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RANTS TO ALL THE parents who refuse to take care of your children. You need to be locked up. It is bad that the children have to suffer because some parents won’t pay for their children.

RANTS TO THE Colum­bia County transit driver who is not polite to the public. He is not nice like the other drivers.

OUR COUNTRY IS in a sad state of affairs. Every Christian ought to pray because this country is headed for destruction.

YOU CAN CRITICIZE MacArthur for going too far into Korea, but look at what we have now. We still have troops in Korea.

WHEN WAS THE last time there was a full audit of all departments and commissioners of the Richmond County government?

WE NEED STRONG armed forces to keep us free. Please don’t let us fall behind.

IF THE VOTERS KEEP voting for the special purpose local option sales tax, all they are doing is sending a message to the local government that it is OK to keep raising taxes. That is a voluntary tax. Now they gripe about the sheriff or the school board wanting to add a tax. Send a message; vote against the tax next time.

WHAT DOES THE sheriff think about the pants hanging down and shirts with obscene writing on them?

DR. AZIZZ, HOW can one man make a nurse of 23 years hate his job so much? And make his family hate his job, too? Why did you do it?

TO THE COUPLE IN THE maroon Saturn: Please stop throwing your lit cigarette butts out of the window; it can cause a serious fire.

RANT FOR THE government. I guess now that the welfare people won’t even have to pay for feeding their kids, we will see more money go for chrome rims on the Mercedeses and Escalades

RANT FOR OUR pathetic government. Welfare people in Richmond County are paid well to feed their kids on the food stamp program. Most of this is fraud and waste anyway.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/15/13 - 05:53 pm
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RANT ON SOME OF TODAYS SELECTED RANTS

Come on we have some serious problems here in the CSRA.
Can't we can do better than many of these?

But, (pun intended)
WHAT DOES THE sheriff think about the pants hanging down and shirts with obscene writing on them?

Yes I would like the same question posed and officially answered by each Political leader and official holding office.

Let the HEE'ing and HAW'ing begin.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/15/13 - 08:06 pm
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I've got a rant - or a question

Why can't we comment on the national and world news stories "from the wire"?

I'm sure some would generate much discussion.

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Young Fred 08/15/13 - 08:14 pm
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rant #5

It was my impression that all departments are subject to at least an annual audit. I believe the audit results are available for public inspection.

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CobaltGeorge 08/15/13 - 08:51 pm
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Darn, I just Have Too, Yes, I have too..

True Americans, it's all here in this well written article.

Black American Citizens File 'Articles of Impeachment'

08/15/13

The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) based in Sarasota, FL, headed by Chairman Frances Rice, filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama with the following language:

We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors.

On July 4, 1776, the founders of our nation declared their independence from governmental tyranny and reaffirmed their faith in independence with the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. Asserting their right to break free from the tyranny of a nation that denied them the civil liberties that are our birthright, the founders declared:

“When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” - Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

THE IMPEACHMENT POWER

Article II, Section IV of the United States Constitution provides: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT

In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, personally and through his subordinates and agents, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, in that:

ARTICLE 1

He has covered up, delayed, impeded and obstructed the investigation of the Benghazi Battle.

Specific conduct includes: (1) failing to adequately secure the US Consulate and the CIA annex in Benghazi; (2) failing to send a response team to rescue embattled US citizens in Benghazi; (3) lying to the American people about why the US Consulate and the CIA annex were attacked in Benghazi; and (3) hiding from the media and congressional investigators the Central Intelligence Agency personnel and other wounded US citizens who were on the ground in Benghazi by scattering them throughout the United States, forcing them to adopt new identities and subjecting them to monthly polygraph tests.

Benghazi Battle elements that are under investigation:

On September 11, 2012, the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, the US Consulate and the CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya was targeted in a premeditated, preplanned attack launched without warning by Islamist militants.

Footage of the attack broadcast in real time showed armed men attacking the consulate with rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades, assault rifles, 14.5 mm anti-aircraft machine guns, truck mounted artillery, diesel canisters, and mortars. It was not an act of savage mob violence, nor a spontaneous protest in response to an anti-Islamic video on YouTube.

In that attack, four American citizens were killed: US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; Information Officer Sean Smith; and two embassy security personnel, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALs. Ambassador Stevens is the first U.S. ambassador killed in an attack since Adolph Dubs was killed in 1979.

ARTICLE 2

He has disclosed secret grand jury material by exposing the existence of a sealed indictment of one of the Benghazi attackers in violation of Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that clearly states: “… no person may disclose the indictment’s existence except as necessary to issue or execute a warrant or summons.’’

