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RAIN OR NO RAIN – the grass on Bobby Jones Expressway needs to be cut. It looks terrible.

RANT TO DR. FRANK Roberson and the Rich­mond County Board of Education. It is great to defend furloughs, but please explain why no other counties in Georgia have more than five furlough days, but Richmond County has had nine for the past two years? Haven’t all counties had state funding cut? It sounds like poor management to me.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN is acquitted by a jury of his peers. The prosecutor said they presented a poor case. Congress sticks its nose where it doesn’t belong. Justice bows to pressure and will decide whether they should try the case as a civil right case. Maybe we would be better off with a dictator.

QUEEN ELIZABETH officially approved of homosexual “marriage.” She’s also supposed to be the head of the Church of England, which, if it’s following the Bible, teaches that homosexuality is an abomination. She’s old enough to know better. Though we should forgive those who sin against us, the Bible does not teach us to approve of sin.

DETROIT WENT LONG enough without paying its bills, so now it’s gone bankrupt. Guess who’s next? Obama’s federal government. What do the leaders of Detroit and Obama have in common? All are Marxists and believe the absurd Keynesian economics lies. They really believe that something can be made out of nothing.

A BIG RANT TO the “neighbor” who called mosquito control! Miss Goody-Two-Shoes did not have the intestinal fortitude or the backbone to speak to me about my pool; she did what any sick and cowardly person would do; she calls Richmond County Mosquito Control and then tells me via Rants & Raves that when the water has turned green, “maybe it is time to treat it, neighbor.”

I USED TO WONDER why law-abiding citizens didn’t hit the streets in protest of the verdict in O.J. Simpson’s murder trial. And then I understood. We have jobs and couldn’t take the time off.

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corgimom
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corgimom 07/29/13 - 09:58 pm
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Ranter #6- Your neighbor had

Ranter #6- Your neighbor had every right to call Mosquito Control, mosquitos are a health hazard.

And if that person didn't want to speak to you in person, perhaps you should head to the nearest mirror, look into it, and think why that would be.

Calling someone "sick and cowardly" because they don't want to live next to a health hazard- that should be your first clue.

And your indignation is the second. You have a pool, it's your responsibility to maintain it. I have two ponds in my yard, I have to maintain mine.

When it comes to "good neighbors", I'd take her over you, Ranter #6.

In the old days, people would be embarrassed and mortified that someone called about their property. Now they feel hurt and angry and think it's the caller's fault.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/29/13 - 10:23 pm
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By the numbers

#1 let it grow a few weeks and spend the $$$ fand time fixing potholes.
#2 Why blame him he was in the hospital most of the time and the BOE makes the budget and spends it.
#3 The reason is simple, it deflects away from so many other scandals.
#4 Somethings .... well somethings
#5 Read Devils Night if you want to understand what actually happened to Detroit.
#6 Southern Etiquette requires you to speak with your neighbor 1st and even offer some help, before calling the the Fuzz out.
#7. Someone has to pay the bills.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/29/13 - 10:37 pm
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Will wonders never cease

Treasury released figures this Monday afternoon, that the federal debt has been stuck at exactly $16,699,396,000,000.00 for 70 straight days.

That is just a mere $30M below the legal debt ceiling for 70 days?

Surely, some one has to be cooking the books.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/30/13 - 08:12 am
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NIrV

Yesterday's Martin/Zimmerman debate was fun. Poster dahreese took the debate into a whole new realm when he posted:

What ever happened to "turn the other cheek?"

InChristLove then asked:

Are you saying that Zimmerman should have lain there and let Trayvon crack his skull and bash his face maybe breaking an eye socket or a cheek bone next? Are you saying Christians just need to let someone beat the crap out of you, possibly kill you, and to you that's turning the other cheek?

Then Bizkit did some Biblical searching and responded to InChristLove:

Yep, states so in Revelation. During Armageddon, the Army of God just turns the other cheek and takes a beatin’ and Satan wins. Hey, wait a minute; this must be some progressive rewrite; that ain’t what happens. Sorry, I accidentally bought the New Progressive Translation, of the Bible.

