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DRIVERS WHO do not use their turn signals are just plain lazy and not courteous to other drivers. That’s one good reason to stay about a car length behind so that way you have time to stop.

OK, A RANT here to those that are so against President Obama: Are you really that dumb or are you just racist? In my years here in Georgia, I say racist. All of you! I am a white guy by the way. But I don’t think that I have ever been around as many racists as I have been here in Georgia. And I am from the South. Were you really comfortable voting for McCain? Or was it because he was white? President Obama is an intelligent man. He is educated, unlike our former president, and he has a lot of good ideas. If it weren’t for “your great President Bush” we wouldn’t be where we are now, in a war with a country that doesn’t contain the terrorist that we are looking for and a recession that has many people losing their jobs and homes.

GDP IS DOWN 5.7 percent; unemployment continues to rise; two major car manufacturers have filed or will file for bankruptcy home foreclosures are the highest in history. If this is success for Obama I sure hope that he is not successful any longer.

I AGREE WITH the person who said we should get rid of alternative schools. Attending school should be a privilege. Taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for someone’s bad seed. These children are obviously not going anywhere in life but jail or prison.

THE ROADS in Augusta are ridiculous. There is construction everywhere and new projects sprouting up, yet none of them seem to be getting finished. How much longer do we have to wait for I-20/Bobby Jones to be completed? And why are they working on Columbia Road when nothing was wrong to begin with?

WHY DO Joggers run in the road when the sidewalk is 4 feet away?

RAVES FOR the new lines on Lumpkin Road. What a difference having a real lane makes.

RANTS TO THE loud music and the nasty words. I was getting gas at Lumpkin and Deans Bridge roads and a young man drove in with loud, vulgar music. He got out of the car and went inside. The noise still boom, boom, boom. These kids have no respect for anyone, including themselves.

RICHMOND COUNTY Coliseum Authority disbands. This sitcom group actually gave themselves plaques for “service to the community.” What was their service? Confusion? Expense and confusion? Or was that service just a few laughs from the sitcom?

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Ode
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Ode 06/01/09 - 01:06 am
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June 1st and it is still

June 1st and it is still Bush's fault. LOL! And I am pretty sure Yale would take offense to someone calling one of their graduates uneducated though I'm sure BillyBob the hate-filled, socialist, liberal Georgian ranter #2 has a couple of degrees from Georgia Tech.

jsherrill
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jsherrill 06/01/09 - 01:34 am
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President Obama has no plan

President Obama has no plan on how to close "Gitmo" or where to house the people that are there. President Obama has no clear objective in ending US involvement in Iraq and wants to escalate the war in Afghainistan. President Obama has nothing to say about North Korea, maybe they will stop testing missles on their own. When will President Obama realize the the elephant in the room is the economy, when is something going to be done about the economy and stem the unemployment rate?

TroubIe
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TroubIe 06/01/09 - 02:03 am
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morning all, thats a pretty

morning all, thats a pretty good reason not to use turn signals......so you dont get tailgated.....lol

NEone
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NEone 06/01/09 - 02:05 am
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If students are old enough to

If students are old enough to drop out of school, they're old enough to be kicked out of school. Get rid of the dead wood!

brianw
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brianw 06/01/09 - 02:31 am
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Trouble, I agree with you.

Trouble, I agree with you. Hey Ranter #1, common sense (and the rules of driving) suggest one car length per every 10 miles per hour of speed. If you are any closer than that, you are every bit as bad as that jerk not using a turn signal. Ranter#2 to suggest that anyone disagreeing with Obama and his policies is racist is ridiculous, at best, and racist itself, at worst. Good morning and good night to everyone.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/01/09 - 04:36 am
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There they go again - anyone

There they go again - anyone who does not agree with what Obama is doing is labeled a racist. I don't remember people who disagreed with Bush being called a racist. Actually I'm not a racist, I'm a capitalist. And Obama is slowly erroding my capitalist way of life. The government is going to own controlling interest in GM. Obama isn't getting his plays from Lincoln's book, he's getting them from Karl Marx's playbook.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/01/09 - 04:37 am
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My condolences to Dr.

My condolences to Dr. Tiller's family. My good wishes to all the children who will now survive.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/01/09 - 04:54 am
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Why are they working on

Why are they working on Columbia Road when nothing was wrong? Apparently you don't travel down Columbia Rd much. The ruts the dump and other trucks have made in the road from constantly traveling it were becoming a safety hazzard. During rain the water would pool in the ruts and cause vehicles to loose control from hydroplaning.

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dade30906 06/01/09 - 05:23 am
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Nevertheless,since Obama took

Nevertheless,since Obama took office, he has worked closely with the White House to amend Bush's failed policies on auto makers,banks and home foreclosures.The GOP Party has fallen flat, if you are gonna dismiss something, Ranters, about the way President Obama is handling the financial crisis he inherited put an alternative on the table.

sgachief
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sgachief 06/01/09 - 05:50 am
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stupidity can't be the judge

stupidity can't be the judge of intelligence!

brianw
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brianw 06/01/09 - 05:57 am
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Dade, do you enjoy paying

Dade, do you enjoy paying higher taxes? Do you, honestly, believe the Robin Hood mentality of this adminstration is good for our wallets and create jobs? Government, my fellow American, is not the answer. It is the problem. Oh, the President works with CONGRESS not the White House. Obama and his administration ARE the White House.

