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FORT GORDON IS yet another example of lack of confidence that the public has in government. All the politicians and all the men could not put Humpty back together again.

IF PRESIDENT OBAMA, his minions and Congress would take unpaid furloughs, we could solve lots of economic problems.

IF YOU WANT TO know what’s wrong with our economy, just look at what we are doing to the companies that make things. GIW fined by Georgia for what is essentially a paperwork issue. First Olin, then International Paper, in the future GIW. Manufacturing is on the decline because of the intolerance of people in their own state. We need good-paying jobs with good benefits. We can’t survive by selling hamburgers to each other on every corner. No offense, McDonald’s.

I HATE TO THINK the protection our country is getting when they can’t even get the traffic flowing. There had to be a way to circumvent that furlough program and keep the gates open and running smoothly.

SHERIFF ROUNDTREE wants to fix downtown safety by: 1. Raising taxes, and 2. Giving cops “probable cause” to question people walking in a public space at night. Is that a slippery slope to tyranny? Big Brother is not just at work in D.C.; he’s also alive and well in Augusta.

RAVES TO A WONDERFUL professor, Dr. Duignan, a professor of English at GRU. She deserves every award they have to offer. She is a fine teacher. My son has learned so much from her.

I DON’T THINK THE Augusta area should ship the bums away. They have enough unpopulated houses where they could fix the houses up, give them a place to stay and let them find a job cutting grass or helping to rebuild homes. Please don’t send them to another area. Try to help them.

HATS OFF TO the groundsmen for Morningside Baptist Church. They do a superb job of keeping God’s grounds beautiful. I get joy every day driving by looking at the flowers.

RANT FOR THE planners of unpaid days off at Fort Gordon. Why were so many people off on the same day so as to disrupt operations? They could have been staggered among the employees. By the way, what ever happened to uniformed military police?

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 07/18/13 - 02:49 pm
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Raise Taxes for a service

Raise Taxes for a Service that the Business Owners are already paying a tax for? I'd ask what short bus that came from but I don't want to unsult those students who can't help it!!! If this keeps up it's only a matter of time until a new television show is created. "Extreme Lawsuits Settlements" Can you guess which contestant recieved a 1 billion dollar settlement from ARC? Tune in next week for the serial comedy, "ARC Commission Meeting - Dysfunction Junction"

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/18/13 - 03:22 pm
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"The number of South Carolina

"The number of South Carolina tags include more than the people living in Aiken County."

South Carolina tags don't have the county on them.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 07/18/13 - 03:34 pm
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Sung to the tune of Petticoat Junction.....

Come ride the little bus if we can get someone to run it at the junction.
(Augusta Dysfunction)
Forget about a tax we will raise it to the max at the junction.
(Augusta Dysfunction)

Lotsa studies, you bet, never used any yet
at the junction, Augusta Dysfunction.

There's a little hotel called the Mariott at the junction.
(Augusta Dysfunction)
It is run by Simon/Morris it's a big gift horse at the junction.
(Augusta Dysfunction)
And then there's Sheriff Tree with the CPD, for the junction.
(Augusta Dysfunction)

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/18/13 - 03:51 pm
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Sean

"Was My Good Morning America" poo-can?

I sure as all hell would like to know WHY?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/18/13 - 04:23 pm
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Parody

Excellent song parody, GnipGnop!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/18/13 - 05:15 pm
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Nothing

No Love Note, No explanation. OK with me.

Those I have met or commented with, you will always be consider a close friend. You are always welcome to Cobalt Park to Camp, Shot, Fish or just sit and have a few.

I'sa History.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/18/13 - 09:01 pm
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The city of Columbia doesn't

The city of Columbia doesn't have Costco Apple, Sephora, PF Changs, etc...

Yes, it does have Sephora, it's part of JC Penney's. Those JC Penney's are in the nicer malls. The free-standing Sephoras are in the malls that cater to low to middle class income.

I have no idea if PF Chang is in Columbia or not, but it's a restaurant, who cares if it's in Columbia or not? Again, they are another one that caters to the same niche as Sephora. We have them here in Charlotte. Sorry, I'm not impressed. Now if you want to tell me that Augusta has something like Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, THAT would be impressive.

Columbia doesn't have an Apple store. They chose instead to sell their product in other stores, 17 places to be exact, so that they could cover a huge area, and people didn't have to drive far to get their product. I know that doesn't fit into your view of how great it is to have an Apple store, but that's the truth. The Columbia market is 6 counties with over 750,000 people, more than Augusta. It's called market strategy, Countyman.

"The number of South Carolina tags include more than the people living in Aiken County."

I want to know how you know that too, Countyman. But I'm sure you know the answer to this.

Just how many SC tags are in the Costco parking lot? Is that what you do for fun, driving around parking lots looking at car tags? Do you think that other people do that, or even care?

But I have to laugh at the idea that having a Costco is big-time. In the Charlotte area, there's 4. Nobody much cares, it's not the front-page news that it is to you, Countyman. It's just another grocery store around here.

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