Folks, you won’t believe it, but Bizkit is right. There is a new Bible translation out there for simpletons. It is called the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV). My pastor read from it Sunday in church. It is aimed at adults with a third grade reading comprehension. Here is a link to their web site:

New International Reader’s Version

corgimom
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corgimom 07/29/13 - 11:23 pm
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LL, that would include about

LL, that would include about 25% of the adult population in the US. More, if you count illegal immigrants.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 07/29/13 - 11:33 pm
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"More, if you count illegal immigrants."

You mean undocumented Democrats?

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 07/29/13 - 11:45 pm
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"... why law-abiding citizens didn’t hit the streets

...in protest of the verdict in O.J. Simpson’s murder trial...?"

Partly correct; law-abding citizens for the most part DO have jobs; this means they probably actually own or work at something and they don't feel it in their best interests to loot or burn it down. Those who don't tend to think differently: Shopping Holiday!

The other thing is the phrase "law-abiding" usually doesn't encompass violent assault, rape, arson, and burglary, or as liberal apologists label them, "valid expressions of pent-up anger." (As long as the police don't abandon THEIR neighborhood the crowd's innocent ebullience.)

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 07/30/13 - 04:04 am
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I love the last rant!

Yep we were mad at the obvious miscarriage of justice but we understood that the jury's verdict was final and that's how the system works. We respected the process and knew he'd get what was coming to him in this life or the next. Looks like he going to get it in both!

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 07/30/13 - 06:42 am
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RCBOE

Don't hate people, they have to have more furlough days to pay for studies that cost as much as the salary of 6 teachers to tell them what they should know before running for the office they hold. I wonder who has a relative that owns the company that is doing the study. I'll bet a dollar to a donut that they are related to a board member!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/30/13 - 06:47 am
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The O J trial

Yeh..I wanted to protest but that dang 8-5pm job got in my way...funny how working takes the marching outta ya....heeey ..that is what we need ...we have to put these young men in service for their country...we need to go back to the draft.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/30/13 - 06:51 am
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A BIG RANT TO the “neighbor” who called mosquito control!

Nahhh not so fast...your pool is your problem...clean it up! It could be dangerous & make you sick...so thank your neighbor :)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/30/13 - 06:53 am
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Ole Zimm

He will have to wear a beard & makeup now just to go out in public....his life won't be easy peasy anymore...I bet he won't wear a hoodie though.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/30/13 - 07:18 am
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The grass on Bobby Jones

Some how I see that as a country music song.....

Take me back hooommeee where the green grass grows
Take me back hooome....along Bobby Jonnnneess...

The green green grass of home.:)

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soapy_725 07/30/13 - 07:29 am
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soapy_725 07/30/13 - 07:30 am
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ARC has an annual Mowing of the Grass Festival in March.
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ARC has an annual Mowing of the Grass Festival in March.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/30/13 - 07:31 am
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All of those highway maintenance $$$ are in someone's pocket
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All of those highway maintenance $$$ are in someone's pocket

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 07/30/13 - 08:09 am
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seenit

Are you referring to the Bobby Jones pasture and hay farm? Right now it looks like they'll finish the construction in 2024!! If those people moved any slower they'd be walking backwards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/30/13 - 08:17 am
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Carbon Storage

Maybe Fred (What, me worry?) is running a carbon storage experiment with the grass on Bobby Jones. He is fighting global warming.

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CobaltGeorge 07/30/13 - 08:20 am
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Good Morning "Additional News" America.

Like B4, posting addition news.....

Students Sign Petition for Fourth Trimester Abortions?!?

https://twitter.com/kylenbecker

Dan Joseph of Campus Reform visited George Mason University with a petition in hand to legalize fourth-trimester abortions. There should have been zero takers, seeing as this implies post-birth murder.

Whether people are too illiterate to know that there only three ‘trimesters’ or they have a knee-jerk inclination to support abortion no matter what, it is still surprising to see college students — many of whom are on the public dime with subsidized loans or Pell grants — who have the inability to do basic math or to exhibit any critical thinking skills whatsoever.

