13 - 04:37 pm
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Interesting to learn.... what the DOJ does with Taxpayer $$$$$.

Did you know that the United States Department of Justice funded protests in the Tray Martin case?

Judicial Watch announced 7-10-13 that it has obtained documents proving that the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman.

It seems Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the DOJ way back in April, 2012. Judicial Watch received info about a little-known DOJ unit called the Community Relations Service that was deployed to Sanford, FL, to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerman.

Whether you are for Zimmerman or Against him, as a US citizen one has to morally ask;

WHY did the US DOJ fund several protest rallies against A US CITIZEN knowing that it would obviously interfere with the natural judicial process and his right to a impartial fair trial?

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/documents-obtaine...

I guess Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said it best.

“My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations.”

My Ask-&-Answer
Could it have been a certain party needed a rallying point in the 2012 election year needed?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/11/13 - 05:31 pm
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nonoc

Good sleuthing my friend! No telling how many other ways our taxes are used for such purposes.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/11/13 - 05:32 pm
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Rave for Dr. Ben Carson

"We should stop submitting to political correctness and instead start engaging civil discussion. By doing so, we can arrive at logical solutions that work for everyone instead of retreating to our respective corners and throwing hand grenades at each other. We must not succumb to the forces that wish to divide and conquer us. There is a reason that we are called the United States of America."

countyman
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countyman 07/12/13 - 12:22 am
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West Augusta

Corgimom.. In terms of real estate the location means absolutely everything. Do you really believe the area of Martinez(parts of Stevens Creek and Furys Ferry) located closer to West Augusta is more expensive than the area of Martinez(South Belair, Columbia rd, etc) closer to Grovetown simply due to the commute? Walgreens, Applebee's, and IGA(second one but I think KJ Market this time) are coming to Grovetown. Where is the IGA at located in West Augusta? I've only seen the Costco, Sam's, new Walmart under construction on Wrightsboro, two Kroger's, Bi Lo, Publix, Fresh Market, and Food Lion. Hopefully Trader Joes will open in the CBD, but Whole Foods is definitely coming to the suburbs.

The commute time doesn't hold too much weight, because the neighborhoods surrounding Evans high school are less expensive compared to the Greenbier area. The majority of the most expensive neighborhoods in South Augusta have an Hephzibah address. There's a reason why the majority of nice homes in Grovetown are located closer to Martinez/Evans compared to Harlem.

The demographics of Martinez stack up we'll against the majority of the CSRA, but things are very different when you're located right between West Augusta and Evans. I'm sure the location of West Augusta is important, but the private developers can simply view the demographics. The first Five Guys opened in West Augusta, Aiken second, and Evans third. The first Jimmy Johns opened in West Augusta, and now the restaurant is coming to both Aiken/Evans.

Riverman.. The majority of upper middle class housing in Martinez is mainly off Stevens Creek and Furys Ferry. While the housing in West Augusta is more spread out around Walton Way, Wheeler rd, Stevens Creek, Furys Ferry, Berckman, etc.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/11/13 - 09:19 pm
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West Augusta

C-Man, as I've said many times, there's no bigger fan of West Augusta than I am. I don't live that far from the county line and you can't tell the difference when you cross it. Westside is a good high school. Columbia County schools play them in sports. What's not to like?

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 07/11/13 - 09:24 pm
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Want to talk about not reported

... because of wrong people involved? Doubt this will stay up long, but check the 4th of July "celebrations" not deemed newsworthy:

http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/black-gangs-go-bang-on-july-4th/

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 07/11/13 - 09:27 pm
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"... There is a reason that we are called the

... United States of America... "

We were. At one time.

The opposite of UNITED is DIVERSITY.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 07/11/13 - 09:32 pm
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Wow. Someone's hung up on Deen.

Either whoever selects the R&R's or the poster's got some serious issues. She's a white-haired, white-skinned fat lady who cooks incipent heart attacks; not Santa or the Easter Bunny. You thought that shtick was real?

Her show ruin your life or something?

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 07/11/13 - 09:34 pm
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"... The child should be an illegal immigrant, too."

Literally, a "fruit of the poisoned tree." But in American jurisprudence that is only used to let the guilty go free.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 07/11/13 - 11:42 pm
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#9 - “It’s a shame that there

#9 - “It’s a shame that there is no strong union to protect the education workers in the South.”.

