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THERE WERE NOT 1,800 season ticket-holders for the hockey team. That number was made up. The arena doesn’t want to get an ice machine because the RiverHawks did not make enough money to justify it. Only three or four hundred people showed up for games. Hockey just didn’t work here.

MY 26-YEAR-OLD SON just received his letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Sorry, pal, we can’t insure you anymore because of the Affordable Care Act.

RANT TO CITY financial controls. First it was the time card issue, and now it is paying temporary workers who were released eight months ago. How can this happen? Paying for worker we don’t even have. Someone should be fired or forced to resign (without benefits) inside the city government. Who will answer for this?

COME ON, AUGUSTA! With the underdeveloped riverfront and completely undeveloped Augusta Canal, we should be ashamed. Last weekend in Savannah really opened my eyes to the major lack of foresight by the powers that be here in Augusta. Can we just start over?

HALF OF THE FBI 10 most wanted list are illegal aliens. There is no way on Earth we should pass amnesty for the other 15 million illegals running around loose here.

WHEN YOU GO TO divorce court, remember that it is a business transaction. Leave your feelings at home and you will do better.

RAVE FOR THE young man named Larry who works at IGA in Harlem. He is always well-mannered and polite. We need more like him.

RANT TO THOSE two-faced Senate and House Democrats who are asking for a delay now for implementation of “Obamacare.” Reid is now turning blue that some of his previous backers are mutinying, considering that Obama and many other Democrats stated you can keep your health insurance and doctor, but know it was not true.

FOR THOSE WHO voted Democratic who kept the majority of the Sen­ate within the party, consider this your bailiwick, because I believe you want to blame the Republicans for this fiasco. Not one Republican House or Senate member voted for Obamacare, knowing it would be a debacle, as is now being realized by hundreds of thousands.

RANT TO THE Richmond County Board of Elec­tions. I went onto the Board of Elections site on Augustaga.gov, and nowhere did it say where I was supposed to vote.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/14/13 - 08:32 pm
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The Real Embarrassment

George Eskola on WJBF showed the report Matthew Kwatinetz did for the county government concerning GRU and the mills property. Eskola pointed out the Save the A campaign was called an “embarrassment” by Kwatinetz. Kwatinetz refused to comment on what he wrote as did Deke. The real embarrassment is such a report would address those distinguished, fine folks who attempted to stand up for Augusta against the resident goof ball, Azziz, in a derogatory manner. Why wasn’t the offensive remark removed?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/14/13 - 08:33 pm
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A DC Level RANT

When It Rains manure, It is a downpour and the Liberal press is starting to smell blood.

Politico acknowledges Obama's planned in his 2nd term to circumvent Congress.

The same article points out Obama KNEW about the ACA Website problems much earlier than admitted.

Also Worth a close between the line read.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/11/locked-in-the-cabinet-993...

Question now is:
Have we taken the initial steps towards an elected Dictatorship?

Because, when a President can change or nullify a LAW without congressional approval, that is the actions of a Ruler, a not Representative of the People.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/14/13 - 08:38 pm
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Blaming Republicans

So let me get this straight. Because the Republicans warned that Obamacare wouldn’t work, it’s their fault it doesn’t work?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/14/13 - 08:55 pm
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Just finished looking at the FBI 10 most wanted list

Yep! a number of Rapists, murders and drug distributors are listed that are Illegals.

So why are our borders porous?
The Latino Vote, The above Politico article cites examples why we don't lock the gates. Votes. BIG SIS was told to ease off enforcing the borders and slow deportations during the last election cycle so Obama could get the Latino Supporters to again support him.

That is also why the Blue states tend to fight immigration enforcement.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/14/13 - 09:49 pm
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I've seen a lot of goat ropes

I've seen a lot of goat ropes in my lifetime but Obamacare and the Democrats take the cake.

The Republicans were 100% right about it not being ready, 100% right about the premiums going up, 100% right about people losing their current insurance and doctor....AND.....the are 100% about it being worse and even more expensive NEXT YEAR and the doctors and hospitals declining to participate in Obamacare. They are also 100% right about it costing jobs and causing more full time jobs to be turned into 29 hour part time jobs. Definitely the worst goat rope I've ever been invited to and the Republicans warned us for over 3 years.

