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FOR ALL THE FINE folks of the Augusta area, please keep your Rant & Raves directed to local issues. Rant to the person speaking directly to Hillary Clinton; do you really think she reads The Augusta Chronicle?

NOT ONLY DO WE taxpayers have to fund the illegitimate children born here in this country. We now are expected to fund the many thousands (the number will be 100,000 by 2015) of Central American children entering this country on a daily basis. Something drastic has to happen to stem the tide of this invasion. I wish the president did not create the illusion that automatic citizenship is guaranteed once arriving here. What a mess he created.

NOW THAT THE Su­preme Court has ruled in the Hobby Lobby case, how is Obama going to address the needs of the Hobby Lobby women who want the abortion-type of contraceptives? You can be almost assured that this burden will be placed on the shoulders of the taxpayer. Another solution he may want to put forward is for all of these women to find new jobs.

HOW MANY TIMES in the past 10 years have property taxes been increased? Who exactly are the property tax owners (population)? What portion of the population does not pay property taxes? What is the difference in the property tax increase and when the school board increase the property tax rate? Does the county ever get audited? Has the property tax increase ever been on the ballot?

RANT FOR THE Ameri­can people. I can only come to one conclusion. We have become a pathetic, brainless society. All you have to do is look around and you will see what the majority of your hard-earned tax money is used for. Tattoos, gold teeth, luxury SUVs, chrome rims and baby strollers. I would say God help us, but it’s too late.

ANOTHER ARTICLE ON climate change to remind us that it gets cold in the winter and warm in the summer and that the earth has gone through droughts, floods, heat waves and ice ages for millions of years. Hurricanes, earthquakes and all other natural disasters have been here for millions of years, but now the left wants to use climate nonsense to extract more money from our wallets. We all care about the earth’s health and we all should take care not to waste, litter and abuse our resources, but we certainly don’t need another bureaucratic agency to fleece us.

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unapologetik
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unapologetik 07/15/14 - 02:28 pm
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Next to last rant

I kinda see what you're saying. But the people that I know that have those things bought them with hard earned money for which they WORKED and not with YOUR tax dollars. Might not be the most "standard american" purchases.

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harley_52 07/15/14 - 05:59 pm
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"But the people that I know that have those things...

...bought them with hard earned money for which they WORKED and not with YOUR tax dollars."

Will you concede that there are very many people you don't know who probably do use government provided benefits to pay for those sorts of things?

ELLIOTTMESS55
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ELLIOTTMESS55 07/15/14 - 07:35 pm
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we don't have the guts to win a war anymore.
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perhaps, it's because americans are sick of war? especially when nothing is achieved,or gained? we have troops still in korea,why?obviously because of the strategic location should troops be needed elsewhere.south korea has twice as many citizens as n korea why are we still there?what was accomplished in vietnam,except immense wealth for those supplying the gov't with artillary.no one gave a happy damn whether those 2 sides killed each other or not.there was money made selling weapons to the gov't and the money made from the golden triangle of heroin making it's way from saigon to the usa.wonder how?the 2 hapless wars of iraq and afghanistan? oil.the us never ventures anywhere unless there is money to be made.no, i wouldn't want anyone i know to go fight useless wars just to make wealthy people wealthier either.and, on a sad note read in yesterdays state paper that the gov't just settled with citigroup for their part with the 08 housing fraud,just as they have with jp morgan,and boa.they had to pay the gov't for all the mess they created selling useless mortgages, taking the money and running.or as you guys like to say it was barney frank and chris dodd.you don't have to be an attorney to know that the gov't couldn't sue the banks if they made the banks make the mortgages,which they couldn't do anyway.didn't see this article in the chronicle ,duh!

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corgimom 07/15/14 - 07:40 pm
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Ranter #5- You forgot hair,

Ranter #5- You forgot hair, nails, and smart phones.

But the ones that have those are the drug dealers and the people connected to them. Most welfare recipients are very poor, don't have those things, and are barely getting by.

BILLACK
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BILLACK 07/15/14 - 08:01 pm
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VA is doing something good

Saw blind veterans dancing, clapping, and singing at the concert. The veterans were enjoying the music and the audience enjoyed seeing that they were having a good time. I firmly believe that the Augusta VA has the best employees.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 07/15/14 - 08:23 pm
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Rant #3, If you play

Rant #3, If you play sometimes YOU must pay. Why should the taxpayer fund your pill that prevents the atatchment of the fertilized egg to the uterine wall. Hobby Lobby is paying for all the other type of birth control.
Rant #5, I despise those people and I am sure most do.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/15/14 - 09:13 pm
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"You forgot hair, nails, and

"You forgot hair, nails, and smart phones."

