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A BIG RAVE TO the carrier who delivers to neighborhoods off Hereford Farm Road. Despite the ice storm, my paper was delivered at the usual time. Great job!

I READ ABOUT ALL the lines for restaurants that were open during the ice storm power outage. This must have happened at restaurants on or near Washington Road. Instead, I went to restaurants downtown, and they were not mobbed. People should think about downtown more often! All was calm and friendly when I was there - and the food was good.

THE BLUE-GREEN “paint” on the grass at the country club isn’t paint. It’s a spray on lawn care treatment that includes fertilizer. And rain will wash it off the sidewalks with time.

THE NEXT TIME you go to the polls remember this: Isakson and Chambliss were 2 of only 13 Republican that voted to cut military pension benefits along side the 54 Democrats.

IT IS NOT THE loud music that bothers me. But the foul-mouthed lyrics are very offensive. And by the way I thought the “n” word was supposed to be a racial slur, and yet I heard that word blaring repeatedly on your loud stereo at the gas station.

MANY, MANY RAVES to the volunteers from Rubicon that helped me get the big limbs gathered up from my yard and to the street for pick up. Many thanks y’all. I am full of gratitude and feel very blessed right now!

I’M GLAD IT’S noted as a LOAN and not a giveaway if they are going to do $8 million or so. They already “gave” away the land that was Gilbert Manor. I’m sure there were other giveaways as well. So the city needs to tighten that belt and be more financially sound. This business of borrowing based on the future is ridiculous!

RANT TO THE Augusta VA Hospital Uptown for giving employees AWOL who could not report to duty during the ice storm.

YES, THE ICE storm was devastating but how many people said, “it looks like a war zone.” We are so blessed that it actually did not, and may we be thankful that for most of us, things will improve, unlike those who truly are living or working in a real war zone.

THE WORD OF the Lord also says you should not tempt the hand of God. Those snake handlers are just boasting and tempting the hand of God.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/23/14 - 10:36 pm
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The snake handlers are just

The snake handlers are just plain stupid with their minds twisted by cultish beliefs. They aren't "tempting" anything except the probability they will get bitten.

KSL
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KSL 02/24/14 - 06:25 am
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Don't want to overload

Don't want to overload anyone.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/24/14 - 08:11 am
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Piers Morgan has been CANCELLED

GREAT NEWS!!!

He sneered at the South & was totally out of place with the news....maybe things are changing for the best!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/24/14 - 08:13 am
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Snake handlers

Very foolish folks...& also the people who think they can heal their sick child without a medical doctor.....unbelievable but they do live amongst us...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/24/14 - 08:17 am
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About the restaurants

"lines for restaurants that were open during the ice storm power outage."

Why would anyone travel from Mtz/Evans to downtown during an ice storm....common sense says you would stay near your area...did ctyman put this on here...:)

KSL
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KSL 02/24/14 - 08:32 am
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http://biggeekdad.com/2014/01

http://biggeekdad.com/2014/01/peacock-spider/

I am trying to decide whether to go to my first cousin's son's wedding in Australia where he and his sister now live. Or wait for those festivities to get over and visit her and her husband on the North Island of New Zealand at their sheep ranch.

KSL
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KSL 02/24/14 - 08:34 am
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Seenit, what would you do?

Seenit, what would you do?

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 02/24/14 - 08:43 am
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Rattlesnake handlin'

This is a little long but Wendy Bagwell sums up snake handling at the end with the classic line... "He didn't and I ain't"
http://www.g391.ru/video.php?yt=RSP_ZDV3htk

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/24/14 - 08:41 am
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Have you asked them?

I would go after the party probably....because I would want time to enjoy the place....& after they have settled in & the stressful part was over.
You can look at the pics & videos....I have never been there & would love to see the place..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/24/14 - 08:45 am
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Today is the day

The Augusta Commission has a Monday work session set to review more requests from outside agencies seeking part of the city’s next 1 percent sales tax allocation.

