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REGARDING THE LETTER to the editor about the child left in the car while the mother took an exam at Virginia College. I absolutely cannot believe that the writer thinks efforts should be made to find Virginia College to blame for any aspect of the sad event. The mother made a stupid decision to leave the child in the car. It is on her. Period. How can the school share any fault?

A RANT TO REAL estate agents who place signs on public space advertising homes for sale. It is inconsiderate, potentially dangerous because it impedes sight lines and unnecessary. A rave to the ones who place signs on the property of the home being sold.

HEY, WOW!, I AM not wowed every day or every other day to switch channels and see a “no data available” message.

THERE’S NO BETTER way to commemorate a year of fighting GOP extremism than giving now – everything you can – to join the fight and vote to help defeat the right wing.

DR. RIFFLE AT THE VA downtown is truly an excellent ophthalmologist and consummate professional in every sense of the word. He has been treating me successfully for glaucoma for more than 20 years in a caring and expert manner. Veterans are fortunate to have him directing the clinic in an outstanding manner.

SINCE HILLARY CLINTON now informs us that they were broke when they left the White House, we were extremely fortunate that the White House silver, and other items, were recovered before they went to the pawnshop.

HELLO, AUGUSTA Commission. Do you want to do something good for our county’s taxpayers? Fire the person at animal services. She is over her head.

AUGUSTA PRIDE weekend. Anything for a buck.

THE SUPREME COURT has just struck down recess appointments that President Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board as unconstitutional. Since Obama is a scholar and lawyer of the Constitution, shouldn’t he have known better? Or is this another case of blindly ignoring the law to get his own way?

THE STORY ABOUT the conditions at the animal shelter and follow-up rants and raves left the pages much too quickly. Other stories, boring and days old are still there. We need to keep this fire burning while we have the attention of the population, and hopefully those officials that can do something about it.

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harley_52
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harley_52 07/09/14 - 06:36 pm
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"Or is this another case of blindly ignoring the law....

....to get his own way?"

Of course it is. He ignores the Constitution and other laws as it suits his agenda. Actually, he doesn't "ignore" it, he purposefully violates it. His agenda, self-described, is to "fundamentally change America." We have six years experience now to see for sure exactly what that means.

Pretty obvious to me that the use of the word "change" was really a euphemism for the word "destroy."

harley_52
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harley_52 07/09/14 - 07:08 pm
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"THERE’S NO BETTER way....

....to commemorate a year of fighting GOP extremism...."

GOP extremism....

- Smaller government
- Lower taxes
- Balanced budget
- Jobs
- National defense
- Responsible Congress
- End to class warfare
- Secure borders
- Respect for human life
- Freedom of Religion
- Right to bear arms
- Freedom of speech

Yes, if you are against those "extreme" positions, and if you support a Party that fights tooth and nail against each of them, then by all means continue to support the democrats in fighting all those things and supporting the President's agenda to "fundamentally change America."

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/09/14 - 08:21 pm
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After 6 years of blaming Mr.

After 6 years of blaming Mr. Bush for things that are not his fault, things he had nothing to do with and things left from the Bush administration that O should have fixed long before now, I am flummoxed that there are still people that think the terrible messes we have are the Republican's fault.

Do these people ever read a newspaper for listen to a real news program?

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/09/14 - 08:25 pm
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I agree we should keep the

I agree we should keep the care of our animals in the forefront. It breaks my heart to see these poor critters suffering abuse and neglect. It is time to encourage a spay and neuter mindset, especially for pet owners who do not plan to breed their pet.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/09/14 - 08:31 pm
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Hillary vs Elizabeth Warren

Rumor has it that O will be backing Elizabeth Warren for prez in 2016. She will make the perfect puppet to continue in O's footsteps. Since Hillary and Obama are on the outs, and the liberal press is falling out of love with Obama, it will be interesting to see whether the press backs Hillary or Elizabeth.