Yes those things too.....and they are bought by people on welfare. Many people are doing pretty well with welfare, Section 8, WIC, and food stamps....pretty well indeed considering they don't hit a lick at a snake and receive total life support from the taxpayers.

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Riverman1 07/15/14 - 09:15 pm
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Even If Hillary Doesn't Read The Chronicle

I like local Rant and Raves, but talking about Hillary is fun sometimes, too. She may not read the Chronicle, but if people all over the country are saying things like we say, she'll get the idea.

bigj706
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bigj706 07/15/14 - 09:33 pm
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Hillary only pays attention

Hillary only pays attention to votes she lives in her circle of people, and don't care really what somebody is complaining in a paper about.

stuaby
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stuaby 07/15/14 - 09:46 pm
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"...keep your Rant & Raves

"...keep your Rant & Raves directed to local issues. Rant to the person speaking directly to Hillary Clinton..."

Don't be talkin' bout my Hillary Clinton!

Sheesh.

This ranter is a good example of why we need to restrict voting to those who:

Have paid at least $25,000 (documentable) in local, state and federal income and/or property taxes, lifetime, OR

Have served in combat (no military bureaucrats and JAG lawyers. They would have to qualify through the requirement above.)

stuaby
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stuaby 07/15/14 - 10:01 pm
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"I wish the president did not

"I wish the president did not create the illusion that automatic citizenship is guaranteed once arriving here."

Star light, star bright. I wish I may, I wish I might...

Oh well. I suppose that there's nothing wrong with wishing.

As far as this goes, the music that they used to play when the people would "come on down" on 'The Price is Right' comes to mind. That's what needs to be playing at the border on loudspeakers. (Although, 'come on up' would be more technically accurate.) Democrats would do this if they thought they could get away with it.

As I have said before, this is no longer the country that you think (wish?) that it is.

In a more reasonable world, we would forcibly annex El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, etc. This would end problems associated with immigration.

stuaby
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stuaby 07/15/14 - 10:11 pm
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"Has the property tax

"Has the property tax increase ever been on the ballot?"

Uh, no.

"We don't need no stinkin' ballots!"

County officials can jack the rates up to whatever they want. After all, they can enlist the police and courts in their efforts.

What are you going to do, peon, other than gripe?

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seenitB4 07/16/14 - 04:38 am
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Hillary Clinton; do you really think she reads The Augusta Chro

Why yes we do....you would be surprised how many notables read this place.

From California to Charleston South Carolina...also a few in Charlotte.

BTW--Those in Charlotte keep this place hopping..:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/16/14 - 04:41 am
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become a pathetic, brainless society.

It may look that way to parts of the world BUT BUT...

Why do so DANG many want to come HERE??

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/16/14 - 04:44 am
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Something drastic has to happen

Do you REALLY want to fix the border problem??

We will have to elect a President from the border states..they KNOW 1st hand how dang bad it really is..so, bite the bullet & do it!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/16/14 - 04:51 am
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Target--what's wrong withya?

LEESBURG, Va. —Target officials are under fire again — this time for firing a security guard after he reported a man believed to be a sheriff's deputy for shoplifting.

Dallas Northington, 29, worked as a security officer for a Target store in Leesburg for nearly eight years before he was abruptly fired after reporting shoplifting by a man who may have been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy.

Northington filed a routine report with Leesburg police May 27 after the man was allegedly captured twice on video while shoplifting, The Washington Post reports. Days after the report was filed, the suspect retired from the Fairfax County sheriff’s office and Northington was fired.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/16/14 - 05:02 am
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I hope NASA is right about this

NASA is closing in on finding an Earth-like planet likely of supporting life and such a discovery could come in the next 20 years.

“Just imagine the moment, when we find potential signatures of life. Imagine the moment when the world wakes up and the human race realises that its long loneliness in time and space may be over — the possibility we’re no longer alone in the universe,” news.com.au quoted Matt Mountain, director of the Space Telescope Science Institute.
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The Bahama Islands can't hold all of us anyway...we will have to send a few to the other planet.....I would like to keep the hunters, fishermen, yaknow, the gun people....& throw in a few political know-it-alls.

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hoptoad 07/16/14 - 05:58 am
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If NASA does find a new

If NASA does find a new planet, can we send the illegals there? I would imagine within a few years it would look like Detroit.

Ranter #1 must live in his own little world. If we kept it to only local, we'd soon be repeating ourselves. One would think there are people on both sides of the political aisle that monitor comments from all over the U.S. to take the nation's temperature.

Remember Hillary's "listening tour" when she was considering a run for N.Y. Senate?

