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THE NCAA IS THE governing body of college athletics. The SEC is a member of the NCAA and subject to the rules of that organization. The SEC wants to make the rules for college athletics instead of following the rules. Just like a spoiled, little, rich brat. If the SEC doesn’t want to abide by the NCAA rules, then the NCAA should ban them from competition in collegiate athletics.

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL continues to buy hospitals, doctors’ practices and is extending its empire throughout the area. It is considered by the community to be the “best” hospital for who knows how many years in a row. Does the community know that the employees have not received a raise in about three years?

POLICE WERE CALLED to Patriots Park about a church softball team. I have to believe that it could have been handled better; children were watching.

REPUBLICANS AND GOV. Nathan Deal haven’t done a good job helping regular people in Georgia. The majority of bills passed … was related to “guns everywhere” and drug-testing recipients. They are big, bold and arrogant. I can’t wait for the November election so Georgians can elect a new governor.

RANT TO WHOEVER authorized the trip for 10 Augusta employees to Disneyland hotel in LA. … Surely there were training seminars closer to Augusta or online that would have been less costly for our cash-strapped city.

IT IS VERY SAD THAT our first black president will be judged historically as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, egotistical and divisive president to ever serve this nation. A man twice elected because of the color of his skin rather that the content of his character.

IF GEORGIA REGENTS University President Ricardo Azziz’s highest priority is safety, then why is the gun-happy stun gunner Wesley Martin still an employee at GRU after he admitted to falsifying a police report? I hope The Chronicle can interview other victims to show how out of control this guy is.

GEN. WILLIAM SHERMAN told his wife the “voice of the people is humbug.” That’s the same mad man who burned a bunch of Georgia towns to the ground for no reason of war, rather to show how tough he was.

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stuaby
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stuaby 06/10/14 - 08:29 pm
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@#8: Why are you thinking

@#8:
Why are you thinking about Gen. Sherman at this point and time?

Also, you sound bitter as if this just happened a few years ago.

Stoner
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Stoner 06/10/14 - 08:30 pm
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Afraid of the Tea Party. One

Afraid of the Tea Party.

One Republican just admitted in The Washington Post that raising the minimum wage would " help some people," but congressional Republicans are too afraid to support the increase for fear of reprisal from the Tea Party. This is the epitome of Republican cowardice : not doing the right thing simply because of "political considerations" - also know as "covering your own tush." Raising the minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour is such a no- brainer, half if the 2012 Republican presidential field now supports President Obama's plan to boost the federal minimum wage to $10.10. But House Speaker John Boehner and his allies in Congress are quaking in their boots, afraid Tea Party front groups will rain down loads of campaign cash on their primary opponents. Tough luck, says: it's time to suck it up (Republican governors),and do the right thing for a change.

stuaby
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stuaby 06/10/14 - 08:36 pm
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@#6: Well, he will be judged

@#6:

Well, he will be judged that way maybe by about...35-40% of the electorate?

About 35-40% of the electorate will think he was just grand. This subset's minds will gravitate toward all the homosexual advancement, the environmental advancement, etc. NPR/MSNBC/NBC/CBS, etc. will be there to reinforce these notions.

stuaby
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stuaby 06/10/14 - 08:39 pm
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Eric Cantor loses. Good.

Eric Cantor loses. Good. Get him outta here.

stuaby
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stuaby 06/10/14 - 08:42 pm
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"This is the epitome of

"This is the epitome of Republican cowardice : not doing the right thing simply because of "political considerations"..."

...

corgimom
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corgimom 06/10/14 - 08:56 pm
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Ranter #5- if you want

Ranter #5- if you want particular specific training in something, you go where the seminar is.

All of them are located in resort areas, none of them are in Podunk Georgia.

The more specialized the training, the fewer options you have.

Those seminars are held in attractive places. The students' options are go, or don't go.

Because if you want them to come to your site, they charge a freaking FORTUNE, because they can. I'm talking about several hundreds of dollars per hour, PLUS expenses, and I mean 1st class expenses, not Motel 6. Calverts, not McDonald's.

25 years ago it was $2,000 to $3,500 per day, and I'm sure it's far higher now.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/10/14 - 08:58 pm
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stuaby, I was just talking to

stuaby, I was just talking to somebody yesterday about Sherman's march to the sea and how his army destroyed everything, in relationship to a project that some people were doing.

It is still impacting people today, it has never died.

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kissofdeath 06/10/14 - 09:10 pm
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In one of the most shocking

In one of the most shocking primary upsets House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the second - ranking Republican in the House, has lost to economics professor Dave Brat, a political unknow who was outspent 40- to- 1.

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Riverman1 06/10/14 - 10:57 pm
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Sherman Spared Augusta

Augusta should have nothing against Sherman since he bypassed us. He was stationed here a while before the war.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/10/14 - 09:30 pm
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Did Martin Work the Azziz Party?

I'm guessing he was one of the GRU officers who "volunteered" to work the wedding. Or was he the one who use to pick up Azziz's kid from school? If he's fired Azziz doesn't know what he'll say.

stuaby
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stuaby 06/10/14 - 09:41 pm
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"It is still impacting people

"It is still impacting people today, it has never died."

How is this impacting anyone today--other than a handful of guys gathering periodically to keep the bitter feelings going?

Other than that, who is this affecting?

stuaby
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stuaby 06/10/14 - 09:58 pm
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"stuaby, I was just talking

"stuaby, I was just talking to somebody yesterday about Sherman's march to the sea..."

Sure you were. I believe that you just made that up to drive a wedge between me, a black conservative flash in the pan, and those who post here who are sensitive to the southern heritage issue.