And now Mr. Big Mouth Obama, our dictator-in-chief comes on the TV and says he will allow those who have LOST their insurance to KEEP their insurance. Obama does not have the authority to change the law and he does not have the authority to force the insurance companies to reinstate the policies THEY WERE FORCED TO CANCEL BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS TOLD THEM TO WITH THE STUPID LAW THE DEMOCRATS....AND ONLY THE DEMOCRATS.....PASSED. The REPUBLICANS were right about all of it. They were 100% right about it being the WORST LAW EVER PASSED. And Nancy (we need to pass the law to find out what's in it) PELOSI needs to be removed from office and put into a mental institution before she hurts any more people.

So now Obama has AGAIN comes on the TV and promised something HE CANNOT DO. The consummate LIAR who will promise anything, say anything to try and keep people voting Democrat.

Obama has invalidated so many provisions of HIS OWN LAW that is NO LONGER A LAW. Congress has NOT APPROVED ONE CHANGE to Obamacare and Obama DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO CHANGE ANY OF IT. It needs to be wiped off of the books and TOTALLY REDONE. This is what you get when the Socialist Democrats are in charge of government.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/14/13 - 10:11 pm
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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/14/13 - 10:23 pm
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The Only Thing I Can Say About the Hammer & Sickle Health Care

is

"American Republicans, just shut up, sit back and let the tsunami take it's toll!"

countyman
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countyman 11/14/13 - 11:41 pm
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Central Business District is growing

#4.. The local government doesn't promote our downtown enough and they haven't invested enough compared to the other peer cities(Savannah, Greenville, Chattanooga, Charleston, etc).. The GRU plans for the GGHF site will undoubtedly transform the riverfront. The performing arts center has to be located on the river in order to help draw a mix-used development to the Watermark site/train depot. The riverfront attracted the $100 million Watermark(condos, hotels, office building) before the recession and the potential for great things is right around the corner.

The CBD/Medical District provides the best opportunity in the metro/CSRA to attract white collar office besides maybe West Augusta. I have the proof to back up my statements behind the CBD attracting high paying jobs..

Expect to see more construction at 851 Broad in the CBD. The Sprint Food Metro Market includes open air seating right next to the Augusta Common. The 1st floor will have the urban market/restaurant and the 2nd floor consist of space for the Sprint Food corporate offices and other tenants.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-11/construction-round...
https://www.google.com/#q=augusta+ga+851+Broad

Augusta Lung Associates renovated the building at 1301 Broad and held their grand opening November 7th.
http://www.augustalung.com/

KSL
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KSL 11/15/13 - 01:19 am
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Yep, wait till the masses are

Yep, wait till the masses are down right miserable.

KSL
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KSL 11/15/13 - 01:35 am
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Countyman

We visited the Golf and Gardens about 3 weeks before it was set to close. Why didn'tit make it?

What happened to the maintenance of Riverwalk?

The nineties were great. The King George was a favorite of ours and my friends.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/15/13 - 08:49 am
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RAVE FOR NOVEMBER

After seeing about 5 November Birthday announcements and congratulations being posted. Plus now 7 or 8 across my family's tribe.

It appears pregnancies started in or around February produce sensible, logical, thinking Conservative babies?

I suggest February be named Conservative Month and a Red/White/Blue ribbon be worn during that month.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/15/13 - 09:01 am
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Thanks to all

Yes...there is someting about the cold Feb nights nocnoc....cuddle time & evidently baby making time too!
Ain't nothing wrong with that!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/15/13 - 09:06 am
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The Insurance big heads

I can almost see a bunch of insurance moguls all sitting around laughing about the fallout from Obamacare mess....just like quicksand ....it only grows deeper & deeper.....sorta like the deep sink holes going on in Florida......& now...the great decider will TELL THESE GUYS what to keep on insurance....

Please stop this madness......some are desperate now & need surgery---meds--treatment.........the Dems running for office now have a right to be afraid.....veeery afraid.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/15/13 - 09:10 am
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Good Morning "Add On To My 09:23 pm" America

When the King SMNCICBHO(M) Hammer & Sickle man and all his al-Qaeda followers have been washed out to sea, The True Americans need to step in and begin to give CPR to our dying once Great America.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/15/13 - 09:36 am
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Warning about Atlanta....Azziz better think again.