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TrulyWorried 07/09/14 - 09:37 pm
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We don't seem to do anything about the woes of the nation

but we can do something about our local woes - and one of them is the animal shelter that should be on the top of the local agenda. It has been talked about long enough and it is dragging. Let outside folks help for goodness sake - they are well meaning people and animal activists.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/09/14 - 09:44 pm
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"especially for pet owners

"especially for pet owners who do not plan to breed their pet." I will posit that since it is in the best interests of both the animals and community in general, that a special license be required to sell puppies/kittens.

We just need to take a tougher stance with irresponsible people contributing to the homeless pet problems.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/10/14 - 06:29 am
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Why is this??

Yesterday I went on & on about Toby Keith....sexy guy to me...& I got many downers...BUT YET, the guys can say anything they please about sexy gals (like kate Upton & etc)..and they get crickets or atta boys!!

???????

Can coldbeer or cgee give me some TRUE answers....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/10/14 - 06:32 am
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find Virginia College to blame

Where have you been my friend....they can find any & everything to blame....
their childhood
poverty
schools
guns available
daddie not at home
gangs in area

Never-ever pointing the finger where it belongs.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/10/14 - 06:42 am
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It works for him....

blindly ignoring the law to get his own way?

and he gets his way, way to much..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/10/14 - 06:48 am
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I choked when I read this...

•Obama On Border Crisis: Let's Put Politics Aside And Get This Done

Yeh right, like the IRS scandal....

btw--I'm hearing emails have been found where Lerner said to cover up emails & keep them private.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/10/14 - 07:13 am
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Wow the wife surprised me.

The wife asked why I continue to call them just LIBERALS when they are really nothing like what a Liberal is.

They are now a group of Socialists Playing Cultural Authoritarians pushing for Totalitarianism hiding behind a 1960's label that really something totally different.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/10/14 - 07:57 am
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Ranter #9

Yes, he's blatantly ignoring the law, making his own laws as he goes along and will continue to do so. If we lose the House or fail to gain the Senate, you will see more lawlessness to a much greater degree.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/10/14 - 08:07 am
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Mental Competency

Hey, did any of you see the story on the Home Page of the on-line Chronicle about the activists who are trying to obtain voting rights for mentally retarded people (aka "developmentally challenged)? Yep, a national move is afoot to register people who have been deemed incapable of caring for themselves financially or medically. Here is a quote from the story:

For years, advocates brought attention to the obstacles to voting faced by the physically disabled. More recently, the focus has shifted to the mentally or developmentally disabled, who advocates say have long been stigmatized in the voting process.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/10/14 - 08:09 am
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I visited the Columbia County

I visited the Columbia County animal shelter and found it to be very clean and the animals looked well taken care of. The sad truth is that although the animals looked well that day, I knew that perhaps the next day many would be put to death. There are only limited accommodations and too many critters to care for, for any length of time. So it seems that until spaying/neutering requirements are met by pet owners, the solution lies in creating more space for them.

We also need more foster moms and dads.

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KSL 07/10/14 - 08:12 am
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Next will come the

Next will come the justification for dead people.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/10/14 - 08:19 am
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Little Lamb

There must already be something on the books that allows for these people to vote. I work the voting polls and have seen parents or care takers accompany their mentally challenged charges to the voting machine and watched them tell these people which buttons to push. It was obvious just watching them that some could not have even found their way back out of the precinct let alone understand for what or whom they were voting.

This is very wrong. It's like mom or dad being able to vote twice. These people are being exploited. But the dems will take their votes anywhere they can get them.

Between the illegals and now considering this horrible idea of allowing mentally ill people to vote, it is obvious the dems are looking forward eagerly to 2016.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/10/14 - 08:23 am
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justification for dead people.

and even dead animals....why not....animals have a part in society & I have seen some smart animals...some could run circles around a few posters on here...:)

And then we can't just pick & choose--that would be racist....dead lizards & bugs & spiders have to be considered too.

We have totally lost whatever mind we ever had....the USA is now a crippled giant! A bag of air & the whole world knows it.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/10/14 - 08:28 am
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It's not the Commission's

It's not the Commission's fault that some pet owners are irresponsible. It is also not Ms. Broady's fault that some pet owners are irresponsible.

Running an Animal Control facility is a thankless job, and nobody wants to put down healthy animals, but it has to be done. There is unlimitless supply and very limited demand.

