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Michael Meyers: Sias trial has a surprising outcome, and politics are ramping up for fall elections

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Sammie Sias was found guilty on both counts cited the his federal indictment. If you haven’t heard by now, it only took the jury two hours to come back wit...

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  1. Republican landslide with the help of the young people who are waking up to the fact that the Socialist Democrats will hurt them way more than they will help them. Two years of pain has a way of teaching lessons even to the most spirited individuals.

  2. I guess I’m pleasantly surprised too. Finally, some good people of color are seeing that if you always do what you have always done you can only expect for things to continue to get bad. That is all people have to start holding bad people accountable and stop the crime by the leaders, so the example is “if you do the crime expect to do the time”. Augusta has way too long not held the bad people of all colors that were guilty to account for their crimes, allowing crime to get so out of hand that about 75% of all crime in the metro area is now committed by young black people mostly in gangs, what a shame.

  3. If Mr, Sias had only taken time before he slept to seek the infinite divine energy available to him in honest work and unselfish service in the knowledge that there are many much worse off than himself , giving a hand to them in what God has provided rather than handing it to himself.
    He would be living a life fulfilled today.
    Still greeting this morning fully armored against the days dangers.
    Still moving forward in God’s strength, commanding and Baptizing this very morning, stamping it with gratitude as his work begins.
    Instead of greeting the day in the weakness of a life now stalled due in his fearful quest for the material things .
    A life now circumscribed to be experienced inside a cage .
    Mastering the morning instead of being dominated by the regretful day which has now made him it’s slave.
    The good news is that the Lord’s strength is no less available to him now as it was before this mess, no matter what circumstances presently surround him.
    Peace in the midst of the storm.

  4. I also understand that our Democratic stronghold in A/RC will not vote for Brian Kemp, even though he has provided the give-me-more crowd a buttload of financial benefits. Kemp and his crew know how to balance a budget and entice international businesses. His legislation on abortion control will also cost him many votes. However, Georgia’s rural counties and upscale suburbanites will hopefully lead the charge for fiscal responsibility and keep Kemp in his office. Also, if our plans come to fruition, my wife and I will not be A/RC residents next year. Augusta was once the “Garden City”. Now, it has become the “Scary City”. But, what do I know? I’m just an old fart with fresh dreams.

  5. Good by Sammy!! The jury in this case, from my perspective is a strong indicator that the left wing media constant cry of national divisiveness, at least from my perspective does not permeate Augusta. I talk to everyone I encounter. Thus far all, repeat all, minority citizens smilingly return my greeting. This situation fits nicely with the cookie story. The golden rule really does work if you give it a try. Thank-you Michael Myers! Great column.

  6. A sharing allegory always bring the refereshing reminder to just be nice and kind to others. The world is a nice place if we are nice and kind to each other. Folks tend to over react. I saw 3 young girls walking in our way in my neighborhood. I stopped and invited them to play with my little girl pointing towards out house. I noted their apprehension. When I arrived home in less than 3 minutes I told my little girl about the young girls walking our way and encouraged her to go outside and introduce herself. By the end of the day there was a gang of “tween girls” coming in and out of my home. One of the tweens told me they all thought I was a kidnapper.

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