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/16/14 - 06:02 am
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After the reality of the IRS

After the reality of the IRS and VA scandals finally hit the average citizen in the face, and now the illegal invasion, we can only hope the rest of the few sane people on the left are beginning to realize the danger of putting their party back in power in 2014 and 2016.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/16/14 - 06:15 am
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"We have become a pathetic

"We have become a pathetic brainless society."

Yes, it is heading that way more and more each year we allow liberals to make our rules, teach in our schools, and we elect a bunch of fools.

This has alll been by design beginning in the 50's. It started out with the communists plotting to slowing infiltrate and take us over. Now they have to compete with the middle East and the south of the border countries.

It will be interesting in a few years to see if the U.S. will be called Putinland, Iran II, or Burritoville.

Wouldn't it frost them all if China decided to foreclose on us?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/16/14 - 06:19 am
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Putinland, Iran II, or Burritoville.

I will take Burritoville for $1200....

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/16/14 - 06:20 am
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Ranter #3

How is O going to address the abortion needs of the Hobby Lobby women?

He shouldn't - Rowe vs Wade made it legal to get an abortion, so women can go get one if they want. They just need to pay for their own like they've been doing. We already pay for contraceptives and some abortions for the welfare crowd.

Nothing will change except who's going to pay for all this and it's going to be the taxpayers.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/16/14 - 07:31 am
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Is it?

Is it legal to shoot a drone down in your backyard?

seeyall later

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Bizkit 07/16/14 - 07:39 am
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The SCOTUS ruled as they did

The SCOTUS ruled as they did because there is already a federal program to pay for birthcontrol for religious exemptions. Gosh folks quit watching MSNBC. To think people call Fox News- Faux when MSNBC has propagated nothing but a stream of lies like Nancy Pelosii regarding Hobby Lobby. The Dems are worried that 85 percent chance of losing the Senate and will resort to anything to win. Why would the ranter complain about the cost of Hobby lobby with 18. ,000 employees when the tax payer is footing the bill for millions of folks on Medicaid?

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myfather15 07/16/14 - 08:46 am
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No, it's never too late for God's help!! But, since WE are allowing this Country to fall away from Him; without putting up much resistance, I believe for a period of time; He's allowing us to lie in the bed that WE MADE!! He has told us numerous times to STAND UP and quit being wet noodles; who bend to political correctness!! So, He's going to allow it to get VERY, VERY bad; especially spiritually!! But He will NOT abandon those who love Him and stand up for Him.

But, when the time is right in His eyes; He shall return and NOT as only as the Savior, but at the King of Kings!! At that time, reward shall be given to those who deserve it, and there shall be LITERAL hell to pay for those who deserve it!! We must be patient and strong!! It's COMING!!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/16/14 - 09:08 am
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Hmmm, another one.

I think I am going to file a FOIA request to find out what kind of hard drives the federal government is buying. They apparently SUCK and I want to make sure I don't buy one.

Another Obama supporter, on the taxpayer's payroll, violating the law during work hours and when she gets caught......ooops, her hard drive crashed.

April Sand, a Federal Election Commission employee...and former co-worker of Lois Lerner.......was actively campaigning for Obama.....AT WORK.....when she was supposed to be enforcing election laws. And guess what....you got it.....her hard drive crashed and lost all of her emails.

This is the most evil, lying administration in history. These Democrats make Nixon and his crew look like choir boys. Lying and spewing misinformation must be a pre-requisite to be an Obama supporting Democrat.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 07/16/14 - 09:46 am
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Dichot it is the Democrat War

Dichot it is the Democrat War on Reality and Truth campaign. The quotes of Obama, Reid,and Pelosi are delusional and not based on reality or facts,that are the are just knowingly liars.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 07/16/14 - 09:52 am
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Funny they call Fox News

Funny they call Fox News Faux, but then present no evidence of falsehoods, then Obama gets caught in numerous red handed lies and they either don't believe it or ignore it. Crazy isn't it?

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historylover 07/16/14 - 10:07 am
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FAUX NEWS

Here you go Bizkit

http://gawker.com/5814309/jon-stewart-reads-off-laundry-list-of-false-st...

We all should watch Jon Stewart where we get more real news than anyone will ever get from FAUX NEWS!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 07/16/14 - 10:10 am
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I don't sees lot of

I don't sees lot of excitement over Hilary by Dems. I'm sure Obama promised to support Hilary after his presidency, but apparently was lying again and is backing Elizabeth Warren. She is a verified nutcase. I just don't the Dem demographic supporting either old rag, because neither are hip or identify with youth like Obama.

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