It's just too bad that many times what is considered “strong protection of the education unions” is in direct conflict with what's best for our students.

Strong unions aren't the answer. An answerable school board with engaged parents is the only answer. An empowered school board (empowered by the parents) that feels strong enough to resist the garbage put forth by the NEA, is what it will take for improvement.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/12/13 - 12:14 am
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So, when is it going to be OK

to talk about the sub-culture within the African American community who are responsible for this without the PC police shutting it down? Surely the law abiding, hard working folks of African descent can see the problem? Why do you close ranks and cry racism when anyone else points this out and asks WHY?

"because of wrong people involved? Doubt this will stay up long, but check the 4th of July "celebrations" not deemed newsworthy: "

http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/black-gangs-go-bang-on-july-4th/

Young Fred
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Young Fred 07/11/13 - 11:58 pm
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#6 – The Zimmerman

#6 – The Zimmerman trial.

Listened to Al Sharpton's radio show on 94.5 today. Talk about tin foil hat wearing looneys! These people were making up “facts” out of thin air, which the honorable reverend duly supported.

We're a country populated by people with a vastly different view of this country. We all tend to believe that which supports our opinion. Some of us are willing to at least entertain alternate points of view, while others want no part of anything that challenges their preconceived notions.

Nothing good will come of this. Which is exactly what some in this country want.

What a shame! The year is 2013 and enough human beings still haven't evolved enough to allow their intellect to override their animal emotions!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/12/13 - 12:15 am
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Worth repeating

"What a shame! The year is 2013 and enough human beings still haven't evolved enough to allow their intellect to override their animal emotions!"

countyman
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countyman 07/12/13 - 01:17 am
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Let's go metro Augusta and the CSRA

The building permits could be much higher, but the citizens/government/local philanthropist/business community of Augusta must step up and take charge. The Cultural/Mils campuses, Augusta Greenway, Regency Mall outdoor fun park, electric buses/additional buses & routes/24 hr service, new/repaired sidewalks/bike lanes along the major roads, security cameras on the major roads, precinct in the CBD & near the Medical Distict/Josey, performing arts center, 16k-20k seat arena, redevelopment of the old James Brown Arena, town center development in South Augusta near the city limits of Hephzibah(Hwy 88), demolished Marion Homes/new residential-commercial/recreation activities, urban park/green space near the Augusta Exchange, charging stations around the city, etc.

2013 building permits(January-May). Some of the local competition
Augusta 575k people= 1027 permits
Fayetteville, NC 374k= 1,061
Chattanooga 538k= 530
Greensboro 736k= 733
Knoxville 848k= 737
Winston Salem 648k= 546
Greenville 843k= 1153
Columbia 785k= 1728
Charleston 697k= 2648
Savannah 362k= 681
Columbus 311k= 423

Some of the cities with larger populations, but less permits compared to Augusta.
Dayton 801k= 293
Fresno 948k= 833
Grand Rapids 1 million= 575
Albany, NY 875k= 569
Barkersfield, CA 856k= 891
Providence 1.6 million= 698
http://www.census.gov/construction/bps/txt/t3yu201305.txt

The NSA, Plant Vogtle, Rockwood, GRU projects, Bridgestone, Starbucks, future cyber command, and Rural Souring are just beginning to ramp up.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/12/13 - 05:18 am
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Well the frogs woke me

We need the rain, we prayed for the rain and now the frogs are singing in the rain.

Aren't we glad Fred Russell isn't taxing by the gallon.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/12/13 - 05:47 am
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Countyman, ok, if you think

Countyman, ok, if you think that the expensive homes off Washington Rd was because they were next to West Augusta, you go ahead and think that. Of course, I was heavily involved in the real estate/building community in the 80's, but you know the truth, I don't. What was I thinking?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/12/13 - 05:49 am
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Any remember Solyndra?

It was the company that was going to put the Coal industry out of business with New Hi-tech Solar Panels.

Every Tree Hugger and Sol Worshiping person was singing its praises.

Well some might remember it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2011 just 2 years after receiving $528 million in federal loans in 2009.

