Rants and raves

Comments from readers:


A RANT TO THE PERSON offended by the comment about all of the fat people in Augusta. Considering the plethora of all-you-can-eat buffets and fast food joints in this town, I would say the local obesity problem is indeed mostly about poor diet choices and lack of self-control.

THIS IS FOR ALL the deadbeat dads, including my ex-son-in-law. Are your children hungry because it's the end of the month and food stamps ran out? Are they lonely because Mom has to go to work and they are alone? Are they sad because they think you don't love them? Would they like some new clothes instead of handouts that don't fit? A new toy Mom can't afford? A warm home? Mom can't pay the power bill. Think about it while you are enjoying your beer and cigarettes. Happy holidays.

HOW CAN PEOPLE say Bill Williams is running a negative campaign when his ad says the absolute truth and known facts, while the Roper campaign utilizes a local talk show with three hours daily of Bill Williams bashing and a local newspaper with a biased editorial policy? I was an umpire in the '60s. Does that qualify me as a Superior Court judge?

IN RESPONSE TO THE doctor's office already weary of Christmas music. I spent $50 for a satellite radio setup from myradiostore for my office and will not only be able to control the repetitive Christmas music, but will also avoid the 22 minutes of commercials every hour on FM radio. Your real break will be to invest the $13 a month for your listening sanity. Knowing that we will never hear about grandma getting run over by a reindeer may save some lives in my office.

WHY DO CASHIERS hand you the receipt, your change and your bags all at one time? Am I the only one who feels rushed by that in trying to put your money in your wallet and gather your purchases? There should be more training for cashiers about that.

A RAVE TO WBBQ! I am at work 12 hours a day, and it puts a smile on my face to hear Christmas music. I also listen at home and in the car. So bah humbug to the complainers and a big thank you to WBBQ.

THIS RANT IS in response to the comment about the Harlem teacher being arrested and how the 16-year old should have been arrested and tried as an adult. The point is that the 16-year-old is not an adult, and if she was it wouldn't be a crime.

A RAVE TO THE LETTER writer who said the theory of evolution is just ludicrous. The theory that the world is round is also ludicrous. The Bible indicates that the world is flat, so that is the way it must be. Those scientists don't know anything.

THIS IS TO THE PERSON comparing James Bond to gangster rappers. Bond does what he has to do to save the innocent from evildoers. Gangster rappers degrade women and glorify committing evil acts as if it were something to be proud of. They celebrate violence and going to prison. They poison the minds of our black youth and the roots of our society. Show me where they have made contributions like those of James Brown, Oprah Winfrey or Martin Luther King Jr. The only contributions they have made are to racial animosity and their own pockets.

THIS IS A RANT about the beggars downtown. I'm a downtown resident, and I've had the same people come up to me on several occasions to try and beg for money. Each time they have a different lie for why they're broke and down and out. One guy was about 25 years old, looked to be in fine shape and was sporting a nice hairstyle, but wanted a dollar. Another guy had more gold in his mouth than Fort Knox, and he's feeding me some lie about how his car broke down and he needs money. Just last week the same guy approached me and said he was passing through from Orlando and needed some food. I've given money to some older homeless, but you young guys - get a job!