If Richmond County is going to be a cheap supplier of dogs for a New Jersey group to make a lot of money off of, then just say so. Let the taxpayers know that they are going to be the ones to provide the shots, worming, vet care, etc, they are going to be sold at a loss (the fees are low to encourage RC residents to adopt), and make it clear that the New Jersey group is going to run the RC shelter.

Make it clear that all the desirable dogs will go to New Jersey, and that the RC residents will get stuck with the dogs that nobody wants to adopt. Like the pit bulls, the big dogs, the older dogs, the dogs with problems.

But just be honest and say so. Give Ms. Broady clear instructions, tell her that she should do whatever that rescue wants, and be done with it.

Make it clear that the New Jersey rescue group places its dogs based on pictures of the Internet, that adoptive owners can't meet them beforehand (they are buying a pig in a poke), and forget about the fact that a dog adopted like that stands a good chance of being surrendered in the future to another shelter, because the dog was not compatible with the owner, the family, the other pets, or their lifestyle, or has behavioral issues.

Why be coy about it?

corgimom
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corgimom 07/10/14 - 08:30 am
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"This is very wrong. It's

"This is very wrong. It's like mom or dad being able to vote twice. These people are being exploited. But the dems will take their votes anywhere they can get them."

Hoptoad, that's a very interesting comment. How do you know that they would be voting Democratic?

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/10/14 - 09:06 am
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Corgi

Because of the box they check on their little yellow card, duh!!!!

And that was a sarcastic statement about my personal opinion of this being another democrat tactic.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/10/14 - 09:08 am
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Hoptoad, you don't know. You

Hoptoad, you don't know.

You are better than that.

Do you think that Republican parents never have disabled children?

People don't lose their Constitutional rights just because they are disabled.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/10/14 - 09:19 am
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And hoptoad, are you aware

And hoptoad, are you aware that the person filed the suit is the mother of an autistic son, not any political party?

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jimmymac 07/10/14 - 09:34 am
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Yea because Obama has done so much good for America. Do yourself a favor and put the Kool-Aid down.

Little Lamb, If challenged people weren't allowed to vote it would have been impossible for any Democrat to cast a ballot.

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rebellious 07/10/14 - 09:47 am
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HopToad

is probably on the right track. What political party is against voter ID, backs opening up voting rights for illegals, has been proven to encourage people to vote without ID?

Past performance IS an indicator of future expectations.

I never did understand why Charlie Brown continued to trust Lucy holding the football for a kick attempt, after she fooled him a gazillion times.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/10/14 - 10:14 am
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Because Lucy was a smart lil girl..

Men like a challenge & she gave him one--over & over...yall just can't help yourselves....& we luv ya for it!

All good things come to an end...gotta go & do some stuff....thanks for the laughs this am....& dare I say, wisdom too...♥

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Riverman1 07/10/14 - 11:11 am
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Top 10 All Time UGA QBs

Why Fran Tarkenton is not at the top of that list is something I'll never understand. SEC title and many all pro years in the NFL. Heck, the Chronicle list has David Greene number 1 and Mike Bobo number 10. Bobo in the top 10 is ridiculous.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/10/14 - 11:16 am
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Peter Griffin fixed Lucy

Family Guy - Road House episode

Bizkit
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Bizkit 07/10/14 - 11:27 am
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Dogs are a domesticated

Dogs are a domesticated animal that we control their population- no different than cattle. If allow too many to reproduce then we have the problems we see. Biologist now agree that domestic cats should remain indoors only cause of the devastation to natural wildlife- birds, squirrels,rabbits, chipmunks,etc.

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justthefacts 07/10/14 - 11:31 am
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River

QB list is subjective. One man's opinion. Tarkington was outstanding for sure. But, don't diss Bobo:
season completion percentage (first, 65.0%, 1997), season passing efficiency rating (first, 155.80, 1997), career pass attempts, third, 755), career pass completions (third, 445), season passing yards (third, 2,751, 1997), career passing yards (third, 6,334), season TD passes (third, 19), career TD passes (second, 38), most passing yards by a junior (second, 2,440), most passing yards by a senior (second, 3,396), and career total offense (third, 6,054).

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