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IT SEEMS TO me that Georgia Regents Univer­sity does not want to be associated with Augusta. There seems to be a lot of tweaking going on behind closed doors. People complain about it but continue to support the leadership. The university officials should be tweaked out of their job for lying to everyone who donated money for the changes. I say it’s time for another change, President Ricardo Azziz included.

THEY SAID IN The Chronicle that the schools are having problems getting grants, but in the picture every kid has a computer. Students don’t need computers. These students need to learn how to add and subtract. They can do without computers. They are just too lazy now.

IT’S NO WONDER the VA is having problems providing our veterans with first-class and timely care. They are just too busy with imposing their bureaucratic and ridiculous rules; e.g., the recent prohibiting of Christmas carols. It’s time for the VA to move on and concentrate on taking care of our sick and wounded veterans. The veterans deserve our undivided attention.

RICHMOND COUNTY was awarded $15 million of the total awarded to Georgia for the Race to the Top grant in 2010. This federal funding will run out this summer. I know the money has been spent on teacher training, but there seems to have been no noticeable improvement of academic achievement in our schools. Where (is) the responsibility and accountability for the $15 million spent?

TO THE WATER utility worker who was driving and getting out of the vehicle reading meters at every single house in Pepperidge subdivision this month: What a waste! The weather had warmed up and you still chose to waste taxpayers’ money and energy. Shame on you.

WOULD YOU BELIEVE that we have a U.S. post office on a U.S. military post that flies no American flag?

THIS IS A RANT FOR the Richmond County Health Department. Yesterday I carried my daughter there for shots, but the place was a zoo. Men hanging around blocking the entrance, smoking, kids running around everywhere, standing in chairs, and one woman still wearing her PJs and bedroom slippers at 3 in the afternoon and her mouth was worse than a sailor’s. We were terrified. We did not feel safe
at all. Thank God for security coming up front in the lobby. No doubt new staffers must be in charge. I’ll never return.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/25/14 - 11:23 am
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Women

Responding to Mike Huckabee's statement, SeenIt posted:

Ok guys...I have said this BEFORE on here & y’all poo pooed me....if the Reps don't shut their trap about women/reproduction ANYTHING, they can kiss another election bye bye...you cause your own problems with some idiot statements..

I think you are correct, SeenIt. The Republican candidates do not have to make statements about each and every tempest that blows up in the teapot.

They should stick with Tea Party principles and remain silent on "social justice" issues. The Main Stream Media will eat them for lunch.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/25/14 - 11:45 am
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"They should stick with Tea Party principles...

....and remain silent on "social justice" issues. The Main Stream Media will eat them for lunch."

The "TEA Party" is "extremist," haven't you heard?

One thing you can be sure of, LL, is that the media is going to try to "eat them for lunch" whether they point out the hypocrisy and silliness of issues like this, or not. If Huckabee hadn't said something, they'd have found something else to have a hissy fit about.

Republicans (and the Country) are in the sad shape they're in precisely because they have been meek and accommodating for way too long. Democrats play hardball, Republicans play slow-pitch softball." They're going to have to hitch up their pants and stand up for what's right, or suffer another defeat. We didn't lose in 2008 and 2012 because our candidates were too Conservative. We lost because they weren't Conservative enough.

RunningMan
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RunningMan 01/25/14 - 11:50 am
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Nothing New

Same old stories by the same of folks. Why there is no flag at the Post Office on a military installation? Simple, because the LARGE flag and flag pole in front of the post headquarters represent the entire installation. There is no need for another at the post office. Please folks if you really want to know the answer, Google it.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/25/14 - 12:06 pm
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Democrats Are Not...

...meek, understated, or wishy-washy about their positions on issues. Yes, they lie about them a lot, but they do it with flair and conviction.

Republicans are scared of their own shadow. Voters sense insecurity. They go with the bold and confident, even if they've been misled.

Republicans need to develop a backbone, not hide under the bed with their blankie over their heads.

LEAD, don't shirk and shrink.

countyman
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countyman 01/25/14 - 12:16 pm
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North Richmond= Premier Outlets of Georgia at Augusta

The website for the new outlet mall coming to North Richmond is now available!!

http://www.premieroutletsofgaataugusta.com/

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/25/14 - 12:30 pm
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Funny

I did not see the words "north Richmond" anywhere on the website.

happychimer
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happychimer 01/25/14 - 12:59 pm
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Those evil computers! My 3

Those evil computers! My 3 year old granddaughter is learning lots on the computer. She knows shapes, colors, and can sing the whole alphabet. Yep and her Mama and Daddy are democrats. Imagine that!

countyman
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countyman 01/25/14 - 01:08 pm
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Outlet mall

A few of the stores coming to the outlet mall: Elie Tahari, Karen Millen, Trina Turk, J Crew, Lucky Brand, Kate Spade, Polo, Nike, Brooks Brothers, G.H. Bass, Theory, Johnston & Murphy, 50 East shoes, etc)

The outlet mall will include some duplicate stores already in the Augusta market( H&M, Michael Kors, Express, Ann Taylor Loft, Chico's, Old Navy, Gap, Forever 21, etc)..

Sweet son
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Sweet son 01/25/14 - 01:12 pm
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Finally countyman is talking about businesses other than the

franchise eating joints he so desperately wants on the Southside. The outlets certainly will generate more tax revenue that the burger joints. I guess if more tax money is generated then the "Magnificent 10 plus1" will figure out how to waste it rather than balance their budget.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/25/14 - 01:26 pm
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Thanks littlelamb-you get it!!

