Rants and raves

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IT'S RALPH NADER'S turn to be U.S. president in 2008.


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THIS TOWN WILL never see the day that many people would be wishing that Charles Walker was somehow back in power. But that Benedict Arnold Medical College of Georgia president has sure changed all of that. Crooked or not, if Charles Walker were in power, nobody would be talking about moving MCG anywhere. If it needed expanding, it would be doing so somewhere in Augusta.

THIS IS A RANT about the Veterans Affairs hospital in Augusta. They need to check this hospital out because they give all of us the same appointment time. About 40 people there at 10 a.m., and you end up waiting for about four hours. They don't care if you wait or not, and something needs to be done about the head man over the VA.

THE SCHOOL BOARD doesn't have any money to give to the bus drivers because they're giving it to Charles Larke, and he needs it worse than they do.

GEORGIA POWER'S RATES have gotten out of hand. The light bill has gone up for me over a period of two months. It went from $120 to $190. It's ridiculous for people, especially us senior citizens. We don't have that kind of money to pay those type of utility bills.

MAYOR DEKE COPENHAVER, former Mayor Bob Young and many others would have acted in the same manner as the former mayor of New York when the Twin Towers were attacked. Does this mean that they are also presidential material?

WHEN ARE THE PEOPLE in Richmond County going to give up and see that the commissioners are going to give Ronnie Few a job no matter what?

WE'RE ALL FAMILIAR with Hillary Clinton and her mess, but I would like to see Lynne Cheney become president. She is a nice lady, and so is Elizabeth Dole.

I READ IN THE RANTS and Raves that people who smoke want the ashtrays put back on the table. You will change your mind when you get heart disease and lung disease. Believe me, I know.

A HUGE RAVE for the Richmond County sheriff's deputies who provided an escort in traffic control for the funeral procession from Church of the Most Holy Trinity to Hillcrest Cemetery on Tuesday. Very precise and professional.

THIS IS A BIG RANT for the Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services. I have been trying all week long to talk to my case manager, and I have yet to get through. What are you doing? Answer the phone!