ARTICLE 3

He has authorized and permitted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a division of the Justice Department, to conduct Operation Fast and Furious, wherein guns were sold to Mexican drug trafficking organizations that were used to kill innocent Mexican civilians and two rifles sold to a smuggler in January 2010 ended up at the scene of the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.

ARTICLE 4

He has authorized and permitted confidential income tax returns information from the Internal Revenue Service to be provided to unauthorized individuals, organizations and agencies.

ARTICLE 5

He has caused investigations and audits to be initiated or conducted by the Internal Revenue Service in a discriminatory manner, including harassment and intimidation of conservative, evangelical and Tea Party groups applying for non-profit status between 2010 and 2012.

Elements of this illegal conduct include the facts that: (1) the head of the Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt organization division, Lois Lerner, admitted during a telephonic press event that illegal targeting occurred, then invoked her Fifth Amendment right and refused to answer questions before Congress about the targeting out of fear of self-incrimination; (2) two other career Internal Revenue Service employees stated that they acted at the behest of superiors in Washington — Carter Hull, a retired Internal Revenue Service Attorney and Elizabeth Hofacre, an employee of the Cincinnati IRS office which oversaw tax-exempt applications; and (3) Carter Hull stated that he was directed to forward the targeted applications to, among others, one of only two political appointees in the Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel William Wilkins.

ARTICLE 6

He has (1) authorized and permitted the National Security Agency to conduct or continue electronic surveillance of over 300 million average Americans; (2) given access to National Security Agency surveillance data to other intelligence units within the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secret Service, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security in violation of the law; and (3) conducted the surveillance of average Americans unconstrained by Congress, the United Supreme Court or the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court which has, to this date, functioned as a rubber stamp, having approved every request made of it in 2012 and rejecting only two of the 8,591 requests submitted between 2008 and 2012.

ARTICLE 7

He has authorized and permitted the Department of Justice to wiretap and secretly obtain two months of telephone and e-mail records of Fox News Reporter James Rosen and over one hundred Associated Press journalists.

ARTICLE 8

He has thwarted Congress by (1) failing to enforce all or parts of laws duly enacted by Congress, including the Defense of Marriage Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Affordable Care Act; and (2) after Congress refused to pass his Dream Act, unilaterally issuing an executive order directing immigration officers to no longer deport an entire class of illegal immigrants who came here as children, regardless of individual circumstances, and to give them work-authorization permits.

ARTICLE 9

He has violated the Constitution when, on January 4, 2012, (1) he bypassed the U. S. Senate to appoint three members of the National Labor Relations Board, actions that were ruled unconstitutional by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit which affirmed previous decisions by the Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit and the Third Circuit; and (2) he bypassed the U. S. Senate to appoint Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

ARTICLE 10

He has intimidated whistleblowers and brought twice as many prosecutions against whistleblowers as all prior presidents combined. Egregiously, while refusing to prosecute anyone for actual torture, he prosecuted former Central Intelligence Agency employee John Kiriakou for disclosing the torture program.

Wherefore Barack H. Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

to be initiated or conducted by the Internal Revenue Service in a discriminatory manner, including harassment and intimidation of conservative, evangelical and Tea Party groups applying for non-profit status between 2010 and 2012.

Elements of this illegal conduct include the facts that: (1) the head of the Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt organization division, Lois Lerner, admitted during a telephonic press event that illegal targeting occurred, then invoked her Fifth Amendment right and refused to answer questions before Congress about the targeting out of fear of self-incrimination; (2) two other career Internal Revenue Service employees stated that they acted at the behest of superiors in Washington — Carter Hull, a retired Internal Revenue Service Attorney and Elizabeth Hofacre, an employee of the Cincinnati IRS office which oversaw tax-exempt applications; and (3) Carter Hull stated that he was directed to forward the targeted applications to, among others, one of only two political appointees in the Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel William Wilkins.

ARTICLE 6

He has (1) authorized and permitted the National Security Agency to conduct or continue electronic surveillance of over 300 million average Americans; (2) given access to National Security Agency surveillance data to other intelligence units within the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secret Service, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security in violation of the law; and (3) conducted the surveillance of average Americans unconstrained by Congress, the United Supreme Court or the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court which has, to this date, functioned as a rubber stamp, having approved every request made of it in 2012 and rejecting only two of the 8,591 requests submitted between 2008 and 2012.

ARTICLE 7

He has authorized and permitted the Department of Justice to wiretap and secretly obtain two months of telephone and e-mail records of Fox News Reporter James Rosen and over one hundred Associated Press journalists.