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Kos 06/10/14 - 11:01 pm
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Guns everywhere does mean
Unpublished

Guns everywhere does mean everywhere. I guess Gov. Deal will sort out whether gun - toting voters should be allowed in polling places?

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Airman 06/10/14 - 11:06 pm
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Rant #6

You raster spoke the truth. An excellent choice for president was Herman Cain, and he was black. I bet if he runs he will get more white than black vote because he is an honest hard working man not like the current president, [filtered word] and no brains

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countyman 06/10/14 - 11:07 pm
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Augusta mall area

The demolition of the Suntrust/Sprint property at 3456 Wrightsboro road is underway. A new 8,500 SQ. FT. retail/professional building will replace the existing property.. The only existing tenant returning will be Sprint.. The Bojangles at 3360 Wrightsboro rd(Mr. Furniture) should begin construction in the next weeks..

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Darby 06/10/14 - 11:29 pm
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"If the SEC doesn’t want to abide by the

Anybody have the slightest idea what this ranter is going on about?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/10/14 - 11:42 pm
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Darby, JTF

Darby, yeah, it's a sports thing. SEC is the premier conference and wants some consideration.

JTF, I believe I could hit .300 in Colorado. You watch the game?

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internationallyunknown 06/11/14 - 01:43 am
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Opinions are like...everyone

Opinions are like...everyone has one.

IT IS VERY SAD THAT our first black president will be judged historically as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, egotistical and divisive president to ever serve this nation. A man twice elected because of the color of his skin rather that the content of his character.

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geecheeriverman 06/11/14 - 05:30 am
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Ranter #4

Your verbiage and grammar makes me think that you are one the reasons for the laws that you mentioned.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/11/14 - 05:33 am
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EARTHQUAKE!

Eric Cantor lost---He spent 5 million to win...the winner spent about $122,000...maybe the giant is waking up & throwing off the shackles....I can see some changing thoughts going on today in DC....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/11/14 - 05:46 am
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Do yourself a huge favor

Get Dr Ben Carson's book..the man is a genius, a kind one too.

He came from dire poverty but realized at an early age that education would lift him from that misery. He doesn't blame his problems on others, & knows how to respectfully disagree.

An example....

In the beginning of his career many nurses saw him as an orderly (very few black doctors at that time) he didn't embarrass them or make them feel guilty. He would say "I'm Dr Carson & I'm here to check other problems." He said he knew that it was NOT a personal insult to him...just think how many problems we could solve if we all could respond like that.

He also understands how the pc thinking has ruined this country..very insightful man.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/11/14 - 05:47 am
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Name of the book

ONE NATION

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/11/14 - 06:04 am
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Please write

Please write your congressman & senator ...make your thoughts KNOWN to them...I'm trying to write at least one letter a day...funny thing too, some of the thoughts of the voters in Virginia are identical to what I'm saying in my letters. Imagine that!
Like --Get a backbone!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/11/14 - 06:20 am
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Does anyone pay YOUR legal bills?

And President Obama is asking Congress for $1.4 billion of your money to pay for all of that.

Even more outrageous: The administration said Friday
that it was starting a program
issuing $2 million in grants to fund about 100 lawyers and paralegals to represent immigrant children facing deportation.
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This is one of the reasons Cantor lost.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/11/14 - 06:25 am
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Have a great day

I'm off the soapbox now.

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nocnoc 06/11/14 - 06:52 am
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The Death of the Tea Party Was Greatly Exaggerated.

As was PROVEN LAST NIGHT as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor(RINO-VA) lost his re-election bid by 11.2 %.

So Why did he loose?
When you can't tell a Republican from a Socialist Left winger we call them RINO's. He forgot the true owners of the United States are: WE THE PEOPLE.

Yes we need leadership and not MOB Rule.

But where is it? Because it is obvious to the voters, too many politicians are worried about their re-elections and the perks that go with being in Washington DC.

Speaker John Boehner (RINO-OH) is likely next.
Less we forget Speaker John Boehner (RINO-OH) has been under fire ever since his sequestration DEAL with President Obama in 2011 that added TRILLIONS to the deficit.

Too many remember him caving in on “fiscal cliff” deal with President Obama at the end of 2012.

TEA PARTY - Only seeks government responsibility to WE THE PEOPLE as it is spelled out in the US Constitution and as amended.

RINO'S, Socialist & Left Wingers TAKE NOTE

AMERICA IS FED UP

corgimom
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corgimom 06/11/14 - 06:52 am
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stuaby, thousands and

stuaby, thousands and thousands of historical records were lost because the Union Army destroyed courthouses.

And losing everything they had changed many families' lives, and some families never recovered.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/11/14 - 06:54 am
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stuaby, yes, as a matter of

stuaby, yes, as a matter of fact I was- why would I lie- and why would you be "sensitive" to something that happened nearly 150 years ago?

I do volunteer genealogy research, and yes, it is a major topic of conversation among people doing that research, because so many records were lost.

And if that offends you, so sorry.

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Riverman1 06/11/14 - 07:07 am
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@Stoner

Stoner, the Tea Party doesn't throw loads of cash into elections. Cantor was beaten by a conservative he outspent about 10-1. It's the people in grass roots movements, not money that beat Cantor and will bring sanity back to American government from this socialist experiment we've been undergoing.

As far as raising the minimum wage being a "no brainer" the one question liberals can never answer is why not make it $100 an hour if it's such a good idea? Huh?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/11/14 - 07:41 am
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Birth Certificates?

How long have birth certificates or recording of births at courthouses been around? I thought it started in the 1920s?

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