#1 But did you know despite all the fraud waste and abuse by Solyndra the Solar Panel maker, NOT ONE Person has been brought up on criminal charges?

#2 Did you know it donated almost $1.6 Million of the loan $$$$$ to various political campaigns during the last National election cycle? An of this sum, 72 percent benefited Democrats, 27 percent benefited RINO Republicans and 1 percent benefited Libertarians.

I wonder if #1 has anything to do with #2?

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CobaltGeorge 07/12/13 - 06:40 am
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Good Morning "Worth Repeating" America.

Young Fred 11:58.

itsanotherday1..Why does our God allow some to suffer like "Sarge"?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/12/13 - 06:42 am
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I Think

"FEAR" will be the deciding verdict on the ZIMMERMAN case.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/12/13 - 06:49 am
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CobaltGeorge, because

CobaltGeorge, because sickness is part of life. Because some illnesses are just plain hideous. Because no living animal or person is exempt from disease. Because God never intended the human body to come in contact with toxic chemicals such as Agent Orange.

And, because without Earthly death, you cannot receive Eternal Life.

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Riverman1 07/12/13 - 06:52 am
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My Prediction...Hung Jury

I predict a hung jury on the Zimmerman case. There will be talk of a retrial for a year or so and finally it will all be dropped. That way the rabble rousers will be held back and Z stays free as he should.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/12/13 - 06:58 am
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nocnoc, I know that people

nocnoc, I know that people want to think that there was a vast criminal conspiracy with Solynda.

There wasn't. Companies go bankrupt all the time, for various reasons.

And in this case, the price of silicon dropped abruptly, which allowed many other companies to be able to produce other types of solar panels for much less money.

This is just the way it goes sometimes. It's called supply and demand, and the free enterprise system, and bankrupcy laws.

When any entity loans unsecured debt to a business, it's risky, and it doesn't always work out. You win a few, lose a few, and you move on.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/12/13 - 06:59 am
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Liberals Show Their Bias Concerning Trial

The liberal press is once again showing its bias. Al Sharpton using his MSNBC forum, said because Z wouldn’t testify no one should believe him even though ANY lawyer would recommend Z not testify. Also, remember the early misleading photos shown on TV.

Then there is this term that bothers me. Z is called a cop wannabe in a derogatory manner. The fact is he aspired to become a police officer and volunteered to be a neighborhood watch person in an area that had experienced lots of crime. There’s absolutely nothing negative about that. It’s actually commendable by any objective standard.

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palmetto1008 07/12/13 - 07:13 am
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River, all professional law
Unpublished

River, all professional law enforcement organizations take great care in their screening process to delineate between "cop wannabees" or those who have "blue fever" and those who "aspire" to become police officers. Screwing it up can cost the agencies big money in eventual lawsuits.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/12/13 - 07:15 am
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No ID

I bet Democrats will one day pass a law denying the necessity of ID confirmation for people applying for social security. There will be government commercials saying, "Come into the social security office, no ID, no proof of citizenship or work history required. Simply make out the form telling us how much you made and your checks will begin."

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/12/13 - 07:22 am
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Aspiring Police Officer

Palmetto said, "River, all professional law enforcement organizations take great care in their screening process to delineate between "cop wannabees" or those who have "blue fever" and those who "aspire" to become police officers."

Palmetto, what makes Zimmerman not someone who is aspiring to become a police officer and instead, a cop wannabe? Could it be it's liberals simply using a pejorative term to denigrate Z? Were there any negatives about Martin's history?

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justthefacts 07/12/13 - 07:24 am
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Freddie

Big rave for the voting baseball fans of America. Voting Freddie Freeman to the Allstar game in spite of the talking heads at ESPN and everyone else advocationg for Yasiel Puig. I guess those experts are reevaluating how much people value their expertise today.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/12/13 - 07:31 am
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JTF, did you see the game?

JTF, did you see the game? Nice hit to drive in two runs, too. Did you see Reds second baseman, Brandon Phillips, bump Freeman hard with his shoulder? I wonder what that was about?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/12/13 - 07:43 am
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The Game

No, I was under house arrest last night after traveling all week. I watched it off and on. Saw the last two innings complete. Freddie actually had 4 RBIs..right? Missed the Phillips bump. But, if it wasn't in jest, Freddie would have decked him..no?

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