ARTICLE 8

He has thwarted Congress by (1) failing to enforce all or parts of laws duly enacted by Congress, including the Defense of Marriage Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Affordable Care Act; and (2) after Congress refused to pass his Dream Act, unilaterally issuing an executive order directing immigration officers to no longer deport an entire class of illegal immigrants who came here as children, regardless of individual circumstances, and to give them work-authorization permits.

ARTICLE 9

He has violated the Constitution when, on January 4, 2012, (1) he bypassed the U. S. Senate to appoint three members of the National Labor Relations Board, actions that were ruled unconstitutional by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit which affirmed previous decisions by the Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit and the Third Circuit; and (2) he bypassed the U. S. Senate to appoint Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

ARTICLE 10

He has intimidated whistleblowers and brought twice as many prosecutions against whistleblowers as all prior presidents combined. Egregiously, while refusing to prosecute anyone for actual torture, he prosecuted former Central Intelligence Agency employee John Kiriakou for disclosing the torture program.

Wherefore Barack H. Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/15/13 - 08:52 pm
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Long

I Know, but sure is worth reading.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/15/13 - 09:05 pm
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One Comment On The R&R's.

"WE NEED STRONG armed forces to keep us free."

What we have what you all call CIC......You can forget it.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/15/13 - 09:15 pm
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Thanks Cobalt! The crimes

Thanks Cobalt!

The crimes spelled out and the lawlessness highlighted.

It's a shame that the media, or the fourth estate, refuses to do its job simply because of the party affiliation and race of our president.

Which is exactly why a country that actually cares about having a media that does its job (i.e. watch dog) will elect a non democrat president and congress. It is the only way the media will do it's constitutionally protected job. Heck if they can't find something, they'll simply make it up!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/15/13 - 09:33 pm
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Yes Fred,

it's hard sometimes to lay your head on a pillow and sleep with "That Lost Cause" feeling.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/15/13 - 09:43 pm
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ColbaltGeorge

As long as you and I, as long as there are others that think, reason, and believe like us, as long as we draw breath - it is never a lost cause!!!

I refuse to give up, and you can etch that on my tombstone!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/15/13 - 09:55 pm
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Fred,

It isn't so much me living with a lost cause feeling because I have experienced the true feeling of a loving, honorable and free America. My only concern are for the living future of my off springs.

What a gift to hand down to them, especially those that have fought and died to preserve a free America. So many can't see that or don't really care.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/15/13 - 10:46 pm
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I here ya Cobalt! I'm having

I here ya Cobalt!

I'm having to teach my children what is RIGHT and at the same time teach them there are certain times when it is wise to keep their opinions to themselves and just nod with a bemused grin on their face (in order to "fit in").

I'm teaching them to be good generals, to pick their battles with the highest percentage chance of victory, but at the same time there are certain things you NEVER back down from.

It's a dang tightrope I tell ya!

Did you ever imagine in your younger days it would come to this? I share your "lost cause" feelings. I just refuse to give over to those feelings. I know you feel the same way and are just vocalizing the pain you feel for our country!

I find a good history of this country does wonders for the younglings in my family. You just have to catch them in the right mood to actually sit down and read for awhile. "America The Last Best Hope" by W. J. Bennett is an excellent history. Very readable and enjoyable. Just proves that history can be interesting, even to those that don't find it so.

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Riverman1 08/16/13 - 05:54 am
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IRS Official Lois Lerner

I’ve was watching Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner display her stern, cold, heartless and tyrannical personality when it came to me who she reminds me of….Nurse Ratchet. Ratchet's superiors wouldn’t question her because she kept things in line. She had the patients doing what she wanted by humiliation and intimidation. The American people have become the fearful, stuttering Billy Bibbit doing anything she says.

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RoadkiII 08/16/13 - 06:09 am
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EGYPT

Not one dime, not one bullet, not one bean.

I know many will disagree with me on humanitarian grounds. Can you guarantee the money, arms, and food will get to the right people? We don't even know who the right people are. Therefore not one dime, not one bullet, not one bean.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 08/16/13 - 06:15 am
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MILLION MUSLIM MARCH

On 9/11??? You gotta be kidding me. Where is the sensitivity for the families who lost loved ones on 9/11? Where is the tolerance for those of Jewish or Christian faiths? Have another sip of kool-aid, grab your violin, and watch America fall.

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corgimom 08/16/13 - 06:30 am
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Where is their sensitivity? I

Where is their sensitivity? I don't know, Roadkill, do we suspend people's Constitutional rights because of "sensitivity"? Is that how we do things in America?

