Austin Rhodes

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Trump Hyperbole Ridiculous and Silly

Trump Hyperbole Ridiculous and Silly

“Donald Trump is the worst person to ever run for any office, ever.” — Typical quote, from a typical editorial, from a typical American newspaper run about a gazillion times in the last six months.   I do not come to praise Donald Trump, but I do not come to bury him in a two-ton […]

Getting Away with Murder, and Looking Good Doing It

Getting Away with Murder, and Looking Good Doing It

I have to hand it to Media General, the parent company of Augusta’s WJBF-TV, Channel 6. They appear to have pulled off one of the sneakiest media maneuvers ever made in the Augusta market, while making their innocent competitors look like schmucks in the process. While the evil spirit of Simon Legree may be somewhere […]

District 13 or Augusta Commission? You Decide.

District 13 or Augusta Commission? You Decide.

Folks, I yield my column space this week to my dear sister-in-law, Leah Guillebeau Cassell. She is one of the smartest women I know and, as you can see here, fiercely loyal and impeccably well spoken. She posted this on her Facebook page in the wake of Tuesday’s hideous Augusta Commission meeting, and the indefensible shenanigans that […]

Fire the Liar, Just Not “Their” Liar

Fire the Liar, Just Not “Their” Liar

Three men are said to be running the show in Augusta municipal government today by sheer force of will, and with several other votes tucked in their pockets: Commissioners Marion Williams, Ben Hasan and Sammie Sias. Those three are reported to be “men on a mission.” Just what that mission happens to be remains a […]

Conservatives Should Be Aggressive

Conservatives Should Be Aggressive

If you ever wondered how national media outlets would handle the use of a profane insult directed at a legitimate news figure by another legitimate news figure let me show you right here from their respective websites: CNN: Donald Trump on Monday night repeated the offensive term a woman attending his rally shouted in reference […]

The Best and the Brightest Audience in Augusta Radio? All Mine!

The Best and the Brightest Audience in Augusta Radio? All Mine!

“Who do you think you are? You can’t say things like that on the radio…” — Unidentified caller to the first Austin Rhodes Show, July 16, 1992 Oh yes you could… and you still can. Successful local talk radio, with an emphasis on CSRA topics and politics, had been virtually absent from the airways when the decision was […]

Race Card Played on Hollywood Elite

Race Card Played on Hollywood Elite

This may be more fun to watch than any movie I will see this year. Something is foul in La-La Land, something is apparently horribly, horribly wrong, and this time, no one can blame it on conservatives. The 2015 Oscar nominations are out, and ut-oh, the field for the top awards is whiter than the […]

Hey Augusta: Fight Back, Win a Prize

Hey Augusta: Fight Back, Win a Prize

I have always considered the CSRA to be far more conservative than the folks in metro Atlanta, but the citizens there have lapped us several times over in recent years when it comes to the notion of taking back their neighborhoods in regard to criminal attempts to invade our homes and businesses. Take a look […]

Fred May Be “Dead,” but His Traditions Live On

Fred May Be “Dead,” but His Traditions Live On

Gotta love the attention to detail at Walt Disney World; they try to keep you engaged even while you are waiting hours on end for a few moments of terror and delight. Kinda reminds me of a few of my prom nights. Any who, while waiting to enter The Haunted Mansion, I noticed one of their appointed […]