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THE MAN WHO OWNED California Chrome knew darn well that the other horses had not raced as much as his horse. The boohooing was embarrassing. He needs to race the horse in another state and stop showing off.

THIS IS THE SIXTH time they have eliminated the broadcast worship at 11 o’clock on television station WAGT (Channel 26) of Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church. One hour should not make that much difference.

I AM PLEADING WITH the South Carolina Highway Patrol to do something about the speeding in the school zone in the 200 block of Anthony Drive in Warrenville.

I REALLY LIKED THE hard-hitting questions in Diane Sawyer’s interview of Hillary Clinton: “Why do you care so much about regular Americans, and is it possible you care too much?”

I WAS A SPECIAL Forces staff sergeant four years in Vietnam. Bergdahl walked away and good soldiers died trying to rescue him. He should be court-martialed, put in front of a firing squad and shot for desertion. Way to go, Obama. You should have left him there.

TO THE RANTER who berated people for not knowing that Okinawa was the largest seaborne invasion in history, that distinction belongs to the beaches of Normandy instead.

IF GOVERNMENT employees whose salaries are paid with taxpayers’ money have to be drug-tested, then those who receive welfare and food stamps paid with taxpayers’ money should have to be drug-tested.

ON THE RELEASE of Sgt. Bergdahl, President Obama said: “We do not leave our men or women behind.” What happened to Dr. Shakil Afridi, who collected the DNA that identified Osama bin Laden and found bin Laden in Pakistan? He is facing 33 years in a Pakistani prison for helping the CIA finger bin Laden. Why is he left behind? Wasn’t his service to America and the world honorable enough?

IF IT WERE Hillary Clinton’s family member who was killed in Benghazi, I bet it would matter then.

PLEASE TELL ME that we will be issued only one phone directory this year combining residential and business and that it will contain all home numbers, not only AT&T customers.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/17/14 - 03:45 pm
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Typical DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO POLITICIAN'S

While this one points out the Clinton's I am sure the many rich, politicians, and celebrities all use these loop holes to AVOID the taxes they demand we pay.

The Clinton employed a common tax-avoidance strategy in 2010 to shield their homes from the IRS when they die Shifting ownership of real estate to 'residence trusts' excludes them from the calculations that determine how much estate tax Chelsea must pay.

Remember Hillary and Bill have both argued for higher estate taxes, and fought Republicans' attempts to eliminate entirely what they call the 'death tax'. one of the obvious reasons of an inheritance tax is to keep middle class and poor families from amassing wealth over 2 or 3 generations and moving into higher classes and better standards of living. All while higher incomes families have the Tax loop holes in the code and use them and maintain their Old $$$$ status.

BTW: The Poor almost broke (her words) Clinton's, rake in $200,000 or more for every public speech they give.

Given the dismal sales of Hillary's Book and the fact 1 Millions copies were pre-shipped and only 60,000 have sold in 2 week mean the deal could really be a Campaign Money laundering donation.

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Oedipus 06/17/14 - 06:32 pm
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You got to be fair all the

You got to be fair all the way cross the board. I believe some lawmakers on state level are on drugs because they keep passing laws on state level to amend something that have to be done by Congress. Any changes must be done on the federal level when it comes to drug testing recipients for food stamps. Tea Party Republicans elected in Georgia Not so smart. However, I agree with drug testing recipients if Georgia state lawmakers pass a bill for them to be drug tested too. It work both ways. Especially when a Tea Party got busted for cocaine. Republican Congressman Trey Radel was charged with cocaine possession. Did Congressman Trey Radel(FL) buy cocaine with taxpayer dollars? I'm sure he did.

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seenitB4 06/18/14 - 04:06 am
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is it possible you care too much?”

Yep...questions like that just leave me spell bound & yearning for more..nahhhhhh

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/18/14 - 04:10 am
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, not only AT&T customers.

Wake up please...the world has changed--this ain't your good ole mama bell anymore....you can google any info you could possibly want about ANYBODY...the records are there for all....the good, the bad, & the ugly...mostly the ugly though!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/18/14 - 04:12 am
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The boohooing was embarrassing.

Not to me...I felt that man's pain....Chrome is a fantastic horse & should have won the thing...It is stacked against a regular guy...or horse I mean.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/18/14 - 04:24 am
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The Bronco chase

Why-why why do they continue to show that on tv...he killed 2 people & the tv wants to glorify him....WHY..the world is turned upside down on the real news...we seldom get it anymore.
Is there any wonder they can delete years of emails at the IRS....the news will have kim/kanye doings & fights in a darn elevator...not to mention the housewifes from any city//sigh.
MADNESS!!

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Airman 06/18/14 - 04:53 am
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Phone Directory

OK you sound like Obama, make the big rich company (AT&T) pay for the price for all the other companies. There are a bunch of players in the phone business and they can list their own if they so desire. This is the 21st century, it it eaiser to use the internet to look up the number. Besides, who has a land line. Dumped mine 8 years ago. Yes 911 works from my cell phone just have to give my address

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/18/14 - 05:23 am
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Good am Mr airman

Well now..I'm almost out of coffee...dang.