"I think you are correct, SeenIt. The Republican candidates do not have to make statements about each and every tempest that blows up in the teapot."

and countyman that has to be the best link you have ever put on here....thanks for the info. & that is great news for the CSRA...jobs---stores & progress.....& in a great area too....amazing & just what Augusta needs.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/25/14 - 01:50 pm
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staying out of women's reproductive business

Sure if they decide what they mean by Their Business?

But which business plan is it?

Some Business Questions
Why abort a business plan beyond 7 days with availability RU-pills and $1 preliminary pregnancy test kits at stores?

Why abort any business plan at all, with all the FREE/Discounted Birth Control pills and "protections" available?

Tell me why should I or any taxpayer have to help fund a women's reproductive business failure or success? After all its her business right?

Seriously, stay out of women's reproductive business, how?
It would seems to me they need to address their reproductive business in the form of some self imposed moral and physical responsibilities.

Or, quit demanding we clean up and/or support their total lack of Business Planning and viable Management Practices.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/25/14 - 02:40 pm
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SeenIt said, "And JTF...with

SeenIt said, "And JTF...with YOUR money you could buy birth control for every woman in Ga... "

Heck, he probably has. Heh.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/25/14 - 02:44 pm
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Very Funny

Not quite.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/25/14 - 02:45 pm
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So River

On a lighter note. Super Bowl. Who do you like?

corgimom
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corgimom 01/25/14 - 03:01 pm
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"Tell me why should I or any

"Tell me why should I or any taxpayer have to help fund a women's reproductive business failure or success? After all its her business right?"

Do you want to pay for birth control, or do you want to pay for welfare?

This is a no-brainer.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/25/14 - 03:20 pm
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Exactly right Harley

"What Huckabee said was absolutely right. That IS the way democrats view/treat women."

I didn't have issue with what he said at all. We DON'T have any business subsidizing people's sex habits, whether it is blue pills for men, or contraception for women.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/25/14 - 04:36 pm
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Huckabee Wasn't So Much...

...taking a position on whether we should, or shouldn't, pay for birth control pills for women, I don't think.

His bigger point was, I think, that the democrat party thinks that's the key to winning over female voters. That the democrats think women are so shallow that free birth control pills will be the issue which causes them to vote democrat, or Republican.

He thinks Republicans believe women are much more savvy than that. That women are concerned with a much broader basket of issues and it's in consideration of MANY issues that they decide how they'll vote, not just free birth control pills.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/25/14 - 04:57 pm
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Denver By 7

It was a little joke that made you smile I hope, JTF.

Anyway, I'll go with Denver by 7. Their offense is going to roll even if Seattle does have a very good defense. I don't like Pete Carroll after his cheating at USC and don't like Sherman.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/25/14 - 04:58 pm
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LL

LL said, "I did not see the words "north Richmond" anywhere on the website."

Who needs words, LL? We have to just believe it's there. Heh.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/25/14 - 05:01 pm
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We have to just believe it's there. Heh.

I believe it is there...a small sliver of land that is about 5 ft wide...maybe for 2 miles or so..

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/25/14 - 05:02 pm
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Harley, you are absolutely

Harley, you are absolutely right, that's what Huck meant. He was complimenting women. Those news networks took it out of the context of his meaning on purpose.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/25/14 - 05:04 pm
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Of course, SeenIt is right,

Of course, SeenIt is right, too. Heh, heh, heh.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/25/14 - 05:09 pm
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From Countyman's Link

The company that is going to build the outlet mall at Riverwatch notes an interesting fact supporting their building there:

"30 mile trade area 627,277 Population and $66,239 Average Household Income"

harley_52
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harley_52 01/25/14 - 05:10 pm
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"We have to just believe it's there."

Oh, it's there alright. For proof, just look on a map.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/25/14 - 05:12 pm
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Of course, SeenIt is right, too///funny man

Please read this....it is what I have been saying...

Democrats were able to use the rhetoric to suggest that Republicans would threaten the right to contraception—something studies indicate the majority of the public supports, said Michele Swers, a Georgetown University American government professor.

Move over boys, New Hampshire goes to the women

"The debate can be more framed on the aspects of the debate that were more popular with the general public," Swers said, adding that Democrats were also able to connect other GOP positions on abortion as extreme.

There are some indications that social issues directly impacting women might have helped sway votes in some states.

SOCIAL ISSUES DIRECTLY IMPACTING & HELPED SWAY VOTES!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/25/14 - 05:25 pm
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Goodnight guys

I'm tired & worn out tonight.....you didn't listen last time & we lost..keep thinking a female vote doesn't matter & we will say hello president Clinton.....& Hi Bill...welcome to the White House--one more time....I will try to refrain from saying "I TOLD YA SO"

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/25/14 - 05:40 pm
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War on Women

It's not that the Republicans actually have a war on women like it's UFO's attacking in War of the Worlds. It's the danged press playing up anything they can. Huck wasn't slamming women in any way, but the liberals seized on his words taken out of context. Huck is better off just shouting Mark Twain every few minutes.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/25/14 - 05:40 pm
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Thanks for the clarification

Thanks for the clarification Harley; I only heard about the kerfluffle, I didn't hear the quotes.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/25/14 - 05:49 pm
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No Problem, IAD...

His words are being widely misreported and misrepresented, which comes as absolutely NO surprise.

Democrats are trying to trick people into thinking he was opposing free birth control pills and claiming women were unable to control their libidos. He wasn't. His message was that democrats view women as being pretty stupid, unable to control their sexual activity, and willing to tie their vote to free birth control pills. Obviously, some have been tricked, and the left-wing media will try to keep the issue alive and trick even more.

Republicans, of course, have a much more respectful view of women than that.

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