Then again, many vote Democrat without thinking, so why should we be surprised?

If the essence of a human being is the baby in utero, then abortion is an authorization for the arbitrary termination of human life. This stands to logic in the Aristotelian fashion that a thing is what it is in essence — in other words, a thing is able to change without it becoming something altogether different moment-to-moment. The danger with abortions is that it authorizes individuals to terminate human life at arbitrary points in time — whether in the womb or outside of it.

If you don’t see why this is a problem, you might be an American college student.

CU all later, Grass cutting calling....you all have a peaceful day.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/30/13 - 08:27 am
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Work crews in Augusta & Atlanta

The difference is, in Atlanta they have lots of construction but it moves along.....it doesn't take FOREVER...in Augusta you could raise 3 generations of kids before a highway is finished.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/30/13 - 08:31 am
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More carbon storage

Speaking of carbon storage, did you see the story in yesterday's Chronicle about the new coal-fired power plant in Mississippi that is designed to trap the carbon dioxide coming out of the smoke stack? They are then planning to use the carbon dioxide in the fracking process to leave it deep in the earth. Isn't that a bit involved just to appease the warmists?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/30/13 - 08:50 am
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Counties sue over housing crisis

In AJC today...Fulton county faces a budget deficit of nearly $114 million in 2014...dang....also not helping the counties is this---series of lawsuits maintain that Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac illegally avoided real estate transfer taxes on foreclosed properties they sold & this has caused counties tax revenue losses...it seems freddie & Fannie can't stay out of trouble!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/30/13 - 09:02 am
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Meeting in the Roosevelt Room

Sorry if you didn't get an invite but the Mayor of Atlanta (Reed) Al Sharpton...civil rights advocates & mexican reps were all invited....the NAACP--Am Civil Liberties Union--National Urban League--Mexican Amm Legal Defense all pledging a coordinated campaign to find alleged voting rights violations....

Excuse me...but did yall see a particular group left out?????
btw..Paula Deen did not get an invite...1st clue :)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/30/13 - 09:04 am
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The rest of the story

I'm sure yall can come up with the rest of the clues so we can finally get to the answer...thanks..:)

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 07/30/13 - 09:28 am
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Mosquito Control

Jumbo Shrimp, ARC Commission Intelligence, High Speed Dial Up Internet, RC Schools Tops in the Nation!! Anyone see a pattern here!!

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Riverman1 07/30/13 - 09:29 am
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Eminent Domain and the Money Tree

Richmond, CA is going to try to use eminent domain for homeowners about to undergo foreclosure proceedings. The city will get the houses and apparently sell them back to the residents at much lower prices. Ha...somehow this doesn't compute. Never mind the banks will be out zillions. Some are forever seeking the fictional money tree.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/30/13 - 09:37 am
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Anyone see a pattern here...says coldbeer

Welll maybe coldbeer...could it be faking it til it is real....sorta like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZluzt3H6tk

seeyall later baby...I have to fake some work right here & right now...LOL :):)

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/30/13 - 09:39 am
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FDIC

Well, RM, the FDIC can just bail out the banks and everyone will be happy. No one will be out anything since the Federal Reserve Bank will just print the money the FDIC needs. Isn't it neat when people work together?

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dichotomy 07/30/13 - 09:39 am
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"Bobby Jones pasture and hay

"Bobby Jones pasture and hay farm? Right now it looks like they'll finish the construction in 2024!"

Yep, sure not the bust a gut effort that it was when they did the "west of the Gordon Hwy" portion....they went day and night, practically no disruption of traffic........but hey, this is in South Augusta. No problem with dragging it out, disrupting traffic during working hours. When I go by there they look like a lawn service crew that got a big time contract and don't know what to do with it.

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nocnoc 07/30/13 - 09:51 am
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We need is to have all politicians sign a contract

saying what they promised, or at least seriously attempt too try.
Or, be prohibited from running for re-election.

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