Amazing that they haven't gotten the $$ yet but they have spent them already...well kinda--sorta.

iaaffg
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iaaffg 02/24/14 - 08:52 am
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ksl: whatever you do, make
Unpublished

ksl: whatever you do, make sure you take a crapload of money with you; you'll need it down under. everything muy expensive there (somebody has to pay for that public-funded medicine). unless, of course, you have a hookup and don't have to pay for lodging and food or anything else.

KSL
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KSL 02/24/14 - 09:01 am
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I have not been there

I have not been there either. We all got fussed at a few months ago when she was here for a visit. None her first cousins, nor their children on our side have made the trip despite an open invitation limited to non hectic sheep raising times of the year. It is best not to go when the lambs are being born or when it is shearing time.

They can see a volcano from their property. It does act up from time to time, spitting out ash. But that is good for the grass, which is good for the sheep.

KSL
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KSL 02/24/14 - 09:14 am
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iaaffg

Good advice. Between you and seenit, I will hold off and visit my cousin on their ranch in New Zealand. It will give me longer to save up for the trip. She is about 10 years younger than I, married the kiwi after college. He was doing his year tour of the US and Europe that they do after graduating college there. They met while she was working in Aspen or the Vale. They married and he worked in Atlanta, via green card. They went to live in New Zealand when his father needed him to take over.

KSL
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KSL 02/24/14 - 09:17 am
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I am still fascinated with

I am still fascinated with that peacock spider.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/24/14 - 09:18 am
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I love that spider dance

So colorful too...I'm taking it & putting it in another forum---thanks ksl.

hahahah we both are!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/24/14 - 09:23 am
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Secret To Helping Dowtown

That ranter who asked why more people didn't use downtown restaurants during the storm may have hit on something. Turn the lights out in the surrounding areas Friday and Saturday nights and see if that helps downtown business.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/24/14 - 09:46 am
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Sorry yall don't have this yet!

http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/

Today we have to meet with some kin at the Cheesecake Factory....since yall don't have it yet, I'll put a link for you to enjoy....try not to slobber all over the pics...need to get busy here--dang it!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/24/14 - 09:58 am
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Buckhead doesn't want Justin!!

Buckhead residents were up bright and early (actually dark and early) to protest the idea of pop star Justin Bieber moving in.

Hank Maguire has lived in Buckhead for about five years and was holding a sign that says, "No Bieber on Blackland."

"We don't think he should come to our community with his track record," Maguire said. "We just don't think it's good for our neighborhood. We don't think it's good for our children."

harley_52
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harley_52 02/24/14 - 10:02 am
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"Turn the lights out in the surrounding areas Friday....

....and Saturday nights and see if that helps downtown business."

Another brilliant, constructive, well-intentioned piece of advice from a resident of another County. The downtown area is thriving, even in spite of your claims it is "Detroit like."

My guess is they'll ignore your advice on this one as well.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 02/24/14 - 10:22 am
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Looks

like Sean isn't going to post anymore sent in pictures.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/24/14 - 10:43 am
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@Cgee

Bummer.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/24/14 - 10:50 am
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Maybe mine was sillier

Harley, I thought the original rant about using downtown restaurants during the power outage was sillier than mine, but that's just me. Maybe mine was sillier.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/24/14 - 10:52 am
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Turn out the lights . . .

Well, if the downtown merchants want to try that tactic, they will have to publicize it in advance. Because when they kill the power in the suburbs, no one would know the extent of the outages unless they were told in advance. And they can't communicate after the power outage is initiated because no one will have TV or internet service.

It reminds me of the ranter last week who lambasted the promoters of the Southern Soul and Bluegrass event at the Imperial that was cancelled because of no power. The ranter said they should have publicized the cancellation. How could they, since no one had any power?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/24/14 - 11:20 am
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Downtown restaurants wouldn't

Downtown restaurants wouldn't able to take the extra business; there are often waits on the weekends at the better ones.

daphne3520
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daphne3520 02/24/14 - 11:27 am
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Absolutely a brilliant deduction about "blue-green," paint. And
Unpublished

ALL you TROLLS keep going!!!!!!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/24/14 - 11:49 am
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LL

They could have utilized the city's "courier" to make the announcements. It would have given them something to do. Make like Paul Revere.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/24/14 - 11:54 am
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Courier

I never thought of that method, JTF. Good call.

:-)

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