FOX 5 Atlanta

HOT TOPIC: Just like the United States issues warnings to American citizens about the dangers of traveling to certain foreign countries, foreign governments issue travel warnings about the U.S. For example, France cautions its citizens about the southern part of Atlanta, and downtown after dark.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/15/13 - 09:50 am
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Reach through screen & touch things

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/weird-news/mit-invention-allows-you-reach-t...

Well now...,does that mean cgee will be able to reach through tv & touch Obama when he is talking....ooops...I just don't think the world can handle that!!!
:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/15/13 - 10:04 am
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Americans have had enough

Americans are renouncing their citizenship

http://www.dailyfinance.com/on/more-americans-renouncing-us-citizenship/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D406378#!slide=985185

deestafford
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deestafford 11/15/13 - 10:08 am
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I just heard over the news that Obama has summoned the CEO's

from the insurance companies to DC for an audience. It would be interesting to hear what they are going to hear from The One as they were so in bed with obamacare from its inception.

nocnoc, I read that article last night and it was very interesting. It also shows a lot about Obama's lack of leadership experience and although not mentioned why his abandonment background as a child influences the way he runs his administration. Maybe one day in the future I'll expand on this theory in the editorial page comments.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 11/15/13 - 10:56 am
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"Only three or four hundred

"Only three or four hundred people showed up for games. "

LIE.

Jake
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Jake 11/15/13 - 11:34 am
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Births

November births = February conceptions (Valentines Day) because sometimes flowers and candy are just not enough.

daphne3520
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daphne3520 11/15/13 - 12:58 pm
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And, the Beat goes on...for all you trolls with nothing
Unpublished

more constructive to do except CLUTTER this Board, for, by the way, it was NOT intended!!!!!

countyman
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countyman 11/15/13 - 01:50 pm
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CBD

KSL... Riverwalk= future $1 million investment

harley_52
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harley_52 11/15/13 - 02:22 pm
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Is It Just Me....

....or is anybody else getting sick of the term "reached out?"

What happened to "asked?" Or "contacted." Or maybe "sought comment from?"

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/15/13 - 02:56 pm
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Sometimes words come back to haunt even a President

In 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) attended a fundraiser where he blasted President Bush, telling the crowd,

“I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution.”

So if he is ever brought to trial over abuse of power, it is clear
he had to of known he was in violation of the US Constitution on many a occasion.

myfather15
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myfather15 11/15/13 - 04:05 pm
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The insurance companies would

The insurance companies would be FOOLS if they reinstated the 5 million+ people whose policies were cancelled!! Why? Because it will cost them hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars in man hours and paperwork to reinstate them, and for what? One year? Then they have to do this all over again???

Also, as many other's have stated; it's NOT lawful for the President to overrule a law!!! He can't just decide he doesn't want to enforce the law as he chooses!! He and the democrats wrote this law, now they've got to live with it!! There is no fixing this debacle!!! In a FREE Country, you can NOT just force private companies to do YOUR will!! He can't MAKE the insurance companies fix his problems!! That would be COMMUNISM!!!

This is absolutely the most corrupt President I've ever seen in my lifetime!! This man is an embarrassment to America!! The absolute only people that are still believing in this man are the rabid, extreme, radical leftists. Why? Because their vision for this Country is communism, just as Obama's vision!!!

This isn't been done by mistake, this is intentional!! The radical left want radical change and they are working HARD for it!!

KSL
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KSL 11/15/13 - 04:55 pm
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CM

Why do they need a million dollar invetment now? Couldn't they have just kept up what they built? Why build it if you can not maintain it, including safety?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/15/13 - 05:53 pm
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GRU Spokesperson Out to Lunch

What incredibly poor advice we are now getting from whoever is advising Azziz. Azziz's spokesman through a helper on the radio is now saying the area has lost 8% of the population from 5-17 years old. I don't buy it. Columbia County? The spokesperson said most of the students come from Richmond County and they are decreasing in the population of their youth. So is this only the Richmond County population Azziz is referring to? Why didn't GRU list the loss of young people as a problem previously?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/16/13 - 12:06 am
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"they haven't invested enough

"they haven't invested enough compared to the other peer cities"

Oh yeh, we're not spending enough taxpayer money downtown..........

WELL IT CERTAINLY AIN'T BECAUSE WE ARE SPENDING TOO MUCH IN SOUTHEAST RICHMOND COUNTY.

How many more long term bonds would YOU obligate the taxpayers to pay for while we have an $8.5 million dollar budget shortfall and while we have been dipping into the rainy day fund every year?

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