How did that happen, I wonder, gotta have the stuff...sometimes grocery shopping falls by the way side. Fbook--AC posting-linkedin--& all that other stuff takes over...too much stuff says George Carlin....we really don't need all of this stuff...I miss Carlins jokes..yes, he was rude & crude at times but he was right about too much stuff!

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Riverman1 06/18/14 - 05:47 am
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Not Me Buddy

Heck, I wouldn’t ask Hillary any tough questions either. Did you see how she jumped all over the NPR radio woman asking her questions? Hillary will jump in your face and slap the smile off your face if she THINKS you are dissing her. “What difference does it make?” You just know she threw the lamp at Bill more than that one time we know about after the Monica thing broke.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/18/14 - 06:06 am
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Give me a freaking break!

Benghazi attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala, who was captured by U.S. forces on Sunday, told people the move against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was intended as revenge for an American-made online video that was seen as an attack to Islam, according to the New York Times.
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Now wait for the movie to come out this summer about this guy...they are going to pound this in your head til you get it like they said it happened,..
If you break a few fingers, you will say anything...get it!

Also next week he will admit that he, & only he, destroyed all the emails at the IRS...wait for the movie though...I just hate to give away the ending.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/18/14 - 06:13 am
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See If We Can Get Ryan To Wallow In The Mud With Us

Mike Ryan said yesterday in a COMMENT referring to Richmond County building a large arena: “There's such a myopic concern that someone else might benefit from something that it never gets done.” Mike, if you want to play with those who comment, expect to be confronted when we see something like that. Why do you think we have such concerns that someone is going to benefit and not the people of Richmond County? Is there a track record? Do you think where the TEE Center was built helped anyone in particular? Anyone we know?

The Marriott changed its name to The Marriott at the Augusta Convention Center after the TEE Center opened. We were lied to about what the TEE would be used for. It was said it would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars with big national and regional events. But what is the TEE used for today? Very, very few statewide events come here. It is used for basketball tournaments on the banquet floors, wedding events, family reunions and tattoo ink parties. Thank goodness the fort holds functions there now and then to help out. The TEE is a beautiful building, but the point is these little “events” could have been held in facilities that already existed. Heck, the tattoo party could have been held in the backroom of a Broad St. tattoo parlor where they do the nude tattoos.

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Riverman1 06/18/14 - 06:16 am
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SeenIt, Rush predicted that

SeenIt, Rush predicted that terrorist would say it was the video. Heh, we are back to that. Susan Rice will have him appear on TV with her now.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/18/14 - 06:21 am
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Let me predict this for yee

M Ryan won't wallow in the mud with us....Sean probably would though...& that is why I love that man (SM)...I need some more coffee.:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/18/14 - 06:33 am
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I had to post this :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkJznoO3SIg

Jump in with us...plenty of room..lol lol

lordy-lordy & holy moly (like Harley said)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/18/14 - 06:53 am
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This poster is so right!

Fundamental_Arminian 06/18/14 - 07:45 am

It's time to abolish the IRS

It's time to abolish the IRS and switch to a consumption tax. The current tax code is a massive headache, and the IRS has been hopelessly corrupted by its massive power.
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bye bye for now..

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/18/14 - 07:24 am
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"TALK" of Improving the South Side

A commissioner whose name I will not use but NOT from District 8,
made comments about the South Side being overdue for it fair Share of Revitalization after 18 years of planned demise.

What I heard on the radio new-bite was spending $$$$$ to plant trees and flowers along Gordon Hwy and "TALK" of promises to look into ways to rebuild the RICHMOND CO. South Side.

The 1st thing my wife said was .... "Did they change where the South Side is?" followed by.... "Want to bet this results is nothing more than hiring a consultant buddy, or people that happen to own a landscaping a company?"

When My Wife says things like that it means Forgiving people of Richmond Co. Have even grown cynical of the intentions of ARC Government.

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ARC would be wise to think about rebuilding the South Side beside as the WEST grows we will see more and more people in ARC move to locate near the areas they frequent. Looking at US Census & City-Data Records we already see a steady Demographics and business shift towards the Columbia Co. Line.

Richmond Co. needs its own UN-SHARED & EQUALLY supported Business district.

The South Side Corridor US-25 and US-1 are those areas. BUT only if the Commissioners get off their tails to make it worthwhile for the power brokers re-look its viability.

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Sean Moores 06/18/14 - 08:12 am
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@ seenit

I'm right here with ya.

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harley_52 06/18/14 - 08:57 am
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"Why do you think we have such concerns....

....Why do you think we have such concerns that someone is going to benefit and not the people of Richmond County?"

That's a very interesting question. Actually, I have NEVER understood why some of you non-Richmond County residents spend your days and nights meddling in Richmond County business, badmouthing Richmond County as "Detroit like" and acting like the money Richmond County "wastes" is coming out of YOUR pockets (which it clearly isn't). I've come to believe it's a combination of plain ol' nosiness and a self-congratulatory belief that Richmond County will somehow benefit from your wisdom and unsolicited advice.

I didn't see Ryan's comment, so I don't know the specific context in which it was offered, but I'm guessing it had something to do with the Commissioners, not posters on these boards. I don't know that for sure, just a guess.

