Stories by Gene Rickaby

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Letter: Past leadership smoother

During my years at MCG, I was impressed by the progress its presidents nurtured, none assuming the cloak of an emperor.
By Gene Rickaby

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Letter: Media have lost integrity

When a reporter covering an Obama speech receives a shivering sensation up his leg, he should recuse himself from political reporting
By Gene Rickaby

Friday, April 20, 2012

Letter: Just how powerful is Azziz?

The citizenry must question Dr. Azziz's bursting onto the local scene, and in such a short time assuming (or being given) the mantle of a self-aggrandized autocrat.
By Gene Rickaby

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Letter: Romney alone showed class

Santorum might stop advertising his sanctity and emulate Romney's simple courtesy.
By Gene Rickaby

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

Letter: Rival tax plans won't work

If Herman Cain or Rick Perry were to win the Republican nomination for president, President Obama and his team would be delighted. Obama would win against either one.
By Gene Rickaby

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011

Letter: Don't send our military into dead ends

What we should not do is put our young men and women on the ground in those bottomless hell-holes as human sacrifices to bolster the delusions of our senior military and aging politicos.
By Gene Rickaby

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Letter: Develop riverfront property privately

Instead of trying to milk the taxpayers on behalf of his good friend Ripken, the mayor might try to realize the recession atmosphere in which his constituency is suffering.
By Gene Rickaby

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Letter: It's an 'opinion' page for a reason

If an individual could hold two opposing opinions and preach each of them in a serious manner, it could reasonably be assumed he was either intellectually deficient or dishonest.
By Gene Rickaby

Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011

Letter: President wants us to be nanny state

If you believe that any of these nannies appointed by President Obama gives a fig for your personal well-being, there is a nice bridge in Brooklyn you might look into buying.
By Gene Rickaby

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010

Letter: Let's get to first base on crime first

A downtown ballpark would just provide further hunting grounds for the criminally inclined.
By Gene Rickaby

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

Letter: What's wrong with intelligent profiling?

Political correctness is the phoniest concept ever devised for Americans to swallow.
By Gene Rickaby

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Letter: When did she choose heterosexuality?

Keeton says gays have "identity confusion," a label she might aptly apply to herself.
By Gene Rickaby

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Letter: Nations responsible for their borders

To enter any nation illegally is just that: illegal. I would be disappointed in their excellencies if the conference of bishops (both Mexican and American) supports doing anything illegal.
By Gene Rickaby

Friday, April 30, 2010

Letter: President, mayor share similarities

Mayor Deke Copenhaver and President Obama have succumbed to the notion that their elections to their positions made them more powerful than the people, better than the people and smarter than the ...
By Gene Rickaby

Friday, April 9, 2010

Letter: Reflect on the Catholic abuse scandal

Isn't it more likely that there are abusers in every organization where adults are in positions of authority over children?
By Gene Rickaby

Monday, Feb. 15, 2010

Letter: Downtown baseball park unnecessary

Augusta's needs are serious, and definitely a downtown ballpark is not one of those needs.
By Gene Rickaby

Sunday, Aug 16, 2009

Stop Obama's socialist agenda now

President Obama and the left-leaning members of Congress are attempting to make us a socialist society. Gene Rickaby, Martinez
By Gene Rickaby

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Change government by voting bums out

Pundits in the past often have pointed to a particular national election as being a crucial turning point in our country's progress. One doesn't have to be a learned expert to see that just such ...
By Gene Rickaby

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stadium getting too much emphasis

Regrading the proposed downtown baseball stadium: Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver appears poised to satisfy the greed of his friend Cal Ripken at the expense of the citizens of Richmond County. Gene ...
By Gene Rickaby
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