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 08/16/13 - 07:01 am
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Corgi

Constitutional rights work both ways. What about the right to display a manger scene at Christmas? What about the right to display a cross? What about the sensitivity and respect for those of Christian faiths?

The defense rests your honor.

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corgimom 08/16/13 - 07:06 am
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There is not a Constitutional

There is not a Constitutional right to display a manger scene on public property at Christmas. Nor a cross.

People are more than welcome to do so on private property, that is what is protected under the Constitition.

Because to do so on public property infringes on other people's Constitutional rights.

"Sensitivity" isn't a right.

But just wondering, Roadkill, at Christmas time, do you display a manger scene on your property, and a cross?

Here at the Corgi mansion, we used to have a manger displayed, but got rid of it- lack of storage space- and now just do a small one indoors.

As is our Constitutional right.

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Riverman1 08/16/13 - 07:11 am
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Concerning the Constitution

Concerning the Constitution and our constitutional rights, you could look at the use of public land for religious displays another way. Why can't all religions use the land for a display if they want? Why do we have to say none may use it?

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 08/16/13 - 07:15 am
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Constitution 101

Congress shall make no law establishing religion or PREVENTING THE FREE PRACTICE THEREOF.

I did not look at the Constitution so the exact wording may be.a little off. But close enough.

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justthefacts 08/16/13 - 07:35 am
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Roadkill

You are correct. The timing of the march is in very poor taste.

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navycubfan 08/16/13 - 07:39 am
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Corgi....

It's called Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech. The problem is the double standard...and it lines up with the thread yesterday about the Atheist who wants to place his books in the State Park cabins. Most true atheists would cringe if you called "Atheism" a "religion". So I consider it freedom of speech. You are are free to say what you want and I am free to ignore you.

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seenitB4 08/16/13 - 08:32 am
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What is the world coming to!!

Jase with the Duck Dynasty was thrown out of a ritzy NYC hotel...Geez..:):)

Too dang much hair & they thought he was a bum...see Oprah , it happens to all.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/13 - 08:35 am
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WE NEED STRONG armed forces to keep us free.

We also need some smart people making some smart decisions.....with some experience under their belt.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/13 - 08:39 am
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Sheriff's new web site

Take a lookie/see....nice & you can see pics of some making the news.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/16/13 - 08:44 am
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Is Atheism a religion?

The about commenter struck a up a question in my mind.

Is Atheism in itself a religion?

A few dictionary definitions:
1.a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects.

2. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practice(s).

Therefore,
I submit Atheism is a counter-religion, because it has a set of agreed on beliefs and has established practice(s).

A group NOT believing in something, even if that something is nothing, still qualifies as a organized group with a belief. An organized group of people gathered to together (worship or protest) with the same belief could be considered a religion.

So in all actuality they have formed a religion and I would like to take this opportunity to submit some suggested names for it.

Church of Nothing There.
The Church of the Non-Believers.
United Atheism Congregation.
The Church of Me.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/16/13 - 08:49 am
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Perfect Riverman1 !

Nurse Ratchet, the perfect embodiment of a puffed up bureaucrat. Arrogant, condescending, and self-justified with a sadistic streak thrown in for good measure.

You nailed that one my man!

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pgapeach2 08/16/13 - 09:06 am
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# 11 Rant for the Government

Think about your rant. If they were on welfare prior to not having to pay for the meals, that most likely means they didn't pay for meals before this new program. Soo... how in the world could them not having to pay now increase the number of chrome wheels on mercedes and escalades?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/13 - 09:14 am
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ELVIS

This day in 1977 Elvis passed away...& I still miss him...what an entertainer.

I miss Conway too.

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dstewartsr 08/16/13 - 09:18 am
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Speaking of puffed up bureaucrats

... here's another in my daily cops behaving badly: Seems a black man on a bike waved at the cops; cops decide he flipped them off (not nice, but not illegal); cops pounce and on the ground in cuffs he goes! Of course it never happned ... until a video surfaced. Question: What's worse than standard bureaucrat?

Answer: One with a gun and taser.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2395250/George-Madison-The-momen...

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pearlthesquirrel 08/16/13 - 09:22 am
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Unpublished

Pray for what? Didn't ya'll pray two years ago with Slick Ric Perry and his Day of Fasting and Prayer for Our Nations Challenges? And look what good that has done. What you should pray for is "I pray that prayer would actually work" - but hey, that's impossible because that's circular reasoning and prayer doesn't work. I know, I know, what proof do you have that prayer doesn't work? I'm glad you asked.

American Heart Journal 151, no. 4, April 2006 edition. Enjoy!

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