It's instructive that you assume it's all about you, when it most likely isn't (but perhaps should have been).

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Riverman1 06/18/14 - 09:33 am
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Thank you, Harley. You are a

Thank you, Harley. You are a very wise person to see my faults.

harley_52
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harley_52 06/18/14 - 09:44 am
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You're Welcome, Riverman....

...not necessarily wise, but certainly observant.

And let's not call them "faults," why not just actions with which I tend to disagree. Others obviously view those actions with much higher regard. They may be right, who knows?

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countyman 06/18/14 - 10:16 am
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TEE Center

Why does a resident of Columbia County care so deeply about the TEE Center? The residents of Richmond County voted for the TEE Center in downtown Augusta. The residents in Columbia County should be more concern about the government spending $8 million to build the exhibition hall and not being able to vote yes or no regarding the proposal..

The leaders of Augusta need to concentrate on bringing additional national events to the TEE Center and not 'statewide' events.. There's plenty of 'statewide' events already happening at the TEE Center later this year..

1. Georgia Tourism Foundation
2. Georgia Board of Regents
3. Georgia Council of Media Organizations
4. Georgia Association of School Business Officials
5. Georgia School Counselor Association

The TEE Center is responsible for the first new hotel(Holiday Inn Express) to open downtown in decades and bringing many new businesses DT particular along Broad... What new construction in the Gateway area is related to the opening of the exhibition hall?

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justthefacts 06/18/14 - 09:59 am
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@river

How depressing are the Bravos???

myfather15
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myfather15 06/18/14 - 10:13 am
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The State Patrols starts writing tickets and immediately people will start complaining about them just trying to generage revenue and call them bad names. Danged if you do, dange if you don't!!! You can please some of the people, some of the time; but you'll never please all the people, all the time!

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countyman 06/18/14 - 11:23 am
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South Augusta

Nonoc... I can't speak for the Regency Mall area, because the city won't be able to revitalize the area without demolishing the mall first.. The TSplost does include money for the Regency Mall area... Gordon Highway and Deans Bridge Road intersection improvements=$1,065,000

The Peach Orchard/US 25 corridor(Chick Fil A, Hibbett Sports, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts, Firehouse Subs, etc) is already being revitalize and hopefully the commissioners will add sidewalks, bike lanes, and landscaping.. The redevelopment of Windsor Square(Chick Fil A, Krispy Kreme) will attract multiple other businesses and help spur growth along Peach Orchard..

The business district of Richmond County is located downtown in the CBD(CBD= Central Business District)..

The residents of Columbia County might not shop in South Augusta, but stores like Target/Kohls will attract people from Burke county, North Augusta, Jefferson county, etc... The major shopping centers in South Augusta won't be unshared anymore once the area begins to support additional national retailers..

The Deans Bridge road corridor will never be able to generate a lot of growth unless it's the area between Tobacco road and Blythe... The Peach Orchard road corridor still has the demographics to support major growth, but even Peach Orchard between Tobacco road and Hephzibah can support more growth..

There's plenty of new construction planned in Richmond County(Medical District, Jimmie Dyess, CBD) which aren't near the RC/CC line... The retailers new to the market who choose to locate in Columbia County(Gander Mountain, Aldi, etc) usually are near the RC line..

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myfather15 06/18/14 - 10:18 am
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#4

Did you expect actual questions to be asked of her? The left is priming her for the next presidency; they MUST make her look as good as possible!!

I just hope she keeps sticking her own foot in her mouth with stuff like being "Broke" after they left the White House!! What a complete IDIOT to even say that!!! There is no possible good outcome of making that statement. Because either you're lying or you were incredibly irresonsible!! Either one is bad for a presidential run!! Of course she is trying to blame it on legal bills, which is a LIE!! The man wasn't even charged with a crime!! How did their bills get that high??

myfather15
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myfather15 06/18/14 - 10:20 am
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Bergdahl is a deserter and traiter!! Do you really expect THIS president to leave someone he agrees with, over there? Bergdahl probably has a job with the administration awaiting him!!

myfather15
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myfather15 06/18/14 - 10:23 am
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What about the American pastor being held in Iran?? Isn't Iran Obama's friend, now that Obama's Iraqi withdrawal has shown to be a huge, idiotic mistake??

Why aren't we working on getting this good man home? Probably because he is Christian and the left couldn't possibly care less about a Christian!!

myfather15
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myfather15 06/18/14 - 10:30 am
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JTF

The Bravos are just awful!! It's really getting frustrating, watching mediocre pitchers record career highs in strikeouts, every time they face the Braves!! Even our good players who hardly ever strike out (Freeman, Simmons and C. Johnson) have caught the strikeout bug!! La Stella is the only one who doesn't appear to be striking out a LOT!! This kid looks really promising!! The Braves couldn't score runs on a middle school pitcher!!

myfather15
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myfather15 06/18/14 - 10:31 am
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corgimom

Did you hear? Aiken government workers just got a 10% raise across the board, WITHOUT raising taxes!! Who woulda thunk it could happen!!

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