Boston93
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Boston93 06/01/09 - 06:05 am
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To why do runners run on the

To why do runners run on the road next to sidewalks? You will need to try running (good for you) for that answer.

Boston93
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Boston93 06/01/09 - 06:16 am
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Barack Obama promised no tax

Barack Obama promised no tax increases for people earning less than $250,000, and a tax cut for 95% of Americans. Will it start June 1, 2009 as promised ?

brianw
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brianw 06/01/09 - 06:24 am
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Boston - u already have it. A

Boston - u already have it. A whopping $13 extra in your paycheck a week. How did that help u out?

dhd1108
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dhd1108 06/01/09 - 06:25 am
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Boston don't hold your breath

Boston don't hold your breath on those promises... specially if you're goin to keep up that runnin

egan01
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egan01 06/01/09 - 06:56 am
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If you are real lucky you

If you are real lucky you will get a 10% income tax cut to help you pay the 25% value added tax the Great One wants to help pay for health care.

uptheseventhplanet
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uptheseventhplanet 06/01/09 - 07:11 am
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Another advantage to not

Another advantage to not using turn signals is the turn signals don't wear out nearly as soon.

valleygrad99
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valleygrad99 06/01/09 - 07:28 am
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This McCain / Obama, racist /

This McCain / Obama, racist / non-racist stuff has gotten old. Well at least it takes the focus off of the crappy job Perdue is doing / has done / will continue to do.
Hmmm, I wonder if Ben Harbin had his turn signal on when he was drunk driving? LOL

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/01/09 - 07:39 am
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I got an extra $17 a week.

I got an extra $17 a week. Shhhh. Don't tell anyone

colcamp1
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colcamp1 06/01/09 - 07:40 am
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You whiners will never be

You whiners will never be happy. Just like you said, it is June 1st and I guess you all thought that this mess that took years to develop would be cleaned overnight? That is not even realistic. I will continue to support OUR President. I lost more money in the past 8 years than I had in any previous years. I did not whine and cry foul on Bush. It is in all of our best interest that this economy turns around and I do not give a damn if it is due to the President, Oprah, Donald Trump, Rush or Larry, Moe or Curly.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/01/09 - 07:44 am
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valleygrad99 - Harbin

valleygrad99 - Harbin probably used his turn signal as much as Charles Walker did in the vehicles he bought with the money he swindled.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/01/09 - 07:53 am
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colcamp - it is NOT in the

colcamp - it is NOT in the best interests of the American people for the government to borrow so much that your dollar has been devalued around the world and the government starts having controlling interest in private business. AND DADE - instead of blaming Bush for EVERYTHING try blaming those that actually did the damage with banks and home loans- Carter and Clinton with their Community Reinvestment Act. Bush tried to warn Congress about that bubble about to burst and the Democrats in charge ignored it. There is plenty of blame for Bush to take but this is not one of them.

hurlyburly11
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hurlyburly11 06/01/09 - 07:57 am
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colcamp the economy will do

colcamp the economy will do exactly what it would have done if the idiot barry had not spent BILLIONS of our tax dollars.. it would have corrected itself .......the pelosi sow and her sidekick the hand wringing ..bowing..ring kissing..[filtered word]that is lounging in the White House are working only on one agenda....to socialize MY Country...and come he__ or high water it will not happen...Unite or Fall....be aware and be ready...........

colcamp1
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colcamp1 06/01/09 - 07:58 am
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Did I say that it was? This

Did I say that it was? This is not something unique to President Obama. You blame Carter and Clinton, but tell others to stop blaming Bush. Since Bush was in office after these two and in between and after them were Republican President, what did these Republican President do, to clean up Carter and Clinton mess?

RebelTA
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RebelTA 06/01/09 - 07:58 am
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LOVE THIS EMAIL: Mr.

LOVE THIS EMAIL: Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.
You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States .

You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth. I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe ? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about?

Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century? Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country?

RebelTA
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RebelTA 06/01/09 - 07:59 am
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Have you not read the

Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States ? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia . You don't show Great Britain , our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia . How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can't find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don't want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey . You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What's the matter with you?

RebelTA
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RebelTA 06/01/09 - 07:59 am
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am convinced that you and the

am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you. You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members -- on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer.

You haven't said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn't! Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million -- not a bad take.

RebelTA
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RebelTA 06/01/09 - 08:00 am
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Who authorized that and why

Who authorized that and why haven't you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now.

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you. I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.

Sincerely,

Every Real American

colcamp1
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colcamp1 06/01/09 - 08:02 am
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You can lie to yourself all

You can lie to yourself all you wish, but OUR country was already in this mess when President Obama took office. Now maybe YOUR country was not.

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 06/01/09 - 08:04 am
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Good Morning To All Of The

Good Morning To All Of The Gang, nomoreglowintatas, Nammy!, RocknRoll, KSL, Trouble, Rolling Eyes, PatriciaThomas, Nwr81, ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts, Kiddspur, I4PUTT, goBAMA09 ROLLTIDE, Fire n Ice, Baroness, jack, *hurlyburly11, GnipGnop, Lippy+2, Billy Idol, SargentMidTown, Bailmeout2, areyoukiddingme, Dukedirtbag, SIGHER, christian 134, corgimom, Converted Southerner, 44mag, bellm1965, APiratesLife4Me and Reality! NOW, All Of You, Have A Good Day!

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